:: Small Business Credit
The credit card reform that Congress passed last
year to protect consumers from practices like retroactive
interest rate hikes did not cover small business credit
cards. The law did direct the Federal Reserve Board to study
the use of credit cards by small businesses and report back
to Congress on whether further action is needed, giving
the board 12 months to do so. The Fed missed that deadline
over the weekend.
:: Top Business Mistakes
Many small businesses make mistakes, and smart
entrepreneurs will learn from the mistakes of others. With
that in mind, we have compiled a list of some common mistakes
that small business owners often make....
1. Knowing It All
Business owners who think they have learned it all will
very often tend to fail. Even the most experienced entrepreneurs
have to be willing to learn continually. There are always
new technologies and markets emerging. It is very important
to learn these new technologies and adapt to changing markets.
Top Business Mistakes
:: Small Business Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning can take two forms. There is the
traditional spring cleaning. Give the shop or office a once
over. Get rid of the clutter, clean out the storage room,
and get into the nooks and crannies. Most of us have some
old files hanging around that can be moved or tossed. And
what about some new paint, or blinds, or even some new furniture?
You, your staff, and your customers will like and notice
But do not stop there. Consider some spring e-cleaning.
Clean out your computer in-box. Delete unused, old e-files.
Back up your system or sign up for a monthly backup service
if you do not have one. Update necessary software.
Small Business Spring Cleaning
:: Supreme Court Nominee
is a Wild Card for Businesses
The limited record of Obamas Supreme Court nominee
makes it hard to divine her views, but there are reasons
to believe she is not anti-business.
The truth is, Kagan, has not given much indication as to
how she would rule on business matters if the U.S. Senate
confirms her as the next Supreme Court justice. She clerked
for a liberal justice, the late Thurgood Marshall, and worked
as an attorney in the Clinton administration. But Kagan
has not served as a judge, which means she does not have
a body of legal opinions to follow her around, for good
or bad. She is not considered ideological or political,
but rather a pragmatist when it comes to legal matters.
:: Arizona and Business Pain
70% of Americans support the recent legislation
passed in Arizona yet businesses are said to be fearful
of lost revenue. A city official says Phoenix could possibly
lose hotel and convention center business worth about $90
million over the next five years because of fallout from
Arizonas new immigration law.
:: Link Gold
Links are the threads that bind the web together.
The Internet web is not so different from an actual spider
web. Each page on the Internet is connected by an intricate
system of links which connect websites to other websites.
In order for a website to perform well in search engine
rankings, it must have connections to other websites through
links. These connections or links not only help search engines
locate new content as it becomes available, but they also
weave together networks of websites that are all related.
The number and strength of connections that a website has
will help determine the importance of that website.
:: Webmaster Tools and Resources
Web Elements is a premier collection of resources
for webmaster, search engine marketers and others interested
in online marketing.
Web Elements is designed to help both beginner webmasters
and experienced search marketers. We have compiled lists
of useful resources and submission sites.
We have compiled a collection of resources from Search Engine
Optimization, Press Release Submissions, DoFollow Lists,
Webmaster Scripts, Webmaster Blogs, and Forums.
Collection of Webmaster Resources
:: Facebook and Privacy Concerns
Among users of Facebook and other social networks,
over half post personal information that could put them
at risk, according to Consumer Reports. Facebook says its
applauds Consumer Reports work on behalf of consumers, but
the site is taking much heat lately for some of the changes
it made to its network recently.
:: Ins and Outs of Sitemaps
Sitemaps are simply maps for search engines to
follow, and will ensure that all the important pages on
your website are spidered and included in the various search
Ins and Outs of Internet Sitemaps
:: Buy, Sell and Value a
Determining the value of a website can be tricky,
because a number of factors can play a role. Factors involved
in determining the resale value of a website include...
Buy, Sell, and Value a Website