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Kauffman study indicates Internet’s impact on startup longevity

Submitted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Oct. 20, 2011 ” The Internet profound effect on how...

Some employers to drop health insurance when exchanges launch

The advent of government-mandated insurance exchanges could spur some  companies to drop insurance for their workers, according to an Associated Press report published in...

Double click for fitness

One in four dieters are using online weight loss websites as a diet plan, the highest percentage in six years, according to a recent...

Businesses up technology spending plans: CDW survey

Corporate information technology decision makers were gaining confidence heading into the new year, thanks to rising growth expectations among small and medium size businesses,...

`Small Business Saturday’ concept takes hold

American Express reports that its campaign to boost sales at small retailers on Saturday, Nov. 27, was effective largely because other groups embraced it....

Mcommerce sites add gift centers: Chicago report

  Mobile commerce sites are getting more sophisticated with 42 percent offering a gift center for mobile devices, according to Chicago-based e-tailing group's third-quarter...

Survey says: Marketers plan to push more activities online

Watch for marketers to   continue to boost their online marketing activities, while downplaying traditional advertising and tradeshows. That's according to an online survey by...

Commissions, overtime pay up as sales improve: Administaff data

Improved sales are starting to ripple through small businesses, pushing up overtime pay, commissions and bonus compensation, according to compensation data from Adminstaff's base...

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My view: Bring in the $600 weekly checks

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