Friday, December 30, 2011

AllBusiness blogger @MarkStiving covers "price versioning" - something I've been thinking about a lot lately http://ping.fm/CPfeQ #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Flap over Verizon Net-payment fee marks the end of under-the-radar anything. Beware! http://ping.fm/ODC1E #SmallBiz

Thursday, December 29, 2011

@HarryMcCracken lays out what's up for #SmallBiz tech in 2012: Windows 8, the end of XP, the next-gen cloud, and more http://ping.fm/YaRMr
AllBusiness Daily News: 2012 optimism abounds - so do new jobless claims. Will this economy ever make sense? http://ping.fm/Igh5x #SmallBiz

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Consumer confidence rebounds, recovery still on shaky ground http://ping.fm/PgT1J #SmallBiz

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

10 Ways to Win Back Unhappy Customers - hints on what to do if the Holidays didn't go well for your company http://ping.fm/XJ5DY #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Sears/KMart to close >100 stores, less competition but loss of mall anchors may hurt #SmallBiz http://ping.fm/ZASk8

Friday, December 23, 2011

2012 #SmallBiz Prediction #10: Apple will keep winning the tablet wars, but still won't care much about small business http://ping.fm/gFdSJ
2012 #SmallBiz Prediction #9: The unemployment rate will drop - SLOWLY - to about 8% - not good enough to save Obama http://www.allbusiness.com/small-business-2012-predictions/16761421-10.html
2012 #SmallBiz Prediction #8: The Occupy movement will largely move on... http://ping.fm/OXW6R
2012 #SmallBiz Prediction #7: The Tea Party's influence will become diluted. http://ping.fm/bjq4i
2012 #SmallBiz Prediction #6: Cloud-computing outages will be big news. Millions of small business outages won't be. http://ping.fm/L0daC
2012 #SmallBiz Prediction #5: China tries/fails to buy Bank of America. Shoppers still try to save $.15 buying Chinese http://ping.fm/SPWRi
2012 #SmallBiz Prediction #4: Small business optimism rises, but for a surprising reason http://ping.fm/yf62H
2012 #SmallBiz Prediction #3: Partisan Supreme Court Crushes Obamacare http://ping.fm/1Ixrp Don't hurt yourself jumping for joy
2012 #SmallBiz Prediction #2: Dems hold Senate, Repubs keep House, gridlock gets WORSE http://ping.fm/t5mU3 Yes, it can get worse.
2012 #SmallBiz Prediction #1: Newt wins election, leaves US at Inaugural Alter for younger, prettier country. http://ping.fm/NVUzz
AllBusiness Daily News, Holiday Edition: Consumer confidence up, payroll tax cut extended! http://ping.fm/jj3uY #SmallBiz

Thursday, December 22, 2011

@DuctTape Marketing's John Jantsch has 5 ways to make customers love you! http://ping.fm/13F9b Is love all a #SmallBiz needs?
AllBusiness Daily News: GDP growth down + jobless claims down = who knows what? Not a double-dip recession! http://ping.fm/Iamjy #SmallBiz

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: House Republicans kill payroll tax cut extension - what now for small businesses? http://ping.fm/6lLyG #SmallBiz

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Business networker extraordinaire Carol Roth shares the 5 secrets to her success. What are you waiting for? http://ping.fm/P8e0o #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Legal battles among mobile companies could affect your small business - here's how http://ping.fm/5GPcB #SmallBiz

Monday, December 19, 2011

2011 - Small Business Year in Review: immigration battles get even more heated http://ping.fm/lRNA5
I always heard that people die in 3s: Kim Jong-il, Vaclav Havel, and Warren Hellman (if you don't know him http://ping.fm/HsTwo)
2011: Small business year in review. 13 things that rocked our world in my first year at AllBusiness http://ping.fm/drkks #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: w/ changes in N. Korea, Iraq, Europe, and Washington, 2012 forecast remains uncertain http://ping.fm/Aw0Ga #SmallBiz

Friday, December 16, 2011

@Rieva Lesonsky shares her Favorite Things for small businesses, from inspirations to tech tools http://ping.fm/tmLlZ #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: New incentives for businesses to hire veterans. What are you waiting for? http://ping.fm/CCbrx #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: What does NTSB's call to ban cellphones while driving mean to your small business? http://ping.fm/cPGZE #SmallBiz

