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Crowdfunding Your Business

According to Forbes, crowdfunding could be a way for small businesses to obtain funds when traditional funding isn’t available. 

So you could use a little cash injection for your small business, but you’re not sure you can get a traditional small business loan.


Traveling for Business Popular

Small business owners enjoy traveling, reports Small Business Trends. 

The latest small business travel statistics show that whether the purpose of the travel is for meetings or training (82%); entertaining clients (46%) or winning new business (38%) business travel remains a key activity.


More Opportunities for Small Business

When the Small Business Runway Law goes into effect more small businesses will be able to compete for government contracts, reports Governmnt Executive. 

More companies will be eligible to compete for federal contracts reserved for small businesses, due to the recent implementation of a 2018 law.


Is The Commute Costing Your Company Money?

Employees believe their commute is costing their company money, reports Small Business Trends. 

The study says 58% of employees believe their company loses $10-25K annually because of their commute to and from work. 


New Goals for Your Business in 2020

Take advantage of the new year to find ways to improve your business, reports Small Business Trends. 

The start of a new year provides the perfect opportunity for business owners to set new goals and find unique ways to improve their operations.


New Rules for Small Business

According to Fox Business, small business owners will have to contend with new overtime rules, different W-4s and higher mininum wage in some states. 

Small business owners have plenty of changes to deal with as 2020 begins — higher labor costs for many companies and some owners will discover that they have to comply with new laws that aren’t on the books in their own states.


Optimism High for Business

Small business optimism jumped by 2 points in November, reports Business Insider. 

Small businesses are showing signs of high optimism, seemingly thwarting any fear that a recession will hit before the end of the year, according to the November National Federation of Independent Business sentiment survey released Tuesday. 


Can You Keep Employees Safe From Gun Violence

Can small business owners do anything to keep their businesses safe from gun violence, reports APP. 

But the question really is, what, if anything, can you do to keep your business safe, from violence generally and gun violence specifically? 


Getting Serious About Retirement

According to Forbes, small business owners need to get serious about retirement planning. 

Retirement planning is a challenge for many Americans. More than 30 percent of small business owners are over the age of 50. 


Small Business Focus on Customers in New Year

According to the New York Post, small business owners are focusing on several key areas in 2020. The main one is customer retention.

American small business owners are feeling optimistic about 2020 — despite the uncertainty and challenges facing them, according to new research.


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