A simple strategy shift helped Facebook turn a bunch of new small businesses into advertisers. COO Sheryl Sandberg said on stage at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco that she believes that going after...Show More Summary
By Olivia Oran (Reuters) - American Express Co wants to grow small-business lending to make up for revenue it expects to lose after its credit card partnership with Costco Wholesale Corp ends this year. Last week, American Express said it will pay an undisclosed amount to feature its charge cards on Fundera, an online marketplace. Show More Summary
More than one-fifth of the world’s total GDP is in countries which have imposed negative interest rates, including Japan, the EU, Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden. Negative interest rates are spreading worldwide. And yet negative interest...Show More Summary
Small business owners may find it challenging navigating through the fast-paced world of social media. Their resources are valuable and they don't want to waste any of it. Here's a list of free social media tools that will save them both time and money. Headline Analyzers #1. Show More Summary
SEO – search engine optimization – is a structured process for making your website more visible in search engines. Most effort in SEO focuses on Google: It is by far the search engine with the largest volume, and its results also influence the video hosting platform YouTube. SEO has a number of different components: Identifying…more
Muscovites awoke Tuesday morning to find their metro stations in disarray after the city demolished dozens of small businesses it claimed lacked proper permits overnight. The surprise move frustrated thousands of commuters and angered...Show More Summary
In an article entitled, "Small Business Is Big Business," published by the American business magazine giant, Forbes, it stated, "Micro businesses in the United States represent an important economic segment and will be an important factor...Show More Summary
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles, California. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg Whether or not your businessfrequently takes you on the road, having a solid credit card strategy can earn you valuable rewards for all of your spending. Especially with select business cards offering bonus points for spending [...]
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What are KPIs or Key Performance Indicators? And how does your small business create and set meaningful KPIs? This guide attempts to walk you through the basics.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will give testimony in the US Congress on Wednesday and Thursday. Dunstan Prial from Fox Business says it will be “lively.” I assume that the questioning will be lively, not Yellen. Yellen will be her pleasant, monotone self. Show More Summary
Small business lender Bond Street announced a partnership with Booker, which provides cloud-based management services, to offer those clients discounted loans.
There are some common themes emerging among leaders and voters in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Through local survey data and a review of their strategic plans, leading citizens in each of these three states consistently talk about infrastructure, manufacturing, small business job creation and tourism as pillars of [...]
From the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB): After Modest Gain Last Month, Small Business Optimism Takes a StumbleThe Index of Small Business Optimism fell 1.3 points from December, falling to 93.9....Reported job creation...Show More Summary
Accounting can be confusing, time-consuming, and (if you have to pay a professional accountant) expensive. It is no surprise, therefore, that accounting software has started to increase in popularity among freelancers and small business owners. Show More Summary
You've been reading about how your small business needs to be marketing itself on the umpteen social media channels available to you. Now, you're finally ready to do it. But before you begin, be sure to heed these best practices so your campaign doesn't drive people away from you.
How to Wow the Big Town Farmer’s Markets, even if you’re not a farmer Guest Post by H. E. James Small town businesses like yours can often be limited in audience and market. Depending on how isolated your community is, it can be difficult to do business outside the community without simply going online. E-commerce […]
Periscope can be a great marketing tool for your small business. And judging by the way it's growing, it seems a lot of businesses -- big and small -- are already on board. While you're streaming, you must be mindful of some important legal pitfalls.
A great company culture can help a company recruit the best candidates as well as improve productivity. Therefore, entrepreneurs and small business owners should start building their company culture from day one. However, what do you...Show More Summary
Unveiling of Union Budget is one such event that is keenly followed by Business Owners, be it small or large. The announcements made during budget shape the financial decisions of many! With the launch of the ‘Start-Up India Campaign’...Show More Summary