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.
You don't have to be in a big city to be booming. Suburbs, areas surrounding technology hubs, and smaller cities are where small businesses are hiring for growth, an analysis shows.Apr 21, 2016 376 Shares
eBay has launched its own Shipping Supplies Store. Sellers can purchase 25-packs of shipping boxes with the eBay logo splashed on them or even specialty envelopes and padded mailers in packs of 100. More products are planned to be added.Apr 14, 2016 354 Shares
Leverage the power of puppies in your next marketing campaign. Cat lovers, sorry - puppies are WAY more popular than kittens when it comes to visual content. How do we know? There's data from Adobe Stock to back that up.Apr 14, 2016 531 Shares
Check out these four helpful and quick tips on helping get your small business's financial state in order.Apr 12, 2016 781 Shares
Car parts and used car sales franchises are growing and adding more jobs to the company. And you need to be an automobile expert to run one of these businesses. Check out some of the top franchise business options in this sector.Mar 17, 2016 225 Shares
Your small business is ready to grow or maybe it's just starting out and you need to approval of a bank's loan officer to get moving on those big plans. Don't make these rookie mistakes ahead of applying for a loan.Mar 16, 2016 694 Shares
Unless you've been off the grid -- or off the planet -- you no doubt know the meaning of #ThrowBackThursday, a social media phenomena that shows no signs of quitting. But here are 10 ways your small business can join in the fun.Mar 3, 2016 448 Shares
Presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz used a stock image for a purpose that he thought would be to his campaign's benefit. The complete opposite happened and the fallout from that continues. Here are 6 tips we learned from this foul-up on how NOT to use stock photos.Feb 26, 2016 299 Shares
Colors trigger certain responses, and a good color coded office organization system helps. Here are a variety of ways to color code your office.Feb 9, 2016 537 Shares
With the holiday season now in full swing, how do you differentiate your business from all the others out there competing for the same customers. Here are some suggestions you may want to keep in mind for your business.Dec 1, 2015 1.2k Shares
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.Nov 24, 2015 428 Shares