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  • Being active on public social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter in addition to your own business blog, is almost an essential part of any business marketing toolkit. These tools can have enormous benefits, but they also have their dangers. For example, some businesses jump on...
    September 07, 2011 - 7 comments
  • Have you ever considered lowering your prices in order to increase sales or remain competitive? In the current economy it’s a question faced by more and more business owners looking to attract new customers and keep existing customers coming back. The trouble is that the answer isn’t...
    September 01, 2011 - 60 comments
  • While starting and growing a business can be challenging, one area in which the market is currently working in the business owners’ favor is in the glut of available commercial real estate.If your business is new or simply in need of more space, the abundance of choice and favorable market...
    August 31, 2011 - 17 comments
  • Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week 2011 By Tiffani S. ClementsAre you a minority-business owner looking to grow your business? Are you seeking to, network with other minority businesses? Do you desire to become certified as a minority-owned business and get a piece of the more than $400...
    August 30, 2011 - 5 comments
  • QR-codes are multi-dimensional barcodes that can be read by barcode scanner applications available on most newer smartphones, or they can be downloaded for free online.  According to Nielsen.com we are at the beginning of a new wireless era where smartphones will become the standard device...
    August 29, 2011 - 5 comments
  • How’s your business blog doing? Running out of ideas? Struggling to keep it up-to-date? You’re not alone. In the busy-ness of business, keeping your blog fresh is not always at the top of your mind and not always the easiest chore to check off your list. The problem is, if you really...
    August 25, 2011 - 810 comments
  • Congress has set goals to help woman-owned small businesses (WOSBs) gain their share of the federal contracting market. However, without a specific set-aside contract program for WOSBs, such as those in place for small disadvantaged businesses (e.g., the 8(a) program), service-disabled veterans...
    August 24, 2011 - 1 comments
  • Are you considering outsourcing your payroll function?If you find you don’t have enough hours in the day to take care of your business operations, your clients and your employees, outsourcing key business functions such as payroll can be a cost-effective business strategy. In fact, payroll is...
    August 22, 2011 - 6 comments
  • If you are running an online business and visitors are flocking to your site – congratulations, you’ve passed a significant hurdle. But who are your customers and most importantly, what do they think of your business? Getting feedback from your customers is an essential part of running...
    August 18, 2011 - 22 comments
  • As a small business it’s critical that you protect your assets and your interests with a wide array of business insurance options, but what about your business liability?Liability insurance protects you against injuries and damages suffered by a third party.  It essentially pays for the...
    August 17, 2011 - 3 comments

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