Small Business News

Small Businesses Still Feeling Labor Crunch, Holding Back Expansion

With the United States' jobless rate recently reaching a near 50-year low, small business owners are continuing to find that hiring isn't so simple. In fact a new study from SurveyMonkey and CNBC finds that 52% of owners say it's more difficult to find workers today than it was a...

Mailchimp Introduces Marketing Platform for Small Businesses

For two decades Mailchimp has gained popularity as a platform small businesses could use to manage email lists and send out updates to customers. Now, as PCMag reports, the company is expanding into a full-service marketing suite. The result could be a big deal for small business owners. In a...

Facebook Introduces New Tools Aimed at Small Businesses

Just in time for Small Business Week, Facebook has just unveiled some new tools that come with an emphasis on small business users. As Inc reports, these include tools for creating automated ads, editing videos, and allowing customers to book appointments. Starting with the advertising part of their announcement, Facebook...

Is Google My Business Considering Premium Paid Subscription Plans? 3

It looks as though some big changes could be coming to Google My Business. If you're not familiar, the service allows business owners to "claim" their listings on the search engine, helping to ensure that hours of operation, location, and more are correct. Google has traditionally made this offering free...

WalletHub Ranks the Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business 2

We've all seen various annual lists looking at the top cities to start a small business (we've definitely discussed them here as well). However these studies often look at major markets and metro areas — so what about some of America's hidden gems? That's why the personal finance site WalletHub...

More Small Business Owners Turning to Online Lenders 3

When businesses are in need of a loan, where do they turn? Previously many may have said their local bank or another major institution. Although that's still often the case, the number of entrepreneurs looking to online lenders for funding continues to grow. A new study by Federal Reserve Banks...

Bank of America Makes Changes to Small Business Rewards Card

For many entrepreneurs, using small business rewards credit cards can not only help them separate business expenses from personal but can also allow them to earn cash back. Because of this there are now several card companies courting business owners in different ways. This week Bank of America announced a...

Jovita Carranza Expected to Replace Linda McMahon at SBA

Changes are afoot at the Small Business Administration (SBA). Following news that SBA Administrator Linda McMahon intended to step down from her post, President Trump has announced that he intends to nominate Jovita Carranza to take on the position. Not surprisingly, said announcement came in the form of the tweet,...