This Week’s Fabulous Five Websites

I’ve been prowling around the Internet this week wasting time looking for the best advice on how to update the Friends In Business website. There’s a lotta distractions out there, let me tell you — and a lot of information. Sadly, much of it is pure garbage and some of the sites for people interested…

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Pinterest – by the numbers

There’s a lot of news about Pinterest these days — in fact, it’s hard to escape the fact that it’s one of the most popular resources on Internet.  Chances are that if you search for a crafting technique or a picture or a recipe, you’ll find it and a dozen more like it pinned over…

Avoiding the Dreaded Business Slump

Guest editorial by Patricia Snodgrass My father, stone mason by trade, didn’t turn his construction business into a fortune 500 company, and chances are you probably won’t either. However, like him, you can still grow a very successful business, if you avoid these five problems that plague nearly every company at some point. Pitfall #1.…

Stale Tweets — And How to Avoid Them

So you’ve been reading all about the magical things that Twitter can do for your business and you keep running across articles on “how to increase your twitter followers.” Of course, increasing followers and KEEPING followers are actually two different things — and most sites that are trying to sell you a “how to” don’t…

Should you consider podcasting?

Videocasts and podcasts have always been popular on the Internet, and businesses of all types are turning to these channels for boosting business and spreading awareness of their websites. But what about someone who has a tiny home business? Is it worthwhile trying to create a podcast about your products or services? In some cases,…

Hootsuite — Ye Olde Sanity Saver

When you’re a microbusiness — a one person business — getting everything done and scheduling all your advertising runs will turn out to be the “straw that broke the camel’s back.” You’re nobody without a web presence, but by the time you’ve finished doing whatever you’re doing (in my case, drawing and sculpting and writing)…

Bad Financial Times And Entrepreneurship

According to the University of Maryland, small businesses are beginning feel that they are healthy enough to the point where they’re considering hiring more people.  Some of the more chirpy spins on this article say that it could mean up to 3.8 million new jobs this year and reduce unemployment by over 2%.  That would…

TED Talk — raise your kids to be entrepeneurs?

At the bottom of this page is a video that’s fairly popular — Cameron Herold’s TED talk on raising your kids to be entrepreneurs.  Entrepreneurship training has been suggested as a solution to a lot of our problems — underinvolved kids, economy floundering like a big fish in shallow water, huge problems, not enough solutions. …