Resources for Small Businesses

As we have written about several times before (see 1, 2, 3), small businesses have numerous resource opportunities that they need to know about and utilize. Here are more resources, this time, provided by the UPS Store for Inc.: “Small business owners are always busy and looking for a way to save money. That’s why […]

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Resources for Women and Minority Business Owners

Although these observations by the National Women’s Business Council refer specifically to female business owners, they are equally applicable to minority business owners: “Like all entrepreneurs, women business owners face many challenges in making their entrepreneurship dreams a reality.  Some of the challenges faced by women may be specific to women, due to the historical […]

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New Balance Athletic Shoes: Made in the USA — But for How Long?

It has been difficult getting U.S. companies to make items like consumer electronics and apparel-related products in the USA, often because of higher costs here.  A few months ago, we blogged about Apple’s decision to do more iMac manufacturing in the United States. With this in mind, how far should we go to support the LAST American-made […]

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How to Better Engage in Online Marketing: Questions You May Be Embarrassed to Ask

Many times, people have good questions about how to engage in online marketing but are afraid to ask them. Consider this observation from David Williams, CEO of Fishbowl: “The Internet has been around for quite a while now, but there are still a surprising number of business executives who don’t understand its usefulness and are […]

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Is Blogging Right for You?

Blogging can be rewarding in many ways. I write this as I hit post 340 on this blog (and 500 on my other blog on retailing). It can be a great way to connect to people around the world. But, it is time consuming, too. I encourage more of you to blog; and here are two […]

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Stay Current on the Global Internet Marketplace

The site linked below has a number of terrific Web pages that it links to. It is great for anyone wanting to better understand the online global marketplace. These are just some of the more useful links at the Web site: Internet World Stats: Internet usage statistics for 243 countries and regions of the World. […]

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