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  • Small business owners are always thinking: about their next sale, next potential customer, long to-do lists. At night, sleep may elude them as the day’s worries percolate.Ever wonder what they think about most?We asked — and their responses will help us better help them develop thriving...
  • Ask any one of America’s 62 million volunteers why they give their time, and you’d probably get nearly 62 million unique answers.But some reasons for volunteering — and the benefits — are universal: a greater connection to one’s community; an opportunity to share...
  • Women’s History Month dates back to the 1980s, when it was first a weeklong celebration before being extended by a Congressional resolution. Celebrations during the month of March typically include mentions of notable women throughout history. Some of them are women from the business world,...
  • Many small business owners will tell you the rise of the internet has changed how they work. Newer entrepreneurs may not even be able to imagine moving about their day without email, social media or mobile banking.But while these tools make it easier to do business in many ways, the pressure of...
  • The dawn of 2017 likely brings with it new optimism — not just in your personal life, but for your business as well. But are you ready to take on this new year wisely?Before you start making sweeping changes in your small business, take a look at these six tools which can help you along the...
  • While December is a busy time for small businesses trying to end the year on a high note, it should also be a time for introspection and review. After all, December is National Write a Business Plan Month!You might think this occasion is reserved for new, aspiring business owners. But a business...
  • Is your company ready for Small Business Saturday? If not, you could be missing out on one of the biggest shopping days of the year – and that revenue can go far to kick off your holiday season!Small Business Saturday was first presented by American Express in 2010 to promote local shopping...
  • October is National Women’s Small Business Month, and there’s plenty to celebrate as recent research notes major gains for women in business.As shown in our latest infographic, there are more than 11 million woman-owned businesses in the U.S. — 38 percent of all businesses...
  • As the fourth quarter of the year approaches, it’s easy to get caught up in what for many businesses is the busiest time of year: the holidays. But we all know that when you’re exceptionally busy, you might not be operating at your best — meaning you might make a few bad business...
  • Facing the task of building a social media following for your small business can feel like an uphill battle. What’s the use of wracking your brain to create engaging content when you have just a few dozen followers? If you create a social media post, and there’s no one to read it, does...

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