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.

“Stop telling Facebook is a platform for all ideas,” EU Lawmakers grill Zuckerberg

The world waited for the most intrigued hearing on May 22, in light of Facebook’s recent privacy breach scandal. The conclusion of Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance in the European Parliament had meant to be a concrete one. It is because Europe, on a whole, is stricter towards data policies and more inclined to break up monopolies. It is imposing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on this Friday, May 25 which lays down an entire set of privacy laws. The entire meeting…

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How to Effectively Manage Your Company’s Online Reviews

If you’re a small business owner, online reviews can be a blessing or a curse. They’re great when you’ve got enough reviews—and if they’re positive. But things can change fast. Just one negative review can cost a business up to 30 customers. Managing all the reviews for your business can get cumbersome, too. There are at least 20 “major” review sites. And if you really dig, you’ll find there are actually over 200 review sites or ways to leave reviews. This…

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12 Exceptional Newsletters That Will Change Your Approach to Email Forever

The best email newsletters provide value and captivate subscribers week after week. That’s how smart email marketers get their audience to open, click, and share their newsletter again and again. But how do you consistently produce and deliver an engaging newsletter? A little inspiration from the most successful email newsletters can help! The AWeber team is constantly scouring the internet for the top email newsletters on the planet. Here, we narrow the results down to 12 of our favorite email…

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New 3D system brings the holodeck one step closer

Add / Remove While holographic images are not new, a new innovation brings us one step closer to making the holodeck a reality. Dr Roel Vertegaal, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at the Queen’s University Human Media Lab, has developed TeleHuman, a holographic videoconferencing system. Dr Vertegaal’s technique uses Kinect sensors and a 3D projector to capture life-size 3D images of a subject. The system sends this information to a cylindrical display unit. Additionally, TeleHuman allows multiple viewers to walk around…

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4 Ways a Self-Audit Prevents Financial Loss for Your Company

Audits are a wonderful process of helping organisations and companies measure their performance and productivity against their income and expenses. They arguably help strengthen the financial integrity of companies. It’s worth conducting a self-audit of your company’s financial statements to prevent accounting irregularities. Analysing transaction and business records provides up-to-date knowledge about total net income. This is important to know, once production costs, depreciation and taxes have all been deducted, as the company may not be as financially stable as…

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5 Things to Look for When Buying a Refurbished Phone

There are big advantages that come from buying a refurbished phone. First, flagship or “newly released” smartphones can ship with a number of bugs that need to be worked out via updates and potential repairs/recalls. These bugs are often worked out of a given phone when they again reach the sale’s shelf after being “professionally” refurbed. Next, there’s the price. By now, all of us have learned the hard way that a smartphone devalues about as fast and predictably as…

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9 Ways to Promote Your Business Abroad

You’ve decided it’s time. You have a great product and now you want the world, not just your country, to know about it. And in this era of global e-commerce, why not? There are great sources of revenue in foreign countries, particularly in those that have rapidly expanding middle classes. By Dina Indelicato Expanding into and then promoting your business in another country will require investment of time and money, and you want to do it right. Here are some key…

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Data protection officers, security issues and the positive impacts of GDPR

One expert shares her predictions for small businesses after GDPR Headlines surrounding the imminent arrival of GDPR give dire warnings of the potential fines for not adhering to the new regulations. Additionally, there is a fair amount of conflicting information on what needs to be done to be ready for the implementation of GDPR and to comply with the new laws. It is important to be prepared for the new legislation, but with so little time to go many people…

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Why are Some U.S. Small Business Websites Subject to European Privacy Regulations?

Friday is May 25, 2018. Do you know where your General Data Protection Regulation compliant privacy policy is? Do you even know what that means? Don’t feel alone. Most internet users in the U.S. had little, if any, idea that European Union regulations had anything to do with them until our email inboxes started clogging up with new privacy policies. Fortunately, someone who thought we might understand it better if it was explained with American football metaphors came up with this clever info-video. What…

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Gated content – McLellan Marketing Group

Whether you recognize the term or not – you’ve all seen and many of you have created gated content. That term refers to putting something on your website or landing page that people want and asking them for information in exchange for that information. In most cases, you are asking people for their email address and allowing them to pass through the “gate” to a hidden web page where they can download the information that you’re offering. An alternative is…

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Beware the Dangers of Violating HIPAA: Penalties Can Be Severe

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been the law of the land in the United States since 1996, when it was enacted to help streamline the movement of medical records from one health care provider to another as people switched jobs. In addition, HIPAA created a set of patient rights designed to protect people’s right to privacy in regards to their medical records. In 2003, HIPAA was amended by the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which outlined protected health information…

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4 Vital Elements of an Appealing Offer

If you’ve got something to sell, at some point you’re going to need to present an offer. In other words, you’ll need to tell your prospective customer: What you’ve got What it’s going to do for them What you’re looking for in return Sounds simple, and it is. There’s just one problem. Too often, we get caught up in how much our prospect should want what we’re feeding them. And then we get surprised when they respond like a toddler…

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The Skills You Have to Master Before Getting to Work

Sponsored by MastersThesisWriting: Many students think that writing a professional business dissertation is all about the words, but in reality, business writing calls for a lot more. It includes proofreading and checking for misspellings and grammar issues, to name just two requirements. Here are some easy steps that will improve your skills in business writing for both business communications in general and writing business papers. Get Familiar with Your Target Audience Often, business essays suffer simply because they’re not relevant…

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A Marketer’s Guide to Harnessing Micro Mobile Moments

The following is a guest contributed post by Harald Kratel, VP of Global Marketing, Smaato Mobile has fundamentally redefined the marketing landscape in a dramatically short time frame. For the most part, as consumer time spent has shifted to mobile devices, advertising dollars have shifted as well. However, while a great deal of attention has been paid to the gross reallocation of these dollars, not nearly as much attention has been paid to the strategic shift required by marketers in…

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Small Business Branding: What Color Says About Your Business

What’s your favorite color? Seems like an innocent question, right? You may be surprised to learn that your color preferences reveal a lot about you. Color has a deep and often subconscious effect on our behavior. Color is often used to persuade or influence us. According to a study examining the effect of color on sales, 92.6% of people surveyed by the CCI: Institute for Color Research said that color was the most important factor when purchasing products. Another study…

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Is There Room for Small Internet Providers in Today’s Market?

Today’s market is insanely competitive! Giant companies are doing everything to keep their positions, while small businesses fight for survival. The game is cruel, and it most often ends badly for the little players. The well-known cliché “big fish, eats the small fish” completely resonates with today’s economic situation. Having said all this, we are getting closer to the “not so easy to answer” kind of question: is there room for small internet providers in the market? There are some…

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