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.
Joshua Sophy - Staff Writer
Joshua Sophy is a staff writer for Small Business Trends, covering technology and business news. He is a journalist and editor 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.
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 286 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 365 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 256 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 324 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 257 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 263 Shares
Caitlyn Jenner's decision to become, well, herself, is a lesson in the value of authenticity. And it's one from which any small business owner can learn. Perhaps not to the extremes that Jenner took, but it's important to remain true to yourself because mindful consumers can spot a fake.Jun 9, 2015 207 Shares
A lot of small businesses fail to do much more with their CRM than build a profile. Nimble's Smart Contacts will track your interactions and build live profiles on new and old contacts.May 13, 2015 185 Shares
Does Google's search dominance give its advertisers an unfair advantage?May 5, 2015 178 Shares