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[ 0 ] Mar. 13, 2014

Pollen-8 Offers DIY Public Relations

Pollen-8 is a new online DIY review website levels the playing field for small and midsized companies Pollen-8, LLC formally announced the launch of its web portal, a do-it-yourself public relations tool that allows product marketers to connect with influential online reviewers.  Until now, connecting brands with reviewers has been complicated or costly.  “The big […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 13, 2014

Benefits of Using Business Videos

Animoto Survey Finds Pent-up Consumer Demand for Business Videos 73 percent of all consumers are more likely to purchase after watching business videos explaining a product or service 96 percent of all consumers find business videos helpful when making purchase decisions online 71 percent of all consumers say watching business videos content produced by businesses […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 12, 2014

Start A Small Business In Six Weeks

Want to start a small business in six weeks? Would-be entrepreneurs are about to have one more way to start living the dream of owning their own business as America’s SBDC and small business expert Rhonda Abrams launch the Six-Week Start-Up Campaign on March 17. Through social media outlets Twitter and Facebook, the campaign will […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 12, 2014

Avoid These 8 Financial Pitfalls

Financial pitfalls often top the list of problems for small business startups. Founders of ExpertBusinessAdvice.com, Scott L. Girard, Jr., Michael F. O’Keefe, and Marc A. Price, have been there and they’ve put together advice on how to avoid financial pitfalls. Collectively, they have started 17 businesses and have begun a new book series as well: […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 12, 2014

How To Avoid An IRS Audit

“The reality is, an IRS audit is just another part of the business owning experience. ​ ​Most importantly, if you’ve been operating your business in accordance with the laws, you should be fine,” offers Ebong Eka, CPA, author of START ME UP: The No-Business-Plan Business Plan ​. IRS Audit Triggers 1. Large amounts of income […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 12, 2014

HyTrust Poll On Consumer Data

Three-quarters of consumers says organizations don’t care about protecting their data, says HyTrust Poll. Most consumers just don’t believe that the personal and financial data they submit to corporations is safe. That’s the unmistakable takeaway from a new snap poll conducted by HyTrust Inc., the Cloud Security Automation Company. A staggering 72.5% of nearly 2,000 […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 11, 2014

Small Business Lending Is Up

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) jumped to 19.1% in February 2014, up from 17.8% in January, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, a monthly analysis of 1,000 loan applications on Biz2Credit.com.  In a year-to-year comparison, lending approval rates at big banks have increased more than 20 […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 11, 2014

5 Success Tips For The Young Entrepreneur

By DJ Muller Founder and President, WebLink International Entrepreneurship can be a daunting endeavor, especially at a young age.  However, with the right amount of knowledge, skill, determination and creativity, anyone, at any age, can find success starting and sustaining their own business. Five Tips To Success For The Young Entrepreneur Here are five ways […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 11, 2014

The SBA and Women’s History Month

Although Women’s History Month only comes once a year, year round the SBA works to improve outreach and services for women entrepreneurs, and to identify opportunities to empower women entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses. As a part of this effort the SBA counsels and trains roughly 500,000 women through SBA’s extensive resource partner network, including our Women’s Business […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 10, 2014

Motivating Your Online Fans

It’s great to have online fans ‘like’ your facebook page and follow your company on twitter. But how do you get your online fans motivated to take the next steps in the real world such as buying your products and promoting your brand?  By George Elfond, CEO, Rallyware [www.rallyware.com] For small and large brands with […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 10, 2014

Coworking Helps Workers Thrive

Findings of a new study indicate that people who cowork have a tendency to thrive in their work. “Coworking spaces and the connective environments they create have become increasingly valuable from both a professional and social standpoint.” –Greg Dell’Aquila, Mission 50 Workspaces Workforce trends are radically changing. For a growing number of people, “going to […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 10, 2014

Creating A Positive Workplace Culture

By Bill Sims, Jr. President, The Bill Sims Company Creating a positive workplace culture is extremely important to cultivating a productive and profitable company. The quality of work we do depends on the quality of our workplace culture. When the environment we work in is positive, we become more engaged and committed employees. By definition, […]

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