As National Small Business Week nears, Google is putting renewed effort into its Get Your Business Out campaign, trying to get as many local small businesses an online presence as possible. This story topped a busy week of small business news. It's all included in this week's small business news and information roundup.
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Pennsylvania became the 24th state in the U.S. to pass the use of medical marijuana into law. However, it may take as long as two years before there are any business impacts on the decision.
eBay sellers were introduced to a new way of getting their products to customers this week and in New Jersey, makers and sellers of homemade cookies are fighting for their business lives supporting a bill that would overturn a ban on their products. These headlines top a busy week for small businesses, which are highlighted in this week's Small Business News and Information Roundup.
The members of your small business team were front and center this week, making headlines. California passed groundbreaking legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15. In other news, it's that time of year when seasonal help is needed. And the White House is helping. Read about these developments and more in this week's small business news and information roundup.
GoDaddy continues to add to its cache of services and products it offers small business owners and their website and web-based services. The company just launched a few more this week. Read about them and more headlines in this week's news and information roundup.
Small businesses are using social media to market their companies, brands and website content. One company made monitoring those efforts -- at least on Instagram -- easier. Read this and other big headlines this week in the Small Business News and Information Roundup.
Infusionsoft used its annual ICON conference to introduce a new payments platform designed for small businesses. Also, Meerkat announced that it's dropping livestreaming service and focusing on other pursuits. These headlines and other newsmakers fill up this week's Small Business News and Information Roundup.
The amount of dot-com domain names is shrinking but luckily, there are a host -- pardon the pun -- of new domain extensions that could help better identify your business. Also, MOO has new business cards that let you Tweet right from them or even direct people to your mobile app. Read about these headlines and other newsmakers in this week's Small Business News and Information Roundup.
Skype announced a big update to its mobile platform this week. Now, on mobile, group video chats now support up to 25 participants on mobile devices. This topped the week in small business news but others were making headlines, too. Check it all out in this week's Small Business News and Information Roundup.
Google has removed the ads on the right side of its search pages. Find out what that means for your small business and the other companies making headlines this week in the Small Business News and Information Roundup.
Would you like to be a "Trusted Tester" of products coming out for Google My Business and Google Ads? A new program may make it possible. If your business meets Google's list of requirements, you can sign up today.
eBay isn't the giant it once was but its CEO says that the company has plans at re-inventing itself, at least slightly, to remain a major player in the ecommerce arena. Read more about that and other top headlines in small business in this week's News and Information Roundup.