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A Special Thanks To The BizSugar Team

A Special Thanks To The BizSugar Team - http://www.bizsugar.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under News
From http://www.bizsugar.com 3935 days ago
Made Hot by: JohnH on May 28, 2010 3:54 pm
By now, many of you may have heard that BizSugar was honor last week with the Best Of Tech Award For Best Social Media App from the Northeast Ohio Software Association. I wonder if the community would join me in thanking our global team of moderators, great executive board and others who have been such a great help in making BizSugar the social media site it is today. Also thanks to our wonderful community members. You made it all possibl Read More

Handling Your Customers' Information

Handling Your Customers' Information - http://www.bbb.org Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Customer Service
From http://www.bbb.org 3939 days ago
Made Hot by: steeldawn on May 24, 2010 4:56 pm
In a world of identity theft and the selling of customer information, how you handle the data collected from customers says a lot about your business. It also says a great deal about the amount of trust customers are likely to put in you. The Better Business Bureau has put together this video and post to share some tips on how to deal with customer information and how to protect the information with which you have been entrusted Read More

What's In A Name?

What's In  A Name? - http://wep.wharton.upenn.edu Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Startups
From http://wep.wharton.upenn.edu 3939 days ago
Made Hot by: roseanderson on May 24, 2010 4:17 am
What's in a name when picking one for your business. Quite a lot, say some entrepreneurs who fret over what to name their new venture during startup. Not only will the name you choose stay with you for a long time, but it will communicate much about your values and your business to customers. It will be a first impression but must also leave a lasting impression and with all of this said, here are some other thoughts from Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs Read More
This podcast from Barry J. Moltz looks at the trend toward remote work or working from home (or just about anywhere else you can think of but the office) and the money it can save for both businesses and their employees. Not to make things appear too rosy, there are, of course, some negative aspects when it comes to life/work balance. (You can reach a point where you're sort of always working.) But there are positives too. Listen to conversations with Margo Day, Vice President of Small and Midmarket Solutions at Microsoft; Chuck Wilsker, CEO of The Telework Coalition and Alexandra Levit, author and columnist for the Wall Street Journal and decide whether a remote work arrangement might be right for your business.
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Win A $200 Scholarship To Small Biz Summit

Win A $200 Scholarship To Small Biz Summit - http://smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under News
From http://smallbiztrends.com 3942 days ago
Made Hot by: [email protected] on May 20, 2010 2:35 pm
There's still time, just barely, to win a scholarship worth $200 allowing you to attend the Small Biz Social Media Summit June 5-6 in Hutchinson, Kansas. Decisions on the scholarship will be made May 21. (That's this Friday.) For details read the full post on the upcoming event in this post at Small Business Trends. There is also a link to information on how to simply make arrangements to attend the event. BizSugar.com is a media sponsor for the event, by the way. Hope you can take part Read More

Five Tips For Your Social Media Neighborhood

Five Tips For Your Social Media Neighborhood - http://www.bizsugar.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Social Media
From http://www.bizsugar.com 3943 days ago
Made Hot by: bloggertone on May 20, 2010 9:56 am
Just like the community in which you live, social media neighborhoods are created by the people who inhabit them. Here at BizSugar.com, for example, we feel we have one of the best online communities on the planet, but making a difference in your social media community or neighborhood has to do with your effort and the efforts of your fellow members to make them good places to interact and network.
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Ok, so you've heard all about social media and how it can be used to promote and market your small business. But what can social media really do for you? It's a lot of extra trouble so can it really make a difference? Well, you may want to listen to the experiences of the 20 something small business owner of a business called the Orange Possum in Hampton, Iowa. Here is her story... Read More
This podcast interview with small business consultant Becky McCray talks about an issue that is often being preached when people about marketing business. Surprisingly, however, to this day few small businesses seem to realize how helpful it could be or how easy it is to implement. If you haven't guessed yet, you may want to listen to the podcast for yourself on Bigg Success Read More

Teaching Ex-Felons To Become Entrepreneurs

Teaching Ex-Felons To Become Entrepreneurs - http://www.inc.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Self-Development
From http://www.inc.com 3946 days ago
Made Hot by: amabaie on May 17, 2010 3:00 pm
This encouraging story talks about a small business owner who has not only created his own program of rehabilitation by hiring ex-cons as a way to give back to the community but also visits prisons to mentor on entrepreneurship. Todd Pemberton is founder and owner of Brooklyn-based pest control company Bugs Are Gone and you can read more about his story in the latest edition of Inc.com Read More
Weldon Long went from a homeless alcoholic and ex-con to a successful entrepreneur running a 5000 Inc. company boasting $20,000,000 in sales. But his road was not an easy one. I found this story particularly inspiring and a good reminder of what is possible when suffering self doubts. It's nice to see someone else who's overcome even greater adversities to find success. Long has now written a book and is sharing his experience with others. Check out the full interview at Entrepreneurship Interviews Read More
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