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  • Find financing for your small business

    Choosing the right financing option for your small business — and figuring out which ones you can get — can feel confusing or overwhelming. Over the past few weeks, I have received several...


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  • B2B Neobank Qonto Gets $115M In Series C Round

    Qonto, a French startup Neobank that caters to B2B clients, has raised $115 million in a Series C funding round led by DST Global and Tencent, according to a report.Investors Valar and Alven also took...


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    https://www.pymnts.com/news/b2b-payments/2020/b2b-neobank-qonto-gets-115m-in-series-c-round/4628
  • Small Business Expo Announces Winners of 2019 Best of Small Business Awards™

    Small Business Expo, America's BIGGEST small business trade show & networking event announced the winners of its 2nd Annual Best of Small Business Awards™. The Best of Small Business Awa...


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  • SBA Seeks Comments for Proposed Rule Allowing Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Access to Surplus Federal Personal Property

    The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking comments on a proposed rule that would allow veteran-owned small businesses, including companies located in Puerto Rico and disaster areas, access to ...


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  • UPS Launches E-Commerce Plug-Ins To Benefit Small Businesses

    Today announced that it is offering free plug-ins to make UPS tools and services seamlessly available within four popular e-commerce platforms: WooCommerce, PrestaShop, OpenCart and Magento. This offe...


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  • RingLeader Launches Communication Solutions for Small Businesses

    Representatives with RingLeader today announced that they have launched communication solutions for small businesses and teams with 20 or fewer members. "We are excited to launch the service for ...


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    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ringleader-launches-communication-solutions-small-154000296.html4619
  • Almost 40% of SMEs in the US accept crypto payments

    Recent research by insurance firm Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) and Zogby Analytics suggests that newly formed companies are far more likely to accept cryptocurrency payments than larger organisations. ...


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  • Benicia in Top 5 competition for ‘The Small Business Revolution’

    Benicia has been selected as one of the “Top 5 Towns” in the competition to be the featured town in Season 5 of the hit Hulu series, “The Small Business Revolution,” an origina...


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    https://www.dailyrepublic.com/all-dr-news/solano-news/benicia/benicia-in-top-5-competition-for-the-small-business-revolution/4616
  • Niagara County receives funding to support small business

    The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency on Wednesday announced its Consolidated Funding Application for the Microenterprise Grant Program has been approved by New York, with $200,000 in funds...


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    https://www.wnypapers.com/news/article/current/2020/01/16/139769/niagara-county-receives-funding-to-support-small-business4617

EVENTS

Conferences

The Mexican Healthy Products Summit

THE MEXICAN HEALTHY PRODUCTS SUMMIT

January 24-26, 2020
An invitation only business-to-business trade show and conference linking healthy products suppliers with key retail buyers and distributors. Attendees are manufacturers of healthy products and pre-qualified key buyers and distributors selling to major supermarkets, club stores, specialty health foo...

Digital Retail Forum

DIGITAL RETAIL FORUM

January 29-29, 2020
DRF is an event that will unite local and international retail decision makers as well as heads of innovation and strategy. At this event you will get a glimpse of the future and really understand the next wave of tech innovation and disruption across retail, and Learn to utilise data to gain a 360 ...

Spotlight on Art Artist Market

SPOTLIGHT ON ART ARTIST MARKET

January 27-01, 2020
Spotlight on Art Artist Market will showcase products like contemporary, folk, home & garden, realism, impressionism, whimsical, jewelry, sculpture, pottery etc.

STARup

STARUP

January 31-01, 2020
STARup is a gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, corporate representatives and government officials and influencers from the Indian, Asian and European startup ecosystems. STARup is the ultimate networking experience, ensuring you meet the right people, in the right business atmosphere through eff...

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...

Cybersecurity for Small Business

CYBERSECURITY FOR SMALL BUSINESS

January 23-23, 2020
Join us for coffee and donuts while experts from ComTech speak about cybersecurity risks that exist in today's business world and what small businesses can do to protect themselves from constantly emerging threats.

Online Marketing with Constant Contact
Quick Start Boot Camp

ONLINE MARKETING WITH CONSTANT CONTACT QUICK START BOOT CAMP

January 11-11, 2020
This workshop will walk you through the basic steps of getting started with a Constant Contact account including creating an email and lead capture page that warrant real business results.  We'll also be covering new features Constant Contact has rolled out in the past 12 months as well as ...

 

Webinars

JAN 28, 2020 | 09:00
PROPER SET UP AND DAILY ACCOUNTING PRACTICES -C0385
Overwhelmed with the bookkeeping? Numbers look off? No reports at all? Get it right the first time, or get it fixed. Learn how to use Quickbooks Online for your small service business with the correct set up and recording of transactions. Bring your laptop and get your books in order durin...
JAN 28, 2020 | 09:00am
SMALL BUSINESS INCORPORATION PACKAGE
As a small business owner, the realities of your legal and tax situation will change as your company grows. Incorporating offers a business structure with many advantages you might not have considered. Register for our small business incorporation package and learn from the professionals h...
JAN 29, 2020 | 02:00pm
HOW TO RECESSION-PROOF YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
It’s no wonder many small business owners easily lose confidence and give up too quickly instead of plowing through the tough times. But in many cases, that’s the exact opposite reaction small business owners should have. There are things you can do to improve the health of you...
JAN 30, 2020 | 01pm
TRADEMARKS & COPYRIGHTS - IS YOUR BRAND PROTECTED?
Your brand is your reputation, your promise to your customers, your values and how you live those values every day. Join Deborah Sweeney, a former corporate and intellectual property attorney turned entrepreneur, and learn how to protect your brand from imitators and competitors.
JAN 30, 2020 | 01:00pm
FROM INQUIRIES TO PAYMENTS: HOW SMALL BUSINESSES CAN STREAMLINE THEIR BUSINESS PROCESSES
Running a small business is rewarding, but it also comes with several challenges, many of which have nothing to do with the service you’re providing and your craft. Have you ever lost a prospective customer because you forgot to follow up, or didn't have a solid proposal template...
FEB 03, 2020 | 12:00pm
AMAZON SMALL BUSINESS ACADEMY PRESENTS BRAND EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS
Learn about features available exclusively to Brand Owners including metrics to measure your success and tools to tell your story.

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...

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...

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...