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Business Barometer Survey Shows Q2 Weakness

August 25, 2010 Doug Caverly

The results of the Capital One Small Business Barometer survey have been released, and they’re not altogether positive.  Between the first and second quarters of this year, some small business owners lost confidence in certain aspects of the economy and their companies. Capital One said in a formal statement, "In […]

Unbranding Traditional Branding Methods

August 25, 2010 Frank Reed

I am a sucker for the weird and the odd especially when it comes to business. What’s even more interesting is when the weird and the odd makes more sense than the norm. That’s how I take the revelation that brands are getting smart enough (actually sneaky enough is a […]

Small Businesses Open To Online Threats

August 24, 2010 Mike Sachoff

Nearly half (46%) of U.S. small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have fallen victim to cybercrime, up two percent from last year, according to a new report from Panda Security. Thirty-one percent of businesses are operating without anti-spam, 23 percent have no anti-spyware and 15 percent have no firewall. "Many SMBs simply don’t […]

Sprint Launches Small Biz Communications Site

August 24, 2010 Doug Caverly

Several months ago, Sprint ran some specials to celebrate Small Business Week, and the company’s now in a sense at it again.  This morning, Sprint launched a new site designed especially to serve the needs of small business owners. Of course, if Verizon’s network offers better reception in your area, […]

Take Advantage of Advertising Right Now!

August 23, 2010 Abby Johnson

Advertising is expensive, especially for small businesses. However, advertising is at one of its most affordable points right now, thanks to the economic downturn. Both advertising and media companies have been forced to reduce their prices, which have opened many doors for small businesses. More SmallBusinessNewz Videos For this reason, […]

10th Anniversary Of Small Biz Lending Program Celebrated

August 23, 2010 Doug Caverly

About ten years ago, a small business lending program called Banking on Business launched, and now, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (abbreviated FHLBank) has taken stock of what it’s accomplished.  The biggest matter: at least 5,000 people who might otherwise be unemployed have jobs. FHLBank explained in a […]

Economy Forcing Small Businesses To Cut Back

August 20, 2010 Mike Sachoff

While many reports say the economy is slowly leveling out or improving, the new results from Office Depot’s Small Business Index show that small businesses are still facing uncertain times and are continuing to feel the effects of the economic downturn. More than a third (38%) of small businesses indicated […]

Back-To-School Shoppers May Be Ahead Of Schedule

August 20, 2010 Doug Caverly

At the University of Kentucky, today is move-in day for students who will live on campus this semester, and it’s a good bet that every business within five blocks is packed with kids and parents.  But for better or for worse, a study’s indicated that most people have completed a […]

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