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    THE HARTFORD REINVENTS THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNER’S POLICY

    Oct 15, 2019

    -The Hartford has launched the next generation of its industry-leading Spectrum® Business Owner’s Policy (BOP) that delivers tailored insurance coverage recommendations, real-time, transparent pricing and simplified coverage explanations.“This is more than just a product release,&rdq...


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    AMERICA'S WORKERS AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS NEED THE SECURE ACT

    Oct 14, 2019

    The American workforce has changed drastically over the past decade – small businesses now account for over 99 percent of businesses in the U.S. and small business employees make up over 40 percent of the American workforce.Just as the workforce has changed, so have the financial needs of Amer...


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    UBERFLIP AND PFL PARTNER TO OFFER CUSTOMERS ABM DIRECT MAIL EXPERIENCES AT SCALE

    Sep 23, 2019

    Uberflip is excited to announce its partnership with PFL, a tactile sales enablement and marketing automation solution. The partnership combines the benefits of direct mail with digital content destinations, enabling marketers to create unique ABM experiences fuelled by content that engages customer...

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    UBERFLIP NAMED A CONTENDER IN CONTENT MARKETING PLATFORMS FOR B2B MARKETERS

    Sep 22, 2019

    We have exciting news here at Uberflip to share! Our leading B2B content experience platform has been named a contender by Forrester, an independent research firm, in The Forrester Wave™: Content Marketing Platforms for B2B Marketers, Q2 2019 for the first time. Randy Frisch, Uberflip's CM...

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    SAP SUCCESSFACTORS PERFORMANCE & GOALS SOLUTION CUSTOMERS SURPASS 5,000

    Sep 17, 2019

    Over 300 new clients chose the solution in the first half of 2019 to help keep their workforces passionate, performing and focused on the right objectives. These customers include Arrocera Los Corrales S.A. (ALCSA), CLAAS Group, Constructora EBCO S.A., Compartamos Banco and TÜV Rheinland Group....

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    SAP LAUNCHES NEW ACCELERATOR PROGRAM IN MUNICH

    Sep 16, 2019

    SAP.iO Foundry Munich is part of SAP’s innovation strategy and is designed to provide the startups with access to curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technology and application programmable interfaces (APIs), and opportunities to collaborate with SAP customers.The startups in the Munich cohort...

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    SAP INTEGRATED DELIVERY FRAMEWORK EASES MOVE TO SAP S/4HANA FOR CUSTOMERS

    Sep 12, 2019

    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the continued momentum of its SAP Integrated Delivery Framework, which helps streamline the move to SAP S/4HANA for SAP customers on partner-led projects. With SAP Value Assurance service packages and SAP Model Company services acting as the foundation for the deli...

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    SAP AND CUSTOMERS INNOVATE NEW WAYS FOR INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC PARTS PLANNING

    Sep 10, 2019

    These are the result of SAP’s intelligent supply chain for assets customer initiative, which brought together SAP and more than 45 customers to co-innovate in this mission-critical area. The announcement was made at the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit in Chicago.“Every busin...

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    UBERFLIP NAMED A FINALIST FOR DIGIDAY’S BEST CONTENT MARKETING TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM AWARD

    Sep 10, 2019

    We’re thrilled here at Uberflip to announce that we’ve been named as a finalist for Digiday’s Best Content Marketing Technology Platform award! This nomination is in recognition of our commitment to content experience and success in equipping marketers with the tools they need to d...

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    BIGTINCAN TAKES AIM AT REVENUE ENABLEMENT WITH ASDEQLABS ACQUISITION

    Sep 05, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation,  today announced the acquisition of AsdeqLabs, whose platform provides support for field-based employees and mobile service capabilities, helping to usher in the next evolution of service enablement and customer ...

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    BIGTINCAN NAMED IN GARTNER’S MARKET GUIDE FOR SALES ENGAGEMENT PLATFORMS, MEETING ALL IDENTIFIED CAPABILITIES

    Aug 27, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation,  today announced it has been recognized as a Representative Vendor of Sales Engagement Platforms in all of the capabilities defined by Gartner as part of the August 2019 Market Guide for Sales Enablement Platform...

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    MARKETERS SHOULDN’T HAVE TO BE DATA SCIENTISTS

    Aug 20, 2019

    Over the past decade, the rise of Data-Driven Marketing and Account-Based Marketing (ABM) have both followed steep trajectories, and that’s no coincidence. After all, the best ABM programs are the ones built on rich data and insights. However, the meteoric rise of data-fueled ABM has had an un...

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    BIGTINCAN RECOGNIZED BY KEY INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS AS LEADER IN SALES ENABLEMENT

    Aug 13, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation, was presented with the MarTech Breakthrough Award for “Best Sales Enablement Software for SMBs” for the second year in a row. Additionally Bigtincan was recently named a “Sales Automation Solution&rd...

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    80% OF RURAL ENTREPRENEURS SAY THEY ARE BETTER OFF THAN URBAN COUNTERPARTS

    Aug 11, 2019

    Ask any entrepreneur why they went into business, and improving their quality of life will almost always rank in the top three answers. And more often than not, the location of the business and where they live will also play an important role. According to research from SCORE, rural entrepreneurs ar...

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    U.S. INDUSTRY INSIDER SAYS SMALL BUSINESS TO SUFFER MOST FROM ADDITIONAL TARIFFS

    Aug 09, 2019

    Small businesses not only in the United States but across the whole world will suffer from additional tariffs that the United States threatened to put on Chinese imports, U.S. industry insider has said. Marwan Forzley, CEO of Veem, a global payments company for small businesses, told Xinhua Wednesda...

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    UPS RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS GLOBAL ECOMMERCE TRENDS

    Aug 08, 2019

    UPS has published its benchmark survey that highlights eCommerce trends taking place, particularly the issues of concern to online shoppers. The 2019 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper surveyed 18,000 consumers in 15 countries between December 2018 and January 2019. It found 96% had made an online purc...

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    MADISON LOGIC ANNOUNCES ORACLE ELOQUA INTEGRATION

    Aug 07, 2019

    Madison Logic, the leading global account-based marketing (ABM) platform, today announced bi-directional integration with market-leading marketing automation platform Oracle Eloqua. This cutting-edge integration allows B2B marketers to combine best-in-class campaign management tools with Madison Log...

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    SMALL BUSINESS DISASTER RELIEF LOANS AVAILABLE FOR FEBRUARY FLOOD DAMAGE

    Aug 05, 2019

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is encouraging businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for a disaster loan for physical damage before the Aug. 20 deadline. Anyone in the declared counties with damages caused by severe storms and flooding...

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    ON $97M QUARTERLY LOSS, GRANITE CONSTRUCTION SHIFTS TO SMALLER PROJECTS

    Aug 03, 2019

    Granite Construction, one of the country’s largest contractors, reported a net loss of $97.8 million for the second quarter of 2019. Granite is No. 4 on ENR’s list of top domestic heavy contractors in the U.S. and No. 24 overall. In an earnings call on Friday, CEO James Roberts attribute...

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    HOW THE CAPITAL ONE DATA BREACH COULD AFFECT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

    Aug 01, 2019

    The news of the Capital One data breach comes just as Equifax paid a $700 million fine for its 2017 incident. And this undoubtedly will have consumers and businesses more on edge about the security of their financial data. Even though the perpetrator of this crime was arrested, it wasn’t due t...

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    ECI CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF ACCELERATING SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH AND SUCCESS

    Aug 01, 2019

    ECI Software Solutions, a leader in cloud-based business management solutions, today announced its plans to rebrand in recognition of the company’s 20 years of cumulative growth since its founding. Founded in 1999, ECI was created to help small businesses reach customers through ecommerce solu...

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    RETAILERS 'FRUSTRATED' OVER PROGRESS TO HELP STRUGGLING SHOPS

    Jul 30, 2019

    Retailers have criticised ministers for a lack of action in support for the struggling High Street.The Welsh Retail Consortium (WRC) wants more apprenticeships to make careers in shops more attractive to young people and recognise their economic importance.It is 18 months since a promise retail woul...

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    NIA SMALL BUSINESS FUNDING SEEKS TO FIND BLOOD-BASED DIAGNOSTIC FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

    Jul 30, 2019

    A test for early detection of Parkinson’s disease, which recently received Breakthrough Device Designation by the FDA, may have the potential to become an early measure for Alzheimer’s disease as well. With NIH funding that includes Small Business grants from NIA, Amprion, a California-b...

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    STARTUPS, ESPECIALLY SOFTWARE STARTUPS, ARE RAISING UP ROUNDS AT NEAR RECORD PACE

    Jul 29, 2019

    A few weeks back the Crunchbase News team published a raft of information regarding the global and U.S. venture capital markets, along with dives into popular markets like Texas domestically, China globally, and more. One data point that we don’t track, however, is the percentage of ‘up ...

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    PLIGHT OF SMALL BUSINESSES FELT ACROSS NEW YORK CITY

    Jul 28, 2019

    New York City has many small businesses, but a business expert says city government often hasn’t a clue about their problems. According to Thomas Grech, executive director of the Queens County Chamber of Commerce, “The city doesn’t get the challenges of small businesses, such as pa...

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    8X8 LAUNCHES SMALL-BUSINESS PHONE SYSTEM 8X8 EXPRESS

    Jul 25, 2019

    Designed for businesses without an IT team, 8x8 Express offers unlimited calling and gives access to 8x8 Meetings, a platform for collaborative video conferencing. 8x8 Inc. has launched 8x8 Express, a business phone system designed specifically for smaller businesses that don't yet have an IT st...

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    BIGTINCAN EXPANDS TECH MARKET PRESENCES WITH ACQUISITION OF VEELO INC.

    Jul 25, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation, today announced the acquisition of Veelo Inc., a pioneer in sales enablement, to expand Bigtincan’s presence and offerings in the technology market vertical. The combination of Bigtincan’s solution, design...

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    2019 CONTENT MARKETING AWARD WINNERS & TOP FINALISTS REVEALED

    Jul 24, 2019

    The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) just announced the 85 category winners as well as the finalists for the top seven prizes in the prestigious 2019 Content Marketing Awards. The Content Marketing Awards, produced by the Content Marketing Institute, is the largest and longest-running international...

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    WOMPLY STUDY SUGGESTS BAD GOOGLE REVIEWS COSTLIER TO SMALL BUSINESSES THAN YELP OR FACEBOOK

    Jul 23, 2019

    Womply, a marketing and CRM software provider for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today published its Impact of Online Reviews on Small Business Revenue study, the first comprehensive look at the correlations between online review patterns and sales revenue at American small businesses. A...

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    GLOBAL SMALL BUSINESS REPORT SHOWS STRONG DESIRE TO EXPAND

    Jul 23, 2019

    A report by Veem highlighting small business trends found that small businesses around the world are feeling optimistic about the future. Covering small businesses in 110 countries, the report found that companies spent the second quarter of 2019 building inventory and increasing both the number of ...

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    WHAT EVERYBODY OUGHT TO KNOW ABOUT UNRETIREMENT AND THE FUTURE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    Jul 22, 2019

    Retirement is a word that for most first-time entrepreneurs seems very far away. But strikes panic in those people that are older than 55. However, no matter how you look retirement, it is now changing as the definition of work is evolving. On this week’s Small Business Radio Show, we talk to ...

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    WHAT IS ORDER FULFILLMENT AND WHY IS MASTERING IT CRITICAL TO YOUR BUSINESS?

    Jul 21, 2019

    Order fulfillment is about the steps involved in receiving, processing and shipping orders. Take note. Over half of online shoppers earmark speed of delivery when evaluating orders. Here’s what you need to know and why it’s critical for your small business. Getting everything right means...

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    THE ULTIMATE SECRETS TO PROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS TRADEMARK

    Jul 21, 2019

    In 2017, people registered an estimated 43.2 million active trademarks at 138 Trademark Offices around the world. And that represents an increase of nearly 10 percent compared to 2016 data. Unfortunately, trademark infringement continues to increase as  well. In a 2018 survey of 352 trademark p...

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    NINETEEN SMALL BUSINESSES ADVANCE IN CLEVELAND CHAIN REACTION COMPETITION

    Jul 18, 2019

    Partners with Cleveland Chain Reaction, the local economic development contest that awards local small businesses with growth capital and helps them locate their operation to a particular neighborhood of focus this year's featured host is Collinwood have selected 19 companies to advance to its s...

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    EPA AWARDS $2.3 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR 21 SMALL BUSINESSES TO DEVELOP INNOVATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES

    Jul 18, 2019

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $2.3 million in funding for 21 small businesses to develop technologies that will help protect human health and the environment by monitoring air quality, treating drinking water, cleaning up contaminated sites, and creating greener, le...

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    BUYING AND SELLING AN ONLINE BUSINESS: WHAT TO BE AWARE OF

    Jul 18, 2019

    In association with BusinessesForSale.com, we take a look at the considerations you need to make when buying or selling an online business Established principles of buying and selling a business still apply with an online company for instance, the need to dig deep and do thorough research  yet ...

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    SMALL BUSINESS CYBERSECURITY: HOUSE PASSES KEY BILL

    Jul 17, 2019

    The House passed by voice vote the bipartisan Small Business Administration (SBA) Cyber Awareness Act (H.R. 2331) that will require the agency to expand its ability to combat cyber threats.The bill now heads to the Senate where it joins a growing number of stalled cybersecurity-related legislation w...

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    SECRETS NO ONE EVER TOLD YOU ABOUT GROWING YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH SUPPORT FROM YOUR NICHE

    Jul 15, 2019

    There are two things that will help your success as an entrepreneur; a strong authentic brand and a thriving community that supports the mission of your company.This week on The Small Business Radio Show, Ramon Ray discusses the secret to your company’s success is to seek the support of fans i...

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    BETTER INTERNAL COLLAB AND TOOLS NEEDED TO BOOST SMALL BUSINESS

    Jul 15, 2019

    Last month saw the launch of Google for Small Business. The new portal aims to help small businesses grow by putting at their fingertips the necessary tools, products, and services to make the most of online commerce.The hub for marketers has been developed based on feedback received from small busi...

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    LETTER: STATE RETIREMENT SAVINGS IDEAL FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

    Jul 15, 2019

    I work for a small business committed to hiring employees who have traditionally been left out of the specialty coffee industry. When I began my position as director of people and culture for that business, one of my goals was to help my team members access a retirement savings program.
    Unfor...

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    TAX BENEFITS FOR PARENTS WHO OWN A SMALL BUSINESS

    Jul 15, 2019

    Becoming a parent is both gratifying and challenging in its own right and being a small business owner or self-employed can be rewarding yet difficult, as well. In this article, we will look to tax benefits for small business owners, who also happen to be parents, to help bring them some financial a...

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    NSW BUSINESSES BETTER OFF BY $8K PER YEAR THANKS TO NEW PAYROLL TAX CUT

    Jul 15, 2019

    Nearly 40,000 small businesses in NSW are now up to $8,175 better off per year following a second cut to payroll tax in 12 months.The payroll tax bracket was lifted from $850,000 to $900,000 on July 1, as the NSW Government progressively raises the threshold from $750,000 to $1 million by 2021-22.

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    THESE ARE THE BEST PLACES TO LAUNCH A SMALL BUSINESS IN AMERICA

    Jul 15, 2019

    CNBC’s 2019 America s Top States for Business study reveals the places that foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem have a good regulatory environment, low taxes and access to capital, making them the ideal spot to launch a small business.The CNBC study scores the states on 64 metrics across 10 ma...

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    THE BEST DESKTOP PCS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN 2019

    Jul 12, 2019

    When it comes to selecting a desktop for your office, there are plenty of options to choose from, and the choices available to small business owners can be overwhelming. Fortunately, with so many choices available, the right desktop PC for your business doesn’t have to be expensive.

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    SMALL BUSINESS SENTIMENT SLUMPS IN FIRST HALF OF 2019

    Jul 12, 2019

    Confidence among small business owners has slumped, according to the latest Small Business Sentiment Survey report from the Small Firms Association (SFA ), with only 45% of SFA members stating they feel that the business environment is improving, compared with 59% in November 2018. Such a large slum...

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    SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS AVAILABLE; JONESBORO TO HOLD SECOND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

    Jul 12, 2019

    Small businesses can again apply for federal grant assistance through the city of Jonesboro’s Microenterprise Business Accelerator.As part of Jonesboro’s Community Development Block Grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the city this year has $50,000 to...

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    LIONBRIDGE WINS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AWARD FROM THE CONFERENCE BOARD

    Jul 10, 2019

    Lionbridge, the world's most trusted global communications platform, is pleased to announce that it has won the Technology division award for Employee Engagement in the Conference Board's Excellence in Marketing & Communications Awards Program. This prestigious program honors organizatio...

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    SMALL BUSINESS OPTIMISM REMAINS STRONG IN JUNE: 5 TOP PICKS

    Jul 10, 2019

    Small business organizations optimism remained at a high level though it took a modest hit in June. Lingering trade conflict with China, intensification of tariff issues with the European Union, several geopolitical concerns and fears of global economic slowdown made small enterprises slightly skept...

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    SMALL BUSINESS, SCALE UPS AND ENTREPRENEURS BUSINESS COUNCIL: 10 JULY 2019

    Jul 10, 2019

    Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed members of her Small Business, Scale ups and Entrepreneurs Business Council to Downing Street today (Wednesday 10 July) to discuss future opportunities and challenges for their sector.

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    SMALL BUSINESS LOAN APPROVALS AT BIG BANKS HIT RECORD HIGHS, ACCORDING TO JUNE 2019 BIZ2CREDIT SMALL BUSINESS LENDING INDEX™

    Jul 09, 2019

    NEW YORK, July 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Approval rates for small business loan applications inched up to yet another record high of 27.6% at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) in June, while the approval percentage also climbed at small banks, hitting 50% for the first time in 2019, according to...

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    SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS WINS FRESHEST IN SMALL BUSINESS AWARD BY FRESHLIME

    Jul 09, 2019

    heyve cast the votes! Theyve tallied the ballots! And Small Business Trends proudly announces winning first place in the Freshest in Small Business Awards, by FreshLime.
    The awards recognize small businesses. But more specifically they identify those who work day in and day out to provide the...

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    ARUBA INTRODUCES SIMPLE, SECURE WI-FI DESIGNED FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

    Jul 09, 2019

    Sydney, Australia–July 9, 2019–Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), today announced Aruba Instant On, a new family of powerful and secure wireless solutions designed to address the current and future needs of small businesses with capacity for growth. The Instant On f...

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    US REP. BRYAN STEIL'S BILL TO HELP SMALL BUSINESS FIND INVESTORS GETS A HOUSE VOTE

    Jul 09, 2019

    The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Tuesday night on a bill from Republican Congressman Bryan Steil to help small businesses find investors.Steil, who represents Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District, introduced the Expanding Investment in Small Businesses Act of 2019 on May 30. If it...

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    THE BEST SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

    Jul 07, 2019

    Social media is a great way to spread the word about your business, connect with customers and network within your niche. Constantly posting to each of your social media accounts like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter can be daunting, however, and hiring a social media specialist may not be in the bu...

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    LEARN ABOUT STREAMLINING BUSINESS FINANCES IN THIS UPCOMING ZOHO EVENT

    Jul 06, 2019

    ZOHO has a suite of apps designed to address virtually every aspect of your business. Finance Seminar ’19 is going to bring these tools together so you can streamline the day-to-day operations of your business.The free finance seminar is designed to help you learn everything you need to know a...

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    HIRING BY SMALL US COMPANIES HITS A THREE-MONTH LOW

    Jul 05, 2019

    A variety of labor-market indicators at small U.S. businesses declined in June, according to a private monthly survey, adding to signs of cooling ahead of the government's employment report.The share of small companies planning to hire fell by 2 percentage points to 19%, a three-month low, and t...

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    SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSION BACKS PLANS TO CHARGE CONSUMERS 25 CENTS PER CHECKOUT BAG

    Jul 04, 2019

    Despite concerns over financial impacts and a lack of data, the city’s small business advisory panel this week threw its support behind Supervisor Vallie Brown’s proposal to raise the charge on checkout bags to 25 cents. The Board of Supervisors Land Use and Transportation Committee is e...

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    COLONY BANKCORP STARTS SMALL BUSINESS SPECIALTY LENDING GROUP WITH TWO VETERAN BANKERS

    Jul 03, 2019

    Colony Bankcorp, Inc. ("Colony" or the "Company"), the bank holding company for Colony Bank (the "Bank"), today announced that the Company has opened a Small Business Specialty Lending Group focusing on Small Business Administration (SBA) lending and other government gu...

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    WITH CONCERNS ABOUT THE ECONOMY, ALREADY CAUTIOUS SMALL BUSINESSES GROW WARY ABOUT HIRING

    Jul 03, 2019

    Corri Smith is planning to hire a full-time project manager for her public-relations firm and make her part-time assistant full time. But she has a wary eye on the economy.“It’s been a long time since we’ve had some trouble in the economy. It can’t all be wonderful  ...

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    KABBAGE SECURES $200M TO FUEL ITS AI-BASED LOANS PLATFORM FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

    Jul 03, 2019

    Kabbage, the AI-based small business loans platform backed by SoftBank and others, is adding more firepower to its lending machine: the Atlanta-based startup has secured an additional $200 million in the form of a revolving credit facility from an unnamed subsidiary of a large life insurance company...

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    THREE ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF SMALL BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES

    Jul 02, 2019

    Small business sustainability strategies don’t just promote energy efficiency and social responsibility. They can improve a brand’s reputation, particularly with younger, socially conscious consumers. They can also help organizations strengthen their position in the marketplace. Sustaina...

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    A 'TURTLE BANK' PLAYS CATCH-UP IN SMALL-BUSINESS LENDING

    Jul 02, 2019

    Provident Financial in Iselin, N.J., has partnered with a fintech to become a stronger small-business lender.The $9.8 billion-asset company is working with Fundation to offer unsecured small-dollar loans to commercial clients. While available in Provident's more than 80 branches, applications fo...

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    SMALL BUSINESS SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNERS AREN’T ALWAYS TO BLAME FOR CYBERSCURITY BREACHES

    Jul 02, 2019

    One of the ways hackers penetrate a large corporation is by first breaching the weakest link in the supply chain of an organization. In many cases, these are small businesses. But it is wrongly assumed they are the weakest link. A new study from (ISC)² reveals large partners are actually to bla...

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    BUILD A KICKASS WEBSITE FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS FOR JUST $20 WITH THIS DEAL

    Jul 02, 2019

    The powerful and affordable Startup 3 Website builder will bring your new business to the next level pick up a year subscription for just $19.99 in the Mashable Shop.Just because you can't code doesn't mean you can't build a kickass website. In fact, all you need is a positive attitude a...

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    GOOGLE LAUNCHES A NEW PORTAL FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

    Jul 02, 2019

    To celebrate International Small Business Day, Google  today launched a new website that will suggest its products that seem like the best fit for a specific business.The Google for Small Business portal was announced today at the Grow with Google Learning Center in New York City, where the com...

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    OLA ELECTRIC MOBILITY TURNS UNICORN WITH $250 MILLION FUNDING FROM SOFTBANK

    Jul 02, 2019

    Ola Electric Mobility has raised the amount through SoftBank’s Cayman Islands-based SB Topaz (Cayman) Limited allotting latter 4,326 Series B compulsory convertible preference shares. Cab-hailing giant Ola’s electric vehicle arm Ola Electric Mobility has raised $250 million (Rs 1,725 cro...

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    ENTREPRENEUR FOCUSED ON GROWING YOUTH-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES

    Jul 01, 2019

    Pearl Maphumulo, the founding managing director of the Business Development Agency (BDA),  30, is currently in N’Djamena, Chad, upon the invitation of the African Union’s secretariat of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), which is hosting the First International Youth Symposiu...

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    DETROIT SMALL BUSINESSES TO GET $500,000 IN GRANT PROGRAM

    Jul 01, 2019

    A matching grant competition that supports entrepreneurship in Detroit is providing funding or other help to 53 local small businesses.The Detroit Economic Growth Corp. says that 11 of the businesses are receiving nearly $500,000 in cash grants through Motor City Match.A video gaming and entertainme...

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    62% OF BUSINESS OWNERS FEEL DEPRESSED ONCE A WEEK

    Jun 30, 2019

    The health and wellbeing of small business owners is a critically important public health issue. It is especially important when it comes to mental health. After all, small businesses account for the employment of more than 54 million people in the U.S.A new report by the Canadian Mental Health Asso...

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    JUST 6% OF SMALL BUSINESSES FOCUS ON KEEPING CUSTOMERS

    Jun 30, 2019

    The goal of a commercial business is to increase sales, and retaining current customers is key to making this happen. But according to a new report from The Manifest, only 6% of small businesses are focused on retaining their customers. This is despite the fact their main digital marketing goal is t...

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    UTAH BARBERSHOP IS ONDECK'S SMALL BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

    Jun 28, 2019

    The leader in online lending to small business, today announced that Blues Barbershop of Salt Lake City, Utah is the company's Small Business of the Month for June, 2019. Owned by Jerone Wedig, the music themed barbershop is the first small business in Utah to receive the OnDeck award. Back in 1...

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    UNCERTAINTY FOLLOWS GRIEF WHEN SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS DIE WITHOUT SUCCESSION PLANS

    Jun 28, 2019

    When Jim McLaughlin died suddenly from a heart attack at age 64, his family assumed they would have to close his homebuilding business. He’d made no plans for someone to succeed him at McLaughlin Construction, and there was no employee who could step in and take his place.But as McLaughlin&rsq...

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    $2.1 BILLION IN FEDERAL CONTRACTS WENT TO NJ SMALL BUSINESSES IN 2018

    Jun 27, 2019

    Out of $9.3 billion in federal contracts issued to New Jersey businesses last year, $2.1 billion went to small businesses, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Fiscal Year 2018 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard. This meets the Small Business Administration’s m...

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    THREE TIPS FOR APPLYING FOR A SMALL BUSINESS LOAN

    Jun 27, 2019

    If you run a small business, you know the worry that comes from financial pressure. No matter how much planning you did before opening or how careful you are with spending now, expenses just seem to crop up for small businesses. They’re especially stressful when you’re trying to turn eve...

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    AGENCIES IMPROVED ON SMALL BUSINESS GOALS, BUT CAN DO MORE

    Jun 26, 2019

    Federal agencies improved on their commitment to award contracts to small businesses in 2018, though they still fell behind in goals for contract awards to women-owned small businesses, according to the Small Business Administration’s procurement scorecards released June 25.The government as a...

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    SAWGRASS CLEANING SOLUTIONS SEEKS A SPOTLESS ENVIRONMENTAL RECORD

    Jun 26, 2019

    Carpet cleaning might sound like a fairly straightforward business service. But it takes a lot to make this type of business stand out. Sawgrass Cleaning Solutions uses a proprietary method to provide eco-friendly cleaning services. Read more about the company and its journey in this week’s Sm...

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    SMALL BIZ SCORED SOME WINS AND SOME LOSSES IN SPRINGFIELD THIS YEAR

    Jun 25, 2019

    Illinois’ 2019 legislative session produced some important victories for the state’s small businesses, particularly when it comes to protecting small firms’ access to health care.Lawmakers showed they are committed to helping keep quality, affordable health care available to small ...

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    COLLEGE FUNDING TOOLS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

    Jun 24, 2019

    Business owners experience countless success penalties as they grow their company and their net worth. Paying too much for their kid’s college education often falls into that category. But financial advisors can and should put an end to this defeatist attitude and become a super hero for their...

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    CUS BOOST SERVICES WITH SELF-SERVICE KIOSKS & SMALL BUSINESS BANKING PLATFORM

    Jun 24, 2019

    Credit Unions call on self-service kiosks to migrate transactions to more efficient channels, and a small business banking platform to identify effecting ways to grow deposits and increase fee income. CUs Boost Services With Self-Service Kiosks & Small Business Banking Platform“NEXT is jus...

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    NEWTEK SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE, LLC INCREASES CAPITAL ONE REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY TO $150.0 MILLION

    Jun 24, 2019

    Newtek Business Services Corp. (“Newtek” or the “Company”), (Nasdaq: NEWT), an internally managed business development company ("BDC"), today announced that Newtek Small Business Finance, LLC (“NSBF”), the Company’s nationally licensed SBA lender s...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES LOSING UP TO $7B CASHFLOW FROM LATE PAYMENTS, STUDY FINDS

    Jun 24, 2019

    Small and medium businesses are losing access to as much as $7 billion a year because bigger companies are not paying their bills on time, according to a study.And late payments on outstanding invoices, worth $115 billion, create a "domino effect" on the broader economy by tying up cashflo...

