Small Business Operations
It would behoove some small businesses that are owned by disabled military vets to register as such with various agencies and levels of government. The designation could make your business eligible for some government contracts.
Running a truly modern small business presents a lot of new challenges and opportunities that weren't around 10 years ago. Luckily, our small business community has plenty of advice on how best to operate a small business in a modern way.
What's on your work desk? It could be cluttered with a lot of things you don't need. But don't go without having these staples -- not literal staples, though they're a good idea, too -- at the ready on or in your desk.
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.
Small businesses can escape the fees that big banks charge to transfer money internationally with the help of Transfer Wise, the so-called Skype of international money transfers.
For the first time in almost a century, the U.S. Postal Service is dropping rates to send regular mail. That's right, a price DROP. The nearly 4 percent decrease in cost will affect letters, large envelopes or flats, and postcards.
In a new customer survey by Sage, the company found that a majority of small businesses believe that their elected officials in the nation's capital are out-of-touch with them.
UPS small business customers, meet UPS Next Day Air Early. The service will allow UPS to add 12,680 Zip Codes. In making the announcement, UPS officials say the service now reaches 94 percent of ZIP codes and 98 percent of businesses in the United States.
Some members of the small business community are really plugged in to today's hottest trends. And they're sharing the information they have with those who may not have time to stay up on the latest. They're included here in this week's Small Business Trends community news and information roundup.
The most important aspect of any online sale your small business conducts is shipping. When it comes to picking which carrier gets your product to your customer, Shippo wants you to let them handle it.
At the ICON16 conference, Infusionsoft -- with a focus on small businesses -- introduced a set of new products designed to work together and not make operating them a job on its own.