Steve MacGill: Who Do YOU listen to?

Steve MacGill: Who Do YOU listen to? - http://zanesafrit.typepad.com Avatar Posted by ZaneSafrit under Management
From http://zanesafrit.typepad.com 3729 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 12, 2008 4:56 pm
As a leader, who do you turn to for advice? Why? For what kind of advice? How often? Steve MacGill, CEO and founder of Peersight Online, asks these questions and hopes those with answers will share them at the post. Read More

Export financing available for US small businesses

Export financing available for US small businesses - http://www.shippingdigest.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Global
From http://www.shippingdigest.com 3728 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 12, 2008 3:55 pm
Small-business exporters may face a problem in obtaining money from their lenders to buy or produce the goods or services to fulfill an export contract. They may not have the collateral to obtain sufficient working capital loans from their banks, particularly in times of tightened credit. Enter the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the g Read More

Lively, Google's take on 'Second Life'

Lively, Google's take on 'Second Life' - http://lab.77agency.com Avatar Posted by 77Lab under Online Marketing
From http://lab.77agency.com 3728 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 11, 2008 12:17 pm
It's free. Easy to use. Adaptable in all browsers. Be who you want to be, how you want to be, where you want to be—Google's new, 3D social reality, Lively has arrived, and it's already sending Second Life down to the pit. Read More

The power of storytelling to drive viral marketing

The power of storytelling to drive viral marketing - http://www.truecolorsconsulting.com Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Marketing
From http://www.truecolorsconsulting.com 3728 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 11, 2008 12:16 pm
Don't look now but Willy Wonka is back and his name is Tiger Woods. People are buying Nike Platinum golf balls in hopes of finding their "golden ticket" for some tee time with Tiger a la Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Nike's marketing campaign builds on the classic children's story to resonate with golfers in a modern-stay fairy tale Read More

Real Life Examples of Business Owners Using Social Media

Real Life Examples of Business Owners Using Social Media - http://www.smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by emd5005 under Marketing
From http://www.smallbiztrends.com 3728 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 11, 2008 12:14 pm
How small business owners are currently using social media, their concerns, and some valuable social media resources! Read More
We can all use reminders to vacation. Rest, re-creation, time away from the job lets you recharge, reignite, reconnect. Many, many times I find the best solutions come to me when I'm not sitting at my desk. Read More

Just how do salespeople put customers first?

Just how do salespeople put customers first? - http://trustedadvisor.com Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Sales
From http://trustedadvisor.com 3728 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 11, 2008 4:25 am
Sales professionals receive a lot of advice to pay attention to the other person, focus on their needs, subordinate our own ego, and so on. But many have a hard time squaring that with honesty. After all, they're in business to make money. This article explores how successful sales people resolve the tension between putting customers first while Read More

Inflation Top Concern of Small Business Owners in June

Inflation Top Concern of Small Business Owners in June - http://www.nfib.com Avatar Posted by PuggieLover under Finance
From http://www.nfib.com 3727 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 10, 2008 5:53 pm
The National Federation of Independent Business monthly Index of Small Business Optimism was basically unchanged in June, falling 0.1 points to a recession-level reading of 89.2. "The top concern of small business owners today is inflation — the first time since January 1981," said NFIB Chief Economist William Dunkelberg. Read More

Is it really better to have first mover advantage?

Is it really better to have first mover advantage? - http://www.instigatorblog.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Strategy
From http://www.instigatorblog.com 3729 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 10, 2008 4:19 am
Being first doesn't guarantee success. If anything, being first is fraught with more peril; since you don't have anyone to copy or compare to. And, depending on how innovative your product offering, you might be too early for VCs to get it too, making raising money even harder. Often, when a space heats up, after the first few companies have gone Read More
24/7/52. What this phrase means is twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and fifty-two weeks a year; this is the golden rule if you are marketing and selling your business unit's product line. Your marketing and sales efforts should never close, which means that you have 525,600 minutes a year to be open and to make sure that your business Read More

Give millennials a reason to stay - The benefits that can help you retain young talent

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Carolyn Higgins: From Layoff to Living the Dream

We've all heard people say that losing a particular job may have been the best thing that ever happened to … More
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