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There’s a milestone in Biz2Credit’s latest report. For the first time in the index’s history, small business loans approved by institutional lenders have surpassed those approved by alternative lenders.
That’s according to the May 2015 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, an analysis of 1,000 Read More

These Startups Raised Millions Before Ever Releasing Products

These Startups Raised Millions Before Ever Releasing Products Avatar Posted by lyceum under Startups
From http://smallbiztrends.com 18 days ago
Made Hot by: PMVirtual on June 21, 2015 1:15 pm
When trying to get funding for small businesses, it helps if you have a product that you’ve demonstrated the ability to sell successfully. But as some tech startups have shown recently, that’s no longer an actual requirement.
Buzzy tech companies like Magic Leap, a virtual reality startup, have be Read More
As a blogger you know that that your work isn’t done until you’ve created an invoice and been paid for your services.
But, let’s be honest, invoicing isn’t always a priority. Despite it’s importance, invoicing can be a headache-inducing task.
However, it doesn’t always have to be that way if you Read More

Study Reveals Female Business Owners Need to Set Boundaries

Study Reveals Female Business Owners Need to Set Boundaries Avatar Posted by lyceum under Management
From http://smallbiztrends.com 18 days ago
Made Hot by: AmyJordan on June 23, 2015 1:57 pm
You say you care about work-life balance, but do you, really?
A new survey found that while women small business owners claim to value work-life balance more than men, women are less likely than men to actually take steps to achieve that elusive goal.
Capital One’s latest Spark Business Barometer Read More

Does Your Biz Need a Mobile-First Business Strategy?

Does Your Biz Need a Mobile-First Business Strategy? Avatar Posted by lyceum under Technology
From http://smallbiztrends.com 18 days ago
Made Hot by: LimeWood on June 24, 2015 10:32 am
When you hear the term “mobile first,” it generally prompts you to think of visual design, meaning the way a website appears on a desktop versus smartphone.
Today, many companies have launched mobile default versions of their desktop sites in response to the tremendous growth of consumers who choo Read More
In a previous report about changing from HTTP to HTTPS, it touched briefly on Single Socket Layer (SSL). In short, SSL and its successor, Transport Layer Security (TLS), are needed to operate securely online.
In this article, let’s take a closer look at answering the question “what is SSL” and als Read More
At its early-June Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple revealed, among other things, that the newest version of its iOS 9 operating systems will roll out this fall, free of charge.
What Apple didn’t discuss, however, is the fact that its new iOS 9 mobile operating system, used in the company’s p Read More
Microsoft has announced that Bing will soon be expanding its encryption with the use of TLS protocols.
What does this mean?
Traffic originating from Bing will start to come from https://www.bing.com, instead of http://www.bing.com.
According to the company, Bing has offered the option to encrypt Read More

How To Create Successful Employees

How To Create Successful Employees Avatar Posted by lyceum under Human Resources
From http://smallbiztrends.com 20 days ago
Made Hot by: JoshRed on June 19, 2015 11:53 am
Imagine you hire some employees, show them to their workstations, and leave them to it. What do you think their chances of success would be? I’m thinking pretty low. And yet, this kind of thing happens every day.
Employers hire people mostly for skill set. With this practice can come the belief th Read More
Social Media marketing has become an essential for small businesses today. With almost half of the world’s population being active on the internet, it is one of the fastest and most effective ways to reach consumers. However, with so many different social platforms to choose from, knowing how to ge 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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Susan Oakes Takes the Small Business Path @m4bmarketing

After a career in big business, Susan Oakes has taken the small business path. This week's BizSugar Contributor of the … More
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