Posted by Merrin Muxlow on June 30, 2009 in Business Management [ 1 Comment ]
A firm handshake, a welcoming smile, steady eye contact- all of these are the signs of a confident, competent leader, right? Well, maybe. Turns out, a strong handshake matters less than how you shake hands, smile wattage should depend on personal proximity, and steady eye contact can be read as confrontational in some settings. We’ve all heard that somewhere around 90% of communication is passed … Read More
Posted by Merrin Muxlow on June 22, 2009 in Internet Marketing, Marketing, SEO [ 9 Comments ]
The numbers are in- both Statcounter and ComScore show Microsoft’s Bing search engine, launched two weeks ago, chipping away at the solid hold Google has long maintained on search engine traffic. Within a week after it launched, Bing had jumped Yahoo! for the #2 spot, and caused Google’s market share to drop 6 points. Granted, the drop was from 78% to 71.99%, but if early … Read More
Posted by Merrin Muxlow on June 17, 2009 in Internet Marketing, Marketing, Social Networking [ 0 Comments ]
It’s official- Facebook has become the most popular social networking site in America, edging out MySpace by a slim margin: 7.278 million U.S. users are now on Facebook, compared to 7.255 million using MySpace. To many, Facebook’s surge was inevitable, especially now that it offers one of the key features that differentiated the two sites: personalized URLS.
Over the weekend, over 5 million current users … Read More
Posted by gbravo on June 10, 2009 in Phone Systems, VoIP [ 1 Comment ]
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a universal term for the technologies involved in the transfer of voice communication over an IP network. For the most part, VoIP system users can make and receive calls just as they would from a traditional telephone network with only a home or business broadband internet connection. Here are eight features that make VoIP attractive to the average user:… Read More
Posted by Betsy Brottlund on June 8, 2009 in Business News, Incorporation [ 0 Comments ]
Entrepreneurialism is characterized by an ability to find a way to flourish regardless of the setting or circumstances one finds oneself in. It is this individualism and spirit of resourcefulness that make the entrepreneur such an import icon in American economics, and world economics as well. So it is no surprise to find that the places where some of today’s biggest companies got started are … Read More
Posted by Nell Merlino on June 3, 2009 in Business Financing [ 0 Comments ]
It might not feel like it, but there is actually a lot of money going around for small business owners, and most of it is coming straight from the Stimulus Package through the SBA. I found this out from my friend Eric Ness, from the Wisconsin SBA office, when he and I were in Washington, D.C. for National Small Business Week.
Under the American … Read More