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 …

Government Aid: Fact or Fiction?
Is it really possible for small businesses to get help?

Why is it that small businesses always think the government is out to get them? Because they are, but maybe …

4 Firefox Add-Ons that Are Useful to Your Online Business
Add convenience to your browsing experience...

Many of you probably don’t use Mozilla Firefox and use Internet Explorer or another browser instead, but I personally have …

Study: Artisans’ Future so Bright, They Gotta Wear Shades
Things are going great...and they're only getting better.

A study from Intuit, authored by the Institute for the Future, is saying that artisans will be the brightest stars …

DIY for Business Site Design?

I met with a potential client last week who’s been trying (without a lot of success yet) to put together …

Economic fears Cause Businesses to Step up Promotion Games

Overall economic fears are causing many retailers and other businesses to step up their games in terms of promotion. While …

Personal Fitness Important For Business?
Alternate selling something with bench press

Pay attention to yourself and your employees for a few days.  Do you hear a dozen popping noises whenever you …

Housing Crisis Hits Small Business Lending
Disagreeing viewpoints in the minority

Small business owners who used home equity to bootstrap their firms may find their friendly banker a lot less friendly …

Top 5 Ways to Ensure Your Domain Name is Effective
Don't Make it hard on customers...
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If you don’t feel like you’re getting enough business from your website, evaluate your domain name before you go to …

A Legend on Spying on the Competition

I had the pleasure of joining internet marketing legend Dr. Ralph Wilson for a number of video interviews during PubCon …

Upcoming eBusiness Learning Opportunity
It's cheap and possibly worth half a day's time.

Small Business Enterprise Centre is hosting a half-day event in Brampton, Ontario on Monday, March 3, aimed at educating business …

Fixed Costs Should Be Considered Carefully
The tortoise and hare approaches to spending

Most people know that, from a financial perspective, it’s smarter to buy a house than spend a lifetime renting.  Just …

Google Apps, Ups And Downs
Great price (free) but no offline availability

The free suite of online applications from Google offers an alternative to the Microsoft universe and its Office productivity suite. …

More Evidence of Retirement Concerns
Small business owners not using their own planning skills...

Retirement planning just doesn’t seem to be feasible for many small business owners. Nearly half just don’t think they will …

Blog Marketing and Ego

Blogs are all about ego.  Anyone who disagrees is just kidding themselves.  Of course, ego is a word that comes …

A New Search Engine For Small Business Owners
Offers information by location

Business.gov the official business link to the U.S. Government, managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration has developed a new …

Branding Campaigns and Click-Through

Starcom, Tacoda and comScore’s “Natural Born Clickers” study suggests that advertisers looking to increase their brand awareness should dump click-through …

How Being Charitable Can Benefit Your Business
Customers like warm fuzzy feelings

When people donate to charities for no reason other than to do something nice, it’s wonderful.  Yet a good deed …

Using Promotional Gifts to Brand Your Business
Advertising that lasts...
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If you’ve ever gone to a business conference of any kind, you have likely been given or at least seen …

Discover Tax Loopholes for Your Business
This event may save you some money...

Small business owners looking for loopholes to reduce income taxes may be interested in attending the Mega Evening Event later …

Microsoft Frees Office Live For Small Business
Competition benefits the small business market

As they compete for the small business market, Microsoft hopes to turn Office Live Small Business into a one-stop shop, …

Microsoft Announces Version 2 of Office Live – Free!

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Microsoft has announced version 2 of Office Live, and besides new features, they’ve gotten rid of one really important thing: …