About Anita Campbell

Authored 12 articles.

I am the Founder, CEO and Editor in Chief of this Small Business Trends site and the Small Business Trends newsletter. I am also the host of Small Business Trends Radio.


  • Don’t Expect To Sell Your Business To Fund That Golden Retirement

    Features, January 09, 2015

    Business owners who are expecting to sell their companies to fund their golden retirement years may be in for a surprise. They simply may not be able to sell their businesses when they want to, or get the amount they want from the sales.

  • A Quick Guide to What You Should Be Doing NOW for the Affordable Care Act

    Features, May 16, 2014

    Between the time President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010 and today, there have been a number of adjustments and changes to its implementation. One thing hasn’t changed, however. As of 2014, Americans, including solopreneurs and employees of small businesses, are required to carry health insurance as individuals. If you don’t, you may face a penalty come tax time. However, subsidies may be available to make coverage affordable.

  • Small Businesses Once Again Create More Jobs Than Big Businesses

    Features, February 07, 2014

    Small businesses created almost double the new jobs in January 2014, compared with large businesses. And when you add growth among medium-sized businesses to the employment growth in small businesses, the numbers swamp the job growth of large corporations.

  • Small Business Optimism: Status Quo or Cautious Optimism?

    Features, January 27, 2014

    Small business owners tend to be optimistic by nature. You have to be, if you want to overcome the obstacles of running a business. Still, the economy has been pretty rough since 2008. Are there signs of improvement? If I had to sum it up based on two small business optimism surveys, I’d say it’s “status quo” or perhaps “cautious optimism.”

  • Government Shutdown Causes Small Business Loan Approval Rates to Fall in October

    Features, November 20, 2013

    The U.S. government shutdown in October had a significant negative impact on small business lending, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index. Meanwhile, alternative lenders seized the opportunity and picked up the slack in small business lending.

  • Mobile Payments are Exploding: What You Need to Know

    Features, November 04, 2013

    Accepting payments via mobile device is becoming more and more mainstream. Right now, we are in the midst of a growth spurt that will see mobile payments in the U.S. hit $90 billion by 2017, according to a Forrester Research report released earlier this year. That’s up from $12.8 billion spent in 2012, the report states. It’s also easier than ever to join the party, and retailers have an almost overwhelming number of options.

  • Majority of U.S. Entrepreneurs Start Their Businesses at Home

    Features, October 21, 2013

    If you operate your business from home, you’re not alone. A recent survey of U.S. businesses indicates the majority of entrepreneurs do the same. And that’s not just in the startup phase either.

  • 70% of Small Business B2B Websites Lack A Call to Action

    Features, September 20, 2013

    Does your home page on your website have a call to action? In other words, does your website home page attempt to get the visitor to do something — besides simply read and leave?

  • 7 Ways Savvy Businesses Use Mobile

    Features, July 22, 2013

    It’s exciting to see small businesses jumping on the mobile revolution. I think it’s more noticeable with small businesses, because we’ve been conditioned to expect “old style” low tech ways of conducting business from smaller vendors. But today that’s simply no longer true.

  • $50 Million in New Funds for Approved For Deepening Savannah Port

    News, November 26, 2012

  • The Days of Not Collecting Internet Sales Tax Could Be Ending

    Features, August 10, 2012

    One of the many benefits of buying online is that often the seller does not collect sales tax on the transaction (unless the seller does business in the consumer’s state). In essence, it’s as if the cost of buying something is lower when no sales tax is collected, especially on big ticket items. This however seems to be coming to an end.

  • The Number One Reason Employees Stay in a Small Business, According to Employers

    Features, July 03, 2012

    If you’re like most small business owners, you’ve invested a sizable chunk of your company’s time and money into recruiting, onboarding, and training employees. But the question on the minds of small business owners like me is, what exactly does it take to attract and retain good employees today? And can small employers compete with large employers able to offer bigger financial packages?