• NEWS

    NEWS

    THE LATEST NEWS, DEVELOPMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS AS THEY HAPPEN

    more
  • EVENTS

    EVENTS

    CONFERENCES, TRADE SHOWS, LIVE WEBCASTS, NEW LAUNCHES, SEMINARS AND TRAINING EVENTS

    more
  • COMPANIES

    COMPANIES

    PARTNERS, SOLUTIONS & SERVICE PROVIDERS, SUPPLIERS AND INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS

    more
  • RESOURCES

    RESOURCES

    WHITEPAPERS, MARKET REPORTS, RESEARCH, ON-DEMAND WEBINARS, VIDEOS AND INFOGRAPHICS

    more

NEWS

   

    home.aspx
  • If Small Businesses Drop Health Coverage, Does Medicare For All Become More Likely

    In Washington, all the health care talk is about the Senate's latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which appears to be headed for a vote next week. But in this space we'll be t...


    READ MORE
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/robbmandelbaum/2017/09/22/small-business-could-help-bernie-sanders-realize-his-medicare-for-all-dream/#aea59f330f2c1061
  • How AI Tech Is Changing Small Business Marketing And Customer Service

    Whether you realize it or not, artificial intelligence has become a ubiquitous part of our lives. Companies large and small are embracing the opportunity to achieve more and set bigger goals by using ...


    READ MORE
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/mnewlands/2017/09/21/how-ai-tech-is-changing-small-business-marketing-and-customer-service/#41896781dc3e1058
  • Starting A Small Business Without A Loan

    What do the founders of Tito’s Vodka, Google, and my business Vallorani Estates have in common? While I am a huge fan of Tito’s Vodka and Google pays my business to place their ads on our websites, th...


    READ MORE
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbooksauthors/2017/09/21/starting-a-small-business-without-a-loan/#1fbcc8bd627e1062
  • What No One Wants To Tell You About Marketing A Small Business

    I don’t address marketing strategies in my book because I’ve always assumed people were marketing before rebranding. Whenever it’s come up, my answer has typically been, Just keep doing what you’ve be...


    READ MORE
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/piasilva/2017/09/20/what-no-one-wants-to-tell-you-about-marketing-a-small-business/#28bf35cf7d0e1053
  • Shoppers Plan to Spend 25 Percent More at Small Businesses Next Year, New Study Finds

    More than a quarter of U.S. consumers say that they’re likely to shop at small businesses more often in 2018 than they did in 2017, according to a recent survey from Vistaprint. The survey results, wh...


    READ MORE
    https://smallbiztrends.com/2017/09/consumer-shopping-trends-for-2018-small-business.html1054
  • Six small business bombshells in Trump’s tax plan

    President Trump says he wants to lower your business taxes, but if you own a small business, is he likely to keep that promise? Trump and the Republican leadership are expected to propose new tax plan...


    READ MORE
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/abrams/2017/09/20/six-small-business-bombshells-trumps-tax-plan/681487001/1057
  • Why Every Queer Person Should Become An Entrepreneur

    If you’re LGBTQ, there are two reasons why you need to become an entrepreneur. The first is that 80% of millionaires are first-generation millionaires and one-third of them, a plurality, are millionai...


    READ MORE
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/debtfreeguys/2017/09/19/why-every-queer-person-should-become-an-entrepreneur/#ce20ef91e54f1049
  • How Small Businesses Can Intertwine Their Customer Service And Marketing Efforts

    Many business owners look at marketing and customer service as two opposite poles of their business: Marketing is what you do to attract customers, while customer service or support is what you give b...


    READ MORE
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2017/09/19/how-small-businesses-can-intertwine-their-customer-service-and-marketing-efforts/#398877ac1a5c1050
  • Tax help for small businesses hit by Harvey and Irma

    The IRS has extended filing deadlines for taxpayers including businesses located in areas hit hard by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The tax relief is available in federally declared disaster areas in Te...


    READ MORE
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/small-business/2017/09/18/get-started-tax-help-small-businesses-hit-harvey-and-irma/677337001/1045

EVENTS

Conferences

Startup Conference with Successful Entrepreneurs & Influential CEOs

STARTUP CONFERENCE WITH SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS & INFLUENTIAL CEOS

September 26-26, 2017
Join us at our Startup Conference to learn the practical, step-by-step key elements by industry-leading entrepreneurs who have successfully raised money for their businesses as well as investors who are actively funding SMEs.Get expert tips on business plan and strategies, your funding options, what...

2017 Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum

2017 SILICON VALLEY INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM

September 28-29, 2017
SVIEF is an international conference designed to foster innovation and promote business partnerships between U.S. and Asian-Pacific. It is a leading venue in high-tech industry field gathering multi-tech and business professionals, while providing a platform for talent, technology and resources exch...

The First International Future of Tourism Congress: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL FUTURE OF TOURISM CONGRESS: INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY

September 28-30, 2017
Futourism 2017 will provide a scientific assembly for all participants all over the world to explore and discuss the different topics and research areas that have impact on the future of hospitality and tourism businesses. Case studies discussing experiences of destinations and firms are especially ...

Small Business Summit

SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT

October 02-02, 2017
Small Business BC's Small Business Summit is the province's largest full-day Small Business Month event. This event provides a FREE tradeshow of exhibitors, education from sponsors and partner organizations on a variety of topics, and features the elevator-style pitch competition where your business...

CNS Partnership Conference

CNS PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE

April 30-02, 2017
Sponsored
The 27th CNS Partnership Conference continues to be the premier cargo event, keeping members up-to-date and connected with the latest developments in the air cargo industry through a conference type set-up in addition to a variety of panels and break-out sessions.

