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  • Support.com Announces New Tech Support Offering for Small Businesses

    Support.com, Inc the full-spectrum leader in technical support solutions for businesses and consumers, announces today the launch of its new tech support service, TechSolutions Small Business. The new...


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  • Projetech Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    Projetech, a global provider of IBM Maximo as a Service (MaaS), is ringing in 2020 reflecting on 30 years in business. Founded in 1990, the business to business (B2B) SaaS company has clients all over...


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  • United Nations launches project to boost women’s entrepreneurship in Viet Nam

    The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in partnership with Global Affairs Canada and the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam, today launched a ne...


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  • Talage Raises $5M in Funding

    Talage, a Reno, Nev.-based digital insurance platform, closed a $5m Series A funding. The round was led by Merus Capital, with participation from Calibrate Ventures, WTI and Hallador Investment Adviso...


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  • 90% of Small Businesses Prepare for Economic Downturn – But Remain Optimistic

    Most small businesses (90%) have taken steps to prepare their businesses for an economic downturn. Despite this, many believe the climate remains predominantly favorable. And more than half (57%) admi...


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  • Taxfyle, FreshBooks integrate to streamline operations for millions of entrepreneurs, small-business owners

    Taxfyle is proud to announce that starting this month, millions of entrepreneurs and small-business owners who rely on FreshBooks to manage and grow their businesses will gain access to Taxfyle's ...


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  • Resources for small business owners planning for growth in 2020

    Small business owners across Chicagoland, and the country, are entering the new decade on a high note, according to the Bank of America Business Advantage Fall 2019 Small Business Owner Snapshot, a se...


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  • Alibaba joins peers in offering small business support

    Chinese tech behemoth Alibaba has unveiled a number of measures to support smaller sellers in its ecosystem as the economic impact from the novel coronavirus outbreak begins to set in, including offer...


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    https://technode.com/2020/02/11/alibaba-joins-peers-in-offering-small-business-support/5661
  • SmartBooks partners with Staples in new store concept

    Outsourced accounting and business services firm SmartBooks is partnering with Staples Connect to serve the stores’ small-business customers. With Staples Connect, office supply company Staples ...


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EVENTS

Conferences

Practical Cybersecurity for Small Business

PRACTICAL CYBERSECURITY FOR SMALL BUSINESS

February 25-25, 2020
Cyber attacks against small businesses have more than tripled since 2011. Unfortunately, many best practices focus on large enterprises or government organizations. Even worse is the climate of paranoia that generates unrealistic advice that no one could follow. Faced with this kind of complexity, s...

Love Business Expo

LOVE BUSINESS EXPO

February 27-27, 2020
Love Business Expo brings business and personal development opportunities together and if the attendees are a business owner, manager or thinking of starting a business - and need answers, inspiration or just to see what’s happening in their area - this is a must-attend event for them.

SBI Annual Conference 2020

SBI ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020

February 27-29, 2020
SBI encourages applied research related to small business and entrepreneurship from all disciplines, as well as workshops, pedagogical practices, best practices, and roundtables submissions. We are the premier host of the national Project of the Year (POY) student consulting project competition and ...

Creative Industry Day & Portfolio Reviews

CREATIVE INDUSTRY DAY & PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

March 05-05, 2020
Creative Industry Day & Portfolio Reviews is an event by creatives for creatives. This portfolio-based event creates an atmosphere that fosters communication between students and creative industry professionals, artists, photographers, designers and developers. Students get feedback on their por...

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...

eTail Connect

ETAIL CONNECT

February 17-18, 2020
eTail Connect is the one-stop shop for senior eCommerce executives from the top 250 UK retailers. This interactive forum provides the attendees with the opportunity to benchmark, share ideas, find solutions for their business and build lasting relationships.

2020 small business conference

2020 SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE

February 11-13, 2020
The National 8(a) Small Business Conference is the premier supplier diversity event for small businesses.The Conference offers educational sessions, matchmaking, networking and resources for all small businesses including: minority, aspiring, current and graduate 8(a); HUBZone; SDVOB; VOSB; SDB, WOS...

 

Webinars

FEB 19, 2020 | 02:00pm
A SMALL BUSINESS ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING FRAMEWORK
The Small Business Assessment and Planning Framework provides small businesses with the insights and specific steps necessary to take action and get results quickly, in their sales and marketing investments.
FEB 20, 2020 | 12:00PM
HR BEST PRACTICES FOR HIGH-PERFORMING SMB FIRMS
Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) don't always get a lot of airtime on the national stage, even though firms with fewer than 1,000 employees make up over 99% of all employers in the U.S.
FEB 21, 2020 | 12:30
TOP 5 WAYS TO ATTRACT SPONSORS, EVEN IF YOU’RE JUST STARTING OUT
What you’ll discover How to find your sponsors How to attract these sponsorsThe biggest mistakes most people make Creating your sponsor proposal to get big bucks
Trends in sponsorship Emerging sponsor categoriesSpotlighting your assets Know how much money to ask for (Don&rsquo...
FEB 21, 2020 | 10:00am
SO YOU WANT TO START A BUSINESS? AN ACCOUNTING PRIMER FOR NEW BUSINESSES.
This webinar will include the key considerations when starting a business and the first year of operations. The information will be geared toward anyone starting unincorporated and incorporated businesses as well as those moving from self employed to incorporating a company. We will also c...
FEB 26, 2020 | 02:00pm
SMALL BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR EARNING REPEAT SALES AND CUSTOMER LOYALTY
Repeat sales and customer loyalty are undoubtedly some of the most critical aspects of a small business being sustainable and able to experience healthy growth. In this presentation, we'll cover:
FEB 27, 2020 | 02:00pm
FLORIDA SALES AND USE TAX – HELPING YOU SUCCEED
During this webinar presented by the Florida Department of Revenue’s tax specialists Jamese Blakely-Martin and Jeff Graham, you’ll learn the basics of state sales and use tax, including:

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Many small to medium-size businesses SMBs fear Enterprise Resource Planning ERP thinking it is too costly and complex for a business their size. Between stories and first hand experience of early ERP ...

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...

Being a small business owner is not always easy, especially when you constantly need to stay up to date on all the new trends, strategies and algorithm updates in marketing. How can you continue to en...