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    SHOPIFY LAUNCHES FULFILLMENT NETWORK FOR SMB MERCHANTS

    Jun 21, 2019

    Shooting across Amazons bow with its FBA program, Shopify is going all-in on ecommerce fulfillment, tapping 3PL partners to provide two-day delivery across the U.S. for merchants on its ecommerce platform, many with physical stores. Through its partners, Shopify has access to fulfillment centers in ...

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    ETHIOPIA’S BID TO BECOME AN AFRICAN STARTUP HUB HINGES ON CONNECTIVITY

    Jun 21, 2019

    Ethiopia is flexing its ambitions to become Africa’s next startup hub. The country of 105 million with the continent’s seventh largest economy is revamping government policies, firing up angel networks and rallying digital entrepreneurs. Ethiopia currently lags the continent’s tech...

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    FUNDING XCHANGE STRIKES SMALL BUSINESS LENDING DEAL WITH EZBOB

    Jun 20, 2019

    Funding Xchange has struck a deal with ezbob to give small firms wider access to the best loan terms available to them. The Open Banking deal allows small business platform Funding Xchange to integrate its service with ezbob’s cutting-edge technology and existing lenders such as Royal Bank of ...

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    ONDECK LAUNCHES SUMMER OF SMALL BUSINESS NATIONAL CAMPAIGN

    Jun 20, 2019

    OnDeck, the leader in online lending to small business, today announced the launch of a national Summer of Small Business campaign spotlighting the hard work and achievements of small business owners.  As part of the summer-long effort, CEO Noah Breslow will travel across the country to meet wi...

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    83% OF REMOTE EMPLOYEES WANT AT LEAST A LITTLE TIME IN THE OFFICE

    Jun 20, 2019

    When a company allows its workforce to work remotely, it benefits both parties. It gives the employee the flexibility they need to achieve a work/life balance. And the company saves on costs which go into having an employee on premises.But according to a new report from Clutch, a large percentage of...

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    HOUSTON SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE PANEL LAYS OUT FUNDING OPTIONS FOR STARTUPS

    Jun 19, 2019

    When it comes to raising money for your startup, theres plenty of fish in the sea, however, navigating the rough waters can be difficult. Houston Community College put on a Small Business Summit on June 13 and gathered a group of financial professionals to represent several types of funding options,...

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    THIS $29 CLASS COULD BE THE SECRET TO BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR

    Jun 19, 2019

    The comprehensive Entrepreneur Startup Master Class Bundle is a crash course in starting a business, and on sale for just $29 in the Mashable Shop. Besides affordability, one thing most colleges and universities lack is proper education on how to launch your own business - hence why so many brillian...

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    AGENCIES SEE GROWTH IN CONTENT MARKETING BUSINESS

    Jun 19, 2019

    Agencies are banking on content marketing. That’s the key finding in the newly released Content Marketing Institute 2019 Agency Survey. This inaugural research looks at how full-scope agencies, as well as specialized agencies, are doing content marketing for clients, how well it’s workin...

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    RIVERBEND GROWTH ASSOCIATION NAMES WILLIAMS OFFICE PRODUCTS JUNE’S SMALL BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

    Jun 18, 2019

    Williams Office Products Inc. is a full-line office equipment, furniture, and supply retailer founded by Jack Williams in 1953. They have served the Riverbend business community for more than 60 years with an extensive line of office automation equipment, office furnishings, and stationary supplies....

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    FOOD TRUCK REPORT GIVES SMALL BUSINESS OWNER BAD PUBLICITY

    Jun 18, 2019

    Last week, Benjamin Pickett discovered reports of a black market of food trucks operating in Shreveport was slightly off. The Metropolitan Planning Commission reported early this month only seven out of more than 30 food trucks operating in Shreveport were licensed. The report was off by at least on...

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    ALLSTAR BUSINESS SOLUTIONS IDENTIFIES THE BIGGEST WORRIES FOR UK SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

    Jun 17, 2019

    Managing business travel costs and expenses administration are the biggest headaches for small-to-medium-sized enterprises in the UK. This is according to insight by Allstar Business Solutions into the concerns of 1,000 SMEs, showing that employees are feeling under more and more pressure over how t...

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    FROM LLCS TO EMAIL CONTRACTS, USC EXPERT ANSWERS YOUR BURNING SMALL BUSINESS QUESTIONS

    Jun 17, 2019

    Starting a business comes with a lot of questions, from whether to start an LLC or go the sole proprietor route, to protecting yourself as an independent contractor. USC Gould School of Law Professor Michael Chasalow is the right person to tackle questions like those. Over the last 12 years, he&rsqu...

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    CRACKING THE CODE ON CUTTING COSTS AND INCREASING PROFITABILITY AS A SOLOPRENEUR

    Jun 17, 2019

    Solopreneurship is about as small as a small business gets. As a solopreneur, you don’t just run an entire business, you are the business. This means you are the CEO, accountant, manager, marketer, and what have you. Or, simply put, you wear all the hats. What’s more, 82 percent of busin...

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    FALL IN LOVE WITH RADICAL CANDOR AS A WAY TO MANAGE YOUR BUSINESS

    Jun 17, 2019

    I have always been surprised how candor is in such short supply even in the smallest companies. People are afraid to tell others what they really think for fear of hurting them or losing their job. But, candor in your culture will strengthen, not weaken your team. This week, on the Small Business Ra...

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    STRATUS WEALTH ADVISORS EXPANDS SERVICES TO SMALL BUSINESS CLIENTS

    Jun 13, 2019

    Advisors (formerly Stratus Capital Management), has successfully completed the requirements to become a Certified Valuation Analyst® from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). The CVA designation is the most widely recognized business valuation credential and the ...

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    SMART BUSINESS PHONE SYSTEMS GIVE SMALL BUSINESSES AN ADVANTAGE

    Jun 13, 2019

    When can a system be considered smart? To answer this question let us first describe what a smart tech is. A smart device must be simple to operate yet complicated enough to be able to handle a lot of tasks at a time. It should also allow humans to save more time for them to be more productive and b...

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    STARVED OF CAPITAL, SMALL BUSINESSES IN RURAL NC ARE FADING AWAY

    Jun 13, 2019

    Along the Roanoke River, economic developers and policymakers in Martin County were not strategically planning a pitch to land Amazon’s HQ, nor were they particularly confident that they could lure Apple to the quaint streets of Williamston. Local leaders have long embraced the fact that their...

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    NEW DIRECTOR APPOINTED FOR SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

    Jun 13, 2019

    Sam Houston State University College of Business Administration has named Rhonda Ellisor as director of the university’s Small Business Development Center. She joins the center after serving at SHSU in the Office of University Advancement for 13 years as director for major gifts and recently d...

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    NORRSKEN OPENS EAST AFRICA STARTUP FUND AND HUB IN KIGALI

    Jun 12, 2019

    Startups in East Africa have a new source for investment and mentorship. Sweden’s Norrsken Foundation a coworking space and investment fund based in Stockholm opened its tech fund and entrepreneurship hub in Rwanda today to support ventures across the region.Norrsken’s Kigali center is l...

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    BEST TOOLS TO CREATE GREAT IMAGES FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE OR BLOG

    Jun 12, 2019

    In the world of digital marketing, it’s hard to ignore the fact that visual content has become a powerful tool for brands in running successful marketing campaigns.Considering that 65% of people are visual learners and articles with images get 94% more views compared to those without, it makes...

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    SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CONTRACTING PROGRAMS:ADDITIONAL EFFORTS NEEDED TO IMPLEMENT GAO RECOMMENDATIONS

    Jun 12, 2019

    We testified that the Small Business Administration could do more to address recommendations in 3 of our prior reports.We recommended that SBA improve its oversight of 2 programs intended to increase contract opportunities for two groups: women-owned businesses and businesses operating in "unde...

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    NEED EXPORT HELP? THERE ARE RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

    Jun 12, 2019

    Small business owners who are interested in exporting, or who need education and assistance about issues like tariffs, can get information or assistance online or from federal, state or local government agencies. Online help: The Small Business Administration has a guide to the basics of exporting, ...

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    ALTERNATIVE LENDING ON THE RISE FOR U.S. SMALL BUSINESSES

    Jun 12, 2019

    Alternative lending options are on the rise for both small (<$5 million in revenue) and mid-sized ($5 - $100 million) businesses, according to results from the Q2 Private Capital Access Index(PCA Index) from Dun & Bradstreet and Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. Thirty-four percent (34%) ...

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    LAUNDRY STARTUP FLYCLEANERS CONFIRMS MAJOR LAYOFFS

    Jun 12, 2019

    FlyCleaners, a New York startup offering on-demand laundry pickup and delivery, has laid off “a large number” of its employees, co-founder and CEO David Salama told TechCrunch.This confirms a story earlier this week in Crain’s New York reporting that FlyCleaners filed a notificatio...

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    HALF OF THE UK’S MICRO BUSINESSES DO NOT ACCEPT CARD PAYMENTS

    Jun 11, 2019

    Square’s research has found that 56pc of shoppers aged between 25 and 34 prefer paying by card, and 47pc of shoppers overall.Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square, told the Daily Telegraph that payments technology could save small businesses now that consumers are turning away from cash.“The real c...

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    CAN YOUR SMALL BUSINESS AFFORD A BPM SYSTEM?

    Jun 11, 2019

    Searching for Business Process Management (BPM) software can be a daunting (and expensive) process, one that requires long hours of research and deep pockets. The most popular BPM systems often provide more than what’s necessary for non-enterprise organizations, with advanced functionality rel...

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    SMALL BUSINESS: HOW A DROP-SHIPPING GIG TURNED INTO A SUBSCRIPTION COMPANY

    Jun 10, 2019

    Matthew Beasley, 22, co-founder of eco-friendly subscription company Live Green discusses the challenges he has come up against due to his age and the business' humble "side gig" beginnings. Live Green was an idea for us to provide sustainable alternatives to household essential produc...

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    UTAH CREATES NEW SMALL BIZ GLOBAL TRADE CENTER

    Jun 10, 2019

    Utah small-business owners have a new resource to help take their ventures to customers around the world.Salt Lake Community College's Miller Business Resource Center announced Monday the creation of the SLCC-Utah Small Business Development Center Network Global Trade Center.The new center will ...

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    SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN ATHENS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO HEAD DOWNTOWN

    Jun 09, 2019

    Small businesses in Athens are encouraging people to head downtown on the weekends by opening their doors on Sundays. Local shops and restaurants will open up on the second Sunday of every month this summer. They will be open from 12:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon. Boneyard Antiques Owner, Wendy Yarbro...

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    TAX CRISIS SPURS CITY HALL RALLY BY SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

    Jun 09, 2019

    Organizers expect a strong turnout of frustrated small-business owners to rally at Calgary City Hall Monday morning as council convenes for an emergency session to discuss plans to deal with the city’s tax crisis.Among them is Inglewood business owner Kelly Doody, who saw her property taxes mo...

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    9 AND 1/2 TIPS FOR MARKETING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

    Jun 09, 2019

    Small businesses around the country face a constant barrage of information, new tactics, the latest strategies, and a whole slew of garbage when it comes to modern marketing. Whether it’s the latest snake oil salesman trying to convince a business owner to part with $5,000 of their hard-earned...

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    VIRTUAL EVENT SEEKS TO KEEP THE FIRE ALIVE AMONG OLDER ENTREPRENEURS

    Jun 08, 2019

    We learned this week how baby boomers are excelling in the gig economy. Now check out an event that seeks to keep older entrepreneurs in the game regardless of what industry they work in. The more maturepreneurs stay in business or create new businesses, the more everyone around them benefits. The M...

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    CORBELLA: UPRISING OF CALGARY BUSINESS OWNERS PLAN TO RALLY AT CITY HALL

    Jun 07, 2019

    On Monday morning, small business owners in this city are planning to rally at city hall to send a message before an emergency meeting of council over taxes.“Our message is that this is indeed a crisis and it’s one created by our city government,” says Kelly Doody, the unwitting dr...

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    GOOD NEWS FOR SMALL HOTEL OWNERS, 72% RANK GUEST RATINGS ABOVE BRAND

    Jun 07, 2019

    A survey of more than 900 consumers by the Expedia Group reports guest ratings carry more weight than brand value. For 72% of the respondent in the survey, the reviews and ratings of guests are more valuable. So much so, they say they are willing to pay more for hotels with a higher rating. As much ...

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    BABY BOOMERS EXCEL IN THE GIG ECONOMY, 31% COMPLETE MORE THAN 3 GIGS A WEEK

    Jun 06, 2019

    The gig economy is allowing people to work when and where they want. And increasingly baby boomers are making up a larger percentage of this workforce. So much so, 31% of them are completing more than three gigs a week. According to a new report from Wonolo, baby boomers have become the winners of t...

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    MILLENNIAL ENTREPRENEURS TURNING TO BANK OF MUM AND DAD

    Jun 06, 2019

    Over 1 in 10 entrepreneurs have turned to their parents and family to help them fund a business, according to research.And under-35 millennial entrepreneurs are twice as likely as older generations to ask for help from family to invest in their businesses as traditional funding becomes harder to com...

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    STARTING THE PROCESS: HOW TO GET A SMALL BUSINESS CERTIFIED

    Jun 05, 2019

    Many small businesses can take advantage of contracting and other opportunities from large companies and federal, state and local agencies. They must qualify for certain categories, such as being at least 51% owned by women, minorities, veterans and LGBT owners and they must be certified by either a...

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    LEADING EUROPEAN ANALYST FIRM OVUM NAMES MADISON LOGIC A “LEADER” IN THEIR REPORT ON ACCOUNT BASED MARKETING

    Jun 05, 2019

    Madison Logic, the leading global account-based marketing (ABM) platform, today announced that Ovum, a market-leading data, research and consulting business headquartered in the U.K., named Madison Logic a “Leader” in the Ovum Market Radar: Account-Based Marketing report. Ovum recognized...

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    GET SMALL BUSINESS PHONE SERVICE FOR YOUR STARTUP

    Jun 04, 2019

    Online communication has become increasingly important for small businesses. Though there are still some situations where phone communication is necessary or beneficial. It doesn’t matter if you connect with partners or vendors via phone calls, Or offer a support number for customers to call. ...

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    AMAZON TO SHOWCASE SMALL BUSINESSES IN UK POP-UP SHOPS

    Jun 03, 2019

    Amazon is opening 10 brick-and-mortar shops across the UK in an effort to promote small businesses.The tech titan partnered with Enterprise Nation, Direct Line for Business, and Square to launch a new program aimed at boosting small-brand growth, in-store and online.A year-long pilot will enable mor...

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    HOW SMALL BUSINESSES CAN OFFER COMPETITIVE RETIREMENT BENEFIT PACKAGES

    Jun 03, 2019

    With the economy close to full employment, the competition for talent among businesses has perhaps never been tighter. For savvy small business owners, especially, there’s an opportunity to stand out from the competition by offering benefits today’s job seekers want.One of those benefits...

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    RAYTHEON WINS U.S. AIR FORCE CONTRACT TO MENTOR A SMALL BUSINESS ON CYBERSECURITY BEST PRACTICES

    Jun 03, 2019

    Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Infinity Technology Services, LLC, won a two-year Mentor Protégé program contract from the U.S. Air Force. Mentor Protégé programs help the Department of Defense diversify its supplier base by giving small businesses experience in high-dem...

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    SMALL CRAFT BREWERIES SHOULD FOCUS ON TASTE TO WIN CUSTOMERS, SURVEY SHOWS

    Jun 02, 2019

    The taste of good quality craft beer is uniquely different depending on the brewer. And these varied tastes are what connoisseurs of craft beer search for. Once they find their brew of choice, customers become evangelists trying to convert their friends and family. A new survey by C+R Research says ...

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    AMERICAN COMPANIES PLAN TO LEAVE CHINA, HOW WILL THE TRADE WAR IMPACT YOUR BUSINESS?

    May 31, 2019

    Roughly one third of surveyed American companies in China will cancel or delay investments in the country due to the ongoing trade standoff with the U.S., according to a May report from the American Chambers of Commerce in China and Shanghai.Even more of those companies, roughly 40 percent, said the...

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    70% WOULD SPEND MORE AT A LOCAL BUSINESS IF THEY SOLD ONLY MADE IN THE USA PRODUCTS

    May 30, 2019

    There are many reasons why consumers spend their money the way they do. It can be anything from brand recognition to environmental or patriotic support.The 2019 Cox Business Consumer Pulse survey on small businesses reveals 70% of Americans want made in the U.S.A. products. When it comes to small bu...

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    30 SPECIALTY VEGETABLES FOR YOUR SMALL FARM BUSINESS

    May 29, 2019

    Do you run a small farm business? Then you should discover  exactly how many vegetable growing options are open to you. And there are so many specialty vegetables that can be grown in the North American climate. So you can really get a jump on your competitors by growing far more interesting pr...

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    ELGIN WORKS ON REVAMPING SMALL BUSINESS PERMIT PROCESS

    May 29, 2019

    The city of Elgin plans to revamp its business permit forms and processes to be quicker and easier to navigate, particularly for current and prospective small business owners, officials said. "A process improvement team" of six city staff members worked on proposed changes for about a year...

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    SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OFFERS DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO ALTO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES

    May 29, 2019

    ALTO, Texas (KTRE) -More relief efforts are still being made in alto to help residents and businesses who were impacted by the April storm.The U.S. Small Business Administration is set up at city hall to assist with the disaster loans application process.During the storms in Alto, Kamran Hassen&rsqu...

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    27-YEAR-OLD SEARCH MARKETING CEO LANDS 13-STOP U.S. SPEAKING TOUR

    May 29, 2019

    Garrett Mehrguth, the CEO and co-founder of the B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, Directive, recently was selected to speak at 13 stops of the Digital Summit tour. Digital Summit, the largest conference series in the digital marketing industry, has invited Mehrguth to share his unique pres...

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    THE SECRET BEHIND SETTING UP YOUR BUSINESS ACCOUNTING SYSTEM

    May 28, 2019

    Your small business needs a system for keeping track of all your finances. Not only is it required for reporting purposes, but it also helps you get an overall picture of your company’s performance. A set system helps you get an accurate and consistent look at those details without requiring y...

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    STILL LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK DESPITE HAVING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS? HERE’S HOW TO STOP

    May 27, 2019

    Many small business owners show skill earning money. But still fall short when it comes to managing it. Sure, they may have built a successful company. But too many still live paycheck to paycheck. On this week’s Small Business Radio Show, I talked with Avery Breyer. Breyer has written multipl...

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    DO YOU NEED A HOME OFFICE OR SEPARATE OFFICE FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS?

    May 27, 2019

    A business from home has become more of a possibility. For solopreneurs or those who are able to work remotely, setting up a home office can be an affordable alternative. And there are plenty of tech tools that you can use to stay in contact with your team, clients and customers. But having a separa...

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    60% OF CUSTOMERS PREFER TO CALL SMALL BUSINESSES ON THE PHONE

    May 24, 2019

    The relationship consumers have with local small business owners is much more personal. And this relationship extends to the way they communicate. According to the latest report from BrightLocal, 60% of customers prefer to call small businesses on the phone. The report, titled, “Local Business...

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    DESCRIPTION OF THE SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT COMPANY DEBENTURE PROGRAM

    May 23, 2019

    A Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) is a privately owned and operated company that makes long-term investments in American small businesses and is licensed by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA). The principal reason for a firm to become licensed as an SBIC is access to fina...

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    6SENSE LAUNCHES ACCOUNT-BASED EXTERNAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS ANALYTICS

    May 23, 2019

    Today 6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced its External Media Campaigns feature. This capability extends 6sense's ability to track digital media campaigns launched on non-6sense platforms for use in account segmentation within the 6sense platform, and ...

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    6SENSE LAUNCHES ACCOUNT-BASED EXTERNAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS ANALYTICS

    May 23, 2019

    Today 6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced its External Media Campaigns feature. This capability extends 6sense's ability to track digital media campaigns launched on non-6sense platforms for use in account segmentation within the 6sense platform, and ...

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    ONPAY RELEASES FINDINGS OF 2019 SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE AND HR REPORT

    May 22, 2019

    According to the 2019 Small Business Finance and HR Report, five out of six small business owners agreed that their accountant is “a trusted advisor they can turn to for a wide range of business advice.” Thirty-one percent say their accountant is the advisor they trust the most, followed...

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    SMALL-BUSINESS FINTECH LAUNCHES LENDING PLATFORM FOR BANKS

    May 21, 2019

    Spurred by bank interest, small-business lending platform Biz2Credit has unveiled a software-as-a-service version of its loan management, servicing and risk analytics product. After HSBC and New York-based Popular Bank contracted with Biz2Credit to use the software, the company decided to launch the...

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    50% OF SMALL BUSINESSES DO NOT HAVE A MARKETING PLAN

    May 20, 2019

    A new study on small business owners in the US finds that many are operating without a marketing plan.According to a survey of 350 small and medium business (SMB) owners, 50% do not have a marketing plan for 2019.The study from Outbound Engine asks SMB owners about revenue growth, stress, what is pr...

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    LEARN TO LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF YOUR CUSTOMERS AT THIS CHICAGO EVENT

    May 18, 2019

    Consumers change the companies they do business with for a host of reasons. This is why listening to what they say can help you avoid their departure.Drew Neisser, founder and CEO of Renegade, said on Forbes, “Listen Like Your Life Depends On It (Because it Does).”Applied Marketing Scien...

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    ATTENTION SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS: NEW WARNING ISSUED ON OFFICE EMAILS WITH VOICEMAIL MESSAGES

    May 18, 2019

    The criminals who launch phishing attacks are relentless in their pursuit to disguise their message. The latest such effort uses a notice for a new voice mail message to get you to click on it. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) just sent a scam alert warning businesses to not click on these phony off...

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    IN THE NEWS: CATCHING UP WITH THE SMALL BUSINESS PERSONS OF THE YEAR

    May 17, 2019

    We’d be remiss if we let National Small Business Week go without mentioning the event’s champions, as it were.Small Business Trends was able to catch up with the duo the U.S. Small Business Administration named the 2019 National Small Business Persons of the Year. They’re Jennifer ...

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    WHAT DOES SMALL BUSINESS WANT FROM THE FEDERAL ELECTION?

    May 16, 2019

    In Sydney's north, Christine Pope runs a holistic healthcare business and finds the biggest challenge is juggling her roles as a practicing naturopath and a business owner, with the latter requiring her to stay on top of changing regulations."Every time things change, even if it's favou...

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    BIG HONORS FOR SMALL BUSINESS FOR NEW GUY IN TOWN IN CHESTER

    May 16, 2019

    Less than two years after relocating to the city from Claymont, Del., American Wood Design welcomed U.S. Small Business Administration officials to its Fulton Street facility Tuesday to accept the Eastern Pennsylvania Family-Owned Small Business of the Year award.The commercial cabinetry business, f...

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    MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU START A BUSINESS

    May 15, 2019

    Charting your own professional course is very exciting and can be a huge source of joy and money in your life.But it’s not for everyone. And many people try to turn a passion of theirs into a business without really understanding what starting a business takes, and what monetizing their passio...

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    IN THE SPOTLIGHT: MYBOARD LETS BUSINESSES OUTSOURCE EXECUTIVE TALENT

    May 15, 2019

    A board of advisors becomes invaluable for businesses of all sizes. Because of the insights, expertise and experience they provide. But for small companies, having a dedicated board may prove unfeasible. So the unique offerings of MyBoard, LLC may interest certain small businesses. MyBoard creates a...

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    12 ONLINE SALES TRAINING PROGRAMS TO BOOST YOUR SMALL BUSINESS REVENUE

    May 14, 2019

    Get sales training for your team as a proven way for your small business to improve your sales strategies. Learn the best techniques and pitches. And ultimately sell more products or services to boost your bottom line. Stay determined to give your sales tactics a nudge to help increase your revenue....

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    2019 W. CURTIS STRUBE SMALL BUSINESS AWARD

    May 13, 2019

    ostly Serious LLC on May 8 received the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award.Other Small Business Award finalists were:Air Services Heating & Cooling/All Service Professional Plumbing, which provides residential heating and air unit repairs and ...

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    SCRAPPY, SMALL-BUSINESS ATTITUDE CAN BRING TEAM TOGETHER

    May 13, 2019

    We have a saying around our office at People Centric Consulting Group. It’s heard when someone on our team is doing something not normally expected as part of their job.For example, we ordered some new desks for our office, and one afternoon our team was sitting on the floor together assemblin...

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    NEXTIVA NAMES FORMER APPLE EXECUTIVE MARC STOLL AS NEXT PRESIDENT AND COO

    May 12, 2019

    Nextiva has a new President and Chief Operating Officer. Marc Stoll previously worked at Apple. Stoll served as VP Worldwide Sales Finance during the Steve Jobs era.Small Business Trends contacted him via email to find out about his plans for the cloud communications company. Stoll started by talkin...

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    THINKING ABOUT APPLYING FOR AN INDUSTRY AWARD? HERE ARE 11 THINGS TO CONSIDER FIRST

    May 12, 2019

    One of the best ways to connect with potential clients and investors is through business or industry awards. Awards can give your brand or company weight, validate your skills and abilities, generate buzz and give those spending money with your company the confidence that they are contributing to an...

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    PROGRESSIVE DEBUTS QUOTE PLATFORM FOR SMALL BUSINESS INSURANCE

    May 10, 2019

    Few small business owners find buying insurance a simple proposition. Because standard property insurance doesn’t cover the different predicaments businesses face. And this means you must navigate the murky and convoluted waters of what is covered.  Factors include your businesses particu...

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    FACEBOOK LAUNCHES NEW SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING TOOLS

    May 08, 2019

    Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) launched a new small business product bundle this week. It’s designed to help the 90 million small businesses using it. The new products integrate on both Facebook and Instagram. Small Business Trends spoke with Nikila Srinivasan, Director of Product Management at Faceboo...

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    BREAKING NEWS: CHAMBER HONORS SMALL BUSINESS AWARD WINNER

    May 08, 2019

    Mostly Serious LLC this afternoon received the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award.Mostly Serious creates custom websites and digital marketing plans and recently began offering video services. The agency has 29 clients, including CoxHealth, Commun...

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    PROGRESSIVE ROLLS OUT SMALL BUSINESS INSURANCE COMPARISON QUOTING PLATFORM

    May 08, 2019

    Ohio-based national insurer Progressive has joined the ranks of carriers offering small businesses a platform to buy insurance quickly and simply.The insurer’s new online BusinessQuote Explorer (BQX) delivers multiple quotes from other carriers. Currently, BQX offers quotes for business owner,...

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    59% OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS SAY TARIFFS WON'T AFFECT THEM, BANK OF AMERICA SURVEY FINDS

    May 07, 2019

    President Donald Trump’s latest threat to impose tariffs on Chinese imports was followed by market volatility on Monday. But for most small business owners, it may just be business as usual.In fact, most small business owners say they don’t see tariffs having any impact on their business...

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    QUEENS COLLEGE OPENS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

    May 07, 2019

    In an effort to support underrepresented and immigrant small business owners in Flushing, Queens College unveiled its new Small Business Development Center on Monday. The program features training and counseling services to help kick start entrepreneurs. “Small businesses are the economic engi...

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    IS STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS RIGHT FOR YOU?

    May 07, 2019

    My mom started her business when I was only six months old. She was a single mother with only $64 to her name, but with a determination to survive. To make ends meet, she went back to the one thing she knew she was really good at: baking and decorating cakes. We’re celebrating National Small B...

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    THE HIDDEN MYSTERY BEHIND WHY 36% OF SMALL BUSINESSES STILL DON’T HAVE A WEBSITE

    May 06, 2019

    According to the SBA, of the 30 million businesses in the U.S., only 64% of small businesses have a website. This should not be a shocking statistic since there are so many owners that don’t know where to start and for many, it’s still is too hard or too expensive for them. But this is a...

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    SURVEY: TRUMP POLICIES A MIXED BAG FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

    May 06, 2019

    As Small Business Week kicks into gear, the nation’s smallest companies in the aggregate are by many accounts doing fairly well.They’re not, however, thriving en masse in direct response to Trump administration and Republican policies.Small business hiring is erratic, according to number...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES DUPED OUT OF $70K

    May 06, 2019

    Six small businesses have collectively been left more than $70,000 out of pocket after a seller of food vans and trailers allegedly took payments but failed to deliver their equipment.According to WA’s Consumer Protection, the affected businesses from Perth, Bunbury and Albany received nothing...

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    MADISON LOGIC UNVEILS NEW DATA CLOUD TO ACCELERATE ABM FOR B2B ORGANIZATIONS GLOBALLY

    May 06, 2019

    Madison Logic, the leading global account-based marketing (ABM) platform, today announces the launch of the ML Data Cloud, powering cutting-edge ABM to accelerate your pipeline and convert your best accounts faster. With state-of-the-art architecture, rich data, and a robust data gateway, the ML Dat...

