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How Josh Wadinski of Plantioxidants Created a Standout Brand in the Crowded Skin Care Industry

From scrubs to moisturizers, balms to skin creams, the beauty space sees countless brands appear and disappear. This should come as no surprise because the industry offers so much choice yet so little true differentiation. Last year, Beauty Editor at Marie Claire magazine Jennifer Goldstein pointed out that skincare companies look to the color cosmetics industry for different trends. But what about trends that are more of a movement? According to BeautyStat.com, individual needs and values now drive purchases and loyalties. Small Business Trends connected with Josh […]

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Best States by Business Credit Score

For a small business owner, a state with a high business credit score is a good indicator of how easy it is to get funding, hire workers, and get through periods of low cash flow because of the available credit. The second annual Business Credit Snapshot by State from Nav gives small business owners this important data to help make important decisions about how to operate and perhaps even where to locate your small business. 2018 Business Credit Snapshot by State In looking at the credit health […]

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10 Tips to Help Beginners Get their Small Businesses Off the Ground

The early days of starting a small business can be very exciting… but also a bit daunting. When you’re a beginner trying to get your first entrepreneurial venture off the ground, it can help to have some expert perspective in your corner. Here are some tips and insights from members of the online small business community specifically geared toward beginners and new businesses. Boost Your Business KnowledgeWith Free Online Courses Getting a top notch business education doesn’t need to be expensive. In fact, there are plenty of […]

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This cryptocurrency startup with a 12-year-old CEO is trying to solve a common frustration among gamers

This cryptocurrency startup with a 12-year-old CEO is trying to solve a common frustration among gamers

George Weiksner and his father Michael are creating an ethereum-based token that can be used across multiple gaming platforms. George was first introduced to cryptocurrencies by his dad, Michael Weiksner, who has worked in the industry in the past. The pair sat down with Business Insider to chat about their new platform, a Pocketful of Quarters, their vision for cryptocurrencies in gaming, and the challenges of making a 12 year old the CEO of the company.  George Weiksner was 11 years old when he sat down to […]

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Webinar Set for May Will Teach Small Businesses to Cope with Greatest Security Threats

Security, whether it is in the physical or digital world, is a big issue for businesses of all sizes.  With data breaches costing companies millions in the digital world, and inventory shrinkage and theft causing similar headaches for stores, an upcoming Brivo/Small Business Trends webinar seeks to educate on the subject. The webinar happens May 16, 2018, at 2  p.m. ET with Anita Campbell, founder and CEO of Small Business Trends, Nicki Saffell, Senior Security Consultant at Brivo, and Sara Polon, owner of Soupergirl, a DC area […]

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Latest: Facebook Concerns Remain, While Snapchat and Instagram Offer New Business Services

This week Facebook founder and CEO  Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony in Congress had many businesses that advertise on Facebook worried. And the fact that he said the fix would take years didn’t completely ease the minds of many. In addition to his testimony, Facebook also admitted scanning Messenger data in another story in this week’s roundup. Related to social media, Snapchat added a new group video chat for 16 people, and Shopify and Instagram have come together to give small businesses global access. So should small businesses maybe […]

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New Skype for Content Creators Targeted to Live Streamers and Video Bloggers

Content creators have become an industry to themselves. And companies that provide communication solutions have been adapting their products to meet the particular needs of this growing user base. Skype for Content Creators is the latest feature, which will allow creators to record videos, podcasts, and live streaming calls. Skype Content Creators Mode On the Skype blog, the company says these creators will be able to make recordings without having to invest in expensive studio equipment. As long as you have a Windows 10 or Mac computer, […]

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4 Mistakes to Avoid which are Hurting your Small Business

4 Mistakes to Avoid which are Hurting your Small Business

Most individuals interested in starting a small business are not interested in putting in all the necessary efforts because they want to be their own boss. In the beginning, all business owners work hard. They pay special attention to the requirements of customers and assure that they provide the best quality services. However, as soon as they get successful most of them stop paying attention to some of the more important aspects. They have the misconception that this success is long-term. Here we have a list of […]

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61% of Small Businesses Expect Demand for Their Products or Services to Increase in 2018

61% of Small Businesses Expect Demand for Their Products or Services to Increase in 2018

A new report says 61% of small businesses expect demand for their company’s products or services to increase in the next six months. This represents a substantial increase over the 51 percent of small businesses who said they expected more demand for their products and services in the fall of 2017. The increase was on if the takeaways from the recently released Spring 2018 PNC (NYSE:PNC) Economic Outlook. Spring 2018 PNC Economic Outlook Survey Overall, the sentiment of the PNC Economic Outlook reported historic highs in optimism […]

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