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True Capital Closes $5M Fund For Retail And Consumer Startups Put Through Its TrueStart Accelerator

Last month True Capital Partners launched TrueStart, an “innovation hub” based in central London targeting retail and consumer startups across Europe. The rolling 6 month accelerator — teams can apply at any time — aims to put 20 startups through its program each year, who receive mentoring from …

Eight Reasons I'm Asking You to Light It Up Blue in April!

<i>Kristi Campbell, author of yesterday's popular 10 Things Autism Parents Wish You Knew post, is a semi-lapsed career woman with about 18 years of</i> …

Your Dollars@Work: Building Autism Expertise Among Professionals

<i>By Autism Speaks Assistant Director for Dissemination Science Lauren Elder.</i><p>Before joining Autism Speaks, I was providing behavioral therapy for …

New Tools to Get You Ready for Trips to the Eye Doctor!

<i>This is a post by Susan Connors, MD, mother of a young adult with autism, instructor at Harvard Medical School and physician at the Lurie Center for</i> …

Getting Started on Facebook (and Other Tips to Help Your Business Grow)

Small business has been a focus at Patch since we first started.<p><b>This article was written by</b> <b>Joanna Schneider</b><b>.</b><br>Small business has been a focus at Patch …

7 E-commerce Trends Small Businesses Need to Know in 2014

If you're a small business owner, congratulations on surviving Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday, and the last frantic days of the Christmas shopping season. You can't slow down as now you need to prepare for 2014 -- especially your e-commerce strategy. The e-commerce landscape …

Loans to business getting cheaper and more readily available, Bank says

Availability of credit to corporate sector increased significantly in fourth quarter of 2013, according to Bank of England<p>Hopes of an end to the prolonged fall in business lending were boosted on Wednesday when the Bank of England announced that loans were becoming cheaper and more readily …

4 Ways to Grow Your Business

This year, Grayson's Downtown Development Authority will be hosting monthly seminars to help guide small businesses and entrepreneurs through the …

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6 Advantages of Using Small Business Accounting Software

Accounting Software Can Be a Great Financial Management Tool<p>Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Email<p>Updated September 09, 2016<p>Almost all of the small business owners I meet …

Five tips for business growth

Confidence is up in the small business sector, but where is the best place to focus on for growth? Small business owners give tips on diversification, new products and getting helpful feedback<p>For the first time since the Federation of Small Businesses started to monitor company confidence three …

GroupMe Co-Founder's Next Act: Small-Business Lending

Fundera launches today as an online marketplace to connect small businesses and lenders.<p>Fundera launches today as an online marketplace to connect small businesses and lenders.<p>It’s quite a topic pivot for GroupMe co-founder Jared Hecht, who was last seen at Skype after selling his group messaging …

Tackling 30 Small Things: Big Results For Small Business

In 2012, my business doubled in every which way. That can be good or bad. Believe me when I say bad feels like a roller coaster that widely jumped the tracks. But thanks to being accepted into the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program we went the good route, and have been enjoying the ride …

Don't Overpay Your Taxes: 5 Can't Miss Small-Business Deductions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s tax time and whether they know it or not, small-business owners might be leaving hundreds, even thousands of dollars off the table.<p>“Numerous businesses overpay their taxes every year by overlooking various tax deductions,” says …

AmEx Small Business Saturday Spot Pops on YouTube

American Express promoted its fourth annual Small Business Saturday this past weekend, a post-Black Friday attempt to draw Americans away from big …

Small Business Gets Serious: Digital Trends for Small Business in 2014

It's a new year and with it comes a cautious view of the year's economic growth, regulatory changes across a variety of industries and continued development in the reliance on the Internet for personal and professional connection and communication. It's an uncertain time for many businesses, but …

Why Small Businesses Need to Think More Like Good Neighbors

Small business owners can sometimes feel like it's a dog-eat-dog world out there. If you fall behind, even for a moment, a more tech-savvy business …

What Is A Blog And Why Should Small Business Care?

At this point in The Age of the Customer, many people would think that defining a blog is an elementary task tantamount to explaining the wheel. But here in the real world, where Main Street small businesses live, some folks actually still have un-Tweeted thoughts. Consequently, since a blog for …

Ladies: Join us to Learn About Financing For Your Business - Small Business Trends

This Thursday, March 6, 2014, we will be holding a complimentary webinar about financing your business. The focus will be on women business owners, …

Advanced Personal Brand Building Tips Checklist

The Internet has made personal branding a huge deal: Nowadays everyone can become a micro-celebrity. However, if you care about your professional …

How to Use Events to Market Your Business and Retail Store

Are you looking for a cost-effective and fun way to raise your retail store’s profile in the local community? Then consider hosting events to market …

Starting Your Startup: The Risks and How to Avoid Them

Starting your startup business is an exciting and empowering venture – and an extremely risky one. Only about 25% of startups successfully pay back …

The Power of Thinking Big, But Starting Small

How did Google manage to come out of nowhere? And how did it grow to reach $58 billion in annual revenues in 2013 — all in under two decades?<p>There …

Spring Retail Sale Ideas: How to Make Your Spring Sales Sing

There’s gloomy news for retailers this season. Winter weather in much of the country meant retail shopping essentially leveled off after the December …

Retailers Are Striking Gold with Instagram

Retailers large and small are striking gold on Instagram. The photo sharing site recently introduced sponsored images. But there is evidence that …

These 7 Tips Will Supercharge Your Social Media Strategies

For several years running, Americans have chosen to spend more time in social media than anywhere else on the Web. Marketers recognize the …

Why it's Good Facebook Business Pages will Look Like Personal Profiles

Your new Facebook for Business Page will look a lot more like a personal profile very soon.<p>Facebook announced the changes coming to Business Pages …

How to Increase Your Online Following

The advent of the Internet was one of the major events in the field of information and technology. It was boosted in recent times by the introduction …

15 Things That Could Cause Small Business Failure

It’s sad. 8 out of 10 businesses fail. And many of the causes can be prevented. This list can help you put together a plan to make sure your business …

You Know You Need to Check Out These Contests and Events! - Small Business Trends

We’ve got another awesome list of contests and events to enrich you and your team, and your business. This list of events, contests and awards for …