Using the Internet to Conduct Market Research for A Small Business

The prolific growth of the Internet and Web2.0 has been a boon for market researchers in that it has simplified the process of collecting and generating quality market data. To run a successful small business these days, conducting effective market research is a must. Market research is a dynamic process focused on understanding the relationship […]

Top Financial Scams Targeting Small Business Owners

Small and home-based business owners in desperate need of financing are increasingly being targeted by a flood of scam artists hoping to capitalize on wide spread confusion and economic hardship. The Better Business Bureau recently released its list of the top 10 scams and rip-offs for 2009. Here are a few examples from that list […]

5 Essential Public Speaking Tips for Non-Public Speakers

I saw a recent post at womenonbusines about how important it is for small business owners to seek out public speaking opportunities- even if those opportunities are unpaid. I couldn’t agree more. With all the emphasis these days on online social networking and hyper-connected, mobile technology, still nothing beats a face-to-face meeting. In the business […]

10 Profitable Home-Based Business Opportunities

According to statistics from the US Census Bureau approximately half of all US businesses are home-based, and as the ranks of the unemployed continue to swell, this percentage will only get higher. So if the thought of working in your pajamas or “commuting” to your kitchen table sounds appealing then you might want to consider […]

8 Reasons Why It’s Good to Be Self-Employed in a Recession

As the economy continues to shed jobs, many have turned to or are considering starting their own businesses. There are numerous benefits to being self-employed- especially in recessionary times such as these. One just needs to know how and when to take advantage of them. The following is a rundown of some good reasons why […]

10 Must Read Online Business News Sites

Though there are many sites online that provide business-related news coverage, not all of them were created equal. The blogs and websites in this list consistently provide quality, up-to-the-minute business news in addition to a collection of informative business articles and resources: 1. Forbes: This online version of Forbes Magazine is perhaps most well-known for […]