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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Small Business: Former All Black Israel Dagg's new gig - Beak & Sons  New Zealand HeraldDavid Beak discusses Israel Dagg's new role in his Sydney-based food business.
Where to Get Your Initial Startup Money  Small Business TrendsThe biggest question on most would-be business owners' minds is, “Where will I get the money to start my business?” Here are 10 startup funding sources.
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.
Japan to promote tax hike preparations by small businesses  The Japan TimesThe industry ministry will hold meetings in major cities in June to encourage small businesses to speed up their preparations for the October consumption tax ...
Hackers Going Stealth to Attack Small Businesses  Small Business TrendsThe latest 2019 cybersecurity statistics report looks at attack patterns and risk factors, web code vulnerabilities, and malware types.
SA needs to attract small businesses to create jobs  News24If South Africa could succeed in attracting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from overseas, many more jobs would be created, experts said during a panel ...
The 7 best credit cards for small businesses and entrepreneurs  USA TODAYStarting a company? Whether it's a small business or a venture-backed startup, these credit cards can help your enterprise's bottom line.
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58 Percent of Small Businesses Spend 5 Hours or Less on Marketing  Small Business TrendsHow much time do you spend on marketing for your small business? A new survey carried out by OutboundEngine reveals 58% spend five hours or less on ...
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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 ...
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Local business helps small businesses  KELOLAND TVThis small business lender has been in Sioux Falls since 2013.
Small business optimism up 1.7 points in April, survey says  The Franklin SunOptimism among small business owners continued its steady climb in April, with the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increasing 1.7 points to 103.5.
Elizabeth Warren Has a Theory About Corporate Power  The AtlanticThe left forgot what Roosevelt knew: Small businesses and corporate behemoths have different interests.
Fitness Trackers: Pros and Cons for Small Businesses  Business.comFitness trackers are a popular employee wellness perk, but they have concerns as well as benefits. Are they worth it for your business?
Small Business Administration, FEMA leaders, discuss how they can help flood victims  WQAD MolineLeaders from the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are in the Quad Cities to help victims from the ...
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Here's why it's so hard for small businesses to sell CBD  The OutlinePayment startups have policies against selling hemp-derived products, but larger retailers are allowed to slide while smaller ones get their *service* pulled.
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Report on Small Business Newsletter: Ontario government cuts funding for small-business programs  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 ...
The Atlanta Small Business Show on Peachtree TV: Episode 12 - [5.25.19]  Atlanta Small Business NetworkThe Atlanta Small Business Show: Episode 12 [5.25.19] - We had some great segments on this week's show, airing Saturdays at 10:30 AM on Peachtree TV.
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10 Key Steps for Building a Great Small Business Website  AllBusiness.comIf 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 ...
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Small Business Administration Brings Federal Agencies to Local Entrepreneurs  KVRRFARGO, N.D. -- Small businesses may have a hard time getting funding for projects.
Thornberry bill would help venture-backed startups compete for DoD small business awards  SpaceNewsThornberry is proposing legislation that would make it easier for startups like Capella Space to continue to get private funding and compete for DoD small ...
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 ...
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 ...
Federal Small Business Administration Pressed On Supporting Marijuana Industry  Marijuana MomentSen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) pressed a federal official responsible for advocating for small businesses on Wednesday about whether existing laws and regulations ...
3 Things to Know Before Starting a Small Business  The Motley FoolTwo-thirds of all Americans dream of opening a small business, and it's easy to see why. They romanticize all the good parts -- being your own boss, coming and ...
Why Small Business Marketers Embrace Print  ForbesSmall business marketers have made a pronounced march into digital media. But alongside the allure of digital, the effectiveness of printed materials remains ...
Small-business fintech launches lending platform for banks  American BankerSpurred by bank interest, small-business lending platform Biz2Credit has unveiled a software-as-a-*service* version of its loan management, servicing and risk ...
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, ...
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How a small opportunity gave birth to business | The Mercury  IOLFormer Inanda teacher Bajabulile Bhengu started out working in the tourism industry as a part-time tour guide.
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.
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Bank of Texas Announces Small Business Week $5000 Winner  NasdaqTULSA, Okla., May 24, 2019-- The GAMES Method is the winner of Bank of Texas' Small Business Week $5000 giveaway. The GAMES Method creates.
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?
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.
Impact of US Infrastructure on Small Businesses  Business.comThe U.S. has an infrastructure problem. Here's why that's a concern for small business owners – and what Washington needs to do about it.
Nimble Migrates its Award-Winning Small Business CRM to Microsoft Azure, Bringing Relationships to the Center of Office 365 Workgroups  MarTech SeriesNimble — The Simple, Smart CRM for Office 365 —announced the migration of its market-leading SaaS CRM from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Microsoft ...
