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Small Biz Tip: Networking: Different Styles

Tips from October 27, 2009 The Small Business tips today discuss different styles of networking. Family will give you more personal and honest recommendations than others. Ask them to recommend and talk you up whenever they can. Your friends may be the first to say "hey I know someone who does that.." Share with them what you do, offer discounts through them. B2B: Networking is reciprocal. Each biz needs the connection and each will work to build a professional relationship. Have a social media presence that's honest, transparent and active. Communicate and share yourself openly. Daily Overview: You need to network with different people in different ways. Be sure to tailor your approach to your audience at the time. [Read Full Article]

Small Business at Center Stage in Geithner Hearing

  Government and Economy Small Business on the Stimulus Package What do the microbusinesses of America really think about President Obama's stimulus package? Grassley Speaks-up for Small Business at Geithner Hearings Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) defended the needs of small business during Treasury Secretary Geithner's testimony before the Senate Finance Committee. “I don’t understand why you would charge small business operators more t... [Read Full Article]

Obama Promises More for Small Business

Government and Economy Obama Promises More for Small Business President Barack Obama promised to lower mortgage costs, offer job-creating loans for small businesses, get credit flowing and rein in free-spending executives as part of his plans for the second installment of the financial bailout. Last Act of the Bush SBA In one of its last acts, the Bush SBA did a surprising thing by putting off the implementation of the new women-owned small business procurement program. Management and Financial Issues [Read Full Article]

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