Archives for March 2011

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3/31/2011

Q&A: Small Business Consultant Answers Critical Questions

How can you increase your chances of success? How can your small business jumpstart its revenue? What about developing a budget?

Small business owners have plenty of questions, and not every small business can afford to hire a rock star consultant to help them identify opportunities and roadblocks.

Rick Wakeland, a Senior Business Consultant for Corporate Business Solutions, is sharing some free advise you’ll want to tap into. L...

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3/30/2011

Small Businesses Face Unlikely Threat: SEO

Search Engine Optimization. It’s more than just a buzzword. It’s a bona fide way to raise the visibility of your Web site and drive more traffic (and hopefully generate more leads or increase sales).

Indeed, small business owners have long tried to level the playing field by using SEO to rank higher on Google and attract new online visitors. But one SEO specialist is warning that some of the SEO tips and tricks small business owners lear...

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3/29/2011

This Single Marketing Tip Will Give Your Small Business the Advantage

With a headline like that, this article better be good, right? Don’t worry. I’m going to make you read to the end of a long article to get the tip you came for.

Here it is: Make sure your marketing doesn’t sound like everybody else’s.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it? It is simple to understand, but it’s more difficult to execute—and it’s not my idea, either. I got it from Terri Langhans, a marketing consultant who us...

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3/28/2011

Bizy Debuts B2B Deal Site for Small Biz

Are you too busy to hunt down deals for your small business? If you are too busy, you might want to get Bizy instead of looking for spare time to find the bargains you need to equip your business for success.

Taking a page from the Groupon crazy, a company called Bizy just launched a business-to-business deal site in the U.S. As its first-ever deal, Bizydeals.com is offering Ford's T...

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3/25/2011

Should Your Small Business Play the Credit Card Transfer Scheme?

You are probably going to start seeing slews of new credit card offers hit your mailbox in the coming weeks. That’s because the government just approved amendments to regulations that were passed last year. The new rules become official on Oct. 1.

All week, I’ve seen stories about credit card balance transfer schemes, reducing credit card interest rates, and credit cards as an alternative to bank loans. Capital One announced card balance...

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