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Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Hire Learning
Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog, Human resources for Small Business

Have you been meaning to hire extra help for your small business this summer? You’ll be interested to know that U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2. 86 million temporary and contract workers per day in the first quarter of 2013, up 2. 9 percent from the same period last year, according to the newest data from the American Staffing Association. Read more…

Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: I (Won’t) Drink to That
Business, current events, Getting Advanced

Restaurant owners are worried a proposal to lower the legal blood-alcohol content could hurt restaurant sales without helping to save more lives. Reacting to the National Transportation Safety Board’s proposal to lower the legal limit to 0. 05 percent from 0.08 percent, restaurant groups such as the National Restaurant Association have expressed concern the move would hurt the industry, which makes much of its profits off of alcohol, and punish responsible adults who enjoy a drink with their meal. Read more…

Are Small Business Owners Ready to Hire?
current events, Home Page Blog, Human resources for Small Business

How are small business owners feeling about their companies’ success nearly halfway through 2013? More than half (60 percent) are satisfied with their businesses’ financial performance, according to a new TD Bank survey of more than 600 U.S. small business owners. However, small businesses still face some challenges as the economy recovers. The biggest challenges small business owners foresee for 2013 are growing their businesses (51 percent), dealing the economic environment (45 percent) and managing cash flow (34 percent). Read more…

Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Uncle Sam Tightens Purse Strings
current events, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog

If you do business with the federal government, your financial future might be dimming a bit. According to the National Association for Business Economics, the automatic sequestration spending cuts will cause government buying and investment to decline 2. 3 percent this year, which is more than double the 1 percent drop originally projected.Luckily, the group revised its projections for personal consumption spending upwards, projecting a 2.3 percent increase for 2013 and another 2. Read more…

Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Gluten-Free Profits
current events, Home Page Blog, On Your Way
forum.web.com
21 May 2013

Gluten-free products aren’t just for purely allergic or dietary reasons anymore. The gluten-free trend is being boosted by fad diet enthusiasts as a way to eat better and lose weight. According to Datamonitor, global sales of gluten-free products are expected to grow to $4.3 billion by 2015. Read more…

Friday Small Business Roundup: Content Marketing and More
current events, Facebook/Social Media, internet marketing
forum.web.com
12 April 2013

Are you implementing a content marketing strategy? Read Rieva Lesonsky’s post What Are the Biggest Content Marketing Hurdles? to learn what to watch out for. Do you have a business blog? It’s not as hard as you think–read Monika Jansen’s How to Start and Maintain a Blog Without Going Crazy to learn. Is the economy improving–or are we headed for another recession? Find out in Small Business Optimism Slips by Karen Axelton. Read more…

Friday Small Business Roundup: Event Marketing and More
current events, Marketing/Branding, news
forum.web.com
22 March 2013

Get face-to-face with customers and prospects. Read Monika Jansen’s three-part series, Event Marketing for Small Businesses Part 1: Getting Started; Event Marketing for Small Businesses Part 2: Planning and Promoting Your Event; and Event Marketing for Small Businesses Part 3: During and After Your Event. Affluent consumers are tightening their purse strings. Read more…

Friday Small Business Roundup: Retail Marketing and More
current events, eCommerce, internet marketing
forum.web.com
10 October 2012

Check out this week’s Friday Small Business Roundup for tips and ideas to help grow your business. If you’re a small business owner in the Jacksonville, Florida, area, Learn the Secrets of Online Marketing at the Web. com Small Business Forum held October 19. Read more…

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