Posts Tagged "small business advice"

Small Biz Tip of the Month: Why Small Business Saturday Is Just the Beginning

Small Biz Tip of the Month: Why Small Business Saturday Is Just the Beginning

For small and locally owned businesses, the day after Black Friday can seem like a Super Bowl of sorts. That’s because millions of Americans all across the country will shop small and buy local, spending billions of dollars in a single day. There’s no doubt that Small Business Saturday gives local businesses a boost, but it’s just the start of a successful business’s holiday season strategy. Last year, some 95…read more →

Small Biz Tip of the Month: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Buy Local Groups

Small Biz Tip of the Month: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Buy Local Groups

There’s no denying that buy local groups can – and do – enhance a community. In communities across the country, these groups of small businesses provide a framework for promoting the buy local movement on a local level, spreading the word about their local business members and educating consumers on the difference that buying local makes. For small business members, these groups can often provide a wealth of resources, but…read more →

Small Biz Tip of the Month: 3 Ways to Mitigate the Rising Cost of Commercial Rent

Small Biz Tip of the Month: 3 Ways to Mitigate the Rising Cost of Commercial Rent

By Alex Gladu, Independent We Stand There’s no place more suitable for small businesses than Main Street. Yet, increasingly, local brick-and-mortars are being squeezed out of their downtown locations, as the rising cost of commercial rent becomes unbearable. It’s a complex problem that could be affecting a majority of small business owners, but a combination of changes to public policy and business practices could bring these business owners some much-needed…read more →

Small Biz Tip of the Month: Why Small Businesses Need To Prepare For Voice Search

Small Biz Tip of the Month: Why Small Businesses Need To Prepare For Voice Search

By Alex Gladu, Independent We Stand In the ever-changing world of technology – and, more specifically, search engine optimization (SEO) – businesses have to think ahead. Usually, that means anticipating algorithm changes and adapting SEO efforts quickly once those changes are announced. In 2016, it could mean adapting to a whole new channel of searches, thanks to the growing popularity of voice search. What is voice search? Voice search refers…read more →

Locally: The Better Way To Buy Online

Locally: The Better Way To Buy Online

Local businesses can take back the digital market with the help of one tool, a tool that can change the way consumers find and shop with local businesses.

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