The next year will see companies face many choices about the technology they use and the how it's acquired. A leading tech vendor shares what it sees as four key issues that small businesses will seek help with in 2015.
Small businesses wanting to provide health insurance coverage for their employees got a lump of coal in their stocking Christmas […]
Video is so important. Unfortunately, there are many business owners who feel that video is not for them or they simply haven’t taken the time to create them. You can use your smartphone to do a simple video, buy a cheap video camera or invest in a professional one that might cost about $1,000 or so....
Young doctors are often progressive thinkers who like to support small businesses, buy locally grown produce from food shares, shop from individual merchants on Etsy, and never be seen in any chain store larger than Trader Joe’s. It seems every industry is recognizing the benefits of the personal service of a small business. Continue reading […]
The end of the year is quickly approaching. For small business owners, this offers the perfect opportunity to reflect upon the past year and evaluate all of your successes and failures. And in businesses, even the things that didn’t quite work out can be helpful in the long run. So this year, think about all...
If you're a small business owner, you don't have time to waste trying to wade through Google's constantly shifting guidance on SEO tactics. Statistics and analytics will clearly suggest starting with PPC advertising, because it work...
The holidays can be an incredibly busy time for small business owners. But it’s also important to take a step back and enjoy this time of year with friends and family. The team at Small Business Trends is no different. So we collected some photos and holiday wishes from the staff to share with you....
Since solo and small law practices have unique business models, bonus structures and year-end plans can be quite different from the typical Biglaw routine.
Project management tools aren't just for big business. Small business growth can benefit enormously from implementing project management software.
Small business expert Denise O'Berry discusses how you can actually train your customers to spend their hard-earned cash with your business.
Human resource trends change just as frequently as fashion (if not more). Because the industry is constantly evolving, regulations regularly adapting, and employees changing as well, small businesses have to be flexible enough to keep up with them. Show More Summary
As 2014 wraps up, pause to review which of your business practices can be refreshed for the year ahead
Small businesses are hoping that sensors can give them the kind of information and insight from real-world shoppers that e-commerce sites collect online.
Small retail business owners face a variety of demands. Products, services, employees, finances, customers, facilities, marketing – all require careful tending. That tending can be all encompassing. 80 hour weeks are common! Keeping all of those “plates” spinning takes time, energy, and dedication. The “bad news” is there is one more demand that requires attention [...]
Proud to report that my home state has recently made it a little harder to unwittingly commit a crime. On Friday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed into a law Senate Bill 361, aimed at shielding individuals and small businesses from prosecution...Show More Summary
Someone took the trouble to quantify what most owners of small French business structures (ie under 250 employees) have known for a long time: they are getting a seriously bad deal compared to, erm, just about every peer one can think of. Show More Summary
Run a small business? Then you're keeping a big secret. C'mon... fess up. It's about the holidays. Sure, December is a festive, wonderful, joyous month. You're not completely insensitive to the meaning of the season. You can party with...Show More Summary
Both say they are helping small businesses. And yeah, they are.
Millions of small businesses have Facebook pages, but most have no idea how to use them to make sales. The page may have hundreds, maybe even thousands of likes, but without sales to match, it is not very valuable. How can a small business turn virtual likes into real purchases? Start here: 1. Don’t Be...
While small businesses struggle to get a few views on their Facebook posts, the Interbrand 2014 Top 100 seem to be doing okay for themselves. Simply Measured recently released their Q3 2014 study results on said brands, so I thought we should talk about them. It begins with a lot of posts (12,790), a lot […]