Business

Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, mobile ushered in a social revolution: Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said JAM (Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Mobile) trinity has ushered in a social revolution which will eventually bring all Indians into a common financial, economic and digital space, similar to how GST has created a unified market. “Within reach of the country is what might be called the 1 billion-1 billion-1 billion vision. That ... Read More »

Hurricane Harvey Highlights Importance of Disaster Preparations for Businesses

As Hurricane Harvey prepares to make landfall, hundreds of residents along the Texas Gulf Coast are fretfully abandoning their small businesses As of Friday morning, some mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders are in place. Hurricane Harvey, is expected to be the biggest hurricane to make a U.S. landfall since Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Strong winds and historic flooding are forecast. Texas ... Read More »

Federal Vs. State Regulation: Are Small Businesses Getting Caught in the Crossfire?

The small business landscape is changing with the wave of deregulation proposed and implemented by the administration of President Donald Trump. To understand how all this is affecting small businesses, it’s important to recognize the regulatory balancing act between the federal government and the states, says ComplyRight, a firm specializing in helping small businesses navigate a variety of compliance issues. Generally, ... Read More »

Take the Survey and Share What Challenges You Most in Your Small Business

What are the greatest challenges you face in your small business? It may be a question you’ve been asked before in reference to a specific aspect of your operations — keeping up with technology perhaps or improving productivity. But now there’s a chance to answer more comprehensively about the greatest struggles you face and potentially reap some benefit in the ... Read More »

64 Percent of Small Businesses Can’t Track Printer Usage or Costs — And They Really Should!

Almost two thirds, or 64 percent, of small businesses can’t track how much their print devices cost them nor can they track their usage. And if you are not able to track these basic stats in your business, you will not know how much is being wasted. The How to Optimize Your IT Budget With Smarter Document Management (PDF) report and The State ... Read More »

The Last 10 Times an American Small Business Set a Guinness World Record

Small businesses are capable of accomplishing big things — even the biggest. In the last year and a half, 10 small businesses across the United States and Puerto Rico were able to call themselves a Guiness World Records record breaker. Guinness World Records told Small Business Trends in the last year, 800 companies — large and small — have set or ... Read More »

10 Tips for Being Innovative in Marketing and Business

Innovative businesses find creative ways to solve problems and bring unique products and services to their customers. But there are so many different ways businesses can use innovation to differentiate themselves from the competition. Here are some thoughts from members of the online small business community about innovation and how it can benefit businesses in all different ways. Accelerate Your ... Read More »

UPS Store Twitter Chat Prepares Small Businesses for the Holiday Season #HolidayBizPrep

For a small business owner, it’s never too early to start planning for the holiday season. But preparing for the busiest time of the year is not easy – even if you start early. To help small businesses make the most of the holiday season, Small Business Trends founder and CEO Anita Campbell (@smallbiztrends), small business branding and technology expert ... Read More »

Trump disbands two business councils

Move comes after CEOs quit in protest U.S. President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after corporate CEOs quit in protest at his remarks blaming violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, not only on white nationalists but also on the protesters who opposed them. Mr. Trump announced the break-up of the advisory councils after 3M Co’s Inge Thulin ... Read More »

Good Financial Business Decisions: Here Are 4 Reasons You May Not Be Making Them

Many small business owners lack the skills to make good financial business decisions. But it is not always a result of their lack of experience, interest or education in this difficult area. The Effect of Human Nature on Financial Decision Making According to John Howe, author of “The Foolish Corner: Avoiding Mind Traps in Personal Financial Decisions”, it involves human nature and the ... Read More »