• NEWS
    70% of Your Employees May Want to Work From Home this Holiday Season

    In between opening Christmas presents and cooking the turkey, a whopping 66 percent of employees will be checking work emails on Christmas Day. This was the finding of a survey by West Unified Communications Services on remote workers and changing working patterns. The study, which surveyed more than 600 full-time U.S. employees about their holiday work plans, […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For Women, By Women Entrepreneurs

    Here’s a selection of companies led by visionary women who are using their businesses to build more people and planet-friendly products. PRIMALLY PURE Primally Pure, an all-natural, non-toxic skincare line founded by Bethany McDaniel, argues that nature is smarter than science. With her family running an organic livestock farm in Murrieta, California, aptly named Primal Pastures, […]

  • STARTUPS
    Minimum Wage Initiatives, Holiday Shipping Volumes Make Small Business Headlines

    After this week’s election, businesses in certain states will soon have to deal with a higher minimum wage. And shipping businesses are also preparing for a large shipping volume this holiday season. You can read about these headlines and more below in this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup. Small Business Operations Four […]

  • SUCCESS
    Retailers Push Back Holiday Sales Into Thanksgiving

    It’s no secret that big retailers continue to push back the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Small businesses of all kinds are considering how to grab more holiday sales. As shoppers head to the stores even earlier this year, think about how you plan to capitalize on holiday shopping trends, no matter what business […]

  • STARTUPS
    15 Small Business Tips for After the Holiday Season

    The holiday season usually provides a big sales boost for a lot of small business. But after the presents have been exchanged and the parties have come to an end, those sales often slow down significantly as well. Still small businesses don’t have to just accept that post-holiday slump. There are plenty of ways you […]

  • STARTUPS
    The Surprising Holiday Marketing Tactic Retailers Should Try

    You’re getting your store ready for the holidays by putting out festive décor, developing an email marketing campaign, boosting your local search optimization and planning your social media attack. But one holiday marketing tactic that might not be on your radar could actually be highly effective: direct mail. Direct mail influences holiday purchases for 77 […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    SALT App Creates Holiday Greetings — And Other Digital Marketing

    The holiday season is a big time for businesses to call attention to promotions and special offerings. But making those promotions doesn’t need to be time consuming. A series of new Christmas-themed videos from mobile app SALT calls attention to just how simple it can be to create marketing banners and similar holiday images for […]

  • LIFE
    Here are the Critical USPS Holiday Postal Deadlines for 2016

    The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced the 2016 holiday mailing and shipping deadlines for domestic and international destinations. The Post Office says it’s encouraging customers to ship early. 2016 USPS Holiday Mailing Deadlines Here are the important deadline dates for domestic destinations: December 15: USPS Retail Ground – Ground service for less-than-urgent deliveries and […]