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Small firms set for more payment protection SMALL FIRMS SET FOR MORE PAYMENT PROTECTION

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Jul 22, 2019

A government scheme designed to encourage big businesses to pay suppliers on time is due to be overhauled in an attempt to give small companies better protection. The prompt payment code, under which large companies promise to pay 95 per cent of their invoices within 60 days, is expected to be taken...

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How to Apply for Unsecured Business Loans HOW TO APPLY FOR UNSECURED BUSINESS LOANS

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Jul 22, 2019

Getting funding for your business is a significant growth milestone. With so many options for lending, however, it can be challenging to know what choice is best. For many business owners, the unsecured route presents the least amount of risk. With no collateral to offer up, you can be assured that ...

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How to use social media to drum up leads for your small business HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO DRUM UP LEADS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jul 21, 2019

Generating sales and growing revenue is a challenge that nearly all small businesses share. To get it right, you need access to plenty of good leads that you can hopefully convert into sales, but lead generation can be an expensive, hit-and-miss process. The good news is social media can be a powerf...

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Consumerism isn’t a sellout if capitalism works for all CONSUMERISM ISN’T A SELLOUT IF CAPITALISM WORKS FOR ALL

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Jul 19, 2019

The essential thinginess of capitalism has been one of its most-criticized features. Materialism, and specifically consumerism, are almost always used as pejorative terms. Nostalgic conservatives, egalitarian progressives and environmentalists loudly agree on at least one thing: we are just buying t...

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Applicants sought for food and shelter funds APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR FOOD AND SHELTER FUNDS

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Jul 18, 2019

New federal funding has been allocated for emergency food and shelter programs in 11 Missouri countiesNew federal funding has been allocated for emergency food and shelter programs in 11 Missouri counties.The area covers Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Shelb...

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5 Tips to Getting a Small Business Loan for Men 5 TIPS TO GETTING A SMALL BUSINESS LOAN FOR MEN

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Jul 18, 2019

If you are a small enterprise owner, then you definitely likely realize how crucial the timely monetary assist to your business is and you are constantly searching out extra money. If you do now not have wealthy pals who are can finance your commercial enterprise, then most likely, as well as maximu...

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How Smart Small Business Owners Think About Outsourcing HOW SMART SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS THINK ABOUT OUTSOURCING

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Jul 17, 2019

Outsourcing may add to your balance sheet, but it's not a waste. Every penny you save as a small business owner is another you can spend elsewhere. Small businesses are big-time commitments. As entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk has said, you have to work your butt off to see a payoff and it's imp...

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Need a loan to grow your small business? There’s a pot of money waiting NEED A LOAN TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS? THERE’S A POT OF MONEY WAITING

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Jul 17, 2019

Earlier in the year, it got R100 million from the SA SME Fund to bolster its R600 million kitty.Spartan ringfenced half of the funding it got from the SA SME Fund Half for black African owned businesses.Discovery CEO Adrian Gore and former Bidvest Chairperson Brian Joffe founded SA SME Fund.Forty-ei...

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House Passes SBA, Small Business Cyber Bills HOUSE PASSES SBA, SMALL BUSINESS CYBER BILLS

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Jul 16, 2019

The House on July 15 approved two bills that aim to bolster Small Business Administration (SBA) cybersecurity, and help small businesses combat cyberattacks.The legislation  the SBA Cyber Awareness Act and Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act  were sponsored by Reps. Jason ...

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More Naturalized Citizens Are Starting Small Businesses MORE NATURALIZED CITIZENS ARE STARTING SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jul 16, 2019

The number of naturalized citizens who became incorporated business owners increased by 70.5% between 2000 and 2017.The top industry for both U.S.-born and naturalized citizens' incorporated businesses was construction.Four of the top five metropolitan areas with the largest proportion of busine...

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FIVE ACTIONS TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR BUSINESS IN 2019/20 FIVE ACTIONS TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR BUSINESS IN 2019/20

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Jul 16, 2019

It’s never-ending for business owners: if it’s not BAS time, it’s EOFY, then the cycle starts all over again. With the EOFY rush receding, July as the first month of the new financial year is a great time to take stock.Scottish Pacific Business Finance works with thousands of busin...

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The Blueprint For Starting A Successful Business THE BLUEPRINT FOR STARTING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

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Jul 16, 2019

Negosentro.com | Starting a business comes with a plethora of responsibilities. Those entrepreneurs that successfully start and run businesses are the ones that have prepared for the long run. There are tons of people that have great ideas that never manifest into anything. People that are serious a...

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SasolinSociety| Enabling Small Business| Arrero SASOLINSOCIETY| ENABLING SMALL BUSINESS| ARRERO

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Jul 15, 2019

There are many rich, diverse stories that bring to life the role we play in our key geographies. From enterprise development to investing in education, we’re delighted to share that our e-publishing platform #SasolinSociety is live. Discover https://society.sasol.com/

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Compete and Win in the Age of Account Based Buying COMPETE AND WIN IN THE AGE OF ACCOUNT BASED BUYING

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Jul 15, 2019

If you’re on a B2B revenue team, it’s likely your Marketing and Sales teams are experiencing some angst these days when it comes to understanding how prospects and customers want to interact with your company. On one hand customers seem to want ultra-personalized attention on every chann...

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Forrester Total Economic Report Shows a 405% ROI on 6sense FORRESTER TOTAL ECONOMIC REPORT SHOWS A 405% ROI ON 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

Calculating ROI has become a requirement for any corporate investment, across all business functions. Gone are the days when B2B marketers could attribute their spend to “branding.” Today, they’re being forced to provide concrete spend-to-revenue analysis to justify their investmen...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecti...

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The Growth Hacking Book Launched for Startups and Entrepreneurs THE GROWTH HACKING BOOK LAUNCHED FOR STARTUPS AND ENTREPRENEURS

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Jul 15, 2019

The Growth Hacking Book: Most Guarded Growth Marketing Secrets the Silicon Valley Giants dont want to Know’ was unveiled by the Chief Guest by Dr. Unnat Pandit, Director NITI Aayog . Present on this occasion were Deepak Jain, Director FII, Sanjiv Goyal, Financial Advisor of Supreme Court and o...

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How This Former Attorney Used Savings to Fund Her New Business HOW THIS FORMER ATTORNEY USED SAVINGS TO FUND HER NEW BUSINESS

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Jul 15, 2019

It s that time of year when special events abound - weddings, graduations, baby showers and bar mitzvahs. With those events comes a tedious but necessary obligation: thank you notes! Taryn Singer has created WithThanks, a business that lets busy people outsource the task of thank you notes following...

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Alternative Fundraising Websites for Small Businesses ALTERNATIVE FUNDRAISING WEBSITES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jul 14, 2019

If you re trying to get your small business off the ground, it can seem like one obstacle after another stands in your way - especially when you re dealing with getting the financial part of your business straightened out. Wondering how to raise money to start a business? One option you might turn t...

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What are the Best Government Small Business Loans? WHAT ARE THE BEST GOVERNMENT SMALL BUSINESS LOANS?

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Jul 12, 2019

Business financing comes in many forms, but for some small business owners, government small business loans offer the most benefits. These loans are backed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and issued by approved lenders, like banks and credit unions.

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The Best Business Loan And Financing Resources For Connecticut Small Businesses THE BEST BUSINESS LOAN AND FINANCING RESOURCES FOR CONNECTICUT SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jul 12, 2019

Connecticut, like its sister Northeast corridor state New Jersey, is a major thoroughfare between the region s megalopolises. Whether you re trying to capture some of that traffic or are serving Connecticut’s own towns and cities, there are tons of ways to finance your small business.

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The Best Small Business Loans With No Credit Check THE BEST SMALL BUSINESS LOANS WITH NO CREDIT CHECK

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Jul 11, 2019

You need extra capital for your business, and a small business loan seems like the logical next step. But how do you navigate the loan process when you want to avoid a credit check? Are there lenders out there willing to loan money to small businesses without pulling credit?

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The Best Business Loan And Financing Resources For Arkansas Small Businesses THE BEST BUSINESS LOAN AND FINANCING RESOURCES FOR ARKANSAS SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jul 11, 2019

Arkansas is a great place to start a business, with its low cost of living and even lower cost of doing business-in fact, Arkansas’ cost of doing business is the lowest in the United States. Whether you have an established business in Central Arkansas’ vibrant Little Rock metro area, or ...

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Small Business Ideas - French Fries Recipe Business | Earn ₹60,000 Per Month | In Telugu SMALL BUSINESS IDEAS - FRENCH FRIES RECIPE BUSINESS | EARN ₹60,000 PER MONTH | IN TELUGU

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Jul 11, 2019

In these video we will see about SMALL BUSINESS IDEAS that is FRENCH FRIES RECIPE Business where by investing 3000 rs we can EARN 60000 rs per month from HOME.These LOW INVESTMENT BUSINESS can help you MAKE MONEY at HOME.If you search for french fries/ fast food business your result ends here.

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The Best Small Business Ideas for 2019 THE BEST SMALL BUSINESS IDEAS FOR 2019

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Jul 11, 2019

The word on everyones lips in the UK is Brexit. Its meant uncertainty for business. But that hasnt dented Brits enthusiasm for small-business ideas. Little wonder – since over 80% of self-employed people believe life is better that way.
Have you been mulling over ditching the boss, impr...

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19 Small Business Ideas For Kenyan Millennial 2019 19 SMALL BUSINESS IDEAS FOR KENYAN MILLENNIAL 2019

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Jul 11, 2019

business ideas that you can start with as little as KES - 1000 in 2019? Or youre just looking for an easy way to quite your boring job; work on your own terms and become rich doing what you love!

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Enta Wonders...about small business ENTA WONDERS...ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS

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Jul 10, 2019

On this edition of Enta Wonders, we wonder about what makes small businesses successful. For help we turn to “The E Myth Revisited” by Michael E. Gerber. Check it out!

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Optimizing Your Online Store OPTIMIZING YOUR ONLINE STORE'S CHECKOUT

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Jul 09, 2019

Online store's checkout process ordinarily separates the information fields over three webpages. This declutters the screen, making it more manageable for customers to absorb and complete at a steady pace. This is excellent for certain businesses, whose key demographics prefer not to be rushed. ...

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How to Use Google Ad Manager for Your Small Business HOW TO USE GOOGLE AD MANAGER FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jul 09, 2019

Getting the word out about your business doesn't have to be some huge production of photo shoots and scripted commercials. It can be as easy as signing up for Google Ads.When someone is looking for information on a business or a topic, where's the first place they go? It's usually Google...

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Does Your Small Business Need a Lawyer? DOES YOUR SMALL BUSINESS NEED A LAWYER?

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Jul 09, 2019

There are many legal self-help resources available to help you form a corporation, partnership or LLC and handle all the legal paperwork. (Rocket Lawyer, LegalZoom and Nolo are three popular resources to check out.) For most startups, choosing a business structure and forming company can be handled ...

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How to Create the Perfect Pinterest Profile for your Small Business? HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT PINTEREST PROFILE FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS?

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Jul 09, 2019

Speaking of cash, brands using Pinterest see $2 in profit for every advertising dollar they spend on the platform. Dont have a big advertising budget? By keeping simple best practices in mind, you can generate organic traffic from Pinterest to your website without spending a dime!

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Canva Flyer Maker Provides Small Businesses with a New Marketing Tool CANVA FLYER MAKER PROVIDES SMALL BUSINESSES WITH A NEW MARKETING TOOL

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Jul 09, 2019

Canvas Flyer Maker lets you create professional flyers in seconds. Its a web based tool giving small business owners graphic design capabilities. Small Business Trends contacted Liz McKenzie, Head of PR and Communications at the company, to learn more.

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How to Create a Filing System That Works for Your Business HOW TO CREATE A FILING SYSTEM THAT WORKS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Jul 09, 2019

If you want your business to operate as efficiently as possible, you need to get organized. A simple filing system thats easy to keep up with can ensure that all of your important documents and items are easy to find at a moment’s notice.

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50 Zero Waste Products for your Package Free Business 50 ZERO WASTE PRODUCTS FOR YOUR PACKAGE FREE BUSINESS

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Jul 09, 2019

Zero waste products have become popular. Because businesses have grown increasingly conscious of the impact they can have on the environment. The products you choose to sell, the packaging you use and the vendors you work with make a major impact on your carbon footprint. But you can find ways to ru...

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Refiners: Restrict USDA Access to Small-Refinery Waivers Information REFINERS: RESTRICT USDA ACCESS TO SMALL-REFINERY WAIVERS INFORMATION

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Jul 09, 2019

Small-refinery interests continue to fight USDAs inclusion in an ongoing review of EPAs small-refinery exemptions practice in the Renewable Fuel Standard program.On Monday, a lawyer representing refining interests wrote a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler expressing concern about the agency...

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6 Reasons You Should Be Focusing on Reviews for Your Business 6 REASONS YOU SHOULD BE FOCUSING ON REVIEWS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Jul 09, 2019

Getting reviews is one of the top pieces of marketing advice for business owners. Whether you’re gathering them on review sites like Yelp or Clutch, through social media platforms like Facebook, or on your own business website, you need reviews to improve your business.

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7 BASIC MARKETING TECHNIQUES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES 7 BASIC MARKETING TECHNIQUES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jul 08, 2019

In an age where people connect more and more via the internet and social media, many small businesses are trying to utilize new strategies to get their products and ideas out there. Doing so can generate more sales and draw in new customers. However, this can only happen if those tools are being use...

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6 Email Marketing Tips (Plus Evidence of Success) 6 EMAIL MARKETING TIPS (PLUS EVIDENCE OF SUCCESS)

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Jul 08, 2019

Its five times cheaper to retain an existing customer than it is to attract a new one - especially when email marketing makes it so easy and affordable. Indeed, 80% of SMBs found email marketing to be a key tactic in customer retention, compared with 44% who found social media to be helpful.

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SiriusDecisions B-to-B Fundamentals with Elisabeth Medaris SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B FUNDAMENTALS WITH ELISABETH MEDARIS

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Jul 08, 2019

At SiriusDecisions, we’ve created a b-to-b fundamentals course to help you build a strong foundation of knowledge and develop meaningful, ongoing relationships with customers.

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Buying Decision Process Framework THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B BUYING DECISION PROCESS FRAMEWORK

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Jul 08, 2019

Decisionmaking is a cognitive process defined by psychologists as the selection of a course of action from multiple alternatives (e.g. what to eat, where to shop). John Dewey, the pragmatic philosopher and psychologist, introduced the first decision process framework for consumer buying in his book ...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business mode...

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Marketing Automation Study Infographic THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B MARKETING AUTOMATION STUDY INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 08, 2019

Does the organization have a valid and agreed-upon process of what its revenue engine looks like?  Is the marketing function speaking the same language as the sales team? Or are they focusing only on the lead when sales is more interested in pre-qualified, early-stage opportunities? How can sal...

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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Democrat Buttigieg announces minority-focused small business investment plan DEMOCRAT BUTTIGIEG ANNOUNCES MINORITY-FOCUSED SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT PLAN

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Jul 07, 2019

Joining several other Democrats targeting black voters this weekend with economic proposals, presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg released a policy on Sunday aimed at helping minorities start businesses. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced the proposal at Essence Festival, a gather...

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10 Ways to Improve Your Processes as Your Business Grows 10 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR PROCESSES AS YOUR BUSINESS GROWS

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Jul 06, 2019

If you already own a small business, you probably have some processes in place that help you run as efficiently and effectively as possible. However, as your business grows, you may need to step up those processes to get even better results. There are tons of different areas to improve, from your ma...

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13 Blogs to Help Your Small Biz Grow 13 BLOGS TO HELP YOUR SMALL BIZ GROW

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Jul 05, 2019

First, why should you have a list of small business blogs in advance?
If you’re struggling to grow a business, you know that those not-so-great days suck the motivation right out of you. If you’ve ever felt the wrath of writer’s block or have been at a loss with SEO, then yo...

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How To Compete And Win As A Small Business HOW TO COMPETE AND WIN AS A SMALL BUSINESS

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Jul 05, 2019

SCOREs latest infographic, sponsored by Kimco Realty, examines the power of small retailers who not only compete against the big stores, but win.

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European Small Business Finance Outlook EUROPEAN SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE OUTLOOK

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Jul 05, 2019

This analysis provides an overview of the main markets relevant to the EIF. It starts by discussing the general market environment, then looks at the main aspects of equity finance and the guarantee and SME securitisation markets. It also highlights important aspects of microfinance in Europe. Final...

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Starting a Small Business vs Starting a Startup: what STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS VS STARTING A STARTUP: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

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Jul 05, 2019

Not all businesses are created equal. The guys that started Airbnb, or the guys that started Slack- set out to build a multi-billion dollar company that would IPO or get acquired for an insane amount of money. Those are the entrepreneurs that we (mostly) hear about, and that we look up to, and that&...

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NatWest launches digital small business working capital product NATWEST LAUNCHES DIGITAL SMALL BUSINESS WORKING CAPITAL PRODUCT

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Jul 05, 2019

The high street bank will go head-to-head with British digital lender MarketInvoice and US payments giant PayPal. NatWest has launched a digital working capital loans product aimed at small businesses that will compete against Britain’s MarketInvoice and PayPal in the US.The high street bank s...

