Friday 5 for the Week of September 1, 2014


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Business Mentoring Series: Digital Marketing 101

While the technology and platforms that power social media and digital marketing are new, the behaviors that make them work are not. Understanding these behaviors is important to your online marketing efforts… Watch this episode

It’s SIMPLE… The Deadline is October 1st

Looking to save for retirement? A SIMPLE IRA is a great option for the small business person. The SIMPLE IRA offers small employers a simplified method to make contributions toward their (and their employees’) retirement. But the deadline to establish a new plan is fast approaching… Read more

NOWaccount: Finding Your Customers

NOWaccount President and CEO Lara Hodgson discusses the approach her business took to finding its customers—in this case, small business owners. Her strategy was to find influencers—the people who were already talking to her customers and had a trusted relationship with them… Read more

What is a Registered Agent?

The registered agent is the person to whom the state goes when it wants to communicate with a corporation or LLC. Not having one can have serious consequences for your business… Read more

Treating Customers Right

No matter what business you’re in, you have to put the customer first. Think like a customer, and look to provide real value. Because, in the end, so much of your success comes down to just treating people right… Read more


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