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Published: Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:26:16 -0500


5 Strategies to Survive the Economic Slump

Wed, 12 Nov 2008 20:00:00 Z

The economic slowdown is hitting small businesses hard. Squeezed by energy and healthcare costs, rising prices and sluggish sales, small business owners are cutting expenses and reducing staffing, spending and expansion plans. Read the tips in this article to help improve your cash flow and weather the economic downturn.

Low-Cost Ways to Market in a Downturn

Wed, 12 Nov 2008 20:00:00 Z

If you are thinking about slashing your marketing budget because of the bad economy, don’t. Reducing marketing during a downturn can erode your market share and make it difficult to regain ground once the economy revives. Read this article for tips to boost your plan.

Inc. Guidebook, September 2008: How to Buy the Right Business Insurance

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:00:00 Z

Your business faces plenty of threats—from fire to fraud, from dishonest employees to discontented customers to disconnected utilities. And yet for nearly every peril, some insurance company somewhere is willing to underwrite protection. Therein lies your dilemma: You can go broke keeping your company secure.

Inc. Guidebook, July 2008: How to Assemble a Board of Advisers

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:00:00 Z

An advisory board is a rare species in the small-business ecology, yet assembling such a board may be one of the most important steps a CEO can take to assure an enterprise’s success.

Connect With Customers through Online Content

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:00:00 Z

Educational content, outside of your product or service details, can attract potential customers to your website and keep them there longer. In order to attain these business goals through content on your site, the information must be well crafted and carefully presented. Use the following tips to connect with customers through content on your site.

Using Twitter for Business

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:00:00 Z

By Dell Small Business Expert, John Jantsch. Maybe the siren’s call of twitter ‐ (everybody’s doing it) has become too much and you’ve jumped in. Or, maybe you have no clue what it is or why you would care. I get asked enough about this mircoblogging tool that I thought I would create a practical guide for business folks wrestling with yet another social media outpost.

Building a Better Business Blog

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:00:00 Z

Blogs can be a powerful business tool and a great way to promote your business, improve customer service and conduct market research. Here are six tips to make your blog stand out from the competition.

Social Networking for Your Business

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:00:00 Z

Social networking sites have evolved considerably and businesses are using sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn to manage projects and consultants as well as to set up a marketing presence. Use the following guidelines to take advantage of the business benefits of social networking sites.

Inc Guidebook, August 2008: How to Assemble an Employee Handbook

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:00:00 Z

If you’re like many entrepreneurs, you’re too busy running your company to think about how to run it. So you create a vacation policy when an employee asks for time off and a dress code when someone arrives at the office wearing an inappropriate T-shirt. Sound familiar? If so, it’s time to put your HR policies in writing.

How to Gain Business Benefits from a Webcast

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:00:00 Z

Webcasts — online seminar slide shows — allow you to make cost-effective presentations to customers, prospects, colleagues and others without leaving your office. Use the following tips to guide you in creating and presenting the most effective webcast.

How Server-Based Networks Boost Small Businesses

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:00:00 Z

Any small business can benefit from the advantages of a server-based network. Putting a fast and well-equipped server to work can increase your productivity, enable smart backup and archiving, and vastly improve the security of your data. And once you have simple application and file sharing in place, the addition of network attached storage—an easy and cost-effective upgrade—brings an­other array of benefits to your business.

Taking Advantage of Online Video

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:00:00 Z

Small businesses can easily harness the power of online video and increase the impact of a website, newsletter or other communication. Use the following tips to use video to the best advantage for your company.

Worksheet: Putting Web 2.0 to Work for Your Business

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:00:00 Z

Use this worksheet to guide your consideration and planning around key Web 2.0 issues. Armed with it, you can begin to develop a concrete plan for deriving the biggest benefit from Web 2.0.

Baby Sherpa Case Study

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:00:00 Z

A small rural Canadian company uses Dell solutions to communicate, collaborate and run the business almost entirely online, from any remote location.

Building Business Collaboration through Wikis

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:00:00 Z

Many companies are turning wikis exchange information among members of a team. Because of their simplicity and flexibility, non-technical people can work with wikis more easily than most collaboration applications. Use the following tips to improve your company’s collaboration efforts.

Inc. Guidebook, May 2008: How to Find and Hire Good People

Wed, 09 Jul 2008 20:00:00 Z

A four-part guide to best practices in recruiting and hiring: a step-by-step strategy for finding the right people, a list of the screening procedures, sample questions for the interviews you conduct, and additional hiring resources.

Inc. Guidebook, April 2008: How to Launch Your Company's 401(k) Plan

Wed, 09 Jul 2008 20:00:00 Z

A step-by-step guide to picking a plan, a primer on the fees you can expect to pay, questions to ask a prospective investment adviser, and resources for further inquiry.

Inc. Guidebook, June 2008: How to Choose a Health Care Plan for Your Company

Wed, 09 Jul 2008 20:00:00 Z

There are good reasons for small businesses to offer health insurance. But, before you pay a visit to an agent, read these pages and study the resources provided at the end.

Your Health, Your Control

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 20:00:00 Z

Health Savings Accounts in conjunction with high-deductible health insurance may change the way you think about your medical care. But are they right for you?

