Review: Craig, Meet Angie!

As in, Angie’s List — a premier contractor review site. Okay, so it’s not really like Craigslist, but it provides the same kind of service — looking for someone who can work for you —  only with some handy extras.

Not all is peachy keen, though, with this snazzy site from one Angie Hicks, resident of Columbus, Ohio. There are some limits:

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Review: The Classic 1-800 Song and Dance

You remember those commercial jingles from long ago, a chorus of peppy singers behind the TV screen? Typically it was for a product that could only be sold by phone, not in stores. They were so infectious that we couldn’t help but pick up that phone and dial that number, because we wanted what was being sold so badly that we were willing to sell our souls to the devil just to get it.

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Review: Apple’s Keynote Puts Punch In Your Dog & Pony Shows

One thing is true no matter what you do as part of your small business–you will be making a presentation to somebody at some point. Whether you’re presenting to future clients, customers, future or creditors, you’re going to have to put on a dog and pony show, if you haven’t already several times. And that’s where Apple’s Keynote app steps in to give you some help with your presentation.

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Review: Google Local, Sticking to Its Own (Not so Smart?)

Once again, Google’s on the news here in the small business arena. What do you expect? You’re looking at the multi-media cyberspace ultra-giant mega-monster of the internet. Google. And now guess what? They’ve gotten so big, so powerful, that they have their own entrepreneur word-of-mouth advertising service called….

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How To Grow Your Phone Sales By Looking Small (Locally)

Looking like a local is the new black

In order for many small businesses to appear “bigger” than they are, there are plenty of reasons for SMBs to have toll free phone numbers. What’s often overlooked however, is that there are a number of products and services where customers like the idea of a local presence from small businesses.

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Can Google Wallet Help Your Small Business?

One of the biggest new inventions in the small business market has to be near field communications. And while we’ve discussed a few of them here previously, one near field communications user that’s steadily advancing–and giving itself steadily more reasons for most anyone to consider using them in small business use–is Google Wallet.

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Three Ways Siri Can Help Your Small Business

There has been a lot made of the iPhone 4S in recent days. In fact, we made a lot of it right here. But one of the biggest features of the new iPhone is going to put a whole lot of extra punch in your business. It’s called Siri and it serves several purposes, all of which are going to be extremely valuable for any small business. That’s why we put this list together, in a bid to discuss the three ways that Siri can help your small business.

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How Solo Lawyers Can Add More Revenues – Quickly

With the changing economy, medium to large-sized law firms have been shedding staff as clients reduce their needs and legal budgets. In California alone, the State Bar Association recently stated that “too many attorneys are graduating from law school” and that the industry could not afford to support the number of new entrants into the marketplace.

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