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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Tips for Small Business Stress Management  Thrive GlobalThe stress in starting and growing a business in the 21st century can be overwhelming, and many entrepreneurs find it very hard to stay focused on meeting their ...
A tight labor market is holding small businesses back from expanding in this hot economy  CNBCCNBC and SurveyMonkey's latest small business optimism index echoes that sentiment, finding 52 percent of small businesses say it's harder to find workers ...
Elizabeth Warren Has a Theory About Corporate Power  The AtlanticThe left forgot what Roosevelt knew: Small businesses and corporate behemoths have different interests.
Consider these “5 C’s” before applying for a bank loan for your small business  Philly.comA traditional bank loan remains a popular way to borrow because they are cheaper and come along with other helpful services like online banking and cash ...
Secrets of Succeeding as a Woman in Silicon Valley - and in Business in General - Revealed  Small Business TrendsWant to succeed as a woman in Silicon Valley? You'll fins it the toughest business environment in world. On the Small Business Radio Show this week, Julian ...
10 Expert Tips for Making the Most of Your Limited Small Business Resources  Small Business TrendsSmall business owners have to find ways to make maximum impact with limited resources. This means making use of free or inexpensive online resources, ...
Litigation Departments of the Year — Small Firms | Daily Business Review  Law.comThe Daily Business Review is recognizing four litigation departments at small law firms with fewer than 70 attorneys in Florida for their powerhouse practices as ...
Small businesses can get killed by marketing mistakes  Asbury Park PressMistakes are often the result of not getting enough information about what will sell. But small businesses can be particularly vulnerable.
Small business taxes could be simplified under new proposals  Simply Business knowledgeA new report urges the government to simplify small business taxation. Find out more.
How A Small Pickle Company Created A Healthy Workplace  ForbesYou don't have to have a huge HR team or budget to encourage healthy workplace habits.
Azlo Partners with Kabbage on Small Business Loans to the Underserved | Bank Innovation  bankinnovation.netBusiness banking platform startup Azlo and digital lender Kabbage are teaming up to offer loans to small business customers, including those in underserved.
Four Capital Region businesses snag 2019 LED small business awards  Greater Baton Rouge Business ReportThree Baton Rouge businesses and one Prairieville company were among the winners of the 2019 Louisiana Small Business Award. James J. Moore, of ...
Four reasons to work for a small business  USA TODAYIt can be a smart move for your career, but maybe not for the reasons you think.
3 Ways to Acquire The Most Important Asset for Small Business  Inc."The most valuable assets of a 20th-century company were its production equipment," said management expert Peter Drucker. "The most valuable asset of a ...
State treasurer's small business loan program expands - News  newportri.comThe program moves the state's money, which has historically been deposited in big national and international banks, to local credit unions and banks to ...
3 Ways a Small Business Owner Can Attract Customers  Motley FoolKevin Costner's Field of Dreams character got bad advice. "If you build it, they will come" might attract the ghosts of baseball players to a field in the middle of ...
Make Scheduling Easy - 36% of Clients Avoid Service Pros Who Don't  Small Business Trends*Service* business customer expectations have grown by leaps and bounds, and it is primarily due to digital technology. Here's what owners need to know.
Small businesses can tap into growth with better web presence  Evening StandardBritish high streets will receive a boost with a new digital skills programme run by Google. Working with the Federation of Small Businesses and the Department ...
Houston Leads Country In Small Business Optimism, Survey Finds  Houston Public MediaTwo-thirds of small business owners in Houston believe the local economy will improve this year, compared to half of entrepreneurs nationwide, according to a ...
Small Business Lending Soars at Banks; Technology Is A Big Reason Why  ForbesApproval rates for small business loan applications reached a record high of 27.5% at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) in April, up one-tenth of a percent from ...
How to Start a Small Business at Home: 6 Tips for Success  Architectural DigestIf leasing office space isn't part of your plan, follow these essential strategies to learn how to start a small business from the comfort of your own home.
Why you should make small businesses your business  South China Morning PostIn this day and age where retail giants are conquering markets and malls start to look the same, perhaps we should think about the 'fair dollar' and protecting ...
