Small Business TV.

2 10 2009


I just stumbled upon Small Business TV today and am floored. It’s been around for five years now and is the first television network on the web that devotes 100% of its content to the small business market – from business start-ups to established enterprises. Plus, they say that the average viewer stays on their site for more than 30 minutes at a time. Wow, I can only wish that people would voluntarily spend more than 30 minutes reading through my blog!

What captivated me most about Small Business TV was the subject matter of their video post today. The Center for Women’s Business Research measured the economic impact of the eight million U.S. businesses, and the majority of them are women owned. Today, women owned businesses have an economic impact of $3 trillion, which translates into the creation or maintenance of over 23 million jobs, 16% of all U.S. jobs. The site also mentioned that if women owned businesses comprised their own country, they would have the 5th largest GDP in the world. This information speaks volumes for small businesses, particularly those run by women.

The site has a whole host of relevant content for small businesses, and much of it is illustrated through a web-video format. From authors, to management, to franchising, to reinventing your career – the site showcases great links to helpful information, events, and organizations to join. And if you join their “community,” you’ll be able to upload job posts or your own videos/podcasts, and join discussions – all in the effort of expanding your community.

The internet offers so many ways to learn and reach out to new resources that wouldn’t be available otherwise. Whether you’re looking for advice and suggestions or simply want to promote your business, Small Business TV holds a wealth of information and opportunities. So 30 minutes spent on this site is a good use of your time.

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