Microsoft’s New Ad Technology Likely Not Helpful to Small Companies

AdWords has become a black box beyond the means of many small advertisers. To help some advertisers automate their accounts …

Five Tactics for Popular Social Media Content

here are a lot of ways to get the attention of various social networks, none of which involve gaming the …

Encouraging Employees Without Cash
There's more to it than plaques and certificates

Ever really stop and think about what happens at a Hollywood awards show?  People get little trophies and lots of …

SBA Touts Online Assessment Tools
Look before you leap with small business tools
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The US Small Business Administration placed a pair of web applications online to help entrepreneurs assess their readiness for running …

Small Businesses Should Pay Attention to SMX West
An all-star search engine marketing conference

There is no question that search engine marketing is vital to any business that hopes to find customers on the …

Small Businesses in Danger in 2009?
The House Small Business Committee seems to think so.

President Bush’s budget proposal has raised a lot of hype (and not necessarily good hype) from the United States House …

Business Lessons From a Rather Bland Apprentice Episode

The QVC task is one that they’ve done before on The Apprentice, so this episode didn’t really offer up anything …

Two Online Tools For Small Business Owners
Tools are easy to use

More than 125,000 entrepreneurs looking to start or expand a business have used the U.S. Small Business Administration’s new online …

National Entrepreneurship Week Rolls Around
Buy yourself a cake or something

It’s probably Adopt An Earthworm Day and Thank Your Gas Station Attendant Month, as well – you never know how …

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 …