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[ 0 ] Oct. 10, 2011

National Transportation Safety Board Recommends Cellphone Ban for Truck Drivers

If your small business involves trucking you need to be aware of a proposed ban on cell phones while driving. In a move that may show just how serious authorities are getting about distracted driving, the National Transportation Safety Board last month recommended barring truck drivers from using any type of cell phone behind the […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 10, 2011

Social Marketing Etiquette Can Pay Big Dividends

In her new book, Content Is Ca$h: Leveraging Great Content and the Web for Increased Traffic, Wendy Montes de Oca—an occasional speaker at SIPA conferences—offers her 10 rules of social marketing etiquette.  to. 1. “Be aware. Know each social media community’s law of the land.” I was just taking a look at the new Google+–invitations […]

[ 1 ] Oct. 10, 2011

October 16 through 22 is National Save for Retirement Week

Contributing to a 401(k) or other employee-sponsored retirement plan, opening an IRA and rebalancing one’s investment portfolio regularly are but three ways in which investors can ring in National Save for Retirement Week, says Maureen Ross, Edward Jones Financial Advisor in Stuart, Florida. National Save for Retirement Week runs October 16 through 22. The event […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 3, 2011

Food Trucks Are Booming

Food trucks are one of the hottest trends in the restaurant industry right now, and consumers are showing increasing interest in mobile foodservice, new research by the National Restaurant Association confirms: Nearly six out of 10 (59 percent) would be likely to visit a food truck if their favorite restaurant offered one, up from 47 […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 26, 2011

Study Says Small Biz Unprepared For Disaster

Disaster is something that happens to someone else, right? That’s what SMBs seem to think, as new research from Carbonite, Inc. points to overwhelming states of unpreparedness throughout the SMB community. Only 13 percent think data disaster could happen, leaving 87 percent turning a blind eye to the possibility. What these SMBs are ignoring is […]

[ 1 ] Sep. 26, 2011

California Latino Small Biz Awards: Enter By 9/30

Verizon Wireless will award three winners grants valued at over $70,000 to help spur technological advancement of Latino-owned firms The entry period for the Third Annual Latino Small Business Awards presented by Verizon Wireless will continue through September 30, 2011. Established entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and working professionals can nominate themselves or others for cash and […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 26, 2011

Online Registry For Small Biz, Too!

Ever think you would put your vacation shopping list into a registry? With the emergence of platforms such as MyRegistry.com, a universal gift registry site that allows users to consolidate products from any website or brick & mortar store into one concise list, constraints of traditional shopping methods are eliminated. Spearheading this paradigm shift in […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 19, 2011

Cleveland Clinic Hotel Banks On Wellness Trend

Banking on a continuation of the medical tourism trend, a hotel on Cleveland Clinic‘s main campus is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation that’ll transform it into a “wellness hotel.” The InterContinental Suites Hotel‘s nine-month-long renovation project is about to wrap up and will create what appears to be Ohio’s only wellness hotel associated with a hospital. […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 19, 2011

It’s Official: Great Customer Service=More Sales

Now that American consumers are beginning to shake off the recession, small business owners need to be on top of their customer service game. That’s because Americans are placing an even greater premium on quality customer service this year, according to an American Express survey. The survey found that 70 percent of consumers are willing […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 19, 2011

6 Ways To Enhance Your Personal Credibility

Personal credibility is based upon a leader’s character and integrity and the actions and behaviors that stem from them. Far from perfect, many of the leaders I surveyed had character flaws and displayed at times, questionable ethical behaviors. Yet their personal credibility remained intact. So it is safe to ascertain that perfection is not humanly […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 12, 2011

NFIB Launches Campaign On Behalf of Small Biz

The nation’s leading small-business organization, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), has launched a new campaign targeting the increasing number of regulations handed down by the Obama administration that are hampering small business’ ability to create jobs and economic growth.  The multi-year effort aims to give voice to America’s small businesses, which create two-thirds […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2011

Online Certification Program For Senior Caregivers

Senior caregiving is not like child care – just ask any professional senior caregiver. Now senior caregivers can obtain professional caregiver training through an online caregiver certification training program. The majority of seniors prefer to age-in-place, or stay in their own home, as they age. This means they will usually require senior caregiving services to […]

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