Small Business News for August 29 2017

5 SEO Benefits of Guest Blogging

Guest blogging as part of a content marketing strategy should be a part of every website’s SEO campaign. It helps with link building and increases overall online …

6 Small Business Technology Trends 2016

37 percent of U.S. small businesses are adapted to the cloud, and 65 percent already do back-office work like accounting and bookkeeping with cloud-based apps. Of course, similar to the good fortune and romantic success predicted by tarot cards, no one can know with 100 percent certainty what entrepreneurs and small business owners should expect in the coming months. Here are six of the hottest trends small businesses should watch for this year, all driven by technology. That’s good news for small businesses, and dovetails with the latest Bank of America Small Business Owner Report, which is equally optimistic about growth. 72 percent of surveyed business owners say they expect their revenue to increase in 2016, a 10 percent jump over last year’s tally. The purse strings at banks have loosened since the Great Recession, although cash flow and access to capital are always challenges for small business. According to the BofA study, 35 percent of small business owners plan to apply for loans in 2016, an 11 percent increase over 2015. Historically risk-averse, traditional banks face a significant new challenge from online lenders in the small business space, many of whom exclusively fund small businesses and startups. The BofA study reports that 78 percent of small business owners plan to grow their business over the next five years, and 62 percent expect their local economy to improve over the next 12 months. According to Forbes, 37 percent of U.S. small businesses are adapted to the cloud, and 65 percent already do back-office work like accounting and bookkeeping with cloud-based apps. Small business owners may not think they are at risk for data breaches, but they are much more vulnerable than large corporations-and less likely to recover from a breach. The BofA study mentioned earlier found that more than 12 percent of small business owners already had been victims of a cybersecurity breach, and nearly two out of three are worried about protecting the proprietary data of their customers. Small businesses now have access to advanced analytic tools that will monitor and track business data in real time, using an on-screen dashboard that integrates with your in-house or cloud-based databases. Among examples reported in Business News Daily are IBM’s Watson Analytics, Google Analytics and InsightSquared, which harvests actionable data from business solutions you already use.
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We exists to help Dalton, Georgia’s businesses succeed, by offering support and resources for new and growing businesses throughout Whitfield County

The Greater Dalton Small Business Network is the place to start and grow your business. It exists to help Dalton’s businesses succeed, by offering support and resources for new and growing businesses throughout Whitfield County. Click on the corresponding column below to get started!
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Empowering Small Business and Small Business Owners since 2004

How to Design a Professional Business Card. Creating your company business card is one of the key components in developing your marketing plan, and getting more business.
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Best Small Cities to Start a Business – Topdust

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