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FTC Stops Deceptive Advertising Sales to Small Businesses

Two media production companies based in Oregon and their owner have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges. This follows a court hearing. The commission says the companies mislead small businesses about “exclusive” advertising placements. The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) has charged the two media production companies for deceptively pitching “exclusive” advertising placements to small …

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In The News: Job and Industry Growth Reported But Businesses Brace for Downturn

This week’s roundup starts with great job numbers and goes on to report on different aspects of the workforce. This includes the four growth industries 99designs has identified in its annual report as well as how small businesses are preparing for a possible economic downturn. The good news is January managed to create 291,000 jobs, …

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93% of Professionals Find Customer Retention Just as Important or More than Acquisition

In order to retain the customers, you currently have you first had to acquire them. So, once you have your customers, how important is customer retention? According to a new survey and report from Brightback, 93% of professionals in subscription businesses think it is just as or more important than the acquisition. The value of …

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New Fiverr Logo Maker Gives Freelance Designers the Power of AI

Fiverr, the online marketplace for freelance services, has announced the launch of a new service known as Logo Maker. Logo Maker harnesses the power of AI and instantly matches businesses handmade logos made by Fiverr designers. New Fiverr Logo Maker The new Fiverr Logo Maker combines the power of artificial intelligence with the best of …

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1 in 3 Job Candidates Uncomfortable Talking About Their Personal Life

Interviewing candidates for a job is never an easy task. Businesses not only have to make the candidates comfortable but also keep questions and the conversation appropriate. However, that is not happening as it should be. According to a recent survey from JDP, one in three respondents accepted to have been asked about their personal …

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90% of Small Businesses Prepare for Economic Downturn – But Remain Optimistic

Most small businesses (90%) have taken steps to prepare their businesses for an economic downturn. Despite this, many believe the climate remains predominantly favorable. And more than half (57%) admit to feeling better about the state of the US economy compared to a year ago. The statistics come from the 2020 Hiscox Small Business Owner …

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Nimble Launches Update to Prospector 2.0 App

A new browser extension allows small businesses to build contact lists from social media and websites in seconds. Nimble Prospector 2.0 also lets you target businesses using company profiles and manage relationships. As a result, you can gather actionable insights when you’re on the go. Or from wherever you work. Nimble Prospector Update Small Business …

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ConstructReach Addresses Employee Shortage Problem in the Construction Industry

Eighty percent of construction businesses are reporting a labor shortage.  The industry is also dealing with a lack of tech innovation . A construction industry workforce development company is looking to tackle both issues in a new way. Small Business Trends contacted Paul Robinson, CEO of ConstructReach , to find out more. Engaging the Next Generation …

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CuriousCheck Sorts Technology Solutions to Help Small Business Owners Streamline

CuriousCheck is an aggregate app focusing on online reviews of business software. It scans the web for independent, credible reviews and products designed to help small businesses. CuriousCheck covers a wide range of areas important to SMBs from digital marketing to payment processing, virtual phone systems and a host of others. SMBs can search for …

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42% of Gen Zers and Millennials Couldn’t Spot a CGI Influencer

Some 42% of Generation Z and Millennials who follow influencers don’t know those influencers are actually Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI), according to a research by Fullscreen . In today’s world more and more influencers are used by companies to leverage their goods and services. Unwittingly more than half (55%) have even made a purchase based on …

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