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How to Run a Background Check on Yourself

If you are looking for a new job or a new house, chances are, you are getting a background check. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, up to 96 percent of employers run background checks on potential hires. As background checks become a standard procedure, how to prepare when you might get one? A good reason to background check yourself is to correct mistakes. Because these checks go back to your first adult years, information may h...
Tags: Google, Sales, DMV, Tips, Credit, CRA, National Center for State Courts

What are the Best Sites for Finding People Online?

Finding colleagues or an old high school friend is easier than ever. Social networks, search engines, email platforms, and online directories make the task of finding people online very simple. The first and most common choice is a Google search. Because Google indexes sites such as social media platforms, it is the easiest way to find publicly available information. As a result of privacy settings, some information displayed on social media may not appear on a search engine query. If you have n...
Tags: Google, Sales, More, United States, CRA, Credit Reporting Agencies

Walmart reports lower-than-expected Q4 earnings, despite e-commerce sales growth of 35%

Walmart’s holiday quarter didn’t perform as expected. That’s the big news today from the retailer’s weak Q4 2019 earnings, which saw revenue of $141.67 billion versus the $142.55 expected and adjusted earnings per share of $1.38 versus the $1.44 expected. The company cited a number of factors, including “softer” than anticipated holiday sales in U.S. stores — particularly softer sales of toys, media and gaming, and apparel during the month of December. Overall, the earnings point to the challeng...
Tags: Amazon, Holiday Shopping, TC, Ecommerce, Shopping, Sales, Tech, Walmart, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Chile, Retail, Retailer, Sam, Instacart, Flipkart

6 PPC Network Alternatives to Google Ads

Pay Per Click advertising, or PPC as it is known to most, is an incredibly effective way to advertise any business or services on the internet. You create an ad, bid on some keywords, and if your bid is high enough, when people type those keywords in the search engines, your ad is displayed. Once you get the hang of advertising in this way, you can increase traffic and sales to just about anything you want to sell online. And because this method requires a search engine, the name GOOGLE quickly ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Yahoo, Sales, Ppc, More, Bing, Facebook PPC, PPC Network, Bidvertiser, PPC Network Alternatives, Roundsky Roundsky, Roundsky

9 Best Mattresses of 2020 For Business Owners

When running your own business, it can be challenging to separate your work life from your personal life. Unlike a 9 to 5 job, business owners take their work with them when they leave the office. As the line between work and home becomes blurred, business owners often end up making major sacrifices along the way. Unfortunately, time for sleep is one of the first things busy professions cut in favor of more personal productivity. Although it may seem tempting to put off sleep to answer one more...
Tags: Google, US, Sales, Usb, Fda, Thermo, Alpaca, Kingsdown, Popular Articles, DepositPhotos, Product Lists, Vaya, Amerisleep, Oeko Tex, ZOMA, BioCore

What are the Best Tools to Find People on the Internet?

Are you looking to find a long-lost school friend or track down a relative you haven’t heard from in a while? Searching for people online is easy when you have the right tools. You can find someone’s phone number, track down their address, discover their relatives, figure out their email address and even find their arrest records.  The 4 Best Tools for Finding People on the Internet Thousands of people are searching for people online. Whether its to track down an old fri...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Sales, Linkedin, How To, LinkedIn LinkedIn, Furthermore Facebook, Search Facebook Facebook, Bing Yandex TinEye

What is Social Commerce?

If the past holiday season was any indication, social commerce is set to surge in the 2020s. According to research from, a social media advertising automation platform, consumers are now shopping via social media. And social advertising influences their purchases. So, what exactly does social commerce include? A Simple Definition Social commerce is the term for the buying and selling of items and services on social media networks. Back in 2015, Small Business Trends noticed the gro...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Sales, Social Media, Social Commerce, Facebook Instagram, Instagram Pinterest, Facebook Shop, Facebook Snapchat, Pinterest Buyable Pins, Pinterest YouTube, Facebook Marketplace Product Pins, Instagram What Works in Social Commerce, Pinterest Partners

