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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.
The 2018 minimum wage in 18 states has gone up, forcing many small businesses across the country to pay more to their workers. Details after the jump.Jan 2, 2018 238 Shares
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Get ready to ring in the new year but first, let us know how your 2017 was for your small business.Dec 29, 2017 120 Shares
The founder of the Modern Christmas Tree explains how he took a family tradition and turned it into a business that landed him on Shark Tank.Dec 23, 2017 161 Shares
Does your company still host an office party this time of year? If not, why?Dec 15, 2017 150 Shares
According to the November 2017 ADP Small Business report, small business employment numbers continue to rebound to the tune of 50,000 jobs.Dec 13, 2017 172 Shares
Worried about sexual harassment lawsuits? Discover why following the Pence Rule in your workplace will likely only cause more trouble.Dec 12, 2017 156 Shares
A majority of small business owners believe the tax reform bill will not help. More on what small businesses think about the tax reform plan after the jump.Dec 11, 2017 274 Shares
Need some music for your company's holiday party? LinkedIn and Spotify have teamed up to create a holiday office party playlist for you to use.Dec 9, 2017 163 Shares
The latest Cyber Monday trends show it's still a big day for ecommerce. However, online retailers are changing how they approach the holiday shopping seasonDec 3, 2017 204 Shares
This week's poll question finds out what your company's employee mobile phone policy is -- do you provide them to employees or is it a BYO situation?Dec 1, 2017 186 Shares