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Doing the Small Business Facepalm

I had a frustrating small business experience this week that I thought might be a great opportunity for discussion here--or at the very least a reminder to us all to pay a little closer to attention to our customers during this busy season. I'd love to hear back from the group if you have opinions about how this…


Added by Emily Suess on December 7, 2011 at 8:00am — 22 Comments

12 Ways of Giving

I'm on the second day of my 12 Ways to Give series over at Suess's Pieces, and today's charity puts the spotlight on helping our fellow entrepreneurs facing poverty -- particularly those in developing countries -- through optional lending. Can you guess which charity I'm talking about?…


Added by Emily Suess on December 6, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

How to Use Google+ Hangouts

I am still stumbling around Google+, trying to learn the ins and outs. That's one of the reasons I love this post by Emily Suess on Google+ Hangouts and how you can use them in your business. She lists seven ideas -- easy ideas you can start doing today. I think I see a Bonfire Hangout coming in the…


Added by Alyssa Gregory on December 6, 2011 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

12 Days of Giving

I've started a new series on my blog, Suess's Pieces that will be published over the next 12 days. 

In light of the approaching holidays, I'm highlighting ways we can all give back. If you have feedback on any of the charities listed in the next couple of weeks, please leave your comments. Also, on the final…


Added by Emily Suess on December 5, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

To my friends at the Bonfire

To all my friends at the Bonfire,

Thank you all for the inspiration and advice in getting started with my business! I still have a long way to go, but I know I'll get there, thanks to the Bonfire - and you!

Added by Jim Queeno on December 1, 2011 at 10:55am — 2 Comments

101 Small Business Gift Ideas

It's time to start shopping, and if you're like me, that thought may give you a headache. Well, I wanted to make it as painless as possible for you this year, so I compiled a long list of business gift ideas to get you started.

Here are 101 gift ideas for clients, employees, or anyone involved in business. I included a little bit of everything from tech toys, to office furniture, to business books, to low-budget items, and even a few luxury items. Happy shopping! 



Added by Alyssa Gregory on December 1, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

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