Small Business Success: Thriving During Change (And Landing On Your Feet!)

If I had $1.00 every time I heard someone say " I don't like change or, change makes me uncomfortable" I'd be a millionaire. Some people thrive on change ? they love it and even create more of it. Others view change with anxiety and resistance. So often, we don't... Read More

Small Business Marketing Secrets: Look Like Sizzle, Be The Steak

You've heard marketing and advertising gurus quip, "Sell the sizzle, not the steak." Advertising initiatives best reach their target audience with benefits and the "wow" effect, not the value or features of their product or service. This may work well to get customers in the door. But once they're in,... Read More

6 Ways Small Businesses Can Survive In A Crazy Economy

Contrary to popular belief, small businesses can survive a crazy economy by taking some proactive steps. Provide spectacular customer service -- every time. Have a friend or colleague visit your business and provide feedback from a customer's perspective. This person should be unknown by your staff and willing to provide... Read More

Local Search and Internet Yellow Pages - A Whole NewVocabulary for Small Businesss

Buyers want both online and local information about where to buy Most small businesses are local in nature, serving people who live nearby. Their customers found them through traditional methods like the Yellow Pages or newspaper ads. So far, the Internet hasn't figured prominently in their marketing efforts. That's about... Read More

Why Do Most Online Small Businesses Fail?

Search Engines account for almost 90% of all web traffic!In the Offline world its all about "location, location, location."Put your business were people crowd around and your set. Have your products ready and benefit the rewards.Online, small businesses fail to act on the fact that the fundamental reality of how... Read More

Three Big Barriers To Small Business Marketing Success

When you feel like you're always busy working on your business, but not getting where you want to go, it can be frustrating trying to figure out how to get your marketing on track. It can easily become a "not seeing the forest for the trees" feeling.Here are three big... Read More

Women and Small Business

In the book Women and Small Business author gives all the guidelines and tools need to start, operate and succeed in a business of their own. In the mentioned book she tried in the fist part to explain how has changed the role of women in the world along centuries.... Read More

Organizing Tips for Small Business Success

If you discovered the bottom line in your business depended on the organization in your office, your reaction could range from complete composure to sheer terror. Organization certainly has an effect on your bottom line ? and just as significantly ? on your peace of mind. For the small business... Read More

Small Business Marketing: Specialize or Generalize?

There have been many great points raised on both sides of this discussion. In order to make a final decision, we must look at how the business world is moving and at the purchasing patterns of the consumers who will be utilizing your services.The Internet has changed the way people... Read More

Small Business Survival Tips

No matter what kind of small business you have, you need read these "small business survival tips" which will help you to succeed. You may be in Internet business, traditional business, or you may be a local merchant with 150 employees; whichever, however or whatever--you've got to know how... Read More

In The News:

