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Google’s Tools for Online Success

Google’s Tools for Online Success

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) and Google have teamed up to provide resources and tools that “help small businesses learn how to succeed online.”  Below is a sample video description of the features directly from Google. Be sure to checkout this new resource today at http://www.google.com/help/places/partners/sba/index.html!  (via Google)

Establish an online presence: As more and more people get online to find information and local searches grow, an online presence is increasingly important for a small business. For […]

Aug 22nd, 2010Comments Off on Google’s Tools for Online Success
Google Launches Small Business Blog

Google Launches Small Business Blog

Google launched a new blog this month, the Small Business Blog, which will showcase a real-life entrepreneurs and their experiences in “building companies from scratch and embracing Internet tools that have taken their business to the next level.”  The blog will also provide information on Google‘s products, features, and projects that most likely interest the small to medium sized business community (i.e. AdWords, Apps, Places, and YouTube).  Check out the new blog here. (via Google)

Aug 22nd, 2010Comments Off on Google Launches Small Business Blog

B2B Missing Out on Social Media Benefits

According to new research from eMarketer, companies may be missing out on lead generation opportunities and improvements in product development.  According to the study, social networks can “improve communication between customers, prospects and suppliers; aid collaboration between business partners; help with product development; and identify leads.”

Research performed earlier this year by Genius.com and BtoB Magazine found that nearly three-fifths of B2B marketers use Facebook, but only half had engaged in blogging and Twitter.  In short, B2B marketers are playing catchup […]

May 25th, 2010Comments Off on B2B Missing Out on Social Media Benefits

Accept Credit Card Payments on Android

There is a new app in the Android market that allows users to accept credit card payments directly from their Android phone.  Just download the app (called Square), plug in a dongle to your headphone jack, swipe the credit card through the dongle, and you get paid!  Their system comes contract-free and without monthly fees; users only have to pay a “competitive” transaction rate.  Checkout the video for more information.

May 10th, 2010Comments Off on Accept Credit Card Payments on Android
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