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Getting Your Marketing Materials Professionally Translated

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Need to translate your marketing materials into a foreign language? If you plan to use Google’s translation software or hire someone on the cheap, you probably aren’t ready to do international business, the American Translators Association says. Choosing a translator or an interpreter requires an investment of time, money, and care. Translation, which refers to [...]
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How to Hire a Ghostwriter for Your First Book

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So you want to be an author. You're not alone: More and more entrepreneurs and business owners want to write a book or, more accurately, have a book written by someone else under their names, observes Larry Leichman, co-owner of Arbor Books. "The book has become the 21st-century calling card," he says. "It presents you [...]
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Tax Prep for U.S. Expats: It Can Be a Desert Out There

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Being the lone expert in a critical field in foreign country can be a great selling point — and Virginia La Torre Jeker has built a career based on just that. The American lawyer, who lives in the United Arab Emirates, specializes in tax issues for U.S. citizens living abroad. With 10 years of service [...]
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Green Tours Offer a Glimpse of Sustainable Resources

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Many people wish they could do more to protect the planet, but they aren't aware of the resources available in their area. Marissa LaMagna is making it her business to educate them, at least in Northern California. Her Berkeley-based Bay Area Green Tours leads individuals and organizations to the doorsteps of innovative companies in the [...]
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At One Publishing Startup, the News Is Still Fit to Print in the Digital Age

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Just when most people thought print journalism was going down the tubes, with newspapers consolidating and laying off reporters and readers turning to the internet, journalist Michael Stoll launched the San Francisco Public Press. The independent, nonprofit broadsheet, which sells for $1 a copy, follows what Stoll calls a “new model for local news.” The [...]
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With a Little Help Pulling Strings, Puppeteer Profits

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Like many other successful entrepreneurs, Dusty Dutton has turned her passion into a profession. For the past six years, the popular puppeteer in Marin County, Calif., has made a profitable business out of entertaining children at schools, birthday parties, and public events. But what makes Dutton particularly noteworthy is that she’s among the 13 percent [...]
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Beam Me Up by iPhone — Astronomy Software Makes Celestial Comeback

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In 2009,  Mike Smithwick was touring Florence with other astronomy enthusiasts to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Galileo's invention of the telescope. As soon as he introduced himself to his tour companions, one stunned participant asked, "Are you the author of Distant Suns?" Indeed, Smithwick said, he was the creator of the popular astronomy software [...]
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