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.

Microsoft Lumia 950 – product review

Best feature: Continuum. Plug in your Lumia 950 into a dock, plug that dock into a monitor or TV and you have a landscape PC-grade experience, powered from your smartphone. Hook up a Bluetooth mouse, keyboard and away you go, it’s that simple. Whether you need to tie-up a presentation on PowerPoint on a big screen, or work from home without compromise the Lumia 950 will ensure you’re never caught out. So there you have it. Microsoft’s latest smartphone offering…

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These 11 Ideas Will Boost Your Mid-Winter Retail Sales

January and February are typically slow sales months for most retail entrepreneurs. The credit card bills have come in for the holiday shopping sprees, consumers have made resolutions to save more money and blustery weather keeps people inside. Once you’ve enjoyed the well-earned break from November and December’s hectic shopping season, what can you do to get more customers into your store? How to Increase Retail Sales this Winter Here are 11 ideas you can try to boost your retail…

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How to Get More Traffic to Your Website

What’s the most effective digital marketing channel for small businesses? It’s not social media. It’s not advertising. It’s a website. So says this 2017 survey of small to medium-sized businesses. This actually makes total sense. Just as “all roads lead to Rome,” all digital marketing leads back to your website. It’s your business’s digital hub. Home base. A place that you have more control than anywhere else on the web. Small business owners get this. It’s why websites are the…

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Personalization vs. Privacy: Your Customers’ Confusing Brand Experiences

How much business do you think you lose due to poor customer experiences? Did you know that 41% of US consumers said they ditched a company because of “poor personalization and lack of trust?” And, only 22% of global customers acknowledge that the companies they do business with tailor their experiences based on a deep understanding of their needs, preferences, and past interactions. As President Trump always says, “Sad.” According to the 13th annual Accenture Strategy Global Consumer Pulse Research, a massive $756 billion was…

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Local Search Marketing Fundamentals

Do you run a local business? Are you looking to improve your discoverability? Want to make sure your target audience sees your digital store front first when they start looking for a local store? Drop what you’re doing, and set aside 5 minutes to read this article. I’m going to teach you the basics of local search marketing, and they’re going to seriously help you boost your pages organic rankings. Local SEO is exactly like it sounds. Search engine optimization…

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Essential Skills For New Entrepreneurs

Having a fantastic idea for a business venture is only the first step – if you want to succeed as an entrepreneur, you will need to develop a diverse skillset, especially in the early days of your company when you are likely to be personally involved in the decision making around all key tasks and procedures. While many entrepreneurs simply learn these skills on the job and then, as the business expands, hire those with a higher level of knowledge…

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How They Make Their Money

Coupon businesses work by promoting other companies’ product discounts directly to customers. How it works is this: They collect discount offers from participating companies. Participating companies get a wider audience and therefore a boost to their business. Meanwhile, consumers get a good deal. And, oh yes, the coupon business gets a commission for any sales. All the while, the coupon company looks for other opportunities. Some of them make their money through direct sales while others get it through sales…

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The Ultimate Guide to Business Insurance for the Self-Employed

If you work for yourself and are wondering a) what the heck is business insurance, and b) why you need it, you’ve come to the right place. If this is your first time delving into the very confusing and sometimes overwhelming world of business insurance, fear not. We all know that insurance experts speak their own language, which makes it hard to understand everything you need to know. That’s where I come in. My name is Hannah Sullivan and I…

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Thirteen Things Small Business Owners Need to KnowSmall Biz Daily

13 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Small Business Sentiment Small business owners are optimistic about their businesses this year. Are you? Compare your perspective with that of other entrepreneurs, according to this Megaphone of Small Business Survey from our friends at SCORE.   2—Telling Your Instagram Story Instagram is growing so quickly—you should at least consider adding it to your social media mix. One of the best ways to do that is through Instagram Stories, which are…

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Why invest in marketing automation?

As businesses rely more and more on gaining true insights into their customers, and gathering and acting upon data efficiently, adopting marketing automation has never been more key. Marketing automation can help businesses measure their user behaviour, collate data into a single interface and help track and monitor return on investment, but should they entrust in the wrong kind of marketing automation businesses will just find themselves confused, rather than conquering the market. Custom made or off-the-shelf? When it comes…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, January 15, 2018

There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance… The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. Martin Luther King, Jr.“The Quest for Peace and Justice”December 11, 1964   Make today a day of service…

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How Xero’s Ryan Himmel Explains the Impact of Trump’s Tax Plan on Small Businesses

The recent passage of the Republican tax bill could lead to big changes for small businesses. But some entrepreneurs are still unsure exactly which parts of the bill might have the biggest impact. So a financial professional could potentially shed some light on the specifics. Ryan Himmel is a CPA and head of financial partnerships in the Americas for Xero. Himmel recently spoke with me as part of our exclusive Smart Hustle Report. During the conversation, he shared some insights…

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4 Innovative Strategies to Make Your Lead Generation Soar

Lead generation is the basic fundamental step for small business growth. Without high quality leads from strong prospects, it’s difficult for a small business to grow and achieve higher altitudes of success. Then, how can a small business capture strong leads? Here are a few strategies for small businesses to capture new leads and nurture them into sales. 1. Discover Your Small Business Target Audience Identifying the right target audience is the key step for small businesses in the lead…

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What your customers say and what they really mean

They say: ‘I’m just browsing.’ They mean: ‘Leave me alone.’ Your response: Not everyone wants to talk, so being friendly, and visibly available to help is your best approach here. If customers want to ask questions, they will. If not, they will explore your products themselves, so make sure prices and essential info are clearly on display. Nothing’s worse than making someone feel uncomfortable. Source link

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5 Reasons to Purchase New Tires In 2018

It is extremely dangerous to drive on bad tires. So, what are the advantages of having high-quality tires? Well, in addition to increasing safety, good tires also give better gas mileage, improved traction and performance, smoother ride, and produce less noise. Therefore, if your tires are worn out, you should seriously consider acquiring new tires. Without straying away from the topic any further, here are 5 reasons to purchase new tires in 2018. There isn’t a dearth of tire stores…

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Small Business Confidence Was Higher Than Ever in 2017

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) says small business confidence hit a record high in 2017. 2017 NFIB Small Business Optimism Index The NFIB recently released its Index of Small Business Optimism indicating how small business confidence blasted off after the 2016 election and remained in the stratosphere for all of 2017 because of “massive tax cuts and significant regulatory relief” as NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan puts it. December’s 2017 optimism index was slightly lower than the near-record…

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