The State of Women-Owned Businesses Report

American Express OPEN recently published a report on the 1997-2012 trends involving women-owned businesses. These are some of the key findings: “The rate of growth in the number of women-owned enterprises over the past 15 years remains higher than the national average β€” currently the number of women-owned firms is growing at 1Β½ times the […]

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Leverage the Power of Twitter

According Susan Hanshaw, CEO of Inner Architect, a digital marketing firm: β€œMost merchants on Twitter are using the channel like a public E-mail platform. The majority of messages are sales pitches and very little engagement with followers, which completely misses the point β€” and the opportunity β€” of Twitter.” Click the image to see how […]

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Apple: Employees Are Passionate, But …

As David Segal reports in the New York Times, Apple may be a great company, but the pay at its retail stores often does not measure up: “Last year, during his best three-month stretch, Jordan Golson sold about $750,000 worth of computers and gadgets at the Apple store in Salem, N.H. It was a performance that […]

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It’s Official: Google Is Now a Hardware Company

With the acquisition of Motorola now official, Google is about to embark on another interesting adventure. How will it do? And will the other makers of Droid-based phones be upset with Google? According to Brad Stone and Peter Burrows, writing Business Week: “Motorola, founded 84 years ago, invented the cell phone in the 1980s, made it […]

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