small business

National Veterans Small Business Week is Nov. 5-9

The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the accomplishments of veteran, service member and military spouse small business owners nationwide during National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 5-9. “National Veterans Small Business Week is another... more »

Learn how to prepare for disasters at Twitter chat, webinar

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has partnered with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) to help businesses become more aware of their risks while also helping them develop a continuity plan. Advance preparation... more »

Government Programs for Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) encourages economic development in areas which are light on brick and mortar small businesses, and in 1998 created the Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program, where certified small businesses... more »

Business 2 Business

Recently, we sat down with two retailers, Jamie Darling of Darling’s Fine Things in Newport, Arkansas and Marti Tolleson of Two Friends, in St. Simons Island, Georgia. They have formed a unique friendship over the... more »

“Best New Product” winners announced at NY NOW Winter 2018 Market

Winners of the “Best New Product” Awards were announced last night at NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. NY NOW’s “Best New... more »

How Small Businesses Can Nail Social Marketing

For many independent business owners, embarking on a full-blown social media program can seem like a daunting journey into unknown territory. Thankfully, the payoff is worth the effort. When done right, there’s massive potential for... more »

Josephine’s Makes it Through Some Growing Pains

Port Orchard, WA - At one point along her journey, Sam Smith, owner of Josephine’s Redeemed Boutique, was ready to close the doors and lock up for good.But she’s glad she decided not to.“I have... more »

How Mom-and-Pop Businesses Can Thrive in the 21st Century

Rick Gydesen is 73. He intends to die in the saddle.Gydesen says he will continue to run his coffee shop, body and soul, until he is unable to do so. Rick's Place Coffee Shop absorbs... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

April 25, 2019 - April 28, 2019

TransWorld’s Spring Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show

Rosemont, IL
April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Los Angeles Spring Cash & Carry Show

Los Angeles, CA
April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019

West Coast Christmas Cash & Carry Gift Show

Los Angeles, CA
April 27, 2019 - April 29, 2019

Gift, Gourmet and Souvenir Show

Petoskey, MI
April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019

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