Thursday, December 15, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: DC Gridlock can't stop recovery - unemployment, trade deficit, inflation all down! http://ping.fm/xGiyA #SmallBiz

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Introducing the new AllBusiness Holiday Center: everything a #SmallBiz needs to maximize the Holiday Season http://ping.fm/Eqbii
AllBusiness Daily News: Payroll-tax cut extension still blowing in the breeze. Will it affect holiday shopping? http://ping.fm/qAS1o #SmallBiz

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

@RealEvilHRLady: The Evil HR Lady says it's time for the boss to give HERSELF a performance review! Lookout! http://ping.fm/ZRAyw #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Congress moves to boost/ extend 2 small-business tech funding programs (SBIR and STTR) http://ping.fm/g10My #SmallBiz

Monday, December 12, 2011

My new favorite phrase of the day: "Flash Robs" http://ping.fm/96KaB #SmallBiz
Your employees have worked hard all year, so how do you thank them? Try one of these 10 great gift ideas! http://ping.fm/lW5nW #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: What the Eurozone crisis means for US small business- danger but also opportunity http://ping.fm/mqnuC #SmallBiz

Friday, December 9, 2011

@DuctTape Marketing's John Jantsch has 6 steps to turn your small business' staff into an HR Referral Machine http://ping.fm/qoMoT #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: GOP says payroll tax cut / income tax surcharge plan would hurt small business. Huh? http://ping.fm/6MtLT #Small Biz

Thursday, December 8, 2011

I hate buying gifts: always worried I'm getting the wrong thing. So I love these 10 great gifts for clients http://ping.fm/L8JLY #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: White House unveils $2B assistance program for startups http://ping.fm/lB7dx Yeah, I won't get any of it either

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

2012 AllBusiness Franchise AllStars are here! Take a peek insides franchising's scary "new normal" http://ping.fm/RSIjS #Franchise #SmallBiz
2012 AllBusiness #Franchise AllStars are here! Meet the Top 100 franchises to invest in now. Is yours on the list? http://ping.fm/lXgKA
AllBusiness Daily News: Did U know Amazon is paying customers to "spy" on #SmallBiz? Price Check promo starts Saturday http://ping.fm/jetLh

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Startup Tips from CNET's Rafe Needleman: First 10 people you hire set your company's DNA http://ping.fm/hB86K #SmallBiz
Cellular News says companies moving to ditch desk phones and go all mobile faster than expected. It's about time. http://ping.fm/ptPrL
AllBusiness Daily News: Postal Service cuts threaten pain for many small businesses http://ping.fm/wRkXR #SmallBiz

Monday, December 5, 2011

Credit in America: 20 Surprising Facts #17 - Credit cards are most common small business financing choice http://ping.fm/aWPb0 #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Early Holiday Retail Numbers = boom or bust? Depends on who you ask! http://ping.fm/xcg5J #SmallBiz

Friday, December 2, 2011

@Rieva Lesonsky offers some big ideas for teaching entrepreneurship - and why it's so important http://ping.fm/DzxcC #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: US adds 120K jobs, unemployment drops to 8.6% = Yippee! Are we out of the woods yet? http://www.allbusiness.com/allbusiness-daily-news/16741893-1.html #SmallBiz

Thursday, December 1, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Online sales tax proposal gets hearing, support. Is it good or bad for most small businesses? http://ping.fm/6XQub #SmallBiz

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Contributing to your community isn't just doing good, it's also good business. Here's how... http://ping.fm/rZacd #SmallBiz
Even for small businesses, the Holidays should be about giving, not getting. Here are 11 ways to give back http://ping.fm/xA92m #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: House OKs More Green Cards for Skilled Workers -- immigrant-hiring concerns continue http://ping.fm/17W9V #SmallBiz

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Does American Airlines bankruptcy affect small business? Probably not, for now. http://ping.fm/D0yzM #SmallBiz
Is Apple - finally - serious about the #SmallBiz market? @HarryMcCracken says "Yes!" http://ping.fm/WHTpy I'm still not so sure.
Need a small business loan fast? If the amount is relatively small, a credit union may be your best bet. http://ping.fm/X1pWx #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Facebook IPO could be Net's biggest - offers lessons to ALL bizzes seeking funding http://ping.fm/L4PbE #SmallBiz

