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15 Places You Should be Gathering Customer Feedback

In order to get the best possible insights from customers, you need to know where to look. There’s no one guaranteed correct method you can use to …

Our Best WordPress Plugins, Resources and Tips for Business

WordPress is a trusted website building and blogging platform that’s proven popular among small business owners. It allows for easy updates and …

Small Business Government Contracting Goals Met - First Time in 8 Years - Small Business Trends

The U.S. federal government met its annual government contracting goal for small businesses — for the first time in 8 years.<p>Government contracting …

Want to Learn How to Use Google Plus for Business?

If you are going to rate the impact of social networks on search engine ranking, you’ll find that one social channel will always come out on top. …

Business Owner Survey: Half of Working Adults Own Biz Or Want To

Entrepreneurship continues to be a popular career choice in the U.S. Half of the working adults in the U.S. either own or want to own their own …

Sneak Peek at WordPress 4.0

WordPress 4.0 is slated to be released August 27, 2014. A beta version of this new release of the popular content management system is available for …

How to Lower Your Website Bounce Rate

You have a beautifully designed website. Check. Targeted keywords on the website. Check. You have a way to capture email addresses on your website. …

F6s.com Is Community For Small Business, Startups

If you run a startup and are looking for a way to find talent to hire, or investors or other resources, F6s.com was designed for you.<p>Sean Kane, the …

You Can Now License Your Photography Work Through Flickr

Flickr says its contributors will soon be able to potentially monetize their work through the site.<p>The Yahoo owned image sharing platform recently …

You Can Schedule Instagram Posts With ScheduGram

Does your business use Instagram as a part of your social media marketing strategy? Has it felt a bit inconvenient to write and market your content …

3 Cores of New Age PR: Is Tweeting Public Relations?

Abandon preconceived notions about public relations (PR). Today, public relations is a cross-platform communications action reliant upon traditional …

Sources of Start-up Funding - Small Business Trends

The latest Gallup-Wells Fargo Small Business Index, a representative telephone survey of 600 small business owners conducted at the end of March …

Where to Start to Fix Your Local Listing in Google - Small Business Trends

In June Google launched “Google My Business,” a slick new tool to help small business owners and managers manage their business’s local listing on …

10 Clever Tips From Our Community For Increased Profits - Small Business Trends

It’s time for another community news and information roundup. This week from our community come some tips on profitability. Many factors go into your …

How A New Perspective Can Bring You Better Business Days

The sun was streaming through the window to suggest that negotiation and a willingness to consider a new perspective applies to both personal and …

Educate Yourself With Online Marketing Courses At Lynda.com

Small business owners are dedicating more time in a week to marketing than ever before. But a lot of that time is likely lost to learning how best to …

5 Ways to Stay on Top of Business Trends

Owning a small business is an all-consuming task. Critical work such as customer service, managing staff, tracking the budget, marketing and sales …

30 Small Businesses that Are Rocking Social Media

Social media marketing isn’t enough these days. You also need social media marketing that stands out. Below are some of the most unusual social media …

See What Happens in a Minute on the Internet

Did you know that every minute another 293,000 statuses are updated on Facebook? Or that 433,000 Tweets are also sent out in that short timespan?<p>If …

Find Your Voice With These Writing Tips for Beginners

How do you find the right voice for your business writing? Having a defined voice helps your writing stand apart from the competition. It helps …

E-Viable Offers Business Analysis For Startups

Look at the serene room above. This is where the nine employees at 4-month-old startup E-Viable.com go to chill out and clear their heads. For more …

You Will Be Glad You Checked Out These Awesome Events - Small Business Trends

Attending a conference can give you motivation and smarts you need to bump your business up to the next level. And finding opportunities from …

Don't Forget to Write a Business Plan - Small Business Trends

Some entrepreneurship advocates have suggested that would-be entrepreneurs abandon the writing of business plans. In the fast-paced world of …

What Documents Do You Need to Form an LLC?

The Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a popular legal entity for small businesses, since it gives business owners liability protection and …

Can Bloggers Be Fined for Ruining a Business?

Online reviews can promote your business if they’re positive. They’re essentially like word of mouth. Of course, the other side of this is that not …

Do You Know What's Wrong With Your Business Image?

You may not realize you have an image. And the image that exists for you may not be ideal. The goal of reputation management and personal branding is …

Startup Uses Facebook to Sell Cotton Candy for a Cause

Tasha Kornegay launched her startup, Oscar William’s Gourmet Cotton Candy, less than a year ago. But she’s already recouped her original investment …

Google and Twitch Means You Need A Video Marketing Plan

Think you don’t need a video content marketing plan now? Think again. The recent development of Google buying livestreaming service Twitch for $1 …

17 Tips and WiFi Tech for Making Your Office Smarter

Having a small business does not mean you cannot have all the latest tech. You can move your small business or home office into the future by …

Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Using Reddit

Reddit is a social bookmarking site and forum considered to be “The Front Page of the Internet.” Reddit is also one of the most popular sites on the …