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Small Business Success: Thriving During Change (And Landing On Your Feet!)


If I had $1.00 every time I heard someone say ? I don?t like change or, change makes me uncomfortable? I?d be a millionaire. Some people thrive on change ? they love it and even create more of it. Others view change with anxiety and resistance. So often, we don?t associate potential, excitement and wonder with change. Instead, we react to it; we try to control it; we create situations and problems to avoid dealing with it. We experience change daily in many forms ? the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the conversations we have, traffic patterns, the WEATHER.

Small Business Marketing Secrets: Look Like Sizzle, Be The Steak


You've heard marketing and advertising gurus quip, "Sell the sizzle, not the steak." Advertising initiatives best reach their target audience with benefits and the "wow" effect, not the value or features of their product or service. This may work well to get customers in the door. But once they're in, you better have some substance. How can you ensure you uphold the integrity of your business and still maintain the "Wow Effect"? It just takes well executed strategic steps for business AND personal development:

6 Ways Small Businesses Can Survive In A Crazy Economy


Contrary to popular belief, small businesses can survive a crazy economy by taking some proactive steps. Provide spectacular customer service -- every time. Have a friend or colleague visit your business and provide feedback from a customer?s perspective. This person should be unknown by your staff and willing to provide a candid assessment. Make sure your front and back office work like a well-oiled machine. Are the front line and the back office telling your customers the same thing? Manage your customer relationships -- return customers take the least amount of effort -- use that to your advantage. Keep in touch often. Review your strategic plan monthly (weekly is even better). Make sure you?re doing the things that will get you where you want to go. Adjust your strategic plan as necessary. Your "smallness" makes you more flexible. Communicate, communicate, communicate -- with your employees and your customers. Nurture those relationships. Ask for feedback often.

Local Search and Internet Yellow Pages - A Whole NewVocabulary for Small Businesss


Buyers want both online and local information about where to buy Most small businesses are local in nature, serving people who live nearby. Their customers found them through traditional methods like the Yellow Pages or newspaper ads. So far, the Internet hasn't figured prominently in their marketing efforts. That's about to change, as Local Search methods become more widespread. Even for buyers expecting to spend their money close to home, more and more of them go to the Internet to locate desired products and services. They rely on search engines to find suitable vendors in the fastest, easiest way. Local Search combines the search query word or phrase with specific geographic terms, like city or zip code. That way, search results only include enterprises in that local area. Instead of information about a small enterprise being lost among millions of pages of search results, it shows up in a small pool of local providers. That's good for them, as well as the person looking for what they provide. Small operations can easily be located by a whole new group of buyers Consumers don't simply go to the Yellow Pages when ready to buy - as they once did. Studies show that an astonishing 36% of online searches are conducted to find local businesses. About a quarter of all Internet users already conduct local searches. They'd do even more of it, if the desired small business data were more complete. Local enterprises need to prepare for the impact of changing customer habits. An easy first step is to include your business in Internet Yellow Pages (IYP), along with the printed Yellow Page directory. That puts your enterprise on the radar screen. Learn how your business can make the most of Local Search by visiting http://www.yellowpagesage.com. You'll find reliable advice from experts in Yellow Pages and Local Search so you can get more mileage from your promotional dollars. Start by getting comfortable with search concepts, and improve your odds of being found when people search online for what you offer. You don't even need your own Web site to benefit from Internet Yellow Pages and Local Search. Learn the Relevant Terms Search Engine - method for locating the information available on the Internet; a program that searches Web pages for requested keywords, then returns a list of documents where the query terms were found Google and Yahoo, the major general search engines, have both shifted gears to make Local Search a priority when delivering relevant results. Spider (also called "crawler" or "bot") - goes to every page on every Web site and reads the information so it can be available to searchers; to "crawl" a site it collects and indexes information from it Specialized Search Engines - narrow focus of information crawled and indexed, like medical, business, or shopping sites Keywords - word or phrases used by search engines to locate relevant Web pages; words chosen to improve a site's search engine placement and ranking Search Query - search request, which the search engine compares to the spidered entries, then returns results to the searcher Search Results - compiled list of Web pages that a search engine delivers in response to a query; the number of items returned is usually overwhelming (in the millions), so searchers only bother to view results on the first pages Relevant Results - the test of a good search is whether the results obtained relate to what the person wanted to find, without a lot of irrelevant links Local Search - combining a geographic term in a search query to locate suitable providers in a specific area Pay per Click (PPC) - method of building traffic whereby site owners bid on search terms (keywords) that link to their site Geographic Terms - specific information about the local area that can be included in a local search: zip code, town, county, geographic region, state Top Ranking - sites shown on the first page(s) of search results Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - fine-tuning keywords and page content so the Web site rates high in search engine results Tags and Titles (on Web Pages) - provide site keywords and information to search engine spiders for indexing a site Internet Yellow Pages (IYP) - directory of business phone numbers and locations in a geographic area, organized by category; searchable data base accessed on the Internet Make your business easy for searchers to find The public is embracing the convenience of searching on the Internet to find information about local businesses. However, their searches for desired information are compromised because so many local enterprises don't show up in the databases as yet. Those that do have an edge in their local market. Climb aboard! Make sure searchers can find you. For little or no money, you can expose your enterprise to the whole world. Whether or not your business has a Web site, you need to provide the information people are looking for in the places that they look for it. Local Search and Internet Yellow Pages open new avenues to buyers ready to spend. Best of all, they support and compliment your traditional methods of finding new business. So you cover all your bases. (c)2004, Lynella Grant

