The federal government has finally awarded 5% of federal government contracts to women-owned small businesses in fiscal year 2015, after more than 20 years of falling below the mark.
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.
The ShopKeep Small Business Index (SSBI) reports that small business owners have broader concerns other than switching to EMV card readers. Though they are optimistic, many have worries as the holidays approach. Read more
Though small business owners may be weary of the market, cyber security is not something they worry about. The PNC Economic Outlook survey found that only one in 10 small business owners were concerned about cyber security. Richard Bynum, executive vice president and head of business banking at PNC Bank, explains that “It is a big concern because it doesn’t take much more than one breach to have that nightmare scenario.” Read more
The mayor and city Chamber of Commerce just launched SFBiz Connect, a program that encourages big companies to redirect at least 5% of their spending to local firms, particularly small businesses. This small change in spending could have a big impact on small business.
As consumers fall in love with online services, they’re demanding similar experiences in their B-to-B life.
Facebook and Twitter are moving into the holy grail of commerce: the transaction.