Joshua Sophy - Assistant Editor

Joshua Sophy

Joshua Sophy is the Assistant Editor for Small Business Trends. Joshua supervises day-to-day operations of Small Business Trends’ busy editorial department including the editorial calendar and outgoing assignments.

He is a journalist with 17 years of experience in traditional and online media.

Joshua got his start in the rough and tumble newspaper business of Pennsylvania’s coal region, first as a sports writer and later as a beat reporter covering daily news.

He would eventually found his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press, covering his hometown. There, he served not only as editor but also doing layout and even delivering the paper and selling ads.

Joshua eventually moved to the online copywriting world after another stint as a weekly newspaper editor for the Journal Register company.

Joshua joined Small Business Trends as the regular breaking news and tech writer in 2013. There he covered such memorable events as the launch of Instagram video.

A student of graphic design at Waynesburg College (now Waynesburg University), he also provides many of the graphic overlays for feature images on the site.

Where to Advertise Garage Sales, Yard Sales, and Estate Sales

14 Apps, Sites and Other Places to Advertise Your Garage or Yard Sale

Having a yard sale -- at least a successful one -- involves a lot more than just putting your unwanted stuff on tables, putting some price tags on it and sitting around waiting for customers. You have to draw them in to get the money you should for your stuff. Here are numerous places to advertise your next sale.

Healthcare Jobs in Demand Right Now by Small Businesses

Healthcare Jobs in Demand Right Now by Small Businesses

Though job growth among small businesses may be sluggish across the board, one area where jobs are available is in the healthcare sector. Indeed checks out what healthcare jobs small businesses are hiring most.

Ecommerce Trends - Small Business ecommerce websites

74 Percent of Small Business Websites Have No eCommerce

Want an advantage over your small business competitors? Launch an ecommerce website today -- or at least very soon! A surprising number of small businesses still don't conduct sales via the Web so if you are, you're not only effectively reaching customers. But you're getting there ahead of the competition, too.


Where Should Americans Not Travel for Business Right Now?

Do you travel often for business? If so, be aware some parts of the world are safer than others. That can be especially true for Americans. Luckily, the U.S. State Department maintains a list of places where it recommends caution.


What Jobs Are Small Businesses Hiring Most?

Indeed is revealing what jobs are in demand among small businesses. And the company is also showing where small businesses can be competitive when hiring.

Looking for templates, checklists or guides? The Small Business Resource Center has them!