Business

In the catfish economy, things are hopeful

Townsend Kyser says economic optimism translates into more people eating out, which boosts his business. – Darren McCollester/Getty Images We like to talk to small business owners in order to get a handle on how the economy feels. Catfish farmer Townsend Kyser, who runs Kyser Family Farms with his father, is someone we check in with every so often. The last time ... Read More »

27 Percent of Small Business Owners Use Same Bank Account for Business and Personal (Infographic)

Managing finances is a key priority for small businesses. Yet many business owners make financial mistakes that may cost them dearly. For example, a new study has revealed 27 percent of small business owners use the same checking account for personal and business finances. Downsides of Using the Same Bank Account for Business and Personal While it may seem easier ... Read More »

Take Your Business to the Next Level with Marketing Automation Software

Marketing your small business, whether online or off, is a time intensive process. As your business grows, managing lead capture, nurturing, converting and relationship management become too big to handle manually, which is why small business owners turn to marketing automation software to manage the load. In general, automation brings many benefits to your small business including: Speed; Lower costs; and Time savings. ... Read More »

Amazon Buying Whole Foods? What Small Businesses Can Learn

Amazon(NASDAQ:AMZN) just announced plans to purchase Whole Foods (NASDAQ:WFM). The deal, valued at about $13.7 billion, also offers a few potential lessons for small businesses. Whole Foods, which broke onto the scene offering stores full or organic food options, has struggled and faced pressure from advisors to sell or merge with another company. Amazon, a company that has broken into ... Read More »

Small Businesses Do 40 Percent of the Hiring in the Gig Economy, New Study Says

Over the course of the last decade, the so-called “gig economy” has rapidly expanded to become one of America’s most crucial labor markets. Around one in three American workers are now freelancers, and more than one third of Millennials. And according to a new study compiled by LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), it’s small business owners that are the driving force behind that exponential ... Read More »

30 Top Social Media Sites to Market Your Small Business Locally

The coming of social media has really been the game changer in the way we carry out business marketing and related activities. Their birth has made custom targeting of prospective customers a breeze. It has enhanced our ability to communicate directly with those we seek to reach. However, are all social media websites best for business use? Below we disclose ... Read More »

Back to black: The vinyl business in India is far from dead

The vinyl business in India is far from dead. There are those who love vinyl enough to trudge to dusty vintage shops and dig through crates packed with old records to find that out-of-print album. The modern vinyl record came into the world post World War II, largely replacing the earlier 78 rpm shellac. And it almost immediately spawned crate-diggers ... Read More »

20 Women Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the World

It’s a great time to be a female entrepreneur. There are plenty of trailblazers making their mark on a variety of different industries. If you’re looking for some inspiration or any female entrepreneurs to look up to, take a look at the successful women entrepreneurs listed below and learn how they’re changing the world with their businesses. Successful Women Entrepreneurs Rebecca ... Read More »

G4S sells controversial children’s homes business

G4S wants to concentrate on its security divisions CREDIT: G4S G4S is expected to announce that  it has agreed to sell part of its contentious children’s homes business to The Prospects Group as it looks to focus on its core security activities. The Prospects Group will take over the running of 18 homes, which G4S currently operates under the Homes ... Read More »

NDTV to suspend business programming on Profit channel

Broadcasting major New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV) today announced suspending its business programming on NDTV Profit channel. NDTV is providing business news as well as entertainment through NDTV Profit/Prime. In a filing to the stock exchange, the company said it has decided to transfer its business programming from Profit to regular business and finance segments on NDTV 24×7 channel. “This ... Read More »