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How do small business owners feel about the economy?

Almost 70 percent of small business owners say their local economy is doing better now compared to just one year ago. Here are a few valuable takeaways to keep you “in the know”:

  • 67 percent of owners surveyed predict their overall business profits to increase.
  • 65 percent assessed their current experience as “easy” when it comes to retaining current employees.
  • 43 percent of owners indicated their intention to increase full-time hiring in the next year.
  • The No. 1 hiring challenge for small businesses is finding candidates with the necessary level of industry experience.

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This is our hot new startup for Monday.

Exploding Startup Solves the Dreaded College Move
Campus Bellhops Saves Time, Hassle and Backaches

Chattanooga, TN – (June 10th, 2013) – Parents across the US are preparing for a task that 40% compare to a root canal or waiting in line at the DMV: collegiate moving. With 14 million students attending college in the US, each moving a average of 3.5 times during their collegiate tenure, many disgruntled parents will be bribed into coming to town to help with the process.  Serving 49 college cities and counting, Campus Bellhops is the answer. (https://campusbellhops.com/#campuses).

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Business Models for Startups

The startup’s business model has become more important than the business plan over the past decade or so. Before 2000 no one talked about business models. Everyone wanted to see your business plan instead. Now the situation is reversed. Unfortunately many people have a problem grasping how to design a business model since it’s such a abstract concept–or appears to be so for first-timers.

Watch this short video for an explanation on how to visualize the business model for your startup.

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Please Google, stop trying to shove Google + down our collective throats. Please!

No one wants it except a small sad minority that is addicted to social networking. We already have far more garbage social networking sites than we need. There’s Facebook, MySpace, Reddit, Digg, Stumbleupon, Foursquare, Quora, etc. The list is seemingly endless. Most are little more than glorified vBulletin boards offering nothing to users other than the opportunity to waste time in exchange for being data-mined.

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