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