13 Quick Fixes for Your Company’s Data Security

What’s your favorite solution for quickly improving your company’s data security? Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC)  is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year and have created tens of thousands of jobs. Learn more at yec.co. 1. Add a Web Application Firewall With the internet of things rapidly on the […]

Paychex Survey Says Entrepreneurs Optimistic About Business Outlook, Ability to Find New Customers

Are you wondering whether now is the right time to start a business? Are customers out there? Is the economy optimistic or pessimistic? According to Paychex and their first ever Business Sentiment Report, the outlook for businesses is more positive than negative. Paychex regularly conducts polls to analyze the business climate. Their most recent poll […]

Smart Hustle Recap: Entrepreneur Advice to Grow Your Small Business

Smart Hustle Recap: Finding Your Niche, Avoiding Legal Issues & More

When you run a small business, it’s important that you find your own place in the market. Many a small business has failed because of trying to be “everything to everyone.” On the other hand, those that have succeeded have done so because they’ve carved a specific identity and targeted a specific market. If you […]

Simplifying Your Life Through Automation

Ramon Ray, Founder of Smallbiztechnology and Publisher of Smart Hustle Magazine, recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Nina Kaufman, Founder of Business Exponential, on “Simplifying Your Life Through Automation“. As a technology evangelist, Ramon knows how important it is to make smart and strategic tech decisions as a way to help grow and automate your […]

Facebook “Call Now” Button Increases Local Awareness

In 2004, when Facebook was founded, the sole purpose of the site was to serve as a social networking platform for individuals to stay connected with their social circles.  Whether that be friends or family, many people sought out Facebook for their own personal use. Over the past many years, Facebook has continued to not only serve […]

Amazon’s “Trunk Delivery” Program is Delivering Packages in Customers’ Trunks

No one can deny the convenience of online shopping -you search products online,  click ‘purchase’ and in a matter of days your products are delivered directly to your doorstep.  But, what happens when you’re not available to receive your package? With most delivery hours taking place during working hours, packages are often left exposed for anyone to take, thrown […]

Facebook vs. YouTube: Who’s Winning the Video Marketing Battle?

Facebook vs. Youtube: Who’s Winning the Video Marketing Battle? By: Brad Jefferson, CEO of Animoto Over the past few months, the internet has been abuzz with chatter about Facebook overtaking YouTube as the go to destination for video on the web. Facebook surpassed YouTube in total number of video views on desktop in the U.S. […]

Crowdfunding for Your Online Business and Best ECommerce Practices from FLUXMOB

In the past couple of years, we have seen a rise in the number of entrepreneurs that are using crowdfunding to help raise money for their business ventures.  With sites like, Kickstarter, Indiegogo and GoFundMe, and their great community success, crowdfunding has proven to be a beneficial option for entrepreneurs looking to launch their businesses and set out on […]