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Charles Town, W. Va. didn’t have much of an online presence before Van Applegate showed up. Now the town and all of its local merchants have found a way to truly benefit from technology, promoting their town online. Read More
With companies focusing so much on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for marketing, customer service, sales, and even human resources, having social media skills is becoming a requirement for staff. Today, employees are expected to be more multi-faceted and have a wide range of skills. Read More
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, (D-Wash), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and several other Senators have introduced new legislation. The bill is designed to provide female entrepreneurs with better and more equal treatment in starting and growing a business. Read More
When it comes to your small business website, responsive design can really give your online business a boost. A responsive website will automatically adjust to whatever device a visitor is viewing it on—whether it’s a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Here are ten of the best free responsive Read More
Who among us can't think of at least one online reputation disaster involving a huge brand? Whether it was the United guitar scenario or the Domino's pizza video from 2009, examples abound. Here are five ways, both as defense and offense, to protect your brand’s reputation online. Read More
If you haven’t yet stumbled across a pop-up shop, you likely soon will. It seems this quiet little trend of retail companies temporarily opening up in a vacant retail space for a few hours or days is now an $8 billion industry. They’re a great way for business owners who have been selling online to Read More
Earlier this year, Microsoft ended support for at least one past operating system, Windows XP. Now, Microsoft announces some additional products – including one other operating system – will reach the end of their support cycles either later this year or early in 2015. Read More
eSmallBusinessLoan is kicking off a summer-long online contest and campaign, called the “Who Gives a Fund Campaign” (#WhoGivesaFund). And the grand prize is a round-trip flight to beautiful Miami from within the continental U.S., along with a 3-day cruise for two to the gorgeous Caribbean. Read More
These days, every small business needs a website. But it’s a misconception that you need a lot of money to create an effective Web presence for your business or brand. Read on to see some free or low-cost website building tools that will have your website looking shiny and professional in no time a Read More
This week we shine the spotlight on Bloomforth. The company, founded by CEO Quy Vo, has 16 employees and is still a new startup, just 4 months old. Its ambitious goal is to create small business cloud software that handles newsletters, point-of-sale, inventory management, appointment booking, and e Read More

Free, Fast & Easy: A new way to communicate benefits to employees

  We know that as a small business owner, you have your hands full. Aflac has made it easier for you to communicate …

Mike Abasov @Mike_Abasov Serves Business With a Smile

The smile on Mike Abasov's face reflects the joy he feels every time he helps entrepreneurs reach their … More
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