Onward!

Marching our business growth forward into 2014! “This year has been quite a journey. We started strong and encountered a few forks in the road, as most businesses will, which ultimately proved to lead to new developments, a partnership with a local startup Choose Growth, and the exciting launch of our sister company Plan Promote…

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How Do You Support Small Businesses?

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How to support local small businesses throughout the year. Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday that is always held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, during one of the busiest shopping periods of the entire year. First invented by American Express as a nationwide advertising campaign on November 27th, 2010, this shopping holiday event…

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Time to Focus: 2014 Business Tax Tips

What you need to know about getting ready for next year’s business taxes. When we think about the end of the year, we think of celebrations, new beginnings, goals and resolutions. One productive goal might be to set yourself up so that you are prepared for the seemingly daunting task of dealing with your business…

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Holiday Spirit at the Office

How you can enjoy the holidays in the midst of your work life. ‘Tis the season! December is among us, peppermint lattes fill the air and the countdown begins to the closing of another year. How do you contain your excitement for winter and all that it has to offer? There are ways to bring…

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Your Navigation Compass

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What it takes to create good website navigation. When we visit a website, the majority of what we notice are the aesthetics and design. We see colors, images, and graphics. What we don’t tend to notice are the structural elements like page organization, formatting, and website navigation. That is, we don’t notice them unless they’re…

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Using Social Media for Marketing Newborn Software

It used to be that the computer industry was on the cutting edge and anyone involved with writing software was considered to be some form of a rocket scientist. Fast forward a number of decades and the computer is a vital part of most people’s lives irrespective of age, and software is something that most…

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The Importance of Giving Back

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Why your business giving back is a worthwhile investment Around the holidays, the idea of giving back takes front and center stage. Not that we don’t think about it at all the rest of the year, but something about the holidays makes us think about generosity and the significance of investing back into our community…

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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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The Art of Business Networking

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Learning the finer points of attending business networking events Networking is a word that either gets you excited or makes you cringe. Your response probably has a lot to do with your past experience networking, your personality, and your approach to business. We’ve all been to the awkward networking event that’s uncomfortable for everyone. But…

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