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11 Aug Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Small Biz Confidence Hits Six-Year High

Small Biz Confidence Hits Six-Year High

Owners of small companies are the most optimistic they’ve been since September of 2007, according to the latest survey from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The group’s Small Business Optimism Index rose for the third straight month, jumping 1.4 points in May, for a final reading of 96.6 – the best number since […]

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08 Aug Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Companies Increase Use of Digital Marketing

Companies Increase Use of Digital Marketing

When it comes to social media and small-business marketing, Facebook leads the pack. That’s according to a new survey that also revealed nearly a third of firms actively use digital products – like websites and social media – to help grow sales. The study from Webs, a subsidiary of Vistaprint, revealed that 88% of business […]

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04 Aug Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Sales, Marketing Forecasts Up for Small Businesses

Sales, Marketing Forecasts Up for Small Businesses

Small businesses had a strong 2013, with more than 60% reporting increased revenues over the previous year, according to survey data released by Constant Contact. Owners expect the upswing to continue, with 81% of those surveyed optimistic that revenues will continue to rise in 2014. “It’s encouraging to see that small businesses expect their revenue […]

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15 Jul Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Small Businesses Ignore Data Security

Small Businesses Ignore Data Security

Have you backed up your business today? If you said no, you’re not alone. A new survey of information technology professionals revealed that only 32% of small businesses had backed up their data on the day they were polled; 15% hadn’t backed up their systems that month. However, 40% of the IT workers surveyed believe […]

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04 Jun Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Survey Reveals Top Cities for Small Businesses

Survey Reveals Top Cities for Small Businesses

For the fifth year in a row, Austin, TX, has been named the best city to start and grow a small business, outranking 100 other U.S. metro areas with populations of at least half a million, according to a study released by The American Cities Business Journals. The booming metro boasts a growing population, adding […]

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19 May Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Owner Optimism On the Rise

NEWSFLASH: Owner Optimism On the Rise

While doubts persist, small-business owners are growing more optimistic about the direction of the U.S. economy. That’s according to Union Bank N.A.’s Small Business Economic Survey, an annual analysis that also identified positive trends in owners’ hiring plans and hours worked. Overall, 41% of small-business owners believe the national economy is headed in the right […]

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18 Mar Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Gallup Says Small Biz Expectations Mixed

NEWSFLASH: Gallup Says Small Biz Expectations Mixed

A survey by Gallup and Wells Fargo shows small-business owners are about as optimistic headed into 2014 as they were going into 2013. About 28% say they are less optimistic about their business’ future, while 23% say they are more hopeful. Attitudes about the business climate for 2014 are similarly mixed, with about a quarter […]

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