The State of Small Business in America

 

Government and Economy

That State of Small Business in America

Last week, CEO of Network Solutions Roy Dunbar hosted a webinar with small business experts Kristina Bouweiri, Anita Campbell, Tom Heath, Kelly Muccio and Surfy Rahman. They discussed the state of small businesses in the US and what SMB owners could do right now to increase sales and here are the insights they shared. SmallBizTrends.com

Management and Financial Issues

Survey: Small Businesses Turning Away From Green Initiatives

According to a Wells Fargo/Gallup Survey, one-third of small business owners say that the recession has changed their plans to make their businesses more environmentally friendly, while 17% said they are doing little or nothing at all to help the environment. Inc.com

Self-Employment: Independence Doesn't Come Free

The great advantage of working for yourself may be the independence, but it comes at a price with higher expenses and other costs. Here are some things to keep in mind as you consider developing a business budget. WSJ.com

Cutting Costs: The Daily Decision

As the recession continues, each day business owners across the country have to decide what to cut next in order to stay ahead of declining sales. CNNMoney.com

Technology Issues

Computer Security: A Close Look at a Malware Operation

Security researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara have broken into the nerve center of the Torpig botnet to find a 10-day stash of 10,000 bank accounts and credit card numbers worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. An interesting look at the details of cybercrime. ZDNet.com

Benefits and Labor Issues

Health Reform for Small Business

In a move sure to please small business owners, a bipartisan group of senators has introduced a health reform bill, the Small Business Health Options Program or SHOP, that is designed to meet the needs of small business. BusinessWeek.com

Special Webcast: Layoffs: Going Beyond Last Hired, First Fired

This special 90-minute webcast features attorney Jonathan Siegel and is moderated by Workforce Management executive editor Carroll Lachnit. This webcast guides you through layoffs with information on layoff criteria, issues of disparate impact and compliance issues. The webcast is set for May 19th, but if you can't make that date, you can still register to receive access to the full-recorded event and listen at your convenience. Workforce.com

Sales and Marketing

E-Marketing Strategies: Finding Link Love, and Keeping It
Are you yearning for a little link love in your online marketing? Here are some tips that will help you get it...and keep it. ClickZ.com

Gearing-up for the Holidays in May

It's May, the sun is shining, the trees are budding and its time for you to start getting media publicity for the fourth quarter holidays. Why? Because now is when many major magazines start accepting, and even have deadlines for, submissions for holiday gift guide publicity placements. SmallBizTrends.com

Search Marketing: Measuring Social Media
You are told that social media is a great way to market your business, and it is, but how do you measure the results? Here is how. ClickZ.com