Do Business Plans Improve Your Odds?

Do Business Plans Improve Your Odds? - http://www.babson.edu Avatar Posted by gimmesome under Startups
From http://www.babson.edu 4397 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 26, 2008 4:48 pm
This pioneering Babson study examines whether writing a business plan before launching a new venture affects the company's subsequent performance. Interestingly, the analysis revealed that there was no difference between the performance of new businesses launched with or without written business plans. Unless a would-be entrepreneur needs to rais Read More

Part of Their Nature

Part of Their Nature - http://www.evancarmichael.com Avatar Posted by SmallBizGirl under Success Stories
From http://www.evancarmichael.com 4397 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 26, 2008 4:47 pm
Tom Szaky has often been told that he is crazy. At age 19, he dropped out of Princeton to start TerraCycle, a business revolving around selling an all-organic liquid plant food made from worm feces—and no, that's not a typo. When he first started out, he had a hard time raising capital and people often laughed him right out of the office. But thi Read More

Small Budget Big Results

Small Budget Big Results - http://www.evancarmichael.com Avatar Posted by SmallBizGirl under Advertising
From http://www.evancarmichael.com 4397 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 26, 2008 4:47 pm
The Golden Palace Casino paid South Carolina resident Amber Rainey $4,000 to advertise on her pregnant belly. The SnoreStop Company gave Andrew Fischer of Omaha, Neb. over $37,000 for one month of advertising space on his forehead. While there are plenty of people willing to rent their body parts in exchange for lucrative advertising dollars, ther Read More

New Data Reveals How Small Businesses Cope in Bad Times

New Data Reveals How Small Businesses Cope in Bad Times - http://www.nfib.com Avatar Posted by PuggieLover under News
From http://www.nfib.com 4395 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 25, 2008 10:10 pm
NFIB released information on how small businesses are coping during the beginning of a possible recession. Many are postponing or canceling planned investment or reinvestment, advertising more, spending more time at their businesses and some are more likely to keep close tabs on cash flow and inventory status. Read More

Google Keyword Tool Now Offers Search Volume

Google Keyword Tool Now Offers Search Volume - http://www.ducttapemarketing.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Online Marketing
From http://www.ducttapemarketing.com 4396 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 25, 2008 7:20 pm
Google recently enhanced their keyword suggestion tool and added search volume and some measure of competitiveness. The reason the PPC engines offer tools like this is to help people get better at bidding on search terms and offer suggestions for more terms to bid on. Serious PPC folks use this tool to help determine bid amounts and bid on thousan Read More

Is Your Value Proposition Better Than a Seat Belt's?

Is Your Value Proposition Better Than a Seat Belt's? - http://blog.stevebarsh.com Avatar Posted by ZaneSafrit under Marketing
From http://blog.stevebarsh.com 4396 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 25, 2008 7:19 pm
Our value propositions need to be communicated with a clearer, simpler, message than that used with seat belts. Read More

Unconventional Inventions

Unconventional Inventions - http://www.evancarmichael.com Avatar Posted by SmallBizGirl under Success Stories
From http://www.evancarmichael.com 4397 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 25, 2008 7:07 pm
While most people try to get rid of their beer belly, Brooks Lambert is trying to sell you one. For as long as he can remember, Lambert wanted to be an inventor. As a child, his father would always ask him what he wanted to invent and his reply was “cool stuff.” He did just that when he created his quirky product, the Beerbelly through his busines Read More

Networking for Humanity

Networking for Humanity - http://www.evancarmichael.com Avatar Posted by SmallBizGirl under Technology
From http://www.evancarmichael.com 4397 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 24, 2008 10:11 pm
Imagine a world without cancer, hunger, AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis. While there is still a long way to go in the fight to cure these afflictions, scientists are getting closer to finding the answers thanks to something called World Community Grid. Read More

Don't Let Blog Comments Ruin Your Reputation

Don't Let Blog Comments Ruin Your Reputation - http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com Avatar Posted by SmallBizGirl under Technology
From http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com 4397 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 24, 2008 10:11 pm
logs and blog comments are great for a small business owner because they allow you to socialize with others within your niche, which can indirectly promote your business. This is true for both your own blog and comments on others, but one thing you have to be careful of is a commenter who is out to make you look bad. Read More

Federal Minimum Wage To Increase By 70 Cents

Federal Minimum Wage To Increase By 70 Cents - http://www.npr.org Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Human Resources
From http://www.npr.org 4397 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 24, 2008 4:44 pm
More than a million low-wage workers will get a pay raise this week. The federal government's minimum wage is set to jump by 70 cents to $6.55 an hour on Thursday. The hike is the second of three annual increases in the minimum wage that were ordered by Congress last year, following a decade with no increase. Read More
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