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  • Google+ basics

    Google's social place has received a lot of attention, not always positive. But if you are sure that Google+ may be a useful addition to your online marketing strategy, the second part of Vivian Luo's Google+ series will show you how to get this new tool working for you.

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  • US Postal Service forced to take drastic measures

    Increased online competition and high overhead costs are forcing the US Postal Service to take drastic measures to reduce costs. This time, cuts to first-class mail will eliminate the chance for stamped letters to be delivered the next day, a move most customers are sure not to appreciate. Find out how this could affect your small business.

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  • US education system encourages entrepreneurial spirit

    Does our education system provide the groundwork for our children to become entrepreneurs? A recent survey by the European Commission seems to indicate so. As Scott Shane reports, schools in the United States are said to do a better than their European counterparts at facilitating the development of entrepreneurial attitudes. Find out more.

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  • Telstra forced to restructure digital media assets

    Not only gets the small fish hit in the vast ocean of digital communications - Telecommunications giant Telstra has been forced to restructure its media assets in view of the fast decline of its Yellow Pages revenue.

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  • Why you should sleep on plans to slash your company’s health plan

    With health care reform looming, many companies are considering slashing health care plans by 2014. Are you one of them? Rob Lynch explains why you should think carefully about dumping the company health plan.

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  • Protecting the environment – at a very high cost

    Striking a balance is never easy and this illustrated by the effects on small businesses of the regulations set out by the Environmental Protection Agency. Jennifer DePaul explains why caring for the environment can lead to bankruptcy for some small business owners.

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  • Lessons from Mark Z

    Short-termism and fear to make mistakes – according to Mark Zuckerberg, two factors to steer clear from if you are a small business owner. For more insights from Facebook's leadsman, read Henry Blodget's summary of his presentation at Y Combinator’s Startup School.

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  • Small businesses’ access to credit not a challenge

    If you thought small businesses in the US were suffering from access to credit, Jim Blasingame’s facts will convince you otherwise.

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  • Where are all the qualified candidates gone?

    Can’t get the right candidates to work for you? You are not alone. Manpower Group reports a considerable increase in the number of employers who are finding it difficult to find suitably qualified recruits. Aimee Groth reports.

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  • Who are the most innovative small companies in the world?

    Voted the most innovative small companies in the world, find out who they are and what they did right to earn a place in the list.

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  • Deal and pay on the run – most wanted finance apps

    As most small business owners these days, you probably find yourself always on the run with your very indispensable mobile device in hand. If that is the case, Tracey Greenstein’s top five finance apps will make your financial dealings even easier and faster.

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  • Has divorced affected the success of your small business?

    You are not the only one. American Management Services Inc explains that in the face of an imminent divorce, many small business owners tend to be at significant risk, with leadership and financial resources stretched to the limit.

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  • Google+ amongst top ten social sites one week after launch

    With Google+ launch your chances to capture the right type of client expand considerably - but so is the amount of time spent making your presence in social media channels felt. Find out more about this new platform.

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  • Are you heading towards financial success?

    Some of the stories behind America’s 2011 richest might give your inspiration a boost.

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  • Sometimes, a little reinvention goes a long way

    If your life-long business is struggling to survive in our rapidly changing societies, Captain Cash’s story may help you find a way to accommodate to new circumstances.

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  • Who do you turn to when the bank says ‘no’?: Capital Business Credit

    Privately owned Capital Business Credit announces funding program for US-based MMEs struggling to find capital.

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  • Reduce deficit with higher taxes: consensus

    A compilation of recent polls confirms that U.S. voters favor higher taxes over no tax hikes and spending cuts to reduce the country’s economic deficit.

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  • Slowdown in US growth real

    August growth in US retail sales stalls and economists warn the US economy could be heading for yet another recession.

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  • Trying to achieve that very elusive work-life balance?

    Find out how eight accomplished female business owners have managed to strike the right balance and enjoy the freedom and flexibility they initially wanted for their lives.

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  • Holiday spending outlook grim: America's Research Group

    A recent survey by the America's Research Group confirmed earlier forecasts that consumers will be tightening their belts and restrain their spending during the nearing Christmas season. What does this mean for small business owners?

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