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BizReport | Ecommerce archives June 13, 2014

Survey: College grads hanging out shingles

For college graduation this year more young adults aren't looking for a job. They're looking to start their own business. That's the takeaway from a new CT Corporation survey which shows about 60% of the 500 grads surveyed are interested... >>

BizReport | Internet May 29, 2014

Dwolla: Checks costing SMBs $13b

Is the way your business pays for things actually hurting the bottom line? In some cases, yes, according to new data out from payments network Dwolla. Their new study finds small businesses are spending more than $13 billion each year... >>

BizReport | Research archives May 14, 2014

Report: SMBs seeing business boom

Despite the debate over minimum wage hikes and a soft economy, small businesses are thriving. That's the takeaway from a new Rocket Laywer report which shows small businesses are hiring, banking more revenue and aren't overly worried about potential wage... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives May 14, 2014

Survey: SMBs banking more revenue

Small businesses are in an optimistic pattern, brought on by increased revenues. That is the takeaway from a new SMB survey by Constant Contact which indicates most (81%) of SMBs believe revenues will continue to rise through 2014; just over... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives April 29, 2014

Expert: Knowledge pushing local ad growth

According to recent forecasts from BIA/Kelsey Group the local ad space, including mobile, will see significant growth over the next four years. By some accounts these local ad revenues will increase between 20% and 33% over the time period. One... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 22, 2014

Study: SMBs bride personal achievement over money

Small business owners have a lot of pride in their stores or businesses, but work isn't the only thing they're thinking about. According to a new study from computer brand Dell and Manta personal achievement out-ranks money for most SMBs.... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing April 22, 2014

New platform uses social components to increase engagement

People are spending more time on social networks, but while many businesses are also in the social space they may not be taking full advantage of what social networking has to offer. A new platform, from Fanhub, uses social tools... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives February 18, 2014

Marchex: SMBs lose half-billion to spam calls

The Do Not Call Registry may be helping consumers control who calls them and for what reasons, but where businesses are concerned, especially SMBs, adver-calls - or SPAM calls - are on the rise. And cutting into the revenue lines,... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation February 05, 2014

Top 3 tips for troubled SMB owners on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day stands to be a good revenue day for many retailers and businesses - both online and offline - but Valentine's Day should also be a reminder for small businesses. That reminder: don't mix business with pleasure - and... >>

BizReport | Research archives January 31, 2014

Manta: SMBs not in favor of minimum wage hike

This week President Obama addresses a proposed minimum wage hike, and while the debate still rages small businesses are weighing in - slightly on the side of not raising minimum wages. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 15, 2014

Manta: 72% of SMBs are 'flourishing'

2013 turns out to have been a strong year for small businesses according to a new SMB survey from Manta. According to the data 72% of SMBs say their business flourished in 2013 while more than three-quarters (83%) believe 2014... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives January 07, 2014

SMBs resolving to make 2014 strong

Just seven days after much of the world was making resolutions to lose weight or finally date that guy or get that promotion, many of the resolutions are already gathering dust. But, for small businesses, resolutions are more serious business.... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives January 03, 2014

Survey: SMBs look to social, mobile for 2014 success

You could say small businesses are putting their money where their mobile is - or at least their app. According to a new j2 Global survey, a majority of small and medium sized businesses will look to apps for marketing... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 10, 2013

RocketLawyer: SMBs looking forward to 2014

In the second half of 2013 a majority of small businesses saw revenues climb according to new data out from RocketLawyer; their survey also finds that most SMBs believe 2014 will be even better.... >>

BizReport | Research archives December 06, 2013

Forecast: Big data to push SMBs into 2014

Big data will be the push many SMBs need in the New Year, according to predictions from Constant Contact. Here are the Top Three Predictions from Constant Contact:... >>

BizReport | Research archives November 11, 2013

Vets credit service with SMB success

It is Veterans Day in the US, a day when current and former service members are celebrated. Some vets are crediting their time in the service with helping them reach success outside the Armed Forces.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives October 29, 2013

Will shorter holiday season harm small businesses?

Thanksgiving falls late in the US this year, and that means a shorter holiday shopping period. While some experts believe more shoppers will begin buying gifts as soon as Halloween is over, Black Friday (November 29) is still the big... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives October 28, 2013

Which US states are bouncing back fastest?

Since the 2008 recession, many small businesses have closed their doors permanently, but over the past two years more SMBs are opening their doors, expanding their operations base and putting in a strong effort to grow their brand. ... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing September 18, 2013

Social too time-consuming for SMBs?

Small businesses may know the value of social for reaching local shoppers, but that doesn't mean they have the time to do social 'right'. Because of that, many are looking to outsource social responsibilities. That, according to new data out... >>

BizReport | Research archives September 17, 2013

Study: Millennials really do work smarter

The older workforce could perhaps learn a thing or two from their younger workers - those just entering or eschewing the traditional workplace. New data from j2 Global indicates the Millennial generation has taken the mantra 'work smarter not harder'... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives September 11, 2013

Online SMBs show 'strong' performance finds report

Big retail brands might make more headlines for their online performance, but new data out from Volusion shows that small businesses are holding their own - and growing - in the online retail space. Across the Volusion platform (January -... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing September 03, 2013

Report: American SMBs embracing mobiles

There is a divide developing between UK and US small business owners. While more UK SMBs own a mobile device (68%) than US (66%), new data out from Constant Contact shows that more US based SMBs are optimizing their store... >>

BizReport | Research archives September 02, 2013

SMBs: How to better prepare for employee interviews

In the small business space few executives have time to complete days and days of interviews. Couple that will stats out from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showing that unemployment claims have been down throughout 2013, and the time for... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives August 26, 2013

Elance: More businesses using freelancers to expand globally

To date, most freelancers have been hired on a project-by-project basis, for businesses within a similar geographic region. Sometimes, only within the same city. Not any longer - or at least not as much today. According to Elance about 70%... >>

BizReport | Loyalty Marketing August 22, 2013

Report: SMBs counting on loyalty

Small businesses (SMBs) are counting on loyalty to get them through. That, according to new data out from the BIA/Kelsey Group Local Commerce Monitor. According to the report SMBs believe loyalty programs will push about 17% of all their business... >>

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