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Record Number of Small Business Owners Optimistic on Expansion

The percentage of small business owners who say that now is a good time to expand is the highest it's been in 32 years, according to a new survey.

Small Business Finding Fulfillment in Amazon

Amazon packagesMany a small business owner may feel overwhelmed by Amazon's formidable market domination, but as the saying goes, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." Hordes of small businesses are thriving by partnering up with the Internet colossus.

How Instant Pot Became a Viral Phenomenon

Instant PotInstant Pot is a line of a few models of electric multicookers that has gone viral, a true cooking sensation. Yet in spite of the phenomenal popularity of its product, the Kanata, Ontario, Canada-based company has only about 50 employees.

Apple's Ban on Templated Apps Shuts Out Small Businesses

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Apps are so popular that Apple’s App Store was growing increasingly and, apparently, unacceptably cluttered. Apple announced last year that it would delete outdated, abandoned apps, but recently they added apps built with templates to that effort, an action that shut out large numbers of small business apps.

5 Basic Tech Skills for the Small Business Owner

As a small business owner, you may feel that you can't spare the time to learn new technical skills. On the other hand, you know that in today's high-tech world, lack of technical knowledge can put you and your business considerably behind others who are more technically informed.

SBA: 10 Steps to Start Your Own Business

Small Business OpeningThe Small Business Administration writes that starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities. It lists 10 steps to take before launching your business, such as conducting market research, writing your business plan and funding your business.

Get Ready for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday falls on Saturday, November 25, just two weeks away. Is your small business one that can profit from the occasion? Chances may be better than you might think that it can, writes a blogger on the SBA website, who asserts that the day is not just for retailers and bricks-and-mortar businesses.

Burglary Prevention for Your Small Business

According to Small Business Trends, businesses are four times more likely to be burglarized than homes. 

Google Searches Reveal Businesses Americans Most Want to Own

Google searches by Americans for information about businesses reveal the kinds they are showing the most interest in owning. The top 20 nationwide include food and beverages, farms and trucking. The most "unusually popular" in each state are also named, such as dog walking in New Jersey and real estate agency in Florida.

Famous Chef Shares Lessons Learned from Her Failed Restaurant

Carla Hall was a culinary TV star who opened her first restaurant in May of last year in Brooklyn. The food was delicious. Surely if anyone had what it took to operate a successful restaurant, she did, thought many. But her restaurant closed after 15 months. She shares what she learned from the experience.