Small Business Blogs

Small Business Blogs

We’ve scoured the web for the most helpful blogs for small businesses and put together the best small business bloggers.

Blogs about enterprise, small business, working from home, self-employed, contractors, businesses at home and more.

Let’s take a look at some of the best (and newest) small business blogs on the web.

Employee Management Skills Every Business Woman Should Know

Good leaders are busy making their employees feel and perform better. Unfortunately, they often neglect to nurture their skills. However, men and women must hone their leadership and management skills, regardless of how busy they are. But you must take charge of your own development. Here are some important employee management skills that you should develop. Support You need to support their professional growth to make them more valuable members of your team. Professional development opportunities reinforce employees’ confidence in…

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8 Policy Changes to Improve Your Business’s Security

Image Credit: Hivint on Flickr Security is an increasingly significant concern among business owners, and for good reason. The global cost of cybercrime crossed the $600 billion threshold last year. What’s more, it’s small businesses that are often the targets. Given the growing number and sophistication of cyberattacks that target small businesses, you might assume the best way to solve the problem is to throw money at it. For example, you might think you should adopt a complicated infrastructure to…

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How to Handle Conflict Between Your Employees

Your employees are likely a diverse set of people. They come from different backgrounds. They have different interests and beliefs. Professionally, they have different skill sets and styles of working. By Mike Kappel Unfortunately, you can’t guarantee a perfectly harmonious workplace. Even if all your employees had perfect responses to behavioral interview questions, they are going to disagree. When people are in close proximity for extended periods of time, conflict is bound to happen. 4 steps to resolving conflict Ideally, employees…

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They Call the New Consultant – the Sales Charmer

OK, I have to admit, this one makes me nervous. The idea of a snake charmer influencing a sales graph is fairly good, and it’s a fun visual. But it raises a lot of red flags. Should the charmer be shaded for ethnicity? Should he not? Is this culturally insensitive somehow? Is it not a big deal? Seriously, I just want to do a snake charmer joke, but frankly I don’t know how many groups of people I might anger.…

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Anand Thaker of IntelliPhi: Adobe Acquisition of Magento Reinforces Importance of Martech to Digital Transformation

The 2018 Marketing Technology (Martech) Landscape Supergraphic was released last month. And just like last year, we caught up with Anand Thaker, who led the data research for this year’s landscape through his company, IntelliPhi. Anand shares with us some of his takeaways from this year’s landscape, including certain categories which went away, and why some were added. And with the big news of the week being Adobe’s acquisition of ecommerce platform Magento, we had to ask him what that…

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Grow By Creating Markets, Versus Killing Competitors

For your business to continue to grow, there are really only two ways to get customers. One way is to take customers away from an existing player, and the other is to create a new market with a new product or service that didn’t exist before. Examples of recent “new market” big wins include Apple with iTunes for digital music, Uber for ride sharing, and Airbnb for renting a spare room. Business growth by creating new markets is now popularly…

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10 Soul-Healing Quotes for the Weary Entrepreneur

By Martin Grunburg It’s every entrepreneur’s story: Everything—family, success, reputation—seems to rest on the success of your business. The daily onslaught of endless problems that go hand in hand with starting and running your own company can quickly overwhelm and stress out even the best of us. As a life-long entrepreneur, it’s easy to resort to one of my 17-year-old daughter’s favorite sayings: “I’m so over it.” If you’re facing today loaded down with seemingly soul-crushing business challenges, I suggest having…

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How Much Risk Should You Take as a Forex Trader?

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels The forex market is filled not only with profit. It’s also full of perils. But if you’re smart about it, you might be able to use the forex market to raise money for funding your startup or expanding your small business. However, as a forex trader, you must first learn to safeguard your capital. Most people who try the forex market lose their money within the first few months. That’s because they don’t have a…

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What to Do When Your Outreach Strategy Hits a Wall

You’ve sent out campaign after campaign with some success, but six months down the line, you feel you’ve exhausted every avenue you could with a client and your link building strategy is coming to a halt. By Ella Patenall The pressure to build links and improve rankings is on and you are considering doing what you always pride yourself on not doing: Black hat SEO. However, black hat SEO is very unlikely to help your rankings and very likely to…

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NatWest pledges £1 billion in extra funding to SMEs

NatWest will lend an extra £1 billion to SMEs over the next year. NatWest will lend an extra £1 billion to small and medium sized enterprises over the next year. It’s designed to help UK businesses invest in manufacturing, technology and development. Alison Rose, head of commercial and private banking said that SMEs were the lifeblood of the economy and said ‘there is more that can be done to support them.’ Ms Rose said the bank had changed its culture…

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This Week in Small Business, Sprint Launches IoT Factory, Indeed Touts Benefits of Gen X

Welcome back to another edition of This Week in Small Business. This video is being presented by Salesforce. In this week’s edition, I’m joined by the founder of IntelliPhi, Anand Thaker, and we’re looking at the most interesting articles to appear this week on Small Business Trends. Right from the top, Anand and I take a closer look at Larry Alton’s article on awkward situations you’ll face running a business that’ll cause you to test your personal integrity. We have…

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The Benefits of Mentorship and What It Can Mean for You

In the early days of my career, I wasn’t enthusiastic about structured mentoring programs. I appreciated the advice given to me by more experienced co-workers and managers and was happy to help my peers when I had the time, but formal mentoring seemed to be taking it a step too far. What could it give me that my everyday interactions with my coworkers couldn’t? I was wrong. After many wonderful mentoring experiences, I’ve learned how valuable and humbling it is to…

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How a CDN Can Boost Your Business Revenue

If you’re running a budding eCommerce empire, you will want to see your business grow and evolve year on year, gaining commercial momentum and increasing revenue at a consistent pace. In today’s hyper-connected, consumer-driven digital world, boosting brand authority and cementing the growth of your business boils down to two essential factors: customer or user experience and meaningful marketing methodologies. These days, people crave value and transparency from their brands in addition to a flawless level of user experience –…

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4 Lessons from the Startup World That Will Benefit Your Small Business

When you’ve been in business for some time, it’s hard to remember what it was like when you were first starting out. In some sense, it’s much safer and easier to rest on your laurels than to have to risk inventing something new. But the truth is, inside every established business is a start-up waiting to be (re)born. It just takes a little agile thinking and a desire to put the customer first. Don’t believe it? Here’s a chance to…

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Buying and selling a business in the professional services industry

Professional services companies frequently change hands or management via mergers and acquisitions A diverse range of businesses forms the professional services industry. This includes but is not limited to accountancy, legal support and management consultancy. All, however, require extensive qualifications and provide specialist support to their clients. The nature of the sector means that those most suited to working in it must possess a relaxed yet professional manner, excellent communication skills, in-depth knowledge of business trends and practices, decisiveness and…

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How To Dump Your Accountant

You’re likely a subject matter expert in what your small business deals with specifically. You’re ready to work with customers to answer their questions and provide quality service to them. When it comes to taxes, however, chances are you’ve got more than a few questions and need the help of an accountant. With the complexities of filing taxes for a business, it’s not only common but recommended that you use the services of an accountant, and the best you can…

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