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201 GREAT IDEAS for Your SMALL BUSINESS, Third Edition by Jane Applegate

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GREAT 77 IDEA: Use Online Mailing Solutions

On March 31, 1999, the U.S. Postal Service outlawed the mechanical postage meters used by most small businesses. The Postal Service's decision to ban mechanical meters was aimed at eliminating about $100 million a year in postal meter fraud. I remember lugging that darn postage meter to the post office and waiting in line to load it up.

Now, you can manage mail from your desktop. You can download postage online in less than a minute for a small fee. You can buy and print stamps with customized images for holidays or special promotions.

Industry leader Pitney Bowes is working hard to create solutions for business owners.

“Our products are designed to help customers communicate with their customers, both ...

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