Looking for a Free Small Business Plan Template? Try These Resources

If you are looking for a small business plan template and some guidelines on how to use it, there are some excellent resources available. (I posted about this in 2007: thought that after five years it was time for an update.) The Importance of Business Planning I’d love to be able to say I had […]

5 Reasons Why I Recommend WordPress for Small Business Web Sites

A lawyer asked me about WordPress During a seminar presentation for lawyers last week I was asked whether I would recommend WordPress for a blog site. My answer was definitely yes. In this post I share some reasons for that response. But first I should probably not assume that everyone knows what WordPress is. The […]

Twitter and Home Based Business

I have to admit that at any given moment I don’t know whether to be highly impressed or highly amused by the way Twitter, which allows you to share messages with a 140 character limit, has taken the social media world by storm. Maybe a bit of both. It mightn’t be – no, isn’t – […]

Why Small Business Works for America Video Contest

Here’s an interesting challenge. Make a 30 second video which answers the question “Why does small business work for America?” and you could be on your way with an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. The prize includes participating in the 2008 National Small Business Summit, June 8-11, where, the organizers say “you can interact […]

Small Business on Alltop

There is an excellent new resource for anyone who wants to get a quick, interesting overview of current online coverage of their favorite topic. It has various sections, including one devoted to sites focused on Small Business. It’s called Alltop and is the invention of online entrepreneurs Will Mayall, Kathryn Henkens and Guy Kawasaki. It’s […]