'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.
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.
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.
Moody’s Teams Up On Small Business Cash Flow Forecasting  pymnts.comMoody's Corporation is partnering with the Foundation for Small Business Development (FFSBD) to connect small businesses with cash flow forecasting ...
Small Biz Focus: Business Appreciation Month Recap  ARLnowEarlier this month we introduced Arlington Economic Development's (AED) business engagement program and reviewed the many activities that will be taking ...
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?
Where and How to Get a Small Business Loan  Business.comCapital One's Iskender Eguz shares advice on various small business loan options and what it takes to get one.
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.”
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.
Retirement savings bill seeks small business buy-in  Roll Call The House on Thursday will take up what could be the most significant changes in retirement savings policy in more than a decade. But the bill's backers ...
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 ...
Top 4 Trade Show Tips for Small Business Owners  Baltimore Post-ExaminerIf you are a small business owner, perhaps you're already using some form face-to-face marketing in favor of your business. So you know face-to-face ...
Only 49% of Small Businesses Have a Growth Plan  Small Business TrendsEven if a small business doesn't go through with the actual plan, the process of creating a business growth plan is a great learning opportunity.
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.
Retirement bill ups savings levels and expands 401(k)s for small businesses  Fox BusinessLawmakers are working on a bipartisan bill designed to strengthen Americans' retirement security.
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.
Funding Circle Finds Banks Doing A Bad Job Lending To Small Businesses  ForbesA new report from Funding Circle finds traditional banks are dropping the ball when it comes to lending to small businesses.
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 ...
Competition Commission: New competition law good for small business  CNBCAfrica.comThe Competition Amendment Act was signed into law in February this year and is expected to be gazetted soon after president Ramaphosa's inauguration, but ...
Cheaper insurance cover soon for homeowners, small businesses in disaster prone areas  Business TodayA working group of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is mulling over simple and affordable insurance cover for individual ...
10 Small Business Apps, Services And Tech Platforms Every Entrepreneur Should Know About  ForbesThere are a few apps, services and technologies – about ten categories in all – that are critical for small businesses in 2019. Here they are.
Grady Laksmono of Moka on supporting small businesses: Startup Stories  KrASIAMoka is arguably the market leader in Indonesia's point of sale (POS) software development sector. Founded in 2014 by Haryanto Tanjo and Grady Laksmono, ...
Business finance for small businesses  Startups.co.ukThere are a multitude of sources of business finance available to help small businesses achieve their growth ambitions. But deciding which small business ...
A start-up that small enterprises segment can bank on for quick credit  The Hindu BusinessLineIndifi Technologies' platform helps lenders and NBFCs provide loans to SMEs.
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 ...
Homeowners, small businesses can look forward to cheaper insurance cover soon  The Hindu BusinessLineIRDAI panel moots changes in view of recent losses due to natural calamities.
Small-business owners: We want to hire, but we just can’t find ‘qualified’ workers  MarketWatchIs there really a shortage of skilled workers available for hire? Small-business owners certainly seem to think so. They say they want to add workers, but...
Encrypting a small business: Why remote working could be your blindspot  IT PROIn a business environment where cybercrime continues to pose a real and present danger to businesses of all sizes, paying close attention to how data and ...
Eau Claire small business owner joins call for increased flood-resilient infrastructure  WQOW TV News 18With recent flooding here in Eau Claire and across the country, more than 500 business leaders have signed a letter to congress, calling for more protections for ...
Podium CEO Eric Rea on the launch of Teamchat and its origins  Business InsiderPodium is a Utah-based startup that helps businesses, including mom-and-pop shops, boost their online presence and interact with customers.
Small businesses thriving in El Paso with 37 new startups created in 2019  KTSM News Channel 9A local wing restaurant celebrated the grand opening at its new location in East El Paso on May 23.
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.
Bank of Washington Named a 'Best Bank' — By St. Louis Small Business Monthly  The MissourianSt. Louis Small Business Monthly, a publication on strategy, management and innovation for St. Louis-area entrepreneurs and business owners, recently listed ...
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 ...
Canton-based Immerse Agency named 'Small Business of the Year'  Canton Citizen NewspaperThe Metro South Chamber of Commerce recognized Canton-based Immerse Agency as its 2019 “Small Business of the Year” at the chamber's annual awards ...
Former Seven executive facing fraud allegations still bookkeeping  Sydney Morning HeraldFormer Seven West Media executive John Fitzgerald is now looking after the accounts of small businesses in Sydney's western suburbs, despite facing ...
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