Drug Delivery Partnerships 2017

DRUG DELIVERY PARTNERSHIPS 2017

February 07-09, 2017
Sponsored
The business development event bringing you visionary ideas, disruptive technology, and partneringONE® to maximise your product lifecycle and generate new revenue streams. For 21 years, DDP has been the world’s largest drug delivery meeting place to accelerate drugs to market and lengthen lifecycles...

Small Business Expo 2017 - San Diego

SMALL BUSINESS EXPO 2017 - SAN DIEGO

September 21-21, 2017
Small Business Expo hosts the top business networking events in the country in 18 major markets. From New York City business expos to Los Angeles trade shows, our networking events are essential for any small business looking to make a splash.

midsize enterprise summit

MIDSIZE ENTERPRISE SUMMIT

September 17-19, 2017
The Midsize Enterprise Summit saves busy midmarket CIOs the time spent making phone calls and researching new opportunities. We put you in direct contact and provide networking opportunities with over 60 leading technology suppliers and Gartner analysts – in a single venue, for a limited time. Netwo...

 

Webinars

SEP 26, 2017 | 6.00pm
FINANCE FOR NON-FINANCIAL BUSINESS OWNERS
This webinar will help you to speak the language of business – Numbers! Outline of the presentation: Understanding Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Statement, and Cash-Flow Statement; Understanding the difference between Profit & Money; Credit & Debit; Performing & Non-performing Assets; Learn...
SEP 27, 2017 | 11:30 pm
TOP THREE MARKETING TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
One of the biggest challenges facing small business owners today is attracting and retaining customers and clients. What are the best ways for small business owners to do this? Today's smart business owners are adapting old marketing methods and embracing new ones.
SEP 27, 2017 | 11:00 AM
ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES
Like all companies, the small and midsize business encounters unique operational challenges to successfully operate in today’s global economy. Some of the current business challenges for SMBs include managing uncertainty, reducing operational costs, increasing business growth, increasing p...
SEP 29, 2017 | 1:00 AM
BIG DATA FOR SMALL BUSINESS
The rapid advances in IT and the devices we use to connect to the web are part of an ongoing data evolution. With an abundance of information now easily available as a byproduct of so much of our digital interaction browsing, signing up for goods and services etc, small business owners ca...
OCT 03, 2017 | 9:00 am
FINANCING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
The different SBA loan programs offered through various lenders. The SBA's role in assisting small businesses. The information needed to obtain a small business loan. SBA resource partners that can assist you in developing your business plan and financial statements for your loan package.
OCT 04, 2017 | 11:00 AM
SMALL BUSINESS CREDIT TRENDS AND INSIGHTS
This presentation will: Showcase small business market trends, illustrate the differences between traditional bank trade & supplier trade performance, highlight the incremental value of alternative data, offer a holistic view into the value of using overlays of small business owner credit ...
SOLUTIONS FOR SUCCESS: HOW TO BUILD A SMALL BUSINESS THAT WORKS
Manta joins forces with SmallBizLady Melinda Emerson for this webinar on how to build a successful small business. Whether you're thinking about quitting your day job to start your own company or already own your own small business, this webinar will help you plan effectively and avoid com...
THE THREE SIMPLE AUTO-RESPONDERS EVERY SMART BUSINESS NEEDS
Smart businesses know that great customer relationships are their best marketing tool. This means keeping in regular contact in specific ways. However, remembering to do it at the right times is hard, and what should you be contacting them about anyway? Join Tamsin Fox-Davies of Constant C...
CREATIVE HOLIDAY MARKETING TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
How can small businesses with modest marketing budgets can stand out and during the holidays? Ivana Taylor of DIY Marketers shares her best tips and tools for connecting with stressed, distracted customers during the busy holiday season.
TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS
Small businesses drive almost 50 percent of US private-sector employment1 and contend with many of the same issues as big businesses, with far fewer resources. Operating in competitive markets with razor thin margins, many are struggling with a host of financial tasks, including managing c...
BIG BUSINESS TOOLS ON A SMALL BUSINESS BUDGET: 3 ESSENTIALS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS
America’s 23 million small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy. It used be that small business owners could only dream of accessing the powerful technology solutions fueling Fortune 500 companies. Now, in a truly momentous time, small businesses can easily access the same rich...
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: BEATING THE COMPETITION AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER
Modern technology and empowered customers have changed the way small business owners market their business and communicate with prospects and customers. Hear from our expert panelists on how the most successful small business owners are navigating through these changes and how you can turn...

RESOURCES

Not long ago, social media seemed so new and different that it was treated as an appendage of sorts-a kind of marketing that should be tried only by “experts.” While that view still exists to some deg...

The behavior of small businesses provides valuable information about the economy as the resumption of lending to these businesses is more often than not a sign of economic recovery after a slowdown. T...

If you're ready ti incorporate a few advanced techniques into your marketing plans, the folllowing ebooklet will help you do jus that. From email and direct mail to social media and search engine opti...

For small businesses in the Asia-Pacific region, building closer customer relationships is considered a primary growth opportunity, particularly for respondents in Australia and New Zealand. Small bus...

Hackers are taking aim at your small business website. Defend yourself and your customers with strong, affordable online security. Years ago, a small business could attract customers online with low p...

Those new to marketing campaigns often miss one important detail that can make a world of difference: tracking returns on investment. After all, the goal of your marketing campaign isn’t just to sprea...

When it comes to just about any kind of business, marketing is everything. Without a solid client base, success is virtually impossible. Of course, there is no shortage of methods that can be utilized...

There are several time-proven methods for increasing revenues and profitability in a healthy manner that result inTraction_ebook a prosperous, thriving enterprise. Inside this eBook, you’ll learn the...

Yes, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates again. No, that’s not something that generally pleases small business owners, since higher rates mean traditional loans will grow more costly, potentiall...