Survey: Small Business Owners Believe Economy Is Stuck In Washington Gridlock Sacramento Bee NEW YORK, April 1, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — Newtek Business Services, NASDAQ: NEWT, TheSmall Business Authority®, with a portfolio of over 100,000 business accounts, announced today the findings of its SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey, … See all stories on this topic » Small Business Must-Reads —

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See on Scoop.it – ReachSMBs Nearly half of small-business owners who are not currently hiring point to potential healthcare costs (48%) and government regulations (46%), in addition to concerns about weak revenues and the status of the U.S. Scott K. Wilder‘s insight: Small Business News See on www.gallup.com

ReachSMBs Blog post at Cogent Coach Small Business Blog : This is a great video by Tony Robbins, Frank Kern and John Reese on the most critical skill of achievers.  Its amazing how many people sabo[..] (Please share! Scott K. Wilder‘s insight: test See on thecogentcoach.com

Future Technology: NPR had a fascinating show recently about  Gaze-based interaction. Forget wearable computers or swiping tablet screens. Soon, users to move a cursor with their eyes, or turn the pages of an e-book without lifting a finger. Actually, this technology has been around for people with disabilities, but there are several companies looking at

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“Get me as many followers as possible… and get them soon” I hear that request often. Unfortunately, having a lot of Twitter “followers” or getting many “likes” on Facebook is not a good proxy for influence. And influence is probably more important than popularity. As Rogers pointed out in his classic Diffusion of Innovations, influencers

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Chris Anderson strikes again. His latest book, Makers: The New Industrial Revolution talks about 3-D printing, open source design, and other new tools focuses on how each person can become a creator and and an entrepreneur. The author focuses on the DIY (Do-it-Yourself) movement! This new Industrial Revolution is where “hardware is the new software.” Regular

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Last week at the Digital Strategy Innovation Summit, I listened to Gabe Vehovsky, SVP of Digital Strategy from Discovery Communications. He talked about innovation and a company’s ability to combine Entrepreneurs, who are good in exploring and leading in a visionary manner, together with Experienced Hands in an established company, who have built successful brands. He

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In a new CMO Survey by Duke University and Marketing Association of America, Marketers were asked about their spending plans in the next 12 months. Here’s the PowerPoint summary: The cmo survey_highlights_and_insights_august-2012-final from christinemoorman   Here are some key highlights: Biggest change in spending will be in new service introductions, which echoes what our Future of Work

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I am always reminded of the importance of being inquisitive vs. advocating something. This approach has helped me get to the root cause of issues. For example, I have written here before about the 5 Whys, which is a question-asking technique used to explore the cause-and-effect relationships underlying a particular problem.The primary goal of the technique is to determine

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In 1996, I managed the Borders.com team that launched the first ecommerce site that directly sold more than one type of media. We sold books, music and video, and when we launched; a little ecommerce company in Seattle that sold only books seemed to be paranoid about us (But as Andy Grove said, “only the

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