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 4180 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

Survey finds most small businesses don't track ROI

Survey finds most small businesses don't track ROI - http://www.btobonline.com Avatar Posted by Becky under Sales
From http://www.btobonline.com 4180 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 9, 2008 4:26 pm
A new study found that 82.8% of small businesses do not track ROI on lead generation programs. The study also found that 52.4% of companies surveyed have no formal sales forecasting process in place. Read More
Are you testing landing pages like a primate on steroids? Are you spinning wheels trying to unearth your next conversion rate boost? Here are four Web site areas that often are overlooked and misunderstood, and some suggestions on how you can improve them for better site conversion. Read More

A Price War in Health Insurance

A Price War in Health Insurance - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Employee Benefits
From http://www.businessweek.com 4182 days ago
Made Hot by: ureach on January 9, 2008 3:00 pm
Health insurance has always been pricey for small and midsize businesses. But after years of extracting hefty increases from smaller corporate customers, some insurers are showing more flexibility. Why? With the overall market for health insurance flat, carriers are battling to steal market share from one another. "There's a price war going on n Read More

Guy Kawasaki "The Art of the Start" @ TiECon 2006

Guy Kawasaki "The Art of the Start" @ TiECon 2006 - http://video.google.com Avatar Posted by Becky under Startups
From http://video.google.com 4181 days ago
Made Hot by: TimJustus on January 8, 2008 6:20 pm
Entrepreneurship expert Guy Kawasaki presents "Art of the Start" at TiECon 2006, sharing time-tested wisdom on how to succeed in starting a new product, a new service, a new company, a new anything. Read More

Think small steps to build trust and cooperation

Think small steps to build trust and cooperation - http://www.bricklin.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Marketing
From http://www.bricklin.com 4184 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 8, 2008 5:25 pm
Social software is a hot area in today's world. Short text messages connect a huge portion of the world's population and are a major carrier of social contact for a whole generation. On first glance, a lot of what goes on in these communications channels seems mundane and worthless. There is another aspect, though. These social systems, by allow Read More

Tips for Startup/Product Idea Evaluation

Tips for Startup/Product Idea Evaluation - http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com Avatar Posted by TerryJackson under Startups
From http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com 4184 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 7, 2008 11:42 pm
Evan Williams is one of those many entrepreneurs that I admire. Well, he is one of the team behind two hugely successful web applications - Blogger and Twitter. Here, I'm going to re-phrase and re-think over one of his recent articles - Will it fly? How to Evaluate a New Product Idea. Evan goes deep with the following points: Tractability Read More

When Targeting Multicultural Audiences, Be Relevant

When Targeting Multicultural Audiences, Be Relevant - http://adage.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Advertising
From http://adage.com 4184 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 7, 2008 7:30 pm
Warning: When it comes to making ads relevant for multicultural audiences, doing it wrong is worse than not doing it all. A new study from OMD Worldwide found that ethnic groups are turned off by ads that rely on stereotypes and caricatures rather than meaningful cultural cues. Read More

15 Can't-Miss Ways to Declutter Your Mind

15 Can't-Miss Ways to Declutter Your Mind - http://zenhabits.net Avatar Posted by JohnH under Self-Development
From http://zenhabits.net 4184 days ago
Made Hot by: administrator on January 7, 2008 6:20 pm
The world of stresses and worries and errands and projects and noise that we must all endure inflicts upon us a mind full of clutter and chaos. A mind that sometimes cannot find the calm that we so desperately seek. So how do we begin decluttering? It's actually not difficult, if you give it a little thought: simplifying shouldn't be made complica Read More

Lessons From a Soloist Who Reached the Inc. 500 List

Lessons From a Soloist Who Reached the Inc. 500 List - http://www.inc.com Avatar Posted by Becky under Success Stories
From http://www.inc.com 4184 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 7, 2008 12:07 am
How can a soloist surpass much larger companies and reach the prestigious Inc. 500 roster of fast-growing privately held firms? By staying nimble, creating a deep network of referrals, and using creative thinking to transfer risk and retain profits for his own firm.

Those nuggets of advice were among the gems shared during a recent chat with Ji Read More
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