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Consumers Choosing Independents Over Corporate Consumers Choosing Independents Over Corporate
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Milo.Com brings us this next infographic and I can honestly say I am happy to see it. There is no doubt America is a country driven by the corporate machine, but it wasn’t always that way. Our economic prosperity is …

PayPal Payments Launches With Standard, Advanced And Pro Versions PayPal Payments Launches With Standard, Advanced And Pro Versions

PayPal announced the launch of PayPal Payments, which is a single product with three tiers of functionality for small businesses in the U.S. The tiers are Standard (free), Advanced ($5 a month) and Pro ($30 a month). Her’s the full …

Google Boosting Pennsylvania Businesses With Free Websites Google Boosting Pennsylvania Businesses With Free Websites

When Google comes to town, you can hedge your bets that people are gonna be getting online. Pennsylvania businesses are going to get a bite of that particular Google-y candy bar in April as Google will be arriving to the …

Rush Limbaugh Fights Back Against Media Matters

Today in a tweet, @RushLimbaugh has brought to peoples attention the prevalent problem of media matters trying to put not only him, but other businesses out of business because they don’t share their political point of view. (image)@rushlimbaughRush LimbaughStanding up …

Cloud Usage Surging Among Small, Midsize Businesses Cloud Usage Surging Among Small, Midsize Businesses
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New research from Microsoft took a look at how small and midsize businesses are utilizing cloud computing services and found that SMBs are expanding their reach and opportunities in new ways thanks to the cloud. So many more SMBs are …

Small Business Online Marketing Use To Increase In 2012, AT&T Poll Says Small Business Online Marketing Use To Increase In 2012, AT&T Poll Says

Use of online marketing by small businesses is set to increase in 2012, according to a recent poll. AT&T’s Small Business Technology Poll found that 60% of small businesses planned to spend as much or more on online marketing in …

New Yelp Metrics Improve Its Use For Business New Yelp Metrics Improve Its Use For Business
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Yelp is one of the better social media services for small businesses that want to track how their brand is doing out in the real world. The site has introduced some new metrics that makes the site even more attractive …

Pay With Square Replaces Square Card Case As PayPal Is Now “Here” Pay With Square Replaces Square Card Case As PayPal Is Now “Here”

Last May, Square unveiled an app called Card Case, which included a mobile tab system, where users could set up tabs at various places and order their purchases with automatic payments. Now, the app, available for iOS and Android, has …

Twitter Launches Advertising Platform For Small Business Twitter Launches Advertising Platform For Small Business

As you might remember, Twitter partnered with American Express last month to offer advertising space to select merchants. Now the partnership has released a promotional video on how to advertise on their platform and the ways it is going to …

Groupon’s “Commitment To Customers” Is UK-Only Groupon’s “Commitment To Customers” Is UK-Only

In a recent article, we asked if Groupon will be better now, following regulation from the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (essentially, the UK’s version of the FTC). In a blog post called “Groupon’s Commitment to Customers,” the company responded …

New Google Changes: Really A Matter Of Mom And Pop? New Google Changes: Really A Matter Of Mom And Pop?
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In a recent webmaster Q&A session at SXSW, Google’s Matt Cutts briefly discussed some changes Google is making that will “level the playing field” between smaller, mom and pop sites and “overly optimized” sites, as bigger companies have a lot …

Groupon Scheduler Made Widely Available in US, Canada Groupon Scheduler Made Widely Available in US, Canada

Groupon announced the beta release of Groupon Scheduler, its new online appointment calendar tool, for free to all appointment-based small businesses in the U.S. and Canada (except for Quebec). Groupon Scheduler was initially launched to two cities in December, and …

Bill Opponents Warn of a Repeat of Enron Bill Opponents Warn of a Repeat of Enron
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A new bill that would relax the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulation on small and upcoming businesses seemed like a shoe-in last week, but it is facing some major opposition from democratic opponents who warn it could lead to …

PayPal Here: PayPal’s Square Competitor is Here PayPal Here: PayPal’s Square Competitor is Here

We previously reported on rumors that PayPal was getting ready to launch a Square competitor. Now, the rumors have become reality, as today, PayPal unveiled PayPal Here. Like Square, it comes with a card reader you plug into your smartphone …

Small Businesses Using Facebook Ads For The Win Small Businesses Using Facebook Ads For The Win

Just in time for a new wave of companies to embrace Facebook’s open graph apps does a new study show that, beyond the Nikes and Foursquares of the world, small businesses are enjoying the efficacy of Facebook ads. A survey …

Foursquare Gets Business Hours, Becomes An Alternative to Google Foursquare Gets Business Hours, Becomes An Alternative to Google

Foursquare announced today that it has added business hours to its apps for merchants who provide them. This includes specific times like happy hour, kitchen hours and free admission hours, if applicable. Businesses who wish to add their hours, have …

Square Register iPad App Promises “Everything” You Need To Run Your Business Square Register iPad App Promises “Everything” You Need To Run Your Business

Square has a new iPad app called Square Register, which it deems “everything you need to start, run and grow your business all in one free iPad app.” That’s a bold promise. Can it deliver? Well, lots of businesses are …

Yahoo Small Business Advisor Launches Yahoo Small Business Advisor Launches
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Yahoo has launched a new site called Yahoo Small Business Advisor with tools and information for entrepreneurs. It includes tips from celebrity entrepreneurs, such as chef Ming Tsai. The site was launched in beta late last year, but it’s apparently …

91% Remain Loyal To Business After Daily Deal [STUDY] 91% Remain Loyal To Business After Daily Deal [STUDY]
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Daily deals are not the best initiative for every small business. Since the rise in popularity of services like Groupon and LivingSocial, we’ve heard various stories from businesses slamming the model. Some small businesses have reported bad experiences running a …

Google Offers Free Small Business Websites Google Offers Free Small Business Websites
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Small businesses in California are getting a bit of help from Google. On Thursday, Google launched a program called California Get Your Business Online, which offers small businesses a free website, and access to live training regarding inline business development. …

Millions Unprepared For Retirement Millions Unprepared For Retirement
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Millions of business owners are unprepared for retirement. So what are they waiting for? According to the latest research from The American College, the majority of small business owners are concerned but not planning for retirement yet. The American College …