Trending on Thursday

For the past decade, many people have dreamed of launching a “startup unicorn,” such as Uber or Snapchat. But this is, more often than not, unfeasible. Instead, as this week’s Trending on Thursday points out, more people should focus on opening small businesses that will still generate considerable revenue and have a big impact on … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”

Trending on Thursday

If the election season is making you feel increasingly pessimistic about your business, you’re not alone. This week’s Trending on Thursday reports on declining U.S. small business sentiment, which is in large part due to this year’s fraught political cycle. To keep your spirits up, we provide some new business opportunities for moms, detail encouraging … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”

Trending on Thursday

Are you concerned about pending interest rates hikes? While they may not happen until later this year or early next year, small business owners in particular take this issue seriously. But this week’s Trending on Thursday may help relieve some of your concerns, as we detail why rising interest rates can actually help your business. … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”

Trending on Thursday

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”

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”

Trending on Thursday

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”

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”

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”

Trending on Thursday

Small business owners often find themselves with extra time during the summer and wonder how they can best use it. While that extra time is well spent with family or on a much need vacation, entrepreneurs should also consider joining organizations in your local community. This Trending on Thursday details why it’s so important for … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”

Trending on Thursday

What keeps you awake at night? For a lot of #smallbiz owners, their daily challenges can make the next day seem so overwhelming that it’s difficult to sleep. But without challenges, we can’t grow stronger. This week’s Trending on Thursday takes you through the biggest challenges facing small business owners (and what can be done … Continue reading “Trending on Thursday”