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The Small Technology Giving Big Peace of Mind

Hope, fear and inspiration In 2012, Kurt Workman was a full-time chemical engineering major at Brigham Young University. Kurt’s aunt had just had twins, prematurely, so he and his wife were lending a helping hand whenever they could. They saw firsthand the constant worry Kurt’s aunt shouldered. They wanted to start a family of their own soon, but Kurt knew ... 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 »

New Smartphone from LG, Cloud Management Services from Staples Make Small Biz Headlines

If you want to run a mobile business, you need mobile specific tools like a smartphone and a cloud management platform. This week, small businesses got a few new options. First, Verizon called a new LG smartphone perfect for content creators. And Staples launched a new cloud management and records storage solution. You can read about these new services along ... Read More »

2016 Is the Year Small Businesses Must Develop Mobile Apps

Apps are no longer considered merely a “branding exercise” for small businesses. Business owners are becoming wise to the marketing power a well-designed, intuitive app can bring. From simplifying online purchases to providing easy-to-access information, the benefits are undeniable which is why small businesses must develop mobile apps to stay competitive. Why Small Businesses Must Develop Mobile Apps In previous years, ... Read More »

Up Your Social Media Game with These New Instagram Features for Small Business

Since paying more attention to my visual branding, I’ve come to really love Instagram. Actually, that’s an understatement. I’m pretty much obsessed with Instagram. If you’ve been on the image-heavy social media platform lately, then you may have noticed some new Instagram features like live video streaming and short stories a la Snapchat. You now also have the option to make ... Read More »

How to Use Facebook Live for Your Small Business

Should you be using Facebook Live for your business? Is it worth your time and effort? According to Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), videos (live and otherwise) are viewed more than four billion times per day. And with Facebook giving priority to live videos in the news feed, you certainly may want to consider this service for getting your business message out. So ... 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 »

10 Features of Apple’s iOS 10 Small Businesses Need to Know About

The new iOS 10 by Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been described by the company as its biggest release yet, and as an operating system with more personal, powerful and playful features. The good thing for small business owners is that the new features would seem to drastically enhance the way you can run your business on your iPhone or iPad. Whether ... Read More »

Samsung SMART Signage TV: Digital Signs and TV for Small Businesses

Usefulness Functionality Price Summary A turnkey solution giving you the ability to offer either business TV programming or digital signs (or both on a split screen) to your patrons, on a 40-inch or 48-inch Samsung business TV. With 200 templates, do-it-yourselfers on a small business budget can create and change digital signs quickly at no added cost. Lots of small ... Read More »