Monday, November 28, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Black Friday sets records, Cyber Monday expected to do the same http://ping.fm/Z9As9 #SmallBiz

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

8 Things Small Businesses Can Be Thankful For: #8: Being a part of the local community. http://ping.fm/eA91Q #SmallBiz #Thanksgiving
8 Things Small Businesses Can Be Thankful For: #7: You are master of your domain. http://ping.fm/73kFv #SmallBiz #Thanksgiving
8 Things Small Businesses Can Be Thankful For: #6: Hiring talented workers is easier than ever http://ping.fm/PwcLn #SmallBiz #Thanksgiving
8 Things Small Businesses Can Be Thankful For: #5: Free business tools! http://ping.fm/J2OjL #SmallBiz #Thanksgiving
8 Things Small Businesses Can Be Thankful For: #4: You CAN get a loan. http://ping.fm/tYRo1 #SmallBiz #Thanksgiving
8 Things Small Businesses Can Be Thankful For: #3 We're 1 year farther away from the Great Recession http://ping.fm/Q0OAH #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Postal Service delivers higher rates. Is there an upside? Not really. http://ping.fm/oe9Cl #SmallBiz #USPS
8 Things Small Businesses Can Be Thankful For: #2 It can be a family affair http://ping.fm/tYRo1 #SmallBiz #Thanksgiving
8 things small businesses can be thankful for: #1 You're the Boss! http://ping.fm/PfDvd #SmallBiz #Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Create your own online Buzz Machine! @DuctTape Marketing's John Jantsch shows you how! http://ping.fm/67kOv #SmallBiz
NPR on the demise of "ear X-Tacy" a venerable Louisville record shop. Cause of death: The economy? Or MP3s? http://ping.fm/wjwLc #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: GDP growth revised down, but consumer spending offers retailers hope for 2011 Holidays http://ping.fm/XnYSk #SmallBiz

Monday, November 21, 2011

Earlier today I asked if there was still hope for the Budget-Deficit Super Committee. Not any more http://ping.fm/s9Lis #SuperCommitteeFail
AllBusiness Daily News: Still hope to defuse budget-deficit bomb? Maybe, but it's time to prepare for the worst http://ping.fm/4EKtE #SmallBiz

Friday, November 18, 2011

@Rieva Lesonsky shares stories of how women entrepreneurs can Think Big. Best tip: Work ON your biz, not IN it http://ping.fm/HLUaG #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: US retail up +inflation down = Good! Euro + Supercommittee stalemate = Bad! http://ping.fm/1kgvN #SmallBiz

Thursday, November 17, 2011

MS Office v Google Apps: the battle goes negative, but @HarryMcCracken says #SmallBiz shouldn't choose only one http://ping.fm/EeN3C
AllBusiness Daily News: Small Businesses had best beware the Black Friday Backlash from shoppers and employees http://ping.fm/8ikYW #SmallBiz

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Did you know this was Global Entrepreneurship Week? Me neither. http://ping.fm/YFmCx #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Facebook spam attack serves as reminder of online vulnerability http://ping.fm/Tsp3x

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Confirming the obvious: #HBR http://ping.fm/H2jC2 says bad #Yelp reviews can really hurt a #SmallBiz. Via PC World http://ping.fm/GpxLs
NY Times says Apple is opening up to selling iPhones and iPads to businesses - Apple doesn't comment http://ping.fm/DKrgl #SmallBiz
Want to maximize your Holiday sales this year? Try going mobile, going local, and 4 more marketing tips. http://ping.fm/IKLlu #SmallBiz
CNN asks: Do black tech entrepreneurs face institutional bias? http://ping.fm/pFqXk What do you think? #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: October retail sales up, Holiday forecast bright. But long-term prospects still murky http://ping.fm/A9omv #SmallBiz

Monday, November 14, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: OECD warns of continuing worldwide economic slowdown - lasting TWO MORE YEARS! http://ping.fm/2sOxK #SmallBiz

