According to recent numbers, small business seems to have broken the job loss streak! Also, there are many reasons why your business should be associated with a charity like Movember which started yesterday. All this and more in our weekly round-up!
Small Business News of the Week
More good news from the small business world! After four straight months of job losses, the US employment rate snapped back up in small business as manufacturing firms added workers to their payrolls.
While many industries are still experiencing job losses, certain fields are slowly turning around. Construction, real estate, and now manufacturing firms are in the lead and helping the overall job rate steady out. While the payroll count hasn’t been officially released yet, the projected number will be around 125,000 in October, up from 114,000 in September.
Once again we see evidence that small businesses are the ones keeping the US afloat! Have you seen your industry improve over the last four months?
Around the Entrepreneur Web
SMBs Moving Toward Digital, Diversified Marketing – Internet marketing for small businesses gets more complicated, and they are adapting right along with it!
How a Supreme Court Ruling May Stop You From Reselling Just About Anything – Wiley v. Kirtsaeng may be one of the most important cases for IP in decades – and it may totally change the way you do business! An important read!
5 Ways to Use Marketing Videos on Your Site – If you’re not using video marketing on your site, you’re not taking full advantage of the web! Here’s how to get started.
Outright Community Speaks
Our users surprise us every day with questions and concerns. Here are some of the best from this week!
User “jon” wants to know if there’s a way to track actual cash in the bank with Outright! Check out the great responses he got.
Want to know if you have to collect and submit sales tax to multiple states? Wonder no longer!
Have more questions or concerns? Stop by our Outright Customer Care forum!
Outright Pro Tip: Movember
This month is November, but it’s also known as “Movember” to those participating in the hairy charity. Users shave their faces in the beginning of the month and grow out a fancy mustache to promote men’s health and cancer research. It’s an easy for a business to be charity conscious and do some good. Plus, it doesn’t cost anything.
That charity is obviously a drop in the bucket compared to the zillions of other ones out there. Find a local charity to support; anything from a youth sports team or charitable bike ride will do. It gives others a great sense of community when they think of your company which in turn can lead to great sales for you in the long run.
That’s it for this week’s Round-Up! Remember to go vote!