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Yelp is a local business directory, not a search engine. How are you leveraging your Yelp page to attract more customers?

Bad Yelp reviews can be incredibly stressful for any small business, but once you overcome the hurt feelings and focus on a true response strategy, Yelp can turn into one of your most important customer loyalty and marketing channels. We spoke with John Carroll, manager of local business outreach at Yelp in our “Make Online Reviews Work for Your Business” webinar to get advice on how small businesses should think about their good – and bad – reviews. 

Eaters prefer independent restaurants over chains, according to Yelp research

Good news for small business owners: people are more interested in dining at a local restaurant than chains. If you run a restaurant, you know just how important reviews platforms, like Yelp, can be for your business – big or small.

What's the secret weapon to help you score a business loan? Here are 6 steps on getting ahead in the process

If you missed our webinar, here’s a recap of our conversation with Carol O’Connell, Assistant VP of Excelsior Growth Fund, a non-profit organization that provides small business loans and advisory services.

Forbes Selects Justin Kulla, founder and CEO of BusinessBlocks, to Join the Forbes Coaches Council

Justin Kulla, founder and CEO of BusinessBlocks, has been accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community of top business and career coaches.

Out with the Old, in with the New: Why You Should Electronically File 1099s and W-2s in 2018

With 2017 in the rear-view mirror, now is the perfect time to set your sights on some meaningful business upgrades in the new year. Take the mandatory filing of 1099s and W-2s. If you’re still doing it by hand with paper forms, you’re missing out on some important advantages only electronic tax filing can provide. In today’s increasingly digital and fast-paced world, more and more businesses are filing taxes online – and saving valuable time and money by making the switch.