Ed Lieber

Ed Lieber
Ed Lieber is a staff writer for Small Business Trends. He is a journalist and marketing copywriter with 20 years of experience writing, editing and managing for both print and digital vehicles. Ed also writes a pseudonymous blog about organized crime in America and has authored a Kindle best-seller.

Misclassifying Employees

DOL Claims Small Businesses May Still be Misclassifying Employees

Independent contractors are a hugely important part of the economy today, especially for small businesses. But now the U.S. Department of Labor is again suggesting the classification is being misapplied. And some suggest crackdowns may be coming soon.

Smappee Pro System

New Smappee Pro System Helps Small Businesses Save on Energy

The Smappee Pro System is more than just a dash board and some flashy analytics. It also includes some gadgets called Comfort Plugs that can actually shut down energy draining appliances in your place of business on holidays and weekends.

Marketing Online Services Locally

Coal Creative: What’s the Benefit of Marketing Online Services Locally?

Are there advantages to marketing your company locally -- even if much of the service you deliver is online. You bet, says Gerard Durling, founder of Coal Creative. An online marketing consultancy which also helps with some offline marketing efforts proudly serves Northeastern Pennsylvania while they could serve the world.

mobile-first business strategy

Does Your Business Need a Mobile-First Strategy?

You may have heard of a mobile-first design strategy. But does mobile-first thinking go beyond how you design your online presence? When launching a new venture or evolving an existing company, should mobile-first be part of your business strategy too?

ios 9

Uh Oh, Apple iOS 9 May Be a Mobile Ad Killer

Apple's launch of iOS 9 later this year will also trumpet the introduction of AdBlock. This is an app that will allow iPhone users to block most of the mobile ads they might normally see.

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