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[ 0 ] Oct. 22, 2012

The UPS Store To Small Biz: “We’re Here For You”

With small businesses representing more than 99 percent of businesses in the U.S., it may seem that they would have a wealth of resources to turn to for support. Yet the majority say they feel alone, according to new research by The UPS Store. The research shows small business owners feel they don’t get the […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 22, 2012

Top 10 Mistakes When Using Social Media In Business

When a business leader calls for the creation of a Facebook page and a witty Twitter handle, he often believes the social media strategy is in place and he returns to his “core” duties. The problem with this is that for any business in 2012 and beyond, social media needs to be considered a core […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 15, 2012

SBA Increases Support For Hispanic Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) are teaming together on a pilot program in eight states to broaden the impact of the agency’s programs among Hispanic entrepreneurs. “An economy built to last includes boosting entrepreneurship opportunities in Hispanic American communities,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “The SBA is […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 15, 2012

Unroll.me Unclutters Inboxes For Gmail Users

Unroll.me has redesigned its innovative email program which organizes and prioritizes your emails. The free program, available to Gmail users, compiles your daily deals, social networking updates, and newsletter e-mails, and sends you a one-email-a-day digest. Users can also unsubscribe to unwanted email through unroll.me in one simple click. Gray Mail — a term used […]

[ 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

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. 1, 2012

White House Wants Input On Burdensome Regulations

The White House is asking for input from business owners about burdensome regulations that negatively impact their businesses so that they can make necessary changes to help businesses succeed in the current economy. Last year, President Obama ordered that all current rules and regulations be reviewed, so it can be determined which rules are working […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 1, 2012

National Crowdfunding Association To Work With SCORE

The National Crowdfunding Association (NLCFA), recently announced that it has agreed, at the request of SCORE, to produce a series of educational webinars to teach the basics of crowdfunding to SCORE’s 13,000+ volunteers. Over the past fifty years, SCORE’s “counselors to America’s small businesses” have helped over 9 million businesses get off the ground, grow […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 1, 2012

6 Strategies To Manage Your Time

In today’s economy, being a small business owner is a tough job. There are constant demands on time, decisions to be made, and stress about the company’s bottom line. For entrepreneurs who think that multitasking is the answer, numerous studies have shown that multitasking is not an efficient way to work. It has even been […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 24, 2012

6 Ways To Avoid Fraud

Ernie Rossi, Audit Partner at Sensiba San Filippo LLP, a leading Silicon Valley CPA and Consulting firm. Sensiba San Filippo LLPL works with many small to mid-size businesses to implement policies and prevent such scenarios. Below are Ernie’s top tips for instituting procedures to prevent internal fraud: 1.     Leverage a third party to review the business […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 24, 2012

How To Hire A Writer For Your Press Release

By Dan Janal If you’re a great small businessperson, you’re probably not a great press release writer. And why should you be? There’s more money to be made servicing your current customers and attracting new clients. With the list of to-dos constantly growing, it’s a smart idea to hire someone to write press releases for […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 24, 2012

10 Tips To Social Media Success

Every business knows about social media, many businesses have some sort of social media presence, but very few have implemented a comprehensive and successful social media strategy that maximizes benefits and mitigates risks.  Why is this? The answer is simple: The Three “C’s” Steve Nicholls, author of the best-selling book “Social Media in Business” (www.SocialMediaInBusiness.com), […]

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