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A Business Owner Blames Search Engines for Lost Sales

A lawsuit by Baldino's Lock & Key in Virginia claims that search engines profit from knowingly listing unlicensed locksmiths.

Traction: Get a Grip On Your Business

Here's a book that that has changed the lives of many entrepreneurs and will help you strengthen the six key components of your business.

10 Tips to a Successful Comment Marketing Campaign

Comment marketing is not only a free marketing strategy, If you're considering adding it to your marketing arsenal, the following tips will drastically improve your results.

Inbound Marketing 101: Everything You Need to Know for Online Success

How do you gain trust? You prove to potential customers that you provide a service or a product that will make their lives better. You bring them into the fold with inbound marketing.

The New Minorities

Citylab's March of the Non-White Babies covers the rapidly shifting (at least by demographic standards) racial composition of America. The key message is sometime between 2040 and 2050 America will be a minority - majority nation. This means Euro caucasians...

Blogs on Blogging: Week 2 Recap

I'm 10 days into the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. What is that exactly? You can find a full explanation here. If there's a lesson I've learned thus far, it's that having to post something—literally anything—each weekday has been a great motivator. Show More Summary

The Climate Corporation Takes Farming High Tech

The farming industry is going high-tech. And it isn’t necessarily just to increase output. For some farmers, using more technology has become a necessity thanks to changing climate conditions. Founded by two former Google engineers, The Climate Corporation is a provider of tech services and products for farmers. Show More Summary

Here’s What This Window Genie Franchise Owner Didn’t Want

Greg told me he “didn’t want a retail store.” So, I didn’t talk to him about franchise opportunities that required a retail storefront. Franchise Search Tip: Knowing what you don’t want can quickly open the door to what you may  want. Show More Summary

3 Sound Tips for Rebounding From Career Setbacks

Most experts out there give really bad advice when it relates to the topic of career setbacks –- or failures, as many of us would label them. So often, we’re told to take a deep inward breath, then breathe all the pain and frustration out. Show More Summary

GoPro’s Andrew Shipp: Create Amazing Social Media Content — Now

Andrew Shipp loves to talk about social media content. As social media manager for GoPro, he’s got a lot to share. GoPro’s creative, versatile and robust approach to social media engagement offers a tantalizing view of what can be accomplished...Show More Summary

Cowbells Come With Amazing Business Insights In “The Cowbell Principle”

The “Saturday Night Live” Cowbell Sketch and its later incarnations are simple, but extremely funny. If you can’t remember it or haven’t seen it yet, I encourage you to watch it. It’s that funny! Now, try to create a series of principles...Show More Summary

Small Business Saturday Is Coming

Coming up on Nov. 29 is Small Business Saturday, an event founded by American Express to promote small businesses. Register to get up to $30 back when you Shop Small by spending $10 or more at participating businesses. Your businessShow More Summary

Tools for Video Editing, Costly Surprises and More

You’ll find 15 tools for video editing and some ideas about how to deal with holiday surprises among the resources in this week’s Small Business Trends community news and information roundup. Want to learn more about our community? Read the roundup and then check out the instructions for participation below. Show More Summary

20 Killer Brand Strategies On Pinterest

Pinterest is becoming a popular way for small businesses to promote their brands and get their names out there. But using Pinterest to successfully market your business by drumming up interest interested in repining your content isn’t as easy as it looks. Show More Summary

Smarter Marketing is Psychological In “Got Social Mediology”

As marketers can attest, psychology plays a huge influence on what we buy and why we choose to buy something. Marketers know, for example, that offering something at $9.99 instead of $10.00 actually makes the deal more attractive. Why...Show More Summary

Today’s Business Ideas in the News: Something to Be Thankful For

Find out how the real cost of Thanksgiving is lower than last year, and more in today's Business Ideas in the News.

Our Top Story This Week: Facebook Could Be the New LinkedIn

Our top stories this week, Facebook may soon be the new LinkedIn and Powa the new PayPal … or Shopify … or both. Check out these and other critical stories potentially impacting your small business in the Small Business Trends weekly news and information roundup. Show More Summary

10 Digital Marketing Channels to Keep an Eye On

What do you think will be the next big digital marketing channel and why? The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YECShow More Summary

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