Friday, December 30, 2011

AllBusiness blogger @MarkStiving covers "price versioning" - something I've been thinking about a lot lately #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Flap over Verizon Net-payment fee marks the end of under-the-radar anything. Beware! #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
AllBusiness Daily News: 2012 optimism abounds - so do new jobless claims. Will this economy ever make sense? #SmallBiz

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Consumer confidence rebounds, recovery still on shaky ground #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 #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Sears/KMart to close >100 stores, less competition but loss of mall anchors may hurt #SmallBiz

Friday, December 23, 2011

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

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: House Republicans kill payroll tax cut extension - what now for small businesses? #SmallBiz

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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

Monday, December 19, 2011

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

Friday, December 16, 2011

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

Thursday, December 15, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: DC Gridlock can't stop recovery - unemployment, trade deficit, inflation all down! #SmallBiz

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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

Monday, December 12, 2011

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

Friday, December 9, 2011

@DuctTape Marketing's John Jantsch has 6 steps to turn your small business' staff into an HR Referral Machine #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: GOP says payroll tax cut / income tax surcharge plan would hurt small business. Huh? #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 #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: White House unveils $2B assistance program for startups 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" #Franchise #SmallBiz
2012 AllBusiness #Franchise AllStars are here! Meet the Top 100 franchises to invest in now. Is yours on the list?
AllBusiness Daily News: Did U know Amazon is paying customers to "spy" on #SmallBiz? Price Check promo starts Saturday

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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

Monday, December 5, 2011

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

Friday, December 2, 2011

@Rieva Lesonsky offers some big ideas for teaching entrepreneurship - and why it's so important #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: US adds 120K jobs, unemployment drops to 8.6% = Yippee! Are we out of the woods yet? #SmallBiz

Thursday, December 1, 2011

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

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Does American Airlines bankruptcy affect small business? Probably not, for now. #SmallBiz
Is Apple - finally - serious about the #SmallBiz market? @HarryMcCracken says "Yes!" 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. #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Facebook IPO could be Net's biggest - offers lessons to ALL bizzes seeking funding #SmallBiz

Monday, November 28, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Black Friday sets records, Cyber Monday expected to do the same #SmallBiz

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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

Monday, November 21, 2011

Earlier today I asked if there was still hope for the Budget-Deficit Super Committee. Not any more #SuperCommitteeFail
AllBusiness Daily News: Still hope to defuse budget-deficit bomb? Maybe, but it's time to prepare for the worst #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 #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: US retail up +inflation down = Good! Euro + Supercommittee stalemate = Bad! #SmallBiz

Thursday, November 17, 2011

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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

Monday, November 14, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: OECD warns of continuing worldwide economic slowdown - lasting TWO MORE YEARS! #SmallBiz

Friday, November 11, 2011

Is there a Black Friday backlash brewing? NY Times says many consumers want to protect Thanksgiving from shopping
Carol Roth explains how bad PR firms can do your #SmallBiz wrong - and how to find a good one that'll do you right!
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

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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

Monday, November 7, 2011

The 5 Warning Signs You'll Hate Your Job are also warning sings your employer will hate you #SmallBiz
NY Times says Greek small businesses are being ravaged #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Forget the 1% / 99%, the REAL wealth gap is between the old and the young. #SmallBiz

Friday, November 4, 2011

AllBusiness Daily (Not) News: Study reveals US tax code favors large corporations No Duh! #SmallBiz

Thursday, November 3, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Bad October retail sales make differentiation key for large and small stores alike #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
AllBusiness Daily News: Today's paradox - job growth lags, but small business confidence surges #SmallBiz

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Holiday party season is coming: how to make sure your company's big client event doesn't suck #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Black Friday goes 24-hour. Is your retail business ready? #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
New columnist Suzanne Lucas (@RealEvilHRLady) warns AllBusiness readers about 5 scary #SmallBiz management mistakes
AllBusiness Daily News, Halloween Edition: Consumers still scared of recession, wary of boosting spending #SmallBIz

Friday, October 28, 2011

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

Thursday, October 27, 2011

#SmallBiz word for today: Verbographics! It means don't just analyze and assume - ASK your customers what they want
AllBusiness Daily News: Will new Eurozone "haircut" boost US economy and small businesses? #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
AllBusiness Daily News: Is housing price bump a step toward recovery, or just a dead-cat bounce? #SmallBiz

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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

Monday, October 24, 2011

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

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Harry McCracken offers 6 Must-Have Smartphone Business Apps: Expensify, Hipmunk,, Hootsuite, Remember the Milk
AllBusiness Daily News: Gallup Poll Offers a Not-So-Merry Holiday Retail Forecast #SmallBiz

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

When Wal-Mart Invades: The independent retailers' survival guide to big-box competition @SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News - Q: Would a Chinese economic slowdown affect US small businesses? A: YES! #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?
If you're hiring, "behavioral interviewing" reveals more than a resume does #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Worker health issues top $153 billion, pose conundrum for small businesses #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
AllBusiness Daily News: iPhone 4s and Siri voice control- out today - will shake up small-business search #SmallBiz

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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

Monday, October 10, 2011

Gene Marks says Steve Jobs was a jerk, and wishes he could be more like him. 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! #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Average US income down 10% since 2007! No wonder small businesses see soft demand #SmallBiz

Thursday, October 6, 2011

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

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My appreciation of Steve Jobs, and the huge impact Apple has had on small businesses along with everyone else #SmallBiz
After Solyndra "scandal" Keith Girard wonders if gov't should loan $$$ only to companies that don't need it #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Bernanke calls economic recovery "shared responsibility" as all sides point fingers #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! #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Latest data on jobs, manufacturing offer glimmer of hope to small businesses #SmallBiz

