November 28, 2015

Joshua Sophy - Assistant Editor

Joshua Sophy

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.

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Webmasters in Uproar Over Missing Twitter Share Counts

Twitter has eliminated share counts from the site. That means plugin users won't be able to brag about the number of times a particular link has been shared on the social site and the change has caused a commotion.

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28 Ways To Get Your Business Media Attention

Knowing how to get media coverage can have a huge impact on your brand's exposure. There are surefire ways to get your business media attention -- as well as things you definitely should NOT do. Check out these tips.

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25 Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

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.

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6 Foodie Businesses Among Mission Main Street Grant Recipients

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!

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13 Colonial Small Businesses Making a Big Comeback Today

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.

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Small Retailers Make Up Their Own Minds on Confederate Flag Debate

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.

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25 More Ways to Save on Small Business Travel

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.

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Check Out These Business Travel Horror Stories

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.