Joshua Sophy - Assistant Editor
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.
If you're running full versions of either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you can get your hands on a free upgrade to Windows 10 until July 29.Jun 27, 2016 230 Shares
Here's another opportunity to get the proverbial leg up on your competition. Start advertising on social media sites. Facebook is a good start and half of all small businesses aren't spending a dime to advertise there.Jun 23, 2016 478 Shares
Most small businesses aren't using the web to conduct business and some still don't even have a website. Where does your company stand? Answer this question and share your thoughts with our readers.Jun 20, 2016 230 Shares
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.Jun 17, 2016 252 Shares
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.Jun 16, 2016 205 Shares
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.Jun 9, 2016 486 Shares
Are you planning on a vacation this summer? If you are, will you be working during it? See how your answer compares with other readers in this week's poll question.Jun 7, 2016 188 Shares
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.Jun 7, 2016 264 Shares
Seeking to enter he high tech business sector? Here are some jobs in high demand you may want to keep in mind.Jun 2, 2016 305 Shares
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.May 19, 2016 350 Shares
Onboarding new employees is a critical step for growing small businesses but it turns out, most small businesses aren't using a formal training process -- or any at all -- when bringing on new help.May 12, 2016 284 Shares