This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




  Mobile version    RSS    Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit Aug. 6, 2013

Home   About NASE   Membership   Business Learning Center   Your Voice in DC   Research   Contact Us    


 

Federal website offers health reform information for businesses
Business USA via The Argus Leader
A new website from the federal government is aimed at providing employers with educational materials about the Affordable Care Act. It includes a tool that is tailored based on size and location, so businesses can learn how the law helps them provide coverage options to their employees.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  




4 small-business lessons learned in reality TV limelight
The Charlotte Observer via The Fayetteville Observer
The rise of reality TV has created a new breed of celebrities known for their inane routines (think "Jersey Shore's" gym-tan-laundry combo) and absurd predicaments ("Big Brother," anyone?). But some shows also have affected hundreds of small businesses. And as their success stories demonstrate, even the briefest of stints on the national stage can have considerable impact and teach lessons to seasoned and newbie entrepreneurs alike. Here the insights of some small-business owners who have been featured on reality TV shows, each valuable whether you have a national bandwagon or an intimate, loyal following.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Facebook and small business: A match made in heaven?
Small Business Trends
Facebook, under investors' fire due to doubts whether it can generate income fast enough, is proving that partnering with small businesses saves the day: Advertising revenue is up by 61 percent to $1.6 billion — fueled by mobile and local ad sales. Looking into the numbers, let's just say that it's about time for Facebook to capitalize on the assets. According to the new data released by Facebook, people are well-connected with small businesses on Facebook.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


A small-business star to be born this Super Bowl
The Associated Press via Sioux City Journal
A small business star will be born during a commercial break in Super Bowl XLVIII. A company yet to be selected will have its own 30-second ad during the game, giving it the kind of exposure usually reserved for mega-brands like Budweiser and Chevrolet. The spot will be the culmination of a competition sponsored by software maker Intuit Inc., which has never run a Super Bowl commercial of its own but is paying for one small business to be in the spotlight during the third quarter of the Big Game.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


FEATURED ARTICLE
TRENDING ARTICLE
MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
Federal website offers health reform information for businesses
Business USA via The Argus Leader
A new website from the federal government is aimed at providing employers with educational materials about the Affordable Care Act. It includes a tool that is tailored based on size and location, so businesses can learn how the law helps them provide coverage options to their employees.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Small-business owners are neglecting retirement savings
Yakima Herald-Republic
For many small-business owners, the golden years aren't looking so shiny. Many have devoted so much time and money to their businesses that they have failed to plan for retirement. Catch-up plans for these owners usually consist of aggressively putting money aside or taking another big risk: Planning to sell their companies one day to fund their retirement.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Small businesses: Obamacare good, bad
Inc.
Even though the Affordable Care Act employer mandate has been delayed a year, heath care costs remain the number one economic concern for U.S. small businesses. Surveys by Sageworks and U.S. Chamber of Commerce found that most business owners expect their insurance costs to increase under ACA.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


Funding provides support for small business
The Deming Headlight
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that projects in 30 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will be funded to support small and emerging rural businesses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. New Mexico's USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner said, "These grants will help New Mexicans cope with issues around food security and small-business development at a time when New Mexico desperately needs help. These grants represent the Obama administration's continued commitment to develop sustainable rural business opportunities that will create jobs."
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


4-way step to gain loyal customers
Business 2 Community via Yahoo
Many businesses nowadays are so focused about what kind of technology to avail and adopt in their operation. The most popular now is the online technology specifically the optimization of the social media in promoting and marketing their products and services. Another one is the use of business tools or apps to make processes more efficient and productive. For small market players such as the small to medium-size businesses, home-based businesses and solo entrepreneurs, knowing what customers want and how to deliver what they want is vital in achieving success. Here is a four-way step that small market players can follow to gain more loyal customers.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


How to gather fabulous testimonials about your work
By Sydni Craig-Hart
Doesn't it feel great to receive commendation for the work you do? There's nothing better than knowing you've truly made a difference in someone's life or business and have helped them reach a new level of success. Even better than your personal feelings is the fact that receiving positive feedback from your clients creates social proof for prospective clients. This is one of the reasons websites like Yelp are so popular. Like it or not, the folks who are considering hiring you are going to look up details about what it's like to work with you.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE

Industry Pulse: Do you have a system for client feedback?
ANSWER NOW
Last week's survey: Which social media platform will emerge as top dog in the next 10 years?
SEE RESULTS


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Small businesses: Obamacare good, bad (Inc.)
Small-business owners are neglecting retirement savings (Yakima Herald-Republic)
Affordable Care Act for the self-employed in Washington (U.S. Small Business Administration via The Peninsula Gateway)
Income tax returns: 9 tax saving options other than Section 80C (NDTV)
Why do I want to be self-employed? Becoming a freelance is a big decision (TeleManagement)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


Small-business owners' retirement catch-up plans
The Associated Press via Newsday
For many small-business owners, the golden years aren't looking so shiny. Many have devoted so much time and money to their businesses that they have failed to plan for retirement. Catch-up plans for these owners usually consist of aggressively putting money aside or taking another big risk: planning to sell their companies one day to fund their retirement. Saving for the future often takes a backseat to building a company for owners in good times or bad and younger owners are even less likely to pay attention to retirement.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Avoiding the distractions of working from home
The Guardian
Those who work in busy offices with noisy colleagues and constant interruptions may see working from home as a chance to focus and get more done in blissful silence. But if you work from home for more than the odd day at a time you'll probably discover that working in such a familiar place presents its own distractions that prevent you from being as productive as you'd like. Here's some advice for combating all kinds of interruptions.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Why every small business needs a good lawyer
The Houston Chronicle
Business owners are busy people. Their days are filled with attracting new customers, keeping existing customers happy and finding and retaining talented employees. Small businesses, particularly those just getting off the ground, usually also have tight budgets. Often lost in this hectic mix is the need to pay attention to legal issues relevant to any business. It is a mistake for small-business owners to give in to the temptation of putting off dealing with legal issues until their companies are larger or only when problems arise.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


 

Self-Employed OutFront Weekly
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Nikki Trufant-Wade, Content Editor, 972.910.6810  
Contribute news

Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

This edition of the Self-Employed OutFront Weekly was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here — it's free!
Recent issues
July 30, 2013
July 23, 2013
July 16, 2013
July 9, 2013



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063