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Free Sales Tax Calculator, Scholarships for Diverse Entrepreneurs, How to Stop Procrastinating, Improve Your Cash Flow and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

22 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Trademark Tool More than 81% of small businesses were hit with trademark infringement issues in 2018—costing thousands and taking months (or even years) to resolve. This stat courtesy of a great resource that just launched: Trademark.com—an all-in-one trademark research, registration, and watch tool specifically for small business owners. Check out more in their infographic below.   2—Number of Small Businesses Changing Hands...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, New York, Etsy, Colin Kaepernick, America, Godaddy, Nike, Walmart, Bank Of America, Eu, Customers, United States


Connecting with Investors, the AI Revolution, 4 Personas of Female Entrepreneurs and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

18 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky     1—What to Know Before You Buy a Website Buying an existing website can get your business off to a great start, since it likely comes with a name and a following. If you’re lucky, it will also already have a strong backlink profile making it more popular and authoritative than if you built a site from scratch. This all helps you earn money from the website. But, before actually taking the plunge and deciding to buy a site, there...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Business, Bank Of America, United States, Amsterdam, Gartner, Belgium, Romania, Cool Tools, Goldman Sachs, North America, Apple Maps


What to Know Before You Apply for a Line of Credit, Tidy Your Business With Marie Kondo and More

Articles You May Have Missed this Week By Rieva Lesonsky   Best Practices How to delegate effectively—even if you only have a small staff Customer service expectations are rising. Is your business keeping up? Using Marie Kondo’s principles to tidy up your business   HR Biggest hiring challenges Your company culture is about to change as Gen Z enters the workforce   Marketing Direct mail is hot again. How to best use it. How to use location-based mobile marketing   Money 7 things ...
Tags: Business, Right Now, Marie Kondo, Hot Topics, Rieva Lesonsky


4 Top Affiliate Marketing Tips, How to Create Successful Social Media Campaigns, How to Write a Business-Winning Proposal and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

19 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Private Sector Small Business Employment Increases By now you’ve all seen the jobs report. But what about small businesses and their contributions? According to the ADP Small Business Job Report in March very small businesses (1-19 employees lost) 9,000 jobs, small businesses with 20-49 employees gained 14,000 jobs, for a net gain of 6,000 small business jobs. Take a look at the infographic from ADP below for more stats.   2—...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Business, UK, Instagram, Australia, Youtube, Mexico, France, Germany, India, Ukraine, Star, Canada, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States


Equal Pay Day Underscores Unfairness in the Workplace

By Rieva Lesonsky Today is Equal Pay Day—the day that highlights how far into the year women must work to earn the amount men earn the previous year. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, “because women earn less, on average, than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color.” What this all means is that women work 15 months to earn what men do in 12. Overall, women earn 80 cents for every dollar earned by a man. For eve...
Tags: Business, Women, Cto, Right Now, Department, QuickBooks, Hot Topics, Rieva Lesonsky, National Committee on Pay Equity, C Suite, Zenefits Across, Michele Paccione Shutterstock


March Madness, Getting Your Product at Whole Foods and Target and Other Articles You May Have Missed this Week

Small Business Reading List By Rieva Lesonsky   Best Practices March Madness: Leadership lessons from the legendary John Wooden From welfare to the shelves of Whole Foods and Target: One woman’s journey. SEO: the secret to getting found on the web Customer service expectations are rising. Is your business keeping up? Accountants How to help your clients switch business structures HR Biggest hiring challenges facing small business owners Marketing Facebook marketing: What you can ...
Tags: Business, Digital, Right Now, Hot Topics, Rieva Lesonsky, John Wooden From, Marketing Facebook


Benefits of Digital Transformation, Equipment Financing, The Future of Work and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

17 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Will AI Replace Managers? Nearly one in five small businesses think the hassle of selecting and implementing new tech isn’t worth the trouble, yet more than four in five think their business could benefit from new tech if it’s the right fit. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to AI in business, but that’s a good thing; no two small businesses are exactly the same and internal needs vary. For businesses with heavy clien...
Tags: Business, Microsoft, California, Boston, Global, US, America, Linkedin, Google Analytics, Michigan, Telstra, Bing, Intuit, Aruba, ADP, Microsoft Bing


Is Your Marketing Inclusive? Tax Tips for Your Startup & Other Articles You May Have Missed This Week

Small Business Reading List By Rieva Lesonsky   Best Practices 17 ways to increase profitability What you should know about calculating sales tax 4 steps to coming up with a great business idea How your small business can land a lucrative government contract New apps help you run a better business   HR Best sources for hiring Are your hiring practices discriminatory? The importance of building a gender-balanced workforce Need freelancers? Here’s where to connect with the best   Marketi...
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Get Ready for March Madness, the 10 Rules of Blogging, How Color Impacts Your Website, and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

