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More Optimism for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Today we’re continuing the theme of finding solutions and opportunities despite the recession. The truth is that opportunities exist in both bad economies and in good ones and you can … Continue Reading

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Stop Getting Junk Faxes

On Friday December 12th, 2008, the state of Indiana filed a lawsuit on Friday against Texas-based company Envarion Corp. for sending a record-breaking number of junk faxes. Junk Fax Lawsuit … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up a Fax Number

Email Marketing Improves for 2009

What separates email marketing messages from spam is the ability for receivers to opt-out (i.e. remove themselves from a mailing list)—the signal of respect for the message viewer and his … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Select an Email Marketing Service

Revolutionary Web 2.0 Company Offers Web Conferencing for Free

By now every business person has become well-versed in all of the tricks and tips to save time and money in the midst of a recession, the bulk of which … Continue Reading

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What’s the deal with Google PageRank?

Google is my homepage, so every time I open my browser I see that www.google.com, a site with 19 words and a data field, has a PageRank of 10. So … Continue Reading

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Black Friday Blues and Small Business News

Nothing says Thanksgiving like a Christmas tree lighting at mall with a past American Idol winner. Right? This past weekend, for some yet unknown reason, I arrived reluctantly at the … Continue Reading

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The Case for Ditching Microsoft Office

We’re in a recession right now; so, who wants to spend $500 on software? According to Time magazine, many companies and individual consumers still opt for costly software like Microsoft … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software

LinkedIn Users Make More Money

Social networking has become an invaluable tool for businesses and individuals alike. Anderson Analytics recently confirmed that members of the business focused social networking site, LinkedIn, are likely to have … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Promote With Social Media

The Simple Answer to the Question ‘How Do I Get My Site Ranked at the Top of Search Engines?’

Because I have a background in Search Engine Marketing and Search Engine Optimization, the most common work related question I encounter is, “How do I get my site ranked at … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Build Your Website

Google and Yahoo Update: Alliance has crumbled

CNNMoney.com has just reported that Google, faced with antitrust regulators and legal obstacles, has backed out of their proposed search advertising deal with Yahoo. Deal The deal between Google and … Continue Reading

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Small Business Owners Turn to Email Marketing

Small business owners gearing up for the holiday season are turning to email marketing to pull them through as consumer spending continues to fall. The U.S. Commerce Department reported that … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Select an Email Marketing Service

The Facebook Group You All Should Join: ChooseWhat

Yes, it’s true – our very own ChooseWhat.com now has its own group on Facebook. Although no one can deny the value of social networking these days, we are at … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Promote With Social Media

New Plan May Give Small Businesses $700 Million in Loans

Democratic representative Charles Schumer from New York unveiled his $700 million stimulus plan for small business on Tuesday, as a direct response to the credit crisis for small businesses (Newsday). … Continue Reading

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Maintain Your Domain: Why Your Website Magically Transformed into Porn

Sam Hagan attempted to visit Alpha Phi’s website one day, hoping to check out the latest updates by her University of Texas sorority. Instead, she was blindsided by “babes in … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Register a Domain Name

The Unholy Alliance: Google and Yahoo v. Microsoft

This past summer, Google and Yahoo had announced a partnership that would allow Google to furnish Yahoo with supplemental search ads, which would help boost Yahoo’s revenue. Google was practically … Continue Reading

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Ogling from Afar: Google’s in Austin, Ya’ll!

Last night (Thursday, October 16) Google threw a housewarming party at their new Austin office on Sixth Street and Congress Avenue. The night before, Google held an open house in … Continue Reading

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Quit Playing Games with My Heart, Google: AdSense for Games

Google is finally venturing into the uncharted territory that they’ve been itching to probe for quite sometime now—online gaming. The company has just introduced its new network, AdSense for Games, … Continue Reading

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Ring, Ring, It’s Fring: VoIP on iPhone

Attention, iPhone users: Fring is now available for iPhone. What is Fring, you ask? According to their website, Fring is “a mobile internet service & community,” bringing PC-benefits to mobile … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get a Business Phone System / Set Up a Phone Number

Happy 1st Birthday, Zilker Ventures!

Zilker Ventures, the parent web publisher behind brain child ChooseWhat.com, celebrated its first birthday this past Friday, October 3, 2008.  In celebration of the fact that Zilker Ventures is now … Continue Reading

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Opting-in to Online Tracking

Three leading ISPs, AT&T, Time Warner Cable and Verizon have announced that they will institute a policy of permission-based web tracking, following Google’s push for more transparency on the Web. … Continue Reading

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