Blog Posts by Virginia Hines

  • Mom and Pop Fight Back

    Mom and Pop are taking off the gloves. Today the New York Times reports on a growing trend among independent online businesses to tap into the anti-corporate zeitgeist that fueled the Occupy movement. Independents have long competed using tactics such as personalizing service and dodging direct price comparisons. Now there's a new approach: small business is good business.

    The Times quotes one online small business owner: "you end up relying on what hopefully becomes an emotional or personal connection with the retailer online."

    What's your experience? Does your business compete directly with the online goliaths? If so, share your success strategies in the comments.

  • Small Business Advisor: Any Time, Anywhere

    We're pleased to announce that Yahoo! Small Business Advisor - including the Profit-Minded Blog - is now available on iPad through Yahoo's Livestand iPad app. You'll find us in the Business & Finance section. To pin Advisor to your Livestand library, simply tap the green plus sign when you view Advisor in the Livestand table of contents.

    Advisor for iPad includes the same lineup of ideas and advice for entrepreneurs and growing businesses as the Advisor web site, in a format optimized for tablet viewing. You'll find original articles and blogs as well as content from leading partners including Entrepreneur, Inc., and Reuters. The iPad is a great place to explore Advisor's video library.

    More about Livestand here.

    Small business information any time, anywhere. Check out Advisor on your iPad today!

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