Small Business

10 Tips for Looking into the Future of Your Small Business

Small business owners have to constantly look toward the future in order to retain long-term success. This means keeping an eye on tech trends, finding the best times to make investments and adjusting your marketing efforts. For more on looking to the future of your small business, check out these tips from members of the online small business community. Evolve ... Read More »

Businesses brace for crippling energy bill increases

BUSINESSES will be forced to cut staff or shut down altogether as crippling energy price hikes begin sweeping across the nation this month. The small business lobby group says urgent action is needed to resolve the decade-long national deadlock on energy policy in the face of what’s being described as a bigger crisis than the GFC. “This is the biggest ... Read More »

The Top 4 Challenges Small Business Owners Face Today

Whether it’s performing day-to-day operations or planning long-term growth, small business owners face countless obstacles to their success. From rising office supply costs to the health of the national economy, sometimes prioritizing the issues to focus on is a huge challenge by itself. “There is no magic bullet in business,” said JJ Ramberg, host of MSNBC’s “Your Business” and founder ... Read More »

Survey: small business owners remain optimistic about growth

(Photo: Thinkstock) Small business owners are largely optimistic about their ability to grow business and raise revenue in the year ahead, mirroring Wall Street’s sanguine outlook, according to a new index survey released Wednesday. The MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index produced a score of 60.6. That means 60.6% of small business owners currently have “a positive ... Read More »

Trump administration to dismantle small-business part of ACA marketplaces

President Donald Trump congratulates House Republicans after they passed legislation aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare, during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, on May 4, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson / Getty Images) The Trump administration said Monday that it will dismantle part of the Affordable Care Act that created online insurance marketplaces for ... Read More »

Innovation Research Tour Might Be for You

Getting a business off the ground takes gumption, smarts and, unfortunately, some money. Getting loans and seeking out investors are perfectly viable options, but you’ll also be psyched to know that the government is offering seed funding you can grab, too. The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced plans this week for its Small Business Innovation National Road Tour, which has ... Read More »

Seminar helps Hispanic small business owners

FRESNO, Calif. – Members of the Hispanic community had a special opportunity to learn about the complicated word of business Thursday. A long like at the Mexican Consulate in Fresno during The California State Board of Equalization’s first ever Spanish Small Business Seminar. Sandra Valenzuela opened her own cell phone store just over a year ago. The Madera business owner ... Read More »

RBI Deputy Governor Slams Bankers For Neglecting Small Businesses

Mumbai: Reprimanding lenders for neglecting small businesses, Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor R Gandhi on Wednesday said banks can survive only if they are socially relevant and look beyond immediate profitability goals. “If you make yourself socially relevant, not just relevant in an economic sense alone, you can have hopes to exist,” Mr Gandhi said at the annual banking ... Read More »