Business accelerators are proving to be extremely important as entrepreneurs get their start.
talk small, hear small, eat, sleep and breathe small. Because when you’re trying to connect with a small business, you must understand everything about those who run them.
With online sales being crucial to the success of many small businesses, Main Street America has partnered with SnapRetail to provide the tools these businesses need to excel in this virtual marketplace.
Many startups are geared toward urban areas with dense population centers and infrastructure. It makes sense, as companies take advantage of the natural efficiencies found in those city clusters.
As mobile becomes more and more ubiquitous for business advertising, small businesses are joining in. But without marketing departments and budgets that allow for experimentation, it can be difficult for them to figure out how to best use their ad dollars.
These cities had some memorable Small Business Week events, offering a leg up to their own local stores and more.
As brands push more into programmatic buying, an issue is becoming apparent. They collect data in different ways, with various vendors and targets clouding the data.
Air travel is due for a revolution, and startup Zunum Aero just got their big chance from two major companies to jumpstart it.
Small businesses are setting up shop inside the first Staples store that opened in the Boston area in 1986.
B2B publishers have lagged behind their B2C counterparts in adopting programmatic, but that’s beginning to change.
People may not associate a teacher and marketing executive with the legal marijuana industry. Two retirees in Colorado, however, are starting to change that. Deb Baker and Barb Diner have been friends for 27 years, and decided to jump into the industry as the doldrums of retirement began to catch up with them.
In a recent survey conducted by Small Business Trends, it was discovered that out of 2,600 small business owners, 62 percent found Facebook advertising ineffective. They agreed that because there is hardly any return on investment, they would not consider Facebook as a way of reaching customers in the future.
This year’s Mobile World Congress wrapped up recently with a slew of new tech announcements from major companies. One of those is generating particular buzz—MasterCard’s new app, Qkr, which will now be available in the U.S. and other countries.
Shawn “Jay Z” Carter has launched numerous business ventures over the years. Roc Nation, his company that was founded in 2008, touts itself as a full-service entertainment company and counts a long list of talented individuals among those he works with – names such as Rihanna, Shakira, J. Cole, Big Sean and HAIM.
In 2010, I was fortunate enough to spend the summer working for my dad’s painting/contracting business. It was the perfect match. A college kid who needed money and an aging business owner who could use the extra help with the physical demands of the job. All this gave me some much-needed cash, but also firsthand experience into the world of a small business owner.
When President Trump campaigned in part on building a border wall, most people likely didn’t think of the affect on small businesses. But if the wall is paid based on importing tariffs, it’s likely to have the biggest impact on consumers and small businesses, especially those who source a lot of their products south of the eventual wall.