Small Business

9 Set-It-and-Forget-It Tools for Inundated Entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs, in business and life, automation means true freedom.<p>As a busy entrepreneur, you lead a hectic life. You spend countless hours in back-to-back meetings, marketing your company and managing your team. Although you never let a minute go to waste, there's still not enough time in the …

Not Enough Money to Start a Business? Here's How to Get It

Many entrepreneurs turn to personal or business loans to fund their entrepreneurial ventures, but with only 20% of businesses surviving past their …

Entrepreneurship

Alexa Chung launches her very first handbag

After launching her eponymous label this May, today Alexa Chung unveiled her very first handbag: a mini gingham tote bag which costs only $30. All …

Alexander McQueen

Why (and How to) Support Small Businesses this Holiday Season

Happy Thanksgiving to our American merchants, partners, and friends!<p>For many in the U.S., today is a day to give thanks and spend time feasting with …

eCommerce

Government could earn up to $6B a year with changes to small business tax law: watchdog

One of the controversial changes to Canada’s tax laws that drew heavy criticism over the summer and fall would affect about 2.5 per cent of private …

Money (Canada)

Black Friday tips to help small businesses all year round

Three business owners share insights and lessons learnt from Black Fridays past.<p>Double-check stock to avoid disappointed customers<p><i>Lucie Carr, director, The Wee Store</i><p>On Black Friday 2015, we offered 40pc off all our stock for two hours, which was a huge hit with customers, but I wasn't prepared …

Northeast Ohio small business owners encourage you to shop local first for Christmas gifts

CLEVELAND - By the time you can go in for Round 3, getting those leftover turkey dinners from Thanksgiving, it’ll be time to work it off with a …

Cleveland

Quebec's finance minister says next budget will support small business

Supporting small and medium-sized businesses will be one of the main goals of Quebec’s next provincial budget, Finance Minister Carlos Leitão told …

Canadian News

Alyce Uses AI to Choose the Business Gifts Recipients Might Actually Want

That’s why a new company is trying to disrupt the corporate gifts market. Alyce is a new AI powered platform that gives businesses an easier and more …

Christmas

A BIG DAY FOR SMALL BIZ (AND YOUR LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS TOO)

Dear Reader,<p>Over the past several months especially, I have used this column space to open up to readers about everything from this newspaper’s …

Boston

Global Cloud Accounting Software Market 2017 Top traffickers : Reckon, Apptivo, Dropbox, Microsoft

The market study on <b>Global Cloud Accounting Software Market 2017</b> Research Report studies current as well as future aspects of the <b>Cloud Accounting</b> …

Business Intelligence

Liberia: Ministry of Commerce to Hold Small, Medium Enterprise Conference in Monrovia

Monrovia — In spite of the ongoing political stalemate, which is having its tolled on the Liberian economy, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry …

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The Power of the Team When Starting Your Business

Starting a small business doesn’t mean you have to start with a small idea. In fact, starting with a big idea can actually lead to more success than …

7 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Franchise Owner

One example: What's your end plan for this business?<p>Recently, I was sitting, drinking an iced latte macchiato at a well-known chain, when my wife said to me, "We spend so much time in here that maybe we should think of starting one ourselves."<p>Which she promptly followed up with, "I've always wanted …

Entrepreneurship

Don't Let Your New Venture Be Seen as an Expensive Hobby, Without a Business Plan

For credibility, as well as your own success, it pays to build a basic business plan, especially if this is your first rodeo.<p>Unless you are a serial entrepreneur with a string of successes behind you, you need a business plan to convince investors that you can build a business out of the dream that …

Business

How Can Small Businesses Compete in the New Age of Email Marketing? 3 Ways.

Automation. Artificial intelligence. Personalization. Those are the three ways. Here are the details.<p>Email marketing isn’t what it used to be. Which is not to say that it's become any less effective. Quite the opposite, actually: Email continues to offer the best return on investment around -- …

Marketing

This Saturday is a great day for everyone to #ShopSmall

Get ready: the best shopping day of the year is coming this week. You can find bargains, discover great and unique gifts, meet your neighbors, and …

Small retailers aim for emotional ties big chains may lack

NEW YORK – Some smaller retailers will tug at shoppers' heartstrings during the holidays, trying to create an emotional experience or connection that a big national chain might not provide.<p>Store owners are going well beyond the usual holiday decorations and music. Among their plans: Parties where …

Business

22 Reasons We're Thankful For Independent Bookstores

All the more reason to support them on Small Business Saturday!<p>Below are some of our favorite examples of how independent bookstores are so much more than stores — how they're community centers, cultural hubs, and home away from home — and what many are offering for Small Business Saturday.<p>"Our …

Alexa

With his tiny home business floundering, this owner regrets neglecting his family

With their business on the brink of collapse, Marcus Lemonis sits down with Tumbleweed Tiny Homes CEO, Steve Weissman, and his wife, Bernadette, to …

Starting Your Own Travel Agency

Things you should know before opening those doors.

If you support walkable and bikeable cities, then support Small Business Saturday

Every year I write Forget Black Friday, think of Small Business Saturday and support your Main Street. I have always been appalled by Black Friday, …

Sustainability

The Impact of the Senate and House Tax Bills on the Small-Business Owner

Plus, 10 things small-business owners should demand from lawmakers in the final bill.<p>Bluntly, the House tax bill does very little for small-business owners. The Senate bill, however, has a glimmer of hope for us, and hopefully, the objections and concerns of Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson (and the …

Retirement

Report on Small Business newsletter: Ontario passes $15 minimum wage

<b>Ontario passes $15 minimum wage</b><p>Ontario will move ahead with implementing $15 minimum wage by 2019, and enact other new worker-focused rules even sooner, as lawmakers passed a series of revised employment laws at Queen's Park Wednesday after years of research and debate.<p>The labour reforms include …

New Brunswick

What the Autumn Budget means for small business

After his last Budget backfired, Chancellor Philip Hammond has gone all out to woo Britain's small and medium-sized business in the Autumn …

Personal Finance (UK)

Philly's Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Deals

<b>BLACK FRIDAY</b><p><b>The Little Lion -</b> The Little Lion serves up a special holiday offer on gift cards during Black Friday with a $10 bonus gift card with …

Restaurants

How Mitzi Perdue Recommends Passing Your Business to the Next Generation

About 70 percent of family businesses never make it past the first generation. Mitzi Perdue is uniquely familiar with the challenges of passing on a …

Family Business

You May Not Be Able to Get Your Favorite Wine This Cyber Monday

If you were thinking about pouring a glass of wine on Cyber Monday and settling in to some online shopping for your favorite bottles, think …

Entertainment Industry

2 Powerful Ways You Beat Out The Big Brands This Black Friday Cyber Monday

By empowering your customers and providing a personal touch, you can capture hearts and minds this Black Friday-Cyber Monday.<p>The National Retail Federation estimates around $678 billion in retail sales will occur during the November and December holiday. Meanwhile, the Small Business Administration …

National Retail Federation

Covington pop-up shop looking for permanent home

Lux Gallery and Gift Shop is a new artist collaborative operated by the nonprofit and independent NKY Artists and Artisans.

Shopping