Friday, November 11, 2011

Is there a Black Friday backlash brewing? NY Times says many consumers want to protect Thanksgiving from shopping http://ping.fm/Teodu
Carol Roth explains how bad PR firms can do your #SmallBiz wrong - and how to find a good one that'll do you right! http://ping.fm/2ZN1z
AllBusiness Daily News: Is it too soon to ask if it's too late to save the Euro -- and what that would man for #SmallBiz http://ping.fm/ieZNu

Thursday, November 10, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Can bi-partisan Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act ease access to crowdfunding? http://ping.fm/KRoyI #SmallBiz
@DuctTape Marketing's John Jantsch explains what's wrong with the new Google+ Brand Pages for #SmallBiz http://ping.fm/uxRij

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Desk Set! AllBusiness shares 10 truly-cool office accessories. I want them all! http://ping.fm/RjICm #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Mortgage mess keeps getting worse as equity falls and delinquencies rise http://ping.fm/WGKil #SmallBiz

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fact: Most company Holiday parties suck. Hope: AllBusiness shows you how to throw one that doesn't http://ping.fm/cTXed #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily (Good) News: Big banks cave to pressure, reverse fees. But you can bet they're coming back! http://ping.fm/4VXBz #SmallBiz

Monday, November 7, 2011

The 5 Warning Signs You'll Hate Your Job http://ping.fm/SQm8s are also warning sings your employer will hate you #SmallBiz
NY Times says Greek small businesses are being ravaged http://ping.fm/3PNxn #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Forget the 1% / 99%, the REAL wealth gap is between the old and the young. http://www.allbusiness.com/allbusiness-daily-news/16713830-1.html #SmallBiz

Friday, November 4, 2011

AllBusiness Daily (Not) News: Study reveals US tax code favors large corporations http://ping.fm/QJrK7 No Duh! #SmallBiz

Thursday, November 3, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Bad October retail sales make differentiation key for large and small stores alike http://ping.fm/GboGQ #SmallBiz.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Never let em see you sweat - good advice for dealing with bankers. Here's what to say when your business is struggling http://ping.fm/UcZFM
AllBusiness Daily News: Today's paradox - job growth lags, but small business confidence surges http://ping.fm/xy52c #SmallBiz

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Holiday party season is coming: how to make sure your company's big client event doesn't suck http://ping.fm/s5yG0 #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Black Friday goes 24-hour. Is your retail business ready? http://ping.fm/cHdYY #SmallBiz

Monday, October 31, 2011

Fighting the small business backlash: The New Yorker says "Big Is Beautiful." I say Big's not helping & small is better http://ping.fm/WAYYF
New columnist Suzanne Lucas (@RealEvilHRLady) warns AllBusiness readers about 5 scary #SmallBiz management mistakes http://ping.fm/49oqf
AllBusiness Daily News, Halloween Edition: Consumers still scared of recession, wary of boosting spending http://ping.fm/I0s2h #SmallBIz

Friday, October 28, 2011

@DuctTape Marketing's John Jantsch tells AllBusiness the 7 reasons he'd keep blogging even if no one noticed http://ping.fm/vLSIo #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: US economic woes mean your customers are staying put. How can you take advantage? http://ping.fm/sDuPX #SmallBiz

Thursday, October 27, 2011

#SmallBiz word for today: Verbographics! It means don't just analyze and assume - ASK your customers what they want http://ping.fm/gNSKF
AllBusiness Daily News: Will new Eurozone "haircut" boost US economy and small businesses? http://ping.fm/auvn5 #SmallBiz

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

They're young. They're rich. And they're either your best customers or your worst nightmares. Marketing to millennials http://ping.fm/lhc5E
AllBusiness Daily News: Is housing price bump a step toward recovery, or just a dead-cat bounce? http://ping.fm/LAFz5 #SmallBiz

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Feeling burned by your #netbook? Worried a new #ultrabook would be just as bad? Fear not, says AllBusiness! http://ping.fm/ZvZX1 #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Small business owners cite gov't regulations as their biggest problem Really!? http://ping.fm/dmBFL #SmallBiz

Monday, October 24, 2011

From fighting chaos to not faking it: 7 #SmallBiz lessons from vampire TV series #True Blood http://ping.fm/u6qLU No, really!
AllBusiness Daily News: Obama launches executive push to aid economy, support small businesses http://ping.fm/CPIuc #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: #Intuit releases #QuickBooks 2012 R3 with bug fixes and new #EasySaver http://ping.fm/9SQPq #SmallBiz

