Archive: August 19, 2007 - August 25, 2007

How Do I...Pick a Health Insurance Plan

It can be a headache for a very small business trying to find the best health insurance, but there are a variety of tools and resources available to help alleviate the pain. A little more than 50 percent of the 18 million firms in the U.S. with fewer than 10...

By Sharon McLoone | August 23, 2007; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (4)

Small Business Advocates Worry Over Plans to Nix Census Program

Members of Washington's small business community are expressing concern over legislation that would cut funding for U.S. Census Bureau programs that help paint the portrait of small businesses across the nation. The House of Representatives recently adopted an amendment to H.R. 3093 that would cut funding for periodic censuses and...

By Sharon McLoone | August 22, 2007; 1:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

PR Firm Growing Pains

Micro public relations firms are able to land new clients the same way many small businesses do -- by offering personalized service or specializing in niche products. But securing growth over the long-term takes different strategies. Jamie Horwitz spent 23 years offering his public relations services as an employee of...

By Sharon McLoone | August 21, 2007; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

How Do I (and do I need to)... Hire a PR Firm?

Communication is important. My neighbors, a married couple, are a case in point. Susan named their two dogs Harry and Winston to give her husband a little nudge, a little reminder that she likes jewelry. She likes really nice gems -- the kind that sparkle and reflect the style of...

By Sharon McLoone | August 20, 2007; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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