Small Business

A Radio Station Travels Back In Time...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 — A ransomware attack has caused a public radio station to travel back in time.</b><p>After suffering a ransomware attack on June 15, San Francisco’s KQED radio station was forced to cut …

Your Business

Top 7 Best Accounting Software For Small Businesses in 2017

When you talk about the <b>best</b> <b>accounting software,</b> there are two important factors that you cannot neglect, i.e. the price and usage.<p>There are several …

Accounting Software

California Mom And Two Daughters Build Empire With 13 McDonald's Franchises

For Patricia Williams, owning McDonald's franchises runs in the family. More than 30 years ago, Williams was inspired by a family member who owned …

Diversity

Small Business Lobbyists Plot Their Next Moves On Obamacare

It is almost certainly too soon to declare that Democrats won the healthcare war, but it does seem like, for the moment, repeal and replace has fallen, and it can’t get up. Despite last-minute presidential cajoling, Republicans appear no closer to the 50 votes they need to squeak their rollback …

Health Care

Corporate career to entrepreneur: How to prep for the leap

<b>By Jackie Zimmerman,</b> <i>The Associated Press</i> After two decades in the workforce, Ohio businesswoman Deborah Wasylko found herself faced with the prospect …

Denver

Wall Street efforts to improve its image fail to sway Americans

<b>By Tom Metcalf and John McCormick,</b> <i>Bloomberg News</i> Bad news for financial titans like JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon and Goldman Sachs Group’s Lloyd …

Jamie Dimon

12 Invoicing Techniques of Pros That Most Business Owners Ignore

'Don't wait to get paid.'<p>Are you new to invoicing? If so, it may at first appear tedious and complicated. But, you can still master the art of invoicing by the following 12 techniques of invoicing pros that most business owners ignore.<p>1. Familiarize yourself with the basics.<p>Regardless of whether …

Terms and Conditions

5 Franchises You Can Buy for Less Than $18,000

Associate Editor, Contributed Content<p>If you're reading <i>Entrepreneur,</i> you're probably interested in giving up the 9 to 5 to start working for yourself. But leaving a secure job and jumping out on your own can be scary.<p>Some thing, investing in a franchise can help make the transition a bit easier, …

10 Tips for Managing Your Brand and Running Your Small Business

Image can be a huge factor in the success of your small business. So it’s important to manage how customers see your brand. And you may also need to …

Small Business Marketing

The top 10 US cities for businesses owned by women

Women are conquering the business world at a rapid pace, especially in areas such as small business and entrepreneurship.<p>The proof? In the last decade, the number of women-owned firms nationwide has grown by over 3.5 million, now representing 38% of all businesses in the United States.<p>Today’s map …

Cities

How to Choose a VPN Provider for Your Business

A step-by-step guide to picking a virtual private network that works for you.<p>In a world where technology is advancing at such a high speed, it becomes hectic to keep up with security. Securing yourself from people trying to access your email, your bank and even your own identity is hard enough. …

Cybersecurity

Defy Ventures helps inmates make the shift from prison to small business owners

On one morning late this spring, dozens of inmates at Solano State Prison in Northern California scurried around the penitentiary's gym, ready for a …

Prison

4 Steps to Take If Your Small Business Has Been Hacked

With technology being omnipresent in today’s business world it brings about both ways to enhance a small business as well as ways to sabotage a small …

Security

Billion Dollar Fitness Mogul Shares 10 Tips for Building a Brand Around a Mission

Does your business have a mission, which goes above and beyond making money and profit? The savviest of companies use their mission to build their …

Fitness

PragerU Video: Taxes Are Killing Small Businesses

Taxes may be a necessary evil, but right now they are particularly burdensome for small businesses, which are being whacked by high individual …

Conservative POV

New Platform Automates Social Media Ads, Study Provides YouTube Insights

How would you like to save some time but still get what you need from social media? There’s a new tool that can help you automate ads on both …

Avocado Toast

Comcast Business Webinar Looks At Giving Your Team What It Needs for Speed

What does speed mean in your small business?<p>Maybe it means getting deliveries out on time. Or maybe the speed at which your team is able to assemble …

Fearless and Free: Rewriting the Code for Women and Career Success

Usefulness<p>Content<p>Freshness<p>Summary<p>"Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot--and Relaunch Their Careers" is a guide for women who want to do more than …

Work-life Balance

Uncertain Winds Ahead : How We Survive Sudden and Unexpected Change

Usefulness<p>Content<p>Freshness<p>Summary<p>When a sudden and unexpected change comes in your life, there can only be one winner, the obstacle or your mind. …

Leadership

9 Low-Budget Marketing Strategies Every Startup Can Afford

Many cash-strapped startups abandon the "superfluous" investment of marketing. Big mistake, because marketing can actually provide that cash.<p>Startups face many challenges, but none as precarious or life-threatening as the struggle to remain cash positive. The Minority Business Development Agency …

Digital Marketing

Business 101 for freelancers

<i>With technology increasingly intertwined with all aspects of business,</i> CNET@Work <i>can help you -- from prosumers to small businesses with fewer than five employees -- get started.</i><p>"The gig economy is now estimated to be about 34 percent of the workforce and expected to be 43 percent by the year 2020," …

Your Business

4 Simple Tips to Succeeding as a Solopreneur

When you as a solopreneur focus on these four tips and integrate them into your daily routines, you'll be able to achieve a higher level of productivity.<p>When you're running a small business by yourself, it's easy to get overwhelmed with tasks normally handled by a full team. When it comes to flying …

Business

Why Success In Business Favors The Neurotic

Among the people I admire are those who have the courage to make bold statements based on their beliefs and experiences. Early in his book, The Road Less Traveled, the late M. Scott Peck endeared himself to me when he declared that the people he saw in his counselling practice essentially fell into …

Business

Why social media likes don't pay the bills (and three things to focus on instead)

Social media is one of the most powerful and cost effective marketing platforms currently available to small business.<p>In the past few years, we’ve …

Social Media Marketing

Having Trouble With Selling? These 4 Tips Will Make It Happen

As a business owner, selling will always be one of the most important factors in your company's success. Learn how you can lead a prosperous business.<p>Whether you're starting out as a new business owner or climbing up the ladder to become an entrepreneur, it's imperative to realize you're also …

Your Business

New report shows better minority business participation in Miami-Dade's $1.2 billion school project | Miami Herald

The Miami-Dade school district is nearly halfway through a massive $1.2 billion school improvement project and a new reportshows gains from past …

Education

City of Cleveland Economic Development - Technical and Financial Business Resources

Technical & Financial Business Resources<p>There are a variety of financial and technical assistance available to local businesses looking to expand or …

Influencer Marketing Secrets Revealed: Can it Boost Conversions?

Every marketer has their little tricks up their sleeves when it comes to promoting their brands. Usually they follow by the same general model, …

Digital Marketing

Confluent makes Kafka easier in the cloud, grants new data powers to small business

Where data processing is concerned, speed is life. Companies can ship off some workloads to batch processing, but they need to process the critical …

Big Data

The Amazon Model: Can New-Age Technology and Local Touch Co-Exist in Lending?

Online marketplaces are some of the most fascinating businesses in the world. Whether it’s Amazon, Kayak, Uber, Yelp, AirBnB, Lendio, or others, consumers and small businesses have come to expect a great customer experience from these online marketplaces. Just like other markets, in recent years, …

Customer Experience