We’re about to leave 2016, which may go down as one of the most eventful years for investors since the Financial Crisis. The year started with a tumultuous market sell-off, then major geopolitical events including Brexit and the surprise Trump victory. The U.S. stock markets (S&P and Dow Jones) have sky rocketed, the U.S. dollar has soared to its highest level in 14 years and interest rates are on the rise. Some people are concerned. Others may be peering over the bridge’s edge into the icy waters below. There are reasons for nervousness. Control and don’t be discouraged for 2017. Here are three areas all focused on the theme “Be Flexible.”
Social media has been around for nearly two decades, and millions of best practices case studies have been published for small businesses. However, many businesses make the same mistakes time and time again. Are you one of them? End 2016 with some social media reflection and cut out these don’t’s in the New Year.
With the start of the New Year, historically there is an increase in individuals looking to start new businesses. The Nevada Small Business Development Center (Nevada SBDC) sees a spike in requests for counseling each year during this time. In fact, January 2015 had 33 percent more new clients than any other month of the year, with the total for January and February accounting for almost 25 percent of all new clients for the year.