Monthly Archives: May 2017

Ask these 3 questions to better understand your customers

Small businesses need better and simpler ways to understand and serve their best customers. Start by asking these key questions.

May 31, 2017

Pennsylvania: 47% of small business owners say Obamacare repeal would have “no impact”

Nearly half of Pennsylvania small business owners say repeal of the national healthcare law would have no impact on their business. But that doesn’t mean they don’t care about healthcare reform.

May 30, 2017

Openings and New Hires at Facebook, Alphabet, and RingPartner (

MAY 26, 2017 BY GEOFF MICHENER Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this …

May 26, 2017

Georgia: #5 nationally for small business optimism

Georgia is routinely pulling in high national rankings for business performance. Now, the Peach State can add #5 state for small business optimism to its resume.

May 25, 2017

Is your small business prepared for a cyber security attack or data breach?

Big hacks at Target, Sony, and Home Depot make headlines. But small businesses are surprisingly vulnerable to data breaches and cyber attacks. Here are some simple steps to protect your business.

May 25, 2017

How optimistic are small business owners in major U.S. cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles?

What do we know about small business optimism and hiring intent in some of the nation’s top metro areas?

May 24, 2017

Optimism High For Utah Small Businesses (Utah Public Radio)

By BRONSON TEICHERT According to a new study, small business owners in Utah should be happy with what the future …

May 24, 2017

Illinois: #7 nationally for small business optimism

Illinois is among the top spots nationally for small business optimism, but the Prairie State lags in hiring intent.

May 23, 2017

The very point of sale: Solving checkout, retail’s last mile (The Green Sheet)

By Dale S. Laszig DSL Direct LLC In his book How We Are, psychologist and author Vincent Deary examines how …

May 23, 2017

Virginia: #17 nationally for small business hiring intent

In Virginia, where 9 in 10 companies are small businesses, 1 in 4 local merchants plan to add staff in 2017.

May 22, 2017

Total Merchant Services Partners with Womply to Offer Groovv Insights

Woodland Hills, Calif. (May 22, 2017) – Total Merchant Services, a leader in payment services and solutions, today announced it is …

May 22, 2017

North Carolina: Can pro-business tax reform boost optimism in the Tar Heel State?

North Carolina ranks #25 nationally for small business optimism, but could tax breaks in the state’s budget proposal be a mood-booster for the Tar Heel State?

May 18, 2017

Big Banks Find Big Optimism Amid Small Business Week — But Here’s The Catch (

By PYMNTS Posted on May 3, 2017 The Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week is in full swing, and …

May 18, 2017

Missouri: #2 nationally for small business optimism

The Show Me State is one of the top states nationally for small business optimism, and 1 in 4 local businesses plan to hire this year.

May 16, 2017

Kansas: #1 nationally for small business optimism

Kansas leads the nation in small business optimism, according to our data, but that confidence isn’t translating into intentions to hire new staff this year.

May 11, 2017
Junction Kitchen & Provisions: Using online reviews to make better biscuits
How an “eclectic American” restaurant with a flair for the unique and original used online reviews management to spot and fix a subtle issue with a signature dish.

May 10, 2017
Save time responding to online reviews with Suggested Reply by Womply!
Responding to online reviews is important but time-consuming. Womply’s new Suggested Reply feature streamlines the process for busy small business owners.

May 10, 2017
New York: #1 revenue not translating to optimism for local business owners
New reports suggest NYC leads the nation in small business revenue. So, why aren’t the Empire State’s local business owners more bullish about business prospects?

May 9, 2017
Florida: #12 nationally for small business hiring intent
Florida is riding a wave of local business optimism, and the hiring economy is poised to benefit as a result.

May 8, 2017
Texas: #15 nationally for small business optimism
Texas claims to have the 10th largest economy in the world, but how do the Longhorn State’s small business owners feel about prospects this year?

May 5, 2017
Oregon: #3 nationally for small business hiring intent
Small businesses in the Beaver State are eager to expand staff headcount in 2017.

May 4, 2017
What do small businesses think about Obamacare repeal, tax reform, and the Trump presidency?
The Trump administration, and the policy issues it’s tackling, have a profound impact on small business. See what local merchants think about timely political and policy issues that affect business.

May 4, 2017
Utah: #3 nationally for small business optimism
Utah keeps racking up the business accolades. See what’s driving optimism — and, in some cases, anxiety — for the Beehive State’s small business owners this year.

May 3, 2017
1 in 9 small businesses will accept mobile payments like Apple Pay or cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in 2017
New data reveals modest intent for small business owners to accept emerging payment options as consumers drive toward a cashless future.

May 3, 2017
California: Concerns over Trump presidency a drag on small business optimism?
In California, 61% of local business owners are optimistic about prospects in 2017 compared to 70% nationally. Read our full report on California small business sentiment.

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