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    PRESIDENT OF THE SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCACY COUNCIL ADDRESSES CONCERNS OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

    May 05, 2019

    Rick is joined by Elliot Richardson, President and Co-founder of the Small Business Advocacy Council, to discuss small business concerns in Springfield and Chicago. Elliot shares the increase of small businesses forming in IL and the impact it’s having on the state’s economy; the vitalit...

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    10 EXPERT TIPS TO HELP YOUR SMALL BUSINESS BRING IN MORE PAYING CUSTOMERS

    May 04, 2019

    Businesses try a lot of advanced techniques to market and grow. But at the end of the day, most of your success comes from making as many sales as possible. To improve your bottom line and bring in as many customers as possible, check out these sales tips from members of the online small business co...

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    CALLJOY IS THE SMALL BUSINESS ANSWER TO GOOGLE DUPLEX

    May 03, 2019

    Google announced CallJoy this week, a new AI-based service for small business to automatically handle inbound phone calls. Whereas Google Duplex shocked many observers in May 2018 when the Google Assistant service made restaurant reservations and hair appointments by speaking to humans, CallJoy is a...

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    PPG NAMES VP ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS FOR U.S., CANADA

    May 02, 2019

    PPG has named Jaime Irick as vice president, architectural coatings for the U.S. and Canada.Mr. Irick will succeed Dave Cole who will retire effective July 31, the company said.PPG’s architectural coatings include consumer paint brands such as Glidden, Olympic and PPG Paints.Mr. Irick was form...


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    STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS MORE MIXED THAN ADMINISTRATION SAYS

    May 01, 2019

    As Small Business Week approaches, the nation's smallest companies in the aggregate are by many accounts doing fairly well. They're not, however, thriving en masse in direct response to Trump administration and Republican policies. Small business hiring is erratic, according to numbers relea...

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    ATTENTION RETAILERS: SECRETS OF GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE REVEALED

    May 01, 2019

    If you’re a retailer, you don’t need me to tell you how competitive the industry has become. Providing great retail customer service has always been important to business owners who take pride in their work — but today, it can be a matter of business survival. According to BPR Cons...

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    ROBOTICS STARTUP ANKI SHUTTING DOWN DESPITE $200M IN FUNDING

    Apr 30, 2019

    Anki, a heavily funded consumer robotics startup is shutting down and laying off its entire staff after failing to raise additional capital, Recode reported on Monday.Why it matters: Anki is the latest in a series of consumer robotics companies to shut down, showing the market for such products rema...

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    MAKING THESE 3 MISTAKES CAN CAUSE EMPLOYEE DISENGAGEMENT IN YOUR BUSINESS

    Apr 30, 2019

    According to a report published by Gallup last summer, only 34% of employees in the US are actively “engaged” with their jobs. This is an improvement from figures recorded earlier, but it still means that about two-thirds of employees are disengaged.These are worrisome statistics all bus...

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    46% OF CONSUMERS WANT TO DEAL WITH ECOMMERCE ISSUES THROUGH EMAIL

    Apr 30, 2019

    How you respond to your customers is a good indicator of the long-term success of your business. And as more people shop online, this will entail addressing issues with eCommerce. This means making as many communication options as possible.According to a report from Sykes, only 26% of eCommerce site...

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    HOW TO CREATE CONTENT FOR THE FINANCE NICHE

    Apr 29, 2019

    Whether you’re a one-man army running a personal brand or a cog in a giant corporate wheel, you’re aware that content marketing is all the rage nowadays. More than 4 million blog posts go live on the internet every day, with niches ranging from general health and technology to risible ca...

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    HOW TO MAKE CHANGES IN B2B SALES – BY GOING BACK TO BASICS

    Apr 29, 2019

    Sales remain the number one thing small business owners struggle with in their companies. Many don’t like to do it. Because they feel afraid. Or they think they don’t have the skills. Or they believe they must become the pushy used car salesman. Popular culture has depicted this figure s...

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    INCRED CLOSES SERIES A ROUND WITH NEARLY $86 MN IN FUNDING

    Apr 29, 2019

    Mumbai-based digital lending startup InCred has closed its Series A round at $85.89 Mn (INR 600 Cr). The funding round was led by Dutch development finance institution FMO with participation from US-based asset manager Moore Capital, India/Latin America-focused PE fund Elevar, and Alpha Capital.The ...

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    TATA MOTORS FINANCE TO RAISE $100 MN IN DEBT FUNDING FROM IFC

    Apr 29, 2019

    International Finance Corporation plans to offer up to $100 million (Rs 700 crore) in debt funding to Tata Motors Finance Ltd, the World Bank's private-sector investment arm said.The proposed investment comprises a senior, secured funding of up to five years either through external commercial bo...

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    TVS MOTOR UNIT LEADS SERIES A FUNDING IN INDUSTRIAL IOT STARTUP ALTIZON

    Apr 29, 2019

    Altizon Systems Pvt. Ltd, which operates a platform to develop solutions based on industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), said it has raised $7 million (around Rs 49 crore) in its Series A round of funding.TVS Motor Co. (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of motorcycle company TVS Motor Com...

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    IN THE NEWS, WHAT’S THE TOP SOCIAL MEDIA SITE TO REACH CUSTOMERS IN YOUR STATE?

    Apr 26, 2019

    You’ll find hundreds probably thousands of social networks on the internet now. And those sites have something for everyone’s niche.But we always hear about the big players in the game. As a small business owner, you probably need to know more.You’ve become aware of the heavy weigh...

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    CRACKING THE CODE ON INSTAGRAM QUIZ STICKERS, HOW CAN THEY HELP MARKET YOUR BUSINESS?

    Apr 26, 2019

    With each new feature, Instagram wants users to increase the level of engagement between them, their friends and brands. Instagram Quiz Stickers have been designed with that purpose in mind. As part of Instagram Stories, Quiz Stickers can be a whimsical way to engage with friends. But brands can als...

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    NEW AUTOFUNNEL BY GETRESPONSE SIMPLIFIES SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING

    Apr 25, 2019

    Small business owners, entrepreneurs, and online marketers can now seize a greater slice of the multi-trillion dollar e-commerce industry without having to leave work, learn marketing or hire additional staff. “Autofunnel” by GetResponse says it is the only product of its kind that provi...

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    MORE THAN 90% OF SMALL BUSINESSES WILL INCREASE ADVERTISING SPENDING IN 2019

    Apr 25, 2019

    Most Small Businesses Are Prioritizing Advertising This Year and Will Increase Spending on Social Media Advertising (56%) and Other Online Advertising Mediums Such as Google Search and Banner Ads (41%) Nearly all small businesses (91%) plan to invest more in advertising in 2019, according to a ...

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    6SENSE EXPANDS INTEGRATION WITH HUBSPOT FOR HEIGHTENED ACCOUNT BASED ORCHESTRATION

    Apr 25, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced $27 million in funding. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Venrock. “We b...

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    XERO FUELS SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH WITH PARTNERSHIPS

    Apr 24, 2019

    Small business software solutions firm Xero has signed partnership agreements with local financial solutions firms Bridgement, Retail Capital and Lulalend.  Xero is a cloud-based platform for small businesses, with 1.4 million subscribers in over 180 countries. The Xero ecosystem integrates wit...

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    SALISBURY NAMED ONE OF COUNTRY’S BEST PLACES TO START A SMALL BUSINESS

    Apr 24, 2019

    A personal-finance website gives Salisbury high marks when it comes to starting a small business. After reviewing more than 1,200 cities with fewer than 100,000 residents across the country, WalletHub says Salisbury is one of the Top Twenty best small cities in which to start a business. W...

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    5 THINGS BUSINESSES OF ALL SIZES CAN LEARN FROM MARIE KONDO

    Apr 24, 2019

    Marie Kondo’s name is on everyone’s lips these days. Thanks to her book The Lifechanging Art of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing and popular show on Netflix, Goodwill centers all over the country are overflowing with donations as housecleaning becomes a nationa...

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    SECRETS OF TRANSITIONING FROM FRANCHISE EMPLOYEE TO OWNER REVEALED

    Apr 23, 2019

    Today nearly 750,000 franchise businesses operate in the U.S. From restaurants to retail businesses to service providers, this model can provide an established path. It attracts entrepreneurs from all walks of life.This means you don’t need to be an established business owner to jump into the ...

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    76% OF CUSTOMERS CHOOSE LOYALTY PROGRAMS THAT COLLECT ONLY NAME AND PHONE NUMBER

    Apr 23, 2019

    More businesses are adopting customer loyalty programs because it is much easier to deploy. But a new report has revealed Americans are more cautious when it comes to joining a loyalty program.A survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Wilbur says 76% of Americans are more likely to join a p...

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    SCOMO UNVEILS $100M SMALL BUSINESS FUND

    Apr 23, 2019

    The Coalition government has revealed its plans for a $100 million investment fund to help small businesses grow if it wins the 18 May federal election. Scott Morrison announced that the government, in conjunction with the nation’s superannuation funds and banks, would use the fund to broker a...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES TO HIRE MORE STAFF AFTER SPLENDID 2018 GROWTH, SAYS SURVEY

    Apr 23, 2019

    Malaysian small businesses did well in 2018 with confidence in business and economic growth at its highest point since 2012, according to CPA Australia’s 10th Annual Asia Pacific Small Business survey, These businessmen are even more positive that this year will be even better. CPA A...

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    50% OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS SAW A 10% TAX BILL DECREASE IN 2019

    Apr 19, 2019

    Half the respondents to a new survey saw their tax bill drop. Some tout the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as a reason. Another equal amount reported their tax bill remained the same.The Q1 2019 Vistage CEO Confidence Index also found a small percentage of respondents saw increases in their taxes. Regar...

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    FASCINATING SMALL BUSINESS SECURITY TACTICS THAT CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS GROW

    Apr 18, 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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    LIONBRIDGE AGAIN NAMED ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST EMPLOYERS BY FORBES

    Apr 17, 2019

    Lionbridge Technologies is proud to announce it has again been named one of America's Best Employers by Forbes, which also recognized Lionbridge as a Best Employer for Women in 2018. The 2019 list recognizes organizations across a variety of industries that employ more than 1,000 people in the U...

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    6SENSE SECURES $27 MILLION TO ADVANCE BOLD VISION IN B2B AND ABM

    Apr 16, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced $27 million in funding. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Venrock. “We b...

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    THINKING ABOUT SNACKS FOR YOUR CONCESSION BUSINESS? THESE 15 FOODS ARE HIGHLY PROFITABLE

    Apr 16, 2019

    The concession industry reached $3 billion in revenue in 2018. It encapsulates a variety of businesses, from street food vendors to those who serve food at special events.Concession businesses tend to be especially busy during warm months, since the often operate outdoors or during major events. How...

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    RETAIL APPS GAIN REAL ESTATE ON SHOPPERS’ SMARTPHONES

    Apr 15, 2019

    Shopping apps appeal to users for their speed and convenience—two things marketers should keep in mind when creating an experience that will capture and retain customers.Worldwide, shopping app downloads grew to 5.70 billion in 2018, up 9.3% over 2017, according to exclusive data from app anal...

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    RETAIL APOCALYPSE WATCH: APPLE AND TESLA WON’T SAVE DYING MALLS

    Apr 15, 2019

    While Apple and Tesla are some of the hottest brands around, even they can’t stop the mallpocalypse. Not even Eataly’s promise of wine, cheese, and freshly made focaccia can get people to malls, it seems.Analytics firm Thasos has just released a new report revealing that foot traffic at ...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES IN AFRICA TO RECEIVE EU INVESTMENT

    Apr 15, 2019

    The technical assistance programme, to be implemented by the International Finance Corporation, will support local banks in Africa and the European Neighbourhood in developing financial services which will benefit sectors currently experiencing a lack of financing, such as small and medium enterpris...

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    HOW TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS CREDIT SCORE AMAZING – FROM AN EXPERT

    Apr 15, 2019

    Most small business owners don’t realize. But their personal and business credit scores affect their company. And credit has become a 100-year-old business filled with all the mystery of a cold case.Business credit scores remain separate from your personal score. But three large credit bureaus...

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    HOW TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS CREDIT SCORE AMAZING – FROM AN EXPERT

    Apr 15, 2019

    Most small business owners don’t realize. But their personal and business credit scores affect their company. And credit has become a 100-year-old business filled with all the mystery of a cold case.Business credit scores remain separate from your personal score. But three large credit bureaus...

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    BILLIONAIRE LASHES OUT AS U.S. FUNDS INVADE U.K. RETAIL CRISIS

    Apr 14, 2019

    U.K. retail billionaire Mike Ashley is lashing out after losing a fight with U.S. hedge funds over department store chain Debenhams Plc. The retail magnate, who made British headlines for power drinking and substandard working conditions at his sporting goods chain, has been blasting Debenhams manag...

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    HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE WATCHED AT WORK ALL THE TIME?

    Apr 12, 2019

    Courtney Hagen Ford, 34, left her job working as a bank teller because she found the surveillance she was under was "dehumanising".Her employer logged her keystrokes and used software to monitor how many of the customers she helped went on to take out loans and fee-paying accounts."Th...

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    MILITARY EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER ATLANTIC DIVING SUPPLY LOSES SMALL BUSINESS STATUS

    Apr 12, 2019

    A dive shop that became one of the Pentagon’s biggest suppliers of military equipment, medical supplies and tactical special forces gear has been stripped of its small business status, pumping the brakes on a fantastical decade-long run for the Virginia Beach-based company. Atlantic Diving Sup...

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    CASH MACHINE THIEVES 'JUST HOODS NOT ROBIN HOODS'

    Apr 11, 2019

    Retail NI chief Glyn Roberts described the meeting as "very productive" adding they were assured that there would be extra patrols to tackle the issue.He also said that those involved in the thefts were not "Robin Hoods" but "criminals of the worst kind".Since the start...

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    THE SECRET BEHIND LANDING BETTER CONTENT MARKETING CLIENTS

    Apr 11, 2019

    Content has become a crucial part of the high-tech business world. But the field itself requires very little technical prowess. Most content marketing service organizations understand the importance of turning data into messaging assets. But the tools of the trade make few demands of marketers for i...

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    FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, THE RIGHT PAYROLL SYSTEM CAN DELIVER BIG BENEFITS

    Apr 11, 2019

    It's a challenging time for small business owners to hire and manage employees. With U.S. unemployment near a 50-year-low, qualified workers are in short supply, while major companies and a number of states around the country are hiking their minimum wage. For small businesses, that puts a premi...

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    NEW TAX LAW A DUD FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

    Apr 11, 2019

    A new poll by Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform shows the new tax law has not helped small businesses’ profitability nor has it helped small business owners hire, grow or invest in their businesses. In fact, 65% don’t think large corporations pay their fair share of taxes and two-thi...

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    GOVERNOR ABBOTT INVITES TEXAS PANHANDLE ENTREPRENEURS TO SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP IN PLAINVIEW

    Apr 11, 2019

    Governor Greg Abbott today invited Texas entrepreneurs in the Panhandle looking to start or grow their businesses to attend a Small Business Workshop on Thursday, April 11, in Plainview. The workshop is an interactive, hands-on event designed to connect rural small business owners and entrepreneurs ...

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    GOVERNOR ABBOTT INVITES TEXAS PANHANDLE ENTREPRENEURS TO SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP IN PLAINVIEW

    Apr 11, 2019

    Governor Greg Abbott today invited Texas entrepreneurs in the Panhandle looking to start or grow their businesses to attend a Small Business Workshop on Thursday, April 11, in Plainview. The workshop is an interactive, hands-on event designed to connect rural small business owners and entrepreneurs ...

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    YALBER & GOT CAPITAL TALK ABOUT SEEKING SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING: THE DRUM MARKETING AWARDS USA

    Apr 10, 2019

    Keeping your business in ‘growth mode’, managing cash flow and working on expanding operations is always a challenge, says Kobi Ben Meir, marketing director of Yalber and Got Capital. Ahead of The Drum Marketing Awards USA 2019, The Drum speaks to Meir on small business finance and the t...

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    MACY'S LAUNCHES STORY RETAIL EXPERIENCE TO 36 STORES

    Apr 10, 2019

    Macy's announced today that it plans to add 1,500-square-foot Story shops to 36 of its department stores across the country. Founded by Rachel Shechtman, Story is a retail concept that involves a curated product selection set around a theme or ideas. Macy's bought the concept last year and b...

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    IN THE SPOTLIGHT: PRESTO REAL ESTATE BRINGS SERVICE AIMED AT SENIORS TO FULL MATURITY

    Apr 10, 2019

    Moving can be a complicated process for anyone — so it’s especially challenging for seniors. Presto Real Estate recognizes those challenges and works to make the process easier by providing an all-encompassing real estate experiences for senior clients. This niche has proven to be popula...

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    DOWNTOWN MARKET MADE OF 120 SHIPPING CONTAINERS IS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS

    Apr 10, 2019

    Not too long ago, a large empty parking lot sat along the west side of Bathurst and Front streets. Residents and visitors to the area were forced to walk by what was a barren wasteland that smelled vaguely of sewage and gasoline. But as of Wednesday, the 2.6-acre plot of city-owned land at 28 Bathur...

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    MACY’S LAUNCHES STORY, THE NARRATIVE-DRIVEN RETAIL EXPERIENCE IN 36 STORES NATIONWIDE

    Apr 10, 2019

    the narrative-driven retail concept shop, will bring to life an editorial approach to retail in 36 Macy’s (NYSE:M) stores nationwide. Opening with “Color” as its inaugural theme, STORY at Macy’s invites customers across the country to explore and experience color through a ra...

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    H&M REINTRODUCES DELIVERY FEES FOR LOYALTY MEMBERS

    Apr 10, 2019

    Fashion retailer H&M announced it will start charging its loyalty club members delivery fees on small online orders.According to Reuters, the move aims to slash logistics costs and help the world’s second-biggest clothing retailer to once again become profitable.The latest version of the c...

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    ZOHO LAUNCHES E-COMMERCE SOLUTION FOR SMALL RETAILERS

    Apr 09, 2019

    Zoho Corp has announced the launch of Zoho Commerce, an e-commerce solution which will help small retailers set up their own ecommerce sites. Hyther Nizam, vp-product management, Zoho Corp said that the company had been running a beta version for the past year with 3,500 retailers globally, about 10...

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    SUGAR COSMETICS LAUNCHES FIRST RETAIL OUTLET IN BENGALURU

    Apr 09, 2019

    SUGAR Cosmetics, one of the fastest growing colour cosmetics brands in India, has launched its first exclusive brand outlet in Bengaluru. This store houses SUGAR's entire product range in a specially-curated brick-and-mortar experience. Located at Orion Mall in the IT Hub of India, the newly lau...

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    CAN VISUAL SEARCH HELP RETAILERS FIND NEW SALES?

    Apr 09, 2019

    Amazon failed Ted Mann, CEO of Slyce, a visual search firm, when it came to the cheesy sweater the one with, in his words, “little teddy bears all over it.” He tried in vain to search via text for that product, a wedding anniversary gift for pals who apparently have a good sense of humor...

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    AREA BUSINESS SUMMIT CLOTHING COMPANY TO OPEN FIRST RETAIL STORE

    Apr 09, 2019

    Local business Summit Clothing Company is reaching new heights with the opening of its first retail store.The Summit Clothing Company shop is expected to open soon in the lower level of the Saratoga Marketplace, located at 454 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs.A grand opening celebration is plan...

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    SPORTS DIRECT HAS LOST NEARLY £500M ON A SERIES OF RETAIL PUNTS

    Apr 09, 2019

    Sports Direct’s write-off of at least £150m of investment in Debenhams shares is part of a mixed history of investing in the stock market.The group partly sees its “strategic investments” as a tool to gain influence over the boards of companies it is interested in working mor...

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    A GUIDE TO MANAGING EXPENSES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

    Apr 08, 2019

    Managing expenses is a common headache for managers and finance teams, who often need to sort through hundreds of receipts, invoices, pay cheques, and reimbursement claims daily.Digitalisation has highlighted the flawed nature of traditional expense management practices, signalling that spreadsheets...

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    SMALL BUSINESS CONTINUES TO BE PAID LATE

    Apr 08, 2019

    A new survey shows small and medium sized businesses continue to face problems with large businesses not paying them on time. Large businesses that offer 30-day payment terms to their smaller business partners rarely pay on time, a new study shows.A report by the Australian Small Business and Family...

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    HOW SMALL BUSINESSES CAN TAKE ON RETAIL GIANTS

    Apr 08, 2019

    THE future is bright for regional retailers if they continue to provide value to their customers, showcase their uniqueness and nurture existing relationships, says Dr Eric Ng.   Based in Toowoomba, Dr Ng is a senior lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland's School of Managem...

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    WHATSAPP BUSINESS ROLLS OUT FOR IOS

    Apr 08, 2019

    WhatsApp last week announced the WhatsApp Business app for iOS, according to a company blog post. The app is free to download and is currently available in Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, India, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S., with plans for further global rollout in the coming weeks. WhatsApp Business i...

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    HOW TO FINANCE EQUIPMENT FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

    Apr 07, 2019

    Buying equipment for your business whether you’re purchasing it for the first time or upgrading can get expensive. Financing may be necessary to purchase what you need. “New equipment is a situation where small businesses commonly seek financing,” says Bernardo Martinez, managing d...

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    NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER NAMED TOP IN REGION

    Apr 07, 2019

    The North Central Texas Small Business Development Center has earned its first major regional award for exceeding goals to help start, grow and finance small businesses in Denton, Cooke and Montague counties.It was named the district’s Small Business Development Center of the year, beating out...

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    ANOTHER CANNABIS RETAIL STORE PROPOSED NEAR COOMBS

    Apr 07, 2019

    The Regional District of Nanaimo has received a second referral for non-medical cannabis retail store licence application to open a shop in Hilliers.The applicant has submitted its application to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) to establish a store, Coombs Classy Cannabis, to sell n...

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    GUEST COLUMN: BUDGET 2019 CAN BE GOOD FOR SMALL BUSINESS

    Apr 05, 2019

    Many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians think the provincial economy has been slow in recent years, but, according to Statistics Canada data, it actually grew in 2016 and 2017. The main driver was the oil and gas industry as oil prices and oil production increase. Unfortunately, the economic growth of...

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    AMID ALBERTA'S ELECTION CAMPAIGN, SMALL BUSINESSES SAY THEY'RE THE CANARIES IN THE COAL MINE — AND THINGS AREN'T GOING WELL

    Apr 04, 2019

    The Alberta election on April 16 is top of mind for Terry Steinkey, co-owner of Map Town in downtown Calgary. Like many small businesses in Alberta, the travel store has struggled since prices for Western Canada Select crude oil plummeted to about US$30 per barrel in 2015, pushing the provincial eco...

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    WHATSAPP BUSINESS LAUNCHES FOR IOS, PROMISING HELP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

    Apr 04, 2019

    WhatsApp Business is now available in Apple's App Store. The Facebook-owned messaging app is expanding with the WhatsApp Business app for iOS users, according to a Thursday blog post. The business version of WhatsApp rolled out to Android devices in January 2018. The app has a suite of features ...

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    DESCRIPTION OF THE SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT COMPANY DEBENTURE PROGRAM - APRIL 2019

    Apr 04, 2019

    A Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) is a privately owned and operated company that makes long-term investments in American small businesses and is licensed by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA). The principal reason for a firm to become licensed as an SBIC is access to fina...

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    BENTO FOR BUSINESS TAPS VISA FOR SMALL BUSINESS CASH FLOW

    Apr 04, 2019

    Small and medium-sized business spend management firm Bento for Business is teaming up with Visa to enhance cash flow management for SMB customers. In a press release on Thursday (April 4), Bento announced its collaboration with Visa to integrate Visa’s business debit card into the Bento for B...

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    KNOWING THESE STATE EMPLOYMENT LAW TRENDS WILL HELP KEEP YOU SAFE WHEN HIRING

    Apr 04, 2019

    According to the NFIB’s February 2019 Small Business Optimism Index, 57% of small businesses are hiring or trying to hire workers. Many have job openings they can’t fill. If you’re in the market for a new employee, be sure you understand the laws governing your actions. Some of the...

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    GODADDY LAUNCHES PROFESSIONAL EMAIL FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND ENTREPRENEURS IN INDIA

    Apr 04, 2019

    GoDaddy launched a new Professional Email solution in India, designed to help small business owners and entrepreneurs create a professional email address to support their ventures.GoDaddy Professional Email offers a modern look and a clean interface with an intuitive experience, making it easy to se...

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    MARYLAND CONSIDERS MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE, HOW WILL SMALL BUSINESSES FARE?

    Apr 04, 2019

    The Maryland General Assembly voted Wednesday to approve a state $15 minimum wage, sending the bill to GOP Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk for final approval, The Baltimore Sun reports. Hogan has opposed raising the current $10.10 minimum wage by a nearly 50 percent increase. The bill passed Maryland&...

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    LULULEMON SET TO DEBUT SELFCARE PRODUCT LINE

    Apr 03, 2019

    Lululemon is launching a personal product line, according to a post on the company's website. The "selfcare" line currently includes deodorant, dry shampoo, basic balm and face moisturizer and will be available in the late spring, per the site. The retailer focused on product function,...

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    59% OF SMALL BUSINESSES USE VIDEO FOR ADVERTISING, SURVEY FINDS

    Apr 03, 2019

    A new report finds that a good number of small businesses (29%) are spending somewhere in the sweet spot of  ($750-$2499) monthly to get the data needed for good online advertising results. When the report asked businesses to rank their objectives for advertising, increasing ROI was number one ...

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    SAQUEEL AHMED ADJUDGED AS ‘BEST ENTREPRENEUR’

    Apr 03, 2019

    With a noble initiative to give recognition to the uncounted but real heroes of our society, working selflessly for the elevation of the society, St Soldier Education Society from Punjab selected social workers, teachers, principals of schools, colleges and universities from interior places of Assam...

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    MAJORITY OF SMALL BUSINESSES NOT INTERESTED IN SCALING

    Apr 03, 2019

    Most small businesses have little interest in significantly scaling despite there being a push to so by the Government.In fact, a new study shows that the majority of so-called micro-businesses start small and stay small with just one in four looking to grow into a national or international business...

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    CYBER ATTACKS COST SMALL BUSINESSES $53,987 ON AVERAGE, SURVEY CLAIMS

    Apr 02, 2019

    Cybersecurity remains one of the most challenging issues for small business owners. And the problem leads small business owners to seek out managed service providers to present them with solutions.But a new report from Continuum says the state of cybersecurity among small businesses in 2019 still ne...

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    HELP IS AVAILABLE FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AFFECTED BY MASSIVE FLOODING

    Apr 02, 2019

    The high water mark in Will Lindgren's basement reached five feet at the peak of flooding."We lost our furnace, we lost our hot water heater, we lost our well tank," said Lindgren.Most of the water has since gone down, but he's not out of the woods. Groundwater is still bubbling to...

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    HOW THIS STARTUP IS WORKING TO BE THE UBER FOR CO-WORKING SPACES

    Apr 02, 2019

    While setting up his first startup, entrepreneur Shyam Sundar Nagarajan would set out for meetings, spending his days at local coffee shops. Soon, he realised that he was shelling out Rs 400-500 a day on food and refreshments at these places between meetings. “I was hesitant to ask if I could ...

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    EU DENIES CLAIM OF FUNDING ERITREA 'FORCED LABOUR' PROJECT

    Apr 02, 2019

    The EU is backing a road-building project as part of its programme to stem migration from Africa into Europe. But it says it will carefully monitor the work to make sure that people are "adequately" paid and treated well. National service recruits will be used and the Foundation Human Righ...

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    IFC TO OFFER $125 MN IN DEBT FUNDING TO L&T FINANCE

    Apr 02, 2019

    International Finance Corporation plans to provide Rs 900 crore ($125 million) to L&T Finance Ltd to help the non-bank lender expand its farm equipment financing portfolio.IFC will offer the funding through five-year senior, secured debt, the World Bank's private-sector investment arm said i...

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    CREATING A HERO CULTURE IN YOUR BUSINESS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE HARD, READ THIS

    Apr 01, 2019

    You must create a winning culture when growing your small business. On this week’s Small Business Radio Show, Jeff Hayzlett joins us. Jeff serves as a prime time television host and former Fortune 100. He says it’s all about creating a “hero factor.” Jeff’s book “...

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    NO BEST TIME FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS TO START A BUSINESS, INFOGRAPHIC SHOWS

    Apr 01, 2019

    Don’t worry about the best age for you as a woman to start a business? Because the infographic from Missy Empire proves age has nothing to do with it. The willingness to go for it seems more important.  Women entrepreneurs can succeed whether they are in their teens or older. The “T...

