Hearing to Address Small Business Fairness Issues
...regarding regulatory agency policies

A "regulatory fairness" hearing is being held next month to address issues of unfair and excessive federal regulatory enforcement impacting …

Study Highlights Solution to US Patent Problems
Legislation could correct patent flaws...

A study was recently released detailing the negative impact the U.S. patent system has had on small businesses. This study …

The Top Five Places Online to Find Potential Employees
Can your job listing be found on each of them?
1 Comment

It’s hard to really rank these in order as far as which is really the best. It would be easily …

Technologies Fit For Everyday Use
Reliable, helpful, and easy-to-understand things

We’re told that "simple is good," yet "technology is our friend."  To try to reconcile these sayings – they can’t …

Veterans Receive Small Business Relief
President Bush approved legislation to help veterans in small biz

The Military Reservist and Veteran Small Business Reauthorization and Opportunity Act received Bush’s signature this week. Legislation introduced in the …

Windows Small Business Server 2008 Introduced
To benefit business owners and IT managers...
1 Comment

Yesterday, Microsoft introduced its two new server solutions: Windows Small Business Server 2008, which is obviously aimed at small businesses …

Business Card Effectiveness
Is your business card bringing you customers?
2 Comments

Every small business should have business cards. If you don’t have one, you’re missing out on an important marketing tactic. …

Small Businesses Not Immune To Malware
Number of threats growing
1 Comment

With any luck, your business is in a safe and secure building – not a lot of "come rob me" …

The Email Burnout Battle

I get hundreds of emails a day, and am always behind on email. Recently I sent out emails to affiliates …

How to Keep Your Images Out of Google

If you don’t want images included on your page to appear in Google, you can use the noimageindex value in …

Law Passed to Aid Veterans and Reservists in Small Business
A little government help surely to be appreciated...

President Bush as signed a bill spearheaded by Senators John Kerry and Olympia J. Snowe into a law that will …

Google Apps May Be Worth A Glance
Popular enough in some places

No one complained too loudly (or at all, really) after we published a follow-up article yesterday on Microsoft Office Live …

Federal Stimulus Plan Proposes Help
History says the stimulus should work

A plan passed by Congress will have an impact, likely a positive one, on small businesses. It’s not often the …

Dreaming of Navigation That’s a Cakewalk

I laughed when I read SEO and Usability: Don’t Beat a Dead Horse, which is a response to my SEO …

Questioning the Value of Social Media Marketing

I’m heading out of town early today and don’t have much time for a long post, but just wanted to …

Ways RSS Feeds Can Benefit Your Business
Are you taking advantage of the technology?
2 Comments

As I mentioned before, Google Reader is one of my favorite features that Google offers because it allows me to …

Survey: Small Business Owners’ Loyalty to Accountants Growing
...even if they cost a little more.

Small business owners are becoming tighter with their accountants according to a survey from SurePayroll. This is especially true during …

Group To Put Election Focus On Small Business
Aims to educate candidates

More than one in two people in the U.S. private workforce work for or run a small business, according to …

Apprentice Showcases Leadership Lessons

Thursday sported an episode of The Apprentice that was absolutely fantastic while at the same time pretty depressing. It was, …

Office Live Small Business Gets Another Nudge
Redmond really wants to help

If you’ve already got a website (and are happy with it), congrats.  Yet anyone who either doesn’t have a website …

Factors of Startup Success

Paul Buchheit, ex-Google employee and now at Friendfeed, argues that smart teams, great designs and complex algorithms don’t make a …

Tourism – From Travelers To Business
Travelers have money to spend, so let's get it

Just because someone is only passing through doesn’t mean they don’t represent a selling opportunity. If you have a good …