About Joshua Sophy

Authored 10 articles.

Joshua is a journalist and editor with 15 years experience in media. A former newspaper reporter and editor, Joshua also serves as President of the Board of Directors of a curling club and is editor of a regional newsletter focused on the sport of curling in the Eastern U.S.


  • Where Should Americans Not Travel for Business Right Now?

    Features, July 07, 2016

    American small business owners who travel abroad need to stay updated on all the latest news developments about no travel zones for U.S. citizens. Sadly, terrorism, political unrest and disease exists in just about every corner of the globe and, as an American, it’s prudent to be aware of the latest travel guidelines and restrictions. The U.S. State Department regularly issues and updates its travel restrictions for travelers.

  • Small Business Lending is Up Again, Depending Upon the Lender

    Features, February 25, 2015

    Small business lending set another record in January 2015. But that record is being set mostly by big banks and certain other kinds of lenders. In January, lending approval rates for small businesses at big banks hit a post-recession high.

  • Small Business Loans Bounce Back in November

    Features, December 18, 2014

    Big bank lending to small businesses rebounded in November and resumed a positive trend that has lasted much of the year. This latest data from Biz2Credit’s Small Business Lending Index should be good news to any small business owner seeking more capital to expand or diversify their operations.

  • Facebook at Work Could Rival LinkedIn, Google Drive

    Features, November 20, 2014

    Unless you’re updating the company page, using Facebook at work is frowned upon generally. But a new report suggests that Facebook is planning to invade the workplace with the intent of getting actual work done, not frittering away your day. The purported Facebook at Work would seek to challenge competition in the social media and cloud collaboration markets.

  • U.S. Postal Service Lowers Package Rates

    Features, September 12, 2014

    The U.S. Postal Service is lowering package rates — dramatically in some cases — in an effort to capture e-commerce business.

  • Using Retirement Accounts to Fund a Business Startup Draws IRS Scrutiny

    Features, April 22, 2014

    The IRS is increasing scrutiny into a complex practice for using retirement accounts to fund a business. The practice may trip up business owners who take advantage of it. In the end, it could cost them not only their retirement nest eggs, but open them up to paying back taxes and large penalties to the IRS.

  • Yes, Top Performing Businesses Pay More in Taxes

    Features, April 21, 2014

    Do businesses pay their fair share of taxes? Should they pay more in taxes and are they paying considerably less than everyone else? Many consumers seem to believe they’re held more accountable for their income taxes than businesses, especially around tax time.

  • An Update on the Greater Opportunities for Small Business Act

    Features, April 15, 2014

    Government contracts for small businesses were discussed last week on Capitol Hill. The Greater Opportunities for Small Business Act of 2014 was written to give small businesses more opportunities to compete for federal government contract work.

  • Small Businesses Spend More on Travel, Per Concur Survey

    Features, January 09, 2014

    Small businesses are playing the role of big spenders on the road. A new study found that small businesses spend more on travel than big business.

  • Small Businesses Created 45% of the New Jobs in June

    News, July 29, 2013