Our weekly roundup of the most relevant articles this week in the small business world.
Small businesses band together for Small Business Saturday
Many small and independent retailers who are holding Small Business Saturday shopping events Thanksgiving weekend are banding together with others, believing that there’s strength in numbers.
NFIB Small Business Survey: ‘Small Business Optimism Marks 2 Years Of Continued Historic Readings’
The latest issue of the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends came out Tuesday morning. The headline number for October came in at 107.4, down 0.5 from the previous month. The index is at the 98th percentile in this series. Today’s number came in below the Investing.com forecast of 108.0.
Asking These 3 Questions Will Improve Your Small Business Financial Management
What does financial management at leading, growing businesses look like — right now? Today’s fast growth businesses often require CFOs to work closely with the controller to ensure that the organization gets the full benefit of the controller’s talents and knowledge and, the controller’s office is operating at the highest levels of efficiency and accuracy.
5 Ways A Coach Can Get Help You Put Your Small Business on the Path to Profitability
Many small business owners often start out on a barebones budget focused on building a customer base, earning credibility, minimizing operational costs, and increasing sales, revenue, and ultimately profits. Many small business owners also end up wearing multiple hats such as marketer, sales, accountant, driver, and social media manager simultaneously.
How Facebook Community Boost is looking to help small businesses in Baltimore
On Monday, the Lord Baltimore Hotel was outfitted with a tech bar and three floors of workshops. It’s the scene of Facebook Community Boost, a three-day series of events designed to provide local entrepreneurs with training in the digital resources to help grow a business. The free event, which drew 500 people on the first day, runs through Wednesday, November 14.
How to Choose the Best Pay Schedule for Your Business
Choosing the right pay schedule may seem like a simple decision, but there are some important factors that go into it, including employee attitude, Department of Labor regulations, payroll cost, and taxes and benefits.
#BlackFriday: The small business guide
Black Friday is coming up (23 November), a day when consumers rush to online and physical stores in their thousands, hoping to secure too-good-to-be-true, never-to-be-repeated deals and save money on their Christmas shopping.
Another Reason to Shop Small® on Small Business Saturday®: Approximately 67 Cents of Every Dollar Spent at a Small Business Remains in the Local Community
Consumers and small businesses in communities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico are preparing to celebrate Small Business Saturday, taking place this year.
Best Places to Promote Your Small Business Marketing Content
A robust content promotion strategy has become a non-negotiable element of a successful content marketing plan.
Simply throwing your articles out into the social jungle doesn’t yield much. Go ahead, pop on over to Twitter or Facebook and search for the terms you’re targeting. It’s a wasteland of content that people put time into with little to no engagement. If you’re putting your own content online — you probably know this already.
Why small businesses need websites and how to build one
You would think that in 2018 it would be common that every business — big and small — would at least have a website that provides basic information for prospective and current customers. Unfortunately, that’s not the case — and it’s hurting those that don’t.