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1974: A family trip to Florida. A bad batch of milk lands us in the hospital and ruins the vacation. The hotel offers us $1.50 for three glasses of milk!!! A lesson in PR and damage control in this, the Internet Age Read More

Raising Capital For Early Exit Companies

Raising Capital For Early Exit Companies - Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Raising Capital
From 4560 days ago
Made Hot by: shepherd on June 6, 2010 10:24 pm
When raising capital for your next business venture, think about the shorter term early exit strategy as a possible approach. Ben Yoskovitz explains this strategy involving a lower initial capital investment and an exit by the founder in 3 to 5 as opposed to 7 to 10 years owning a considerably bigger piece of the company. Ben says early exits are more popular with angels and founders than with VCs, who prefer to invest larger amounts over a longer period. Still, Ben adds, the early exit venture offers the opportunity for a founding entrepreneur to get out early with what he calls "life changing money" and the chance for an angel investor to see a rapid and excellent return Read More

Twitter For Business

Twitter For Business - Avatar Posted by CindyKing under Social Media
From 4561 days ago
Made Hot by: marciabiz on June 6, 2010 6:12 am
A Twitter resource for businesses to learn how to start a Twitter marketing and Twitter networking plan with a tweet plan and strategic networking Read More

How to Design an Effective Business Marketing Plan

How to Design an Effective Business Marketing Plan - Avatar Posted by ajayjoya under Online Marketing
From 4561 days ago
Made Hot by: lovedthisarticle! on June 7, 2010 12:14 pm
Marketing describes a variety of different actions and materials that a company uses to attract customers. Including logos, business cards, letterhead, brochures, websites etc.. tradeshows, networking, conferences, events & cold calling, call center activit Read More

Social Media Blues

Social Media Blues - Avatar Posted by pathenry123 under Social Media
From 4562 days ago
Made Hot by: JanetG on June 4, 2010 4:52 pm
It's been really difficult to find time to blog for the last few weeks, and I have a feeling it's going to get worse before it gets better. I'm taking a couple of evening classes that have turned out to be more time consuming than I expected, plus I've taken on a slightly larger role at work. Add in a little time for exercise (including the mountain bike I bought recently), and a very little time for relaxation, and I'm spent! I definitely enjoy blogging, especially when inspiration strikes, but lately it seems like I've been rushing through it so I can move on to the many other things I need to accomplish.. Read More
We're seeing from sources that the massive financial reform package passed recently by the U.S. Senate will not negatively impact investment in the small business and entrepreneurship community. Time will tell. Tighter regulation might certainly tend to further tighten bank lending but perhaps this isn't the best source of business financing anyway ... Read More
There are few things more valuable in business than a mentor – someone who’s “been there, done that”. The General Services Administration (GSA) offers a Mentor-Protégé Program that is specifically designed to encourage prime contractors to help small businesses be more successful in government contracting and enhance their ability to perform successfully on government contracts and subcontracts.

Read more and find out if your small business is eligible Read More
In April, a Cinco de Mayo-inspired Facebook promotion drove 8,000 new fans and 370,000 active interactions for El Monterey, a frozen Mexican food brand based in Dinuba, Calif. The “Save on Cinco” campaign asked Facebook fans to share their family savings tips within a branded, game-like Facebook app. Other fans interacted with savings tips (by rating, commenting and sharing) to earn points redeemable for BOGOs, branded merchandise and other prizes. All interactions took place within Bulbstorm’s Idea Challenges application for Facebook promotions Read More

Good Customer Service? Don’t Bank on it!

Good Customer Service?  Don’t Bank on it!  - Avatar Posted by bloggertone under Management
From 4563 days ago
Made Hot by: maplesummit on June 7, 2010 3:42 pm
On Monday, I went to the bank to deposit a personal cheque. The queue resembled the queue you might expect from the Passport Office the day after their strike....Yes it was long and disorderly. The general banking area has 6 customer service desks... Read More

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