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Secrets of Building a Small Business Website Revealed

About one third of small business owners still do not have a website. Some might not want to invest in the cost. Others might think they can get by with just a Facebook page or Google My Business Profile. And a few may even feel like a website isn’t relevant for their business if they don’t sell anything online. But a website can benefit nearly any small business. Even if you don’t sell products or services online, it can help to direct people to your location, get your business in front of mor...
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10 Tips for Overcoming Mistakes and Obstacles as a Small Business Owner

Running a business is full of trial and error. So you’re sure to make plenty of mistakes. But if you can avoid mistakes that other entrepreneurs have made before you, your business will have a better chance of success. Here are some of the mistakes and challenges that members of the online small business community have made along with tips to rectify them. Cut Content Bloat to Make Connections More isn’t always more when it comes to your content. Sometimes, extra posts or ideas that aren’t as...
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Showcase Highlights Cybersecurity Startups

Capital Factory is hosting a Cybersecurity Showcase, which will be a day of programming focused on Cybersecurity and technologies within the space including: blockchain, AI and many other related fields. This event will feature a pitch showcase displaying some of our top cybersecurity companies at Capital Factory. It’s no secret that here at Capital Factory we strive to support and promote all significant developments in tech. It’s an exciting time, particularly in Texas, to witness the rapid ...
Tags: Startups, Startup, Tech, Cybersecurity, Austin, Entrepre


Where to Get Your Initial Startup Money

The biggest question on most would-be business owners’ minds is, “Where will I get the money to start my business?” There are plenty of options — but some are better than others. Startup Funding Sources Here’s an overview of the good, the bad and the ugly ways to finance your new business. Friends and Family Friends and family are the number-one source of startup financing for most small business owners. In a Small Business Trends survey in 2017, 26% of respondents said they considered frie...
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Thank you to the Austin Technology Incubator at UT Austin for creating the Austin startup scene as…

Thank you to the Austin Technology Incubator at UT Austin for creating the Austin startup scene as we know it! This is no exaggeration: Austin’s startup community would not have taken off without the solid foundation laid by the Austin Technology Incubator, the longest running active tech incubator in the United States. When I came to Austin in 1999, ATI was one of the only organizations supporting entrepreneurs in Texas. We’re extremely fortunate to be where we are today as a company because...
Tags: Accelerator, Incubator, Startup, Austin, Entrepreneurship


Is There Room for Another Hospitality Startup in 2019?

By Bruce Hakutizwi This is an interesting and exciting question to explore. On the one hand, the U.S. hospitality market is in a great place, having enjoyed several years of solid growth as the economy has grown more stable, unemployment has plummeted, and discretionary household income has been on the rise. On the other hand, the marketplace is already highly saturated and very competitive. Plus, the addition over the last few years of AirBnB and its many copycats has created huge disruption in...
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10 Up-and-Coming Instagram Accounts Small Businesses Need to Follow

Sponsored Post With all the places to find entrepreneurial inspiration these days, it’s easy to miss some of the best advice. That’s why it’s important to make sure your social feeds are on point when you’ve got a precious few minutes of spare time. We’re here to help! Here are 10 up-and-coming Instagram accounts that offer a welcome dose of energy, honesty, and inspiration for anyone in the #smallbiz community. Take a look at these accounts where these guys, gals, and groups share their wisdom...
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9 Tips to Start an In-Home Art and Craft Business

By Annabelle Short When you think about art and craft, what comes to mind? Looking back to your childhood days when art meant painting eggs for Easter and drawing weather chart for your science class, starting an art business may seem like a fantasy, but it isn’t. When you decide to make money out of your creative talent, you should put more thought into it. Now, you will not be sewing or drawing before dinner or during the weekends. Instead, you will start a business to help you pay your bills,...
Tags: Business, Etsy, Startup, Right Now, Annabelle, DBA, Rawpixel, Limited Liability Company, Annabelle Short, Service IRS


Chick-Fil-A Considers Vegan Options, Should Your Small Restaurant Do the Same?

Fast food chain Chick-fil-A is considering adding a meatless option to its menus to entice vegetarians and vegans to eat at its restaurants, according to reports. Chick-fil-A Vegan Options On the Way? The famous chicken chain is in the “early stages of understanding” a new meatless addition to its menus, according to confirmation from a company representative, CNBC reported Monday. Other fast food chains like Taco Bell, Burger King and McDonald’s have added vegan and meatless options to their...
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How to Make a Small Home-Based Ecommerce Business Into a Huge Financial Success

By Michael Zhou Entrepreneurs looking for huge financial opportunities need to look no further than creating a successful ecommerce business. The global nature of business in today’s ecommerce industry can allow a small ecommerce website to grow into an online store that is known across continents. The financial potential due to this vast potential customer base is incredibly large with more and more people shopping online instead of going to brick and mortar stores. There are opportunities with...
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Amazon Offers Employees $10K to Quit

