For small business owners, trying to create a meaningful place for their business online may seem like an insurmountable task at times, particularly with large multi-national companies dominating ad space and consumers’ attention. With some preparation and research, business owners will find that there are lots of resources available onlineContinue Reading

Operating a small business requires owners to possess a variety of skills ranging from product development and manufacturing to accounting and marketing. Prior to opening the doors for business, every owner should develop a business and marketing plan to ensure they implement strategies required to reach their goals. The greatest challenges smallContinue Reading

There are a tremendous number of web-based online collaboration tools now available. For the small business owner or freelancer, online software applications that allow collaborative editing and file sharing can help improve client relationships and increase business potential. The advantage of web-based tools is that they can be used anywhereContinue Reading

Tips for saving money are welcome in any economy, but the current economic recession has given rise to a slew of frugal blogs that enable readers to save money in several ways. These blogs update daily with the latest coupons, sales alerts and tips for saving money on meals andContinue Reading

Can social networking actually work as an online marketing tool for your business? Rock bands, country music stars and other performers use MySpace and similar social networking sites to promote their latest recordings and concert schedules. Charities, philanthropies, social causes, sports teams, animal rescue organizations and other non-profits employ social networking sites like MySpaceContinue Reading

Video conferencing, instant messaging, email and other online collaboration tools provide more opportunities than ever before to work with employees from around the globe. As difficult as building teams can be, building a virtual team has land mines that even the most experienced manager must work diligently to avoid toContinue Reading