Monthly Archives: July 2009

Web Site Tips

Remember the Internet way back in the days of gopher, Archie, VERONICA, and JUGHEAD? A few of the major milestones of the Internet were in 1991 a new protocol based on hypertext became the World Wide Web, in 1992 Delphi … Continue reading

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Workplaces and the Scout Law

I don't have a very good memory and it clearly is not getting better as I get older, but there are a few things I memorized in my youth that have stick with me somehow. One memory from my Boy … Continue reading

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Borrower Beware

Sure, the normal phrase is buyer beware, but in the current credit crunch and the troubles of CIT Group the phrase borrower beware is important for small businesses. Here's an interesting article that stresses that any small business who sometimes … Continue reading

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Some Secrets for Happy Employees

We all know that happy and motivated people make the best employees and that good employees have a huge impact on a small business. Good employees can help sales of course, but they can also make life much more pleasant … Continue reading

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Tips for word-of-mouth marketing for your small business

Word-of-mouth is one of the most effective means to advertise your small business. The question is how do you get your customers to tell other people about your business? Here is an article that provides 16 tips for creating word-of-mouth … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Marketing and Positioning, Sales and Salesmanship, The Economy | 1 Comment

Fun with your small business

Here is a very different article that stresses some ways to have fun with your small business. The article begins by reminding small business owners of some of the reasons they may have opened their small business in the first … Continue reading

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More recession survival tips

We've done several postings on small businesses and the current recession in the past several months, but here is an article from USA Today that proposes four tips that should help any small business survive and even get ahead. The … Continue reading

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Slick new Google tool

We did a posting on April 22nd on favorite computer downloads and mentioned that Google Earth was a fantastic tool. As usual, here's a link to the posting in case you want to read the original posting. Now Google has … Continue reading

Posted in Social Media, The Internet, Web/Tech | 1 Comment

Job cuts in small businesses moderate

There may finally be some light at the end of the tunnel for job cuts in the small business area. Here's an article that states that while small businesses still cut jobs in the second quarter the losses moderated greatly … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy and small businesses

On May 15th we posted about whether your small business was thriving or surviving, here is a link to our original posting if you would care to read it. Now comes a new article from USA Today that states the … Continue reading

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