Why Do Most Online Small Businesses Fail?


Search Engines account for almost 90% of all web traffic!

Three Big Barriers To Small Business Marketing Success


When you feel like you?re always busy working on your business, but not getting where you want to go, it can be frustrating trying to figure out how to get your marketing on track. It can easily become a ?not seeing the forest for the trees? feeling.

Women and Small Business


In the book Women and Small Business author gives all the guidelines and tools need to start, operate and succeed in a business of their own. In the mentioned book she tried in the fist part to explain how has changed the role of women in the world along centuries. In the second part she researched all neccesary abbilities of women who like to start up their own business,make differences among women and men owners and gave advices to them.Additionaly, she made some very important questions which need answers for all prospective owners,as following:

Organizing Tips for Small Business Success


If you discovered the bottom line in your business depended on the organization in your office, your reaction could range from complete composure to sheer terror. Organization certainly has an effect on your bottom line ? and just as significantly ? on your peace of mind. For the small business or home office professional, effective organizing can mean the difference between business failure and success. For the 11.1 million workers who have their offices at home, organization skills can have a significant impact on their personal lives as well.

Small Business Marketing: Specialize or Generalize?


There have been many great points raised on both sides of this discussion. In order to make a final decision, we must look at how the business world is moving and at the purchasing patterns of the consumers who will be utilizing your services.

Small Business Survival Tips


No matter what kind of small business you have, you need read these "small business survival tips" which will help you to succeed.

Dig Deep for Small Business Ideas Before You Start the Wrong Business


If you're serious about wanting to start a business, the first thing you want to do is take the time to understand what really makes you tick. Where do you get your drive? What gets you in a "zone?"

How Small Business And Nonprofits Can Afford Multimedia For The Web


Multimedia is everywhere on the Internet, whether in the form of floating ads at major websites, streaming video or animated presentations. Of course, there is a good reason why multimedia has become such an integral part of the web experience: it?s an effective tool for capturing attention or provoking visitors to buy or contact the site owner. For these reasons, many educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations desire multimedia presentations. Unfortunately, at first glance multimedia, often appears prohibitively expensive for small businesses and non-profits. The following represent a number of ways to control the high cost that typically accompanies multimedia production without losing quality. We believe these suggestions will ensure that you save money but still feel good about your investment.

Your Ideal Client ? A Key Concept for Solo and Small Business Marketing


"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."--Bill Cosby

The Inside-Out Business Plan? -- Your Small Business Plan in 10 Easy Questions


Writing a business plan for your Solo Entrepreneur business doesn't have to be a daunting project. If you can answer 10 straightforward questions about your business, you can be ready to go.

How Your Habits Control Your Small Business Success


Habit: A consistent behavior you perform so frequently that it is automatic.

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How to create a good culture for your small business  Star Tribune

While the culture or atmosphere at any business can be critical to attracting and retaining top workers, it needs to be a focus for small business owners who can't ...


Small businesses offering more benefits  WBRC

Low unemployment rates are forcing small businesses to compete for workers. And that means improving benefit packages to lure potential employees, ...


U.S. Small Business Administration opens its first satellite office in Billings  Billings Gazette

By teaming up, officials from two federal departments hope their small business support programs can reach the farthest flung corners of Eastern Montana.


