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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

ABC Launches the eWeekly: Small Business e-Newsletter

Last week, America’s Best Companies (‘ABC’) introduced the ABC eWeekly, a free electronic newsletter for members and other small and independent business owners who want to be in the know on small business trends, strategies, and other information critical in helping to run a business.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Small Biz Statistics You Should Know About

Sometimes it’s good to know where small businesses stand today and what factors effect their success or failure. While the mega-marts and giant online retailers grab most of today’s headlines, there are plenty of interesting stats out there regarding small businesses ... For instance, each year there are over 1,000,000 small businesses started in North America. 800,000 of these fail in the first five years.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Finding Success with ABC

I promise you one thing is true - our staff is hard at work every day -- improving every aspect of our program and services offered. It’s been almost two years since we first launched ABC in mid-July, 2006. Back then, all we had to offer our members was a window sticker, an assortment of small business discounts, and the promise of more on the horizon.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Free Webinar – Protect Your Business from Online Fraud

Do you process credit cards at your place of business? If so, what steps have you taken to safeguard your transaction data? If your answer begins with Norton and ends with Antivirus, you are probably like thousands of others who don’t know squat about the subject.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

ABC Part of Select Group to Participate in the Chicago New Media Summit

The Chicago New Media Summit is dedicated to a mission of pioneering Chicago as a New Media Capital. Jim Tracy, President of ABC, was invited to collaborate with thought leaders from Internet, media, entertainment, and advertising to share technology and convergence trends, create alliances, promote new ventures and point to what's next for Chicago … what they see as the new media capital.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Rebate Checks on the Way: Be Prepared

Rebate checks from the IRS are on their way. Are you prepared? Most retailers are eyeing these rebates as a way of boosting their sales, and many already have plans to offer special targeted sales to get shoppers to spend the cash at their stores.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Green Talk – Earth Day at America’s Best Companies

Earth Day is an opportune moment for all of us to think about how we can protect our planet – especially for business owners. We can make daily efforts through recycling, conserving resources, reusing, preventing pollution, and more. Often simple steps are all it takes.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

New Partners Added at ABC

At America’s Best Companies, we are dedicated to helping small businesses stay in business, grow their business, and make more money in their business. Part of that is constantly working to increase the scope and value of our membership benefits so we are always on the lookout for great companies that will offer our members valuable discounts on their products and services.


Tags: partners

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Chargeback Proof Your Business

The benefits of accepting credit cards are innumerable. We have immersed ourselves in a world of platinum plastic. The reassuring feeling of having a wad of cash in your pocket has been replaced with a plastic sliver of magnetic circuitry few understand. What merchants do need to understand is how to properly protect their business from credit card fraud.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Best Small Business Blogs You Might Not Know About

Like a well-scripted novel, a good blog usually keeps you engaged and waiting for more. With everything that’s on the Web today, it’s impossible to filter and summarize all that’s relevant to a specific business discipline. A blog also helps you establish a public dialogue where anyone can participate and learn.


Tags: blogs, weblogs

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Opposition to Wal-Mart Builds Momentum

Recently there have been a lot of great stories about local communities binding together to fight back against new Wal-Marts aiming to pave their way in to town.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Introducing: The ABC Affiliate Program

Have a website? Now you can use it to make money and show your support of America’s Best Companies at the same time. Many of you asked us for it, so here it is. Today we’re announcing the ABC Affiliate Program as a new “marketing arm” for our organization more or less by popular demand.

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Let MediaBids Design Your Print Ad for FREE

ABC Members receive FREE design of a print ad when going through Mediabids to place it. The average advertiser saves over 60% off the publication's rack rate.


Tags: mediabids

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Dave Cosper
Dave Cosper

Advertise Your ABC Membership Online

To advertise affiliation with America's Best Companies, members now have access to a variety of official ABC logos and certificate of membership seals. We have included HTML code with every image to make it easy to post on all of your Web marketing.


Tags: abc logo

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