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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

EZlocal on Facebook

EZlocal, a division of America's Best Companies, has recently launched a new Facebook page. The new page will host discussions from the EZlocal blog as well as highlight related news in the Local Search industry. Be one of EZlocal's first 1,000 fans!

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Boost Your Local Search Presence

How do potential customers find your business? Are they familiar with your business, or do they find you by doing research?

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Words From the Heart of Small Business

America's Best Companies is in constant contact with our legislators keeping them informed on important issues that affect all small businesses and urging them to take the needs of small businesses and the self-employed into consideration as they work towards the goal of economic recovery.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Jim Tracy Interviewed by Reuters

Mon Jul 27, 2009 (Reuters) - ABC President, Jim Tracy, voiced his opinion in the ongoing debate regarding the government's allocation of stimulus dollars. America's Best Companies has taken a proactive approach in spurring new legislation to allow for more small business lending.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Finally a Health Care Option for Small Businesses

With rising health care and insurance costs, it’s no surprise thousands of small business owners are left in the dark when it comes to providing insurance for themselves, family members and employees. A 2008 National Small Business Association survey reported 62% of small businesses cannot afford health insurance for their employees.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

America's Best Companies on Facebook

Show your support for small business and become a fan of ABC on Facebook - help spread the word -- small businesses are here to stay. Check out our 'boxes' to stay up-to-date with America's Best magazine and all of our small business blog feeds. Share your ideas, thoughts and questions by posting a comment on the ABC wall.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

ABC Hosts National Sales Seminar

America's Best Companies hosted its first national sales seminar this week, bringing together flocks of sales representatives from all over the country to participate in two days filled with entertainment, inspiration and education.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Winning with Small Business

Jim Tracy of America's Best Companies to appear live on VoiceAmerica. Jim will be discussing the advantages of small business growth from revitalizing the economy to keeping communities thriving to educating everyone on the value of "made in America."

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

ABC Hits the Airwaves

Over the last month ABC's President, Jim Tracy, has been interviewed on a variety of radio shows and podcasts - offering his own expertise on the most pressing issues small businesses are facing in these tough economical times. In these interviews, Jim has focused on topics like negotiating new terms with supplies, goal setting and entrepreneurship in a challenging economy.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Ask the Experts: Introducing ABC Small Business Answers

Running a business is time consuming and often leaves little room for owners to keep up with the latest in marketing, legal issues, operations and more. That's why ABC recently launched the Small Business Answers center.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Social Media Squatting: Top Sites for Your Small Business

Claim a spot for your business before it's too late. Any small business owner knows that picking the right location - possibly in a busy mall or highly-trafficked downtown corner -- results in more customer visits and opportunities to make sales. The same rule has also proven to hold true for the Web.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

America's Best Companies Celebrates 75 Years of Progress with Apprentice Winner, Bill Rancic

ABC will be celebrating 75 Years of Chicago’s Progress since the 1933 World’s Fair. In 1933, Chicago hosted the Century of Progress Exposition to inspire American businesses to grow and prosper economically. And now, on its 75th anniversary, ABC is hosting a special event in hopes to build the confidence of small business owners across America once again.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Data Security Best Practices for Small Merchants

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and Visa will host a free online seminar titled Data Security Best Practices for Small Merchants on Wednesday, July 30th, at 2:00 pm Central time.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Driving Sales through Web Content

If you run a small business, there is a good chance that you have something important to say to your buyers. Whether it's about your products or services, best practices, or even shopping tips, there are opportunities on the Web to not only help your customers make better buying decisions but also for you to earn additional credibility that could directly lead to future sales.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

12 of the Best Small Business eNewsletters on the Web

Why spend hours digging the Web just to stay up-to-date when you can have the critical information you need to run your business delivered directly to your inbox through RSS feeds or some of the many e-newsletters out there? Most e-newsletters are offered through free subscriptions, but don't get too carried away as managing your inbox could quickly become a thirty minute daily chore.

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