On Tuesday, April 21, Google is making a major update to its mobile search algorithm that will change the order in which websites are ranked when users search for something from their phone or tablet. The algorithm will start favoring...Show More Summary
Blending in-person and online networking and building active, engaged and loyal communities are key factors in today’s small business success. We should have an online presence but we cannot hide behind our websites, blogs, or social media platforms. People want to know, like, and trust who they are considering or people with whom they’re already...
Providing successful images for a business can be very rewarding, especially when it’s for a budding business that you get to witness growing. While all businesses, big and small, essentially have the same demands, a small business is most likely still learning how to work with various professionals and creating their processes as they go. Show More Summary
An event held by the Harlem Commonwealth Council is among those coming up this week. And quite a few other new featured events are now part of the small business events calendar. Check out some of the events on the calendar for April and beyond. Many are likely of interest to small business owners and...
Weekend Favs April Eighteen written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. Show More Summary
In the Trenches: Managing Volume With Cross Training – Small Business Center One of the reasons we’re testing doing flight... Read More
Ashli Todd co-owns Spillers Records with her sister Grace. The business began in Cardiff in 1894. It’s marking Record Store Day with live music and DJs It’s been in our family since the 70s. It used to be run by our dad, now myself and my sister [Grace Todd] are co-owners. Show More Summary
Small business owners say hiring new employees is their biggest challenge for 2015. Here are a few resources to make the employment process more effective. The post Hiring Tips for the Small Business Owner appeared first on AllBusiness.com.
How are your customers accessing your small business website? And more importantly, what does it look like when they do? The simple fact is that mobile device usage is on the rise. Last year marked the first when mobile Internet traffic surpassed desktop traffic, and recent reports show that 60 percent of total digital media time...
Every small business — with dreams of growth and expansion — realizes technology enhances business productivity. Of course, not every small business can allocate funds to staff an IT department — or in some cases even have an IT professional on call. For most small businesses, IT experts on site are chiefly managing tactical issues...
As the web continues to mature and the demand for the efficiency of content delivery increases, more and more slim and trim CMSs are coming into the fray. Developers (front-end and back-end) are branching away from the heavy-hitters like WordPress and Drupal, and into the likes of more streamlined, tailor-made solutions. Show More Summary
While there is no chance that Congress will agree to broad-based tax reform before the next president takes office in 2017, lawmakers are making one last effort to enact a more narrow business-based reform. But they face a big challenge: reforms under consideration could raise taxes paid by many small businesses. Show More Summary
By Janice Worthen Spring is here, and even with the drought, flowers are blooming, and trees are putting on their frills. Over at Megan Small Photography, Megan Small is getting ready to celebrate her first year of business in Alameda (her seventh year overall) – and keeping busy with the demand that spring and the
Just about every small business owner can relate to problems surrounding growth. Greg Head (pictured), Chief Marketing Officer for Infusionsoft, joins Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends for an exclusive one-on-one interview on the topic of systemizing a small business (or “systematizing a small business” depending on which word you prefer), to spur growth....
VideoOnline video is undoubtedly changing the way audiences engage with content, ads, and brands, and small businesses and enterprises alike are starting to take advantage. As more and more platforms are allowing for video, and more devices are putting cameras in the hands of consumers, videos are becoming a new [...]
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You know what they say: “a picture is worth a thousand words”. And thanks to social media and time poor consumers, now more than ever is this true. But as a small business owner, searching for and buying the perfect image to use on social media and your website is not only time consuming but can be expensive. Check out our top picks for FREE stock image sites and libraries.
While the old adage goes “home is where the heart is,” lately it seems to be where the business is, as well. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, a number of small businesses have decided to step away from going global.Show More Summary
Entrepreneurs are the people who reinvent and revigorate our society in large and small ways and we know them by their actions. However, how do entrepreneurs with a business or a design background differ from one another and what are...Show More Summary