September 19, 2014

Small Business News: What’s New In Your Business?

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What’s new in your small business? Whether it’s a new launch, an updated Website, a new product or service or a new marketing technique to bring it all before the customer that much better than before, one thing is certain. Your business is always changing. In this small business roundup for April 19, 2010 at Small Business Trends we’ll do a bit of catching up.

Patterns

Many good businesses are created to address a customer or client’s pain. But are businesses preying on a customer’s fears really a positive trend for entrepreneurship? Yahoo! Finance

Does your business profile need a tune-up? Facebook and other social media are exploding in popularity, so make sure your business profiles are up to date. Small Business Loan Blog

BlogHer announces a brand new look. An online social media community for women bloggers announces changes including improved profiles, improved blogging tools, improved blog listings and improved search. BlogHer

Moves and Launches

Sometimes you’ve got to follow your heart. When making a change in your business or career, sometimes it’s about more than just dollars and cents. Social Media Handyman

A new startup is giving a whole new meaning to online real estate. Now you can put your small business on the “Streets of the Internet.” Killer Startups

Sency for Cities launches this week with Sency/Atlanta. Founder Evan Britton says the new real time search engine will eventually be rolled out in 20 U.S. cities in the near future. Sency.com

Operations

Sometimes success is about handling slip ups. Renegotiating after missing on commitments should be more than just damage control and can be one of the most important tasks for any small business owner. The Sales Blog

Are you winning over your harshest critics? Improve your business by really listening to those critical voices and deciding how to address their concerns. Tweak Your Biz

Slicing through the Gordian Knots of management. How to confront the largest problems in running your small business and find the leverage points to make things better. The Alchemist Entrepreneur

Marketing

More on the importance of business blogging. If you’re in business and want to know how blogs can help you and how to do them right, read on. The Yonatan Maisel Blog

What are your top marketing mistakes? Here are some major mistakes many small technology businesses make when marketing their product or service online. Cloud Marketing Labs

How to attract customers to your Website. “People hate sales pages on social media” so here are some alternative approaches you may wish to consider. MyWifeQuitHerJob.com

Mother knows best. And so do the people marketing directly to her. The Lunch Pail

Policy

One private equity investor argues for “rescue loans” to SMBs. But we at Small Business Trends ask ourselves whether it is really good policy to funnel $50 million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to guarantee loans to small businesses in such deep trouble other lenders have given them up as dead. SME Rescue Loans Program

Book Shelf

A review of Making Things Happen. Our own Anita Campbell has a look at a new book on business from Scott Belsky about taking a great business idea from dream to reality. Small Business Trends

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