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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 […]

Are You Driving Potential Buyers Away?

August 6, 2010 Abby Johnson

Have you ever been in a position in which someone likes you a whole lot more than you like him or her? The interesting thing about these situations is that you are, typically, driven away instead of returning the same level of feelings. Incidentally, many businesses are guilty of setting […]

Pingdom Lists Reasons To Monitor Your Website

August 6, 2010 Doug Caverly

Many websites owners more or less assume their sites will always work.  And there’s really no reason for the uninitiated to believe otherwise, since there aren’t any obvious moving parts poised to fail.  But of course, sites can experience problems, and there are many reasons why small business owners should […]

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