By Rieva Lesonsky If you’re an Amazon employee, the company has news for you. The bad news is they want you to quit. The good news is, they’re incentivizing you to do so. The company announced a new incentive program today saying it would offer up to $10,000 in startup costs and pay your salary for three months if you quit to start your own delivery business. As Amazon is trying to make one-day shipping standard, it presumably needs delivery businesses to aid its effort. The New York Times repor...
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Celebrate Small-Business Month: 3 Tips for Continued Success

By Andy Glaub Every child dreams of what they will be when they grow up. Whether their fantasy is exploring the great unknowns of space as an astronaut, scoring the game-winning play as a professional athlete or going to work at the White House as president, children have big ambitions. While professional clarity might take shape as people grow up, adults still have dreams. These dreams simply take shape in different ways. People might look for the next big step in their life in the form of a pr...
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How to Find Out What Taxes Your Small Business Owes Each Year

What kinds of taxes does a small business have to pay every year? When you start a small business, you might hear a lot about all the tax breaks you’ll get. While there are tax breaks for businesses, it’s also important to know about all the taxes you’ll be responsible for each year. Here’s an overview of different business taxes you may need to pay and where to find out more information on each of them. Federal Income Taxes Everyone has to pay federal income taxes. The way you’re taxed and t...
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Knowing These 7 Secrets will Make Your PPC Campaigns Amazing

Looking for PPC tips and tricks to take your paid campaigns to the next level? I’m going to share my unicorn secrets for improving paid campaigns, and you can use them for Facebook ads, search ads, native ads, and more. All these hacks are totally above board and easy to implement, yet most campaign managers aren’t taking advantage of them. 2019 PPC Strategies Discover my seven best PPC strategies to use in 2019 for maximum impact and get ahead of your competition. 1. Remarket by Your Long-T...
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Secrets of Succeeding as a Woman in Silicon Valley – and in Business in General – Revealed

Want to succeed as a woman in Silicon Valley? You’ll fins it the toughest business environment in world. On the Small Business Radio Show this week, Julian Guthrie dives into stories of women in Silicon Valley. These stories show women successfully navigating interactions with their predominately male colleagues. Guthrie spent twenty years at the San Francisco Chronicle. There she won numerous awards. And she received multiple nominations for the Pulitzer Prize in recognition of her writing. In...
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BioClarity, Maker of “Clean, Green” Skincare Products, Raises $13M

BioClarity, which sells plant-based skincare products to online shoppers, announced Wednesday that it has raised a $13 million investment round.The San Diego-based company is part of Adigica Health, an e-commerce company founded in 2016 to develop and market direct-to-consumer healthcare products.Prolog Ventures led the round with a $6 million investment; BioClarity said earlier investors, which it didn’t name, also participated. Prolog, which has offices in St. Louis, MO, and Newark, NJ, backs...
Tags: Startups, Trends, Startup, Tech, San Diego, Biotech, Life Sciences, Newark NJ, St Louis MO, David Hale, National blog main, New York blog main, San Diego blog main, San Diego top stories, Prolog Ventures, BioClarity


How to Grow Your Business From a Single Site to Multiple Locations

Sponsored Post Expanding your small business can be exciting for any entrepreneur. However, adding multiple locations means you can no longer be physically present in every spot to control the daily operations. And that can be a difficult thing for hands-on business owners who have largely overseen those operations since day one. This is just one of the challenges that comes with expanding to multiple locations. You also need to keep track of inventory, manage employees and potentially even cus...
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Meet the 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year

Jennifer and Jeffrey Herbert were recently named 2019 National Small Business Persons of the Year.   Their company, Superstition Meadery, was started in Prescott, Arizona, in 2012. The company is called a meadery because it produces both honey wines and meads, a liquor made from honey wines and water. Largest Meadery in America Small Business Trends contacted Jeff to learn about this award-winning American company.  The company makes about 100,000 gallons per year. He started by describing ho...
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FirstData Launches CloverAchievers Contest to Boost Small Businesses

Welcome to Clover, the cloud-based payments platform from FirstData. Clover just announced a new initiative called CloverAchievers. Check out this contest designed to reward business owners who are striving to grow beyond the status quo. CloverAchievers Contest All different types of small businesses may enter the contest. Consider entering whether you own a restaurant, retail store, salon or other business. A prize of $100,000 awaits entrants. This includes grants and charitable donations. T...
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Whiskey Coffee, Immigration, AI: MassChallenge Austin 2019 Startups

