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From: Kent S.
Sent on: Sunday, January 6, 2008 12:17 PM



January 3, 2008 -- 10:24 a.m. EST




Many resource-strapped business owners fail to create a Web site. Big mistake.


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Scrambling to spend all the capital they have raised in the past two years, venture investors made significant investments in bigger, more mature companies in 2007, rather than put a few million dollars into tiny and riskier start-ups.  - Chart: Consumer purchases


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The arrival of a new year gives small-business owners an opportunity to create or revise human-resource procedures.


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A veteran space scientist turned entrepreneur is making a big bet that a new generation of small, low-cost satellites can revolutionize the collection of weather and environmental data used to track storms and monitor climate shifts.


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The Dec. 17 Small Business Link focused on creative ways small companies were using public relations to seek publicity. We asked readers to share their thoughts.


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Wall Street Journal on Small BusinessInsights for starting and running a small business with timely information from reporters at the Wall Street Journal and Startup Journal and experts in areas including management, finance and personnel. This week: Online tutoring pays. And Joe Connolly tells us it's actually popular with many teens. Getting organized in the new year. Jeff Bellinger says a lot of business owners resolve to do just that.[masked]/pod-wsjsmbz.mp3


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Funding from 'informal investors' -- most typically family members and friends -- often is the only choice for many small-business owners who have used up all other options.  - Read the Full Report


Hospital Group Cooks Up Attention with Its Annual Chef Competition How small companies on a budget spread the word about their business in the media. This hospital supplier organized a 'Battle of the Hospital Chefs' that drew national television coverage. Plus:  - Paying for PR, But Only When It Works - Company Stands Out By Winning Awards - Snagging the Blue Ribbon - Video | Podcast | Forum

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TOP SMALL WORKPLACES  - Read the 2007 Report - Nominate an exceptional small employer for Top Small Workplaces 2008



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Kent Sovern

Entrepreneurial Evangelist

Business Collaboration and Innovation Strategies

1534 Germania Drive

Des Moines, Iowa[masked]


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