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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 […]

Small Biz Expert Proposes “Business Breaks”

August 3, 2010 Doug Caverly

Pretty much everyone accepts that vacations make people feel better.  The ability to get away from it all and relax helps folks recharge.  Only it may be possible to take a sort of vacation and stay productive by going on a "business break." Emma Jones, the founder of Enterprise Nation, […]

How References Could Lead to Business Growth

August 3, 2010 Abby Johnson

Does your business have good references? No matter what your answer is, it is a humbling thought. When most people think about references, they often think about job resumes or service inquiries. But in reality, solid references are just as important to businesses as they are to jobs and services. […]

Using Facebook To Market Your Business

August 3, 2010 Lyndi Thompson

After posting recently on’s fan page I noticed a link under the post that said “promote”. Sure, I have created Facebook ads before however this time I was curious and decided to dive in and buy my first advertisement on Facebook. Step by step screen-shots of the whole […]

U.S. Executives Positive On Business Outlook

August 2, 2010 Mike Sachoff

U.S. executives continued to express stronger optimism for improved business activity over the next 12 months, compared with their European counterpart who project flat conditions, according to a new survey by KMPG International. U.S. manufacturing executives continued to show the strongest sentiment among 6,200 respondents worldwide, with 73 percent expecting […]

Small Biz Employment Factors Improve In July

August 2, 2010 Doug Caverly

July was an all-around good month in terms of small businesses and employment, judging by the latest Intuit Small Business Employment Index.  Three key measurements all improved to varying degrees, essentially leaving more people working more often for more money. Small business employment grew by 0.2 percent, which is down […]

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