Compaq Factory Outlet: Secret to Savings for Small Businesses (PR Newswire)Small and first-time business owners need high-quality computers, but don’t always have the start-up budgets to accommodate these purchases. – Jun 13 11:09 AM ET
My spin: Factory outlets by Compaq, DELL and others are a good source for low cost computers
CRM “Guru” Launches Portal for Smaller Businesses, Says Customer Marketing Institute (Business Wire)
CRM “guru” Jay Curry has launched, a portal for users, buyers and sellers of CRM software and services in the small and medium-size business marketplace.
– Jun 13 7:37 AM ET
My spin: FYI…
NetObjects to support Mac OS X with Matrix (MacCentral)
Web site building applications developer NetObjects has announced plans to support Mac OS X with its new NetObjects Matrix platform. NetObjects Matrix is a Java-based technology developed for service providers that enables their small business users to integrate third party services into a unified Web site creation architecture. It was first introduced at last week’s JavaOne conference.
– Jun 12 3:32 PM ET
My spin: Even though the MAC OS platform is a very tiny portion of the small biz operating system market, it’s good that NetOjbects has Matrix available for those small businesses who still use Mac.
Creativeworks Partners With National Business Organization (PR Newswire)
One of the country’s fastest growing small business service providers has formed a partnership with the nation’s number one nonprofit association serving small businesses.
– Jun 11 8:06 AM ET
SCORE and Creativeworks Form National Marketing Alliance (PR Newswire)
SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” and Creativeworks of St. Louis, MO, have formed a national alliance to expand SCORE’s market outreach by providing SCORE’s 389 local offices with consistent public information and marketing tools.
– Jun 11 8:05 AM ET
My spin: Great biz dev move for CreativeWorks and a very good value add move for SCORE
ClickAction Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Sell Its Elibrium Division In A Management Buy-Out (PR Newswire)
…The Elibrium division develops, markets and manufactures small business applications….
– Jun 12 9:12 PM ET
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 12 /PRNewswire/ — ClickAction(TM) Inc. (Nasdaq: CLAC – news) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the assets of its Elibrium division to a corporation owned and controlled by certain members of the management team of the Division, including Christina Willett, ClickAction’s Senior Vice President of the Elibrium division, and Sharon Chiu, ClickAction’s Chief Financial Officer, each of whom would resign from ClickAction upon the closing of the transaction. The Elibrium division develops, markets and manufactures small business applications.
My spin: FYI…
Sprint re-evaluates ION project, may alter plans (Reuters Securities)
…Sprint aimed to launch the ION consumer and small business service broadly in the second half of 2001….
– Jun 12 4:09 PM ET
ION allows customers to make phone calls, send and receive faxes, and cruise the Internet over a single phone line. The medium- and large-business segment is not being reassessed and will not be affected by the end of August deadline, Reingold said in a research report.
My spin: Well I guess Sprint’s got to consider if small businesses will really buy into the ION plan. I thought ION was a pretty decent technology and maybe it is. Sprint’s got to make profitable decisions and determine what technologies will make money and which one’s will not!


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