Monday, September 21, 2009

Help for your Struggling Small Business!

It's really tough out there for a small business owner right now. Your friends and family called you foolish when you went out on your own – but you proved them wrong when you built a successful small business. You’ve put your blood, sweat and tears into your company – it’s your baby! Although you're struggling again, you're also fighting hard to keep that dream alive. It does appear that the federal government realizes small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and it's reaching out to help.

Here are a few resources to help you get through this difficult time.

Recently, the SBA introduced the 2009 Recovery Act intended for small businesses. SmartBusiness explains the complicated loan and recovery plan without the legal goobly-gook.

Check out Office Depot's Survival of the Smartest, an interactive website with resources for struggling small business owners.

Recommended Reading: Recession Storming: Thriving in Downturns Through Superior Marketing, Pricing and Product Strategies There are over 100 marketing strategies from 80 companies from 5 recessions and 40 industry downturns. This has been the #1 book on Recession on for over a year.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Become A Pro (For Free)!

Become A Pro!

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