Becky McCray: Creativity in the long term

Becky McCray: Creativity in the long term - http://zanesafrit.typepad.com Avatar Posted by ZaneSafrit under Startups
From http://zanesafrit.typepad.com 4157 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 4, 2008 9:13 pm
The importance of creativity in the growth of a business is discussed by Becky McCray of SmallBiz Survival (www.smallbizsurvival.com) Read More

Run Your Small Business Like A Hotel To Be Successful!

Run Your Small Business Like A Hotel To Be Successful! - http://www.usatoday.com Avatar Posted by TheProfitRepairman under Management
From http://www.usatoday.com 4156 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 4, 2008 7:49 pm
What performance metrics do you want to monitor for your business unit on a continuous basis that are the most important and are very volatile for the achievement of operational and sales success? Also ask yourself what kind of precise micromanagement report you want, to whom should this report go to, and when and how often should this report be v Read More

Marketing to Your Customer Types

Marketing to Your Customer Types - http://www.small-biz-marketing-tips.com Avatar Posted by macromax under Marketing
From http://www.small-biz-marketing-tips.com 4155 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 4, 2008 7:48 pm
If you're like most small businesses, you are marketing to all your customer types in the same exact way. But what if I told you doing this is a very ineffective way of obtaining new customers? The fact is that everyone comes to your business at a particular stage. Some people are just hearing about your company for the first time, others kno Read More

Leading your employees to success

Leading your employees to success - http://www.sbnonline.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Management
From http://www.sbnonline.com 4156 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 4, 2008 4:33 am
Smart Business spoke with David Houri about why motivation is nothing without ambition and how failing to communicate your philosophy is like being married for two days and having a change of heart. Read More

Predicting franchise success by analyzing SBA loans

Predicting franchise success by analyzing SBA loans - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by dobbie under Franchises
From http://online.wsj.com 4157 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 3, 2008 4:25 pm
There's no sure way for would-be franchisees to gauge their likely success with a potential franchise. But like bettors at a racetrack, they do have a tip sheet they can use for guidance. It's the Small Business Administration's annual compilation of performance data on thousands of franchisee loans it has guaranteed. Read More
Andrew Chen writes his usual clear, concise and useful article. This time on 10 obvious strategies to ruthlessly acquire users. They're obvious. And that's why we need reminding. It's the obvious ones we forget. And Andrew does a nice job adding detail with each obvious strategy. Just in case you forgot. Read More

Franchise Cereal. Was $3.00 A Bowl A Little Much?

Franchise Cereal. Was $3.00 A Bowl A Little Much? - http://thefranchiseking.typepad.com Avatar Posted by franpro under Franchises
From http://thefranchiseking.typepad.com 4156 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 3, 2008 2:07 pm
Another food franchise that was doomed from the beginning... Read More

When Regulators Come Knocking, Call The SBA

When Regulators Come Knocking, Call The SBA - http://www.forbes.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Legal
From http://www.forbes.com 4157 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 3, 2008 4:45 am
Entrepreneurs are always griping about dealing with too much government regulation. Is there any way to ease the frustration? Yes--by calling on the very government giving you headaches in the first place. Don't believe it? Back in 1996, Congress passed the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act, which aimed to ease small businesses' r Read More

Steve MacGill: Strategy - Who Needs It?

Steve MacGill: Strategy - Who Needs It? - http://zanesafrit.typepad.com Avatar Posted by ZaneSafrit under Strategy
From http://zanesafrit.typepad.com 4157 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 2, 2008 7:08 pm
Strategy and who needs it is explained in a post by Steve MacGill, CEO and Founder of PeerSight Online (www.peersightonline.com). Read More

Here's Where We Screwed Up With Gas

Here's Where We Screwed Up With Gas - http://open-source-innovation.com Avatar Posted by hamerhokie under Technology
From http://open-source-innovation.com 4157 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 2, 2008 6:41 pm
We made the mistake of treating gas like it was entering The Long Tail. Read More
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