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According to a new survey, nearly half of small businesses will have a mobile app by 2017. If you don't have one, here are options to help you decide.Apr 21, 2016 928 Shares
New data from the National Retail Federation shows that retail sales will grow about 3.1 percent this year. The number is slower than in previous years but NRF says there are signs for an improving economy.Mar 20, 2016 271 Shares
New data from Biz2Credit shows that the environment for women-owned businesses is improving but there are plenty of challenges ahead for female entrepreneurs.Mar 4, 2016 340 Shares
The new annual Yelp Small Business Pulse survey shows that 85 percent of small businesses are optimistic about the upcoming year.Jan 10, 2016 605 Shares
A new SurePayroll survey reveals that there are a lot of optimistic small business owners dotting the landscape. The survey found that just 3 percent of the respondents said they had a bad 2015.Dec 1, 2015 327 Shares
Are small retailers making merry as the Holiday season approaches. You bet! That's because many are expecting sales this year to outdo last year. But if you hope to make the most of your Holiday sales, here are some things you'll want to think about doing first.Nov 16, 2015 201 Shares
If your small business is suffering from a lag in productivity, getting the team to stop putting things off until the last minute could help boost output.Nov 10, 2015 327 Shares
Feeling chained to your desk? That feeling got you feeling bad about yourself? New research shows that the little motions you make while sitting at your desk, like kicking your feet, can actually improve your health.Sep 29, 2015 300 Shares
New research commissioned by GoDaddy reveals that more than half of all small businesses in the U.S. -- a total of 55 percent -- do not have a website. Why is it important to have a website for your small business? Most startups include a site as part of their initial plans; that's why.Sep 16, 2015 360 Shares
If your small business is in serious need of a youth movement, the Millenial set is all ready to get to work. The thing about this generation, though, is that they want work-life balance, even if it means relocating. Setting up your business operations to accommodate this need may be imperative to recruit and retain the youngest workers today.Jun 30, 2015 812 Shares
Is your small business marketing to Millennials. If the answer is no, you're not alone. A recent survey of members of the Manta community reveals many of these small businesses haven't either -- even though Millennials are a rapidly growing demographic.Jun 29, 2015 701 Shares