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