SBA Web Tool Helps Small Businesses Conduct Market Research

The SBA has launched SizeUp, a free tool that helps businesses both identify new customers and compare their performance against like-businesses using data collected from hundreds of private and public sources.

Small Demons Gives Booksellers a New Reference Tool

For booksellers and librarians who were among the first users of Small Demons, the new web resource has proved valuable in helping them respond to patrons seeking a title, or a list of titles, in which a particular person, place, or thing is mentioned.

SBA Offers Small Business Week Education Program

In celebration of Small Business Week, from May 20 - 22 the Small Business Administration will be offering educational programming on social media, federal contracting, selling to large companies, and business matchmaking with major corporations and government agencies.

Ideas on Display

Several booksellers recently reconsidered the art of the display.  Their efforts include a new take on the monochromatic, inspired by Christopher Moore; a twist on family reading time; and a new location for overlooked picture books.

Upcoming and Ongoing E-Book Promotions

The IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page currently features five active promotions.

Timesaver: Instant Content for E-Newsletters

E-newsletters still get top ranking for being an in-depth, tailored format to communicate with customers about store news, but they can be a time sink. Here are few quick tips for adding readymade content.

Some World Book Night Reminders

Here’s a quick reminder of some of things booksellers do and don’t need to do in the run-up to the April 23 celebration of books and reading.

Tech Talk: The Benefits of a Telecom Audit

Hiring the right firm to conduct a telecom audit can take the pain out of analyzing system inefficiencies and fees, lead to a phone company and Internet provider that better suit your business needs, and save you thousands of dollars.

Tech Talk: E-Readers

This week, BTW’s new technology feature provides an overview of common e-reader devices and their compatibility with Google eBooks.

Tapping the Market for YA Book Clubs for Adults

Booksellers share their experiences of starting and building YA book clubs for adults and the challenges of introducing the uninitiated to the world of YA lit.

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