Veteran Small-Business Bill Enacted

Veteran Small-Business Bill Enacted - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by jnelson under News
From http://www.nytimes.com 4166 days ago
Made Hot by: billrice on February 21, 2008 4:50 am
President Bush this week signed new legislation expanding small-business opportunities for veterans and helping reservists run their businesses after they've been deployed.

The Military Reservist and Veteran Small Business Reauthorization and Opportunity Act, introduced by Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), will Read More

Is Obama Good for Business?

Is Obama Good for Business? - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under News
From http://www.businessweek.com 4166 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 21, 2008 3:52 am
So what would an Obama Presidency look like for business? "It would be a pragmatic, center-left administration," says Democratic political strategist Steve McMahon, who is unaligned with a Presidential candidate this year. "He's been pretty clear that business would have a seat at the table, but business wouldn't be able to buy all the chairs Read More

The Top 50 Open Source Alternatives to Expensive Software

The Top 50 Open Source Alternatives  to Expensive Software - http://whdb.com Avatar Posted by mssux under Technology
From http://whdb.com 4166 days ago
Made Hot by: ArmadaIG on February 21, 2008 12:47 am
This is a great list of open source software alternatives. The author lists 50 of the most commonly used proprietary software solutions and offers a free alternative. Read More

Video: Raising Money from Angel Investors

Video: Raising Money from Angel Investors - http://feedroom.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Raising Capital
From http://feedroom.businessweek.com 4166 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 20, 2008 11:51 pm
Serial tech entrepreneur and renowned angel investor David S. Rose talks about the growth of angel investing, and offers advice on how to successfully pitch to potential investors Read More

Marketing 101: Don't blow your shot!

Marketing 101: Don't blow your shot! - http://blog.em4b.com Avatar Posted by JulieR under Marketing
From http://blog.em4b.com 4167 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 20, 2008 9:27 pm
This article points out the obvious marketing mistakes that you should never make as a small business. Read More

Stopwatch Marketing: It's Time to Understand Consumers

Stopwatch Marketing: It's Time to Understand Consumers - http://www.massogroup.com Avatar Posted by morecowbell under Marketing
From http://www.massogroup.com 4167 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 20, 2008 9:02 pm
All CMOs engage in a time-driven bargain: exchanging their time -- the time they've invested in market research, marketing plans, strategy development and advertising -- in return for a few minutes, hours or days of their consumers' time. But how can you know whether consumers are willing to trade their time for yours? To take the time to listen Read More

How to influence the influencers

How to influence the influencers - http://www.wdfm.com Avatar Posted by ILuvMktg under Marketing
From http://www.wdfm.com 4167 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 20, 2008 4:09 pm
Blasting ads indiscriminately at audiences works less and less as we move forward in time. This is true for online and offline marketing. Savvy marketers now realize organic propagation of one's message is much more effective from a monetary and communications POV.

Publishing Web Digest for Marketers since April 1995 has shown Larry Chase what Read More

Google Apps can be a small firm's best friend

Google Apps can be a small firm's best friend - http://www.usatoday.com Avatar Posted by Aaronontheweb under Products and Services
From http://www.usatoday.com 4167 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 20, 2008 3:29 am
From the page: "When Ritu Raj opened Wag Hotel here as a luxury home-away-from-home for pampered dogs, he decided he would run the business on Google applications.

Employees check in dogs on touch-screen monitors, make appointments and use e-mail, all with Google Apps. The Web-based suite of tools — which includes corporate e-mail, calendar, w Read More

Amazon Steps Into the Ad Business - Small Biz Should Take Note

Amazon Steps Into the Ad Business - Small Biz Should Take Note - http://www.smartbiz.com Avatar Posted by JulieR under Online Marketing
From http://www.smartbiz.com 4167 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 20, 2008 1:28 am
Amazon is doing something very similar with its new, quietly-launched Product Ads. Think of it as a shopping search engine built into Amazon, one that can link out to your site and drive new sales for pennies on the click. Read More

New Tax Breaks for Small Businesses

New Tax Breaks for Small Businesses - http://www.allbusiness.com Avatar Posted by JulieR under Taxes
From http://www.allbusiness.com 4167 days ago
Made Hot by: Jeffrey on February 19, 2008 11:39 pm
THE ECONOMIC STIMULUS package signed by President Bush on Wednesday includes two significant tax breaks for small-business owners. The provisions, designed to encourage business spending, come in the form of bigger depreciation write-offs: Read More
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