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It’s Almost the New Year – Small Business Year-End Taxes & Planning Guides

The holidays are coming, which is a busy time for all of us. It is hard enough to find time for all the holiday preparations and events, but it is crucial for small business owners to set aside a few minutes a day, over the next month, to get year-end business in order. Of course, […]

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The Power of Thank You Cards in Business

In today’s world of communication via technology, hand-written Thank You cards are an anomaly. Don’t get me wrong. I am a strong proponent of the efficiency of electronic communication – texting, emails, etc. I am able to accomplish so much more in one day via emails, than any other form of communication. And as time […]

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Social Media: Everyone’s Doing It…Should You?

Social media is a wonderful tool to drive traffic to your website…but is it for you? I regularly tell my clients that no website can function properly as an island. There needs to be a number of reputable links into and out-of a website, in order to rank well with the search engines, which, of […]

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Frugal Shoppers: Great Sources for Online Daily Deals

If you’re like me, you love uncovering a great deal! I will spend hours scouring the web to ensure I find the best quality item at the best price…thus eliminating any “buyer’s remorse.” As we have posted on in our Toolbox, Daily Deals, we have vetted a few sources that offer excellent Daily Deals. As […]

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Online Security: Protecting Yourself from Digital Pirates

Like days of old, today’s digital pirates are after one thing…money. Either money in your accounts, or money gained by using your identity. Unfortunately, every day, these pirates get smarter, as is seen with the recent Equifax security breach, which investigators just announced, has affected an additional 2.5 million Americans, for a total of 145.5 […]

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Financial Freedom…Baby Step 2…Revisited

If you have visited my Resource Toolbox, you will know that I strongly recommend Dave Ramsey’s education on financial literacy. Understanding and properly managing finances is important for all people and businesses, but it is especially crucial for small business owners, where the line between personal and business finances can become very blurred. It is […]

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Quick & Easy Organizational Tips

Anyone who knows me, knows that I always have a pocketful of “sticky notes.” I always thought myself quirky, until I recently read The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. This book offers the tip of carry around index cards (or in my case, sticky notes,) to free your mind of […]

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Best Online Marketplaces for Artisans and Crafters

Back when online auctions became popular, I had many clients contact me about listing their handcrafted items on eBay or Amazon. Unfortunately, major artisan marketplaces had not yet become commonplace, and though I recommended against selling handmade items on online auction websites, there were no other options with such a large, established audience. Online auctions […]

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FREE Internet Protection Tools

In this issue of my advice & tips, I am listing some of my favorite Internet protection tools…which are FREE for personal, home use. I have been using these tools myself for over 10 years, with exceptional results. Many of the computers I have repaired over the years have relied on the more expensive, name-brand […]

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Online Auctions – What NOT to Do

Everyone and their brother has written a book about how to sell on online auctions…tips and advice from the experienced and professional. I have been selling on eBay, Amazon, and Yahoo auctions for almost 20 years, and honestly, I have not read any of these books. However, I am sure that they have a number […]

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