BBB Says Fake RFP Emails are Targeting Small Businesses

  You’ve got mail! And it could be a scam. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) says fake malicious emails are circulating right now that target small businesses. The emails purport to contain an RFP (Request for Proposal). That’s usually an easy hook to get a small business to open the email. After all, it could meanRead More

Financeit Lets Small Businesses Offer Consumer Financing

If consumer financing is at the top of your “confusing topics I wish I understood better so I could increase my bottom-line” list, then the online consumer financing solution Financeit is here to help. Let me be up front here: to the ever-lasting frustration of my father (the accountant), finance is not my thing. However,Read More

Small Businesses Unlikely to Hire for Finance Professionals

Numerous studies have found that many small businesses have a limited number of employees. And there seems to be a dearth of specialists within their ranks too. That’s especially true of finance professionals. Small Businesses and Finance Professionals New data from Indeed shows that only 22 percent of the finance jobs openings posted with theRead More

Most Financial Institutions Still Hesitant to Serve Cannabis Businesses

Few things in business are more devastating than your bank telling you they’re closing your accounts, especially when you’ve done nothing wrong. In the U.S., the growing marijuana industry knows this feeling all too well. Small Business Trends spoke with an ancillary business owner who had nightmarish problems with two major financial companies. (“Ancillary”, in cannabis commerce,Read More

Trump’s Rule Changes on Cuba Cause Worry, Will U.S. Businesses Suffer?

President Donald Trump visited Miami Friday, where he announced a tightening of the rules on trade and travel enacted under former President Barack Obama. Potential Business Impact of the Cuba Policies Rollback Leading up to the announcement, there are at least five key factors the Trump administration should consider before deciding to roll back currentRead More

70 Percent of Small Businesses Support Buy American-Hire American Policies

Small business owners continue to back President Donald Trump. Seventy percent of small businesses are in favor of the President’s Buy American-Hire American executive order. If approved, it will require the government to review its current H-1B visa program. Meanwhile, 52 percent rate Trump’s first 100 days in office as a success. According to aRead More

HP Says PC, Printer Businesses Grew for First Time Since 2010

HIGHLIGHTS Revenue from personal systems business rose 9.6 percent to $7.66 billion HP and Lenovo remain the world’s two largest PC makers HP warns of uncertainty in PC business for next two quarters HP reported better-than-expected results in what its chief executive termed a “breakthrough” quarter as both its PC and printer businesses grew forRead More