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4 tips for stressed-out business owners to maximize productivity. 

May 26, 2023 - Emeka Anammah

With a plethora of self-help books, productivity gurus, and a new optimization hack every week, it can be hard to weed out what actually works. Despite this, work optimization and maximizing productivity are essential for a business to ensure that it is getting a sufficient reward for its risk and that resources are well-spent.  So, […]

Small Business Owners are concerned about the future… Here’s what you can do.

May 18, 2023 - Emeka Anammah

The outlook of small business owners (SBO’s) differs based on location, industry, support, and many other factors. SBO’s are concerned about a great many things, but now it seems the #1 concern is… you guessed it, the economy.  CNBC’s Small Business Surveys of over 2,200 small businesses convey current sentiments of small business owners. From […]

How Adaptability Can Be the Key to Success

January 19, 2022 - Victor Rogers

The coronavirus pandemic has proven largely disastrous for many small businesses across America. While its devastating effect has cost jobs and livelihoods, it has also forced entrepreneurs to transform the way they do business for the better in a modern, tech-oriented landscape. Unfortunately, not all businesses can shift their business model into remote work when […]

9 Tips for Achieving your Business Goals

July 28, 2021 - Victor Rogers

Running a small business can be difficult and overwhelming. Having goals for your business can help you stay focused and make a step-by-step plan to accomplish those goals.  At every stage of a small business, the owners need to evaluate their goals to make sure they are working in a way to reach them. This […]

12 Tips in Social Media Marketing for Small Business

July 17, 2021 - Victor Rogers

Coming out of the Covid-19 Pandemic, small businesses are eagerly reopening and ready for the long awaited customers. But picking back up your clientele might be difficult after so long. “How to use Social Media for Small Business: 12 Simple Tips” by Christina Newberry gives helpful insights on how to build up your clients through […]

10 Tips to Cut Cost for Businesses

June 22, 2021 - Victor Rogers

After a year of Covid, closing for a time and losing customers, many business owners are not sure where their hard-earned business’ will be in the next couple of years. Nicole Fallon’s article on CO website covers “10 Ways to Cut Your Overhead Costs” for small business owners. Although you might not be able to […]

Applications Open for Restaurant Revitalization Fund

May 3, 2021 - Victor Rogers

Applications have opened for eligible restaurants that were left starving for business throughout 2020 in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.  Registration for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, the $28.6 billion effort from the Small Business Administration launched Friday, April 30. The fund provides foodservice owners the opportunity to apply for crucial funding following restaurant shutdowns, […]


May 3, 2021 - Victor Rogers

It’s National Small Business Week. America was founded by risk-takers. Men and women who identified the opportunity – to gain independence – and seized that opportunity for all it was worth. Today, small business owners continue that tradition of seizing upon the opportunity and committing themselves each day to their communities and beyond.  This week […]

Restaurants Struggling to Find Employees is Nationwide Trend

April 26, 2021 - Victor Rogers

Across the country, restauranteurs are struggling to find employees. Last week, the National Federation of Independent Business surveyed more than 500 small businesses and reported that 42% of them had job openings they couldn’t fill – the latest trend following the enhanced, long-term unemployment benefits included in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. As […]

MLB Continues to Receive Backlash from Small Businesses in Georgia

April 16, 2021 - Victor Rogers

Georgia businesses are continuing to speak out against Major League Baseball’s (MLB) decision to move the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver, following a voting law that was signed by Governor Brian Kemp.  Business owners and state leaders deemed the decision to move the game a detrimental blow to small businesses across the city.  […]

NASA Announces 45 Million for Small Business Entrepreneurs

April 5, 2021 - Victor Rogers

NASA has announced that it will invest more than $45 million in 365 proposals from American small businesses. The agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs fund the research, development, and demonstration of innovative technologies.  “These small businesses and research institutions represent the latest wave of innovators working to […]

SBA Set to Make New Changes

March 26, 2021 - Victor Rogers

Isabella Casillas Guzman, the new head of the Small Business Administration, is set to make new changes at the agency to further help small businesses and companies.  Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, a devastating 400,000 businesses have closed.  Guzman expects small business provisions in the rescue package to help those still struggling, […]

Small Businesses Flock to Shopify

March 18, 2021 - Victor Rogers

A third option for small businesses that focus on e-commerce has emerged. Shopify presents merchants with access to cloud-based third-party services. From payments to fulfillment, merchants have more control of their brand and customer relationships, a key difference between Amazon services.  Shopify’s main offering is a cloud-based service that makes it more simple to build […]

Women are Losing Job Gains Amid Pandemic

March 9, 2021 - Victor Rogers

The Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute is sounding the alarm that women’s job gains made up until the pandemic are quickly dropping. Executive Director, Kim Shumpert, envisions a new climb ahead for working women, following a trying year for businesses.  “All of the work we have done to finally see women elevated was sort of taking […]

Governor Cuomo Sets Unrealistic Goal for Independent Theater Owners

March 2, 2021 - Victor Rogers

On March 5, movie theaters will be permitted to open at 25% with no more than 50 people per screen, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a tweet following a press conference.  Despite the news, independent-run entities are discouraged by the short notice from their governor.   “That’s just a total loss of revenue by even opening,” […]

President Biden Announces Changes to PPP Loan

February 25, 2021 - Victor Rogers

President Biden announced several critical changes to the coronavirus-relief program for small businesses across the country on Monday. In an attempt to improve access for small businesses in underserved communities, PPP loan applicants with fewer than 20 employees will be able to apply exclusively from 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday until 5 p.m. ET on […]

Veteran-Owned Company Pledges $250,000 for Barstool Fund

February 15, 2021 - Victor Rogers

Veteran-Owned Company Supports Barstool Fund The founders of veteran-owned Black Rifle Coffee Company, Evan Hafer and Mat Best, have pledged to donate $250,000 to the Barstool Fund.  The company announced their $150,000 donation on February 8, leading to CEO Hafer’s additional pledge of $100,000.  “Small businesses around the US have been crushed in the last […]

Small Business Gets Creative to Survive

February 5, 2021 - Victor Rogers

Since 2013, Amanda George and Lalka Morales had been the leading dog walking and pet sitting business in South Tampa. Similar to nearly all small businesses in the country, the pandemic changed everything.  SoHo Hound lost about 90% of their clientele and dropped to as low as five daily dog walks, a far cry from […]

Viral Bernie Sander’s Mittens to be Auctioned off for Good Cause

January 27, 2021 - Victor Rogers

Jen Ellis, the woman behind the viral mittens of Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, is using her talent to give back to her community. First seen at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, Ellis has since received over 13,000 email orders for her hand-crafted mittens. Ellis, a 42-year-old elementary school teacher in Essex Junction, has embraced the attention […]

Biden’s Push for Raising Minimum Wage Concerns Business Owners

January 20, 2021 - Victor Rogers

As part of his administration’s $1.9 trillion Covid spending plan, President-elect Joe Biden is seeking to raise the minimum wage to a uniform $15 an hour across the nation. This package comes on top of the $900 billion December bill and the $2.9 trillion bill from last spring.  The proposal, named the American Rescue Plan, […]


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