Posts by Jamie Teasdale

How to Start a Business Facebook Page

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Facebook has come a long way from the college email address-only policy. Having a valid and current college email address is no longer a VIP ticket to Facebook — anyone can join! Facebook still skews young — with 86 percent of online 18 to 29-year-olds using it. But the good news is that users 45…

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Spring Cleaning – Small Business Style

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The small business spring cleaning checklist Every year about this time the sun breaks through, temperatures warm up, and new life starts sprouting. While the natural spring cleaning guidelines apply to your personal life (home, yard, vehicle, fridge, garage, closets), a small business owner has their own list of guidelines to follow. These 6 simple…

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5 Entrepreneur Lessons I’ve Learned in 5 Years

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Five years ago, the company I worked for (and may never have left) was swallowed by our ‘sister’ company and they closed our location for good. No more than 2 weeks later I had conversations with a small business owner that was in need of my help and shortly after, my business launched. Over the…

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The Bottom-line Reason You Need A Blog

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  Q: What’s the point of blogging? Nobody reads mine anyway. A: No, no, no, no, no! There is a point to blogging! If you find yourself asking this, chances are there are a few things you’re forgetting to do — mainly sharing it and making it shareable. But fear not, we can explain why…

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Why we think strategy is the most important thing

Children’s author Dr. Seuss taught us a lesson in tolerance with this famous quote. But the same goes for businesses. Even if your business is small, you probably still want to be taken seriously. An essential way to do so is to strategize and have written out goals and mile markers. It is that important. And…

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By the numbers: a breakdown of business accounting software

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  Your business’ financial picture is vital to growth and planning. As business owners, we invest a lot of time, effort and money on bookkeeping and accounting. Whether you do your own bookkeeping, payroll and tax preparations, accounting doesn’t come naturally to everyone. The good news is – you have options like using an online…

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Sharing Thanks: Phil Marcus

UPDATE: 11/19/13 It is with a sad heart that I write this update about my friend Phil Marcus. In July, Phil was diagnosed with a very aggressive cancer and I learned last Friday that he passed away on November 4th, making this thanks just 8 days shy of Phil publicly seeing just how much I…

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Do You Own a Job?

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At some point in any career, we all reach a point of asking ourselves “why am I doing this?” Whether it’s the daily grind of 9-5, the blood, sweat, and tears of a startup, or the many hats of owning a business, there’s always a tradeoff and a reward. But, hopefully for all of us,…

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Are You Part of the Propel Network?

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Why it’s important to be part of a strong business community. Business is all about people: your team members, your clients and customers, your network. Developing a strong business community creates a network around you that can lend invaluable support to your growing business. Knowing who to build into your community is simpler than you…

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