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Forum: General Small Business Issues 27th March 2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,490
Posted By Anita
1) The provisions of the main stimulus package...

1) The provisions of the main stimulus package from back in February are fairly limited when it comes to small businesses specifically -- mainly some tax credits and deductions. But they can be...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 25th July 2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,723
Posted By Anita
That's why I don't like to link to or write about...

That's why I don't like to link to or write about anonymous blogs and rarely do (unless I happen to know who's behind the anonymous blog because they've contacted me, etc.). It's that sort of...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 24th July 2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,461
Posted By Anita
Yes, in parts of Asia and Eastern Europe cell...

Yes, in parts of Asia and Eastern Europe cell phones (or mobiles phones as they call them) are much more prevalent than wired phones.

In the United States I know people who exclusively use cell...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 26th June 2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,896
Posted By Anita
Hi Robert, thanks for the reminder about the...

Hi Robert, thanks for the reminder about the policy -- it's a good policy.

Logan, it might be fun to review the newsletters -- purely from the standpoint of seeing how much support each gives to...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 19th April 2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,148
Posted By Anita
I've been using Twitter and enjoying it -- it's a...

I've been using Twitter and enjoying it -- it's a fabulous way to get to know people. But I have to stop myself from wasting, er I mean, spending too much time over there.

OK, time to give up my...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 28th December 2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,690
Posted By Anita
Smile Aside from selling exclusively online or via a...

Aside from selling exclusively online or via a flea market (both are good ideas), another idea is to be just a middleman and sell used items to antiques dealers, etc. Pro: you don't have to worry...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 23rd May 2007, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,281
Posted By Anita
With ATV parts, if you are expecting to sell...

With ATV parts, if you are expecting to sell genuine OEM parts for major manufacturers (Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda, etc.), then you probably would need to be a franchise dealer for that manufacturer. ...
Forum: Link Development 20th April 2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,747
Posted By Anita
Vipdev, What you say about "no follow" is a...

Vipdev, What you say about "no follow" is a consideration. However, there is a growing "just say no to no-follow" movement afoot:

http://battellemedia.com/archives/001198.php

Anyway, even...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 20th April 2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,883
Posted By Anita
Smile Wiki Summary of Tipping Point

:coffee: I agree, Scottie, that The Tipping Point is an excellent book.

One of the things I like about the book is the way it defines and helps us understand influencers.

There are...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 29th January 2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,436
Posted By Anita
We use multiple tracking mechanisms -- often 3 or...

We use multiple tracking mechanisms -- often 3 or 4 different ones for the same site because they are all better at one thing or another. Google Analytics; StatCounter; Sitemeter; and Webalizer or...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 27th January 2007, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,968
Posted By Anita
Talking Pet Dental Care is Big

Laura mentions in the pet trends article about pet owners wanting the same healthcare for their pets as they have for themselves.

That seems to be true also for dental care. Every time I go to...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 26th December 2006, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,680
Posted By Anita
Smile Blogs in Chinese

Hi Michael,

We actually have Chinese blogs, with native Chinese speakers who write in Simplified Chinese.

The best thing to do is to read the recruiting information here:...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 14th November 2006, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,607
Posted By Anita
Thumbs up Most Comprehensive List of Calendars I Have Ever Seen

Thanks Rutger!

CalendarReview.com has the most comprehensive list of calendar applications I have ever seen in one place. It looks like you list 40 different calendars in the sidebar. ...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 13th November 2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 28,247
Posted By Anita
Smile Very inspiring!

Those are inspiring stories, Staci. Thanks for sharing.

Anita
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 11th October 2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,536
Posted By Anita
Smile Thanks -- Work.com comes recommended

Thanks Paul for the kudos.

I also am a Work.com Expert (community leader) for the Startup area of that site. However, I didn't have any connection with the article on blogs -- in fact I hadn't...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 9th October 2006, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,516
Posted By Anita
Wink Hi Matt, you've hit on the downside of IP-based...

Hi Matt, you've hit on the downside of IP-based searching. It's not perfect. But on the other hand, it does work for many, if not most, searchers.

Yahoo Local is good. The problem with it is,...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 5th October 2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,516
Posted By Anita
Wink Direct links to Local Search article

UPDATE: The direct link to the article on local search that I wrote is:

http://www.smallbiztrends.com/2006/09/local-search-a-key-trend-for-small-businesses.html

And I agree with you, Pete. ...
Forum: New Member Introductions 18th September 2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,302
Posted By Anita
Smile Welcome!

Welcome Yadum! :standingw

I think you will find this to be a friendly place.

Best,
Anita
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 15th September 2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,690
Posted By Anita
Smile New Business Opportunities

I would like to weigh in with my thoughts for Eddie, who submitted the question.

Eddie, it's great that you are in a fast-growing area. I am firm believer that you can find opportunity anywhere,...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 11th September 2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,344
Posted By Anita
Thumbs up Excellent topic, Kelvin. :thumbsup: Here...

Excellent topic, Kelvin. :thumbsup:

Here are just a few trends that impact the Internet entrepreneur:

(1) Cheaper, easier-to-use tools -- Website building tools that are easier to use than...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 8th September 2006, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,067
Posted By Anita
Wink Throw out paper

Staci, my philosophy is to throw out as much paper as possible. Paper's the killer.

Shred - Get yourself one of those portable shredders that fits right over top of a small waste basket. ...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 15th August 2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,536
Posted By Anita
Thumbs up Good tips on setting goals for yourself

Thanks for pointing out this article, Staci!

Regardless of the family piece, other parts of the article are spot on, such as the part about setting goals for yourself. That's crucial. I am...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 9th August 2006, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,435
Posted By Anita
Thumbs up Finding the right 20%

I like the 80/20 rule. I find it applies to most things I do.

The trick is knowing which 20% of your efforts are the right ones -- the 20% that actually will yield that 80% of results.

It...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 18th July 2006, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,401
Posted By Anita
Smile This is very interesting insight, Marc. ...

This is very interesting insight, Marc. :welcome:

I have used similar techniques when searching in Google to find information. But you have done a much better job outlining specific...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 27th April 2006, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,061
Posted By Anita
Smile Now a Podcast - Download for Free

FYI -- this show is now podcasted. Download it for free over at our podcast site.

Dan was quite honest during the show. He pointed out that sometimes VOIP may not be for every business. This is...
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