Magnifying Glass Trends

Scanning thousands of websites to try and understand daily industry trends is not how a busy small business owner or entrepreneur should be spending their time.

That’s why we gathered the top 14 sites with the best coverage of news and trends to minimize your search time and assist in your imminent success.

1. TechCrunch
Follow every company, from startup to NASDAQ-100, and all of the technology and innovations they share with the world. It is a great place to form new ideas and be inspired by like-minded individuals.

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How to Speak Designer Infographic Cover Photo

You have a vision for your small business. The vision is for your product, your mission, and every single detail down to your logo.

But sometimes small business owners have a hard time communicating that vision to the person that can turn their vision into a reality: their designer.

Maybe you’ve seen the client comments turned into posters, and fear that your lack of knowledge about design terms will leave you in that “terrible client” category. You want to maintain a happy and healthy relationship with your designer, but know that if you knew the proper terminology, you would both be happier with the final results.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week Logo

 

Next week (November 17-23) is Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), and we wanted to make sure you – our small business readers – have the scoop on this worldwide celebration of, well, you.

The official USA webpage describes the event this way:

“Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.”

GEW traces its roots back to 2008 when it first began, and has since expanded to 125 countries. In those countries, 24,008 partner organizations are planning 33,846 activities associated with the event. Why? In order to help entrepreneurs around the globe “explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.”

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Abstract 3D Printing

Growing up, the UPS brand was always close to my heart. With my father as a dedicated professional driver for the delivery service, the former motto ‘What Can Brown Do For You?’ took a very literal meaning in that it provided for my household.

However, as I earned my degree in business and became more familiar with various industries, I learned how important the phrase ‘What Can Brown Do for You’ was to the small business.

Small business owners and entrepreneurs are often under tight budgets and time constraints; but to be successful they need the cooperation of big brands to assist them with their limitations.

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We’re excited to announce that throughout the month of March we’re going to be devoting the Webs blog to helping small business owners get the tools they need to succeed. When you’re first starting out, sometimes is hard to find the time to scour the internet finding and comparing all of the resources available to entrepreneurs — so we’re going to do it for you!

We’ll kick off the series today with a roundup of great online resources — aside from the Webs Blog, of course — where you can get tools and information crucial to a successful business strategy.

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