:: How to Set up Tumblr for Small Businesses
As with any other platform, there are pros and
cons to consider. But with the popularity of Tumblr and
the ease of setting up, customizing and maintaining your
blog, we suggest you at least check it out — there is
a very engaged Tumblr audience waiting to see your content.
Here are some tips to help you get started.
:: Small Business Jobs
If there is one thing Republicans and Democrats
agree on, it is that small business is the answer to what
ails the economy. On these tiny bundles of entrepreneurial
energy, they say, rides the nations hope for lower unemployment
and faster economic growth.
But the work of several economists suggests that most small
businesses are not particularly adept at creating jobs,
at least not the best jobs. The work also suggests their
role in generating national wealth has been exaggerated.
The problem is that not all small businesses are created
:: Twitter Ad Platform for Small Business
Twitter is expanding its self-service advertising
platform to include more U.S. small businesses through an
exclusive deal with American Express.
The new ad program, set to launch at the end of March, will
be the latest step by the San Francisco micro-blogging service
to broaden its base of advertising revenue.
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:: Small Business Jobs Lead Employment
Small businesses with 49 employees or less in the
U.S. added 95,000 jobs in January, while businesses with
50 to 499 employees added 72,000 jobs. Large companies with
greater than 500 employees added 3,000 jobs, according to
:: Mobile Apps Can Save
Small Businesses Money
Nowadays, an application and a mobile device can
help you start a company, share spreadsheets and process
credit card payments. The mobile app revolution makes it
easy and inexpensive - or even free - for entrepreneurs
to manage their entire operation with or without an office.
Entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to the more than
1 million mobile apps available to meet their business needs.
Forrester Research estimates that revenue from customers
downloading mobile apps will reach $38 billion by 2015.
Apps can save time and money, boost sales and productivity,
and help small-business owners improve efficiency. They
can also give consumers new ways to interact and communicate
Mobile apps save small businesses 725 million hours a year,
for an estimated $17.6 billion, according to a survey by
the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.
:: Small Businesses Lag in Security
Small businesses have embraced the internet but
16 per cent do no use anti-virus software and 30 per cent
do not use a protective firewall, a new study shows.
That leaves them at risk from an extensive and increasing
number of internet threats, the Australian Institute of
Criminology (AIC) says.
:: Starting a Business Today
In this day and age, starting a small business
has arguably never been easier: ideas and a few thousand
dollars is all you need.
A key innovation that made it possible is the proliferation
of online freelancing networks.
:: Growing a Small Business
GROWING businesses can sometimes fall victim to
their own success. Cash flow from the business may not be
able to fund its own growth, and the business may not have
organised finance to cover the gap.
This is the time when basic business systems start to fray
at the edges.
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