Small Business

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 »

3 Sales Tips for Your Small Business During the Dog Days of Summer

Late July and August are often known as the “dog days” of summer – high temperatures, slow pace, and a certain lethargy often sets in. Unless you run a seasonal business that benefits from summer tourism, you’re probably finding that your business is having a slower time of year during this season; the phones aren’t ringing as often, foot traffic ... Read More »

This Business is Cashing in on the Coming Eclipse

Can an event that lasts less than three minutes make an impact on your business? One Tennessee company is counting on it. And your business could potentially do the same. The event in question is the total solar eclipse, which will take place on August 21. And American Paper Optics in Bartlett, Tennessee has been planning for this moment for years. The ... Read More »

Government looks to speed up small business rates relief

The government has stepped in to try to speed up business rate relief to thousands of small firms. Businesses in England, hit by huge hikes in their rates bills, were promised millions of pounds in support by the chancellor in March. But months on from the start of the new tax regime in April, many are still waiting for their ... Read More »

10 profitable small businesses you can start with $100 or less

Are you feeling the tug of entrepreneurship? Does the idea of starting a business fill you with excitement? You want to set your own hours, be your own boss, work from home (or maybe the beach) and have no limit to the money you are making. Sounds like a dream. But how do you get started if you don’t have any prior ... Read More »

4 Success Tips From Small Businesses That Are Doing It Right

Sometimes the most valuable advice comes from your fellow entrepreneurs, not the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. At Facebook, we know that behind every business is a person, and behind every person is a story – with insights and advice to share. That’s why we created the Small Business Council which consists of entrepreneurs who share a common belief ... Read More »

SCORE: Small business real estate more than location

Location, location, location. If only choosing a site for your small business was that simple. The truth is that there are many factors to consider before signing a lease and I’d like to share just a few from my own commercial real estate and small business experience, as well as a recent SCORE webinar. Demographics should be at the top ... Read More »

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 »