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National Small Business Week touches entrepreneurs and businesses on Google Mobile First

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National Small Business Week is at the forefront of news for small businesses. The event included tons of events and recognition of entrepreneurs for their achievements. SBA Director Linda McMahon made some warm remarks about the importance of small businesses as well.

Meanwhile, those who have business websites are trying to get an idea of ​​Google's new Mobile First Index. Read more news and information of the week below.



Short week of business

National Small Business Week highlights entrepreneurs, according to McMahon

National Small Business Week features the 30 million small businesses in our country. Through award ceremonies, media interviews, and community events, we honor entrepreneurs whose accomplishments stand out. As an entrepreneur myself, I know the hard work that is done to start and build a small business – efforts that do not often get the attention they deserve.

Technological Trends

Want your business site to be ready for the Google Mobile First index? Read this!

Accelerating your site is not optional. And there is only a short time before Google deploys its Mobile First Index and Google Speed ​​Update in July. Even Facebook has announced that they are putting sites that load faster at the top of the news feeds. You do not have much time to anticipate these changes that could greatly reduce the traffic on your site.


90% of companies are not prepared for the GDPR deadline

A quick survey conducted by Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) revealed that 90 percent of organizations do not have the protocols necessary to be in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) As May 25, 2018 deadline is fast approaching.

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Square acquires Weebly by creating an all-in-one service for small e-commerce businesses

Some acquisitions let you scratch your head, but the announcement of Square (NYSE: SQ) buys Weebly for $ 365 million just begs the question, why did not it happen anymore early? Square Buy Weebly When the deal will be finalized, in the second quarter of 2018, it will bring together two companies that seem to belong together.

Forget the algorithm: 16 ways to get your business to the top of the research

It is very important to improve your website through search engine optimization (SEO), but how does it really work? Many of us are focusing on "beating the algorithm" to get the coveted high rankings, even if they change all the time. What does it take to get to the top and stay there? We asked 16 entrepreneurs for their best advice on SEO work to their advantage.

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Hey entrepreneurs, learn coding like a pro with the help of these 9 resources

I read with great interest a TechCrunch article from a developer named Basel Farag. In "Please do not learn to code," the author presents a compelling argument about why courses and bootcamps for ordinary people to learn programming are not all that They are supposed to be. In many ways, I agree with Basel. Not everyone is cut to be an engineer or programmer.

Economics

Monthly sales of bricks and mortar drop in March, according to a report

Brick and mortar retail sales fell 7.6% in March, due to a 4.3% decrease in traffic over the previous year and a slight drop in sales. a 0.4 point decrease in conversion. The latest data from RetailNext's Retail Year Pulse Retail Physical Retail Report also indicates that March marked the first drop in conversion in seven months.

38% of small businesses believe that employee talent is the key to success, says WalletHub

The 2018 WalletHub Small Business Owner Survey reveals that access to a talented workforce is an important factor in their success. More than one-third (38%) of small businesses said this was more important than other factors.

Employment

Small businesses struggle to hire talent as competition increases

The hiring conditions of small businesses become more competitive as the labor market continues to tighten. A new survey by Indeed shows these companies are struggling to hire people with leadership, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. And there are also other challenges.

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The gap in technical skills

Each year, thousands of vacant technical positions are not filled. Companies want to hire highly skilled and highly skilled information technology professionals, but they simply can not find them. The overwhelming demand for qualified candidates has made it increasingly difficult for companies to attract new talent and retain their current employees.

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Management

49% of small business owners can not sleep during the money worries

Small business owners face a lot of daily challenges to keep their dreams alive, and the effect of these challenges can manifest themselves in many ways. Square's new report reveals that 49% of respondents are not able to sleep due to cash flow problems.

Loans to Small Businesses

Approvals of small business loans to big banks increase again, says Biz2Credit

The March 2018 figures for approval rates for small business loans in major banks have further increased according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index. Biz2Credit Lending Index March 2018 The major banks, which Biz2Credit identifies as those with more than $ 10 billion in assets, have recorded a 25.5% approval rate for the month.

Marketing Tips

What is cross promotion and how can it benefit your small business?

Cross promotion is about expanding the marketing reach of your product. This is a general term that can mean advertising on different media or even cooperating with other companies to showcase each other's goods and services. Here is an example. You are shopping for a new computer on a website of a company that sells business models. An ad appears for the latest antivirus software.

Master the art of networking with these 8 tips

Professional networking is perhaps the most effective way to build relationships and expand your customer base. And thanks to sites like LinkedIn, connecting with the right people has become a lot easier. But networking is more than business cards and LinkedIn profiles. Making a personal connection can help build lasting and valuable relationships.

Trends in Retail Distribution

Worried about the apocalypse at retail? 4 ways your store can adapt

The rumors of disappearing retailers are very exaggerated. Retail sales rose 3.5% in 2017; in comparison, GDP increased by only 2.3%, according to a Deloitte study. But, the same study warns, there's a big change ahead that retailers have to adapt to. Here's what you need to know and the four ways your store can adapt.

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Small Business Operations

4 ridiculously simple steps to improve the way your small business donates to charity

As the owner of a business, you will likely be asked from time to time for donations to charities and organizations. Although your heart is in the right place, you probably can not afford to donate to everyone.

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Ten Steps to Becoming a Small Global Business

Small businesses should always look for a competitive advantage. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of US companies export and more than half of these goods and services are routed to only one other country. Small Business Trends has been talking to Jeremy Melis, Director of Small Business Marketing and Digital Customer Engagement for UPS.

Startup

These are the top 10 states for online businesses in the United States

Having an online business means you can reach almost every market in the world, but some places are better than others to handle this business. The new Frontier Business survey, titled "10 Most Friendly States for Online Business," examines what makes these places so extraordinary.

9 Things You Need to Do Today to Grow Your Small Business

Growing a small business is not easy. This is one of the most difficult challenges they face when they are looking to get out of the daily routine 9 – 5. The success of your small business depends on your efforts to increase your profits using various methods . From employee training to marketing, every aspect of your business deserves attention.

10 Tips for Increasing Your Business and Overcoming Growth Pains

Once your small business is peeled off, it's time to consider scaling strategies. The growth of a business is full of challenges, but it can be easier when you can learn from the expertise of others. Here are some ideas from members of the online small business community to help you take a new step in growing your business.

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