In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll talk about funding a new or expanding venture, preparedness in case of emergency, the benefits of cloud computing and mobile apps, and social media tips via Technorati. Let’s go!
- Funding Considerations for Those Starting or Expanding a Small Business: This informative article from the NASDAQ website runs down options for those of you looking to start or expand your business; lots of solid advice here, so do check it out.
- FEMA, Red Cross and Ad Council Launch New Ready Business PSAs to Urge Small Businesses to Prepare in Advance of an Emergency: According to the Insurance Information Institute, “Up to 40% of businesses affected by a natural or man-made disaster never reopen.” Now do you agree that your business should be prepared ahead of time? If not, some new PSAs might convince you.
- The Small Business Authority Hour Highlights Cloud Computing Benefits: This Saturday, June 4, The Small Business Authority Hour will be broadcast at 4:00 p.m. EDT and the discussion “will be 100 percent focused on cloud computing which we view as the most important trend for business owners in the course of the next five years.”
- Mobile Apps Save Small Businesses $17.6 Billion Yearly: Do you use mobile apps? According to this report, three-quarters of small businesses use smartphones, and mobile apps help them save 725.3 million hours a year — which translates into nearly $20 billion annually.
- Why It’s Important to Think Beyond Facebook and Twitter for B2B and Find a Social Media Mentor for Your Small Business: These two articles at Technorati offer great tips for those of you just getting into social media or looking to expand your social media presence.
What’s new in your small business world this week?