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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Look Beyond The Web: 4 Ways To Promote Your Small Business Offline  ForbesLooking for a marketing boost? Go back to the basics.
How One Small Business Found Its Way Into Restaurants Across The US  ForbesIf you're having a burger at Shake Shack or a salad at Sweetgreen, you may be seated at a table made of reclaimed wood from bowling lanes by a small ...
What happens when your small business partner is also your spouse? Lots of compromise.  USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — Debbie and Gary Douglas sometimes need to remind each other, this is your business partner talking. In business together for 16 years, the ...
About.me acquired by mobile-first small business startup Broadly  TechCrunchPersonal homepage startup About.me has been acquired. Again! The company, once bought by AOL for a reported $35 million, decided a couple years after the ...
Small business ideas for Mumbai: Opportunity with minimal investment  YourStory.comMumbai, considered as the second fastest growing market in Asia is always special to the people to want to explore their small business venture. It has become ...
How to Deal with Seasonal Effective Disorder in Your Small Business  Small Business TrendsAccording to this infographic, the winter blues are real and Seasonal Affective Disorder can put a true damper on your winter. Here's how to cope.
Robots at Work: Meet the non-engineer who automated his small business  ZDNetSmall business owners are creating and customizing their own automation solutions to increase productivity and save money.
How To Start A Startup As A Small Business Owner  ForbesIt can be enticing for successful small business owners to start a technology startup when funding is no longer a challenge, however, many first-time startup ...
Report on Small Business Newsletter: Vegan food producer ordered to drop the word 'cheese' from its marketing  The Globe and MailThis is the weekly Report on Small Business newsletter.
Musicians are small businesses too  Sydney Morning HeraldMusicians are often undervalued and underpaid but it is because of music rights management organisations like APRA AMCOS that we can even hope to stay ...
Small business owners look beyond college for training opportunities  PRNewswireWASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Business owners are turning to training and education to spur business growth, according to data compiled by ...
How to Accept Credit Card Payments for Your Small Business  NavCertain small details can make a big impact in your small business. Getting set up to accept card payments is one of them, here's what to do.
New research reports soaring stress levels among UK's small businesses  Business MattersBusiness MattersNew research has found that high-street decline, a heavy workload and Brexit uncertainty are increasing strain on SMB owner's mental health.
4 ways to protect your small business from internal threats | UNR Business  Reno Gazette JournalFor small business owners, it may be easy to see the external threats to your business: competitors in your market, disruption in your supply chain, property ...
BRAC announces Small Business Series  www.brproud.comSmall businesses in the Capital City who are looking for assistance now have a partner in BRAC.
Small business owners rail against capital gains tax proposal  Stuff.co.nzAfter battling to save her quake-hit business, Pru Morrall doesn't think an extra tax hit would be fair.
11 Ways to Manage Client Expectations for Business Success  Small Business TrendsIt's important to be realistic about what you can and can't do for your clients. Here are 11 tips on how to manage client expectations.
Challenging The Truths Of Small Business Banking  pymnts.comThe small business (SMB) banking sector continues to endure seismic disruption from many angles. In the U.K., regulators are cracking down on big bank ...
Digital presence key to success for small business  Daily ExaminerClarence Chamber of Commerce given clear indication that embracing digital technology is key to growth.
Value of small business, payments front and centre in estimates  Sydney Morning HeraldSenator Doug Cameron questioned whether small business is the true engine room of the Australian economy in senate estimates on Wednesday, while the ...
Face of TV campaign promoting small business charged over alleged drug syndicate  Sydney Morning HeraldAn Iranian refugee who moved to Australia in search of a "land of freedom and opportunity" has appeared before a Sydney court, charged with being one of two ...
The Atlanta Small Business Show on CBS: Episode 1  Atlanta Small Business NetworkWe had some great segments on the inaugural episode of the Atlanta Small Business Show, now on CBS 46 and Peachtree TV every Saturday and Sunday ...
Military training helped these veterans launch small businesses  Military TimesA group of veteran-run small businesses participated in a pitch competition Tuesday as part of Bunker Labs' third-annual Muster Across America Tour.
