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Most small business owners may not even be aware of “purging,” but far too many may have been hit by the practice. Purging is where an insurance company jacks up rates, usually but not always after an employee becomes seriously ill, with the sole purpose of forcing the company to drop coverage. In essence, the business is “purged” from the ins Read More
Today at Searchology, Google has launched a search results enhancement called “rich snippets” that uses meta data from web pages (from microformats such as hCard, hCalendar, and RDF) to display additional details (both content and meaning) about pages in the results. This initial launch supports reviews (with sites such as Yelp) and people (with s Read More
Deciding which online opportunities to embrace comes down to understanding your audience. "Go where your customers already are. Social media is not about being the first one into some new technology." If you don't know what social media your customers are using, check it out by searching for your company name on Facebook or others. P Read More

One on One with Patagonia's Founder

One on One with Patagonia's Founder - http://www.fuelnet.com Avatar Posted by StepByStepMarketing under News
From http://www.fuelnet.com 4389 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 5, 2009 1:16 pm
In life, there is no separation between one's vocation ad one's avocation, between our day jobs and other things we do to remain inspired. That's the principle that guides Yvon Chouinard, founder of the outdoor gear company Patagonia. He believes companies large and small can reap greater financial rewards by doing what's good for the environm Read More

5 Foolproof Ways to Produce a Burning Desire for Your Goals

5 Foolproof Ways to Produce a Burning Desire for Your Goals - http://zenhabits.net Avatar Posted by wontonu under Self-Development
From http://zenhabits.net 4389 days ago
Made Hot by: tiroberts on May 1, 2009 2:15 pm
Whether it be getting out of debt, running a marathon, taking a much needed holiday or simply getting in shape, we all have goals. Yet whilst we do have them, and we would love to achieve them, life or other priorities sometimes get in the way. Whatever the reason for this may be, it's no secret that goals can be difficult to work towards and a Read More
It seems Ben Stein is a bit nostalgic about his first summer job as a teen when he sold shoes. Read More
You may have heard of Adwords but did you know Google has a whole host of advertising solutions including TV, and Mobile? Google just launched a site to help advertisers make the most of their tools. Read More

5 Free Tools to Boost Your Online Marketing Results

5 Free Tools to Boost Your Online Marketing Results - http://www.smbceo.com Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Online Marketing
From http://www.smbceo.com 4391 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 29, 2009 5:43 pm
The 2009 business world is competitive, and consumer expectations are high. As costs rise and marketing budgets shrink, small businesses are looking for ways to improve their ROI with every dollar spent. The good news? A variety of tools are available to help you boost your online marketing results. Here is a breakdown of five of the best to help Read More

News Just Gets Faster

News Just Gets Faster - http://empica.blogspot.com Avatar Posted by Empica under News
From http://empica.blogspot.com 4391 days ago
News moves so quickly these days it can be hard to keep up with. Maybe it's time we took a calm look at what is actually going on. Read More

10 Things To Know Before You Launch

10 Things To Know Before You Launch - http://bizbox.slate.com Avatar Posted by BizBox under Startups
From http://bizbox.slate.com 4392 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 29, 2009 11:24 am
Nada Jones and Michelle Briody, authors of "Sixteen Weeks to Your Dream Business," list ten things you should "know" before you start your own business. Read More
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