Welcome to BlogNotions' Small Business Blog

The BlogNotions Small Business Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the world of small to medium sized business. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the technologies being used by successful and growing small businesses, discussions of common problems and solutions faced by small businesses, best practices for scaling your business, tips and tricks for successful marketing, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Is the Republican Tax Proposal Good For Small Business?

Members of Congress unveiled the Republican tax proposal last week dubbed “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”. The finger pointing has already begun on whether this is good for the average American. In addition, special interest groups are chiming in to protect their deductions. But is the Republican tax proposal good for small business? Let’s take […]

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Essential Tactics for Building Customer Relationships

This contributed post is by Jason Dirkham The internet means we are all much closer and more connected than ever before. We can instantly share photos with, and video call people halfway around the world. We spend time sharing our lives with strangers and stalking people we went to preschool with on Facebook. It’s much […]

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THE Small Business Expert

By Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post by UnitedHealthcare; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. One of the things that has come to light in recent years is how little consumers really understand about health insurance. If you go buy a new car, before you leave […]

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This Is What is Next in Business Communications

Last week, I was at Nextcon, the annual business conference by Nextiva. They had their usual lineup of informative business speakers, but this year was different. They announced the release of their NextOS system which I believe will redefine how companies communicate with their customers. Currently, every small business has silos of applications that keep […]

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When Customer Service Creates Customer Validation

By Shep Hyken Many people think of customer service as a department. If you’ve been following me, you’ll know my belief is that customer service is a philosophy, not a department. It should be embraced by every employee, regardless of their job and how long they’ve been there. With that said, the focus on this […]

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10 Ways to Stand Out on Instagram

By Lindsay Dicks Instagram was launched less than three years ago, but it’s already amassed over 150 million monthly active users, and over 16 billion photos have been shared. As it expands, first by adding video, and then by introducing photo and video embeds, it’s becoming more and more of an asset to businesses. If […]

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What you need to learn from Chipotle’s troubles

Burrito maker Chipotle is the current poster child for Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. And smart small business, medium-sized business, and large business leaders will take note of what has happened to Chipotle over the last couple of years to carefully examine their own management structure and talent. The food […]

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