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Archive for August, 2007


Get Swimming

Posted by Pamela Swift in Starting Up A common small business start-up formula today is to offer a product or service and sell it online. If you are reading this blog chances are that describes your situation now. Perhaps you are a freelancer with skills to sell, or you decided to have a go at selling a product online, maybe through […]

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Serious Franchise Thoughts

Posted by Pamela Swift in Franchise Buying a franchise is a dream for many aspiring small-business owners. There are conflicting opinions as to whether franchises tend to be more successful than independent small businesses, but this much is clear: Franchises are expensive to buy, carry the same risks as any startup business and require plenty of sweat equity to make […]

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From Browse To Buy

Posted by Pamela Swift in Online Business Anyone who does business online worries about how to boost Web traffic. But traffic is only part of the story. Equally important is the conversion rate – the percentage of customers who actually buy something. On average, companies report that only 3 percent of Web surfers actually buy, according to a survey by, […]

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Art of Cash Flow

Posted by Pamela Swift in Operations

BusinessKnowHow: Cash. Most people want more. When running a small business it’s particularly important to monitor how cash is coming in and how much cash is going out. This month, I’d like to take a few minutes to share some ideas on cash flow management as in how you can keep more cash in your […]

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Small Business Podcasts

Posted by Pamela Swift in Recommendations

Small Business Trends Radio: Sometimes it can be hard to determine which of the many small business podcasts will provide what you need. So much audio, so little time. So we have taken the guesswork out of it for you. We narrowed it down to 100 informative podcasts for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Most […]

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