67% of Smartphone Users Prefer Google Maps, Will They Find Your Business There?

The Importance of Google Maps for Small business

A new survey has revealed Google Maps is the clear leader when it comes to navigation apps. In fact, more than two thirds or 67% percent of respondents say they use it more frequently then other options.

The report says Google Maps is 6 times more popular than the next most used navigation app, Waze. Also owned by Google, the app has an adoption rate of only 12% among respondents. Apple Maps is third in line with an 11% adoption rate and MapQuest comes in fourth with 8%.

The Importance of Google Maps for Small Business

Halfway Through 2018 Small Business Optimism Remains at Record Levels, NFIB Reports

NFIB Small Business Optimism Index June 2018: Halfway Into 2018 and Small Business Optimism Still at Record Level

Positive attitudes among small business owners have hit historic highs, the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) reports in its June 2018 small business optimism index. The optimism is being driven by robust sales figures and profit margins.

NFIB Small Business Optimism Index June 2018

According to the NFIB, the index for June was the sixth highest ever at 107.2. The unprecedented high numbers started in December 2016, with the index averaging 105.4, above the 45 year average of 98.

The all-time high was in 1983 when the index hit 108.0, and if the economy keeps performing at its current pace, it won’t be long before this record goes by the wayside. For small business owners, this is a great time to seek new opportunities, expand and even get funding.

NFIB Small Business Optimism Index June 2018: Halfway Into 2018 and Small Business Optimism Still at Record Level

How to Use HR Software to Save Your Small Business Money (INFOGRAPHIC)

Benefits of HR Software - How Much Money Can it Save Your Small Business? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Small businesses appreciate a good strategy for saving money. And what better way to save money and time than by automating repetitive and arduous operations in your business?

Many of the processes consuming valuable time in your HR department can benefit from automation. HR software tools for small businesses like BambooHR, Zoho People and Ximble can boost efficiency and eliminate chances for human error in your business, saving you significant money in the process.

So, how much money can you really save using HR software?

Benefits of HR Software

BambooHR, a company providing human resources software as a service, highlights some of the areas an HR software can help your business save money in a recent infographic. The Lindon, Utah-based HR firm uses a hypothetical company and a hypothetical HR professional, Caroline, to demonstrate the benefits of integrating HR software and automation into your business operations. The savings highlighted are significant.

Using baseline averages, BambooHR determins Caroline’s time is worth $33 per hour and an average employee’s time is worth $23 per hour at her company. Then, the HR firm further breaks down the numbers:

1. Savings with Onboarding

One of the biggest savings is in onboarding, where automation of the processes involved can save a small bus

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Learn How Your Small Business Can Keep Up with the Competition in this Upcoming Webinar

Do you want your small business to be able to compete against big box retailers and online stores?

Barry Moltz will draw on his two plus decades of experience to tell you the threats your small business faces from big business and ecommerce sites.

The 30 minute webinar is going to be held on Wednesday, July 25 from 1 to 1:30 PM EST.

During the webinar, Moltz will provide insights to better help you compete even when you think it is impossible.

Barry will show you what you can do when you can’t compete on price and choice. He will also show you how to use the advantages small businesses have over large outfits. These include maintaining personal relationships with customers to boost sales and creating winning experiences.

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WEBINAR: How to Compete Against Big Box Retailers and Online StoresWEBINAR: How to Compete Against Big Box Retailers and Online Stores
July 25, 2018, Online

Join small business expert Barry Moltz on July 25th at 1p.m. EST for a 30-minute conversation. Grasp the very real threat big businesses and e-commerce sites pose for small

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