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As a busy small business owner, you don’t always have time to search for the latest news in your industry. So, every week, we find the latest news and advice for small business owners from around the web, so you don’t have to. Want these in your inbox? Sign up for our regular newsletter – one email a week with everything you need to know. Here’s your news for the week of 8/3/2014.
Why Small Business Lending Has Not Recovered
Banks stopped lending to small businesses during the recession and, unfortunately, those days are not over. With the crisis still lingering, there are other factors, such as high search and transaction costs, that are constraining access to bank credit. Former SBA Chief Karen Mills explores what these factors could be.
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U.S. Small-Business Owners’ Optimism Continues Slow Rise
Luckily, small business owners are slowly feeling more confident, although not quite to the point where they were before 2008. Although they’re feeling positive about revenues, they say that finding new customers is the most challenging part of the business. Do you agree?
The 10 Best Cities for Work-Life Balance
Having a good work-life balance isn’t just about your job…apparently it’s about where you live too. We don’t want to spoil the top spot, but we WILL tell you it’s in Utah. Did your city make the list?
How to Earn Customer Loyalty
It’s easier to sell to an existing customer than acquire a new one, so it’s important you have strong customer loyalty. Here’s how to earn their trust and keep them coming back.
What can the Facebook ad platform do for small businesses?
If you are considering using Facebook for your business (or already are), there is no one better to offer advice than Facebook’s Director of Small Business, Dan Levy. Levy explains how Facebook can help you master their product with the Facebook Fit events.
What Are Some Options For A Small Business With A Very Low Yelp Rating?
If your business is suffering from bad online reviews, Quora offers a word of advice on how you can ramp up your ratings.