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 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.
From Humble Beginnings, Caked Up Cafe Became a Celebrity Hotspot  Small Business TrendsCaked Up Cafe may have humble beginnings, but they've grown into a favorite among city elites. Read their bakery success story in our Small Biz Spotlight.
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.
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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 ...
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How small business 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 ...
Governor Walz recognizes Small Business Development Centers  wtip.orgGovernor Tim Walz has proclaimed March 20 “Small Business Development Centers Day” in Minnesota, recognizing the important role Small Business ...
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.
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US Air Force boosting small business contracting to increase innovation  IHS Jane's 360Key Points The US Air Force is emphasising more small business contracting The *service* wants more cutting-edge technologies to start in the USAF The US Air ...
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 ...
Load shedding: Small business owners are losing money  EWNMany business owners have introduced flexitime for workers and are using generators to power the essentials.
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.
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 ...
Rodeway Inn Wins Best Hotel Wi-Fi Honors for 2019  Small Business TrendsThe economy-priced hotel chain Rodeway Inn has won the title of of having the fastest hotel WiFi in 2019. Check out the other winners as well.
Salt City Coffee Credits Small Business Development Center for Cafe's Continued Success  WAERThe owners of a small business in Syracuse says they probably wouldn't be celebrating their business' second anniversary if it was not for great coaching.
Greens Court Small Business With Energy Savings Policy  Solar QuotesThe Greens yesterday launched a six- point plan the party says will assist small business in slashing power bills and switching to clean energy.
Your View: The Small Business Administration offers help to growing number of women small business owners  Allentown Morning CallThe Small Business Administration salutes women entrepreneurs who make up a growing share of U.S. small business owners.
/REPEAT -- Federal budget: Little relief from rising small business taxes/  Canada NewsWireCanada Training Benefit requires stronger link to employer needs OTTAWA, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) ...
How small businesses can soften the pensions blow  MoneyWeekThere are ways for small businesses to mitigate the effect of increased costs of higher pension contributions.
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 ...
Small business logistics to become hyper-personalized | Transport and logistics  Enterprise InnovationCome 2020, delivery will become hyper-personalized – transforming how Asia's entrepreneurs and small businesses grow, connect and compete globally.
How reducing your carbon footprint can increase business productivity  http://smallbusiness.co.ukCoupling new ways of working with the latest technology reduces your carbon footprint while increasing productivity and the bottom line.
Get your Online Business Ready for the Summer Slow Down  Small Business TrendsSpring is almost here. Then come summer, and that season (for some online businesses) is known for the summer slowdown phenomenon. Here's how to deal.
Schemel, Shippensburg to host Small Business Outreach Day  Herald-Mail MediaWAYNESBORO, Pa. — Pennsylvania state Rep. Paul Schemel will partner with the Shippensburg (Pa.) University Small Business Development Center to host ...
Small businesses oppose new tax  Fenton Tri County TimesOn March 5, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released her proposed 2020 budget. This proposed budget contains a number of controversial items, such as an increase ...
Small Business Administration closing local flood victim outreach offices  DailyTrib.comFROM STAFF REPORTS. U.S. Small Business Administration officials announced they are closing the Disaster Loan Outreach Offices in Burnet and Llano ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Small Business Center to hold 'Marketing Your Business' seminar  The MountaineerThe Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar titled, “Marketing Your Business,” Tuesday, April 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the ...
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.
Cabin Coffee named one of nation's best small businesses  Clear Lake Mirror Reporter(Above) Cabin Coffee owners Brad and Angie Barber. The owners of a Clear Lake homegrown— make that 'home-brewed' business— have been named as ...
Atlanta Small Business Profile - Zach Wojohn, Executive Parking Systems  Atlanta Small Business NetworkOn this week's episode of the Atlanta Small Business Profile, Ted Jenkin welcomes Zach Wojohn, president and CEO of Executive Parking Systems, Inc.
Local Businesses Celebrated as Minnesota Recognizes Small Business Day  WDIOLocal Northland businesses were celebrated on Wednesday as Minnesota recognized Small Business Day.