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Bill de Blasio is a hypocrite on taxes and small businesses  New York Post Mayor Bill de Blasio, who on his quixotic presidential quest has argued that wealthy Americans should pay a healthy 70% slice of their income in taxes, has ...
Small business gets $24M contract for work at nuclear site  seattlepi.comRICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A more than $24 million subcontract has been awarded to a small business to do electrical work at the contaminated nuclear site in ...
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Amazon’s $15 billion small business charm offensive  The Boston GlobeAmazon.com Inc., criticized for wielding too much power over third-party merchants on its marketplace, said it will spend some $15 billion this year to help them ...
Three SBA Loan Programs Help Bridge Small Business Finance Racial Gap  ForbesThe SBA has several offerings that can help expand access to capital for minorities, including 7(a) loans, Community Advantage Loans, and a microlending ...
3 steps to building a great small-business brand  USA TODAYEvery small business has a brand. It may not be the one they want, but they definitely have one. Most small business brands are, unfortunately, made by default ...
Shootings raise level of alarm at small businesses  Tampa Bay TimesThe shootings in public places in recent years have made many small business owners and managers aware that they and their staffers need to be educated ...
6 Amazing Twitter Hacks You've Probably Never Done Before  Small Business TrendsYou'll only get out of this world results from using Twitter if you truly know how to release its potential. Try these 6 Twitter hacks to start.
Supermarket considers rationing small business buyers  FreshPlaza.comFreshPlaza, portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.
City of Oakley to host small business workshop Aug. 27  thepress.netOakley Entrepreneur Center will host the second in a series of small business workshops, called "More Sales for Your Business," on Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 6:30 ...
30 Instant Messaging Apps Your Business Could Use  Small Business TrendsEvery business is unique in the way the employees communicate and collaborate, so check out these 30 instant messaging apps. before selecting one.
Partnerships Are Force Multipliers For Small Business  Signal MagazineDeveloping partnerships with diverse companies, especially to gain niche capabilities, is one of the ways small business can be competitive, even on prime ...
Opinion: Finding New Ways to Help the City's Small Business Owners  City LimitsThere are over 230,000 small businesses in the City, nearly half of which are owned by foreign-born New Yorkers. They are the backbone of New York City's ...
Emojis by Generation - They All Like Them - Here's How  Small Business TrendsMost people from different generations are ok with the use of emojis in an appropriate context. Here's a breakdown of emojis by generation.
Protect Your Business With Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication  Small Business TrendsAdaptive multi-factor authentication will reduce cyber risks while authenticating users with different access levels, devices, attributes and behavior.
How to Make Your Website ADA Compliant, Avoid Accessibility Lawsuits  Small Business TrendsThe effort to make your website ADA compliant, and keep it that way, is getting easier all the time thanks to AI tools emerging in the market.
The Gap Between Large and Small Companies Is Growing. Why?  Harvard Business ReviewResearch and news headlines are replete with the idea that traditional large companies can't innovate, and that smaller digital companies will render many ...
Who is Lexington's Small Business of the Year 2019  Ace WeeklyPeople love local and small local businesses make Lexington go round. Commerce Lexington hosts a luncheon each year to celebrate small businesses and ...
VelocitySBA Expands its Sales Team to Better Serve Small Business Clients Across the Country  Yahoo FinanceNational SBA Lender Welcomes New Hires in Key Markets LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 22, 2019 / VelocitySBA is expanding its team to better ...
Kiosks available for small business owners at Empire Outlets  SILive.comSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Empire Outlets has launched a new specialty leasing program that allows small business owners to set up a kiosks at New York City's ...
How to use Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme to fund your small business  YourStoryTill 2008, the Government of India implemented the Prime Minister's Rojgar Yojana (PMRY) and Rural Employment Generation Programme (REGP) to boost ...
USDA, SBA collaborate for small business expo in West Point  WTVMThe expo included plenty of resources and information on how to run a small business in Georgia.
Small business expo coming to Grand Rapids  WXMI FOX 17 West MichiganGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- We are just one week away from the Small Business Expo in Grand Rapids. The event is Thursday, August 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. at ...
Why the Internet of Things and Cyber Security Should Concern Small Business Owners  Channel FuturesThe internet of things is allowing businesses of every size to automate certain processes and introduce new levels of streamlined productivity. And while these ...
U.S. "Small" Business Administration Backed $12B To Wall Street & 40,000 $1M Loans Since 2014  ForbesThe public's support of small business is as all-American as apple pie. There's no doubt that the success of mom and pop businesses on Main Street USA is an ...
Small business contract to get new requirements, more awards  Federal TimesThe contract modifications are the first signs of forward progress since a court ordered the General Services Administration to rescind the original Alliant 2 Small ...
How Merchant Cash Advance Can Help with Working Capital  Business.comFind our if working capital through a merchant cash advance is the right solution.
Top Tips for the Small-Business Loan Search  Commercial Property ExecutiveThomas Chavez of Sunwest Bank on strategies for borrowers, what's ahead in the lending environment and common mistakes to avoid.
