:: Buy, Sell and Value a Website
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
:: Small Businesses with
Successful small businesses come in all sizes and
specialties, but their leaders all share one essential attribute:
positive, can-do attitudes that transcend everything they
Believing in yourself and your ability to succeed does more
than simply sustain you through the challenges of getting
your business started.
:: SBA Cracks Down on Small Businesses
The head of the Small Business Administration today
said the agency has cracked down on companies posing as
if they were owned by service-disabled veterans, a scheme
uncovered by a recent investigation.
The Government Accountability Office exposed fraud in several
of SBAs small-business programs, including the program that
sets aside contracts for small companies owned by service-disabled
:: How to Attract Small Business
Applying for venture capital is not quite as informal
as the ABC TV show Shark Tank would have you believe.
Before you have the opportunity to present your idea or
invention to the sharks, paperwork filing, business-plan
writing and demographic analysis must be conducted. Many
of these firms receive up to 5,000 business plans per year,
all competing against your business plan for funding consideration.
Only 10% of these plans are seriously considered, and 1-2%
are actually picked up and funded. And this process can
often take years.
:: Economic Survey Shows Small Business
Owners Have Deep Uncertainty
Small business owners may be feeling the pinch
of recession more than any other type, according to a recent
report released by National Federation of Independent Business.
The optimism has been among all time low at 86.8 compared
to 88, last February. Taking into account that the confidence
index has not raised past 90 for last eighteen months, experts
suggest that small businesses are still facing credit crunch,
decrease sales and dwindling profits even when the payroll
or household survey have indicated, otherwise.
:: Lists for Webmasters and
Here are some lists of lists that will be useful
72 Free Press Release Submission Sites
Free Places to Submit RSS Feeds
:: Get Ready for Earth Day!
If you are interested in celebrating Earth Day
or promoting an eco-friendly future consider some of these
:: 15 Important Web Design
Here are 15 important website design tips that
you might not be aware of or have overlooked. Consider taking
advantage of them if you have not already done so..
15 Important Web Design Tips
:: Google Frustrations
Google has recently shut down Google Merchant accounts
of manufacturers. They say that manufacturers can be listed
through their marketplaces now, but if a manufacturer or
small business sells direct they may be shut out of Googles
popular product database. This shift in philosphy gives
a boost to resellers, and affiliates but could really hurt
small Internet businesses.
The email the send out, when queried is included below:
As of September 3rd 2009, individual sellers on marketplaces
no longer need to submit items to Google Product Search.
Going forward, marketplaces will be responsible for submitting
a feed of all their sellers' items, so we have retired your
account in order to avoid duplicate entries on Product Search.
Your marketplace will also be responsible for ensuring that
your feeds are up-to-date and compliant with our policies.
In most cases, marketplaces already submit feeds of their
sellers items. If you have any further questions about your
items or Google Product Search, please contact your marketplace.
We look forward to continuing to display your products,
and hope you enjoy the new streamlined submission process.
Keep in mind these newly disabled Google Merchant feeds
have been in place and in effect for months. Arghhh Google
is so frustrating!
:: Inexpensive Business Logos
Looking for innovative business logos that are
incredibly inexpensive. If you are looking to
develop a brand or business identity consider starting at
:: Yahoo Publisher Network Being Shut
Yahoo plans to close a beta advertising service
through which small online publishers, such as individual
bloggers, signed up to carry ads sold and distributed by
the company in exchange for a commission.
The service, called Yahoo Publisher Network Beta, provides
pay-per-click text ads that are contextually relevant to
the Web pages of participating publishers in which they
:: Protecting Your Reputation
Google is sometimes thought to be the bane of the
Internet, and it certainly can be a thorn in the side of
search engine marketers. Many fail to look beyond the search
of today, toward what the implications of indexing and storing
information will have on future generations.
Protecting Your Reputation Online
:: Questions About Podcasting
Podcasting is an up-and-coming and increasingly
popular medium for communication. The following are common
questions about podcasting, perfect for those just getting
started in podcasting as a communication channel...
What Format Should I Record To?
While other formats are supported, MP3 is by far the most
common format used for audio podcasts. Unless there is a
specific and compelling reason to use a different format,
you should stick with MP3 files for audio podcasts.
Questions About Podcasting