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    WHY YOUR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS FEELS BURNED BY THE CARBON TAX

    Apr 01, 2019

    If you live in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario or New Brunswick, you've been hearing a lot about the carbon tax rebate coming your way after filing your 2018 income taxes. You know, the one that is supposed to be larger than the amount you actually pay toward the new federal carbon backstop that...

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    GIVE US 8 MINUTES, WE’LL GIVE YOU 18 FACEBOOK MESSENGER CHATBOT TOOLS YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS

    Apr 01, 2019

    Facebook Messenger chatbot tools have exploded onto the tech scene in the past two years.As with many cutting-edge startups, some have fallen and others have risen to take their place.Discover the unicorn chatbot tools that are dominating the industry in 2019. MobileMonkey is the AI chatbot tool tha...

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    SMALL FIRMS FACE A SERIES OF NEW COSTS FROM MONDAY

    Apr 01, 2019

    While some firms in England will benefit from cuts in business rates, other changes mean additional costs.These include new rules on accounting under the Make Tax Digital programme and auto-enrolment pension costs."This truly is blue Monday for small business owners" and it comes at a time...

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    SMALL BUSINESS IS SUFFERING A SQUEEZE

    Apr 01, 2019

    A “Small Business” can be identified as a being a privately-owned corporation, partnership, or sole proprietor that have fewer staff and less annual revenue than a regular-sized corporation. The European Union (EU) defines a small business as one with under 50 employees. Small business o...

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    UPSHOW HELPS BUSINESSES USE TV SCREENS ON SITE TO BUILD THEIR BRANDS

    Mar 31, 2019

    If you’re a sports bar, obviously you’ll say flat screens on the wall are 100% crucial to business. But at gyms, screens seem to exist so that members can zone out as they work out. And owners of medical and dental practices might think TVs in waiting rooms are best at keeping “imp...

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    IN THE NEWS: TECH PROBLEMS MAY BE STRESSING OUT YOUR EMPLOYEES

    Mar 29, 2019

    Stress and struggle. For small business owners, they can be too real sometimes.This week, we learned in a new survey which U.S. cities are the most stressed out. You’re going to be somewhat surprised to see which cities topped the list this year.Are you near any of these stressed out cities? T...

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    WOW! 94% OF WORKPLACES STRUGGLE WITH THE APPS AND SOFTWARE THEY USE

    Mar 28, 2019

    The mobile app ecosystem has millions of applications and billions of downloads. This has led businesses to integrate apps as part of the organization to improve their workflow, but it has been a struggle. The first edition of FileMaker’s Workplace Innovation Report concludes as much, stating ...

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    ARKADIN LEVERAGES THE POWER OF AI TO TRANSFORM SMALL BUSINESS COLLABORATION

    Mar 28, 2019

    A global provider of cloud communication services and an NTT Communications company, has launched its new brand Spoka in North America today with the introduction of Spoka Meet, an affordable and easy-to-use HD video conferencing tool. Under the Spoka brand, Arkadin will deliver a scalable solution ...

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    SMALL BUSINESS NOT READY FOR CARBON PRICE

    Mar 28, 2019

    Canada’s small business operators say they are not ready for the carbon tax to kick in next week — particularly since the federal government has still not told them how they will be compensated for the cost.The federal carbon pricing backstop kicks in April 1 in the four provinces that d...

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    NATIONWIDE COMMERCIAL DIGITAL DIRECT NOW AVAILABLE TO SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN THREE NEW STATES

    Mar 28, 2019

    Small business owners in Arkansas, Connecticut and Indiana can now buy business insurance online with 24-hour access to full-service, end-to-end digital capabilities across the entire insurance lifecycle.Nationwide's Commercial Digital Direct insurance platform is designed to address the specifi...

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    CARBON TAX TO KICK IN NEXT WEEK — BUT DETAILS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES NOT YET FINALIZED

    Mar 27, 2019

    Canada’s small business operators say they are not ready for the carbon tax to kick in next week – particularly since the federal government has still not told them how they will be compensated for the cost.The federal carbon pricing backstop kicks in April 1 in the four provinces that d...

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    LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES REFLECT ON STARTING IN BOWLING GREEN

    Mar 27, 2019

    ChamberofCommerce.org has published a study naming Bowling Green as the 13th best small city in the country for business in 2019.As Bowling Green adds another accolade to celebrate, several small businesses reflected on why they started here and how BG earned the distinction.Jim Sears of Morris Jewe...

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    MCLEOD WINS NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCATE AWARD

    Mar 27, 2019

    Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod has been selected to receive the United States Conference of Mayors' 2019 Partner America Small Business Advocate Award for his support and work on behalf of the small business community.Past recipients of the award include: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney; Austin...

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    THE A -Z OF DEALING WITH A CUSTOMER WHO DOESN’T PAY

    Mar 27, 2019

    Under ideal circumstances, all your customers will pay all their bills on time, every time you send one out. You’d be able to plan your cash flow management effectively.  And you’d have plenty of revenue coming in. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world. And sooner or ...

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    THE FUTURE OF FACEBOOK AND MESSENGER: WHY IT’S IMPORTANT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

    Mar 27, 2019

    Messaging is at the core of Facebook’s future, according to Mark Zuckerberg just last week.Facebook’s CEO announced a vision of “a privacy-focused messaging and social networking platform” where people can communicate securely.Notice how messaging takes the center spotlight? ...

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    STEPS SMBS CAN TAKE TO MAKE SURE THEIR CULTURE IS BUILT TO SCALE

    Mar 27, 2019

    There’s nothing more important to businesses of any size than being intentional about creating a workplace culture that will attract, engage, and retain the talent you need to fuel your growth. For small or midsize businesses (SMBs), culture building is especially critical because it sets the ...

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    FEDEX SMALL BUSINESS CONTEST ENTERS FINAL WEEK

    Mar 27, 2019

    The FedEx public voting for small business of the year is in its last week.Eastern Shore Microbes, founded by Russell Vreeland, has patented the world’s only sustainable, green process that cleans and evaporates salt brine. ESM’s microbes eat the waste and heat the brine of contaminated ...

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    SMALL BUSINESS FINANCES: COSTS TO CONSIDER WHEN HIRING A BOOKKEEPER

    Mar 26, 2019

    Think you’re at a place with your business accounting where you might want to hire a bookkeeper? That’s fantastic—you’re taking a huge step toward getting your business as financially healthy as possible. Bookkeepers can do a lot of things that you may not be able to do with ...

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    SMALL BUSINESS OWNER GOES TO HEAVEN

    Mar 26, 2019

    Bob, a burned-out small business owner, drives home one night after another hectic 14-hour day. Exhausted, he downs some aspirin and collapses on his bed. Suddenly, a peculiar sound awakens him, and he finds himself face-to-face with a bearded stranger. Now in panic mode, Bob reaches for his gun, on...

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    66% OF BUSINESSES SPEND LESS THAN $10K TO BUILD THEIR WEBSITE

    Mar 26, 2019

    Consider the tremendous potential benefits of having a website. Still a new report from Visual Objects says a significant number of businesses don’t have one.And when they  decide to build one, they avoid spending big. Two-thirds or 66% of businesses spend less than $10,000 to design, bui...

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    TELL US WHO DESIGNED YOUR STARTUP’S BRAND

    Mar 26, 2019

    Before people ever use or buy your product, they’ll interact with your brand. What does your company stand for? How is your product different? Branding is an often overlooked, but essential component of communicating your company’s values, connecting with potential customers and, ultimat...

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    AN ENTREPRENEUR’S GUIDE TO QAZAQSTAN’S STARTUP SCENE

    Mar 26, 2019

    Qazaqstan, otherwise known as Kazakhstan, is a country in the midst of many transformations, culturally as well as economically. In 2017, in a move seen by many as a symbolic opening of the arms to the rest of the world, and a step away from past allegiances, President Nursultan Nazarbayev initiated...

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    SMALLER INSTAGRAM PROFILES – LIKE THE ONE FOR YOUR BUSINESS – LESS LIKELY TO USE STORIES, DATA SAYS

    Mar 26, 2019

    When Instagram first introduced Stories, the conversation was all about the comparison to Snapchat.Today it is a tool used by businesses, influencers and brands to reach and engage with their audience. But according to a new study from Fanpage Karma, small Instagram profiles are less likely to use S...

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    BUSINESS DIGEST: SMALL BUSINESS CENTER TEACHES SECONDHAND SELLING

    Mar 26, 2019

    The Small Business Development Center will present its upcoming seminar in its NextTalks series “Turn Selling Secondhand Stuff Online into a SuperPower” from noon to 1 p.m. April 9 at NextSpace Coworking, 101 Cooper St. Alicia Earle, director of marketing at the Santa Cruz tech startup S...

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    AMAZON IS FIRST CHOICE OF DRUNK SHOPPERS, FINDS SURVEY

    Mar 26, 2019

    You may have risked your life with drunk driving, but have you ever shopped under the influence of alcohol? Well, it turns out a lot of people make at least one drunk purchase.The Hustle ran a survey of more than 2,000-alcohol-consuming American adults and found that drunk shopping is an estimated U...

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    WHY WOULD A FOX NEWS ANCHOR LEAVE TO START HIS OWN SMALL BUSINESS?

    Mar 25, 2019

    For most people, being on the number one cable news show in the world would be the highlight of their career. But on this week’s radio show, I talked with Clayton Morris, a former FOX News anchor and member of the Fox and Friends team. The people that knew Clayton well thought he was crazy whe...

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    FLIPKART CONSTITUTES $60-100 MN STARTUP DEDICATED FUND

    Mar 25, 2019

    Multi-billion corporates in India are having dedicated funds to invest in startups for quite some time but large-scaled startups have shied away from doing so. However, Flipkart is trailing a blaze by setting up a $60 to $100 million fund to make strategic investments around its ecosystem.Probably, ...

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    SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS OUTSMART CYBERCRIMINALS HERE’S HOW

    Mar 25, 2019

    The owners of your favorite diner with the best meatloaf in town, the pet rescue where you adopted Petunia Pie the cat into your family and the store selling those jeans that fit you perfectly all share one thing in common securing their business against the threat of a cyberattack. Education and in...

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    BACKYARD BANTER: THREE WAYS TO ACCESS FINANCE AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER

    Mar 25, 2019

    Whether you're a cafe owner, a plumber or run your own dental practice, small businesses can frequently face big challenges when it comes to accessing finance for business growth.There are more than 350,000 businesses classified as "small" in New Zealand, 97 per cent have fewer than 20...

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    BACKYARD BANTER: THREE WAYS TO ACCESS FINANCE AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER

    Mar 25, 2019

    Whether you're a cafe owner, a plumber or run your own dental practice, small businesses can frequently face big challenges when it comes to accessing finance for business growth.There are more than 350,000 businesses classified as "small" in New Zealand, 97 per cent have fewer than 20...

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    SIMSON FEARS FOR SMALL BIZ MARKETERS

    Mar 25, 2019

    Something needs to be done about the concentration of digital advertising around Facebook and Google, with both regularly changing the rules so there is little consistency or clarity, according to RedBalloon founder Naomi Simson.At the launch of a Microsoft MyBusinessMentor program, offering a chanc...

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    SLOWER MANUFACTURING LIKELY DRAG ON SMALL BUSINESS OPTIMISM

    Mar 25, 2019

    The growing evidence of a slowdown in manufacturing is likely contributing to the dip in small business optimism that began early in the year.Reports this month from the government and an industry group point to a drop in manufacturing activity. While the manufacturing sector is a relatively small p...

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    WEIRD HOLIDAYS IN APRIL: 13 YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SHOULD CELEBRATE

    Mar 24, 2019

    April approaches. And this means warmer weather, buds of spring and Easter beckoning. So celebrate this joyful springtime month. And if you own a small business take note. You’ll learn a string of weird and wacky holidays are also on tap. And the savviest small businesses use these celebration...

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    TUCKER’S OWNERS SELECTED AS SMALL BUSINESS PERSONS OF THE YEAR

    Mar 24, 2019

    The New London-based eatery chain’s business model got one more stamp of approval last week when the U.S. Small Business Administration and the New Hampshire Bankers Association named co-owners Hale Cole-Tucker and Erica Cole-Tucker as the New Hampshire Small Business Persons of the Year.Known...

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    GARY MILLER: CEOS OF SMALL BUSINESSES MUST TAKE ACTIVE ROLE IN MONITORING WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR

    Mar 24, 2019

    A little over a year ago, I represented Paul who was selling his business to a strategic buyer from the west coast. His company had 47 employees, was 27 years old, and very profitable. Paul’s company served the food processing industry. The transactionprocess was going smoothly. The buyer was ...

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    OUR CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE IS FAILING SMALL BUSINESSES

    Mar 24, 2019

    Daniel Speer had a simple task: Visit three clients of his home remodeling company in and around Washington, D.C.While conversations with each client averaged only 15-30 minutes, the total time invested in those three conversations totaled more than six hours, due to traffic, poor road conditions an...

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    OUR CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE IS FAILING SMALL BUSINESSES

    Mar 24, 2019

    Daniel Speer had a simple task: Visit three clients of his home remodeling company in and around Washington, D.C.While conversations with each client averaged only 15-30 minutes, the total time invested in those three conversations totaled more than six hours, due to traffic, poor road conditions an...

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    SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS TO CONSIDER THAT CAN HELP INCREASE BUSINESS

    Mar 23, 2019

    Small business owners have advantages and challenges that leaders of larger companies do not. Whether an entrepreneur is in the early stages of executing his or her business plan, or they are years into building their company, the ability to recognize trends in their industry is important. When an o...

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    DUPLIN COUNTY FARMER NAMED 'SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR' IN NC

    Mar 22, 2019

    A Duplin County farmer, who is a Canadian immigrant and naturalized U.S. citizen, has been named the 2019 SBA North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year.Steven Ceccarelli, owner of Farm Fresh Produce, Inc. in Faison, has been invited to attend a ceremony honoring his achievement in Washington,...

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    JOBURG SMALL BUSINESSES SCRAMBLING TO STAY AFLOAT AS LOAD SHEDDING TAKES TOLL

    Mar 22, 2019

    Small businesses in the Joburg inner city are rushing to find ways to stay financially afloat after a week of continuous rolling blackouts. Last week Thursday, Eskom introduced stage one load shedding, which escalated to stage four on Saturday. Small companies and entrepreneurs have been hit the har...

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    SBA STEP PROGRAM HELPS SMALL BUSINESSES WITH EXPORTING

    Mar 22, 2019

    Small businesses earn trillions for the U.S. economy. And they employee tens of millions of people too. But when it comes to exports they face an uphill climb.Luckily a government program seeks to help small businesses. The State Trade and Expansion Program (STEP) offers money and assistance to help...

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    SBA DELAWARE ANNOUNCES SMALL BUSINESS AWARD WINNERS

    Mar 21, 2019

    The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Delaware Office today announced SBA’s 2019 Delaware Small Business Award winners.John Fleming, district director of SBA Delaware, will officially present winners with their awards at SBA’s annual Delaware Small Business Awards Dinner on May ...

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    SEC OFFICE OF THE ADVOCATE FOR SMALL BUSINESS CAPITAL FORMATION

    Mar 21, 2019

    In her first speech as the SEC’s Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation, Martha Miller provided an overview of the Office’s mission, as well as the Office’s priorities.  Miller noted the importance of the small businesses in the United States, and commented on access to...

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    DIVERSE AND SMALL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FAIR APRIL 2 AT WIU

    Mar 21, 2019

    The Western Illinois University Purchasing Office, the Illinois Small Business Development Center (IL-SBDC) and the Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (IL-PTAC) will host a Diverse and Small Business Opportunity Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 in the Donald Spencer Student Re...

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    BLAKE PATE NAMED SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR IN FLORENCE

    Mar 20, 2019

    Blake Pate followed in his father’s footsteps on Tuesday when he was named the 2019 Small Business Person of the Year during the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce’s Outlook Luncheon at the Florence Center.The award, sponsored by Dedicated Community Bank for the past five years, was aw...

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    ONLY 3 PERCENT OF US RETAIL SALES COMPLETED VIA MOBILE WALLET

    Mar 19, 2019

    A new infographic from Expert Market has mapped out mobile wallet usage in 36 countries around the world. In the US, only 3% of retail sales were completed through a mobile wallet.The global penetration rate of this technology is still very low topping at 6%, except for one country. The one outlier ...

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    $1 BILLION: THE SMALL BUSINESS BENEFITS BEHIND PROSPA’S LOAN MILESTONE

    Mar 19, 2019

    If there was ever any doubt as to the growing popularity of online business loans in Australia, Prospa’s most recent announcement may have put it to rest.     Last week the online lender reported that it has now delivered over $1 billion in business loans to more than 19,00...

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    GIVE US 5 MINUTES, WE’LL GIVE YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VENTURE CAPITAL FOR YOUR STARTUP

    Mar 19, 2019

    The SubOptic 2019 conference at the Marriott New Orleans on 8-11 April, 2019 will open the Exhibition Hall to small businesses allowing them the opportunity to purchase a table space and realize the full benefits of the exhibitor experience.The Small Business reception will be held 11 April 2019 fro...

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    ALMOST A THIRD OF SMALL BUSINESSES HAVE NO CYBER SECURITY STRATEGIES

    Mar 19, 2019

    A new report from Business in the Community reveals that many small businesses are leaving themselves vulnerable to cyber attacks. A worrying 30% of small businesses don’t have any cyber security strategies in place at all, according to new research from Business in the Community (BITC). The r...

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    WHAT’S THE MAGIC NUMBER FOR CASH IN A SMALL BUSINESS? HERE ARE STRATEGIES TO FIGURE THAT OUT.

    Mar 19, 2019

    Ask any small-business owner and you’ll be told that having plenty of cash in the bank is probably the most important indicator of our financial health. But managing cash flow continues to be one of the biggest issues we face. Almost two-thirds of small-business owners are “regularly str...

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    SBA ADMINISTRATOR HONORS NATION'S TOP SMALL BUSINESSES

    Mar 18, 2019

    Today, Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced the 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Each of the winners have been invited to attend ceremonies in Washington, D.C. on...

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    GIVE US 5 MINUTES, WE’LL GIVE YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VENTURE CAPITAL FOR YOUR STARTUP

    Mar 18, 2019

    2018 broke historic records in the world of venture capital — investors made more money, megafunds increased significantly and businesses sold for more than ever.I’m proud to say that my first company, Wordstream, was among the big ticket acquisitions — I started it back in 2007 an...

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    CELEBRATE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ON WEDNESDAY

    Mar 18, 2019

    The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) is joining the national recognition of SBDC Day, Wednesday, March 20.The SBDC Day proclamation celebrates the success of the country’s small businesses and the Small Business Development Centers that support them.The event is led by...

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    PENN STATE DUBOIS TO OFFER SMALL BUSINESS START-UP EVENT AND ENTREPRENEUR PANEL

    Mar 18, 2019

    In celebration of Start-up Week, April 1-5, Penn State DuBois will offer the program, “So You Want to Start a Business.”Open to all members of the public, as well as faculty, staff and students, the event is planned for 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in the Hiller Student...

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    DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SHOULD BE A PRIORITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN SA

    Mar 18, 2019

    A good digital presence has become a must for small businesses in South Africa and the internet – and almost any business opportunity - is where the customers are according to Stefano Maruzzi, Vice President for EMEA at GoDaddy.According to the 2019 Global Digital Report prepared by We Are Soc...

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    PROPERTY MARKET MELTDOWN COULD RUIN SMALL BUSINESSES, TREASURER WARNS

    Mar 18, 2019

    Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has warned that the property downturn in Sydney and Melbourne could flow into the broader economy, smashing small businesses and family budgets.Just last month, property prices in the two cities were tipped to fall 15-20 per cent in 2019, according to LF Economics’ fo...

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    GOVERNOR'S MARKETPLACE OFFERS SMALL-BUSINESS CONNECTIONS

    Mar 17, 2019

    When people hear talk about public contracting, most assume the work is related to paving roads and building bridges.However, Eloisa Miller, Carrie Baxandall and Ruth Miles say the opportunities to provide goods and services to public agencies at all levels of government in Oregon go far beyond cons...

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    IN THE NEWS: SURVEYS PROVIDE MIXED MESSAGE ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS OUTLOOK

    Mar 15, 2019

    We usually like to keep things crystal clear for small business owners. But this week, we got some confusing data. And it involves the U.S. economy and small business.One one hand, you have this new survey showing 43% of small business owners are getting ready for a recession.Now, we’ve heard ...

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    FIVE WAYS YOU SHOULD BE INCORPORATING IOT IN YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

    Mar 15, 2019

    Just a few years ago, the internet of things (IoT) — a network of connected devices and sensors — was a relatively new concept that was only just being understood by academic and business researchers in terms of its potential.Fast forward three years, and the world not only has accepted ...

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    AUSTRALIAN SMALL BUSINESSES CALL FOR MORE GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

    Mar 15, 2019

    Over two-thirds (71 per cent) of small business owners say the federal government is not doing enough to support them, in a new study by accounting software provider Reckon (ASX:RKN). Government red tape is considered the biggest obstacle to creating a start-up in Australia, with over half (52 per c...

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    NAB FLOATS COMPROMISE IN SMALL BUSINESS LOAN DEBATE

    Mar 15, 2019

    National Australia Bank has put forward a compromise in the debate over which firms should be treated as small business banking customers, a move that could pressure other banks to follow suit. Small business advocates on Friday backed NAB's move to extend protections to customers with total deb...

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    THEIR BUSINESS IS HELPING SMALL BUSINESS

    Mar 15, 2019

    A La Porte County entrepreneur has teamed up with a Valparaiso small business owner to start a new venture with a somewhat unusual business plan.The new business, known as The Collective, is the brainchild of Mandy Krickhahn, a Michigan City native now living in La Porte; and Gabrielle Pazour of Val...

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    ANNOUNCING MBJ'S 2019 SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS FINALISTS

    Mar 14, 2019

    The 30 million small businesses in the country make up 99.9 percent of all companies, and they employ 47 percent of all workers.These stats from the U.S. Small Business Administration leave little doubt that small businesses are foundation of the economy.Since 1980, Memphis Business Journal has hono...

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    HOW TO CREATE WEALTH WITH A SMALL BUSINESS

    Mar 14, 2019

    The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed small business guru Pavlo Phitidis, the founder of Aurik Business Accelerator.Many business owners never think about it, said PhitidisA business can be built to either make money or create wealth, or both.For more detail listen to the interview in t...

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    V-MORE EXPANDS THEIR REDEMPTION PRODUCT RANGE TO USERS

    Mar 14, 2019

    Today, V-MORE makes an indelible mark in the e-commerce space with the launch of a luxury fashion line for redemption. Consumers are able to redeem more than 800 products ranging from iconic luxury bags, shoes, apparels to exclusive accessories on V-MORE shopping site. International renowned brands,...

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    6SENSE ANNOUNCES SALESFORCE PARDOT INTEGRATION FOR REVENUE TEAMS TO LAUNCH COMPREHENSIVE ABM PROGRAMS

    Mar 14, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, extends its relationship with Salesforce to include an all-new integration with Pardot, Salesforce’s marketing automation solution. This integration combines marketing execution from Salesforce Pardot with the time-based pr...

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    SMALL BUSINESS HEALTH CARE BILL HEADS TO SENATE FLOOR

    Mar 13, 2019

    A state Senate bill is heading to the Senate floor for debate on whether to allow small-business employers to offer an association health-insurance plan, or AHP, that could provide lower premium costs.Senate Bill 86 would loosen the requirements for AHPs in North Carolina in response to federal Labo...

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    DIGITAL LENDING TO SMALL BUSINESS SET TO SURGE, SAYS BCG-OMIDYAR REPORT

    Mar 13, 2019

    If payments were the chosen flavour of the fintech universe a few years ago, then digital lending, particularly to small business, is the newest opportunity attracting young entrepreneurs. As the number of digital lending platforms rise and the availability of data around small businesses improves, ...

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    U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION TO HOST BUSINESS PLANNING WORKSHOP

    Mar 12, 2019

    The U.S. Small Business Administration in partnership with The Women’s Business Center Rio Grande Valley will host a free business planning workshop at the SBA lower RGV District Office on Friday from 9 to 11 a.m.The workshop will provide information on the power of business planning and is th...

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    AGRITECH STARTUP AIBONO RAISES $2.5 MN IN PRE-SERIES A FUNDING ROUND

    Mar 12, 2019

    Bengaluru-based agricultural service provider Aibono has raised $2.5 Mn (INR 17.4 Cr) in Pre-Series A funding round which was led by impact fund Menterra Venture Advisors.Other investors such as Silicon Valley-based Milliways Venture, Zurich-based Artha Ventures, Japanese fund Rebright Partners and ...

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    THE STARTUP THAT SECRETLY RUNS THE INTERNET JUST GOT ACQUIRED BY ONE OF ITS BIGGEST RIVALS FOR $670 MILLION

    Mar 12, 2019

    Nginx (pronounced "engine-X"), the company behind the very popular open source web server software of the same name, has been acquired by F5 Networks, a rival, which is valued at about $9.6 billion on the public market.In a press release on Monday, F5 says that it plans to acquire all shar...

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    SMALL BUSINESS OPTIMISM EDGES HIGHER, LESS THAN FORECAST

    Mar 12, 2019

    The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index edged 0.5 higher to 101.7, slightly below the consensus forecast. Plans for capital outlays notably improved, as did views about future and current business conditions as a good time to expand.The consensus forecast was 102.5, with forecasts ranging from a low ...

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    RETAILERS SHOULD GIVE SMALL BUSINESS A SUSTAINABLE "PIECE OF THE ACTION"

    Mar 12, 2019

    South African retailers can give local small businesses a sustainable “pond to fish” in rather than just teach them to fish.This is according to Pick n Pay’s director of transformation, Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, speaking at the launch of the retailer’s Meet the Maker showcase ...

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    HAPPY AS AN EMPLOYEE, NOT AN ENTREPRENEUR

    Mar 12, 2019

    Not everyone is mesmerized by the notion of being one’s own boss. Four millennials tell us why they are happier being ‘intrapreneurs’ at their companiesThese days employees can share their views and thoughts, and companies are supporting this At a time when entrepreneurship is cove...

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    MENTERRA LEADS PRE-SERIES A FUNDING IN AGRI-TECH STARTUP AIBONO

    Mar 11, 2019

    Aibono Smart Farming Pvt. Ltd, which offers an artificial intelligence-powered fresh food aggregation platform, has raised $2.5 million (Rs 17.5 crore) in a pre-Series A funding round led by social-impact investor Menterra Venture Advisors.Others who took part in the round include The Artha Initiati...

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    SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER PROVIDES GUIDANCE, ADDS SPANISH-SPEAKING SERVCES

    Mar 11, 2019

    When April Hall Cutting and her husband, Craig, started Wild Yeast Bakery out of their home in 2013, they were like a lot of other new businesses owners not quite sure what they were doing.To fill that gap, they started taking classes at the Linn-Benton Community College Small Business Development C...

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    CENTRALIZED COLLECTIONS A PRIORITY FOR SMALL BUSINESS

    Mar 11, 2019

    The Louisiana chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business is lining up behind a constitutional amendment that would — over time and without definitive directives — create a centralized sales tax collection system in the Bayou State. While some details of the plan remain mu...

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    87% OF HISPANIC ENTREPRENEURS PLAN TO EXPAND THEIR BUSINESSES

    Mar 10, 2019

    Hispanics make up 18.1% of the US population with close to 60 million people. More and more Hispanic entrepreneurs serve this population.According to the 2019 Bank of America Hispanic Small Business Owner Spotlight (PDF), 87% of Hispanic entrepreneurs plan to expand their business this year. This tr...

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    48% OF BUSINESSES THINK THEY’RE NOT BIG ENOUGH TO BE TARGETED FOR FRAUD

    Mar 10, 2019

    Complacency remains one of the most dangerous behaviors among small business owners. And this makes businesses vulnerable to online fraud and other hacking activities. A report from Emailage reveals 48% of small businesses in the US and Canada think they’re not big enough to be a target of onl...

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    DO STARTUPS REALLY DEPLOY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE? RESEARCH BELIEVES OTHERWISE

    Mar 10, 2019

    The biggest buzzword that has gripped the tech world of late is artificial intelligence. But is the term Artificial Intelligence overhyped? Yes, this is what research estimates show. According to a research from venture capital firm MMC Ventures, over Two-fifths or 1,000 of Europe’s 2,380 AI s...

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    BOSTON EVENT TEACHES INNOVATION THROUGH BETTER LISTENING TO YOUR CUSTOMERS

    Mar 09, 2019

    Small business owners have always needed to listen to their customers. But with digital technology, it’s become absolutely essential.You need to stay on top of customer engagement. This is because customers now use many platforms to talk about your brand, both the good and the bad.The “L...

