Friday 5 for the Week of September 15, 2014


Avast mateys! Here be this week’s Friday 5- t’ best articles of t’ week. Arrrrrrrrr!

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*Disclaimer: No, we haven’t lost our minds- it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Business Mentoring Series: Social Media Planning

Once you’ve gotten started with social media, it is essential to set up a plan. Specifically, you need a plan for all the content you’re producing and sharing on various social platforms. It’s not enough to just randomly tweet and share Facebook posts whenever the feeling comes on you… Watch episode

So You’re a 1099 — Now What?

If you started a business as a freelancer, consultant, or some home based business, most of you will earn your first 1099 this year and will likely have to file Schedule C (sole proprietor) with your first year of income. Here are five business moves you should make as a freelancer… Read article

Who’s Gonna Whack Yelp?

Yelp can (and should) be a helpful tool rather than an online cheap car salesman. Yet their business practices continue to suggest they proudly avoid the high road in exchange for revenues. Now, both businesses and consumers have reason to want the site to disappear… Read article

5 Fundamental Twitter Tips

For some, tweeting is a language of love — others may associate it with another 4 letter word (insert word here: _______). Despite your take on it, Twitter can be a great marketing tool. When it comes to being a successful tweeter, fundamentals matter. Here are 5 to keep in mind… Read article

What is the Cost of Employee Turnover?

Employee turnover is more costly than you think. Every businessman knows at some level that it’s easier (and cheaper) to keep their current employees. However, the cost of staff turnover is surprisingly high, and many small business owners don’t fully realize just how expensive it is to replace an employee… Read more


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