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Carnival Of Small Business Issues - Edition 30

Update on Apr. 1, 2013: Deleted all entries with outdated tips or broken links.

Welcome to the December 11, 2007 edition #30 of the Carnival Of Small Business Issues.

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My name is John and I am your host for this “Canarian Edition”. As this Carnival grows it is getting harder to select articles from the growing number of submissions.

Thanks to everyone who contributed.

Instead of limiting the number of promoted articles to some arbitrary number, like 20, I have decided to give you more, and introduced a new category “Online Marketing Special” just for this edition.

Question of the day: How Would You Promote Innovation? If you are a member of a management team or a business owner, how would you answer this question? Charan “CA” Atreya, the organizer of this Carnival, runs an open answer survey on his blog. If you have something to say, please, do so on his Blog.

If you are interested in hosting this Carnival or submitting a blog post, you'll find more information at the bottom of the page.

Today we have the following categories: Marketing, Online Marketing Special, Human Resource, Operations, Personal Development, Finance, Business Tips

The links to the posts and Blogs will open in a new browser window. Leave a comment here about what you liked most. And please, Stumble, Digg, Propell, Reddit, … etc. this edition and the articles you like most. Thanks.


Liz Fuller presents Today’s Woman Entrepreneur - Claudia of NiÉriu posted at More Than WE Know, saying, “Ninety percent of Americans identify themselves as Conscious Consumers who prefer eco-friendly products. Go behind the scenes of one woman entrepreneur's business to find out how she appeals to this target market.”

Carol Bentley presents Refer, refer and be referred posted at Carol Bentley.

Kathleen Gage presents Is Blogging Necessary? posted at Street Smarts Marketing, saying, “Blogging will create great opportunities when done correctly, consistently and conscientiously.”

Mark Riffey presents Reach out. Regularly. Or they’ll forget about you. posted at Business is Personal.

James D. Brausch presents Joint Ventures posted at, saying, “Focus on your customers and go ahead and mention the competition when they have something valuable for your customers. They really aren’t competition in the end. They are your partners in the effort to make the world a better place… one customer at a time.”

John W. Furst presents Why Should You Write A White Paper? posted at E-Biz Booster Blog, saying, “Offering problem-solving information has helped many businesses to increase sales and publicity. Put this to work in your business.”

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Online Marketing Special

Dan-O presents Mega Online Comic Manual: Create, Share and Profit from Webcomics posted at - Discover. Inspiring . Media, saying, “How to make money and have fun creating webcomics and publishing them on the Web. Why not integrate a webcomic into your online marketing?”

Kenton Newby presents Video Tip of the Week: Automatically Finding Ideas for New Website Content posted at

Robert Phillips presents Increase Conversion Ratios & Make More Money posted at CyberCA$Hology.

Ian Richardson presents Yahoo and Adobe Selling Ads For Adobe PDF Content posted at Make Everything EzyAs123.

Pat B. Doyle presents Publish an Ebook in Amazon’s Kindle Book Store! posted at Pat B. Doyle.

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Human Resource (HR)

Alvaro Fernandez presents Cognitive Health, Aging and Baby Boomers posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution, saying, “How baby boomers will revolutionize more aspects of Corporate America that we typically think of.”

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Ian Sohn presents What's Your $2 Bill? posted at Flagged For Follow Up, saying, “A simple, yet crucial question for all small business owners to ask themselves.”

Andrew Erickson presents Taking the Long View - Are You In Business? posted at WebSite Werx, saying, “Can you say about your product, as seen on TV?”

Richard Lee presents How Long Will Your Business Survive posted at Richard Lee.

wilson ng presents SME #5 -Creating a Brand Premium posted at Reflections of a BizDrivenLife, saying, “There are generally three ways you can position your company – either provide products or services that are better, faster or cheaper. Normally, you cannot be all three – and you have to choose which is your competitive advantage. At the end, ‘better’ is a more sustainable strategy than ‘cheaper’ and you should always strive to create a business based on a focus on ‘brand premium’ rather than ‘lowest price’.”

