Archive: October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007

Telecom Official Touts Airwave Auction Benefits

In a hearing before the House Small Business Committee, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin outlined the benefits for small businesses that an upcoming airwave auction will provide. He told (pdf) the committee that the auction will promote improved access to wireless broadband and facilitate the ability of small firms...

By Sharon McLoone | October 12, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

How Do I...Get a UPC Bar Code?

Small businesses seeking to sell their wares through larger retailers for resale will most likely need a Universal Product Code -- that ubiquitous black and white striped identification tag appearing on products ranging from soda cans, tags on stuffed animals or boxes containing electronics. The identification numbers allow a retailer...

By Sharon McLoone | October 11, 2007; 9:36 AM ET | Comments (3)

Telecom Consultancy Prospers through Customization

When a downtown Washington law firm was required to build offices three stories underground to comply with D.C. height requirements it called upon a very small consultancy to help it with unique telecommunications needs. The father and son team of Richard and Andrew Glasgow was able to figure out a...

By Sharon McLoone | October 10, 2007; 10:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

How Do I ... Use PayPal?

There's more to e-commerce than assembling a flashy Web site. If a business wants to sell products or services online, it has to figure out how to accept electronic payments. For small firms working on a tight budget, a customized e-payment system may be out of reach. Enter PayPal, the...

By Sharon McLoone | October 9, 2007; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Better Business Bureau Releases Line of 'How-To' Books

The Better Business Bureau, an organization that sets standards for fair business practices, has published its first line of "how-to" books. The first three titles in the series include books on how to launch a business on eBay (pdf excerpt of book), open a franchise, and buy a home. "Each...

By Sharon McLoone | October 8, 2007; 12:19 PM ET | Comments (0)


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