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Barclays warned by Competition and Markets Authority over small businesses BARCLAYS WARNED BY COMPETITION AND MARKETS AUTHORITY OVER SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jul 05, 2019

The Competition and Markets Authority has censured Barclays after the bank admitted it had broken rules designed to make it easier for small and medium-sized companies to switch banks. The competition watchdog told Barclays that it must “improve its practices” after the bank said it had ...

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Small Business Tax Accountant Near Me SMALL BUSINESS TAX ACCOUNTANT NEAR ME

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Jul 04, 2019

Tax accountants are available at several different levels and can help out with different needs. Accountant near me do your taxes according to their well-proven methods. Our services are best for straightforward tax situations. The tax preparers will have differing levels of experience. Thе services...

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5 Ways to make your workforce more productive 5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR WORKFORCE MORE PRODUCTIVE

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Jul 04, 2019

Motivated and engaged employees often lead to a more productive and more profitable workplace.
Small businesses are often in a position to offer more unique and flexible employee benefits than larger organisations. Competitive salaries aren’t the only employee benefit job-seekers are af...

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4 Useful Tips To Manage Your Small Business Finances 4 USEFUL TIPS TO MANAGE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS FINANCES

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Jul 04, 2019

A helping hand for small business owners from www.reveal.business 4 Useful Tips To Manage Your Small Business Finances 1. Clear targets 2. Accountancy software 3. Issuing invoices 4. Control spending.

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Top tips for writing a business plan for the UK TOP TIPS FOR WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN FOR THE UK

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Jul 03, 2019

Apply for a UK Innovator Visa or a Startup Visa depending on your business plans with The SmartMove2UK (A division of SmartMove Immigration)

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Presidential Candidates Have Not Prioritized Small Business PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES HAVE NOT PRIORITIZED SMALL BUSINESS

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Jul 03, 2019

As we approach the Fourth of July, there are two dozen contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, and currently none of them are focusing on small business as a major priority. In fact, small business and the economy seem to lag far behind immigration, climate change, gun control, ...

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NatWest launches video calls for small business customers NATWEST LAUNCHES VIDEO CALLS FOR SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS

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Jul 03, 2019

The high street bank's business customers will be able to arrange calls using a mobile device, tablet or PC.NatWest has launched a video calls service that will put small business customers in touch with the bank’s business advisors.The high street bank said the service allows busy busines...

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The 34 Best Places to Go for Small Business Advice THE 34 BEST PLACES TO GO FOR SMALL BUSINESS ADVICE

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Jul 02, 2019

As a small business owner, youre probably used to handling everything yourself. No fire is too big for you to put out-because if you don’t do it, who will?
Small business owners are independent to the core: that’s what the freedom of entrepreneurship is all about, after all.Except...

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SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE INFOGRAPHIC SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 02, 2019

This is an infographic for creating or updating your small business website.  It is based on experience and research.  I hope it proves valuable to you.Our claims dispute resolution services are designed to settle claims early, quickly and cost-effectively. Designed specifically to reduce ...

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Factors to Consider While Hiring App Developers for Your Small Business FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHILE HIRING APP DEVELOPERS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jul 02, 2019

The evolution of mobile phones from a communication device to a high potential business tool is eye-popping. In the digital era, technology is advancing rapidly and people are getting more addicted to mobile phones and other such smart devices. It is interesting to note how mobile devices changed th...

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Auto Product Startup Sepal Raises Funding from SucSEED Venture AUTO PRODUCT STARTUP SEPAL RAISES FUNDING FROM SUCSEED VENTURE

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Jul 02, 2019

SucSEED venture partners expanding its investment horizon into automobile segment by investing into Sepal. Sepal was founded in 2017 by Vidhey Addepally and Sriram Kashyap. Sepal is aiming at making biking more enjoyable and comfortable by not letting climate dictate riders travel plan. The extended...

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5 Keys To Managing A Successful Small Business 5 KEYS TO MANAGING A SUCCESSFUL SMALL BUSINESS

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Jul 02, 2019

Nowadays, anyone can become an entrepreneur. You just need a good understanding of digital tools and adopt a mindset that’s anchored on success. Then again, only a small fraction of business startups are able to make a breakthrough. And it’s not just because of sheer luck. There has got ...

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Small and Medium Business Trends Report SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESS TRENDS REPORT

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Jul 01, 2019

Small and medium businesses (SMBs) are major leaders of todays economic growth. Our new report examines the obstacles SMBs encounter on the road to success and offers insights on the decision-making and actions of the leaders who run them. Learn about the latest innovations and industry changes affe...

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5 business goals for a happy new financial year 5 BUSINESS GOALS FOR A HAPPY NEW FINANCIAL YEAR

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Jul 01, 2019

Theres nothing like a new beginning to get people motivated. If youre someone who loves a fresh start, the new financial year is the perfect time to set business goals for the year ahead.
Of course the start of a new financial year isn’t the only time to set and begin working on goals; ...

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Local SEO for Beginners - FREE THINGS to Grow Your Small Business LOCAL SEO FOR BEGINNERS - FREE THINGS TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jul 01, 2019

Here's the two bottom line activities small business owners should be doing in order to drive sales and business. Siteground Wordpress Hosting - FREE SSL and it's fast. https://www.siteground.com/index.htm?

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3 new financial year tasks small business owners shouldn’t skip 3 NEW FINANCIAL YEAR TASKS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS SHOULDN’T SKIP

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Jul 01, 2019

While it can be tempting for business owners to sweep certain tasks under the rug over the financial year, like bookkeeping or organising tax receipts, scrambling to get everything sorted when June hits isn’t fun - it’s usually just extra stress! Luckily enough, the new financial year is...

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How Do I Get A Line Of Credit For My New Business HOW DO I GET A LINE OF CREDIT FOR MY NEW BUSINESS

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Jul 01, 2019

If your new business has already passed the lag phase, a line of credit becomes more resourceful than most other small business loans.  A line of credit is like an entrepreneur’s running fuel, right after the vehicle might have had to be Jumpstarted with other funding means. The peculiari...

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Barclays Bank woos small businesses with targeted training BARCLAYS BANK WOOS SMALL BUSINESSES WITH TARGETED TRAINING

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Jul 01, 2019

Listed lender Barclays Kenya  says it is working on loan products tailored to the needs of Kenya’s small businesses after a nationwide survey revealed that most small and medium enterprises (SMEs) lacked credit facilities that understood their business model. “We are engaging indivi...

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The most powerful marketing words your small business should be using THE MOST POWERFUL MARKETING WORDS YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SHOULD BE USING

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Jul 01, 2019

Power words are words used by smart marketers and copywriters to trigger a psychological or emotional response. Power words incite a feeling, action, or opinion. They make you desire a product, click ‘buy now’, or trigger a memory. A strong power word is a difference between a reader add...

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Fake Google Maps Listings Are Hurting Real Businesses And Other Small Business Tech News This Week FAKE GOOGLE MAPS LISTINGS ARE HURTING REAL BUSINESSES AND OTHER SMALL BUSINESS TECH NEWS THIS WEEK

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Jun 30, 2019

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Google Maps has about 11 million illegitimate local listings and that hundreds of thousands more are created every month. The result of these fake listings is that real businesses get pushed further down the local search results, which adversely affect...

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5 Incredibly Simple Ways to Automate Your Small Business 5 INCREDIBLY SIMPLE WAYS TO AUTOMATE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jun 30, 2019

Being a small business owner is supposed to be freeing and rewarding. You’re supposed to be able to set your own hours, take vacations when and where you want to, and spend more time with family and friends. But oftentimes, small business owners find that the exact opposite is true. Could auto...

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OMU sees success in new small business fiber service OMU SEES SUCCESS IN NEW SMALL BUSINESS FIBER SERVICE

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Jun 30, 2019

Owensboro Municipal Utilities has offered fiber optic internet packages to both large industrial and commercial customers as well as residential since 2016, but they recently added small business rates to their array of services and have seen rapid success. “Based on the success seen in our fi...

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New Business Imperative NEW BUSINESS IMPERATIVE

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Jun 28, 2019

EarthShares New Business Imperative white paper examines the increasing importance of environmental action among employees at the worlds largest and most influential corporations. A year in the making, this survey of Fortune 1000 employees finds that if companies are to meet employees expectations f...

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Google launches a new portal to connect small business with resources GOOGLE LAUNCHES A NEW PORTAL TO CONNECT SMALL BUSINESS WITH RESOURCES

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Jun 28, 2019

Over the years, Google has built a range of tools to help businesses use the web to grow and thrive. In October 2017, Google launched an initiative to help people develop the skills they need to find work or grow their business. In 2018, Google Search and Advertising tools helped create $335 billion...

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Artificial Intelligence Isn’t a Priority for Small Businesses, Here’s Why ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ISN’T A PRIORITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, HERE’S WHY

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Jun 27, 2019

There is no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) has drastically changed the world we live in since its foundation in the 1950s. We now have access to technology that our ancestors couldn’t have even imagined, and many businesses have made it a priority to pick up on the trend. Among other ...

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Google Launches a New Hub for Small Business Marketing Resources GOOGLE LAUNCHES A NEW HUB FOR SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING RESOURCES

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Jun 27, 2019

Today is International Small Business Day, and to mark the occasion Google has created a new home on the web for SMB marketers. Many of the tools available as part of the ‘Google for Small Business’ initiative have been developed based on feedback received from small business owners. Kim...

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U.S. Urged to Stop Predatory Lenders ‘Crippling’ Businesses U.S. URGED TO STOP PREDATORY LENDERS ‘CRIPPLING’ BUSINESSES

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Jun 27, 2019

Congress must act to protect small businesses from predatory lenders who seize their assets without warning using a legal instrument called a confession of judgment, U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez said Wednesday.“By ending confessions of judgment in commercial lending, we can stop some of...

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International Small Business Day: A Moment in Search INTERNATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS DAY: A MOMENT IN SEARCH

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Jun 26, 2019

This International Small Business Day, join us in celebrating small businesses around the world for always being just around the corner. For more, visit g.co/celebratingsmallbusiness

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These Financial Startups Are Facilitating SMEs with Easy Loans THESE FINANCIAL STARTUPS ARE FACILITATING SMES WITH EASY LOANS

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Jun 26, 2019

SMEs are the backbone of the Indian industry with 42 million enterprises contributing to 6.11 per cent of the GDP in manufacturing and 24.63 per cent of the GDP to the service sector. Despite being a significant contributor to the Indian economy, SMEs face greater vulnerability on account of the pay...

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How to set up a share options scheme for your small business HOW TO SET UP A SHARE OPTIONS SCHEME FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jun 26, 2019

Small to medium-sized business owners know the importance of incentivising and retaining key employees using a share options scheme.They’re both tax efficient for the company and the employees who benefit.However, there are practical problems which mean that such schemes may not work. If this ...

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Become a member of Small Business Standards BECOME A MEMBER OF SMALL BUSINESS STANDARDS

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Jun 26, 2019

Small Business Standards (SBS) is the organisation representing European SMEs in the standardisation process. This publication only reflects Small Business Standards’ views. The European Commission and the EFTA Member States are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information i...

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How to Meet Customer Requirements and Earn Their Loyalty HOW TO MEET CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS AND EARN THEIR LOYALTY

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Jun 26, 2019

One of the biggest challenges for businesses is to satisfy their customers. To grow a business, you need to focus on consistently meeting customer requirements, both internal and external. Whether it’s a product or a service, it should always cater to the needs of customers. Since technologies...

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Build a better small business: Which Office 365 Business plan is right for you? BUILD A BETTER SMALL BUSINESS: WHICH OFFICE 365 BUSINESS PLAN IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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Jun 26, 2019

Office 365, Microsoft’s monthly subscription-based experience of apps and services, gives you access to everything you need to be successful as a small business. Be it with collaboration apps like Microsoft Teams, Planner, or the cloud storage power of OneDrive, there’s a lot you get wit...

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What’s the Best Type of Small Business Funding For Your Business? WHAT’S THE BEST TYPE OF SMALL BUSINESS FUNDING FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

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Jun 25, 2019

Opportunities for growth arise, equipment breaks, inventory goes on sale, business slows, and operational expenses grow. Sometimes, all of those things happen at once. Regardless of what circumstance matches your experience, chances are you’ll need working capital to make things happen. While ...

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10 Best Language Translator Devices for Small Business Travelers 10 BEST LANGUAGE TRANSLATOR DEVICES FOR SMALL BUSINESS TRAVELERS

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Jun 25, 2019

Business travelers cite the language barrier as one of the biggest hindrances to conducting business abroad. But it need not be a problem. Use one of the highly advanced language translation devices and apps that are currently available.They vary in price according to functionality. But they come in...

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You’re Opening a Small Business, But Where? YOU’RE OPENING A SMALL BUSINESS, BUT WHERE?

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Jun 25, 2019

First, though, I want to talk about opening a small business and the importance of finding the right place to begin. There’s nothing like opening that first day, but it is much more fun to open on Day 100, 1000, and 10,000. Toward that end, Gildshire looked at the cities that are hosting the m...

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How social media is helping small businesses grow HOW SOCIAL MEDIA IS HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES GROW

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Jun 25, 2019

Social media is how we communicate, relax and work. Scrolling through any platform is second nature these days.So, it makes sense that small businesses are harnessing the power of social media to engage with consumers and to ultimately grow sales.Research shows that almost two thirds of consumers ar...

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8 Sizzling Marketing Trends & Strategies You Can’t Afford to Ignore in 2019 8 SIZZLING MARKETING TRENDS & STRATEGIES YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO IGNORE IN 2019

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Jun 24, 2019

Are you looking for ways to grow your business in 2019 and beyond? Want to know the marketing techniques that are generating impressive results for others?Digital Success share the trends and strategies you should consider in this infographic.

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How AI Can Improve Your Customer Service HOW AI CAN IMPROVE YOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE

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Jun 24, 2019

Customer service is one of the top priorities for business leaders across the globe. But how do you scale an exceptional experience for today's hyperconnected customer? Find out how AI can improve your customer service. Learn more: https://trailhead.salesforce.com/en/users/einsteinpmm/trailmixes...

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Entrepreneur’s Business is Dedicated to Raising the Small Business Success Rate ENTREPRENEUR’S BUSINESS IS DEDICATED TO RAISING THE SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS RATE

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Jun 24, 2019

Frank Goodman is an entrepreneur from Washington, DC dedicated to raising the small business success rate through strategy, websites and apps. He went from trouble-maker to an accomplished Engineer and business owner. He has a BS in Computer Engineering (ODU) and a MS in Systems Engineering (GWU). H...

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15 Small Business Cyber Security Statistics That You Need to Know 15 SMALL BUSINESS CYBER SECURITY STATISTICS THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Jun 24, 2019

While we here at Hashed Out may not be the internet’s top resource for cyber security related information – though we strive to be and have more than two million readers – we still want to do the best job we can at providing you with the best and most useful information possible. T...

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How to Get More Backlinks for Your Small Business Website HOW TO GET MORE BACKLINKS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE

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Jun 24, 2019

As the owner of a small business website, you may find it hard getting your site noticed online when it's up against the big guys, especially if you’re not an SEO master.While you may know that you need  more backlinks pointing back to your website, actually figuring out how to get th...

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10 Ecommerce Sales Tax Software Packages for Your Business 10 ECOMMERCE SALES TAX SOFTWARE PACKAGES FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Jun 24, 2019

As an eCommerce business owner, you must make sure you are collecting the correct sales tax on all your transactions. But this can prove difficult considering all the different local tax obligations across America. To ease this burden, online businesses of all sizes can use eCommerce sales tax softw...

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87% of Coworkers Connect Using Facebook 87% OF COWORKERS CONNECT USING FACEBOOK

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Jun 24, 2019

Staying connected is essential for the way people work. Whether it is through voice, video, or text, workers use different platforms to make these connections. And according to the 2019 State of the Digital Workplace Report from Igloo, coworkers are connecting on Facebook more frequently than on oth...

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What recession? Most small business owners WHAT RECESSION? MOST SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

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Jun 24, 2019

The vast majority of small business owners apparently aren’t paying attention to fears about a recession or the ongoing trade ware with China. Rather, a new survey finds that 74 percent of companies are planning to expand over the next year. And that’s a 12 percent increase over 2018 whe...

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Why Content for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) WHY CONTENT FOR SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO)

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Jun 24, 2019

If you’re in B2B marketing, I would challenge you to think outside the box and do things that no one else is doing. The higher you can stand, the smaller everyone else seems and the farther you can distance yourself from the competition to show: “Here’s exactly why you need to choo...

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Biggest B2B Marketing Challenges That We See Everyday as an Agency BIGGEST B2B MARKETING CHALLENGES THAT WE SEE EVERYDAY AS AN AGENCY

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Jun 24, 2019

One of the amazing blessings of getting to work at an agency is we get to see over 50 different companies and the challenges that they face. In today’s video, we’re going to talk about the biggest B2B marketing challenges that we see every day as an agency.

