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Google Introduces New Product Portal for Small Businesses

When it comes to marketing your small business online, not every entrepreneur will pick up on the latest tools. In fact many may not even really know where to start outside of the generic basics like "build a website." That's likely why Google has recently launched a new resource for...

Two Small Business Optimism Surveys Show Diverging Trends

Small business optimism is on the rise once again — or is it? As it turns out it depends on who you ask. Recently two reports that look to quantify businesses sentiment have come to diverging conclusions.

Google My Business Announces New Features Including Welcome Offers

If you've ever Google'd services in your area, there's a good chance you've encountered Google My Business (GMB). These listings provide users with basic information about a location, providing hours of operation, photos, and more. While some of these listings simply pull data from available sources, Google also allows businesses...

Senator Elizabeth Warren Announces Small Business Equity Fund Plan

With two dozen candidates currently in the running for the Democratic party's 2020 presidential nomination, pundits have often ascribed certain qualities or lanes to those in the race. In the case of Senator Elizabeth Warren, she's been seen as the biggest policy wonk of the group, offering several detailed initiatives...

Square Announces Postmates, DoorDash Integration for POS System

With the growing popularity of food delivery services like Uber Eats, Doordash, and others, some restaurants have found that managing orders has become complicated and requires multiple devices. Now Square is looking to solve that problem by allowing businesses to access multiple platforms in one place. This week the company...

How Personal Finance Bloggers Make Money 3

Have you ever wondered how bloggers make money? After all, if you've ever looked at pricing for domains, hosting, and other website essentials, you may be led to believe that blogs cost more than they make (which is unfortunately true for the majority of bloggers). However, for those who want...

Small Business Organizations Express Concern Over Latest Tariffs

At a time when small business optimism remains at a historic high, a surprise shift in trade policy could start to threaten that. Last week President Trump announced that his administration would be placing a 5% tariff on all goods imported from Mexico starting June 10th. What's more, the White...

PayPal Reaches $10 Billion in Small Business Loans

FinTech giant PayPal announced this week that its small business lending had reached a major milestone. In less than five years, the service has now funded more than $10 billion in small business loans. That figure also amounts to upwards of 225,000 businesses around the world receiving funds from the...