OnPay Releases Findings of 2019 Small Business Finance and HR Report  Yahoo Finance

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 ...


Small Business Spotlight: Animatus Studio  WHEC

When you enter Animatus Studio it feels like you're walking into part art studio, part library and part museum...


New Data Suggests Small Business Are Winners in USMCA Deal  Small Business Trends

A new report contains data that shows the impact of the USMCA deal is positive for small businesses. Here's what they found.


Pitt County business to be named Small Business Leader of the Year  WITN

Finalists include the Painted Peacock, Piedmont *Service* Group and Youngs Physical Therapy and Sports Performance.


Small business advisors help Kingsbridge owners comply with city  News 12 Bronx

Advisors from the city Department of Small Business Services visited owners in Kingsbridge to offer advice on how they can remain in compliance with city and ...


Kemp reps visit Valdosta: Chamber shares small business concerns  Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Representatives of Gov. Brian Kemp's Georgians First Commission stopped by Valdosta this week to hear from local business leaders about what ...


Small Business Administration opens new satellite office in Billings  KULR-TV

The Small Business Administration announced a new satellite office in Billings Wednesday afternoon.


Grow Your Small Business: 10 Easy DIY Tips  Business 2 Community

Bootstrapping a business can be a daunting and challenging task. It takes a lot of hard work, drive, and courage to grow your small business from a starting ...


Georgia Chamber of Commerce looks to help small businesses in rural GA  WALB

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted its regional Small Business series Tuesday in Albany.


CFPB Ombudsman's Office to Host Forum with Small-Business...  ACA International

June 18 event in Chicago is an important opportunity for professionals in the accounts receivable management industry to engage with the bureau.


National Credit Partners Helps Small Business Owners Who Are Overwhelmed with High Interest Debt  Associated Press

Press release *content* from PR.com. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.


Realtor named small business development center consultant  Sumter Item

FROM STAFF REPORTS Area Realtor Denise Weeks has been hired as a business consultant for the Sumter area by the South Carolina Small Business ...


Small-business fintech launches lending platform for banks  American Banker

Spurred by bank interest, small-business lending platform Biz2Credit has unveiled a software-as-a-*service* version of its loan management, servicing and risk ...


8 things you should know before starting a small business  Business Insider

Advice for entrepreneurs: get a good accountant; figure out how you'll fund the venture; don't stop marketing; find a niche in the market.


The US Department of Energy Announces $46 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants  Energy.gov

Washington D.C. – U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry today announced that the Department of Energy will award 231 grants totaling $46 million to 202 small ...


Moody’s Teams Up On Small Business Cash Flow Forecasting  pymnts.com

Moody's Corporation is partnering with the Foundation for Small Business Development (FFSBD) to connect small businesses with cash flow forecasting ...


Facebook Changes The Way It Ranks Videos...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week  Forbes

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?


50% of Small Businesses Do Not Have a Marketing Plan  Search Engine Journal

A new study on small business owners in the US finds that many are operating without a marketing plan.


Global helium shortage impacts local small business  WECT

Some experts say the helium shortage will continue, and so will price increases, through this year and next.


Four reasons to work for a small business  USA TODAY

It can be a smart move for your career, but maybe not for the reasons you think.


Akron-based EarthQuaker Devices wins Small Business Administration's Exporter of the Year award  cleveland.com

EarthQuaker Devices founder and president Jamie Stillman and his wife, EarthQuaker CEO Julie Robbins, received the Small Business Administration's 2019 ...


Nimble Migrates its Award-Winning Small Business CRM to Microsoft Azure, Bringing Relationships to the Center of Office 365 Workgroups  Associated Press

Press release *content* from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.


4 Ways Small Businesses Can Benefit From Automation and AI Today  Business 2 Community

Big businesses tend to be at the forefront of revolutionary technology both because they have the budget to invest in costly products and the most to gain from ...


Small businesses can get killed by marketing mistakes  Asbury Park Press

Mistakes are often the result of not getting enough information about what will sell. But small businesses can be particularly vulnerable.


Do you own a small business? Here’s how to control your Social Security and Medicare tax bills  MarketWatch

Use an S Corporation to control an ever-increasing federal-employment tax hit.


A tight labor market is holding small businesses back from expanding in this hot economy  CNBC

CNBC and SurveyMonkey's latest small business optimism index echoes that sentiment, finding 52 percent of small businesses say it's harder to find workers ...


