Saturday, December 31, 2022

In the News: Grants of up to $5,000 to Help Your Community and the Environment

Small Business Trends     •     December 30, 2022, 5:00 pm
Business grants are established to help entrepreneurs. However, grants can also include measures to help the communities businesses are operating in. Other measures can also include providing grants…
Small Business Trends     •     December 30, 2022, 3:30 pm
When the quality of the air in your business is bad, it will quickly deter customers from coming back. Not only that, but your employees might start quitting also. If you are dealing with this…
Business Brain – The Entrepreneurs’ Podcast     •     December 29, 2022, 1:21 am
OK, we lied. We told you there would not be an episode of Business Brain this week, but here we are with a bonus end-of-year episode! Listen in as we discuss the power of the Solo-401k, end-of-year…
Small Business Trends     •     December 28, 2022, 8:00 pm
Holidays and celebrations can be perfect opportunities for businesses to offer promotions or highlight their offerings. Even if you want to celebrate every day, there are enough national days to…
Small Business Trends     •     December 28, 2022, 5:00 pm
Definition of a scammer: Someone who is extremely savvy and willing to devote hours to work, day and night. And we wish would put all that knowledge to better use. Scammers are money and identity…

Friday, December 30, 2022

IRS Announces 2023 Mileage Reimbursement Rate

Small Business Trends     •     December 29, 2022, 5:37 pm
The release of the 2023 standard mileage rate from the IRS reveals the rate is going up. The new standard mileage rate for 2023 is 65.5 cents per mile. That is a 0.3-cent increase from the 2022…
Small Business Trends     •     December 29, 2022, 5:00 pm
Are you looking for some scrapbooking supplies to help with your business? Whether you need stickers, paper, tools, accessories, or anything else related to scrapbooking, there are plenty of great…
Small Business Trends     •     December 29, 2022, 3:30 pm
An electric staple gun will make a quick job of the biggest projects. And compared to manual staplers an electric version requires little effort to operate. Whether you’re a professional or a DIYer,…
Small Business Trends     •     December 29, 2022, 2:00 pm
Are you a business owner who is in the process of hiring a new employee? If so, you may be wondering how to go about drafting a job offer letter. In this article, we will share five job offer letter…

Thursday, December 29, 2022

5 Places to Get Sewing Supplies for Your Business

Small Business Trends     •     December 29, 2022, 11:00 am
Whether you run a clothing business or a fabric craft business, good sewing supplies will be incredibly beneficial for you. However, finding the right sewing supplies for your needs can often be…
Succeed As Your Own Boss     •     December 29, 2022, 9:30 am
Joanne Black is America’s leading authority on referral selling. She’s not bragging – her publisher gave her that moniker, and she’s taking it! Referrals work whether you’re looking for a job, want a…

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Spotlight: Goldfish Swim School Is Teaching More Than 1 Million Kids to Swim

Small Business Trends     •     December 28, 2022, 12:30 pm
Goldfish Swim School wants to make sure all kids have the skills to be safe in the water. And they’re well on their way to achieving that goal, having just taught their one millionth child to…
Small Business Trends     •     December 28, 2022, 11:00 am
As a small business owner, you know the importance of invoicing and collection letters. Not only do they help you keep track of your sales and receivables, but they can also be an effective tool for…
Small Business Trends     •     December 27, 2022, 5:00 pm
The road to startup success is paved with frustration, dejection, and repeated failures. And the latest startup statistics prove this point. Why do startups fail? What is the current startup failure…
Small Business Trends     •     December 27, 2022, 3:30 pm
If you don’t allow smoking or vaping at your business, it’s a good idea to post signs saying so. You’ll want to place signage anywhere people may light up – including inside and outside. Many states…
Succeed As Your Own Boss     •     December 22, 2022, 9:30 am
Today’s episode is a solo podcast about compensation trends, the competitive nature of the labor market, and just what compensation is and can be. We talk about the recent changes to the workplace,…

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Painting Equipment – Your List for Starting a Business

