Two years ago Congress passed the JOBS Act, promising to help small businesses and startups more easily raise capital by loosening various Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations. Two years later, it’s as hard as ever to raise equity capital and if you aren’t rich (accredited or qualified investor status), you can’t legally participate in the […]
How to Set Social Media Up from Scratch written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing We just started working with a mid-size software company and, in digging in to build their marketing system, it quickly became clear they had no real social media integration. Show More Summary
Nutshell CRM, according to their cofounder is all about “pleasant software, that is easy to use”. I was able to catch up with them at SXSW and find out more about it. (SXSW coverage sponsored by Infusionsoft - all in one sales and marketing...Show More Summary
Social Sentiment is about understanding what someone’s social engagement means. Social sentiment goes beyond the “Tweet” and into the MEANING of social engagement. Were they positive about your brand, or not? (SXSW coverage sponsored by Infusionsoft - all in one sales and marketing CRM software for small business) Check out my interview with the IBM Social Business [...]Show More Summary
A majority of small business owners want to see the minimum wage raised to $10.10 an hour and then tied to inflation, according to a new poll conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for Small Business Majority. Not only did 57 percentShow More Summary
It’s time again for our community news and information roundup. Each week we draw valuable news and information from the blogs we follow most and other parts of the online small business community. You’ll find some of the best below....Show More Summary
RebelMouse is leading the charge for content curation. What is it and why is it important? You have Twitter, Faebook, WordPress and so many other content destinations. Why not put them all together and create a destination? (SXSW coverage sponsored by Infusionsoft - all in one sales and marketing CRM software for small business) Check out the [...]Show More Summary
Weekend Favs March Eight 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
The key report this week is February retail sales on Thursday. ----- Monday, February 10th ----- No economic releases scheduled. ----- Tuesday, February 11th ----- 7:30 AM ET: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for February. 10:00 AM: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for January from the BLS. Show More Summary
There are several ways that companies to market their services and products to consumers and small businesses. PayPal who we know as a payment system for online payments is showcasing their offline POS payment system at SXSW. Paypal is hosting the SXSW Techset Blogger Lounge where they have a PayPal store and you can download [...]Show More Summary
When a baby is born, the knitting plans begin! There is a new baby boy in my extended family, so I'd better get busy! I hope to turn these piles of yarn into a small pile of knits this week. Happy Saturday!
As it's mainly geared towards small and medium-sized businesses, it helps these companies take advantage of all recruiting opportunities and resources -- even professional recruiters.
March is Marketing Month here at Startup Princess. This month we’ll be sharing all new articles, tips, audios and resources to help you promote your small business. Check back for new content. For now, please enjoy this summary of marketing resources from our archive. There’s a wealth of resources in this post! Learn the way […]
You put in plenty of time on your business. The Small Business Trends editorial team gives you the news you need to make your business better. Take a minute to read our top stories this week. It’s a good investment of your time. Social Media Twitter reset was an epic fail. Show More Summary
This week’s free shirt Friday comes to us from the Media Buyer Association. The Media Buyer Association is dedicated to helping marketers, speakers, and small business use the power of media buying to generate stable and profitable traffic to your websites that will convert into leads and sales. The Media Buyer Association is your one stop portal for […]
Plus: 300 000 home and small business routers hijacked, and Cisco presents an Internet of Things Grand Challenge
Small business loans are gaining popularity with traditional banks thanks to an influx of cash from the Fed, a good sign for the economy as a whole, but especially good for mom and pop shops up and down Main Street USA. Small business owners are looking now, more than ever, for a cash boost as... Show More Summary
These days, it’s easy for geographical lines to be blurred when it comes to your business. Countless small business owners work with virtual teams, partners, clients, and customers they’ve never actually met in person. This new reality can make it even more confusing to know if you’re conducting business in multiple states. Show More Summary
The economy adds 175,000 jobs. And is Detroit emerging as a haven for entrepreneurs?
This will be my third year going to SXSW, it’s the ONE place I can find awesome individuals, startups and small business focused companies and share their information with YOU. This information (their best practices, new products, etc), will help YOU grow your business. To capture this information and be an effective SXSW journalist there’s [...]Show More Summary