Social Media Automation: A Beginner’s Guide for Small Business Owners

July 15th, 2013 → 9:17 am @

Ignoring social media is no longer acceptable thinking for small businesses. Social signals affect search rankings and consumers do research about products/services on social. Here are some guidelines on how small businesses should use social media.


Mob? supports local business

July 12th, 2013 → 12:36 am @

A mob of consumers armed with a fist full of dollars and good intentions made the day for a local downtown business on Thursday.


Local Business Reviews Read By 85% of Consumers [Survey]

June 27th, 2013 → 5:27 pm @

When searching for local businesses, 85 percent of consumers say they read online reviews. And many people go beyond the first review 60 percent read between two and six online reviews to help form an opinion, according to a new BrightLocal survey.


Sprint, T-Mobile believe in shared data plans too just not for consumers

March 4th, 2013 → 11:39 am @

Both Sprint and T-Mobile have maintained that shared data plans or for suckers. The exception, though, is the business customer. Both companies are delving into small business shared plans to fend off Verizon off AT&T.


Online Price-Match Now Made Permanent at Best Buy

February 23rd, 2013 → 4:47 am @

Best Buy plans to end showrooming as consumers know it. The Richfield, Minn.-based electronics retailer is joining Target in making its online price-match policy effective year-round, instead of just during the holidays. It's an attempt by major re…


RRIC of Fair Lawn promotes local businesses and restaurants

February 19th, 2013 → 7:14 am @

Fair Lawn's River Road Improvement Corporation has joined forces with North Jersey Media Group to present a cooperative advertising program that creates a win-win situation for local businesses and consumers.


L&I launches consumer protection site

February 15th, 2013 → 2:55 pm @

The Department of Labor & Industries has launched a new campaign urging consumers to carefully check the credentials of anyone they hire for home repairs or remodels.


Video: 3 ways to market your business on a small budget

January 29th, 2013 → 12:54 am @

Barbara Corcoran is an entrepreneur as well as TODAY’s real estate expert, and she says that if you’re looking to promote a small business, you need to have a clear message and a creative gimmick to get consumers excited about your product.


Daily deal biz model still viable despite upheavals

August 28th, 2012 → 2:34 am @

A raft of exits from the group buying industry signals consolidation as operators refine their offerings and improve service standards for retailers and consumers, which should bode well for the overall market.


David Lynn and Richart Ruddie of Profile Defenders See Expanding Need for Online Reputation Management Services

August 25th, 2012 → 1:44 am @

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – Aug 24, 2012) – By creating a simple web page just about anyone can spread the word about their product or essential service, and potentially reach far more consumers than they would via more traditional advertising methods….