Update on Apr. 1, 2013: Deleted all entries with outdated tips or broken links.
Welcome to the December 11, 2007 edition #30 of the Carnival Of Small Business Issues.
My name is John and I am your host for this “Canarian Edition”. As this Carnival grows it is getting harder to select articles from the growing number of submissions.
Thanks to everyone who contributed.
Instead of limiting the number of promoted articles to some arbitrary number, like 20, I have decided to give you more, and introduced a new category “Online Marketing Special” just for this edition.
Question of the day: How Would You Promote Innovation? If you are a member of a management team or a business owner, how would you answer this question? Charan “CA” Atreya, the organizer of this Carnival, runs an open answer survey on his blog. If you have something to say, please, do so on his Blog.
If you are interested in hosting this Carnival or submitting a blog post, you'll find more information at the bottom of the page.
Today we have the following categories: Marketing, Online Marketing Special, Human Resource, Operations, Personal Development, Finance, Business Tips
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Liz Fuller presents Today’s Woman Entrepreneur - Claudia of NiÉriu posted at More Than WE Know, saying, “Ninety percent of Americans identify themselves as Conscious Consumers who prefer eco-friendly products. Go behind the scenes of one woman entrepreneur's business to find out how she appeals to this target market.”
wilson ng presents SME #5 -Creating a Brand Premium posted at Reflections of a BizDrivenLife, saying, “There are generally three ways you can position your company – either provide products or services that are better, faster or cheaper. Normally, you cannot be all three – and you have to choose which is your competitive advantage. At the end, ‘better’ is a more sustainable strategy than ‘cheaper’ and you should always strive to create a business based on a focus on ‘brand premium’ rather than ‘lowest price’.”
John W. Furst presents Protect Your Virtual Business Assets posted at E-Biz Booster Blog, saying, “Do you protect your valuable data that resides inside your computer? Many entrepreneurs - online and offline type of business - do not take appropriate care. You might only loose some 1000's of dollars, but you can loose all of your business at once. Start getting prepared, now.”
Todd Goldfarb presents How To Become a Great Salesperson posted at We The Change, saying, “NOTHING is more important for a small business than its ability to SELL itself: whether it be its products, services, people or concepts, sales permeates everything. Here are some great tactics for developing useful sales skills.”
Tupelo Kenyon presents Ego or Soul? Who's Driving? posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, “Even though I identify my sense of self with soul, there seems to be another “something” inside forever jockeying for position and making its presence known. This is the ego. What’s the difference? How can you know which one is in charge? What are their characteristics? Since I prefer peace to mayhem and contentment to perpetual, blind striving, my goal is to keep soul in the driver’s seat as often as possible. Instead of an either/or situation, I like the idea of soul and ego peacefully coexisting in a manner that best serves the greater good. (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free.)”
Noric Dilanchian presents Special Collection: Business Valuation, Sale or Purchase - Dilanchian Lawyers posted at Lightbulb, saying, “People in business are understandably fascinated by the value of their business and how to improve it. This special collection of articles and posts by Dilanchian Lawyers in Sydney provides guidance on managing the valuation project, making proposals, improving value for a sale, or growing value in a collaboration.”
That concludes this Canarian edition #30. As you can see we are getting more an more submissions about Online Business Issues as well. If you have a traditional brick and mortar business, take advantage of the Web. Start now.
John W. Furst
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This week’s CoSBI happy reading
... That and I wanted to post a brief note to remind you to visit this week’s edition of the Carnival of Small Business Issues. John Furst of E-Biz Booster — who is, I should add, one of the best recurring hosts of the CoSBI around — does a great job of sorting through the best of the small business blogosphere and don’t forget that this carnival is a really good way to discover new small business bloggers you might not be familiar with. ...
Weblog: The Journal Blog Tracked: Dec 13, 16:12
Thanks for including my article. Once again, this carnival is a treasure trove of great reads - can't wait to get started!
Thanks for including my article - this is a great resource, and I'm proud to be included. I'll be spending a lot of time here, thanks for gathering these excellent articles and resources into one place.
I completely agree with the above comment, the internet is with a doubt growing into the most important medium of communication across the globe and its due to sites like this that ideas are spreading so quickly.