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Though many experts expect only modest sales gains this holiday season, a new poll by CreditDonkey.com suggests that online sales will actually post big gains this November and December.
With the buying power of LGBT consumers steadily rising, businesses that have underestimated the size of this group may want to revisit their marketing strategies.
Overwhelmed by choices? See our list of the top credit cards for small business owners in 2013.
Ever thought about starting your own business? What if you could start one from your own home? Whether you’re just looking to make a little extra income from a hobby, want to be your own boss and live on your business’ income, or are hoping to found the next billion dollar tech company, here are some basic steps to get your home-based business up and running.
One of the most alarming aspects of Internet security is attackers’ ability to adapt. They evolve just as quickly as the tools developed to stop them. They get smarter, come up with new tricks, or change their strategy altogether. In recent years, for example, these predators have shifted their focus from large corporations to smaller businesses, which have fewer resources to fight back and are more vulnerable to attack. And these attackers know where to strike – it all depends on the sites ...
Down on your luck? It may be the place you live. In fact, there are some cities where it’s distinctly harder than average to get rich. Many of these cities have other redeeming qualities, and it’s certainly possible for a hardworking person with strong skills to achieve great things almost anywhere. But we’ve found the following spots have a built-in handicap, limiting the likelihood that their residents will be able to get a high-earning career or start a lucrative business.
What’s the best place to get rich? The most obvious answer to this question is probably big-city settings: Wall Street, the technology company campuses of San Jose, or—if you’re very lucky—the roulette tables of Las Vegas. But don't overlook the smaller cities. These locations may not have the cache of New York or San Francisco, but they have some of the same promise for go-getters ready to start a career or a business.
Smaller businesses have a way to set themselves apart from their larger competitors, according to the results of a new CreditDonkey.com survey. Big corporate usually fails to meet expectations for 35.9% of over 1,000 respondents to our customer service survey. Conversely, when dealing with a small business, just 5.7% of respondents said customer service expectations are usually missed.
What does it take to get rich? Assuming you haven’t taken the two easiest routes — having wealthy parents or marrying into money — getting rich tends to require hard work, skill, and luck. And it doesn’t hurt to be in the right place at the right time. Some cities have job markets that reward talented people with eye-popping paychecks, and some are home to innovative industry clusters where startups can snag big venture capital money.
When it comes to providing excellent customer service, big is definitely not better, according to the majority of respondents who participated in a new CreditDonkey survey. In almost all customer-satisfaction categories, consumers are more content with the customer-service efforts of small businesses than with those of big companies.
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