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

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View: Amazon’s winner-take-all approach to small business  Economic TimesBy Noah Smith Small businesses are a pillar of capitalism and of a healthy economy. They provide a path into the middle and upper-middle class for people who ...
Small Business Owners: Save Time And Do More By Leveraging Marketing Automation  ForbesOwning a small business can be a real drag. Sure, you get to be your own boss and realize a dream, but you're probably working 'round the clock and crying ...
Starting a Small Business? This $20 Class Will Teach You How to Help It Thrive.  EntrepreneurBarry Moltz shows students how to establish profitable, sustainable ventures across 15 hours of *content*.
What happens when your small business partner is also your spouse? Lots of compromise.  USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — Debbie and Gary Douglas sometimes need to remind each other, this is your business partner talking. In business together for 16 years, the ...
About.me acquired by mobile-first small business startup Broadly  TechCrunchPersonal homepage startup About.me has been acquired. Again! The company, once bought by AOL for a reported $35 million, decided a couple years after the ...
Small business owners look beyond college for training opportunities  PRNewswireWASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Business owners are turning to training and education to spur business growth, according to data compiled by ...
Small business ideas for Mumbai: Opportunity with minimal investment  YourStory.comMumbai, considered as the second fastest growing market in Asia is always special to the people to want to explore their small business venture. It has become ...
How to Deal with Seasonal Effective Disorder in Your Small Business  Small Business TrendsAccording to this infographic, the winter blues are real and Seasonal Affective Disorder can put a true damper on your winter. Here's how to cope.
Robots at Work: Meet the non-engineer who automated his small business  ZDNetSmall business owners are creating and customizing their own automation solutions to increase productivity and save money.
How To Start A Startup As A Small Business Owner  ForbesIt can be enticing for successful small business owners to start a technology startup when funding is no longer a challenge, however, many first-time startup ...
Report on Small Business Newsletter: Vegan food producer ordered to drop the word 'cheese' from its marketing  The Globe and MailThis is the weekly Report on Small Business newsletter.
Musicians are small businesses too  Sydney Morning HeraldMusicians are often undervalued and underpaid but it is because of music rights management organisations like APRA AMCOS that we can even hope to stay ...
How to Accept Credit Card Payments for Your Small Business  NavCertain small details can make a big impact in your small business. Getting set up to accept card payments is one of them, here's what to do.
New research reports soaring stress levels among UK's small businesses  Business MattersBusiness MattersNew research has found that high-street decline, a heavy workload and Brexit uncertainty are increasing strain on SMB owner's mental health.
4 ways to protect your small business from internal threats | UNR Business  Reno Gazette JournalFor small business owners, it may be easy to see the external threats to your business: competitors in your market, disruption in your supply chain, property ...
BRAC announces Small Business Series  www.brproud.comSmall businesses in the Capital City who are looking for assistance now have a partner in BRAC.
Small business owners rail against capital gains tax proposal  Stuff.co.nzAfter battling to save her quake-hit business, Pru Morrall doesn't think an extra tax hit would be fair.
11 Ways to Manage Client Expectations for Business Success  Small Business TrendsIt's important to be realistic about what you can and can't do for your clients. Here are 11 tips on how to manage client expectations.
Challenging The Truths Of Small Business Banking  pymnts.comThe small business (SMB) banking sector continues to endure seismic disruption from many angles. In the U.K., regulators are cracking down on big bank ...
Digital presence key to success for small business  Daily ExaminerClarence Chamber of Commerce given clear indication that embracing digital technology is key to growth.
Value of small business, payments front and centre in estimates  Sydney Morning HeraldSenator Doug Cameron questioned whether small business is the true engine room of the Australian economy in senate estimates on Wednesday, while the ...
Face of TV campaign promoting small business charged over alleged drug syndicate  Sydney Morning HeraldAn Iranian refugee who moved to Australia in search of a "land of freedom and opportunity" has appeared before a Sydney court, charged with being one of two ...