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    COUNTER MEASURES TO OVERCOME CYBER ATTACKS ON SMALL BUSINESS

    Mar 08, 2019

    Have you ever stopped to consider what’d happen if a hacker launched a cyber attack against your business? Would they be able to access your company’s sensitive information? This isn’t something that only big businesses need to consider today. It’s also something that small b...

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    BACK SMALL BUSINESS AND SA WILL REGAIN ITS ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS

    Mar 08, 2019

    South Africa’s export growth forecast could be constrained by world growth, which the World Bank is expecting to slow to 2.9% this year and 2.8% in 2020.This anticipated slowdown will affect South Africa’s fortunes adversely if the trading focus continues to be with our traditional marke...

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    3 IN 4 WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS THINK SOCIAL MEDIA IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS

    Mar 08, 2019

    As more women around the world become entrepreneurs, social media is playing an important role in their business.The research and the report are part of Facebook’s celebration of IWD and Women’s History Month in March. International Women’s Day (IWD) falls on March 8 every year to ...

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    SMALL BUSINESS LEADERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST WHITMER TAX PLAN

    Mar 07, 2019

    Many business groups across the state say they aren't thrilled with the prospect of Governor Whitmer raising their taxes.The leaders of a couple of those groups were at the Capitol today.The Economic and Small Business Development Committee met this afternoon with business leaders, including Bri...

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    NATIONWIDE TO OFFER SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING

    Mar 07, 2019

    Nationwide is expanding its business services platform to offer small business financing. The company is introducing BlueVine, which provides working capital for small and mid-size businesses, into its Business Solutions Center products. BlueVine has an online lending platform that Nationwide said c...

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    THE WEB DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITIES YOU NEED FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

    Mar 07, 2019

    Research has found that less than two-thirds of small businesses have websites. Thankfully, over half of those without websites say they plan to build a site in the coming year. This is an excellent trend when you consider that organic search on Google and Bing, as well as ratings and reviews sites ...

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    WASHINGTON STATE COMMITTEE PASSES FUNDING PACKAGE FOR I-5 BRIDGE

    Mar 07, 2019

    The Washington State Senate Transportation Committee recently passed a $15 billion transportation package that includes $450 million to replace the I-5 bridge over the Columbia River.The project has been a priority for lawmakers in Clark County, who have been working to collaborate with the state of...

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    BUSINESS GROUPS OPPOSE SMALL BUSINESS TAX CHANGE IN OHIO BUDGET

    Mar 07, 2019

    Business groups are blasting the House version of the budget for a change it makes to a controversial tax deduction – the one that allows many small businesses to take the first quarter million dollars of their income tax free. The change would drop that income threshold to $100,000. Tony Long...

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    RI LAUNCHES ONLINE TOOL TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

    Mar 06, 2019

    To coincide with National Small Business Week, Rhode Island launched an interactive online tool to support small business owners.According to Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, the new RI Business Data Hub allows users to search information from the state's business registry, including business l...

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    HAWAII BUSINESS MAGAZINE CELEBRATES THE BEST IN LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS

    Mar 06, 2019

    Thirty-four honorees were recognized as part of this year’s Small Business Administration Awards and Editor’s Choice Awards pau hana celebration at the Prince Waikiki. Three of the honorees were inducted as inaugural members into the Hawaii Small Business Hall of Fame. Thanh Lam, CEO of ...

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    BERLIN-BASED INSURTECH STARTUP WEFOX RAISES €111 MILLION IN SERIES B FUNDING

    Mar 06, 2019

    Berlin-based insurtech startup wefox works with insurance brokers, agencies, and individuals through a digital platform that allows for simple and personalised consultations for all types of insurance. Founded in 2014, wefox has already grown its revenues to around €35 million, and serves more ...

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    WANT TO START A SMALL BUSINESS? READ THIS FIRST

    Mar 06, 2019

    YOU'VE long dreamed of starting your own small business, and the time is right. But there is a lot to contend with before you welcome your first customers.Here are some tips on making sure you're well prepared, so that when you launch your small business, you have the best chance at succeedi...

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    SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE IN UNITY HOSTING SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION SESSION

    Mar 06, 2019

    The U.S. Small Business Administration is inviting local small-business owners to apply for its Emerging Leaders Initiative during an information session on March 12.The session at Saint Vincent College, Aurelius Hall, open from 10:30 a.m. to noon March 12, will give business owners an opportunity t...

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    VOICE SEARCH FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

    Mar 06, 2019

    The way that people are researching information is changing. Follow this guide to get ahead and optimise your voice search for your business. With the rise of Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant, we’re seeing more and more voice searches. Comscore says that 50% of all searches will be done thro...

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    SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS STEP UP FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

    Mar 06, 2019

    In Ilderton, the Middlesex Centre village just north of London, a largely female-led small business community is coming together to celebrate International Women’s Day tomorrow and they hope their efforts will ripple out into the community, all the way to the Women’s Rural Resource Centr...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES STRUGGLING TO COPE, SAYS FSB

    Mar 06, 2019

    The FSB is calling on chancellor Philip Hammond to help the small business community which is buckling under the burdens of Brexit uncertainty, business rates hikes, pension contribution increases, Making Tax Digital for VAT and the late payment crisis The small business trade body wants him to use ...

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    HOW SMALL BUSINESSES CAN CUT THEIR TAX BILL

    Mar 06, 2019

    Thousands of small shops, restaurants and pubs could miss out on valuable discounts on business rates as local authorities are applying new rules in different ways. The confusion follows an initiative by the chancellor, Philip Hammond, to help retailers and other high-street outlets, which have seen...

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    NEW ONLINE RESOURCE CONNECTS SMALL BUSINESSES WITH HELP

    Mar 06, 2019

    Delaware small business owners in search of the right help at the right time will find it through the new Business Resource Connection on the website of the Delaware Division of Small Business, delbiz.com. The Business Resource Connection provides information on about 300 programs from more than 80 ...

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    DIRECTIVE RANKS #1 IN CLUTCH’S TOP B2B MARKETING SERVICE PROVIDERS

    Mar 06, 2019

    Directive, the leading B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, has recently been honored as the number one B2B marketing and advertising service provider in Los Angeles, according to Clutch. Clutch is a B2B research, ratings and reviews site that identifies leading IT and marketing service provi...

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    EBAY HELPS SMALL BUSINESS WITH E-COMMERCE

    Mar 04, 2019

    The growth of e-commerce has helped the growth of businesses generally, particularly 'after hours' business when retailers are not trading on the high street.One of the world's largest online marketplaces, eBay, has joined forces with Enterprise Ireland and the Design & Crafts Counci...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE CROSSHAIRS OF UTILITY FRAUD

    Mar 04, 2019

    As small businesses (SMBs) heighten their awareness of fraud and cybercrime, fraudsters add to their own lists of tactics to steal money. Recent years have shed light on the Business Email Compromise (BEC), ransomware and phishing (just to name a few), with cybercriminals taking advantage of vulnera...

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    EXPLORING THE STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS ADVERTISING IN 2019: TANGIBLE TRENDS WITHOUT THE ‘MILLENNIAL’ HOOK

    Mar 04, 2019

    Settle down, one and all, for yet another piece of research which aims to study the habits of millennials, the mythical catch-all marketing category. Yes, someone who was born when Joe Dolce topped the UK charts is part of the same group as someone born when the Spice Girls hit the summit with Wanna...

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    EBAY REPORTS SMALL BUSINESS SURGE AS UK ENTREPRENEURS OPT FOR FLEXIBILITY AND FREEDOM

    Mar 04, 2019

    Online marketplace eBay has seen a huge surge in UK seller sign-ups over the past year, with almost 37,000 new sellers joining in 2018. This represents the biggest year of growth on the marketplace since 2015.A desire for greater flexibility, independence and empowerment is fuelling the small busine...

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    THE 50 BEST CITIES TO OPEN A RESTAURANT

    Mar 01, 2019

    If you are looking for a new location to open a restaurant or branch out, a report released by Bid-on-Equipment has the data so you can make an informed decision.The company analyzed 236 cities across the U.S including the 150 most populous cities to come up with the top 50 locations for opening a r...

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    SMALL BUSINESS HIRING DROPS DRAMATICALLY, ADP REPORT SAYS

    Mar 01, 2019

    Small business hiring slowed dramatically in February, a sign that company owners may be getting cautious about the economy.That report comes from payroll provider ADP, which said Wednesday its customers with up to 49 staffers added just 12,000 jobs last month, down sharply from 107,000 in January a...

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    AJIRA DIGITAL: HOW TO LOGIN AND ENROLL FOR ONLINE JOBS

    Feb 28, 2019

    Are you a young person that is tired of seeking for employment without getting any positive result? Well, online work is real and  it pays.You can easily make a living through online jobs by enrolling to Ajira Kenya.With the introduction of technology and the internet, companies around the worl...

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    15 BEST INFLUENCER MARKETING PLATFORMS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

    Feb 27, 2019

    By working with an individual who has built up a solid reputation and has a barrage of followers on social media, influencer marketing is an effective way to get the word out about a brand and help small businesses target a specific audience. Influencer marketing platforms provide a direct way for b...

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    WHAT IS A HAUL VIDEO AND HOW CAN YOU USE IT TO PROMOTE YOUR RETAIL BUSINESS?

    Feb 27, 2019

    If you’ve spent any time on YouTube in recent years, you’re probably familiar with haul videos. This type of content can provide potential benefits to both influencers and small retail businesses. Though they may not be quite as prevalent as they once were, it’s still important to ...

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    IN THE SPOTLIGHT: SQUAREPEG HIRES FINDS APPLICANTS WITH A BETTER FIT

    Feb 27, 2019

    Hiring hasn’t always gone smoothly for businesses. It remains difficult to find the candidates to best fit your specific job requirements and company culture. But SquarePeg Hires wants to make the process significantly easier. Find out how they’re working to improve hiring through techno...

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    48% OF SMALL BUSINESS MARKETERS JUDGE FUTURE OF ALEXA BRIGHTER THAN FOR OTHER VOICE ASSISTANTS

    Feb 26, 2019

    Most people associate voice technology with the assistants on their smart phone or connected devices at home. But as the technology improves it is optimizing the workflow in organizations across a wide range of industries. A study by Uberall, Inc. looked at marketers to determine how they feel about...

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    HOW TO PROTECT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS FROM SOCIAL ENGINEERING ATTACKS

    Feb 26, 2019

    No business is safe from social engineering attacks, that includes small businesses. Believing that their company isn’t a possible target is the first mistake that makes small businesses vulnerable. They assume that cyber attackers are only looking at large corporations as prey. True, these bi...

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    HOW TO COMPETE FOR EMPLOYEES WHEN UNEMPLOYMENT IS LOW

    Feb 25, 2019

    Small business owners are now facing the lowest unemployment rate in a 50 years. Many of them are worried about how they can compete for the best employees for they need desperately for their company. On this week’s Small Business Radio Show, Himanshu ‘Sue’ Bhatia, who was named on...

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    HOW TO DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR AMAZON BUSINESS WITH INSTAGRAM

    Feb 24, 2019

    Are you looking to give the presence of your Amazon store a jumpstart on social media? Are you tired of relying on Amazon search for new sales and want to establish a presence outside of the platform? Instagram is the perfect social media platform for eCommerce companies, giving them the ability to ...

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    IN THE NEWS, 90% OF RETAIL BUSINESSES FAIL TO ACCOUNT FOR LOST SALES

    Feb 22, 2019

    The budgeting you did at the end of last year for 2019 was really important work.We, of course, assume you did some budgeting at some point before the start of this year. As we said, it’s really important work.But new data that we got in this week suggests you may want to go back and look at y...

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    MUSICIANS ARE SMALL BUSINESSES TOO

    Feb 22, 2019

    Being a musician in Australia is hard. Really hard.We’ve played festivals and gigs around the world, sharing the stage with bands like the Backstreet Boys, Midnight Oil and Passenger.Musicians are often undervalued and underpaid, even asked to do gigs for free. But it is because of music right...

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    SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS LOOK BEYOND COLLEGE FOR TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

    Feb 21, 2019

    Business owners are turning to training and education to spur business growth, according to data compiled by SCORE, mentors to America's small businesses. Although degree offerings in entrepreneurship have grown by five times in the past 30 years, 56% of business owners do not have a four-year d...

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    CHALLENGING THE TRUTHS OF SMALL BUSINESS BANKING

    Feb 21, 2019

    The small business (SMB) banking sector continues to endure seismic disruption from many angles. In the U.K., regulators are cracking down on big bank misconduct against small firms, while simultaneously exploring ways to inject competition into the sector via initiatives like the RBS fund. At the s...

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    ASHLAND SBDC TO HOST SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS CEREMONY

    Feb 21, 2019

    Morehead State’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Ashland office will host the 2019 Northeast Kentucky Small Business Awards to honor and recognize small business owners, small business champions and young entrepreneurs (under age 40) in Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, and Lawrence cou...

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    MILITARY TRAINING HELPED THESE VETERANS LAUNCH SMALL BUSINESSES

    Feb 21, 2019

    Having trouble finding an employer who understands your military skill set?Why not be your own boss?That strategy seems to be working for the veterans who showed off their small businesses Tuesday in southeast Washington, D.C., during Bunker Labs’ third-annual Muster Across America Tour. The p...

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    VALUE OF SMALL BUSINESS, PAYMENTS FRONT AND CENTRE IN ESTIMATES

    Feb 21, 2019

    Senator Doug Cameron questioned whether small business is the true engine room of the Australian economy in Senate estimates on Wednesday, while the small business ombudsman drove home the importance of compliance on payment times. The senator asked the department of jobs and small business whether ...

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    VIEWPOINT: A MILLENNIAL'S ANSWER TO WEALTH? A SMALL BUSINESS.

    Feb 21, 2019

    Our region has a major challenge incorporating millennials into our economy. True, we have our share of the young techie crowd creating new businesses in a local Silicon Valley ecosystem that will soon include Amazon HQ2. But for most of this region’s young adults, launching a disruptive start...

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    SPOTDRAFT RAISES $1.5M FUNDING LED BY BINNY BANSAL-BACKED 021 CAPITAL

    Feb 21, 2019

    Gurugram-based Spotdraft, which applies artificial intelligence (AI) to extract intelligence from legal documents, has raised $1.5 million in pre-Series A funding led by Binny Bansal-backed 021 Capital, along with participation from Freshworks co-founder Girish Mathrubootham and Google executive Pee...

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    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR SMALL BUSINESS PARTNER IS ALSO YOUR SPOUSE? LOTS OF COMPROMISE.

    Feb 21, 2019

    Debbie and Gary Douglas sometimes need to remind each other, this is your business partner talking.In business together for 16 years, the Douglases have found that being co-owners of a public relations firm requires them to be more direct with each other than they once were as spouses. Like the time...

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    IMPROVING YOUR BUSINESS EMAILS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE HARD, FOLLOW THESE 4 TIPS

    Feb 21, 2019

    Love it or hate it, email isn’t going anywhere — especially not at work. Businesses continue to rely on email, which remains the most popular form of workplace communication, according to a study by Adobe of how workers use, check, and feel about work email. The results offer has some in...

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    ‘CODECOOL’ CODING-SCHOOL RAISES €3.5 MILLION IN SERIES B FUNDING

    Feb 21, 2019

    Rapid pace of innovation, new technologies and the digitalisation of almost all segments of the economy pose a huge recruitment challenge for companies all over Europe. The number of job vacancies requiring digitally skilled workers is estimated to rise to 700,000 by 2020 on an EU level. To tackle t...

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    HYBRID ENTITIES CAN BRING FOR-PROFIT STRATEGIES TO NGO FUNDING

    Feb 21, 2019

    Hybrid entities that mix for-profit and not-for-profit strategies have the potential to free NGOs from constantly seeking foundation funding. During my five years at the Ford Foundation, I managed the Global Human Rights Program and met with at least 1,000 grant seekers, while making no more than 70...

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    HYBRID ENTITIES CAN BRING FOR-PROFIT STRATEGIES TO NGO FUNDING

    Feb 21, 2019

    Hybrid entities that mix for-profit and not-for-profit strategies have the potential to free NGOs from constantly seeking foundation funding. During my five years at the Ford Foundation, I managed the Global Human Rights Program and met with at least 1,000 grant seekers, while making no more than 70...

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    IN THE SPOTLIGHT: ACE CLEANING SYSTEMS SWEEPS AWAY THE COMPETITION IN SOUTH FLORIDA

    Feb 20, 2019

    Your office can make a major impression on your customers, clients, partners, and employees. If yours isn’t in pristine condition, you may benefit from a professional janitorial service. Ace Cleaning Systems is one such company. The South Florida business was started by a father-son team who b...

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    IN THE SPOTLIGHT: ACE CLEANING SYSTEMS SWEEPS AWAY THE COMPETITION IN SOUTH FLORIDA

    Feb 20, 2019

    Your office can make a major impression on your customers, clients, partners, and employees. If yours isn’t in pristine condition, you may benefit from a professional janitorial service. Ace Cleaning Systems is one such company. The South Florida business was started by a father-son team who b...

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    PORTLAND ENACTS ZONING RULES FOR RETAIL MARIJUANA STORES, BUT LEAVES KEY ISSUE UNSETTLED

    Feb 20, 2019

    The Portland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to enact a set of zoning regulations for retail marijuana stores. But the rules do not address one significant policy question: whether a marijuana retailer also can sell non-marijuana products.Councilors had considered allowing marijuana r...

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    SOME TIPS TO HELP SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS MANAGE CHANGE

    Feb 20, 2019

    While change at small businesses can come in a variety of forms, owners can improve their chances of success by being strategic and empathic with staffers.Denise Rousseau, a professor of organizational behaviour at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College and Tepper School of Business, offer...

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    WILL YOUR SMALL BUSINESS THRIVE? HERE'S A QUICK WAY TO KNOW

    Feb 19, 2019

    When you first started your small business, you probably felt it was a scramble to pay every bill. A few years in, you may have found that your cash flow settled into a groove—or maybe it didn't. The pattern of your cash flow may not be something you think about often. Yet, the way money c...

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    AMAZON CHANGED HOW IT REPORTS ITS RETAIL FOOTPRINT AND NOW IT'S NOT AS CLEAR

    Feb 19, 2019

    Amazon is becoming a bigger presence in the world of physical retail, through its ownership of Whole Foods stores, the opening of bookstores, its rapid expansion of Amazon Go cashierless groceries and new 4-star stores for popular items. For investors focused on the company's growing footprint, ...

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    PAYLESS IS CLOSING ALL ITS US STORES

    Feb 19, 2019

    Payless ShoeSource has filed for bankruptcy and is closing all its US stores 2,100 across the country and in Puerto Rico. The company confirmed the news to CNN Business on Friday and announced the closures on Saturday. Liquidation sales began the following day and will continue through May, a spokes...

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    IMPORTANT TAX INSIGHTS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

    Feb 19, 2019

    It's tempting to ignore taxes until they come due, or pass off all of the paperwork to your accountant. However, every small business owner should understand the fundamentals of taxes, including the policies that affect their day to day. Plus, discover strategies to make sure you don't get c...

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    HOW AMAZON USES SEARCH TO BIGFOOT SMALL BUSINESS

    Feb 19, 2019

    Small businesses are a pillar of capitalism and of a healthy economy. They provide a path into the middle and upper-middle class for people who don’t have elite connections or a fancy college degree. And they distribute capital income broadly, so that the gains from business ownership aren&rsq...

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    CIPLA TO ACQUIRE STAKE IN VC-BACKED DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS STARTUP WELLTHY

    Feb 18, 2019

    Cipla Ltd has agreed to acquire an 11.71 % stake in health-tech startup Wellthy Therapeutics Pvt. Ltd for Rs 10.5 crore ($1.5 million), India's third-largest drugmaker said on Monday.As part of the agreement, the two companies will offer a combination of pharmacotherapy and digital therapeutics ...

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    DURANT SITS ATOP AS VOTING ENTERS FINAL DAY FOR SMALL BUSINESS REVOLUTION

    Feb 18, 2019

    Durant has moved into first place for the Hulu show Small Business Revolution. The city is currently competing against five others in the country for a chance to be featured on the show.It was announced Feb. 12 Durant had made it into the top six. The towns have until Tuesday to get as many online v...

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    IN A FIRST, IIT MADRAS STARTUP CREATES PLATFORM TO HELP ENTREPRENEURS AVAIL SCIENTIFIC EXPERTISE

    Feb 18, 2019

    startups avail of the scientific and technological expertise in Indian Technical Higher Educational Institutions.Indian Institute of Technology Madras-incubated startup has created a platform to help The startup YNOS Venture Engine launched the 'Delphi' platform to catalyse Deep Innovation a...

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    BIKE RENTAL STARTUP ROYAL BROTHERS RAISES FUNDING

    Feb 18, 2019

    Bike rental brand Royal Brothers, owned by Royalbison Autorentals India Pvt. Ltd, said it has raised $1 million (Rs 7 crore) in a pre-Series A round from angel investors.The round saw participation from Pradeep Deviah, chairman and chief executive, PDA Trade Fairs, a division of Pradeep Deviah and A...

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    WHAT STARTS A STARTUP: THE NEED, THE GREED OR THE FREEDOM?

    Feb 17, 2019

    Startup dreams are made of amazing ideas and excellent customer experience. Every startup is born with an idea. However, between the journey from that idea to its market success lies the roots of the performance of that startup. Is there a set formula that makes startups work? What is it that drives...

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    90% OF RETAILERS IGNORING LOST SALES WHEN FORECASTING DATA

    Feb 17, 2019

    One of the greatest benefits of digital technology is it gives businesses of all sizes insights into their operation which were previously available only to large enterprises. The 2018-19 Omni-channel Allocation and Replenishment in Fashion research study from Neogrid highlights what retailers can d...

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    HOW TO INCREASE SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT FOR YOUR BRAND WITH ANIMATED VIDEOS

    Feb 16, 2019

    Today’s Internet users are posting, watching and sharing video with greater frequency. This trend has led business to use video as a tool for connecting and engaging with their audience on websites, blogs, and social media. And one of these tools is animation.An infographic by Prismart titled,...

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    WEBSITES AVERAGE 3 HOURS OF HOST DOWNTIME A MONTH, HOW DOES YOUR BUSINESS SITE FARE?

    Feb 15, 2019

    The latest research from Hosting Facts has revealed the average website is down three hours a month due to the downtime of web host providers.With 99.9% uptime promises, guarantees and refunds from host providers, Hosting Facts says it doesn’t really matter when your site is down if you have l...

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    CAN PROFIT-FIRST PRINCIPLES WORK FOR YOUR PRACTICE?

    Feb 14, 2019

    In his recent book, Profit First, Mike Michalowicz makes a compelling case for re-focusing your business on the bottom line. This might work for business, but can it help your practice to save money?Profit First dispenses with the kind of technical jargon that can dog management handbooks. It may so...

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    TIGHT LABOR MARKET BENEFITS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, ARE YOU EXPANDING YOUR APPLICANT POOL?

    Feb 14, 2019

    Disabled persons are entering the workforce as overall unemployment rates drop and companies consider an expanded pool of potential job applicants for entry-level and essential positions.Persons with disabilities have long been sidelined and unable to find employment, due in part to stigma and from ...

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    TOWNSHIP SMALL BUSINESS SALES TAKE A DIVE

    Feb 14, 2019

    Dozens of township businesses have been hit hard by load-shedding that some have been forced to close shop.Small business owners told Sowetan yesterday that operations had taken a knock since Monday, leading to massive losses including rotten food that they will be forced to throw away.Busisiwe Ndlo...

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    TO HELP SMALL BUSINESS, U.S. SHOULD RECONSIDER ANTITRUST LAW

    Feb 14, 2019

    It’s a little ironic that even though ours is the era of the Entrepreneur As Hero — Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are feted like World War II generals were more than a half century ago — we live in a decidedly non-entrepreneurial age. The number of new businesses in the...

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    SMALL-BUSINESS OWNER RECOVERING AFTER ROBBERS SMASH GUITAR AGAINST HIS HEAD

    Feb 13, 2019

    Richland police are looking for two men they say smashed a guitar against the business-owner of the shop they'd just stolen from.Video surveillance shows two men entering the Uptown's Music Unlimited on Friday afternoon.Store-owner Dick Ward says the men spent an hour in the store, talking t...

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    SMALL-BUSINESS FINTECH NAV RAISES $45 MILLION

    Feb 12, 2019

    In small-business financing, banks and loan applicants often have different agendas. “Banks are looking for the highest credit quality and larger-dollar loan,” said Greg Ott, the president of Nav, the maker of a financial management app for businesses that announced a new round of ventur...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES HAVE A NEW TAX BREAK, BUT THERE ARE MANY ‘IFS’

    Feb 12, 2019

    Small businesses may be able to receive a big tax break this year, thanks to the new rules. They also may face a big headache: figuring out whether the tax break applies to them. The problem is that a centerpiece of the legislation is a write-off for “qualified business income,” but it&r...

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    FACEBOOK SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP BOTH PRACTICAL AND CREATIVE

    Feb 12, 2019

    Perhaps nothing has made friends – potential customers, users and consumers – more accessible to small business owners and entrepreneurs than Facebook. In fact, more than six in 10 Arkansas small business owners described Facebook as “important” to running their businesses. C...

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    LEARN SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS AT UPCOMING EVENT IN SAN DIEGO

    Feb 09, 2019

    According to eMarketer digital media advertising will eclipse traditional advertising in 2019.And digital advertising features prominently in a three-day Social Media Marketing World event in San Diego. Small businesses looking to learn the latest marketing techniques should consider this event a pr...

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    MOST EXPENSIVE OFFICE SPACE IN THE WORLD FOR GROWING SMALL BUSINESSES

    Feb 09, 2019

    How much office space do you need for your business and what will it cost you? For small business owners, this is a recurring problem as the company grows, more staff is hired, and leases run out.If you are looking for office space as a new entrepreneur or a business looking to expand, a new interac...

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    SOUTH BURNETT GROUPS SHARE IN $1.2M OF DROUGHT FUNDING

    Feb 08, 2019

    MUSICIANS and tutors will visit the South Burnett to share knowledge with the region's talent thanks to drought funding.The South Burnett Community Orchestra has secured $19,000 in funding from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) to run a series of free weekend musical workshops...

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    DECISION ON RAMSGATE BREXIT PORT FUNDING ON HOLD

    Feb 07, 2019

    A decision on budget cuts which could have prevented Ramsgate reopening as a ferry port in the event of a no-deal Brexit has been delayed.Thanet District Council had been set to cut £730,000 of spending on the port.But it delayed the decision at the request of Transport Secretary Chris Graylin...

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    LETTER: FIRE RESCUE NEEDS STABLE, LONG-TERM FUNDING SOURCE

    Feb 07, 2019

    In 2017, the City Council approached the Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District to help find a sustainable funding source for fire and emergency medical services. A work group composed of representatives of the City Council, city staff and the fire protection district convened and evaluated...

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    KARATE AND CAMOGIE FUNDING HIT BY GOVERNANCE ISSUES

    Feb 07, 2019

    Irish karate hasn’t received a cent of Government funding this year, despite the fact that the sport is one of the new inclusions at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.This has been blamed on a major split in its national governing body, with two bodies — ONAKAI and Karate Ireland ONAKAI —...

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    PROVINCE ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR NEW POLICING TOOLS ACROSS SASKATCHEWAN

    Feb 07, 2019

    The Regina Police Service will be the owners of an Avatar III robot, modular cameras and rifle scopes thanks to new funding from the provincial government announced Thursday.Nearly $330,000 from the Ministry of Corrections and Policing will be distributed to city police and community-based organizat...

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    INTRODUCTION TO HOW TO GET A SMALL BUSINESS LOAN

    Feb 07, 2019

    Do you need financing for your small business? Even as a startup or growing business, there are options available to help you access the money you need.Before you can access financing, it’s important to build up your business credit, create positive financial habits, find the loan options that...

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    26% OF GEN Z WANTS TO BE ENTERTAINED BY YOUR ONLINE CONTENT

    Feb 07, 2019

    Content is the engine that drives today’s digital ecosystem. Whether it is a website, blog, social media channel or even e-commerce, you have to have the right content. And for 26% of Gen Z consumers, you will do better if you entertain them.The data comes from an international study commissio...

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    ECONOMY ADDS 300,000 JOBS IN JANUARY DESPITE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Feb 07, 2019

    The U.S. economy added 304,000 jobs while the unemployment rate rose slightly to 4 percent in the first month of 2019, according to Department of Labor (DOL) data released Friday. January marks the 100th straight month of job growth in the U.S., a record more than twice as long as the previous one o...

