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Raising Capital in an Economic Slowdown

Raising Capital in an Economic Slowdown - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Raising Capital
From http://www.businessweek.com 4539 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 7, 2008 6:17 am
Raising capital is difficult under normal conditions, and a tight credit market and fears of an economic slowdown have made the challenge harder. Unproven early-stage companies could face a tough time finding funds from informal investors who are less willing to take risks in an unsteady economy. Firms looking for equity investments should expect Read More

Test: mornings may be best for email marketing

Test: mornings may be best for email marketing - http://www.bizreport.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Online Marketing
From http://www.bizreport.com 4541 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 6, 2008 10:34 pm
Recently marketers tested the timing of email messages and found some interesting results. They found that emails sent in the morning performed nearly 10% better than emails sent in the afternoons. Read More

Peer-to-peer lending gaining steam

Peer-to-peer lending gaining steam - http://www.newsobserver.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Raising Capital
From http://www.newsobserver.com 4541 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 6, 2008 1:21 am
Make way for peer-to-peer lending - where anyone with Web access can be a banker and small business owners are finding a new way to raise cash. The industry is still in its infancy, but has been catching fire as major players enter the market. The UK's Zopa - considered the grand-daddy of the niche - launched its U.S. operations in December, Cali Read More

Tony Robbins motivates you in 20 minutes: TEDTalks

Avatar Posted by JohnH under Self-Development
From http://www.youtube.com 4546 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 1, 2008 6:06 am
Tony Robbins talks about how to unlock your true potential by asking what motivates you to succeed. A fast-paced, mind-expanding, motivating TEDTalk for high achievers and those who wish to be. Read More

Overtime pay: A ticking time bomb

Overtime pay: A ticking time bomb - http://money.cnn.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Human Resources
From http://money.cnn.com 4551 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 29, 2008 12:32 am
Everything you thought you knew about overtime may be wrong. The number of small businesses facing overtime suits has exploded since 2004, when the U.S. Department of Labor revised the FLSA to clarify which workers are exempt from overtime laws. In doing so, it boosted the number of protected employees. Read More

Tradeshow Marketing Lessons Learned from CES

Tradeshow Marketing Lessons Learned from CES - http://www.marketingnewz.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Sales
From http://www.marketingnewz.com 4553 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 25, 2008 4:27 am
Rohit Bhargava shares some insights that he gleaned while attending the Consumer Electronics Show. He mentions important tips that I see people violating all of the time at trade shows. For example, keep your booth away from your competition instead of keeping them together. Normally, I'd disagree with the tip "Spend on the giveaways, not the bo Read More

4 Copywriting Steps that Will Sell Ice to Eskimos

4 Copywriting Steps that Will Sell Ice to Eskimos - http://www.searchengineguide.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Direct Marketing
From http://www.searchengineguide.com 4559 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 18, 2008 8:52 pm
Need a little help writing your next direct mail letter or web copy? This is a great summary of the steps needed for effective copywriting. Includes solid examples. Read More

The real secret to ranking high in search engine results pages

The real secret to ranking high in search engine results pages - http://www.smallbusinesssem.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Online Marketing
From http://www.smallbusinesssem.com 4562 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 16, 2008 2:23 am
No, it's not adding Free Apple iPod to your site a thousand times. According to search engine optimization expert, Matt McGee, ranking high in SERPs can't be achieved overnight. Instead, it takes the commitment and patience to build what he calls the "SEO Success Pyramid." A great article for anyone beating their head against the Google wall. Read More

How 30 minutes a day can result in 250 inbound links

How 30 minutes a day can result in 250 inbound links - http://www.oldschoolseo.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Online Marketing
From http://www.oldschoolseo.com 4563 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 14, 2008 9:58 pm
First, know that the 250 links will come over time - it's not a one time event. It is actually a pretty simple strategy and will have more benefits than just getting inbound links. I am referring to the practice of strategically commenting on blogs. Sure, it's been talked about, but the question is are you doing it? And if you are, are you doing i Read More

A Price War in Health Insurance

A Price War in Health Insurance - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Employee Benefits
From http://www.businessweek.com 4570 days ago
Made Hot by: ureach on January 9, 2008 3:00 pm
Health insurance has always been pricey for small and midsize businesses. But after years of extracting hefty increases from smaller corporate customers, some insurers are showing more flexibility. Why? With the overall market for health insurance flat, carriers are battling to steal market share from one another. "There's a price war going on n Read More
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