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 Gayle Kesten

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July Jobs Report: Less Down Is Still Down

8/6/2009
The numbers are still nothing to cheer about -- especially among the 279,000 small and midsize business employees affected -- but at the very least, fewer jobs were lost last month than reported for June, according to the ADP's latest National Employment Report.

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Glide Engage Is No Twitter

8/4/2009
Micro (adj.): very small; involving minute quantities or variations. Sorry, I just had to double check that definition after reading about a new "microblogging" service that wants to take on Twitter.

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How To Land A Loan Despite The Credit Crunch

5/18/2009
Do you make it a practice of giving money to strangers? If you have a few bucks to spare, then chances are you'd give them to someone know. Now ask yourself before you head in for a small-business loan: How well does your banker know you?

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SBA's Karen Mills Kicks Off National Small Business Week

5/18/2009
Jamiel's Shoes opened its doors the same year traffic first starting flowing across the Golden Gate Bridge. The year was 1937, and the Rhode Island-based, family-owned small business is the same store where many years later Karen Mills shopped for her children when they were young.

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Business Intelligence: Your Next Step

11/12/2008
No huge revelation that more small and midsize companies are turning to BI to make better business decisions. And no huge surprise that SMBs are ahead of large enterprises in their deployment of SaaS-based BI vs. more expensive on-premises software.

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What The Election Teaches Us About Marketing

11/4/2008
Seth Godin isn't waiting for the election to close to begin dissecting its marketing takeaways. Whether you believe his assessment is politically slanted is your call, but I personally don't think that's what his analysis is about.

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Yahoo's Zimbra Joins The Cloud Club

10/28/2008
Yahoo's Zimbra is becoming a hosted service provider in its own right, for the first time taking its open-source, Web-based messaging and collaboration application straight to a select customer segment.

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Welcome To Fantasy Island

10/10/2008
With fewer dollars to spend in the real world, consumers have been hanging out in virtual worlds -- where their money goes farther, according to operators of such sites.

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IBM Expands Cloud Services

10/6/2008
IBM has released a series of cloud computing services, including a social networking and online collaboration beta that promises secure, cross-company communication.

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Sparxent: IBM Global For The Midmarket?

9/29/2008
Staples isn't the only one out with new services aimed at helping SMBs thrive by minding their IT. A Salt Lake City-based startup named Sparxent is going after what it calls an "underserved" midmarket with software, hardware, and IT consulting services of its own.

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State Of The Blogosphere

9/23/2008
You can't possibly still think that blogging is just a fad. OK, I admit I could be a bit biased about the topic -- for sure, it's in my best interest for blogs to stick around.

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