Small Business Saturday isn’t a novelty anymore – independent retailers depend on it

For Mackenzi Farquer, Small Business Saturday is a big deal. The owner of Queens, New York-based Lockwood gift shop, which sells kitchenware, clothing and paper goods, says there’s often barely room to stand in her locations on the retail holiday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. “It’s our busiest day […]

Business to be ‘named and shamed’ on late payments to small firms

Big businesses and governments delaying payments to small business suppliers will be “named and shamed” after the Morrison government asked the small business ombudsman to review the impact of late payments on the cash flow of small firms. The government-directed review, which could lead to new laws or more industry-led […]

Fiverr Service Assists Small Businesses in Search of Freelance Product Photographers

Selling your products online as a small business means having to take photographs of the items so you can post them. The new Fiverr still Product Photography Pro service now lets you hire the best talent from around the world so you won’t have to do it. Find a Product Photographer on […]

Congress Thinks Mark Zuckerberg Didn’t Do Enough to Address Small Businesses During His Testimony

CREDIT: Getty Images Update: This article is updated to include a comment from Facebook.  Mark Zuckerberg spent ample time talking about his startup roots during his testimony before Congress last week, but when it came to addressing the startup community as a whole–and to what extent the Cambridge Analytica scandal involved small businesses–he was tight lipped. Indeed, over […]

6 New Year’s Resolutions For The 99% Of The Nation’s Small Business Retailers

The National Retail Federation reports that today there are some 3,793,621 retail establishments in the United States, and nearly 99% count as small businesses with less than 50 employees. Unlike the 1% big retailers at the top, the 99%ers don’t have legions of MBA’s to guide their businesses, and few […]