5 Easy Tricks for Small Businesses to Generate Website Leads (Infographic)

Small businesses need to generate leads through their website. Unfortunately, they tend to be the sector least equipped to do so. There are some basic things you can do to generate website leads, however. Here are our top tips to do just that. Ways To Generate Website Leads Mobile Friendly is a Must Despite it […]

Give Small Business Owners an Even Break, Pass a Minimum Standard for Paid Sick Leave

Amanda Ballantyne National Director of the Main Street Alliance wrote a rocking piece on paid sick leave over at Huffington Post. While business owners should be empathetic of their employees, a paid sick leave standard is far more than a demonstration of empathy; it’s good business. The business case for providing earned sick time is evident. […]

Minority Businesses Struggling With Credit According to Experian Report

Minority businesses still struggle with credit in a way other small businesses do not, a report from global business analytics firm Experian says. According to Experian, minority-owned businesses see an average business credit score of 49.7, five points lower than other U.S. companies. Meanwhile, minority small business owners struggle with an average consumer credit score […]

How to Get More Customer Engagement on Your Website

Just because you build a business website, does not mean that prospects will come. But once someone visits your site, how can you keep them there through effective  engagement? The goal is to increase the number of pages they view and the overall time they spend on the site. More time will ultimately mean a […]

One Foot In Front of the Other: The Continuing Strides of Women in Business

By Jania Bailey, CEO of FranNet When I was first entering the loan business back in Paducah, my bank president at the time suggested that I shadow a woman in Nashville who had made a name for herself in the banking industry. Observing her during that time, when the business culture didn’t dictate the same […]

Best Motivational Quotes for Creative Entrepreneurs

There is something special about motivational quotes. No matter how many times you read and re-read them, they never cease to help you reassess, refine and freshen up your place in the universe. They are like mini-books, authored just for you by people who have achieved some level of influence and success in their chosen […]

Florida Government Spending Bypasses Minority Businesses

Lillian D. Singh – Associate Director, Racial Wealth Divide Project @ Corporation for Enterprise Development Co-authored by Torey Alston Gender and racial bias — intentional or not — in the process of awarding contracts in construction, architecture, engineering and professional services is a major hindrance to small business growth for minority- and women-owned companies. Year after […]

The 4 Kinds of Work in the Future

HBR’s Work in the Future Will Fall into These 4 Categories has a great 2X2 matrix (below) showing the 4 different types of work likely over the next decade. Two things really struck us about this article and chart. The first is all 4 quadrants assume the growing use of contingent labor. But contingent labor is […]