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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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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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eRelevance Releases New Services to Gauge ROI in Advertising and Business Communications

If you’re a small business owner who feels overwhelmed by technology but lured by its promise, there’s a new idea being floated specifically for you. eRelevance has announced a new suite of tech services flipping the old model of offering small businesses software they can buy and run themselves on its head. Small Business Trends spoke with eRelevance co-founder and CEO Bob Fabbio about the new approach and the services the company offers. Most Small Businesses Seem to Struggle “We’ve discovered that most small businesses that are […]

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Monday.com Offers Another Team Management Software Option for Small Businesses

Monday.com is a project management tool designed to help teams work better together by building a culture of transparency, managing workloads, tracking projects and communicating with ease. Formerly dapulse, Monday.com was founded in 2012 and launched as an independent startup in 2014. such as Microsoft Project, Smartsheet and Huddle, have long been helping small businesses complete tasks in less time and work more effectively and efficiently. But what makes any different? What are the key features of this tool designed to simplify the way teams work together […]

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10 Tips to Improve Your Business AND Work Life Balance

Increasing your sales through lead generation and content marketing doesn’t have to require a huge commitment of time or money. Instead, there are some effective strategies and tips you can use to get more done in less time, allowing you to also enjoy your family and life. If you’re interested in selling more without spending your whole life working on your business, here are some essential insights from members of the online small business community. Generate New Leads Without Spending a Fortune Increasing your sales quickly can […]

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