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Customers Prefer Brands with a Friendly Voice on Social Media

  A new survey by Adzooma found 55.7% of people would unfollow a brand because of the way they spoke online. The research tried to show what customers actually feel about brands with strong personalities and how it would influence their purchasing decisions.   Businesses portray their personalities through the way their brand speaks, its visuals,...

ESET Launches Cyber Security Products Bundle for Small Business

ESET just launched its ESET Remote Workforce Offer. This bundle of security products can help small and medium-sized businesses prevent ransomware and malicious threats to protect remote workers. Remote Work and Security: The bundle is specially designed to address the challenges businesses are facing with remote workers and digital security. ESET...

Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Communities in the Zoho Ecosystem

One of the benefits of using an integrated ecosystem in the digital world is it solves a lot of problems and eliminates compatibility issues. The Zoho ecosystem has 45+ business applications addressing everything from CRM, accounting, billing, mail, commerce, HR, supply chain, and much more. If you want to become more familiar with the ecosystem, Zoho...

10 Tips for Changing the Way You Think About Your Small Business

If you run a small business for long enough, you’ll need to change the way you think about certain concepts. From customer data to marketing strategies, making adjustments can help you stay relevant. Check out the tips below from members of the online small business community for changing your mindset. Take a Fresh Look at Consumer Data Businesses...

40% of Working Parents Reduced Hours or Quit Jobs During Pandemic

A recent survey by FlexJobs has found that 40% of working parents had to quit or cut back on hours since the pandemic. This was because the closure of schools has forced many to juggle work, childcare and help in their children’s education. Quit or Work Less: Of those surveyed, some 25% have voluntarily cut their hours and 15% have quit entirely. Of...

Susan Marshall of Torchlite: Demand for Certified Salesforce Freelancers Increased During Pandemic

  The economic uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has caused businesses of all sizes to layoff valuable employees. And many of those businesses still need to get things done in order to survive the current state of affairs. Especially things related to maintaining relationships with current customers, on top of finding ways to bring...

Starting a Business After Retirement

Starting a business after retirement is a growing trend. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, about 25% of workers between 50-59 are self-employed. Of those ages 65-69, 46% are self-employed. And 68% of those between 75-79 are too. All of these groups have higher rates of self-employment than those under 50, where just 20% are self-employed....

In the News – National Small Business Week Just Days Away

At long last, it’s nearly National Small Business Week. After getting delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, National Small Business Week presented by the US Small Business Administration will happen between Sept. 22-24 this year. And like so many highly anticipated and exciting conferences and events for small businesses in 2020, NSBW will be...

ACAP Signs Deal With Biz2Credit to License PPP Forgiveness Platform

ACAP has announced that it signed a deal to use Biz2Credit’s Biz2X PPP Forgiveness Platform to help it process the Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans. ACAP is a Small Business Administration (SBA)-approved non-bank lender and national loan aggregator of the PPP loan, What will this do? Through the platform, ACAP will be able to process its current...

Have You Really Deep Cleaned Your Office Space? (CARTOON)

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