Federal budget: Little relief from rising small business taxes  Canada NewsWireCanada Training Benefit requires stronger link to employer needs OTTAWA, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) ...
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.
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."
Covington Small Business Program provides incentives to give boost to four more businesses  User-generated contentA pizza pub, a full-*service* salon, a wedding design/planning firm, and a soon-to-arrive coffee shop that will feature music and art are the latest beneficiaries of ...
Five key events for your PR strategy in April  http://smallbusiness.co.ukJournolink's Simran Ghata-Aura outlines what you should be including in your PR strategy during the month of April.
Small Business Spotlight: Delightfully Delicious  WHECIt's a dog eat dog world when it comes to the competitive pet treats business...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Small businesses shift focus to talent retention  Greater Baton Rouge Business ReportAs the labor market continues to tighten, small businesses are starting to fight to retain employees, The Houston Chronicle reports. Ninety-three percent of small- ...
Small Business Development Center opening at Temple Ambler  Temple University NewsTemple University is expanding its Small Business Development Center to its suburban Ambler Campus.
Know When to Fold 'Em: When Is It Time to Close Your Small Business?  Black EnterpriseOpening a business is a great moment of pride. You hang your sign and tell everyone you know about your new venture. Unfortunately, it is that same pride that ...
Expectations of weaker economy unites small business owners  Sentinel ColoradoNEW YORK | Although small businesses vary widely in terms of size, industry and issues, they do appear to be generally united by a growing uneasiness about ...
When Bank Branches Close, Digital Lending Levels The Playing Field For Small Business Borrowers  ForbesOverall, the cost of capital right now is relatively low, small businesses are looking to secure funding, and for many companies, recent financial performances ...
U.S. CEO Optimism Cools as Global Uncertainty Dims Outlook  Washington PostOptimism among chief executive officers of large U.S. companies cooled for a fourth straight quarter amid greater uncertainty about global economic growth, ...
Find best small business software  KomandoFind the best small business software solutions to get your business started on the right foot.
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.
The Supreme Court’s Online Sales Tax Ruling Is Already a Huge Headache for Small Businesses - Reason.com  ReasonAn overlooked ruling could force small businesses to pay sales tax in dozens, even hundreds, of jurisdictions where they have no representation.
Raleigh business struggling after video shows thief stealing thousands in equipment  WTVD-TVA Raleigh small business owner is hoping someone can identify a thief who has put his electrical company in a bind.
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 ...
From vineyard to fin-tech, Irish American companies make big impact  IrishCentralThe first ten companies named as honorees at the 2019 Irish American Small Business-Big Impact Awards demonstrate the strength and the breadth of Irish ...
Hammond announces crackdown on late payments to small businesses  Financial TimesSmall businesses hope the end of late payments “could finally be in sight” after Philip Hammond announced a crackdown on the practice that causes 50,000 ...
Businesses are missing out on government tender opportunities  DynamicBusinessBusinesses are losing out on lucrative projects as they are not submitting for work through government tenders. In particular it is SMEs that are not.
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 ...
"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 ...
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 ...
Recent college grad grows business through Miss Muff'n acquisition  The Daily MemphianIn three years, Kelsey Loebel went from baking in her parents' kitchen in Collierville to buying one of Germantown's most established bakeries. Loebel founded ...
FAIR FOCUSES ON SMALL BUSINESS - Surf Coast Times  TIMES NEWS GROUPFederal government agencies, not-for-profits andbusiness leaders offered a pop-up event of tips and advice at the Geelong Small Business Fair in Newtown on ...
Small firms have 'no resources' for no-deal Brexit planning  Sky NewsSmall businesses are resigned to whatever happens with Brexit as they do not have the resources to plan for a no-deal scenario, according to the Federation of ...
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.
ACTU’s push for minimum wage hike a risk for small firms  The West AustralianSmall WA companies say they are in no condition to absorb an 11 per cent hike in the minimum wage over two years as proposed by the ACTU.
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.
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.
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 ...
SBA announces Morgantown's Mills as Small Business Person of Year for WV  WV NewsMORGANTOWN — Michael Mills, managing principal of the Mills Group in Morgantown, has been named 2019 Small Business Person of the Year for West ...
