By Carol Tice
Every small business has them: The problem child. The screamer. Mr. or Ms. Picky. The scope-creep king. The late payer.
Maybe your client never returns your calls, or, on the flip side, needs to instant-message you at all hours. Their flaws may differ, but the bottom line is the same: They’re your worst client. Continue reading “Why You Should Fire Your Worst Client” »
BY Carol Tice
It’s a song we’ve heard all through the downturn: Small businesses create most of the jobs, so they should be the focus of federal assistance.
But is it true? Continue reading “Are Small Businesses Really Big Job Creators?” »
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Free eSeminar: Publishing to Mobile Devices at the University of Oregon Continue reading “Free Higher Ed eSeminar: Publishing to Mobile Devices” »
By Chris Matyszczyk
All that’s left are definitions.
Was Steve Jobs the greatest inventor of the last 50 years? Or merely a genius? Was he an artist? Or merely a very, very good salesman? Continue reading “Isaacson: Jobs was ingenious, but not necessarily smart” »
Apple recently acquired a 3D mapping company called C3 Technologies in order to bolster its Maps feature in iOS, according to 9to5 Mac. Continue reading “Apple’s Plan To Bring Eye-Popping 3D Maps To Your iPhone” »
At age 22, Marc Andreessen cofounded Netscape, the browser company that turned the Internet into a mainstream phenomenon.
But what happens when your company takes off that fast? Andreessen talked about his early Netscape days at Y Combinator’s Startup School event at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. Saturday. Netscape at its peak was hiring perhaps 100 people per week or more. “The problem with with true hyper-growth… It’s the problem like baking a cake in three minutes. You’re in the kitchen and you have sugar, flour, egg on the ceiling. What the hell are you doing?” Continue reading “Marc Andreessen: Building Startups Is Like Baking A Cake In 3 Minutes” »
If you were marooned on a desert island, with only marketing books to read, which would you want with you?
Our Book Editorial Team here at Small Business Trends recently reflected on that very question. Continue reading “10 Marketing Books You Can’t Live Without” »
Andrew Shen and Robert Johnson
Scientists often cite the first ten years of a child’s life as the “window of opportunity.”
Everything at this time is critical to improving the “wiring” of a person’s brain. Continue reading “10 Activities That Make Your Kids Smarter” »
It’s a huge feat for companies to land lifelong customers.
According to an SIS International Research survey, 53% of adults and 56% of teens buy brands they used while growing up.
So it’s no wonder companies devote billions of dollars to capture young consumers. Continue reading “Shocking Ways Companies Get Kids Hooked On Brands” »