When do you start preparing for the holidays? The answer should be right now. The holiday season can be both the happiest and most lucrative time of year, but small business owners need to ensure they’re prepared to maximize that potential come November. This week’s Trending on Thursday provides a checklist for prepping for the … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”
As a particularly fraught presidential election draws closer, the sentiment among small business owners is surprisingly cool. At least that’s according to a recent poll, showing most small business owners are not changing hiring or wage growth practices. This week’s Trending on Thursday shows other results from that poll, along with advice for engaging users … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”
Every four years, the world watches at each country’s greatest athletes compete in gymnastics, swimming and other summer sports. In this week’s Trending on Thursday, we take a look at what lessons small business owners can take from the Olympics as a whole, as well as how we can all try to emulate our country’s … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”
Seventy percent of small-business owners say that the best job they’ve ever been a part of is the one they’re doing now – managing a small business, a recent survey found.
Loyal customers are the lifeblood of small businesses.
When it comes down to it, it’s all about the customers. The best small business owners know how to tap into their potential customer base and how to keep them happy. This week’s Trending on Thursday has some advice for maximizing the customer service experience and using great digital tools to make it all easier … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”
So just about everyone is on LinkedIn. But where is the massively popular business-networking platform headed? This week’s Trending on Thursday explains how LinkedIn plans on getting much more involved in its user’s business lives, and we debunk some classic small business myths, provide tips for staying focused at the office and explain in medical terms … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”
Are you a millennial entrepreneur or small business owner? Are you optimistic about your business future? If you answered yes, you fall in line with most of your peers. Most millennials are more likely to be risk takers and are less likely to settle than your older counterparts. This week’s Trending on Thursday has more … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”
In the past week, have you noticed even more people walking around your town or city looking at their phones? No, there’s not a new iPhone out yet. This is due to the latest app craze: Pokemon Go. With anything this popular, there’s bound to be a way for entrepreneurs and small business owners to … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”
Job growth got off to a rocky start this summer with a steep decline in May. But according to a new report, U.S. small business employment growth rebounded from a decline in May to a significant increase in June. This Trending on Thursday provides a summary of the small business economy in the wake of … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”