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Practically every business must manage debt. For small- to mid-size companies, how much is too much? To find out, we tapped Eric Siegel, Wharton adjunct professor in management. Read More

Marketing to the Social Web and the New Rules of Engagement

Marketing to the Social Web and the New Rules of Engagement Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Social Media
From http://smallbizbee.com 1923 days ago
Made Hot by: andynew on July 18, 2009 12:28 pm
With all the talk around here lately about social media's place in business, customer interactions and service recovery, and marketing strategies for growth, I've been thinking more about how the world of marketing and doing business has changed with the digital/social "revolution". Read More
For all the effort it seems many social media marketers go through, many of their messages just don't resonate with me. There are four areas I see where they are getting it all wrong. Read More

Predicting a 'Modest' Recovery Soon

Predicting a 'Modest' Recovery Soon Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Finance
From http://www.billshrink.com 1925 days ago
Made Hot by: neshthompson on July 19, 2009 3:06 pm
The most positive thing to be said of recessions is that they eventually end. As bad as the Great Depression and other downturns were — and for as long as they lasted— the country ultimately emerged stronger, and grew more prosperous after each one. This has led some to wonder if a recovery from today's recession is on its way. We are not out of t Read More
A big part of the reason for the amazing success of this campaign was not what they were marketing, but how they used social media to do it. In that, there are some lessons anyone trying to promote a product or service could use. Read More
So what should you consider before making the jump and firing your boss? In reality there are a number of questions that you will need to address before you will be in a position to swap your driving boots for slippers. Read More
Viral marketing gets a lot of hype. Maybe that's because that's precisely what it is, hype. And who can blame the hypists for hyping up the hype? But it really is more than hype. It's a valid marketing strategy. But what is it and who does it benefit? Read More
Now that 3 years have passed since I got my graduate degree (and the founding of my current startup), I think I can make fun of it a bit. Read More
There are numerous great resources out there to help you raise venture capital or angel financing. But there are some parts of the process that few people talk about. And they're important; especially for startups raising money for the first time. Read More
A couple of months ago, I talked to a business associate who was rightly frustrated with her boss, the owner of a specialty manufacturing company. The owner believed that landing a sweet deal with a top-tier customer was the solitary key to success; getting the order exactly right was at the bottom of the company's to-do list. Such an approach can Read More

Three Key Voluntary Policies for Women

Today 4 in 10 women are the sole or primary breadwinners for their families,¹ and they do more than twice the amount …
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Allison Semancik Helps Ideas Sprout @AllieMiami

After years of working to cultivate other people's small business gardens, Allison Semancik decided to plant some seeds … More
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