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11 Cyber Security Questions Every Small Business Should Ask (INFOGRAPHIC)

Don’t regard a cyber attack as a potential risk for your small business? Think again. Cyber crime is on the rise and hackers are increasingly targeting small businesses. The big question therefore is: are you prepared for a cyber attack? Small business credit provider Headway Capital, has compiled data to help you check yourself. Cyber Security Questions Here are some questions every small ... Read More »

Why Automating Mortgage Broker Compensation Is Beneficial to Your Firm

An effective incentive and compensation system is the heart of any sales-driven company or organization, and this is perhaps nowhere more evident than in the lucrative industry of property and real estate. Brokers and real estate professionals talk in the language of mortgages, sales, commissions, price and other money-related metrics, so if you own or manage a real estate brokerage ... Read More »

10 Things to Know Before Investing in a Cattle Ranch

When a 2003 Chinese ban on American beef was lifted recently , ranchers in the U.S. were cautiously optimistic. There is a possibility the move is designed to tweak China’s beef trade with Australia, but also a huge opportunity if the Chinese market opens up for U.S. ranchers. Considerations Before Investing in a Cattle Ranch Small Business Trends spoke with Buzz Tatom. He’s ... Read More »

25 Social Media Campaign Ideas Your Small Business Could Try

Social media presents tons of different opportunities for your brand to get creative with different types of campaigns. No matter what platforms your brand uses, you can come up with promotion and marketing ideas to appeal to your target audience. Here are 25 different social media campaign ideas for your small business to try. Social Media Campaign Ideas Crowdsourced Video Content The ... Read More »

10 Ways Faith Based Companies Can Seek a Higher Calling

Despite secularism growing in America, with research showing there are around five million fewer Christians across the United States than there were in 2007, faith-based companies continue to thrive. In fact, a study conducted in 2013 indicated that entrepreneurs in the United States meditate more frequently than non-entrepreneurs.  The United States has a rich history of business owners operating their companies in line with ... Read More »

Edible Balloons Should Inspire You to Make Your Product Fun

Businesses usually focus on creating products or services that are indispensable to consumers. But sometimes it can also be a benefit to create fun and memorable products. It’s a lesson Chicago restaurant Alinea has effectively learned with its unique dessert — edible helium balloons. The restaurant makes this interesting dessert using inverted sugar and natural fruit essences, then fills it using a ... Read More »

Which Strategies Will Make My Company More Competitive?

Although many corporate leaders are frightened by the idea and reality of competition, it’s important to note that this is a concept you’ll be dealing with throughout your career in business. As such, learning how to make your company more competitive so you can emerge as the industry leader is an important and advantageous course of action to take. Below ... Read More »

FedEx Won’t Add Holiday Surcharges on Regular Sized Shipments

Appoaching the Christmas holiday season, FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has announced it will not apply residential holiday season surcharges on regular sized shipments. Big Changes in FedEx Holiday Surcharges in 2017 “To support our millions of loyal small business customers and consumers shipping holiday gifts at FedEx Office and FedEx Onsite locations, FedEx will not apply holiday season surcharges except for packages ... Read More »

Residents of This State Want to Work from Home More than Anyone Else in the US

A not-so-surprising trend is gathering steam across the U.S. The trend, which is indicative of what is happening in other markets around the world, is that more and more workers want to work from home. To better understanding how this trend is taking shape in the U.S, a New York-startup called AND CO set out to identify the states that have the most ... Read More »

Leading Your Business to Growth

Many businesses make mistakes and fail to make the investments needed to obtain consistent growth. While taking risks can be overwhelming, business leaders cannot effectively lead and be afraid to move forward. It is critical to understand that success requires risk in order to gain rewards. Here are some tips for taking your business to the next level. Invest in ... Read More »