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Small Business Month

Celebrating small business this month, and year-round.

Small Business Month: Events, Tools and Resources

May is National Small Business Month! At CO—, our goal is to help small business and startup owners begin and succeed in their businesses. Here, we've curated a collection of content—from events happening this month, to tools your business can use year-round—to help guide you through your entrepreneurial journey.
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AI Tools Your Small Business Needs for Competitive Analysis

Discover how your small business can leverage artificial intelligence tools to simplify data collection, improve your search engine optimization strategy, gain a competitive edge, and more.

5 Ways to Build Community Around Your Local Retail Business

A new report from wholesale marketplace Faire says Americans will spend more to support local retailers. Here’s how to lean into this trend and boost business.

How ‘Retail Concierges’ (Both Digital and Human) Are Poised to Disrupt the Shopping Experience

AI-powered virtual sales assistants and improved tools for store employees will anticipate shoppers’ needs and provide VIP-level service at scale.

What Are APIs and How Do They Work?

Every business can benefit from understanding APIs and how they work. Here’s what you need to know.

Background Music Services for Small Businesses

Set the right tone with licensed music from these background music services.

What Are FIFO and LIFO?

FIFO (first in, first out) and LIFO (last in, first out) are accounting methods related to inventory that directly impact your taxes. Learn which one is right for your business.

The Best Apps for On-the-Go Entrepreneurs

Manage customer relationships, keep organized, and stay on top of finances with these apps for small business owners.

Best Employee Communication Tools

These six digital tools can improve productivity and communication at work.

How to Identify if You’re Too Comfortable in Your Business

In this edition of “Ask the Board,” we asked Michael Browning, CEO of Unleashed Brands, to share his best advice on how to determine if you’re too comfortable in your business.

How to Identify a Need in Your Community for a New Business

In this edition of “Ask the Board,” we asked Amber Woods, Owner of two Dogtopia locations, to share her best advice on how to determine a need for a new business in your community.