What Obama Said About Small Business
from Business Week
A short but prominent section of President Obama's State of the Union address focused on helping small businesses to create jobs. Here's a look at what he said and what it means.
President Obama Outlines Latest in a Series of New Small Business Proposals
from The White House
President Obama proposed the expansion of two critical Small Business Administration lending programs, aimed at allowing small businesses to refinance and increasing limits for working capital. These are both legislative proposals designed to help small businesses through what continues to be a difficult period in credit markets.
Merchandising for Sales and Profits: Promoting Impulse Sales
from The Sideroad
The presentation of your store's merchandise will either serve to reinforce the customer's confidence in the product choice or cause them to second-guess their need to buy. In a split second, a sale is either realized or lost.
Keeping Up With the Marketers
from Grow Smart Business
Marketing is one of those fields that is constantly evolving, and trying to keep up with it all can be exhausting. But learning something new is fun, and fun is good. And learning is even more fun when you can take short cuts.
Great Networking Opportunities for Craft Businesses
All craft businesses usually begin with a good idea for a unique product, but without finding a few great networking opportunities a craft business is usually doomed. In the last few decades craft businesses have really found a niche in the realm of cottage industries, and along with their general success has come new networking opportunities that were once designated as only for larger and more prosperous business activities.
Exploring Overhead Costs
from Print CEO
Reduction of overhead costs should be viewed as a continuous improvement process. You might be amazed to discover the new opportunities that emerge after you think you've cut everything you could. A small business took a hard look at their expenses and here are examples of some things that were done.
How to Use Social Networking Sites to Drive Business
Advice for small businesses on using social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, and how to integrate these tools into the marketing and recruiting efforts of your small business.
Email Compliance: Understanding CAN-SPAM
from ABN Business News
Are you using the power of email marketing to promote your small business? As a small business owner, it's certainly in your best interest to work on building a quality email marketing list with contact information for prospective customers, current clients, and people who have done business with your company in the past. After all, email marketing is one of the best and most cost effective ways to spread the word about what your company has to offer.