12 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Cybercrime Devastates SMBs A majority (58%) of SMB executives are more concerned about suffering a major data breach than they are about a flood, fire, transit strike or even a physical break-in of their offices, according to the inaugural AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey. “In today’s digital age, businesses rely more heavily on their intellectual assets than physical properties—bringing cybersecurity to the fore...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Business, London, Linkedin, Research, United States, Healthcare, LexisNexis, ADP, Capital One, Sxsw, Southwest, Right Now, Facebook Instagram Twitter, SMB


Get Ready for March Madness, the 10 Rules of Blogging, How Color Impacts Your Website, Managing Business Credit and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

12 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Cybercrime Devastates SMBs A majority (58%) of SMB executives are more concerned about suffering a major data breach than they are about a flood, fire, transit strike or even a physical break-in of their offices, according to the inaugural AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey. “In today’s digital age, businesses rely more heavily on their intellectual assets than physical properties—bringing cybersecurity to the fore...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Business, London, Linkedin, Research, United States, Healthcare, LexisNexis, ADP, Capital One, Sxsw, Southwest, Right Now, Facebook Instagram Twitter, SMB


Best Cities to Start a Restaurant, The Stress of Controlling Cash Flow, Speedy Websites, The Truth about Healthcare and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

18 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky 1—Influencer Marketing Everyone is buzzing about influencer marketing these days. Will it work for your small business? Check out the infographic below from Milkwhale to find out.   2—Controlling Cash Flow Can Cause Personal Strain for Entrepreneurs New data released by Kabbage, Inc., shows the impact of cash flow on the workload, personal life and take-home pay of small business owners. The survey reveals the majority of sma...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Business, New York, Instagram, California, Kentucky, America, UPS, United States, Healthcare, Medicare, Nashville, Airbnb, Kansas City, District Of Columbia


Achieve Your Small Business Vision, Improve Your Business Emails and Other Articles You May Have Missed this Week

Small Business Reading List By Rieva Lesonsky Best Practices 6 steps to achieve your small business vision The best platforms to launch your side hustle How to turn your side hustle into a full-time business What does work/life balance mean to small business owners Transform your business HR Are your hiring practices discriminatory? Marketing 4 tips to improve your business emails Money 6 ways to get working capital financing Tax tips for your startup Startup Are you ready to...
Tags: Business, Right Now, Hot Topics, Rieva Lesonsky


How to Boost Lead Generation, Build an Inclusive Workforce, Get a Free Cybersecurity Toolkit and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

17 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—A Complete Guide to Using Infographics for Lead Generation When you read up about lead generation tactics, it’s not common for you to stumble upon the suggestion to create an infographic. Considering that this content type has been proven to boost website traffic by up to 12%, it’s not often optimized for lead gen strategies. If you’re ready to learn what you’re missing out on, see the infographic below for a complete guide on ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Lyft, Uber, Business, UK, New York, Yahoo, Wikipedia, ESP, Canada, Delta, Medicare, Ferguson, Starbucks, Jetblue


What Works on Shark Tank, Take Advantage of Mobile Marketing, Rank Higher on Amazon, Social Media Fuels SMB Growth and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

20 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—The Truth About Shark Tank Are you a fan of Shark Tank? Here’s some scoop from Digital Exits about what works when pitching the sharks. For instance, did you know 85% of successful pitches are primarily product based? Check out the infographic below for more information.   2—Small Business Outlook 2019 Visa has just released its Small Business Outlook for winter 2019. Visa says the Small Business Outlook shows “robust econom...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Instagram, United States, Facebook Messenger, New Orleans, Npr, New York Stock Exchange, Jack, Yemen, Hulu, John Williams, Cnbc, Alexa


Building Business Relationships, Offering Free Shipping and Other Articles You May Have Missed this Week

Small Business Reading List By Rieva Lesonsky   Best Practices How understanding others can transform your business Building business relationships 9 online tools vital to your success   HR Why workforce diversity matters   Retail Consumers demand free shipping   Sales 7 ways to sell more during a winter slump 3 keys to retail success 9 ideas to transform your retail space   Startup Best platforms to start your side-hustle Are you ready to start a business this year?   Tre...
Tags: Business, Right Now, Hot Topics, Rieva Lesonsky, Startup Best, Monika Wisniewska Shutterstock


