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There have been a lot of positive reports about the economy lately, but Capital One's latest Spark Business Barometer is one of the cheeriest. Why? Because it shows that small business owners are putting their money where their mouths are and investing in their businesses’ growth.
SCORE recently released an infographic that provides tips on mobile marketing. 64% of decision makers read email on their phones, so learning mobile marketing strategies is critical to success. Small business owners must ensure their websites are optimized for mobile viewing,
What You Need to Know When You Start Your Small Business Empire You know her as the "SmallBizLady," but Melinda Emerson didn't start out that way. Learn how Melinda built her brand and get her advice on starting and growing your business.
What are small business owners’ expectations, hopes and challenges for 2015? Good news: According to Rocket Lawyer's Semi-Annual Small Business Index, which surveys some 500 U.S. business owners, entrepreneurs are feeling better today than they have in a very long time. A whopping 80
In the webinar “Hot Markets! Hot Trends! Hot Businesses! Great Ideas For Small Business Owners,” SCORE Columnist and Speaker Rieva Lesonsky teaches business owners how to determine their best target audience, identify the latest trends and business ideas. Rieva is the CEO of GrowBiz
Why Small Business Optimism is Up Small business owners are more optimistic about their growth and earnings prospects now than at any time since 2006. According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), which has tracked business owner optimism for decades, American small businesses may finally be shaking off the
“Do what you love, and the money will follow.” That saying has inspired many a startup entrepreneur to quit their steady job and start a business to follow their passion. But for every entrepreneur who’s succeeded, there’s another who’s still wondering when that
Infographic: A Look at Accounting and Taxes Small business owners spend a lot of time and money on taxes and accounting. Is this a burden for entrepreneurs? Get the facts on today's tax preparation and accounting trends in this SCORE infographic.
Starting a business can be both exciting and challenging. Many people launch their own business concept and succeed. But many don’t. Depending upon which statistic you reference, about 50-80 percent of new U.S. companies fail in their first five years. If you are ready to start a business
Does it feel like your startup is stuck in first gear? You’ve got your business off the ground, but sales and profits aren’t where you hoped they’d be. You’re putting what seems like 24/7 into the business—maybe still working at a day job or part-time gig to make

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