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Last year, 34 percent of small-business owners spent less on marketing and advertising -- and 31 percent of those folks said that decision had a negative or extremely negative impact on their businesses. Today, with so many more affordable and nearly free options for increasing your marketing presence, there's no excuse for cutting your marketing spending. In fact, investing a little more time and money in marketing will likely pay off big. Smaller businesses are following in the footsteps of large corporations and midsize businesses and finally investing more in IT, according to CDW's most recent IT Monitor . But this ...
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Meet the New Young Millionaires « How I Changed Careers
Forget Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. The founders of Facebook, YouTube, and other upstart companies are shaking up the business world — and making millions along the way. For many, the American dream isn’t just to become a millionaire — it’s to become a young millionaire. There’s something to be said for coming up with a million-dollar idea relatively early in the game of life. With original whiz kids like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs paving the way, a new generation of entrepreneurs is putting their own spin on success — and making a lot of money along the way. How did they do it? While they ... market research, surveys and trends


Survey Says: Hiring Fears, Cloud Computing, and All Things Social ...
What can help a business grow right now? Bringing in new employees often leads to bringing in new revenue, but a new survey shows most entrepreneurs are still leery of hiring. If you're seeking greater efficiency with a smaller staff, cloud computing might be a solution -- but another poll shows most entrepreneurs are still hazy about the benefits of a digital cloud. One growth tactic that's a bit easier to put into practice: social media . If you still haven't gone social, some new findings may convince you of why you should. Here's a closer look at some of the latest small-business surveys. Small Businesses ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Obama's New Plan: Use TARP Funds to Help Small Business - DailyFinance
President Barack Obama announced his new small business lending program at a town hall meeting in Nashua, N.H., Tuesday afternoon. He plans to ask Congress to transfer TARP funds that have been paid back from the Wall Street banks to a new program "to provide capital for community banks on Main Street." Obama said "65% of all new jobs in the last decade" were generated by small businesses, and he wants to "make it easier for them to open their doors and hire new workers." He added he wants to "ensure that small business once again becomes the engine of job growth in America." Small ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Yelp & TurnHere Parter To Bring Local Video to Small Business
Video is still riding an incredible wave of popularity.  Users have an insatiable appetite for it, and businesses are discovering new ways every day to use video to help them grow their brand and customer base.  What’s more… video seems to be increasing conversions for many online retailers.  That means that video can move past the “fad” stage and into the “certified business tool” stage.  So it should come as no surprise that Yelp is diving into video.  Yelp, if you are not familiar with them, is a website for regular consumers to review businesses in their area.  One of Yelp’s more popular services is ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
TRUSTe Receives $12 Million in Series B Funding
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jun 08, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- TRUSTe, provider of the leading online privacy trustmark, today announced that it closed a Series B funding round of $12 million, led by new investor Jafco Ventures. The round also included a new investment from DAG Ventures and follow-on investments from returning Series A investors Accel Partners and Baseline Ventures. TRUSTe will put the new funding toward enhancing sales and marketing in order to expand its existing enterprise foothold, while capitalizing on the booming small business market and new certification initiatives in social networking, mobile and ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Small business expert Steve Strauss offers tips for success in a ...
Mar 29, 2010 ... contributor to AOL Small Business and American Express OPEN Forum. Topics will include: • The “X” factor – Discover your company's unique ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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February 2010
Many of you have heard me speak to students on the importance of hard work. You know that I’m a firm believer that it takes a little luck and a lot of hard work to make good things happen. That precondition for success applies to all of us. In that spirit, the ability and willingness of Pace's faculty and staff to pull together, work hard, and get the job done is truly impressive. There is a sense of unity and purpose among us, even in these difficult times. For that reason, l’d like to encourage all of you to join me and Provost Brackett at the upcoming Employee Recognition ceremonies next month.    ...
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An AIM Panel with a full Buddy List and indicators to show presence of online buddies, as well as shortcuts to sponsored popular web sites. * An AOL-exclusive email unsend capability (provided the message is sent to another AOL or AIM mailbox). Advertising is displayed while working with the e-mail account. Users can also read and send mail using IMAP and POP3 capable email programs, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Apple Mail. Embedded links within emails are automatically disabled and can be activated by the email user. [edit] Customized domains AOL mail has recently launched Tunome, which gives users ...
Small Business Blog - Free AOL - Will AOL survive?
that it will start giving away email access and software to customers who use broadband to access the service. According to the information posted on AOL for subscribers, existing subscribers will have to call Member Services to ask to switch to the free service. That number is 1-800-984-6207. The change reflects the change in how people access and use online services - the industry AOL played a major role in creating. For those of you who don't remember, online services began back in the 1980s when the few people who had computers and modems had to pay $35 an hour (or more depending on the services they needed) to access ...