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Understanding “Sequestration”

March 20, 2013 – 6:06 pm | Comments Off

If you like political drama, you’re in luck. It seems like just yesterday the news was filled with references to the fiscal cliff. Now, coming to theaters everywhere, is “sequestration.” Look for more political confrontation …

Fresh Content – Get It Now

March 20, 2013 – 10:00 am |

Fresh content is hard to come by sometimes.
How many of you have stared at a computer screen, hoping that a simple idea will pop into your head, and your brain will magically begin to produce …

Social Media Statuses are Important

March 13, 2013 – 10:00 am |

Entrepreneurs who are on their way to creating a startup need to be aware of the value in social media marketing, and this includes posting current statuses on social networks for fans and potential clients. …

Social Media Marketing on Pinterest

February 28, 2013 – 8:18 pm |

Ever since Ben Silbermann introduced it in early 2010, Pinterest has been America’s social media marketing sweetheart. This social network allows people to create virtual boards which users are able to “pin” images and videos …

Networking through Social Media

February 13, 2013 – 10:00 am |

In part 1 of this series, we offered helpful suggestions for building relationships when networking in person. However, in the Internet age, you also need to create relationships online. This means learning how to network …

How to Write Blog Posts for Your Small Business – Part 3

February 9, 2013 – 11:27 pm |

Writing a blog in WordPress
By now, you should have at least three blogs written in Microsoft Word. The more you write, the better. This is for three reasons.

Developing the habit and routine of writing.
The more …

How to Write Blog Posts for Your Small Business – Part 2

February 8, 2013 – 11:13 pm |

Setting up a plan and systems for writing blog posts
The next step is to come up with a plan of what to write. Let’s say that my plan is to teach newbie bloggers how to …

How to Write Blog Posts for Your Small Business Website – Part 1

February 7, 2013 – 11:59 pm |

Preliminary Steps for Business Blogs
Writing for your blog posts is fairly easy, especially at first. However, there are some technical issues…which we’ll get to later.
Let’s start with the simple stuff.
The first step is to make …

Real Business Owner Rob Mardell, La Dolce Velo

February 7, 2013 – 9:00 am |
Rob Mardell of La Dolce Velo

We interviewed Rob Mardell, owner of La Dolce Velo about launching his bicycle shop in San Jose, CA. Rob shares his experiences, along with a few resources and tips that helped him get his business out …

Appropriate Checklists for Year-End Tax Planning

February 6, 2013 – 6:19 pm |

What are appropriate checklists for year-end tax planning?
Tax planners often develop checklists to guide taxpayers toward year-end strategies that might help reduce taxes. Typically, suggestions are grouped into several different categories, such as “Filing Status” …