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    OGDEN CITY CONSIDERING SMALL BUSINESS LOAN BUMP

    Feb 07, 2019

    Small business owners in Ogden could soon be beneficiaries of a proposed change in a city-run loan program.In a city council work session earlier this week, Ogden Community Development Manager Ward Ogden said the city administration is proposing a change to its Microenterprise Loan Program that woul...

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    SMALL BUSINESS CENTER GUIDES LOCAL BUSINESS TO SUCCESS

    Feb 07, 2019

    A local small business development center has been growing since opening its doors. Amy Lambert, executive director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Starved Rock Country Alliance, said they are up to more than 170 clients."What I'm really excited about is the diversi...

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    NEW RESEARCH PULLS BACK THE CURTAIN ON ENTERPRISE CONTENT MARKETING IN 2019

    Feb 07, 2019

    With thousands of employees, working across multiple brands, products lines, offices and silos, enterprise marketers face unique content marketing challenges, yet many are scoring wins year after year. That’s according to the findings in the Content Marketing Institute’s new research rep...

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    IN THE SPOTLIGHT: SCORPION PROTECTIVE COATINGS TAKES THE STING OUT OF PROTECTING YOUR TRUCK

    Feb 06, 2019

    Trucks may benefit from protective coating over the bed, windows and other surfaces. Scorpion Protective Coatings has built an entire business around this niche.The company found ways to expand and grow during a recession. And the business maintains some unique team traditions as well. Learn more ab...

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    MEDITATION APP CALM ANNOUNCES $88 MILLION IN SERIES B FUNDING

    Feb 06, 2019

    Today, lead by TPG Growth, with participation from Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and existing investors Insight Venture Partners and Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures, Calm has announced an $88 million dollar Series B raise, based on a $1 billion valuation. The new funding round will support the...

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    HOW STUDENTS ARE FOUNDING, FUNDING AND JOINING START-UPS

    Feb 06, 2019

    Young founders who want to start companies while still in school have an increasing number of resources to tap into that exist just for them. Students that want to learn how to build companies can apply to an increasing number of fast-track programs that allow them to gain valuable early stage opera...

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    LOCAL LEADERS TRYING TO RESTORE STATE FUNDING

    Feb 06, 2019

    Ideas, concerns and a letter to be written. That's what came out of Wednesday's roundtable meeting organized by New York State Assemblymember Monica Wallace who was joined by other local elected officials. The topic? State cuts in Aid and Incentive to Municipalities (AIM) funding. Their plan...

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    REASONS WORKING TOO HARD AT YOUR BUSINESS IS A WASTE OF TIME

    Feb 06, 2019

    As the leader of a small business, you’re bent on driving growth. You are willing to put in the work that’s needed to achieve that, but paradoxically, working too hard could create unexpected obstacles to your business growth.If you’re working hard and putting in long hours but you...

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    SMALL BUSINESS FAIR IN MANDURAH TOMORROW

    Feb 06, 2019

    THE national Small Business Fair is on at the Mandurah Peel Convention Centre tomorrow (Feb 7) between 11am and 2pm.The fairs are aimed at helping existing businesses tap into time-saving incentives and government support programs, as well as give those looking to start their own small business a ch...

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    6 TIPS TO FINDING AND HIRING FREELANCERS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

    Feb 06, 2019

    If you're a micropreneur like me, you might have stumbled upon a little secret that helps you do more in your business: freelancers. When you run a business, you may not need (or be able to afford) a full-time staff, and that's where hiring outside help is such a boon. You only pay the freel...

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    QUIRKY COACH LAUNCHES SESSIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESS

    Feb 05, 2019

    A successful travel blogger is launching a series of coaching sessions to help small business owners.Zoe Dawes, who rose to prominence through her Quirky Traveller blog, will run monthly sessions covering subjects including work-life balance, business direction and growth and wellbeing and personal ...

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    STARTUP INDIA GETS A BUDGET CUT, NO DEARTH OF FUNDS SAYS DPIIT’S RAMESH ABHISHEK

    Feb 04, 2019

    Though the interim finance minister, Piyush Goyal, touted India’s startup ecosystem, as arguably the second largest in the world, the Union Budget 2019-20 has reduced the funds allocated to government’s ambitious Startup India programme by INR 3 Cr ($418.4K). According to the budget docu...

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    STARTUP EVENTS THIS WEEK: SEEDING KERALA 2019 AND MORE

    Feb 04, 2019

    Last week, the 27th edition of Convergence India Expo was successfully hosted in Delhi. The event highlighted some of the latest trends and technologies in telecom, broadcast, cable and satellite TV, cloud and big data, IoT, etc.Also, Gurugram-based Innolabz also hosted its POWER2IDEA competition to...

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    CYBERSECURITY A GROWING CONCERN FOR SMALL BUSINESS

    Feb 04, 2019

    The key factor in most cybersecurity problems often gets lost in the conversations about hardware, software, phishing and other technobabble.Most cybersecurity problems occur not because of a computer systems breakdown but because of employees unwittingly exposing their company’s systems to ma...

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    WHAT IS WIFI MARKETING AND HOW CAN IT HELP YOUR SMALL BUSINESS?

    Feb 04, 2019

    WiFi marketing is being touted as the latest must-have for your small business toolbox. There’s good evidence to support this when you consider recent reports stating WiFi is airborne in more ways than one with 82 airlines now offering it inflight. WiFi is everywhere and it’s a staple fo...

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    DHS ANNOUNCES SOLICITATION FOR SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH PROJECTS

    Feb 04, 2019

    The Department of Homeland Security is soliciting for a number of small business innovation research projects in support of its Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office and Science and Technology Directorate.Interested small businesses may submit proposals over the solicitation period that will...

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    THE SHUTDOWN HAS ENDED, YET SOME SMALL BUSINESSES STILL STRUGGLE TO MOVE ON

    Feb 02, 2019

    The partial government shutdown has come to an end. Yet for small-business owners who are waiting on loans, the clock is still ticking.The government closure shuttered some agencies, including the Small Business Administration, for 35 days.Now that the SBA has finally reopened, it faces a backlog of...

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    WHY SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS NEED TO BECOME LEADERS

    Jan 31, 2019

    Small business owners and managers are asked to wear many hats – as a senior person in a resource-constrained organisation they can often lead sales, marketing, customer service and many other functions. No wonder, as shown in a recent survey by Westpac and Deloitte, that they struggle to comp...

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    WHY SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS NEED TO BECOME LEADERS

    Jan 31, 2019

    Small business owners and managers are asked to wear many hats – as a senior person in a resource-constrained organisation they can often lead sales, marketing, customer service and many other functions. No wonder, as shown in a recent survey by Westpac and Deloitte, that they struggle to comp...

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    MEET THE 20 STARTUPS IN THIS YEAR’S GCT STARTUP-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

    Jan 31, 2019

    At the end of last year, Grand Central Tech announced plans to work with the Milstein real estate family to transform a midtown Manhattan high-rise into a tech hub called Company. And startups remain an important part of the mix — in fact, Company is unveiling a list of 20 startups participati...

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    BLOCKCHAIN STARTUP INFINICHAINS RAISES $2.4 MN IN SERIES A FUNDING ROUND

    Jan 31, 2019

    San Francisco and Pune-based blockchain startup InfiniChains raised $2.4 Mn (INR 17.07 Cr) in its Series A funding round from Ajanta Pharma founder Purushottam Agrawal.The company aims to use the funds to invest in marketing and spread the company’s products abroad as the big chunk of the audi...

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    INDIA’S ONLY STARTUP INVESTMENT INCENTIVE IS MORE RED TAPE THAN RED CARPET

    Jan 31, 2019

    In no other situation is this partial break more evident than in the income tax benefits for startups and for investors into startups, Section 54GB of the Indian Income Tax Act, 1961. Touted before the budget as a tax break for investing into Indian startups, section 54GB can best be summed up from ...

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    HOW ARE SMALL BUSINESSES PREPARING FOR BREXIT?

    Jan 31, 2019

    Small business owners are exasperated trying to figure out how to plan for our departure from the EU – whether it is on 29th March or at a later date.We speak to six such business owners about the impact of Brexit and what kind of guidance they want to see from experts and the government. At T...

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    THIS STARTUP SHOWS HOW TO GROW YOUR WEALTH WITHOUT COMPROMISING VALUES

    Jan 30, 2019

    LA-based Swell Investing wants to bring transparency and solutions-driven investing to the convoluted world of personal finance. Founder and CEO Dave Fanger says Millennials are "far from being the 'avocado toast' generation."  They're also thinking about money, how to bui...

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    AUSTRALIAN SMALL BUSINESSES SHARE IN ALMOST $10 MILLION

    Jan 30, 2019

    The Accelerating Commercialisation grants are part of the Liberal National Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme, which provides financial assistance to help businesses take their products to the next level.Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the grants were ...

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    BANKTHINK SMALL-BUSINESS BANKING IS ABOUT TO GET A WHOLE LOT BETTER

    Jan 30, 2019

    A different kind of small-business-focused bank is about to emerge and these newcomers will look very different than current lenders in this sector. They will provide best-in-class services, no longer treating small businesses as poor cousins within large consumer lending divisions. And some will ta...

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    SCOTT MORRISON OFFERS SMALL BUSINESS TAX RELIEF AS HE TOUTS ECONOMIC CREDENTIALS

    Jan 29, 2019

    Scott Morrison has delivered his election pitch to the Coalition’s economic heartland, promising further tax relief for small business in a speech that stressed the importance of a strong economy.Seeking to draw differences with Labor over economic policy, Morrison announced the government wou...

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    SMALL BUSINESS ASSET TAX BREAK EXTENDED

    Jan 29, 2019

    Small businesses will get an extra tax break with the Morrison government again extending the instant asset write-off to mid-2020.The tax break will also be lifted immediately to cover assets worth up to $25,000, up from $20,000, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday."Businesses wh...

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    FINTECH COMPANIES SET NEW FUNDING RECORD; ASIA SEES BIGGEST JUMP IN DEALS IN 2018

    Jan 29, 2019

    The 120% increase in total funding was mostly due to 52 deals that saw investments over $100 million and made up for $24.88 billion, the bulk of the total amount. Venture capital-backed fintech companies set a new record last year with investors across the world putting a whopping $39.57 billion, up...

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    UNDERFUNDED HCI STARTUP MAXTA HITS THE BUFFERS AS VC CASH RUNS OUT

    Jan 29, 2019

    Exclusive Hyper-converged infrastructure startup Maxta is closing its doors – after being unable to obtain funding and make progress in the face of a solidifying HCI market.We have heard from four sources that Silicon Valley-based Maxta is closing down this week. One source said 65 people were...

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    'IT'S A GHOST TOWN,' SAYS SMALL BUSINESS OWNER IN AREA SUFFERING FROM SHUTDOWN

    Jan 28, 2019

    The federal government is fully re-opened. At least for the next three weeks as congressional negotiators try to hash out a border security agreement. And while the shutdown’s end brought some relief for more than 800,000 federal and contract workers who’d been living without pay, the la...

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    TO TECH STARTUPS, SMALL BIZ GRANTS ARE SMALL POTATOES

    Jan 28, 2019

    One tool government agencies can use to nurture innovation is the Small Business Innovation Research grant, but is it a bold enough tool for the Pentagon?Participants at a Defense News-hosted roundtable in December said no.The investment research program, which is run by the Small Business Administr...

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    THIS ENTREPRENEUR WENT FROM A FACEBOOK JOB REJECTION TO RAISING $32 MILLION FROM CELEBRITY INVESTORS

    Jan 26, 2019

    Roger Dickey has ‘hacked’ websites for data on drugs, rolled an app into a pivotal Silicon Valley investment and assembled a red carpet line up of investors for one of his most recent startups.During an exclusive interview for the DealMakers Podcast, Roger shared some of the unconvention...

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    NEW SQUARE DEBIT CARD GIVES SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ACCESS TO YOUR MONEY INSTANTLY

    Jan 25, 2019

    As small businesses conduct transactions in the digital and physical world, having a payment system with seamless integration is essential. The addition of a free debit card by Square (NYSE: SQ) will further bring both worlds together while giving sellers real-time access to the funds they need. Squ...

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    TOP SMALL BUSINESS STORY: BAY AREA AND RUST BELT LEAD NATION IN MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES

    Jan 25, 2019

    Minority entrepreneurship and business ownership rates are at record levels in the US.This week, new data from LendingTree found out where, exactly, in America these minority-owned businesses are thriving the most. Most signs in the data point to California. Of the top 10 cities in the US, 4 are in ...

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    WHAT IS THE NEW LAYAWAY AND WHY SHOULD YOUR SMALL BUSINESS CONSIDER IT?

    Jan 24, 2019

    Large retailers such as department stores, big box stores and home improvement stores have long offered in-house financing programs for consumers. These programs allow customers to make large purchases, such as major appliances and furniture, and spread payments over time with no interest (as long a...

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    7 WEIRD FEBRUARY HOLIDAYS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS SHOULD EXAMINE FOR MARKETING POTENTIAL

    Jan 24, 2019

    January’s going by in the blink of an eye as businesses of all sectors channel their energies into starting the new year as they mean to go on.The good news is that while it might not be home to a ‘momentous’ holiday like Christmas or Easter, February is brimming with some wacky an...

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    TOP US REAL ESTATE FRANCHISES IN 2019

    Jan 24, 2019

    The real estate brokerage industry is currently worth about $155 billion. And experts expect continued growth in the coming years. If you’re interested in getting into the real estate business, it can be helpful to attach your company to a well regarded brand. There are plenty of options to ch...

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    GLOBAL BUSINESSES JOIN HANDS FOR ACCELERATING WORKPLACE INCLUSION OF LGBTI COMMUNIT

    Jan 23, 2019

    Global businesses led by giants like Microsoft and Mastercard have collaborated with the World Economic Forum to launch a platform to accelerate workplace inclusion of LGBTI community worldwide. Announcing the platform here at its annual meeting, the WEF said the initiative is supported by the Offic...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES JOIN RANKS OF CONTRACTORS MIFFED BY SHUTDOWN

    Jan 23, 2019

    Small-business contractors those with ongoing commitments to supply agencies with everything from toolboxes to emergency meals to construction materials are facing their own frustrations over the partial government shutdown. Some are among the employers least able to cope.Websites of the agencies th...

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    SMALL BUSINESS INSTITUTE OFFERS FREE HELP TO BUSINESSES AND NONPROFITS

    Jan 23, 2019

    St. Mary’s University is offering free assistance to small businesses through a program that helps local businesses and nonprofits while giving advanced students a hands-on learning experience. The Small Business Institute within the Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s offers an in-...

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    TYPES OF CROWDFUNDING FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

    Jan 22, 2019

    Crowdfunding has become a viable form for funding a venture, project, cause, event and much more. For small businesses looking to bypass traditional sources of financing such as bank loans, angel investing or venture capital, it is now a great option.If you’ve been thinking about starting a ca...

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    WHAT IS A GOOD PROFIT MARGIN FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

    Jan 21, 2019

    Like the name suggests, a profit margin is the money you make in your small business after you’ve divided sales by all your costs. Small Business Trends got in touch with some experts in different industries who narrowed down what the numbers might look like for your company.Michael Philippou ...

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    FROM UNICORN TO PHOENIX, WHAT MAKES THIS ENTREPRENEUR TICK THE SECOND TIME AROUND?

    Jan 21, 2019

    "When you've been on an emotional rocket ship journey from launch, to ‘unicorn’ status, to spontaneous combustion (with a couple of disorientating years off in the middle enjoying a young family) you really don’t expect to be jumping back into another rocket so soon "...

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    ENTREPRENEUR DAVID FRAHM CHAMPIONS STARTUP VENTURES

    Jan 21, 2019

    Frahm once worked steady jobs with the state of Missouri, Huber & Associates and Carfax, but said life in corporate America did not fit him."I worked at a lot of places," Frahm said. "But just doing development without crafting the product did not benefit me."At age 46, Frahm...

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    LABOR LOOKS TO SMALL BUSINESS WITH CABINET PLEDGE

    Jan 21, 2019

    Labor  will seek to promote its small business credentials at this year's election with a pledge to give the sector a seat at the cabinet table."Labor will be putting in the election that we actually have a better option on small business than the government," shadow treasurer and...

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    SMALL BUSINESS TO GET A BIGGER PIECE OF THE GOVERNMENT PIE UNDER NEW LABOR PLAN

    Jan 21, 2019

    Labor will try to ensure small businesses get a bigger piece of the government-spending pie if it wins the upcoming federal election.Unveiling its Local Projects, Local Jobs plan on Monday morning, the federal opposition said it will require government departments and private firms to support local ...

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    SMALL BUSINESS INTERNSHIP FUND SEEKS TO PLACE STUDENTS IN CHAMBER MEMBER BUSINESSES

    Jan 21, 2019

    The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The University of Scranton’s Small Business Development Center, has launched the Small Business Internship Fund, which seeks to place the area’s best and brightest students in Chamber member businesses.This program was funded ...

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    SMALL BUSINESS CONFIDENCE FALLS TO LOWEST LEVEL SINCE FINANCIAL CRASH

    Jan 21, 2019

    The data revealed that 67% of small firms do not expect their performance to improve this quarter.The index revealed that 58% of businesses say the domestic economy is a significant barrier to growth, up from 55% at this time last year.Access to appropriately skilled staff (36%), lack of consumer de...

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    SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING OFFERED IN CHIPPEWA VALLEY

    Jan 21, 2019

    Those interested in starting a small business - and existing small-business owners - can access small business training in two locations this spring.The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Eau Claire will offer the Entrepreneurial Training Program in Eau Claire and Rice Lake, according...

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    3 LEGAL CHALLENGES YOUR SMALL BUSINESS MIGHT FACE

    Jan 21, 2019

    Small business owners deal with many challenges. They work tirelessly to grow their companies while fending off potential threats. However, many neglect to take the steps to protect their businesses before they take off. While there are several factors that could hurt your company, there are some th...

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    WHY IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR

    Jan 20, 2019

    Many people think that entrepreneurship is a young person’s game. This assumption is probably because when people think of successful entrepreneurs, the ones that immediately come to mind are college dropouts like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerburg and Michael Dell. However, college dropout entrepren...

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    BRYAN MANNING OF TWO BLIND BROTHERS: BEFORE IT WAS A BUSINESS, IT WAS A MISSION

    Jan 18, 2019

    Earlier this week, Facebook launched their 3.5 Degrees podcast focused on sharing stories of entrepreneurs building successful businesses and giving them an opportunity to have conversations with well-known successful business people in their industries.  It’s a really great idea and very...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES ADD 89,000 JOBS BUT MINIMUM WAGE ISSUES LOOM

    Jan 18, 2019

    In the last week, we reported that small businesses and franchise businesses were each busy at the end of 2018 filling open jobs. That’s great. In total, according to ADP, it was more than 118,000 jobs between the two. The 89,000 jobs added by small businesses in December, alone, was a record ...

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    DESPITE AI, HUMAN EFFORT REMAINS IMPORTANT IN BUSINESS, LINKEDIN REPORT SAYS

    Jan 18, 2019

    The LinkedIn 2018 Emerging Jobs Report says artificial intelligence (AI) is here to stay. However, it also states basic business functions are surging, adding technology can’t replace the power of humans.This LinkedIn report is put together so professionals and businesses in the US can take a ...

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    FINTECH STARTUP ZESTMONEY RAISES FUNDING FROM ALTERIA CAPITAL

    Jan 18, 2019

    Bengaluru-based digital lending startup ZestMoney has raised an undisclosed venture debt funding from Indian venture debt fund Alteria Capital.ZestMoney, which enables real-time credit approval, was founded in 2015 by  Lizzie Chapman, Priya Sharma, and Ashish Anantharaman in August of last year...

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    ANGEL INVESTORS BACK ED-TECH STARTUP INDIGOLEARN

    Jan 18, 2019

    Hyderabad-based ed-tech startup IndigoLearn said it has raised $135,000 (Rs 96 lakh at current exchange rate) in a follow-on round from angel investors.Angel investors based out of India and the United States participated in this round, including Vivek Subramanyam, ex-chief executive of Fintellix, a...

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    'SMALL BUSINESS REVOLUTION' PRODUCERS MAKE A STOP IN SEARCY

    Jan 18, 2019

    A show on the streaming platform "Hulu" is hoping to revitalize small towns across America. Thousands of cities applied to be featured on "Small Business Revolution," and Searcy has found themselves in the top 10.It seemed as though every single resident was downtown Thursday eve...

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    SQUARE UNVEILS NEW DEBIT CARD FOR SMALL-BUSINESS CUSTOMERS

    Jan 17, 2019

    Square Inc. on Thursday announced a new debit card for small-business owners, a move that enables the fintech company to further participate in the economics of payment transactions.With the Square Card, which is free to obtain and use, business owners will be able to spend their Square SQ, +4.46%&n...

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    SMALL BUSINESS REVENUES FALL AS GOVT SHUTDOWN PERSISTS

    Jan 16, 2019

    A member of the kitchen staff make wipes the plate in a final preparation before serving it to customers at Gotham Bar and Grill in New York. Some small businesses are making hard choices as labor and other costs keep rising. Gotham’s hourly wages have gone up along with the city’s minim...

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    6-BILLION-PESO CREDIT PACKAGE ANNOUNCED FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

    Jan 16, 2019

    President López Obrador has announced a microfinance program for small business owners.The president told his morning press conference today that 6 billion pesos (US $316.3 million) has been allocated to the program, which will lend 6,000 pesos (about $315) to each of one million successful a...

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    STARTUP ACCELERATOR NETWORK TECHSTARS JOINS THE STUDIO RUSH

    Jan 16, 2019

    One of tech's most recognizable startup accelerator programs is getting in on the rush to try a new model of company creation: the startup studio.Techstars announced on Wednesday that it's launched Techstars Studio, a program to "co-create" companies through its network of entrepre...

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    SMALL-BUSINESS REVENUES FALL AS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN PERSISTS

    Jan 16, 2019

    Baked by Yael isn’t getting its usual flow of customers who stop in after visiting the nearby National Zoo; the popular Washington, D.C., tourist spot remains closed by the government shutdown.Owner Yael Krigman gets half her business from the three-year-old store, and the shutdown that began ...

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    DURANT WELCOMES SMALL BUSINESS REVOLUTION CO-HOST AND TEAM

    Jan 16, 2019

    The city of Durant is in the running to be featured in an online show where several small businesses downtown would get a half a million dollar makeover.People from all over town came together to welcome the show's host and team tonight.Sidewalks leading up to Southeastern Oklahoma State Univers...

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    SCALE UP 2019 SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE FAIR HELPS OSWEGO ENTREPRENEURS THRIVE ON JAN. 31

    Jan 16, 2019

    The Village of Oswego is bringing small business owners together with lenders, utilities, nonprofit and government organization to help entrepreneurs looking to expand their businesses find availableScale Up 2019: A Small Business Resource Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3...

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    LIONBRIDGE AUGMENTS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OFFERING THROUGH ACQUISITION OF GENGO AND GENGO.AI

    Jan 16, 2019

    Today, Lionbridge, one of the world’s most trusted global communications platforms, announced its acquisition of Gengo, a Tokyo-based, leading edge technology company providing crowdsourcing, machine learning and localization services to global customers. Lionbridge has a 20-year history of le...

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    ASIAN AMERICAN FEDERATION LAUNCHES PROGRAM TO REPLACE SMALL BUSINESS SIGNAGE ON A MAJOR FLUSHING STREET

    Jan 15, 2019

    Mom-and-pop businesses along Union Street in Flushing will be provided financial assistance under a new program by the Asian American Federation to replace costly signs after fearing the anti-awning ticket blitz that has swept across the city. The Asian American Federation, a nonprofit organization ...

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    HOW THE SHUTDOWN IS AFFECTING SMALL BUSINESS LOANS IN MAINE

    Jan 15, 2019

    Small business in Maine are among the least affected by the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, which is in its 25th day, according to a new report.Maine, along with Vermont, was one of the states least affected by the hold on processing Small Business Administration loans, according to a s...

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    HOW TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY IN A HIGHLY COLLABORATIVE REMOTE WORKSPACE

    Jan 14, 2019

    In this digital age, where workspaces are dominated by Millennials and their wanderlust mindset, the term “collaboration” takes on new meanings.You are probably aware that freelancing and remote working is a rising trend among Millennials. While it’s great to be able to work togeth...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES IN THESE 12 CITIES WILL BE THE FIRST TO ACCESS 5G MOBILE

    Jan 14, 2019

    Major carriers around the world have set 2019 as the year they will start deploying 5G services. For AT&T this will be the case in 12 cities across the United States, and small businesses in these locations will be the first to have access to the new technology. This network is now live in parts...

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    HOW TO CALCULATE CASH FLOW AND PREPARE A CASH FLOW STATEMENT

    Jan 14, 2019

    A cash flow statement is about documenting where the money is going in your business and whether you’re making a profit or suffering a loss. Small Business Trends contacted a variety of experts to get the lowdown on how to calculate cash flow and prepare a cash flow statement which combines th...

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    TOP 5 SHABU SHABU FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE US RIGHT NOW

    Jan 14, 2019

    Shabu shabu is a style of Japanese food where each diner cooks their own vegetable or meat in a pot of boiling water. It’s growing in popularity throughout Asia and parts of the U.S., particularly along the West Coast. While there aren’t nearly as many franchise opportunities in this are...

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    SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS SAY $15 UNAFFORDABLE

    Jan 13, 2019

    HARTFORD   Waterbury restaurateur Tony D’Amelio says a $15 minimum wage would be too high for his Italian eatery. D’Amelio, owner of Verdi Restaurant at the Western Hills Golf Course, also is a longtime state representative who plans to oppose a $4.90 increase to the state&rsqu...

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    2019 RHODE ISLAND SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC SUMMIT

    Jan 13, 2019

    Unseen by most Rhode Islanders, the Rhode Island Small Business Economic Summit (Summit), an annual meeting between the business community and our state’s elected officials, is one of the most influential gatherings of the year. The 13th annual Summit was held on the Bryant University Campus o...

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    HOW BAD IS SMALL BUSINESS 401K COVERAGE IN 2019?

    Jan 13, 2019

    A bit of disappointing news to start the New Year regarding the ongoing and evergreen challenge to boost retirement plan coverage for employees of small businesses.New research from LIMRA finds that only four out of 10 small businesses, a sector generally considered to the backbone of American jobs ...

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    LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO REACH CUSTOMERS

    Jan 12, 2019

    One of the biggest things Afton Neal preached to her social media class for small business owners was to not make a Facebook post sound like an advertisement in any way."People don't want ads, they want stories," she told the class of about 10 small business owners and employees late l...

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    MASTER THE ART OF DIGITAL BRAND BUILDING AT SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING WORLD

    Jan 12, 2019

    The integration of social media with digital commerce has transformed the way businesses operate.From March 20 to 22, 2019 there will be 7,000 marketers and influencers heading to San Diego for a three-day event to learn and teach the best techniques at Social Media Marketing World.More than 100 of ...

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    GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN IMPACTS SMALL BUSINESS, ZOHO OFFERS SOFTWARE TO STREAMLINE

    Jan 11, 2019

    We’re off and running as we close the first full work week of 2019. But one thing that’s not running right now is the federal government.The government shutdown has gone on for close to 3 weeks now. And it’s starting to take its toll on small businesses.We took a look this week at ...

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    12 EASY THINGS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS CAN DO TO START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT

    Jan 10, 2019

    We’ve just rung in 2019. What can you do to get this new year off to a good start? Here are a dozen ideas. You may not need to implement all of them, so choose the ones that will help you the mostand get going! Go through your old files both digital and paper and purge what you don’t nee...

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    US SMALL BUSINESS ADMIN. DEADLINE FOR FLOODING RELIEF NEARS

    Jan 10, 2019

    The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding Indiana private, nonprofit organizations, or PNPs, of an upcoming deadline to apply for flooding disaster assistance.PNPs have until Feb. 5 to submit economic injury disaster loan applications for damages caused by severe storms and historic floods...

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    NEW LG GRAM LAPTOPS OFFER POWERFUL, PORTABLE OPTION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

    Jan 10, 2019

    For the consumer electronics world the end of each year is a time to look forward to the biggest event for the industry, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. With just weeks away from CES 2019, LG is out the door early by introducing its ultra-light gram laptops: the new LG gram 17-inch...

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    SMALL BUSINESS EMPLOYEES SORELY NEED RETIREMENT PLAN COVERAGE

    Jan 10, 2019

    Data shared by LIMRA shows four in 10 employers with fewer than 100 employees currently offer retirement benefits, meaning the small business employee retirement plan coverage gap remains a significant industry challenge for 2019. The LIMRA research highlights the fact that Americans’ top fina...

