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Small Business Ideas Forum

A friendly place to share small business ideas and knowledge, ask questions, find help and encourage others that are involved in the small business industry. Topics include small business marketing, generating revenue and small business computing.

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Don't be shy, introduce yourself and tell us about your business.
by Logan
19th January 2018 01:18 PM Go to last post
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Ask questions about how the forum operates, how to perform various tasks, etc. Don't post business questions here.
by Logan
17th January 2018 12:21 PM Go to last post
255 1,800
Small Business Marketing - Online
Learn to optimize your site for improved rankings in the search engines.
19th January 2018 06:32 AM Go to last post
2,897 25,807
Learn about pay per click, the costs, and if it is a viable option for your site.
18th January 2018 09:29 PM Go to last post
505 3,734
Questions and information not specific to SEO or PPC goes here.
19th January 2018 04:53 AM Go to last post
880 5,347
Link Development (2 Viewing)
A great way to draw targeted traffic and boost your search engine optimization efforts.
by heyzal
19th January 2018 05:46 AM Go to last post
323 4,270
Local Marketing (6 Viewing)
Marketing your business online in local search engines, directories, etc.
by Ernst
16th January 2018 06:20 AM Go to last post
243 2,806
Social Media (2 Viewing)
Learn how the sites that bring people together can be used to promote (or tank) your business.
17th January 2018 03:23 AM Go to last post
605 5,998
An exceptional form of marketing if done properly.
5th January 2018 08:58 AM Go to last post
316 2,109
Copywriting (2 Viewing)
Copy is essential element for successful marketing. SEO, brochures, the Web, fliers and more... Learn to write it right!
by Maria C
17th January 2018 12:39 PM Go to last post
206 1,638
Blogs and Blogging (3 Viewing)
by Maria C
19th January 2018 10:38 AM Go to last post
479 4,552
Affiliate Marketing (2 Viewing)
Let some one else make the sales for you. (If only it were that easy!)
19th January 2018 04:16 AM Go to last post
252 1,792
It just keeps going and going and going...
19th January 2018 05:13 AM Go to last post
136 1,280
If none of the specific online categories above fits your question or comment, this is the forum you need.
9th January 2018 07:11 AM Go to last post
1,179 4,890
Small Business Marketing - Offline
Direct Mail (2 Viewing)
by MIMI99
30th December 2017 02:26 PM Go to last post
188 1,639
Radio Advertising (1 Viewing)
18th May 2017 02:47 AM Go to last post
45 407
10th December 2017 05:49 PM Go to last post
105 1,071
Nothing like an event filled with potential customers. Learn the best ways to get the most from your participation.
by Bristol
15th January 2018 11:24 AM Go to last post
132 828
Print, radio, TV, direct marketing, etc.
by kriskom
10th January 2018 08:57 AM Go to last post
390 2,088
Generating Revenue, Insurance, Taxes, Etc.
Discuss selling advertising on your site, in your newsletter, in your RSS feeds, etc.
93 523
Ecommerce (2 Viewing)
4th January 2018 09:13 PM Go to last post
418 2,285
Sales (3 Viewing)
by MIMI99
30th December 2017 04:37 PM Go to last post
223 1,242
18th August 2017 05:30 AM Go to last post
163 662
Small Business Finance (16 Viewing)
Funding your business, accounting, bookkeeping, tax, payroll, budgeting, cash flow planning, etc.
18th January 2018 04:50 AM Go to last post
601 2,923
23rd October 2017 07:48 PM Go to last post
69 486
Inspiration & Ideas
If you have the desire to run your own business but just don't know what to start, post here to get help and inspiration.
by Maria C
17th January 2018 01:02 AM Go to last post
1,159 5,860
Do you want to shout out to the world about your latest success? Jump in here and share with others how you did it!
by Raisdar
20th December 2017 11:10 PM Go to last post
117 686
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General Issues
19th January 2018 02:48 PM Go to last post
2,610 9,321
Get the dates and locations for upcoming conferences, expos, etc.
12th October 2017 07:56 PM Go to last post
168 327
Reviews (3 Viewing)
Ask to have your website, logo, blog, etc. reviewed by other members. Only active members with at least 5 posts may ask for a review.
497 2,462
Marketplace (2 Viewing)
Here you can post about things such as help wanted, looking for biz partners, suppliers, etc. THIS IS A PRE-MODERATED SECTION. Your posts will only appear after moderator review. Be sure and read the forum sticky before posting.
11th January 2018 04:27 PM Go to last post
277 492
Small Business Computing
Website Development (4 Viewing)
15th January 2018 04:30 AM Go to last post
463 2,919
Domain Names (1 Viewing)
by Logan
17th January 2018 02:17 PM Go to last post
94 728
13th January 2018 04:54 AM Go to last post
116 624
Computer Software (3 Viewing)
18th January 2018 04:47 AM Go to last post
340 1,702
3rd August 2017 06:38 AM Go to last post
85 474
Specialist Website Forums
These are forums tied to a specific website. This allows other business site owners to have a place for their visitors to ask questions that pertain to their site, newsletter or blog while also participating in the general forums here.
This forum dedicated to: Small Business Trends Blog. Edited by Anita Campbell, the Small Business Trends Blog brings you daily updates on trends that influence the global small business market.
15th August 2017 05:51 AM Go to last post
178 988
Free Links (2 Viewing)
A forum dedicated to FreeLinks.com, a small business guide to find, review and discuss free website advertising to promote your business.
by tomw
7th December 2017 05:30 PM Go to last post
177 631
No longer updated but there are many excellent threads listed from the old newsletter.
21st June 2012 05:07 PM Go to last post
142 290
This forum is no longer updated but does provide links to some quality articles.
539 632
Just for Fun
Chat (3 Viewing)
Kids do something hilarious? Dying to tell someone about your new computer? This is the place to shoot the breeze.
by TomAP45
16th January 2018 12:50 AM Go to last post
617 4,006
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