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7 Big Businesses Who are Small Business Allies 9

When it comes to small business and larger corporations there's often an "us versus them" mentality. For example small shop owners might fear a big box retailer coming in and crushing their business. While that may be a legitimate concern not all big businesses are bad. In fact many giant...

Celebrating National Small Business Week 5

This week — May 1st through the 7th — is officially National Small Business Week. Since 1963 the first week in May has been designated to celebrate the importance of small businesses in the U.S. as well as highlight the achievements of entrepreneurs across the nation. This includes the Small Business...

SEO Essentials Every Small Business Website Needs to Get Results 17

No matter what the nature of your small business is it's never enough to just exist — you need to get the word out about your business. One of the most effective ways to do this is by utilizing what's known as search engine optimization (SEO). While SEO helps potential customers...

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...