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.

How to Make Your Student Loans Disappear

A Closer Look at PSLF The statistics are harrowing… $1.38 trillion outstanding, 44 million Americans have them, 10 million of those are in default. I’ll stop there because I’m a pretty optimistic guy and the deeper you dig into this topic, the uglier it gets. The average graduate carrying $32,371 of student loan debt has plenty of payment options to clean the slate in a manageable period of time. I know plenty of millennials hopping on the student loan bashing…

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Two Outstanding Opportunities For PG&E Business Customers

(Sponsored Post) This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PG&E. The opinions and text are all mine. If you’re a Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) business customer, you have two wonderful opportunities available to you right now. And both of them will save your business money. In this post I’m going to show you specific cost-saving opportunities for your business. First: A Case-Study Beets Hospitality Group manages two exclusive event venues; the Palm Event Center…

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How to get funding for your business with The Prince’s Trust

The Bank of England interest rate and its impact on small businesses If you’ve got a great business idea but are finding out the hard way that it can be a royal pain to get funding, The Prince’s Trust could be the answer. The Prince’s Trust Business Programme has been running for 35 years and is open to 18-30 year olds who are unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours a week. In addition to business training schemes which tackles…

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5 Common Myths About Sole Proprietorship—Debunked

A whopping 70% of U.S. businesses are owned and operated by sole proprietors or sole traders. But while it’s the most common business structure, many people know surprisingly little about sole proprietorship. Whether you want to learn more about sole proprietorship or are already a sole proprietor who wants to educate your friends and family, read on as we dispel five common myths about this business type. Myth #1: Sole proprietorships aren’t real businesses. Sole proprietorships are just as real…

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How to Pick the Right Payment Processor for Your Business

It’s 2018, and cash is on its way out. Everyone wants to use debit or credit cards to pay for goods and services, even in small businesses. That means it behooves you, as a business owner, to equip yourself to accept those forms of payment. But do you know what to look for when it comes to choosing a merchant services provider? You have to consider, not just where your business is now, but where you expect it to be…

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Podcasts for First-Time Managers – Headway Capital

When you start a small business, it may be because you want to be your own boss or you have a passion for a product or skill. Rarely, if ever, does an entrepreneur take on all the responsibilities of owning a business just for the opportunity to manage other people. So how does one navigate the challenges of not only running a business, but managing the people that run the business? Think back to a time in your life when…

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The Best Female-Forward Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Podcasts. If you’re not listening, you should be. People turn to podcasts for entertainment, to catch up on the latest in pop culture, to learn about new things, or even to help better themselves in various avenues of life. It should be no surprise an increasing number of women are turning to podcasts to learn how to become more successful women. When it comes to running businesses and becoming true entrepreneurs, podcasts have a wealth of information. Here are 5…

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200 Hours a Year Separate the Best Firms from the Rest – AI Can Bridge the Gap Fast – My Shingle

Author: Thomson Reuters What separates very successful from unsuccessful law firms is merely 200 hours per year.  Consider the findings of the Thomson Reuters State of U.S. Small Law Firms 2017 Study which reveals that to achieve 1,800 billable hours a year: Lawyers at unsuccessful law firms work 3,100 hours. Lawyers at very successful law firms work 2,900 hours. That 200-hour-per-year difference breaks down to successful firms working approximately 16 fewer hours per month than unsuccessful firms.  They require less…

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American Retailers Anticipate a Halloween With Lots of Treats | 2018

Once again, Americans are looking forward to their favorite candy, costumes, and decorations during the upcoming Halloween season, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey, conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics. Total retail Halloween spending is expected to reach $9 billion this year. Last year’s spending was $9.1 billion. Here are some highlights from the survey: 175 million | Number of Americans planning to partake in Halloween festivities$86.79 | Average amount of spending by each of those Halloween…

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5 Best Ways to Deal with Difficult Customers

A business relies their success or failure on the customers. It’s no secret that companies depend on customers more than the other way around. Customer loyalty provides profit for businesses to survive. It increases the likelihood of repeating purchases. On the other hand, attracting and winning new customers costs 25% more than keeping current customers satisfied. Customer loyalty also comes with acquiring the best tool you have for advertising – Word of mouth. Customers tend to tell their friends about their…

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Small businesses make a big splash

Small businesses make a big splash on the new Amazon Storefronts By Rieva Lesonsky Owners of small and midsized businesses just got more incentive than ever to sell their products on Amazon.  According to Vox, the newly launched Amazon Storefronts is offering customers access to over 1 million products sold by 20,000 American SMBs. The online marketplace says it will be adding more products and businesses to Storefronts in the future. Hundreds of thousands of small businesses sell on Amazon,…

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Nic Pillow, CEO of Rhizome Live

Nic Pillow, CEO of Rhizome Live In our pre-revenue series, we take a look at the businesses with minimal sales histories that nevertheless have the potential to fly. E-learning, classes and lectures could be vastly improved. That’s the view of Rhizome Live – a new online learning site. CEO Nic Pillow wants to upgrade face-to-face and online training so that students share with each other online instead of being dictated to by a teacher. The problem, he says, is the small…

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Two Outstanding Opportunities For PG&E Business Customers

(Sponsored Post) This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PG&E. The opinions and text are all mine. If you’re a Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) business customer, you have two wonderful opportunities available to you right now. And both of them will save your business money. In this post I’m going to show you specific cost-saving opportunities for your business. First: A Case-Study Beets Hospitality Group manages two exclusive event venues; the Palm Event Center…

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LocaliQ Can Help Local Small Businesses Reach Targets with Marketing

As competition in the digital marketing space continues to heat up, USA Today Network, part of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), has rolled out a new service called LOCALiQ, which aims to help small businesses better reach and market to local consumers on any digital platform they may be on. With LOCALiQ, small businesses looking to solidify and improve their digital marketing operations will now be able to use the Network’s various marketing solutions to reach customers, and also access…

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6 reasons why a strong brand is important for your small business

Beyond just a memorable logo, good branding increases the value of a company, provides employees with direction and motivation, and makes acquiring new customers easier. So what exactly is a brand? The short answer is: everything. Quiz: Which logo is right for your business? Whether you’re refreshing your logo or designing a new one from scratch, take our free quiz to find the best choice. A brand represents the sum of people’s perception of a company’s customer service, reputation, advertising…

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10 Free Timesheet Tools | Homebase

Keeping track of an employee’s pay can be cumbersome, especially if you have multiple employees. If you’re still using those old-fashioned punch cards, it’s time to step into the future with free timesheet tools that will cut your time in half when calculating employee timesheets. Too many mistakes are made with the old-fashioned punch cards, but with today’s free timesheet tools, you can avoid any mistakes or oversights, typically in real time. Depending on your field and the scope of…

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