Small businesses sell billions of dollars worth of goods and services to the US federal government every year. Furthermore, many government agencies require that some percentage of their contracts for goods and services be awarded to small businesses. And the federal government now makes it easy for small businesses like yours to know about the business opportunities that the government has.
Fed Biz Ops is an official United States government website which advertises business opportunities created by the 2009 stimulus package. On the same day that President Barack Obama signed the package, the first jobs appeared on the site. Read the rest of this entry »
Last week, Brian Haines of About.com had the opportunity to have CEO and Co-Founder of BuzzStream, Paul May, respond to a Q&A. He runs a unique business, helping other business track their “buzz” and to create new activity.
Regarding how businesses should get started in social media, Paul advises:
“The best way to get started is to just get started…you don’t have to come up with the grand strategy beforehand. In my view, the key component is testing. For example, if your objective is to drive leads, try different approaches (commenting on posts, blogging, twitter, etc.) and watch your analytics to see how it impacts actual traffic, leads, and conversions.”
Read the full interview with Paul May.
LinkedIn can serve as a valuable online job-hunting tool, even for those who want to work at home, but you’ll want to use LinkedIn to its full advantage to be successful. With more than 65 million members worldwide, LinkedIn can help you find opportunities to find work from home jobs. Many job openings you’ll find posted on LinkedIn are exclusive to LinkedIn and are not advertised anywhere else. This means creating a LinkedIn login and setting up a great LinkedIn profile, perhaps even with a custom LinkedIn URL, can open doors that might otherwise be closed.
Setting Up LinkedIn To Find Jobs
Job seekers who are on the hunt for at home work need to make sure their LinkedIn profiles are set up to shine. If you search for and join groups related to the kind of work you’re looking for, you’ll not only show employers you’re active in that area but you may also be able to invite some of them to join your LinkedIn network through your group memberships and participation in discussions. Read the rest of this entry »
“Huh?” you say. “What?” you ask.
Well, if you read my blog post Google Goes Loco, Oops, I Mean Local on All Searches you’ll know that since April of 2009 Google has been serving local results with its search results. You see from its own research Google has discovered that 70% of its searches is done with local intent. That means 70% of the time people are searching Google, they are looking for products or services from “local” businesses. Since Google wants to stay on top as the #1 Search Engine, the people at Google decided that they better make provisions for local business search results…so voila, Local Search was born. By the way, Bing and Yahoo followed suit with their own local search results, as well.
This week’s work from home jobs have been posted. 13 new work from home jobs are featured in this week’s list.
This week’s opportunities to work from home include an in international flair with a position for a blogger who knows the job search market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Also included are positions for a work from home English Composition instructor as well as an Online High School Principal who has licensure in the state of Colorado.
This Week’s Bonus Work from Home Job:
Eldercare Advisor (Work from Home Sales – Multiple Locations Open)
This week’s bonus work at home job is for a sales professional with a company called A Place for Mom. The company employs over 450 employees in over 40 states across the country. This is a full time (40 hour per week) position. Advisors are expected to work at least one evening during the week and work a few hours every other Saturday to make family calls.