We’re a week away from Thanksgiving and a time we all reflect on what we’re thankful for and how we can give back to those less fortunate than ourselves. This week’s Trending on Thursday details some great tips to help you get a donation drive quickly up and running at your small business. We also … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday: How to Get a Donation Drive Up and Running at Your Small Business”
It’s a tried and trusted tactic by some of the biggest companies in the world: gift cards. So why can’t it work for you? Ahead of this year’s holiday season, this week’s Trending on Thursday details why it’s a great idea to offer gift cards to customers as easy presents for friends and family. We … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday: Does Your Small Business Offer Gift Cards?”
From Lady Gaga bumping into Leonardo DiCaprio at the Golden Globes to countless videos of adorable children, Vine attracted billions of views and created several of its own celebrities. But that’s all over now, with Twitter shutting down the social media platform in the coming months. This week’s Trending on Thursday examines what this all … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday 11.3.16: Does the Death of Vine Mean the End of Twitter?”
Going into business for yourself can be daunting. Many entrepreneurs have succeeded, but many have also failed. Before launching a business, ask yourself these questions: Do you have the psychological make-up to handle a start-up? The process of starting, building, growing and managing a business is hard and sometimes frightening work. Most successful entrepreneurs have … Continue reading “Questions to Ask Before Starting a Business”
Happy Halloween! With the scariest holiday of the year coming in just a few days, we wanted to provide some small business horror stories to help you avoid the same mistakes in this week’s Trending on Thursday. We also detail strategies small businesses can use to get more involved in their community, offer easy stress … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday: Small Business Horror Stories and More”
It’s officially late October, which means it’s well past time for businesses ready for the holidays. If you’re feeling a little behind this year, don’t worry. This week’s Trending on Thursday has some great tips for getting your small business on track for the holidays, which are expected to have a significant revenue uptick from … Continue reading “Trending On Thursday: Time to Prepare for the Holidays”
In a poll done by the American Transportation Research Institute, nearly two-thirds of respondents said their chief concern of all the issues facing the trucking profession is the fallout from electronic logging devices.
Hundreds of new businesses are started every day, but only about half survive five years or longer.1 Some fail because the original business concept was ill conceived and others fail because of external factors such as a deteriorating economy. However, most businesses fail due to decisions the owner makes. Here are some common pitfalls you should … Continue reading “Avoiding Common Small Business Start-Up Problems”
Do you live in the Midwest? If so, you’re in one of the best regions in the country to start a small business. We round up how the rest of the country fares in this week’s Trending on Thursday, and look at the best ways to combat seasonal downtime for business, explain the best way … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday: Top States for Small Businesses and More”
Truckers spent approximately $1.59 per mile last year, according to recent data crunched by the American Transportation Research Institute. That’s down 6 percent from 2014.