Get Back to Basics with These 10 Tips for Starting and Growing a Business

There are tons of advanced strategies for growing a business. But for those who are just getting started or don’t have a ton of resources, those methods aren’t always attainable. However, there are still a ton of basic tips and tricks you can consider to get started on the right foot and grow your business. Check out tips for a variety of areas from members of the online small business community below. Find the Best Location for Your Startup Different cities offer various benefits for busines...
Tags: Google, Instagram, California, Sales, Startup, Ramon Ray, Nellie Akalp, Small Business Growth, Amanda Bowman, Pixel Productions, Christian Zilles, Stephanie Newton, Viorel Dudau, Michelene Maguire, Yasmine Dehimi, Jennifer Hanford

The Complete Guide to Captioned Videos

Born profoundly deaf, I’ve depended on captioned videos since getting my first big clunky decoder in 1983. It was a box about the size of the older VHS and DVD players. Back then, captioned shows and movies were hard to find. Few things excited me more than seeing the caption symbol on the cover of ... Read more The Complete Guide to Captioned Videos The post The Complete Guide to Captioned Videos appeared first on Meryl Evans. [Author: Meryl Evans]
Tags: Videos, Video, Sales, Tech, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Inclusion, Captions, Meryl Evans, Closed-captions, Open-captions

10 Reasons Why Every Business Needs SEO in 2020

People who tried to promote their businesses online or the ones in the digital marketing sector are all familiar with word SEO. But there are still many who do not know what SEO is. Even if some business owners know about it they fail to understand its significance. Business owners often ignore SEO as they feel it is not necessary for their business growth. Only if they knew the benefits of SEO they would start treating their businesses in a totally different manner. SEO which is short for se...
Tags: Digital

Do I Need a Blog for my Online Business?

Opinions on the usefulness of a blog for an online business differ. Some believe it to be an indispensable part of one’s online presence that no business can neglect – especially if it offers an Internet-based product or service. Others consider it a largely useless gimmick that occupies too much of the time and effort that can be better applied elsewhere. The reality, as usual, is somewhere in between. A blog can be tremendously useful to promote your business and improve brand recognition – bu...
Tags: Google, Post, Internet, Sales, Tips, Luckyposting

CuriousCheck Sorts Technology Solutions to Help Small Business Owners Streamline

CuriousCheck is an aggregate app focusing on online reviews of business software. It scans the web for independent, credible reviews and products designed to help small businesses. CuriousCheck covers a wide range of areas important to SMBs from digital marketing to payment processing, virtual phone systems and a host of others. SMBs can search for a solution. Providers can add to a directory or be found through reviews. Carlos Crameri Founder & CEO of CuriousCheck explains what sparked the ide...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Sales, Fundera, Crameri, Small Business News, CuriousCheck Sorts Technology Solutions, Carlos Crameri, CuriousCheck, Google Capterra Software Advice, Small Business Owners Streamline

10 Insights to Help You Become a Better Small Business Leader

Entrepreneurs need to have strong leadership qualities in order to manage employees, communicate with customers, and outline a clear vision for their company. There are plenty of different styles and aspects that go into being a good leader. So here are some various insights from members of the online small business community to help you hone your skills. Learn What Makes a Good Leader In order to run a successful small business, you need to be a good leader. You also need to be able to ident...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Sales, Management, Content Marketing Institute, Julie Weishaar, Martin Zwilling, Ivan Widjaya, Hilary Thompson, Ron Lieback, Ann Gynn, Ryan Brock, Thom James Carter, John Jansch, Strella Social Media Blog Rachel Strella

Use These 6 High-Authority Properties to Turbocharge Your Web Presence

Your web presence could use a little work. What better way to give it the kick it needs (maybe even deserves) than to leverage the SEO firepower of the world’s most popular websites? What’s that, you ask? You don’t have access to any of the world’s most popular websites? Ah, but you do. You do. Each of the six properties on this list allow just about anyone to create and manage personal and corporate accounts, turning the authority their owners have worked so hard to build into SEO gold. Ready t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Sales, More, Crunchbase, Instagram Instagram, Medium Medium, High Authority Properties, Crunchbase This West Coast, LinkedIn Improving

12 Ways To Attract First Visitors To Your New Site Quickly And Inexpensively

This post is for those who want to try to attract potential customers to the site themselves, having a limited budget for marketing. With a well-thought-out strategy, your site will attract customers almost without your participation. This will even allow you to have several online projects at the same time. Check out these simple yet profitable side hustle ideas! 1.  Define your target audience Create a detailed portrait of your potential buyer. Most often, the 5W Mark Sherrington’s technique...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Sales, More, Reddit, Pinterest Instagram, Mark Sherrington

