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Shawn Hessinger - Editor
Shawn Hessinger is the Editor for Small Business Trends. He is a journalist and social media networker with more than a decade of experience in the traditional newspaper business before moving to the digital world. He was the former community manager of BizSugar and the former community editor at AllAnalytics, a site dedicated to professionals in the business intelligence and analytics community.
Shawn is also an entrepreneur at heart, having founded his own firm providing blogging and social media engagement services, consulting and freelancing for online businesses, particularly Web publishers and online communities, in several industries.
Social media can be a hugely successful tool for your small business. The trouble is it can also be a time sink. And spending time night and day on your Facebook page and away from other important stuff like running your business is a bad thing.Nov 16, 2015 1.5k Shares
Depending on the types of sales your small business handles on a regular basis, your approach to marketing will vary greatly. By checking out the "Leverage Purchase Types to Win More Customers for Less" webinar, you'll know how to handle any kind of sale.Oct 20, 2015 267 Shares
Brother Creative Center and Small Business Trends have teamed up to present this free eBook focusing on marketing your business using images.Oct 12, 2015 714 Shares
Biz2Credit is hosting a free Webinar to discuss the challenges facing Latino small business owners, particularly their access to financing. The event is slated for Wed., Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. (EDT).Oct 1, 2015 249 Shares
How much do you pay your sales team in commissions? Would it surprise you to learn there is a considerable range of compensation out there? These results may get you thinking about how your own compensation sacks up, and what others in your industry are doing.Oct 1, 2015 850 Shares
If you're keen on increasing your productivity, today's fast-paced technology market can have you moving a little quicker for a small investment. Here are some technologies that will definitely help boost your output on a daily basis.Sep 28, 2015 374 Shares
Small business experts sat down on Sept. 23 for a Twitter chat sponsored by Visa to discuss the upcoming deadline for small businesses to accept EMV chip cards.Sep 24, 2015 201 Shares
Small businesses face an important deadline in the adoption of EMV chip card technology. Get answers on that and what else these changes will bring to your small business during an upcoming Twitter chat.Sep 14, 2015 343 Shares
Small businesses competing on the global market is now possible and happening every day. If your small business isn't competing on the global stage, the Global Small Business Forum in Chicago is a good place to start.Sep 9, 2015 359 Shares
The widespread introduction of Facebook Live will bring on-the-fly live streaming to the mainstream. Not only will the service give stiff competition to Meerkat and Periscope, it's got potential to change social media and video marketing.Aug 28, 2015 368 Shares