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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Tax reform a win? Small business still anxious, unsure  Fox BusinessIf applied correctly, the new tax code should save time and money for small businesses to grow and expand.
Small Businesses - Think You Can't Work With Influencers? Think Again  ForbesYou don't have to have a big budget to work with influencers. In fact, micro- and nano-influencers with smaller followings can drive better outcomes for small ...
Men Owned SMBs Make More in the First Year - No More Likely to Survive  Small Business TrendsA new study brings a slew of small business owner gender and age statistics including outcomes in areas such as income and survivability.
How to Deal with the Winter Blues Working on 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.
4 Reasons a Small Business Should Avoid Borrowing  Channel PartnersBy Kris Henry, Director of Operations, Troy Business Group As a small business owner, you understand there are times when cash is short. Loans are available ...
Holyoke Economic Development board hires consultant for small business loan study  MassLive.comHOLYOKE - The Holyoke Economic Development and Industrial Corporation will enter into a consulting agreement with Next Street on future loans to ...
Locals mourn loss of beloved West End small business  CBC.caA West End store that was once at the heart of the neighbourhood has collapsed under the weight of skyrocketing property taxes in Vancouver. The Chocolate ...
News Briefs: Small Business Seminar Series starts Tuesday  Sierra SunFor the seventh consecutive year, a free training series is being offered for local business leaders to enhance workforce development and support business ...
Why Small Businesses Need a Digital Strategy  BizTech MagazineHere's a question: If small businesses know they need to invest in new technologies to support and enable growth — and research indicates clearly that they do ...
How to Overcome 5 Common Small Business Challenges  Business.comRegardless of industry, many small businesses struggle with these five common challenges. Here's how to solve them.
More than 220 small business owners across Yorkshire write to their MPs to demand a People’s Vote  Halifax Evening CourierThe owners of more than 220 Yorkshire based small businesses, often considered the backbone of the UK's economy, are publicly backing calls for a ...
Continued Snowfall Helps One Small Business  KDLT NewsIf it feels like it has been a snowy and cold February, it's because it has. Currently, we sit at 17.3" of snow. This puts us over what we had for the month last year, ...
ASBTDC Center Offers Seminars for Small Business Owners  amppob.comThe Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) is hosting a series of programs throughout the state in February designed to ...
Oregon small business advocates release yearly report  KTVZThe Oregon Secretary of State Small Business Advocacy Team released their fifth Annual Report Thursday. The report provides high-level data regarding ...
Success for north and north-east at Federation of Small Businesses awards  Press and JournalNorth and north-east firms came away with more than half of the gongs up for grabs at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Scotland Awards in Edinburgh ...
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.
Company conned small businesses to sponsor sham drug campaigns  GOV.UKCourts shut down a Stockport-based company that targeted small businesses to sponsor sham drug awareness campaigns for schools.
Yorkshire based small business Founder, Minoti Parikh named as one of f:Entrepreneur’s inaugural #ialso Top 100  Business Up NorthSmall business campaign f:Entrepreneur has revealed its #ialso Top 100, a collection of 100 female entrepreneurs inspiring their peers and communities ...
Mobile Payments Leader Mastercard's New Cybersecurity Toolkit Improves Small Business Security  Payment WeekSecurity for small businesses has always been difficult to handle. Small businesses don't tend to have much in the way of resources to protect themselves, and ...
BRAC launching new small business series  The AdvocateThe Baton Rouge Area Chamber is launching a series of informational workshops and trainings aimed at helping local small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Wells Fargo donates $444M to nonprofits for affordable housing, small businesses  Fox BusinessThe big bank donated to nearly 11000 organizations that focus their work on promoting affordable housing, small businesses, education and environmental ...
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 ...
How Courage Can Save Your Small Business  Small Business TrendsRyan Berman, who is the author of Return on Courage, believes that courage in business is one key to success, but can be scary and very scarce.
Win Big with a Small Business Loan  NuWire InvestorPlanning on investing in some kind of business opportunity? Eyeing to put up another branch of your existing and growing business? Or do you simply need to ...
