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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What is the Biggest Moment in the 25 Year History of Digital Marketing?  Small Business TrendsAs he looks at the future of customer experience, Brent Leary discusses the past history of digital marketing as well with Ginger Conlon.
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Nine small business development officials suspended over corruption claims  IOLSeveral officials of the Department of Small Business Development have been suspended with immediate effect.
Small business owners can get free advice - News  GoErie.comWAYNESBORO — Owners of small businesses or those thinking of starting one can get some sound advice in Waynesboro and Greencastle on Tuesday, March ...
4 Ways a Small Business Can Hold on to Key Employees  The Motley FoolBefore you make a major effort to keep an employee from leaving or lock the person up for the long term to keep him or her from even considering going ...
KeyBank Small Business Program Earns Accolade  businessjournaldaily.comCLEVELAND — KeyBank's Small Business Wellness Review program has been recognized by Barlow Research Associates with a 2019 Monarch Innovation ...
Six Searcy small businesses to be selected for 'Small Business Revolution'  www.fox16.comThe six small businesses who will take part in the Hulu show 'Small Business Revolution' will be announced Friday night at 7.
How small businesses are impacted by tax reform  CNBCSmall business owners are benefiting from a business deductions in the tax code but the change to the individual tax code expires after 2025. So what does this ...
How Small Businesses Can Master The Art Of Selling On Amazon  ForbesEveryone knows Amazon is killing America's small businesses — right? Believe it or not, many small business leaders say just the opposite. When commercial ...
Small businesses cheer Trump tax reforms, but some feel they didn't go far enough  CNBCTax breaks enacted to help small businesses aren't permanent, and that's made it difficult for business owners to make long-term decisions.
Growth Tour rolls in with North Bay small-business tips March 27  North Bay Business JournalAcquiring customers, managing money, implementing technology and marketing are among the top topics for small-business owners in the region that will be ...
What Small Businesses Can Learn from Slack's Rebranding  Business News DailyThere is a right way to rebrand. Learn a few do's and don'ts from Slack's recent decision to change its logo.
3 Big-Business Things a Small Business Must Do  The Motley FoolIt's not always easy to compete, but there are a few areas in which it's important to figure it out.
What small businesses need to know about Federal Budget 2019  Financial PostCFIB president Dan Kelly says small businesses have reason to worry over some of the measures introduced in the budget.
Mouthguard maker, artificial intelligence company win 'small business of the year' awards  MLive.comA Saline mouthguard company will receive the "Best Small Business" award in May through the Michigan Small Business Development Center.
Small Business Trends to Consider That Can Help Increase Business  Paris ExpressSmall business owners have advantages and challenges that leaders of larger companies do not. Whether an entrepreneur is in the early stages of executing ...
House price falls could spill over into small business, financial regulators warn  ABC NewsFalling house prices could spill over into small business lending, squeezing already tight credit conditions and their ability to raise much needed cash, according ...
Joburg small businesses scrambling to stay afloat as load shedding takes toll  EWNSmall companies and entrepreneurs have been hit the hardest and have been given little hope by Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe, who warned that it could ...
A Few Simple Ways to Protect Your Small Business From Employee Theft  Inc.You need to have practices and systems in place to prevent wrongdoing.
Keep your business booming: Five keys to small business success  Forbes IndiaA Seattle entrepreneur speaks about the things to keep in mind to improve chances of small business success.
Want more small business shine? Grow your Twitter universe  USA TODAYMost entrepreneurs fail to take advantage of all the ways a booming Twitter network can enhance their small business.
The Atlanta Small Business Show on CBS: Episode 5 - [03.23.19]  Atlanta Small Business NetworkWe had some great segments on this week's episode of the Atlanta Small Business Show, now on Peachtree TV every Saturday morning.
Report on Small Business Newsletter: Top takeaways for private companies on the federal budget  The Globe and MailThis is the weekly Report on Small Business newsletter. If you're reading this on the web, or if someone forwarded this e-mail to you, you can sign up for it and ...
Cannabis Thought Leader: 'It's Inevitable' Big Pot Will Stifle Small Business  CheddarBy Chloe Aiello. As more companies test the waters of the legal hemp and cannabis industries, "it is only inevitable" behemoths in alcohol, tobacco, and ...