Austin—MassChallenge has picked the 74 early-stage companies that will eventually compete for a portion of $500,000 in cash as a part of its Austin accelerator program. They’re startups that are developing products in a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, agriculture, and artificial intelligence.A majority of the startups are from Texas, although some come from elsewhere in the US and world, including California, Virginia, Mexico, and Israel. Many of the founders are women: 56 perce...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Technology, Magnets, Cloud Computing, Cancer, Israel, Immigration, US, Employment, Trends, Startup, Tech, Diversity, Crops


Whiskey Coffee, Immigration, AI: MassChallenge’s New Austin Cohort

Austin—MassChallenge has picked the 74 early-stage companies that will eventually compete for a portion of $500,000 in cash as a part of its Austin accelerator program. They’re startups that are developing products in a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, agriculture, and artificial intelligence.A majority of the startups are from Texas, although some come from elsewhere in the US and world, including California, Virginia, Mexico, and Israel. Many of the founders are women: 56 perce...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Technology, Magnets, Cloud Computing, Cancer, Israel, Immigration, US, Employment, Trends, Startup, Tech, Diversity, Crops


Are Pet-Centric Businesses Capable of Turning a Profit?

By Jenna Cyprus Aspiring entrepreneurs who are also animal lovers like to dream about starting a business that allows them to interact with pets on a daily basis. Setting aside the possibility of veterinary care, you could walk dogs for a living, set up a pet daycare, or even sell pet-related fashion accessories. But just how feasible are pet-centric businesses? And are they capable of turning a profit? Types of Pet-Centric Businesses Let’s start by evaluating the different types of businesses...
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In the Spotlight: MyBoard Lets Businesses Outsource Executive Talent

A board of advisors becomes invaluable for businesses of all sizes. Because of the insights, expertise and experience they provide. But for small companies, having a dedicated board may prove unfeasible. So the unique offerings of MyBoard, LLC may interest certain small businesses. MyBoard creates a different type of board for businesses. And it’s one that still advises and helps businesses make key decisions. But you need not have a huge commitment. For more on the company and what it provides...
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Most Important Questions to Ask Before You Start a Business

If you’re excited about starting a business, congrats! Charting your own professional course is very exciting and can be a huge source of joy and money in your life. But it’s not for everyone. And many people try to turn a passion of theirs into a business without really understanding what starting a business takes, and what monetizing their passion will do to their lives. Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business Here are three questions to ask yourself before starting a business,...
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Where to Sell Art Online – 24 Great Spots

The online art market remains enigmatic and a fantastic resource for artists to sell their creations to art lovers from all over the world. According to the latest figures published by the Hiscox Online Art Trade Report, online art sales reached an estimated $4.64 billion in 2018, up 9.8% from the year before. But where can artists sell their work online? We had previously listed 24 places where independent artists can sell their artwork on the internet, but since that article was published som...
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50 Really Weird Restaurant Ideas from Around the US

You’ll currently find more than a million restaurant locations across the U.S. And the industry brings in more than $825 billion a year. But forget about all those restaurants in seemingly every location across the country. Room for growth still exists. Find yourself interested in jumping into the restaurant industry? First find a unique angle. Or find something that makes your business stand out from the rest. Weird Restaurants from Across the US For inspiration, here are 50 of the weirdest ...
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Thinking About Applying for an Industry Award? Here Are 11 Things to Consider First

One of the best ways to connect with potential clients and investors is through business or industry awards. Awards can give your brand or company weight, validate your skills and abilities, generate buzz and give those spending money with your company the confidence that they are contributing to an already successful project or product. Yet, it can be difficult to narrow down which awards are worth your time. That’s why we asked entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the follo...
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Nextiva Names Former Apple Executive Marc Stoll as Next President and COO

Nextiva has a new President and Chief Operating Officer. Marc Stoll previously worked at Apple. Stoll served as VP Worldwide Sales Finance during the Steve Jobs era. Small Business Trends contacted him via email to find out about his plans for the cloud communications company. Making Use of Previous Experience Stoll started by talking about his previous experience and how that would help him in his new role. “My past has been all about scaling technology companies and improving their operatio...
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Top 5 Hacks for Working on the Road

#smallbusinessweek Working on the road is many people’s ultimate dream. By Shelley Trupert Whether it is a few weeks away, working from the lake or a winter away in a sunny, tropical destination, it requires a lot of self-discipline and focus in order to do so productively—especially from an RV. You’ll likely always want to get outside and join the hikes, bike rides, or fishing trips but sometimes you have to sit a few out. Having a clear picture of what work needs to get done can help you arra...
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Critical Steps to Starting a Successful Property Management Company

By Mike Johnston Starting a business is never an easy task. There needs to be a lot of planning, strategizing and dedication involved in starting a business, especially a property management company. The main reason is that such companies must develop a unique approach for both properties and clients. In other words, you have to manage and maintain your properties while also ensuring that your clients are satisfied with your services. Furthermore, property management is a profitable aspect of th...
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