Small Business

4 Big Business Strategies That Small Businesses Can Use

Eventually, you would want your small business to grow into a big business, right? Many start-ups and small businesses get intimidated in a competitive marketplace. There are many big-business growth strategies that might work for you. While not every strategy will work for a small business, there are some strategies that small businesses can use: Market segmentation: If you are starting ... Read More »

How to Get an Intern in Your Small Business

  Internships are a win-win in business. An internship acts as an opportunity for a student to get real-world business experience and learn more about their chosen field. For the business, the intern acts as a cheap source of labor for a period of time. As long as you are willing to invest time to teach the intern something valuable ... Read More »

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Highlight Small Businesses’ Need to be Prepared

With recovery starting after Hurricane  Harvey in Houston and Floridians just beginning to emerge after Hurricane Irma, it a good reminder for  small businesses everywhere to rethink their preparedness.  Meanwhile businesses in both locations will be facing the challenge to try to rebuild. Small Businesses After Disasters Big box retailers and huge businesses in the area are more likely to have ... Read More »

64 Percent of Small Businesses Can’t Track Printer Usage or Costs — And They Really Should!

Almost two thirds, or 64 percent, of small businesses can’t track how much their print devices cost them nor can they track their usage. And if you are not able to track these basic stats in your business, you will not know how much is being wasted. The How to Optimize Your IT Budget With Smarter Document Management (PDF) report and The State ... Read More »

Pizza Is Selling Like Hotcakes On Facebook…And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Americans love ordering pizza on Facebook. In an effort to evolve to better serve their customers while also offering them more convenience, many restaurants are now letting patrons pay for their food using their Facebook and Amazon accounts. ... Read More »

New Fitness App Suggests a Niche Your Small Business Could Help Fill

Imagine a product designed to keep people motivated while working out by giving them incentives to continue. A system called Cycflix does this in a really unique way. It offers motivation and a reward system and includes something people really value — getting their daily dose of Netflix. Ronan Byrne is the creator of Cycflix, which is currently available on Instructables. ... Read More »

10 Classic Small Business Social Media Mistakes

The try-out period for social media is long past. Even tiny businesses – even many who don’t even have their own websites – know they need to be on social. Just “being on social” is a good start (though I still urge you to have a website, too). But marketing your small business on social media takes a particular kind ... Read More »

Google Introduces New Single-Page Website for Business

SEO helps businesses of all kinds optimize their websites to have a presence online. It helps them gain visibility, traffic, and generate leads through business websites that act as a storefront on the web. But what about small businesses? The businesses so small they don’t even need a website? For some small businesses, having a website is more work than it’s worth. For ... Read More »

Optimism among U.S. small businesses rises in July, helped by strong hiring

A measure of U.S. small-business confidence rose in July, boosted by strong hiring and an improving economic outlook, according to a National Federation of Independent Business report released on Tuesday. The group’s Index of Small Business Optimism USOPIN=ECI rose to 105.2 from 103.6 in June. The rise was the index’s first since January. Business owners signaled optimism in their ability ... Read More »

Three Key Success Metrics Every Small Business Owner Should Focus On

Your small business is up and running, and you have a product or service that you’re excited about. How do you boost your chances of building a venture that will last for the long term? A government statistic shows roughly 40% of Australian businesses fail within the first four years. Over the years, I’ve identified three elements that seem to ... Read More »