The Case for Big Business  The Wall Street JournalWashington. Democrats and Republicans seem to have irreconcilable views on economics, but on one point they agree: Small business is better than big.
Sample small business thank you letters to get you started  Small Business TrendsExpressing appreciation to clients and employees doesn't have to be a chore. See these sample small business thank you letters.
39% of Small Business Hires This Year Will Be Sales and Marketing Staff  Small Business TrendsThe latest report on small business 2019 recruiting trends from Clutch says 39% of businesses will be adding sales and marketing employees.
Duplin County farmer named 'Small Business Person of the Year' in NC  WCTI12.comA Duplin County farmer, who is a Canadian immigrant and naturalized U. S. citizen, has been named the 2019 SBA North Carolina Small Business Person of the ...
PEO fully-insured plan what is best for small business  Employee Benefit NewsThe best approach to acquiring health insurance depends on the specifics of the company and individual employees.
Digital Lending To Small Business Set To Surge, Says BCG-Omidyar Report  BloombergQuintIf payments were the chosen flavor of the fintech universe a few years ago, then digital lending, particularly to small business, is the newest opportunity attracting ...
Innoblue, Career Services Team Up To Bring Small Business & Startup Fair To Campus  Onward StateFor students interesting in pursuing careers off the beaten path, Penn State Career Services and student organization Innoblue have teamed up to bring you the ...
How load shedding has impacted small businesses  News24Small business owners in Braamfontein are concerned that they may have to close their businesses if rampant load shedding continues. Speaking to News24 ...
New Data Breach Trends: Small Business Identity Records Now Target #1 for Hackers  CPO MagazineNew 4iQ report indicates that data breaches were up by over 420% from 2017, exposing a total of almost 15 billion identity records. Small businesses are being ...
Last call for entries in Greater Sarasota Chambers small business contest  Sarasota Herald-TribuneThe application deadline for small companies to enter the annual Frank G. Berlin Small Business Awards is fast approaching. Completed entries for the Greater ...
This is how a small business could open a rent-free shop at Intu Derby  Derbyshire LiveOne small business could open a shop at Intu Derby rent-free if they are lucky enough to win this new competition. Budding entrepreneurs are in with a chance ...
Small Business 401(k) Recordkeeper Redesigns Website  PLANSPONSORLT Trust's new website will serve as a 401(k) resource center to employers sponsoring 401(k) plans and to their employees.
Federal budget 2019: Top takeaways for private companies  The Globe and MailPerry Yuen is an associate partner in EY Canada's Private Client Services practice. The federal budget tabled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau focuses on the ...
St. Pete opens small business opportunities at the Pier  St Pete CatalystA handful of small businesses will get a chance to sell their goods on what essentially will be the front door of the new St. Pete Pier. The city plans to include ...
Microsoft: Windows 10 Will Auto-Uninstall Buggy Updates...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? 1 — Microsoft: Windows 10 can now ...
5 Life Lessons from “Wise Guy” Guy Kawasaki  Small Business TrendsThis week on the Small Business Radio Show, Barry Moltz talks lessons from Guy Kawasaki with the man himself. Here's a peek at the top 5.
Gov. Abbott invites local entrepreneurs to small business conference in Edinburg  MonitorSouth Texas entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business can attend a Small Business Conference on Friday, March 29 in Edinburg, according to a ...
Small Business Hiring Breaks Record  The Wall Street JournalThe great American jobs machine is still roaring. Slowing global growth and trade friction may cloud the economic horizon, but U.S. small businesses in ...
What’s the magic number for cash in a small business? Here are strategies to figure that out.  Philly.comAsk any small-business owner and you'll be told that having plenty of cash in the bank is probably the most important indicator of our financial health.
HP Updates Its Consumer and Small Business PCs  Thurrott.comHP today announced new Envy laptops and convertibles for consumers and a new lineup of ProBooks and HP ProDesk PCs for small businesses.
Social Media Management for Small Businesses: How to Do It  Black EnterpriseThe internet has 4.2 billion users, 3.4 billion of whom are actively using social media. Clearly, social media management for small businesses is necessary if you ...
