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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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Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Leads New Small Business Roundtable Coalition

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Leads New Small Business Roundtable Coalition

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council announces formation of the Small Business Roundtable, a coalition of small business advocacy groups including National Association for the Self Employed, National Association of Women Business Owners and others. Small Business Roundtable Coalition The goal of this coalition is to benefit the 30 million businesses across the US by advancing policy, securing access, and promoting inclusion for their owners. In addition to the  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, the National Association for the Self Employed and the National Association of Women Business […]

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South Leads the Nation in Small Business Job Creation for the Construction Industry

South Leads the Nation in Small Business Job Creation for the Construction Industry

The South led the nation in small business job creation in the construction industry during the month of March, a recent report says. The region’s Small Business Jobs Index ( 100.24) is just above the break even growth marker of 100. The latest Paychex IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch reports a 0.12 percent decrease to 99.65 this month nationally, or 1.07 percent year-over-year. Small Business Job Creation in Construction The Index has been below 100 for nine months with the West at 99.29, being the lowest […]

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10 Tips for Navigating the Bumps Along the Road of Entrepreneurship

10 Tips for Navigating the Bumps Along the Road of Entrepreneurship

When starting a business there are plenty of bumps along the way and things you thought you knew that turn out to be untrue. This week, members of the online small business community share some of the lessons they’ve learned along the road of entrepreneurship. Here are some of the top insights. Don’t Assume You Need to Start a Tech Venture in Silicon Valley Over the last several years, Silicon Valley has become synonymous with tech success stories. But if you think that you absolutely must get […]

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Digital Marketing Conference Comes in May to New York City

Digital Marketing Conference Comes in May to New York City

DigiMarCon East 2018 Digital Marketing Conference in New York City is going to bring experts in the field to help attendees navigate today’s digital ecosystem. Speakers in digital marketing will highlight emerging strategies along with innovative technologies, best practices and valuable insights from proven real-world digital marketing campaigns. Attendees will see how customer loyalty, sales increases, improving lead generation or driving greater consumer engagement can be achieved. The two day event will be held from May 10 to 11, 2018 at the luxurious New York Marriott Marquis […]

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From the Headlines: Businesses Invest Big in AR and VR and Apple Launches Business Chat

From the Headlines: Businesses Invest Big in AR and VR and Apple Launches Business Chat

Augmented and Virtual Reality could be the big news for your small business this year.  The industry has a huge potential, and companies small and large are trying to capitalize on the opportunities. In addition to AR/VR, this week more technology trends grabbed small business headlines. Examples include Apple’s launch of its Business Chat on iMessage, Adobe’s planned shutdown of Business Catalyst and more. This is just one of the many topics covered in this week’s information roundup. You can look at the rest of the small business […]

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What Emerging Technology Is the Biggest Help to Your Small Business?

What Emerging Technology Is the Biggest Help to Your Small Business?

There are a lot of emerging technologies on the market today. And they all seem to have business applications. Unlike in the past, these technologies are available almost right away to small businesses, too. Of course, just because they’re available and accessible, doesn’t necessarily mean they’re beneficial to your small business. Here are some of the top emerging small business technologies and how they benefit companies like yours. Voice Search: Asking thin air a question and getting a response. Can you believe we’re in a time when […]

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These 7 Tips will Change the Way You Approach Hiring

These 7 Tips will Change the Way You Approach Hiring

Hiring staff can be a resource-draining process for any business, but it can be especially difficult for small businesses with limited means. For a small business, each new staff member can impact the company much more than a new staff member at a larger company with 200 or more employees can. But the costs associated with hiring can be just as high as the stakes, so it’s important for small business owners to have the right hiring approach to avoid having to repeat the process several times. […]

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Slack Seeks Solution for Outage Problem and your Business Should Look for Workarounds

Slack Seeks Solution for Outage Problem and your Business Should Look for Workarounds

Small team collaboration favorite Slack is seeking a solution to its excessive outages, but in the meantime, your small business needs a contingency plan. Slack is one of the leading collaboration platforms among small businesses. Thousands are using to connect teams in the same building or around the world on projects big and small. But there’s a problem. Slack tends to stop working quite a bit. In fact, according to a recent , Slack saw outages a total of 40 days in 2017. And there were 51 […]

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How a 90-Day Live Video Challenge Can Make Small Business Owners Better Public Speakers

How a 90-Day Live Video Challenge Can Make Small Business Owners Better Public Speakers

Giving in-person presentations to clients differs from public speaking, though there are strong similarities. Same goes for broadcasting a live video. We learn by doing. A Gallup poll three decades ago revealed 45 percent of people were afraid of public speaking. Almost 23 years after that poll, another in 2011 (also by Gallup on the same topic) revealed a similar stat! If you’re a small business owner  who suffers fro similar fears, Virginia Phillips may have the answer. Small Business Trends connected with Virginia Phillips about the […]

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