Monthly Archives: September 2015

facebook signal

Facebook Signal Will Help Journalists Cover Your Business

Facebook Signal is another tool that's designed to lure journalists away from other social media. The tool makes content about public figures easily accessible and shareable. It's the latest move by the social site to get more media outlets using Facebook as their preferred social site for reaching consumers.

amazon webstore migration

Amazon Webstores Merchants May be Headed to Shopify

When Amazon Webstore closes next year, many of the merchants using that platform are likely to have already migrated to Shopify. Amazon has named it as its preferred migration partner and the move should bolster Shopify's dominance in the eCommerce platform segment.

24 Team Building Exercises for Work

24 Team Building Games and Exercises

Looking for team building exercises for work? These 25 quick team building activities are designed to help you get to know your fellow coworkers a bit better so that you can work together more efficiently.

Build Your Personal Brand

Build Your Personal Brand Online for Business Success

Building your business's brand online -- and offline -- is critical to its success. But so is building the reputation and brand of the person behind the brand. Here are ways you can improve the image of your personal brand to benefit your business brand at the same time.

Angels' Cup

Spotlight: Angels’ Cup Founders Inspired by Love of Coffee

Angels' Cup is not your ordinary coffee shop. This New York-based startup says it's growing steadily by building an informed coffee drinking customer base. It offers a unique tasting subscription service. Learn more about the company and the story behind it in this week's Small Biz Spotlight.

DNA of an Entrepreneur

What’s in the DNA of an Entrepreneur?

Hiscox Insurance has released its 7th annual DNA of an Entrepreneur report. The report contains some interesting insights on the makeup of an entrepreneur and the state of small business in the U.S.

Unemployment Lows

Unemployment Lows Suggest Economy on the Rebound

Earlier this year, the U.S. posted its lowest unemployment figures since 2008. Are these positive numbers a sign that the nation's economy is fully rebounded from the Great Recession.

google robocall lawsuit

Subject of Google Robocall Lawsuit No Stranger to Complaints

Last week, Google filed a lawsuit against a company, Local Lighthouse, which has contacted many small businesses claiming to guarantee front-page search results, among other services. Google says the company is misrepresenting itself and misleading consumers. Small Business Trends takes a deeper look at the company named in the lawsuit and its online reputation.

Office 2016

Office 2016 is Now Here

Microsoft has released the full version of Office 2016. And though it's designed to be used with Windows 10, Office 2016 is also available for outright purchase for Mac users now, too.

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

25 Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Give that mouse hand a break! Windows still features a bevy of keyboard shortcuts and there are even more now with the release of Windows 10.

Mission Main Street Grant Winners

6 Foodie Businesses Among Mission Main Street Grant Recipients

Chase has announced this year's recipients of the Mission Main Street Grants program. A total of 20 small businesses will each receive $100,000 to help grow their businesses. Among this year's grant recipients are a half-dozen food companies, including one with a dog for a CEO!