Military training helped these veterans launch small businesses  Military TimesA group of veteran-run small businesses participated in a pitch competition Tuesday as part of Bunker Labs' third-annual Muster Across America Tour.
FedEx Launches Seventh Annual Small Business Grant Contest  atlantadailyworldFedEx Corp. announced the launch of its seventh annual Small Business Grant Contest. This year, the contest offers grants and services to ten U.S. based small ...
Niagara Falls launches Small Business Support Fund  Buffalo NewsThe City of Niagara Falls has $138000 in federal funds available to assist small businesses in the city through a new Small Business Support Fund, Community ...
4 Ways to Make Work Emails Work for Your Business  Small Business TrendsBusinesses continue to rely on email, which remains the most popular form of workplace communication. Here are some tips on writing effective emails.
GoFundNYC: Should Locals Support Crowdfunding for Small Businesses?  ThrillistAs small businesses in NYC like Tea & Sympathy turn to crowdfunding sites to stay open, the responsibility to maintain neighborhood authe...
Study: Small business optimism declines amid drop in revenues  AZ Big MediaSmall business owners indicated declining optimism in the latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, with an overall Index score of 106.
Three Small Business Trends That Many Businesses Just Don't Need  ForbesYou don't need to go the extra mile in every area just because other small business owners are doing so.
6 small business tax deductions  WTOPSmall business owners looking to reduce their tax burden can take advantage of several money-saving deductions. Regardless of whether you file your own ...
City of El Paso wants to grow your small business  cbs4local.comThis week is National Entrepreneurship Week, and the City of El Paso is hosting a series of programs at local libraries to help entrepreneurs learn how to grow ...
Jim Moran Institute brings Small Business Executive Program to Tampa Bay  St Pete CatalystA program to help executives at established small businesses is coming to the Tampa Bay area for the first time. The Jim Moran Institute for Global ...
Embracing technology: Should a small business take a loan to upgrade?  Economic TimesBy Rishi Mehra To ensure your business stays ahead of the curve, it is very important to invest in technology. Being up- to-date with technology means you can ...
CCA changes: repeal of IP exemption and new small business powers  LexologyA new bill passed on 18 February 2019 amends the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) by repealing the historic IP licensing exemption. It also…
4 Insurance Plans Every Small Business Should Carry  Small Business TrendsIn today's changing business environment, there are a some additional small business insurance plans that you might find interesting and helpful.
Senate Democrats table bill to simplify tax collection rules for small businesses  Watchdog.orgSenate Democrats on Tuesday voted to table a bill that proponents say would have provided small businesses with relief from new sales tax collection rules.
Spotlight: Ace Cleaning Systems Keeps South Florida Offices Clean  Small Business TrendsFind out how commercial cleaning *service*, Ace Cleaning Systems, got started and what they'd do with an extra $100000 in this week's Small Biz Spotlight.
Money 101: How To Start Your Own Small Business  The FriskyJ.K. Rowling was buying groceries on a welfare check until she hit pay dirt with a nerdy pre-teen wizard. Sara Blakely was a sales trainer and stand-up comic ...
Research, risk, and a great accountant: How small business owners avoid scary situations  Rapid GrowthA 2018 survey conducted by CB Insights showed two of the top five reasons startup businesses fail are lack of capital and not having the right team in place.
Bruntwood offers events programme for small businesses and start-ups  Liverpool Business NewsProperty firm, which owns more than 800,000 sq ft of office space in Liverpool, is teaming up with small business support network Enterprise Nation for the ...
Small Business Lunch & Learn Comes to CapeSpace  Cape Cod TodayGene Sorbo, principal of Strong Tower Solutions LLC, will lead a free lunch and learn at CapeSpace on Tuesday, February 26, from noon to 1:30 pm. Titled ...
Some tips to help small business owners manage change  mySANEW YORK (AP) — While change at small businesses can come in a variety of forms, owners can improve their chances of success by being strategic and ...
