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.
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.
These cities had some memorable Small Business Week events, offering a leg up to their own local stores and more.
Small businesses are setting up shop inside the first Staples store that opened in the Boston area in 1986.
For nearly 40 years, Gainesville Health & Fitness has kept itself small and extremely successful, all while staying relevant.
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.
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.
MailChimp is becoming more than just an email-marketing platform for its small- and medium-business customers. The company is now planning to add more services for these particular customers, the first allowing customers to use Facebook’s advertising within MailChimp’s dashboard.
It’s no secret that small businesses need a hand sometimes. They put in long hours, work extremely hard and wear many hats in order to make their businesses go. Whole Foods sees this, and for over 10 years has recognized it with their Local Producer Loan Program.
In December, the NFL (with the help of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee) helped launch the Super Bowl 52 Business Connect Program. This program, which is the NFL’s diverse-supplier initiative, allows small businesses to compete for contracts for the Super Bowl. Specifically, the program is designed for diversity-owned business; minorities, women, veterans and members of the LGBT community.
Large and small businesses find themselves in the same markets, even if they’re not always direct competitors because of their size. And sometimes they’re set up as opposing forces, not working alongside or helping each other. Here are a few recent instances that cover the former, as well as the latter.
The CoffeeHouse Company and Salon Systems is a real-world example of symbiosis. Let’s back up to your fifth-grade science class—symbiosis is when two unlike creatures develop a long-term relationship that produces mutual benefit. So think Finding Nemo: clown fish, meet sea anemone; coffee shop, meet beauty salon.
Many small businesses wish to grow beyond their local footprint in the hopes of making more of an impact or simply earning more revenue. Most look to online sales, distribution or interesting marketing tactics to do so.
The creator of a retail pop-up shop in the New York City borough of Queens revealed the main lesson he learned during Small Business Saturday in 2016. His key takeaway? Small businesses and startups can greatly benefit from the road paved by influencers who have been there before—including civic organizations and larger businesses.
As we’ve seen in the past with their Mission Main Street grants, Chase continues to champion small business, this time designing a credit card specifically fitting the needs of a small business owner.