UNF's Small Business Development Center helps with development of a non-profit  UNF Spinnaker

A former school teacher and UNF alumni, Jennifer Smith, went from washing clothes for her homeless student to starting a non-profit benefiting many students ...


Impact of US Infrastructure on Small Businesses  Business.com

The U.S. has an infrastructure problem. Here's why that's a concern for small business owners – and what Washington needs to do about it.


Elizabeth Warren Has a Theory About Corporate Power  The Atlantic

The left forgot what Roosevelt knew: Small businesses and corporate behemoths have different interests.


Thornberry bill would help venture-backed startups compete for DoD small business awards  SpaceNews

Thornberry is proposing legislation that would make it easier for startups like Capella Space to continue to get private funding and compete for DoD small ...


Consider these “5 C’s” before applying for a bank loan for your small business  Philly.com

If you think it may be a good time to get a loan from your bank, you're probably right. Interest rates are still pretty low, the economy is strong, and bank profits are ...


Social media: How a small business should manage theirs  USA TODAY

Social media can make or break your business. The key to social media success is to be an active participant. Motley Fool is here to help.


Whittles Receives Governor's Citation For Contributions To Maryland Small-Business Scene  pasadenavoice.com

Diane Whittles was among three business owners to receive a Governor's Citation in recognition of their contributions to Maryland's small-business community ...


Protecting your small business from hackers  Herald Palladium

While data breaches at big companies like Target, Home Depot and Sony get a lot of press, small businesses are also at risk.



Small Business Lending Soars at Banks; Technology Is A Big Reason Why  Forbes

Approval rates for small business loan applications reached a record high of 27.5% at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) in April, up one-tenth of a percent from ...


Retirement bill ups savings levels and expands 401(k)s for small businesses  Fox Business

Lawmakers are working on a bipartisan bill designed to strengthen Americans' retirement security.


Small Business Resources  NBCNews.com

The U.S. S.B.A. offers a wealth of articles, videos and online training sessions about starting and managing a small business, applying for loans and contracting.


3 Ways to Acquire The Most Important Asset for Small Business  Inc.

"The most valuable assets of a 20th-century company were its production equipment," said management expert Peter Drucker. "The most valuable asset of a ...


58 Percent of Small Businesses Spend 5 Hours or Less on Marketing  Small Business Trends

How much time do you spend on marketing for your small business? A new survey carried out by OutboundEngine reveals 58% spend five hours or less on ...


3 Ways a Small Business Owner Can Attract Customers  Motley Fool

Kevin Costner's Field of Dreams character got bad advice. "If you build it, they will come" might attract the ghosts of baseball players to a field in the middle of ...


Virginia Beach's Groundworks completes largest acquisition yet  Virginian-Pilot

The company is the seventh Groundworks acquisition in the last three years.


SCORE Small Business Talk: Update your disaster plan  yoursun.com

June 1 is the beginning of hurricane season in our area. In addition, our area is susceptible to tornadoes, floods and wildfires. A disaster of any size could have ...


One Fear That 30% Of Small Business Owners Share, And Five Ideas To Tame It  Forbes

A survey of 610 small business owners by Proof Factor, a social proof and pop-up technology vendor, revealed that 31% worry about going out of business.


Small Business Awards finalists: America's Best Carpet & Tile, Jack Morris Auto Glass, LEO Events, TopCat Masonry  Memphis Business Journal

Memphis Business Journal is celebrating the companies honored at our 39th annual Small Business Awards. Join us as we meet companies large and small ...


After Hours: 2019 Small Business Awards  Sacramento Business Journal

In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration Sacramento District Office, the Sacramento Business Journal presented the Small Business Awards ...


Amazon supports small business  FOX 31 Denver

Many people think small businesses are fading because of Amazon. But studies show its actually the opposite. Watch the segment to see how Amazon is ...


Small businesses ‘on the chopping block’ as new development shoves them aside  Charlotte Observer

An influx of development in Charlotte NC neighborhoods close to uptown has led to concern over the displacement of long-term residents. But local businesses ...


Councilman DeFusco's Small Business Expansion District Plan Approved by City Council  InsiderNJ

Councilman DeFusco's Small Business Expansion District Plan Approved by City Council. Plan is First Major Change to City's Zoning Since 1980s, Will Attract ...


County Launches Small Business Assistance Hub  BethesdaMagazine.com

A new program to help support small businesses in Montgomery County is being rolled out at a regional services center and could be expanded throughout the ...


