10 Ways Your Small Business Can Save Money When Gas Prices Are High

10 Tips on How to Save Money when Gas Prices Are High

Gas prices have hit a four-year high in the U.S. Fueled by increasingly expensive oil, the cost of gasoline has been steadily increasing in recent years. In May 2018, the price of premium gasoline averaged 50 cents higher than regular gasoline in 2017.

Rising gas prices can have a negative impact on small businesses that rely on vehicles to conduct business operations. The rising cost of filling up company fleets is coming at the detriment to small business owners, forcing many to cut costs in other areas of the business. As Jason Boyne who owns three Goodbye Graffiti franchise businesses says:

“The biggest cost for us is filling up the trucks. The rising price of gas means the costs get translated into higher costs for consumers.”

“It also affects my ability to give raises to my staff,” the small business owner added.

How to Save Money when Gas Prices Are High

If rising gas prices are negatively impacting your small business, take a look at the following ten ways your small business can ‘fight back’ and save money when gas prices are high

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YouTube Copyright Match Tool Finds Duplicates of Your Small Business Videos

YouTube Copyright Match Tool Can Find Duplicates of Your Videos

It takes a lot of effort to create the videos you post on YouTube. The Copyright Match tool YouTube just announced looks to protect this content by helping creators find duplicates of their videos online.

According to YouTube, Copyright Match was created to find re-uploads on other channels. The new tools is in response to complaints the company should do more to ensure content is not being uploaded and used by other YouTubers without permission.

With 1.8 billion users, YouTube has become a powerful marketing platform for small businesses. Small business owners are engaging with their customers by creating videos about the products and services they offer, tutorials and more. They also want to protect their content and brand so no one else takes advantage of their hard work.

Fabio Magagna, Product Manager for the Copyright Match Tool, addresses this frustration in a recent post on the recent YouTube Creator blog. Magagna writes, “We know how frustrating it is when your content is uploaded to other channels without your permission and how time-consuming it can

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Nimble Today Page Puts All Your Small Business Info in One Place

Nimble CRM Created for Small Businesses

Most small business owners rely on tech tools to help become more organized, efficient, productive and successful. But often tools touted as “saviors” for small businesses are merely smaller, less useful versions of enterprise-level solutions.

Nimble Today Page

That’s what makes Nimble, a social sales and marketing CRM expressly designed for small businesses, so useful. Last month, the company introduced a “Today Page,” a customizable dashboard that consolidates the data small business owners need all in one place. At a glance, you can see your deals pipeline, sales funnel, appointments, to-do lists, tasks and what Nimble founder and CEO Jon Ferrara calls “social signals.” Reading social signals is another way to say you’re engaging in social listening, which allows you to see — and react to what people are saying about you on Twitter. You can also schedule social posts to appear on your Twitter and Facebook business page.


Ferrara, a serial entrepreneur who’d previously (in 1989) co-founded one of the first CRM programs — Goldmine Software — calls the Today Page “a dashboard for relationships.” This is the latest of what Ferrara says is a “rapid stream of powerful innovations” to help business owners “close m

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How to Prevent Your Business Website from Being Flagged by Google Chrome

How to Prevent Your Business Website from Showing the Chrome Not Secure Notification

Starting this month, visitors to your small business website might see a notification near your address that says your site isn’t secure. Google Chrome is behind the move that’s flagging the HTTP format in your URL in favor of the more secure HTTPS version.

Small Business Trends spoke with Stefan Schulz, Chief Operating Officer of Orpical Group on how to prevent your site from being negatively affected by the update. He started the conversation by saying the URLs starting with HTTP had been on Google’s radar for quite some time. His company focuses on this niche migration.

“It had been a ranking signal since 2014,” he said, “but there was an article published on the Google Webmasters blog in 2017 that announced they were going to start making the shift by marking all the http pages that collected sensitive information.”

Chrome Not Secure Notifications Coming Soon

That was then and this is now.  At first, big company and ecommerce sites endured the heaviest scrutiny. Starting this month when Chrome 68 is released, all

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