Small Business articles published in January 2013
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January 30, 2013
Social Media Marketing Edges Closer to a Lion’s Share of Small Business Ad Dollars
A recent BIA/Kelsey report indicates that social media based brand building is taking up a bigger chunk of small business advertising dollars.
Bundling Software Still An Effectual Advertising Tool
Bundling software seemed deadened by social media, yet both application developers and advertisers are discovering quite the opposite
January 29, 2013
How Big Business Is Fueling Small Business Growth
Big box stores like Walmart are providing unprecedented opportunities for small businesses to take hold, according to The Latino Coalition
January 28, 2013
Are You Ready for the JOBS Act to Jumpstart Your Small Business?
As loosened equity exchange requirements within the JOBS Act are set to go into motion in 2013, is your small to medium sized business ready to jump on the crowdfunding bandwagon?
January 23, 2013
Businesses Save Money by Storing Files in Clouds
LAPTOP Magazine recently highlighted how using cloud services can save businesses money.
January 22, 2013
Social Media: Workplace Cool or Ultimate Firing Tool?
Texting, Tweeting and Facebook posting aren't frowned upon until you've punched the clock and decided to invoke Amendment 5.
January 21, 2013
Big Data To Reach $43 Million By 2018, In-Memory Solutions Sought
Big data worries reach critical mass within tech, banking and healthcare firms seeking solutions to quickly process datasets.
January 20, 2013
5 Companies Considered The Force Majeure Of IT Job Market
While many infotech companies are putting Americans to work, these five do so with alarming frequency, and without layoffs.
January 14, 2013
Lessons From a Start-up
An interview with the founders of BrightBytes on how their MBA at MIT helped them start the business.
The MIT School of Entrepreneurship
An interview with Jonathan Lehrich on how MIT are equipping MBA students on innovation and entrepreneurship.
January 11, 2013
Despise Unemployment? Avoid Building Sectors, Hit the Books
For those despising burger flipping and wish for better tomorrows, jump back into school and avoid these unstable career choices.
Farmers Markets Going Mainstream
From special delivery to micro-local events, minimally processed foods are finding you where you shop, live and even go to church.
Advisory Boards Could Hold Key in Transitioning From Small to Medium Sized Business
Has your small business grown beyond your ability to manage it all by yourself? Consider creating an advisory board to help you make decisions as you grow. Here’s how.
January 10, 2013
Small companies that have kept it local, and have survived the long haul, despite conglomerate trends. What is their formula for success?
What’s Your Small Business’ Next Step To Going Green? Sustainable Business Certification
Green Business Certification organizations such as Green Plus are providing scholarships to small and medium businesses in an effort to move them into more environmentally conscious practices.
January 9, 2013
Small Businesses Bring Together Charities and Clients
How businesses, like Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug and Carpet Superstore, have taken the additional step of matching up the cast-out items of their clients with the charities that need them.
Survey: Small Businesses Expecting Growth, Ready to Invest
According to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business, 22% of business owners see a light ahead and are ready to embrace a growing economy.
January 8, 2013
Creative Partnerships for Business Owners More Than About the Dollar
Some businesses are discovering that partnerships with local artists and creative organizations have gained them quality employees and marketing exposure.
Three Reasons Small Business Needs to go Mobile
Recent studies are pointing out that small to medium businesses not only need to go online to catch the picky consumer; they also need to bring their game wherever their client goes.
January 7, 2013
Can 2013 Please Be the Year that Small Businesses Embrace Social Media?
Social media marketing has grown to a must have channel and yet many small business owners still struggle with it.
Small Business Presence Increasingly Mobile
According to a recent study, 14% of small to medium businesses have stated that they have some form of a mobile site, in order to reach those on the run, right where and when they shop.
Washington Business Owners Get Their Own App Store
The Association of Washington Businesses has launched its very own app store, where businesses of all sizes are able to compare the features of helpful applications, and try them out before purchasing.
January 6, 2013
Social Businesses May Seek Alternative Investments In 2013
Financial worries spread throughout social media giants, socially born businesses and could scare your customers away. Yes, it's time to buy gold.
January 4, 2013
NASA Launches With Small Business
Increasingly, the act of exploring the outer expanses is being done with the help of small to medium businesses.
SCORE Mentors Honor Veteran Owned Small Businesses
From the battlefield to the boardroom, veterans have made the tough transition, and SCORE’s team of business mentors have stood ready to assist.
Small, Medium Businesses Can Transition to Tech and Apps Wisely
Business owners that are transitioning away from desktop PCs might feel lost in a sea of tech choices. Here are a few considerations to make when upgrading.
January 3, 2013
“Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) Increasingly Important to Small Business Budgets
Why the movement to bring your own devices to work has a greater, more positive impact on smaller-sized business tech environments.
Cloud-Using Small Business Owners Recover from Disasters Quicker
Small business owners who have embraced the Cloud are finding themselves able to get to their data almost as fast as it takes to get power and Internet back.
January 2, 2013
Building a Product: Perfection vs. Progress
When is "Good Enough" good enough?
January 1, 2013
Digital Marketing Firms Magic Logix, Optify Poised For Growth In 2013
Fiscal cliffs, growing digital marketing budgets and incremental small business changes headline the first week of 2013.