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BizReport | Research August 21, 2015

Survey: The celebrities most SMBs want to do business with

When it comes to going into business, most people think of it as a solo endeavor - at least at first. A retailer opens one store, for example, or a lawyer hangs out one shingle. There is a new trend... >>

BizReport | Research August 19, 2015

Survey: California and New York are bad, Texas and Utah are good

When it comes to where a small business opens, it's mostly based on where the entrepreneur lives. But, is that state where you live the best option for your new business? A new survey from Thumbtack identifies the best -... >>

BizReport | Research August 04, 2015

Survey: Economy making SMBs pessimistic

While many small businesses say they see the light of a stronger economy in the distance, one new report indicates SMBs may not be as optimistic as some experts believe. In fact, only small businesses in the Northeast say they... >>

BizReport | Advertising July 31, 2015

SMBs: How to remain visible during the election push

Over the next few months ads for various political candidates in the US will inundate the online ad space, as well as more traditional markets. This push of ad revenue can leave small businesses feeling the chill of not having... >>

BizReport | Advertising July 22, 2015

Experts: How SMBs can achieve early success

Small businesses have a lot of hurdles these days - there is website design, there are larger brands taking up more online space, there are shoppers who are 'ad blind'. Six experts are offering their top tips to help SMBs... >>

BizReport | Internet July 21, 2015

Survey: SMBs more reliant on mobile devices

It isn't just consumers who are more connected, a new survey out from Manta indicates small business owners are using mobile devices for their business more, too. The survey shows about 80% of SMB owners using mobiles for work at... >>

BizReport | Advertising June 24, 2015

Manta: SMBs missing Millennials

About half of the current workforce is made up of Millennials; the demographic is a growing percentage of discretionary spending as well, but many SMBs report they aren't focused on engaging this potentially lucrative demographic, according to new data from... >>

BizReport | Internet June 08, 2015

Study: Most SMBs credit success to online community

Small businesses say online communities are pushing them toward success. That is the takeaway from a new Manta and Bank of America Survey. The data shows most (74%) of SMBs active in online communities credit their success to online communities... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing May 20, 2015

Manta: Top 3 tips to engage on social media

Small businesses continue to turn to social media to boost their profile despite figures that indicate social media may not be returning the kind of investment most SMBs hope for. That is the takeaway from a new Manta survey which... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce May 05, 2015

Reports: SMBs overworked but happy

Two new reports have been released, indicating that thought SMBs feel a lot of pressure to succeed, they wouldn't change owning their own business. ... >>

BizReport | Blogs & Content April 21, 2015

Survey: SMBs missing out by not being online

New data out from research firm Clutch indicates a number of small businesses are missing out on customers simply because they aren't online. According to the data about one-quarter of SMBs don't have a website, and that about 10% have... >>

BizReport | Research April 15, 2015

Survey: SMBs want tax reform

Tax day is here and according to a majority of small businesses polled, they want reform. According to new data out from Endurance International Group about 90% of SMBs polled believe the federal tax code needs to be reformed. ... >>

BizReport | Internet March 26, 2015

Top 5 tips for overworked SMBs

Deciding to start a small business is the easy part - ask any of the experts. Putting a business plan in place, figuring out advertising and social media and even - gasp - launching a website are where many SMB... >>

BizReport | Research March 20, 2015

Survey finds SMBs want to write-off pets

One of the strangest findings in Xero's recent survey of small businesses and their tax professionals? A few SMB owners have attempted to write off their pets. Seriously. Some have also tried writing off trips to bars and strip clubs.... >>

BizReport | Research March 12, 2015

Reports: SMBs challenged by mobile, outdated tools

Two new reports out this week underline the importance of up-to-date tools and mobile to small businesses in our digital world. First, Concur has found that most SMBs are running on out-dated expense management tools. ... >>

BizReport | Advertising February 10, 2015

Study: Online engagement crucial for SMBs

Only 45% of brands studied for a new vCita report are using mobile devices to track customer engagement and interactions. That is the takeaway from new research out from vCity which also indicates that most (66%) of those surveyed believe... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce February 06, 2015

Reports: January retail down, SMBs fared well despite weather

Experts have come to expect January sales to slump after the busy November/December buying season. According to Euclid's latest US Retail Benchmarks report, retail sales slumped more than 1% for general merchandise and furniture as well as clothing/apparel sales.... >>

BizReport | Advertising February 03, 2015

Expert: What SMBs can learn from Super Bowl advertisements

People continue to talk about the advertising hits - esurance/Breaking Bad - and missing - Nationwide and dead children - of Super Bowl XLIX, one expert points out the strategies used by those bigger brands can still be important. Especially... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce January 23, 2015

Survey: Solo-preneurs on the rise

Owning a business may be the dream of many in the workforce, but many equate that with being 'the boss' over employees. According to a new Rocket Lawyer there is a new trend in the entrepreneur space: that of the... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce November 25, 2014

Survey: SMBs drawing a line at Thanksgiving

If you've been active on social media over the past few weeks you've likely seen the graphics encouraging businesses not to open on Thanksgiving. Well it seems small businesses are listening to the public - whether it's a small segment... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce November 04, 2014

Survey: SMBs optimistic about holiday season

Know Thy Customer, that is the advice Manta is giving small business owners this holiday season. Understanding customers is the best way, their experts say, of seeing a solid holiday ROI.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing October 01, 2014

Survey: Mobile security a risk for SMBs

According to a recent survey of IT professionals by Kaspersky Lab a majority of very small businesses (VSBs) are interested in the mobile space. Unfortunately mobile security continues to be a risk for many because of the time and money... >>

BizReport | Blogs & Content September 23, 2014

GoDaddy, Microsoft partner for SMB solution

Having a strong online presence is growing more important by the day for small businesses because more consumers are looking online for local business information first rather than last. However, many small businesses don't have the staff or resources to... >>

BizReport | Research September 08, 2014

Report: Employees not engaged with their company

Businesses may be losing out not only on revenue but on engaging brand advocates - because they aren't engaging their employees. That's the takeaway from a new RoundPegg study which indicates 3 in 5 businesses are missing opportunities to engage... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce August 20, 2014

How indie retailers fit into the online space

When most Americans think of shopping they think of the local mall and big box stores, but the Internet is bringing a resurgence of independent retailers back into play. Just where to these indie retailers fit in? ... >>

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