As much as we hear about the power and promise of social networking, you might be surprised to hear the results of a recent survey. Out of 12,000 business people surveyed from around the world, less than 1/3 of the respondents credit any of their success to social networks like LinkedIn.
What would happen if a natural disaster hit your local area…how would it affect your business? Most business owners would immediately and rightfully first think about their insurance coverage. However, your disaster recovery and response plan should take into account more than just insurance. With proper planning, a natural disaster can actually provide a boost for your business.
For most small business owners, a website is a ‘must have’. We tend to naturally include an estimate for developing a site as part of the startup costs in the business plan, and rightfully so. Often though, there’s no thought given to the costs for driving traffic to that website. Search engine optimization (SEO) and [...]
If you’re thinking about starting your own business, an interesting target market might be other startups. Increased venture capital activity has heralded a resurgence in business startups that is reminiscent of the 1990′s dot-com boom. In addition, the growing popularity of alternative business funding sources and the reduced costs of starting a business today are [...]