Posted by Erica Bell on June 21, 2013 in Business News, Marketing, Social Media, Startups [ 0 Comments ]
We’re sad to say that National Small Business Week is wrapping up. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), National Small Business Week began in 1963 and every year since then, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week. This year, events took place all week long across the nation in an effort to motivate, educate and … Read More
Posted by Guest Author on January 18, 2013 in Business News [ 0 Comments ]
When Mark Zuckerberg decided to unveil his revolutionary creation, he knew it would change the Internet and business world. Since its inception, Facebook has become a social phenomenon, with over, one billion users.
Most recently, Facebook has unveiled its new search service. The so-called “Graph Search” will give users an alternative to Google that might enhance the ability to search the social network … Read More
Posted by Guest Author on January 14, 2013 in Business News [ 1 Comment ]
As 2012 is coming to a close, it’s important for small businesses and entrepreneurs to reflect on what worked and what didn’t to better prepare for the New Year.
And, amongst the long list of your things to do before 2013, (in addition to resolutions!) you should also be aware of the trends that can affect your small business.
Knowing the trends, and what your … Read More
Posted by Jessica Sanders on December 17, 2012 in Business News [ 0 Comments ]
2012 was, without a doubt, a big year for social and business. What started as a way to connect with friends and family has become a fruitful relationship between businesses and their customers.
From marketing to software, 2012 has made the business world social; and this new relationship has only just begun.
Check out some of the top advances and assess how your business can … Read More
Posted by Guest Author on February 6, 2012 in Business News [ 0 Comments ]
In a nutshell, no. You may have researched some of the online statistics that left you sweating. For example, Google has over 40 billion pages indexed, and the number of users online at any given point in a 24 hour period ranges from 500 million to one billion. In 2008 at the height of the economic recession, online retail sales from those users amounted to … Read More
Posted by Guest Author on January 18, 2012 in Business News [ 0 Comments ]
Which 2012 presidential candidate is best for small businesses? A summary of the top 2012 presidential candidates and the main issues related to small businesses including minimum wage, tax rates, business expenses, and more from our good friends over at Fast Up Front.
Posted by Amanda DiSilvestro on December 27, 2011 in Business News, Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]
The New Year will likely bring even more controversy and excitement than 2011, but this last year is certainly going to give 2012 a run for its money. Scandals kept PR agencies busy, new YouTube sensations entertained those surfing the web, and politics reporters were never short of material. The best part: All of this excitement was shared through social networking, so the news spread … Read More
Posted by A. Selway Ryan on December 14, 2011 in Business Financing, Business News [ 0 Comments ]
You already know that credit agencies collect detailed data on your financial life. That’s how they figure out whether or not to lend you money. It’s how they know if they can trust you and how much they can trust you.
Posted by Amanda DiSilvestro on November 15, 2011 in Business News [ 0 Comments ]
By now most have heard about the Penn State scandal and follow-up riot. This left a mess for the Penn State marketing, public relations, and social media departments to clean up. In other words, every business professional can learn something from the chaos.
For those who missed it, Penn State’s head football coach Joe Paterno was fired last Wednesday, November 9th after being accused … Read More
Posted by Amanda DiSilvestro on October 25, 2011 in Business News [ 0 Comments ]
When it comes to small businesses in our communities, America seems to be dealing with a “Catch 22.” Researchers have found that small retailers account for 11 percent less of total retail sales than they did 20 years ago (57% in 1990; 46% in 2009), and independent bars and restaurants lost seven percent of total sales (71% in 1990; 64% in 2009). On the flip … Read More