Email is a Relationship and a Conversation

This originally appeared at www.personalbrandingblog.com and was written by Maria Elena Duron. 3 Tips to Get Started As a small business owner, you are always on the lookout for affordable ways to spread the good word about your business to potential customers. More importantly, you want to connect and maintain healthy relationships with customers, as this […]

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Using Live Chat Apps for Customer Service

This first appeared at www.smallbiztrends.com and was written by  Amanda Stillwagon.   For customers who are currently shopping or browsing your website, having the ability to chat with them directly on the site can have a lot of benefits. That’s why customer service live chat apps have become so popular over the last few years, particularly with companies […]

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How Your Small Business Can Take Advantage of the Biggest Technology Developments

This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Carol Roth. Technology has really been democratized over the past few years, allowing small businesses to access many of the same tools previously only available or affordable to big businesses.  So, how can your business best capitalize on all of these technological developments?  Moreover, how do you […]

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Networking and the FORD Method

This appeared at www.pitchburner.com and was written by Erin Carey. Being an entrepreneur includes the necessity of taking advantage of a multitude of networking opportunities. We’d like to tell you that networking is all about explaining your idea and that people simply throw money at you to go out and do it. Unfortunately, it’s not […]

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5 Reasons Your Business Needs A Killer Website

This appeared at www.gosmallbiz.com and was written by Harry Kierbow. Are you old enough to remember encyclopedias? Newspapers? CDs? Do you remember when Sports Illustrated was a printed magazine? I used to call people. I can address a letter. I played outside. That seems like a long, long time ago and a galaxy far, far […]

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A Tool More Important than a Business Plan or a Budget

This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by George and Mary-Lynn. If you’re like us, you’ve heard a lot about the importance of business plans. However, we don’t hear much about a tool that’s even more important – your annual plan. The annual plan brings your business plan to life. The business plan tells you […]

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Tax Write-Offs for a Single Member LLC

This originally appeared at www.gosmallbiz.com and was written by Bill Wortman. An LLC is unique in that it can be taxed as a disregarded entity, partnership, C Corp or an S Corp. A single member or owner LLC can be taxed as a disregarded entity, C Corp or S corp. A multi-member or owner LLC […]

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10 Small Business Resolutions You Don’t Want to Break

This appeared at www.planningshop.com and was written by Rhonda Abrams. What do you want to achieve in 2015 for your small business? The beginning of January is the time for New Year’s resolutions, so here are my top 10 resolutions for small business owners and entrepreneurs. 1. Focus on recurring revenue. You may be thrilled […]

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To DIY or Not to DIY, That Is the Question

This article appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Brad Shorr of Straight North. Trying to decide whether to outsource a business function or do it internally? If so, asking these questions will help you determine the right answer. Do you have expertise? If you don’t know the first thing about the business function in […]

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Public Relations Tips and Tricks for Your Business

This appeared at www.inc.com and was written by Murray Newlands. Creating an efficient PR and marketing plan is a cornerstone to building up your organization’s success. Marketing and PR, unfortunately, sometimes can be costly, particularly if you’re running a lean operation and just starting out. Thankfully, there will include a few affordable PR and marketing […]

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