Tag Archives: Small

Follow These Three Tips When Managing Small Business Financing

When you own your own business, you are often so preoccupied with the day to day operations that you rarely have time to manage your own money. Small business leaders do a great job wearing multiple hats at work, but it is very common for them to drop the ball when it comes to managing their affairs. Small business owners are also drivers ... Read More »

Amazon Creates Alexa Workshops for Small Tech Entrepreneurs

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Galvanize, a 21st-century school for entrepreneurs, engineers, and data scientists, are going to be holding Alexa Skills development workshops to teach developers, designers, and technology buffs how to build skills for Amazon Alexa, the operating system for the company’s smart speaker Echo. Amazon’s Echo has 70.6 percent of the emerging voice-controlled speaker market compared to Google’s 23.8 percent, this according ... Read More »

New ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Order May Do Little for Small Businesses

President Donald Trump just signed an executive order that could potentially have an impact on small businesses — but not necessarily right away. The “Buy American, Hire American” order includes several components. Here’s a basic breakdown. Buy American Hire American Order First, the order targets the H-1B Visa program, which allows American companies to bring in foreign workers with highly specialized knowledge. Some have ... Read More »

25 Tips for Small Businesses Selling at Farmers Markets

Farmers markets offer great opportunities for farmers and other small businesses to connect with customers and make sales. But it’s not as easy as just reserving a booth and setting some products out on a table. Here are 25 tips to help you succeed when selling at farmers markets. Selling at Farmers Markets Visit Markets Beforehand One of the biggest factors in ... Read More »

50 Small Business Ideas for Solopreneurs

Starting a business doesn’t mean you need to hire a whole team. There are plenty of business opportunities out there that you can start and grow completely on your own. If you’re interested in starting a solo business, here are 50 solopreneur business ideas. Solopreneur Business Ideas Virtual Assistant Virtual assistants handle various tasks for businesses like email, scheduling and social media ... Read More »

Digital Marketing and Your Small Business: 9 Books to Spark Your Upgrade

Moving into the future, businesses need expertise in an ever-increasing array of marketing tools: email marketing, social media marketing, Google Ads, blogging, growth hacking, lead generation, SEO, SEM, etc. Understanding which tools and strategies to use to achieve your business objectives can be difficult. That’s where this book list fits in. This list contains nine books that cover almost every aspect of digital marketing, ... Read More »

Trump Predicts Golden Age for Small Business at White House Event

President Donald Trump says that small business is the “engine of the American dream”. Trump hosted an event this week at the White House to note the importance of small businesses to the American economy and to gather feedback from entrepreneurs. Trump Predicts a Golden Age for Small Businesses Trump also promised to keep moving forward on rolling back regulations ... Read More »

Small Business Job Growth is .70 Percent Slower Than Last Year

The latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch  reports the pace of small business job growth has slowed for the fifth consecutive month. It’s .70 percent slower than July of last year. That puts the numbers under a nationally established baseline for growth for the first time in six years. However, wages seem to be increasing at a decent rate across the country. ... Read More »

95 Percent of Small Businesses Are Focused on Tax Relief, Survey Says

Tax relief is on top of U.S. small business owners’ wish lists. NWYC Q2 2017 Small Business Sentiment Index That’s according to the Q2 2017 Small Business Sentiment Index from National Write Your Congressman (NYWC). The survey found an overwhelming majority of small businesses (95 percent) saying they would like Congress to act on tax relief and simplification. Small Businesses Want the Government ... Read More »

50 Free Marketing Tools Any Small Business Can Use

You’re a small business. You need to market your products and services to establish yourself on the market and edge ahead of competitors. Though your marketing budget doesn’t stretch too far. Fortunately, there is a whole host of free marketing tools that small businesses can benefit from. Here’s 50! Free Marketing Tools Portent Portent is a handy free marketing tool for businesses, allowing you to ... Read More »