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Archive for October, 2012

[ 0 ] Oct. 8, 2012

3 SEO Challenges Facing Small Business

By Hannah Marr SEO has become one of the most important aspects of marketing for businesses large and small. Yet for smaller businesses, competing with the top dogs for search results can be tiresome work without very many rewards. In order to better understand how we can make SEO work for small businesses, I reached […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 8, 2012

Top 10 Signs You Might Be A Bad Boss

By Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman Conjure up the term “bad boss” and what comes to mind? Scenes of red-faced people berating subordinates in public. Smarmy souls taking credit for other people’s work or saying one thing and doing another. Cutting remarks. Yelling. Feel free to continue — we’re sure you can. This is iconic […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 8, 2012

Mobile Business Communications 101 From eVoice

The mobile workforce is expected to reach 1.3 billion by 2015 and there are already an estimated 42 million freelancers operating virtually in the workforce. Mike Pugh, an expert in the world of mobile work and executive at eVoice, a virtual phone system helping thousands of mobile workers and small businesses stay in touch, can […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 8, 2012

Shoplet.com Offers Easy Home-Office Buying Solutions

There are currently 38 million home based businesses in America. Due to the cost effectiveness of running a business out of one’s home, a new home based business appears every 12 seconds. Small business owners have many options to help reduce not only costs, but their carbon footprint by using the space they already have. […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 5, 2012

Made In The U.S.A. Glacier National Park Blanket

Another fine product made in the United States comes from Pendleton Woolen Mills of Washougal, Washington. Pendleton Woolen Mills produces a small group of colorful blankets inspired by America’s great open spaces that are a fitting and cozy ode to our great national parks.

[ 0 ] Oct. 4, 2012

Incredible Promotions: Babies, Casinos & Tattoos

Marketers fiercely battle for sales and it seems as though everything is up for grabs as a billboard. An Internet casino once paid a couple $15,000 to name their newborn son “GoldenPalaceDotCom” Silverman as a way of promoting their venue. The same casino once paid a woman to tattoo their URL on her head.

[ 0 ] Oct. 4, 2012

10 Reasons Why Businesses Fail

There are a lot of factors that go into the analysis of why businesses fail, but here are ten to consider as your plan your venture and fine tune your small business goals and strategies: 1. The business had insufficient financing. 2. Not enough “due diligence” research was conducted prior to opening. 3. No marketing […]

[ 1 ] Oct. 3, 2012

Franchise Boom In Brazil

Brazil’s franchise industry is booming. The Brazilian Association of Franchising states that the sector has been growing 10% to 13% annually for the past decade. This year, Brazil’s franchising industry is expected to grow profits 15%, while the total number of franchises should rise by a further 10% to 2,031 brands. With 3,252 franchised stores, […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 3, 2012

Event Options: New Tool to Plan Your Fete

Event Options (www.event-options.com) is a new tool for planning your events. It has the largest selection of event products and services online—all available for rent. With thousands of items to choose from, Event Options makes it easy to plan corporate events, weddings, B’Nai Mitzvahs or other social events. It also features professional planners, photographers and […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 3, 2012

eBay & SBO : Perfect Together

We are proud to be a leading content provider to the eBay Small Business Center.  Check it out @ http://cc.ebay.com/small-business-info/web-preneuring.aspx Other content providers to the helpful resource site include the U.S. Small Business Administration and the IRS.

[ 0 ] Oct. 2, 2012

Bang & Olufsen Hears Sound of Savings With Office 365

Luxury audio and video systems maker Bang & Olufsen has adopted Microsoft Office 365 to unify its email, calendaring, collaboration and communication. The company wanted to upgrade its email system from the limitations of Lotus Notes to a less-expensive, easier-to-scale cloud solution: Office 365. The company now has all 2,000 employees using Office 365. “We […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 2, 2012

Visionary Eco-Preneurs Drew and Myra Goodman

The New York natives started growing raspberries in their 2.5 acre garden in central California and went on to create Earthbound Farm, a prewashed-greens empire that sells their organic produce to supermarkets across the United States.

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