Small business grows in NYS, but pay lags behind nation  Times Union Albany. New York might be doing a little better at creating small business jobs than the rest of the nation, but those jobs aren't paying as well as those elsewhere ...
The Best Food Delivery Apps to Boost Your Income  Small Business TrendsUsing the best food delivery apps can help your restaurant, fast food chain or catering business boost sales and make more money.
DOE Announces $100 Million in Small Business Innovation and Technology Funding  Energy.govWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer ...
Suncorp targets extra $3b in small biz loans  Sydney Morning HeraldSuncorp has vowed to ramp up small business lending by $3 billion, buoyed by officials pushing back against a key recommendation of the Hayne royal ...
Opinion: Small business tax would kill Michigan jobs  The Detroit NewsCalley writes: "We should be sending small businesses a thank you note, not a substantially larger tax bill."
Load shedding: Small business owners are losing money  EWNMany business owners have introduced flexitime for workers and are using generators to power the essentials.
Expectations of weaker economy unites small business owners  Boston 25 NewsNEW YORK (AP) - Although small businesses vary widely in terms of size, industry and issues, they do appear to be generally united by a growing uneasiness ...
China's small businesses are promised more money  Euromoney magazineChinese premier Li Keqiang has told the country's banks they need to increase their lending to small companies, but the details are fuzzy.
How a former Vogue fashion assistant built Glossier from a small blog to a $1.2 billion beauty business  Business Insider IndiaWeiss moved to New York at 18 to study at New York University, majoring in studio art. It was at this point that she made her first foray into the fashion and beauty ...
Keller @ Large: Tariffs Impacting Small Business Owner In Weymouth  CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – The global trade battle begun by President Trump over a year ago shows no sign of abating, even though the negative impact on American ...
Another Voice: California can help small businesses and lower its uninsured rate at the same time  Sacramento Business JournalThe only way to ensure small-business owners, their employees and the self-employed have access to the affordable coverage is by fighting attempts to ...
How to protect your small business from the dark web  TechRepublicEducation, monitoring and response tools, and training about the dark web are essential to protecting your small business from cybercriminals.
Cincinnati restaurateur named Ohio’s Small Business Person of the Year  Cincinnati Business CourierThe owner of a Mount Washington restaurant that began in modest fashion five years ago is the recipient of a prestigious state award.
Small businesses struggle to find qualified candidates, report finds  CNBCMarty Mucci, president and CEO of Paychex, joins "Squawk Box" to explain Paychex's small business job index report. The discussion touches on the struggles ...
No, immigrant-owned small businesses won’t “do just fine” under California’s new privacy law  OCRegisterI was drawn in by the coverage of last month's hearing in the State Capitol on California's new privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Small Business Women Celebrated in Gros Islet  Loop News St. LuciaWomen around the world celebrated International Women's Day on the 8th of this month but to some organizations, the entire month of March is dedicated to ...
Brewer named VT Small Business Person of the Year  Vermont BizThe owner of a St. Albans brewing company is named the 2019 Vermont Small Business Person of the Year. Steve Gagner, owner and founder of 14th Star ...
The Ultimate Guide to Writing Your First RFP Response — And Making it Kick Ass  Business 2 CommunityIf you're a small business owner embarking on your first response to an RFP (Request For Proposals), you're probably feeling both excited and apprehensive.
4 reasons you should work for a small business  Fox BusinessIt can be a smart move for your career, but maybe not for the reasons you think.
Small businesses suffer under bank credit squeeze  The Australian Financial ReviewSmall businesses face a worsening credit squeeze as more lenders tighten the screws on using the equity in residential properties for borrowing, by reining in ...
3 Reasons Online Marketplaces Help Small Business Owners Choose the Best Health Insurance  DATAQUESTProviding your employees with insurance coverage is one of the best ways for small business owners to support their employees. Employees with health ...
73% of All Small Business Teams Will Have Remote Workers by 2028  Small Business TrendsThe latest statistics from Upwork reveal the growth of remote workforce trends. Will we all wind up working from home eventually?
