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Google Ditches AdWords for Ads, Aims at Smarter, Mobile Search

Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is ditching AdWords and DoubleClick. Google Rebrands Ad Offerings In an attempt to simplify how you create and manage ad campaigns with Google, the search engine company is rebranding these services as Google Ads, Google Marketing Platform, and Google Ad Manager. The changes streamline and combine existing products in a recognition of the growing importance of mobile advertising, monetizing through different channels and other factors. Sridhar Ramaswamy, Senior Vice President of Google Ads, explained how the new offering is geared to smaller businesses in […]

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Spotlight: HigherGround Wants Small Businesses to Stop Worrying about IT

For businesses that need help with IT but don’t have the resources to hire a professional full time, a managed service provider can help. is one such service provider. The company offers a full-service experience and consulting to meet the needs of their clients around the Chicago area. Read more about the company and its offerings in this week’s Small Business Spotlight. What the Business Does Offers managed IT solutions to small and medium sizedbusinesses in the Chicago area. CEO Brian Brammeier told Small Business Trends, “HigherGround […]

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Best 5 Content Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

Content marketing is a powerful way to help small businesses gain more customers and grow. Though for content marketing to be successfully executed it needs to have a strategic approach, which is focused on creating and distributing valuable, unique, relevant and consistent content to attract and retain audiences. To help your small business get the most out of the content marketing efforts on your website, take a look at the following five best content marketing strategies for your website. 5 Content Marketing Strategies to Consider Identify Your […]

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10 Tips to Ensure Your Small Business Website Delivers Results

  Creating a website is one of the most important things you’ll do when getting your business up and running. It can help you market your offerings, communicate with customers and complete sales. So you need to be very intentional about how you create it and then constantly work to improve it going forward. Here are some tips from members of the online small business community to help you create the best possible website for your business. Include These Critical Factors for Website Success Every business’s website […]

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Growth & Success Con Gives Insights for the Entrepreneur’s Journey

If you want some sage advice from seasoned entrepreneurs and thought leaders, Growth & Success Con 2018 is the place to get it. The virtual conference for small businesses is taking place September 17 -18, 2018 online. These experts will share creative ideas and workable business solutions with actionable insights to help your business grow and move forward. They will offer advice on how to build your brand, manage and overcome fear, develop a mindset for growth and success, increase your confidence, productivity and leadership skills and […]

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This Week in Small Business, Supreme Court OKs Internet Sales Tax, Etsy Raises Seller Fees

This Week in Small Business, Supreme Court OKs Internet Sales Tax, Etsy Raises Seller Fees

? Welcome back to another edition of This Week in Small Business. This is where I look at the week that was in small business news as it appeared on Small Business Trends and offer some more insight. Online Sales Tax Ruling And this week, it’s hard to ignore the Supreme Court ruling that now allows states to enact sales taxes on online sales. This will likely increase the cost of items bought and sold online. If you buy supplies online for your business, you’ll likely see […]

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Restaurant POS Lightspeed Announces iOS Integrations

Lightspeed has announced it is integrating Intuit QuickBooks Online and Planday so retailers and restaurateurs can efficiently manage their within the iOS ecosystem. Lightspeed iOS Integration Intuit is going to bring its payroll solution, while Planday will provide a workforce management platform. Together with cloud-based point-of-sale systems, the collaboration will give independent businesses in both industries a fully integrated finance and employee scheduling capability. All three companies are Apple Mobility Partners, which will ensure a “compatibility issue free” integration. For many independent retailers and restaurant owners, who […]

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Spotlight: Storelli Provides Protective Products for Soccer Players

Sports related injuries can lead to potentially serious damage. But one company, , is dedicated to finding ways to protect against those injuries effectively. The company has developed a solution that’s been clinically tested to protect against head injuries in soccer. You can read more about the company and its products below in this week’s Small Business Spotlight. What the Business Does Provides head guards and other protective products for soccer players. Founder Claudio Storelli told Small Business Trends, “Storelli manufactures protective soccer gear for a variety […]

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Small Business Loan Approval Rates Hit Record High, Biz2Credit Reports

The Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for is reporting record highs of loan approval from banks and institutional lenders. Biz2Credit Lending Index May 2018 The record highs reflect a strong US economy and job growth. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the is currently at 3.8%. And wage growth is also experiencing the highest rate in two years according to the latest Paychex/IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch. For small business owners and entrepreneurs looking to expand or start their fits venture, this is a good time. […]

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