GoFundNYC: Should Locals Support Crowdfunding for Small Businesses?  ThrillistAs small businesses in NYC like Tea & Sympathy turn to crowdfunding sites to stay open, the responsibility to maintain neighborhood authe...
FedEx Launches Seventh Annual Small Business Grant Contest  atlantadailyworldFedEx Corp. announced the launch of its seventh annual Small Business Grant Contest. This year, the contest offers grants and services to ten U.S. based small ...
Niagara Falls launches Small Business Support Fund  Buffalo NewsThe City of Niagara Falls has $138000 in federal funds available to assist small businesses in the city through a new Small Business Support Fund, Community ...
4 Ways to Make Work Emails Work for Your Business  Small Business TrendsBusinesses continue to rely on email, which remains the most popular form of workplace communication. Here are some tips on writing effective emails.
#Budget 2019: What small businesses should look out for  Fin24The Small Business Institute (SBI) has called for Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to request an audit of government's overall financial support from all departments ...
Study: Small business optimism declines amid drop in revenues  AZ Big MediaSmall business owners indicated declining optimism in the latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, with an overall Index score of 106.
Three Small Business Trends That Many Businesses Just Don't Need  ForbesYou don't need to go the extra mile in every area just because other small business owners are doing so.
Mendiola: Focus on emerging markets, small businesses  The Guam Daily PostThe governor's nominee to lead the Guam Economic Development Authority said she wants to focus on strengthening the island's economy through sustainable, ...
How Courage Can Save Your Small Business  Small Business TrendsRyan Berman, who is the author of Return on Courage, believes that courage in business is one key to success, but can be scary and very scarce.
City of El Paso wants to grow your small business  cbs4local.comThis week is National Entrepreneurship Week, and the City of El Paso is hosting a series of programs at local libraries to help entrepreneurs learn how to grow ...
Fairborn teams with Columbus-based ‘social enterprise’ to transform Main Street  Dayton Daily NewsFairborn has partnered with COhatch to take over the city's business incubator, becoming the first to be licensed under the Columbus-area based social ...
Jim Moran Institute brings Small Business Executive Program to Tampa Bay  St Pete CatalystA program to help executives at established small businesses is coming to the Tampa Bay area for the first time. The Jim Moran Institute for Global ...
Embracing technology: Should a small business take a loan to upgrade?  Economic TimesBy Rishi Mehra To ensure your business stays ahead of the curve, it is very important to invest in technology. Being up- to-date with technology means you can ...
CCA changes: repeal of IP exemption and new small business powers  LexologyA new bill passed on 18 February 2019 amends the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) by repealing the historic IP licensing exemption. It also…
Spotlight: Ace Cleaning Systems Keeps South Florida Offices Clean  Small Business TrendsFind out how commercial cleaning *service*, Ace Cleaning Systems, got started and what they'd do with an extra $100000 in this week's Small Biz Spotlight.
Money 101: How To Start Your Own Small Business  The FriskyJ.K. Rowling was buying groceries on a welfare check until she hit pay dirt with a nerdy pre-teen wizard. Sara Blakely was a sales trainer and stand-up comic ...
Research, risk, and a great accountant: How small business owners avoid scary situations  Rapid GrowthA 2018 survey conducted by CB Insights showed two of the top five reasons startup businesses fail are lack of capital and not having the right team in place.
Bruntwood offers events programme for small businesses and start-ups  Liverpool Business NewsProperty firm, which owns more than 800,000 sq ft of office space in Liverpool, is teaming up with small business support network Enterprise Nation for the ...
Small Business Lunch & Learn Comes to CapeSpace  Cape Cod TodayGene Sorbo, principal of Strong Tower Solutions LLC, will lead a free lunch and learn at CapeSpace on Tuesday, February 26, from noon to 1:30 pm. Titled ...
Some tips to help small business owners manage change  mySANEW YORK (AP) — While change at small businesses can come in a variety of forms, owners can improve their chances of success by being strategic and ...
Yoco disrupts payments, now eyeing small business finance  Moneyweb.co.zaNew kid on the payment-devices block set to disrupt the credit business.
India exempts small firms from angel tax to promote business  Moneycontrol.comUnder new rules, ventures that have raised up to 250 million rupees and registered with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade will be ...