Trends that Will Shake the Renewable Energy Industry in 2019

By Scott Cramer The solar industry has lived up to its ‘solar coaster’ moniker in 2018, but this bodes well for the consumers and solar companies willing to grid themselves into the energy mold of the future, and likely 2019 trends are proof. Total Solar Installations in the US Will Increase, Again Although residential installations are at a standstill, solar as a whole is climbing. So far the US has installed 4.7 gigawatts of solar power in 2018. Utility-scale solar has hit over 1 GW of solar...
Tags: Business, China, US, America, Management, Itc, Gw, Right Now, State, Reno Nevada, Overstock, Salt Lake City UT, Hot Topics, Federal Tax Credit, State Legislatures, Scott Cramer


How to Make Small Talk, Manage Your Business Finances, Drive Retail Growth and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

20 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Using Content Intelligence Marketers are increasingly turning to content intelligence (CI) to help them create  better content marketing strategies, predicting audience behavior, and more. According to Spiralytics, CI is “Essentially, anything that helps content marketers automate processes and optimize data from releasing content falls under content intelligence. The framework is possible with the right tools that aid in conte...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Business, Instagram, Microsoft, Nike, Bank Of America, UPS, Getty, Intuit, South, Sephora, Lightricks, Midwest


Optimizing Your Site for Voice Search, SMB Guide to CRM, How to Hire Smarter and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

20 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—How to Optimize Your Site for Voice Search Google voice search is changing the way users search for the information they need. Nearly two-thirds of all smartphone users have used voice search to find local business information in the last year. The impact of voice search is changing the way Google handles search queries—and businesses need to ensure their websites are optimized to keep up. The key to voice search is speed. Goog...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, New York, Massachusetts, Africa, Los Angeles, Atlanta, CSR, Earth, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Facebook Messenger, Social Security, Rebecca Minkoff, Voice, Visa


Sell More in Winter, Debunk Marketing Myths and Other Articles You May Have Missed this Week

Small Business Reading List By Rieva Lesonsky   Best Practices 4 best ways to manage your business risk 7 ways to sell more during the winter slump Restaurant trends for 2019 Is this the year you finally buy a business? HR How diverse is your workforce?   Marketing Debunking marketing myths   Money Getting credit the minute you need it Retail Consumers demand free shipping Are you offering your customers lay-away options? 5 ways small retailers can overcome the Amazon effec...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Right Now, Hot Topics, Rieva Lesonsky, Eugenio Marongiu Shutterstock


Top Graphic Design Trends, Improving Customer Experience, Trends in the Labor Market and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

15 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Top Graphic Design Trends for 2019 What are the hottest graphic design trends? Global creative platform 99designs unveiled its 2019 predictions, which include Art Deco, buxom serifs and 3D typography. The overarching design trend for 2019? 99designs says it’s all about contradictions. Design trends from different eras and opposing ends of the visual spectrum are all vying for attention. Here’s a look at the 10 trends most lik...
Tags: Spotify, Business, France, Digital, Eu, Organizations, Kiva, Canva, Yelp, Malwarebytes, Squarespace, Scott Moore, Visa, Bay Area, Right Now, Art Deco


Grow Your Small Business, Your Financial Resolutions and Other Articles You May Have Missed This Week

Small Business Reading List by Rieva Lesonsky   Best Practices 8 steps to stop worrying about uncertainty Self-employed? Here are 9 ways to boost your business How to grow your small business   HR How diverse is your workforce?   Money 8 financial resolutions to make for your small business this year Retail Should you offer lay-away programs at your store?   Startup Do you need a college degree to start a small business?   Trends Wellness opportunities abound   Business...
Tags: Business, Right Now, Hot Topics, Rieva Lesonsky, Kinga Shutterstock


Wellness Businesses Enjoy Healthy Profits

From “smart mattresses” to MCT oil, the latest health trends pay off for entrepreneurs. By Rieva Lesonsky As baby boomers continue to age—many reluctantly—and millennials stay concerned about being fit, the health and wellness fields are filled with opportunities. Well + Good (W+G) features 14 top wellness trends in their annual report. Here are some highlights: Home tech: Smart speakers (used by 20% of American adults) are the “gateway to outfitting entire homes with smart products.” Home tech ...
Tags: Business, Rihanna, Right Now, MCT, Fenty, Hot Topics, Rieva Lesonsky, Deborah Weinswig, Coresight Research, Weinswig, Chris Chan Google Home, W G, Debby Wong Shutterstock


How to Market Your Videos, The State of Global Entrepreneurship and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