Monday, October 3, 2011

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

Thursday, September 29, 2011

@DuctTape Marketing: John Jantsch has 5 reasons why content is king, even for small businesses #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: New Alabama immigration law puts pressure on small businesses #SmallBiz

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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

Monday, September 26, 2011

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

5 things your employees are doing right now instead of working, and what you can and should do about it #SmallBiz
Business traveler wish list: Free Wifi (90%), hot breakfast (70%). Internet more important than food! via Country Inns
AllBusiness Daily News: GM-UAW labor deal could reset expectation for small business workers #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? #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: NetFlix CEO admits: "I messed up." Kerfuffle has lessons for small businesses. #SmallBiz

Friday, September 16, 2011

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

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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

Monday, September 12, 2011

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

Friday, September 9, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Small businesses central to Obama's $447 jobs plan - but will it get passed? #SmallBiz

Thursday, September 8, 2011

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: #USPS gets 3-month reprieve - as so small businesses that depend on it! #SmallBiz

Tuesday, September 6, 2011's Top 10 Job Interview Mistakes: Don't blow it by dressing down or talking trash #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: What to expect from #Obama's jobs speech - will the #USPS get the axe? #SmallBiz

Friday, September 2, 2011

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

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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

Monday, August 29, 2011

Can co-ops save small business? Or are they just touchy-feely experiments in business socialism? #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Lower oil prices offer ray of sunshine for small businesses after #Irene #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...
AllBusiness Daily News - Fed to small businesses: "No help for you" or anyone else... #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Could today's anemic Q2 GDP growth numbers spark more "quantitive easing" ? Will that help?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Forget Apple, @HarryMcCracken explains why it's - past - time for small businesses top ditch Windows XP #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Steve Job's resignation offers big small-business lesson: manage succession! #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 #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Earthquake, hurricane test small business disaster planning - are YOU ready? #SmallBiz

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Protect your smartphone! Attacks on mobile devices hit new high! #SmallBiz

Monday, August 22, 2011

10 interview tips for small business owners - part of PR 101 for Entrepreneurs presentation #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 #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Skype/GroupMe deal could change how small businesses use smartphones, cell service #SmallBiz

Friday, August 19, 2011

@Rieva Lesonsky: From talent shortages to globalization - 5 employee issues your small business can't ignore #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: If we're headed for double-dip recession, small businesses must start prepping NOW! #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. #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: LA's 'payback' of Standard & Poor's reveals systemic flaws in debt-ratings #SmallBiz

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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

Monday, August 15, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: What Google Buying Motorola Mobility means to small-business mobile technology #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: RIM's BlackBerry Management Center (BMC) uses cloud computing to bring Blackberry tools to #SmallBiz
Hot BYO-Tech trend also brings hidden risks 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 #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: No surprise - small businesses are downbeat on prospects for 2012 #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? #SmallBiz
@Ducttape Marketing's John Jantsch offers 7 ways to make Gmail even better for small businesses #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Despite efforts, small business exports don't seem to be growing #SmallBiz

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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

Monday, August 8, 2011

AllBusiness' Keith Girard calls government "dysfunctional." Why is he mincing words? #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Downgrade stock collapse 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 They did! For 3 days anyway
AllBusiness Daily News: New "cyber plot" signals need for #SmallBiz vigilance - even if they're not the prime targets
@HarryMcCracken says it's time to choose a new Web browser - especially if your #SmallBiz is still stuck on IE6

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

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

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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

Monday, August 1, 2011

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

Friday, July 29, 2011

@Rieva Lesonsky asks: What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? The answer is... complicated. #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Economic shocker! 1st half growth was slower than expected. Now what are gonna do? #SmallBiz

Thursday, July 28, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Good Economic News Competes With Debt-Ceiling Woes #SmallBiz
Forget running government like a business. I explore what it'd mean to run your business like a government #SmallBiz
@DuctTape Marketing's John Jantsch on Why Brands Don't Matter Anymore #SmallBiz #AllBusiness

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ironic Newsflash: Small businesses are cheap - new #HP study says that can be costly when buying technology #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Proposed Post Office shutdowns could present business opportunity #SmallBiz
Leasing vs buying #SmallBiz office space plus 5 tips for subleasing your space

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Daily deal secrets of working with Groupon, Living Social and the like - how to get the best deal for your #SmallBiz
Be careful what you wish for: one small business' sink-or-swim experience with online coupon sites. #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Widening wealth gap forces small businesses to deal with new market realities #SmallBiz

Monday, July 25, 2011

How do you pay an employee who doesn't have a bank account? Payroll cards may be the answer #SmallBiz
Small business regulatory reform could actually make red tape WORSE! Via Keith Girard: #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Forget the debt ceiling, the real action is in Detroit @ the car-maker labor talks #SmallBiz

Friday, July 22, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Small businesses eagerly await business profiles on Google+ #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Review: Is Mac OS X Lion right for small business users? #SmallBiz
Via @Rieva Lesonksy: Meet Gen Y - the new global generation of entrepeneurs. They're changing the world #SmallBiz

Thursday, July 21, 2011

@HarryMcCracken warns that when it comes to small-business Web meetings, "Free" can sometimes be a good deal! #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Massive heat wave puts pressure on power, prices -- but not here in the Bay Area! #SmallBiz

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

RIP MacBook. Is it just me or is this a slap in the face to poor folks?. The $999 Air is no substitute, and everything else costs much more.
There are lots of Horrible Bosses out there. AllBusiness presents 5 signs that YOU may be one of them! #SmallBiz