Four Different Places To Recruit Staffers
Online job sites, newspapers falling out of favor

Online job boards and newspaper classifieds suffered declines in advertising for help, making it essential that small businesses find new …

Are You Prioritizing Web Design?
Or are you turning customers off as soon as they reach your site?
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As the Internet gets older and more flooded with sites, it is more important than ever to have a professional-looking …

The Effects of Social Media on Business

Pierre Far, in a guest post on Techipedia  asks the question, Is Social Media the Final Frontier of Marketing? Given …

Simple and Cheap Tactics for SERP Domination

Following last year’s pillage of general web directories, Google reset the PageRank on many article syndication directories to PR3 or …

Small Business Owners Showing Economic Optimism
Do you share this outlook?
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Worries from small business owners regarding the economy in the United States appear to be on the decline, if recent …

Giving Your Customers Reasons to Return to Your Site
Don't let the sale be the end of it...
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Let’s say you have closed a sale through your web site. Depending on what you are selling, your customer may …

A Lesson in Web Analytics

Today’s lesson revolves around benchmarking and measuring web metrics and analytics. The ability to utilize metrics and web analytics is …

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?
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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...
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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?
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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
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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 …