Small business confidence rebounds on optimism about US-China trade deal

Resurgent optimism about the future of U.S. trade policy, along with a surprise spike in optimism about technological changes, helped lift confidence among small business owners, according to the fourth-quarter 2019 CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey. The CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Confidence Index rose from 57 in the third quarter to 59 in the fourth […]

Maharashtra polls: Small business people disappointed with political parties

To vote on Monday, they were divided in their choice of candidates over the economic issues. Walking through the crowded corridors of the 150-year-old Crawford market before Diwali celebrations would have usually been tough. This year it is not. The small bylanes were devoid of people, and there was enough […]

Four Creative Marketing Ideas For Small Business Success

Every small business owner knows the need for actionable marketing. The good news is, there are a number of creative marketing ideas you can employ today. Why is marketing important? Well, 50% of small businesses fail within five years. This is nail-bitingly stressful, but with the following marketing ideas, you can keep […]

Small businesses sell half the stuff on Amazon. Now, the tech giant is rolling out three new prizes to recognize its small business partners, including Small Business of the Year.

Amazon announced Friday morning an award program that reflects its increasing attention to its small business partners. More than one million US-based Small and Medium-sized Businesses, or SMBs, sell products through Amazon. Globally, SMBs sold half of all the stuff bought on the platform last year. Starting Friday, SMBs that […]

In the News: Recession Warnings Don’t Worry Small Business Owners

Recession talk continues to make headlines and small businesses can’t avoid getting caught up in it — or can they? Two pieces of news reached us this week that indicate small business worries about a recession are pretty low or non-existent. Earlier this week, the Money Anxiety Index found that small business […]