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Keep the Recession From Killing Productivity

Keep the Recession From Killing Productivity - http://blogs.bnet.com Avatar Posted by dobbie under Management
From http://blogs.bnet.com 4318 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 6, 2008 7:41 pm
A recent study from LeadershipIQ asserts that workers today are wasting 44 percent more time than they did a year ago. It seems that worry and financial research are now the top non-work activities conducted at the office. Read More

Predicting franchise success by analyzing SBA loans

Predicting franchise success by analyzing SBA loans - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by dobbie under Franchises
From http://online.wsj.com 4353 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 3, 2008 4:25 pm
There's no sure way for would-be franchisees to gauge their likely success with a potential franchise. But like bettors at a racetrack, they do have a tip sheet they can use for guidance. It's the Small Business Administration's annual compilation of performance data on thousands of franchisee loans it has guaranteed. Read More
Today's diverse consumers (Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgendered consumers, and women) are looking for more than just talk. They want companies that are an authentic part of their niche community with long-term commitment. They are savvy and skeptical, and they are tired of spin. That me Read More

Why Business Acumen Trumps Sales Skills

Why Business Acumen Trumps Sales Skills - http://www.bnet.com Avatar Posted by dobbie under Sales
From http://www.bnet.com 4408 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 8, 2008 9:16 pm
Particularly in a down economy, it's not your selling techniques that matter -- it's what you know about a client's business that will open the door to a deal. Read More

Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business

Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business - http://www.wired.com Avatar Posted by dobbie under Marketing
From http://www.wired.com 4472 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 5, 2008 4:16 am
The idea that you can make money by giving something away is no longer radical. But until recently, practically everything "free" was really just the result of what economists would call a cross-subsidy: You'd get one thing free if you bought another, or you'd get a product free only if you paid for a service.

Over the past decade, however, Read More

Windows Live SkyDrive Exits Beta (i.e., free 5GB storage)

Windows Live SkyDrive Exits Beta (i.e., free 5GB storage) - http://www.eweek.com Avatar Posted by dobbie under Products and Services
From http://www.eweek.com 4480 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 26, 2008 7:10 am
Windows Live SkyDrive, Microsoft's free online file management and sharing service, offers 5GB of storage. Users get password-rotected "anywhere access" to their information, which can be shared with others. This anywhere, anytime access to files is key to Microsoft's Windows Live vision--the powerful integration between Web services and clien Read More

Group Seeks To Put Small Biz in Prez Spotlight

Group Seeks To Put Small Biz in Prez Spotlight - http://blog.washingtonpost.com Avatar Posted by dobbie under News
From http://blog.washingtonpost.com 4487 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 19, 2008 5:13 pm
Hey Obama! Hey Clinton! Hey McCain! Psst, over here. Some members of the small business community are ticked off that small firms, which create the greatest number of new jobs in the nation and comprise 99 percent of all employers, are getting little attention during this presidential campaign season. Read More
It's time for businesses of all sizes to adopt e-mail authentication if they want their emails to go through. Adoption of email and domain authentication - Sender ID (SIDF) and DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) - has reached its tipping point, exceeding 50% in several key metrics. The top Fortune 500 and internet retailers that have adopted those Read More

Best advertising campaigns I've seen. Great for advertising ideas.

Best advertising campaigns I've seen. Great for advertising ideas. - http://uaddit.com Avatar Posted by dobbie under Advertising
From http://uaddit.com 4508 days ago
Made Hot by: Fenessy on January 30, 2008 10:09 pm
These are some great ad ideas from around the world. Some of the best ones are downright guerrilla-marketing cheap to do. At the very least these ads should get small business owners and marketers thinking outside of the box. My favorite are the peephole flyers. Read More

Study names Facebook and MySpace 'types'

Study names Facebook and MySpace 'types' - http://idolator.typepad.com Avatar Posted by dobbie under News
From http://idolator.typepad.com 4525 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 21, 2008 12:31 am
Ever wonder what types of people frequent MySpace and Facebook? MySpace commissioned a study of user personalities on these two social networks. The user sample consisted of 1000 people, aged 18-24. Here are the resulting six types... Read More
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