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 5G mobile technology will help your small business  http://smallbusiness.co.uk5G will stimulate the emergence of start-ups and small businesses, opening the door to create products and services unimaginable before.
LLC or sole proprietorship? Get answers to your small business questions  USC NewsThe director of USC's Small Business Clinic answers key small business questions like deciding between an LLC or sole proprietorship.
UK Small Business Events and Exhibitions Calendar  http://smallbusiness.co.ukA diary of upcoming events of interest for UK SMEs and small business owners. We have listed out each event or exhibition, telling you what each one is about ...
Top Factors to Consider When Starting a Small Business with Little Capital  Arabian GazetteHere are the top things to consider when starting a small business with little capital. Lack of funds is usually the biggest concern among aspiring entrepreneurs.
How Malware Can Cripple Your Small Business  Business.comArtificial intelligence and machine learning are making malware harder than ever to detect. Here's how to protect yourself from this threat.
Want to start a small business? Here’s how Mecklenburg County wants to help.  Charlotte ObserverMecklenburg County is starting a small business loan program in its most recent effort to target racial inequity. The county commissioners quadrupled spending ...
Alleged TV scam targeting small businesses goes international  Sydney Morning HeraldAn alleged scam involving television marketing company Viewble Media which has hit over 1000 Australian small businesses is now targeting businesses in the ...
Milton to host 3rd Small Business Expo  Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThe city of Milton will host the third annual Milton Small Business Symposium on Thursday, June 20,...
VIDEO: Tent-Sational Events named Small Business of the Year  The Union-RecorderCindy Nunn and Andy Dunn were about as excited as two people could be when it was announced Saturday night that their business, Tent-Sational Events, had ...
Seven Ways To Save Time With Small Business Automation  ForbesAutomation tools can help free up your time and allow you to focus on the most important aspects of your small business.
Small Business Optimism Rises To Historic Highs  pymnts.comEconomy News: The NFIB said small business optimism rose 1.5 points in May, surpassing pre-shutdown levels, thanks to strong hiring, investment and sales.
Variable Rate Loans Become More Attractive For Small Businesses As Fed Mulls Rate Cut  ForbesWhether you are a small business owner applying for traditional bank term loans or for an SBA loan, in most cases the funding will be a variable rate loan.
Wealth of Knowledge: How to Succeed With Your Small Business  U.S. News & World ReportGerri Detweiler, education director for Nav and small business and credit expert, comes on the show to discuss how to turn your idea into a business, how to get ...
How To Avail A Small Business Loan In India?  ZipLoanFor someone who is working towards growing his business 24X7, a small business loan comes in handy. Why let a lack of funds stop him in pursuing his dream ...
Fraud watch: business owners need to beware  NEWS.com.auScammers are homing in on Australia's 2.5 million small businesses, preying on their lack of time and resources in a rising wave of attacks. Self-employed ...
How AI Could Help Small Businesses  Harvard Business ReviewOn a Thursday morning at 5:30 AM, Alex sipped her latte, her elbows atop the *service* counter. Each day at this time, the sunlight through the front window ...
Beto O'Rourke unveils small business plan to address racial wealth disparities  Fox NewsFormer Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, unveiled another plan geared toward ending racial inequality on Saturday, pledging that as president he would vastly ...
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More Than 150,000 U.S. Small-Business Websites Could Be Infected With Malware at Any Given Moment. Here's How to Protect Yours.  EntrepreneurSmall-business victims were involved in 43 percent of data breaches over the course of a year, according to a recent report.
Alternative sources of funding for Small Business  Florida TrendQUESTION: I have limited resources and need financial help in starting a new business venture. What programs are available to low income, women and ...
Mediaplanet and Michael Strahan Come Together to Celebrate National Small Business Week and Entrepreneurship in America  BenzingaNEW YORK, June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Celebrating small businesses in America, Mediaplanet recently launches "Small Business" campaign this ...
Small business advocates furious as B.C.’s employer health tax payments begin  Global NewsAs employers began filing their first payments for B.C.'s new employer health tax Saturday, business advocates are calling on the province to rethink the policy.
