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I won’t be leading The Washington Post day-to-day. I am happily living in “the other Washington” where I have a day job that I love.

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos just bought the Washington Post (via michaelhayes)

It’s all dead trees to him. (via shortformblog)

Bezos purchased The Washington Post today and it is already everywhere! What can you learn from this mega CEO? Steal his radical strategies on how to run better, more productive meetings.

How small and mid-sized businesses can tap the power of big dataBut small and medium-sized businesses have shied away from big data – and their unease makes sense, considering that the costs to mine big data for actionable insights have previously been prohibitive to SMBs. Beyond just collecting data, acquiring easy-to-understand business intelligence also required firms to invest in IT integration (pricey third-party services) and train employees to analyze data.But good news is on the horizon for smaller businesses – the declining cost of delivery, largely due to the introduction of cloud technology, is eliminating those fears.
        (via How small and mid-sized businesses can tap the power of big data - The Washington Post)
How small and mid-sized businesses can tap the power of big data

But small and medium-sized businesses have shied away from big data – and their unease makes sense, considering that the costs to mine big data for actionable insights have previously been prohibitive to SMBs. Beyond just collecting data, acquiring easy-to-understand business intelligence also required firms to invest in IT integration (pricey third-party services) and train employees to analyze data.

But good news is on the horizon for smaller businesses – the declining cost of delivery, largely due to the introduction of cloud technology, is eliminating those fears.

(via How small and mid-sized businesses can tap the power of big data - The Washington Post)

Report: Small business sales up 5.2 pct in November as holiday shopping offsets Sandy impact
A report on Wednesday shows that shoppers spent 5.2 percent more at small retailers in November than they did last year. Small businesses even fared better than the industry at large: Total U.S. retail sales increased 4.5 percent for the same period. Read More
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Report: Small business sales up 5.2 pct in November as holiday shopping offsets Sandy impact

A report on Wednesday shows that shoppers spent 5.2 percent more at small retailers in November than they did last year. Small businesses even fared better than the industry at large: Total U.S. retail sales increased 4.5 percent for the same period. Read More

(via Report: Small business sales up 5.2 pct in November as holiday shopping offsets Sandy impact - The Washington Post - Image source)

5 Tips for Highly Effective Pinterest Boards1. Fill out your profile thoughtfully.2. Think curation, not self-promotion.3. Be as specific and unique as possible.4. Get personal.5. Consider Pinterest as a collaboration tool.


    
        (via Make the Most of Pinterest: 5 Tips | Inc.com)
5 Tips for Highly Effective Pinterest Boards

1. Fill out your profile thoughtfully.
2. Think curation, not self-promotion.
3. Be as specific and unique as possible.
4. Get personal.
5. Consider Pinterest as a collaboration tool.

(via Make the Most of Pinterest: 5 Tips | Inc.com)

With the election over, what small business owners can expect from President Obama’s 2nd term
President Barack Obama’s re-election to a second term takes away some of the uncertainty that small business owners have been carrying around. The question now is whether he can satisfy those who say he hasn’t done enough to help them expand and create jobs. Read More
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With the election over, what small business owners can expect from President Obama’s 2nd term

President Barack Obama’s re-election to a second term takes away some of the uncertainty that small business owners have been carrying around. The question now is whether he can satisfy those who say he hasn’t done enough to help them expand and create jobs. Read More

(via With the election over, what small business owners can expect from President Obama’s 2nd term - The Washington Post)

Survey: Small business owners more optimistic about how their companies will do post-election

The National Federation of Independent Business says owners it surveyed last month expect their companies’ sales and overall business conditions to pick up after the election and the end of the year.”

(via Washington Post Business)

“All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores — these didn’t come out of nowhere,” Ryan said. “If small business people say they made it on their own, all they are saying is that nobody else worked seven days a week in their place. Nobody showed up in their place to open the door at five in the morning, nobody did their thinking and worrying and sweating for them.”
(via Small business a common theme at Republican Convention | Washington Post On Small Business)

“All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores — these didn’t come out of nowhere,” Ryan said. “If small business people say they made it on their own, all they are saying is that nobody else worked seven days a week in their place. Nobody showed up in their place to open the door at five in the morning, nobody did their thinking and worrying and sweating for them.”

(via Small business a common theme at Republican Convention | Washington Post On Small Business)