Small Business Trends     •     December 27, 2022, 11:00 am
With the pandemic finally easing, everyone from homeowners to businesses is finally looking to complete their pending renovation jobs. An important part of any renovation work is painting. To start…
Small Business Trends     •     December 26, 2022, 5:00 pm
One of the best defenses against phishing attacks is training. By teaching your employees how to recognize and report phishing attempts, you can help keep your company safe from hackers. But with so…
Small Business Trends     •     December 26, 2022, 3:30 pm
A good multitool comes in handy when you least expect it. Whether you are at home, in the office, outdoors, or having fun they can get you out of a bind by quickly solving a problem. The key is…
Small Business Trends     •     December 26, 2022, 2:00 pm
You need to start by understanding a zoning ordinance. Zoning ordinances define how property gets used in specific areas. When they work properly, they perform functions like keeping residential…

Monday, December 26, 2022

A Different Kind of Lender Can Get You the Loan You Need

Small Business Trends     •     December 26, 2022, 12:30 pm
One of the toughest things for small business to find especially in a recession is capital. A lot of fintech organizations will lend money at a very high rate, but then you spend your profits paying…
Small Business Trends     •     December 26, 2022, 11:00 am
Did you know that there are fake Cash App scams out there waiting to pounce on unsuspecting users? If you’re not careful, you could fall victim to one of these schemes when you transfer money. So,…
Succeed As Your Own Boss     •     December 26, 2022, 9:30 am
If you’ve been sitting on a great business idea and hoping to ‘ride out’ the pandemic, then it’s time to stop stalling and go for it – start your business in 2022!  It has been nearly two years since…
Small Business Trends     •     December 24, 2022, 3:30 pm
While it might not be the first thing you think about when setting up your business, the do not enter sign is a critical component for your business. Do not enter signs play a variety of roles…

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Don’t Miss the Building Business Capability 2023 Conference

Small Business Trends     •     December 24, 2022, 5:00 pm
Knowing what your small business is capable of doing requires many different sets of expertise. The goal of the Building Business Capability 2023 Conference is to teach you and then leverage the…

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Small Business Grants Available for Environmental Upgrades

Small Business Trends     •     December 24, 2022, 11:00 am
Small business grants can help communities accomplish a wide array of goals. It’s not just about supporting entrepreneurs; they can also support causes like environmentalism and racial equity. Read…
Small Business Trends     •     December 24, 2022, 8:00 am
The IRS is delaying implementation of a new rule that requires companies like PayPal, Venmo, and CashApp to report user transactions that eclipse a $600 threshold. That unpopular new rule is part of…
Small Business Trends     •     December 23, 2022, 6:30 pm
You can get amazing deals on Fire tablets, WiFi mesh systems and more during Amazon’s New Year Sale. Check out some of the best deals below: Save Big on Computers and Technology During the Amazon…

Friday, December 23, 2022

How to Create a One Page Marketing Plan – Use Our Free Template!

Small Business Trends     •     December 23, 2022, 11:00 am
Only 50% of small business owners have a marketing plan for their business. Maybe that’s because they think that it has to be this long and complicated document. Well, it doesn’t. In this guide,…
Small Business Trends     •     December 22, 2022, 6:30 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced the best performing surety companies and agencies for the fiscal year of 2022. The SBA compiled the lists from its Surety Bond…

Thursday, December 22, 2022

22 Most Profitable Products for Handmade Woodworking Businesses to Build and Sell in 2023

Small Business Trends     •     December 22, 2022, 2:00 pm
What starts as a DIY woodworking project can often end up becoming a lucrative crafts business. With the increasing demand for handmade goods crafted with care, woodworking has become more of an…

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Spotlight: Cleanlots Finds Success With the World’s Simplest Business Model

Small Business Trends     •     December 21, 2022, 12:30 pm
Successful businesses don’t need to be complicated. In fact, Winch Enterprises, which operates under the name Cleanlots, has run a simple operation for decades. The company provides a much needed but…
Small Business Trends     •     December 21, 2022, 11:00 am
Are you interested in opening a business with an established brand? Do you love to serve desserts, or do you have a passion for making customers smile? Shaved ice businesses are popular and…
Small Business Trends     •     December 20, 2022, 8:00 pm
If you are considering becoming a business owner, one option to consider is being a sole proprietor. Being a sole proprietor allows you to be your own boss by controlling the operations of your own…
Small Business Trends     •     December 20, 2022, 6:30 pm
TikTok has launched its third annual ‘What’s Next’ report for 2023 to help marketers understand how consumer needs will change over the coming year. The report focuses on unpacking long-term…
Small Business Trends     •     December 20, 2022, 5:00 pm
Do you have $50K or less to start a franchise business? Many people think they need at least $100K to get started in the franchising industry, but surprisingly, getting into the franchise ownership…

