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Join me for National Small Business Week! » Succeed As Your Own Boss
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Join me for National Small Business Week! » Succeed As Your Own Boss

National Small Business Week is celebrated during the first week of May every year and takes place from May 1 to 7 this year. This week aims to honor the entrepreneurs of our country who have played their part in bringing new ideas to life and growing our economy.  Different events are hosted in different places, and top entrepreneurs from every state are given awards for their performances. Apart from recognizing the top entrepreneurs, the goal of this week is also to encourage small business owners to learn online marketing skills and strategies to scale up their business operations. In 1963, after the proclamation from President John F. Kennedy, the first National Small Business Week was created. After this inaugural celebration, the week became an annual practice to encourage and i...
SBA National Small Business Week Focus Is Building a Better America
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SBA National Small Business Week Focus Is Building a Better America

The Small Business Administration (SBA) theme for the upcoming National Small Business Week is “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship.” SBA Director of Strategic Alliances Morning Washburn announced the schedule for the week, May 2-7, which includes a virtual summit, a winner’s event, field office events and a national bus tour. Events of the National Small Business Week are free but you must register. During a webinar April 27, representatives from SBA partners SCORE (service corps of retired executives) and the Public Private Strategies Institute detailed the SBA’s new Equity Action Plan. Presenters were Public Private Strategies Institute founder Rhett Buttle, SCORE VP of External Relations Betsy Dougert and SBA Senior Advisor Aditi Dussault. What’s the SBA Equity Action...
Apple Says New iMovie 3.0 Makes It Easier to Edit and Share Videos
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Apple Says New iMovie 3.0 Makes It Easier to Edit and Share Videos

Apple have announced a new version of iMovie which includes features that make it  even easier to create amazing edited videos on iPhone and iPad devices.Apple Says New iMovie 3.0 Makes It Easier to Edit and Share VideosThe new version of iMovie has a Storyboards feature which teaches content creators how to edit and improve their video storytelling skills with pre-made templates. Another new feature, Magic Movie, lets creators make professional-looking videos quickly using clips and photos with automatically added transitions, effects and music.Small Business Promotion OpportunitiesSmall businesses will be able to make use of these new features to promote their products and services as well as hype promotions. Previously, it could be a concern that a poorly made video might have a detr...
How Small Businesses Can Benefit From Automation
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How Small Businesses Can Benefit From Automation

Small businesses need to take advantage of every edge they can get. Most do not have a labor force or resources that can compete with their competitors. This is where automation can come in to help many small business owners. With modern automation systems, you can take a lot of tasks off your workload or off the schedule of your employees. This will allow you and your employees to focus on the critical work that requires the attention of a human. photo credit: Mikhail Nilov / Pexels Many small business owners are reluctant to work with automation solutions. They think automation is only for big corporations with a lot of money. While that may have been true in the past, there are affordable automation solutions for small businesses. For those who may be wondering if they should start ...
The Rise of Buy Now-Pay Later Payment Options for Consumers and Businesses
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The Rise of Buy Now-Pay Later Payment Options for Consumers and Businesses

As many as 2 in 3 Americans have more interest in buy now pay later (BNPL) in 2022 compared to before the pandemic.The Rise of Buy Now-Pay Later Payment Options for Consumers and BusinessesThe growing demand for BNPL is highlighted in an infographic by Opy, a payments fintech.The infographic shares the results of the survey that investigated the trends and opinions of 1,000 US consumers.Consumers Want Flexible Payment OptionsIt shows that consumers are demanding flexible payment options, with 43% of dental patients wanting BNPL and the same number of pet owners reporting that preference.The majority of respondents said that having flexibility over payments is the most desired feature of BNPL.Consumer Anxiety Over PaymentsThe infographic shows that nearly 75% of consumer aged between 43 ...
Network, Learn, and Grow at Small Business Expo NYC
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Network, Learn, and Grow at Small Business Expo NYC

As the biggest business networking and educational event for small business owners and entrepreneurs, SMALL BUSINESS EXPO – NEW YORK CITY will bring together industry experts and vendors. You will have the opportunity to learn the latest technologies, trends, systems, and processes to market your small business more effectively.You will be able to shop for new products to grow your business and build new relationships with innovative vendors across a range of industries. This includes healthcare, finance, professional services, hospitality, social media marketing, web services, government, non-profit, and much more.Click the red button and register to attend on June 24, 2022, from 10 AM-5:00 PM EST in New York City. Register NowFeatured Events, Contests and AwardsSales Acceleration Summ...
10 Tips for Creating Positive Workplace Culture – Even If You Work From Home
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10 Tips for Creating Positive Workplace Culture – Even If You Work From Home

If you buy something through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.Workplace culture has always played a major role in business ownership. However, the rise of remote work has changed how many entrepreneurs approach this issue. Whether you work in an office or from home, it’s important to tailor your workplace environment to your needs and those of your team. Here are tips from members of the online small business community.Launch Your Remote Career with These Free CoursesThe rise of remote work has brought about more opportunities for people to launch brand new businesses from home. But there may be a bit of a learning curve for those just starting out. Luckily, there are free courses that can help. This post by Holly Reisam Hanna of The Work at Home Woma...
State Farm Supports Small Businesses with Economic Support Grant
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State Farm Supports Small Businesses with Economic Support Grant

Small businesses can use various types of support when getting started or dealing with challenges. This may include direct grant funding or economic support through the community. A new grant funded by State Farm offers economic support to several communities throughout the U.S.Read about that program and more small business grants below.State Farm LISC Grant PartnershipState Farm is distributing grant funding through its partnership with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. The national nonprofit community development organization focuses on boosting economic opportunities in underserved communities. And State Farm is supporting that mission with a new $2 million grant. Some of the funding will go toward general community development initiatives. But others may support businesses...
Small Business Stabilization Grants of $10,000 Available Now
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Small Business Stabilization Grants of $10,000 Available Now

Communities across the U.S. are providing small business stabilization grants to address the lingering problems of the pandemic along with other issues small business owners are facing. These grants are more accessible and they address issues that can be solved with small grants. For businesses that didn’t get a PPP loan or are in need of additional funds, these are the ideal grants to help entrepreneurs until the economy recovers. Take a look at these articles to find out what grants are available in your area.Grants between $5,000 to $10,000 are available across the country. These grants look to help small business owners with pandemic-related losses addressing several industries including hotels and hospitality. Additionally, the grants also want to help with operational expenses, ch...
The Most Popular and Best Selling NFT Collections This Week
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The Most Popular and Best Selling NFT Collections This Week

The hottest NFT collection now is Moonbirds which was created by PROOF Collective. After its launch on April 16, Moonbirds now has a secondary market floor price of 20 ETH or $58,566 at the latest ETH price. Early buyers are definitely happy, because the price is increasing at fast rate. One particular NFT from this collection has sold for $1,037,434.And this highlights the growth of NFTs when the collection is minted by the right group and it gets the right PR/marketing and hype behind it. VeeFriends Series 2 is also experiencing a great run.READ MORE: How to Make Money with NFTMost Popular and Best Selling NFTs of the Last Week – April 29, 2022Take a look at what Moonbirds and the other top NFT collections are doing this week with the sales data is coming from NFT Stats and CryptoSlam...