Is PayPal a Good Choice for Small Business Owners?  MarTech SeriesWho doesn't like PayPal? It's easy, ubiquitous and a secure way to make online transactions. Like personal users of PayPal, business owners can now access a ...
#Budget 2019: What small businesses should look out for  Fin24The Small Business Institute (SBI) has called for Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to request an audit of government's overall financial support from all departments ...
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 ...
Small Business Employment Act Would Provide Relief Business Owners Need  The Central New York Business JournalNew York has a reputation for enacting policies that are punishing to businesses. Over the past three years, business owners have had to absorb onerous ...
How to file a company tax return: a guide for small businesses  Simply Business knowledgeA company tax return can be a complex document to understand. We're here to help with information about how to file and pay a Corporation Tax bill.
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 ...
The Financial Tools You Need When Starting Your Own Business  ForbesWithout a good financial foundation, it can be hard for you to obtain a loan or other items necessary to keep your business running smoothly.
How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Migration to AWS Cloud  Business 2 CommunityYou are experiencing more traffic, and your IT team is complaining that it's becoming more difficult to allocate the resources to meet that increased demand.
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.
Payday lending and small business bills to test Morrison's control of parliament  The GuardianWith Labor and Nationals pushing for reform, the PM may capitulate or risk losing a second major lower house vote.
Votes Still Needed: Searcy falls to 2nd place in Small Business Revolution contest  KARKThe city of Searcy is quickly gaining national recognition after making the top 6 cities in competition against one another to have a small business television ...
10 Tips for Improving Your Results as a Small Business Owner  Small Business TrendsShares. |. Print This Article · Email this Article. 0. Shares. Email this Article Print This Article. The effort you put into your small business is important. But you still ...
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.
Euler Hermes, C2FO Team Up On Unpaid Invoice Protection  pymnts.comC2FO integrates Euler Hermes' trade credit risk insurance product into its small business finance platform to protect against the risk of invoice non-payment.
Small businesses in Iowa concerned about pending health insurance tax hike  KTIVDES MOINES (WHO) — Small businesses in Iowa are concerned about a pending tax hike on health insurance coming in 2020. A meeting was held on ...
Thieves repeatedly hit small Glendora business renting out U-Hauls  FOX 11 Los AngelesThieves repeatedly hit a small business in Glendora stealing some bizarre but valuable things. If they're not caught soon, its owner says it could jeopardize his ...
#SBDCDay March 20: Celebrating small businesses, big impact | Press Releases | businessnorth.com  BusinessNorth.comMADISON – Wisconsin has a big reason to celebrate the third annual national SBDC Day on March 20, 2019: The state's Small Business Development Centers ...
Metro Bank, Starling and Tide claim lion's share of RBS' £775m small business pot  Daily MailDigital challengers Starling and Tide, as well as Metro Bank, have been announced as the recipients of a combined £280million from RBS to expand their small ...
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 ...
50% of IT Pros Say Budget Limits Network Security  Small Business TrendsA new survey reveals the different cybersecurity challenges preventing companies from developing and implementing adequate measures to protect ...
Durant sits atop as voting enters final day for Small Business Revolution  KXII-TVDurant has moved into first place for the Hulu show Small business Revolution as online voting enters its final day Tuesday. Voting ends at 10:00 p.m..
How Electronic Logging Devices Affect SMBs  Business.comIf you're operating a small fleet for your business, you may be required to abide by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations.
India exempts small firms from angel tax to promote business  Moneycontrol.comUnder new rules, ventures that have raised up to 250 million rupees and registered with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade will be ...
Fidelity insurance: SMEs can buy policy to protect biz against internal frauds/thefts  Moneycontrol.comUnder Fidelity Insurance policy, if any business suffers a financial loss due to fraud or dishonesty by any of the employees, the insurer makes good the loss of ...
£280 million bank grants must be put to good use, say small firms  East Midlands Business LinkBanking Competition Remedies Ltd (BCR) has awarded £280 million of funding from the £775 million Royal Bank of Scotland remedies package – put up to ...
Rail News - Lycoming Valley Railroad honored as small business of the year. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail RoadingRailroad industry news about: Lycoming Valley Railroad, LVRR, Lycoming Chamber of Commerce Phillips/Plankenhorn Small Business of 2018 Award, Jeb ...
