Small business news from around the web: January 2 – 5, 2017

Written on Jan 04, 2018

Looking to the cloud: small businesses embracing apps
Cloud applications, or software-as-a-service apps, are transforming business at companies of all sizes, allowing them to quickly set up productivity-boosting technology to replace manual activities and on-site enterprise software.

What tax reform really means for small businesses
Republicans have touted their tax reform bill as a clear win for U.S. businesses, and while that might ring true for those that stand to pay a much lower corporate tax rate, the benefits for America’s small businesses are a little more complicated to decipher.

Three small business lending predictions for 2018
Banks opened up the pursestrings in small business lending this year. With the Federal Reserve approving interest rate hikes three times in 2017, banks are charging higher interest and can close more profitable deals. It’s not too costly to secure capital if your credit score qualifies you for bank lending.

Infographic: Research IDs 5 new marketing trends your small business should consider
Marketing a small business has gotten much more complicated with the introduction of the internet, social media, websites, ecommerce and other digital tools. A new infographic has five marketing trends you should be watching out for in 2018.

Tech Corner - What is a corrupted file, and is there a way to get it back?
Corrupted files don’t happen too often on modern computers with good security measures in place. But when they do, it can be a nightmare. Take a look at the common causes of corrupted files, how you can help prevent them and what you can do when it happens.

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