A Bird in the Hand

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 20:00:00 Z

Attracting new customers is a smart goal, but your existing customer base can also be a great source of additional sales and revenue.

Selling Their Home from the Road

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 20:00:00 Z

Real estate agents can get and stay connected to customers wherever their journey takes them.

How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Web 2.0

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 20:00:00 Z

Because they make information exchange easy, Web 2.0 applications help small business owners track customer and prospect preferences and quickly respond to concerns. In a world where customer service is an essential differentiator, Web 2.0 can improve the way your small business does business. Here’s a look at how small businesses can take advantage of Web 2.0 technologies.

Make Your Business Easy to Find with Search Engine Marketing

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 20:00:00 Z

It’s one thing to create a website for your small business. It’s another to make sure qualified prospects can find it. That’s where search engine marketing comes in.

SEM Budgeting: Make Every Penny Count

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 20:00:00 Z

Using the right keywords to get a prominent position in search results can do wonders for your small business. However, since Search Engine Marketing (SEM) uses a bidding model in which advertisers compete for keywords, SEM budgeting requires careful planning. These methods can help you get the most from your SEM dollars.

Become a “Go-To” Site via Organic Search

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 20:00:00 Z

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a way to develop your website so that it ranks as highly as possible in the natural (or “organic”) search results of the top engines. These steps can help search engines find your site, index it correctly and display it when the correct search terms are used.

Using Green to Generate More Green

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 20:00:00 Z

Real estate professionals who jump on the environmental bandwagon can help clients help the environment—and add to their own cache and bank accounts.

10 Ways to Make Your Website Work Harder

Mon, 23 Jun 2008 20:00:00 Z

A website needs to evolve with your business. If yours is stagnant, consider taking these steps to keep it fresh and vital.

What Is Web 2.0?

Mon, 23 Jun 2008 20:00:00 Z

Here is a look at the key Web 2.0 technologies and how they can help you connect with your target audience.

Keep POS Systems A-OK

Wed, 21 May 2008 20:00:00 Z

A down point-of-sale system can turn a happy customer into a former customer. Here’s how to keep yours up and running.

At Your Service

Fri, 16 May 2008 20:00:00 Z

You don’t need to go it alone. Dell has enterprise-level support to meet any small business’ needs.

Not Ready to Expand Your Vista-s?

Mon, 12 May 2008 20:00:00 Z

You can purchase Windows Vista® today but keep using Windows® XP until you’re ready to upgrade.

Seeing Green In More Ways Than One

Mon, 12 May 2008 20:00:00 Z

How little changes can add up—and help you save the world, one ream of paper at a time.

Go Green Wherever You Are

Tue, 06 May 2008 20:00:00 Z

Renewable energy credits give business owners a way to go green—even if alternate fuel sources aren’t available in your area.

Dell MediaDirect

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 20:00:00 Z

The one-button, on-the-go solution.

Make Customers Part of Your Team

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 20:00:00 Z

Use an extranet site to collaborate with clients and partners.

Liquids, Kids & Pets

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 20:00:00 Z

If Dell’s customer service team had a nickel for every time someone called in to report spilled coffee on a keyboard, they could all retire early to a villa in the Caribbean.

The Benefits of Server-Based Computing

Mon, 14 Apr 2008 20:00:00 Z

By Dell Small Business Expert, Ramon Ray. Every company, no matter how small, needs a server.

The Greening of Business

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 20:00:00 Z

By StartupNation. How you can join the hot, cool trend.

Building on Mobility

Tue, 01 Apr 2008 20:00:00 Z

Dell computers help Brad Marshall Homes increase the mobility of field workers, enhance customer service, and accelerate projects by an estimated 20 percent.

The Workhorse Web site

Mon, 24 Mar 2008 20:00:00 Z

By the National Association of Homebuilders. Make your Web site work for you.

Improve Daily Operations Using Available Technology

Mon, 24 Mar 2008 20:00:00 Z

By the National Association of Homebuilders. Use software to improve communication, efficiency and documentation.

Video - Voice-Over-IP

Fri, 21 Mar 2008 20:00:00 Z

Using your broadband connection to save money on your phone bill.

The New Bell: Voice-Over-IP

Wed, 19 Mar 2008 20:00:00 Z

VoIP helps small businesses cut cost and improve telephony functionality. Here’s why.

Quality, Not Quantity

Wed, 12 Mar 2008 20:00:00 Z

Yes, you can compete with the big guys when it comes to employee retention. Here's how.

It’s Who You Know

Wed, 12 Mar 2008 20:00:00 Z

Online social networking may be all the rage, but face-to-face networking is just as important.

Hitting the Open Road

Wed, 12 Mar 2008 20:00:00 Z

Your business may take you all over the country, and if you’re driving, you’d better keep track of your miles.

Are You Prepared?

Tue, 11 Mar 2008 20:00:00 Z

As Your Business Grows, So Will Your Data: Are You Prepared?

Building a Software Security Strategy

Thu, 06 Mar 2008 20:00:00 Z

Improve Small Business Productivity (Video)

Thu, 06 Mar 2008 20:00:00 Z