Small Business Stories – Pick of the Week January 7 2017

40 Small Business Trends and Predictions for 2017

Business News Daily
By: Adam C. Uzialko

shutterstock_377448043What do business owners, professionals and experts expect 2017 to hold for small business? After a tumultous election season, entrepreneurs can finally expect a little bit of certainty and stability. Keeping an eye on key trends and new developments, of course, is always imperative for any business that wants to position itself advantageously. Read the full story

Narcissism: The Biggest Reason Your Sales Emails Fail

Inc.
By: Heather R. Morgan

getty_143174836_200013332000928086_1262655 telltale signs your messages are ego-driven and off-putting.  Contrary to what you might expect, sales emails should not be all about you and your company. Instead, you should put your prospective customers front-and-center when you plan a new campaign. Read the full story

Want to Start A Business in 2017? Try Using One Of Your Hobbies as an Idea

Inc.
By: Sarhat Pala

getty_471515372_2000133320009280123_126597You already spend your free time on them, so why not tap your hobbies for business ideas so you can spend your working time on them, too? Read the full story

Hard Truths and Tips About Borrowing From Friends and Family

Entrepreneur
By: The Staff at Entrepreneur Media Inc.

20161019210421-gettyimages-495874049Have you heard of “FFF” money? FFF stands for family, friends and fools. Many new entrepreneurs receive the initial funding for their businesses from people close to them, causing these relationships to start sliding toward disaster. Over his 15-year career as an entrepreneur, Josh Steimle borrowed from all three groups, making him an excellent source for what to watch out for when borrowing FFF money. Read the full story

Repurposing Content: 6 Steps to Boost Backlinks & Rankings 5x

Business 2 Community
By: Tyler Horvath

repurposing-content-increase-backlinksDo you frequently make great post on your blog yet you still don’t see the traffic or customers rolling in? In 2016, creating content is more than just writing niche specific articles on your blog. Now there are a ton of different types of content and different ways to share these pieces of content. In the article, we are going to teach you how create high quality content from one piece of content that will get you more backlinks and organic traffic.  Read the full story


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