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From Our Community: Lessons from Facebook Messenger, Ice Bucket Challenge

Recently, social media has been abuzz with things like the Ice Bucket Challenge and the controversy surrounding Facebook Messenger. While these things don’t specifically have to do with small businesses, there are lessons businesses can take from them. Show More Summary

Hey, Ecommerce Companies – Location Still Matters!

If you have an eCommerce business, you probably think that location doesn’t matter. But that isn’t always the case. New research from the Wharton School suggests that real-world factors such as location can actually have a big impact on online businesses. Show More Summary

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Free City WiFi

The buzz in the world of WiFi at the moment is this: A large number of cities across the globe are already offering free Internet connections through free city WiFi technology. Even more are expected to soon follow suit. The pictureShow More Summary

Want Your Content to Go Viral? Here’s How You Can Increase Your Odds

Viral marketing means free marketing – or at least that’s what a lot of marketers think. But it isn’t always the case if you want to get the best possible results from your viral marketing efforts. It doesn’t mean that you have to make a huge investment. Show More Summary

Tech Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide

In today’s business world, tech startups and incubators seems to be “The Hot Black.” I just came home from celebrating a Chicago incubator’s launch as I write this. But as Small Business Trends reported earlier this year, reports suggests...Show More Summary

Road Trippin’ ‘Necessities’ Redefined: Booze, Food, Aux Power Take Equal Rank

If you were headed out to an event where provisions are a great unknown, what necessities would you deem essential? Clothing, a few toiletries, food and drink – even spirits. Of course. But in modern culture, where the smart phone is as important to many as having access to a stocked ATM or one’s right [...]

Our Latest Events Listing for You to Check Out

Welcome to our latest curated list of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies. To see a full list or to submit your own event, contest or award listing, visit the Small Business Events Calendar. Show More Summary

How to Make a Business Out of Playing Video Games

What most people think of as a hobby or way to unwind can actually become a viable business venture. From YouTube videos including reviews and “let’s plays,” to massive gaming tournaments with six figure prizes, there are a surprising number of ways to develop video game playing into a viable business. Show More Summary

Subway® Franchise Opens In Polygamist Community

A Subway® franchise has opened up in a closed community. A community that believes that one wife is just not enough for today’s men. A FLDS Community…. The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located  in Short Creek, Hildale, Utah. Show More Summary

How to Take Your Brand from Boring to “Brand Famous”

How’s your brand doing?  I’ll bet you don’t know, or maybe you don’t think your small business doesn’t need some fancy brand.  In either case, this is not good news for the success of your business.  Don’t kid yourself, branding is important. Show More Summary

Is Google Authorship Really Gone?

First Google dropped author photos from appearing in snippets on Google search engine results, back in June.  Now Google says it is dropping “authorship” from Google search results altogether. But is Google authorship really gone? Better...Show More Summary

Yahoo Expands Ad Network, SlideShare Offers Free Features

This week, Yahoo expanded one of its advertising programs to include more Web publishers. This means that businesses may be able to reach more online customers through additional outlets. And more publishers could be able to bring in advertising revenue from this program as well. Show More Summary

This Post Will Self Destruct

This deck should jump out at you and make you want to read this great story.

All Opinions Are Not Created Equal

People will always have their opinions. And some of them may be about you, and about your work. An opinion is simply one person’s point of view, one person’s way of seeing things. It’s no stronger or weaker than any another perspective. Show More Summary

Voting for the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards Has Begun

Now that our nomination period has closed, we’ve moved into the voting stage for the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards. You can vote for all your favorite Influencers now until September 15, 2014. This is a great way to support those...Show More Summary

The Staggering Cost of Business Email (Infographic)

Entrepreneurs and their employees spend an obscene amount of time shuffling emails around every year. Cutting back by just 15% can make a big difference.

9 Ways to Increase Business Conversions

The ABCs of business have had a makeover. Instead of "always be closing," today it's "always be converting" which is essentially the same thing but requires different tactics in the digital era.

Smart lightbulb features a HD speaker for music and room-to-room chat

Currently seeking funding via Kickstarter, LightFreq is a bulb that offers intelligent audio features on top of smartphone-controlled lighting.

An Upbeat Attitude Makes Success Simple

Your attitude determines how you interpret events in the past as well as the strategies and tactics you'll pursue in the future.

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