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What are the benefits of social networks for small businesses?

Before taking advantage of the many social network services available to your business, you should answer some basic questions: • Do your customers or prospects participate in social media? • Do you have time or staffing to seriously take care of this new communication channel? • Are you … READ MORE

Robert P June 1, 2009

Are you ready to start a business?

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has a new tool designed to help evaluate your skills, characteristics and experience – and how they relate to your preparedness for starting a business. The survey results are available in about 5 minutes and summarized in an assessment profile. Plus, based on … READ MORE

Robert P May 21, 2009

Highlights from the Grow Smart Business Webinar

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the online webinar hosted by Network Solutions. The Grow Smart Business Webinar, hosted by Roy Dunbar, featured small business owners: Surfy Rahman, owner of Indique Restaurant; Kelly Muccio, owner of Lost Boys fashion store; Kristina Bouwiri, owner of Reston Limo; Anita … READ MORE

Robert P May 1, 2009

Want to Grow your Small Business?? Free Webinar

On the Web this week, there will be a live gathering of successful small business owners and commentators hosted by Network Solutions’ CEO, Roy Dunbar. The discussion will take place Thursday, April 30 from 2-3pm ET. The GrowSmartBusiness Webinar promises to be a great cross section of speakers … READ MORE

Robert P April 27, 2009

Can Small Businesses save money by video conferencing?

Travel is a necessity of any business. However, with the economy the way it is, small businesses must plan to shave some money off their operating budget somewhere. Each year, more businesses are looking to alternative conferencing solutions to help manage costs. One way a business can save … READ MORE

Robert P April 2, 2009

SBA Issues Tax Rebate Scam Alert to Small Businesses

As it gets closer to that dreaded April 15 tax filing deadline, Small Business owners need to be aware of a Tax Rebate scam that is going around. The scam consists of a letter written on what appears to be a copy of the Small Business Administration’s letterhead, … READ MORE

Robert P March 11, 2009

Small Businesses: Economical Travel Ideas

If you are traveling for business — or for a much needed vacation — it’s always best to compare airfares to get the most economical tickets for your journey. One search engine I use is They have just launched a new service that will automatically calculate airline … READ MORE

Robert P February 27, 2009

Save your company money at Dell Outlet

I came across this interesting read today from Amy Babinchak of Harbor Computer Services, about how easy it is to order from the Dell Outlet.  The Dell Outlet is a great place to shop for great computers at a great discount, with full warranty. You can also follow … READ MORE

Robert P February 13, 2009
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