Small Business

5 Tax Deductions for Self-Employed Freelancers & Small Business Owners

Starting a new business is a serious challenge, with many things demanding a new business owner’s attention. There are lots of expenses associated …

Personal Finance

Businesses claim it's hard to hire 'good people'. The solution is pretty simple | Gene Marks

When you take into account rising fuel, food and rent in many large metropolitan areas, the increase in wages is barely keeping up with inflation<p>If you ask any of my clients what their biggest challenge is this year you’ll likely hear the same thing: finding good people.<p>The economy has been …

Business

A Small-Business Guide to Instagram Stories (Infographic)

If you're not using Instagram Stories, you're missing out on a major marketing opportunity.<p>2 min read<p>Instagram is a great source to build your brand’s identity, engage new followers and expand your reach. However, if you’re simply posting images to your business’s Instagram page, you’re missing out …

Business

5 Reasons Why Every Small Business Needs a WordPress Website

This is the era where everything is getting digitalized. Along with the offline presence, every business needs to be present online on WWW. If you …

Web Design

No-deal Brexit could bring CIVIL UNREST warns Amazon’s UK chief

No-deal Brexit could bring CIVIL UNREST warns Amazon's UK chief as he delivers shock assessment to meeting called by Dominic Raab to discuss leaving …

Great Britain

26 Cost Cutting Ideas for Your Small Business to Reduce Expenses

According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 small businesses fail within the first 18 months. While most entrepreneurs focus on increasing sales, lowering …

Employment

Here's What the Proposed Retirement Savings Changes Could Mean to You

As part of “Tax Reform 2.0,” Republicans are proposing some major changes to retirement savings in the United States.<p>House Ways and Means Committee …

Retirement

Happy 69th Birthday Thaksin Shinawatra - Amazing World

<b>Thaksin Shinawatra was born 26 July 1949. Net worth $1.82 Billion. #19 Thailand’s Richest list.</b><p>Thaksin Shinawatra, the former prime minister of …

United Arab Emirates

Bookies turn to the pay per head industry to modernize their business

Bookie is a popular method which spread almost all over the world. At the very beginning all the bookies used a pen and notepad also a newspaper to …

Betting

U.S. Chamber Calls For Regulatory Clarity On Cryptocurrencies, Initial Coin Offerings

The largest business association in the United States has issued a call for more regulatory clarity around cryptocurrencies and activities they can be used for, such as initial coin offerings.<p>As part of its new Fintech Innovation Initiative, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – which represents large …

Tech Trends

Pass it On: Executive insights on staffing challenges

In a tight labor market, small business owners need to know that if they can't compete on the salary side, don't try. The better plan, says Paul McDonald, senior executive director at the staffing firm Robert Half International, is to "focus on culture, focus on learning, focus on the opportunity …

Business

How to Create an Email Newsletter for Your Retail Business (INFOGRAPHIC)

A new infographic from email marketing platform moosend.com looks to help you create the ultimate newsletter with a checklist of things you should …

Marketing

Turnbull policy guarantees nothing but the status quo on power and climate

Higher emissions targets thus mean lower electricity bills and action on climate change. When concern for both bills and climate is at record highs, …

Renewable Energy

Direct Line courts small businesses with ‘Keeping up with your world’ campaign

Direct Line for Business has launched the ‘Keeping up with your world’ campaign to highlight its support of small businesses.<p>The above the line …

Branding

SBA director says rural communities must create their own future

Edward Haddock recognizes that Arkansas is booming in urban regions of the state and busting in non-urban areas. As the director of the U.S. Small …

Entrepreneurship

The Biggest Challenges New Business Owners Face

Thinking about starting a new business? Running your own company is rewarding, but there are challenges. Perhaps not surprisingly, some of the biggest hurdles come when you're a first-time entrepreneur just getting your company off the ground.<p>New business owners need to build all of their processes …

Retirement

Minister hits back at business leaders over 'misleading' campaign

Minister of Workplace Relations Iain Lees-Galloway is hitting back at business leaders, after they launched a campaign critical of upcoming …

Chamber of Commerce

Import substitution alone can’t fix Russia’s economy

Illustration: Luo Xuan/GT<p>Import substitution has always been important for Russia as it seeks to reindustrialize, but it gradually became a key …

News (China)

Walmart and Microsoft Take on Amazon...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 — Walmart will use Microsoft’s cloud tech to battle Amazon.</b><p>This week, Walmart entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft for wider use of cloud and artificial intelligence …

Entrepreneurship

Thailand, Japan join hands on EECi set-up

BoI secretary-general Duangjai Asawachintachit at the signing ceremony with Mie governor Eikei Suzuki.<p>Thailand and Mie prefecture, in the Kansai …

Thailand

New Faces New Places: A guiding hand helps consumers find the perfect business for any job

Unsure who to hire to fix your car, take care of your pets or manage your money? TrustedSaskatoon can help give you the answers to those queries and …

Local Economies

Mixed reactions to Flemish government decisions

©pxhere<p>Business leaders in Flanders have expressed satisfaction with the decisions taken by the regional government on Friday, after a marathon …

Belgium

What is JOBS Act 3.0 and How Could It Help Your Small Business? - Small Business Trends

A new bill will allow small businesses to raise capital like larger businesses. Proponents say it will help small buinesses start a new venture and …

Regulation

Greg Grunberg Full Interview

Appearing on this episode of Money Making Conversations is Greg Grunberg, Owner of Bandwagon Media, Actor in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, HBO …

Social Media

Ready to Tender - Tendering from Downloading to Submitting Your Tender

<i>Are you new to tendering and would like to learn how to download, prepare and submit a tender?</i><p>Ready <i>for tendering, but don't know where to start?</i><p><i>Have</i> …

Business Development

The best website builder for small businesses

<i>By Kevin Purdy</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full website builder guide here.</i><p>After researching 17 of the top website-building services …

Web Design

Seven Reasons Your Small Business Is Not Generating Sales

This small business owner wrote in about “having a really hard time ‘closing’ the sale”:<p>I recently started a [training] business…..I have reached out to just about 300 people in my network. Many are interested, but it’s not the right time, or I follow up and they never respond. We have ROI data on …

Selling

How to make your small business unattractive to cyberattackers

Cybercriminals perceive small businesses to be lucrative targets. Find out why, and what cybersecurity experts suggest to reduce your digital …

Cybersecurity

15 Must-Reads Small Business Owners Can Choose from This Summer

Summer is often a time of rest and relaxation, with plenty of time to sit out by the pool or on the beach with a good book. It’s no surprise that …

Self-improvement

8 Content Marketing Tools to Triple Your ROI

Content marketing is an effecting way to keep your fans, followers and customers engaged. Successful businesses usually create informational and …

Marketing