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4 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Legally Using Christmas Songs in Business

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 12.29.2016 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

At first listen, songs like "Jingle Bells" and "Frosty the Snowman" seem to have a lot in common. They're both festive tunes perfect to belt out while...

The Most Important Business Question

Lisa Larter | Posted 12.29.2016 | Business
Lisa Larter

As you may know, I have a passion for small businesses and I love - absolutely love - helping people get the results they want. There's an important ...

These 8 Business Apps Are Going to Crush It In 2017

Gene Marks | Posted 12.29.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

Of course, there are a ton of cool, slick, fun and potentially great applications for businesses. But this list is about a select few that are ready t...

The Key to Making New Year's Resolutions Stick on the First or Any Day of the Year

Catherine A. Wood | Posted 12.29.2016 | Business
Catherine A. Wood

Here we are again at the start of a new year. Whether or not you have taken the time to think in depth about your goals and aspirations for the next 1...

How To View 'Competition' And Overcome Imposter Syndrome

John Rampton | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Starting a new project can seem daunting. Challenging yourself to accomplish or pursue something new is exciting but also extremely nerve-racking. Dou...

Best of SmallBizLady's Small Business Blog 2016

Melinda Emerson | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

2016 is about to be over, but it's always a good exercise look back over any valuable information that could help boost your business in the coming ye...

Depth, Not Breadth: Why Bigger Isn't Always Better For Your Business

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 12.27.2016 | Business
Danielle Sabrina

Growth is at the forefront of any business owner's mind. And this emphasis isn't misplaced: after all, businesses have to grow to survive. That's why ...

6 Beginner Tips to Help Improve Your Online Visibility

Jonathan Long | Posted 12.27.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

Businesses thrived long before the internet was invented. The internet gives us a new way to market and operate, but there are still some businesses ...

5 Effective Online Marketing Tips for Law Firms

Jonathan Long | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

Internet has completely transformed the legal industry. Students can now attend law school entirely online, through educational institutes such as Abr...

Fintech Payments: 5 Ways to Get Paid Without PayPal

John Rampton | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
John Rampton

When I first started as a freelancer online, pretty much the only way to get paid was with PayPal. I loved accepting PayPal because it allowed me to ...

A New Scanner from Panasonic Is About to Change Retail Forever

Gene Marks | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

Going shopping sucks, doesn't it? Think of all the time and energy that's wasted. You walk down the aisle. You pick out a box of Mallomars because the...

14 Learnings from Starting my Own Business

Sarah Deane | Posted 12.21.2016 | Business
Sarah Deane

I've often been told by several relatives that from a very young age I used to say that I wanted to run my own business. Now I do, and as the end of ...

14 Business Startup Costs You Need to Know

Jared Hecht | Posted 12.21.2016 | Business
Jared Hecht

Deciding to start a business is an incredibly exciting moment, but for new entrepreneurs, that excitement is often accompanied by uncertainty, anxiety...

Top 14 Record Breaking Pay-Per-View Sporting Events (Infographic)

Jonathan Long | Posted 12.20.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

The UFC, professional wrestling and professional boxing are extremely popular right now, and while events are selling out, the audience at the live ev...

5 Ways to Make Your Brand Appeal to Millennials

Jonathan Long | Posted 12.20.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

Millennials now occupy the largest segment of the population, so if you are a business-to-consumer company, it's important to figure out how to engage...

A Merchant's Breakdown of Credit Card Processing Fees

John Rampton | Posted 12.19.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Credit cards are here to stay; the modern customer craves the convenience of paying with credit cards - even for B2B payments. There are many benefits...

7 Creative Ways to Manage Your Business While on Vacation

Adeyemi Adetilewa | Posted 12.19.2016 | Business
Adeyemi Adetilewa

You own your business - it's your baby. Your lifeblood. Your sole existence. You are your business. So, the temptation to work 9, 10, 12, 16 hours a d...

Why Sweet Loren's is a Sweet Business Built to Stand for Some Important Lessons

Meg Seitz | Posted 12.19.2016 | Business
Meg Seitz

When Loren Brill started to study nutrition and take baking classes, she immediately sensed something was off. She noticed a disconnect between the ...

4 Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners in 2017

Nadya Khoja | Posted 12.16.2016 | Business
Nadya Khoja

Being a small business owner is not always easy, especially when you constantly need to stay up to date on all the new trends, strategies and algorith...

How to Take Advantage of the Upcoming Holiday Season For Your Retail Business

John Rampton | Posted 12.16.2016 | Business
John Rampton

For retailers the holidays are often the most hectic time-of-year. While most business owners have hopefully already begun preparations to stay ahead ...

The Healthy Alternative

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.16.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

Support your local small businesses. Support the Mom and Pop family businesses. Support true quality and real organic food.

Trump’s Small Business Pick Has A Record Of Crushing Smaller Competitors

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Linda McMahon, the former World Wrestling Entertainment chief executive whom President-elect Donald Trump has tapped to run the Small B...

Top 5 Payment Processing Challenges for Small Businesses

John Rampton | Posted 12.15.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Making money is supposed to be enjoyable, but actually collecting that money isn't always easy. In fact, the payment processing landscape can be confu...

Cut Any Expense You Want, But Don't Dare Take the Coffee Away!

Gene Marks | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Gene Marks

I had a lunch the other day with a friend of mine who was just elected to be the managing partner of a mid-sized engineering firm. Being the good mana...

ATTN: President-Elect Trump - Here's An Efficient Way To Create Jobs

Bob Keefe | Posted 12.14.2016 | Business
Bob Keefe

Let's hope our new leadership in Washington and beyond recognizes the importance of the energy efficiency industry and the policies that support them.