In our effort to protect the usefulness of the community, we are reviewing accounts as they are created to weed out spammers and bots. But sometimes they slip through the cracks.What Is Spam?Here are some examples of spam on this site:Any posts, discussions, or comments that are obscene or vulgar. Any posts, discussions, or comments that are not related to small business.Mass unsolicited sales messages.How to Handle SpamIf you suspect a member is a spammer, please send a message to our…Continue
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By Bert Seither, Vice President at 1-800Accountant
About the author: Bert Seither is the Vice President at 1-800Accountant, the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firm for small businesses. Seither has assisted thousands of entrepreneurs to find prosperous paths over the past 10 years.
From offices to shopping malls to classrooms, we are surrounded by technology all the time these days. And there are many reasons for it based on the great benefits it can provide in our world. If you proudly operate your own small business, here’s how technology can help improve it in several different ways:
1. It increases convenience.
Like just about everything else out there, utilizing technology effectively can make managing your small business so much easier and convenient. There are countless mobile apps out there that can streamline all…
Opening your first business comes with a steep learning curve. Mistakes are imminent, no matter how knowledgeable and prepared you think you are. Check out this article for useful advice on what not to do during your first year as an entrepreneur.
Your first year as a business owner will be like a rollercoaster. You’ll work longer hours than you ever thought your body could handle, you’ll find out about things you didn’t know you needed to know, and you’ll figure out how to solve problems you’ve never even imagined. No matter how prepared you think you are, ever-changing industry trends are bound to catch you off-guard.
Luckily, though, you have the luxury to learn from those who have branched out before you. We’ve gathered a few common entrepreneurial mistakes to avoid if you want to become an inspiration for future executives, and make your business a…Continue
Feeling down because no one opened that mass-emailed press release? Don’t, the content isn’t the issue -- it’s the delivery system. Today, people are getting their news from a company’s website directly, through a specially designated tab with links to all things social media-related. This honest, engaging, and transparent delivery system is easy to accomplish by following four steps.
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First, let’s discuss why those tenets of honesty, engagement, and transparency are vital components to making this new system…Continue
By Bert Seither, Vice President at 1800Accountant
About the author: Bert Seither is the Vice President at 1800Accountant, the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firm for small businesses and entrepreneurs. For over a decade, Seither has assisted thousands of small business owners by helping them achieve financial freedom.
Small business owners often point to a variety of reasons that ultimately lead them to launching their own ventures. Freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to pursue a passion are just a few of these. However, entrepreneurs in all industries almost always agree on one thing about starting a new business – making money. While it’s tempting to take a big cut of any income a company generates, there are some factors to consider before writing yourself a paycheck as a business owner.
Regardless of the type of…