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Managing your small business website can be a complicated process. But this week, several companies including GoDaddy, Google and Wix announced new tools to help make managing websites easier, even while on the go. You can read about these updates and more in this week’s Small Business Trends news Read More
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be in the middle of a real NBA game, you’re in luck – sort of. Beginning October 27, the league is broadcasting at least one game per week using virtual reality technology. That makes it the first major sports league to have regularly scheduled VR broadcast Read More
You don’t have to be an adult to start your own business. In fact, there are many different business opportunities that teens can use to get their entrepreneurial journeys started. Here are 50 business opportunities for teens. Read More
You’ve heard it a million times.
Entrepreneurs and solopreneurs need to use social media to grow their audience and interact with prospects and clients.
It’s true. Social media is one of the most effective ways to get in front of the people you want to serve.
But so many entrepreneurs are doing Read More
Ronald McDonald, the popular McDonald’s mascot, has been making fast food customers smile for the past 50 years. But not all clowns today are looking to make people smile.
A series of creepy clown sightings have some communities on edge. Some clowns have made violent threats, chased people to thei Read More
During the Great Recession, two federal programs for small business stimulated billions in additional capital and lending, says the U.S. Treasury Department, which had oversight of both.
The department today issued program evaluation reports for the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) a Read More
If you’re a self-employed consultant, you know the importance of regular client communication. If you don’t keep up with weekly meetings, needs quickly fall by the wayside. Expectations aren’t met. What does that mean for you? Loss of business. Your success as a consultant depends on your ability t Read More
The number of micro venture capital firms — funds that raise money from limited partners to invest small amounts of money in many very early stage companies — have grown dramatically, from fewer than 50 in 2011 to about 250 today. This rapid growth has occurred because micro VCs fill an important g Read More
If you own a small business and manage other people, one thing you have to realize is that the success of your company depends on the success of your team. If you empower your employees, they will blossom into employees who work harder and make your business better. This is one reason why more and Read More
With 27 million members and more than 250,000 separate groups, the 14-year-old Meetup is surely a relatively popular online social networking portal that very few people talk about. Placed among the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, Meetup is practically invisible.
For more than Read More

Give millennials a reason to stay - The benefits that can help you retain young talent

Job-changing is fast and furious in the early years of millennials’ careers: Young adults born in the early ‘80s …

David Siteman Garland: Building a Community

When David Siteman Garland launched his online community and TV show, he had very few fans. "Back then only my … More
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