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This column from small business expert Steve Strauss examines tips for small business automation using computer technology to do things like generating response e-mails, sending out invoices and even automating your basic sales through eCommerce. Strauss's argument? Automating some functions you and your staff are spending time on now will allow Read More
Here's a video from Ann Howard, general business counselor at Small Business & Technology Development Center, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, with tips for small business operation. Howard suggests ideas like a good business plan (one aimed at keeping you focused on where you are going with your business not one to show to investors.) T Read More

Small to Medium Sized Businesses and The Importance of Local Search

Small to Medium Sized Businesses and The Importance of Local Search - Avatar Posted by kimmendrez under Strategy
From 5438 days ago
Made Hot by: robertbrady on July 27, 2009 3:52 pm
People are turning to the search engines to search for “local” service providers, including home improvement, health care, restaurants, and entertainment. With many individuals preferring to deal with local companies and businesses, local search is becoming an increasingly important aspect of every business. Read More
The idea of hiring a Virtual Assistant in some parts of the world, particularly in the United States, is an everyday fact. However, the concept is still relatively new in the UK but an increasing number of individuals are starting to choose this line of work as their full time career. Read More
The GFC has been great for Marketing Eye of late. It has allowed us to really look at our business, re-discover what makes our brand so unique and employ the best of the best. Read More
Not long ago I wrote about the YouTube video sensation called “United Breaks Guitars.” It's a creative customer complaint in the form of a music video by a professional musician against United Airlines. (See “YouTube: Where Customers Get the Last Word.”) The interesting side note about this video is how it has set the stage for entrepreneurs pu Read More
Professor of business administration at the University of Virginia's Darden Business School Ed Hess talks to students about his book "So you want to start a business." This nearly hour long seminar reviews an approach Hess insists is not just for academics but is intended to function as the process that a would-be entrepreneur might follow. Hes Read More

How to choose a business name

Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Startups
From 5439 days ago
Made Hot by: mssux on July 27, 2009 3:48 pm
Clayton Christopher of Sweet Leaf Tea talks about how to choose a business name. His suggestion: make your name short and memorable but don't get too hung up on the decision. Your name can eventually be changed if necessary and can evolve with your business. Read More
An article in the New York Times' small business section reports on a Maryland University business school study that suggests venture capital firms often ignore business plans and even an entrepreneur's past startup experience when deciding what projects to fund preferring to go on instinct and their experience instead when judging a venture's Read More
Many articles and books have been written about what makes a good investor. A lot of these articles look at some of the most famous investors, like Warren Buffet and George Soros, and analyze what makes them successful. This is a sort of 'bottom-up' view of how to become a success at investing. Read More

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