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When the going gets tough, the tough get... cheap. Today, a good marketing idea has to be as inexpensive as it is clever. In part 1 of a two-part series, here are five inexpensive suggestions that can lead to productive results. Read More

Changing your pricing changes your story

Changing your pricing changes your story - http://sethgodin.typepad.com Avatar Posted by GPorter under Marketing
From http://sethgodin.typepad.com 4767 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 13, 2009 1:50 am
Seth Godin talks about using a different pricing strategy in your marketing plan. Read More

NFIB: Stimulus Package Should Include Payroll Tax Holiday

NFIB: Stimulus Package Should Include Payroll Tax Holiday - http://www.nfib.com Avatar Posted by GPorter under News
From http://www.nfib.com 4767 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 13, 2009 1:51 am
As the president-elect and members of Congress consider what type of tax provisions should be included in the stimulus package, NFIB is diligently working to convince lawmakers that the best way to help small business owners and employees is to pass a six-month payroll tax holiday. Read More
With the economy tanking, many small business owners are using promotions, sales and discounts to boost profits this holiday season. Coupons are a natural fit, since so many consumers are actively looking for ways to save money. Before you run a discount promotion though, make sure you take a look at the 5 specific steps to coupon success below to Read More

Your Employees Are Dying to Be Heard

Your Employees Are Dying to Be Heard - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by GPorter under Management
From http://www.businessweek.com 5015 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 8, 2008 5:22 pm
According to Opinion Research, what annoys employees more than anything else is poor communication. And unhappy employees can do more damage to your business than you might imagine. Read More

Are You Spending Your Time the Right Way?

Are You Spending Your Time the Right Way? - http://conversationstarter.hbsp.com Avatar Posted by GPorter under Self-Development
From http://conversationstarter.hbsp.com 5027 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 25, 2008 7:45 pm
Though most managers understand intellectually that time is their scarcest resource, few make the effort to gain a strategic perspective on how they spend their hours each week. Still fewer make a regular practice of keeping track of how the priorities they say are most important jibe with the way they actually spend their time. “Those we label na Read More

SBA Launches Inner-City Initiative

SBA Launches Inner-City Initiative - http://blog.washingtonpost.com Avatar Posted by GPorter under News
From http://blog.washingtonpost.com 5070 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 13, 2008 7:40 pm
The Small Business Administration on Tuesday announced that it has chosen 11 cities to participate in an initiative designed to stimulate jobs and growth while targeting inner-city small businesses. Read More

Four Different Places To Recruit Staffers

Four Different Places To Recruit Staffers - http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com Avatar Posted by GPorter under Human Resources
From http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com 5084 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 28, 2008 8:52 pm
Online job boards and newspaper classifieds suffered declines in advertising for help, making it essential that small businesses find new ways to reach the people they want to recruit. Read More

U.S. Small-Business Optimism Falls to 17-Year Low

U.S. Small-Business Optimism Falls to 17-Year Low - http://www.bloomberg.com Avatar Posted by GPorter under News
From http://www.bloomberg.com 5099 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 19, 2008 5:28 pm
Optimism among small-business owners fell last month to a 17-year low as companies said they expect business conditions to worsen in the next six months.

The National Federation of Independent Business confidence index declined 2.8 percentage points to 91.8, according to the Washington-based group. Eight of the 10 components making up the meas Read More
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