Successfully Outsourcing Network Management Requires Access to a Live Technician

In today’s world, outsourcing IT services is not only normal, it’s standard practice. Many small, medium, and large businesses rely on remote IT support , but smart businesses outsource to local companies who also provide access to an on-site technician. If you’re going to outsource your IT services, here are all the reasons your outsourced services should also come with access to a live IT technician. Hardware problems can’t be fixed remotely No matter how much you love your outsourced ...
Tags: Technology, Sales, Vpn, Business Wire, IT Tech

The Beginner’s Guide to Protecting Your Online Business Reputation

By Keith Kakadia With the internet playing such a major role in the current marketing era, protecting your online reputation is more important than ever. Even if you don’t have a social presence, that doesn’t mean people aren’t talking. And if people are talking, rest assured, the word is spreading. What’s the word about your business and who is hearing it? It’s time to get serious about your online business reputation and take charge of the direction the conversation around your brand is going....
Tags: Google, Internet, Advertising, Sales, Online Reputation, Inbound Marketing, Marketing & PR, Word-of-mouth, Keith, Facebook Twitter, Barnum, Online Presence, E-commerce & Social Media, Keith Kakadia, Keith Kakadia Keith Kakadia

Why you should nudge your marketing

Here’s what the New York Times reported: Vendors were given a slightly different version of the form they used to report rebates that they owe the government. The result was that companies acknowledged they owed an extra $1.59 million in rebates. Yet the only difference was that the signature box came at the beginning, rather than the end of the forms. Apparently, this happened because promising at the outset to be truthful actually caused people to answer more truthfully. This was pointed...
Tags: Google, Business, Funny, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Creativity, New York Times, Old Age, Seniors, Mature, Good Ideas, Getting Older, Jay H Heyman, Humor Ideas

#571 How the Cofounder of Anytime Fitness Built 4,000 Locations

Listen to “#571 How the Cofounder of Anytime Fitness Built 4,000 Locations” on Spreaker. On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1, starting at 0:00: One thing that we are all working on is how to become better leaders. Unless we can lead our team, we will never get the leverage to build a big and profitable company. My next guest, Chuck Runyon, Cofounder of Anytime Fitness, is here to share how he built a company that has over 4000 franchise locations in over 50 countries ac...
Tags: Google, Chuck, Leadership, Small Business, Finance, Sales, Website, Vulnerability, Radio Show, Digital Marketing, Franchise, Matt Baker, FreshBooks Matt, Financial Statements, Hostway, Small Business Radio Show

Text Message Marketing: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

As an entrepreneur you have a lot on your plate. You’re in charge of everything. That means anything from finances to customer service. Subsequently, you don’t have time for frivolous time-wasters such as having to deeply research an issue before implementing a workable solution.  Text message marketing is just that. It’s a workable solution that doesn’t need to be deeply researched before implementation. However, you do need a basic understanding of how text message marketing works and where...
Tags: Google, Fcc, Sales, Tips, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Text Message Marketing Platforms

What is a fully paperless office? 

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘Go paperless’, but aside from companies green-washing their marketing statements to get their customers to opt for digital receipts instead of printed ones, what does it actually entail? Well, as you’d expect, paperless means without paper. But don’t raise that sceptical eyebrow, it’s actually got far more hard business advantages than you’d think. Aside from the 84kg of CO2 paper produces per person, per year, paper amounts to one of the biggest unnecessary ...
Tags: Google, UK, Scotland, Sales, Tips, Google Docs

10 Cloud Printing Services for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Google plans to shut down Cloud Print at the end of 2020. The popular cloud printing service enjoys a loyal fan base especially among small business users. It lets you print items directly from Google Chrome. And you can do this either on a desktop or mobile device. Don’t worry if the printer is not connected to the internet. But alas, it’s going away. And if you’re using this service, you’ll likely be looking for an alternative pretty soon. Don’t fret. We looked for the best cloud printing ser...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gadgets, Sales, Xerox, Lexmark, Don, Technology Trends, Cloud Printing Services for Businesses Xerox, Lexmark Cloud Print Management, UniPrint Infinity UniPrint Infinity, Office 365 G Suite, Printix

How To Use Facebook And Instagram To Boost Your Marketing Results

When running an online business, one of the easiest ways to bring traffic to your website is by using social media platforms. If this is a traffic avenue you are considering, you might be wondering, “which social channel should I use to market my business? Is it Facebook, Instagram or both? The truth is for you to launch and run a successful business, you need to maximize your social media marketing by leveraging the power of these two channels. Facebook and Instagram are currently among the mos...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Sales, Howto, Facebook Instagram

