Profile of Benjamin Tomkins
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Articles by Benjamin Tomkins
posted in May 2009
With every dime precious, taking time off from work, much less an actual vacation, might seem to be an unthinkable luxury, but it turns out that small business owners are planning vacations this summer at about the same rate as last year.
Earlier this year, bMighty launched a PC Giveaway contest and now we're pleased to introduce you to that deserving small business owner who won.
Echoing the bMighty mantra, Wired's Chris Anderson declares that the new economy emerging from the meltdown favors small over large.
For small and midsize businesses that outsource manufacturing, managing the supply chain is crucial to success. Moving the cloud can allows business, customers, and supply partners lower costs and maintain flexibility.
The recession is scaring the bejesus out businesses of every stripe, but owners of small and midsize businesses have been to the brink of failure before -- many times -- and know how to survive.
For today's mobile businesses, accepting payment from any location at any time is crucial to maintaining cash flow and increasing business -- cash only doesn't cut it anymore. A new offering from Intuit offers businesses another option for taking payment via mobile phones (and not just smartphones).
The results of a recent study from AMI-Partners indicate that more than half of small businesses now consider social media to be a significant factor in acquiring customers and retaining existing customers.
Amid the government power players and big business representatives at National Small Business Week, 9 small business leaders took the spot light to tell a congressional committee about their businesses and how they're coping with the recession.
Containing small business to a single week is ridiculous. SMBs are the economic engine that will lead us out of this recession whether we celebrate them during National Small Business week or not.
HP's latest offering for small businesses bolsters a broadening portfolio of SMB solutions that make cost containment a top priority.
If there was ever a time to think out of the box about ways to cut costs, it's now. One tactic that's hardly new, but deserves another look is telecommuting (or Web commuting). Rather than thinking outside the box, you may want to think outside of the office.
Saving money is always important, but in these economic times it's the difference between staying in business and closing up shop. As the recession grinds on the cost cutting resources are growing.
Differentiation is what makes your business more appealing to customers. You can differentiate your business with the quality of your products and services, your pricing, customer support, and myriad other ways, but keep your ears perked up for four words that mean you're not standing out from your competitors.
Cutting back on advertising in a recession is tempting, but if you slash your marketing spend, your competition may seize the opportunity to grow their market share. What you can do is make your marketing more effective. Here's 10 ways to get more from your online advertising.