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Obama Proposes to Close the Small Business Administration asPredicted, According to the American Small Business League

Obama Proposes to Close the Small Business Administration asPredicted, According to the American Small Business League | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it

Tuesday, President Obama reiterated his administration's plans to combine the Small Business Administration (SBA) with the Department of Commerce. The American Small Business League (ASBL) maintains this move is aimed at eliminating small business programs under the guise of saving money.

 

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Easy Ways To Make Your Small Business Look BIG Online | Business 2 Community

Easy Ways To Make Your Small Business Look BIG Online | Business 2 Community | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it

This past Saturday was Small Business Saturday, a day created two years ago to accompany Black Friday and Cyber Monday urging Christmas shoppers to shop locally at Mom and Pop stores to bolster the local economies.

 

Small business owners can have a hard time competing with big box store chains with their unlimited advertising budgets and bargain basement prices.

 

Read more at http://www.business2community.com/online-marketing/easy-ways-to-make-your-small-business-look-big-online-0341646#dR2xioLv590qvIp1.99

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Small-business owners reinvent to survive and grow

Small-business owners reinvent to survive and grow | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it

One of the most painful moments small-business owners can face is when they realize: It's not working.

 

It could be a product that’s not succeeding, business that’s taken away by a competitor, or changes in the economy that threaten a company’s survival. 

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Beginner's Guide to Leveraging Social Media For Your Small Business | MyBeak Social Media

Beginner's Guide to Leveraging Social Media For Your Small Business | MyBeak Social Media | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it

Social media can help grow your small business, and improve your personal brand. In 2012, 87% of surveyed small business owners said that social media helped them grow their business this year. A reported 70% of those surveyed said that they’d seen an increase in how customers find them through social media marketing and sharing.

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15 Marketing Resources a Small Business Can Be Thankful For

15 Marketing Resources a Small Business Can Be Thankful For | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
As many of us in the US prepare to give thanks next week, we thought it would be a great opportunity to share some of the small business marketing resources we’re thankful for. Take a look at our l...
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Intuit Inc. gives 15 small businesses up to $5000 through wishes - Examiner.com

Intuit Inc. gives 15 small businesses up to $5000 through wishes - Examiner.com | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
Intuit Inc. gives 15 small businesses up to $5000 through wishesExaminer.comSince the recession has hit, small businesses have been struggling to keep consumers coming into their establishment to make purchases for the business to remain open.
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Why Washington Has It Wrong on Small Business

Why Washington Has It Wrong on Small Business | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
In an era when political battles are nastier than ever, small business is the American dream we can all agree on. Yet we're not doing all we can to support small firms—because we're treating them all exactly the same.
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Infographic: SMB’s Relationship With Social Media Options

Infographic: SMB’s Relationship With Social Media Options | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
The small and medium business crowd has always been tough to figure out and for good reason. Unlike the companies they may compete against t (How much do you think small business spend on social media?
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Why Small Businesses Need Instagram - Business Insider

Why Small Businesses Need Instagram - Business Insider | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
Atkinson told us that businesses are seeing a positive impact from their Instagram activity. "If small business owners have an hour or so to invest, they might be better off spending it on Instagram than on something like ...
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Build A Sitemap In Minutes - Small Business Trends

Build A Sitemap In Minutes - Small Business Trends | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
A sitemap tells Google how your website is organized, how it functions and how to sort and categorize relevant traffic. Here's how to build a sitemap.
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Compassion Impacts Small Business Success | Small Business ...

Compassion Impacts Small Business Success | Small Business ... | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
Owning a small business and being the chief everything officer most of the time means having more flexibility to take action quickly and make decisions without a lot of red tape and flagpoles. Small businesses have the ability ...
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What Should You Expect to Pay for a - Small Business Trends

What Should You Expect to Pay for a - Small Business Trends | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
What does a content writing service cost? How much should you pay for a blog post? For small business owners, every penny counts. But, if you've done any research on writing services, you've probably noticed that prices ...
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Calculated Risk: NFIB: Small Business Optimism Index increases ...

Calculated Risk: NFIB: Small Business Optimism Index increases ... | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index rose 0.3 in October to 93.1; the slight uptick in the reading did not seem to indicate a dramatic shift in owner sentiment over the course ...
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Obama Tax Hike on Small Business Would Chill Hiring

Obama Tax Hike on Small Business Would Chill Hiring | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
“Would raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans have a chilling effect on hiring in this country?
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4 Seasonal Business Survival Tactics

4 Seasonal Business Survival Tactics | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it

If your business booms during one season and lags the rest of the year, here's how to smooth out the fluctuations.Get the latest blog articles on...

 

Unto every business, there is a season -- or few. With the December holidays looming, some businesses are in full ramp-up mode, hiring additional staff, managing more inventory, and taking in more money, says Jeff Liebel, a partner at Counterpoint Consulting, a management consulting firm in Williamsville, NY. 

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The Ultimate Guide To Small Business Blog Management | WordStream

The Ultimate Guide To Small Business Blog Management | WordStream | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
Learn how to run a successful small business blog with this guide to blog creation, tactical planning, and strategic management for SMB blogs.
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Blogging for Business? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Selling | Business 2 Community

Blogging for Business? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Selling | Business 2 Community | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
When you start out blogging for business, you’ll keep falling into this trap over and over.
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How to Use Google+ Local to Get New Customers

How to Use Google+ Local to Get New Customers | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
Google+ Local is a powerful tool for small businesses targeting local customers because it combines customer reviews and local search into one platform. Here are two key ways small businesses can use Google+ Local to acquire new customers.
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The Best Small Business Management Books

The Best Small Business Management Books | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it

If you own a business you need to set aside some time and grab a good business book. This article recommends some great business books: In Search of Excellence, Steve Jobs, The One Minute Manager, The E-Myth and The Tipping Point.

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How Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of Mobile Benefits

How Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of Mobile Benefits | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
As digital merges more closely with the in-store experience, business owners should take advantage of what marketers have deemed the "SoLoMo" trend: Get Social, Think Mobile, Spend Local.
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Tweaks that will improve your small business blog | TechRepublic

Tweaks that will improve your small business blog | TechRepublic | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
David Gitonga suggests ways to build a better blog for your small business. He focuses on two elements: the design and the commenting system.
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Read Rapid Realignment For Unbeatable ... - Small Business Trends

Read Rapid Realignment For Unbeatable ... - Small Business Trends | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
If you'd like for your business to run and operate like a well oiled machine, then this book review of Rapid Realignment may be for you.
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The Battered Incomes of the Self Employed | Small Business Trends

The Battered Incomes of the Self Employed | Small Business Trends | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
Self-employed people have more variable income than those who work for others, economic theory explains. When times are good, their earnings often rise more than the incomes of those receiving a paycheck.
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Will Higher Taxes Affect Small Businesses? You Tell Us - New York Times (blog)

Will Higher Taxes Affect Small Businesses? You Tell Us - New York Times (blog) | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
TIMEWill Higher Taxes Affect Small Businesses? You Tell UsNew York Times (blog)And everywhere he goes, he's talking about what would happen to small businesses if the Bush-era tax cuts on the wealthiest Americans are allowed to expire.
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Small Business Optimism Index in US Rises to a Five-Month High - Businessweek

Small Business Optimism Index in US Rises to a Five-Month High - Businessweek | Hesperia Business | Scoop.it
Small Business News from Gaebler.comSmall Business Optimism Index in US Rises to a Five-Month HighBusinessweekConfidence among U.S. small businesses rose to a five-month high in October as more companies projected a pickup in sales, a survey found.
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