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November 30th, 2022
As small businesses anticipate their busy 2022 retail holiday season, they're looking at everything from inventory and pricing to promotions and delivery strategies as they work on ways to best align with the latest shopping trends and consumers. Take a look at these trends to watch this holiday season.
November 30th, 2022
Like other popular social media, TikTok's power is in the numbers ‒ the platform reports more than a billion monthly active users worldwide and about 138 million monthly active users in the U.S. Is your small business considering adding TikTok to your marketing strategy? Check out these insights from marketing experts and experienced entrepreneurs.
November 30th, 2022
Some small business owners will start planning for the next year in December or even after the new year begins. But some tax experts and experienced entrepreneurs say it's best to sit down sooner for that task. Find out what to prioritize in next year's plan.
November 30th, 2022
Some entrepreneurs attribute their best ideas and successes to their ability to change and adapt. Learn how change can help you open your mind to better problem-solving and creativity in all aspects of your business.
November 25th, 2022
Staying healthy during the holiday season is a challenging ask for small business owners who are often at their busiest and most stressed. Here are some useful suggestions on how to keep healthy this holiday season in order to be at your most productive.
November 25th, 2022
From email promotions to social media, small businesses should continue building their digital brand during the holiday season. Here are some tips to assist you strengthen your online presence and increase sales this season.
November 25th, 2022
Like their big-city counterparts, rural entrepreneurs contribute to their economies and influence small business ecosystems. Take a closer look at how entrepreneurs in rural areas are vital in their contributions to the economy and communities they serve.
November 25th, 2022
The busiest shopping season for small businesses now includes Small Business Saturday, says a post by the Small Business Administration about this year's event. Take a look at these four ideas to boost your Small Business Saturday success this year.
October 29th, 2022
Extended hours are just part of being a successful entrepreneur, but pushing too hard for too long can take a toll if you're not tending to your mental and physical well-being. Sixty-three percent of the 300-plus entrepreneurs surveyed by The Hustle reported dealing with burnout, and 59 percent said they've dealt with anxiety. How do you include self-care into your daily routine? Organize it. After that, treat your meeting with yourself with the same urgency as the rest of your commitments.
October 29th, 2022
Family-owned businesses, according to some research, make up a majority of all businesses worldwide, and in the U.S., family firms account for as much as $7.7 trillion in GDP. However, running and sustaining a family business comes with challenges.