Rural Small Businesses Owners Still Feel Uncertain About the Future  

Despite rebounding after the COVID-19 Pandemic, more than half of rural small business owners surveyed still feel uncertain, according to a new report. The biggest challenges facing them include too few hirable people in their area and the need for access to broadband and other technologies.  

Source: Daily 


Five Signs Your Start-Up Needs a Business Coach  

With 18% of new start-ups failing in their first year, entrepreneurs should consider hiring a start-up coach. Here are the five key reasons to bring one aboard that can help any company thrive.  



Tulane Launches $10 Million Fund for Women and Minority Entrepreneurs  

Tulane University announced a new $10 million fund to help support women and minority entrepreneurs in New Orleans. Successful applicants will receive up to $200,000 in seed money invested over five years.  



Small Business Wage Growth Continued to Decline in December  

Small business hourly wage growth year-over-year slowed to 4.95 percent in December, its weakest level since March 2022 according to the Paychex/ IHS Markit Small Business Jobs Index. The reason is largely because of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates to fight inflation.  

Source: Yahoo! Finance


Brands Focusing More on TikTok and LinkedIn for Social Media Marketing  

More companies are focusing their social media marketing efforts on TikTok and LinkedIn in the new year. This is due in response to continuing questions on the relevancy and impact of other platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.  

Source: Social Media Examiner