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Whether it's black hat SEO, techniques on the darker side designed to make your Website more visible, actively spamming prospects with totally unwanted sales information or, if you happen to be the world's most engine, threatening content owners as part of a PR campaign, cynicism isn't a good idea in the big corporate world or the small business world where you live. How about creating value instead of trying to force your way into the market. You can catch more flies with honey. Read the full post at SEO Book. Please share your thoughts below Read More
Well, it may not always feel that way, concedes Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, in this interview with marketer Seth Godin. On the other hand, Anderson argues cheap labor, access to the market and many other factors have never been more favorable for entrepreneurs. Hear the rest of Anderson's thoughts in the video from Open Forum Innovation Read More
Every once in a while, franchise consultant Joel Libava a.k.a. The Franchise King is asked why he doesn't own a franchise of his own. Here's his answer (in video format). Franchising isn't for everyone. Want to start a small business? Figure out what it is you do best. Thanks, Joel! Inspiring message Read More
This Wall Street Journal story takes a look at a trend among franchise companies who are beginning to offer financing to franchisees when more traditional lenders decline. While the help is sometimes the only option for struggling franchise owners seeking to start or expand their business, the terms, according to WSJ, can be somewhat harsh Read More
The deadline for the Eighth Annual American Business Awards is fast approaching. Applications must be in by April 30. Have a look at the full announcement at this link to Small Business Trends with s Read More
This video of star VC Brad Feld features some great advice for entrepreneurs thinking about starting a new business. Despite all the media about the economic downturn, Feld urges those interested in Read More
This great interview has perhaps the best distillation of Seth's ideas about tribe building and becoming a leader instead of a marketer. Thanks to the folks at smallbiztechnology for posting this vid Read More
Check out this interview and overview of services offered by Zappedy. Co-founder Na'ama Moran explains how Zappedy can help small retailers get their product online within minutes simply by using e-mail. Thanks to the folks over at for providing this great post and an interesting video interview with Moran who explains more about her innovative company. Read More
Small businesses abroad may have to wait for the iPad until domestic U.S. demand is satisfied. Apple says it will delay worldwide distribution of the iPad by about a month due to the unexpected demand for the new personal media device which small businesses are hoping they can use to unleash the power of mobile communication and marketing. Read More
When growing a small business, competition is always an important consideration. But what steps can the average small business take to stay ahead of the competition and capture their share of the market? Here are seven important tips that will get you started and help you develop an approach that will keep your company strong and competitive. Read More

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