Small-business owners' optimism grows | News  The Title ReportOptimism among small-business owners increased in July as expectations for business conditions, real sales, and expansion made solid gains, according to the ...
Small Business Owners Fighting to Protect Playing Music in Public  Small Business TrendsIf you play music at your small business, the review of ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) will likely have ...
10 Tips to Improve Customer Experience in Your Small Business  Small Business TrendsIf you want to keep customers coming back to your business, you need to create a positive experience. There's a lot that goes into cultivating that experience, ...
These Are the Highest Paying Skills for Independent Professionals  Small Business TrendsThe number of independent workers in the U.S. is on a steady rise. According to a 2018 NPR/Marist poll, one in five American workers are contract workers.
Small Business Ownership: 5 Steps to Creating an LLC  WCBS 880Creating a limited liability company (LLC) isn't as hard as you think. Here are five quick steps to get you started.
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce announces Small Business of the Year  WKRG News 5MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce has named BCM Morring as the 2019 Small Business of the Year. The announcement came ...
How small business owners can have a holiday, without neglecting their business  Elite Business MagazineAt Elite Business, we're passionate about championing new business. Providing *fresh* perspectives and representing disruptive solutions, we're interested in the ...
Six key areas small business owners should focus on to maintain control  NN Business ViewHow do you stay on track and help your business live up to its potential? Here are six areas that are critical to establishing a solid foundation for growth.
WeWork Gets Tax Rebate Meant for Its Small-Business Tenants  BloombergTenants' fees include upfront property tax payments, and then WeWork keeps the refund.
Connie Whitt named Small Business Development Center state star  Mississippi Business JournalConnie Whitt, director of the Mississippi Small Business Development Center locations at the University of Southern Mississippi and on the Gulf Coast, has been ...
US Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement | Department  Energy.govHome » U.S. Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement ...
Cisco: 6 critical security alarms for UCS software, small-biz routers  Network WorldCisco finds critical bugs in its Unified communications Director and Director Express software for Big Data packages as well as its Small Business 220 Series ...
YPC details how to start a small business  Cleburne Times-ReviewKen Byrd, an advisor with the Small Business Development Center, discussed how to start a small business with members of the Young Professionals of ...
Unfair contract terms in small business sector under scrutiny by ACCC  iTWireAustralia's competition regulator the ACCC says unfair contract terms are a big focus as it takes action and moves to ensure small businesses are not...
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CenturyLink Expands SIMPLE Service for Small Business Owners  Yahoo FinanceWith CenturyLink's (CTL) SIMPLE *service* expansion, small business customers can now purchase more business-critical services with ease.
Supermarket considers rationing small business buyers to ensure supplies  Business MattersBusiness MattersA senior executive at a major food retailer said it is considering introducing rationing to prevent firms from using retailers as wholesalers.
Niagara Falls gives small businesses a helping hand with infrastructure  WIVB.com - News 4Small business owners in Niagara Falls now have the chance to get some financial help with making needed repairs with a grant called the Small Business ...
5 Tips for Expanding Your Small Business (The Right Way)  EntrepreneurMany small-business owners want to grow their companies, and they want to do it fast. But if you rush into expandsion without a plan, you risk losing everything ...
Small business claims ASU owes them $1 million for video game  AZFamilyIt was a sort of digital “choose your own adventure” game where would-be corporate leaders could apply their knowledge as they worked for a virtual airline.
Small Business Thought Leadership series  New Zealand HeraldWork on your business, not in your business. People often start a business to get out of a rut and take control of their life. However, instead of building something ...
Whats the Annual Median Revenue of a US Small Business?  PaymentsJournalDon't miss another episode of Truth In Data! Click on the red bell in the lower-left corner of your screen to receive notifications as soon as the episode publishes.
Hobart CBD parking zone proving a headache for motorists, Small Business Council boss says  The MercuryHOBART motorists are being caught out by a confusing parking zone with contested reports that machine payment is being accepted at times when parking is ...
Many Small Businesses Don't Understand Retirement Plan Options  The 401(k) SpecialistSmall businesses are an essential part of the American economy. They spark innovation, drive competition and employ many people.
Longtime Taos cobbler grapples with wife's coma while running small business  taosnewsRoberto Molina Reyes leans over his wife Susana. He wipes her face with a wet cloth, strokes her cheek, rubs her brow beneath the dips in her skull. Despierta ...
5 Reasons to Lease the Car You Really Want to Drive  Small Business TrendsAre most of your business decisions based on how much money you can save? If so, you probably lease a car for your business simply because it's affordable ...
Looking to start a small business? Brasher Falls wants to help, if you open there  NNY360BRASHER FALLS — A micro-loan program initiated by the Brasher Town Board in 2011 and operated by the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development ...
Hurricane Plans For Small Business  WSAV-TVSavannah, Ga. (WSAV) – We spoke with experts at the Insurance Information Institute about making a hurricane plan for your business. Now is the time to make ...
