Small Business

Small business customers get more from Telstra

Telstra has expanded it services to small businesses with the offer of account management support for small business customers of all sizes. On top of the “personalised” account management support Telstra also now offers one dedicated service number (132-000) with support seven days from 8am to 9pm and a dedicated specialist business team who is able and accountable for resolving queries ... Read More »

Just 6% of Small Businesses Focus on Keeping Customers

The goal of a commercial business is to increase sales, and retaining current customers is key to making this happen. But according to a new report from The Manifest, only 6% of small businesses are focused on retaining their customers. This is despite the fact their main digital marketing goal is to increase sales. The data reveals most small businesses aren’t ... Read More »

Small-business optimism rises to pre-shutdown levels

The numbers: The index of small-business optimism from the National Federation of Independent Business rose to 105.0 in May. Economists surveyed by Econoday had forecast a 102.0 reading. What happened: Six of ten survey components increased, three were unchanged, and only one fell in May. Nearly two-thirds, or 62%, reported hiring or trying to hire, a 5-point increase from April, but 54% ... Read More »

RBS tops up small business support fund, downplays Brexit effectRBS tops up small business support fund, downplays Brexit effect

LONDON (Reuters) – British state-controlled lender the Royal Bank of Scotland has doubled its funding pot to support small businesses to 6 billion pounds ($7.8 billion), but says the extra cash is no longer primarily for Brexit-proofing businesses. NatWest, the biggest trading arm of RBS, said it had topped up its so-called Growth Fund in response to high demand from ... Read More »

4 Cash Flow Challenges Facing Small Business Owners Today

You should probably have a good handle on your company’s cash flow, but do you ever wonder how your company compares with other small businesses? Intuit QuickBooks recently released a global study, the State of Small Business Cash Flow, which reveals the cash flow challenges experienced by small business owners and self-employed workers around the world. The study is also an in-depth assessment ... Read More »

Upcoming Training Workshop Teaches You to Better Listen to Your Customers

The ability to listen to your customers more effectively has introduced new challenges and opportunities. Because of digital technology, your customers can let you know how they feel on your website, social media channel, blog, and other outlets. Applied Marketing Science (AMS) is holding a training workshop titled, “Listening to the Voice of the Customer” to teach you how to ... Read More »

Mindset Matters: Small Business, Entrepreneurship And The Empowerment Of The Autism Community

Small business and entrepreneurship are the lifeblood of the American economy. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 28 million small businesses in the United States that comprise 49.2% of private sector employment and are 64% of the net for new private sector jobs. It is the influence of the small business ... Read More »

SBA and SCORE Plan 2 Day Virtual Conference for National Small Business Week

Can’t make it to one of the live events happening as part of the National Small Business Week May 5 through May 11?  Then attend a 2-Day Virtual Conference hosted by the Small Business Administration and SCORE instead. Because business owners and entrepreneurs can attend webinars. And they get business advice, access free resources, and network in chat rooms too. ... Read More »

How Fintech Is Changing The Small Business Game

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data will transform financial services and small-business lending long before they impact driverless cars, predicts Harvard Business School Senior Fellow Karen G. Mills. “As we speak, large banks and fintech providers are working on solutions that will dramatically change the options for small businesses.” Her new book, Fintech, Small Business, & the American Dream: How Technology ... Read More »

Small business owners can reap the benefits from offering a 401k

 ‘More importantly is that the more your employees put away for retirement, the more you can put away for your retirement.’ Photograph: JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images/Blend Images It’s been a big week for retirement plans. On Tuesday, the powerful House ways and means committee unanimously – yes, unanimously – passed a bill that would have a big impact on how employees ... Read More »