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Harry McCracken offers 6 Must-Have Smartphone Business Apps: Expensify, Hipmunk, Box.net, Hootsuite, Remember the Milk http://ping.fm/N07v5
AllBusiness Daily News: Gallup Poll Offers a Not-So-Merry Holiday Retail Forecast http://ping.fm/Qc5yu #SmallBiz

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The 5 worst business ideas ever - that actually WORKED: From pet rocks to professional pooper scoopers! http://ping.fm/nLBi7 #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Geithner tells Senate Jobs bill is critical to small businesses. Is anyone listening? http://ping.fm/6wp6D #SmallBiz

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

When Wal-Mart Invades: The independent retailers' survival guide to big-box competition http://ping.fm/Ik2od @SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News - Q: Would a Chinese economic slowdown affect US small businesses? A: YES! http://ping.fm/QbP7V #SmallBiz

Monday, October 17, 2011

My first post for a new series of blogs sponsored by HP: Is It Time to Ditch Your Small Business' Land Lines? http://ping.fm/zHnOP
If you're hiring, "behavioral interviewing" reveals more than a resume does http://ping.fm/vDwp6 #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Worker health issues top $153 billion, pose conundrum for small businesses http://ping.fm/svh8h #SmallBiz

Friday, October 14, 2011

So this new business idea walks into a bar -@CaroljsRoth has 3 ways to tell if that idea is as new & hot as it seems http://ping.fm/tdXQC
AllBusiness Daily News: iPhone 4s and Siri voice control- out today - will shake up small-business search http://ping.fm/erZ36 #SmallBiz

Thursday, October 13, 2011

@DuctTape Marketing's John Jantsch says the "new" Facebook lets #SmallBiz share info broadly, not just with "Friends" http://ping.fm/YslBN
AllBusiness Daily News: Small businesses are collateral damage in millionaire/billionaire NBA lockout battle http://ping.fm/Cdl6e #SmallBiz

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dollar stores a bright spot in the economy - somehow that actually makes things seem worse! http://ping.fm/vRGi2 #SmallBiz
Email marketing still rules for #SmallBiz: The Top 5 = #MailChimp #iContact #AWeber #ExactTarget #ConstantContact http://ping.fm/jHypJ

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

USA Today warns of risks of celebrity investors, but most say it's worth it http://ping.fm/hF5mz #SmallBiz
What happens AFTER you sell your #startup or #SmallBiz? AllBusiness says cashing in doesn't have to mean checking out http://ping.fm/pFDY4
AllBusiness Daily News: Netflix' lesson for small businesses: Don't treat your customers like idiots! http://ping.fm/BXUAV #SmallBiz

Monday, October 10, 2011

Gene Marks says Steve Jobs was a jerk, and wishes he could be more like him. http://ping.fm/bgo1f I say only if you're a super-genius.
Big businesses aren't ALWAYS the mortal enemy of small businesses. Sometimes, they can actually help! http://ping.fm/5kmEj #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Average US income down 10% since 2007! No wonder small businesses see soft demand http://www.allbusiness.com/allbusiness-daily-news/16704400-1.html #SmallBiz

Thursday, October 6, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Direct mail marketing lives! And the U.S. Post Office wants to be your marketing partner http://ping.fm/ZP8cR

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My appreciation of Steve Jobs, and the huge impact Apple has had on small businesses along with everyone else http://ping.fm/qzoYG #SmallBiz
After Solyndra "scandal" Keith Girard wonders if gov't should loan $$$ only to companies that don't need it http://ping.fm/cHGTT #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Bernanke calls economic recovery "shared responsibility" as all sides point fingers http://ping.fm/Wkcov #SmallBiz

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"10:54 a.m. Today, we’ve got the iPhone 4S." I guess I'll be keeping my iPhone 4. Do I hear cheers from the Googleplex?
9 Tips to avoid online bank robbery: unlike consumers, small businesses are on the hook for any losses! http://ping.fm/n6a88 #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Latest data on jobs, manufacturing offer glimmer of hope to small businesses http://ping.fm/mlVtC #SmallBiz