Best Small Business Web Site to be Named by Web Marketing Association in 23rd Annual WebAward Competition  PR.comThe 23rd annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development is now accepting entries. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition ...
Veem Unveils Tariff Relief Program to Ease Small Business Concerns  Small Business TrendsVeem, a business financing and payments platform, recently unveiled a tariff relief program designed to help those affected by the U.S. China trade war.
Small business hit hardest by Eskom crisis, warns Uasa  CitizenPublic Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan's admission that he was unable to say when the rotational blackouts would come to an end was a clear indication of ...
Feast Gourmet Kitchen Shop Named To Best Small Business List  Gourmet InsiderFeast Gourmet Kitchen Shop has been named one of 2019's best small businesses, an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.
Our prosperity is built on small business  The AustralianTwo weeks ago, I wrote about the exponential rise of sole traders who surged by 65000 last financial year, up from 10000 just five years earlier.
Shanghai banks pledge to help small business  Shine NewsShanghai banks said on Tuesday they would aim to provide more innovative and customized financial products and services to help private businesses grow, ...
List of all private investors for small business in South Africa 2019  Briefly.co.zaThe long list of ⭐ PRIVATE INVESTORS FOR SMALL BUSINESS IN SOUTH AFRICA ⭐ is the best motivation if you have a great idea, but no starting capital.
A third of small businesses have no cyber security strategy  City A.M.A third of small businesses in the UK have no cyber security strategies in place, a new report has found. Research by charity Business in the Community (BITC) ...
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 ...
Niagara Falls Community Development: First round of small business support fund grants announced  Niagara Frontier PublicationsThe Niagara Falls Community Development Department (NFCD) is announcing Small Business Support Fund (SBSF) grant awards to three local, ...
Can Small Businesses Really Afford to Neglect IT?  Small Business TrendsFor companies that ignore tech, redefining IT for XaaS can quickly go from cure-all to problem if the myriad tools aren't properly managed.
Why Your Small Business Must Have an Internal Employee App  AXcess NewsCurrently, there are around 30 million small buisiness in the US. And guess what? Almost every single one of them is facing the same challenges. Let me rattle ...
Lawmakers race to OK SALT cap workaround for small businesses  Burlington County TimesThe cap is likely the most controversial component of the federal tax overhaul approved by the GOP-controlled Congress and President Donald Trump at the end ...
Pamplin Media Group - Governor's Marketplace offers small-business connections  Pamplin Media GroupGovernor's Marketplace offers small-business connections , Local News, Portland local News, Breaking News alerts for Portland city.
Rural Strong Washington program comes to Sequim  Sequim GazetteSmall business owners can lean about how to access local and federal resources at a new series of information sessions coming to Sequim later this month.
Tag: Small Business Accounting Software Market  TechZiffySmall Business Accounting Software Market Report Provided Full Details of Executive summary, Scope of the report, Research Methodology, Introduction, 2019 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Made in Vermont: Local Businesses Win Out Over Chains  U.S. News & World ReportIn the Green Mountain State, residents eschew large stores in favor of independent retailers.
Small Biz Focus: Arlington -- The #1 Digital County in the U.S.  ARLnowFor the third consecutive year, Arlington County was ranked the #1 Digital County in the United States, but what exactly is a digital county? This weeks Small.
Binghamton Business Plan Competition Open  wnbf.comEntries are being taken for the latest Binghamton Local Development Corporation and SUNY Broome Entrepreneurial Assistance Program Business Plan ...
Scotiabank cuts interest rates for mortgages, small business loans  Loop News JamaicaScotiabank has announced it is reducing interest rates for mortgages and small business loans to new lows. The bank revealed new reduced loan rates of 6.99 ...
Property one option for small business  The Australian Financial ReviewWhen most small business owners think about acquiring property through their self-managed super fund (SMSF), they often assume the only way to do it is by ...
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 ...
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.
A $10 billion deficit: Small businesses are Australia's biggest tax dodgers, ATO says  SmartCompany.com.auThe ATO is targeting cash-only businesses in a crackdown on $10 billion in unpaid small-business income tax, Chris Jordan has said.
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