IDC Small Business Internet Opportunity Index Points to Tech Support/Services and Manufacturing Firms as Hottest Prospects (PR Newswire) While small businesses continue to invest in Internet-related products and services, some are more active than others. A new report by IDC compares small businesses from 14 industries using IDC’s Small Business Internet Index of Opportunity. – Aug 15 10:12 AM ET
My spin: Technology is still a strong sector for small businesses, even though larger businesses are having some trouble
NetObjects, Inc. Announces Financial Results for the Third Fiscal Quarter Of 2001 (PR Newswire) NetObjects, Inc., a provider of e-business solutions and services for the small business market, today announced financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2001 and issued an update on its financial condition. – Aug 14 4:30 PM ET
My spin: Netobjects has great software and pretty decent distribution. But I guess more is needed to pull it out of its financial problems. I hope all goes well for them.
Elibrium Inc. and SmartPrice.com Inc. Partner to Save Small Business Customers 35% or More on Long Distance (Business Wire)
Elibrium Inc., the leading provider of small business productivity software, and SmartPrice.com Inc., the premier online long distance marketplace, today announced their partnership, which will connect Elibrium’s many small business customers with SmartPrice.com and its exceptional savings on long distance rates. – Aug 14 9:02 AM ET
My spin: I love partnerships and thought this one was pretty interesting.
SMALL BUSINESS — Another DSL Domino Falls (Business Week)…SMALL BUSINESS By Rick Green in New York One week after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Rhythms NetConnections Inc., one of the biggest players in high-speed Internet access, says it’s pulling the plug on all of its customers in 31 days and laying off 700 workers, about 75% of its staff. – Aug 13 12:20 PM ET
My spin: DSL providers are crashing and Covad, a wholesaler of DSL services is also having MAJOR problems. Is the DSL game going to be one by the “baby bells”? And then some say we’ll get higher prices….
E-marketing Gurus Featured in Bigfoot Interactive’s New Strategic Email Marketing Newsletter, PROfile (Business Wire)…In September of 2000, he was named as one of Fortune Small Business Magazine’s “Power 30, People You’ve Got To Do Business With”…. – Aug 15 8:33 AM ET
My spin: FYI..
Opinion: Why Get Microsoft Word in the First Place? (NewsFactor)…I’ve set up many a small business with Microsoft Office only to see its users struggle with fonts,… –
Aug 14 7:16 PM ET
My spin: I ask myself the same question. Word is VERY confusing, that’s why I have both Word (for working with other people’s files) and Corel Word Perfect (for my own files) installed on my desktop.
Business Plan Pro 2002 by Palo Alto Software: A New Generation of Business Planning Software (PR Newswire)… research, and distributing the plan, plus it contains easy access to Small Business Administration (SBA) loan documents…. – Aug 14 10:00 AM ET
My spin: FYI..
New England Business Service, Inc. Announces Increased Investment in Advantage Payroll (Business Wire)…Inc. is a leading business-to-business direct marketing company with 2.6 million active small business customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and France…. – Aug 14 9:22 AM ET
My spin: FYI…
Intuit Names Three Executives to Management Team (Business Wire) Intuit Inc. announced the hiring of three top executives today, completing the foundation of a core management team that is expected to lead the company’s growth in the small business arena and strengthen its information technology capabilities. – Aug 10 8:31 AM ET
My spin: Intuit – what can I say, it’s a great company!

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