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.

Open banking levels the playing field for SMEs

It’s been a long time coming but we are entering an era of greater access and better financial services that will finally put the needs of customers first. The catalyst of achieving this much needed and long overdue result is the culmination of big debate, endless lobbying and necessary government legislation. All this hard work will bear fruit on January 13th when the law of Open Banking comes into force. For years banks have sat on the most valuable asset…

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2017 was the retail apocalypse. What does the future of retail hold for small town stores?

You couldn’t get away from the headlines about the Retail Apocalypse last year. Is it really the end of all in-person retail stores? Despite the headlines, what we are witnessing is not the death of all retail. Retail is splitting in two. This time, small retailers are the big winners. Future of Retail Webinar Deb Brown and I are making this Future of Retail the subject of our next webinar at SaveYour.Town. We’ll talk about the underlying consumer trend driving this split and…

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Managing Your Employees & Contractors – Sage Wedding Pros

Hiring Sage Wedding Pros was the best decision I’ve ever made for my company. Michelle helped me see where my money was going, how to streamline to make more profit, and created the most amazing cash flow spreadsheet I’ve ever seen. She is always fast to reply to my emails and has the best advice for my business challenges. Working with Sage Wedding Pros has taught me how to run a business that is profitable, debt-free, and smarter. She is…

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Apply These 11 Outlook Email Productivity Hacks to Improve Your Business Communication

If you’ve ever worked for an enterprise-size organization or an established business, you’ve likely encountered Microsoft Outlook. This quintessential email experience has been king in the business world for a long time, especially since it’s typically bundled with other Microsoft Office applications. While it is a robust solution, it isn’t always the easiest to navigate quickly and efficiently. And, if you rely on Outlook for the majority of your business communications, wasted time can cost you big. Outlook Productivity Tips Luckily, there are ways…

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How to Instill a Culture of Productivity During Rapid Growth

By Josh Spilker Periods of rapid growth can be very exciting for a small business — it’s an obvious indication of success. But, it can also be an overwhelming time that involves lots of changes. Unfortunately, many managers and leaders experience total burnout by taking on more work than they can handle, and in the process, totally killing their productivity levels at a time when they are needed the most. In fact, 61% of workers agree that a heavy workload…

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Digital Communities: Week 9 Overview

After a whirlwind three months, Digital Communities in St Helens is wrapping up for Christmas (no pun intended!) and on Friday 11th December the Digital Hub in the Hardshaw Centre closed its doors for the last time. Over the course of the project, we’ve run over a hundred individual events, workshops and training sessions. And we’ve welcomed over twelve hundred visitors to the Digital Hub – everyone from small business owners wanting specialist web or app training, to complete newcomers…

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5 Effective Marketing Strategies for Your T-shirt Business

It is very important for a person to be able to understand what goes into marketing before they start to market the t-shirt that they manufacture. This is because there is no way you would be able to sell your t-shirts if you are not able to market it in a proper way. It is important for you to be able to know your target audience and plan your strategies accordingly. In case you are not able to do this…

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Want A LinkedIn Profile Makeover? Here Are 9 Easy Steps!

LinkedIn is a social platform where professionals gather together to grow their careers and benefit from any potential opportunities available. It is much like Facebook, except that “business people” are exchanging information, analyzing opportunities and conversing with each other. Below is a list of features that you would find on LinkedIn. Home: Your “newsfeed,” just like Facebook. Profile: This section can be customized and includes your demographic details. My Network: List of all professionals that you are connected to. It…

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4 Up-to-the-Minute Online Business Ideas for 2018

In today’s post, I’m going to share with you the top 4 online business ideas you could start in 2018. Of all of the dozens of ideas you’ll find for starting an online business, these 4 are the most timely and promising. However, if you think you want more ideas than these 4, check these posts for more ideas: here and here. First one? Idea #1: Dropshipping This online business idea became quite popular last year. And it’s getting even easier…

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An Ultimate Guide to Digital Marketing Trends 2018

As 2017 ends, we have to find out the digital marketing trends which worked throughout the year and are going to impact in 2018 too. Throughout the year, we saw some revolutionary changes in Google Algorithms, Social Media Management Softwares, landing page structures, Ad serving platforms, so on and so forth. Most noteworthy trends include AMP enabled landing pages, location data integration with YouTube ads, Personalized E-Mail Marketing, Physical – Digital Channel Integration with the help of Machine Learning, content…

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Waving Goodbye to Blue Monday with Rainbow Jars of Happiness.

Today is Blue Monday apparently the most depressing day of the year! Now isn’t that a happy thought to start your day! According to a new study of millennials, by Ferratum UK* 27% were planning to borrow money to pay for Christmas 2017. 1 in 3 millennials would borrow money to avoid FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and 42% of millennials have hidden debt from their partner, friends, or family. Add these financial facts to the wet, cold, dark, miserable…

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New street lamp powered by dog poo

ga(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘Eco & Sustainability’, ‘article’, ‘article-industry-impression’, {nonInteraction: true});ga(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘Energy’, ‘article’, ‘article-industry-impression’, {nonInteraction: true}); Brian Harper, a resident of the Malvern Hills, in Worcestershire, has developed a way to power the area’s street lamps using canine excrement. The system uses an anaerobic digester attached to the street lamps and is the UK’s first dog-poo powered street lamp. To power the lamp, dog walkers collect the faeces in a bag as usual, then deposit the bag in the anaerobic digester…

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5 Reasons Hiring a Growth Hacker for Your Accounting Firm is The Best Move for 2018

After most accounting firm CEOs here the term “consultant,” all they see is wasted dollar signs. Consultants are often thought of in the same light as motivational speakers — failures who found they’re better at talking about success rather than achieving it! Very unfair. It’s up to you to determine just how much expertise a consultant can offer by vetting them thoroughly prior to hiring them. Most who promise results, yet demand a big paycheck upfront can be lumped into…

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What would you ask Small Business Santa for?

Dear Small Business Santa, I hate being trapped in the office all week because I can’t work from home or struggling to amend things on the train before a big meeting. Please could I have a copy of Microsoft Office 365? My friends all have it and they make jokes about how much online storage they have whereas I still use a filing cabinet. One of the things I’ve found a real chore this year is managing all my finances…

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Logistics: A Game-Changer For The Evolving Global e-Commerce Market

by Dr. Karen Reddington, President of FedEx Express, South Pacific Mobile has become the main touch point with customers and they expect the kind of customer experience and convenience that we take for granted today, whether we’re ordering a ride or paying through WeChat. Whether it’s secure payment, returns, last mile, cross-border – or a multitude of others such as fulfilment, tracking, transport, even shopping cart management, each element is part of a highly complex ecosystem supported by logistics which…

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Oklahoma Businesses Are Most Polite, But What State has the Rudest?

For a small business, it pays to be polite. Otherwise, you risk losing customers. Most Polite States But many businesses, especially the ones in Tennessee, miss this simple thing. That’s according to new research from cloud-based accounting solutions provider FreshBooks. The company analyzed customer data and based on the use of “please” and “thank you” on invoices found businesses in Tennessee to be least polite. Oklahoma businesses, on the other hand, emerged as most polite. Being Courteous Counts In an…

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