Liz Magill

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    Small-Business Organizations You Should Get to Know

    by on October 20, 2011

    Whether they’re cheering for the underdog or standing firmly behind the little guy, small-business organizations, associations, membership programs, and advocacy groups provide valuable support, resources, and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs. …

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    6 Reasons Your Small Business Should Offer a 401(k) Plan

    by on September 16, 2011

    Most people realize that, in the 21st century, we all have to accept more responsibility for saving for our own retirement. According to a Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey, nearly 50 percent of small-business owners are concerned that they won’t …

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    5 Small Business Contests Worth Entering This Summer

    by on August 8, 2011

    If you haven’t entered a small business contest or nominated a fellow small business in a competition, you’re missing out on more than just funding, technology prizes, or free business help. Competitions and contests are a great way to create visibility, inc…

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    7 Ways to Use Online Video to Market Your Small Business

    by on July 21, 2011

    If your small business hasn’t jumped on the video marketing bandwagon yet, research and statistics suggest it’s time to put your products, business, or yourself out there for the video-enthused world to see.

    Cisco reports that internet video now accounts fo…

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    The Pros and Cons of Having a "Christmas in July" Sale

    by on July 20, 2011

    Forget the flip-flops, summer blockbuster movies, and high humidity — it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. After all, there are only 158 shopping days left until the big day.

    “Christmas in July” sales are hardly a novel marketing tactic. In fact, th…

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    7 Reasons Your Small Business Should Accept Mobile Payments

    by on July 11, 2011

    No reason to mince words: Offering mobile payments makes it easier for your customers to give you money. Mobile payments are changing the way business is done, and many small business owners are realizing that it’s time to embrace a technology that’s redefi…

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    1099 Contractor vs. W-2 Employee: A Decision Guide

    by on June 30, 2011

    Regardless of the industry or size of the business, employers are responsible for the correct classification of their workers. Failure to correctly classify a worker as an employee or independent contractor can make the mistaken employer responsible not onl…

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    Turning a Passion for the Islands (and Coffee) into a Business

    by on June 27, 2011

    Drive-thru java shops are usually seen in big cities where coffee house giants such as Starbucks open them up to speed up service for their coffeeholic, commuting customers. However, small, entrepreneur-owned coffee shops like Island Bean Company are succes…

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