Archive: February 15, 2009 - February 21, 2009

SBA Warns Small Firms of Bank Letter Scam

The Small Business Administration is warning firms not to respond to fraudulent letters that appear to have been sent by the agency asking businesses for bank account information in order to qualify for federal tax rebates. The letters were faxed on fake SBA letterhead with the intent to dupe small...

By Sharon McLoone | February 20, 2009; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

How Do I.... Ship 600 Tubas

It's not so hard getting a tuba from Maryland to California. It's a little harder shipping five tubas to Texas, one flute to Florida and three sets of bass drums to Kansas. And don't forget the box of guitar picks. But when you have 96 stores selling instruments, sheet music...

By Sharon McLoone | February 19, 2009; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

How Tweet It Is

Lynn Miller is a marketing consultant, a mom, an environmental activist and an award-winning Twitterer. Last week she picked up a "Shorty" award for her multitasking efforts. As a marketing consultant, she encourages local businesses to set up Twitter feeds as a "low cost tool for reaching potential customers." She...

By Sharon McLoone | February 18, 2009; 8:30 AM ET | Comments (4)


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