Don’t Want to Risk Your Own Money on Your Business? 13 Alternative Financing Strategies

Getting any business off the ground requires sufficient capital. However, all the financial stress doesn’t have to fall on you as the entrepreneur — there are other ways to secure funding for your startup without assuming 100% of the risk yourself. That’s why we asked the members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question:…

How and Why To Get BBB Accreditation

Deciding whether to get BBB accredited is an easy choice for some small business owners but others have questions. Is it worth the fee? What value does it really bring? As you will see, getting accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has a number of strategic advantages. Among other things, it adds credibility to…

New Editor X from Wix Improves Web Design Capabilities

Wix.com, a leading website creator, has launched a new innovative website creation platform, Editor X. Editor X is designed to empower web designers, professionals, and agencies to create exceptional websites. The product was previously available as a closed beta program and is now available to the public. Wix Introduces Editor X for Enhanced Website Editing…

Best Apps to Stay Focused

The key to hitting targets and achieving goals every day is to maximize your productivity, but there are so many distractions these days that this becomes increasingly hard to do. With so much coverage of events around the world each day and the constant drip-feed of content via social media interrupting our work, we all…

How Effective is Your Customer Communication During the Pandemic?

During this time of unprecedented change, communication with your customers is critical. Most businesses will benefit by interacting  with their customers more not less. In the process, your customers will have more questions about your service and any issues they face now will be even more time sensitive. Interview with Matt Metzger of Mitel On…

Small Business Adds Close to 1 Million Jobs from May to June, ADP Reports

The latest jobs figures show small business in America bouncing back from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the June 2020 ADP Small Business Report, small businesses added 937,000 jobs to the American economy from May to June. This is certainly good news for small business across the country. And it’s a stark contrast to this…

Learn the Ins and Outs of Virtual Teams and Hiring Remote Workers

By now, everybody has discovered the benefits of working virtually. But did you know that hiring an outsourced contractor is different from hiring an employee? Join us live on Facebook on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 1 p.m. ET to learn where and how to find remote workers to build the right team, dos and…

10 Tips for Building Long-Lasting Small Business Success

Most entrepreneurs want to build businesses that stand the test of time. But so many are too busy with the immediate needs of their operations that they don’t have time to build sustainable practices for the future. Luckily, members of the online small business community have helpful tips and insights that can help more businesses…

6 Tricks to Get Your Projects Done on Time With a Small Team

Any small business leader would admit that maintaining a compact team has its benefits: administration duties are low, agility is high, and team morale is easy to keep track of. For entrepreneurs with big plans, however, it may seem like your team is too small to execute some of the projects you have in mind.…

Watching Amazon: Online Grocery Shopping Rose 7x in a Month

Amazon maintained its position in the number one spot and saw its brand value increase 32%, or almost $100 billion, to $415.8 billion, according to the 15th annual Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking released earlier this week by advertising firm WPP and research firm Kantar. And they are smoking the competition, as #2…

In the News – New Food Service Tools Help Restaurants Match Latest Consumer Trends

Our world, for better or worse, is becoming increasingly touchless. And you won’t see that trend any more than at a local restaurant. In order to stay open in many states, dine-in restaurants – of which thousands are small businesses – are forced to adapt to new health and safety guidelines all the time. Right…

Are You Really Being Honest With Yourself About Business? (CARTOON)

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