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Etsy, ZenPayroll Made Headlines This Week

Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, made headlines this week by officially launching its IPO. This means that the website will have to work hard to keep both its stockholders and its sellers happy. But Etsy isn’t the only company making changes. ZenPayroll also announced a new round of funding recently. And that means the company is ... Read More »

How to Choose the Right SEO Tactics for Your Small Business

Different people often describe different SEO tactics in different ways, but at a high level we can think about SEO in two basic categories: On-site SEO: This is basically anything that you’d do to your own site to generate more relevant search engine traffic. This includes specific on-page elements such as title tags, image ALT tags, meta descriptions, internal linking ... Read More »

Minimum Wage Initiatives, Holiday Shipping Volumes Make Small Business Headlines

After this week’s election, businesses in certain states will soon have to deal with a higher minimum wage. And shipping businesses are also preparing for a large shipping volume this holiday season. You can read about these headlines and more below in this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup. Small Business Operations Four States Pass Minimum Wage Initiatives ... Read More »

What Working at a Social Media Company Taught Me about ROI

Image credit: Quka | Shutterstock.com SCOTT BRANDT CONTRIBUTOR CMO, Sprout Social 111Shares FEBRUARY 16, 2017 For the past four years, myself and three other marketers have met frequently to talk shop. We’ve celebrated a variety of milestones together — promotions, an engagement, our children’s birthdays. What had originally begun as an opportunity to learn from other professionals, has grown into ... Read More »

9 Bookkeeping Apps Your Small Business Needs to Succeed

One of the most common causes of business failure is inadequate financing. But, let’s be honest, sending out invoices, keeping track of expenses, doing the weekly payroll and filing taxes can be incredibly challenging when your mind is on business growth. No matter how vital these tasks, they are tedious and can consume more of your time and resources than ... Read More »

Acer Swift 7 and Spin 7 Seem Useful for Mobile Business — If You Don’t Mind the Price

When Apple launched the MacBook Air, it introduced a new level of portability in computing with a very slim form factor and functionality that got everyone’s attention. Although it has taken a while, Acer (TPE:2353) has one upped Apple with the announcement of its new laptop and a two-in-one, called the Swift 7 and Spin 7 respectively, at the IFA ... Read More »

Dropbox Brings ‘Unlimited Storage’ With Smart Sync, Collaboration With Paper And New Web Design

Dropbox is rolling out a number of new features aimed at making its business product as easy to use as its consumer version. Smart Sync (formerly Project Infinite) and Dropbox Paper are now out of beta and have been released alongside a redesigned Dropbox web interface. “It’s amazing how far technology has come in the last 10 years, particularly in ... Read More »

“REFUGEE TO ENTREPRENEUR” PROGRAM GIVES FREE WEB DESIGN TO REFUGEES

According to one Toronto media group, many refugees share the same qualities as successful entrepreneurs: They exhibit the drive and determination to both set and achieve lofty goals. Many refugees operated small businesses prior to relocation, and, though uprooted, their instinct to succeed remains. The only thing missing? Funding. This is where Little Dragon Media comes in. The media company, ... Read More »

Toronto Web Design Agency Launches “Refugee to Entrepreneur” Program to Offer Free Web Development and Marketing Services to Refugees

Canadian refugees The program will help refugees who meet the minimum requirements stated on the company’s website, such as a good command of the English language (or French for those based in Quebec), proof of company registration (preferred but not necessary), education or proof of expertise in their field, proof of refugee status, a minimum of 2 references and certifications ... Read More »

Slack Enterprise Grid Meant to Help Businesses Increase Collaboration

Slack Technologies Inc, a Silicon Valley messaging and collaboration software company, is making a strong push to expand its business by selling technology to some of the largest corporations in the country. Slack on Tuesday unveiled a new product designed for big companies such as International Business Machines Corp, Capital One Financial Corp and PayPal Holdings Inc. The Slack Enterprise Grid ... Read More »