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DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO

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Jun 24, 2019

We believe that data-driven marketing shouldn’t be confusing. Every company should know what works for their campaigns in order to make more ROI-driven decisions. At Directive, we not only craft customized campaigns for your unique marketing objectives - we exceed those objectives and truly re...

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Could the Breadcrumb Technique Help Boost Your Landing Page Conversions? COULD THE BREADCRUMB TECHNIQUE HELP BOOST YOUR LANDING PAGE CONVERSIONS?

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Jun 24, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “less is more”. And we’ve been told this applies for landing pages too. I.e. your forms should be short and only ask for only the bare minimum of required information if you want to convert. As an example, one of the main questions someone typically h...

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21 Ways to Triple Your B2B E-Commerce Conversions 21 WAYS TO TRIPLE YOUR B2B E-COMMERCE CONVERSIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

It takes thoughtful work to scale an e-commerce store. I’m sure you’ve had a few growing pains of your own getting to the point where you are today. However, you’re reading this because you may not be content with where your conversions are at this precise moment. You may not even ...

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How to Optimize Your Conversion Funnel, from ToFu to BoFu HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CONVERSION FUNNEL, FROM TOFU TO BOFU

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Jun 24, 2019

No matter who your customer is or what you’re selling, it’s more likely than not that your customer will have to go through several steps before choosing to buy your product or service. Think about your own shopping habits: you don’t just buy the first thing you see. The first thin...

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Small Business Local Online Marketing - Clicks Magazine Issue 56 SMALL BUSINESS LOCAL ONLINE MARKETING - CLICKS MAGAZINE ISSUE 56

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Jun 23, 2019

As of 2019, 20% of all Google searches are voice-activated. What’s that tell us? It shouldn’t be a surprise.  Voice search is here to stay and it’s growing – businesses who don’t embrace it now are going to be left scrambling in the very near future.  If you h...

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Facebook Introduces Its Own Version of Bitcoin And Other Small Business Tech News This Week FACEBOOK INTRODUCES ITS OWN VERSION OF BITCOIN AND OTHER SMALL BUSINESS TECH NEWS THIS WEEK

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Jun 23, 2019

This week, Facebook unveiled its new Libra cryptocurrency, which will let users make purchases or send money to people with virtually no fees either online or at local exchange points like grocery stores. Libra customers could spend the currency using interoperable third-party wallet apps or Faceboo...

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Sad end to talc mine illustrates SA’s small business crisis SAD END TO TALC MINE ILLUSTRATES SA’S SMALL BUSINESS CRISIS

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Jun 23, 2019

Business owners are despondent as some have embarked on mass retrenchments or the worst-case scenario of liquidation. At the small town of Sheba Siding, located about 20km north-east of Barberton in Mpumalanga, a 111-year old talc mine that employs about 50 people has shut its operations since April...

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5 Ways to grow a small business without spending a dime 5 WAYS TO GROW A SMALL BUSINESS WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME

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Jun 23, 2019

Want to grow a small business but can’t afford to invest in expensive advertising? Do you want to increase profits for your company, but know you can’t afford to hire a marketing guru or spend money on radio/television/newspaper ads? There are easy ways to promote your small business for...

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5 Tips to Go From SMB Retail Startup to Ecommerce Powerhouse 5 TIPS TO GO FROM SMB RETAIL STARTUP TO ECOMMERCE POWERHOUSE

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Jun 21, 2019

It takes guts to start a business, particularly in the crowded and competitive world of retail. Besides courage, you’ll need a lot of determination and resilience. The process can take months and will likely involve a lot of sleepless nights, but when everything clicks, there is almost nothing...

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9 tricks to boost your small business blog posts 9 TRICKS TO BOOST YOUR SMALL BUSINESS BLOG POSTS

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Jun 21, 2019

Blogging is integral to any company’s website, but employing a few clever tricks can help you boost the value of your small business blog posts even further. It doesn’t have to be time-consuming, either – try out the tips below and watch your numbers grow.

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Alexandria Music Company | OnDeck ALEXANDRIA MUSIC COMPANY | ONDECK'S SUMMER OF SMALL BUSINESS

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Jun 20, 2019

2019 is the Summer of Small Business at OnDeck, and CEO Noah Breslow is travelling the country visiting our customers.

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3 Must Haves for Small Business Marketing 3 MUST HAVES FOR SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING

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Jun 20, 2019

You must have a talented team. To truly be successful today you need a team of talented people focused on growing your brand, executing your strategy, managing your campaigns, designing your ads, creating video content, managing your content marketing strategy etc. You really need a strong Marketing...

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Engage with your customers using Google My Business ENGAGE WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS USING GOOGLE MY BUSINESS

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Jun 20, 2019

People are searching for businesses like yours on Google. Turn those searchers into your customers by personalizing your Business Profile on Google with photos, offers, events, and by responding to reviews and messages, all with your Google My Business account google.com/business.

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How To Stand Out From The Crowd - Small Business Marketing Tips HOW TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD - SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING TIPS

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Jun 20, 2019

Business and entrepreneurship is the toughest sport in the world. There are many challenges and obstacles to building a highly successful and profitable business. That’s why, in this video, Dan sits down with Kate Delaney and discuss the biggest mistakes in business that you should avoid. So w...

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43% of Millennial Small Business Owners Plan to Invest More in Instagram Marketing 43% OF MILLENNIAL SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS PLAN TO INVEST MORE IN INSTAGRAM MARKETING

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Jun 20, 2019

Social media marketing has become a valuable tool for small business owners. But the platforms they prioritize depends on their age. When it comes to Instagram, 43% of millennials say they plan to increase their investment on the platform. The number goes down to 25% for Gen Xers.

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Only 56% of Small Business Owners Have a College Degree, Down From Previous Years ONLY 56% OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE, DOWN FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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Jun 20, 2019

Digital technology is disrupting almost everything, which includes education. According to the self employment statistics in FreshBooks 2019 Self-Employment in America Report, college education is becoming less of a prerequisite.

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eCommerce Distribution for Small Businesses ECOMMERCE DISTRIBUTION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jun 19, 2019

The nature of product distribution has changed dramatically over the past decade, due in large part to the way that eCommerce companies work. In the past, retail businesses large and small operated by receiving and storing large shipments of product from distributors or manufacturers, which were the...

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Small Business Tax Preparation Checklist SMALL BUSINESS TAX PREPARATION CHECKLIST

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Jun 19, 2019

While starting a new year often means new opportunities and a fresh start for your small business, it also means that it’s tax time. Compiling all the necessary documents and IRS forms, and adhering to their various deadlines, can be a daunting task that takes time away from running your busin...

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Why is Your Business Struggling to Make Online Sales? WHY IS YOUR BUSINESS STRUGGLING TO MAKE ONLINE SALES?

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Jun 19, 2019

There are many reasons why a business might struggle to make online sales. But when it is happening to your business, it can be difficult to look at things clearly and be objective about the situation. However, it’s a good idea to take a step back and think about what might be preventing your ...

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10 Ways to Advertise Your Business for Under $50 10 WAYS TO ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS FOR UNDER $50

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Jun 19, 2019

A number of small businesses still aren’t spending enough advertising cash to get good results although they know they should. One of the reasons is a limited budget, but did you know that there are some solid cheap advertising ideas out there that are more effective than you’d think?

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Why Small Businesses Need to Accelerate Communications WHY SMALL BUSINESSES NEED TO ACCELERATE COMMUNICATIONS

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Jun 19, 2019

Small businesses that fail to embrace new communication realities risk falling behind. Traditional phone systems dont offer enough capabilities to meet customer and employee demands for instant, on-the-go communication. At the same time, voice remains an important aspect of customer and employee rel...

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products designed to solve your most challenging projects PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO SOLVE YOUR MOST CHALLENGING PROJECTS

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Jun 19, 2019

All standard deliveries utilizing the PPG Company delivery service will be free of charge to all serviceable E&I members. Orders placed by noon are delivered the next business day within the standard delivery zone which the local PPG company-operated store network operates and providing goods ar...

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PPG Advances Sustainability to Protect and Beautify the World PPG ADVANCES SUSTAINABILITY TO PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD

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Jun 19, 2019

PPG embedded additional sustainable practices into its operations, introduced new sustainably advantaged products for customers, achieved a record low in injury cases across the company, advanced its global community engagement initiatives, and further advanced its diversity and inclusion efforts.

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PPG: Industries and Families PPG: INDUSTRIES AND FAMILIES

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Jun 19, 2019

All the ways PPG protects and beautifies the world. PPG is committed to using resources efficiently and driving sustainability throughout its entire value chain to preserve and protect the environment in which the company operates.

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Paintmaker PPG’s Digital Transformation Ripples Around The World PAINTMAKER PPG’S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION RIPPLES AROUND THE WORLD

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Jun 19, 2019

PPG has seen many changes over its 135-year history. Originally a glass manufacturer, PPG transitioned the core of its business to paints and specialty coatings that are used on everything from driverless cars to the posts on NHL goals. But the latest change may be the most drastic. PPG has undergon...

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For small businesses: Short answers to big questions: What is mobility? FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: SHORT ANSWERS TO BIG QUESTIONS: WHAT IS MOBILITY?

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Jun 18, 2019

Mobility enables productivity within the enterprise by fostering a mobile-first digital strategy that helps keep employees connected and customers satisfied. Verizon Enterprise Solutions has a variety of products and services for mobile solutions to increase collaboration without sacrificing securit...

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Heads Up small business case studies: Looking after yourself HEADS UP SMALL BUSINESS CASE STUDIES: LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF

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Jun 18, 2019

As a small business owner there is much to enjoy about being your own boss, such as the freedom to make the decisions and the autonomy to run the business your way. These small business owners talk about the challenges of looking after yourself while juggling the demands of running your own business...

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3 Marketing Tips for Your Small Business 3 MARKETING TIPS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jun 18, 2019

In this Quick Video, We are going to talk about 3 simple tips that have a huge impact. CRM, SEO, Social Media

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Putting Small Businesses in the Driving Seat with Making Tax Digital PUTTING SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE DRIVING SEAT WITH MAKING TAX DIGITAL

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Jun 18, 2019

HMRC’s Making Tax Digital – which landed on 1 April – is the biggest tax compliance change in a generation, affecting 1.2 million businesses. At QuickBooks, we know starting a business will take any owner on the ride of their life and there is no doubt that for some businesses this...

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Great Opportunity for Small Business GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jun 18, 2019

Watch CEO of SBAM Rob Fowler as he talks with Chris Holman at the 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference. Rob talks about the dynamic of sharing leadership with new president of SBAM’s Brian Calley along with the great opportunity there is for small businesses.

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Apply These 4 Techniques to Improve Project Management in Your Small Business APPLY THESE 4 TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jun 18, 2019

Growing a small enterprise into a larger company requires takes a lot of work. Avoid wasting precious time. And actually turn the corner. But to do this business owners need drive, discipline, and a structured approach. All this points to having good project management.

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The Hidden Mystery Behind Optimizing Your Small Business Site for Voice Search THE HIDDEN MYSTERY BEHIND OPTIMIZING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SITE FOR VOICE SEARCH

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Jun 18, 2019

Predictions suggest voice search will change the marketing strategy forever. Even now many searches happen by voice. But digital marketers are still at a loss: So if you read your search query and then hear your answers, where will the clicks be coming from?

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British Business Bank small business equity tracker 2019 BRITISH BUSINESS BANK SMALL BUSINESS EQUITY TRACKER 2019

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Jun 17, 2019

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) was formed in May 2011.
The LLEP is a strategic body led by a Board made up of local government and business leaders as well as senior education and third sector representatives.The LLEP’s remit is to drive forward regenerat...

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How to Use Marketing and Blogging to Grow Your Business HOW TO USE MARKETING AND BLOGGING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

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Jun 17, 2019

As consumers become more and more savvy about traditional advertising - and how to avoid it - content marketing continues to grow. With this growth, small-business owners should learn how to best market themselves and their businesses. This is where content marketing and blogging come in; a company ...

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The Pathway to Entrepreneurship THE PATHWAY TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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Jun 16, 2019

Join Iverson Lee as he explains how to use your BaZi chart to find out whether you are suited for entrepreneurship, and if not, how to learn and pick the traits needed for it. Iverson Lee is an elite speaker and consultant with Joey Yap Research International, a leading international organization sp...

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What is a Micro Influencer and How Can They Benefit Your Small Business? WHAT IS A MICRO INFLUENCER AND HOW CAN THEY BENEFIT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS?

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Jun 16, 2019

Micro influencers are social media personalities with anywhere from 2,000-50,000 followers. The numbers vary depending on the source, but their importance is universal. They are a great cost efficient way to provide targeted advertising for small businesses with limited budgets.

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12 Steps to a Killer Social Media Strategy for Startups & Small Busines 12 STEPS TO A KILLER SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY FOR STARTUPS & SMALL BUSINES

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Jun 13, 2019

Are you about to launch a social media marketing campaign for your business? Need help crafting a social strategy that generates a positive return on investment? Social Media Marketo share their 12 steps to social media success in this infographic. Here’s a quick summary:
Define your ta...

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Vermont Small Business Person of the Year 2019 VERMONT SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR 2019

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Jun 13, 2019

Steve Gagner of 14th Star Brewing Company discusses how SBA helped him expand his business, and how he leverages SBA veterans products to help his fellow veterans.

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The Best Thing About Owning a Small Business? Word on the Street THE BEST THING ABOUT OWNING A SMALL BUSINESS? WORD ON THE STREET

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Jun 13, 2019

Kochie's Business Builders is dedicated to providing useful information to small and medium sized Australian businesses. The program is hosted by David Koch, a finance and small business expert, who also hosts Channel Seven's popular morning breakfast program, Sunrise.

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Fascinating Budget Tactics that Can Help Your Business Grow FASCINATING BUDGET TACTICS THAT CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS GROW

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Jun 13, 2019

In this age of information overload and uncertainties, even the slightest carelessness may lead you to go over budget. This makes it crucial to create a budget plan that can protect you from such setbacks and unexpected developments. Surprisingly, 61% of small businesses didn’t even have a bud...

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Thinking About Starting a Tree Growing Business? 10 Species to Consider THINKING ABOUT STARTING A TREE GROWING BUSINESS? 10 SPECIES TO CONSIDER

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Jun 13, 2019

When you think about growing trees for profit, you probably picture huge forests full of trees being harvested for lumber. But in fact, the USDA’s economic research has found that growing smaller, nursery trees is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. agriculture market. This is great news f...

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What is Experiential Marketing and How Can it Benefit Your Small Business? WHAT IS EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING AND HOW CAN IT BENEFIT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS?

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Jun 13, 2019

Experiential marketing, also called engagement marketing, is a strategy using experiences to make an emotional connection to your prospects. Think ticketed events like concerts sponsored by your brand. Think online contests that showcase your message.Here’s why this experiential marketing is i...

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Salesforce Acquires Tableau Software in Mega Deal, How Could This Impact Your Small Business? SALESFORCE ACQUIRES TABLEAU SOFTWARE IN MEGA DEAL, HOW COULD THIS IMPACT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS?

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Jun 13, 2019

In the biggest acquisition in the company history, Salesforce has bought Tableau Software for $15.7 billion. The deal is expected to fuel competition between Salesforce and Microsoft in the data analytics/visualization segments of the CRM industry. Small Business Trends contacted several industry ex...

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Is Invoice Factoring Right For Your Small Business? IS INVOICE FACTORING RIGHT FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS?

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Jun 13, 2019

Eigthy-two percent of small and medium-sized businesses fail because of cash flow problems. And while there are many factors that can impact cash flow, invoices or accounts receivable account for a fair share. Invoice, or more specifically, unpaid invoices, can be a big problem for small business ow...

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UK watchdog defends lack of penalties in RBS small-business scandal UK WATCHDOG DEFENDS LACK OF PENALTIES IN RBS SMALL-BUSINESS SCANDAL

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Jun 13, 2019

Britain’s financial watchdog has defended its decision not to penalise lender RBS or its former executives for past mistreatment of small business customers.The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said it was sticking by its decision not to apply penalties for actions of RBS’s former turna...

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Jessica Moser, SVP of Small Business Solutions, Group Benefits, U.S. Region at MetLife JESSICA MOSER, SVP OF SMALL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, GROUP BENEFITS, U.S. REGION AT METLIFE

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Jun 12, 2019

At the CO Small Business Series in Houston on March 5, 2019, Jessica Moser, SVP of Small Business Solutions, Group Benefits, U.S. Region at MetLife, discusses current economic trends and how they're affecting small businesses as per the data provided by the  2019 Q1 Small Business Index per...

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More Than 150,000 U.S. Small-Business Websites Could Be Infected With Malware at Any Given Moment. Here MORE THAN 150,000 U.S. SMALL-BUSINESS WEBSITES COULD BE INFECTED WITH MALWARE AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT. HERE'S HOW TO PROTECT YOURS.

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Jun 12, 2019

Melissa Marchand’s day on Cape Cod started out like any other. She drove to her job at Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises in her mid-size sedan, picked up a latte with 1 percent milk at her local coffee shop and sat down at her desk to check her email. Then, Marchand got the call no website manager...