Small Business Vs. Big Business: Past, Present And Future  ForbesWhat's changed, what's remained the same and what's going to happen next?
New York Weighs Law to Crack Down on Predatory Loans With 400% Rates  Washington PostLast year, an array of New York officials, from county clerks to Governor Andrew Cuomo, promised to stop a group of predatory lenders that have been using the ...
Small-business optimism rises to pre-shutdown levels  MarketWatchThe numbers: The index of small-business optimism from the National Federation of Independent Business rose to 105.0 in May. Economists surveyed by ...
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Ontario government cuts funding to youth business organization Futurpreneur Canada  The Globe and MailThe Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade is not going ahead with $1.2-million in scheduled funding for the organization for the 2019-2020 ...
Ann Marie Puig on How a Small Business Can Compete Against Large Companies  EIN NewsCosta Rican longtime entrepreneur and philanthropist discusses how a small business or startup can compete against larger, more-established organizations.
The Trump Administration's Newest Health Care Rule Could Shake Up Small Business Benefits Nationwide  Inc.The rule makes health reimbursement arrangement plans more accessible to small businesses beginning in 2020.
Is America Losing Its Small Businesses?  ForbesLargely because the burdens of government regulation fall unevenly, small businesses have lost ground compared to large. Fintech offers hope that the gap will ...
What is Experiential Marketing and How Can it Benefit my Small Business?  Small Business TrendsExperiential marketing is a strategy using experiences to make an emotional connection to your prospects. Here's how it can help your small business.
Eagle Eye Innovations named Small Business of 2019 at Lincolnshire tech awards  Commercial Drone ProfessionalEagle Eye Innovations, the company behind RUSTA, has picked up the Small Business of the Year Award. It won the accolade at the annual Lincolnshire ...
Palaszczuk Government to scrap small business fund after taxpayer grants sent overseas  7NEWSThe Government has sensationally scrapped a multi-million dollar Queensland small business fund after 7 News discovered most taxpayer grants were sent to ...
Crucial Cybersecurity Practices for Small Business Owners  Enterprise Security MagThe primary concern lies in the fact that small businesses think that they are too small and unimportant to be targeted, while really, the opposite...
Elizabeth Warren proposes $7 billion in grants for minority businesses  Vox.comWarren's newest plan would provide $7 billion in grants to minority-owned businesses.
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Summer slowdown? 3 things a small business can do  Fox BusinessFor some companies, summer is a slower period. Here's what you can do.
How two aerospace engineers help small enterprises go green  BusinessLineGTarang provides technologically optimised and affordable clean energy solutions.
What is Five Nines and How Can Your Small Business Achieve It?  Small Business TrendsThe term Five Nines Uptime is jargon cloud *service* providers use to refer to 99.999% availability. Here's why it's important to small businesses.
Five Signs You're Ready To Grow Your Small Business  ForbesRely on these indicators to assess your chances of successful business growth.
MARKET MATTERS: Using your tax return to fund a small business  New Haven RegisterTax refund checks have flown through the air as so many homing pigeons, returned to the roost as their owners weighed possible uses. A family vacation ...
Sarasota named #2 Best Small City to Start a Small Business  Longboat Key NewsThe City of Sarasota has been swirling with accolades recently in the National Press. Last month, it was named the 18th best place to live in the nation by U.S. ...
12 Small Business Podcasts That Will Help You Sell More  ForbesIf your goal is to sell more of your product or *service* to customers, these 12 podcasts offer valuable information on how to improve your sales.
SBA Announces Funding Opportunity to Support Small Business Innovation  Virgin Islands Daily NewsThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the 2019 Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. The FAST Program is ...
Kasten: Honoring small business a Sarasota Chamber tradition  Sarasota Herald-TribuneSmall business is the heart of the business community and our Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce!\Sarasota would not be what it is today without the ...
How Automation Helps [Small] Businesses Increase Agility  Business 2 CommunityRapid change and technology have made organizational agility an absolute must for businesses in the 21st century. If efficiency was the key to success in the ...
The Best Order Management Software for Small Businesses  Small Business TrendsYou may find Running an online business rewarding. But stresses clearly come with the job. So good order management software remains critical for any small ...
