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[ 0 ] Jan. 21, 2013

Income Tax Filing Deadlines 2013

(Excerpted from J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax 2013: For Preparing Your 2012 Tax Return) January 31, 2013 – Make sure you have received a Form W-2 from each employer for whom you worked in 2012. April 15, 2013 – File your 2012 tax return and pay the balance of your tax. If you cannot meet the […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 18, 2013

Success Center From 1and1

Have you visited the Online Success Center (success.1and1.com) from 1&1 Internet Inc? The site features articles that illustrate how SMBs can better utilize the internet for their business. Topics will include general tutorials, tips for SEO, social media, and more. In the future, the site will begin to incorporate additional formats to accommodate all types […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 17, 2013

Small Business Gives Back: Pizza Ranch Helps Ethiopia Read

Pizza Ranch has launched a new coffee program and partnership with Ethiopia Reads and the Tesfa Foundation. The chain expects to serve about two million cups of coffee in the next year, and for every pound of roasted coffee it brews, Pizza Ranch will donate 50 cents to Ethiopia Reads for its Kembata-Tembaro Literacy Initiative. […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 16, 2013

La Plata Stadium Receives IABSE Outstanding Structure Award

Weidlinger Associates, Inc., was the designer of the one-of-a kind twin-peak fabric dome of Argentina’s La Plata Stadium, winner of the prestigious 2012 Outstanding Structure Award from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). The award, which recognizes “…the most remarkable, innovative, creative, or otherwise stimulating structures…” from throughout the world, was presented […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 16, 2013

Apple Stores’ Annual Sales Per Square Foot

In his book, Leading Apple with Steve Jobs, author Jay Elliot, former svp of Apple’s human resources department, writes that Apple stores generate more visitors per quarter than Disney’s top four amusement parks together see in a year. The Apple stores’ annual sales per square foot, as of 2011, is more than $5600, far ahead […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 15, 2013

5 Rules For Designing Like Apple

This video–less than 2 minutes long–shares some fascinating strategies used by Steve Jobs at Apple to create great design. Hats off to the artist in the video is Rosie Heffernan. Take a look: 5 Rules For Designing Like Apple

[ 0 ] Jan. 14, 2013

Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, Las Vegas, March

Franchise Update Media Group (FUMG), the leading industry resource for franchise development, announced that Sean Falk, multi-brand franchise owner and former Marine, is the chairman of the 2013 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, which will be held March 27-29 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Falk began his career in franchising 14 years ago, after serving in […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 14, 2013

8 Ways To Build A Better Leadership System This Year

By Dr. Ray Benedetto and Tom Walter What are you going to do to make your company better in 2013?  Shooting for financial targets is hardly enough.  Chasing financial goals is futile if the company lacks the human talent necessary to achieve such goals.  In brief, making any company better depends on how leaders retain […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 14, 2013

Why Small Businesses Need Google+

By Hannah Marr Google Plus, also known as Google+ or simply G+, is the search giant Google’s very own social network. If you’ve heard of it, you may not have one; if you have one, you may not even use it. Despite being a little over a year old, Google+ has not yet reached the […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 14, 2013

USA Sciene & Engineering Festival Set For April In Washington, DC

Mark your Calendars for the Return of the Woodstock of Science! Attention Festival Fans and Partners– We are thrilled to announce that planning for the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival is well underway! The 3rd Festival will kick into high gear in 2013, with expanded school programs and year-round activities, culminating with the largest […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 10, 2013

Have A Good Photo Taken Of Yourself For Your Small Business

You never know when the media will want to interview you about your small business, your shop, your new discount program, your community goodwill and charity work and so on. Be prepared with a photo that you can easily send out to the local newspaper or TV station. Get a good photo taken and avoid […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 10, 2013

Try Negotiating Flat Fees For Pro Services

When it comes to costly hourly rates for lawyers and accountants, you might want to try negotiating a flat fee. In the past many such professionals would never set a fixed rate for a project but times have changed. You must spell out what exactly the mission or task is and you might find yourself […]

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