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Upcoming Verizon Webinar Set to School Small Businesses on Taking Advantage of Mobile

With mobile browsing now surpassing desktop browsing, you should attend the next Verizon Business Markets Small Business Webinar Series presented by Small Business Trends CEO and founder Anita Campbell. Aptly titled, “How Mobile Ate the Web — and 7 Ways Small Businesses Can Capitalize,” the webinar will take place on August 15, 2018 at 2 PM ET (11 AM PT). Cambell will be exploring ways in which you can make your business more accessible on mobile devices. Including looking at the latest trends such as AMP (accelerated […]

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This Week in Small Business, Customers Want Instant Response So How Do You Comply?

This Week in Small Business, Customers Want Instant Response So How Do You Comply?

?? Welcome back to another edition of This Week in Small Business. To the uninitiated, this is where I find the top 3 stories appearing in the last week on Small Business Trends and provide a little more insight. This week, I’m rejoined by my friend and small business expert Jeff Brathwaite. Leading off the discussion, we took a deeper look at Annie Pilon’s roundup of the small business community and their thoughts on content marketing. What gets your content seen by as many people as possible? […]

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Hopefully Your Profit Projections Are More Than Just a Fantasy

I’m a big fan of cartoons, comics, sci-fi, and the like, but I have to say I’ve never been tempted to read, much less write, fan fiction. I can appreciate people wanting to put their own spin on their favorite characters, but maybe because I’m already working in a creative field, I’ve always been happy with just garden variety existing content. Still, “fan fiction” is too fun a term to ignore, so I twisted it for this cartoon. This article, “” was first published on Source link

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New Amazon Program Could Put You in the Package Delivery Business

As the number of shipments by Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) continues to grow, the company is looking to outsource the delivery of those packages. Amazon just announced a new program called Amazon so it can address this demand. And the new program offers an opportunity for small businesses to be part of one of the most successful ecommerce companies in the world by launching their own delivery service. Amazon is looking for hundreds of entrepreneurs to join the venture. The program goes hand in hand with Amazon’s plan […]

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Visme Emerges from Beta Ready to Help Small Businesses Crush It with Visual Content

Visme just came out of beta after years of testing in real-world scenarios with 1.3 million users. These include users in over 100 countries, Fortune 500 companies, many different organizations and individual users. But  and how does it help your small business? So what is Visme? Visme is a browser-based application simplifying the creation process for presentations, infographics, animation, web banners and more. With a free Basic, $12  Standard and $20 Complete version all available,  offers an affordable for businesses of any size. Visual communication has become essential […]

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5 Free and Easy Communication Options for a Remote Team

More Americans are working remotely. According to a  released last year, 43% of employees in the U.S said they spent time working from remote locations. The practice of to both employee and employer, associated with boosting productivity, well-being and staff loyalty. However, remote work also presents challenges to businesses, including how to communicate with teams. Free Remote Team Communication Tools Luckily there are some easy to use and free communication options for remote teams. If you’re determined to improve the communication of your remote teams this year […]

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Spotlight: Notejoy Introduces a New Approach to Document Collaboration for Teams

Some entrepreneurs jump right into business ownership. But others hone their skills by working for larger companies, where they learn the lessons that help them shape their business ideas. The latter was true for the founders of . Formerly executives at LinkedIn and SurveyMonkey, they took those experiences with them as they built their new product. Learn more about Notejoy and its founders in this week’s Small Business Spotlight. What the Business Does Offers an app for team collaboration. Founder and COO Ada Chen Rekhi told Small […]

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Association Health Plans: 10 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know

for small business are being expanded due to a new Federal rule. The biggest beneficiaries will be self-employed owners with no employees, as well as very small businesses with as few as one employee. These small business owners will soon be able to shop for and join association health plans.  This is an expansion over existing state laws that often limit association plans to employers having at least 50 employees. The new rule gives authority for association plans to cross state lines. Importantly, the new association health […]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Team Aligned With Brand Values – and Why You Should

If you were to ask one of your employees what your brand’s core values are, would they know the answer? How do you think they would respond? Hopefully, your company already has some firm brand values, covered in your initial business plan or your brand guidelines. If not, now may be a good time to consider the nature of your brand and draft those core values. But assuming those core values are in place, how can you ? And why is it so important in the first […]

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Tax Rules for the Care and Feeding of Your Employees

Employers increasingly are acting in loco parentis, essentially assuming parental responsibilities for the well-being of their employees. Toward this end, employers provide a number of fringe benefits to support the physical, mental and emotional health of their staff. Doing so contributes to a happy and productive staff, which is critical in this tight labor market. And there’s an added consideration: tax write-offs for these benefits help to defray their cost. Tax Implications for the Care and Feeding of Employees Covering Medical Costs Large employers (50 or more […]

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