What to Do If You Have Negative Publicity on Social Media…

Have you ever thought about what would happen if someone wrote a negative review on your company? What if the review was completely false? How would you handle this situation? Is there a right way to handle it? Unfortunately, this happened to a fellow Long Island business, and Carolyn Gusoff...

American Express OPEN, Small Business Growth Pulse survey results

A large majority (72%) of small business owners are prioritizing growth according to the inaugural American Express OPEN Small Business Growth Pulse, a survey of 1,000 small businesses with $250,000 or more in annual revenues. Roughly two-thirds of surveyed small business owners (65%) created a formal plan for growing their...

Small Business Cash Flow Concerns Drop to Pre-recession Levels, According to the Spring American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor

Entrepreneurs remain confident about business prospects, but their top priority continues to be maintaining current sources of revenue. Cash flow concerns have fallen to pre-recession levels (49%, matching fall 2007 and down from a high of 66% in spring 2011). In addition, fewer business owners say they are “stressed-out” by...

How to Secure Big Government Contracts as a Small Business in 2014

Small Businesses are always competing for big government contracts. With the start of the new year, you can begin to implement new strategies to help better position yourself for these contracts. Here are a few tips shared to us by Paul Karch from selltogovernment.com: Has your small business been playing...

Top 7 Small Business Website Resolutions for 2014

If you're a small business owner, you know we are always looking for ways to improve and grow our businesses. What better way to implement new strategies than for the new year! Check out the Top 7 Small Business Website Resolutions for 2014 shared to us by Dudamobile: Small business...

Book Review: Book Review: Jason G. Miles’ YouTube Marketing Power: How to Use Video to Find More Prospects, Launch Your Products, and Reach a Massive Audience

Should small business owners jump on the YouTube bandwagon to get exposure for their products or services? According to Jason G. Miles, author of the book, YouTube Marketing Power: How to Use Video to Find More Prospects, Launch Your Products, and Reach a Massive Audience, the answer is yes. Miles...

Are You Prepared to Leave the Business You Built?

More and more small business owners are selling their companies, with sales hitting a four-year high earlier this year in the United States, and Canada predicting its largest small business turnover ever in the next five years. “Many of our CEOs are baby boomers approaching retirement age,” says Kathleen Richardson-Mauro,...