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Five Tax Strategies to Take Advantage of Now

Small businesses are being inundated with news about recent tax deductions, incentives, pending and adopted legislation, and whether or not the Bush tax cuts could expire. With such an extensive list of new legislation and laws, how can you be sure you are effectively taking advantage of those that apply to your business? Here is … Read More »

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Party On For a Tax Break

The holidays are here, and for many people this is a season of gifts and parties. For entrepreneurs, this is the time of year when business protocol dictates sending gifts to clients, hosting dinners with potential clients and throwing holiday parties for employees. Lucky for business owners, many of these expenses are tax-deductible. Here’s what … Read More »

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Hire Employees With ‘Fire in the Belly’

I use the term “fire in the belly” to refer to someone’s drive or motivation to achieve success. When you’re interviewing prospective employees for your business, people will often describe a “passion” for the product, technology, or tasks at hand. This is nice, but fire in the belly burns on while passion burns out. Fire … Read More »

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Top Tips for Managing Stress

Fatter and dumber. That’s literally what you get over time when you don’t manage stress effectively. Stress is a fact of life for anyone in the entrepreneurial fast lane, but the good news from the latest research is that it doesn’t have to cost you. Framed right, it can actually boost your energy, help you … Read More »

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Don’t Lose Business to a Slow Website

Just as a busy highway backs up with cars, websites often encounter the same effect when dealing with large amounts of traffic. Any website can experience slow traffic, online traffic jams, or worse, a crash. What can be done to keep your site up and running, especially if you have an e-commerce site and the … Read More »

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A Checklist for Health-Care Reform

Do Cliff’s Notes still exist? I owe much of my High School academic mediocrity to those little yellow books. Right about now many Americans would love a Cliff’s Notes version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare” or PPACA), which effectively kicked in on September 23, 2010. The goal of the Act is … Read More »

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