What the Lack of Net Neutrality Could Mean for Small Businesses

Briefly, net neutrality rules were put in place so that cable companies and other internet service providers (ISPs) couldn’t adjust speeds or charge customers more than their monthly bill to access certain sites or content. Those rules are not gone yet, because the ruling must be voted upon by Congress before being enacted, but many people are anxiously waiting to see what [...]

December 17th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

Your 2018 Small Business Checklist

2017 is coming to a close. Depending on the state of your business, you may be more than ready to say “Good riddance!”, or you may be looking back on some great times you had this year. Regardless of how 2017 treated you, it’s time to look forward and make plans for 2018 (if you haven’t started already).   2018 is [...]

December 15th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: , |

Don’t Look Over These Costs When Starting Your Small Business 

From buying or renting your property to stocking up on inventory, you know how expensive it is to start a small business. Or, at least you think you do. So, you drain your savings, get your bank loan or otherwise secure your financing and start to set up shop.  Then it all hits at once: The expenses you never prepared [...]

December 13th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: |

SEO Deep Dive: Optimizing Your Schema Markup

As a small business owner, you need every advantage you can find over your competition. As you probably know, search engine optimization (SEO) is a great way to get ahead. Of course, quick fixes like adding title tags and meta descriptions is a good place to start. But true SEO goes much deeper than that. There are plenty of more [...]

December 12th, 2017|Categories: SEO|

6 Free (or Cheap!) Marketing Tools Every Small Business Can Use Today

As a small business owner, you’re probably looking for every edge you can get over your competition. Few factors are more important in this pursuit than being found online. One of the easiest ways to make sure you are keeping track of how well you’re reaching potential customers is to invest in marketing tools. For many of these tools, the [...]

December 11th, 2017|Categories: Marketing|