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How Can Technology Help to Improve Your Small Business?

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…

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Added by Bert Seither on November 19, 2014 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Web 2.0 : How to Overcome the PR Challenges of Social Media

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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Added by Megan Ritter on November 18, 2014 at 1:28pm — 1 Comment

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business

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…

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Added by Evelynn Rollins on November 17, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Infographic | Old Practices To Throw On The Bonfire

Learn how working holidays, virtual meetings, lunch on the go, saying yes and your work uniform is affection your business! alldayPA have designed this infographic to show which old business practices you should throw on that #businessbonfire …

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Added by Dawn Ellis on November 14, 2014 at 6:11am — No Comments

Bad Customer Service? Three Ways to Deal With Bad Customers..

When you run a business, you run into customers (kind of the point). Business owners feel like they need to please every customer that comes their way. But this is not always right. Just because somebody is interested in your services doesn't mean they're a good customer. There are times when these customers can be difficult, leaving your business exhausted.

Bad customers need to be…

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Added by Dawn Ellis on November 14, 2014 at 5:57am — No Comments

How to write a business plan!

Behind every successful business, is an infallible business plan and this process should not be taken lightly. Writing a business plan requires your time, focus and hard work to help you decide what you want for your business and the marketing tools you would need so your business can perform and rise towards the right direction. A well planned business structure will give you clarity in how to grow your business and how to attract clients and funds.

Why Do You Need a Business…

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Added by Manish Khanna on October 21, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Need to Know! Buying a Restaurant Based Franchise

When opting for a franchise, many businessmen get tempted to invest in a fast food or restaurant franchise since it sounds like a safe choice and what we often hear from people is that food franchise has a high margin. You may have seen many successful restaurant franchises around but what many people can’t see is the challenges they go through when buying, operating or managing a food franchise. You are probably determined and ready to buy a restaurant franchise since it appears as a fast…

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Added by Manish Khanna on October 20, 2014 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Personal Loans Building Blocks of a Stronger Credit Score

It is no doubt a tough task to maintain a good credit score. What can repair the credit score with fewer hassles? Well, one of the best ways is to get a personal loan. Further going into a debt to boost credit score might not please you as a good option, but if you use the loan to restructure your debt, then you can justify your stand in each of the credit bureaus.

Why A Personal Loan

Credits are of two types – resolving credit such as credit cards and…

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Added by Kevin Maddox on September 15, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Credit Scoring and Customer Profiling Strategies

Most of the family oriented people have given this some though at one point or the other. There has always been some time, when financing was required and the challenges of evaluating the credit score and customer profiling was faced by the individual. It may be for the purchase of some property or for some luxary commodity like a car or a dslr camera.

Well, if the response is yes, then you must be have deliberated to obtain a mortgage loan. Your credit score plays an important role…

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Added by Kevin Maddox on September 4, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

How Small Business Owners Can Determine Their Salaries

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…

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Added by Bert Seither on August 29, 2014 at 11:19am — No Comments

The Ultimate Business Growth Lesson: Learning To Delegate

When most of us start businesses, we have conflicting ambitions. First-time entrepreneurs don't know that they conflict. Put together they seem perfectly reasonable. Alas, you cannot realize these ambitions simultaneously, at least as far as my knowledge and experience goes. 

New entrepreneurs want to grow successful businesses. That should go without saying. It would, if it weren't for the conflicting ambition. New entrepreneurs also want control. Freed from the constraints of having…

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Added by Diane Kuehl on August 29, 2014 at 9:33am — No Comments

3 Effective Methods To Live A Debt- Free Life

Does your impending debt threaten you? Are you having sleepless nights, because of the severe circumstances of your broken finance? Do you want to try anything to come out of it? Then hold on, there is no magical way that you can use your wand and presto, all the problems are vanished.  Financial debt requires commitment and hard performance. There are certain steps that you…

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Added by Daniel Clark on August 25, 2014 at 1:55am — No Comments

A Definitive Guide on Debt Management Affiliate & Benefits of Small Business Insurance

There are lots of people who seriously need a debt settlement scheme in order to get out of huge debts. For this purpose, one needs to follow debt settlement affiliates that could not only help in cutting down the debts, but will also help in avoiding it permanently. Having no debt clearly means that one can successfully obtain the insurance for the family, automobile or even for the small business. As a small business owner, the insurance coverage would be probably one of the last things in…

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Added by Daniel Clark on August 14, 2014 at 5:34am — No Comments

Quick Tips to Attract Visitors to Your Exhibition Display Stand

Whenever you visit an exhibition, what catches your eyes first? The entire ambience of the place! Once the ambience appeals to your senses, you move forward to take a look at the various stalls and stands that line themselves up to display their products and services. You are generally selective in looking at these stalls as well. Instead of entering a shabby or ordinary looking stand, you find yourself automatically drawn towards a stall that has interesting…

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Added by Christopher Meloni on August 11, 2014 at 6:15am — No Comments

Requirements for EU VAT compliance

Any merchant that supplies digital services in the EU will be faced with a series of EU VAT compliance issues come January 1, 2015.



The European Commission has clearly outlined their position regarding the lack of compliance in the past decade from within the ‘digital economy’. In the 2015 legislation the ‘digital economy’ is narrowed to broadcasting, telecommunications and electronic services. It is…

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Added by Daniel Clark on August 6, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Help to increase online sales marketing by photo editing

Now-a-days world going on online sales marketing by using editing. If anyone wants to buy any product, firstly they search product on online. And then decide what will be better products. For that’s good quality product is most important and huge details of product. Client first will see product images then she/he sees product quality and details. So we can say that product presentation with attractive by…

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Added by Soel on August 6, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

3 Tips for Saving Money on Business Registration

When you're starting a business, it is important to register properly with the state in order to become and to stay compliant. While these are necessary administrative costs, there are a few ways to reduce your costs. Here are three of our favorites:

1) Register in your home state

2) Foreign qualify in several states at once

3) Use a dependable registered agent

For more detail, you can read a…

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Added by James Gilmer on August 4, 2014 at 2:44pm — No Comments

The Importance of Mobile Search in Retail

If you have a retail business, you probably “know” that mobile search is important and that you should start thinking about targeting mobile customers. After all, mobile adoption rates and usage continue to skyrocket, transforming this once-niche market into something that’s not only mainstream, but for many is their primary way to access the web and interact with the world. To put a number to…

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Added by Shepard Morrow on July 24, 2014 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Generate Leads Online for Your Brick and Mortar Store

Although many small businesses have created a website and Facebook page that covers the bare minimum, plenty of local businesses are still missing out on opportunities to use their websites to generate qualified leads.



If you have a brick and mortar store, you may have written off online lead generation as the domain of ecommerce sites, but that doesn’t need to be the case. Here are just a few ways that local businesses can use online marketing to reach out to…

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Added by Shepard Morrow on July 24, 2014 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Social Media Marketing: Think Like an Editor

Does your company have an editor-in-chief? It doesn’t matter if you don’t work in the media industry—whether you’re running a home decorating store or a magazine, you need someone in your business to play that editor-in-chief role.



The reason I say this is because content has become the cornerstone of online marketing. Approximately 92% of marketers report that they now use content marketing, and at the end of 2013, 58% of B2B marketers and 60% of B2C marketers…

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Added by Shepard Morrow on July 24, 2014 at 4:37pm — No Comments

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