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Could Google, Verizon Deal Threaten Small Business?

Could Google, Verizon Deal Threaten Small Business? - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under News
From http://www.nytimes.com 3822 days ago
Made Hot by: HomeBusinessMedia on August 9, 2010 3:25 pm
Could a deal reportedly being hammered out between Google and Verizon spell trouble for small businesses marketing content online? One news report (in the New York Times) claims the agreement could allow different tiers of service for content providers. The story claims "Google and Verizon, two leading players in Internet service and content, are nearing an agreement that could allow Verizon to speed some online content to Internet users more quickly if the content’s creators are willing to pay for the privilege." Could this mean having to pay an Internet provider for faster loading of your content, something likely to benefit larger companies with deeper pockets? Google is denying some of what has been reported and both companies claim the move won't affect the level playing field enjoyed by all content providers and users (including small businesses and their customers.) What do you think Read More
Seth Godin may have come up with the ultimate training manual for customers of businesses large and small. It's only one post long and can result in customers who are either the most pleasant to deal with or those who we all dread for whom nothing is ever right. The secret, Seth says, is that the ones you get depend upon you Read More

How Social Is Your Small Business?

How Social Is Your Small Business?  - http://www.bizsugar.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Social Media
From http://www.bizsugar.com 3828 days ago
Made Hot by: ShoshFromJobShuk on August 5, 2010 4:30 pm
Listen to the BizSugar interview with Anita Campbell and yours truly at Small Business Trends Radio and check out this post on the importance of businesses being social, something near and dear to our hearts here at BizSugar.com. We'll be switching the link at the top of the blog post to the archived version of the show after the live Web cast. Looking forward to all of your comments Read More
Some small businesses can be founded with one market in mind only to find a totally different market where their products and services are much better accepted. One example is Matt Paxton, whose four-year-old company Clutter Cleaner started with the idea of relocating seniors only to discover a much better market in aiding "extreme clutterers," those who collect so many things it begin interfering with their lives. Read More
The credit unions could provide the funding for small businesses and entrepreneurship now lacking from larger banks if Congress could be persuaded to raise their lending limits. What's your opinion? Would credit unions be a good source of loans for small businesses if banks cannot meet the need and should Congress act on this? Leave your comments below Read More

"Social Media 101": A Small Business Book Review

"Social Media 101": A Small Business Book Review - http://smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Resources
From http://smallbiztrends.com 3830 days ago
Made Hot by: lovedthisarticle! on August 2, 2010 6:27 am
In this review of the book "Social Media 101" by Chris Brogan, Pierre DeBois gives an overview of the tactics and tools you should have at your command after reading. From blogs, to video and audio to LinkedIn, this review gives you a peek into subjects Brogan's book covers. Social media has become a major field for businesses and marketers of all kind. This review suggests another possible resource teaching small business owners to harness the power of social media for their needs Read More

16 Tips For Better Entrepreneurship

16 Tips For Better Entrepreneurship - http://www.inc.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under News
From http://www.inc.com 3830 days ago
Made Hot by: BusinessBloggerPro on August 2, 2010 6:43 pm
Everyone seems to agree on the need for more entrepreneurship and small business activity to rebuild the economy after the harsh recession. Here's a cool report from Inc magazine writers Adam Bluestein and Amy Barrett with some concrete suggestions, specifically 16 steps, to get us to an environment more friendly to the kinds of entrepreneurship experts say we need to rebuild our economy. Can we make them a reality? Read More

80 Plus Suggestions For Motivating Small Business Employees

80 Plus Suggestions For Motivating Small Business Employees - http://www.carolroth.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Management
From http://www.carolroth.com 3833 days ago
Made Hot by: MarciaB2B on July 29, 2010 10:32 pm
Suggested by BizSugar advisory board member Joel Libava via Facebook, here is a great resource from Carol Roth with more than 80 strategies from many different entrepreneurs. Some of these pieces of advice are bound to contradict one another and not every piece of advice will work for every business...or even every employee for that matter. Incidentally, I first found Carol myself through another BizSugar member Sarah Shaw a.k.a. the Entreprenette. Great resource which I'm hoping everyone here at BizSugar will be sure to check out Read More
BizSugar member Yonatan Maisel specially requested the adding of this blog post with link to a podcast interview with Brad Nellis, executive director of the Northeast Ohio Software Association. Anita speaks about subjects including BizSugar, small business and social media more generally, in this wide ranging interview and the post includes some excerpts from that conversation. In May, the Northeast Ohio Software Association awarded BizSugar it’s Best of Tech Award for Best Social Networking App. For Yonatan and any other members out there who may be interested, I often include posts from the BizSugar blog where applicable here on BizSugar but not always. Of course submitting a favorite post from our blog, if it hasn't been submitted already, is easy simply by clicking the "Submit Story to BizSugar" button above each post: Read More

Small Business and the U.S. Death Tax

Small Business and the U.S. Death Tax - http://smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under News
From http://smallbiztrends.com 3834 days ago
Made Hot by: Jed on July 28, 2010 6:27 pm
By the end of 2010, a tax considered a major bane to many small family owned business will return after a one year hiatus. After brief repeal at the beginning of 2010, the estate tax, or "death tax" as it's critics call it, will be back and family owned businesses passed on to children after the death of a parent could see a 55 percent tax on the value of the assets of a business that may have taken years, or in some cases generations to build. A determined battle is now being waged to be sure the death tax does not return. Are there any community members that will find themselves affected by the return of the "death tax Read More
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