ELETTER, NETOBJECTS – I’m going to miss you guys..
ADVISORY/Small Businesses Aren’t Making the Most of the Web (Business Wire)TOPIC: A report by the National Federation of Independent Business states that approximately 1.6 million small businesses will launch Web sites in the next year, according to an article by USA Today.
– Sep 06 12:36 PM ET
My spin: While it’s true that small businesses may not be using the Web to its full potential, it’s also NOT true as this press release states they they’re losing money…
“…TOPIC: A report by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) states that approximately 1.6 million small businesses will launch Web sites in the next year, according to an article by USA Today. However, many small businesses will lose money as a majority of the Web sites act as brochures rather than allowing customers to purchase their products online, the article says. The report also found that 43 percent of small businesses are not online at all. Factors including the lack of technical support are said to contribute to some small businesses inability to make the Web work for them successfully…”
Having a Web site as a good sales brochure is NOT a BAD idea. Just because you don’t sell online doesn’t mean you can’t make money from your Web site!
DSL.net, Inc. Signs Agreement With Pitney Bowes Small Business Solutions Division (Business Wire)…DSL.net will market its high-speed Internet access solutions to Pitney Bowes Small Business Solutions’ extensive base of over 750,000 small business customers nationwide….
– Sep 05 1:01 PM ET
My spin:Great!!!! I’m glad that DSL.net is still in biz and aggressively inking relationships with broad distribution partners.
Palo Alto Software Announces Strategic Alliance with PR Newswire (PR Newswire)Palo Alto Software today announced a strategic alliance with global corporate news distributor PR Newswire to provide its small business clients with expert public relations tools.
– Sep 05 12:46 PM ET
My spin:Great biz dev for both Palo Alto and PR Newswire.
Sun Microsystems teams with BellZinc.ca to reach SMB market (Canada NewsWire)…Jointly owned by Bell ActiMedia and AllBusiness, the leading U.S. provider of small business content and resources, Bell Zinc Corporation provides free membership to Canadian SMBs and… – Sep 06 10:38 AM ET
My spin:FYI…
Intranets.com Delivers its Intranet Solutions to Staples.com Small Business Customers (Business Wire)Intranets.com, the world’s largest provider of Web-based intranets, today announced an alliance with Staples.com to deliver an intranet solution to Staples Inc. small business customers. – Sep 04 9:06 AM ET
My spin:I wonder if Intranets.com’s deal with Staples.com will help them get more PAYING customers and inrease their chances of sustainability.
Why you should upgrade to Windows XP (ZDNet)…We think home and small business users will welcome new networking wizards that greatly simplify connecting multiple PCs…. – Sep 06 10:14 AM ET
My spin:This is a good article to check out. Personally though if you’ve got Windows 2000 don’t rush to buy XP and in ANY case don’t load XP until Microsoft issues their usually fat patch/update!
SCORE Partners With The Wall Street Journal’s StartupJournal.com (PR Newswire)…“We’re pleased to join forces with StartupJournal.com to make small business management advice and how-to information available to our audience of entrepreneurs,… – Sep 06 8:00 AM ET
My spin:Great job SCORE. I’ll be speaking at a SCORE (NYC) event next week!
Turnkey AltiGen Office Suite Debuts Complete Converged PBX And IP Call Center Solutions-In-A-Box (Internet Wire)AltiGen Communications, the market leader in IP-PBX phone systems for small and mid-sized business, today announced a flagship suite of converged PBX and IP call center solution packages for the very small business,, small-to-midsized business, and call center markets. – Sep 04 7:00 AM ET
My spin:If you need a telcom solution, AltiGen’s a pretty good vendor to check out!
New Book From Silver Lake Publishing Shows How to Use High-Tech Tools To Reach People More Effectively (PR Newswire)…Silver Lake Publishing is an independent press based in Los Angeles that specializes in small business management, personal finance and popular economics…. – Sep 06 5:20 AM ET
My spin:FYI…
Sprint Seen Scrapping Network for Small Businesses (Reuters)…In addition to canceling the small business and consumer roll-out, Sprint also may sideline the entire ION project -… – Sep 05 12:38 PM ET
My spin:I guess they finally saw this as a pipe dream. I sure thought it was really cool though. But I guess cool things don’t always make money!
Thursby offers MacSOHO for $49 (MacCentral)…Thursby Vice President Warren Witt said that his company felt it was a good time to help out small business and home users…. – Sep 04 4:26 PM ET
My spin:Finally something for the Mac crowd. (by the way why can’t MAC people get to my Web site or those with Netscape 3.0 version browswers)
Macmillan to package OS X-friendly accounting software (MacCentral)
…MyBooks 5.1 has been developed with the small business proprietor in mind….
– Sep 04 4:26 PM ET
My spin:Again – Gains for Mac users 😉
New Internet Application Empowers Small Businesses to be Own Ad Agency (Business Wire)…According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, currently 23.3 million small businesses operate in the United States. adgiants… – Sep 04 8:54 AM ET
My spin:Pretty interesting…
NetObjects to Cease Operations and Intends to Sell Assets (Business Wire)…The market for online Web-based small business services is new and extremely competitive….
– Sep 01 8:02 AM ET
My spin:This really was sad. They had such a great product…..now Microsoft FrontPage which produces bad code (but is a pretty good designer) has one less competitor to worry about.

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