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What constitutes a small business varies widely around the world. Small businesses are normally privately owned corporations, partnerships, or sole proprietorships. What constitutes “small” in terms of government support and tax policy varies by country and by industry, ranging from fewer than 15 employees under the Australian Fair Work Act 2009, 50 employees according to the definition used by the European Union, and fewer than 500 employees to qualify for many U.S. Small Busines...

'My Business Story' Winners Featured in YouTube Homepage Ad For ‘Small Business Saturday’

My Business Story Winners Featured in YouTube Homepage Ad For ‘Small Business Saturday’

If you go to the YouTube homepage today, you will see the winners of the "My Business Story" contest that was announced by Google and American Express back on Oct. 25, 2011.  The 32 small businesses featured in today's YouTube homepage ad will be seen ...

Black Friday Ads & Small Business Saturday Stories & Cyber Monday Deals, Oh My!

Black Friday Ads & Small Business Saturday Stories & Cyber Monday Deals, Oh My!

Do you suppose we'll see many Black Friday ads, Small Business Saturday stories, and Cyber Monday deals this week?  We might. Or, as Dorothy, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow might say if the Warner Bros. movie, "The Wizard of Oz" (1939), were remade in ...

The Google Interview: Using Video With Google Plus Pages For Business

The Google Interview: Using Video With Google Plus Pages For Business

I interviewed Google's spokesperson Andrea Faville to learn more about the video features available on Google Plus Pages for business; along with a number of examples from businesses across the small-to-large range, and the great new "Hangouts with Extras" they're previewing for everyone!

Eat, Drink, and Be Social! Video Marketing Tips For Restaurants And Cafés

Eat, Drink, and Be Social! Video Marketing Tips For Restaurants And Cafés

I interviewed Urbanspoon's Conrad Saam, who shared his social video marketing tips for restaurants, cafes, and the rest of the food service industry.

Introducing Google Plus Pages, Google Plus For Businesses & Brands

Introducing Google Plus Pages, Google Plus For Businesses & Brands

Well, they said they were working on it, and now it's finally here. Google Plus for businesses and brands is now a reality with the introduction of Google Plus Pages. Pages is basically the Google Plus version of Facebook Fan Pages, and gives businesses a ...

Google & American Express Encourage Small Businesses Video with ‘My Business Story’

Google & American Express Encourage Small Businesses Video with ‘My Business Story’

Google and American Express have join forces to launch a new program called, "My Business Story".  It encourages small businesses to tell their stories through video before the second annual "Small Business Saturday," which is November 26, 2011.  Small Business Saturday is a day set aside ...

Six Pack Shortcuts Uses Promoted Videos To Get Ripped

Six Pack Shortcuts Uses Promoted Videos To Get Ripped

Some members of the YouTube community are searching for workout videos, fitness tips, and the best advice on how to get a ripped body and six pack abs.  No, ma'am, I'm not one of them.  To paraphrase Agent K in Men in Black (1997), "We ...

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up - Video + Social Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Video + Social Edition

This week's round up of the online video news highlights includes a little extra dose of the social. Many video experts agree that social enhancements and integration could be the next great evolution for online video as a format. Of course, we also saved room ...

Small Business Video Marketing - Can All Websites Benefit From Video Content?

Small Business Video Marketing   Can All Websites Benefit From Video Content?

I decided that the best way to do this would be to ask 5 friends who love to stitch me up to pick a website each that they think it would be difficult to create a video about. I would then have to come up with a way for the site to use video that would enhance their website experience.

Dell Online Video Contest To Find America's Favorite Small Business

Dell Online Video Contest To Find Americas Favorite Small Business

Dell is running a pretty interesting online video contest, with several elements that I think are worth talking about. The purpose of the contest? To find America's Favorite Small Business. There are 10 finalists, and the voting is up to you and the other YouTube ...

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