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How to Create a Media List that Gets Publicity

A good media list helps you bring your company news to the attention of journalists and get publicity. After all, if you are sending out a press release or PR pitch, you want to target the right audience. Below, we show you how to create a media list — one targeting the right people — in 5 easy steps. What is a Media List? A media list consists of...

Small Businesses Need No-Strings-Attached Access to Funds — Here’s a Smart Option

Sponsored Post The pandemic has had a profound effect on small businesses across the country. Seven months after the onset, resilient businesses have slowly begun accepting customers back into their shops, but things are by no means back to normal. Fewer customers and tighter local restrictions means less sales, with three-quarters of small businesses...

How Fast is 5G? (INFOGRAPHIC)

From new laws to make the 5G network safer, to conspiracy theories suggesting 5G towers spread COVId-19, 5G is no stranger to making the tech headlines. The fifth generation of wireless technology follows previous generations of mobile tech. 3D paved the way for the launch of smartphones, while 4G allowed for faster browsing. 5G is proving faster than...

SMBfission Launches Tool to Assess Small Business Online Reputation

SMBfission has announced the launch of its Review Barrier Assessment, a free online reputation self-assessment tool. According to the company, the tool will help business gauge their digital presence as more businesses migrate to online channels. In the era of COVID-19 online shopping has come center stage as businesses look for capturing markets online....

Small Business Owners Less Satisfied with Credit Card Issuers, Mostly Due to Lack of Communication

A study by J.D. Power points to declining levels of satisfaction among small businesses towards credit card users in 2020. According to the 2020 Small Business Credit Card Satisfaction Study, customer satisfaction, loyalty or brand advocacy for credit card issuers have declined during COVID-19. This despite relief efforts put in place by card issuers....

Learn Social Media Best Practices at Upcoming Summit

The pandemic has shown having a digital presence is no longer a luxury for businesses, it is a must. And this means understanding the ecosystem and learning how to make your business thrive in it. One of the things you must learn is social media. The Social Media Strategies Summit for Small Businesses looks to teach small businesses these valuable...

10 Tips to Help Small Businesses Increase Revenue Without Spending a Ton

Small businesses often have to spend money to make money. But not every entrepreneur has the resources to spend big. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right small investments. Whether you’re putting in time or money, you need to get the most possible bang for your buck. These tips from the online small business community can help you make the...

Proper Sanitary Procedures and Touchless Payments Key to Small Business Success in 2020 Holiday Season

Even though there is more optimism from Pfizer and Moderna regarding their vaccines, consumers are still concerned. According to NMI’s Holiday Spending Insights Report, small businesses must implement proper sanitary procedures and touchless payment systems. This if they want to ensure their success during the 2020 holiday shopping season. In the report,...

Keala Gaines of eBay: Offering Right Payment Options on Right Devices Remove Friction, Improves Customer Experience

The holiday shopping season is in full swing now. And more and more of it is being done online due to the pandemic. Which means more transactions than ever are being done digitally, and over a growing number of devices. And that also means an increasing important piece of the customer experience is how the transaction is executed. The easier and efficient...

In the News: Small Business Owners Frustrated Not Getting Aid

No matter what metric you look at, business is more likely down than it was a year ago. And in some cases, it is dangerously down as many small businesses struggle to stay open in the midst of a pandemic. This has increased the frustration owners are feeling with the lack of local and state aid. So much so, 86% of small business owners say they have...

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