Get your small business game on with day-long Marketing Summit  The MountaineerFour free seminars will delve into marketing how-to's on Thursday, May 23, at Haywood Community College.
What does a Coalition government mean for small business?  SmartCompany.com.auThe Coalition has been returned to government and work is already underway to flesh out the state of play in small-business policy.
Small-business owners remain rosy about economy | News  The Title ReportApparently unfazed by fluctuations on Wall Street or a possible trade war with China, optimism among small-business owners continued to climb during April, ...
New Warning Issued on Office Emails with Voicemail Messages  Small Business TrendsThe Better Business Bureau just sent a voicemail message scam warning notifying businesses to not click on these phony emails for new voicemail messages.
Ohio Secretary of State is working to promote small businesses  Crain's Cleveland BusinessOhio's new secretary of state, Frank LaRose, wants to connect new businesses with the kinds of services they need to make them successful. At a minority ...
Councilman DeFusco's Small Business Expansion District Plan Approved by City Council  InsiderNJCouncilman DeFusco's Small Business Expansion District Plan Approved by City Council. Plan is First Major Change to City's Zoning Since 1980s, Will Attract ...
First Internet Bank builds up small business lending division  Seeking AlphaFirst Internet Bancorp (INBK) agrees to acquire the small business lending division of First Colorado National Bank, bolstering its business to offer loans.
What's the dynamic demographic running America's small businesses? Older people  The GuardianThe age profile of small business owners has become dramatically older over the past two decades.
CloverAchievers Aims to Help Small Business Punch Above Its Weight  Small Business TrendsWelcome to Clover, the cloud-based payments platform from FirstData. Clover just announced a new initiative called CloverAchievers. Check out this contest ...
One Fear That 30% Of Small Business Owners Share, And Five Ideas To Tame It  ForbesA survey of 610 small business owners by Proof Factor, a social proof and pop-up technology vendor, revealed that 31% worry about going out of business.
Local small business, customers feel impact of tariffs imposed by Trump Administration  WFXGSome things you buy that are imported from China are at the center of a trade war. President Donald Trump says it puts the U.S. in a better position than China.
Social media: How a small business should manage theirs  USA TODAYSocial media can make or break your business. The key to social media success is to be an active participant. Motley Fool is here to help.
Ontario government cuts funding for small-business programs  The Globe and MailOntario's Progressive Conservative government has reduced funding at centres that support small businesses across the province. Small Business Enterprise ...
Small Businesses Taking Giant Leaps To Make A Big Difference  Forbes“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each ...
Beyond Tech Unicorns: What Other States Can Learn From Utah's Small Business Economy  ForbesWhat can other states learn from Utah's tech powered, small business-friendly ecosystem? And how does Utah keep the momentum building for future ...
A Customer Service Guide For Small Businesses, In Honor Of Small Business Week  ForbesCustomer *service* excellence, for any sized business, is one of the most effective ways to build and sustain a competitive advantage. Yet when it comes to small ...
'Million Dollar Listing' Real Estate Expert Ryan Serhant on How Small Businesses Can Make a Big Impact  EntrepreneurGet tips to grow your business from real estate expert and TV personality Ryan Serhant.
In the News: Catching Up with the Small Business Persons of the Year  Small Business TrendsWe'd be remiss if we let National Small Business Week go without mentioning the event's champions, as it were. Small Business Trends was able to catch up ...
Small business advocates continue 33-year fight for rent protections  Queens Daily EagleDistinctly New York City small businesses, like this bodega in Ridgewood, are under threat from rising rents. Advocates say a 33-year-old bill can help protect ...
Marketing errors costly to small businesses | Business | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal GazetteNEW YORK – When Tom Scarda heard about a franchise opportunity called Super Supper, he fell in love with it. He was so confident that he and his business ...
4 online lending platforms helping smooth finance for SMEs  YourStoryThough MSMEs play a vital role in the Indian economy, it still has a lot of scope for improvement. The MSMEs require free flow of finance to efficiently run their ...