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How to Find the Best Equipment Loans for Your Business HOW TO FIND THE BEST EQUIPMENT LOANS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Jun 12, 2019

Many types of businesses need equipment and machinery to run successfully. As a small business owner, you know just how crucial it can be to have the right equipment your company needs to operate on a daily basis. Yet depending upon your business’ equipment needs, you might not have the funds ...

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Small-business optimism rises to pre-shutdown levels SMALL-BUSINESS OPTIMISM RISES TO PRE-SHUTDOWN LEVELS

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Jun 11, 2019

The index of small-business optimism from the National Federation of Independent Business rose to 105.0 in May. Economists surveyed by Econoday had forecast a 102.0 reading. What Six of ten survey components increased, three were unchanged, and only one fell in May. Nearly two-thirds, or 62%, report...

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Federal government launches app for canadian small business owners FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES APP FOR CANADIAN SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

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Jun 11, 2019

The federal government has announced it is bringing its online innovation portal, which matches small and medium-sized businesses with government programs and services, to mobile devices. Canada Business is a mobile business consultant, simplifying access to government services. Designed as an all-a...

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Why Small Business needs a Disaster Recovery Plan WHY SMALL BUSINESS NEEDS A DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN

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Jun 10, 2019

Entrepreneurs and small businesses-especially fairly new ones-often don’t think about making plans to recover in case of a disaster. However, it is the smallest business that most likely has the fewest resources to fall back on in case of disaster.

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Small Business Cyber Bill Cost Pegged at $11M Over 5 Years SMALL BUSINESS CYBER BILL COST PEGGED AT $11M OVER 5 YEARS

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Jun 10, 2019

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated on June 7 that H.R.1648, the Small Business Advanced Cybersecurity Enhancements Act of 2019, will cost about $2 million annually to implement, and $11 million in total between 2019 and 2024, if the bill is enacted.The legislation, which is sponsored by...

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How two aerospace engineers help small enterprises go green HOW TWO AEROSPACE ENGINEERS HELP SMALL ENTERPRISES GO GREEN

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Jun 10, 2019

Love for a Doordarshan serial called Tarang aired every Sunday in the 1990s was the initial spark. Manvi Dhawan watched the serial at her hometown in Gwalior, while Ratnesh Mishra was inspired by the same serial which he watched in his home town Raipur.The serial dealt with small science projects an...

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What is Five Nines and Why Do You Need to Consider it When Seeking a Phone Service Provider? WHAT IS FIVE NINES AND WHY DO YOU NEED TO CONSIDER IT WHEN SEEKING A PHONE SERVICE PROVIDER?

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Jun 10, 2019

The term Five Nines is jargon cloud service providers use to label service uptime. The phrase refers to 99.999% availability. That translates into 26.3 seconds per month of downtime or 5.26 minutes a year.Small Business Trends contacted Mark Sher, Vice President of UC Product and Marketing at Interm...

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Small companies fear year of stagnation, says FSB SMALL COMPANIES FEAR YEAR OF STAGNATION, SAYS FSB

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Jun 10, 2019

A record low number of small businesses are expecting to grow this year and their owners are in despair about Brexit and rising labour costs.Only 45 per cent of small businesses expect to expand over the next 12 months, according to the Federation of Small Businesses. Its quarterly confidence index ...

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What Is One District One Product Scheme For MSMEs? WHAT IS ONE DISTRICT ONE PRODUCT SCHEME FOR MSMES?

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Jun 10, 2019

The government has launched One District One Product Scheme to promote MSMEs in India. MSME sector contributes considerably to the country’s economy. The central and state government has launched various MSME schemes previously to empower them. The government also offers business loans to aid ...

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How to Apply for a Small Business Loan HOW TO APPLY FOR A SMALL BUSINESS LOAN

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Jun 10, 2019

Learning how to apply for a small business loan or other business financing can not only help you get the right loan for your business but can also assist in deciding whether it’s the right move in the first place. Many small business lenders will want to see a business plan that explains why ...

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US-Iran sanctions: Iranian investors turning to small businesses US-IRAN SANCTIONS: IRANIAN INVESTORS TURNING TO SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jun 08, 2019

he pressure from US sanctions is having a major effect on Iran's economy.With export margins tight, investors are turning to small and medium-sized businesses like coffee shops that can still turn a profit.

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Master the Art of Business Small Talk with These 11 Tips MASTER THE ART OF BUSINESS SMALL TALK WITH THESE 11 TIPS

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Jun 08, 2019

Whether it’s at a business dinner, a launch event or a sales meeting, being good at small talk comes with a number of advantages, including giving you the chance to meet new people and sell your products or services.At the same time, small talk overload can be off-putting and do you more harm ...

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How to hire a contact center that HOW TO HIRE A CONTACT CENTER THAT 'GETS' YOUR BRAND

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Jun 07, 2019

Hiring a customer experience provider is a big decision. Discover the keys to finding a contact center partner that will set your brand up for long-term success. Learn more: https://www.telusinternational.com/articles/hire-a-contact-center

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50 Features Every Small Business Website Must Have 50 FEATURES EVERY SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE MUST HAVE

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Jun 07, 2019

Websites are a necessity for businesses small, large, and everything in between. And yet more than half of all small businesses do not have a website. Considering the fact that building an effective website is not very expensive, there is no excuse not to have one. Most consumers begin their search ...

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Best Advice on Resilience as a Business Leader BEST ADVICE ON RESILIENCE AS A BUSINESS LEADER

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Jun 07, 2019

10,000 Small Businesses UK hosted its inaugural Resilient Leader conference in Leeds on 23 May. Hear from business owners and speakers from the event on their best advice on maintaining resilience as a business leader.

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What Can a Business Advisory Board Do for My Startup? WHAT CAN A BUSINESS ADVISORY BOARD DO FOR MY STARTUP?

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Jun 07, 2019

What is a business advisory board- and can a business advisory board be of use to your business as a startup? Our founder, Syama Meagher, unpacks the answers to this commonly asked question.

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Biz2Credit leads VC funding in tech startups this week BIZ2CREDIT LEADS VC FUNDING IN TECH STARTUPS THIS WEEK

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Jun 07, 2019

Online lending platforms attracted significant venture capital investment during the week as Biz2Credit topped the charts with a $52 million Series B funding round led by WestBridge Capital. To find out about other major venture capital deals in technology startups during the week,

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New lunar program NEW LUNAR PROGRAM 'ARTEMIS' FACES FUNDING WOES THAT AFFECT TIMELINE

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Jun 07, 2019

NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, on the new lunar program 'Artemis'.  It will face a funding fight this year that could affect the 2024 timeline.

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Helping small businesses grow, create jobs HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES GROW, CREATE JOBS

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Jun 05, 2019

In 2016, Kaiser Permanente Southern California was the first Kaiser Permanente region to sponsor the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City’s Inner City Capital Connections program in Los Angeles. At ICCC’s recent opening seminar in San Diego, Steve Grossman, chief executive officer, IC...

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How to Choose a Laptop for Your Small Business HOW TO CHOOSE A LAPTOP FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jun 05, 2019

Laptops continue to increase in popular for business use. And not only do they allow you and your team to get work done from anywhere. But many also provide all the power, storage and speed that you really need. And this allows you to perform your day-to-day functions. However, with the increasing p...

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12 Essential Pieces of Small Business Advice 12 ESSENTIAL PIECES OF SMALL BUSINESS ADVICE

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Jun 05, 2019

At Dreamforce 2018, the Salesforce small business team asked attendees to share their most essential advice for small business owners. Over the course of four days, we collected more than 1,000 pearls of wisdom.To celebrate National Small Business Week, we’ve distilled those 1,000+ suggestions...

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NASA / CPP Business Startup Program NASA / CPP BUSINESS STARTUP PROGRAM

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Jun 04, 2019

Making lives better with new products may sound like a lofty goal, but for the Cal Poly Pomona students participating in the NASA CPP Business Startup Program — it’s the mission.

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Five Small Business Development Events in Metro Atlanta You Will Want to Check Out in June and July FIVE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EVENTS IN METRO ATLANTA YOU WILL WANT TO CHECK OUT IN JUNE AND JULY

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Jun 04, 2019

Summer is in full swing in Metro Atlanta, and while you prepare for vacations and try to gain refuge from the heat, many events are being held that can help you upgrade your business. Whether you need a new marketing plan or a reevaluation of your business strategy, there is a variety of low-cost an...

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How to be a successful young entrepreneur HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

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Jun 03, 2019

A guide on how to become a multi-millionaire in your early twenties.‘If you can’t make money without money, then you probably can’t make money with money,’ says Ivan Mrvos, founder of Include in Croatia and one of the Forbes 2019 30 Under 30 for Europe. Hire slow, shoot fast ...

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Small Business Growing Pains SMALL BUSINESS GROWING PAINS

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Jun 03, 2019

Business growth doesn’t happen on its own. You need the right strategy, people and technology in place to expand your business in a sustainable manner. Many small businesses are ill-equipped to handle growth when it happens, which often leads to companies shutting their doors prematurely. Acco...

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What Barriers do Think Tanks Face to Getting Funding? WHAT BARRIERS DO THINK TANKS FACE TO GETTING FUNDING?

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Jun 03, 2019

This video is part of the series "Organizational Strengthening for Global Development" which chronicles key lessons learned from the Think Tank Initiative. In this video, experts from several funding organizations answer the question: "How can think tanks get funding?"

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Small businesses are balking at the latest round of proposed tariffs SMALL BUSINESSES ARE BALKING AT THE LATEST ROUND OF PROPOSED TARIFFS

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Jun 03, 2019

Main street groups are sounding off on President Donald Trump’s latest round of tariff proposals — this time levied on goods imported from Mexico.Last week Trump threatened to put 5% tariffs on Mexican goods beginning on June 10, with gradual increases as high as 25% this year. The argum...

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How AI Could Help Small Businesses HOW AI COULD HELP SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jun 03, 2019

On a Thursday morning at 5:30 AM, Alex sipped her latte, her elbows atop the service counter. Each day at this time, the sunlight through the front window blanketed her coffee shop and she enjoyed a few moments of peace and quiet before the morning rush began. With 30 minutes to spare before she cor...

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Raghu Belur’s mantra of becoming a successful Entrepreneur RAGHU BELUR’S MANTRA OF BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR

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Jun 02, 2019

Enphase Co-Founder Raghu Belur shares his story and experience of becoming a successful Entrepreneur.

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80% of Americans Experience Tech Frustration Daily, Are Your Customers Among Them? 80% OF AMERICANS EXPERIENCE TECH FRUSTRATION DAILY, ARE YOUR CUSTOMERS AMONG THEM?

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Jun 02, 2019

Digital technology has transformed the way people communicate, socialize, work, shop, play, travel and more. And this has increased their reliance on the technology, which makes it that much more frustrating when something goes wrong. According to a study by Asurion, 80% of Americans experience some...

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10 Expert Tips for Women Entrepreneurs, Local Businesses and Others 10 EXPERT TIPS FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS, LOCAL BUSINESSES AND OTHERS

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Jun 01, 2019

Every business owner’s experience is different. So when you’re considering tips from the experts, it helps to turn to those who have similar qualities or experiences. If your a woman entrepreneur, a local business, or a business owner who’s focusing on SEO or online advertising, he...

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This Upcoming Workshop Will Help You Gather Better Feedback from Customers THIS UPCOMING WORKSHOP WILL HELP YOU GATHER BETTER FEEDBACK FROM CUSTOMERS

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Jun 01, 2019

When you really listen to your customers you build long-term relationships, receive feedback, gain more customers and you can even avoid crisis.The Applied Marketing Science (AMS) “Listening to the Voice of the Customer” workshop has been designed to help you do all that and more.From Oc...

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A $3 Million Investment to Make Micro & Small Businesses More Competitive A $3 MILLION INVESTMENT TO MAKE MICRO & SMALL BUSINESSES MORE COMPETITIVE

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May 30, 2019

The Economic Development Council is the bridge between the business community and the government and advocates for and supports policy reform to make it easier to do business in Belize. The MSME Enhancement Programme is the second phase of an initiative that will see G.O.B. invest some three million...

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Building a Business With the Right Technology BUILDING A BUSINESS WITH THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY

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May 30, 2019

See how Jason Muller, Managing Principal for Beach City Capital and WeWork member, works with his Dell Small Business Technology Advisor to find the right technology and services for his company, so he can focus on building beautiful spaces.

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How to Outfit Your Startup with Technology HOW TO OUTFIT YOUR STARTUP WITH TECHNOLOGY

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May 30, 2019

Technology can help today’s startups do so many things, from communicating with team members around the world to delivering quality services to customers. But with more tech tools and platforms available today than ever before, making those decisions for a new startup can seem a bit overwhelmi...

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Igor Toma, Nuacom | Business & Finance IGOR TOMA, NUACOM | BUSINESS & FINANCE

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May 29, 2019

Nuacom’s cloud computing technology is going to change the way customers interact with businesses.Nuacom was established in 2009 by a group of developers who wanted to reduce the cost of telecommunications and saw how cloud communications could disrupt traditional technology.

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Amazon just bankrupted thousands of small businesses with one decision AMAZON JUST BANKRUPTED THOUSANDS OF SMALL BUSINESSES WITH ONE DECISION

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May 29, 2019

Two months ago, Amazon.com Inc. halted orders from thousands of suppliers with no explanation. Panic ensued -- until the orders quietly resumed weeks later, with Amazon suggesting the pause was part of a campaign to weed out counterfeit products. Suppliers breathed a sigh of relief.

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Jamf Now Helps Small Businesses Seamlessly Manage Mobile Devices JAMF NOW HELPS SMALL BUSINESSES SEAMLESSLY MANAGE MOBILE DEVICES

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May 29, 2019

One of the biggest challenges for any business owner is solving the puzzle of giving their employees the best tools and resources to succeed in their jobs — without creating a tremendous amount of overhead. And while that’s an objective at most companies, it’s small businesses that...

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Pre-K group calls for additional $50 million in state education funding PRE-K GROUP CALLS FOR ADDITIONAL $50 MILLION IN STATE EDUCATION FUNDING

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May 28, 2019

A group called Pre-K for Pa. is making a push on Tuesday, calling on lawmakers to increase next year's budget by $50 million to fund pre-kindergarten programs.

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Danielle Smith: Small business taxes a problem of Calgary DANIELLE SMITH: SMALL BUSINESS TAXES A PROBLEM OF CALGARY'S CREATION

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May 28, 2019

Danielle Smith joins Global News Morning Calgary to discuss Calgary city council's decision to not provide small businesses with a grant program.

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Unhappy at Work, But is it the Right Time to Start Your Business? UNHAPPY AT WORK, BUT IS IT THE RIGHT TIME TO START YOUR BUSINESS?

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May 28, 2019

Have you had it with your boss? Want to pursue your passion instead of building someone else’s dreams? You’re not alone. According to a recent Small Biz Trends survey, those two notions motivate nearly fifty percent of aspiring entrepreneurs. But are those reasons enough to take the leap...

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10 Incredible Sleep Apps for Small Business Owners 10 INCREDIBLE SLEEP APPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

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May 28, 2019

Productivity and a good night’s sleep go hand in hand. Nearly half of Americans report insufficient or low-quality sleep. And this interferes with their daily lives at least once a week. You run a business. So you know the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. And you can stay on t...

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MyEcon Complete Overview Business Presentation 2019 MYECON COMPLETE OVERVIEW BUSINESS PRESENTATION 2019

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May 27, 2019

Learn how to run a business while still living a busy lifestyle.  Is it possible to run a successful network marketing business in MyEcon even when you are busy?  I make money online using my phone in my network marketing business MyEcon.

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Amazon Awes with Gamified Influencer Collaborations/RW AMAZON AWES WITH GAMIFIED INFLUENCER COLLABORATIONS/RW

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May 27, 2019

Amazon has been trying to cement its place in the fashion industry for years, thus far to lackluster results. However, with The Drop by Amazon, they may have found a winning strategy. A gamified urge to shop, newness, limited edition collections and influencers could equate to a recipe for fashion s...

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This private company will mine the moon THIS PRIVATE COMPANY WILL MINE THE MOON

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May 27, 2019

Julien Lamamy from i-space joins us to talk their plans to make lunar transportation cheaper and more accessible, and begin using lunar resources.

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Event Insights: Helping to successfully transition to Single Touch Payroll EVENT INSIGHTS: HELPING TO SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITION TO SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL

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May 27, 2019

BDO Partner, Kasey O'Sullivan, shares key insights on how to successfully prepare and transition to Single Touch Payroll.

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Business SA Member Profile - Barrel Finance & Logistics BUSINESS SA MEMBER PROFILE - BARREL FINANCE & LOGISTICS

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May 27, 2019

From its enviable location overlooking the rolling vineyards of McLaren Vale, Barrel Finance & Logistics offers a finance and logistics service to wineries, breweries and distilleries. BFL started out 15 years ago leasing barrels to South Australian wineries. The small business has expanded rapi...

