In this month's issue
Bank of Washington open for business
When President Obama signed a stimulus bill containing $42 billion for clean tech projects, the promise of new green collar jobs appeared to be on the horizon. But more than four months later the funding is still just a trickle. By Rebecca Cole
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Fear of failure
Fear of failure is one of the most common fears that block the success of business leaders, entrepreneurs and sales professionals. It’s a tricky fear though, because it has many faces — some obvious and some not. By TC North
Osstenjuk Social media for SMBs
By now, social media is no longer a buzzword, and it isn’t a surprise that businesses are using social networks to extend their brand, gain sales and build reputation. What’s more interesting is the gap between how large and small companies use it. By Karl Osstenjuk (View tips from Room 214 on SMBs using social media.)
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Room 214 employees spend their days on Facebook and Twitter
Jason Cormier and James Clark of Boulder social media and marketing firm Room 214 talk about how companies faced with tough decisions in a downturn are using social media in their marketing, and how Room 214's employees get paid to spend part of their workdays on their Facebook pages and Twitter accounts for both their clients and themselves.
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