Small Business

Have a Small Business Idea? Start It Now

If you’ve had a small business idea in the back of your mind for a while, there is no better time to act on your idea than now. Small businesses are in demand, and predictions for the rest of the year say that demand will only grow. Most people have at least one thing that they excel at; turning that “thing” into a business could mean that you can turn what you love into a…
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Cyber Security

New Bill Could Help SMBs with Cybersecurity

If some members of Congress have their way, a bill regarding cyber security will soon be passed into law. That bill will make it mandated that certain counselors for small to medium businesses undergo training to assist those SMB owners with cyber security. The legislation…
Small Business

SMB Optimism on the Rise

If you think owning your own small business would make you happy, you may be right. That, however, is not what optimism in this case means. When we talk about SMB optimism, we are essentially talking about growth in hiring. As it stands today, optimism is high. There was a…
Productivity

Productivity Tips from Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps is an Olympic athlete. You are a small business owner. The two of you have nothing in common. Or do you? It may come as a surprise that in order to help your business succeed, you have to think like an athlete. They may know something you don’t know…
Marketing

How to Make SEO and Social Media Work Together

Your presence on social media can make or break your business. Without a strong social media presence, it can be difficult to compete with similar local businesses. With the wrong social media presence, you are hurting yourself just as badly. When it comes to social media…
Marketing

Why You Should Optimize Your Online Presence

In the “old” days, a small business owner had business cards printed, maybe handed out a few pamphlets and hoped that word of mouth drew customers to their establishment. If that’s how you are running your company today, you will likely fail &#8212…
Productivity

How to Delegate Properly to Optimize Productivity

Let’s face it: Delegating to employees can be hard. Your small business is your baby. You thought of it, you spent your own money on it, and you have raised it from the ground up. Trusting others with something that is so important to you can cause anxiety. The good…