New York Tech Event Introduces Emerging Products to Business Leaders

With 2020 fully underway, next-generation advances in technology are being introduced with new innovation across different industries. TECHSPO New York 2020 is a technology expo specifically created to bring industry leaders and innovators to showcase next-generation tech and emerging products. If you are a small business owner looking to get that competitive edge, this expo will have Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech & SaaS Technology exhibitors. In addition to showcasing the technology, TECHS...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, New York, Sales, Brooklyn, Washington Dc, Ibm, Houston Texas, Martech, New York City NY, San Francisco Calif, DepositPhotos, Small Business Events, TechSpo, Marina del Rey Calif, Las Vegas Nev Predictive Analytics World

Sridhar Vembu of Zoho: The Cloud Should Have a Deeper Purpose, But Surveilling Data Isn’t It

Well I know we’re into a new year now, because my first conference of 2020 just ended.  Zoho’s annual analyst event took place in Austin, Texas this week and as in year’s past I had a chance to sit down with CEO and co-founder Sridhar Vembu for a wide-ranging conversation.  And quite literally we had a fireside chat.. while in rocking chairs. Below is an edited transcript of our conversation, where Vembu shares his thoughts on how the company has developed over the past five years, how it is pos...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Interviews, California, India, US, Sales, Atlanta, Austin, Austin Texas, Feds, Raju, Zia, Zoho, Sridhar Vembu, Raju Vegesna

Veriato Vision Helps Small Businesses Monitor Employee Productivity

Sponsored Post Research suggests the average employee is productive just 2 hours and 54 minutes in an 8 hour day. And that’s not all! Some employees may even be engaging in activities that will seriously harm your business — like fraud and embezzlement. As a small business owner, you know employee productivity ultimately determines your company’s success. And, of course, employees doing even worse could put you out of business for good. Enter Veriato Vision, a software package that really does ...
Tags: Google, Sponsored, Sales, Technology Trends, Facebook eBay, Veriato, Sponsored Post Research, Veriato Vision, Guard Against Theft

How to Do Content Marketing Like TED

How’d you like to have 15.8 million people subscribe to your content? What does it take to get that kind of massive, enthusiastic engagement? For many, it sounds like a pipe dream. But for TED, the global conference and media organization, superlative engagement is reality. Nearly every video that TED releases gets hundreds of thousands of views. And they all go viral on social media. Now, what could the success of a massive media group teach a small business owner? As it turns out, quite a bit...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Sales, Content Marketing, Ted, Tom Hanks, Mark Jones, Edison Research, Marketing Tips, Cydney Hoffnagle

Most Americans Don’t Take a Break During the Holidays

Americans work more, take fewer vacations, work longer days and retire later than most industrialized nations. According to a new survey from, more than 1 in 4 or 27% of Americans didn’t take a day off during the 2019 holidays. The result from this survey is almost the same as the poll Small Business Trends carried out in December 2019. We asked our readers, “What best describes your holiday vacation plans?” and to date, 25% of them responded, “Who has time for vacations.” For ...
Tags: Google, Sales, U S Census Bureau, Small Business Trends, Small Business News

Ten items you need to help you brainstorm your ideas

Brainstorming helps in thinking, coming to radical solutions to the problems and in thinking pros and cons before making any decision.  It is an activity that an individual can do on its own, and a group of people can also brainstorm on any topic. If brainstorming is done among a group of various members, it helps to bring different perspectives, point of views, and it helps in coming to a conclusion and you can further take help from pinboard as well. The positive aspect of brainstorming is tha...
Tags: Google, Sales, More

12 Press Release Distribution Sites

Promotion is an integral part of any business marketing enterprise. Simply put, marketing has two major goals: to help your business make sales and that your business succeeds. As such, among the promotion mix, a business can look into is press releases. Press releases and other PR activities can help keep the buzz on your product or service keep going. Public relations, and press releases in particular, helps you to craft your messaging without the risk of being misinterpreted. Plus, the reach...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Sales, Seo, Google News, Search Engine Optimization SEO, Marketing 101, Marketing Tips, DepositPhotos, EIN Presswire EIN Presswire, NewswireJet NewswireJet

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