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This week in small business, how will the Supreme Court decision on sales tax affect you?

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It's time for another edition of This Week in Small Business. In this series, I take a look at three of my favorite articles on Small Business Trends last week.

I'm usually accompanied by a guest to review these stories and this week I'm joined by my friend and e-commerce expert John "Colderice" Lawson.

This week we started our discussion on independent retailers. As Rieva Lesonsky has reminded us this week, July is the month of independent retailers

John and I talked about the importance and value that independent retailers bring to local economies. Watch the video to see what difference only $ 10 spent at an independent retailer can make.



Importance of the Supreme Court's Online Sales Tax Decision

We then focused on a topic that I mentioned in last week's video about the Supreme Court's decision that states may require the collection of sales tax for sales in Canada. line. John does not see this decision as positive for business.

"The effect will be hard for many business owners," he says.

Take a look at our entire discussion of the Supreme Court's decision and its long-term impact on companies like yours.

Finally, we are talking about the recent submission of the Young Entrepreneur Council and their choices for the best podcasts for small business owners and entrepreneurs. You will discover why I was happy to talk about this particular topic this week.

For the rest of the week in small business news, see the summary below.

Remember that you will receive a notification as soon as this week's new videos are released – every Friday afternoon – when you subscribe to the YouTube Small Business Trends channel today. .

Management

6 must-haves to include in your mid-year legal checklist for small businesses

The summer has officially begun. This means beaches and barbecues, summer holidays for kids, and maybe a little extra juggling for parents. It also means that we are in the middle of the year, making it the perfect time to evaluate the legal and tax health of your business.

Interview questions you can and can not ask under the new Massachusetts Pay Equity Act

On July 1, a new pay equity law will come into effect in Massachusetts – and it will have an impact on the small businesses you may need. The Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) aims to ensure greater fairness and clarify what constitutes unlawful wage discrimination.

Marketing

Google Ditches AdWords for ads, aims to Smarter, Mobile Search

Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is abandoning AdWords and DoubleClick. Google Rebrands Announcements With the goal of simplifying the creation and management of advertising campaigns with Google, the search engine company transforms these services into Google Adwords, Google Marketing Platform and Google Ad Manager.

Introbrand aims to help small businesses create DIY effects for your online video

Video has become the business card of the digital business ecosystem of today. And for many small businesses, the DIY road is the way to go because of the cost. Introbrand has created a service that fills a particular niche in this segment. It allows you to make intros, outros and logo animations for your videos.

Trends in the retail trade

The sale to Walmart should not be difficult, 3 tips from the retailer's annual open call event

Recently, more than 450 small businesses met with buyers at Walmart's fifth annual event. More than 100 entrepreneurs showcasing their US-made products for sale with the retail giant were rewarded by moving to the next stage of the process. Some exceptional locations have allowed companies to enter into an on-site market.

Small Business Operations

Amazon WorkDocs Introduces Multi-User Collaboration with Benefits for Small Business Teams

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has just announced a new collaborative publishing feature for Amazon WorkDocs, with big implications for small business teams. The new capacity is made possible through a partnership with Hancom, a company that provides office productivity software.

Your employees could save 33 minutes and 36 seconds a week with visual communication

New research has shown that employees can save 33 minutes and 36 seconds over a 40-hour week by simply using visual communications.

Social Networks

Facebook tools for video creators generate new opportunities for small businesses

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) announced that it is updating the tools it has launched for the creative community earlier this year. They will now have new ways to engage with their communities and create a Facebook business while managing their presence. Creators and influencers have become a driving force for brands.

Technological Trends

Ricoh deploys cloud solutions for small businesses

The new portfolio of Cloud RICOH workflow solutions will enable small businesses to access an affordable subscription service to reduce manual processes. RICOH (TYO: 7752) seeks to eliminate manual steps while reducing manual data entry and managing the interoperability of different systems.

Freshworks 360 brings together sales, marketing and support channels for small businesses

With the launch of Freshworks 360, small businesses can now access a fully integrated, cloud-based, omni-channel customer engagement solution. Freshworks 360 will collect and manage all support, sales, and marketing communications across multiple channels on a single platform.

Shopify Ping allows you to manage your e-commerce site wherever you are

The launch of Shopify Ping will enable e-commerce platform merchants to run their businesses no matter where they are. Ping will bring together customer conversations and marketing workflows on websites, Facebook Messenger or SMS with a smart assistant called Kit on Apples' iOS mobile platform.