Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Big banks raising fees, savvy customers dodging them

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Bank Fees on the Rise
Average fees collected by banks in 2010:
ATM transaction: $2.33
Change from 2009: +5 percent
Monthly checking account fee: $2.49
Change from 2009: +40 percent
Minimum balance to avoid checking account fees: $249.50
Change from 2009: +34 percent
Monthly fee for not maintaining minimum balance: $13.04
Change from 2009: +4 percent

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Small business owners are more tech savvy than ever...

Small business owners are more tech savvy than ever, according to a recent AT&T Small Business Technology Poll.

The survey found that 72% of small businesses use mobile apps, with 38% reporting that they could not survive without such apps. Many more businesses also jumped on the Facebook bandwagon in 2011, with 41% of small businesses creating pages for their company, up 52% from last year. Even more importantly, 41% of those who use social media reported that they have seen measurable success from their efforts, in terms of better communicating with their new and/or existing customers.

Wireless technology is also becoming increasingly popular among small business owners, with 40% reporting all employees use wireless devices or technologies to work away from the office. That number is up 66% from last year. Overall, 96% of the small businesses surveyed use some
form of wireless technologies to operate.


Saturday, March 5, 2011

State of Affairs

Douglas Mollo – Managing Director BizConnect Ent, LLC

We are all familiar with the saying, “If you’re standing still, you’re going backwards.” The truth is in today’s business economy. If you’re not jacked into the highway, you’re missing the ride. Facebook, Squeeze Pages, data-base driven collection stations all lure and scoop up prospective buyers, providing a wealth of knowledge and challenges. The small business owner is feeling the heat of the economic fire and needs to embrace solution providers who are relationally tied and financially committed to their client.

Developing a clear outline of a path to riches is directly related to your ability to know where you are. Having access to a company or service provider that clearly analyzes and documents your current approach to internet marketing, merchant processing and social networking is essential to your long term success.

Your ability to take action is the quintessential element and defining moment ensuring that you will not be left behind. Developing a willingness to validate the importance of new world development in twenty-eleven, will put you on track to conduct business as well as reducing your expenses and increasing profits. Developing affiliates germane to your mission supports working capital while strategic alliances strengthen your footing. 

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Small Business Blogs

It stands to reason that budding businesspeople would be attracted to Weblogs, those do-it-yourself publishing sites that embody the very spirit of entrepreneurism. What do blogs add to the small-business dialogue that a whole host of magazines, cable channels and Web sites don't? In addition to transmitting news, industry gossip and occasional rants, the best small business blogs offer interactivity, allowing readers to chime into the dialogue with their own bright ideas. There are, unfortunately, too many small business blogs peddling the same prosaic resources you can get from a simple google search. The better ones at least offer fresh insight on the mundane and first-hand accounts from the entrepreneurial front lines. -- Lea Goldman

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Friday, March 4, 2011


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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Facebook blamed for 1 in 5 divorces in US

WASHINGTON: Facebook and other social networking sites can help you meet that special someone if you're single. But improper use of social media can turn even the healthiest of marriages into disasters.

Facebook is cited in one in five divorces in the United States, according to a recent survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Also, more than 80 percent of divorce lawyers reported a rising number of people are using social media to engage in extramarital affairs.

"We're coming across it more and more," said licensed clinical psychologist Steven Kimmons, of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill.
"One spouse connects online with someone they knew from high school. The person is emotionally available and they start communicating through Facebook. Within a short amount of time, the sharing of personal stories can lead to a deepened sense of intimacy, which in turn can point the couple in the direction of physical contact."

Though already-strained marriages are most vulnerable, a couple doesn't have to be experiencing marital difficulties in order for an online relationship to blossom from mere talk into a full-fledged affair, Kimmons said. In most instances, people enter into online relationships with the most innocent of intentions.

"I don't think these people typically set out to have affairs," said Kimmons, whose practice includes couples therapy and marriage counseling. "A lot of it is curiosity. They see an old friend or someone they dated and decide to say 'hello' and catch up on where that person is and how they're doing."

It all boils down to the amount of contact two people in any type of relationships -ncluding online - have with each other, Kimmons said. The more contact they have, the more likely they are to begin developing feelings for each other.

"If I'm talking to one person five times a week versus another person one time a week, you don't need a fancy psychological study to conclude that I'm more likely to fall in love with the person I talk to five times a week because I have more contact with that person," Kimmons said.

Stories of people whose marriages were destroyed by affairs that began on social networking sites abound on the Internet. It's enough to make some people swear off online technology for life. Though there are no hard-and-fast rules to follow, there are some safeguards couples can apply to decrease the chance of online relationships getting out of control. For starters, do a self-assessment of why you're using online sites.

"Look at the population of the people who are your online friends," Kimmons said. "Is it a good mixture of men and women? Do you spend more time talking to females versus males or do you favor a certain type of friend over another? That can tell you something about how you're using social networks. You may not even be aware that you're heading down a road that can get quickly get pretty dangerous, pretty fast to your marriage."

Another safeguard is to spell out from the beginning with your online contacts what your expectations are of social networking relationships. Also, it's a good idea to not engage in intimate conversation with someone who is not your spouse.

"From the start tell your online friend that you're not looking for anything more than establishing old contacts with people to find out how they're doing," Kimmons said.

In some instances, couples could share passwords with each other and place the computer in a common area in the house or apartment.

"It's not that people are going to read what you're writing but they'll see what you're doing," he said. "Then it's not a secret."

Couples can also set parameters around how much time and when they are online each day.

"If you're doing this at 2 o'clock in the morning with no one watching because you don't want anyone else to know about it, that should be a signal to you that this is something approaching a boundary line or you're at least moving in that direction," Kimmons said.