If you started a small business because you sought independence, then this Independence Day week is an extra special reason to celebrate your achievements.

Personal independence in the form of business ownership is core to the American dream. Choosing what you want to do and being free to pursue Read More

10 Coffee Franchises to Challenge Starbucks

10 Coffee Franchises to Challenge Starbucks Avatar Posted by tuckerleroy under Franchises
From http://smallbiztrends.com 4 days ago
Made Hot by: bloggerpalooza on July 4, 2015 8:57 am
Starbucks doesn’t offer franchise opportunities in the U.S. Luckily though, there are plenty of other coffee chains out there that offer franchise opportunities. Here's a list of ten top retail coffee franchises offering Starbucks potential competition. Read More

Workplace Bullies

Workplace Bullies Avatar Posted by cecilwampler under Human Resources
From http://www.peoplemanagementconsulting.com 4 days ago
Made Hot by: logistico on July 4, 2015 8:52 am
While it is not as blatant as schoolyard bullying, workplace bullies can still affect work performance and satisfaction. Let's take a look at who these bullies are, how they operate, and how to stop them. Read More
Nearly all brands whether big or small are active on Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels. However, most brands do not have a dedicated customer service handle on their various social media channels. Having a dedicated handle that is strictly for customer service has shown to improve r Read More
Web-based tools for small businesses can make it easier to collaborate on projects regardless of time zone or location. And it’s not just workplace collaboration that will benefit; these tools are also beneficial... Read More

Digital Marketing Strategies to Reach Your Audience

Digital Marketing Strategies to Reach Your Audience Avatar Posted by SeanGallahar under Social Media
From http://www.i7marketing.com 5 days ago
Made Hot by: blogexpert on July 3, 2015 10:59 am
Each marketing strategy has it’s strengths and challenges. It can be confusing to know exactly where to put your resources. Facebook is a great way to build your community, and Twitter is a great place to be to have immediate interaction. Read More
With barcodes used predominantly on everything around us today, from the products in your household to the tickets to an event you may be attending this weekend, barcodes have become a part of everyday life. Read More
What’s in a small business name? Everything!

Selecting the best and most appropriate name for your small business is critical to both your long and short-term success, and most importantly, your bottom line. Use these 5 fundamental secrets to create the ultimate business name as part of your a n Read More

Many Small Businesses Aren't Marketing to Millennials

Many Small Businesses Aren\'t Marketing to Millennials Avatar Posted by maplesummit under Marketing
From http://smallbiztrends.com 5 days ago
Made Hot by: JoshRed on July 3, 2015 9:15 am
Small business owners are missing out on a potentially big piece of the action by not marketing to millennials, a key consumer demographic, according to a recently released survey. Read More

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Startup?

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Startup? Avatar Posted by karolzielinski under Startups
From http://karolzielinski.com 5 days ago
Made Hot by: logistico on July 3, 2015 9:09 am
Yeah, I know one startup does not equal another startup. But let’s say you want to build more or less a typical web business, web startup. Some SaaS business, an ecommerce store, an app or something similar. Read More

Three Key Voluntary Policies for Women

Today 4 in 10 women are the sole or primary breadwinners for their families,¹ and they do more than twice the amount …
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Contributor of the Week Tom Shivers: Capturing Success

Who would have guessed that two decades ago, BizSugar Contributor of the Week Tom Shivers' career dissatisfaction would … More
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