Champaign council OKs more funding for small-business program  Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteEditor's note: Quotes from Regina Stevenson of Allaso Performance Solution Inc. were inaccurately attributed to another public commenter. The article below ...
Boom event in Killeen Saturday backs small businesses  The Killeen Daily HeraldThe Black Owned and Operated Movement organization invites the community to network and support small businesses at the Phileo Event Venue in Killeen on ...
Optimism turns into harsh reality for small businesses  The GuardianTwo small-business indexes show declines from irrationally exuberant levels of optimism during the Obama administration.
How small businesses can use big data  The StandardSimple ways to turn big data into your SME's secret weapon.
Almost 60% of small business owners launch with less than $25,000  CNBCAspiring entrepreneurs take note: You don't need millions from angel investors or venture capitalists to launch your own business. Instead, a small cash pot and ...
10 unmissable new books to help you start a creative small business  Creative BoomLooking to start a creative small business, or already running one and trying to improve it? There's no need to waste time and energy reinventing the ...
Facebook Aims To Train 1 Million People And Small Business Owners With Digital Skills By 2020  ForbesHow do you train 1 million people and small business owners at grand scale by 2020? The largest social media company joins the online education ecosystem ...
Loans available from the SBA for small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations who suffered from Hurricane Florence  Allentown Morning CallThe U.S. Small Business Administration announced Wednesday that economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural ...
How is Brexit affecting the small business economy?  DescrierAs the 29 March deadline inches closer, there are still question marks around what the UK economy will look like post-Brexit. One question in particular is ...
Tidal floods driven by climate change may hurt small businesses  Science NewsWASHINGTON — Sea level rise, driven by climate change, is causing increased flooding during high tides along much of the U.S. coastline. Though such floods ...
50 Noteworthy Small Business Statistics in 2019  G2 CrowdLooking to grow your small business? Check out these current trends and small business statistics for 2019.
Small-business incubator Ponyride sells Corktown building for $3.3M  The Detroit NewsPonyride co-founder Phil Cooley prepares to measure some lumber to build a table for a customer in the Ponyride wood shop. After selling the Corktown ...
Vote for Cañon City! Billy Joel endorses down in Small Business Revolution contest  KOAA 5CAÑON CITY – Cañon City needs your help if it wants to be featured on the Hulu show Small Business Revolution– Main Street. Musician Billy Joel has ...
Money matters: How to arrange funds for your small business  Economic TimesBy Rishi Mehra Money is the most critical element in starting and running a business and an entrepreneur has to find ways to get funding for his small business.
House Small Business Committee Outlines Goals for 2019  Small Business TrendsSmall Business Trends got in touch with Committee Chairwoman Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) to get an idea of the 2019 house small business committee ...
Business insurance hikes not recorded, warns ISME  Independent.ieThe majority of small firms say they are being hit with huge increases in business and motor insurance premiums, but these hikes are not being captured by ...
Tuesday is the final day to vote for Cañon City in 'Small Business Revolution' contest  KOAA 5One last update for all you voters! This is the final standings update we will post before voting closes on Feb. 19 at 10pm cst. This race is the closest we've seen.
#Budget2019: R3.2bn funding for start-up companies  IOLBoost for small businesses with the establishment of a Small Business and Innovation Fund and financial support for emerging black farmers.
Tight job market hits small business confidence  Marketplace APMThe monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey showed that those job openings are at a record high. Another report — the NFIB Small Business ...
Things To Consider Before Seeking Small Business Financing  ForbesA good business owner knows how to use different products and services to benefit the business and grow or solve issues to keep it alive. This includes ...
Race to the finish line: Voting for Small Business Revolution contest ends Tuesday  Canon City Daily RecordCañon City's standing in the Small Business Revolution contest slipped to third place Sunday, but the community's commitment to moving up the ranks by the ...
What stops rural women from getting involved in entrepreneurship?  The Indian ExpressWomen constitute only 14 per cent of the total entrepreneurs in the country. Women in rural areas face multiple barriers to pursuing income-generating activities, ...
Hope for small businesses as big box stores close  KotatvMultiple big box stores in Rapid City are going out of businesses. It may seem like a grim situation for the economy, locally there might be a silver lining.
