HTTP stands for “Hyper Text Transfer Protocol”, the primary technology protocol on the Web that allows linking and browsing. This is the technology used to communicate between web servers and web users.
Small business week took place from April 30 through May 6, 2017, hosted by the Small Business Administration. What is Small Business Week? “Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories.”
With the constant influx of decision-making and responsibilities entrepreneurs (and business owners) manage everyday, we are bound to feel overwhelmed. In addition to our daily workload of service or product production, we are inundated with dealings with customers, staff and vendors via phone calls, emails, meetings, online and social media communication. It’s needless to say but many entrepreneurs often are under a great deal of stress.
These days, traditional marketing channels such as email marketing, mass mailings, TV and radio ads, billboards, newspaper and magazine ads have a decreasing effectiveness as each year passes. Internet marketing not only reaches a larger audience, it’s can be monitored with accurate analytics, and it is much more affordable.
Looking back for entrepreneurs this time of year is a productive item on your end-of-the-year checklist. I like to look back this time of the year to reflect on what I did right, what I can learn from and what I need to change going forward. There were many changes for me personally during the year, as we sold our home in Richmond KY and moved to Lexington KY. My office location has been in Downtown Lexington for almost two years, but I also opened a second satellite (or virtual space) in Downtown Richmond. That way, I can still stay connected to the community I started my business when I moved to KY and am still deeply invested in.
A person in the United States is expected to move 11.7 times in his lifetime. We move for many reasons these days, family reasons (to take care of aging parent or for a better school district for children), economic reasons (job offers or transfers), or social reasons (find better quality of life or to be closer to family or friends).