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Can the Market Deliver the Consolidated FinTech Tool Small Businesses Need? CAN THE MARKET DELIVER THE CONSOLIDATED FINTECH TOOL SMALL BUSINESSES NEED?

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May 27, 2019

In her latest book, “Fintech, Small Business & the American Dream,” Karen G. Mills, senior fellow at Harvard Business School, shares one entrepreneur’s payday struggles. In chapter eight, Mills profiles a brewery owner who isn’t sure whether she can afford to pay both her...

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10 Tips for Overcoming Mistakes and Obstacles as a Small Business Owner 10 TIPS FOR OVERCOMING MISTAKES AND OBSTACLES AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER

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May 25, 2019

Running a business is full of trial and error. So you’re sure to make plenty of mistakes. But if you can avoid mistakes that other entrepreneurs have made before you, your business will have a better chance of success. Here are some of the mistakes and challenges that members of the online sma...

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Can Small Business Succeed While Staying Lean CAN SMALL BUSINESS SUCCEED WHILE STAYING LEAN

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May 23, 2019

Everyone wants their business to succeed. But for many small business owners, success seems linked with growing larger - and the complexity that it brings, like higher headcounts, rising costs, and increased operational systems. For the many founders who start their own businesses for greater freedo...

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Business Sherpa Group | Companies to Watch BUSINESS SHERPA GROUP | COMPANIES TO WATCH

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May 23, 2019

When a small business hits a roadblock, bringing in a part-time contractor is an affordable solution that can give growing organizations a boost. Read more: https://obj.ca/article/how-ottawas-bu...

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FTC, Manhattan Prosecutors Probe Costly Small-Business Loans FTC, MANHATTAN PROSECUTORS PROBE COSTLY SMALL-BUSINESS LOANS

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May 23, 2019

The Federal Trade Commission has opened an investigation into potentially unfair or deceptive practices in the merchant cash-advance industry, which offers unregulated, high-interest loans to small businesses and has exploded in size over the past decade. The inquiry, which also includes companies o...

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How to Improve Your Small Business HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS'S CYBERSECURITY IN AN HOUR

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May 23, 2019

Statistics show that cybersecurity is a legitimate threat to small businesses, but small businesses don't always act on that knowledge. According to the 2018 Hiscox Small Business Cybersecurity Report, 47% of small businesses experienced an attack in the past 12 months. Cybersecurity is a seriou...

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Daily Business Wrap - Shaikh Mohammad launches permanent residency in UAE DAILY BUSINESS WRAP - SHAIKH MOHAMMAD LAUNCHES PERMANENT RESIDENCY IN UAE

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May 21, 2019

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday launched the permanent residency system. The first batch of beneficiaries will include 6,800 investors whose total investments exceed Dh100 billion. Latest news from the UA...

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Startup Success: Five Proven Business Models STARTUP SUCCESS: FIVE PROVEN BUSINESS MODELS

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May 21, 2019

Learn more about the program here: http://bit.ly/2WZbrKD John Mullins talks about the Startup Success: Five Proven Business Models program from London Business School

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Rebuilding America REBUILDING AMERICA'S INFRASTRUCTURE WOULD IGNITE SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH

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May 21, 2019

Our nation's aging, crumbling infrastructure has captured the spotlight in Washington. President Donald Trump met recently with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, with the three striking a commitment to move forward with a historic infrastructure bill. They are ...

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The Small Business 401(k) Tax Advantage THE SMALL BUSINESS 401(K) TAX ADVANTAGE

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May 21, 2019

If you’re a small business owner, chances are, you recently completed your tax filing. So, how to save money on taxes next year is probably top of mind. Here’s something you may not know: offering your employees an employer-sponsored 401(k), if you haven’t already offered one, coul...

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How Keap HOW KEAP'S BUSINESS MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS HELP PARTNER CLIENTS

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May 21, 2019

Hear from partners Brad Martineau of SixthDivision and Jillian Kendrick of Informed Marketing Solutions as they share how Keap and Infusionsoft by Keap to work to serve their clients by converting prospects into sales and preventing leads from falling through the cracks.

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Engage with your numbers with BDO for Small Business Week ENGAGE WITH YOUR NUMBERS WITH BDO FOR SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

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May 21, 2019

There is a direct link between actually understanding your numbers and business success. Learn more about how to take control of your business situation.

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8 Amazing Hacks to Manage your Small Business’s Growth 8 AMAZING HACKS TO MANAGE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS’S GROWTH

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May 21, 2019

There’s good news for small businesses. The interest rates are holding steady and there’s good GDP numbers out. Small Business Trends talked with Mark Davis, national managing partner of Deloitte Private Enterprises for Deloitte & Touche LLP. He offered 8 suggestions on what small bu...

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ADTRAN Unveils New Residential and Small Business Gateway with Super-Vectoring ADTRAN UNVEILS NEW RESIDENTIAL AND SMALL BUSINESS GATEWAY WITH SUPER-VECTORING

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May 21, 2019

ADTRAN announced an extension of its SmartOS-enabled portfolio of broadband access solutions with the SmartRG 652ac (SR652ac) residential and small business gateway. The new carrier-grade, SmartOS-enabled residential and small business gateway provides the ability to deliver highly competitive broad...

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Essential SME Accounting Technology, Simplify and Grow ESSENTIAL SME ACCOUNTING TECHNOLOGY, SIMPLIFY AND GROW

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May 20, 2019

Running a fast-growth startup comes with a raft of responsibilities and a whole wardrobe of hats. When your skills and energy are focussed on getting your aspirations to market, company accounts can become neglected - to the detriment of future growth.Manual accounting can take up precious time and ...

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What To Know Before You Start Your Small Business WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU START YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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May 20, 2019

Starting your business is a huge step. Here are a few things you should keep in mind before you dive in.

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Ministry wants lower tax rates for small companies MINISTRY WANTS LOWER TAX RATES FOR SMALL COMPANIES

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May 20, 2019

The trade ministry plans to initiate preliminary talks with the Treasury with a view to further easing the tax burden on micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) beyond income tax to free up cash to support growth and creation of new job opportunities. Trade and Industry Cabinet Secretary...

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The U.S. Department of Energy Announces $46 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ANNOUNCES $46 MILLION FOR SMALL BUSINESS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

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May 20, 2019

Washington D.C. – U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry today announced that the Department of Energy will award 231 grants totaling $46 million to 202 small businesses in 39 states and the District of Columbia.  Funded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Bu...

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ADP Employment Verification for Small Business ADP EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION FOR SMALL BUSINESS

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May 16, 2019

Simple, Secure and Fee-Free! What could be better than that. For many small businesses, employment and income verification may take time from your day, put sensitive employee information into the wrong hands, and increase your operational costs. But you can overcome these challenges with ADP Employm...

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How to Grow Your Business From a Single Site to Multiple Locations HOW TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS FROM A SINGLE SITE TO MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

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May 16, 2019

Expanding your small business can be exciting for any entrepreneur. However, adding multiple locations means you can no longer be physically present in every spot to control the daily operations. And that can be a difficult thing for hands-on business owners who have largely overseen those operation...

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Is There Such a Thing as Guaranteed Approval for Bad Business Credit? IS THERE SUCH A THING AS GUARANTEED APPROVAL FOR BAD BUSINESS CREDIT?

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May 16, 2019

Loan applications and bad credit are like oil and vinegar – they don’t mix together well. Whether you’re searching for a business loan or financing on the personal side, trying to find a lender who will let you borrow money with bad credit can be a frustrating process.If you have b...

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How Content Intelligence Can Empower Your Business HOW CONTENT INTELLIGENCE CAN EMPOWER YOUR BUSINESS

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May 15, 2019

Psychology has always been one of the most fascinating yet controversial social sciences to explore. Why? For one, its main purpose is to study, understand and predict behavior, in addition to investigating mental processes. There are absolutely intriguing topics in this science, too, such as mental...

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Small Business Matters: Tight Labor Market SMALL BUSINESS MATTERS: TIGHT LABOR MARKET

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May 15, 2019

Our Kate Rogers takes a look how a few small businesses are competing in their respective industries with the challenge of hiring more workers.

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NASA awards $106 million to U.S. small businesses for technology, development NASA AWARDS $106 MILLION TO U.S. SMALL BUSINESSES FOR TECHNOLOGY, DEVELOPMENT

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May 15, 2019

Managing pilotless aircraft and solar panels that could help humans live on the Moon and Mars are among the technologies NASA is looking to develop with small business awards totaling $106 million.In all, NASA has selected 142 proposals from 129 U.S. small businesses from 28 states and the District ...

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Small businesses adapt to neighborhood change SMALL BUSINESSES ADAPT TO NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGE

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May 14, 2019

A Seattle University program is helping small businesses survive the rapid gentrification of their neighborhood. The effort is designed to save longtime shops, which otherwise would be forced out as developers move in. Here's KING 5's Ted Land.

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How Small and Midsize Businesses Can Build Trust with Customers HOW SMALL AND MIDSIZE BUSINESSES CAN BUILD TRUST WITH CUSTOMERS

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May 14, 2019

Sarah Evans and CCXP, Stephanie Thum discuss how growing businesses can build trust with their customers.

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How Does Discounted Cash Flow Impact Your Small Business? HOW DOES DISCOUNTED CASH FLOW IMPACT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS?

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May 14, 2019

Gene Marks, Small Business Owner and CPA, explains how you would apply a discounted cash flow analysis to your small business. Learn what's worth investing in and what isn't.

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TalkingSense Episode 1 TALKINGSENSE EPISODE 1

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May 13, 2019

In this episode of TalkingSense we’re talking some sense with Craig Rosenberg, Chief Analyst and Co-founder of TOPO. We’ll go behind the scenes of the building of TOPO as well as get the CliffsNotes version of their recent ABM study.

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How Long Is the Hiring Process for Small Businesses? HOW LONG IS THE HIRING PROCESS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES?

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May 13, 2019

The process can be tedious, expensive and time consuming, and the difficulty is often exacerbated when unemployment is low. A recent survey found that 60% of business owners are hiring or trying to hire, and of those employers, 90% reported finding few to no qualified applicants. The length of the h...

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A strong labor market is putting extra torque on small companies A STRONG LABOR MARKET IS PUTTING EXTRA TORQUE ON SMALL COMPANIES' ABILITY TO FIND WORKERS

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May 13, 2019

A Lake County manufacturer is mentioned prominently in this Wall Street Journal story about the squeeze being put on small businesses by the tight job market.Job growth at the smallest businesses has fallen to the lowest levels in nearly eight years as tiny companies struggle to attract and retain w...

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Meet Running Dogs Brewery: Nav’s $10,000 Small Business Grant Winner MEET RUNNING DOGS BREWERY: NAV’S $10,000 SMALL BUSINESS GRANT WINNER

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May 13, 2019

As the Public Relations Manager at Nav, I have the privilege of reviewing each of the applications that are submitted for our company’s Small Business Grant. In all honesty, it’s the best and worst part of my job all rolled into one. The week of reviewing applications is truly an emotion...

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How Your Physical Location Can Affect The Business Loan Process HOW YOUR PHYSICAL LOCATION CAN AFFECT THE BUSINESS LOAN PROCESS

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May 12, 2019

Managing your business is an undertaking that requires you to pay attention to many different factors, and it’s not always easy to keep up with them. One of the areas that are critical to the survival of your company is security. Unfortunately, many small business owners are not aware of the m...

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Small business owners brace for new tariff hikes SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS BRACE FOR NEW TARIFF HIKES

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May 11, 2019

U.S. hikes tariffs on $200B of Chinese goods; China vows to take "necessary countermeasures"; small business owners brace for new tariff hikes. China's negotiator says Trump must remove extra tariffs to reach deal.Trump just raised tariffs on thousands of Chinese goods.Trump tariff thr...

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small business town hall yields suggestions for improvement SMALL BUSINESS TOWN HALL YIELDS SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

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May 11, 2019

First, a big thank you to all of you who read my saga of getting a business license in the City of Miami Beach. It quickly became RE:MiamiBeach’s most talked about article. Reaction was quick. Mayor Dan Gelber responded on Facebook, “Thanks for your story. I’m sorry you suffered th...

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Asset-Based Lending THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNER’S GUIDE TO ASSET-BASED LENDING

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May 10, 2019

Asset-based lending is another form of financing that you can use to fund your business operations. Learn more about ABLs, and what you need to know about the qualification process.

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Kabbage Celebrates Small Business Week 2019 KABBAGE CELEBRATES SMALL BUSINESS WEEK 2019

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May 10, 2019

While the event is headquartered in Washington, D.C., there are plenty of ways to get involved regardless of your location. From auditing a virtual conference to creating buzzworthy initiatives in your own community, you and your company can make the most of this unsung holiday.

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Finance Tips for Small Businesses (+7 Success Stories From Entrepreneurs) FINANCE TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES (+7 SUCCESS STORIES FROM ENTREPRENEURS)

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May 10, 2019

Large corporations’ capital structures hold such weight in our global economy that they are covered in the news, but the stories of small business owners are often overlooked. Finding funding can be difficult for small business owners, even with countless options available. Business loans and ...

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HSBC Bank Supports Small Business Week with the Launch of Its Small Business Spotlight Series HSBC BANK SUPPORTS SMALL BUSINESS WEEK WITH THE LAUNCH OF ITS SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT SERIES

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May 09, 2019

The inaugural installment of the series features Natassa Contini, owner of Chateau le Woof. An avid dog owner, Contini saw there was an opportunity to create a safe and inviting space for people and their pups to enjoy a cup of coffee and a delicious treat. Since its inception, and with help from HS...

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Celebrate Small Business Week: Invest in young female entrepreneurs CELEBRATE SMALL BUSINESS WEEK: INVEST IN YOUNG FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS

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May 09, 2019

Last November, we were elected to Congress as part of a freshman class full of “firsts.”One of us was one of the first Native American women elected to Congress. The other, one of the youngest women ever elected to Congress. We’re also both first-generation college students. And we...

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2019 Small Business Week - The Rusty Rose 2019 SMALL BUSINESS WEEK - THE RUSTY ROSE

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May 09, 2019

Andrea Glenn, owner of The Rusty Rose Boutique in Plainview, Texas, provides insight about starting a small business, best practices for entrepreneurs and the benefits of doing business in Texas. For more information about doing business in Texas, visit gov.texas.gov/business.

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How New, Small Business Owners Can Be Protecting Their Brand HOW NEW, SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS CAN BE PROTECTING THEIR BRAND

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May 09, 2019

As a lawyer, I’ve represented many businesses but often found that small business owners make major mistakes thatl leave them legally vulnerable. If big guys like Hertz can fall victim to business schemes, think about how much more vulnerable your tech startup or fledgling new ecommerce fashio...

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8 Marketing Items Every Legitimate Small Business 8 MARKETING ITEMS EVERY LEGITIMATE SMALL BUSINESS

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May 08, 2019

With costs being extremely low at the entry level, it’s becoming difficult to imagine any reason for a company of any size not to have a website. If you don’t have a website in 2017, you’re probably not going to looked at as having a legitimate business.Your logo will provide, at a...

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Initial Exchange Offering of LEO Tokens INITIAL EXCHANGE OFFERING OF LEO TOKENS

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May 08, 2019

This document is confidential and by accepting delivery of this document, you agree to keep confidential all information contained herein. The document is a marketing document and is not intended to be legally binding. Nothing in this document shall be deemed to constitute a prospectus of any sort o...

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Facebook Launches an Autonomous Manager for Small Businesses FACEBOOK LAUNCHES AN AUTONOMOUS MANAGER FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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May 08, 2019

Facebook announced a launch of an automated advertisement manager for small businesses this week. The announcement is quite opportune as it comes during the National Small Business Week in the country.The new program aims at small businesses with one or two people handling the entire affair. The aut...

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Small and Medium Business Trends Report SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESS TRENDS REPORT

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May 07, 2019

The world of communication is changing and with it, an entirely new landscape emerges in the digital age. The way you speak to customers, clients, and even colleagues has evolved from face to face meetings or transactions through a bricks and mortar store, to online ecommerce, apps you can set up vi...

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Houston small business owners less confident about local economy HOUSTON SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS LESS CONFIDENT ABOUT LOCAL ECONOMY

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May 07, 2019

Houston small-business owners are less confident about the local economy, according to Bank of America, though still more upbeat that counterparts nationally.In a nationwide survey of 1,000 small-business owners, 66 percent of Houstonians surveyed believe the local economy will improve. That's d...

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Yes, small businesses account for 99% of all Wisconsin companies YES, SMALL BUSINESSES ACCOUNT FOR 99% OF ALL WISCONSIN COMPANIES

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May 07, 2019

The first full week in May is National Small Business Week, which has prompted a series of lawmakers to tout the role of small business in Wisconsin.U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson — a longtime businessman himself — joined the chorus with a May 6, 2019 tweet:"99.4% of businesses in Wisconsin ...

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Dinolfo To Host Special Recruiting on the Road Job Fair During Small Business Week DINOLFO TO HOST SPECIAL RECRUITING ON THE ROAD JOB FAIR DURING SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

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May 07, 2019

Over 250 job seekers came out to explore 500 #MoreJobs at 43 local employers at our largest #RecruitingOnTheRoad yet! Thanks to @FisherNews for your partnership during #SmallBusinessWeek! We even opened the job fair an hour early for local veterans and their.