Yoco disrupts payments, now eyeing small business finance  Moneyweb.co.zaNew kid on the payment-devices block set to disrupt the credit business.
Boom event in Killeen Saturday backs small businesses  The Killeen Daily HeraldThe Black Owned and Operated Movement organization invites the community to network and support small businesses at the Phileo Event Venue in Killeen on ...
Optimism turns into harsh reality for small businesses  The GuardianTwo small-business indexes show declines from irrationally exuberant levels of optimism during the Obama administration.
How small businesses can use big data  The StandardSimple ways to turn big data into your SME's secret weapon.
Almost 60% of small business owners launch with less than $25,000  CNBCAspiring entrepreneurs take note: You don't need millions from angel investors or venture capitalists to launch your own business. Instead, a small cash pot and ...
10 unmissable new books to help you start a creative small business  Creative BoomLooking to start a creative small business, or already running one and trying to improve it? There's no need to waste time and energy reinventing the ...
Will your small business thrive this year?  Chase News & StoriesMake sure your small business has what it takes to thrive this year. Get your irregular cash flow on a stable track with these top 6 small business strategies from ...
Government shutdown poisoned small-business sentiment across the U.S.  MarketWatchA loss in revenue, weaker confidence, and regulatory and lending delays all hit small businesses hard.
Loans available from the SBA for small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations who suffered from Hurricane Florence  Allentown Morning CallThe U.S. Small Business Administration announced Wednesday that economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural ...
Tidal floods driven by climate change may hurt small businesses  Science NewsWASHINGTON — Sea level rise, driven by climate change, is causing increased flooding during high tides along much of the U.S. coastline. Though such floods ...
How is Brexit affecting the small business economy?  DescrierAs the 29 March deadline inches closer, there are still question marks around what the UK economy will look like post-Brexit. One question in particular is ...
Vote for Cañon City! Billy Joel endorses down in Small Business Revolution contest  KOAA 5CAÑON CITY – Cañon City needs your help if it wants to be featured on the Hulu show Small Business Revolution– Main Street. Musician Billy Joel has ...
Money matters: How to arrange funds for your small business  Economic TimesBy Rishi Mehra Money is the most critical element in starting and running a business and an entrepreneur has to find ways to get funding for his small business.
Tight job market hits small business confidence  Marketplace APMThe monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey showed that those job openings are at a record high. Another report — the NFIB Small Business ...
Business insurance hikes not recorded, warns ISME  Independent.ieThe majority of small firms say they are being hit with huge increases in business and motor insurance premiums, but these hikes are not being captured by ...
#Budget2019: R3.2bn funding for start-up companies  IOLBoost for small businesses with the establishment of a Small Business and Innovation Fund and financial support for emerging black farmers.
Small business brings opportunity to communities, entrepreneur says  KSL.comOnline commerce has been a boon to small businesses in rural areas nationwide. With high-speed internet, and FedEx and UPS readily available, small-town ...
Things To Consider Before Seeking Small Business Financing  ForbesA good business owner knows how to use different products and services to benefit the business and grow or solve issues to keep it alive. This includes ...
What stops rural women from getting involved in entrepreneurship?  The Indian ExpressWomen constitute only 14 per cent of the total entrepreneurs in the country. Women in rural areas face multiple barriers to pursuing income-generating activities, ...
Race to the finish line: Voting for Small Business Revolution contest ends Tuesday  Canon City Daily RecordCañon City's standing in the Small Business Revolution contest slipped to third place Sunday, but the community's commitment to moving up the ranks by the ...
How small businesses can reach new markets and audiences  The GuardianDeveloping a successful venture in today's environment is no easy feat – but it's not impossible. UK SMEs share their secrets.
Hope for small businesses as big box stores close  KotatvMultiple big box stores in Rapid City are going out of businesses. It may seem like a grim situation for the economy, locally there might be a silver lining.
