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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How to Choose a Bank for Your Small Business  Small Business TrendsA quality small business bank can help you keep your finances in order and give you access to useful financial products like loans and credit options. But there ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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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.
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 ...
Why Every Small Business Needs a Data Strategy  BizTech MagazineNot very long ago, data was just a byproduct of business processes: It was created because the business did something, but it had no value of its own.
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.
Supermarket considers rationing small business buyers  FreshPlaza.comFreshPlaza, portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Ease up on e-commerce restriction to revive Indian economy: Amazon's Anil Agarwal  Business TodayIndia needs to encourage ecommerce and reduce red tape to help small businesses sell online and export goods to help revive sagging domestic economic ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
US Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement  Energy.govWASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) ...
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 ...
Small Business Administration Writes Off $16.5 Billion In Defaulted Loans To Non-Small Businesses  SmallBizGeniusMany small business owners rely on SBA loans to start and grow their companies. Taxpayers diligently contribute to this Federal Agency that is tasked with.
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...
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.
DOE issues small business research and development funding opportunity announcement  EurekAlertThe Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs issued its first ...
The Small Business 'Crisis' That Isn't  Gotham Gazette(photo: William Alatriste/City Council). When shops and restaurants that you love and depend on close it can be heartbreaking; I know from personal experience.
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.
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.
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 ...
Making Business Travel More Affordable - 12 Techniques  Small Business TrendsWithout making business travel more affordable, you can end up costing your company a lot of money. Here are 12 tips to help you save money.
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.
Ask SCORE: Hiring is a challenge for small businesses  PostBulletin.comSmall businesses employ almost half of all workers in the United States and, through hiring, have been responsible for much of the economic recovery since the ...
How Merchant Cash Advance Can Help with Working Capital  Business.comFind our if working capital through a merchant cash advance is the right solution.
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, ...
WeWork Gets Tax Rebate Meant for Its Small-Business Tenants  BloombergTenants' fees include upfront property tax payments, and then WeWork keeps the refund.
Mike Marko Publishes Post on How to Use Twitter for Small Business  StreetInsider.comNews and research before you hear about it on CNBC and others. Claim your 2-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here.
How Can Brick and Mortar Stores Compete with Online Retailers?  Small Business TrendsCan a small, brick-and-mortar store ever hope to compete with online retailers—specifically, with Amazon? Apparently yes: Nearly 86% of retail sales still ...
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.
How Your Small Business Can Land Government Contracts  Business.comThe U.S. government buys a wide range of goods and services from businesses of all sizes each year. Here is how your SMB can get a government contract.
In the Spotlight: Optmira Market Narrows Its Focus to Artists and Designers  Small Business TrendsOptmira Marketing provides digital marketing for designers and artists. Learn more about the niche and the business in this week's Small Business Spotlight.
More hackers targeting small business owners. Here’s what to do  wflxHow safe is your business? We are all vulnerable to hackers, but now experts say small business owners are more at risk than ever before.
A Small Business Scorecard, Part Two  Flathead BeaconToday we continue with part two of the series, “A Small Business Scorecard”. As a reminder, I'm calling this a scorecard, but the goal is not to arrive at a number ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 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.
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...
Atlanta Small Business Profile - Alan Mishkoff, Granite Garage Floors  Atlanta Small Business NetworkOn this week's episode of the Atlanta Small Business Profile, Ted Jenkin speaks with Alan Mishkoff, Founder and Franchisor of Granite Garage Floors.
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.
Are Your Company's Strengths Really Weaknesses?  Harvard Business ReviewLook at a map of the world drawn upside down. It's a good way to challenge your assumptions about the way the world is — especially which continents and ...
Not high-profile but a target for violence: small businesses  Washington PostSmall businesses can provide active shooter training to staffers, bringing in local law enforcement or consultants.
Government issues small traders with EORI numbers as no-deal ramps up  http://smallbusiness.co.ukTreasury will automatically enroll small business that trade with the EU with EORI customs IDs n bid to stave off chaos of a no-deal Brexit.
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.
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 ...
Empire Outlets creates space for small businesses to open kiosks  Spectrum News NY1Empire Outlets has launched a new specialty leasing program that will provide space for small businesses to open up a kiosk at the shopping center.
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 ...
Free Monthly Small Business Bootcamps Begin August 22nd at Malcolm X Library  San Diego Voice and ViewpointA new Innovation Bootcamp will begin offering monthly, “Innovate-Up” small business workshops starting Thursday, August 22nd from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at ...
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 ...
What happens when a small business owner dies?  http://smallbusiness.co.ukShareholder Protection Insurance helps you plan your business succession when you die, enabling a smooth transition for your small business.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The best London office spaces for small businesses | London Business News  London Loves BusinessNot too long ago, the prospect of finding a cost-effective office space in London would have seemed like nothing more than a distant dream for most small ...
Small Business Incubator launches at Ohio University Southern  WVAHA new program at Ohio University Southern in Ironton is helping small businesses thrive. The Small Business Incubator launched Thursday. It provides services ...
Developing Great Managers for Your Small Business  WCBS 880When an organization has a great manager at the helm leading the way, success is imminent. A great manager makes sure all aspects of the business are ...
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.
How Small Business Should Think About Financing in 2019  Global Trade MagazineThe good news is, enabling technology allows small business owners to access various forms of capital quickly and efficiently.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Editorial: China Must Harness Market to Solve Small Business Financing Woes  Caixin GlobalChina recently published economic data including its second-quarter monetary policy implementation report and July social financing figures. The Chinese ...
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.
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.
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.
The Power of Instagram Influencers for Your Small Business  Small Business TrendsA new report, Influencer Marketing Benchmarks, looks at AB categories, platforms, and *content* types across 4 social media networks. Here's what it found.
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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