Monthly Archives: September 2009

More Google Tools

We did a posting on July 16th this year on a Slick new Google Tool (you can click on the link if you missed it).  Now Google announces that they have upgraded the Small Business Network to help small business … Continue reading

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Are Newspaper Ads Effective

There has been a lot of buzz recently on the demise of many newspapers as more and more people use the Internet as their primary news source. So if fewer people are reading printed newspapers is advertising in the newspaper … Continue reading

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Paying for a Warm Body?

Here is a very short article about a recent telephone survey of 1,000 small businesses that reported that 41 per cent of their employees are paid for their attendance with no regard to their performance. 45 percent of their employees … Continue reading

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The Joys of Business Ownership

Owning a small business is not always peaches and cream, there are the long hours, worries about the economy, and sometimes issues of dealing with the public. With that being said, the Wall Street Journal reported on a landmark survey … Continue reading

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Swine Flu and Small Businesses

Technically speaking we're not supposed to call it swine flu, it is actually H1N1 influenza, but almost everyone still calls it swine flu. Whatever you call it, there is a good possibility that it may cause some real problems for … Continue reading

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Short and Sweet Post

This is actually a short and sweet post on an article that is the same, but it does recap some of the important ideas we have covered in previous posts. The article provides three areas to focus on to maximize … Continue reading

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End of Summer Posting

Well technically summer doesn't end until September 22, 2009 at 5:18 pm EDT in the northern hemisphere (I looked it up on the Internet of course), but after Labor Day it sure does feel like the end of Summer. With … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Baby Lock Tech 2009

  Last week, over 500 independent sewing retailers and staff attended our Baby Lock division’s annual dealer convention, Baby Lock Tech (or BLT). Although this was our 20th BLT, it was the first BLTduring these tough economic times and we … Continue reading

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Scary Security Alert

We all know that the Internet can be a wonderful tool, but it can also be a real problem sometimes with spam e-mail, viruses, spy ware, etc. We recently came across a scary article that describes how NACHA – the … Continue reading

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