Monday, October 3, 2011

101 (yes 101!) secrets to running a home-based business. And with the economy still stagnant, home businesses rule! http://ping.fm/mIx4P
AllBusiness Daily News: Congress Gets Its Chance to Break Trade-Pact Gridlock -- tradeoffs on the way! http://ping.fm/H2yja #SmallBiz

Thursday, September 29, 2011

@DuctTape Marketing: John Jantsch has 5 reasons why content is king, even for small businesses http://ping.fm/8FzSi #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: New Alabama immigration law puts pressure on small businesses http://ping.fm/QEbOG #SmallBiz

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

From #Finovate 2011: 7 new online financial tools for small businesses http://ping.fm/UhHuM #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Will Amazon's new $199 Kindle Fire tablet burn small retailers? http://ping.fm/xerCV #SmallBiz

Monday, September 26, 2011

Shared offices = a smart idea for startups. Just beware hidden fees that can add up fast. http://ping.fm/KImT9 #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: As Groupon is forced to "get real" with its revenues, #SmallBiz re-examines daily deals' value http://ping.fm/lqWKD

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

5 things your employees are doing right now instead of working, and what you can and should do about it http://ping.fm/NGEcU #SmallBiz
Business traveler wish list: Free Wifi (90%), hot breakfast (70%). Internet more important than food! http://view.exacttarget.com/?j=fe64157370640c7c7c14&m=fe631570776003797310&ls=fdef13787766027b77117671&l=fe8f1674736c017877&s=fe281c7070610c7f7d1572&jb=ffcf14&ju=fe37157375650d7d721473&r=0 via Country Inns
AllBusiness Daily News: GM-UAW labor deal could reset expectation for small business workers http://ping.fm/wUOS3 #SmallBiz

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

New Patent Reform Law: Why do small businesses say the America Invents Act makes things WORSE? http://ping.fm/ZHc2E #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: NetFlix CEO admits: "I messed up." Kerfuffle has lessons for small businesses. http://ping.fm/njmBw #SmallBiz

Friday, September 16, 2011

@Rieva Lesonsky says new big corporate marketing programs (IBM, Intuit, eBay) for small businesses offer real value! http://ping.fm/TmIgP
AllBusiness Daily News: Facebook prepping new Small Business ad offering - Google to follow http://ping.fm/y0vuU #SmallBiz

Thursday, September 15, 2011

@Ducttape Marketing: John Jantsch says your #SmallBiz needs a podcast - even if only a few people listen to it! http://ping.fm/5Qb6y
AllBusiness Daily (Bad) News: Mortgage-debt crisis makes unwelcome comeback, and it's gotta get worse before it's fixed http://ping.fm/umqBs

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

AllBusiness Daily (Bad) News: More Americans sink into poverty, no wonder small-business demand stinks http://ping.fm/P35tO #SmallBiz
AllBusiness.com updates/upgrades our most popular story ever: Top 25 Home-Based Business Ideas! http://ping.fm/vvppJ #SmallBiz

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Congratulations also to AllBusiness contributors being honored: Rieva Lesonsky, John Jantsch, and Carol Roth. U Rock! http://ping.fm/uTVt1
AllBusiness and Hoovers are humbly receiving their awards as Small Business Influencer Champions - RIGHT NOW! http://ping.fm/APtwK
Windows 8 Sneak Preview: Cool & useful new features, but totally revamped UI may flummox small business users http://ping.fm/IsAHS #SmallBiz
Twitter is NOT your therapist! New AllBusiness columnist Carol Roth warns small businesses about over-sharing http://ping.fm/LYWhQ #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Small business optimism drops, again. Biggest problem? Nobody's buying anything. http://ping.fm/Aq9No #SmallBiz

Monday, September 12, 2011

Irony Alert! Government cutbacks let small businesses step in and gain new customers, revenue http://ping.fm/G6u9Y #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Small businesses say new H-2B guest-worker rules will cost them big bucks http://ping.fm/SdgaS #SmallBiz

Friday, September 9, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Small businesses central to Obama's $447 jobs plan - but will it get passed? http://ping.fm/60Gy9 #SmallBiz

