Latest Small Business Ideas For 2011 News

The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession
Here are 10 small businesses that have been proven to thrive even when the economy goes south. 1. Movie theaters. People are … Goodwill, the market leader in thrifting, saw sales rise 10% annually between 2007 and 2011. 7. Home health care services.
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Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest kicks-off June 1
Since its inception in 2011, Hatch Detroit has experienced overwhelming success in championing entrepreneurship and small business throughout Detroit. The inaugural contest garnered hundreds of Detroit retail business ideas and ignited tremendous …
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The Big List of The 61 Best Social Media Tools
A smartphone displays the Metropolitan Police's Twitter feed during a 2011 protest against government guts in London. Companies are increasingly turning to monitoring social media to improve their businesses. Peter Macdiarmid—Getty … which ones …
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Q&A: USU organic farm production manager Nate Staker talks heirloom veggies
It was certified organic by the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food in 2011. “Many students have tried that model (of a student-run farm) … “They're really getting a chance to practice running a small business.” The Herald Journal sat down with …
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Blogging Tips For Your Small Business

More and more large companies are using blogs to stir up interest in their products or services, and it’s working to their advantage. But for the small business it’s essential; especially those without a website.

A blogsite is a website with benefits. Aside from being an economic option a blog is easily updatable; you can blog about new products, promote improved services, talk about projects you’ve completed. And blogs are interactive, so your customers (and potential customers) can make comments, ask questions and offer suggestions.

Don’t stress out about posting something new every day. Fresh, new content is fabulous and will help the search engines find you but if it feels overwhelming set a goal that feels more do-able. Make a decision to post something new, or link to something helpful, once a week. That doesn’t sound so difficult, does it? You should be able to create a post in half an hour, forty-five minutes at most. It’s a small weekly time investment that can reap big benefits in promoting your business.

Five simple subjects for your once-a-week blogsite posts:

1. You’ve completed a project for a client; maybe you’re a contractor and you’ve just finished a kitchen remodel; maybe you’re a bookkeeper and you’ve organized a client’s accounts receivables. Whatever your business you’ve had some successes lately. Write a short blog post about one of them and show people your value.
2. What sets your business apart from others in your field? Your attention to detail? Your staff? Your communication skills? Tell people about it. They want to know what you can do for them.
3. Give away a secret. Tell people how to do something that you get paid for; if you’re a painter tell them how best to paint a corner, if you’re a meeting planner tell them where to buy unusual party favors. Helping people gives you credibility.
4. Search your archives for articles, letters, proposals you wrote in the past and repurpose the content into a blog post. Be sure to update it if it’s really old and check for spelling and grammar.
5. Look for content online that mirrors what you do. Original content is best but finding great resources is a great way to help out your readers and will keep them coming back. Don’t plagiarize though. Be sure to give credit where credit is due.

Samantha Hoffman is a writer, a tech geek, a blogging queen, an instructor, a freelance personal assistant, a personal chef, a runner, a reader, a film buff, a wine enthusiast, a foodie, a CASA volunteer, an animal lover, a sister, a friend, a lover of life. http://bloggingmadesimple4u.com

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Latest Small Business Ideas For 2011 News

Henry Kravis, Still Shaking Wall Street, Steers KKR Into Lending
“After nearly four decades, despite some horrendous losses, the dot-com and subprime crises, and vituperation in the media, the firm seems as bold as ever,” says Erik Gordon, a professor of private equity, business and law at the University of Michigan …
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Three Green Small Business Win National “People & Planet” Award After Being
This is important because local community development lenders are often the lifelines and lifeblood of great small businesses with big ideas, big enthusiasm, but fledgling funding. Without community development lenders and credit unions, many great and …
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Rep. John Szoka: House budget gains wide support
We've also made key investments in the biotech industry, small business support centers, rural economic development and highways. A budget focused on keeping taxes low, investing in economic development and adequately funding education will ensure …
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Manning & Napier: An Inflection Point In Its Business Has Been Reached (MN)

Manning & Napier: An Inflection Point In Its Business Has Been Reached (MN)
The company's corporate structure, small team format, and low market cap have kept it an undiscovered gem amongst the plethora of high-profile asset managers that have come to the market over the last several years (Artisan, Virtus, Och-Ziff …
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How mobile is taking over the world
All demographics in all parts of the world are increasingly addicted to the small screens we carry around all day, as these ten charts recently highlighted by The Atlantic demonstrate. We now spend more time on mobile than on print and radio combined …
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What's new in business news: May 14, 2014

What's new in business news: May 14, 2014
Net assets stand at 16.3 billion baht, and net profit for 2012 reached 1.88 billion, up by 34% from 2011. The young Mr Vachara joined the company seven years ago after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Hofstra …
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Park Lawn Corporation Announces May 2014 Dividend
The Company is the only Canadian publicly listed cemetery, funeral and cremation business. … The monthly dividend has been paid each month since January, 2011 and is currently $ 0.038 per share ($ 0.46 per share on an annual basis). … is to ensure …
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Report: Apple on verge of buying Beats for $3.2B

Report: Apple on verge of buying Beats for .2B
Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee said the child was in the car outside of a Hartsville business whereMore >>. Police are investigating … Now they and the mayor of this small Texas town want the police officer who shot and killed her gone.More …
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The Next Great Coppola
Her family connections did the opposite of driving her toward the movie business, though. “It wasn't in my mindset to make a feature-length film until James proposed the idea. I think I was a little too … Val Kilmer has a small role. And when you …
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Recap: Apple Reports Profit Increase

Recap: Apple Reports Profit Increase
Welcome to our live-blog of Apple's Q2 earnings. This is that magical time when we … This of course has been a trend to watch: Any time a business sells more stuff but makes less money while doing it deserves some scrutiny. For those keeping score …
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OBJE Seeks Out New Opportunities in L.A.'s Booming Tech Hub
Thanks in part to the proximity of Hollywood, the stretch of the city between Venice and Santa Monica is now home to about 800 startups that have, according to a report by Time magazine, attracted $ 1.3 billion in venture capital since 2011. Among …
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Get a taste for Southern India with the new Mahika homewares SS14 collection

Get a taste for Southern India with the new Mahika homewares SS14 collection
The Mahika Living Range includes 21 pieces – small storage boxes from £5 to larger baskets for £20. … for ethical and social enterprise, founder and creative director Poornima Nair established Mahika, named after her daughter, in 2011 and has …
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Runway Global Recalls Sugarfly Girls' Coats; Waist Drawstring Poses
Hazard: The coats have a drawstring tie sewn into the side seam at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors, posing significant entanglement hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about …
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Former NBA Players Demonstrate How Science And Skill Go Hand In Hand At
After his retirement, Robinson began his own company, Confident-A-List Group, which focuses on creating better business solutions in different entrepreneurial sectors with a focus on sports. He is also aligned with Bell Management International and …
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Plum Energy Steps Up to Displace Diesel With LNG
… Add This; Blog This. SEATTLE, WA — (Marketwired) — 04/24/14 — Plum Energy, LLC, which is engaged in the development of small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) value chains, today announced an investment from Avista Capital, a subsidiary of …
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Probe into robocalls ends

Probe into robocalls ends
Canada's elections investigator says there is not enough evidence concerning fraudulent robocalls during the 2011 election to warrant charges by the federal public prosecutor. The long-awaited report from commissioner of …. McDonald's Canada says …
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ITA continues to aid SMEs through Sas programmes
Targeting small and medium ICT businesses, students, and jobseekers of any age interested in starting a business, the Sas Programme seeks to develop an internationally competitive ICT industry; attract more foreign and local investment in the ICT …
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