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Joshua Sophy - Assistant Editor
Joshua Sophy is the Assistant Editor for Small Business Trends and the Head of Content Partnerships. A journalist with 17 years of experience in traditional and online media, Joshua supervises the day-to-day operations of Small Business Trends’ busy editorial department including the editorial calendar and outgoing assignments.
He is a journalist with 17 years of experience in traditional and online media.
Joshua got his start in the rough and tumble newspaper business of Pennsylvania’s coal region, first as a sports writer and later as a beat reporter covering daily news.
He eventually founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press, covering his hometown. There, he served not only as editor but also doing layout and even delivering the paper and selling ads.
Joshua eventually moved to the online copywriting world after a stint as a weekly newspaper editor for the Journal Register. He joined Small Business Trends as a breaking news and tech writer in 2013, where he covered such memorable events as the launch of Instagram video.
A student of graphic design at Waynesburg College (now Waynesburg University), he also provides many of the graphic overlays for feature images on the site.
A recent survey revealed that poorly designed websites give consumers a bad impression and they are less likely to buy from those companies.Apr 13, 2017 588 Shares
Small businesses are hiring more creative talent. Indeed.com has gathered the most high demand creative jobs being filled by small businesses right now.Apr 12, 2017 288 Shares
The latest changes to the YouTube partnership requirements will extend the time small businesses will need to wait to monetize their videos.Apr 12, 2017 148 Shares
According to new data from Wakefield Research and Concur, 84 percent if small businesses are still using a manual process every day.Apr 4, 2017 752 Shares
eBay recently announced that it's rolling out a new delivery program this summer, eBay Guaranteed Delivery, which is similar to programs by Amazon and Walmart.Mar 29, 2017 144 Shares
The plan to quickly repeal Obamacare may have taken a wrong turn but small business owners and buyers are just as eagerly awaiting tax reform.Mar 27, 2017 185 Shares
Think millennials are headed to the big cities for jobs? Not if they want to work for small businesses. Here are the cities where millennials want to work.Mar 23, 2017 391 Shares
What's killing job growth in the U.S.? Regulations are only one factor, according to Fundbox. The biggest is the impact of unpaid invoices.Mar 19, 2017 622 Shares
24 percent of companies that do not use social media are small businesses. If they do use social media, it's most likely on Facebook.Mar 16, 2017 825 Shares
As the flu season hits small businesses hard, new data from Funding Circle shows that 47.4 percent of them report being adversely impacted in 2017.Mar 15, 2017 154 Shares
Which are the cities where Gen Xers want to work the most? New data reveals that Gen X is looking to work with small businesses in 10 cities in particular.Mar 9, 2017 157 Shares