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In honor of National Small Business Week, we recently reached out to our small business customers to hear how they’re doing now that the first quarter of 2016 is a wrap. The good news? The majority are starting the year off on a high note — with more than 70 percent meeting or exceeding their Q1 revenue targets.
One of the challenges with data — big or small —is that it can be tough to see the big picture How do you go beyond the numbers and use data to make smarter decisions for your business? To help you pull all the pieces together, we’ve compiled insights from Constant Contact customer surveys, Big Data from tens of millions of emails, and external data from valued experts.
If you think it’s hard to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions, you’re not alone. In fact, a number of goal-tracking apps are cropping up to help keep people on track, whether you want to lose weight or learn a new language. Experts say that you can improve your resolution success rate by keeping them small and specific, and by talking about them with others.
We’ve all heard the phrase “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” Like any cliché, it conveys an underlying truth — a truth that small businesses owners face in their continued battle with the economy. According to the latest Constant Contact Pulse Survey, 67 percent of small business owners expect to end 2015 on a high note, with their annual revenue exceeding 2014 annual revenue.
With 2014 coming to a close and the New Year right around the corner, you’re probably already looking ahead and thinking of ways to do more business in 2015. Here at Constant Contact, we’re committed to helping small businesses succeed. And that’s why each year we take a look at what we’ve seen in the small business landscape and offer our predictions for the year ahead.