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Survey - Business Expectations for the Holiday Season

Endurance International Group's customer survey reveals that one-in-three (33%) respondents are unsure of what to anticipate this holiday season, while others are split between profits being more (29%) or the same (30%) as last year.

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#SMBSuperStar: The Silly Smock

What inspired iPage, Constant Contact, and Domain.com customer Jodi Roth to open The Silly Smock, an arts and crafts playroom and art school for children? Her deep passion for art.

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#SMBSuperStar: The Back Clinic, Inc.

Since 1981, The Back Clinic Inc., based in Wilmington, Delaware, has helped empower its patients through individualized physical therapy evaluation and treatment. A Bluehost and Constant Contact customer, this small business goes above and beyond to nurture its patients and provide the care they need to improve their quality of life. While their therapy focuses on care of the spine, they also provide exceptional treatment for women's health issues, chronic pain, and many orthopedic conditions, including shoulder, knee, hip, and jaw problems.

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#SMBSuperStar: Suggs & Associates

At the heart of Suggs & Associates, an accounting services provider, is the drive to help other small businesses. President Danielle Suggs started her business a little under a year ago to help other small businesses grow, without forcing them to pay unreasonable rates.

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#SMBSuperStar: Caron Art Glass

With 20 years of business under her belt, Michelle Caron, owner of Caron Art Glass, is well-suited to give advice on the ins and outs of running a small business. What’s the secret behind her art glass studio’s success? Doing what she loves! “I feel lucky to have a business where I do what I love – it doesn’t get any better than that!” she said.

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#SMBSuperStar: Gymnastix Training Center

For David Pomerantz, owner of Gymnastix Training Center and a Constant Contact and HostGator customer, it’s incredibly important to teach children about how the positive qualities of athletics can positively shape the rest of their lives. It’s this ideology that has driven his successful business for 15 years.

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#SMBSuperStar: The Fresh Prints

Adriana Falcon, owner of The Fresh Prints, a print and photography shop, has been drawn to graphic design and photography for as long as she can remember. When she wasn’t fulfilling her passion at various part-time jobs, she decided to start her own business on the side in 2010.

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#SMBSuperStar: Brookie’s Cookies

A teacher by trade and a hobby baker, Brooke Baron, owner of Brookie’s Cookies NYC in New York City, enjoyed coming up with original recipes and creating fun cookie sandwiches for her family and friends. As the popularity of her tasty treats took off, she decided to leave the classroom and spend more time in the kitchen developing products.

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#SMBSuperStar: West County Oasis Bamboo Garden

West County Oasis Bamboo Garden owner and bamboo aficionado Jesus Mora has taken an exotic plant and made it accessible to customers in the Greater Bay Area of Northern California. But his passion didn’t start from wanting to open a business; it stems from a passion for his product.

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Small Business and the State of the Union

Endurance’s latest survey on the 2016 State of the Union provides insights and perspectives on small business owners’ economic outlook, political sentiment, and the current field of Presidential candidates. The survey reveals that a majority of small businesses owners have a ‘positive’ or ‘very positive’ business outlook for 2016, nearly half of small business owners said their business fared better in 2015 than in 2014, and a majority feel 2016 will be positive in comparison to 2015.

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Small Business Economic and Political Sentiment

The results from Endurance International Group’s U.S. Small Business Economic and Political Sentiment Survey are in, and they offer very interesting insights into small business owners’ views on the economy, policy issues, and the current field of Presidential candidates.

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Small Business Hiring and Economic Outlook for Mid Year 2015

Endurance's latest survey, Small Business Hiring and Economic Sentiment covers a range of issues important to U.S. small businesses, including their mid-year economic outlook and attitudes on wages and hiring. Our data shows that small business owners are bullish on their business prospects, but in what may be a sign of caution, less than a third of small business owners plan to hire throughout the remainder of 2015.

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Highland Adventures - A Bluehost #SMBSuperStar!

Closing out our #SMBSuperStars lineup is Highland Adventures, based in Key Biscayne, Florida. Travel the mysterious Galapagos Islands, explore ancient Incan ruins or hike through Patagonia with this Bluehost customer.

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Barb Lund Pottery - An #SMBSuperStar from A Small Orange!

Barb Lund Pottery, based in Bloomington, Indiana, is the next of our #SMBSuperStars! This A Small Orange customer has been supplying customers with creatively unique pottery since 1984.

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Bling Box Jewelry - An #SMBSuperStar from A Small Orange!