Games Galore Party Rental Wins 2019 Small Business of the Year in FMWF Area  AM 1100 The Flag WZFGLast week the Chamber of FMWF announced the 2019 Chamber Choice Award Winner. The Winner of the Small Business of The Year: Games Galore Party ...
Need to learn more about business? You have many options  The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Many small business owners who never went to business school feel at a loss when they're trying to assess their companies' finances, ...
Small Business Matters: Permitting reform update  West Hawaii TodayNeal Tanaka, acting deputy Building Division chief, left, and Andrew Donovan, acting Building Division chief, work on a computer at the Building Department at ...
Small-business optimism index climbs to four-month high in April: NFIB  MarketWatchThe small-business optimism index by the National Federation of Independent Business rose to a four-month high in April. The index rose 1.7 points to 103.5,...
Facebook Launches New Tools for Small Businesses  Search Engine JournalFacebook is rolling out new tools to help businesses run automated ad campaigns, book appointments, and edit videos.
20 Places Small Business Owners Can Take Online Accounting Courses  Small Business TrendsSmall business owners can reap great rewards by mastering the art of accounting. One of these online accounting courses can equip you with the skills.
3 Tips for Expanding Your Small Business Into a New Market  Radio.comAs the top priority for every small business, entrepreneurs are always looking to grow their revenue. There are a number of ways to accomplish this goal.
Microsoft And Facebook Have New Tools And Other Small Business Tech News This Week  ForbesHere are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?
Entrepreneurs Are Remaking Flint, Michigan, With Resilience, New Funding, and Midwestern Optimism  Inc.Five years after the beginning of the city's water crisis, an unexpected upsurge in new businesses is lighting up downtown.
The #MeToo Movement in 2019 and Beyond  Business.comWe take a close look at how the world has changed since the #MeToo movement made big news in 2018.
Seven takeaways from Canada’s top small business leaders  The Globe and MailFrom financing your small business to competing with e-tailing juggernauts like Amazon, Canada's leading entrepreneurs shared tips and solutions with 200 ...
Amazon supports small business  FOX 31 DenverMany people think small businesses are fading because of Amazon. But studies show its actually the opposite. Watch the segment to see how Amazon is ...
'Siege mentality': Government changes 'shaking' small businesses  New Zealand HeraldSmall businesses are fundamental to the strength of the economy, with the sector contributing more than a quarter of GDP and employing 30 per cent of the ...
11 Reliable Apps To Help Small Business Owners Save Money  ForbesThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) takes the opportunity to recognize the 30.2 million small businesses in our country. According to the SBA, more ...
12 Methods for Getting Your Business Noticed in Local Markets  Small Business TrendsOne of the best ways to build rapport with local communities and potential customers is to develop a strategy to get noticed in your area's markets. Getting your ...
Small Businesses Can Have Their Own Board of Advisors with MyBoard  Small Business TrendsA board of advisors can be invaluable for businesses because of the insights, expertise and experience they provide. MyBoard helps you build one.
How New, Small Business Owners Can (and Should) Be Protecting Their Brand  EntrepreneurYour new business is your baby, after all. Don't you want to protect your baby?
Business Symposium for small businesses May 22  Apache Junction IndependentThe availability of affordable credit can be a lifeline for small qualified businesses and local, non-profit organizations striving to meet payroll or purchase ...
How the SBA Helped My Small Business Survive Hurricane Maria  EntrepreneurWhat this entrepreneur learned from some SBA courses about expanding his business saved the business following the hurricane.
SBA Proposes Certification Rule for Women-Owned Small Businesses  Virgin Islands Daily NewsThe U.S. Small Business Administration has published a proposed rule that will provide a free online application process for women-owned small businesses to ...
What does small business want from the federal election?  ABC NewsA lower corporate tax rate and the increased instant asset write-off are some of the sweeteners specifically targeted at wooing small businesses, but owners ...
Q&A: Adobe puts AI, machine learning to work for small business  SiliconANGLE NewsIt's no surprise that big corporations capture the spotlight over smaller businesses. The world of small business, however, and the role these ventures play and ...