Action needed to help small firms on the high street | London Business News  London Loves BusinessResponding to the publication of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee's High Streets and Town Centres in 2030 report. Mike Cherry ...
Gent's Grooming named chamber's small business of the month  Covington NewsGent's Grooming, a 2-year-old barbershop in Porterdale, was named this month's small business of the month by the Covington/Newton County Chamber of ...
Republicans unveil plan to aid small business with insurance  San Francisco ChronicleRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Senate Republicans are offering their own solution to help North Carolina small businesses offer reasonably-priced health insurance ...
'Doing what we can': small businesses go carbon neutral  Sydney Morning HeraldAlex Houseman was feeling increasingly fed up when he decided to make his business, Over The Moo, carbon neutral. "Seeing climate change bandied around ...
Small-business owners look to grab this 20 percent tax break  CNBCBy now, you may have heard of the qualified business income deduction — a tax break for small-business owners. But do you qualify for it? Here's what you ...
Which Small Business Retirement Plan Is Best?  ForbesWant to know how to choose the best retirement account for your small business? Curious how to pay less taxes on your self employment income? Which ...
Marijuana regulators consider limiting home delivery licenses to small businesses and 'equity' applicants  MassLive.comState marijuana regulators are counting on new home delivery companies to help bring more equity into the legal cannabis industry, by considering giving ...
8 Workplace Safety Issues You're Probably Not Addressing  Small Business TrendsA new infographic highlights the need for management and employees to come together to overcome workplace safety issues and create a safe environment.
Business 'Brexodus': How no-deal uncertainty is hurting small companies  Euronews English"We feel we've been hung out to dry by the UK government."
One Million New People Online Every Day, Is Your Business Reaping the Benefits?  Small Business TrendsA survey on 2019 digital trends uncovered some interesting insights into current internet and social media facts that small businesses should be aware of.
U.S. small business confidence falls to more than two-year low  ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business optimism tumbled last month to its lowest level since President Donald Trump's election more than two years ago ...
What Bank Customers Actually Want From Big Data  ForbesBig data doesn't have to be scary or intrusive. Using the data they already have, banks and credit unions could do a lot to improve the customer experience and ...
A virtual reality check for small business  New Zealand HeraldVirtual reality is the hottest new tool in the small business arsenal.
Workwise: Why every small business needs a business plan  4BCSmall business owners are busy and time poor, and many struggle to allocate time and attention to their business plan. Some might even wonder whether ...
SBA gathering data on shutdown’s impact on small business contractors  Federal News NetworkFederal contractors affected by the 35-day partial government shutdown won't receive back pay under the spending deal reached by Congress, but the Small ...
6 Tips To Finding And Hiring Freelancers For Your Small Business  ForbesWhen you run a small business, you may not need (or be able to afford) a full-time staff. We share tips to help you find and hire the best freelance workers for ...
Heads Up QVC! Amazon Launches A Home Shopping Channel...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 — Amazon launches a home shopping ...
No, Podcasting Is Not a Small Business  FortuneBelieve it or not, there's money in podcasts. Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire Gimlet Media, the Brooklyn-based narrative podcast company, for more than ...
10 Suggestions for Changing Things Up and Breaking Out of a Small Business Rut  Small Business TrendsShares. |. 116 · 66 · Print This Article · 2 · Email this Article. 119. Shares. 116 · 66 · 2. Email this Article Print This Article. Some business owners feel like they've ...
2019 Tax Calendar -- All the Important Dates to Know  Small Business TrendsTax season is approaching. But for many businesses, managing taxes can be a yearlong undertaking. Stay up to date with our 2019 tax calendar.
Bracing for the Next Small Business Credit Crunch  EntrepreneurFor small business owners, raising capital has never been as easy as it is today. Banks have eased credit to small businesses. Fintech startups are expanding ...
Federal Government bumps up small business tax break  4BCSmall Business is emerging as one of the key battlegrounds in the upcoming federal election. The government has fired off an opening salvo by announcing the ...
Take the Q1 2019 Small Business Energy Survey for a Competitive Advantage  Small Business TrendsHow can you learn more about saving energy in your business? Take the three minute Q1 2019 Small Business Energy Survey about energy saving strategies.
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