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Month June 2008

Small Business Lists – 14 Tests for Mailing List Sales

If you are not sure whether your product is appropriate for selling on a mailing list, here are some useful criteria to check:   Easy to Understand – The value of purchasing your product is immediately clear Unique – It is unlike anything else on the market New – It has only recently been released…

US Small Business News Round-up – 30/06/2008

Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from the United States: Making a Case for Partnership Pay: Small-business owners explore the possibilities of variable pay for employees. Should workers take some of the risks in return for sharing…

Motivation – Small Business Quote of the Day

A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained  “Almost every kind of fanfare was tried to create enthusiasm.” Thomas J. Watson Sr (1874-1956) US founder & president of IBM  To find previous Quotes of the Day look here 

Problem Solving – Small Business Quote of the Day

A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained  “It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem.” G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) British novelist & poet  To find previous Quotes of the Day look here 

Small Business Technology Round-Up – 28/06/08

Here is this week’s round-up of technology news small business owners may find informative, useful or entertaining:  Microsoft VP confirms Windows 7 ship date: January 2010 – The announcement comes as XP was denied a reprieve of the June 30th cut-off date and gives businesses very little incentive to upgrade to Vista Bill Gates is retiring, sort of…

Time Management – Small Business Quote of the Day

A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained  “The best way to fill time is to waste it.” Marguerite Dura (1914-96) French novelist  To find previous Quotes of the Day look here 

UK/Ireland Small Business News Round-up – 27/06/2008

Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from the United Kingdom and Ireland: Err on the side of caution when playing music at work warns FPB: The FPB is warning that many small businesses could be fined for…

Technology and E-Commerce – Small Business Quote of the Day

A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained  “For many businesses, the Internet is still a technology in search of a strategy.” Mary J. Cronin (b. 1947) US business author  To find previous Quotes of the Day look here 

Small Business Start-Up Idea – Small Business Resources

The purpose of this business is to act as a helping hand for other small businesses that might need assistance, either because they are too busy to perform some functions themselves or they do not have the required knowledge. This could involve providing advice on common legal or tax issues – information which is freely…

India Small Business News Round-up – 26/06/2008

Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from India: MSMEDI holds intensive motivation campaign: Srinagar, June 22: To motivate educated unemployed persons for self-employment, the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute (MSMEDI), Government of India, Govt responsible…

Successful Entrepreneurs – Small Business Quote of the Day

A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained  “As an entrepreneur, you have to go against the flow.” Reuben Singh (b. 1977) British entrepreneur, Management Today (September 1999)  To find previous Quotes of the Day look here 

Small Business Start-Up Checklist – Start Trading

Once you are satisfied with all aspects of your preparations then it is time for you to begin trading.   Things to remember:   The first day will be hard as you may open your doors after months of planning and immediately find yourself at a loose end waiting for customers Try to be pro-active…

Australia/New Zealand Small Business News Round-up – 25/06/2008

Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from Australia and New Zealand: Labor’s plans for small business: Federal Small Business Minister Craig Emerson has faced a baptism of fire in his first half year, with business confidence in…

Government – Small Business Quote of the Day

A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained  “Government does not solve problems, it subsidizes them.” Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) US former president  To find previous Quotes of the Day look here 

Small Business Start-Up Idea – Custom Calendars

A personalised calendar is a popular gift item which many people enjoy giving to friends, family, co-workers or even just for personal use. The calendar can have photographs that are special to you and even include personalised dates that are special to you. Calendar’s are often also used as a corporate promotional tool and can…

Canada Small Business News Round-up – 24/06/2008

Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from Canada: Canada Revenue Agency gets poor marks from small business: Ottawa – The quality of service provided by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to owners of small and medium-sized businesses…

Marketing – Small Business Quote of the Day

A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained  “Marketing should focus on market creation, not market share.” Regis McKenna (b. 1939) US marketing entrepreneur  To find previous Quotes of the Day look here 

Small Business Lists – 5 Ways to Empower Your Employees

This checklist will hopefully help you encourage your employees to make smart decisions by themselves, therefore empowering them.  Set Guidelines – It can be beneficial to your company to allow each employee to make financial decisions up to a certain value without consulting you. Obviously, high-value decisions must be approved by a superior or by you…

Motivation – Small Business Quote of the Day

A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained  “No longer directed by other emotions, I work the way a cow grazes.’ Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) German painter  To find previous Quotes of the Day look here 

US Small Business News Round-up – 23/06/2008

Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from the United States: Entrepreneurs Relying on Web-Based Software: Is traditional desktop software a thing of the past? According to a recent survey conducted by online payroll service SurePayroll, it is–at…

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