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[ 0 ] Apr. 21, 2014

Benefits of Server Virtualization

By Matt Smith There are big benefits to server virtualization. If you’re like many businesses, keeping your servers up and running may be one of the most expensive costs you have to bear. Moreover, maintaining such equipment involves a lot of manpower. Fortunately, there’s a viable alternative: server virtualization. For a long time, this technology […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 14, 2014

Small Business Resilient

Small business resilient in the face of harsh February weather, according to Direct Capital Lending Index  Pace of lending increased 9.7 percent over January as small businesses expanded  Unusually harsh winter weather didn’t slow small business growth in February as demand for lending and financing increased 9.7 percent over January, according to the Small Business […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 18, 2014

Small Business Confident, Says Survey

Small business is more confidant as we surge into 2014. 50% now plan to add new employees, while 47%  maintain staffing levels 66% expect sales increase in 2014, up from 45% last October Average compensation up 2.9%, commissions increase by 1.7% 38% think economic rebound now in process, up from 26% last survey An increased […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 11, 2014

2014 Is The Year of Small Business

Small business is a key to the success of our economy and 2014 is the year of small business. A great year of opportunity thanks to new resources that help small business owners create their own boom. “Shopping local” is beginning to take off, too. Consider these statistics on small business: The 23 million small […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 17, 2013

Reflect On Your Success To Keep Holiday Stress In Check

Feeling stressed right now? Take a moment to sit back and reflect on your accomplishments of the past year. In the midst of the holiday rush, setting aside time to think about your business’ accomplishments during the past year is one way to relieve some of the stress of the season, business expert Jaimy Ford […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 16, 2013

Dream It, Think It, Do It!

2014 will be year of the Entrepreneur and the Maker. If you have an idea, an inkling of an idea, go for it in 2014. Make this the year you finally start that small business you’ve been dreaming about. Find a niche and fill it. Figure out a better way to provide an existing service. […]

[ 1 ] Dec. 16, 2013

Five Easy Ways To Pick Up Extra Cash

You don’t have to rent an outside facility, hire employees, develop an elaborate business plan or invest a ton of money to start your own business and be your own boss. Here are five quick and easy businesses you can start on a part-time basis or run on weekends to pick up extra money: 1. […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 12, 2013

Taking On A Partner For Your Small Business

Should you think about taking on a partner?  There are a lot of reasons to turn to another individual to start a business.  Maybe you have a friend in mind with whom you could start a business.  Maybe he or she offers something you can’t really bring to the table, such as accounting skills, computer […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 5, 2013

Win Products and Exposure With New Video Contest For Small Business Owners

You can win products and exposure by entering a new video contest. SCORE, mentors to America’s small business, with the sponsorship of Brother International Corporation, a leading provider of office technology products, has launched “BizClips: The Small Business Productivity Makeover Video Contest” at www.bizclips.score.org. All qualifying U.S. small businesses are invited to make a short […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 3, 2013

Love Local Movement

Local entrepreneurs lead and invest in movement to encourage buying American. Make a difference in our economy . . . buy USA made. The average American will spend $738 on Holiday gifts this year. If half of this was spent on gifts made in the USA, up to a million American jobs could be created. […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 28, 2013

Shop Local & Shop Small: Amex & Patch.com Give Boost to Doylestown, PA

Patch.com’s “Park on Patch” campaign, in partnership with American Express, selected Doylestown, Pennsylvania – recently named one of “America’s Best Loved Towns” by Travel & Leisure Magazine – as one of up to 50 towns across the country to receive sponsorship of free, short-term metered parking in its downtown shopping district on November 30th for […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 18, 2013

Business Ethics: When Good People Make Bad Choices

By Chuck Gallagher President, Ethics Resource Group “Never in my wildest dreams did I see this coming. When I first started “borrowing” from the company I had every intent of paying back what I took. Heck, I did pay some of it back…at least at the beginning!” Those were the words Mark said as he […]

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