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Earlier this month, changes in the Google algorithm moved in favor of big business across all industries by displaying corporate websites at the top of organic results for geo-targeted, branded searches. Over 90% of regional and national brands DO NOT optimize pages for cities and states and often cede traffic to direct and indirect competitors Read More

Will you need to hire a collection agency?

Will you need to hire a collection agency? - http://www.allbusiness.com Avatar Posted by morecowbell under Finance
From http://www.allbusiness.com 4066 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 13, 2009 7:52 pm
With 2009 shaping up to be a difficult year financially for nearly all businesses, this might be the first year you will need to consider hiring a commercial collection agency. Though there are about 4,000 firms that collect delinquent business debt, picking the right one for your business may mean recovering significant cash that can be injected Read More

Small-Business Owners Await New Tax Breaks

Small-Business Owners Await New Tax Breaks - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Taxes
From http://www.nytimes.com 4066 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 12, 2009 9:36 pm
WITH the economy in terrible shape, owners of small businesses could use a break. The tax code offers many to choose from, including some recent additions, and others may be on the way. Businesses received a batch of concessions late last year, when several measures that expired in 2007 were extended to cover 2008. These include a 20% credit on Read More

Get Ready For the Government Spending Spree

Get Ready For the Government Spending Spree - http://blogs.wsj.com Avatar Posted by morecowbell under Resources
From http://blogs.wsj.com 4066 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 13, 2009 7:51 pm
Entrepreneurs should be prepared to go after a piece of the gigantic stimulus plan pie. There will be all sorts of small businesses that might be able to take advantage — not just manufacturers and construction firms. It does take some homework to make sure you have proper registration and know where to look for contract opportunities. It's a g Read More

Women Owned Businesses, Jobs and the Power of Social Media

Women Owned Businesses, Jobs and the Power of Social Media - http://advice.cio.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Resources
From http://advice.cio.com 4066 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 12, 2009 7:36 pm
Nell Merlino, founder of Count Me In and host of the Make Mine a Million $ Business Race (M3 RACE), believes the creation and growth of women owned small businesses is a key part of how we are going to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs. The M3 RACE aims to help tens of thousands of women business owners grow their businesses to the mil Read More
Recessions drive us to self-centered fear, but they are simply the down cycle in a long-term relationship. Client focus shows dramatically that you are in business relationships for the duration. Please share your own suggestions. (Part 2 in a 5-part series on recession-proofing your business.) Read More

Obama's Changes to the SBA

Obama's Changes to the SBA - http://bizbox.slate.com Avatar Posted by BizBox under News
From http://bizbox.slate.com 4067 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 12, 2009 3:52 am
Slate's BizBox reports on brand-new changes the Obama administration has proposed in an attempt to strengthen the Small Business Administration's faltering 7(a) lending program. Read More

Social Networking or Social Not-working?

Social Networking or Social Not-working? - http://blogs.openforum.com Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Online Marketing
From http://blogs.openforum.com 4068 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 10, 2009 11:25 pm
“How do you make sure you're networking, instead of notworking?” I think it's getting harder to know where that line is. With today's social media — especially sites with lots of interactivity and immediate feedback such as Twitter — you can easily get caught up in chatting and surfing. It's a constant mental interruption. Before you know it, you' Read More
In 1644, Rene Descartes wrote the line ”Cogito, ero sum” in his work “The Principals of Philosophy” which translates to English as, “I Think Therefore I Am”. While Descartes was stating this philosophy in reference to human existence and being, the quote can be equally applied to business... Read More
When the titans of blogging write about building a successful blog, they always emphasize the importance of insanely useful content. One of the best ways to be useful is to educate your readers. If you can give your readers knowledge that helps them achieve their goals, people will hang on your every word and happily link to your content. Read More
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