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During times like these I start watching the NFIB's Small Business Optimism lndex like a hawk. Why? Because it is such a good indicator of how small businesses feel towards the economy. And change is in the wind in the economy, so we're all looking for signs. And this month the Small Business Optimism Index shot up by almost 6 points, to its hi Read More

Four Reasons Your Customers Don't Buy From You

Four Reasons Your Customers Don't Buy From You - http://smallbizbee.com Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Sales
From http://smallbizbee.com 4189 days ago
Made Hot by: roseanderson on May 12, 2009 4:18 pm
Ever wondered why your customers choose not to buy from you? I'm talking about the good leads, folks who fit your target market to a tee, people for all intents and purposes should be buying. I believe there are four reasons these people don't buy, work on these and you'll go a long way in converting some of those customers who are currently going Read More

Increase Flexibility and Reduce Costs with Targeted IT Outsourcing

Increase Flexibility and Reduce Costs with Targeted IT Outsourcing - http://www.smbceo.com Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Management
From http://www.smbceo.com 4189 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 12, 2009 3:18 pm
Are you looking for ways to minimize increases in long-term staffing commitments, yet want to position yourself for growth once the economy recovers? Outsourcing is a great way to create flexibility while meeting current demands in the organization, particularly in small and mid-sized businesses. Read More
With all the press and buzz about Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks, one site not commonly known as a social networking site has emerged as just that. With recent social features (and new ones coming with regularity) YouTube is quickly positioning itself as the respected social site for small business. Read More
Surely, if someone did have Grandma's Guaranteed Recipe for Job Creation we would know about it. ( It's just so easy to make and takes only a few months. Wow, is IT good, too!!! You'll love it. ) Given the reach of social media and the painful need for job creation in our economy and the global economy, if there was such a recipe shared digitall Read More

Startup Marketing: Tactical Tips From The Trenches

Startup Marketing: Tactical Tips From The Trenches - http://onstartups.com Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Marketing
From http://onstartups.com 4196 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 6, 2009 6:17 am
I started making a list of all of the things I'd advise a new startup to do to get things kicked off with a limited budget. As it turns out, there are a lot of tactical steps that individually don't do much, but in aggregate start laying the foundation for much bigger things. So, I thought I'd share some of these things with you. Read More
Did you know that May is when you need to start trying to get media publicity for the fourth quarter holidays? That's when many major magazines start accepting, and even have deadlines for, submissions for holiday gift guide publicity placements. And if yours is a product business, most likely the fourth quarter of the year is absolutely crucial t Read More

Should Your Company Have a Social Media Policy?

Should Your Company Have a Social Media Policy? - http://mashable.com Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Online Marketing
From http://mashable.com 4203 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 30, 2009 2:56 am
Companies are realizing that people are talking about them whether they like it or not. As a result, they're deciding whether they should consider having a social media presence, and hence, a policy. A social media policy outlines for employees the corporate guidelines or principles of communicating in the online world. Read More

5 Free Tools to Boost Your Online Marketing Results

5 Free Tools to Boost Your Online Marketing Results - http://www.smbceo.com Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Online Marketing
From http://www.smbceo.com 4203 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 29, 2009 5:43 pm
The 2009 business world is competitive, and consumer expectations are high. As costs rise and marketing budgets shrink, small businesses are looking for ways to improve their ROI with every dollar spent. The good news? A variety of tools are available to help you boost your online marketing results. Here is a breakdown of five of the best to help Read More

Top 4 Sites For SMBs Navigating Social Media

Top 4 Sites For SMBs Navigating Social Media - http://smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Resources
From http://smallbiztrends.com 4203 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 28, 2009 4:07 pm
If you're a small business owner you can still use social media to find new customers without letting it take over your life. And below you'll find what I think are the top social media sites to help you do that. The trick is navigate through the clutter and find the ones that will work best for you. Read More
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