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What Is The Most Important Public Relations Initiative to Embark On? By Shonali Burke
Business, Shonali Burke, Women In Business
What Is The Most Important Public Relations Initiative to Embark On? By Shonali Burke
17 May 2013

The following is a guest post by the previous Editor of Women Grow Business, Shonali Burke. What’s the most important public relations initiative to embark on? Your relationship with YOU. Why do business owners especially need to be concerned with this relationship? We’ll come back to that in a moment. Read more…

    Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Support Your Local Small Business
    Business, Entrepreneurship, Home Page Blog
    forum.web.com
    15 May 2013

    Where do you shop when you’re not running your small business? According to the American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor, it’s most likely another small business. Seventy percent of entrepreneurs polled say they purchase and source goods and services from other small businesses, while 96 percent of small businesses are committed to supporting their local communities through a variety of activities such as donating to local causes and participating in community projects. Additionally, 83 percent shop at independently owned businesses in their neighborhoods for non-business related purchases. Read more…

      Do You Need to Hire an IT Expert?
      Business, Entrepreneurship, Getting Advanced
      Do You Need to Hire an IT Expert?
      15 May 2013

      While there’s much debate about hiring trends in the U.S. and among small business right now, there’s no question about one area of hiring: IT employees are hot. A Monster. com poll of companies that hire IT workers found that a majority of them are planning to hire IT staff in the next 60 days. Read more…

        The Gender Gap is a Myth? : Guest Article by Liz Scherer
        Business, Liz Scherer, Women In Business
        The Gender Gap is a Myth? : Guest Article by Liz Scherer
        11 May 2013

        Earlier this week. Fox Business ran a piece claiming that the gender pay gap was nothing more than a myth. Some of the more interesting conclusions suggested that there are fewer women in select fields was because they choose to work in industries that pay less such as education, versus those that pay more (and where you find greater numbers of men), such as computer and engineering. Read more…

          Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Home-Based and High-Powered
          Business, Entrepreneurship, Home Page Blog
          forum.web.com
          10 May 2013

          Running a business from home is the perfect solution to avoiding the distractions of the office–except, of course, when you’re experiencing the distractions of home. To jolt you out of your slump and get you back in high-energy mode, try these helpful tips: 1) Get out of the house! If you can’t look at your computer for one more minute, take an hour and go to the gym, make a lunch date with a friend, or grab your laptop and work at a local coffeehouse. 2) Take on a different task and then return to the task that’s slowing you down. Read more…

            Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Get Ready to Do Business With the Government
            Business, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
            forum.web.com
            9 May 2013

            Did you know that in 2012, the federal government acquired over $90 billion of goods and services from small businesses? How you can get your share of the pie is probably your next question. Before you begin the lengthy process of bidding for government projects, you’ll want to get all the information you can. Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs), located all over the country, offer many services at little or no cost to help you determine whether you’re eligible (or ready) to do business with Uncle Sam. Read more…

              Two More Small Business Forum Live Events Coming This April #smb
              Business, Events, Marketing and PR
              Two More Small Business Forum Live Events Coming This April #smb
              17 April 2013

              The Nationwide Small Business Forum tour, with business and marketing experts from Web. com and SCORE, makes two more stops this April, in Valdosta, Georgia on April 25, and New Orleans, Louisiana on April 26th. Each of these free events commences at 8 am local time, and should last approximately two and a half hours. Read more…

                Not Ready for Tax Day? Don’t Panic, Do Your Research
                Business,Women In Business
                Not Ready for Tax Day? Don't Panic, Do Your Research
                14 April 2013

                The advice I’m linking to is not necessarily the advice of a government body, tax attorney or a certified public accountant, nor am I either of those things. I am not an expert, just a fellow business owner. PLEASE seek the help of a professional once you’ve done your research — this article is meant to help you conduct research only. Read more…

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