Raju Vegesna of Zoho: High School Grads Get Tuition Free Training through Zoho University – and 1800 Get Jobs with the Company

I’ve been on a bit of a kick to start the year on the theme of “doing good and doing good in business.” The result can make for win-win outcomes and opportunities for small businesses to build important relationships.  And during this week’s Zoho Analyst Day among the presentations focused on the road ahead for Read More …

Join Small Business Trends Founder Anita Campbell for this Upcoming LinkedIn Webinar

What is one of the biggest challenges small businesses are facing in a tight labor market? Finding qualified talent. A new webinar from LinkedIn titled, “How to Tackle Top Small Business Hiring Challenges” looks to provide insights into attracting and hiring top talent. Small Business Trends Founder and CEO Anita Campbell and Alice Bredin of Read More …

Year in Review: A Look Back at Small Business Trends in 2018

  Here at Small Business Trends we’ve had an amazing year and we could not have done it without you.  We’d like to share a look back, with our 2018 Annual Report. The Year Started Slow – But Ended Great! The year 2018 has been fantastic overall for us. But the year did not start out that way. Read More …

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Small Business Trends

Merry Christmas to all our Small Business Trends readers. At this time of year, we reflect on the many people who regularly visit this site or who follow our updates on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Thank you for your support. You make it all worthwhile. A big thank you from our Small Business Trends team — Read More …

First Small Business Truth-in-Lending Act Passed in California

If we told you a new law now requires lenders to tell small business loan applicants the annualized rate they’d pay for financing, you might be surprised that it wasn’t already standard practice. That new law came from a bill known as CA SB 1235 which received overwhelming bipartisan support. Aimed at adding transparency in Read More …

In the News, a Survey Says 73% of Your Customers are Influenced by Content Marketing

? Before you create that next piece of content for your site or social media channel or YouTube channel or whatever, think … is this going to entice someone to buy something from me? To start this latest edition of This Week in Small Business, co-founder of SMB Group Laurie McCabe and I discussed that Read More …

Taylor Schreiner of Adobe: Voice is Already Impacting How We Shop Even If The Final Transaction Isn’t Done With Alexa

Well, after the bomb Amazon dropped yesterday announcing an arsenal of Alexa-enabled devices – from microwaves, cars devices, wall clocks, outlet plugs, subwoofers – it’s easy to see we’re a quickly moving into a voice-first world.  But the reason for all these new voice-enabled devices is because we kind of like talking to them, according Read More …

Riding the Craft Beer Trend Successfully

Almost 13 percent of all beer sold in the U.S. meets the Brewers Association’s “craft brewer” definition, according to BrewBound.com. But if you look at these beers’ journey from brewery to your lips, it isn’t always direct. Small Business Trends chatted with Brian Connell, co-owner of HK Hospitality, a group of eight bars in the Read More …

Jon Dick of HubSpot: Cutting Email Sent Out by 50% Increased Traffic Back to Our Website

I attended HubSpot’s INBOUND conference last week, where about 24,000 marketers descended on Boston for four days.  It was a far cry from the 200 folks who were at the very first INBOUND a decade ago. While at the conference I had a chance to spend a few minutes with Jon Dick, HubSpot’s VP of Read More …