No Filing Until 1/31/14

January 20, 2014

From the IRS Website: The 2014 filing season will begin January 31, 2014. We will begin accepting and processing returns and refunds on that date. There is no advantage to filing on paper before the opening date and you will receive your refund much faster by using e-file with direct deposit. Once the filing season […]

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Control Your Office Chaos!

May 16, 2013

People who have been using computers in business for a long time may remember an old program called Pack Rat.  It was incredible – so incredible that the Federal Government used it.  Then came version 4.  It was buggy – so buggy and unstable they lost most of their user base.  It took me a […]

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Book Club is back for 2012!

December 16, 2011

Our Business Builder Book Club resumes after the holiday season. Please click on the book image below for all the details on our January meeting. Looking forward to seeing you! We are excited about possible Google+ “Hangout” integration for this meeting as well.

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Find Out How to Be Persuasive in Business

October 13, 2011

Our office sponsors the Business Builder Book Club. A few members of the group asked to discuss sales in our next meeting. The book our discussion will be based on is Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive by Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin and Robert B. Cialdini.  In this book, the authors reveal 50 simple […]

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Small Businesses Shouldn’t Hide

October 7, 2011

I’ve been emphasizing for the past few years that, in the “information age” small business owners have to be far more careful about how they conduct business.  “Hiding” anything is virtually impossible except on the short term.  All that means is that interest and penalties will have built up by the time the truth is […]

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August Book Club

August 29, 2011

‎***CANCELLED*** Hurricane Irene was kind enough to extend her stay as our house guest, but now we need extra time to clean up! Our meeting tomorrow night, August 30th, 6:30pm-8:30pm at the AmericInn in Griswold has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for our September 27th meeting.  

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Hurricane Irene – Tech Security

August 26, 2011

With hurricane Irene headed this way, take a quick tech / information security inventory. Make sure you have off-site backups since your site may be damaged. Make sure irreplaceable things are safely stored. Get your insurance information now. You may lose electricity and, horrors (at least to me), internet. We’ve gotten very used to storing […]

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Instant Success

August 2, 2011

I love listening to Chris Brogan and others talking about how their “sudden” rise to fame is perceived to be “good luck” when it was really the result of a decade or more of really hard work and paying their dues.  People have to hit “the tipping point” [Malcolm Gladwell wrote a great book by […]

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You always wanted to be somebody, right?

July 15, 2011

 There’s a huge difference between doing a certain kind of work for someone else and starting a business to do that kind of work. When you work for someone else, that “someone” is responsible for getting the work, doing the bookkeeping, keeping you supplied in tools, equipment, and even training. “Somebody” built the web site, […]

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Keep Investment Paperwork

February 23, 2010

Any kind of paperwork dealing with investments must be kept for as long as you have that investment. If you trade it in, roll it over, or carry it forward, you must keep the old original documentation as part of the required history for the new item. There are generally tax consequences when investments are […]

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