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Op-Ed: What people do not tell you about small business freelancing

Are you incredibly skilled, charismatic and even intelligent? Freelancing may still not be for you. Come read about the other side of being a freelancer.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Obama’s SupplierPay initiative hopes to shorten wait for payments

In an effort to support small businesses, Obama is pushing for major corporations to pay suppliers more quickly, as revealed by The White House on Friday.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Creating Twitter lists can help your small business

Twitter can be an overwhelming tool. We want to build a following, so we follow many. But how do you ensure that you see what you really need and want to see? How, you ask? Via lists, that's how.
In the Media by Anne Marie Marais

Small businesses feeling optimistic but lack money for hiring

A new survey shows that while many small businesses are feeling more optimistic about the economy, few are willing to take on new employees.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Making good choices when it comes to hashtags

The hashtag can be a very useful tool, but a powerful one. What you put after that little hashtag can bring you great success but potential failure. A thoughtful hashtag plan is well worth the time for a small business.
In the Media by Anne Marie Marais - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Staying current with your small business social media

Staying current is important in all facets of business. As a small business owner you want your customers to know that you are keeping up to date through all you do, including social media.
In the Media by Anne Marie Marais - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Creating a social media policy for your small business

You might think that you only need a social media policy if you are running a larger company, but it's just as important for small businesses. If your business is larger than just you, it's beneficial to put a policy in place.
In the Media by Anne Marie Marais

Op-Ed: Coaching CEO's and Entrepeneurs is a 'puzzle' she likes to solve Special

Seattle - Being nominated by the U.S. Small Business Administration this year for outstanding achievement is an honor. And no doubt, a highlight in the life and career of Mary Marshall who is an advisor and coach to CEO's across the nation and around the world.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

Op-Ed: Social media on-the-go for the small business owner

As a small business owner you're always on the go. Off to meetings, networking events and just keeping your business running. You need the tools to keep up with your social media while you're on the move.
In the Media by Anne Marie Marais - 1 comment

Study released by LinkedIn showcases SMB usage of social media

In a new study released by LinkedIn's marketing solutions division, the forward-look on SMB marketers points to confidence in the coming year and a broader adoption of social media marketing strategies.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Op-Ed: Is your company embracing the Digital Age?

The benefits of the digital age far outweigh the drawbacks, believes Tomas Cabrerizo, CEO of CFH Group. Online tools that once seemed like a fad or novelty are now powering the growth of businesses.
In the Media by Kimberly Reynolds

Op-Ed: Making good use of a conference hashtag on social media

Years ago when you attended a conference or event, your networking was limited to your confidence level, the number of hands you shook and business cards you exchanged. Not the case anymore with the use of hashtags.
In the Media by Anne Marie Marais - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Social media 101 for small businesses — the 5 W's

Are you a small business owner trying to figure out if social media is the right place for your company/product to be? Are friends telling you "It's FREE. It's easy. You have to be there?" Let's take a minute before we commit to anything.
In the Media by Anne Marie Marais - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Resources for the small business owner — Stay on top of trends

If your business plan goes something like “Sell stuff, make money,” you’re going to need some other tools in your small business toolbox.
In the Media by Daniel Taibleson

Op-Ed: Mobile shopping replacing desktops and laptops

These days, a small business that has no Internet presence won’t get far with savvy online shoppers. But what if you’ve got a great website that doesn’t convert well to mobile devices?
In the Media by Angela Atkinson

Review: Murray Newlands New Book; Performance Marketing for Professionals Special

Internet Marketing giant, Murray Newlands, has just released a brand new book that I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of. Read on to find out more about Murray, his book, and the business of Internet Marketing in this exclusive interview.
Digital Journal Report by Johnnie Guerrio

Op-Ed: First impressions in an e-commerce age

In the 'Age of Amazon' more and more online consumers have high expectations for speedy fulfillment of orders, and quality packaging.
In the Media by Alyssa Sellors

5 ways independent furniture retailers stay competitive Promoted

Every major city has several big-box furniture stores, but if you search deeper you'll find a wide array of independent furniture retailers with their own stylish offerings. So how do these smaller outlets compete against the giants?
Promoted Content by Derek Chan

Op-Ed: 6 Ways to put your business at the forefront of LSEO

LSEO is something that is relatively new but becoming increasingly important for small business - here are some tips for mastering it.
In the Media by Anna Johansson

7 best ways to summer-proof your home Promoted

Summer is a great time to renovate your home. Many factors are in your favour during this season: renovators are available during the warm months, labour is inexpensive, competition is fierce and homeowners can get creative with their outdoor add-ons.
Promoted Content by Derek Chan

Op-Ed: U.S. Supreme Court issues ruling devastating to small businesses

With most Americans celebrating long-overdue rulings on the gay rights cases, the U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a quieter ruling in a lesser-celebrated case, setting back consumers and small-businesses forced into arbitration.
In the Media by Rabeh Soofi - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Accountant Jim McAvoy on why debt is so hard to manage Special

Victoria - Canadian households are in huge debt, not because of our appetite for consumer goods, but rather to meet living expenses. The result is that household debt in Canada has broken its own record, now ringing up over $1.5 trillion.
Digital Journal Report by Jordan Hikin - 2 comments

Op-Ed: How to Ensure Your Business Loan Application Gets Accepted

Getting a small business loan can be a terrifying part of seeing your dreams come true, so it's important to take every effort to pick the perfect lender.
In the Media by Anna Johansson

Op-Ed: Why it’s time for small businesses to start a company blog

Simply having a website is no longer sufficient for small businesses looking to improve their leads and sales from online sources.
In the Media by Anna Johansson

Daily deals industry roaring back on new partnerships Special

Although some corners of the digital reporting space have lambasted the daily deals market as being "deal in the water," these critics continue to make assertions inconsistent with the facts.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Essany - 1 comment

Study: iOS and Android now essential to small business management

According to a new report issued this week, the age old question of whether or not small business owners are really using mobile technology has finally been answered.
In the Media by Michael Essany

Op-Ed: The entrepreneur on Twitter — 13 points for growth and relevance

The founder of Twitter recently headlined a summit in Japan to offer advice to the country's entrepreneurs - but what should an entrepreneur do to gain Twitter followers and to move forward with 140-character nuggets?
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Op-Ed: SMEs failing to take advantage of cloud technology Special

Research shows that UK small businesses are talking about investment in cloud technology, but aren't actually doing it. We look into how businesses can save through the cloud, and what's getting in the way of further investment.
Digital Journal Report by Gareth Cartman

Entrepreneur has solution for businesses squeezed by government Special

It’s safe to say that most people dread that letter from the IRS that suggests auditors would like to take a closer look at their books.
Digital Journal Report by Cadie Carroll - 1 comment

Google launches 'Think Insights' website for businesses

Google has launched a new website and magazine that aims to help businesses, organizations, and marketers. The information-rich site provides marketing campaign advice, featuring articles, videos, case studies, infographics and other formats.
In the Media by Brian Rotsztein
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