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Joshua Sophy - Assistant Editor
Joshua Sophy is the Assistant Editor for Small Business Trends. He is also a journalist with 15 years experience in media.
A former newspaper reporter and editor, Joshua also serves as President of the Board of Directors of a curling club and is editor of a regional newsletter focused on the sport of curling in the Eastern U.S.
Hiring may be essential to grow your business. But the process can be a mine field for first-time entrepreneurs and small business owners who can't afford to make hiring mistakes.Sep 24, 2015 490 Shares
Chase has announced this year's recipients of the Mission Main Street Grants program. A total of 20 small businesses will each receive $100,000 to help grow their businesses. Among this year's grant recipients are a half-dozen food companies, including one with a dog for a CEO!Sep 22, 2015 204 Shares
SalesforceIQ is designed to help small businesses manage the constant flurry of data being thrown at them. It combs your emails and other communications to help you make better sense of data and manage your customers on a personal level.Sep 15, 2015 346 Shares
Tropical Storm Erika is making its way toward the Florida coastline. Officials there have issued warnings to small businesses on the importance of having an emergency preparedness plan in place ahead of the storm.Aug 28, 2015 371 Shares
On this July 4 weekend, take a look at some of the businesses that thrived in the early 13 colonies and are still around today. Some of these businesses have made a comeback. Others have never left. All are reminder of how, in some ways, small businesses really haven't changed that much over the years.Jul 5, 2015 456 Shares
Amazon, WalMart and other big retailers have already made the decision to stop stocking the Confederate Flag and related merchandise following an apparently rate motivated shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. But not all smaller retailers agree.Jul 2, 2015 290 Shares
Traveling for business can be important, but that doesn't mean you should ignore your budget when on the broad for business. Just like back at the office, there are simple tips you can follow to keep costs down. Here are some of the more popular with other small business owners just like you.Jun 30, 2015 401 Shares
We've all heard business travel horror stories, but by the end of the trip, usually people will only give you a one-word description of their awful jaunt. SurePayroll and Small Business Trends teamed up to delve deeper into these horror stories. Here's what we found.Jun 29, 2015 270 Shares
If you're skeptical of crowdfunding sites or projects that are crowdfunded, you're not alone. When projects go bust and supporters are left without a refund on their cash, skepticism only grows. That's what happened to those who supported a proposed board game.Jun 24, 2015 335 Shares
If you're an Android user feeling neglected by Adobe by the dearth of mobile apps, the company is working to relieve you're frustrations. Adobe has released four new Android mobile apps that are designed to work alongside Creative Cloud apps.Jun 22, 2015 262 Shares
Hipsters are dead. Apparently, they have been for some time. From that cultural clique comes something different. They're being called "yuccies" and they're a mix of yuppies and hipsters. Targeting them as potential customers will be a challenge, though.Jun 12, 2015 264 Shares