Small Business News

What Will Small Business Owners Use Their Tax Bill Savings For?

One-third of businesses at the time said they planned to use their savings to pay down debt, making that the most popular answer. The next most popular response (with 22%) was to invest in new equipment and technologies followed by repairing existing facilities and equipment at 12%.

Majority of Small Business Owners Saw Revenues Rise in 2017

As far as small businesses go, the good news just keeps rolling in. Following studies indicating increased optimism among entrepreneurs and reports that small business loan applications were being approved at higher rates, a newly released survey by National Small Business Association finds that revenues for the majority of business owners...

Small Business Lending Approvals Hit New High Among Big Banks

The rising approval rates could serve to grow that optimism even more. Then again the strong possibility of increasing interest rates also have the potential to dampen some of the excitement among small business borrowers.

Instagram's API Adds Post Scheduling Support for Business Accounts

Although the addition of post scheduling may seem like a minor change to some, small business owners who love Instagram but hate how time intensive posting can be likely realize what a big deal this move really is.

This Chart Plots Which Businesses are Most Likely to Be Disrupted

There are many pillars of good business that rarely change — think customer service, cash flow and capital, etc. However many other aspects of business that are constantly evolving, leaving those who struggle to adapt left behind. In recent years these waves of innovation, either driven by a single company or...

Study Finds Majority of In-Store Shoppers Aren't "Just Browsing"

One of the biggest cliches in retail is customers telling sales associates that they're "just browsing." While that may be true in some cases, a new study finds that the vast majority of shoppers are actually in search of a specific item. In fact, according to National Retail Federation survey...

Small Business Optimism Set a Record in 2017

For 45 years the National Federation of Independent Business's Optimism Index has sought to quantify how small business owners feel about the future. If the NFIB's latest report is any indication, things are certainly looking rosy.

Overtime Pay Expands to More Salaried Employees 1

Beginning December 1st of this year salaried employees who make less than $47,476 a year will become eligible to recieve overtime pay (time and a half) when they work more than 40 hours in a given week. Prior to the new rule announced by the White House this past week that...