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Don’t let the excitement of starting your own business get sidetracked by waiting for the state or federal paperwork to come though. Taking time to properly plan your business and fill out the necessary paperwork pays off in the long run as you’ll be able to provide services or sell products sooner, and you’ll ...
in the United States. The organization also presents business workshops and seminars for a fee. Business mentoring services are provided by both active and retired business executives and entrepreneurs who donate their time and expertise as mentors to assist new and established small businesses. SCORE is a resource ...
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Early Data Little More than a Pulse Check on Holiday Shopping ...
Regardless of how many shopping days that actually remain before Christmas, the analysts are all quick to measure the retail sector’s success or failure long before the final gift has been wrapped. Slate’s Daniel Gross pauses to debunk the flurry of early Christmas shopping season statistics: So far, ... market research, surveys and trends
Small Business Blog » How to prepare for the worst
I searched the term “economic crisis” on Google News recently, and the results were not surprising to a cynic like me, but I thought I’d highlight a few for a point I want to make. An article titled “U.S. Braces for new job numbers” claimed, “the worst employment crisis in 26 ... market research, surveys and trends
Think of your brand as your business DNA | small business brand
In the same way that DNA defines our individual, unique characteristics your brand captures the DNA of your business. I’m not talking literally of course, but think of your brand as a combination of the personality characteristics, traits and beliefs of your business – the aspects of your company that make it unique.

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Small Business Economic Trends - October 2009 - Bill Dunkelberg
The Index of Small Business Optimism gained 0.2 points, rising to 88.8 (1986=100), 7.8 points higher than the survey's second lowest reading reached in March 2009. The gain was minor, so the good news is still that the Index did not decline. But all in all, the gain is less than was hoped for. Four of the ten ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Small Business Economic Trends - September 2009 - Bill Dunkelberg
The Index of Small Business Optimism gained 2.1 points in August, rising to 88.6 (1986=100), 7.6 points higher than the survey's second lowest reading reached in March. Seven of the 10 Inde components posted gains or were unchanged, three declined. The gain was primarily a result of improved expectations for ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Constant Contact Annual Holiday Survey Reveals Rise in Small ...
Fifty-two percent of small businesses participating in the fifth annual Small Business Holiday Outlook Survey expect holiday sales to increase over last year. This statistic marks a large increase over last year, when less than a third of respondents were similarly optimistic. Constant ...
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Social media 101: tips for small-business owners seeking to harness Twitter ...
You've heard it all before: If you're not using social-media tools to reach new customers, you should. So you're making friends on Facebook, you're trading Tweets on Twitter. It's fun—but are you building new business? Social-media marketing is probably here to stay, but it's turning out to be a time-consuming game that doesn't yield instant results. Social media can give your business more marketing mileage if you're willing to truly engage with the people you encounter along the way. It's a slow process. And your intentions are more transparent to your audience than you might ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Do You Blog With The Comments On?
It’s a timeless debate: When you start a blog do you turn comments on to get a discussion going or do you keep them off so you don’t have to moderate them? Personally, I’ve always believed that your small business blog needs comments. As a blogger and community person, I enjoy sharing and reading new opinions. I tend to believe that the comments are where the real magic happens within a blog. However, I realize an argument can be made on both sides. I’m actually noticing that many of the blogs I once loved are now making the decision to turn OFF comments, either citing SEO or time issues. Here are some arguments PRO and CON for ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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PRLog.Org - Grass-Root-Advisor Launches Home Based- / Small ...
based- and small business blog at http://www.janborg.com. Posted there will be fresh and useful advice and links to interesting in dept articles about ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
5 Small Business Blog Post Ideas Need some ideas to help get you ...
5 Small Business Blog Post Ideas. Need some ideas to help get you started? If you have a blog for your small business, it can be ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Small Business Hero: Don Shula Page 1 of 3 Small Business Hero ...
Jun 8, 2009 ... Business Intelligence | Small Business Blog | Finance | Operations | Sales | Technology | > See All. Chief Growth Officer ...
The Small Business Watchdog
Each week while Congress is in session the Office of Advocacy will post a highlights schedule of congressional hearings and committee markups that we think will be of interest to stakeholders in the small business community.  Webcasts of hearings are available on the committee websites.  For further information on ...
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I recently had the opportunity to participate in the final round of an international business case competition in Hong Kong with three of my fellow peers from Babson. The IIBD Case Competition was a two part case competition with 30 universities from 11 countries competing to solve real-world business problems. In ...
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Small Business Blog - Official blog for the Business Know-How ...
There's a familiar litany of cloud computing benefits, from lower capital expenses and fast deployments to ubiquitous access and bringing enterprise-class technology to smaller companies. But I recently came across a handful of under-radar-advantages that cloud storage promises bring to your small or midsize ...
Small Business Blog - Overstock.com Drops NY Affiliates
Legislators, Heads Up: Before you enact laws that you think might bring in more money to your coffers, consider what those laws do to the small businesses in your state - and how much you'll lose in both sales tax and income tax when those small businesses go out of business as a result of your legislation. ...
Business Ideas - business ideas, tips, hints, small business, home ...
The single most important thing you can do before you apply for a business loan is to get to know the local resources available to help you. Here's why. Continue reading "Get to know your local and industry resources" Posted by Janet Attard on August 13, 2009 at 10:50 PM | Comments (0) Save Time ...