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[ 0 ] Nov. 25, 2013

7 Strange and Obscure State Tax Laws

By Mark Faggiano, TaxJar.com As every business owner knows, it’s important to comply with local, state and federal tax laws – you’ll soon be in a lot of trouble if you don’t. But compliance can be a challenge. It’s not always easy to figure out what taxes are owed on which items, even if you […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 25, 2013

Retirement Plan Realities

By Mike Narkoff, Senior Vice President, Sales As a business owner, you are always looking for opportunities to better position your firm in the marketplace and gain a competitive advantage by attracting and retaining top talent. Expanding workplace benefits, particularlyby offering a 401(k), is a significant and effective method to achieving those big-picture objectives. If […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 25, 2013

10 Tips To Help You Work Smarter At Home

By Carole Howell After 30 years in a corporate office and now an independent writer and editor, I’m learning that working from home requires the discipline of a drill sergeant and the tools of technology. According to Forbes, 52% of small businesses are home-based, and 28 million small businesses in the U.S. are self-employed with […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 25, 2013

Create A 3D Model Mini Me Figurine

Upload a scanned photo of yourself and create your own homemade 3D figurine. Artec Group has launched the first 3D-scanning and printing service available at home. Artec has announced a new, very cool cloning service for people with Microsoft Kinect for Windows or Kinect for Xbox 360 equipment. Kinect users can individually scan themselves, friends […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 25, 2013

Quote of The Day: Steve Jobs

“I want to make a dent in the universe.” Steve Jobs Founder, Apple

[ 0 ] Nov. 23, 2013

Startup Saturday: 5 Tips To Help Name Your Small Business

Naming your business is an exciting process. The name you choose not only tells the world who your company is, but it provides information on the attitude of your firm and the tone. Of course, you must follow the basics: such as name the company for today and tomorrow. Here are some additional considerations from […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 22, 2013

Peter Drucker’s Five Points To Consider

Peter Ferdinand Drucker was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation. He was also a leader in the development of management education, and he invented the concept known as management by objectives. He is widely credited with developing the widely […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 22, 2013

U.S. Export Assistance Centers

Have you thought about exporting but think it’s too vast and overwhelming of a topic? Exporting can enable small businesses to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations. If you’re ready to explore exporting, Export Assistance Centers, located in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States, can help. […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 22, 2013

Black Friday: Vacation Rentals Join The Madness

On November 29 at midnight, Southern Shores Realty, the longest operating vacation rental company on the Outer Banks, will be hosting a Black Friday sale on vacation rentals for the first time in company history. Every year, on the day after Thanksgiving, millions of consumers across the country access the internet to take advantage of […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2013

Small Business Owners Follow Big Retailers For Holiday Promotions

Small business owners will follow the lead of big retailers on holiday promotions this season. A new survey of small business owners released from Ink from Chase shows that like major retailers, small business owners are preparing for the holiday rush even earlier this year with more than one-third (34 percent) planning promotions beginning on […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2013

Seven Questions Leaders Must Ask Themselves

Mark Thompson and Brian Tracy put together these seven questions for leaders in their book, “Now, Build A Great Business,” AMACOM, writing that it is in difficult markets that the most successful companies invest more, not less, in seven key practices. These seven principles for sustainable business success are posed as questions that you must […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2013

McDonald’s Wants To Speed Service

McDonald’s wants to speed things up and is willing to spend billions in the process. McDonald’s will spend about $3 billion next year to open new restaurants and remodel existing ones, while also investing in features such as new preparation tables and a third drive-thru pick-up window to speed service. The company will roll out […]

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