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Are You a Small Business Owner or an Entrepreneur? ARE YOU A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER OR AN ENTREPRENEUR?

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May 07, 2019

Welcome to National Small Business Week, an entire week dedicated to celebrating the typically uncelebrated version of the American entrepreneur.Drive through the heart of any downtown in this country and you will pass small business after small business -- laundromats, restaurants, gas stations, cl...

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The Small Business Guide to Hiring Without Asking for a Salary History THE SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE TO HIRING WITHOUT ASKING FOR A SALARY HISTORY

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May 06, 2019

Recruiting talent for any size business can be a challenge in today’s marketplace. Adding to the stress in many states and localities are new laws that prohibit companies from asking candidates for their salary history. This new wave of legislation has many small companies confused: why would ...

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Infographic: Manufacturing & Small Business INFOGRAPHIC: MANUFACTURING & SMALL BUSINESS

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May 06, 2019

Factories or bakeries, machine-powered or handmade, manufacturing drives the US economy Did you know that 98.6% of manufacturing companies are small businesses? And 75.3% have fewer than 20 employees. Our latest infographic details the strength of small businesses in the manufacturing industry.Manuf...

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Bank of America study shows 59% small business owners don BANK OF AMERICA STUDY SHOWS 59% SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS DON'T THINK TARIFFS AFFECT THEIR BUSINESSES

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May 06, 2019

President Trump ramping up his tariff threats against Chinese goods as markets sink on the news. This however, doesn't seem to impact small businesses. According to a Bank of America study, 59% businesses don't see the trade tariffs having an impact on their businesses. Bank of America's...

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Small Business Week Is Here, So Turn Your Idea Into Reality With This Starter Kit SMALL BUSINESS WEEK IS HERE, SO TURN YOUR IDEA INTO REALITY WITH THIS STARTER KIT

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May 06, 2019

With Small Business Week 2019 upon us, now is as good a time as any to begin making that idea you can’t stop thinking about a reality. As of last year, there were 30.2 million small businesses in the United States -- and you could join their ranks.Don’t let a fear of failure hold you bac...

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small business week 2019 SMALL BUSINESS WEEK 2019

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May 05, 2019

For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has celebrated small business owners during Small Business Week. This week of celebration highlights how vital small businesses are to the nation and economy, and offers an opportunity for consumers to rededicate themselves to shop...

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Why small businesses should partner with GetintheLoop WHY SMALL BUSINESSES SHOULD PARTNER WITH GETINTHELOOP

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May 05, 2019

GetintheLoop helps small businesses attract and retain customers. Create and share offers and events to promote your business on the GetintheLoop app, mobile web, push notifications, email, and integrated social media  channels for just $225/mo.

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Only 49% of Small Businesses Have a Growth Plan ONLY 49% OF SMALL BUSINESSES HAVE A GROWTH PLAN

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May 05, 2019

The small business community feels their local and U.S. economy are strong. This according to the annual Small Business Pulse Survey from SunTrust. But only 49% of the respondents in the survey said they have a clearly stated plan for business growth.Considering the strong economic sentiment small b...

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Retail video series episode 4: DevNet for Retail RETAIL VIDEO SERIES EPISODE 4: DEVNET FOR RETAIL

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May 02, 2019

The time is now to be innovative in retail with the digital solutions you offer. Cisco's community of developers (DevNet) is allowing retailers with leaner IT teams to leverage an enhanced partner ecosystem with services to deliver magic moments for their retail customers.

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MC Today: Small Business/Entrepreneurs Symposium MC TODAY: SMALL BUSINESS/ENTREPRENEURS SYMPOSIUM

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May 02, 2019

MC Germantown hosted a two day symposium for small business owners and entrepreneurs, featuring small workshops with business leaders and experts in all aspects of starting or improving your business.

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Strapped for Cash? Three Modern Ways To Take Out A Small Business Loan. STRAPPED FOR CASH? THREE MODERN WAYS TO TAKE OUT A SMALL BUSINESS LOAN.

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May 02, 2019

Small businesses can often find themselves strapped for cash. When payroll is due, and accounts receivables are still high, cash is king. Even the most successful small business is susceptible to this type of crunch.As a four time venture-backed entrepreneur from the Silicon Valley, who has raised a...

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CyberSecurity Tips for Small Business CYBERSECURITY TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS

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May 01, 2019

Make sure each of your business’s computers are equipped with antivirus software and antispyware and update regularly. Such software is readily available online from a variety of vendors. All software vendors regularly provide patches and updates to their products to correct security problems ...

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Apply These 10 Techniques to Create the Perfect Work Schedule for Your Small Business Team APPLY THESE 10 TECHNIQUES TO CREATE THE PERFECT WORK SCHEDULE FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS TEAM

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May 01, 2019

Do you struggle with scheduling for your small businesses? You have must make sure all your shifts are covered. But you also need to optimize the schedule to ensure as many sales as possible. So you need to take tons of things into consideration. Then create the perfect employee schedule. And keep l...

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What to Eat, Drink, See and Do in Boston's Logan Airport WHAT TO EAT, DRINK, SEE AND DO IN BOSTON'S LOGAN AIRPORT

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Apr 30, 2019

Sometimes, travel doesn't go as planned. Snow storms, heat waves, strong winds or rain — there are plenty of reasons a flight can get delayed, or worse yet, cancelled altogether. Or maybe you're just the type of person who likes to get to the airport 3 hours before takeoff. Either way,...

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Amazon beats estimates in first quarter sales AMAZON BEATS ESTIMATES IN FIRST QUARTER SALES

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Apr 29, 2019

Amazon has beaten analyst estimates by some margin after net income more than doubled during its first quarter.According to its first quarter results for the period ending March 31, the online retail giant saw net income grown from $1.6 billion (£1.24 billion) to $3.6 billion (£2.79 bill...

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American Apparel pulls back on Los Angeles store plans AMERICAN APPAREL PULLS BACK ON LOS ANGELES STORE PLANS

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Apr 29, 2019

American Apparel has tabled plans to re enter retail via a Los Angeles store as it focuses on continuing the momentum within other areas of its business. The company continues to still have a leasehold on the Melrose Avenue location where it intended to open the store. “We’ve been really...

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Leveraging machine learning to improve order fulfilment throughput LEVERAGING MACHINE LEARNING TO IMPROVE ORDER FULFILMENT THROUGHPUT

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Apr 29, 2019

Buy online pickup in store or click-and-collect is now a key omnichannel initiative with retailers for driving in-store traffic by identifying potential customers online and luring them to buy other products once they arrive. YetBOPIS order fulfillment operations remain a key challenge for retailers...

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First Choom-Branded Store to Open in Niagara Falls FIRST CHOOM-BRANDED STORE TO OPEN IN NIAGARA FALLS

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Apr 29, 2019

Choom™ is pleased to announce that on Friday, April 26, 2019, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) issued a Retail Operator Licence to Lisa Bigioni, and issued a Retail Store Authorization for her Choom-branded cannabis store in Niagara Falls, Ontario, which is exp...

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Leaked images of tilted towers and retail row buildings after volcanic rocks hit LEAKED IMAGES OF TILTED TOWERS AND RETAIL ROW BUILDINGS AFTER VOLCANIC ROCKS HIT

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Apr 27, 2019

After Epic released the v8.50 Fortnite update on Thursday, dataminers were quick to look through the new files and leak what they found. Leaks included new cosmetics, Discovery loading screens, leaked challenges and images of Tilted Towers and Retail Row being destroyed. Dataminer FiremonkeyFN recen...

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Indonesian retail sales growth speeds up INDONESIAN RETAIL SALES GROWTH SPEEDS UP

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Apr 26, 2019

The growth rate appeared to be driven by shoppers splurging on Lunar New Year celebrations as well as an increase in apparel sales during the month.February’s rise followed a 7.2 per cent improvement in January and government statisticians have predicted a rise of 8 per cent for March.

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44% of BHS stores still empty since 2016 collapse 44% OF BHS STORES STILL EMPTY SINCE 2016 COLLAPSE

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Apr 26, 2019

Almost half of BHS stores have remained empty since its collapse into administration in 2016.A total of 44 per cent of stores are still empty, according to the Local Data Company (LDC), after new research found that out of the 160 stores that closed, 70 units are still empty.Sir Philip Green sells B...

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Matalan to open first Wolverhampton store MATALAN TO OPEN FIRST WOLVERHAMPTON STORE

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Apr 26, 2019

Matalan has announced it will open its first store in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, on May 11.The new 23,000sq ft store will be located at the Mander Shopping Centre, and will offer womenswear, menswear, kidswear and homesware.Just last month, the fashion value retailer opened a store in Leeds.Meanw...

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Yumi kim is hiring retail store stylists YUMI KIM IS HIRING RETAIL STORE STYLISTS

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Apr 26, 2019

Yumi Kim, a growing contemporary women's brand based out of Soho, is looking for seasoned Retail Stylists, Keyholders, and a Store Manager for our flagship Lower East Side boutique. This is an amazing opportunity for someone who is looking for a multi-faceted key role on a small and dynamic team...

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Walmart deploys ai technology to monitor retail stores in real-time WALMART DEPLOYS AI TECHNOLOGY TO MONITOR RETAIL STORES IN REAL-TIME

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Apr 26, 2019

As the competition in the retail market is increasing, Walmart is experimenting with its physical stores. The company is digitizing its stores to manage it more efficiently and make the customer shopping experience more pleasant. The retail giant has rolled out its Intelligent Retail Lab officially ...

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Missed these at retail, had to buy MISSED THESE AT RETAIL, HAD TO BUY

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Apr 25, 2019

About Heskicks: Hes Kicks is a sneaker Youtuber that owns the sneaker blog site http://www.collectivekicks.com.  Heskicks reviews sneakers and posts sneaker related discussion videos. Heskicks has been collecting sneakers since 2003, and is an avid fan of anything sneaker related.

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3 Strategies to Improve Customer Acquisition and Retention 3 STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER ACQUISITION AND RETENTION

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Apr 25, 2019

Retailers today are faced with more competition than ever before, making it challenging to both attract and retain customers. Customer expectations are elevating too, driven by new technologies from point-of-sale engagement and artificial intelligence engines all aiming to enhance the shopping exper...

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CVS to Open Hundreds of SmileDirectClub Shops in its Stores CVS TO OPEN HUNDREDS OF SMILEDIRECTCLUB SHOPS IN ITS STORES

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Apr 25, 2019

CVS Health announced this morning that the drug store chain will open “hundreds” of SmileDirectClub locations inside its stores this year, with plans to open more than 1,000 locations over the next two years. Called a SmileShop, customers can receive a 3D scan of their teeth that will be...

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Master the Art of Trello for Small Business with these 10 Tips MASTER THE ART OF TRELLO FOR SMALL BUSINESS WITH THESE 10 TIPS

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Apr 25, 2019

Trello offers a popular tool for personal productivity and team collaboration. The platform gives users more than 25 million users worldwide. You can easily customize the platform based on your tasks and working preferences. And it delivers a powerful way for businesses to organize projects.&nb...

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5 Tips to Decide if a Partner Program Is Right for Your Business 5 TIPS TO DECIDE IF A PARTNER PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Apr 25, 2019

You’ve heard of your competitors using partner programs. But is it right for your business? Regardless of the size of your business, finding workable strategies to encourage growth is essential to your long-term success. To this end, some businesses turn to partner programs as a way to bu...

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Do You Know About these 13 Small Business Hiring and Tax Credits DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THESE 13 SMALL BUSINESS HIRING AND TAX CREDITS

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Apr 25, 2019

Tax credits provided by the federal government are a great incentive for small and medium business to hire and retain talent. For businesses interested in helping workers who have faced challenges getting back on the payroll, there are a variety of tax credits and incentives available to help. The b...

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Subdued growth in March online retail sales SUBDUED GROWTH IN MARCH ONLINE RETAIL SALES

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Apr 24, 2019

Online retail sales last month saw subdued growth due to a later Easter pushing back holiday spending and no repeat of last year’s Beast from the East snowstorms.According to the latest eRetail Sales Index from IMRG and Capgemini, the online retail industry only recorded sales growth of five p...

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Debenhams could shut down 20 stores in early 2020 DEBENHAMS COULD SHUT DOWN 20 STORES IN EARLY 2020

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Apr 24, 2019

The new owners of Debenhams are reportedly days away from launching a CVA which could include plans to shut down 20 stores in early 2020.According to Sky News, Debenhams will launch a CVA in the latter half of this week and have appointed KPMG to oversee it.Should this eventuate, a handful of the de...

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Leveraging Human Touch and Technology to Create a Differentiated Shopping Experience LEVERAGING HUMAN TOUCH AND TECHNOLOGY TO CREATE A DIFFERENTIATED SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

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Apr 24, 2019

The death of the physical store has been widely discussed for years, and many in the retail industry have predicted its demise. The retail industry, however, has survived disruption cycles in the past, including the “original” threat to Main Street’s brick-and-mortar stores the cat...

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Tried and True Tips for Fixing Your Business TRIED AND TRUE TIPS FOR FIXING YOUR BUSINESS'S CASH FLOW PROBLEMS

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Apr 24, 2019

You developed your business plan over the course of years. Since realizing your lifelong dream of becoming a business owner, your company has been profitable. However, due to cash flow problems, you’re barely keeping your head above water. If you can relate to this scenario, you’re not a...

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Retail Sales Surge While Housing Starts Fall Off – Market Update RETAIL SALES SURGE WHILE HOUSING STARTS FALL OFF – MARKET UPDATE

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Apr 22, 2019

I hope everyone had a good holiday if you were celebrating! My family was in town, so it was a good weekend. Detroit is abuzz because a local legend is coming back to be the general manager of the Red Wings. It’s early, but hope springs anew that Hockeytown might soon be restored to its former...

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The Daily Rundown: Thinking of Selling Your Business? Think Again THE DAILY RUNDOWN: THINKING OF SELLING YOUR BUSINESS? THINK AGAIN

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Apr 22, 2019

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Every day, we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. To start: the tight labor market and student loan assistance programs for employees, followed by the cooling small biz market. And for dessert: the Freakshak...

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Make $176/Hour to Shop at Lowes - RETAIL ARBITRAGE AMAZON FBA to RESELL MAKE $176/HOUR TO SHOP AT LOWES - RETAIL ARBITRAGE AMAZON FBA TO RESELL

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Apr 21, 2019

Learn how to Make $176/hour, how to sell on amazon by retail arbitrage at lowes to resell via e commerce.Follow me on Instagram @risengrindpicker

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The Daily Rundown: SMBs See Drop in Taxes Under New Tax Law THE DAILY RUNDOWN: SMBS SEE DROP IN TAXES UNDER NEW TAX LAW

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Apr 19, 2019

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Each day we bring you stories and trends that impact small business owners and their workforce. It’s Friday and the jury–or at least one survey is in on the impact of the new tax code on small businesses. Also: cool and creative perks for empl...

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How Useful Are Webinars For Small Businesses HOW USEFUL ARE WEBINARS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Apr 19, 2019

Imagine going live on video and educating your audience? Interacting with them, answering any doubts they may have? Sounds fun, right? This is why we think webinars for small businesses are a good idea. Over the last year, small businesses held over 1500 webinars collectively per day. Over 14 millio...

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March Retail Sales See Healthiest Gains Since Late 2017 MARCH RETAIL SALES SEE HEALTHIEST GAINS SINCE LATE 2017

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Apr 18, 2019

Retail sales were up 1 percent in March seasonally adjusted from February and up 0.8 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.The Commerce Department said that sales increased a seasonally adjust...

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4 Essential Tech Tools for Scaling a Small Business 4 ESSENTIAL TECH TOOLS FOR SCALING A SMALL BUSINESS

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Apr 18, 2019

Many ambitious young businesses aspire to become the next startup success story. While few businesses experience major growth overnight, learning to manage an organization that’s expanding at any measurable rate is no simple task. Many businesses simply fall short of aligning their operations ...

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A plan for a stronger economy that backs small businesses A PLAN FOR A STRONGER ECONOMY THAT BACKS SMALL BUSINESSES

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Apr 17, 2019

Our fast-tracked small business tax cuts will benefit 970,000 small and medium businesses and 5 million workers. Only the Liberals have a plan for a stronger economy that backs small businesses.

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Extending Credit to Your Customers: A Primer for Small Business Sellers EXTENDING CREDIT TO YOUR CUSTOMERS: A PRIMER FOR SMALL BUSINESS SELLERS

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Apr 17, 2019

Extending credit to customers allows them to purchase goods and services on credit and pay for them later on. Offering credit is often a win-win for both merchants and buyers. Customers have more purchasing power, and tend to buy more if they are not limited to cash they have at the time of the sale...

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RHL Ventures launches $24m fund to back Malaysian startups, SMEs RHL VENTURES LAUNCHES $24M FUND TO BACK MALAYSIAN STARTUPS, SMES

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Apr 17, 2019

Malaysia-based venture capital and multi-family private investment firm RHL Ventures has launched a RM100 million ($24.2 million) fund to support the growth of local startups as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs), it said in a statement on Wednesday. The fund is anchored by SME Corp. Malays...