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    JANUARY WORST TIME FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS TO GET PAID

    Jan 09, 2019

    Small businesses can have a tough time in January, as most of the country goes on holiday and don't pay their bills until they get back from the summer break. Data from the accounting software company Xero shows that year-on-year, now is the worst time for small business owners getting paid.Last...

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    AN OUTLAW RAISES MONEY FROM THE PEOPLE TO FUND SMALL BUSINESSES

    Jan 09, 2019

    Growth-oriented small businesses are everywhere, but funding for them is not. New and seasonal businesses and businesses with uneven cash flow have a hard time raising money. It is especially hard for women- and minority-owned firms to raise money. These companies make up a growing share of small bu...

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    A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER'S GUIDE TO SEO

    Jan 09, 2019

    You started a company to do what you love and now you find yourself wading through tasks that have nothing to do with it.You’re keeping track of receipts, paying bills, you’re the lead customer service rep, and you’re the janitor.Oh, and somewhere in there you’ve got to find ...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES AT THE CENTER OF BOTS VS ACCOUNTANTS

    Jan 09, 2019

    Behind many shifting trends in small business (SMB) financial services — the rise of FinTech service providers, the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI), even regulatory efforts to promote bank switching — is a growing realization for the industry: Business owners don’t just w...

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    THIS IS WHY SMALL BUSINESS FIND IT DIFFICULT TO GET GOVERNMENT FUNDING

    Jan 09, 2019

    While the failure rate of small businesses in the country is high, they remain the backbone of the economy, providing the majority of the job opportunities and contributing significantly to GDP. With the recent announcement of government job cuts over the next three years and with only 22% of corpor...

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    TOP TIPS FOR BUILDING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE AND WHY YOU NEED ONE

    Jan 09, 2019

    From tradesmen to restaurants, modern small businesses need an online presence to grow. I'll explain why, and how you can create one easily - without touching any code. Small business owners have a lot on their plates on the best of days. Building and maintaining a website for your business may ...

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    HOW SEGREGATION OF TOXIC ASSETS PROTECTS INVESTORS

    Jan 09, 2019

    The idea of isolating toxic assets from a debt fund is to protect the rest of portfolio and its investors from the consequences of a downgrade or default in a security. Investors in mutual funds got an added layer of protection when capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (S...

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    BLACKBERRY KEY2 LE COMING TO VERIZON SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS IN JANUARY

    Jan 08, 2019

    It's been a very long time, but Verizon is getting back into the BlackBerry-selling game — at least for a subset of its customers. The company announced today that it will begin selling the BlackBerry KEY2 LE to Small Business customers later in January. The KEY2 LE is a cheaper, slightly ...

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    NEW SMALL BUSINESS LOAN FUND PUTS RACIAL EQUITY FRONT AND CENTER

    Jan 08, 2019

    Grand Rapids, Mich., was once ranked as one of the top 50 creative class cities in the U.S. but that hasn’t solved its racial disparities. A recent study placed Grand Rapids ahead of only Milwaukee on a list of 52 cities where African-Americans are struggling economically. Richard Flowers want...

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    RURAL BUSINESS OWNERS CREDIT SDSU EXTENSION SMALL BUSINESS BASICS

    Jan 08, 2019

    Ruth Leines wanted to open her own business. At first the Wagner resident thought it would be a Christian bookstore and coffeeshop. But, a few weeks into SDSU Extension's Small Business Basics she realized this idea may not succeed. So, she did some research and 18 months ago launched This That ...

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    THINKING ABOUT HIRING A PART-TIME FINANCIAL MANAGER? ASK THESE 10 QUESTIONS FIRST

    Jan 08, 2019

    Managing finances is a crucial activity for any business. However, with all the other responsibilities a business owner has, not every entrepreneur has time to sift through receipts, bank statements and invoices, and outsourcing these tasks to a consultant may not give you the consistent support you...

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    ONLINE BUSINESS HITS RETAILERS IN SHILLONG

    Jan 08, 2019

    The online business is growing fast as many people are buying clothes, shoes and other daily use products online, making business hard for retail market. With the growth of online business it also throws up plenty of new challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs. Recently during the festive sea...

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    THREE REASONS THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS HURTING SMALL BUSINESSES

    Jan 07, 2019

    The government shutdown does more than simply disappoint those who want to visit the country’s museums, national parks, and zoos. In fact, numerous small business owners are negatively impacted by the shutdown, which began on December 22, 2018. Ironically, the agency responsible for generating...

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    FYLDE COAST SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE RUNNING FOR FSB BUSINESS AWARDS

    Jan 07, 2019

    Five Fylde coast firms are in the running for a regional awards title run by a business support organisation which has its HQ in Blackpool. The Federation of Small Businesses’ Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019 has released the shortlist for the eleven categories. The awards will be presen...

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    DAZZLING OR SIMPLE? THE BEST WEBSITE FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

    Jan 07, 2019

    As the marketing director for a company that operates restaurants in Toronto, Olga Kisza has learned a thing or two about designing websites. Chief among them: Function needs to trump form.“They have to be really accessible and mobile-friendly. People want to very quickly get to the root of th...

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    BANKS HAVE NEED FOR SPEED IN SMALL-BUSINESS LENDING

    Jan 07, 2019

    Online lenders generally can’t match banks’ rates or loan terms, but they do have banks beat in one key area of small-business lending: speed of decision-making. So when Popular Bank in New York decided it wanted to ramp up its small-business lending, it didn’t go out and hire a bu...

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    DANVILLE VICE MAYOR EYES WAYS TO HELP SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

    Jan 07, 2019

    Danville’s vice mayor plans to roll out proposed changes to ease burdens on small business owners in the city. Two items on the top of the list include loosening the restriction on the amount of space a home-based business can use for commerce within a dwelling, and taking a look at the deposi...

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    SMALL-BUSINESS BUDGETING TIPS FOR THE NEW YEAR FROM THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

    Jan 06, 2019

    As 2019 begins, one of the most common resolutions people commit to is becoming more financially stable. This is true for consumers and business owners alike. For small-business owners looking to become stronger financially next year, it is critical to think about your budget now and plan ahead. Bet...

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    HOW TO PLAN A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS SALE AND ENSURE A GOOD EXIT

    Jan 06, 2019

    When looking to sell a business, preparation is key and needs planning. Jo Thornley, head of brand and partnerships at Dynamis, offers some advice. Though a business sale can take months to set up and negotiate, the actual process of preparing to successfully exit your business may take much longer....

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    SMALL BUSINESSES SET FOR PERFECT STORM IN 2019

    Jan 05, 2019

    Small businesses are in for a perfect storm in 2019, which could push scores of them off the cliff.The first part of this storm is payroll, and it’s a tsunami. Many cities and states began hiking up minimum wage a few years ago, and this push for a higher minimum wage continues in 2019.Some st...

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    NEW LAW TO HELP VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES

    Jan 04, 2019

    A bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), John Kennedy (R-LA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) to help Veteran entrepreneurs grow their small businesses, create jobs and expand economic opportunity is now law after being signed by President Trump.The Veterans Small Business Enhance...

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    GIVING A WHOLE NEW MEANING TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRIANGLE

    Jan 04, 2019

    The guys rowing on a ship cartoon has been around a long long time. There’s plenty of funny takes on it, but what I find interesting is how often it focuses on business.Sometimes the take is about bad managers or bosses, sometimes it’s about co-workers, and sometimes it’s about opt...

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    WHAT ARE THE CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES FOR BUSINESSES?

    Jan 04, 2019

    Building a business credit score is essential for every small business. According to a survey done by Manta in 2016, 72% of small business owners do not even know their credit score. Many are not even aware they have a separate business credit score. Borrowing money to grow your business is only one...

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    AUSTRALIAN SMALL BUSINESS STILL STRUGGLING WITH THE ONLINE BASICS: STUDY

    Jan 04, 2019

    Despite the march toward digital, 59 per cent of small Australian businesses still do not have a professional website, according to new research conducted by domain registrar GoDaddy.The primary reasons holding small businesses back from building a company website is the sense that the business is t...

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    LOCKHEED EXECUTIVE CRAIG OWENS RECOGNIZED FOR SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION WORK

    Jan 02, 2019

    Craig Owens, small business innovation research program manager at Lockheed Martin‘s aeronautics business, has been named 2018’s SBIR Person of the Year.The award recognizes individuals who have significantly contributed to the growth of the country’s SBIR program, Zyn Systems said...

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    CALLEY TAKES JOB AT SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN

    Jan 02, 2019

    Former Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is joining the Small Business Association of Michigan, where he will serve as president and lead the group's lobbying and communications efforts. The announcement was made Wednesday, a day after the Republican left office under term limits. Current SBAM President and...

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    PAN-AFRICAN FUND AGF SECURES SH2.9BN TO FINANCE SMALL FIRMS

    Jan 02, 2019

    The African Guarantee Fund for small and medium-sized enterprises (AGF), has received a capital injection of EUR 25 million (about Sh2.9 billion) from the German government-owned KfW Entwicklungsbank (KfW Development Bank). The Nairobi-headquartered pan-African fund said it will ramp up its financin...

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    SPOTLIGHT: JUICER.IO AGGREGATES SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT FOR BUSY ENTREPRENEURS

    Jan 02, 2019

    Social media can be an incredibly effective tool for businesses. But updating every platform with valuable content can be time consuming. That’s where a social media aggregator like Juicer.io can help. The company started as a small project and has since grown into a tool that businesses of al...

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    FREE STARTUP STRATEGY EVENT THURSDAY, MYRIAD CELEBRATES CO-FOUNDER'S LIFE

    Jan 01, 2019

    Entrepreneurs and business startup hopefuls can start off the new year learning more about strategy for startups at RevRoad University from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.This free business event will feature a workshop on strategy and a conversation with Craig Earnshaw, founder of LifeLink Corp. The wo...

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    94% OF CONSUMERS SAY YOUR WEBSITE MUST BE EASY TO NAVIGATE

    Jan 01, 2019

    The issue of Internet addiction is grabbing headlines, which is presenting businesses with a new set of challenges as people spend less time online. And when they do spend time online, 94% of consumers say they want an easy to navigate website.This is according to a new survey by Clutch which looked...

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    HOW THIS ENTREPRENEUR BOOTSTRAPPED HIS STARTUP FROM ZERO TO OVER $100 MILLION IN REVENUE

    Dec 30, 2018

    We don’t seem to hear as much about lean startups these days. The main focus in the startup community seems to be all about raising enormous sums of capital and racing to an exit. That’s exciting, and can create a lot of value. Martin Rawls-Meehan has taken a different route to generatin...

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    NEW FACEBOOK GROUP STORIES MAY HELP YOUR BRAND ENGAGE WITH CUSTOMERS

    Dec 30, 2018

    Facebook has added Stories to all of its brands and now it is also part of Groups. With this new feature Group members can be part of the story by contributing and collaborating in a conversation. Since many businesses and brands maintain such Groups, this may be an opportunity to boost engagement. ...

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    SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TIPS: HOW TO MANAGE SMALL BUSINESS IN INDIA?

    Dec 30, 2018

    The importance of time is no less than capital and funds for a small business. A small business owner works towards achieving aspirations for his business, he manages accounts and juggles between responsibilities. With so much work at hand, a small business owner obviously looks for small business m...

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    DO YOU KNOW THE SKILLS NEEDED TO GROW A SUCCESSFUL ONLINE BUSINESS?

    Dec 29, 2018

    Starting an online business isn’t easy, but for entrepreneurs who are willing to put in the work, they can yield tremendous rewards. There are several key points of which you must be aware if you want to sell products or services online. Everyone knows about the sales and marketing aspects of ...

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    HOW TO FORM PARTNERSHIPS WITH LARGER COMPANIES WHEN YOU RUN A STARTUP

    Dec 29, 2018

    Increasing visibility for your startup requires growth tactics and typically, a significant amount of time. While new companies are always looking for ways to grow quickly, in reality, it can take a significant amount of time before you see the fruits of your labor. But a quick way to grow your cust...

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    HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH A SLEW OF WEIRD JANUARY HOLIDAYS

    Dec 28, 2018

    With Christmas over and a new year just begun, January is a time for knuckling down and enjoying a quieter month that’s void of holidays, right? Wrong! The first month of the year is brimming with weird and wacky holidays, which, when played correctly, can offer some unmissable promotional opp...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES ADD JOBS, GOOGLE ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTION FOR BUSINESS MESSAGING

    Dec 28, 2018

    We don’t aim to read the tea leaves here, but it’s hard not to speculate.This week, we reported on the most recent employment numbers from ADP. In the small business sector, 46,000 jobs were added in November 2018. Franchise businesses added 11,500 jobs in the same time.Those are both he...

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    HOW FUNDING ROUNDS WORK FOR STARTUPS

    Dec 26, 2018

    The promise of big, easy and fast money to build business ideas has inspired countless entrepreneurs to throw their hats in the ring to try and get their share, and make their visions a reality.For some the game of raising capital to build businesses and achieve buzzworthy exits has become a busines...

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    TYLER GIVES DETAILS ON LOCATIONS AND FUNDING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE UPDATES

    Dec 26, 2018

    The state of Tyler's infrastructure is one of the most pressing issues. Jobs, quality of life, economic competitiveness and public safety all depend on it.Much of Tyler's infrastructure (streets, water systems, drainage systems and sewer systems) was installed in the early 20th century and h...

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    SEC APPOINTS FIRST ADVOCATE FOR SMALL BUSINESS CAPITAL FORMATION

    Dec 26, 2018

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has named its first advocate for Small Business Capital Formation.Martha Legg Miller will assume the post in January and head up the agency’s new Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation, which was created pursuant to the bipartisan SEC...

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    PEOPLE FLOCK TO STORES FOR POST-HOLIDAY SALES

    Dec 26, 2018

    Santa has landed back at the North Pole, and all the gifts have been opened. Now, the return-a-thon begins."The day after Christmas is typically a lot of returns, gifts that maybe weren't the right ones when they got them, and they just come in to exchange usually," said Sephora consul...

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    25 PLACES TO BUY BUSINESS CHRISTMAS CARDS

    Dec 25, 2018

    Tis’ the season to be jolly and is the time to share your appreciation for hardworking members of staff and loyal customers by sending out business Christmas cards.If you’re wondering where to head to in order to purchase quality business holiday cards, here’s 25 places to buy busi...

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    UPWORK AND MICROSOFT PARTNER ON NEW FREELANCER TOOLKIT

    Dec 25, 2018

    The partnership between Upwork and Microsoft is a clear indication freelancing has become part of the entire workforce. This means freelancers are being used by everyone from individual entrepreneurs to small businesses and all the way up to large enterprises. As part of this partnership, Microsoft ...

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    BUSINESS INSURANCE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE HARD, HERE ARE 3 TYPES YOU’LL NEED

    Dec 24, 2018

    As a business owner, it’s important to be positive and optimistic for the most part. However, if you plan on being in business in the long run, it’s pretty unrealistic to think that nothing bad is ever going to happen. Insurance is a great tool that can be used to protect you against the...

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    GOOGLE ANNOUNCES SHUTDOWN OF ALLO APP, MAKES NEW PLANS FOR BUSINESS MESSAGING

    Dec 24, 2018

    When it comes to search, Google has no equal, but the company just doesn’t seem to get messaging right. The shutting down of Allo two years after it was announced at I/O 2016 is the latest example. Google officially announced it is shutting down Allo after pausing further investment in the app...

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    ADP REPORT: SMALL BUSINESS ADDS 46K JOBS IN NOVEMBER

    Dec 24, 2018

    The ADP data for small business specifically looks at companies with 49 or fewer employees. With small businesses accounting for 58.9 million employees in the US, which is 47.5% of the country’s workforce, the ADP data plays an important role as an economic indicator.The 46,000 jobs added in N...

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    ATTEND ONE OF THE FREE SEMINARS ON ZOHO ONE BUSINESS SOFTWARE BEGINNING IN JANUARY

    Dec 22, 2018

    Managing the software behind the daily operation of your small business can get complicated and expensive.The Zoho One Seminars which will be held across the country from January through March of 2019 will look to solve this problem.The first seminar is going to be held in San Francisco on January 8...

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    PETER STRONG: WHY 2018 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR MOST SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

    Dec 20, 2018

    There is no doubt 2018 was a year of good outcomes for small business owners in Australia. If, for no other reason, because the year ended with a big focus on the mental health of the self-employed. But there are plenty of other reasons we should be pleased. In 2018, the government focused on growth...

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    IS TECHNOLOGY THE SOLUTION FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS LATE PAYMENT PROBLEM?

    Dec 20, 2018

    The subject of cash flow has sort of an adjustable lever that variably aligns with the size and segments of business, but can also include other factors such as geographic market, general economic growth trends and so forth.  So, for example, a Fortune 500 like ExxonMobil might think in terms o...

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    WHAT THE FARM BILL'S HEMP LEGALIZATION MEANS FOR SMALL BUSINESS

    Dec 20, 2018

    On Dec. 20, President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill, an annual piece of legislation that governs regulations and funding across the entire agriculture industry of the U.S. Naturally, such a bill has sweeping effects that have significant implications on both the U.S. economy and food produc...

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    LOAN PROGRAM SUPPORTS GROWTH FOR TROY'S SMALL BUSINESSES

    Dec 20, 2018

    A small business loan program is helping companies expand in the city of Troy.Since its inception in 2007, the Small Business Development Revolving Loan fund has awarded nearly $2 million to a variety of companies, from manufacturers to restaurants. In all, 20 loans have been allocated to these busi...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES, BIG CONTRIBUTION

    Dec 19, 2018

    Small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs are some of the most important influencers of economic growth because, in any economy, they represent more than 90 per cent of all employers and create 60 to 80 per cent of all new jobs, annually. In 2018, there were 30.2 million small businesses in the ...

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    IMMIGRANT SMALL BUSINESS REPORT HIGHLIGHTS CHALLENGES FOR NEW RESTAURATEURS IN PITTSBURGH

    Dec 19, 2018

    In the last several decades, Pittsburgh’s local food scene has been revitalized by a growing number of restaurants opened by newly-arrived immigrants that showcase cuisine from Asia, South America and Africa.But according to a new study from All for All, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting imm...

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    TOP STYLES FOR BUSINESS CASUAL MEN TODAY

    Dec 19, 2018

    Business casual is a very common dress code for offices around the country — but it wasn’t always that way. It first started gaining popularity around the 1990’s with the introduction of casual fridays and some well-placed marketing campaigns from brands like Dockers. But even in t...

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    SHOPIFY MERCHANTS RAKE IN $870,000 PER MINUTE FROM BLACK FRIDAY THROUGH CYBER MONDAY

    Dec 18, 2018

    Shopify merchants saw huge earnings on the platform over the Black Friday through Cuber Monday  shopping weekend this year. Over the Black Friday Cyber Monday (BFCM) shopping weekend Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) was generating peak sales of $870,000 and 10,978 orders per minute. This resulted in Shopif...

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    WORLD OF WARCRAFT HELPED THIS MAN GROW AN 8-FIGURE BUSINESS

    Dec 18, 2018

    Eden Amirav was Israel's national undefeated champion at World of Warcraft. He has also established and sold one seven-figure business and founded another eight-figure business.For the uninitiated, World of Warcraft has grossed nearly $10 billion in revenue since 2004. It's also a fiendishly...

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    AMERICA'S AMAZING GAS BUSINESS MAKES LESS THAN IT DID IN 2000

    Dec 18, 2018

    After a November to remember, America’s natural gas producers are settling back into more-familiar feelings of wistfulness at what might have been. Benchmark gas prices are down 21 percent so far this month as winter has taken less of a bite out of our collective hide than anticipated (so far ...

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    AR PIONEER BLIPPAR IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS

    Dec 18, 2018

    Pioneering augmented reality startup Blippar, once touted as a $1.5 billion British tech unicorn, has stumbled into administration. The company said that it failed to secure the funding it needed to reach profitability following a dispute with one of its shareholders. Corporate insolvency firm David...

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    EIGHT IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS

    Dec 18, 2018

    One of the best ways to grow a business and gain attention for your brand is to team up with another company. Partnering gives each party access to the others' skill sets and resources, which can greatly expand their individual capabilities. For a partnership to succeed, each of the businesses i...

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    JANUARY WOMEN IN CLOUD SUMMIT HAPPENS AT MICROSOFT HEADQUARTERS

    Dec 17, 2018

    The goal of Women in Cloud is to further the success of women entrepreneurs in tech by creating partnership opportunities and programs with innovative companies.The Women In Cloud Summit 2019 will be held at Microsoft Building 33 in Redmond, WA from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm on Saturday, January 26, 2019 t...

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    APPLY THESE 4 TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE WORK LIFE BALANCE IN YOUR BUSINESS

    Dec 17, 2018

    A study by Gallup found that a quarter of Americans dream of becoming entrepreneurs but are holding themselves back. The study attributed this trend to many reasons like fear and financial limitations. Among these reasons, the fear of losing their work-life balance caused 47% of these people to give...

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    TURBOTAX LIVE OFFERS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS HELP FROM CPAS THIS TAX SEASON

    Dec 16, 2018

    As soon as the new year begins, businesses must already start thinking about the upcoming tax season. And although the US tax code is supposed to be less complicated now, the live help TurboTax is offering from its network of CPAs and Enrolled Agents (EAs) is one option to consider. According to the...

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    TRADE WAR WITH CHINA HITS SMALL AMAZON SELLERS

    Dec 14, 2018

    The trade war between The US and China is affecting Amazon sellers. It’s even gotten to the point where finding suppliers outside of China and manufacturing outside that country are being suggested as possible solutions by Jungle Scout, a small company dedicated to helping entrepreneurs run th...

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    IS YOUR BUSINESS ELIGIBLE FOR A $20,000 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION?

    Dec 14, 2018

    Australian small businesses owners could be forgiven of being sick of calls to ‘go digital’. But it’s not often that the government offers to help fund their use of technology. This week, the Federal Government announced it will provide 100 small businesses with a digital transform...

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    CARDIFF SHOPPERS RALLY BEHIND SMALL BUSINESSES FOR FINAL STRETCH BEFORE CHRISTMAS

    Dec 14, 2018

    Figures released today show almost half of people from Cardiff are planning to support small businesses in the final run up to Christmas. The study from Paymentsense shows that 21% of people in the city plan to shop in small businesses regardless of location, and 23% will do so locally. Over a third...

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    WHAT CROWDSOURCED DATA CAN DO FOR BUSINESS

    Dec 14, 2018

    As we enter what is widely billed as another generational shift in computing, we are adopting the cloud-computing model of networked datacentre IT to drive the way all our software applications work. From this wider, deeper, thicker and altogether more algorithmically intelligent backbone, we can bu...

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    GLOBALTRANZ AND IMPACT DIVERSITY ACCEPTED INTO U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION’S ALL SMALL MENTOR-PROTEGE PROGRAM

    Dec 13, 2018

    GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solutions provider, and Impact Diversity Solutions Corporation (IDSC) have been approved and recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) through the All Small Mentor-Protégé program.This joint ...

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    MASSACHUSETTS SMALL BUSINESS HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS 2ND HIGHEST IN US, STUDY FINDS

    Dec 13, 2018

    Massachusetts small business owners buying health insurance for their employees are spending more than businesses in most other states and are getting less for that money, according to data released Thursday by Massachusetts’ Health Policy Commission. That is true even as individuals and small...

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    OFFICE FANTASY SPORTS LEAGUES GOOD FOR COMPANY CULTURE, NEW SURVEY REVEALS

    Dec 13, 2018

    Businesses are always looking for ways to cultivate the culture of their company with the goal of improving the overall performance of the organization. A new survey from Kimble Applications looks at how fantasy sports leagues can have a positive impact in that endeavor. In the survey, more than hal...

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    FREE SHIPPING, SMOOTH SHOPPING EXPERIENCE LED TO SPIKES IN SPENDING CYBER MONDAY

    Dec 12, 2018

    The power of discounts was on display yet again this year during the holiday shopping weekend as more people scrambled to snag online shopping deals for Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. A whopping $6 billion in online sales was recorded  on Cyber Monday 2018, which emerged as the d...

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    7 THINGS EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT 2019

    Dec 12, 2018

    Open enrollment for small businesses deals with the insurance that you sponsor for your employees. It’s a period (Nov 1 to Dec 15) where they can change or elect their policies and the coverage that covers their dependence. For small businesses, open enrollment is critical because it helps the...

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    SMALL BUSINESS, BIG IMPACT: FAR-REACHING EFFECTS OF NET NEUTRALITY REPEAL

    Dec 11, 2018

    On Dec. 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality. The new rules, called Restoring Internet Freedom Order, came into effect on April 23, 2018. Now that the new regulation has been in effect for a little over six months, we are starting to see that this new order ...

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    GAUGING SUCCESS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: WHAT ONLINE TOOLS CAN TELL YOU ABOUT YOUR MOBILE PRESENCE

    Dec 11, 2018

    You’d be hard-pressed to find a small business owner who doesn’t agree that social media marketing can be vital to success, but determining and measuring online performance isn’t always as cut and dry.In fact, 56% of marketers don’t know how to or simply can’t measure t...

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    SMALL-BUSINESS SENTIMENT SLUMPS TO 7-MONTH LOW IN NOVEMBER

    Dec 11, 2018

    The National Federation of Independent Business small-business optimism index fell 2.6 points in November to a seasonally adjusted level of 104.8, the lowest in seven months. Most of the decline coming from expectations about future sales and business conditions.What happened: No components of the i...

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    IMMIGRATION BECOMES GROWING CONCERN FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, INDEX SAYS

    Dec 11, 2018

    The Q4 2018 Quarterly Index from the National Write Your Congressman (NWYC) organization reveals immigration ranked as a top small business concern in this quarter. According to NWYC, this is the first time the issue of immigration ranked in the top five. The top five issues small businesses were co...

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    TOP SMALL BUSINESS MANUFACTURING TRENDS IN 2018

    Dec 11, 2018

    The global manufacturing market has experienced a myriad of changes in recent years. Particularly in the U.S., automation, offshoring and technology have made a major impact on manufacturing businesses of all sizes. 81% of manufacturers expect to see growth in their businesses in 2018. 72% of manufa...

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    8 BEST CHATBOTS TO BENEFIT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

    Dec 11, 2018

    If you thought the use of chatbots was confined to larger companies, think again! According to research by Think Relay, which used data gathered by NerdyData, companies with less than 250 employees employ chatbots most frequently, with firms with just 1 – 10 employees, making up approximately ...

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    “LONG OVERDUE”: $3.6 MILLION FOR SMALL BUSINESS MENTAL HEALTH UNDER NEW GOVERNMENT PACKAGE

    Dec 10, 2018

    The federal government will spend $3.6 million tackling small business mental health issues under a new policy package announced by Small Business and Family Enterprise Minister Michaelia Cash on the weekend.The funding will primarily target the provision of advice and support services for small bus...

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    GREENVILLE COMPETITION OFFERING SMALL BUSINESS GRANT

    Dec 10, 2018

    GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) Here's your chance to qualify for a grant if you have a dream of opening or expanding a small business in Greenville.Entrepreneurs who believe they have the next great business idea will once again have a chance to receive a grant to help out financially.It is a part of the...

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    GOVERNMENT MINISTERS CONCERNED SMALL BUSINESSES ARE BEING TREATED UNFAIRLY

    Dec 10, 2018

    Government ministers responsible for small business and commerce are expressing concerns over commercial practices they say are unfairly impacting small firms.In a discussion document, released this morning, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi and Small Business Minister Stuart Nash s...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES, DESPERATE TO FILL OPEN POSITIONS, JUICE JOB OFFERS WITH AMAZING PERKS

    Dec 10, 2018

    With unemployment at its lowest level since 1969, job applicants may have the upper hand when they walk into an interview, and that goes for job offers on Main Street as well as from corporate human resources. It is not just the Amazons of the world feeling the pressure to offer employees more. Smal...

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    20 SMALL BUSINESSES SELLING GORGEOUS HOLIDAY GIFTS

    Dec 10, 2018

    Inc.com readers come in lots of shapes and sizes, but, for obvious reasons, almost all share one key trait an interest in and appreciation for small businesses, startups, and craftspeople. If that's you, why not skip the madness of the mall (and Amazon) this holiday season and give entrepreneurs...

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    SMALL-BUSINESS OPTIMISM DIPS OVER FEARS OF AN ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN: SURVEY

    Dec 09, 2018

    Although tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks this year fueled small-business optimism to hit its highest level in decades, the latest CNBC|SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey, released Monday, reveals that small-business confidence is starting to cool. After hitting a record high in Q3, the Small Busin...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES IN AFRICA WILL BE ON THE FRONTLINE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

    Dec 09, 2018

    Climate change is going to have huge consequences all over the world, especially in Africa. Harvests will be affected, threatening agricultural outputs. This could hurt farmers and lead to greater food insecurity. But there hasn’t been much discussion about what effects climate change will hav...

