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I'm A Micro - Helping Micros Survive, Thrive and Grow!

I'm A Micro - Helping Micros Survive, Thrive and Grow! | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it

If you have 0-10 employees, you're a Micro!  Join us!

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Essential Apps for Small Businesses | Social Media Today

Essential Apps for Small Businesses | Social Media Today | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it
This growing trend of on-the-go consumers makes it incredibly important for small businesses to evolve into mobile-focused organizations. Not only is marketing towards these mobile customers critical, but so is making sure ...
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By the numbers: small business pulls back on e-business - ZDNet

By the numbers: small business pulls back on e-business - ZDNet | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it

By the numbers: small business pulls back on e-business.  There is a very strange finding in the latest Sensis e-Business Report, released last week.

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Best Small Towns for Business in America

Best Small Towns for Business in America | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it
Are the high rents of NYC or Silicon Valley defeating your startup dreams? Plenty of small towns can host your venture.
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Small business lending growing scarce: Seven alternatives to a bank loan - Washington Post

Small business lending growing scarce: Seven alternatives to a bank loan - Washington Post | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it
Small business lending growing scarce: Seven alternatives to a bank loanWashington PostA business financing expert explains the nuances of each loan alternative and explains why it's an ideal fit for a particular type of company.Preparation key to...
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Small business owners' concern: finding good hires - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Small business owners' concern: finding good hiresAtlanta Journal ConstitutionBy David Markiewicz A group of Atlanta area small business owners and executives came together Tuesday to discuss problems their companies face and ways to solve them --...
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Facebook launches Business Boost programme to help small ...

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A series of initiatives for British businesses has been launched by Facebook today, including a flagship advertising credits programme to help small businesses reach potential new customers and a free Toolkit published in ...
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Small Business Marketing: Grow Your Business the Easy Way -- Engage! - Huffington Post

Small Business Marketing: Grow Your Business the Easy Way -- Engage! - Huffington Post | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it
Reuters Blogs (blog)Small Business Marketing: Grow Your Business the Easy Way -- Engage!Huffington PostIt's National Small Business Week, May 20 - 26 in the United States. Why celebrate small business?
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Where President Obama and Mitt Romney stand on lowering small business taxes - Washington Post

Where President Obama and Mitt Romney stand on lowering small business taxes - Washington Post | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it

The Associated Press is looking at the positions that President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have taken...

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Small Business Optimism Index On The Rise - WLNS

Small Business Optimism Index On The RiseWLNSThe National Federation of Independent Business says its index of small business optimism rose 2 points last month to 94.5. That comes as no surprise to one downtown Lansing business owner.
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Hiring Issues and Healthcare Put Damper on Small Business Growth

Hiring Issues and Healthcare Put Damper on Small Business Growth | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it
According to a new poll, the Manta SMB Wellness Index, small business owners were planning to hire at this time last year, but the majority (80 percent) haven't.
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Financial literacy at the core of good small business - HeraldNet

Financial literacy at the core of good small businessHeraldNetIn fact, financial literacy is critical for small business success. "Financial literacy is more than simply being able to balance a check register.
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Keeping Small Business Marketing Simple - Forbes

Keeping Small Business Marketing Simple - Forbes | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it
I'm a relatively simple mammal and often confounded by the needless complexity that we can unnecessarily force feed into our lives.
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Small business owners neglect retirement savings - The News Journal

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Small business owners neglect retirement savings
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For many small business owners, the golden years aren't looking so shiny. Many have devoted so much time and money to their businesses that they have failed to plan for retirement.
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Social Media and Facebook Strategies for Small Businesses | Social ...

Social Media and Facebook Strategies for Small Businesses | Social ... | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it
Many small businesses wonder if Facebook is really a good investment of their time and resources, particularly when getting into the Facebook newsfeed of their fans is such a challenge. It isn't a quick fix and it isn't traditional ...
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Run a Successful & Productive Remote Team

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A pair of successful entrepreneurs argues that remote workers and early-stage companies can mix--assuming you follow a few basic principles.
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Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling Has Small Businesses Divided

Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling Has Small Businesses Divided | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it

The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-to-4 decision put President Obama's health care reform to the test and found that legally its underpinning is strong...

 

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After Years Of Outsourcing, Small U.S. Manufacturers Bring Jobs ...

After Years Of Outsourcing, Small U.S. Manufacturers Bring Jobs ... | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it
But building manufacturing roots in the U.S. may prove more valuable to small businesses over the long run: Productivity in the U.S. has spiked, and wages in China grew 11 to 14 times more quickly than U.S.
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CAMEO Cheers Congresswoman Capps For Helping Unemployed Become Self-Employed ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

CAMEO Cheers Congresswoman Capps For Helping Unemployed Become Self-Employed ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release) | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it
CAMEO Cheers Congresswoman Capps For Helping Unemployed Become Self-Employed ...San Francisco Chronicle (press release)"In this time of high unemployment, we need to encourage job creation," says Claudia Viek, CEO of the California Association for...
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Why Small Businesses Aren't Using the Health Insurance Tax Credit - The American

Why Small Businesses Aren't Using the Health Insurance Tax Credit - The American | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it
Why Small Businesses Aren't Using the Health Insurance Tax CreditThe AmericanBy Scott Shane Thursday, May 24, 2012 If you want small business owners to use a benefit, don't make it more costly to get than it's actually worth.
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Small Businesses = Big Impact - Forbes

Small Businesses = Big Impact - Forbes | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it

We often hear that small businesses are the engines of job creation in the United States. Their value and the role they play in our economy is sometimes underestimated because, they are in fact, small.

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9 Tips for Creating a Postive Work/Life Balance | Micro Business ...

9 Tips for Creating a Postive Work/Life Balance | Micro Business ... | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it
Earlier in the week, we asked the Vistaprint Facebook community how they run a small business AND a family. We received such great advice, we wanted to feature.
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What a 9-Year-Old Can Teach You About Selling

What a 9-Year-Old Can Teach You About Selling | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it
If you want your conversations to have a real impact, you need to simplify your message.
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New law lets small businesses use crowdfunding - Houston Chronicle

New law lets small businesses use crowdfunding - Houston Chronicle | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it
New law lets small businesses use crowdfundingHouston ChronicleThe JOBS Act, signed into law last week by President Obama is expected to spur more funding for small businesses through rules that include a provision that allows companies to sell stock...
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Microbusiness owners still tethered by Great Recession | Central Valley Business Times

Central Valley Business Times. Probing the Business of California's Great Central Valley.
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Want To Be Successful? Stop Thinking About the Future | Small Business Bonfire

Want To Be Successful? Stop Thinking About the Future | Small Business Bonfire | Microbusiness Matters | Scoop.it
Can you predict the future? No? Then, you need to stop obsessing about it and focus on the here and now.
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