In today’s business world, it can be difficult to differentiate your business from all the others out there in your industry. That means you need to play up your business’s strengths in order to really stand out. Members of the small business community know a bit about standing out from the crowd. Read More
Don’t let your business cards collect dust and go to waste. Get out and network at one of the many business events happening this week. You can show your value to new contacts all the while picking up useful tips and knowledge. There will be plenty of chances with events happening from coast to coa Read More
Mobile dominated the news this week with information on a new Apple patent, a long awaited digital payment system and the wider availability of a popular mobile device. Look for details on these stories and more in this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup. Read More
Business cartoon by Mark Anderson - Andertoons:

It just wouldn’t be right to have a month without a graph cartoon, so here’s another take on this staple.
This one came about after reading a review of an art exhibit nearby where, I kid you not, the phrase “transformative piece touching on themes Read More
Next week sees the return of the North’s biggest business to business (B2B) conference and exhibition.

Buy Yorkshire 2015 will be held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on 28th and 29th April. The event is expected to attract over 4,000 delegates over the two days. As I previous years, I will be a Read More
Fight for #NetNeutrality - Zero Tolerance For AirTel Zero and Facebook's Internet org project

Facebook has also come under fire from Net Neutrality advocates for their promotion of Internet.org – a service which provides free Internet access to people in developing countries. Internet advocates Read More
An event held by the Harlem Commonwealth Council is among those coming up this week. And quite a few other new featured events are now part of the small business events calendar. Check out some of the events on the calendar for April and beyond. Many are likely of interest to small business owners Read More
Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, made headlines this week by officially launching its IPO. This means that the website will have to work hard to keep both its stockholders and its sellers happy. But Etsy isn’t the only company making changes. ZenPayroll also announced a Read More
Andertoons by Mark Anderson:

I normally run ideas past my wife before drawing them up, but this has been a crazy busy year for both of us and lately I don’t always get her opinion.
So after work one night I showed her the cartoons I’d done that day and she read this one.
She looks up at me, lo Read More
The site where you can get a tiny crocheted Maltese puppy, a glowing turquoise owl necklace, and a 3D paper taxidermy lion can now be yours.
Well, at least part of it.
Etsy, headed by CEO Chad Dickerson (pictured above), went public today April 16. Shares of the company are being offered for $16 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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Please Welcome Chris Hamilton, "Contributor of the Week"

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