Alternative bailout proposal: Lend directly to small businesses instead!

Alternative bailout proposal: Lend directly to small businesses instead! - http://blogs.wsj.com Avatar Posted by morecowbell under News
From http://blogs.wsj.com 3732 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 30, 2008 4:42 pm
One blogger, Rosalind Resnick on Entrepreneur.com, lays out an alternative bailout proposal. Instead of spending $700 billion on large conglomerates like AIG, the Fed should offer businesses and consumers loans at the 2% federal funds rate so homeowners could refinance at much lower rates and businesses could have immediate access to the cheap cap Read More

Tele-Commuting Trend Taking Off for Small Biz

Tele-Commuting Trend Taking Off for Small Biz - http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Management
From http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com 3732 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 30, 2008 4:42 pm
One of the fast-growing trends in small business these days is teleworking - employees working from home or away from the company's main office. Surging gas prices driving up the already high cost of commuting and growing environmental concerns are just the most recent and headline-grabbing inducements that make telework increasingly attractive to Read More

Top 5 Ways to Improve Customer Service

Top 5 Ways to Improve Customer Service - http://www.paysimple.com Avatar Posted by Chad under Customer Service
From http://www.paysimple.com 3733 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 30, 2008 3:43 pm
Regardless of the industry, everyone has had a challenging experience with customer service. Because the Internet has given businesses the opportunity to connect with more consumers, the focus on customer service quality has given way to customer service quantity. Here are five key practices (starting with the easiest) to creating an exceptional c Read More

Sales and Marketing - Align, Define and Make Money

Sales and Marketing - Align, Define and Make Money - http://ezinearticles.com Avatar Posted by katiesalesleadership under Sales
From http://ezinearticles.com 3733 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 30, 2008 3:43 pm
Colleen Stanley discusses 6 key areas of sales and marketing misalignment that causes companies to lose clients and money. Read this and develop a harmonious relationship between your sales and marketing departments - it's in everyone's best interest! Read More

Duplicate Content - Did Google Do A 180?

Duplicate Content - Did Google Do A 180? - http://www.seoaly.com Avatar Posted by bradjennings under Online Marketing
From http://www.seoaly.com 3732 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 30, 2008 12:31 am
A lot has been made of the recent post at Google's Webmaster Central Blog regarding duplicate content. The post, entitled Demystifying the “Duplicate Content Penalty”, basically calls into question the idea that a site can be “penalized” for having significantly similar content to another site and places the blame on webmasters and SEOs for perpe Read More

Credit Market Turmoil and Peer-to-Peer Lending

Credit Market Turmoil and Peer-to-Peer Lending - http://www.smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.smallbiztrends.com 3732 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 30, 2008 12:31 am
How are the credit markets affecting small businesses in the United States. To try to get some statistical data to answer their questions, the author decided to take a look at peer-to-peer lending. Peer-to-peer lending gets at part of the effect of the credit markets on small businesses because some entrepreneurs borrow money from other individual Read More

Business Name Blues: Part 2, Website flippers and domain brokers

Business Name Blues: Part 2, Website flippers and domain brokers - http://www.yfncg.com Avatar Posted by mattr under Startups
From http://www.yfncg.com 3734 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 29, 2008 4:10 pm
Part two of the Business Blues series explores the ins and outs, and unintended headaches, of getting your business a domain name. Read More

Hooray for Bloggywood? Blogging makes you famous

Hooray for Bloggywood? Blogging makes you famous - http://eimr.blogspot.com Avatar Posted by JuliePower under Online Marketing
From http://eimr.blogspot.com 3734 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 29, 2008 4:10 pm
You may never get a star on Hollywood Boulevard, but many bloggers are making their companies and themselves famous by blogging. And more than half say it's helped them get recognized at work. Hooray for Bloggywood ... Read More

Slate's BizBox on #customerservice

Slate's BizBox on #customerservice - http://bizbox.slate.com Avatar Posted by BizBox under Marketing
From http://bizbox.slate.com 3734 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 29, 2008 1:48 am
A great story about how a TypePad representative used Twitter to provide stellar customer service. Read More

Are You Ready To Start A Business?

Are You Ready To Start A Business? - http://www.yfncg.com Avatar Posted by mattr under Startups
From http://www.yfncg.com 3735 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 29, 2008 1:47 am
A great assessment tool is available through the Maryland SBDC that can be used by anyone who is thinking of starting their own business. Read More
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