Newsletter Archive: September 2010

Small Business Owners Showing More Optimism
Nearly three-quarters (72%) of small businesses say they plan to add positions despite the current economic situation, up 23 percent from last year, according to a new survey from JPMorgan Chase.

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Halloween Spending Expected To Take Off
As children go running from house to house this Halloween, it looks like they'll be wearing fancier costumes and receiving better candy compared to 2009. The National Retail Federation predicted that Halloween spending will be up 17.7 percent on a year-over-year basis.

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You have more important things to do for your business than to haul packages around. Endicia's end-to-end software solution will help free you from the shipping grind and let you concentrate on what's important: running your business.

BBB Offers Small Businesses Advice On Preventing Identity Theft
The Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB) and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) are encouraging people and small business owners in the U.S. To fight identity theft by taking part in the 3rd Annual Protect Your Identity Week (PYIW), October 17-23.

5 Tips for Saving Money
Everyone loves to receive discounts, right? Well, did you know there are multiple ways in which your business can save? Anita Campbell, the founder of Small Business Trends, recently wrote a post that revealed 5 tips for finding discounts for your business. They were so good, we just had to share them.

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Are you trying to increase traffic to your website? Do you realize the importance of Search Engine Optimization, but have trouble taking actionable steps to improve it? Whether you are just getting started, or have been at it for years, this ebook offers useful tips to get found online by more prospective customers.

Americans Becoming More Optimistic About Their Finances
Despite the economy’s slow recovery, the majority (69%) of Americans have an optimistic outlook about their household finances for the next two years, according to a new survey from Weber Shandwick and KRC Research.

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Social Media Boosts Small Business Marketing Efforts
Only 37 percent of small businesses say they are highly successful at coming up with new ideas to grow their business compared to 47 percent last year, according to a new report from Network Solutions.

Employers Expect To Increase Hiring In Fourth Quarter
U.S. employers anticipate a slight gain in employment levels for the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a new survey from Manpower.

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comScore Finds Small Firms Losing Online Market Share
Before diving in, we should note that the second quarter of this year is well over, and last week, the Dow was way up.  That said, a new report from Hitwise covering the second quarter of this year indicates that things went pretty wrong for small businesses.

Consumer Confidence Up In August
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index which fell in July improved moderately in August. The Index now stands at 53.5 (1985=100), up from 51.0 in July. The Present Situation Index decreased to 24.9 from 26.4. The Expectations Index increased to 72.5 from 67.5 last month.

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