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Twitter Launches Tweet Button

August 12, 2010 Doug Caverly

Small business owners who have come to believe in the marketing potential of Twitter may want to take advantage of a new feature known as the "Tweet Button."  Twitter unveiled it this morning for the sake of getting people to share more links. Carolyn Penner explained on the Twitter Blog, […]

SBA Offering Low Interest 504 Loans

August 11, 2010 Mike Sachoff

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 504 loan program is providing long-term, fixed financing for the purchase of commercial real estate at one of its lowest interest rates in history. The SBA’s lending partners, Certified Development Companies (CDCs) are working with small business borrowers who are taking advantage of this current […]

Visa Enhances Business Network

August 11, 2010 Doug Caverly

Some recent improvements to the free-to-join Visa Business Network may resonate with small business owners.  The improvements were made with them in mind, in fact, and represent several different forms of help. We should note right here that Visa’s not handing out money, so there’s no need to start scanning […]

Unsteady Economy Making Americans Cautious

August 10, 2010 Mike Sachoff

The economy continues to make unsteady progress over the last few months, according to new research from Consumer Reports. Concerns surrounding the lack of job creation and financial difficulties facing Americans could be driving factors putting a recovery at risk, according to the Consumer Reports Index for August. The Consumer […]

How You Can Become a Successful Leader

August 10, 2010 Abby Johnson

How would you define a leader? Political figures, teachers, actors, and many other people may come to mind, but it’s important to know that a title does not qualify a leader. Even owning a small business doesn’t define a leader. According to Dictionary.com, a leader is "a guiding or directing […]

NFIB-Measured Optimism Dips Again

August 10, 2010 Doug Caverly

Sooner or later, what goes up will presumably in one sense stay up – the economy can’t crash forever – but in the month of July, that wasn’t quite the case.  The National Federation of Independent Business Index of Small Business Optimism slid again. The NFIB said in a statement […]

Job Index Makes Modest Gains In July

August 9, 2010 Mike Sachoff

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) increased in July for the 14 month in a row. The index now stands at 97, up from June’s figure of 96.7. The index is up 9.8 percent from a year ago. "The growth rate of the Employment Trends Index slowed sharply in […]

UK Banks To Form Lending Taskforce

August 9, 2010 Doug Caverly

On a regular basis, small business owners and organizations point out that banks in the UK are still quite reluctant to lend money.  And to be honest, that may not change anytime soon.  But interestingly, a handful of banks have now decided to look at the matter by forming a […]

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