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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 […]

SBA And CompTIA Reach Out To Small IT Firms

August 5, 2010 Mike Sachoff

An agreement aimed at strengthening outreach efforts and expanding small business development for small businesses in the information technology industry has been signed by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). The alliance is part of the SBA’s ongoing effort to support small business development […]

CFIB Business Barometer Dips Again In July

August 5, 2010 Doug Caverly

The transition between June and July did not go as well for small businesses in Canada as we might have hoped.  The Canadian Federation of Independent Business found that its Business Barometer Index decreased a bit between the two months, indicating declining confidence. Ted Mallett, the organization’s chief economist and […]

Google Allows Businesses To Respond To Reviews

August 4, 2010 Doug Caverly

Whether your approach to a bad review is to apologize or go berserk (or something in between), Google’s made it possible for business owners to have their say.  Owners can now respond to reviews posted on the Place Pages of Google Maps. Owners should proceed with caution, of course.  While […]

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