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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 3765 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

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 3770 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

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 3773 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

"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 3773 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

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 3775 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 3777 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
I promised Susan Oakes a couple of days ago to post this article from a blogger I always enjoy reading, Sonia Simone of Copyblogger, in response to Susan's post "Your Customers Have The Need But Do They Have The Desire?" Check it out on her blog, M4B Marketing, or here at BizSugar posted about four days ago. In the post, in turn a response to another post from Stoney deGeyter of Search Engine Guide, Susan argues that "You need to work out the difference between those customers having a need and those that actually have a desire to take action." Susan is definitely right as far as she goes, but Sonia takes it one step further. Those customers with a "desire to take action" may just be the tip of the iceberg!
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How important is sharing small business news with your network of connections and what are the best ways to go about it? (This applies to BizSugar members, of course, but also to anyone else who uses social media.) Sharing small business news or other information of value is a form of marketing whether you realize it or not. See also the video from Greg Fry of Bloggertone, whose posts appear regularly here on BizSugar.com in this latest edition from our BizSugar blog. Read More

Small Business News and Social Media

Small Business News and Social Media - http://blog.diyseo.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Social Media
From http://blog.diyseo.com 3787 days ago
Made Hot by: profit613 on July 23, 2010 3:09 pm
This great infographic shares small business news about how social media is really being adopted by small business and even how much success small businesses report seeing after using the tools. As expected, the number of small to medium sized businesses using these services remains low, and so do the percentage of users who say use of the tools has resulted in increased sales. Though the jury is still out, there are businesses that have claimed substantial response to social media marketing, and it seems logical that number will continue to grow over time. Read More
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