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Business & Finance | Business

Small business optimism surges to highest level ever, topping previous record under Reagan

The tax cuts and deregulation efforts of President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress led to more sales, hiring and investment, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business.

Business & Finance | Marketing

Small Businesses Find Micro-Influencers A Good Marketing Avenue

Statistics suggest smaller niche players may wield more influence than major social media influencers when it comes to effective marketing. Micro-influencers are also seen as more cost-efficient.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

11 secrets of small business success

Over the years, my small business has had its share of ups and downs. Here's how I survived, and you can, too.

Business & Finance | Business

2 Tools That Can Help Small Business Owners with Reminders, Invoicing and Time Management

Having the right toolbox can help with making sure opportunities don't fall through the cracks.

Business & Finance | Business

Why More One-Person Businesses Are Breaking $1 Million Dollars In Revenue

The number of solo entrepreneurs and partnerships hitting seven-figures rose 33 percent since 2011.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Online courses for small business owners and wannabe entrepreneurs

Whether you run a small business or are just working on a great side hustle, maintaining an exceptional online presence is crucial.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Small and Medium-Sized Businesses: If You're Not Using Instagram, You're Already Behind

Only 20% of small and medium businesses pay to advertise on Instagram, writes Krista Wiltbank, head of social media at GetResponse.

Business & Finance | Business

21 Secret Facts About Successful Online Businesses That Nobody Understands

This post will look at 21 "secret" facts that set successful online businesses apart from the rest. If you want to succeed at building your online empire. Take note.

Science & Technology | Tech

YouTube Is Introducing New Ways to Help Small Businesses Make Better Video Ads | Adweek

YouTube wants to turn video ads on its platform into a DIY possibility for small- and medium-sized businesses. Today, Google is launching three ways for SMBs to create video ads for YouTube that are—at least for the most part—free.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

11 Ways to Grow Your Holistic Business ⋆ Small Business Marketing Consultant | Small Business Branding

Calling this article “11 Ways to Grow Your Holistic Business” implies that the ways to grow holistic businesses are different than for traditional ones. That’s not really true. The ways to grow are…

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

8 Common Ways Small Businesses Waste Money Marketing

Nobody sets out to waste the marketing budget but that's the result of unknowingly using ineffective tactics.

Advice & Self-Help | Helpful Advice

Five Reasons Highly Sensitive People Should Start Their Own Business

Do you feel like you reflect on things more than everyone else? Do you find yourself worrying about how other people feel? Do you prefer quieter, less ...

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

LetterPress Chocolate makes outstanding bean-to-bar chocolate in a Cheviot Hills apartment

Imagine a chocolate factory, and you probably think of Valrhona or Godiva, Hershey's or Cadbury or even Roald Dahl's fictional playhouse: a massive wonderland built of cacao. By contrast, David and Corey Menkes run LetterPress Chocolate  out of t

Business & Finance | Public Relations

5 Tactics For Startups To Take On Competition

Rule number 1 of entrepreneurship: Nobody promised you that you'll be the only one in the market/industry...Okay, maybe I made that rule up, or its position; but it makes so much sense, yes? I thou...

Business & Finance | Business

Tips on how to grow your small business

Transitioning from a lesser experienced start-up to a budding, small-to-medium-sized business can be an exciting yet confusing process, particularly if you’re investing a lot of time scoping out the best tools and strategies to help your business flourish.

Business & Finance | Growing Business Online

Social Media Marketing Guide: Social Media Optimization, Planning And Growth

Our complete social media marketing guide will give you insights to all areas of social media marketing, giving you the knowledge to succeed online.

Business & Finance | Business

5 Financial Tech Insights for Small Business Owners

Small business owners wear a lot of hats while learning to build a solid business foundation. One that may not fit so comfortably is the financial technology hat. Learning how to get all systems in place for successful eCommerce can be complicated and the

Business & Finance | Business

5 Essential PR Tips for Small Businesses | Gillian Small

Elaborate public relations campaigns can often be an expensive undertaking. Creating a PR campaign to fit the needs of your small business will require focused time and effort, but doesn't have to break the bank. Below are a few tips to keep in mind when

Business & Finance | Business

16 quick small business marketing tips from the experts - Talented Ladies Club

Need to give your small business marketing a boost? Read 16 quick marketing tips from the experts.

Business & Finance | Business

Why Blogging Matters for Small Business

April Fools, Facebook Style Image by william couch I logged into Facebook today (April 1) and I found something strange in my News Feed (see note). At first, I was weirded out, until I realized it …

Family & Parenting | Parenting

Top 5 Small-Business Ideas for Moms

Empowered Ezine picks businesses that are based at home and connected online

Business & Finance | Business

3 Reasons Why No Small Business Should Hire a PR Agency

Sir Richard Branson once famously remarked, “Publicity is absolutely critical. A good PR story is infinitely more effective than a frontpage ad.” The problem is, with PR agencies charging retainers of $3,000 to $10,000 per month, few entrepreneurs can even let themselves imagine what a full-page article or TV appearance could do for their growth.

Business & Finance | Business

11 tips that will land you a job at a small company

If you’re hoping for a job at a business like the one I cofounded — Of a Kind, where a team of four sells the pieces and tells the stories of emerging designers — then here’s something you should know: The hiring process is very different from that of a company with a massive human resources division. So how do you get yourself noticed and employed? Below are 11 things that will make you stand out.

Business & Finance | Business

Oops, I'm an Entrepreneur! 12 Signs You May Be an Accidental Entrepreneur | Melissa Escaro

I didn't think I wanted to be an entrepreneur; that was for other people. But it turns out that a lot of the values that were important to me were a huge part of that entrepreneurial spirit that had always been inside of me, just waiting to burst out...

Science & Technology | Social Media

9 Mistakes Businesses Make on Social Media (Infographic)

Over the past few years, I’ve created social media content and strategies for some of the world’s largest and most influential companies. I’ve also helped some friends tackle social media for their small businesses. I have come to the following conclusion: Social media can be really difficult.

Miscellaneous | Guy Stuff

Do I have what it takes to buy and run my own bar?

Not long into our conversation, Kirk Struble has me feeling disillusioned. That is probably for the best. For many years I have often fantasized about opening a bar. Sometimes the dream has shape-shifted into a Jewish deli or a music club, but more often

Science & Technology | Social Media

Is Social Media Worth It For Small Businesses?

For many small businesses, social media feels like a never-ending party where attendance alone is insufficient – one must make a Big, Continuous Splash. That pressure produces a classic, if disappointing, effort/reward imbalance for many small businesse

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

7 Reasons Small Business Supports Romney (Opinion)

Small-business owners overwhelmingly favor Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. Here are seven reasons why.

Business & Finance | Business

5 Successful CEOs Share Their Best Advice For Small-Business Owners

Five of the highest-rated small-business CEOs share their best advice for other leaders.