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    6 COMMON BUSINESS STARTUP FUMBLES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

    Dec 09, 2018

    Businesses of all types and in all industries face challenges as startups. While some obstacles are out of a business owner’s control, others are avoidable. Let’s discuss some of the most common “fumbles” startups face and how to tackle them before they set back your end game...

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    15 EXAMPLES OF AUGMENTED REALITY TO INSPIRE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

    Dec 08, 2018

    Incorporating augmented reality (AR), whereby an interactive experience of a real-world environment is created by computer-generated perceptual information, into business operations, marketing and functions, isn’t confined to big businesses with big budgets to play around with. On the contrary...

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    PACKAGES HEADED TO CUSTOMERS IN AUSTIN AT GREATEST RISK FROM PORCH PIRATES IN 2018

    Dec 08, 2018

    Videos of porch pirates stealing packages have become popular on social media and the nightly news, which highlight the scope of the problem.With the holiday shopping season well underway, a new report by SafeWise looks at the best and worst cities when it comes to package theft during this time of ...

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    AVERY OFFERS SMALL BUSINESSES A VARIETY OF LABELS, CARDS AND TAGS FOR HOLIDAY NEEDS

    Dec 07, 2018

    Personalized print goods can really make your gifts and products stand out this holiday season. Labels, tags and cards can all add a special finishing touch that your clients, employees and customers will truly remember. And creating these custom printed items doesn’t have to be difficult or e...

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    TOP STORIES: ONLINE SELLERS TURN TO PHYSICAL RETAIL, MORE E-TAILERS NOW OFFER FREE RETURNS

    Dec 07, 2018

    It’s the height of the holiday shopping season. And admit it, you’re probably doing a lot of online shopping. You may be doing it now.But what about offline shopping? That’s still a thing and according to a report this week on Small Business Trends, a number of online retailers are...

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    APRA BACKS SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH FUND LED BY NAB

    Dec 07, 2018

    The federal government's small business financing push has received a substantial boost after the prudential regulatory singalled it would support the establishment of a Business Growth Fund. The growth fund is one part of the government's two part small business finance policy announced las...

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    SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY BREAKS RECORDS

    Dec 06, 2018

    The study, commissioned by principal supporter American Express, revealed support for the campaign came from 90% of local councils – a 3% increase on 2017. Small Business Saturday also drew high engagement on social media. Tweets sent on the day reached more than 100 million people, with ...

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    BOSTON SMALL BUSINESSES ARE GETTING MORE OPTIMISTIC, BOFA SURVEY FINDS

    Dec 06, 2018

    In recent months, negative economic trends like tariff worries and a rocky stock market have grabbed a lot of attention. But according to a survey from Bank of America Corp., small businesses in Greater Boston are as optimistic as they’ve been in a while.Of those polled, 38 percent plan to hir...

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    DIGITAL PAYMENTS STARTUP BENOW SEES OPPORTUNITY IN POS BUSINESS

    Dec 06, 2018

    Mumbai based digital payments startup Benow which acquires merchants for QR code based transactions is all set to move into the hardware point of sales business sensing stronger opportunity in the card payments space. The company, founded by founders of Mastek, is looking to finalise a $5 million fu...

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    10% MORE ONLINE RETAILERS OFFER FREE RETURNS IN 2018, REPORT SAYS

    Dec 05, 2018

    eCommerce shipping has become an integral part of businesses large and small and competing in this environment means offering incentives such as free returns to ensure customer loyalty.According to the 2018 State of Shipping report from Shippo, businesses are having to do more in order to keep up wi...

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    GLOBAL SEARCH MARKETING AGENCY, DIRECTIVE, ANNOUNCES COMPLETE REBRANDING

    Dec 05, 2018

    Directive, the leading B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, announced today the launch of their new branding to reflect their evolution into a global search marketing agency. Directive’s unique approach to search marketing has positioned the company as the agency of choice for leading B...

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    GLOBAL SEARCH MARKETING AGENCY, DIRECTIVE, ANNOUNCES COMPLETE REBRANDING

    Dec 05, 2018

    Directive, the leading B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, announced today the launch of their new branding to reflect their evolution into a global search marketing agency. Directive’s unique approach to search marketing has positioned the company as the agency of choice for leading B...

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    FLICKR UPDATES TO PRO AND FREE ACCOUNTS MAY SIMPLIFY BUSINESS USE

    Dec 04, 2018

    Changes to the iconic Flickr photo sharing community make the site more useful to businesses using it as a resource for images used in marketing and communication. The change getting the biggest reaction is the elimination of the one free terabyte of space originally offered to all free Flickr users...

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    TALENT CRUNCH INTENSIFIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, BANK OF AMERICA FINDS

    Dec 04, 2018

    The year 2018 was a record year for small business (SMB) optimism in the U.S., driven by economic strength, government policy and continued efforts among the financial technology (FinTech) and financial services (FinServ) communities to introduce new tools for entrepreneurs  to make running the...

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    PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS ON THESE WEIRD DECEMBER HOLIDAYS

    Dec 01, 2018

    If you thought the only holidays in December were Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, then think again! The festive month is brimming with wonderfully weird and obscure holidays and national days, which the savviest of businesses are not only aware of but use to as a promotional tool for competi...

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    INVEST IN YOUR KNOWLEDGE BASE WITH THIS UPCOMING EVENT

    Dec 01, 2018

    Why should you invest to increase your knowledge base about inventory? Because depending on your industry, an inventory budget can represent up to 90% of the overall expenses of your business.Scott Gregory is holding a webinar which will teach you the basics of QuickBooks Pro, Premier or Enterprise ...

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    MARKET YOUR BUSINESS MORE EFFECTIVELY IN 2019 WITH THESE GUIDES, RESOURCES AND EXPERT TIPS

    Dec 01, 2018

    If your resolution for 2019 is to improve your marketing, you need to find the right guides, resources, and experts to help you shape a plan. There are plenty of options out there to help with everything from content creation to social media. Here are some insights from members of the online small b...

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    COULD YOUR SMALL BUSINESS USE AN AUTONOMOUS, WIRELESS UNDERWATER DRONE?

    Nov 30, 2018

    Over the past few years, there has been a rise in the use of drones for deliveries and other uses. Now, the first autonomous underwater drone has launched, opening a whole new world of possibilities. Yep, that’s right! French start-up Notilo Plus recently announced the commercial launch of wha...

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    ETSY BUSINESSES CONTRIBUTE $4.7B, 31% OF ENTREPRENEURS CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTHCARE

    Nov 30, 2018

    According to a recent report on handmade commerce, Etsy sellers are contributing $4.7 billion to the American economy right now.The report, on the surface, shows two positive signs. First, consumer spending is presumably strong. Second, there’s a thirst for quality handmade goods, which are mo...

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    THANKSGIVING AND BLACK FRIDAY 2018 SPENDING UP 6% OVER LAST YEAR, 5% FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

    Nov 30, 2018

    Early shopping results from First Data’s Holiday Insights Dashboard have revealed overall spending was up 6.1% for Thanksgiving- Black Friday year over year with a 5.3% growth for small businesses over the same period. This does not reflect the results for the entire shopping season, but so fa...

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    PEW RESEARCH PROVIDES IMPORTANT DATA FOR SMALL BUSINESSES ABOUT MARKETING ON YOUTUBE

    Nov 30, 2018

    Data from a new Pew Research Center survey reveals YouTube has become a valuable resource for Americans. The research contains some valuable insights for small businesses now using the platform as a marketing channel. Users are turning to YouTube for how to videos, product information, children&rsqu...

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    TOP ENERGY DRAINING DEVICES IN YOUR HOME OFFICE

    Nov 30, 2018

    Working from the comfort of a home office comes with many cost-cutting benefits to a small business, the biggest being the lack of a costly and time-consuming commute to work. However, there are expenses associated with running a home office, with energy costs being a leading overhead. When it comes...

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    SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS ENTERS SECOND YEAR AS A CERTIFIED WOMAN OWNED BUSINESS

    Nov 29, 2018

    Small Business Trends Media Group, the parent publishing group of SmallBizTrends.com and BizSugar.com, is delighted to enter its second year with “Woman Business Certification” by the State of Florida. The designation that Small Business Trends is a certified woman owned business comes f...

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    BEST ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS TO SAVE YOUR BUSINESS MONEY

    Nov 29, 2018

    Are you trying to make your business more energy efficient? If you’re prepared to invest in some new lighting, HVAC, appliances or renewable energy sources, you could take advantage of rebates, tax breaks or other incentives designed to help you cover the cost. There are programs like this all...

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    CRACKING THE CODE ON HEATING AND COOLING COSTS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

    Nov 29, 2018

    Small businesses across the United States spend a staggering $60 billion on energy every year, most of which is consumed in electricity. Keeping work premises warm in the winter and cool in the summer is a necessary part of running any business but is also energy intensive, equating to one of the bi...

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    WHY JOB CANDIDATES ARE STANDING YOU UP AND HOW TO PUT A STOP TO IT

    Nov 29, 2018

    If you’ve tried to fill a position at your business lately, you know how challenging it can be. With a record low unemployment rates, it’s suddenly an employees’ market. Unfortunately, some job candidates are taking advantage of this fact by “ghosting” potential employe...

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    NEW LOOPING VIDEO APP PLANNED FROM THE CREATOR OF VINE, COULD YOUR BUSINESS BENEFIT?

    Nov 29, 2018

    For the millions of fans who regularly watched and loved its quirky videos, the sudden shut down of the Vine app in October 2016 came as a bitter blow. If you happen to be one of those fans or one of the creators who made those videos, there is good news because the co-founder of Vine, Dom Hofmann, ...

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    GREATER HAMMOND CHAMBER’S SMALL BUSINESS EXPRESS HAS 50 SMALL RETAIL STOPS

    Nov 28, 2018

    The Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce is encouraging people to gift shop with 50 participating member small businesses and have a chance at $2,500 in prize packages during a 24-day holiday shopping event. The second annual Small Business Express event will run through Dec. 17.To participate, commu...

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    AIDER RELEASES AI POWERED DIGITAL ASSISTANT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

    Nov 28, 2018

    Small businesses now have a powerful, new intuitive tool at their fingertips to help drive success - and the bottom line. Aider, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered digital business assistant created specifically for small business, has been in beta phase in Australasia for several months. Brend...

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    THINKING ABOUT A NEW ENERGY PROVIDER FOR YOUR BUSINESS? 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD

    Nov 28, 2018

    In 2017, a staggering 39% of total U.S. energy consumption was used for commercial and residential buildings, equating to about 38 quadrillion British thermal units. Virtually all businesses rely on energy to perform everyday functions. Energy is an expense no business can escape. However, when it c...

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    PAYPAL ACQUIRES HYPERWALLET WITH FOCUS ON ECOMMERCE BUSINESSES

    Nov 26, 2018

    PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) recently completed the acquisition of Vancouver-based global payout platform Hyperwallet Systems for approximately $400 million USD. The giant digital payments company says the acquisition of Hyperwallet will help strengthen PayPal’s payout capabilities with enhanced abil...

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    TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BIG DATA TO BOOST CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, READ THESE 4 TIPS

    Nov 26, 2018

    The rising phenomenon of Big Data, meaning the collection and analysis of vast amounts of data, is something that has been around for a long time. What has changed over the last years, is the way we process that data and how we utilize it in relation to business and society. Thanks to the growth of ...

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    SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SUCCESSFUL FOR LOCAL MERCHANTS

    Nov 25, 2018

    Small business Saturday appears to be a success this year. It's a day focused on helping local merchants in the area stores in Mobile and across the Bay report a great turnout."It's been nonstop, lots of locals, lots of tourists great day for local business," says Fairhope's So...

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    SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY BY THE NUMBERS: 67 MILLION EXPECTED TO SHOP, $85 BILLION SPENT

    Nov 24, 2018

    Almost before the leftover turkey is put away into Tupperware, the holiday shopping season is fully underway. But now, popular shopping day Black Friday has to share the spotlight with its relatively new sidekick: Small Business Saturday. This year, the shopping day, when consumers are urged to shop...

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    10 EXPERT TIPS FOR BUILDING A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR YOUR BUSINESS

    Nov 24, 2018

    Every successful business needs a strong foundation. The structure, processes, team and marketing strategies that you enact early on can put you in an optimal place for growth down the line. Whether you’re just getting started or looking to take some corrective action in an existing business, ...

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    8 BIG PREDICTIONS FOR THE 2018 HOLIDAY SHIPPING SEASON

    Nov 24, 2018

    Americans are set to spend big this holiday season. In fact, numbers from Adobe Analytics report the online spend alone will reach $124.1 billion to overshadow brick and mortar sales.What’s more, Deloitte reports that people will spend $525 on gifts representing a bump of 20% from $430 in 2017...

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    ONLINE QUICKBOOKS EVENT WILL HELP YOU USE SOFTWARE TO BETTER MANAGE INVENTORY

    Nov 24, 2018

    Your small business inventory is a very important asset. You can even get a loan for the inventory if you have to get out of temporary financial binds.So, shouldn’t you do all you can to learn about managing your inventory the best way possible?Scott Gregory brings 30+ years in accounting inve...

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    TOP MANAGED WORDPRESS HOSTING PROVIDERS OF 2019

    Nov 23, 2018

    It’s becoming more like a norm today with more people, especially millennials venturing out in the world to put their idea in action, beginning a startup, breaking off from their traditional safe salaries at large corporations. New startups pop up every day all around the world, each of them h...

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    KEEPTRUCKIN LAUNCHES APP STORE ALLOWING SMALL TRUCKING COMPANIES TO SHARE DATA

    Nov 22, 2018

    The trucking industry, just like all other industries in today’s world, has become increasingly more reliant on digital technology. The launch of the KeepTruckin App Marketplace is the latest example of this trend.This app store has been created with industry-leading applications to address th...

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    DISCOUNTS ON TAP FOR THIS WEEKEND’S SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AND MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY

    Nov 22, 2018

    We’re running out of days during Thanksgiving week to assign clever names. Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, and in its second year, Museum Store Sunday. All of this is followed by Giving Tuesday.While businesses of all sizes offer deals on Friday and...

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    MERCHANTS LOOK AHEAD TO SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

    Nov 22, 2018

    Black Friday may be the biggest and busiest shopping day of the year, but area merchants and chamber of commerce directors are hoping people save some of their money to shop local. With that in mind, nationally recognized Small Business Saturday was created to promote the importance of supporting ar...

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    SHELDON SET FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

    Nov 22, 2018

    Phil Warnke hopes “Reindeer in Here” is a hit with shoppers this weekend.The owner Ben Franklin Crafts & Frame Shop in downtown Sheldon likes that the book and plush figure combination carry a positive message about celebrating differences. His store has a display set up for the item...

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    FIVE WAYS TO PREPARE YOUR BUSINESS FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

    Nov 22, 2018

    American Express’ Small Business Saturday has fast become an American tradition for the Saturday following Black Friday. Small businesses across the country will be celebrating the ninth year of this annual shopping event on Saturday, November 24. It can mean a big day of sales; in 2017 alone,...

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    USE-IT-OR-LOSE-IT TAX BREAKS YOUR SMALL BUSINESS MUST TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOON

    Nov 21, 2018

    Some tax breaks have a limited existence. Most of the changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for individuals are set to run only through 2025. But when it comes to businesses, there are some provisions due to expire much sooner. It’s up to you to take advantage of them while you can. While feder...

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    AS USMCA REPLACES NAFTA, WHO WILL BE THE WINNERS AND LOSERS AMONG SMALL BUSINESSES?

    Nov 20, 2018

    The dust has started to settle on the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal between Canada, the United States and Mexico. Although it still needs to be ratified, there are some clear winners and losers as far as American small business goes. Small Business Trends did some rese...

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    38 PERCENT OF EMPLOYEES DON’T WANT MANAGEMENT DICTATING THE TECH THEY USE FOR WORK

    Nov 20, 2018

    The technology people use today doesn’t stop when they are in their workplace, as a matter of fact, they might be more loyal to it than what a company might be providing. According to a new report from NexPlane, 38% of employees don’t want management dictating the tech they use for work....

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    ONLINE LINGERIE STARTUP BEGINS RETAIL STORE PUSH

    Nov 20, 2018

    The digitally native retailer has opened a store at Bridgewater Commons mall, in Bridgewater, N.J. The 3,600-sq.-ft space is the brand’s second physical store to date and double the size of its first location (photo above), which opened in June, at Staten Island Mall, in the Staten Island boro...

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    ORACLE NETSUITE DEBUTS NEW ENHANCEMENTS TO HELP BUSINESSES GROW

    Nov 19, 2018

    Oracle Corp. (NYSE:ORCL) recently announced a series of new enhancements to its cloud computing platform NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N). The new enhancements are designed to help businesses across industries grow revenues, expand internationally and empower business users, the company says. Oracle NetSuite...

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    WHAT IS ROYALTY FREE AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS?

    Nov 19, 2018

    You’ve probably seen the term “royalty-free” before  perhaps on stock photos, background music or other types of intellectual property. But what exactly does it mean?Copyright law can be complicated for small businesses to navigate. But it is important that you at least get th...

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    PAYA ACQUISITION ADDS SERVICES FOR NON-PROFIT, FAITH BASED AND EDUCATIONAL BUSINESSES

    Nov 18, 2018

    Payment platform Paya offers new services to businesses in the nonprofit, faith-based and educational industries with acquisition of payment facilitator Stewardship Technology. For these industries, having a reliable payment platform makes it possible to raise funds and accept payments using today&r...

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    CAN YOUR BUSINESS PULL OFF A PUBLICITY STUNT? TAKE THIS QUIZ

    Nov 17, 2018

    Over the past few years, we’ve seen large brands like IHOP and Burger King pull publicity stunts that gained a lot of attention. But can those same tactics work for smaller brands?Entrepreneur and author Judge Graham believes they can. He said in a phone interview with Small Business Trends, &...

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    61 PERCENT OF SMALL BUSINESSES DIDN’T CREATE A BUDGET IN 2018

    Nov 16, 2018

    A new survey from Clutch just revealed close to two thirds or 61% of small businesses didn’t have an official documented budget for 2018.This problem is more prevalent with businesses that have 1 to 10 employees as 74% in this group did not create an official budget. The number goes down to 21...

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    CITRIX ACQUIRES PRODUCTIVITY STARTUP SAPHO FOR US$200M

    Nov 16, 2018

    Citrix, looking to help its enterprise customers achieve greater worker productivity, on Thursday revealed the acquisition of Sapho, a startup with an intelligent portal for engaging employees. Citrix will pay $200 million for the company that leverages artificial intelligence to unbundle monolithic...

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    SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY POISED TO BE A BIG ONE, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS

    Nov 16, 2018

    No, not Thanksgiving. Or Black Friday. We’re talking about Small Business Saturday. It’s coming up soon November 24.The day that was created as a promotion by American Express has turned itself into somewhat of a household name, as it were.And amid all the hooplah and madness of Thanksgi...

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    HOW TO CREATE A FINANCIAL BUSINESS PLAN

    Nov 15, 2018

    A financial business plan is essential to help your small business. These important documents are put together to help your business plan for the future. Make no mistake. This part of your business plan might look like accounting but a financial business plan is designed to look forward. First off, ...

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    WHAT SMBS MUST KNOW TO JOIN THE AI REVOLUTION

    Nov 15, 2018

    It comes as no surprise that nearly three-quarters of small and midsize businesses (SMB) will invest in software and apps over the next year, according to this June 2018 Vistage survey. But would you have guessed that  along with CRM  artificial intelligence (AI) tops the list of technolog...

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    WHAT IS AUGMENTED REALITY AND HOW CAN IT HELP YOUR SMALL BUSINESS TODAY?

    Nov 15, 2018

    Augmented Reality (AR) describes the practice of providing an enhanced version of reality in which the physical world is augmented with technology, namely superimposed computer-generated images, thereby creating a composite view of the real world. Unlike Virtual Reality, which produces computer-gene...

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    GOOGLE PLANS TRAINING FOR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES, WORKERS

    Nov 15, 2018

    Google is coming to Bozeman to help train local small businesses and workers how to use digital tools to their advantage.Scheduled to take place Thursday, the event is part of the company’s Grow with Google initiative, which aims to create economic activity in communities across the U.S., Goog...

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    TAKE PART IN OUR CYBER MONDAY CONTEST TO WIN AN AMAZON KINDLE FIRE TABLET

    Nov 14, 2018

    It’s a big day for a lot of our readers who have been working so hard for this moment, to put their online businesses to the ultimate test. To celebrate that hard work, Small Business Trends is giving away a latest generation Amazon Kindle Fire 7 tablet.This handy little companion has a stunni...

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    BUSINESSES PREFER REGIONAL TRADE AS TARIFFS AND PROTECTIONISM THREATEN GLOBAL PROSPECTS

    Nov 14, 2018

    Due to customer demand and favorable economic conditions, businesses worldwide have growing confidence.But however confident they may be, many companies are beginning to shift toward doing business within their own regions due to uncertainty surrounding global trade, according to a new HSBC survey o...

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    GOOGLE SHARES TIPS FOR ATTRACTING MORE CUSTOMERS ONLINE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

    Nov 14, 2018

    The holiday shopping season is responsible for generating a large percentage of the yearly profits for many businesses. A new infographic from Google wants to help you prepare your site and ads for the increased activity which will come your way as the season moves along.According to the National Re...

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    FTC LAUNCHES NEW CYBER SECURITY TOOLS FOR SMALL BUSINESS

    Nov 14, 2018

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a resource to raise awareness about the vital role cybersecurity plays for the 32+ million small businesses in the US. This effort was part of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in October, which has been recognized every month since 2...

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    THESE 3 THINGS ARE THE BIGGEST ONLINE HOLIDAY SEASON PAINS FOR RETAILERS

    Nov 13, 2018

    Speed, cost, and seasonal increase in volume are the biggest holiday shopping season pain points for retailers.This according to a new survey by Simplr, which looked at the pulse of small-medium sized e-commerce retailers handling customer service inquiries to determine how businesses were getting r...

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    WHAT'S IN STORE FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY IN ROYAL OAK

    Nov 13, 2018

    The City of Royal Oak invites the community to come together for the 'The Small Business Saturday with Santa' event to celebrate the alley opening behind businesses along Main Street between 11 Mile and Third Street.The family-friendly event will offer activities for elementary aged children...

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    BEST PLACES TO PROMOTE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING CONTENT

    Nov 13, 2018

    A robust content promotion strategy has become a non-negotiable element of a successful content marketing plan.Simply throwing your articles out into the social jungle doesn’t yield much. Go ahead, pop on over to Twitter or Facebook and search for the terms you’re targeting. It’s a...

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    ENTER OUR CONTEST, WIN A CHROMEBOOK FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS THIS BLACK FRIDAY

    Nov 12, 2018

    It’s nearly the holiday season and we’re in a giving spirit. To celebrate, on Black Friday 2018 we’re giving away a shiny new Samsung Chromebook.One of our lucky readers is going to be getting this great gadget to keep around the house, around the office or take with you on your ne...

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    NEW APPLE IPAD PRO COULD SUPPLEMENT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS PC

    Nov 11, 2018

    The new Apple iPad Pro is bigger, faster and more integrated with applications creatives like to use in two different models. The 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions have a new edge-to-edge display, upgraded specs, and they support the new Apple Pencil. If you are ready to shell out a starting price of $...

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    SCORE TELLS SMALL BUSINESSES TO PREPARE FOR ANOTHER BUSY HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON

    Nov 11, 2018

    The revenues for Thanksgiving week in 2017 was up by 33% from 2016. And according to SCORE, small businesses better be ready for another busy holiday shopping season in 2018.The organization, which mentors small business owners, is bullish on the 2018 season, predicting sales will remain strong. Thi...

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    10 EXPERT TIPS FOR FINDING AND COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR IDEAL CUSTOMERS

    Nov 10, 2018

    Your marketing plan is only going to be effective if you’re able to bring in customers who are actually relevant. So you need to set up systems for finding ideal customers and bringing in new leads that are tailored to fit your specific audience. Here are tips from members of the online small ...

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    20 AWESOME TECH GIFTS FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNER ON YOUR LIST

    Nov 07, 2018

    In addition to purchasing gifts for your team and other business contacts, the holiday season can also be a great time to find deals for all the tech you may want to use throughout the year. Whether you’re looking for business gifts for other small business owners or just trying to buy somethi...

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    INTUIT LAUNCHES QUICKBOOKS ONLINE ADVANCED TO LEVERAGE DATA FOR GROWING BUSINESSES

    Nov 07, 2018

    Intuit announced the launch of QuickBooks Online Advanced with the goal of providing a better way to help growing companies understand their business.The new cloud-based solution will leverage the large amounts of data generated by its 3.4 million online customers with artificial intelligence and ma...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES SHOULDN’T BE IMPACTED BY TARIFF BATTLE, WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN SAYS

    Nov 07, 2018

    In a recent discussion on the state of small business, White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow insisted the impact of the current trade war between the U.S. and China on small businesses would be minor. Kudlow went as far as to say the economic growth would remain strong. Kudlow ...

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    76% OF EMPLOYEES PREFER A DESIGNATED LUNCH AREA, SURVEY SAYS

    Nov 06, 2018

    How many times have you seen small business employees eating lunch at their desks?Many small businesses don’t provide their employees a dedicated space for eating their lunch. So, with nowhere to go and sit to eat, it’s either employees eat at their desks or out somewhere nearby.If that&...

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    SBA AND VA CELEBRATE NATIONAL VETERANS SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

    Nov 05, 2018

    Did you know a military veteran owns 1 in 10 small businesses in America?In total, that comes to 2.5 million small businesses across the country. That’s 5 million jobs in the U.S. and more than $1 trillion in sales every year. It’s impossible to ignore the impact our military veterans ha...

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    NIMBLE EMAIL TRACKING TAB FOR IOS LETS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS FOLLOW CONVERSATIONS ON THE GO

    Nov 04, 2018

    When you are out in the field, you still need access to the tools for running your business. Nimble has launched its Email Tracking tab so you can track and follow the conversations you are having with your team, customers and prospects no matter where you are. The Email Tracking tab on Nimble Mobil...

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    46% OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS SAY CONSUMER CONFIDENCE THE MOST IMPORTANT ECONOMIC INDICATOR

    Nov 04, 2018

    According to a recent survey by business payments company Bill.com, Consumer Confidence is the number one factor SMBs cite as the key financial indicator impacting their business. Nearly half (46%) of small businesses say Consumer Confidence has the most impact in their business.Other economic facto...

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    MAGENTO INITIATIVE AIMS TO BOOST SMALL BUSINESS SALES ON MOBILE

    Nov 02, 2018

    The Mobile Optimization Initiative from Magento was introduced to help retailers capitalize on the amount of time consumer spend on their mobile devices.Even though more people are making smartphones their primary channel to shop online, converting sales on mobile devices is an ongoing problem. Acco...

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    7 SECRETS FOR USING FINTECH TO MANAGE SMALL BUSINESS CASH FLOW REVEALED

    Nov 01, 2018

    Financial technology, or FinTech refers to a range of financial services software that are commonplace in the 21st century. Many small businesses use financial technology in their day-to-day tasks, and FinTech is changing the ways that small businesses manage concerns with cash flow. FinTech makes i...

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    WHAT MATTERS TO SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS?

    Nov 01, 2018

    Midterm elections might not have the pomp and circumstance of presidential elections, but with roughly one-third of Congress up for election, they still have significant ramifications for federal policy. Further, there are local, county and state legislators on the ballot as well. For small business...

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    4 REASONS TO SUPPORT SMALL COMPANIES ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AND BEYOND

    Oct 31, 2018

    Whether you’re a small business owner, a consumer, or the CEO of a big corporation, you likely know that small companies are a pretty big part of the economy. This year, show your support for small enterprises by participating in Small Business Saturday (SBS). My accounting and payroll softwar...

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    4 REASONS TO SUPPORT SMALL COMPANIES ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AND BEYOND

    Oct 31, 2018

    Whether you’re a small business owner, a consumer, or the CEO of a big corporation, you likely know that small companies are a pretty big part of the economy. This year, show your support for small enterprises by participating in Small Business Saturday (SBS). My accounting and payroll softwar...

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    THESE 5 METRO AREAS ARE ATTRACTING THE MOST STARTUPS. HERE'S WHY.

    Oct 30, 2018

    Being able to start a successful business is central to the American dream. Many Americans have come from poverty and with some hard work, good ideas and sound management became successful business leaders. Over the last few decades, a new culture of tech startups has emerged, several of which have ...

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