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November 2008 Blog Posts (8)

Identity and Credit Theft- Protect Yourself on Black Friday

Beware of scrooges as you head out to do your holiday shopping in the coming weeks. They want to steal more than your good cheer. They want to steal your money, credit card information, and even your identity. As the lines at the mall pile up with people looking to cash in on deals, there will undoubtedly be some people out there looking to cash in on your naivety.



With the increase in people, merchandise, and blindingly good deals you may become distracted and let your guard down.… Continue

Added by Evan Metelko on November 24, 2008 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Community Capitalism

I just read the book, " Community Capitalism" - Lessons from Kalamazoo and beyond...as featured in Fast Company Magazine. A great read by Ron Kitchens that is being distributed throughout Economic Development venues.



As an attendee of a community event put on by the Licking County Chamber of Commerce last night,...I came away inspired by the business model of a city in (that state up north), by the name of Kalamazoo.



5 strategic principles were shared that may be learned… Continue

Added by Randy Morgan on November 19, 2008 at 3:05pm — No Comments

New way to market your business - and stay under budget!

At a time when more people than ever are clipping coupons and cashing in on store discounts, it’s the perfect time for businesses to use promotions. But how do you do this when your marketing budget is being allotted elsewhere and print advertising costs make your head spin? Enter a brand new mobile coupon system.



If you normally collect your customers personal information to send incentives (which is one of the cheapest marketing tactics available to you) simply request their cell… Continue

Added by Evan Metelko on November 14, 2008 at 10:17am — No Comments

Capital Crash Course Agenda

Thought I'd post the 12/5 Capital Crash Course agenda. I'm really excited about this line-up. If you are building an investment ready business this is a must to attend. Visit the Capital Crash Course event here on SBDC Free Expert Advice for more info.



7:30 – 8:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking



8:00 – 8:15 am Welcome ~ Michael Bowers – Regional Director, Ohio SBDC at… Continue

Added by Michael Bowers on November 14, 2008 at 8:09am — No Comments

Four fundamentals of social media

Great post on Lara Kretler's blog" PRogress not PRfection". She discusses four social media fundamentals for any and all social networking sites....check it out at Four fundamentals of social media

Added by Michael Bowers on November 11, 2008 at 8:11am — No Comments

Nothing in life is free.....but this....

I didn't do much research on this but I found this on a Twitter post from Quickbooks. Just thought I would pass it on.


Register your new corporation or LLC for free on 11/11 at http://www.mycorporation.com (6am to 6pm PT). Save $150. Use coupon code FREE149

Added by Evan Metelko on November 6, 2008 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Let's Figure Out This Social Media Thing...

The more I use it the more convinced I become that social media can really help you get the word out and build your business. As I have said in previous posts social media is the new word of mouth marketing. Also the more I am involved in social media I realize that properly using it is really a skill that you have to learn (and keep learning). I've recently found a great blog called "… Continue

Added by Michael Bowers on November 5, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Banks Continue to Tighten Standards on Loans

FYI...Per the Wall Street Journal...U.S. banks continued to tighten their standards on loans to households and businesses in the third quarter, according to a Federal Reserve survey of bank executives. Banks said the uncertain economic outlook and their reduced tolerance for risk also prompted them to reduce credit limits on existing credit card accounts to both prime and non-prime borrowers.



For more information, see Wall Street Journal Article:… Continue

Added by Michael Bowers on November 3, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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