Small Business Performance in the First Quarter of 2010

In May 13 of 2010, the SBA released small business performance of First Quarter statistics. The small business trends are: In the first quarter of 2010, real gross domestic product was 3.2 percent. There was an increase of 14.8 percent on an annual basis in real gross private fixed investment. There was an increase 3.6 percent and 5.8 percent in real personal consumption and real exports respectively. The non-farm payroll increased by an overall 283,000 …

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UK Small Enterprises Save 67 Percent of Information in Mobile Brandband USB sticks: Analysys Manson Report

As per a report published by Analysys Manson which examines the ways in which the small or medium sized enterprises can cut technology costs quickly, small enterprises employees should use mobile broadband USB sticks and data cards when traveling in order to save their businesses GBP2145 each year rather than relying on Wi-Fi hotspots. The report which was entitled small enterprises save money with mobile broadband which was published ahead of Mobile World Congress 2010, …

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Small Businesses Spend Too Much on IT: A Survey by Brother

As per a report commissioned by printer manufacturer Brother, small businesses are spending more than required on IT because of short-term thinking and also due to lack of computing knowledge. As per the survey by Brother, small businesses are investing on cheap hardware for making short-term savings, but they had to pay higher costs in the long run. The small and medium sized enterprises are just thinking of the short term savings and are not …

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Low Consumer spending is the Top Concern of Small Businesses in UK

According to a survey of businesses in UK, the biggest problem faced by small businesses is less customer spending. About 20 percent of the business owners who were polled by the Business Link for its Business Confidence Index mentioned that there was a fall in consumer spending and it is the major concern for the small businesses. About 72 percent of the businesses are still feeling the effects of the downturn when compared to 63 …

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Drop in Small Business Owners Confidence in July: Discover Small Business Watch

According to Discover Small Business Watch, there is again a drop in the confidence levels on economy by small business owners. The small business owners have rated the current economic condition as poor and are expecting that it would get worse. There was also drop in index to 83 in July from 86.1 in June. The index has been below 83 from the starting of the year. The survey has collected Small Business Owners opinions …

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Increase in Installation of Basic Security Software by SMBs

There was a rather very good improvement when it comes to prioritization and budget for security software and services to protect their customers’ and their own most sensitive data by small and medium sized businesses. Many number of SMBs are now are keeping data security on their top IT priority compared to previous year, according to a Symantec survey. SMB owners have also admitted that they are yet to implement even the most basic data …

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UK SMEs in Data Recovery Failure

Many of the small and medium sized businesses in UK are still failing to protect the important data of their firms. This is according to a survey by Vanson Bourne and commissioned by Acronis. About 600 small and medium sized businesses from France, UK and Germany took part in the study. It was accomplished to gauge the differences in backup adn data recovery practices among all the 3 countries. According to the findings of the …

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SMB Ad Spending Grew Up In Q2 2010

In second-quarter of 2010, there is an increase in search spending of small businesses, according to WebVisible. Small business ad advertisers expenditure on search advertising in second-quarter of 2010 was $2,231 which had an increase by 1.4 percent from first-quarter of 2010 and by 159 percent in second-quarter of 2010. Attorneys, dentists and general contractors were the consistent and most popular advertisers in second-quarter of 2010. There was an increase in seasonal expenditure by landscapers, …

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