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Internet Marketing Resolutions: Don't Rest on Your Laurels in 2008

Avatar Posted by Becky under Online Marketing
From http://chiefmarketer.com 6035 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 13, 2008 5:40 pm
This article covers ideas for Internet marketers to thrive in 2008... such as the new dynamics of search marketing, handling negative reviews, delivering utility, customer collaboration, and ideas for video marketing, widgets, apps, and other Web 2.0 marketing, etc. Read More

Kerry, Snowe Call on Administration to Fund Small Business Programs

Avatar Posted by alphalife under News
From http://www.forbes.com 6035 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 9, 2008 8:24 pm
One month before the President submits his 2009 budget request to Congress, Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, urged the Bush Administration to support America's small businesses by increasing funding for the Small Business Administration Read More

Small-Business Hiring Up

Avatar Posted by alphalife under News
From http://www.nytimes.com 6035 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 11, 2008 2:40 pm
Following declines in 2006, small-business hiring rose by 4.3 percent last year, even as labor costs went up, according to SurePayroll. Based on payroll data from more than 18,000 small businesses, salaries rose by 4.2 percent to an average $32,609, the Chicago-based payroll services firm reported. Read More

Guy Kawasaki "The Art of the Start" @ TiECon 2006

Avatar Posted by Becky under Startups
From http://video.google.com 6037 days ago
Made Hot by: TimJustus on January 8, 2008 6:20 pm
Entrepreneurship expert Guy Kawasaki presents "Art of the Start" at TiECon 2006, sharing time-tested wisdom on how to succeed in starting a new product, a new service, a new company, a new anything. Read More

Financing: Follow the Lead

Avatar Posted by Becky under Raising Capital
From http://www.entrepreneur.com 6037 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 10, 2008 2:04 am
Finding investors is hard work. Entrepreneurs who have been through the process a few times, like Todd Parsons, 40, co-founder of San Francisco-based BuzzLogic, will tell you it's the hardest part of running a business. For Parsons, who co-founded BuzzLogic with Jeff Glover, 40, and Mitch Ratcliffe, 45, finding venture capital to turn the consult Read More

A Price War in Health Insurance

Avatar Posted by JohnH under Employee Benefits
From http://www.businessweek.com 6038 days ago
Made Hot by: ureach on January 9, 2008 3:00 pm
Health insurance has always been pricey for small and midsize businesses. But after years of extracting hefty increases from smaller corporate customers, some insurers are showing more flexibility. Why? With the overall market for health insurance flat, carriers are battling to steal market share from one another. "There's a price war going on n Read More

15 Can't-Miss Ways to Declutter Your Mind

Avatar Posted by JohnH under Self-Development
From http://zenhabits.net 6039 days ago
Made Hot by: administrator on January 7, 2008 6:20 pm
The world of stresses and worries and errands and projects and noise that we must all endure inflicts upon us a mind full of clutter and chaos. A mind that sometimes cannot find the calm that we so desperately seek. So how do we begin decluttering? It's actually not difficult, if you give it a little thought: simplifying shouldn't be made complica Read More

Lessons From a Soloist Who Reached the Inc. 500 List

Avatar Posted by Becky under Success Stories
From http://www.inc.com 6040 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 7, 2008 12:07 am
How can a soloist surpass much larger companies and reach the prestigious Inc. 500 roster of fast-growing privately held firms? By staying nimble, creating a deep network of referrals, and using creative thinking to transfer risk and retain profits for his own firm.

Those nuggets of advice were among the gems shared during a recent chat with Ji Read More

A peek at tomorrow's web customers

Avatar Posted by JohnH under News
From http://www.pandia.com 6051 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 6, 2008 5:38 pm
Everyone who makes a living online needs to know what the web will be like in the future. Projecting from statistics showing current trends, researchers can make educated guesses, but you don't want to base your business decisions on nothing but statistics. I don't have a crystal ball, but I offer something even better: Have a look at the habits a Read More

When New Marketing Fails: Who Wants a Meatball Sundae?

Avatar Posted by JohnH under News
From http://blogs.bnet.com 6055 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 28, 2007 2:07 am
Seth Godin is at it again. In his new book, “Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing Out of Sync?” — available on December 27th — Seth Godin dissects the 14 trends marketers need to embrace to avoid eating meatball sundaes, which Godin explains as such: A meatball is a worthwhile commodity. They are things we need and sold to everyone. The sundae is th Read More
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