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70% of Small Businesses Have no Strategic Plan for Brexit 70% OF SMALL BUSINESSES HAVE NO STRATEGIC PLAN FOR BREXIT

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Apr 17, 2019

Over six million Brits have signed a petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the European Union – one of the largest ever recorded on the Parliament website. It is clear that as deadlines loom, a nation remains confused about Brexit, what it means and how much of an impact it will have on ...

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Can Small business owners make it big with Instagram? CAN SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS MAKE IT BIG WITH INSTAGRAM?

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Apr 16, 2019

However, the potential of social media is boundless and even small business owners can harness its power for their advantage.Boasting more than one billion accounts in which 500 million are active daily – Instagram is a great place for small business owners to advertise and grow their list of ...

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How Experts Helped This Business Level Up HOW EXPERTS HELPED THIS BUSINESS LEVEL UP

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Apr 16, 2019

With Earth Day on the horizon (April 22), many businesses will soon take a pause to reflect on ways they can reduce waste and recycle materials. Sara Swisher-Anderson, founder of jewelry company Lennon Harper Designs, is already on top of her game when it comes to reuse. She creates upcycled pieces ...

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Can I Get a Business Loan After Bankruptcy? CAN I GET A BUSINESS LOAN AFTER BANKRUPTCY?

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Apr 16, 2019

Filing personal bankruptcy can help you manage your debt situation, either through a restructured repayment plan or by wiping out most, if not all, of your debt entirely. But it can also harm your credit history, making it difficult to get approved for business financing. That doesn’t mean it&...

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Senator Thune Tours Growing Small Business in Tea SENATOR THUNE TOURS GROWING SMALL BUSINESS IN TEA

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Apr 16, 2019

It’s no secret that small businesses in South Dakota are making big strides. One of them, DeGeest Steel Works in Tea was recognized recently for its success. That earned a special visit Tuesday From Senator John Thune.DeGeest steel works is a third generation, family owned business. They produ...

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Awesome Tools to Help Kickstart Your Small Business Idea AWESOME TOOLS TO HELP KICKSTART YOUR SMALL BUSINESS IDEA

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Apr 16, 2019

If you have come up with a new business idea and want to turn it into reality, then you will be happy to know that the Internet can provide you with all the tools and information you need to succeed in that endeavor. In fact, the following are the top 12 tools that you can use for a smooth and succe...

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Small business directors still at the helm past retirement SMALL BUSINESS DIRECTORS STILL AT THE HELM PAST RETIREMENT

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Apr 16, 2019

The BDO research, based on an analysis of 730,000 directors on the boards of UK SMEs, reveals that 15% of business directors are aged over 66, with 10% aged over 70.And with many lifestyle and family-run businesses in the UK catering equipment sector, this statistic could be particularly pertinent t...

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Will a New Oregon Bill Prevent Small Restaurants from Handing Out Plastic Straws to Customers? WILL A NEW OREGON BILL PREVENT SMALL RESTAURANTS FROM HANDING OUT PLASTIC STRAWS TO CUSTOMERS?

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Apr 16, 2019

The Oregon Senate passed a bill Thursday that would ban restaurants from freely handing out plastic straws to customers. Customers dining inside must explicitly request a straw to get one. The rule does not apply to drive-through customers.“We use a straw for less than an hour, but it continue...

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Reimagining the Economy: The Social Justice Enterprise REIMAGINING THE ECONOMY: THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ENTERPRISE

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Apr 15, 2019

In this article, Aaron Tanaka, director of the Center for Economic Democracy and cofounder of the Boston Ujima Project, envisions a new approach for economic development that is centered on the concept of a “social justice enterprise”—an enterprise that, beyond the social enterpris...

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China’s small business lending push could equal US$418 billion in new loans, S&P Global says CHINA’S SMALL BUSINESS LENDING PUSH COULD EQUAL US$418 BILLION IN NEW LOANS, S&P GLOBAL SAYS

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Apr 15, 2019

Beijing’s efforts to boost the availability of capital to the country’s smallest businesses could generate as much as 2.8 trillion yuan (US$418 billion) in new loans if the nation’s banks meet the government’s target to increase business lending this year, according to S&...

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USC small business center lied about $4.5 billion contracts to pad budget, lawsuit says USC SMALL BUSINESS CENTER LIED ABOUT $4.5 BILLION CONTRACTS TO PAD BUDGET, LAWSUIT SAYS

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Apr 15, 2019

A South Carolina agency meant to help businesses grow tried to pad its budget by reporting fraudulent data to the federal government, according to a lawsuit filed by a former employee.The S.C. Small Business Development Center, based at the University of South Carolina and overseen by the school, cl...

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How Small Businesses Thrive in a Big-Box Economy HOW SMALL BUSINESSES THRIVE IN A BIG-BOX ECONOMY

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Apr 15, 2019

These days, consumers can pick up their groceries without ever entering a supermarket and schedule repeat shipments of their pet's must-have treats and toys for a discounted price. Services like grocery pickup and auto-ship continue to attract consumers to big-box retailers, but it's what th...

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Airtel partners Cisco to provide connectivity solutions to small, medium business AIRTEL PARTNERS CISCO TO PROVIDE CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS TO SMALL, MEDIUM BUSINESS

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Apr 15, 2019

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel Monday entered into a partnership with network gear maker Cisco to jointly offer networking and connectivity solutions to enterprise and small and medium business customers in India. "Digital India has opened up a huge residual opportunity to help businesses in th...

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Department of Energy Announces $95 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ANNOUNCES $95 MILLION FOR SMALL BUSINESS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

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Apr 15, 2019

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry today announced that the Department of Energy will award 86 grants totaling $95 million to 74 small businesses in 21 states.  Funded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, today&rsquo...

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What personal sacrifices do british entrepreneurs make in the name of business? WHAT PERSONAL SACRIFICES DO BRITISH ENTREPRENEURS MAKE IN THE NAME OF BUSINESS?

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Apr 15, 2019

New research from Yorkshire Bank, part of CYBG plc, has revealed the sacrifices that British business owners make for the success of their company.The survey findings show that around one in five report experiencing detrimental effects on their health from giving up exercise (16%) or healthy eating ...

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Navigating Health Insurance as a Small Business Owner NAVIGATING HEALTH INSURANCE AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER

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Apr 15, 2019

The Affordable Health Care for America Act (ACA) increased the number of options individuals and small business owners have when it comes to choosing the best health insurance policy for their needs. Prior to the ACA, the number of small business offering health insurance to their employees hovered ...

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10 Great Mobile Apps for Small Business Owners on a Budget 10 GREAT MOBILE APPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ON A BUDGET

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Apr 14, 2019

Small business owners now have more productivity tools at their disposal than ever before. This has allowed owners to organize, streamline, and automate many of the processes of their daily operations.The problem is, navigating the seemingly endless sea of business applications has become a job in i...

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business ideas in tamil,tamilnadu,small business ideas in tamil,business ideas,small business ideas BUSINESS IDEAS IN TAMIL,TAMILNADU,SMALL BUSINESS IDEAS IN TAMIL,BUSINESS IDEAS,SMALL BUSINESS IDEAS

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Apr 13, 2019

Tamil Nadu has the second largest economy in India. As the most industrialized state of India, Tamil Nadu is also the most urbanized state. Service industry contributes to 45% of the economic activity in the state, followed by manufacturing at 34% and agriculture at 21%.

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Selecting The Right Marketing Agency For Your Small Business SELECTING THE RIGHT MARKETING AGENCY FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Apr 13, 2019

Many businesses see the process of finding the right a marketing agency as pleasant as a colonoscopy. And just as messy. Finding a marketing agency that checks all the boxes for your particular business needs can be a stressful and laborious experience. Whether you’ve appointed agencies in the...

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How to Optimize Your Online Store HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR ONLINE STORE

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Apr 12, 2019

An online presence is a must-have for any business, especially retail. But even after you’ve set up your online store, you should continually update and improve it to make the most of your online presence. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the simple changes you can make to optimize yo...

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WhatsApp Marketing Strategies & Tips for Small Businesses WHATSAPP MARKETING STRATEGIES & TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Apr 12, 2019

Did you know that WhatsApp marketing is an effective way to get your audience to not just buy, but talk about your brand? The world has come a long way from using Whatsapp just for texting. Small businesses are making the smart switch to messenger apps to sell their products. However, when it comes ...

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How Hard is it to Get a Business Loan HOW HARD IS IT TO GET A BUSINESS LOAN

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Apr 12, 2019

Whether you’re just starting out with your company or you’re looking to expand your business, a business loan can help you get the funding you need to take things to the next level. Before you start applying, though, you might be wondering how hard it is to get a business loan. The ...

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Cisco Tech Talk: Securing a Business Network Using Umbrella and Cisco Small Business Access Points CISCO TECH TALK: SECURING A BUSINESS NETWORK USING UMBRELLA AND CISCO SMALL BUSINESS ACCESS POINTS

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Apr 12, 2019

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud security platform that provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet. Learn more about how it can protect your wireless network from malicious malware or ransomware here. For additional support information, visit http://cs.co/9009EdHyT.

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How Small Business Owners Offer Big Business Benefits HOW SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS OFFER BIG BUSINESS BENEFITS

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Apr 12, 2019

Employee benefits are key to a productive and satisfied workforce. Benefits take on many forms, from paid time off to flexible hours to free snacks and coffee. Companies are required by law to provide unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation insurance, but many employers go beyond the ...

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Bank of America Announces Changes to Small Business Cash Back Program BANK OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO SMALL BUSINESS CASH BACK PROGRAM

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Apr 12, 2019

Bank of America – or “BOA” – is a well-known player in the small business credit card realm. Its products include the popular Bank of America® Business Advantage Cash Rewards Mastercard® credit card, which has given companies flexible rewards for everyday business spe...

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Small Businesses: Outsource These Tasks To Save Money SMALL BUSINESSES: OUTSOURCE THESE TASKS TO SAVE MONEY

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Apr 12, 2019

As a cash-strapped startup, you’re looking for ways to save money while staying ahead of the competition. How you structure your company and which tasks you chose to do in-house will have an impact on how productive and profitable it’s going to be; deciding to outsource is no easy choice...

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Talk on the State of Online Retail and Major E-Commerce Trends in South Africa with Bradley Elliott TALK ON THE STATE OF ONLINE RETAIL AND MAJOR E-COMMERCE TRENDS IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH BRADLEY ELLIOTT

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Apr 12, 2019

Online retail in South Africa was due to pass the R14-billion mark in 2018 as eCommerce begins to go mainstream. Join us as we learn, get educated and inspired as we discuss the State of Online Retail and Major E-Commerce Trends in South Africa.

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7 Ways Technology can Help you Grow Business Effectively 7 WAYS TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP YOU GROW BUSINESS EFFECTIVELY

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Apr 12, 2019

Latest technological innovations are the edge that really needs to grow and to boost the revenues ultimately. Using the latest business technology and innovations, small business owners and companies can leverage limited financial resources and capital in smart and most effective ways to get more sa...

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Google Cloud Announces Solutions Designed to Solve Business Challenges of Retailers GOOGLE CLOUD ANNOUNCES SOLUTIONS DESIGNED TO SOLVE BUSINESS CHALLENGES OF RETAILERS

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Apr 12, 2019

Google announced several latest retail solutions, built in collaboration with our ecosystem of retail partners and created to resolve business difficulties that retailers face over all parts of the value chain. Google have invested in solutions for retailers and many take full benefit of Google Clou...

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Jollibee Singapore to open Restaurants in Woodlands and Punggol JOLLIBEE SINGAPORE TO OPEN RESTAURANTS IN WOODLANDS AND PUNGGOL

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Apr 11, 2019

The Philippine fast-food giant is recruiting full-time and part-time staff for the stores via its Facebook page. Listed jobs include service, kitchen crew as well as managerial roles.Having opened its first store at Lucky Plaza in 2013, Jollibee Singapore now has six outlets: two at Lucky Plaza, and...

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Survive a retail apocalypse: Innovate the in-store customer experience SURVIVE A RETAIL APOCALYPSE: INNOVATE THE IN-STORE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Apr 11, 2019

Just when we thought retail was going extinct, it showed us it had a few more tricks up its sleeve. Before the advent of the internet, retail outlets defined themselves by their physical reach the bigger the better. When e-commerce busted onto the scene, it presented such an appealing alternative to...

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Accounting Indicators To Watch When Scaling Your Business ACCOUNTING INDICATORS TO WATCH WHEN SCALING YOUR BUSINESS

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Apr 11, 2019

When you’re considering scaling your business, much of the information you’ll see is about strategy. However, successful growth is more about managing your numbers effectively and planning for a sustainable scale. Fortunately, this can be achieved by monitoring the right metrics and usin...

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When Will the Prime Rate Go Down WHEN WILL THE PRIME RATE GO DOWN

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Apr 11, 2019

If you have a significant amount of debt, or are looking to borrow again sometime soon, you may be asking yourself this valuable question: when will prime rate finally go down again? Since it can have a big impact on your budget, it’s smart to know the factors that go into deciding the prime r...

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Lending To Small Businesses Grows At A Faster Pace LENDING TO SMALL BUSINESSES GROWS AT A FASTER PACE

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Apr 11, 2019

Lending to small businesses is growing at a faster pace as financial institutions increasingly find means to tap the sector’s credit gap. Outstanding disbursements to the micro, small and medium enterprises segment grew at annualised rate of 19.3 percent over December 2013 to December 2018, ac...

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Small Business Optimism Index Increases in March SMALL BUSINESS OPTIMISM INDEX INCREASES IN MARCH

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Apr 11, 2019

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased to 101.8, 0.1 points above February’s reading. This is a historically strong level. 23 percent of business owners surveyed said the next three months was a good time to expand, one point higher than last month’s reading. “Small busin...

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Small Businesses and Big Opportunities- Here SMALL BUSINESSES AND BIG OPPORTUNITIES- HERE'S HOW CREDIT IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL

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Apr 11, 2019

Today, 55-60 million micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) operate in India today, as per ‘Credit Disrupted’ a report by Omidyar Network and the Boston Consulting Group. The potential of this segment is growing rapidly, thanks to the start-up movement, strengthening digital i...

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10 Best WordPress Plugins for Your Small Business Website 10 BEST WORDPRESS PLUGINS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE

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Apr 11, 2019

ant to connect your business with the 1.3 billion+ uses on Facebook Messenger?Then power your site with MobileMonkey’s WP-Chatbot.It’s just like a traditional website chat where users can chat with a support team or get answers to questions, but with the added benefit of getting informat...

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What’s driving retailers’ investments in 2019 WHAT’S DRIVING RETAILERS’ INVESTMENTS IN 2019

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Apr 11, 2019

Every year NRF and Forrester Research look at what’s driving retailers’ investments and strategies across their businesses. The latest results from the 2019 State of Retailing Online report are in, and the findings showcase how modern retailers think about meeting the demands of today&rs...

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Emirates subsidiary serves up dining and cafe concepts to Auckland Airport, has big plans to shake up local coffee scene EMIRATES SUBSIDIARY SERVES UP DINING AND CAFE CONCEPTS TO AUCKLAND AIRPORT, HAS BIG PLANS TO SHAKE UP LOCAL COFFEE SCENE

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Apr 11, 2019

Emirates Leisure Retail, a subsidiary of the Emirates Group which develops and operates hospitality outlets in Dubai, Singapore and Australia, is pushing further into the New Zealand market with the opening of a restaurant at Auckland Airport. New Zealand is the fourth market Emirates Leisure Retail...

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What Kind of Collateral Do I Need for a Business Loan? WHAT KIND OF COLLATERAL DO I NEED FOR A BUSINESS LOAN?

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Apr 10, 2019

You have a vision and you want to apply for a small business loan to bring it to pass. Congratulations! This is an exciting moment for any entrepreneur. Yet you may soon find out, if you haven’t already, that finding and qualifying for the right small business loan isn’t always easy. Bet...

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Small Business POS: Why NCR Counterpoint is the best all-in-one solution SMALL BUSINESS POS: WHY NCR COUNTERPOINT IS THE BEST ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION

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Apr 10, 2019

Hear from Guinness and other brands (large and small) on why they trust NCR Counterpoint as their all-in-one POS Solution! Often referred to as the “Swiss Army Knife” retail solution, Counterpoint’s robust and customizable framework is complex enough to meet industry regulations, b...

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How HelloFresh is Using Data to Create a More Efficient Supply Chain HOW HELLOFRESH IS USING DATA TO CREATE A MORE EFFICIENT SUPPLY CHAIN

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Apr 10, 2019

I attended the 2019 Home Delivery World conference in Philadelphia last week. Over the course of two days, the retail logistics conference featured speakers from brands such as QVC, Giant, and Etsy, presenting on topics ranging from grocery and e-commerce, to parcel and heavy goods, to last-mile del...