Thursday, September 8, 2011

@HarryMcCracken explains "Why it's time for your small business to try the iPad." http://ping.fm/oKlxe #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: OECD says US must balance growth and debt reduction to avoid double-dip recession http://ping.fm/WyYKz #SmallBiz

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: #USPS gets 3-month reprieve - as so small businesses that depend on it! http://ping.fm/dc63A #SmallBiz

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

AllBusiness.com's Top 10 Job Interview Mistakes: Don't blow it by dressing down or talking trash http://ping.fm/bQb0A #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: What to expect from #Obama's jobs speech - will the #USPS get the axe? http://ping.fm/xSMwS #SmallBiz

Friday, September 2, 2011

@Startup Lawer: If I Launched A Startup. One lawyer's quick cheat-sheet for key startup decisions. http://ping.fm/Ea4GD #SmallBiz
@Rieva Lesonsky on why small businesses absolutely, positively have to embrace change to survive http://ping.fm/13XI0 @SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Upcoming mortgage-related lawsuits against big banks threaten small-business lending http://ping.fm/1zssl #SmallBiz

Thursday, September 1, 2011

From targeting to diversification: Top 10 Tips for creating an effective small business ad campaign http://ping.fm/lJiKq #SmallBiz
Do consumers care about small business? Sometimes I think it's all talk. http://ping.fm/rbob8 #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Was de-railed AT&T/T-Mobile merger good or bad for small business? http://ping.fm/svAjk #SmallBiz

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

AnswerBase to ZenDesk: @Ducttape Marketing's John Jantsch serves up 5 Great Online Customer-Service Tools http://ping.fm/0epbs #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Child-care costs could threaten small business competitiveness http://ping.fm/B7lOs #SmallBiz

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dell's new integrated cloud-computing suite for small businesses: Great idea, but still missing key parts. http://ping.fm/Djv1h #SmallBiz
Hiring developmentally disabled/special needs workers isn't just doing good, it's good business. http://ping.fm/KYzXZ #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Alan Krueger tops White House Council of Economic Advisers. Good for Small Business? http://ping.fm/nNqTX #SmallBiz

Monday, August 29, 2011

Can co-ops save small business? Or are they just touchy-feely experiments in business socialism? http://ping.fm/lCDV4 #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Lower oil prices offer ray of sunshine for small businesses after #Irene http://ping.fm/qnJ6u #SmallBiz

Friday, August 26, 2011

Groupon CEO calls his service the "best thing that’s happened to small businesses since the telephone"! Not shy he... http://ping.fm/TCdvW
AllBusiness Daily News - Fed to small businesses: "No help for you" or anyone else... http://ping.fm/GtQXP #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Could today's anemic Q2 GDP growth numbers spark more "quantitive easing" ? Will that help? http://ping.fm/Bolnj

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Forget Apple, @HarryMcCracken explains why it's - past - time for small businesses top ditch Windows XP http://ping.fm/3appP #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Steve Job's resignation offers big small-business lesson: manage succession! http://ping.fm/72oNI #SmallBiz

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Start at the bottom-rise to the top! What we can learn from 10 business owners who started as lowly employees http://ping.fm/CPWoR #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Earthquake, hurricane test small business disaster planning - are YOU ready? http://ping.fm/rLnam #SmallBiz

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Protect your smartphone! Attacks on mobile devices hit new high! http://ping.fm/ihgLN #SmallBiz

Monday, August 22, 2011

10 interview tips for small business owners - part of PR 101 for Entrepreneurs presentation http://ping.fm/T9aNj #SmallBiz
Export-Import bank: federal trade data show "small business exporting alone drove $170 billion in trade in June" Cool!
Warren Buffett called for higher taxes on super-rich - and got reamed. Keith Girard joins the fray http://ping.fm/f9wqf #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Skype/GroupMe deal could change how small businesses use smartphones, cell service http://ping.fm/F0zxV #SmallBiz

Friday, August 19, 2011

@Rieva Lesonsky: From talent shortages to globalization - 5 employee issues your small business can't ignore http://ping.fm/ZG2gP #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: If we're headed for double-dip recession, small businesses must start prepping NOW! http://ping.fm/SMwIg #SmallBiz

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Don't buy the hype: Tech "buy-back" programs are a bad deal for small businesses - and most everyone else. http://ping.fm/8Ofmn #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: LA's 'payback' of Standard & Poor's reveals systemic flaws in debt-ratings http://ping.fm/NSkhA #SmallBiz

