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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Highlight the benefits of being a small business owner to the youth in your life. April is a month of many fun observances.  In addition to Earth Day and Financial Literacy Month, April is home to Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day – a day ripe with the potential for fun if ever […]

Leverage Financial Literacy Month to help your small business

It’s essential to be on top of your small business finances. This Financial Literacy Month, make it a priority. Financial Literacy Month has been celebrated each April since 2000 as a means of improving the financial knowledge and habits of Americans.  While the initiative mainly speaks to individuals, small business owners have a big stake […]

Insuring your tax preparation practice

Book keepers and tax preparers have access to important client information. In cases such as this you want to ensure your small business is properly insured. If you’re one of the million-plus people working as a tax preparer, by now you’ve wrapped up preparing your client’s returns in time to meet this year’s deadline. Hopefully […]

One piece of marketing advice every IT consultant can use

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series IT consultants series

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series IT consultants seriesLearn how vanity URLS can be a simple, yet impactful way, to make your IT consulting firm stand out. As an IT consultant you’re no doubt familiar with vanity URLs – perhaps painfully so, due to past client demands.  Just in case you’re […]

Does your financial planning business have the right business insurance?

Financial advisors help clients avoid surprises within their finances. You can also avoid surprises in your financial advising practice by making sure you’re properly insured. The first half of the year is generally a welcome relief for financial advisors who often spend the last months of the year strategizing with clients and creating financial plans […]

Insuring against nature for wedding planners

When working with brides and grooms on their big day, wedding planners have to be prepared for anything. The same goes for insuring their business. Spring is slowly coming to life and that means that summer is right around the corner. Summer weddings are the epitome of easy elegance – at least in photos.  Magazines […]

5 small business apps that will empower your productivity

Technology helps small business owners take control of their tasks. The five apps below can help you manage your business. Running a small business is quite a balancing act.  Entrepreneurs and company owners are continually pulled in the different directions of managing, administering, marketing, selling and producing.  Each of these is important and can’t be […]

4 Steps to Small Business Content Marketing Success: Steps 3 and 4

As a follow up to our previous post on content marketing, read the final two steps to creating a content marketing plan for your small business. Yesterday, we published part one of the 4 Steps to Small Business Content Marketing Success, which also included a concise definition of content marketing and explained the reasons why […]

4 steps to small business content marketing success: Steps 1 and 2

Content marketing has become even more popular, and necessary, in 2014. Learn how to begin developing a content marketing strategy. The Content Marketing Institute defines content marketing as “a marketing technique of creating and distributing relevant and valuable content to attract, acquire and engage a clearly defined and understood target audience – with the objective […]

Should your small business follow Amazon’s lead and raise rates?

Raising your small business fees doesn’t have to be a negative move. Follow our tips to raise your rates without causing a major problem for your business. A big part of small business success is profitability and a big part of profitability is what you charge – meaning your business’s success is largely dependent on […]

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