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[ 0 ] Jan. 10, 2013

Have A Good Photo Taken Of Yourself For Your Small Business

You never know when the media will want to interview you about your small business, your shop, your new discount program, your community goodwill and charity work and so on. Be prepared with a photo that you can easily send out to the local newspaper or TV station. Get a good photo taken and avoid […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 10, 2013

Try Negotiating Flat Fees For Pro Services

When it comes to costly hourly rates for lawyers and accountants, you might want to try negotiating a flat fee. In the past many such professionals would never set a fixed rate for a project but times have changed. You must spell out what exactly the mission or task is and you might find yourself […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 9, 2013

Your Small Business QR Code

You can connect to your customers with a QR code. It’s that square graphic you are probably noticing everywhere from posts on billboards to advertisements in circulars.   Users download a free app on their phone and then scan the code for information, discounts, etc. QR Code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 9, 2013

January 2013 U.S. Postal Services Prices Are Going Up

The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) proposed to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) an average increase in mailing services prices of 2.5 percent. The First-Class Mail™ stamp will increase from the current 45 cents to 46 cents, with an overall increase of about 4 percent. The implementation date for the new prices will be January […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 8, 2013

SBO Editor To Guest On CBS Radio’s “Biz Talk With Josh Smith”

Editor of Small Business Opportunities, Susan Rakowski, will guest on CBS Radio’s small business show, “Biz Talk With Josh Smith,” this Thursday morning at 9 a.m.  The show will be accessible via www.biztalkwithjosh.com and clicking Listen Live, or on the CBS Radio website at http://washington.cbslocal.com/ . (Click ‘Listen Live’ for GovBiz 1580am) Susan’s no-nonsense, nuts & […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 7, 2013

Are We Wired To Share? [Video]

The Case For Collaborative Consumption In her talk, Rachel Botsman says we’re “wired to share” — and shows how websites like Zipcar and Swaptree are changing the rules of human behavior.

[ 0 ] Jan. 7, 2013

Consider Hotel Space To Impress Your Small Business Clients

When New York’s Hyatt 48 Lex recently offered club memberships to nonguests who could use the hotel’s lounge, boardrooms and other public facilities for a monthly fee, management probably didn’t expect one of the hotel’s boardrooms to double as a fashion runway. But this is Manhattan. “One of our members is a bridal dress designer,” […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 7, 2013

12 Startup Culture Secrets For Every Small Business

Onlinemba.com has put together 12 startup culture secrets that any small business can implement. Check them out at: http://www.onlinemba.com/blog/12-startup-culture-secrets-everyone-can-learn-from/

[ 0 ] Jan. 7, 2013

May The Phorce Be With You & Your Small Business

Never again run out of power while on the go, lose your bag, or carry multiple bags to store all of your gadgets. Phorce is the world’s first smart bag that powers all your devices (including MacBooks), connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth, transforms from a backpack to a messenger or a briefcase, and prevents […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 4, 2013

Next Small Business Wave? EnWave

A British Columbia firm whose technologies could revolutionize the way foods and vaccines are preserved recently signed an exclusive, royalty-bearing commercial license with a billion dollar multinational food corporation, and has just begun earning royalties from one of its dehydration machines that was sold to a top American fruit processor. The company is EnWave Corp., […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 3, 2013

5 Business Predictions For 2013

Barry Sloane, CEO, Newtek: The Small Business Authority, put together his 5 business predictions for 2013: 1) Managing ObamaCare: + Under new rules, businesses with more than 50 employees will have to buy health insurance or pay a fine. + Prediction: Look for small businesses to have less full time employees and more part-time employees […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 2, 2013

International CES Shines Spotlight on Small Business Startups

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced a new program with the Startup America Partnership, a national network of communities dedicated to advancing the success of American start-ups, for the 2013 International CES®.  The partnership will bring specific programming for entrepreneurs and start-ups at the 2013 International CES, world’s largest innovation event. Owned and produced by […]

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