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Is It Safe To Shop On Facebook?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 01.23.2012 | Small Business

Consumers like using social media to communicate with companies, but they're less confident about using Facebook as a shopping arena. A new study of a...

What Do Women Really Want?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 01.20.2012 | Small Business

What do women want? We may be getting closer to an answer to the eternal question, thanks to a recent study. “Today’s Women: Newfound Power, Persi...

Survey Says: Does Your Staff Live In The Cloud?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 01.19.2012 | Small Business

Does your staff live in the cloud? The 2011 Employment Review from Elance reports the number of businesses seeking to hire independent contractors who...

Long Live Snail Mail!

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 01.12.2012 | Small Business

Despite the prevalence of email and digital marketing and the stigma of junk mail, a recent study finds that consumers still prefer direct mail when i...

Survey Says: Bye-Bye, Bonuses

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 01.03.2012 | Small Business

Did your company give employees a year-end bonus? If you didn't, you're part of a growing trend. According to a survey by Challenger, Gray & Christmas...

Retail Marketers Go Social In 2012

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 01.02.2012 | Small Business

While traditional digital marketing methods channels such as search and email still dominate retailers' marketing budgets, a new study sponsored by Br...

Tablet Shoppers Ring Up Big Tabs

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.29.2011 | Small Business

Buying a tablet computer may be a splurge for most people, but once Americans actually buy a tablet, the spending doesn't stop there. A recent survey ...

What Is Small Businesses' Top New Year's Resolution?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.27.2011 | Small Business

More than half (57 percent) of small businesses' top New Year's resolution is to expand marketing to attract more customers, according to the latest I...

The Reasons Consumers Aren't Buying From Your Website

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.22.2011 | Small Business

Shopping online is rapidly becoming the norm, with consumers moving from online shopping to mobile shopping in record numbers this holiday season. But...

Business Trends To Watch In 2012

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.21.2011 | Small Business

Heading into 2012, we're still facing a challenging economy, but it almost doesn't matter because there are so many ideas for savvy startups and busin...

Third Of Online Retailers Plan To Add Jobs In 2012

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.19.2011 | Small Business

Do you plan to hire next year? If you own an online retail business, you may have to if you want to stay competitive. A new survey from Shop.org and F...

Can Small Businesses Afford To Offer Retirement Plans?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.16.2011 | Small Business

While a new study from Nationwide Financial shows 75 percent of small-business owners agree that employees of small businesses are woefully unprepared...

Small Businesses Get Social For 2012

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.14.2011 | Small Business

Small businesses are finally getting comfortable using social media for marketing purposes, according to SMB Business Perspectives, a new survey condu...

How Many Employees Are Shopping On The Job?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.12.2011 | Small Business

With holiday shopping season upon us, it's a good guess your employees aren't just working when they're at work -- they're increasingly shopping in th...

Young Workers Like Their Jobs, But Not Enough To Stay

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.12.2011 | Small Business

In what might come as a surprise to many of you, the youngest employees (those aged 16 to 34) are also the most likely to be happy with their jobs, an...

Survey Says: Is Your Inbox Worth $100,000?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.05.2011 | Small Business

Everyone, it seems, is having a problem with email. In a recent GFI Software survey, 75 percent of business owners say the information stored in their...

Daily-Deal Holiday Shopping Could Hit $100 Million

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.04.2011 | Small Business

Although a recent survey found that a whopping 70 percent of small-business owners hate Groupon, consumers still are big fans. So businesses that aren...

Survey Says: Is Mobile Security Costing You Customers?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.07.2011 | Small Business

When it comes to mobile security and privacy, it seems consumers want to have it both ways. A recent survey by AdaptiveMobile found that 69 percent of...

Survey Says: Small-Business Votes Up For Grabs In 2012 Election

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 11.29.2011 | Small Business

Conventional wisdom has it that an overwhelming majority of small-business owners support the Republican party, both with their votes and their donati...

Why The Office Holiday Party Can Lead To Big Trouble

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 11.14.2011 | Small Business

Unlike in Vegas, what happens at the company holiday party doesn't stay at that party. Contrary to popular belief, coupon users aren't cheapskates -- ...

Survey Says: Could Your Business Be Hacked?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 01.07.2012 | Small Business

It's an almost all-animal edition of "Survey Says." When it comes to the dangers of their employees surfing the Web, too many small-business owners ar...

The Holiday Shopping Rush Has Begun. Is Your Business Ready?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 01.01.2012 | Small Business

The holiday shopping season is huge for many retailers, but how much is your business expecting to make? Could college students survive without the In...

Survey Says: Small-Business Owners 'Highly Unsatisfied' With Washington

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.24.2011 | Small Business

Frustration seems to be in the air lately. Everyone is apparently frustrated with what politicians are doing to help small business. Some people think...

Survey Says: 3 Business Trends You Should Watch

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.18.2011 | Small Business

Are you one of those small-business owners who has a “What, me worry?” attitude? If you take pride in not jumping on the latest trends or getting ...

Survey Says: Bosses Four Times As Likely To Be 'Psychopaths'

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.11.2011 | Small Business

What's the key to business success? Well, being a psychopath might actually give you an edge. While most workers would prefer not to have a crazy boss...