Small Businesses The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Small Businesses en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT Why Small Businesses Actually Have the Big-Data Advantage While big data can provide a plethora of information to businesses, many companies can come off creepy to customers. Ironically, that's why small businesses have an opportunity to use big data perhaps better than anyone. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT Dan Yoo 5 Guidelines for Social-Media Posts That Hit the Mark The is no formula for posts that go viral but you can resonate with your audience consistently. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:00:00 GMT John Pilmer The Small-Business Market Could Be Your Golden Ticket to Success While the consumer and enterprise markets, get all the attention, look to create solutions for the biggest segment of employers in the U.S. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMT Andy Miller Yahoo Wants You to Set Up an Ecommerce Shop on Its Revamped Small Biz Platform With its eye on snagging more of the DIY ecommerce market, Yahoo has introduced a new suite of tools for small businesses. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:12:00 GMT Nina Zipkin Should You Market Like Chipotle or Be Conversational? Small businesses should skip the thought leadership pieces in favor of playing up their local roots and focusing on product, personality and people. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:30:00 GMT Perry Evans 3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions Big banks aren't so good with small loans. There are new options available for getting financing with minimal hassle on friendly terms. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19:00:00 GMT Kari Luckett How Small Businesses Can Embrace Big Data It's possible to analyze large information sets to boost product quality, improve marketing and further customer relationships -- all without a huge price tag, Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:00:00 GMT Joanna Schloss Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt A new survey from Sageworks finds that over 75 percent of small-business owners have never applied for a loan. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:25:00 GMT Laura Entis Software for Small Businesses Can Help Them Grow, and Be Profitable for You Too One of the top issues for business owners is finding time, so technology solutions are needed to ease the burden. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:00:00 GMT Stuart Wall With Eye on Small Businesses, Google Gets Into the Domain Registration Game The new service is aimed at getting more businesses to get online in order to connect with and find new customers. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:50:00 GMT Benjamin Kabin Why You Should Incorporate Your Information Marketing Business As the owner of an information marketing business, running it as a sole proprietor may not be your best choice. Here's why incorporating may be a good move for you. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:30:00 GMT Entrepreneur Press and Robert Skrob Your Business' Legal Game Plan for the Summer Slowdown While your company's pace is at a manageable hum, check for overlooked permitting issues and that all operations comply with regulations. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:00:00 GMT Nellie Akalp Why Security Should Be Top of Mind When Creating a Business Because startup founders can be slow to install safeguards against cyber attacks, criminals often target new companies. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:00:00 GMT Joe Ross The New Legal Economy and What It Means for Small Companies So far, most of the Internet resources for hiring lawyers have targeted price not quality. But now innovative options are emerging that might shake up the marketplace. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:30:00 GMT Basha Rubin Best Practices for Businesses Using Facebook Have a Facebook page but don't know what to do with it? Here are some tips from business owners who rely predominately on the social network to fuel their marketing efforts. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:18:00 GMT Geoff Weiss Entrepreneurs are Weakening as Job Creators, But Don't Blame Washington New-business job creation has declined, and not for the reasons you might think. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:30:00 GMT Scott Shane Facebook Shares Social Strategies at First-Ever Small Business Boot Camp Roughly 900 local business owners attended the symposium, marking Facebook's first-ever effort to reach out to entrepreneurs face-to-face. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:52:00 GMT Geoff Weiss Four Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Fitbit Why FitBit's "quantified self" approach works for businesses too Fri, 23 May 2014 21:30:00 GMT Sabrina Parsons If Given the Choice, Most Small-Business Owners Say They'd Start Up Again A recent survey found that for more than 80 percent of small-business owners, the rewards outweigh the challenges. Wed, 21 May 2014 19:15:00 GMT Laura Entis Please Don't Call Yourself a Small-Business Owner What does that really mean, anyway? And do people really identify themselves like that? Wed, 07 May 2014 15:00:00 GMT Gene Marks