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Overall Optimism on the Rise Among Small Business Owners

It seems that entrepreneurs are feeling slightly more confident this quarter than last as the results of Wells Fargo's latest small business optimism index saw a rise from 64 in April to 68 in July. Part of this optimism comes from a reported increase in cash flow and accessibility to...

5 Social Media Advertising Mistakes Small Businesses Should Avoid 3

There's no way around it: social media has changed the way small businesses advertise to customers. Today there are a number of social platforms that give entrepreneurs access to a whole range of tools for promoting their business. In fact taking advantage of these outlets is now one of the...

Can Small Businesses Benefit from the "Pokemon Go" Craze? 2

Last week Nintendo debuted a new mobile game featuring their beloved Pokemon franchise entitled Pokemon Go. As you've probably heard by now, the game sends players out into the real world to capture Pokemon creatures, train them, and even battle with other players. Since its launch, the game has become a...

Twitter Empowers Small Businesses with Dashboard

Although just about every entrepreneur now knows how important a good social media strategy can be to the success of their small business, it seems that only a few have the tools necessary to facilitate that. Twitter must have seen this growing need as the company recently unveiled a new free...

Is Your Side Hustle a Hobby or a Business?

In today's world it may seem easy to start your own small business. Heck, all you need to do is find something to sell (be it goods or services), set up a website, and start working in your spare time, right? But how do you know if your side hustle...

The Benefits of Facebook Messenger for Small Businesses 2

Growing technologies such as mobile and social media have become important tools for entrepreneurs looking to grow their small businesses. In addition to advertising on social platforms that have become household names, new opportunities in the digital realm are popping up all the time for business owners to take advantage...

What Startups Can Learn From Dell's Telecommuting Initiative 18

With all of the technologies available to us these days, is commuting to work an outdated practice? As CNNMoney reports Texas-based computer manufacturer Dell seems to think so and has encouraged a number of its employees to work from home. In fact a quarter of the companies staff already telecommutes either...

Is Being a Franchise Owner Right For You? 3

Starting a new business is scary. Whether you're entering a competitive market or trying to build a category that doesn't even exist yet it can be extremely difficult to execute your idea and turn it into a successful company. Furthermore there are many Americans who may not have an idea for...