Action needed to help small firms on the high street | London Business News  London Loves BusinessResponding to the publication of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee's High Streets and Town Centres in 2030 report. Mike Cherry ...
Gent's Grooming named chamber's small business of the month  Covington NewsGent's Grooming, a 2-year-old barbershop in Porterdale, was named this month's small business of the month by the Covington/Newton County Chamber of ...
Which Small Business Retirement Plan Is Best?  ForbesWant to know how to choose the best retirement account for your small business? Curious how to pay less taxes on your self employment income? Which ...
Republicans unveil plan to aid small business with insurance  San Francisco ChronicleRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Senate Republicans are offering their own solution to help North Carolina small businesses offer reasonably-priced health insurance ...
50 Noteworthy Small Business Statistics in 2019  G2 CrowdLooking to grow your small business? Check out these current trends and small business statistics for 2019.
Small-business owners look to grab this 20 percent tax break  CNBCBy now, you may have heard of the qualified business income deduction — a tax break for small-business owners. But do you qualify for it? Here's what you ...
Marijuana regulators consider limiting home delivery licenses to small businesses and 'equity' applicants  MassLive.comState marijuana regulators are counting on new home delivery companies to help bring more equity into the legal cannabis industry, by considering giving ...
Business 'Brexodus': How no-deal uncertainty is hurting small companies  Euronews English"We feel we've been hung out to dry by the UK government."
What Bank Customers Actually Want From Big Data  ForbesBig data doesn't have to be scary or intrusive. Using the data they already have, banks and credit unions could do a lot to improve the customer experience and ...
Bookworm: Ninja kids; a killer granny and small business moves  Marco NewsYour kicks have superhero powers. Just one, and criminals go flying. A chop of your fingers, and they run.
Workwise: Why every small business needs a business plan  4BCSmall business owners are busy and time poor, and many struggle to allocate time and attention to their business plan. Some might even wonder whether ...
6 Tips To Finding And Hiring Freelancers For Your Small Business  ForbesWhen you run a small business, you may not need (or be able to afford) a full-time staff. We share tips to help you find and hire the best freelance workers for ...
VOTE NOW! Cañon City one of 6 finalists for small business television series  KKTV 11 NewsGet out the vote! Cañon City is one of the last six towns standing for a chance to receive a makeover and feature on season four of TV show 'Small Business ...
#Budget2019: Mboweni allocates funds for the development of SMEs  IOLFinance Minister, Tito Mboweni, in his first Budget Speech announced that the government will be allocating funds to the ...
No, Podcasting Is Not a Small Business  FortuneBelieve it or not, there's money in podcasts. Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire Gimlet Media, the Brooklyn-based narrative podcast company, for more than ...
13 Small Business Ideas | Saving and Budgeting  U.S News & World Report MoneyLearn how to make your dream career a reality and figure out which business concept is best for your talents, experience, interests and professional goals.
2019 Tax Calendar -- All the Important Dates to Know  Small Business TrendsTax season is approaching. But for many businesses, managing taxes can be a yearlong undertaking. Stay up to date with our 2019 tax calendar.
Bracing for the Next Small Business Credit Crunch  EntrepreneurFor small business owners, raising capital has never been as easy as it is today. Banks have eased credit to small businesses. Fintech startups are expanding ...
How Eskom is crippling small businesses  BusinessTechBusinesses in South Africa are struggling to operate amid rolling blackouts that affect their operations for as many as five hours at a time.
Small business to be an election battleground  The AustralianThe sleeper in the looming election campaign is Australias largest economic voting group---the small business community.
Small business closings no cause for concern says local business experts  WBNG-TVNORWICH, N.Y. (WBNG) — After Hummel's Office Plus announced Monday it will close its doors at the end of the month, Norwich residents told 12 News they ...
Small business faces $8bn holiday pay hit  The AustralianBill Shorten has moved to repeal a Coalition law aimed at protecting small and family businesses from up to 8 billion in double dipping holiday pay claims from ...
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