Kerry, Snowe Call on Administration to Fund Small Business Programs

Kerry, Snowe Call on Administration to Fund Small Business Programs - http://www.forbes.com Avatar Posted by alphalife under News
From http://www.forbes.com 5039 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 9, 2008 8:24 pm
One month before the President submits his 2009 budget request to Congress, Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, urged the Bush Administration to support America's small businesses by increasing funding for the Small Business Administration Read More

A peek at tomorrow's web customers

A peek at tomorrow's web customers - http://www.pandia.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under News
From http://www.pandia.com 5056 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 6, 2008 5:38 pm
Everyone who makes a living online needs to know what the web will be like in the future. Projecting from statistics showing current trends, researchers can make educated guesses, but you don't want to base your business decisions on nothing but statistics. I don't have a crystal ball, but I offer something even better: Have a look at the habits a Read More

When New Marketing Fails: Who Wants a Meatball Sundae?

When New Marketing Fails: Who Wants a Meatball Sundae? - http://blogs.bnet.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under News
From http://blogs.bnet.com 5059 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 28, 2007 2:07 am
Seth Godin is at it again. In his new book, “Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing Out of Sync?” — available on December 27th — Seth Godin dissects the 14 trends marketers need to embrace to avoid eating meatball sundaes, which Godin explains as such: A meatball is a worthwhile commodity. They are things we need and sold to everyone. The sundae is th Read More

Thrive in a Slowing Economy - Podcast

Thrive in a Slowing Economy - Podcast - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by Becky under News
From http://www.businessweek.com 5068 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 16, 2007 10:29 pm
How can small businesses not only survive, but thrive, in a slowing economy? Brad Sugars, chairman and CEO of business coaching firm ActionCOACH, gives specific ways to prepare for 2008. Read More

8 important consumer trends for 2008

8 important consumer trends for 2008 - http://trendwatching.com Avatar Posted by Becky under News
From http://trendwatching.com 5069 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 12, 2007 4:43 am
Here are eight trends to watch and capitalize on in the new year. Read More

Marketing Executives Identify Top Marketing Trends, Concepts in 2008

Marketing Executives Identify Top Marketing Trends, Concepts in 2008 - http://www.marketingcharts.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under News
From http://www.marketingcharts.com 5073 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 10, 2007 6:25 pm
Web and green marketing are hot; Boomers are still the most important demo, though women, Gen X and Y, and Hispanics are catching up; and marketing basics are more important than ever, according to (pdf) a new survey of marketing executives conducted by Anderson Analytics. The survey focused on top marketing concepts, buzzwords, global areas of op Read More

Why Customers Write Reviews

Why Customers Write Reviews - http://www.bazaarblog.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under News
From http://www.bazaarblog.com 5076 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 6, 2007 1:04 am
Because reviewers want to help others—that's the short answer. We just announced the results of a study we executed with Keller Fay Research to understand the intentions and motivations behind reviewers. Overwhelmingly, the survey found, reviewers are motivated by goodwill and positive sentiment. Read More

Do Customers Come for Price or Convenience?

Do Customers Come for Price or Convenience? - http://www.emarketer.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under News
From http://www.emarketer.com 5079 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 6, 2007 1:04 am
Data from Nielsen Online sheds some new light on the matter that is so important to merchants—online and offline—during the busy holiday shopping season. In an online survey of nearly 1,000 shoppers, 81% indicated that the ability to shop anytime during the day was why they chose to shop online during the holiday season. With 77% of respondents, s Read More

Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA Announced for November 2008

Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA Announced for November 2008 - http://www.publicforuminstitute.org Avatar Posted by Becky under News
From http://www.publicforuminstitute.org 5080 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 4, 2007 6:57 pm
Plans for the first Global Entrepreneurship Week were unveiled last week in London by Carl Schramm, president of the Kauffman Foundation, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. From November 17-23, 2008, the Week will engage young people everywhere in a variety of activities to learn about the possibilities of entrepreneurship. More than 30 coun Read More

64% of Americans Have Discretionary Income

64% of Americans Have Discretionary Income - http://www.marketingcharts.com Avatar Posted by jnelson under News
From http://www.marketingcharts.com 5079 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 3, 2007 7:12 pm
About 73 million US households now have discretionary income, up from about 57 million in 2002, according to a report by The Conference Board. The proportion of the US population with discretionary income has increased to nearly 64%, up from 52% in 2002. Read More
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