Small Business Regulations  InvestopediaSmall business owners need to know the rules and regulations governing their enterprise. From licenses to business structures and taxes, we cover it all.
The 4 pillars of procurement for small businesses  Supply Chain DiveThe job posting landed in my inbox as a result of an imperfect algorithm. A manufacturing company that had received its first round of funding was seeking an ...
Small business cultures need to evolve along with work force  Idaho Business ReviewExperts on company culture say employees need respect and encouragement to thrive, which will help the company as a whole. File photo. Meloney Perry once ...
43% of Small Businesses Say Chinese Tariffs Will Increase Their Costs  Small Business TrendsThe longer the US – China trade war continues, the higher the small business impact of Chinese tariffs. Here's the details.
Customers to avoid in a small business  The PunchOkechukwu Nnodim, Abuja It is common for most small business owners to see any customer as a good customer. But this may not be exactly correct. ...
Digital Print Solutions gains first-place honors, small-business category: Top Workplaces 2019  cleveland.comDigital Print Solutions gains the No. 1 spot among small employers on the Top Workplaces recognition for 2019. It's only the second year the company has been ...
How to File Small Business Taxes  InvestopediaYour small business is up and running, but tax time is coming. Knowing the requirements and proper filing procedures will ensure you remain in compliance.
GoDaddy launches an internet bundle to bring Indian small businesses online  YourStoryInternet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy has recently launched its Online Starter Bundle, an all-in-one internet solution for small business ...
Small businesses: Having trouble hiring? Make the process easier  USA TODAYWorkers have choices. Doing these things gives your small business a better chance at landing the employees you need.
Federal law changes call for more small-business tax planning, experts say  North Bay Business JournalThe startup mantra to "move fast and break things" can create problems for small-business accounting. Local experts reveal ways to avoid such pitfalls and take ...
Small businesses cut costs after flood, bridge construction  Associated PressDAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Even though the Village of East Davenport has stayed dry during the flood, business owners are facing difficult decisions as slow ...
Allstar Business Solutions identifies the biggest worries for UK small business owners  FleetPointManaging business travel costs and expenses administration are the biggest headaches for small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMES) in the UK. This is ...
Small Businesses Aren’t Rushing Into AI  The Wall Street JournalArtificial intelligence over the past decade has shifted from research theories to actual practices in corporate offices. But it isn't within the reach of many smaller ...
Remarks by President Trump on Expanding Health Coverage Options for Small Businesses and Workers  Whitehouse.govRose Garden 3:35 P.M. EDT. THE PRESIDENT: (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you. This is very nice. (Applause.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: Happy Birthday, Mr.
Best Cities for Small Businesses  Small Business TrendsOur 2019 rankings of the Best Cities for Small Businesses identify the top 10 cities where small businesses thrive and have an important economic foothold.
Small businesses receive a record £6.7bn in equity funding  http://smallbusiness.co.ukLast year, the UK's small businesses received a record £6.7bn in equity funding, with regional VC funding on the increase. But SMEs are increasingly wary of ...
12 Top Sources of Startup Funding  NavThe startup phase of a business is the most crucial time for funding, and also the most difficult to obtain it. Here are the top sources of startup funding.
Small business forum: Opportunities for small businesses to voice concerns  Niagara Frontier PublicationsNational, regional advocates interact with small businesses at roundtable discussions. U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy Region II ...
3 Hacks To Attract Great Talent For Your Small Business  ForbesHiring and retaining employees is a top challenge facing small businesses. We share small yet significant steps to take to ensure your company attracts the best ...
How some small businesses are ditching plastic  CBC.caSome B.C., businesses were already making the move away from single-use plastics before there was talk of a nationwide plastic ban.
The 6 best industries for small businesses to thrive in, from food trucks to health to micromobility  Business InsiderHow can you make sure your small business is successful? To start, it's all about the market you get into.
New development closes Flushing's quintessential small businesses  Queens Daily Eagle"All these new developers moving in are basically cashing in on the economic activity that the smaller businesses created.”
Ten Business Owners Advance in The UPS Store Small Biz Challenge for a Chance at $25000  GlobeNewswireSAN DIEGO, June 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The UPS Store, Inc. and Inc. magazine have selected 10 semifinalists in the Small Biz Challenge, ...
