small business

100 Million-Plus Consumers Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Big retailers have Black Friday and the online retailers have Cyber Monday. And, for the past three years, small business owners have their kickoff to the holiday shopping season during that same busy weekend with Small Business Saturday. American Express started Small Business Saturday in 2010 as a way to help generate more awareness of [...]

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Yahoo! Alibaba $7.1 Billion Cash Would Help Small Business

Yahoo! has long had a decent presence and service for small business owners. Their recent effort to revamp overall, but also specifically on content and ecommerce for small companies comes at a time that the Yahoo-Alibaba cash $7.1 billion infusion (reported $6.3B in cash) could help turn the company in the right direction. ‘BlackBay Group’s [...]

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We Need More Makerspaces

MIT has their Fab Labs, there are Mobile Fab Labs in Cleveland and elsewhere, and then there are the Hackerspaces (subject dear to my heart) where education, invention, creation and sharing happen. Maker spaces to get small businesses off the ground have never been more important, a fact that the people at ActivSpace appreciate. ActivSpace [...]

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Make a Decision, Grow a Business Quotes

UPDATE: Secrets to Success from Small Business Owners is now live on American Express OPEN Forum. I believe there is lots more advice and gut checks that fellow owners can share that can help each of us, in some way, on our entrepreneurial journey. Please feel free to click through to the forum and answer [...]

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Small Business Website Success Gallery

7/26 Update:  You can still submit your website to be reviewed and considered for the gallery, but this current prize giveaway is over. But I’d still love to see your website and its design. Feel free to drop it in the comments below. 7/25 Update: Drum roll please — Contest Winner Announced: Comment # 5. [...]

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