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Why All Small Businesses Should Have Their Own Website

When you want to figure out where to go for lunch, or who to call locally to fix your plumbing, where do you turn? Exactly. Search engines. Having a strong presence online means better rankings in search engines. Having a website is more important than ever for small businesses. A website can serve as a digital storefront, a platform to showcase products and services, and a way to communicate with customers. There is SEO value, certainly, and a website can also help with branding, and cultivating an identity. Having a well-designed website for your small business can set you apart and make a great first impression on potential customers. Additionally, a website can be a valuable tool for marketing and advertising. By optimizing a website for search engines and using social media to drive traffic, smal... [Read Full Article]


Is Obama Listening to American Business?

ABC Online and On Your Side EZlocal.com Gets a Redesign EZlocal.com recently got a redesign. More members are seeing their business on the site as a Featured Listing on the local homepages, search results and more! If you're a paid ABC member you can login to add coupons, images and detailed descriptions to drive even more traffic to your business. Government, Politics and the Economy Velazquez: Reduce the Burden on Small Business House Committee on Small Business chairwoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), is asking for changes in the healthcare reform legislation being developed that would reduce the tax burden on small businesses. WebCPA.com [Read Full Article]


Small Business Speaks: Tax Cuts Are Better Than TARP

  Government and Economy Survey: Entrepreneurs Prefer Tax Cuts to TARP According to a survey released by online payroll company SurePayroll, Many small business owners believe that tax cuts would be better than spending more money on the Treasury's Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). Obama Preparing to Sign Stimulus Bill While not ruling out a second economic stimulus plan, President Obama flew to Denver to sign into law his $787 billion economic stimulus plan, which he promises will spur consumer spending and create millions of jobs. Management and Financial Issues [Read Full Article]


Consumer Borrowing Drops, So Do Gas Prices

Government and Economy Consumers Unexpectedly Trimmed Borrowing in OctoberWASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumers unexpectedly cut back on their borrowing in October as the economy sunk deeper into recession. The Federal Reserve says consumer credit fell at an annual rate of 1.6 percent in October. That compares with a 3.1 percent growth rate logged in September Kashkari: Taxpayers Will See Return From BailoutWASHINGTON (AP) - Taxpayers will get money back from the government program providing up to $250 billion in capital to banks around the country, said Neel Kashkari, the director of Treasury's Office of Financial Stability. [Read Full Article]

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