Not so long ago, IPO was considered a four-letter word. After the IPO bubble burst in 2001, there were so few small businesses that could go public that it seemed as though the opportunity was lost forever. But if the momentum building in 2007 is any indication, the curse may finally be lifted. This year, IPOs are on track to exceed--in both numbe 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 4388 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 4388 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

Web 2.0 shows promise for reaching SMB users

Web 2.0 shows promise for reaching SMB users - http://www.btobonline.com Avatar Posted by alphalife under Online Marketing
From http://www.btobonline.com 4390 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 10, 2007 6:17 pm
Small and midsize businesses are increasing their use of Web 2.0 tools as information sources, providing greater opportunities to marketers that are trying to reach this audience, according to a new study from market research company Bredin Business Information. It examined which online tools SMBs use, how they use them to receive business informa Read More

Online retailers too focused on innovation rather than customers needs

Online retailers too focused on innovation rather than customers needs - http://www.grokdotcom.com Avatar Posted by Shelly under Online Marketing
From http://www.grokdotcom.com 4391 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 7, 2007 11:27 pm
How Much Money Do Retailers Leave on the Table? A 2007 study clearly shows that online retailers are not capitalizing on the customer experience and are overly focused on innovation while ignoring the basics. With all the investments and improvements within the last five years in redesigns, usability, analytics, multivariate testing, and the incre 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 4391 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 4394 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 4395 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 4394 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

Reduce Your Stress This Holiday Season

Reduce Your Stress This Holiday Season - http://www.businessknowhow.com Avatar Posted by Becky under Self-Development
From http://www.businessknowhow.com 4395 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 3, 2007 6:38 pm
In today's world of two-earner households, 1.87 children, and a myriad of obligations and scheduled activities, the average American's plate is already brimming with more than a fair share of time-draining responsibilities. An American Psychological Association (APA) 2007 poll shows that "one-third of Americans are living with extreme stress an Read More
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