Bling Box Jewelry, based in Durham, North Carolina, is one of our #SMBSuperStars! This A Small Orange customer is helping women find that perfect, glamorous accessory.

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Still Hot Yoga - An @SMBSuperStar from A Small Orange!

Still Hot Yoga, based out of Atlanta, is the next of our #SMBSuperStars. Find out how this A Small Orange customer offers approachable Bikram and hot yoga in a casual and friendly environment.

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Surya Design - An #SMBSuperStar from A Small Orange!

Next up for our #SMBSuperStars is Surya Design based out of San Francisco. Find out why A Small Orange customer, Sandheep Surendran, says being self-employed has enabled him to take greater control of his life.

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Buds & Blades -An #SMBSuperStar from A Small Orange!

The next of our #SMBSuperStars is Buds & Blades, a landscaping company from Olympia Washington. Read on to learn how A Small Orange customer Rick Longnecker is bringing homeowners beautiful yards, one perfectly pruned tree at a time.

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The Parsi Company - An #SMBSuperStar from A Small Orange!

The second of our #SMBSuperStars is The Parsi Company from Elkhart, Indiana. Read more to find out how Samantha Shank is introducing a reusable, eco-friendly alternative to paper towels.

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Old Time Shaving - An iPage #SmallBusinessSuperStar

The first of our #SMBSuperStars is Old Time Shaving based out of St. Louis, Missouri. Find out how iPage customer Tom Chambers is revolutionizing the art of shaving through his high quality shaving blades and accessories for men!

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#SMBSuperStars for National Small Business Week 2015

Today we kick off National Small Business Week, a celebration of American entrepreneurs spearheaded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). To celebrate, we'll be highlighting a few of Endurance's standout small business customers all week long - our #SMBSuperStars! Our customers are incredibly unique, each specializing in a unique trade or product, ranging from adventure excursions to statement jewelry and everything in between. You can find them spread all across the U.S. and their incredible stories will be sure to add a little inspiration to your day. Stay tuned all week as we celebrate our #SMBSuperStars!

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Small Business and Cybersecurity

Endurance released its latest findings from a survey of its U.S.-based small business customers. The survey found that a vast majority of small businesses are very concerned about cybersecurity, yet do not have cyber-insurance, even as the frequency and financial impact of cyber-attacks increases.

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Small Business Attitudes on Taxes

Endurance released its latest findings from a survey of its U.S.-based small business customers. The survey revealed that 90% of small business owners believe that the federal tax code needs reform, with 88% believing that tax code reform should be a priority for the 114th Congress and the White House.

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Small Business Perspectives on Mobile

Endurance released its latest findings from a survey of its U.S.-based small business customers. The survey results reveal that small business owners see growth and revenue potential in mobile applications, yet less than 10% have one.

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Small Business and the State of the Union - Economic Outlook for 2015

Endurance released its latest findings from a survey of it's U.S.-based small business customers. The survey results reveal that most have a positive 2015 economic outlook, but concerns remain on the issue of taxes and their ability to obtain bank financing.

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15% of Very Small Businesses Operate Without a Logo

Check out our latest Very Small Business (VSB) study to learn more about small businesses and logo design. Our latest survey shows that 56% of VSBs design their logo themselves and 15% don't even have a logo at all.

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Nearly 90% of Very Small Businesses are on Social Media – But it’s how they do (or don’t) utilize it that is surprising

Check out the latest infographic from the VSB Exploration among Endurance subscribers. Our latest research demonstrates shows that while the majority of VSBs are present on social media, very few have a defined strategy.

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Does Your Business Live in the Palm of Your Hand?

Check out the latest infographic from the VSB Exploration among total Endurance subscribers. Our research demonstrates that the lines between a small business owner’s business and personal lives are extremely blurred, increasing the importance mobile as a catalyst for doing business anytime and anywhere.

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If You’re a Small Business — You Need to Pin It!

In today's world it is difficult to keep on top of all the changes that are possible via social media. Today we look at Pinterest, one you might be overlooking at your peril. Read on and start pinning!

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Am I Big Enough To Have A Brand?

This is one of the most frequent questions I get asked by small business owners. Start with the why.

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SBA Redefines Small Business

The Small Business Association (SBA) is redefining what it means to be a small business today by updating the size standards for 70 specific industry sectors.

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What Does Advocacy Look Like?

At Endurance International Group, we intend to help you beat the odds by providing you with better information, insight and intelligence — ideas you can use everyday to grow your business — on your terms.

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