August 28, 2016

Small Business News

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California Raises Minimum Wage, White House Offers Lessons on Summer Hiring

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.


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GoDaddy, Linksys Announce New Tech Offerings for Business

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.


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Tweet Binder Adds Instagram Insights, Social Media Advertising Soars

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.


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In the News: Infusionsoft Expands Offerings, Meerkat Cuts Video Streaming

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.


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New Domain Options, Tweetable Business Cards Make Headlines

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.


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Skype Announces Mobile Group Calls, Samsung Creates VR Camera

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.


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Google Seeks Small Business Owners as Trusted Testers

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.


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eBay Changes Strategy, Etsy Opens First Retail Store and More

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.


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Twitter Denies Timeline Change, Periscope Users Given Legal Warning

Twitter users were up in arms this week when the learned that the site may be making a huge overhaul to its Timeline presentation. However, CEO Jack Dorsey says the rumors are untrue. See how that and other developments in the small business community unfolded this week in this News and Information Roundup.


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Drone Registration Up, New Cloud Accounting Software Announced

The FAA's drone registry system has gotten 300,000 unmanned aircraft registered in just its first month. Also, Sage has new cloud accounting software and Adobe has a new website tool for creative types. These headlines top a busy week for small businesses in this week's Small Business News and Information Roundup.


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Handmade Business on the Rise, Business Failures Down

Small businesses that focus on making and selling handmade goods are on the rise and so are the services and products geared specifically toward them. Read about these updates and more in this week's Small Business News and Information Roundup.





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