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

5 credit-score myths - including the need to pay bills early - BUSTED! http://ping.fm/mJMvv #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: California small businesses (+ big-boxes) boycott Amazon in online sales tax fight http://ping.fm/Jkxvd #SmallBiz

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: What Wal-Mart's turnaround says about the future of your small business http://ping.fm/k2Yoz #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Did the S&P Downgrade get it wrong? Moody's and Fitch think so, and that's good news! http://ping.fm/AjXpp #SmallBiz
There are some places you should never - EVER - use your business credit card! Why your "Behavior Score" matters http://ping.fm/wDDsf

Monday, August 15, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: What Google Buying Motorola Mobility means to small-business mobile technology http://ping.fm/Bvkyu #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: RIM's BlackBerry Management Center (BMC) uses cloud computing to bring Blackberry tools to #SmallBiz http://ping.fm/KXiQ8
Hot BYO-Tech trend also brings hidden risks http://ping.fm/qSfna I still say it's good for small businesses. #SmallBiz

Friday, August 12, 2011

@Rieva Lesonsky asks: Who is standing up for small business? Her answer: no one. She's plenty angry http://ping.fm/nn2Bm #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: No surprise - small businesses are downbeat on prospects for 2012 http://ping.fm/dOLcT #SmallBiz

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My latest post: Are we in for a double-dip recession - and if so, what will it mean for small businesses? http://ping.fm/iz8mZ #SmallBiz
@Ducttape Marketing's John Jantsch offers 7 ways to make Gmail even better for small businesses http://ping.fm/KLPmn #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Despite efforts, small business exports don't seem to be growing http://ping.fm/zjD1c #SmallBiz

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

NY Times on whether God is a good small business marketing strategy http://ping.fm/erCHL Conclusion: Mostly. #SmallBiz
Are your employees having an affair on company time? AllBusiness offers 10 ways to tell http://ping.fm/4O9yi #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Stocks nosedive AGAIN as Congress forms debt Supercommittee. #SmallBiz tries to stay calm... http://ping.fm/6GrqH

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Productivity slips as labor costs jump. Could now be the time to hire? http://ping.fm/fX4i0 #SmallBiz
Most people think B2B social networking is harder than consumer efforts. Ain't necessarily so http://ping.fm/vtVW5 #SmallBiz #AllBusiness

Monday, August 8, 2011

AllBusiness' Keith Girard calls government "dysfunctional." Why is he mincing words? http://ping.fm/U58oP #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Downgrade http://ping.fm/dRoVV stock collapse http://ping.fm/AGFbI likely to raise #SmallBiz borrowing costs

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

HP is listening to me! I said cut $100 from TouchPad price http://ping.fm/llLjz They did! http://ping.fm/SZFGN For 3 days anyway
AllBusiness Daily News: New "cyber plot" signals need for #SmallBiz vigilance - even if they're not the prime targets http://ping.fm/cPWx1
@HarryMcCracken says it's time to choose a new Web browser - especially if your #SmallBiz is still stuck on IE6 http://ping.fm/bckZp

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The 6 Types of Small Business Owners: From Soup Nazis to Lighthouse Keepers - which one are YOU? http://ping.fm/31qIZ #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Weak job gains report from ADP signals very weak economic recovery. http://ping.fm/RvQJg

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Planning a #SmallBiz trip to China (for selling OR sourcing)? Here's what you need to know - before you go! http://ping.fm/kJChK
AllBusiness Daily News: Despite debt deal, credit-rating cut still looms. Prepare for higher interest rates http://ping.fm/XpNaj #SmallBiz
HP upgrades its TouchPad tablet with new version of webOS - and a price cut! Check my comments here http://ping.fm/ys0VI #SmallBiz

Monday, August 1, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Debt deal offers relief and new worries for small businesses http://ping.fm/Wfa1E #SmallBiz
Can small businesses learn anything from big banks? I talk to a Wells Fargo senior VP to find out. http://ping.fm/mEjJX #SmallBiz
Franchise opportunities for minorities have largely dried up. AllBusiness asks why, and what we can do about it http://ping.fm/3KGuU #SmallBiz