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Small Business Owners are Souring on the 2016 Election

As the primary season for the 2016 election rolls on small business owners seem to be growing increasing skeptical that positive change will come to the White House in January. A new survey conducted by OnDeck found that entrepreneurs' faith in the 2016 presidential candidates has dropped nine percentage points...

3 Small Business Lessons Learned from "Shark Tank" 8

Whether you tune into ABC every Friday night or you've come across reruns on CNBC chances are that you've at least seen part of the reality show Shark Tank. On the program small business owners present their companies to the Sharks — a panel that currently includes Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner,...

Social Media Dos and Don'ts for Small Businesses 33

In today's world maintaining a presence on social media is an absolute must for any small business. After all these networks and apps offer entrepreneurs a large (and free) platform on which to engage with and acquire new loyal customers. However there are a number of ways that businesses go...

3 Actions (or Inactions) That Are Hurting Your Small Business 4

The majority of small businesses will fail within their first five years. That's a frightening fact not only for entrepreneurs but also for the economy as an approximate 60% of employment in the U.S. comes from small businesses. So where do owners go wrong? As Toby Nwazor recently wrote about...

How Florida Could Make Small Business Saturday a Holiday

A day originally concocted by a credit card company could soon become a real type of holiday in the Sunshine State. According to the Orlando Sentinel the Florida State Senate has proposed a bill that would make Small Business Saturday, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, a tax holiday. Similar to how many...

Big Things Entrepreneurs Forget About Financing 4

You've started a business, you're making money, and all is well. So why would you need to think about financing, right? This is a common mistake that first-time businesses owners make — only thinking about extra cash when they're running low. As Eyal Lifshitz points out in his recent article...

What Political Issues Small Business Owners Care Most About 14

The 2016 election season is officially in full swing. After months of  stump speeches and plenty of televised debates it's almost time for citizens across the nation to vote in their parties' primaries and caucuses ahead of the general election in November. With each state they visit candidates are doing...

Tips for Cutting Costs but Not Jobs 7

There are many great aspects of being an entrepreneur and owning your own small business. Unfortunately the occasional need to layoff staff isn't one of them. With a reported 70% of business costs being staffing related, many businesses first look to their employees when money gets tight. However, as a...