• One Man’s Journey to Becoming a Nonprofit Entrepreneur

    Passion can be a powerful motivator for startup entrepreneurs. And for those starting a nonprofit business, passion is particularly important.   “Passion has to drive the individual or the nonprofit will f...
    Rieva Lesonsky
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  • Tips and Tricks for Fast, Easy Video Content

    People only read an average of 19 minutes a day, including texts, emails, social media posts, and books. As important as written communications are, other mediums are on the rise in terms of capturing attention from p...
    Chris Brogan
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  • Spotlight on Women Entrepreneurs

    Small Business Story Collection: Celebrating the Power of Women Women small business owners are paving the way.  This collection highlights how to embrace the unique challenges women face and thrive as small bus...
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  • Top 5 LinkedIn Strategies to Grow Your Business

    LinkedIn used to be just for finding jobs and good job recruits but in the past few years it’s become a lot more. For any business, small and large – and especially for B2B firms, it’s now the most i...
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  • A Chill in the Air? What Small Businesses Should do When Recession Looms

    The U.S. is in one of the longest periods of expansion ever, as June marked the 10-year anniversary of our current economic expansion. Yet there are signs we are heading towards a recession within the next year:  ...
    Steve Strauss
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  • Instagram and IGTV Video: 3 Examples of Great Business Content

    Next to real-life communication, video on social media is the best way to connect with prospects, clients and customers. Yet social channels need to make video adjustments if they hope to compete with YouTube.   ...
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  • Creating Small Business Wins Through Cross Promotion

    One of the best ways to get more customers for your small business is by cross-promoting with other small businesses. Big companies cross-promote all the time (such as fast-food operators offering kiddie toys to promo...
    Rieva Lesonsky
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  • Are You Ready to Start a Nonprofit?

    Do you want to give back? Pay it forward? Change the world?   There are many ways to accomplish that. In the business world, many with those goals decide to start a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.   ...
    Rieva Lesonsky
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  • Top 5 Strategies for Winning at Instagram

    With over 1 billion users, Instagram is just too big for businesses (even small ones) to ignore. The image-sharing platform, owned by Facebook, is a vital channel for connecting with customers, building engagement, an...
    Joel Comm
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  • Sound Marketing: How Small Businesses Can Use Podcasts

    Do you remember the first season of the podcast Serial, way back in 2014? Not only was it a captivating story, but the show launched podcasting into the stratosphere, becoming “an event.”   The lon...
    Steve Strauss
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  • Five Blog Platforms for Small Business Owners

    By Heather Chaet.   Propelling your brand to the forefront of your field takes much more than a functioning website and a loyal social media following. You need to establish yourself as a thought leader to maneu...
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  • The Anatomy of Great Customer Service

    No matter the size of your business, there’s a customer experience journey to be had. You might not think about it that way, or talk about it, but even a lemonade stand has the opportunity to deliver good and ba...
    Chris Brogan
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  • The Booming Business of Wellness – is it Right for You?

    Are you passionate about health, fitness and nutrition? So are millions of Americans. According to The Global Wellness Institute, the wellness industry grew by 12.8 percent between 2015 and 2017 and accounts for 5.3 p...
    Rieva Lesonsky
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  • Is Your Payroll Ready for New Labor Department Rules?

    The Department of Labor has made changes that could impact your Small Business payroll. Listen to Erron Stark, an ADP Executive, share insights on what the latest Labor Department rule changes mean for your Small Busi...
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  • Facebook Messenger Adds Small Business Functions, Addresses Privacy Concerns

    With all the recent privacy concerns surrounding Facebook , it’s no wonder Mark Zuckerberg is being so public about prioritizing privacy.   “I understand that many people don't think Facebook can o...
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  • The Right (and Wrong) Way to Build a Social Media Following

    Want to grow your social media following? Don’t do what I did.   Although I have been on Twitter for over a decade, I was still late to the party. Like many people, I didn’t really understand social ...
    Steve Strauss
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  • Spring 2019 Small Business Owner Report

    Despite their concerns, entrepreneurs remain largely optimistic about their business outlook, with revenue forecasts, growth and hiring plans holding steady since the fall of 2018.   The bi-annual Small Business...
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  • Who Wants Tea? How to Find Demand for Small Businesses in Your Community

    You have a business idea you’re passionate about. But before you take another step, you need to find out if there’s a demand for that business in your community.   Conducting market research will rev...
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  • Embrace the strategic value of inventory management

    Know Your Stuff Webinar Embrace the strategic value of inventory management.     Bank of America Merchant Services recently hosted a webinar that took a closer look at how inventory management can help...
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  • To Create Great Small Business Videos, You Must Go Vertical

    For the last few years, video has been at the forefront of social media marketing for small business owners.   This year in particular has seen quite a rising trend of vertical video.   Why Vertical Vi...
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