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Make Your Website Look Professional

By Joyce Reid | Jul 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Internet has created a whole new world.  You can be a stay-at-home mom  and make everyone believe you are a big-time executive who just can’t wait to get home from work after a busy day of meetings and lunches, and relax by your big-screen TV with a glass of imported wine in your hand. … Read more

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Independent Contractors

By Joyce Reid | Jun 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The IRS tells us that “it is critical that business owners correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors. Generally, you must withhold income taxes, withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to an employee. You do not generally have to withhold or … Read more

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You Are Your Business

By Joyce Reid | Jun 13, 2016 | 1 Comment
You Are Your Business!

I heard on public radio that defaults on SBA guaranteed loans to franchisees rose more than 50% last year.  One in ten franchises closed their doors. Many businesses that are not franchises fail each year as well. I mention franchises because they supposedly have an edge over independently owned businesses. When you buy a franchise, … Read more

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The State of the Gift Basket Industry

By Joyce Reid | Jun 10, 2016 | 2 Comments

Think that gift baskets are a trend that has gone away? Think again. It’s still a multi-billion dollar industry. Like many industries, thinking outside of the basket is helping them create innovative products that are allowing for steady levels of demand. I like to share information that I find online that will be helpful to … Read more

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Beginner’s Guide to SEO

By Joyce Reid | Jun 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

As I find information online that I think will be of value to you, I’ll share it.  Here is one that I found this morning. If you are new to SEO and want to learn more about how it works and how to use it to increase traffic to your website, MOZ has a free … Read more

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Credit Card Scam

By Joyce Reid | Jun 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

This scam is pretty slick since the scammers provide YOU with all the information, except the one piece they want. Note, the callers do not ask for your card number; they already have it. By understanding how the VISA & Master Card Telephone Credit Card Scam works, you’ll be better prepared to protect yourself. The scam … Read more

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A Piece of Advice from a Great Industrialist

By Joyce Reid | Jun 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here is a “One Minute Wisdom” piece of advice from American industrialist Henry Ford. A Market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one!” This little bit of wisdom has been forgotten as greed has overtaken and passed integrity in just about every industry in the world, … Read more

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Are You Telling Your Story?

By Joyce Reid | Jun 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the fall of 1933, while attending a party at her sorority, the vivacious young Lucile Salter was introduced to David Packard. But David wasn’t at the party as a guest; he was washing dishes in the kitchen, one of the many jobs he held to help pay his tuition. While the odd job washing … Read more

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One Page Business Plan

By Joyce Reid | Jun 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Only you know yourself and your business so ONLY You can create a viable, useful business plan for your company. No one else can do it for you! The One-Page Business Plan isn’t for everyone. But with simple, easy to use methods becoming the norm, many entrepreneurs have turned to one page business plans in … Read more

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How to Shrinkwrap

By Joyce Reid | Jun 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

There are several different ways to finish off a gift basket.  You can wrap it in cello.  You can wrap it in tulle.  You can even leave it unwrapped.  Or you can wrap it in shrink wrap.  It’s not difficult to shrink wrap a basket but there are techniques and tips that will make this … Read more

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