How to Start a Small Business at Home: 6 Tips for Success  Architectural Digest

If leasing office space isn't part of your plan, follow these essential strategies to learn how to start a small business from the comfort of your own home.


Amazon says small business owners make $90,000 a year from selling in its stores  USA TODAY

According to Amazon's new small business impact report, entrepreneurs earn an average of $90000 per year in Amazon sales.


Where and How to Get a Small Business Loan  Business.com

Capital One's Iskender Eguz shares advice on various small business loan options and what it takes to get one.


Beyond Tech Unicorns: What Other States Can Learn From Utah's Small Business Economy  Forbes

What can other states learn from Utah's tech powered, small business-friendly ecosystem? And how does Utah keep the momentum building for future ...


Reusable straws inspire an El Paso small business startup  KTSM News Channel 9

An El Paso small business is becoming popular for what it is trying to do for the environment.


A Customer Service Guide For Small Businesses, In Honor Of Small Business Week  Forbes

Customer *service* excellence, for any sized business, is one of the most effective ways to build and sustain a competitive advantage. Yet when it comes to small ...


Small business development competition offers $25000 awards.  KRBD

Posted by Maria Dudzak | May 17, 2019. Small business development competition offers $25,000 awards. The deadline to enter the Path to Prosperity small ...


Small Businesses Taking Giant Leaps To Make A Big Difference  Forbes

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each ...


National Small Business Week, 2019  Whitehouse.gov

During National Small Business Week, we honor America's entrepreneurs who take a risk on an idea, invest in their neighborhoods, and create jobs for others.


Why every week should be Small Business Week  Fox Business

According to research, 96 percent of American adults shop at the small businesses in their local shopping centers. This is not an accident.


3 Tips for Expanding Your Small Business Into a New Market  Radio.com

As the top priority for every small business, entrepreneurs are always looking to grow their revenue. There are a number of ways to accomplish this goal.


Small-Business Owners Upbeat; Uncertain on Impact of Tax Law  Gallup

Small-business owners remain positive about their current and future financial situations; views of the 2017 tax law are mixed.


10 Expert Tips for Making the Most of Your Limited Small Business Resources  Small Business Trends

Small business owners have to find ways to make maximum impact with limited resources. This means making use of free or inexpensive online resources, ...


Best Ways To Find A Small Business Mentor  Forbes

When starting a business in midlife, it helps to have a small business mentor.


Four Capital Region businesses snag 2019 LED small business awards  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Three Baton Rouge businesses and one Prairieville company were among the winners of the 2019 Louisiana Small Business Award. James J. Moore, of ...


Why Miami Is The Top City for Small Business Growth in 2019  Forbes

Knocking off New York City from the top spot, Miami is No. 1 city for small business growth in 2019, according to Biz2Credit's annual rankings. The South Florida ...


Jeff Shuford: 5 unique ways small business owners can increase their odds of long-term success  Crookston Daily Times

If you want to increase your odds of long-term success as a small business owner, it's time to get strategic with your approach to growth. Aspiring to build a ...


Small-business optimism index climbs to four-month high in April: NFIB  MarketWatch

The small-business optimism index by the National Federation of Independent Business rose to a four-month high in April. The index rose 1.7 points to 103.5,...


This is the top city for small business in the US: Study  CNBC

Miami is the No. 1 place for small business, according to a Biz2Credit national survey of more than 30000 businesses released on Tuesday. The city gets high ...


Explore benefits of funding and collaboration at the Small Business Innovation workshop  UAB News

Join the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Collat School of Business along with the Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the ...


Big honors for small business for new guy in town in Chester  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER — Less than two years after relocating to the city from Claymont, Del., American Wood Design welcomed U.S. Small Business Administration officials ...


On the scene: MBJ's 39th annual Small Business Awards  Memphis Business Journal

Behind every thriving community are successful small businesses. Small businesses are born in living rooms; they are created to fill gaps in the marketplace; ...


Microsoft And Facebook Have New Tools And Other Small Business Tech News This Week  Forbes

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?


California Agent Allegedly Steals $65K from Small Business Owners  Insurance Journal

California Insurance agent Francis Okyere, 67, self-surrendered this week at the Los Angeles County Superior Court after being charged with four felony.


Want to really celebrate Small Business Week? Give entrepreneurs less talk, more action  USA TODAY

It's National Small Business Week, so you'll hear a bunch of platitudes about small business: “Small business is the backbone of the economy, creates new jobs, ...


