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Week Plan App Aims to Stop Small Business Owners from Feeling Overwhelmed

Week Plan is a weekly planner and task manager being marketed to small business owners who may feel like they have a bit too much on their plate. The app seeks to ratchet down that overwhelmed feeling by steering you to the tasks that matter most, instead of trying to get everything done. The subscription-based software represents one option for small business owners to improve their skills. Small Business Trends spoke with Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli founder of to find out how the software works for small businesses. He’s […]

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51% of Small Business Owners Say There is Too Much Government Regulation

The Bi-Annual Trends Report from Small Business Expo was just released, and more than half or 51% of respondent in the survey say there is too much government regulation. The report looks to gauge small businesses sentiment to gain insight into the challenges and trends currently affecting this segment. This is the first of the bi-annual reports, and the data represents what has taken place in the first half of 2018. The impact of regulations is disproportionately higher for small business owners. According to the US Chamber […]

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There are 114% more women entrepreneurs than there were 20 years ago, but the reason why is troubling

There are 114% more women entrepreneurs than there were 20 years ago, but the reason why is troubling

In the past 20 years, the number of women-owned firms in the US has increased 114%. Research shows that many women start businesses because it just seems like a better alternative to the demands of corporate life. In the traditional workplace, women often face gender discrimination and have a hard time balancing work and childrearing.   Yet while entrepreneurship seems to offer greater autonomy and flexibility, it can also contribute to economic insecurity. Every day in the US, women start about 849 new businesses. And over the past 20 […]

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Small Business Advertising Stays Low Online, Should You Be Doing More?

Small Business Advertising Stays Low Online, Should You Be Doing More?

? A new survey was released this week showing that just 66% of businesses are advertising online. At the same time, 89% of consumers, the from The Manifest says, are online. It sounds like a lot of businesses are missing the mark. After all, they should be advertising where consumers are most, right? Small Business Advertising Online My guest for This Week in Small Business this week disagrees. Jeff Brathwaite says businesses may not be paying for advertising online but that doesn’t mean they’re not promoting. “There […]

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5 Most Common Ways Small Business Can Use Funding from Kabbage

Sponsored Post Online lending continues to make a big impact on small business growth. A recent study conducted by NDP Analytics found that every $1 borrowed by small businesses produces $3.79 of gross output in local communities. It sums up to nearly $40 billion in economic growth across the United States, generating close to 400,000 new jobs and $13 billion in wages throughout local economies. The study references companies like Kabbage, which has provided access to more than $5 billion for over 150,000 small businesses. Online lending […]

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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 The survey found that in 2018, 45% of small business owners were minority ethnic groups. This was already a dramatic increase from 2015, when the amount of minority business owners was just […]

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10 Topics to Discuss with a Lawyer Before Starting a Business

There are several legal ramifications of starting a business. It can lead to issues related to liability, copyright, employee rights and everything in between. So one of the first steps you should take as you work to get your business off the ground is speak with an experienced business attorney. Ben De Leon is the President of , where he has served as general counsel to some of the fastest growing companies in Texas. As an experienced business lawyer, he recently spoke with Small Business Trends about […]

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This Week in Small Business, Job Market Tightens, Can Small Businesses Compete?

This Week in Small Business, Job Market Tightens, Can Small Businesses Compete?

? It’s been a busy and challenging week for small business owners across the country so this is a great opportunity to recap the week that was in the latest edition of This Week in Small Business. We’re taking a look at some of the best articles published this week on Small Business Trends. This week, I am joined by fellow Delaware Blue Hen, analyst and co-founder of , Laurie McCabe. Job Market Tightening Right off the top, we look at the LinkedIn Workforce Report. With the […]

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53% of Small Business Owners Worry Over Cost of Healthcare, Survey Says

A recent survey of America’s small business owners suggests more than half or 53% count the cost of providing healthcare insurance for their employees as a key concern. Worried About the Cost of Small Business Health Insurance Healthcare costs eat up a huge chunk of the small business operation budget. According to the NFIB’s Index of Small Business Optimism, the for small business owners is healthcare. And the eHealth report, Small Business Health Insurance: Costs, Trends and Insights 2017 indicates close to 80% of small business owners […]

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Small Business Owners Remain Very Optimistic But a Little Sleep Deprived

Small business optimism  among small business owners is at a record high. But this optimism is the result of hard work and dedication which comes with less sleep. The  survey revealed respondents slept 6.7 hours a night on average, less than the eight recommended hours. This, however, didn’t dampen their optimism as the index revealed an overall score of 68.7, which was up 2.4 points from the first quarter of 2018. For two out of three small business owners, the current environment in the US is one that […]

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