Newsletter Archive: November 2010Small Business Confidence Up In November
Economic confidence among U.S. small business owners continued to improve in November, according to the Discover Small Business Watch.
Social Media Becoming More Important To Small Businesses
Small businesses have increased their use of social media tools and plan to focus more on those efforts in 2011, according to a new survey from Constant Contact.
Small Business Owners Don't Feel Government Support
The majority (82%) of small business owners in feel that their interests are typically overlooked by the government, according to a new survey by Regus.
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Google Boost Expands To New Cities
Google Boost, the search advertising program meant to give participating local businesses an edge, is on the move. This week, the beta test expanded to include 11 new cities, along with the entire state of Illinois.
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Half Of Small Businesses Limit Employee Access To Social Networks
The majority (81%) of small businesses have an employee Internet policy and half say employees are not allowed to access any social networks on a company computer, according to a new survey by security firm Webroot.
Economic Outlook Improving For Americans
Americans continue to see some real improvements in their economic outlook, financial difficulties and stress levels have declined and the employment numbers have climbed back into positive territory, according to the Consumer Reports Index for November.
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"Small Business Saturday" Planned
If all goes according to plan, small businesses will see a significant surge in shoppers the Saturday after Thanksgiving. That's because a number of people and organizations - including American Express, Facebook, Yelp, and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg - have decided to call November 27th "Small Business Saturday."
Trend Micro Talks Small Businesses, Data Loss
Small businesses are aware of many of the technological issues that could pose threats to their operations, according to new statistics from Trend Micro. Which is good news, so long as you adhere to the "knowledge is power" school of thought. The problem is that some small businesses may not be quite worried enough about data loss.
Small Business Owners See Recovery In 2011
Small business owners' expectations of an economic rebound have been pushed out until the second half of 2011, even with improving indicators within their own businesses, according to a new survey by Aministaff.