Newsom: healthcare changes to help small business owners  KRON4

Meeting with small business owners and entrepreneurs, Gov. Gavin Newsom listened to their concerns on healthcare coverage and costs.


Startups target banks' small business customers in FX payments drive  KFGO News

By Tom Wilson and Tommy Wilkes LONDON (Reuters) - Revolut and TransferWise are signing up thousands of small businesses a month for foreign exchange ...


Small Business Office  Naval Sea Systems Command

Efficiently maintaining a fleet of nearly 300 ships, systems and support infrastructure requires partnerships with large and small business industry partners; often ...


After 25 years, this ‘small-business champion’ isn’t done helping Philly women  Philly.com

Lynne Cutler founded Women's Opportunities Resource Center to promote economic self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship. The SBA just named her Eastern ...


Small Businesses Undergird Region's Economy  businessjournaldaily.com

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Small businesses across Ohio and Pennsylvania created nearly 100000 jobs in 2016, according to the latest report from the Office of ...


Small businesses learn smart growth strategies  Alabama NewsCenter

Entrepreneurs in Alabama are learning smart ways to grow their businesses thanks to a specialized training program called GrowSmart. The program is ...


Facebook unveils an automated ad builder and an appointment manager for small businesses  TechCrunch

Facebook today said it's launching a number of new products aimed at small businesses — which is appropriate, as we're currently in the middle of National ...


Binghamton, Ithaca small businesses receive excellence awards  Press & Sun-Bulletin

205 Dry and Uncorked Creations, both owned by Alise Willerton, and Shortstop Deli, a popular downtown Ithaca shop owned by Chuck Dong, were recognized.


Study: TV advertising drives small business growth |  Advanced Television

A new econometric analysis of advertising's impact on smaller businesses provides a wealth of insight and practical advice for smaller businesses that want to ...


State legislators address small business concerns  Canton Repository

Ohio lawmakers answered questions and addressed concerns during the Massillon WestStark Chamber of Commerce's annual Legislative Affairs Committee ...


Seattle University helping nearby small businesses survive gentrification  KING5.com

SEATTLE — A Seattle University program is helping small businesses survive the rapid gentrification of their neighborhoods. The effort is meant to save ...


Securing a Loan: Top 5 Tips for a Small Business  Hawaii Business Magazine

At some point in the life cycle of a business, most small business owners will need to apply for a loan. The process can be daunting, even intimidating, because ...


OUR VIEW: Taking care of small businesses  SaukValley.com

Keeping city facade programs alive and well is important to not only regional economic development, but small businesses too.


3 Takeaways From Facebook's Small Business Week Announcement  Inc.

Facebook announced a series of new initiatives targeting small business owners. Here's what they are, and what they mean to you.


Ohio Secretary of State is working to promote small businesses  Crain's Cleveland Business

Ohio's new secretary of state, Frank LaRose, wants to connect new businesses with the kinds of services they need to make them successful. At a minority ...


Local small business, customers feel impact of tariffs imposed by Trump Administration  WFXG

Some things you buy that are imported from China are at the center of a trade war. President Donald Trump says it puts the U.S. in a better position than China.


$250000 Income Tax Deduction For Small Business In Senate Finance Spotlight  The Statehouse News Bureau

A deduction that allows many small businesses to take the first quarter-million dollars of their income tax-free was cut back significantly in the House.


Nine Finance-Tracking Tools For The DIY Small Business Owner  Forbes

Forbes Finance Council members share the applications they recommend for small-business finance tracking.


Low unemployment is great — unless you're a small business looking for workers  NBCNews.com

Next week is National Small Business Week, but owners aren't likely to spend it celebrating — they'll be too busy trying to hire workers or keep the ones they ...


Shopify is the Amazon of small businesses: Here's why  USA TODAY

When Shopify(NYSE: SHOP) founder Tobi Lutke started building what would become the biggest provider of e-commerce storefronts for small business in 2004, ...


Small businesses got shut out from tax reform benefits, says Reno business owner  Reno Gazette Journal

Each year, Small Business Week gives my business a boost. Not so the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.


With cheers for small business, top federal official tours successful Utah companies  Salt Lake Tribune

Considered a crucial cog in the U.S. economy, Utah's small businesses got some love Wednesday from the head of a federal agency known for loaning them ...





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