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Percentage of Small Businesses Looking to Expand Rises

All this year, we've talked repeatedly about small business optimism and the historic highs that positive sentiment among entrepreneurs has reached. Now yet another study has found that small business owners are feeling cheery about their prospects, with more businesses looking to expand in the year ahead. Additionally, according to...

Small Businesses Are Disproportionately Affected By Data Breach and Cybercrime: What You Can Do About It

It’s a wonder that small business owners often overlook cybercrime when considering threats to their business. Today, cybercrime is more prevalent than ever, with headlines showing instances of data breaches and business hacks year round. Yet, contrary to popular belief, a majority of cybercrime and data breach victims are, in...

Tools for Taking Your Small Business to the Next Level in 2019

Can 2019 be the year that your small business breaks out? It's certainly possible. If you have your eyes set on bigger things, these tools to help with your finances, marketing, and management can certainly come in handy and enable you to reach your business goals.

Small Business Saturday Spending Reported to Be Record $17.8 Billion 2

On November 24th, the 2018 edition of Small Business Saturday took place — and it seems that consumer's across the country came out for the occasion. According to the just-released 2018 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey from American Express and the National Federation of Independent Business, it is estimated that...

Small Business Saturday Plans Expansions for 2018 Event

With Black Friday now officially underway (following a preamble of early sales and Turkey Day shopping), another retail holiday is just ahead: Small Business Saturday. Founded in 2010 by American Express, the annual event that encourages consumers to visit their local shops and restaurants has grown tremendously, with 2017's totals coming...

Small Business Optimism Hot Streak Reaches Two-Year Mark 3

It's been a little while since we last checked in on the National Federation of Independent Business's small business optimism index but things seem to still be going strong. In fact the NFIB notes that this month marks two straight years where small business optimism has remained at historically high levels. Furthermore, coming at...

Mastercard & Bank of America Announce "Grow Your Biz Contest" Winner

Back in September, Mastercard and Bank of America announced the start of the second annual Grow Your Biz Contest. Promoting the fact that 60% of U.S. small businesses say they plan to grow their operations in the next five years, the contest asked a simple question: "How?" Entrepreneurs were invited to answer...

Facebook Brings Small and Digital Businesses to Select Macy's Stores

Over the past few years, Facebook has tried to cozy up to small business owners by pitching ways that the Silicon Valley social media giant and entrepreneurs can work together. These efforts have included holding seminars to teach business owners various digital skills and promoting products such as "Find Wi-Fi"...