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Get Ready for the Real Debate on Health Care

Get Ready for the Real Debate on Health Care - http://www.allbusiness.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Employee Benefits
From http://www.allbusiness.com 4669 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 23, 2009 5:24 pm
In survey after survey, small business owners have said that health care is their chief concern, exceeding even taxes and the credit crisis. During the presidential campaign, health care was also a key issue, and Obama vowed to make more affordable and more widely available health care a key priority of his administration. So the stage was set Read More

Barter Fits Bill for Strapped Firms

Barter Fits Bill for Strapped Firms - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Finance
From http://online.wsj.com 4669 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 23, 2009 5:24 pm
Small businesses, squeezed for cash and unable to get loans, are turning to an ancient payment system: barter. As small businesses find it impossible to borrow money and customers are slower to pay bills, the barter economy is becoming a crucial way for many companies to find the cash they need to keep operating. "It's really of value to s Read More
Good news. Signs are showing that entrepreneurs are growing again....And that's the first sign that job growth is just around the corner. Maybe. Read More

Listen to Your Employees | Small Business Trends

Listen to Your Employees | Small Business Trends - http://smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by ZaneSafrit under Management
From http://smallbiztrends.com 4669 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 20, 2009 9:22 pm
Listen to your employees. Why? Um...they're the ones that create, deliver and sustain your brand. They just may have some ideas. They have the data. Read More

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 4670 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

Differentiating Sales People From Order Takers

Differentiating Sales People From Order Takers - http://www.symvolli.com Avatar Posted by neshthompson under Sales
From http://www.symvolli.com 4671 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 20, 2009 9:22 pm
In the 80's there was a saying that a sales person could walk outside and catch an order in each hand while four were falling to the ground. Boom economies are great for companies but mask the true worth of a sales persons skill, how much of those orders were down to customers fulfilling their need rather than the sales person selling? Read More

85 Absolutely Free Online Business Classes

85 Absolutely Free Online Business Classes - http://smallbizbee.com Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Self-Development
From http://smallbizbee.com 4671 days ago
Made Hot by: Jeffrey on February 18, 2009 5:37 pm
Back when I was in school, which wasn't that long ago, in order to get this kind of information you had to spend hours in a classroom and thousands of dollars. Now you can get a big time business education, on your own time, for free. The following courses range in complexity and length, and should offer a good primer for those of you just Read More

Credit Card Options Limited For Small Business Financing

Credit Card Options Limited For Small Business Financing - http://www.smbceo.com Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Finance
From http://www.smbceo.com 4671 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 19, 2009 4:29 pm
Until recently, credit cards had always been a reliable source of financing for entrepreneurs as well. Ease of credit card access gave small business owners an important, cost effective, and highly flexible means for managing cash flow, purchasing inventory, and expanding operations. The cards did not require personal guarantees, and came bundled 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 4671 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 4672 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
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