Small Business News

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...

3 Topics of Political Debate that Could Affect Small Business

Earlier this week more than 84 million Americans tuned in to watch the first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, making it the most watched debate in the history of the medium. The following day pundits, social media influencers, and average citizens gathered around the water...

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...

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...