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Shop Small This Holiday Season

The Small Business Administration is urging shoppers to look for holiday gifts at local small businesses, reports Small Business Trends.

The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has called upon Americans to ‘Shop Small’ throughout this holiday season, as well as on Small Business Saturday on November 26.


Competing in a Digital First Marketplace

Small businesses have to learn to compete in a digital first marketplace, reports Yahoo.

Marianne Rausch, American Express Vice President of Small Business Saturday and Shop Small, joins Yahoo Finance to discuss the impact of November 26's Small Business Saturday, how business owners are being taught to integrate into digital marketplaces like TikTok, and buying from small businesses this holiday season.


Rising Business Rates Stop Growth

According to Mint, small businesses are being forced to put plans on hold by rising business rates. 

Add rising interest rates to the challenges that small businesses are already grappling with, including inflation, labor shortages and strained supply chains.


Small Business Storytelling

Small businesses can connect with customers via storytelling, reports Entrepreneur.

Whilst facts and data make people think, it's emotions that make them act. Sharing stories allows us to connect with people in real life, and create memories that are more intense and last longer.


Small Business Saturday Marks Anniversary

This year marks the 12th anniversary of Small Businesses Saturday, reports WWD.

Small Business Saturday, created by American Express to help local merchants, is celebrating its 12th anniversary. 


Business Optimism Continues Fall

According to the Business Report, the NFIB small business optimism index declined again.

The National Federation for Independent Business’s small business optimism index declined 0.8 points in October to 91.3, marking the 10th consecutive month below the 49-year average of 98


Small Businesses Need Small Business Deduction

Small business owners discuss how losing the Small Business Deduction would hurt their small business, reports NFIB.

NFIB released the latest “In Their Own Words” series video featuring small business owners discussing how losing the Small Business Deduction would hurt their small businesses.


Grants and Opportunities for Women & Minorities

Several grant programs have opportunities for women and minorities, reports Small Business Trends. 

Women and racial minorities have faced many barriers in the business world through the years.


Businesses Fall Behind on Rent

According to MishTalk, small businesses are having a hard time paying their rent. 

Due to ongoing economic challenges, small business owners' ability to pay their full rent on time in October took a major hit based on a new Alignable poll.


Go Live to Bring in Business

Live video can help bring in more customers, reports Small Busines Trends.

Did you know that by 2028, global revenue from live video will reach $184 billion? The popularity of live video streaming is gaining popularity, bringing multiple opportunities for brands and marketers to put products and services in front of the right people, and become more efficient and productive.


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