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First Time Ever: Multi-Channel Holiday Shoppers Prefer Web to In-Store

First Time Ever: Multi-Channel Holiday Shoppers Prefer Web to In-Store - http://www.retailerdaily.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Marketing
From http://www.retailerdaily.com 4247 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 21, 2008 11:15 pm
For the first time, the web has surpassed the store as the preferred way for multi-channel shoppers to purchase holiday gifts, according to the e-tailing group's third annual “Mindset of the Multi-Channel Shopper Holiday Survey.” Read More

Free links to your site using new Google feature

Free links to your site using new Google feature - http://www.mattcutts.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Online Marketing
From http://www.mattcutts.com 4247 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 21, 2008 11:14 pm
I can't believe a new feature from Google isn't getting more notice, because it converts already-existing links to your site into much higher quality links, for free. The Google webmaster blog just announced that you can find the pages that link to 404 pages on your site. Read More

UPS unit starts bridge loan for small importers

UPS unit starts bridge loan for small importers - http://www.reuters.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Global
From http://www.reuters.com 4282 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 18, 2008 11:41 pm
United Parcel Service Inc has launched a bridge loan for small U.S. businesses that import goods into the country. Under the UPS Capital Cargo Finance program, the company will advance 50 percent of the value of goods to U.S. importers for up to 60 days upon pickup of the merchandise in a foreign country. The goods themselves will serve as coll Read More

What Small Business Owners Need to Know About 401(k)'s

What Small Business Owners Need to Know About 401(k)'s - http://www.usnews.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Employee Benefits
From http://www.usnews.com 4309 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 21, 2008 5:02 am
Only about 16 percent of businesses with fewer than 50 employees in the United States have 401(k) plans. Small-business owners are so focused on developing their businesses that some do not realize that those assets can grow at a much faster rate for their retirement under the right plan. An October survey by ING DIRECT's ShareBuilder401k, fo Read More

Credit-card companies targeting small businesses

Credit-card companies targeting small businesses - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://online.wsj.com 4314 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 18, 2008 3:55 pm
Small business is becoming big business for credit-card issuers. With the consumer market saturated, card issuers and banks are expanding their credit-card offerings for small businesses in a bid to get in on what they see as an untapped market. Estimates vary, but American Express says only about 14% of the more than $2 trillion small business Read More

Ad Networks Surge, CPMs Plunge

Ad Networks Surge, CPMs Plunge - http://www.marketingcharts.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Online Marketing
From http://www.marketingcharts.com 4314 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 17, 2008 6:47 am
The use of “ad networks” surged from 5% of total ad impressions sold in 2006 to 30% in 2007. As online publishers experience growth rates of 20-30% in ad revenue, the race to create advertising opportunities has left publishers with excess inventory that they are selling via ad networks at up to 90% discounts versus direct sales rates. That Read More

Proposed ADA rules would affect millions of small businesses

Proposed ADA rules would affect millions of small businesses - http://www.washingtontimes.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Legal
From http://www.washingtontimes.com 4324 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 6, 2008 2:05 pm
Millions of businesses and other public facilities would be affected by proposed regulatory changes under the Americans With Disabilities Act, the milestone 1990 civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The proposed regulations address a wide range of facilities, including access to courthouses, drinking fount Read More

Export financing available for US small businesses

Export financing available for US small businesses - http://www.shippingdigest.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Global
From http://www.shippingdigest.com 4350 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 12, 2008 3:55 pm
Small-business exporters may face a problem in obtaining money from their lenders to buy or produce the goods or services to fulfill an export contract. They may not have the collateral to obtain sufficient working capital loans from their banks, particularly in times of tightened credit. Enter the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the g Read More

New technology deters small business theft and fraud

New technology deters small business theft and fraud - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Products and Services
From http://online.wsj.com 4369 days ago
Made Hot by: on June 24, 2008 2:37 am
For small businesses, preventing theft and fraud by employees can be an uphill struggle. Now a new generation of security technology aims to give small businesses an inexpensive defense against unscrupulous employees. Some of these systems let business owners who are on the road check their security cameras over the Internet and get email alert Read More
The cost of health care is on the rise and fewer micro-businesses owners are offering coverage to their employees. A survey of nearly 4,000 micro-businesses found that 18.6% of the respondents said their health care plans are covering full-time employees this year. That number is down from 46.2% in 2005. A micro-business has 10 or fewer em Read More
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