Sen. McSally urges small business regulatory relief  Financial Regulation NewsSen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) is encouraging the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs to provide small businesses relief regarding targeted ...
Is Timing Everything? Only Time Will Tell: Small Business Stock And The Reduced Corporate Tax Rate  JD SupraThe Tax Law- In theory, the primary purpose of the income tax, as a body of law, is to raise from the governed the resources that the government requires in ...
Is Your Small Business Financially Healthy?  Business.comQ2 is an excellent time to conduct a financial checkup of your small business. Learn how to use your financial reports to assess your financial health.
3 Ways Your Small Business Can Pivot Toward Focusing More on Hispanic Consumers  EntrepreneurAttracting Hispanic customers can prove a huge boon for your small business moving forward.
Why Your Small Business Should Use SMS Appointment Reminders  Small Business TrendsLess than 5% of scheduled appointments are canceled after a customer gets a text reminder. That's just one of 8 reasons to use SMS appointment reminders.
Small Business Symposium at Yorktown Mercy College on May 29  HamletHubThe Yorktown Small Business Association is announcing the 3rd annual Small Business Symposium to be held at Mercy College's Yorktown campus on May 29, ...
Small Business Week Is Here, So Turn Your Idea Into Reality With This Starter Kit  EntrepreneurWith Small Business Week 2019 upon us, now is as good a time as any to begin making that idea you can't stop thinking about a reality. As of last year, there ...
Tax season was good news for small businesses – and bad for job seekers  The GuardianSmall businesses gave CPAs a 'resounding thumbs up' guiding them through the tax reforms but savings isn't being spent on hiring, a survey revealed.
California Agent Allegedly Steals $65K from Small Business Owners  Insurance JournalCalifornia Insurance agent Francis Okyere, 67, self-surrendered this week at the Los Angeles County Superior Court after being charged with four felony.
How To Celebrate National Small Business Week  ForbesThe next several days give you a nice excuse to finally say, “No more excuses. I'm going to take the first step toward changing the direction of my life.”
Small Business Customers Embrace AI-driven Insights and Advice Integrated Into Online and Mobile Banking  MarTech SeriesAverage Rating of Financial Insights Delivered to Business Customers Is 4.6 out of 5. Following the success of its AI-driven consumer banking solutions, ...
Small businesses ‘on the chopping block’ as new development shoves them aside  Charlotte ObserverAn influx of development in Charlotte NC neighborhoods close to uptown has led to concern over the displacement of long-term residents. But local businesses ...
How to Get Banks to Say Yes to Your Small Business Loan  EntrepreneurA thorough business plan is a crucial part of any application.
How Small Businesses can Use Technology to grow their Business?  NorthEast TodayManipur, often called the “Switzerland of the East”, has witnessed a rise in economic growth in the last decade. In the Financial Year 2018-19, the GDP was a ...
3 Takeaways From Facebook's Small Business Week Announcement  Inc.Facebook announced a series of new initiatives targeting small business owners. Here's what they are, and what they mean to you.
Here's how the government’s new debt relief scheme for small business owners will work  Business Insider IndiaThe Ministry of Corporate Affairs, in conjunction with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India - which oversees the country's bankruptcy code - are ...
What Facebook's Latest Video-Ranking Updates Mean for Your Small Business  Social Media TodayFacebook recently announced that it's tweaking its News Feed algorithm to reward creators who publish video *content* that sees longer average watch times, ...
3 Small Business Roadblocks and How to Get Around Them  Inc.Roadblocks can bring your business to a complete stop. But if you anticipate these roadblocks and have a plan on how to get around them, you will get to where ...
Startups target banks' small business customers in FX payments drive  ReutersLONDON (Reuters) - Revolut and TransferWise are signing up thousands of small businesses a month for foreign exchange payments, touting slicker *service* ...
Key lawmakers want to help small companies get Pentagon contracts. Here's how.  DefenseNews.comA bipartisan pair of U.S. senators have introduced a bill to make it easier for small companies to do business with the Pentagon, through larger defense firms.
Explore benefits of funding and collaboration at the Small Business Innovation workshop  UAB NewsJoin the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Collat School of Business along with the Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the ...
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