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Top 10 Outsourcing Trends by Small Businesses in 2009

Top 10 Outsourcing Trends by Small Businesses in 2009 - http://smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Management
From http://smallbiztrends.com 4725 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 19, 2009 10:23 pm
The expanding reach of the Internet and growth of online collaboration tools have all changed small business outsourcing dramatically in the past 3-4 years. Let us take a look at 10 key trends for using independent contractors for projects and even ongoing staffing needs, and how they shape up in 2009: Read More

Sales Excellence Podcast - Episode 1 : Selling With Stories

Sales Excellence Podcast - Episode 1 : Selling With Stories - http://www.sales-excellence.co.uk Avatar Posted by ianbrodie under Sales
From http://www.sales-excellence.co.uk 4726 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 18, 2009 1:55 pm
Stories and Anecdotes can be one of the most powerful tools in the professional's sales armoury. And yet they're often overlooked in favour of more rational approaches: facts, figures and statistics. However, those who learn to sell with stories find that they gain credibilty, are able to make complex ideas more concrete for clients, and are ab Read More
Training is often sold as a panacea promising long-term, significant increases in revenue generation. The logical thinking attached to this approach, which makes it an easy sell, is that sales skills can be taught and process can be instilled in individuals that will elevate them to rainmaker status. Unfortunately, the reality is much different. Read More

100 Best Small Business Podcasts 2009

100 Best Small Business Podcasts 2009 - http://www.smbtrendwire.com Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Resources
From http://www.smbtrendwire.com 4726 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 19, 2009 5:33 am
So much audio . . . so little time. But alas! We have taken the guesswork out of it for you. We have chosen 100 of the most informative podcasts for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Most of the following podcasts specifically target small businesses while others have a broader business focus. All, however, are relevant to business ow Read More

Top 5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail

Top 5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail - http://www.p2w2.com Avatar Posted by ashlyrevi under Online Marketing
From http://www.p2w2.com 4726 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 19, 2009 5:34 am
Starting a small business is way to living your American Dream. But the market place is often unforgiving. Read More

How to tell the search engines about duplicate content

How to tell the search engines about duplicate content - http://www.pandia.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Online Marketing
From http://www.pandia.com 4727 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 18, 2009 9:35 pm
If you have several versions of the same page or many pages with the same content, tell the search engines about it with the new canonical tag! The search engines really don't like to find the same content on several web pages. The main problem is for them to determine what is the “primary” page, the most important version, the one people shoul Read More

8 Best Practices for Reducing Shopping Cart Abandonment

8 Best Practices for Reducing Shopping Cart Abandonment - http://www.emarketingandcommerce.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Online Marketing
From http://www.emarketingandcommerce.com 4727 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 18, 2009 5:43 pm
Why do shoppers leave the checkout before making a purchase? More importantly, what can you do about it? People abandon shopping carts for many reasons. Some simply change their minds or are just “window shopping.” You don't have much control over those instances. Some, however, find the checkout process confusing or aren't sure what you're g Read More

The Mark Cuban Stimulus Plan - Open Source Funding

The Mark Cuban Stimulus Plan - Open Source Funding - http://blogmaverick.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Raising Capital
From http://blogmaverick.com 4730 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 18, 2009 10:36 pm
Mark Cuban is giving away money! Well, sort of. Here's a snippet from his blog post: "You must post your business plan here on my blog where I expect other people can and will comment on it. I also expect that other people will steal the idea and use it elsewhere. That is the idea. Call this an open source funding environment. If its a go Read More

Hamster Burial Kits & 998 Other Business Ideas

Hamster Burial Kits & 998 Other Business Ideas - http://www.sixmonthmba.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Startups
From http://www.sixmonthmba.com 4730 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 18, 2009 12:31 am
Ideas are a dime a dozen. The money is in the execution. Need proof? For Seth Godin's Alternative MBA program, nine attendees came up with 111 business ideas each. But ideas are only valuable when someone makes something happen. What follows are our 999 business ideas, free for the taking. Read More

Task Ninja: Form the Action Habit

Task Ninja: Form the Action Habit - http://zenhabits.net Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Self-Development
From http://zenhabits.net 4730 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 18, 2009 12:30 am
A lot of us get stuck in inaction —procrastinating, doing a lot of unimportant tasks to avoid the important stuff, worrying about failing or about being perfect, having a hard time starting, getting distracted, and so on. It's time to start forming the Action Habit instead. And it's really not that hard if you focus on it for a little while. Read More
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