Small Business Options… Credit & Microlending

Before the economic collapse, microfinance – the granting of very small loans, mostly to poor people – was a concept most closely associated with the developing world. Now increased demand for smaller loans in the United States, gives microlending a higher profile and broadens its appeal. More Information For more information go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/29/business/smallbusiness/29sbiz.html?_r=1&ref=smallbusiness

Feeling a Bit Overconnected? Join the Crowd…

Young people have done a good job of integrating technology into their lives, but they are also the ones who are most concerned about being over-connected. This finding is part a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, The Mobile Difference, which discusses how different groups of American adults treat the latest […]

Cat Creatives, Silver Sponsor for the World Conference

Cat Creatives was Silver Level Sponsor for this year’s International Council for Small Business (ICSB) World Conference. ICSB is bridging global boundaries to promote the growth and development of small businesses worldwide. The 55th World Conference was June 24 – 27th in Cincinnati. More Information For more information go to: http://www.icsb2010.org

10 of The Most Brilliant Marketing Ideas

Every now and then, an idea comes along that changes the marketing game for good. Yes, the campaign generates huge, instantaneous buzz and moves plenty of product — but it also stands the test of time, infiltrating the culture in subtle ways for decades to come. More Information For more information go to: http://cp2test.msnbc.msn.com/id/35548850/?pg=1

Google Calls for Action on Web Limits

The director of public policy for Google, told a joint Congressional panel that the US should consider withholding development aid for countries that restrict certain Web sites. He said censorship had become more than a human rights issue… More Information For more information go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/25/technology/25google.html

What ‘ThugLife’ Can Teach Us About Twitter

This ignored demographic shows what you can learn when you look beyond social-media elites. It leads us to another valuable lesson, this one for marketers People like to have fun and be entertained wherever they are — even Twitter. More Information For more information go to: http://adage.com/digitalnext/article?article_id=141994

Social Networking for Business Guide

It seems like there’s an over-abundance of social sites nowadays. For a newbie, it can be quite intimidating when first joining a network or two and building a community. A handful of questions may run through your head Which networks to join? How to participate? What’s enough, or too much? How will it help my […]