Wow! African American Small Business Ownership Up 400% in a Year, Survey Reveals

The number of African American small business owners in the United States has increased by a staggering 400% in just a year. This was the finding of a survey from the small business financing company, Guidant Financial. The  interviewed more than 2,600 small business owners and entrepreneurs, both male and female. African American Small Business Statistics Read More …

Citi Launches CitiFX Pro Trading Platform in UK | Business Wire

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Citi has launched CitiFX Pro, its online foreign exchange trading platform for experienced individual and small institutional traders, in the United Kingdom. Following successful launches in the US, Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia, CitiFX Pro is now available to UK traders who qualify as “professional clients,” as defined by the rules of the Read More …

7 Accounts and Pieces of Information Small Businesses Should Most Fear Getting Hacked

In 2016, hackers breached  across the United States. No business is small enough to be immune to the growing threat of cyberattacks and the detrimental effects such breaches can have on operations. But what online information or online accounts are small business owners most concerned about when it comes to fear of hacking? Online security software Read More …

In less than 4 years, this entrepreneur built a $23 billion company and became one of the richest people in China. Here's what he knew that most entrepreneurs don't

Colin Huang is the founder and CEO of a shopping app called Pinduoduo, which is used by as many as five million people in China every day. When Huang’s company went public in late July at $24 a share, it was valued at just under $24 billion, making Huang the 12th richest person in all Read More …

Senate Passes National Defense Spending Plan with Key Provisions for Small Businesses

The 2019 defense budget was just approved for $716 billion, and some key provisions were added to as they work with the Department of Defense. Small Business Benefits in the 2019 Defense Budget There are several provisions, with the first two helping small businesses get paid faster and accelerate the funding for Small Business Innovation Research Read More …

A prominent Silicon Valley investor says entrepreneurs need to stop copying Mark Zuckerberg and quit talking about ‘breaking things,' 'disruption,' and 'robots eating the jobs'

Mike Maples, founder of Silicon Valley-based venture firm Floodgate Fund, says that people in the tech industry need to reconsider the language they use to describe their ambitions. Maples says that phrases like “Move fast and break things,” “Robots are eating the jobs,” and “Software is eating the world” are problematic and pervasive. Maples says Read More …

5 Ways to Promote Your Small Business’s Values – Without Getting Political

As transparency becomes increasingly important in business, more and more consumers prefer businesses with values that support their own beliefs and causes. How can your business promote its values? Supporting charitable organizations is one way, of course: In a recent study conducted by Euclid, Brand Perception Effect, 85% of consumers say they prefer to patronize Read More …

HP Engage Creates Suite for Retail and Hospitality Small Businesses

HP recently unveiled the HP portfolio specifically designed for small businesses in the retail and hospitality spaces working in today’s constantly evolving environment. The new suite includes advances in security for modular system platforms and a new system that includes the ability to transact sales on the fly. Aaron Weiss, vice president and general manager, Read More …