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Dec 08, 2010 :: mhaubrich Want to expand your business globally, but not sure how? Making good on their promise to double U.S. exports over the next two years, the Obama administration has launched a new site to help small businesses get over their fear…
Can You Get Financing From Your Friends and…
Dec 08, 2010 :: Rieva_L
By Rieva Lesonsky It’s that time of year when your loved ones are making their holiday gift lists and hinting (or outright asking) to find out what you’d like to receive. Is it OK if your answer is “Financing”? Getting financing from…
A VA’s Point of View: What Wanda Green Can Do For…
Dec 08, 2010 :: Thursday Bram
The tough part of bringing a virtual assistant into your organization is figuring out just what he or she can do to help you get more done. To make things more complicated, many VAs offer a wide variety of different services — you can just as…
Small Biz Resource Tip:
Dec 07, 2010 :: mhaubrich Looking for a way to get the word out about your new product or invention? If you’re an independent inventor and/or small business owner (big guys not allowed), submit your product to The creators of this site…
How to Get Your Share of the Government…
Dec 07, 2010 :: mhaubrich
By Maria Valdez Haubrich Despite the recession, government contracting has continued to be a lucrative business for small companies that are capable of providing products and services the government needs. But becoming a prime contractor to the…
What’s New at Network Solutions
Dec 07, 2010 :: Shashi Bellamkonda
This December, Network Solutions has a few great opportunities to help you take your small business to the next level. In addition our leadership tweet chat with Terry Starbucker, we have some fantastic online deals for you this holiday season. Read…

Small Business Success Index 4 – July 2010

Capital Access
Marketing & Innovation
Customer Service
Computer Technology

Highlights from SBSI Wave 4:

  • 62% of small businesses are struggling to come up with new ideas to generate revenue, internet technologies help overcome this struggle
  • Small businesses using social media more to drive brand awareness, instead of lead generation
  • Websites are the fastest growing online solution for small businesses with 67% likely to have or get a website

Grow Smart Biz
Conference 2010


The Washington Business Journal and Network Solutions are proud to host the 2nd annual GrowSmartBiz Conference and Trade Show.

We will be joined by leaders in small business to share their knowledge and experience on today’s most relevant topics, and over 50 exhibition booths will be available to visit throughout the day.

  • When : Nov 5,2010
  • Where : Renaissance Hotel
  • Washington, DC
  • Tickets start at $79
Register now