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Small Business Loan Approval Rates Drop in November

Small Business Trends     •     December 20, 2022, 12:30 pm
The loan approval rate decreased at big banks, small banks and credit unions during November, according to the Biz2Credit Lending Report released in December. The Loan Approval Rate for Alternative…
Small Business Trends     •     December 20, 2022, 11:00 am
Email subject lines should provide a short but informative peek at the message you’re sending. Sometimes, these snippets come to you easily. In other cases, you may need help or inspiration to come…

Monday, December 19, 2022

How An Engineer Would Fix the Economy

Small Business Trends     •     December 19, 2022, 12:30 pm
Many small businesses are asking me what the economy will be like in 2023 and what can be done to improve it. On The Small Business Radio Show this week. Jarl Jensen believes that we need to take…
Small Business Trends     •     December 19, 2022, 11:00 am
Ransomware attacks are on the rise. Even if you take the best security measures to prevent ransomware attacks, bad guys can successfully encrypt your files or lock your device. So, knowing what to do…

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Team Too Big for Regular One-on-Ones? Try These 11 Communication Strategies Instead

Small Business Trends     •     December 18, 2022, 2:00 pm
When your company starts to grow steadily, it can become nearly impossible for you as a leader to find time to meet with staff individually on a regular basis. Instead, consider alternative…
Small Business Trends     •     December 18, 2022, 11:00 am
2023 is just around the corner and if you’ve been waiting to start a new business, now’s the time to begin. The first step towards building a successful small business is keeping yourself aware of…
Small Business Trends     •     December 17, 2022, 5:00 pm
Understanding the entirety of your customer journey allows you to deliver a much better service throughout the process. Conversion Conference 2023 looks to teach you how you can attract the right…

Saturday, December 17, 2022

$200K Business Grants Available in One City to Open New Storefronts

Small Business Trends     •     December 17, 2022, 11:00 am
Many businesses in busy commercial districts have closed up shop since the start of the pandemic. This has left many communities with fewer options and slowed economic activity. Boston is one city…

Friday, December 16, 2022

Santa Needs CRM Software

Small Business Trends     •     December 16, 2022, 11:00 am
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Small Business Trends     •     December 15, 2022, 6:30 pm
Blogging is a popular marketing channel. According to Orbit Media, nearly 80% of the surveyed businesses use blogs for marketing, while getting traffic and promoting that blog content are two biggest…
Small Business Trends     •     December 15, 2022, 5:00 pm
Do you need financing for your small business? Are you unsure of how much it will cost and what your monthly payments will be? Don’t worry, we have just the tool that can help. Our free business loan…
Small Business Trends     •     December 15, 2022, 3:30 pm
Digital signage is becoming more common and with good reason. Many studies have shown that digital signage can help encourage impulse buying, increase customer interaction and satisfaction, and make…
Small Business Trends     •     December 15, 2022, 2:00 pm
Are you one of Airbnb’s 2.9 million hosts, or are you thinking about becoming one? You’ve likely worked hard transforming your property into a successful vacation rental, and you want your hard work…

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Zoho Desk Delivers Highly Contextual and Conversational Customer Service Experiences

Small Business Trends     •     December 15, 2022, 12:00 pm
Zoho Desk already has achieved 45% year-over-year growth for the past five years while serving more than 100,000 businesses around the world, but it continues to launch innovative tools to enhance…
Small Business Trends     •     December 15, 2022, 11:00 am
According to recent statistics, Airbnb hosts add 14,000 new additions to their numbers every month. Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky became the first host in 2007. This year there were over 7 million…
Succeed As Your Own Boss     •     December 15, 2022, 9:30 am
  Sarah Durham is an entrepreneur and creative consultant passionate about helping entrepreneurs. She founded Big Duck in 1994 to help nonprofits increase their visibility, raise money, and…
Small Business Trends     •     December 14, 2022, 7:51 pm
Small businesses have to manage all sorts of accounting tasks ranging from managing their finances to inventory control. Between keeping track of a company’s bills, invoicing contractors and…

What is an EIN Number, and Does Your Small Business Need One?

What is an EIN Number, and Does Your Small Business Need One? Small Business Trends     •     February 1, 2023, 2...