Gift from Fort Worth couple aims to rebuild small businesses in Rockport's Cultural Arts District  KRIS Corpus Christi NewsEd and Sasha Bass of Fort Worth donated $100,000 to small business owners in the Cultural Arts District located in Rockport. These funds are to help boost the ...
Information small business needs to keep  cedarspringspostASK SCORE. SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business – Free Business Counseling. One of the most important administrative responsibilities small ...
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.
Tax Tips for Small Businesses  Pennsylvania Business CentralOn December 22, 2017, the most sweeping tax legislation since the Tax Reform Act of 1986 was passed by both houses of the then GOP-majority Congress and ...
'A moment in the sun': Political maneuvering delivers access to justice for small business  Sydney Morning HeraldLabor's small business access to justice measures are set to pass parliament allowing small business to more easily access legal action.
Small Business Spotlight: Newtex Industries  WHECWhen things start really heating up and you need protection from extreme conditions, it's good to know there's a company like Newtex Industries...
A reality check on how small businesses were really affected by the government shutdown: Survey  CNBCA new CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business survey reveals how much the small-business sector suffered in the federal government shutdown. The threat of ...
Facebook Aims To Train 1 Million People And Small Business Owners With Digital Skills By 2020  ForbesHow do you train 1 million people and small business owners at grand scale by 2020? The largest social media company joins the online education ecosystem ...
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.
Final day to vote for Durant to be featured in Small Business Revolution is in the books  KXII-TVDURANT, Okla. (KXII)- Durant Main Street director Stephanie Gardner says they began applying to be featured on Small Business Revolution in October.
News Briefs: Small Business Basics offered in March  Fremont News MessengerFREMONT - The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College will offer free, two-hour seminars, “Small Business Basics,” that ...
Things To Consider Before Seeking Small Business Financing  ForbesBeing a small business owner is not an easy job. So, why do so many people go that path? Often because they believe in what they do and seek independence.
House Small Business Committee Outlines Goals for 2019  Small Business TrendsSmall Business Trends got in touch with Committee Chairwoman Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) to get an idea of the 2019 house small business committee ...
One Million New People Online Every Day, Is Your Business Reaping the Benefits?  Small Business TrendsA survey on 2019 digital trends uncovered some interesting insights into current internet and social media facts that small businesses should be aware of.
Report shows nearly all Montana businesses considered "small"  NBC MontanaAccording to the U. S. Small Business Administration ninety-nine percent of businesses in Montana were considered small businesses in 2018. The Small ...
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.
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.
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 ...
90% of Companies Ignoring Lost Sales in Retail Forecasting  Small Business TrendsFactoring in lost sales in retail forecasting, based on lost sales data from a previous season or similar product, can be a decisive competitive advantage.
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 ...
U.S. small business confidence falls to more than two-year low  ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business optimism tumbled last month to its lowest level since President Donald Trump's election more than two years ago ...
Important tax insights for small business owners  Chase News & StoriesSmall business owners need to understand the fundamentals of taxes and the policies that affect their business. Here's how to stay a step ahead and avoid ...
Small-business incubator Ponyride sells Corktown building for $3.3M  The Detroit NewsPonyride co-founder Phil Cooley prepares to measure some lumber to build a table for a customer in the Ponyride wood shop. After selling the Corktown ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Google My Business Launches New Tools for Service Businesses  Small Business TrendsThe new Google My Business update allows *service* businesses to share their *service* areas and information about their business via Google Maps and Search.
FedEx Launches Seventh Annual Small Business Grant Contest  Business WireMEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today announced the launch of its seventh annual Small Business Grant Contest. This year ...
How A 420-Calorie Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Taught Me About The Power Of A Brand Touch  ForbesYour brand touch is everything, so make sure that it's repeatable and reliable.
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 ...
SBA gathering data on shutdown’s impact on small business contractors  Federal News NetworkFederal contractors affected by the 35-day partial government shutdown won't receive back pay under the spending deal reached by Congress, but the Small ...
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 ...
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