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Stocks set for longest losing streak since March, euro shines

LONDON: World stocks were set for their longest losing streak in more than six months on Wednesday as weaker commodities weighed, while the euro hit its highest levels in three weeks. The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, fell almost 0.2 per cent and was set for its fifth straight day of declines — its longest run in the red since March. ... Read More »

10 Sources of Custom Gift Cards for Small Businesses

With the holidays approaching, now is a great time for businesses to start thinking about tapping into the $124 billion-a-year gift card industry. Gift cards have long been an effective way to boost holiday sales. For small businesses unsure where to start with the marketing and selling of gift cards, fortunately there are a whole host of gift card tools available ... Read More »

5 Simple Tips for Your Small Business Facebook Page

More entrepreneurs are tapping into the world’s largest social media network: There are more than 70 million businesses now on Facebook, up from about 18 million in 2013, according to Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg during a recent investor call. Facebook gives businesses a platform to showcase new products and services, promote specials and provide customer service. But with these benefits ... Read More »

20 More Platforms for Workers in the Gig Economy

The gig economy has been defined as part-time, temporary and freelance jobs. And though it might sound like the kind of thing that would most interest college students on summer break, it is projected half of the working U.S. population will move into the gig economy within the next five years. The stats are pretty much the same globally where the digital ... Read More »

Cracking the Twitter Checklist: Tips for Promoting Your Small Business

The social media users are increasing every single day. The latest statistics showed that there were 2.46 billion social media users all over the world in 2017. And, this number is expected to rise above 3 billion in 2021. These statistics show how much potential social media marketing have. Furthermore, the people usually spend a lot of time on various popular social media platforms, ... Read More »

Where Small Businesses Affected by the 2017 Hurricane Season Can Turn for Funding

Businesses in several states and territories are struggling to recover after recent hurricanes. Harvey, Irma, Jose and Nate all had an impact on residents and businesses in the U.S. And for small businesses especially, recovery can be a lengthy process. But the early stages of recovery can be critical for small businesses. If you wait too long to secure financing and ... Read More »

5 Ways to Use Interactive Broadcasting for Your Business

Just a few years ago, Twitter’s Periscope interactive broadcasting service sounded like an interesting idea with possible business applications. But that was a few years ago. Now we know it can help businesses. Prompted by Facebook Live and other services–and a huge set of use cases furnished by Asia, where live chat broadcasting has become a $5 billion business in China alone—companies have woken up to ... Read More »

ADP Reports Overall Job Losses at Small Businesses for First Time This Year

Small businesses are seeing overall job losses for the first time this year, but the news is not all bad. September 2017 ADP Small Business Report According to the September 2017 ADP Small Business Report small businesses lost 7,000 jobs overall last month. This is the first month this year that ADP (NASDAQ:ADP) is reporting job losses rather than large job gains at ... Read More »

New Tools from LiveChat, Zoho Can Make Chat Easier for Businesses

The ability to chat in real time can make communicating with both customers and team members much easier for small businesses. This week, a pair of new offerings were announced that could make an impact in this area. First, LiveChat teamed up with BotEngine to create chat bots that can be available to customers anytime. And Zoho unveiled its new ... Read More »

50 Small Business Ideas for Fashionistas

You’re a self-confessed fashionista. If you’re thinking about turning your passion for fashion into a profitable business you’re certainly not alone – a staggering 8,510 searches are made per month related to starting a clothing line. Fashion Business Ideas So, how do you turn your love-affair for fashion into a successful business? Here’s 50 small business ideas to inspire fashionistas. Start a ... Read More »