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.

Choosing a broker when opening a small day trading business

How does a day trader choose a broker? According to a senior financial analyst from Wilkins Finance, too many small day trading businesses fail as a result of not doing enough research when it comes to choosing a brokerage firm. In order to find the right broker, you need to make sure they’d be able to adhere to all your expectations. But how does a day trader choose a broker and what questions should be asked before making the decision?…

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Are You Ready? -SmallBizRising Blog

You’ve probably seen the big changes that many publicly traded entities have announced related to the accounting for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It’s important to remember that the impact of tax reform on financial statements isn’t just an issue for large or publicly traded companies. All corporations need to record the impact of the tax reform, no matter how big or small you are or whether you are public or private. Given that all C corporations will need…

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Four Skills You Need To Be Effective In Today’s Gig Economy

The days of outsourcing your professional development and financial stability to an employer are quickly coming to a close. With constant downsizing, mergers, and business pivots, today’s workers must be able to create a stable income. Many workers transition to gigs because they enjoy the flexible work schedule and location. According to a study by Intuit, 34% of today’s workforce is made up of gig workers, or people who work freelance or contract jobs. This number is projected to reach…

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Ad campaign uses feature film to encourage organ donations

ga(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘Uncategorized’, ‘article’, ‘article-industry-impression’, {nonInteraction: true}); Around 22 people in the US die every day due to a lack of donated organs. To encourage people to donate, advertising collective JohnXHannes New York and agency Active Theory developed a campaign that included a feature film, website, and interactive digital billboards. The campaign was called #GiveYourHeart and was launched by medical centre Montefiore Health System and charity Donate Life America. The campaign is intended to bring awareness to the need for…

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How poor company culture is affecting SMEs

A good company culture needs to be carefully nurtured The Queen’s corgis are often described as ‘fluffy’. And rightly so. However, something that is costing the UK economy over £23.6 billion per year, shouldn’t be. Yet, 60 per cent of business leaders still view company culture as a nice to have – rather than a need to have, according to our Culture Economy report. This belief is arguably due to the confusion around what workplace culture actually is, as its…

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Will Opening a Business Bank Account Ding My Credit?

If you’re formalizing your business, there are a few tasks you’ll need to check off your list, and one of them is opening a bank account in the name of that business. In addition to increasing legitimacy, it will also enable you to separate your personal finances from those associated with your business – a smart idea for business owners. As you consider opening a business account, you may be wondering what assets you’ll need or requirements you’ll have to…

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Intel in its Worst Leadership Crisis as CEO Brian Krzanich Resigns

Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich resigned on Thursday following an investigation into a “consensual relationship with an Intel employee,” the company announced. Chief financial officer Robert Swan will step in as interim CEO, effective immediately, and the board has already begun the hunt for a successor. “An ongoing investigation by internal and external counsel has confirmed a violation of Intel’s non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers,” the company said in a statement. “Given the expectation that all employees…

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How to Set Your Ads Up for Success

Your Facebook campaign is off and running. You’ve selected the right objective, are targeting the right audience, have the right placements, and you’ve set a schedule. But is it working? And whether you answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to that question depends on how you define “working.” The number of touch points before a conversion varies — but the average number is seven. Yep, that means it will take hearing a message seven times before your target audience takes action. That number…

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Play to Your Strengths and Gain the Advantage Over Competitors

Rudy. Rudy. Rudy. While it’s not always easy being the “little guy,” it does have its advantages. Everyone loves an underdog, and as impossible as it may seem sometimes, the truth is small business owners can play to their strengths and gain the advantage over their larger competitors. With big budgets, glitzy websites, and established names, large retailers seem to have it all. But what they don’t have is the dedication, personal touch, and ingenuity that today’s entrepreneurs and small…

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Beyond Accounting Software. When Is It Time to Invest In ERP? Ramon Ray interviews NetSuite President

At SuiteWorld 2018, NetSuite’s annual event for partners and customers, I interviewed Jim McGeever (President, NetSuite) & Jason Maynard (SVP Marketing, NetSuite). The big question I had was, when is it time to use (or invest in) an ERP platform such as NetSuite. Watch our interview and read the full summary below. As early as possible, advised, Jim and Jason. Some companies say they’re too small for an ERP solution, then when they start to grow, they have to upgrade.…

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The Most Overlooked Factors in Real Estate Investing

While any type of investment is serious, real estate investments are a bit more serious due to the amount of money that goes out of your bank account. A slight mistake in your analysis of the property you are investing in can result in a loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Here is a list of factors that many real estate investors overlook. Most Commonly Overlooked Real Estate Investment Factors The Rate and Time of Return Big investments do…

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How to Track Your ROPO Ratio?

While the number of people shopping online is steadily growing, a new study also suggests that online research affects offline buying decisions. The study by Bazaarvoice suggests that 82% of smartphone users do online research on their devices before making a purchase in a brick-and-mortar store. To estimate this effect, analysts created a metric known as Research Online Purchase Offline (ROPO). While this is an important metric that shows how effective a company is at establishing its online reputation, many…

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To Conquer Last-Mile Delivery, Retailers Need To Overcome These Challenges

Last-mile logistics goes beyond offering customers same-day delivery, and that’s forcing retailers to rethink their entire omnichannel strategy. By Jamie Gottlieb Imagine ordering a new computer or buying a set of golf clubs in the morning. And it arrives at your house two hours later. That’s same-day delivery, and it has the power to shift the last-mile delivery landscape. Retailers are now faced with customer demand for faster delivery times. And that has made way for the growing impact of last-mile…

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Court Says States Can Charge Tax on Out of State E-commerce

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday (June 21,2018) that online retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence. Brick-and-mortar small businesses have long complained they are disadvantaged by having to charge sales taxes while many of their online competitors do not. And states have said they are missing out on tens of billions of dollars in annual revenue. There are other small businesses that sell their products online who…

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How to Champion Print Using the Millennial Perspective

By Ella Flores Ahh, millennials, the most misunderstood and mislabeled generation. Millennials are often mistaken as Generation Z who were born in the late 1990s and are now in their teens. Millennials, on the other hand, are already adults, and the youngest among them will be 22 years old in the year 2018. This means to say that they are part of the business buyers, and they are big contributors to the shape and behavior of the market. That being…

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How to Find Out What Your Employees Truly Think of Your Business

Every business owner would like to know what their employees think of the company, whether they are happy or if they believe the pay to be fair. This sort of information can be helpful as employers want their employees to be productive and increased productivity is a given when staff are happy, comfortable and motivated. How many times has a business lost a member of staff due to unhappiness within the business and wished the staff member had spoken up…

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