Media’s Feelings About PR Effect Small Biz DIYers

Over the years, I’ve heard over and over the conversation about how journalists hate PR professionals, and essentially anyone calling to pitch their story. It’s enough to leave a novice PR pro shaking in their boots to call media. I, personally, have never had a problem because I worked in the media.  I know what … Continue reading

Formula PR is Dead

When I started in PR many, many years ago there was barely an Internet, in fact we didn’t even have computers in our office for every employee.  We created and implemented multi-million dollar PR campaigns based on an almost 40-year old formula.  Sure it’s morphed some, but most corporate PR agencies continue using it, and … Continue reading

Virtual Business: Affordable Video Chats

If your business is anything like most of ours, you have clients across the country, and the rising cost of travel is forcing us to keep face-to-face meetings at a minimum. We here at Small Business Daily are big fans of Skype.  In fact most of our business, even overseas, is conducted via video conferencing … Continue reading

$30 Million Small Business Lending Boost

Senate Votes to Include $30 Billion Lending Fund in Small Business Aid Package The controversial amendment is now part of a bill that could go before the Senate next week. By Courtney Rubin |  Jul 23, 2010 Small business lending may get a boost thanks to a controversial $30 billion fund for community banks. The Senate … Continue reading

FamilyPreneurship: 10 Tips for Working with Family

Becoming an entrepreneur is hard enough as it is, but imagine owning a small business and you need to discuss a problem with an employee… and it’s your little brother. When you throw family into the mix it becomes even more complicated to effectively run a business.  There’s an emotion level not found in other … Continue reading

Leadership Styles – There’s More Than Just One!

Many managers mistakenly assume that leadership style is based on personality rather than choice. Instead of choosing the one style that suits their temperament, they should ask which style best addresses the demands of a particular situation. There are six basic leadership styles. Each derives from different emotional intelligence competencies, works best in particular situations, … Continue reading

How to Work With Friends and Family

OK – you’ve seen this before. You hired a friend because she needed a job and you had a position open. You reasoned that the personal relationship would make it easier because the trust was there and you’ve always liked her. Two months later, it’s a very different picture. Down the street, it’s a similar … Continue reading

Jott.com Way Cool

Have you ever been driving, or walking, or doing something, when you had that awesome thought? That thing you want to remember to do. That sudden light bulb in your head idea. What if you had the ability to, just at that moment, speak that thought into your phone and the information is immediately transcribed into … Continue reading

R U Shopping Your Web Site Designer Based Solely on Price?

As a Web developer who’s company slogan is, “Experts in how business get’s done on the Internet”, I would be greatly remiss if I did not give you my expert opinion on the cheapest option out there for a Web site. The best cheap option out there, if your number one criteria for choosing a Web site designer is price, is GoDaddy.com. … Continue reading