Small Business News

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.

Bank of America Brings Small Business Lending to Mobile

When's the last time you went to a physical bank branch? Chances are it's been awhile as mobile banking apps continue to gain both popularity and functionality. In addition to being a major convenience for customers, such apps have also been proven to save institutions a significant amount of money...

Snapchat Set to Open Its Doors to Small Business Advertisers

At long last, Snapchat is opening the door for small business ad buyers to purchase spots within the app. While this could prove to be a risky move for Snap, it's a promising development for entrepreneurs with limited social advertising budgets.

FTC Aims to Educate Small Business Owners on Cybersecurity

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you've surely heard about various hacks and other cyberattacks affecting retailers, movie studios, and of course the Democratic National Committee. However many small business owners still either believe they'll be less likely target than larger companies or simply...

What Small Businesses Owners Think About the Health Care Battle

Last week, after 11th-hour changes and a heafty round of vote whipping, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that he was pulling the Republican health care bill set to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), saying they "came close" but did not have the votes needed to pass the...

The Survival Rate for Small Businesses is on the Rise 3

Starting a new small business is always a risky proposition. Even for entrepreneurs who think they have a surefire hit idea can sometimes be dissuaded by the rate of failure, which was made even worse by the recession of 2008. However there is  reason to be hopeful as a new study...