61% of Veteran Small Business Owners Built Their Business on Facebook  Small Business TrendsIf small business owners want to succeed, they need to understand the impact of technology on small business and customer expectations.
Small businesses expected to bear the brunt of load shedding  Fin24While large companies have grown resilient to the impact of load shedding after a decade of grid pains, small and medium businesses remain particularly ...
5 Unexpected Places to Network for B2B Business Leads  Small Business TrendsHere are a few unexpected and unconventional places where you should try to do some B2B networking to find your next new prospective client.
Why South Africans should get into the pothole-fixing business  BusinessTechThere are still many opportunities for small businesses in South Africa – provided you know where to look, says Dawie Roodt, chief economist at the Efficient ...
Blake Pate named Small Business Person of the Year in Florence  SCNowFLORENCE, S.C. – Blake Pate followed in his father's footsteps on Tuesday when he was named the 2019 Small Business Person of the Year during the ...
"It's a mess": Midwest flooding leaves small businesses reeling  Marketplace APMHeavy rain and melting snow have brought historic flooding to parts of the Midwest. Around 200 miles of Missouri River levees in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and ...
The definitions of micro, small, and medium businesses have just been radically overhauled – here's how  Business Insider South Africa"Very small enterprises" have disappeared entirely, as have asset-value ceilings. And companies with turnover of up to R220 million can now qualify as ...
Think About Starting a Side Hustle? 50 Ideas to Consider  Small Business TrendsSide hustles are basically gigs or businesses that you can easily manage alongside a full time job or business. Here are 50 side hustle ideas to consider.
Small Business Construction Expo Coming to Oakland March 22  Engineering News-RecordThe annual Small Business Construction Expo will make its first appearance in Oakland on March 22. Held at the Oakland Marriott, the event celebrates small ...
Facebook powering small business to access markets, says India head  Economic TimesNEW DELHI: Social networking giant Facebook is powering small business across the country by providing tools on its platforms to access markets, which ...
GDPR: What Small Businesses Need To Know  ForbesRemaining GDPR compliant means building a business that data users can trust.
10 Tips for Updating Your Small Biz Strategies with New Innovations  Small Business TrendsShares. |. 175 · 36 · Print This Article · 3 · Email this Article. 175. Shares. 175 · 36 · 3. Email this Article Print This Article. Updated tech is extremely important for ...
Big banks join forces with mini-hubs for small business  Financial TimesThree of Britain's four largest banks have teamed up to launch jointly-run mini- branches for business customers amid rising concerns that branch closures and ...
3/17/19: American Black Journal - Small Business Workshop / Fresh Nation  Detroit PBS - One DetroitThe 5th annual Small Business Workshop is coming up in May, and this year's theme focuses on how small business owners can navigate changes in the ...
A passion for small business is overrated – it won't make you money  The GuardianMy most successful small-business clients aren't the most passionate. What excites them is making money.
Small Business Owner On Trump's Tariffs And Trade With China  NPRNPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Tiffany Williams about how President Trump's tariffs are affecting her business. She's the co-owner of a luggage shop in ...
Small Business Spotlight: Delightfully Delicious  WHECIt's a dog eat dog world when it comes to the competitive pet treats business...
Australia's NAB to expand threshold for small business protections  ReutersNational Australia Bank said on Friday it would expand the threshold for small business protections and would work with regulators to implement other key ...
Find best small business software | Komando.com  KomandoFind the best small business software solutions to get your business started on the right foot.
Searcy, Arkansas is the Winner of Small Business Revolution Season 4  Small Business TrendsSmall Business Revolution Season 4 will take place in the town of Searcy, Arkansas. Here's what that means for the town as well as viewers.
Grab woos small businesses with suite of financial services  The Business TimesSingapore. GRAB is stepping up its efforts to court micro-entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). On Tuesday, the firm launched a slew of ...
Happy Small Business Development Center Day  County 3According to a proclamation signed by Gov. Mark Gordon, March 20, 2019, is Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Day in Wyoming. SBDC Day ...
When Facebook and Instagram are down, small businesses and big brands can suffer  Phys.OrgFor Maatie Alcindor, Facebook is less about reaching out to old friends and more about connecting with new clients.
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