11 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Help Your Employees Become Top Performers For many small business owners these days finding and keeping qualified employees can be a struggle. Once you hire high-potential employees, you have to continually invest in their success. Check out the infographic below from Manila Recruitment to learn how to groom top-performing employees.   2—Helping American Businesses Go Global Kabbage, Inc., a global financial services, techn...
Tags: Europe, Business, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, India, Africa, San Francisco, Cyprus, Indianapolis, Taiwan, Colombia, Thailand, Canada, United States


Why You Should Take More Work Breaks, How to Market Your Videos, The State of Global Entrepreneurship and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

12 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Help Your Employees Become Top Performers For many small business owners these days finding and keeping qualified employees can be a struggle. Once you hire high-potential employees, you have to continually invest in their success. Check out the infographic below from Manila Recruitment to learn how to groom top-performing employees.   2—Want to Take More Breaks at Work? Science is on Your Side. Guest post by Dr. Joseph Cilo...
Tags: Europe, Business, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Youtube, Saudi Arabia, India, Africa, San Francisco, Cyprus, Indianapolis, Taiwan, Colombia, Thailand, Canada


Renewable Energy Trends Across the States

By Dennis Hung This new year is already proving to be an exciting one for the clean-tech industry. There is an increasing number of companies who are looking to embrace this new generation that is consumed with sustainable energy options. Because of these trends, many states are becoming solar states and enjoying the benefits that come with it. Below are some of the top renewable energy trends to look for in the coming years. Energy Storage The ability to efficiently and safely store energy ...
Tags: Energy, Business, States, Blockchain, Right Now, Hot Topics, Dennis Hung, Renewable Energy Trends Across the States, Gary Whitton Shutterstock


4 Smart Ways to Grow Your Business in 2019, 7 Marketing Resolutions to Make Now & Other Articles You May Have Missed This Week

Small Business Reading List By Rieva Lesonsky   Best Practices 4 smart ways to grow your business in 2019 What do successful entrepreneurs have in common? 6 trends to propel your growth   HR 27 ideas to celebrate your employees—all year long   Marketing 7 marketing resolutions to make now 8 marketing trends you need to know   Retail 5 retail lessons from the holiday season 6 top retail trends for 2019   Trends Bathroom remodeling is top consumer demand Business stock photo b...
Tags: Business, Right Now, Hot Topics, Rieva Lesonsky, WAYHOME


5 Tips for Building a Website, Best Marketing Practices, Are You Living the American Dream?, The Small Business Retirement Crisis and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

18 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—The State of U.S. Small Businesses Overall, American small business owners are approaching 2019 with economic optimism and increased confidence in this lucrative environment, according to a survey from small business financing company  Guidant Financial  and online credit marketplace LendingClub  Corporation. The companies surveyed current and aspiring small business owners about their views on the current state of small busin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Ge, Time, Toronto, America, Canada, Bank, Montreal, Chamber of Commerce, Samantha, Jake Wood, TOMS, Ottawa, Alignable


What to Expect in 2019: HR Trends

By Rieva Lesonsky Most of us small business owners start the new year with mixed emotions. We’re hopeful and optimistic about growing our businesses, yet with anxious about all the challenges we know we’ll face. To find out what lies ahead, I’ve collected a number of tips, predictions and advice from people in the know. We’ll be exploring general consumer, financial and economic trends, as well as what to expect in the fields of marketing, technology, retail, HR and money. We also have contribut...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Instagram, Siri, Management, United States, Deloitte, Kpmg, Oasis, Jason, Alexa, Cto, Manta, Right Now, Rob Wilson, Jason Fried


Should You Buy a Business? Retail Trends and Other Articles You May Have Missed This Week

Small Business Reading List by Rieva Lesonsky   Best Practices Is this the year to buy a business? Manage your fleet, boost your profits 12 easy things to do to get a great start to your new year Consumer trends Web design trends Accountants The S Corp deadline is looming Growing your CPA practice Marketing 8 marketing trends to know in 2019 More marketing trends Money Take control of your business finances Retail 6 top retail trends to attract customers More trends for reta...
Tags: Business, Right Now, S Corp, Hot Topics, Rieva Lesonsky


What to Expect in 2019: Retail Trends

By Rieva Lesonsky Most of us small business owners start the new year with mixed emotions. We’re hopeful and optimistic about growing our businesses, yet with anxious about all the challenges we know we’ll face. To find out what lies ahead, I’ve collected a number of tips, predictions and advice from people in the know. We’ll be exploring general consumer, financial and economic trends, as well as what to expect in the fields of marketing, technology, retail, HR and money. We also have contribu...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Business, Instagram, Youtube, Disney, US, Billie, Sales & Marketing, Walmart, Customers, United States, Victoria, Ibotta, Right Now, Justine



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