Maternity burden on small business overstated, finds new review
Small business owners over-estimate the burden of providing maternity protection to their staff a new review, conducted by a team of experts from Middlesex University for the International Labour Organization, has revealed ...
Yahoo brushes up its e-commerce for small business
Yahoo announced Thursday the relaunch of its e-commerce platform, which allows small businesses to easily set up online retailing.
Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader (Update)
Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept ...
Facebook plans campaign to 'friend' small business (Update)
Facebook wants to increase its advertising and get more clicks on all kinds of ads. It believes tapping into the lucrative small business market will help it achieve those goals.
Small business owners not always worried about being treated fairly, researcher finds
Fairness is not always the most important priority for small retailers. In an international study, University of Missouri researchers found that some small retailers are less concerned about whether they are treated fairly ...
A 'back to the future' approach to taking action on climate change
How can communities dodge future disasters from Mother Nature before she has dealt the blow? Researchers are taking a unique approach to the issue and gaining input and support from community stakeholders. ...
Surprising survey: Most small businesses remain silent rather than report employee theft
In a recent survey of small businesses, a University of Cincinnati criminal justice researcher has found that only 16 percent of those that have experienced theft by employees actually reported that theft ...
Research shows more small business does not mean more entrepreneurs
'Christians airbrushed women out of history'
A band of forgotten women were hugely influential in the rise of Christianity, a five-year study has found.
London riots still affecting businesses emotionally and financially
Two years on after the London riots, small businesses are still affected both emotionally and financially, according to a study from Royal Holloway.
Cyber scaremongering isn't working claim small businesses
Stop talking about cyber security and start talking about digital business risk…that's the message coming over loud and clear from the small business industry.
Sequestration is not a smart strategy for reducing the deficit, say small business leaders
More than two-thirds (67%) of small business leaders say basic research funded by the federal government is important to private sector innovation, according to a new nationwide survey of small business owners/operators commissioned ...
Small businesses get personal with social media
Small business owners usually have their hands full just handling day-to-day operations. But Jeff Cooper can find time to send an email wishing a client good luck on his daughter's wedding.
Survey finds disconnect between mobile device use and mobile security preparedness
While the majority of small business owners allow employees to use mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, few have taken steps to ensure these devices are kept safe from cyber threats.