Microsoft Business Software Release Fuels Rivalry (Reuters)In a move likely to fuel competition among small business software providers, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O) on Monday said it was shipping its accounting and payroll software for businesses with fewer than 25 employees and less than $5 million in annual revenue. – Nov 12 7:48 PM ET
OfficeMax Loss Widens (Reuters)
…OfficeMax said its quarterly performance was also hurt by the slowdown in the small-business customers segment, its core market.CHALLENGING OUTLOOKFeuer said the Sept. 11 events,… – Nov 13 10:43 AM ET
Wireless Net products built for speed (CNET)…”The pricing is great for the small-business owner,” Haase said….
– Nov 12 3:00 AM ET
Small Biz Gets Big Name Attention on Web (NewsFactor)
In the “real world,” the opportunities for a new startup or even a small, established business to link up with some of the world’s largest companies are few and far between. – Nov 07 12:58 PM ET
Business Week Cuts Jobs, Some Operations (Reuters)Business Week cut 39 jobs, suspended its small business supplement and scaled back its conference and online businesses as it contends with a downturn in advertising spending, a spokesman said on Wednesday. – Nov 07 5:06 PM ET
Aether strikes wireless, marketing pact with AOL (Reuters Securities)Aether Systems Inc. and AOL Time Warner Inc.’s Internet unit said on Tuesday they struck a deal to develop wireless services for the small and medium business market, sending Aether’s stock up 30 percent. – Nov 06 11:03 AM ET
Micron gives PC line a makeover (ZDNet)…The Professional starts at $999 and targets small-business consumers, while Creative Studio, beginning at $1,149, aims for home consumers…. – Nov 07 5:13 PM ET
Compaq jumps on freebie bandwagon (ZDNet)Like other PC makers, Compaq is offering free hardware with the purchase of certain PCs, in an effort to woo small business customers in a down market. – Oct 30 5:13 PM ET
Computer Firms, Joining Car Makers, Cry ‘Zero Down’ (Reuters)…Dell announced in late October a zero-percent, 24-month financing plan for small-business customers who buy any new Dell product, with a minimum purchase of $500…. – Nov 01 2:34 PM ET

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