Monday, May 23, 2011

Another Quick Review of This Week's Small Business Trends

What a week it was! Here's a quick recap.

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Celebrate small business every week (USA Today)

What? You've never heard of Small Business Week? You're not alone. It's not exactly like Hallmark is cranking out cards with sentiments such as "To my favorite entrepreneur -- glad those years of eating peanut butter and jelly finally paid off!" (Read more)

Recession Brought a Small-Business Boom (

There are actually more small businesses now than there were in 2006, when the recession began. That’s according to Dun and Bradstreet which released a report on the state of small business this week. The trend follows a deep trough through the recession, but a steep climb as the economy has slowly recovered. (Read more)

Top Five Tips For Women Small Business Owners (Forbes)

Women-owned firms account for 40% of all privately held firms, employ more than 13 million people, and generate $1.9 trillion in sales, according to the National Association for Women Business Owners <> . However, most of these businesses (97%) have revenues below the million-dollar mark. (Read more)

Google Keeps Brands, Marketers 'Inside Search' (Media Post)

Google announced the launch of an official search blog Thursday, sending a message to marketers and those searching for content on the importance of search engine marketing and search activities across its portfolio of Web sites. (Read more)

Foursquare, LivingSocial eye local ad dollars (Reuters)

LivingSocial and Foursquare are both fighting for local ad dollars from mom and pop stores, neighborhood restaurants, and even big box retailers as online social media companies set their sights on a largely untapped pool of revenue. (Read more)


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