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Log In / Register | Jan 19, 2017

20 Budget-Friendly Tools to Strengthen Security at Your Small Business

Securing one's place of business is a major concern of any business owner, whether the threat is from a burglar or a hacker. Here are some of the latest digital tools that make it easier, less expensive and more secure than you may have thought to protect your business.

Trump and Jack Ma Discuss Support for '1 Million Small Businesses'

President-elect Donald Trump and Alibaba CEO Jack Ma met today in New York at the Trump Tower to discuss increasing U.S. small business sales with China and Southeast Asia via the Alibaba e-commerce site.

6 Top Associations for the Small Business Owner

Small business associations can expand the knowledge, horizons, camaraderie and influence of an entrepreneur. Here are six strong ones to consider:

SBA Reveals Its Top 10 Blogs of 2016

The SBA reveals its ten most-read blogs of 2016 by number of views, ranging from the most-read, "A Simple Cash Flow Spreadsheet Anybody Can Use";  #2, "Top 10 Low Cost Start Up Business Ideas You Can Launch Today"; through #10, "7 Ideas for Marketing to Existing Customers."

How the USPS HDDS Service Gets Small Businesses More Customers

If you own a small business, such as a restaurant franchise, a gym or an auto repair shop that would benefit from more customers, the U.S. Postal Service's Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) can get them for you.

Business Owners Can Suffer Tech Overload

Technology is a boon to business owners, but the time spent on such tech pursuits as email, texting and social media can easily balloon out of control to the detriment of business if the owner doesn’t exercise some strong self-discipline. Becky Davis is a prototypical illustration of this:

Trump Names Wrestling Magnate Linda McMahon to Head SBA

Linda McMahon, who along with her husband Vince McMahon built WWE (formerly known as World Wrestling Entertainment) from a small regional business to a large multinational, then diverted her attention to politics, has been named by President-elect Trump as his nomination to head the SBA.

Trump Must Champion the Small Business Administration

America's biggest companies are not satisfied with their present over-sized share of the business pie and want to start taking big bites out of small business's portion by getting the government to bury the SBA, writes Lloyd Chapman, president and founder of the American Small Business League

Google's New Tool May Drive Customers Away; Other Tech Developments

Google has developed a new feature for its Search and Maps that will be helpful for its users, but can easily cause lost business for restaurant and bar owners. Google is the most heavily trafficked site on the Internet, so this new tool can be expected to have widespread influence.

Why Small Business Must Get Organized

Because politicians and bureaucrats profoundly impact small businesses, getting organized to engage effectively in public policy should be a priority for small business owners. If for whatever reason owners don't bother, then it follows that they will be subject to decisions made and actions taken over which they have had no say.