John W. Furst presents Protect Your Virtual Business Assets posted at E-Biz Booster Blog, saying, “Do you protect your valuable data that resides inside your computer? Many entrepreneurs - online and offline type of business - do not take appropriate care. You might only loose some 1000's of dollars, but you can loose all of your business at once. Start getting prepared, now.”

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Personal Development

Todd Goldfarb presents How To Become a Great Salesperson posted at We The Change, saying, “NOTHING is more important for a small business than its ability to SELL itself: whether it be its products, services, people or concepts, sales permeates everything. Here are some great tactics for developing useful sales skills.”

Tupelo Kenyon presents Ego or Soul? Who's Driving? posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, “Even though I identify my sense of self with soul, there seems to be another “something” inside forever jockeying for position and making its presence known. This is the ego. What’s the difference? How can you know which one is in charge? What are their characteristics? Since I prefer peace to mayhem and contentment to perpetual, blind striving, my goal is to keep soul in the driver’s seat as often as possible. Instead of an either/or situation, I like the idea of soul and ego peacefully coexisting in a manner that best serves the greater good. (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free.)”

Nikole Gipps presents Be Your Own CEO posted at Small Business Essentials: News, Tips and Advice.

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David B. Bohl presents Financial Planning Gets a Makeover from Financial Consultant, the Coaching Industry posted at Slow Down Fast Today!, saying, “In today’s uncertain world of changing careers, on-the-go lifestyles and shifting family roles, smart financial planning frequently takes a back seat to immediate demands.”

Warren Wong presents What Is The P/E Ratio And What The Price Earnings Ratio Means posted at Personal Development for INTJs, saying, “A description of what the Price/Earnings (P/E ) ratio actually means.”

Noric Dilanchian presents Special Collection: Business Valuation, Sale or Purchase - Dilanchian Lawyers posted at Lightbulb, saying, “People in business are understandably fascinated by the value of their business and how to improve it. This special collection of articles and posts by Dilanchian Lawyers in Sydney provides guidance on managing the valuation project, making proposals, improving value for a sale, or growing value in a collaboration.”

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Business Tips

Sagar presents The eCommerce Customer Service Checklist: 50 Things Every Business Should Be Doing posted at Virtual Hosting. The title speaks for itself.

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That concludes this Canarian edition #30. As you can see we are getting more an more submissions about Online Business Issues as well. If you have a traditional brick and mortar business, take advantage of the Web. Start now.

John W. Furst

P.S.: Please, help us promote this carnival and the articles with social bookmarking and leaving comments. Thank you.

P.P.S.: Host this Carnival in the future and get some exposure for your Blog and business.

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... That and I wanted to post a brief note to remind you to visit this week’s edition of the Carnival of Small Business Issues. John Furst of E-Biz Booster — who is, I should add, one of the best recurring hosts of the CoSBI around — does a great job of sorting through the best of the small business blogosphere and don’t forget that this carnival is a really good way to discover new small business bloggers you might not be familiar with. ...


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Liz Fuller on :



Thanks for including my article. Once again, this carnival is a treasure trove of great reads - can't wait to get started!


David B. Bohl at on :



Excellent carnival! Thanks for including my post and expending the time and effort to organize and publish it.


Mark Riffey on :



The amount of work you guys put into these carnivals is really something. Thank you so much for filtering through the entries and producing high quality content for all of us.

AND note that I join you in your "U comment, I follow" policy. No follow is just silly.


Andy on :


Thanks for including my article - this is a great resource, and I'm proud to be included. I'll be spending a lot of time here, thanks for gathering these excellent articles and resources into one place.

John W. Furst on :


Thanks to you, who took the time to write a comment here. Yes, Charan Atreya (organizer of CoSBI) and every single host of this Carnival is committed to quality.

By the way. This Carnival edition is featured on 's homepage . (Actually the second time, when I hosted this Carnival)

To all of you, who took the time to write a comment here or Stumbled, Dugg, etc.: " Thank You! "

You are action takers, you don't only have excellent Blogs, you show the right spirit of reciprocity.

Please, consider to host this quality Carnival on your Blog, too.



Internzoo on :


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Come on. You are a lawyer, are you?

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K. Brown on :


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Thanks for the great article, do you have any additional resources you can point us to to learn more?

Jennifer on :


You can check out our “Email Marketing Tips Blog Carnival.”

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