New Data Research Portal Offers Up Advocacy

New Data Research Portal Offers Up Advocacy - http://www.smallbizresource.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Resources
From http://www.smallbizresource.com 4229 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 24, 2007 3:23 am
There's a new neat little site you might want to bookmark. One of the biggest small-business organizations has launched a new research portal that advocates and offers up support for today's SMB shops. The National Federation of Independent Business, whose mission is to promote and protect the right of businesses to operate and grow, just launc Read More

25 Percent Of Small Business Owners Are Out Of Their Minds

25 Percent Of Small Business Owners Are Out Of Their Minds - http://www.informationweek.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Technology
From http://www.informationweek.com 4228 days ago
Made Hot by: steefen on December 18, 2007 4:49 am
According to a study conducted by AT&T, fully one-fourth of small business owners don't bother to concern themselves with the security of their business's data. Chances are you and your organization do business with SMBs. Which means that it's your information that is being left unprotected. That should make you angry. The results are really st 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 4234 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 4235 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

10 Things You Should Know about VOIP

10 Things You Should Know about VOIP - http://www.eweek.com Avatar Posted by mssux under Technology
From http://www.eweek.com 4239 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 11, 2007 1:08 am
If you're not on the VOIP (voice over IP) bandwagon yet, you're likely planning to jump on soon. With Microsoft's entry into the space last year, VOIP has gotten more attention than ever before. Both large and small companies alike are adopting the technology, and the choices---as well as the complexity—are increasing. Here are 10 things to keep i 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 4239 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 4242 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 4245 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 4246 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 4245 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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