Small business owners rally to protest tax hikes  CityNews CalgaryCALGARY (660 NEWS) – More than a hundred small business owners rallied outside City Hall Monday morning in advance of City Council's emergency ...
Small business growth weaker in Aberdeen than rest of the UK  Press and JournalFewer business are being created in Aberdeen than any other city in the UK, a new report has revealed. The latest SME health check index, by Clydesdale Bank ...
Small-Business Optimism, Fed Rate Surprise, iPhone Plan: Eco Day  BloombergWelcome to Tuesday, Americas. Here's the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help get your day started:
12 Essential Pieces of Small Business Advice  Small Business TrendsSalesforce has distilled 1000+ suggestions down to 12 bits of small business tips and advice. And for fun, they included some runner-ups as well.
President Trump Remarks on Health Care Coverage for Small Businesses  C-SPANPresident Trump delivers remarks on expanding health care coverage options for small businesses and workers.
The Rise of Coworking Spaces (And The Next Big Shift)  Small Business TrendsThere's clear value in coworking spaces for freelancers and solopreneurs. The latest coworking trends however, show small businesses benefiting, too.
H&R Block Enters into Agreement to Acquire Wave Financial, a Small Business Financial Solutions Platform  GlobeNewswireCompelling acquisition of a highly compatible business will accelerate H&R Block's strategy in the large and expanding small business market, providing new ...
10 Key Steps To Building A Great Small Business Website  ForbesIf you are looking to build a new startup website or make your current site more effective, here are 10 key steps to getting started and helping your small business ...
83% of Small Business Owners Ask Their Accountant for Tech Advice  Small Business TrendsA new report highlights how small businesses turn to their accountants for technology advice. AndZoho partnered with AccountingWeb on the report. It shows ...
Can't find good help? Try these 3 less-tapped resources  Fox BusinessIt's a tight labor market, so you'll have to be more clever to find the workers you need.
Texas Lemonade Stand Law Prevents Police from Shutting Down Stands  Small Business TrendsGovernor Greg Abbot signed the “Texas lemonade stand law” to prevent police/code enforcement officers from shutting down lemonade stands run by kids.
8 things you should know before starting a small business  Business InsiderAdvice for entrepreneurs: get a good accountant; figure out how you'll fund the venture; don't stop marketing; find a niche in the market.
Main Street feels the pinch from China tariffs  CNBCU.S. small business advocates and owners are increasingly pushing back on tariffs. The National Federation of Independent Business said about one-third of its ...
How To Boost Your Small Business Marketing Right Now  ForbesSmall business owners need to stay on top of effective new marketing methods. Here are three approaches that can boost your brand right now.
Federal government launches app for Canadian small business owners  BetaKitThe federal government is bringing its online innovation portal, which matches small businesses with government programs and services, to a mobile ...
Anger at Big Tech Unites Noodle Pullers and Code Writers. Washington Is All Ears.  The New York TimesA wide range of companies are lining up to complain about Silicon Valley's power as lawmakers and regulators step up their scrutiny of Big Tech.
5 PR Tricks Most Freelancers And Small Business Owners Don't Know About  ForbesWhen it comes to selling your product or *service*, you need to find a way to reach your audience. You can do this by spending loads of money on adverts or you ...
7 Ways To Use Tech To Boost Small Business Marketing Efforts  Small Business TrendsYou've clicked on the title for this article. And you now read it voraciously. So you probably run a small business. Small business owners look to grow their ...
Unleash the power of digital transformation  The AdvertiserDid you know that when small businesses are digitally engaged, they are 50 per cent more likely to be growing their revenue, eight times more likely to be ...
Report on Small Business Newsletter: Ontario entrepreneur's gluten-free pasta takes off with consumers  The Globe and MailThis is the weekly Report on Small Business newsletter.
Investigation into disgraced RBS small business unit branded a 'whitewash' by MPs  The IndependentA report by the City watchdog into Royal Bank of Scotland's controversial restructuring business has been branded a "whitewash" by MPs. The Financial ...
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