58 Percent of Small Businesses Spend 5 Hours or Less on Marketing

58 Percent of Small Businesses Spend 5 Hours or Less on Marketing

How much time do you spend on marketing for your small business? A new survey carried out by OutboundEngine reveals 58% spend five hours or less on marketing. And stress is a major contributing factor for how much time small...
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Only 49% of Small Businesses Have a Growth Plan

Only 49% of Small Businesses Have a Growth Plan

The small business community feels their local and U.S. economy are strong. This according to the annual Small Business Pulse Survey from SunTrust. But only 49% of the respondents in the survey said they have a clearly stated plan for business...
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Bringing Life To Small Businesses: An ‘Idea Guy’ Makes Entrepreneurship His Reality

Bringing Life To Small Businesses: An ‘Idea Guy’ Makes Entrepreneurship His Reality

For Tyler Deike, entrepreneurship isn’t just a career choice — it’s in his blood. Coming from a family through several generations of entrepreneurs  — and as the saying goes, “like father, like son,” before even learning to drive, Deike and...
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UPshow Helps Businesses Use TV Screens on Site to Build Their Brands

UPshow Helps Businesses Use TV Screens on Site to Build Their Brands

If you’re a sports bar, obviously you’ll say flat screens on the wall are 100% crucial to business. But at gyms, screens seem to exist so that members can zone out as they work out. And owners of medical and...
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Chicago Workshop Teaches Small Businesses about the Voice of the Customer

Chicago Workshop Teaches Small Businesses about the Voice of the Customer

The Voice of the Customer (VOC) grows louder every day. Customers can now share a bad experience easily with the world. They can take to social media, a website, blog, review sites, or forums to voice their discontent. Handle the...
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SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: HOW TO DO IT

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: HOW TO DO IT

For many small business owners, social media is a burden or afterthought. It’s a time-consuming hassle that often gets left on the shelf. The internet has 4.2 billion users, 3.4 billion of whom are actively using social media. Clearly, social media managem...
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