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Small Biz Owners See Second Recession Coming

July 26, 2010 Doug Caverly

While everyone should be careful not to make this a self-fulfilling prophecy, small business owners should also prepare for a second recession, according to a new survey.  In fact, according to the survey, most small business owners are probably already making themselves ready, since 75 percent of them believe a […]

Majority Of Small Business Owners Are Happy

July 26, 2010 Mike Sachoff

The majority of American small business owners are happy, despite economic challenges over the past few years, according to a new survey from TD Bank. The survey found 69 percent of small business polled for the TD Small Business Happiness Index would describe themselves as "very happy," with 61 percent […]

Economic Index Sees Slight Decline In June

July 23, 2010 Mike Sachoff

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. declined 0.2 percent in June to 109.8, following a 0.5 percent increase in May, and a 0.1 percent decline in April. "The indicators point to slower growth through the fall," says Ken Goldstein, economist at The Conference Board. "Two trends […]

Power Outages Pose Unexpected Small Biz Threat

July 23, 2010 Doug Caverly

Power outages often seem benign enough.  Everybody just kicks back for a little while, maybe getting a little warm due to lack of air conditioning, and then returns to work.  Power outages can cause big problems, though, and small business owners should think through the possible effects and precautions. Sarah […]

More Small Businesses To Hire New Workers

July 22, 2010 Mike Sachoff

More small businesses plan to hire new employees in the second half of 2010, according to a new survey from CareerBulider. Thirty-two percent of companies with 500 or fewer employees plan to add new employees between July and December. Twenty-one percent will hire full-time, 11 percent will hire part-time and […]

Facebook Hits 500 Million Users

July 22, 2010 Doug Caverly

This week, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a very important milestone: his site now has 500 million active users.  Which means Facebook is now more valuable than ever to small business owners, and a new app called "Facebook Stories" helps prove that point. Facebook Stories is, as Zuckerberg explained on […]

Understanding Why Customers Are Always Right

July 22, 2010 Abby Johnson

We’ve all heard the saying thousands of times that the customer is always right. In all fairness, we know that the customer isn’t always right. Instead, businesses have to let them feel in control. Did you ever think about why the customer truly believes he or she is right? More […]

USPS Aims To Grow Online Retailers Sales Via Catalogs

July 21, 2010 Mike Sachoff

The U.S. Postal Service is reaching out to ecommerce retailers with a campaign focusing on the power of catalogs with potential to double online transactions and boost revenue 100 percent by creating print extensions of their shopping websites. "Getting Started in Catalogs" is a USPS promotional campaign featuring a "Catalogs […]

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