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Best Practices for Small Businesses Doing E-Commerce

November 2, 2023 - Emeka Anammah

For many small businesses, e-commerce is their bridge to scale their sales and reach a wider audience. In the US alone, reports show that 2022 retail sales numbers reached over $1.07 trillion, showing that digital business is a massive market today. However, e-commerce can be overwhelming for small business owners who are new to the […]

Why New Environmental Standards Matter for Small Businesses.

October 19, 2023 - Emeka Anammah

Climate change can be an overused buzzword for some. However, it remains an urgent and complex issue that affects every aspect of our lives, including businesses of all sizes. While large corporations and multinational conglomerates may have greater resources to mitigate the risks of environmental changes, small businesses are often hit the hardest. This major […]

A Quick Look at Main Street’s Confidence Level 

September 20, 2023 - Emeka Anammah

Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy, contributing significantly to job creation and economic growth. However, the future outlook of these enterprises has been under scrutiny due to ongoing challenges. According to this small business survey from CNBC/SurveyMonkey, Main Street’s confidence appears to be faltering, even recently reaching the all-time lowest index of […]

4 Reasons to Use a Subscription-Box Business Model

September 7, 2023 - Emeka Anammah

A good product alone may not be enough for consumers anymore. Many of them want an experience, and that is what businesses can provide with the ingenious trend of subscription box services. From the likes of BirchBox to StitchFix, Many small businesses today are shaking up the traditional shopping experience by curating and delivering personalized […]

Navigating the Gig Economy: How Small Businesses Can Thrive with Freelancers

August 17, 2023 - Emeka Anammah

If you’re running a small business, you know that wearing multiple hats is practically your daily uniform. But what if I told you that you don’t have to juggle every task all by yourself? Welcome to the gig economy, a realm where freelancers with specialized skills can be your secret weapon to scalable success. In […]

How to Outsource as a Small Business Owner

August 4, 2023 - Emeka Anammah

Small business owners often tend to underestimate the power of delegation and outsourcing. Usually being constricted by budget, many attempt to do everything by themselves, from website development to accounting, resulting in exhaustion and burnout. However, for building a successful business, it is crucial to be aware of when outsourcing is actually more productive. This […]

What makes a small business stand out, according to YELP.

July 20, 2023 - Emeka Anammah

With more than 5 million businesses rated and reviewed, Yelp knows a thing or two about small businesses.  They have watched many small businesses come and go, noticing trends in what works and what doesn’t. In the latest issue of Entrepreneur, Yelp’s small business expert, Emily Washcovick, shared some insights on the principal factor that […]

6 Business Trends to Prepare for in 2024

July 7, 2023 - Emeka Anammah

As we pass the middle mark of 2023, several business trends have emerged and small businesses need to stay ahead of the curve to remain competitive. With every passing year, new business challenges emerge, making it imperative to continuously adapt and evolve. As we approach 2024, businesses need to prepare for emerging forces that will […]

5 Common Mistakes All Small Business Owners Should Avoid

June 30, 2023 - Emeka Anammah

We probably don’t need to tell you that running a successful business is much easier said than done. Unfortunately, many new business owners make mistakes that further hinder their chances of success unnecessarily. Here we will explore some common mistakes small business owners make and provide tips on how to avoid them. As you read […]

How Small Businesses can Combat the Labor Crisis

June 22, 2023 - Emeka Anammah

Small businesses have been hit hard by the labor crisis in recent times. The pandemic has caused a shift in the job market, with many employees choosing to work remotely or looking for work that offers better compensation and benefits. This has left small businesses (especially brick-and-mortar) struggling to attract and retain employees. The latest […]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the future. Here’s what that can mean for you.

June 15, 2023 - Emeka Anammah

Small businesses need every advantage they can get to remain competitive. Artificial intelligence (AI) has become one of the most powerful tools for large corporations, but AI usage isn’t limited to the big players. Small businesses can leverage AI in a variety of ways to streamline their processes and improve their bottom line. Despite conflicting […]

Efficient Ways to grow your (B2C) social media 

June 7, 2023 - Emeka Anammah

It’s no surprise to anyone that a solid social media presence is essential to the growth and overall success of almost any enterprise today. A small business cannot hope to last very long without investing time, money, and creative resources towards ensuring that it is a priority, despite how ‘small’ the small business is.  Here’s […]

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 […]


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