REVEALED: Minister's plan to help Mackay small business  Daily MercurySMALL businesses in Mackay will be better off under a plan to provide a smoother pathway for access to financial loans, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann ...
Niagara Falls offers more small business support grants  Buffalo NewsThe application window for Niagara Falls second round of federally funded small business grants has opened, Community Development Director Seth A.
ICIC builds ecosystem for small businesses  BayStateBannerIn 1994, when Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter founded the Institute for a Competitive Inner City, decades of capital flight had taken a toll on ...
Small Business Trends To Watch Out For: Stay Ahead Of The Game  ValueWalkPeople also often say that working from home account for more time wasted and less time being productive. studies prove that it's actually.
Don't Turn Your Back on Small Business, Governor – The Tribune Papers- Breaking News & Top Local Stories  ThetribunepapersBy Representative Kyle Hall (R-Stokes)- Small businesses are the engine of North Carolina's economy, yet they all suffer from one problem: access to affordable ...
Small business expansion tips  The PunchOkechukwu Nnodim, Abuja It is natural for entrepreneurs who are managing small businesses to wish that their ventures expand. There are many ways...
9 green technologies small business should consider  The Next WebGreen technologies can offer benefits to businesses while at the same time making it more environmentally sensible. There are a lot of options for smaller ...
50 Businesses Every Small Town Needs  Small Business TrendsWhat business does every small town need? If you want to contribute to the business landscape in a small town, here are 50 ideas to consider.
HALL: Don't Turn Your Back on Small Business, Governor  North State JournalSmall businesses are the engine of North Carolina's economy, yet they all suffer from one problem: access to affordable health insurance. This message doesn't ...
More hackers targeting small business owners. Here's what to do  WPTV.comPORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — How safe is your business? We are all vulnerable to hackers, but now experts say small business owners are more at risk than ever ...
Not high-profile but a target for violence: small businesses  Seattle TimesNEW YORK (AP) — Although mass shootings do happen in workplaces like the Walmart in El Paso, Texas, where 22 people were killed earlier this month, small ...
About 35 vendors expected at today's Small Business Expo  Texarkana GazetteThe Chamber of Commerce hosts a Small Business Expo from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today on the corner of Third Street and Texas Boulevard. Aug. 22 2019 @ 4:21am.
Best cell phone plans for small businesses  Digital TrendsJust as one shoe size can't fit all, there's no single cell phone plan that will suit every small company. But there are numerous high-quality plans that are worthy ...
Head of Small Business Administration visiting Sioux City  Radio IowaThe head of the U.S. Small Business Administration's lending operation will be in Sioux City today to meet with lenders and to visit businesses that are ...
Small business workshop slated  The Courier“Seven Costly Mistakes Small Businesses Make with Their Websites & Marketing,” will be discussed in a workshop from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hancock ...
Bruce Sackrison's Insurance Matters: Does your small business need key person insurance?  Napa Valley RegisterIf you have employees, keep reading to see if you need key person insurance.
William Watson: Slim down our sacred small-business cow  Financial PostIn the Chinese calendar this is the year of the pig. In Canada we are about to enter the season of the sacred cow and fatted calf, i.e., the federal election ...
Cognytics Tries to Bring Better Visualization to a Small Business's Data  Small Business TrendsMention data analytics to a small business owner and they might think it is the domain of large enterprises, but it is no longer the case. This is because small ...
GSA preps industry for Alliant 2 Small Business redo  Washington TechnologyFive months after nixing awards, the General Services Administration is previewing its plans for a second try at awards on its Alliant 2 Small Business contract.
Homeless crisis forces small business owner in California to relocate, she says  Fox BusinessAs the homeless crisis continues to be a problem in California, one small business owner took her complaints directly to Gov. Gavin Newsom in a Twitter video.
3 MSME schemes for marketing and promotion of small businesses  YourStoryThe MSME Ministry is implementing a number of marketing schemes for small businesses. Here are some of them.
Digital Tax on Google, Amazon, Facebook, others will gut consumers and small businesses  Fox BusinessGoogle, Facebook, and Amazon and several other major tech companies argued the digital services tax by France will hurt small business and consumers ...
An NYC community center is helping seniors build small businesses  Business InsiderFor some seniors, retirement is an opportunity to learn how to start their own small business, and they're doing it at New York's Senior Planet.
Adobe Launches New Products to Help Digitize Small Businesses  Small Business TrendsAdobe Sign for small business, helps digitize paper-based processes for anyone who wants to move on from pen, paper, printer and filing cabinets.
Hiring The Right Talent: Six Essential Tips For Small Businesses  ForbesFinding the right people for your team can be challenging, especially when time and other resources are tight. Here are some things to keep in mind as you ...
Crack the Small Business PR Code with These 3 Pro Tips  Small Business TrendsPR and media coverage doesn't have to be limited to the big corporate brands out there. Try these 3 PR tips for small business to gain attention.
Reasons your small business loan may be rejected  The PunchFor some business owners, it is a nightmare scenario: You were counting on getting that small business loan, but the bank said no. What do you do n...
Instagram Removing Like Counts - How to Adjust Your Marketing Strategy  Small Business TrendsWith instagram removing like counts, Small Business Trends spoke to an expert to learn about the advertising implications for SMB's.
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