9 Email Marketing Tips for Successful Email Campaigns

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Everybody uses email. It is believed that email has three times the user accounts as Facebook and Twitter combined. In terms of numbers, email reaches 2.9 billion people around the world. The following 9 tips can help you transform your email campaign into one that is beneficial to your organization. 1.      Be mindful of your audience You need to have a good contact (or client) database in place that is properly segmented. This is because no email will be relevant to each of your contacts. … [Read more...]

Federal Taxes Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know About

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There are several types of federal taxes that small business owners need to know about when developing a business plan. The taxes that your small business will need will depend upon your business’s structure (i.e. C corporation, S corporation, LLC, etc.) and other factors. Income Taxes The most common type of taxes businesses (and everyone else) need to know about are income taxes. For businesses, federal income taxes are pay-as-you-go—i.e. you pay them as you receive income throughout the … [Read more...]

Accounting Basics for the Small Business Owner

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If you are a recent owner of a small business, congratulations to you on taking the plunge!  As you probably know, you wear many hats as a business owner and sometimes not all those hats are what you enjoy. However, all of them are important! Proper accounting procedures is one that remains at the top of the list as extremely necessary to the success of your business. Whether or not math is your strong point, you can keep the accounting side of your business extremely accurate by … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Raise Small Business Capital

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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. In order to launch a small business that has a very good chance of being financially successful, it’s an absolute must to build a solid financial foundation … [Read more...]

Do You Have the Qualities it Takes to be an Entrepreneur?

Most of us have probably thought it a time or two in life…”wish I could just open my own business and be my own boss” or you could have more serious thoughts of “I wish I could tell my boss to take a hike and do my own thing.”  Whatever the case may be, deciding if you are the entrepreneur type is the question.  There are many facets of your personality to consider before taking the dive into becoming your own business owner. As Forbes.com states, being an entrepreneur is about passion and … [Read more...]