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Nearly Half of Commuters Admit to Texting While Driving: AT&T Calls on Employers to Help End What Has Become a Dangerous “Habit” for Many

Nearly half of commuters self-reported texting while driving in a recent poll, and 43% of those who did called it a “habit.”   Commuters are texting and driving even more than teens – 49%, compared to 43%.  And the problem has gotten worse.  Six in 10 commuters say they never texted while driving three years ago. […]

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Where to Find the Best Wireless Experience, Service & Value.

Which wireless company do consumers say provides a great experience, service and value? It’s AT&T*, according to the J.D. Power Wireless Purchase Satisfaction Study, Volume 2. AT&T outscored all other full-service wireless providers for the overall purchase experience evaluating stores, online and by phone. AT&T’s latest performance comes just after it also ranked highest in […]

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AT&T is Charging Up the Big Apple

There is nothing more frustrating than when your smartphone runs out of juice and there is no place to re-charge.  It happened to me last week in New York.  I arrived late for a peer-to-peer advisory group evening meeting and the office door was locked.  There was no way to reach anyone inside because my […]

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Is Direct Selling an Expansion Opportunity For Your Small Business?

Question:  I have been designing jewelry and selling it at local flea markets and community events.  Someone suggested I try home parties as a way to sell.  Do you think that could work, and how do home parties work?  Thank you!  JW THE Small Business Expert:  In a word… YES!!!  I bet you remember your […]

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AT&T Extends Business Services and Benefits to the Smallest Businesses

As part of its ongoing effort to provide tailored solutions for small business owners, AT&T* is extending wireless business benefits to sole proprietorships.   Now, sole proprietorships, many of which are small-office and home-based, can qualify for  the AT&T Mobile Business Agreement  and associated AT&T Exclusively Business program, which can help them better manage costs, while […]

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Successful Small Business Marketing Starts With YOU!

Q. I’m starting a business and I’m wondering: What is the best way to get my marketing going quickly? THE Small Business Expert Says: Without knowing anything about you or your business, I’m confident you decided to go into business because you are really good at providing a particular product or service and you believe […]

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Well-Managed Business Travel Can Enhance Your Bottom Line

Despite the continuing concern about the economy, small businesses are picking up the pace of business travel.    Business travel is a significant investment for small companies so therefore it is important to ensure you get a strong return on your investment.  According to the Oxford Economics, USA study, every dollar spent on business travel in […]

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Workplace Stereotyping: A Silent Productivity Destroyer

When you think of diversity in the workplace you typically think of race and gender, but in reality workplace diversity is much broader. Consider your co-workers, they differ in a variety of ways such as age, marital status and family responsibilities. All of these differences can lead to stereotyping which may result in workplace tension. […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring Summer Interns for Your Small Business

As a new business owner, you have no choice but to juggle everything yourself from collecting the cash to taking out the trash.  It all falls on your shoulders, and sometimes it feels as though there aren’t enough hours in the day to get it all done. Summer interns can be a great way for […]

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5 Tips For Taking a Vacation While Running a Small Business

It’s summer.  The traditional time for vacations.  But if you’re like most entrepreneurs it’s tough to get away from your business — particularly if you’re just getting started and working solo.  Your business consumes you 24 hours a day seven days a week. But did you know a vacation could actually enhance your business success?  […]

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