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Dunelm records Q3 profits & sales uptick DUNELM RECORDS Q3 PROFITS & SALES UPTICK

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Apr 10, 2019

Dunelm has revealed positive third-quarter sales across its stores and online.The homewares retailer recorded a 6.1 per cent rise in group revenue year-on-year to £284.5 million in the 13 weeks to March 30. Like-for-like store sales increased by 9.8 per cent, while online sales increased 32.1 ...

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5 ways to personalize physical customer interactions 5 WAYS TO PERSONALIZE PHYSICAL CUSTOMER INTERACTIONS

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Apr 10, 2019

Personalization, which allows brands to cater to individual preferences and provide more relevant content and services based on customer behavior, has transformed the digital marketing world. In fact, consumers now expect personalized experiences in nearly every channel of marketing. But what are co...

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Investment plans take a hit as businesses worry about Brexit INVESTMENT PLANS TAKE A HIT AS BUSINESSES WORRY ABOUT BREXIT

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Apr 10, 2019

Over half of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) surveyed by AIB in its sentiment survey are reviewing, postponing or cancelling investment plans.The bank’s Brexit sentiment index for the first quarter of 2019 shows that two-thirds of SMEs have begun formally planning for the implications of B...

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Fashion grades: Rating the retail brands that make your clothes FASHION GRADES: RATING THE RETAIL BRANDS THAT MAKE YOUR CLOTHES

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Apr 10, 2019

Most New Zealand fashion retailers are doing a good job of looking after the people who make their clothes, but some brands have work to do.Department store Farmers was among those who got a poor ranking in this year's Ethical Fashion report by relief and development groups Tearfund and Baptist ...

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Senate report backs more legal assistance for small businesses SENATE REPORT BACKS MORE LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Apr 10, 2019

Small businesses still need greater access to legal assistance to fight disputes with the banks and introducing a levy on financial institutions to provide assistance is a good idea, a Senate committee has found. The legal and constitutional affairs committee released its report on dispute resolutio...

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GOLDFund ICO GOLDFUND ICO

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Apr 09, 2019

It is with great pleasure I introduce you to the GFUN coin. As a participant in the resources industry for many years, and the founder of the Revolution Metals Ltd Gold company, I am bringing you the opportunity in both Cryptocurrency and Gold with a unique pairing that will ensure growth through th...

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Brexit uncertainty adversely affects March retail sales BREXIT UNCERTAINTY ADVERSELY AFFECTS MARCH RETAIL SALES

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Apr 09, 2019

UK retail sales in March have once again been negatively impacted by the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit. Sales decreased by 0.5 per cent last month, against an increase of 2.3 per cent in the same period last year, according to the latest BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor. UK retail sales decrea...

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Small Business POS: NCR Counterpoint – Wine and Liquor Case Study SMALL BUSINESS POS: NCR COUNTERPOINT – WINE AND LIQUOR CASE STUDY

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Apr 09, 2019

See why companies of all sizes trust NCR Counterpoint as their all-in-one POS Solution! The Guinness store and the Liquor Library both love Counterpoint’s robust and customizable framework, because it’s a highly personalized system that can meet industry regulations, without complicating...

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7 Tips to Track Mileage and Expenses for Your Small Business 7 TIPS TO TRACK MILEAGE AND EXPENSES FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Apr 09, 2019

Tracking expenses can feel like a full-time job, especially if your business requires daily purchases or frequent travel expenditures. But failing to track or inaccurately tracking expenses can lead to a host of problemsWithout a clear view of costs, it becomes impossible to efficiently manage cash ...

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How to Run a Small Business While in College HOW TO RUN A SMALL BUSINESS WHILE IN COLLEGE

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Apr 09, 2019

If entrepreneurship runs in your blood, you may not want to wait until you’ve graduated from college to start a business. And why would you? Some of the most recognizable companies in the world, including Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Dropbox, were founded by college students.But running a ...

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CVS Expands Same-Day Prescription Delivery Nationwide CVS EXPANDS SAME-DAY PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY NATIONWIDE

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Apr 09, 2019

CVS has decided its customers will no longer have to wait a couple of days to have their prescriptions delivered. The pharmacy chain is now offering same-day delivery nationwide, almost a year after introducing one- and two-day shipping, the company announced last week. CVS will partner with Shipt, ...

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3 ways IoT is impacting retail 3 WAYS IOT IS IMPACTING RETAIL

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Apr 09, 2019

In 1999, Kevin Ashton coined the term Internet of Things after witnessing inventory, logistics, and supply chain management challenges in retail. Since then, millions of global enterprises have adopted IoT and are uncovering its tremendous economic impact. However, while most retailers see value in ...

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Editor’s take retail: Scalable tech, reaching shoppers and a tight labor market EDITOR’S TAKE RETAIL: SCALABLE TECH, REACHING SHOPPERS AND A TIGHT LABOR MARKET

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Apr 09, 2019

Retail has been on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster so far this year, from some disappointing sales reports to an overall feeling of optimism and renewal as retailers and brands really start to crack the code of channel convergence and the new era of shopping. SmartBrief readers have been followi...

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FOCUS-Selling with the enemy: Why rival retailers embrace Amazon.com FOCUS-SELLING WITH THE ENEMY: WHY RIVAL RETAILERS EMBRACE AMAZON.COM

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Apr 09, 2019

Chico's FAS Inc warned in January that it would shutter at least 250 stores across its namesake brand, along with its White House Black Market and Soma labels.But the U.S. women's clothing chain is expanding a different storefront - its Chico's-branded micro site on Amazon.com Inc.While ...

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Shoppers avoiding big buys due to Brexit uncertainty retailers SHOPPERS AVOIDING BIG BUYS DUE TO BREXIT UNCERTAINTY RETAILERS

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Apr 09, 2019

Britain’s retailers have warned that Brexit uncertainty is holding consumers back from making bigger purchases, after a disappointing month for sales in March.The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the accountancy firm KPMG said sales growth dropped to 0.5% in the year to March, down from an ...

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For Now Co-owners Support Small Brands With a Big Retail Concept FOR NOW CO-OWNERS SUPPORT SMALL BRANDS WITH A BIG RETAIL CONCEPT

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Apr 09, 2019

When you step into Kaity Cimo and Katharine ReQua’s For Now store on Seaport Boulevard in the Seaport District of Boston, it’s hard to know where to look first.By the window, there’s a display of Sht That I Knit’s famously fluffy knit hats. Against the wall, there’s a r...

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LK Bennett’s US arm files for bankruptcy & mulls store closures LK BENNETT’S US ARM FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY & MULLS STORE CLOSURES

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Apr 09, 2019

LK Bennett’s US stores and online operation are at risk after the fashion retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the country last week.According to the Wall Street Journal, the US arm of the British fashion retailer is now seeking permission from the bankruptcy court to begin c...

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4 steps to predicting retail trends 4 STEPS TO PREDICTING RETAIL TRENDS

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Apr 08, 2019

Consumers aren’t just purchasing items anymore. They’re spending money on experiences and companies that reflect their personal lifestyles and values. They want relationships, they want authenticity — and they’re disrupting retail as we know it. Understanding who the customer...

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NBA Opens World NBA OPENS WORLD'S LARGEST STORE OUTSIDE OF THE US IN WANGFUJING

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Apr 08, 2019

The National Basketball Association shoots, but has it scored in Beijing? If we're talking purely in terms of square meterage, their new store on the Chinese capital’s touristy Wangfujing strip is certainly a slam dunk. In fact, at 1,200sqm, it’s the world’s biggest NBA store o...

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Despite recent closures, retail still strong on Walnut Street in Shadyside DESPITE RECENT CLOSURES, RETAIL STILL STRONG ON WALNUT STREET IN SHADYSIDE

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Apr 08, 2019

If you’ve taken a stroll recently along Walnut Street in Shadyside, you might have noticed something missing. A couple of longtime retailers in the neighborhood opened the year by closing their doors. J.Crew announced in late February that it would close its shop at 5433 Walnut St. by spring. ...

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Vancouver Apple Store plans in jeopardy over city official concerns VANCOUVER APPLE STORE PLANS IN JEOPARDY OVER CITY OFFICIAL CONCERNS

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Apr 08, 2019

As Apple continues the push to expand its retail footprint with larger and more prominent stores, continued growing pains threaten the future of an upcoming flagship location destined for Vancouver’s Pacific Centre. At a recent meeting, the city’s Urban Design Panel expressed preliminary...

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Despite Defying The DESPITE DEFYING THE 'RETAIL APOCALYPSE,' AT HOME REPORTEDLY PUTS ITSELF UP FOR SALE

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Apr 08, 2019

Amid all the doom and gloom about physical retail, there are quite a few unsung stories of robust growth and solid profitability. At Home Group, the Plano, Texas-based chain of home decor superstores, is one of them. Despite the brand's relative success, reports emerged late last week that becau...

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Tax-saving strategies for small businesses TAX-SAVING STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Apr 07, 2019

The end of tax year is quickly approaching, and it’s time for tax returns. Every shilling counts when you are running a small business. Minimising taxes may be the difference between profitable and loss-making business. Hundreds of business owners will turn to their advisers for tips and strat...

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3 Secrets You May Not Know about Using Big Data to Boost Sales 3 SECRETS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT USING BIG DATA TO BOOST SALES

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Apr 07, 2019

Marketing has evolved immensely over the past decade. Think back to years ago. Tweaking your advertising efforts meant sifting through the behavior of your audience, sales data and click-throughs. However, big data has changed all that. Because big data alters the way businesses market to their cust...

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10 Tips for Improving Your Content Marketing Strategy with Instagram and Other Tools 10 TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR CONTENT MARKETING STRATEGY WITH INSTAGRAM AND OTHER TOOLS

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Apr 06, 2019

Instagram is one of many platforms that small businesses can use to actively communicate with customers. The platform offers many features that may be attractive to business users, for everything from marketing and sales to customer service. To help you make the most of your Instagram and overall co...

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50% of Business Owners Over 50 Back Trump’s National Emergency Declaration 50% OF BUSINESS OWNERS OVER 50 BACK TRUMP’S NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION

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Apr 06, 2019

Trump’s national emergency declaration has the support of 50% of small business owners over 50 years of age. The data is from the latest BizBuySell survey about small business owner sentiment. According to the survey, business owner sentiment on this is issue is close to a statistical tie. An ...

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Retailers misleading consumers with “inflated” customer reviews Which? RETAILERS MISLEADING CONSUMERS WITH “INFLATED” CUSTOMER REVIEWS WHICH?

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Apr 05, 2019

Some of the UK’s biggest retailers could be misleading consumers with “inflated” customer reviews of poor quality products, new research has found.According to consumer lobby group Which?, 15 products it had rated as “Don’t Buys” were found to have scored four sta...

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Gohlke Pools Top 10 Pool Retail Store GOHLKE POOLS TOP 10 POOL RETAIL STORE

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Apr 05, 2019

Gohlke Pools in Denton, Texas has been named one of the Top 10 Pool Retail Stores in the United States. The AQUA 100 is an exclusive honor bestowed to just 10 North American Pool and Spa Retailers each year. The AQUA 100, presented by Aqua Magazine, is an industry-leading competition designed to hon...

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Meredith Schmidt of Salesforce: Small Business Is a Real Business Unit For Us, Not Just a Product MEREDITH SCHMIDT OF SALESFORCE: SMALL BUSINESS IS A REAL BUSINESS UNIT FOR US, NOT JUST A PRODUCT

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Apr 05, 2019

A few months ago during Salesforce’s annual analyst summit, I got the opportunity to spend a few minutes with Meredith Schmidt. Meredith serves as Executive Vice President & GM of Salesforce Essentials & SMB.  Salesforce Essentials consist of the company’s products aimed at ...

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Buy all that you see at this restaurant-cum-designer home store BUY ALL THAT YOU SEE AT THIS RESTAURANT-CUM-DESIGNER HOME STORE

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Apr 05, 2019

A FEW days ago, when a friend mentioned she had bought a set of dinner plates from a restaurant, the concept seemed implausible. “Those were the plates we ate in, I liked them so much that I ordered a set of six,” she added. That is when we decided to visit what is being touted as &ldquo...

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NIST cybersecurity resources for smaller businesses NIST CYBERSECURITY RESOURCES FOR SMALLER BUSINESSES

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Apr 04, 2019

There are a lot of challenges to being a small-business owner, including safely managing technology. Every risk can have an outsized effect on your ability to stay in business. And resources for protecting your business are often geared towards much larger organizations. The National Institute of St...

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7 Secret Tax Write-Offs for Your Small Business 7 SECRET TAX WRITE-OFFS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Apr 04, 2019

Maybe you already filed your taxes and are wondering, “did I take advantage of every possible deduction?” Or, perhaps you’re running against the clock and hoping you’ve given yourself the best advantage possible. Either way, small business taxes, particularly deductions, can ...

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Why E-Commerce and Brick-and-Mortar Are Stronger Together WHY E-COMMERCE AND BRICK-AND-MORTAR ARE STRONGER TOGETHER

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Apr 04, 2019

It’s no secret that the e-commerce boom has transformed the way people shop and, in many cases, had a deleterious impact on in-store sales. Last year saw a 3.4 percent growth for brick-and-mortar sales and a notable 15 percent jump for e-commerce sales. With these numbers and news of retailers...

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“The Neighborgoods to Open Its First Brick & Mortar Retail Store in Former Bazaar Spices Storefront” “THE NEIGHBORGOODS TO OPEN ITS FIRST BRICK & MORTAR RETAIL STORE IN FORMER BAZAAR SPICES STOREFRONT”

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Apr 04, 2019

The Neighborgoods will open the doors of its first retail store in the Atlantic Plumbing building in Washington DC’s Shaw neighborhood (2130 8th St NW) by the end of the month. The store will showcase the fun-loving, colorful brand’s locally made food-themed signature products such as di...

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A one-stop shop for kids, Toonz Retail records Rs 100 Cr turnover with 100 stores across India in nine years A ONE-STOP SHOP FOR KIDS, TOONZ RETAIL RECORDS RS 100 CR TURNOVER WITH 100 STORES ACROSS INDIA IN NINE YEARS

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Apr 04, 2019

Shopping for a child is often tedious, especially if it means carting your children from one shop to another. At the end of the shopping spree, nerves are frayed, and the entire family is left in a bad mood.Though ecommerce marketplaces and malls have brought about more convenience, there is nothing...

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7 Ways to Elevate Security in a Workplace 7 WAYS TO ELEVATE SECURITY IN A WORKPLACE

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Apr 04, 2019

Cyber attacks are a common threat to organizations today. Whether you are a small business or a major corporate entity, you need to have an IT network. The upside to a network is that it helps an organization become more productive, efficient and profitable.The downside is that a network hosts infor...

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Retail Properties Of America: A High Quality 5% Dividend With Potential 20% Return RETAIL PROPERTIES OF AMERICA: A HIGH QUALITY 5% DIVIDEND WITH POTENTIAL 20% RETURN

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Apr 04, 2019

The retail industry has always experienced disruption in one way or the other, but now the industry is facing a permanent disruption in the way consumers are shopping. The change in consumer preferences and the evolution of eCommerce has impacted the retail industry and has stimulated major retail R...

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Target Raises its Minimum Wage to $13 an Hour TARGET RAISES ITS MINIMUM WAGE TO $13 AN HOUR

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Apr 04, 2019

Target Corp will raise its U.S. minimum wage to $13 an hour in June, from $12 currently, increasing its payroll costs and putting new pressure on rival Walmart to attract retail workers in a tight labor market. Minneapolis-based Target employs over 300,000 workers and runs 1,845 stores in the United...

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Folk & Ba&sh open stores in Soho, while Pineapple relocates flagship FOLK & BA&SH OPEN STORES IN SOHO, WHILE PINEAPPLE RELOCATES FLAGSHIP

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Apr 04, 2019

London’s Soho has this week seen the arrival of two well-known fashion brands while another relocated its UK flagship.Contemporary British fashion and lifestyle brand Folk has opened its latest store on Berwick Street, a locale that is becoming known for its independent labels.The new store ma...

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Mobile First for 2019: Insights and Predictions From Retail MOBILE FIRST FOR 2019: INSIGHTS AND PREDICTIONS FROM RETAIL'S BIG SHOW

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Apr 04, 2019

Let’s be real: the state of brick-and-mortar retail in 2019 is equally exciting and terrifying. Amid widespread closures, uncertainty and the ever-present behemoth that is Amazon.com, there's an amazing wave of innovation in mobility that has the potential to transform — and yes, sav...

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Your Small Business Should Start Thinking About AR/VR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SHOULD START THINKING ABOUT AR/VR

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Apr 04, 2019

Over the last few decades, we’ve seen technology change the way we do business in a fundamental way. Not only has the internet given us access to more information than we know what to do with, but it’s also given rise to new technologies like smartphones, cloud computing and e-commerce &...

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5 Tips on How to Start Your Own Grocery Store 5 TIPS ON HOW TO START YOUR OWN GROCERY STORE

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Apr 04, 2019

Product displays are a thing of importance in groceries. Each product must be given enough shelf space in order to attract sales and maximise impact among buyers. If possible, you might want to arrange your products in a way so that the most popular ones are in the front or centre of the store. To m...

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