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This year, one of the first questions small business owners are asking is how do they navigate through the fog of the unknown? COVID is still very much in the mind of every customer with the uncertain progress of the vaccine as it rolls out across the country. On the Small Business Radio Show this
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If you buy something through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Pretty much everyone loves candy. But not everyone wants to buy chocolate bars and fruit flavored treats from large manufacturers or the biggest candy companies in the world. In fact, there are plenty of independent candy brands making
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How two entrepreneurs started a company, fell in love and are gearing up for this Valentine’s Day despite the pandemic. February 11, 2021 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The billion-dollar floral industry has seen a surge in innovation over the past decade, with direct-to-consumer companies reinventing the way people buy flowers.
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January 22, 2021 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A short time ago getting started with AI (Artificial Intelligence) was unmanageable for startups and small businesses. It required a highly skilled data scientist and machine learning experts experimenting with algorithms. But in a very short amount of time things have
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The pandemic, social unrest and natural disasters like wildfires have battered the small business landscape in 2020. And America’s small businesses are fighting back with digital tools to steer them through uncertain times. That was the big takeaway from “The State of SMBs: Lessons from 2020 and Outlook for 2021.” The virtual fireside chat featured
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Data privacy and cybersecurity became buzzwords in 2020, and for good reason. Due to bad privacy practices and cybersecurity mistakes, businesses both big and small were affected by data security vulnerabilities. Data breaches such as the Solar Winds hack, Nuclear Weapons Agency Breach, and Clearview AI’s entire client list being stolen were just a few
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Many successful entrepreneurs, including founders of multi-billion dollar companies, got to where they are through a combination of unique idea generation and hard work. Naturally, most of us aspire to achieve something similar—even if we can’t hope to replicate that scale. That’s one reason why I like to read and discover some of the unique
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January 6, 2021 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. There’s no question that the current health and economic crisis has shifted priorities for small businesses. However, one priority above all remains unchanged and that’s building a healthy bottom line. Profit isn’t the only priority, of course, but it’s a major focus.
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January 5, 2021 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You think it’s hard getting to the top? Try staying there. The accelerated churn rate of the S&P 500 indicates that at least half of today’s top U.S. companies will get replaced by someone new over the next decade. That is
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January 1, 2021 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The impact of 2020 will stay with us for the rest of our lives. It marks a critical inflection point of before and after. It is a year that blindsided many small-business owners. We’ve seen new businesses birthed with success and others thriving
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Savvy entrepreneurs aren’t simply hoping for a great new year; they’re making it happen. A few key moves will send customers your way. December 18, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Now’s the time to sharpen your SEO strategy. Here’s how to position yourself to capitalize on the new year and
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February 18, 2017 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Did you know that 1 in every 3 small business owners gets penalized by the IRS for payroll errors? Those fees and fines add up. When you add on the extra time and energy of figuring out the complicated payroll system,
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Businesses looking to manage teams and customers in one place should pay attention. Nextiva’s latest updates to its NextOS platform corrals communication and collaboration apps using voice and video capabilities. The company calls it their most significant product launch to date. Small Business Trends contacted  Yaniv Masjedi, Nextiva’s Chief Marketing Officer, to find out why.
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December 8, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The current health and economic crisis has impacted both life and work in many ways. Chief among those impacts has been the stunning amount of business closures.  Any crisis can potentially tank a local economy, causing serious financial and social distress
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November 25, 2020 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Small Business Saturday is upon us again. In a year that has been anything but normal, so many of us may be thinking long and hard about if and how we will follow the 10-year-old tradition of patronizing local small businesses. How we
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November 25, 2020 9 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This article was written by Raqhelle Milbrooks, a member of the Entrepreneur NEXT powered by Assemble content team. Entrepreneur NEXT powered by Assemble is a freelance-matching platform leading the future of work. If you’re struggling to find, vet, and hire the right freelancers
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