Our weekly roundup of the most relevant articles this week in the small business world.
Whether you’re a small business owner, a consumer, or the CEO of a big corporation, you likely know that small companies are a pretty big part of the economy. This year, show your support for small enterprises by participating in Small Business Saturday® (SBS).
As with so many successful projects, they start out as good ideas often on a small scale and then gradually grow through experience and time. The national Small Business Saturday is the case in point here.
When Stephanie Vaszquez took over Fair Trade Cafe she had a goal in mind — to create an epicenter in Phoenix that reflected the city’s heart and sense of community.
Social media is a crucial component of any small business’ marketing efforts. When done well, a strong social strategy helps you connect directly with your customers and can even create some free publicity along the way.
Black Friday 2018 — November 23 this year — may seem primarily like a say to save on consumer goods. But small businesses too can benefit.
Many business owners are so focused on their day-to-day tasks that they forget to look toward the future. If you want to be prepared and break away from the competition, some careful planning and expert advice is in order.
Small and medium-sized businesses are the lifeblood of the economy. By the latest estimates, they make up 99.9 percent of the businesses operating in the U.S. today and employ almost 48 percent of U.S. employees. So, why then do so many Silicon Valley software companies overlook small businesses?
Judy Briggs, owner of a 1-800-GOT-JUNK franchise in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, raised wages 18 percent in March after she started losing employees to nationally known furniture and warehouse companies.
Sometimes a business owner needs an iron will to push through obstacles and make her company successful.
But when you’re a small business, it’s even harder. You probably don’t have a dedicated SEO in-house. You also don’t have the same internal resources to create the “10X content” every other article on link building says you need in order to get links. And because you’re small, it’s simply not as easy for you to attract links as a big, well-known brand.