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Archives for 2009

Graphic Design Services

“If you’ve always pictured yourself as a commercial artist but your drawing style is closer to stick figures than Cézannes, then graphic design might be just the business for you.”

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Maryland SBDC Network’s Smart Start Program

Download article as PDF by Glenna E. Cush Like most SBDC’s nationwide, the Maryland Network struggles with providing quality assistance to an ever-growing population of entrepreneurs and small businesses.  As with many SBDC Networks, Maryland finds itself in the position of doing “more with less.” With efficiency and maximizing counselor resources in mind, the Maryland network […]

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Bucknell SBDC Helps Engineers Dive Head First into Technology

Download article as PDF by Shane Cohen & Steven Stumbris From scuba diving equipment to video mapping systems, medical devices to concrete mixers, the engineers of Bucknell’s SBDC Engineering Development Services (EDS) have helped innovative entrepreneurs design, develop and launch new products.  Innovation, entrepreneurship, invention and design all come together at EDS … just ask Dennis Kaleta, […]

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Moving Small Businesses Forward with Technology Marketing Courses

Download article as PDF by Kyle Hensel Move over, college graduates because there is a new breed of graduates in Georgia. Small business owners across the state are completing the Georgia SBDC Network’s Maximum Contact series. The five week interactive series focuses on teaching students how to use technology to drive sales by using online […]

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Beef Jerky Manufacturing

Aspiring meat processors beware: a handful of select brands dominate the pre-packaged jerky and meat snacks industry. In 2007, according to Information Resources, Inc., the four top-selling labels comprised approximately 87% of jerky and 97% of dried meat snack sales in supermarkets and drugstores.

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Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living facilities provide excellent services for seniors who wish to remain independent but still need some assistance with daily living. Types of assistance offered in ALFs include help with bathing, dressing, eating, grooming and getting around.

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Training Social Networking in an SBDC

Download article as PDF Written by David Thompson Social Networking can be very easy, though it often times seems intimidating at first.  For the web savvy, the methods and means are very simple and intuitive but even those that are only semi-literate in the ways of the web can be taught how to quickly use these tools and […]

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NY SBDC State Network Research Blog

Download article as PDF by Roger Green The New York State SBDC library, known as the Research Network, decided to embrace the so-called Web 2.0 technology relatively early on.  The first blog item to http://sbdcrn.blogspot.com/ was posted on May 24, 2005.  It was prompted in part by one of our then-current librarians, Mary Beth Bobish, coming back from […]

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Twitter & Social Media Make Marketing Easy

Download article as PDF Written by Randy Nelson & Alan Pruitt Sometime last year we started exploring more efficient uses of technology in our Center. The need was apparent for new technology due to the following areas: We had challenges with our college-based website. For some reason, any changes had to be submitted weeks in […]

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Michigan’s Emerging Technology Fund

Download article as PDF by SBTDC Emerging Technologies Fund The Michigan Emerging Technologies Fund (Michigan ETF) is designed to expand funding opportunities for Michigan technology based companies in the federal innovation research and development arena. The Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), dedicated $1.4 […]

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Michigan SBTDC Balanced Scorecard

Download article as PDF by Michigan SBTDC The MI-SBTDC Balanced Scorecard was first rolled out to internal network in early 2008. The dashboard illustrates graphically the indicator measures regarding achieving our core Mission: “to positively impact the economy by strengthening existing companies, creating new jobs, retaining existing jobs and assisting companies in defining their path to […]

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Book Publishing

It’s a Brave New World for the publishing industry as it attempts to keep pace with the arrival of the digital age. The $1 trillion industry includes publishers and printers of newspapers, books, magazines and other materials.

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Export-U Program Details

Download article as PDF by Bob Erwin As first unveiled during the 2008 NASBITE Conference, Export-U.com is a free international business training website that offers streaming webinars on a range of practical trade topics. Now in its second year of development, Export-U is undergoing fundamental changes, as it matures from a simple “quick answer” site […]

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Pet Supply

You want someone trustworthy to take care of your pet, but none of your family members is available to assist you. What do you do? Many pet owners are finding it convenient to leave their pet at a pet day care.

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Funeral Homes / Funeral Services

For consumers, funerals and burials are big businesses. A funeral is one of the most expensive events in one’s life: the average cost of a traditional funeral is close to $7,000.

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