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A Branch of Hope

Integrating technology into classrooms has been on the rise the last few years. Students have access to laptops, tablets, and smartboards to help assist their learning experience. All of these devices have certainly helped the visual aspect in the classroom, but one woman has tackled the challenges facing students with hearing disabilities. Renee Kakareka, a recent graduate of Philadelphia University, launched Olive Devices to start getting help for those in the classroom who need it.…

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17 Hard Truths About Owning A Business

The reasons that anyone decides to venture down the path of business ownership vary. Maybe it’s the allure of setting our own hours. The chance to call fuzzy slippers and pajama pants “work clothes.” The opportunity to do business the way it should be done. But for all of us, there’s one inarguable reason: the chance to finally put energy into building our dream instead of someone else’s. With the decision to launch a business,…

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6 Small Business Marketing Growth Strategies for 2017

Any good marketer knows to keep an eye on the future to stay ahead of the curve on new trends, emerging marketing channels, and other fresh ideas to deliver brand messages. With 2016 in the rear-view mirror and 2017 flying down the pipeline, now is the time to start examining what the New Year is going to mean for marketing. Here are six marketing growth strategies to help your small business succeed in 2017. Marketing…

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10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is his “favorite way to learn about a new topic.” W e were inspired to put together our own reading list of some of the best-selling business books of the year. Here’s a selection of 10 must-reads that we think have the potential to transform your business and take it to the next level.…

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Top 3 Conferences for Entrepreneurs in 2017

Are you looking for a big New Year’s resolution that will help you elevate to the next level of your career? You should consider making a strong effort to attend more conferences in 2017. Attending conferences added so much value to my life in 2016. I formed friendships with incredible entrepreneurs, landed some big deals, and gained the inspiration I needed to reach my goals in 2016. I will be attending even more conferences in 2017. The hard part is…

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A Genius Idea

At some point in man’s life he and a friend will get together and talk about their dream of owning a bar. For most men this just stays as an idea, but for Luke Bowen and Trevor Hayward, they made their idea a reality. Evil Genius Beer Company is the result of their efforts and determination to reach their potential and not settle for anything less. Luke and Trevor were friends who attended graduate school…

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Making Media

Not everyone would choose to work with family or close friends, however this young entrepreneur began his own company doing just that. Beau Rosario, along with his twin brother and some of their closest friends, are the team that makes up Philamedia. Philamedia is a media production company that do a variety of work, such as photography, videography, and editing. The company has a vast client base that extends all across the country. This young…

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Things to Tell Your Small Business Clients for Year-End Tax Planning

While the traditional end-of-year tax tip checklist contains such tried and true suggestions as defer income and accelerate deductions, there are a number of other steps Tom Wheelwright takes in advising his small business clients. Wheelwright is a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based CPA and CEO of ProVision. His clients include Robert Kiyosaki, and he is a frequent speaker at Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad seminars. “The way I present taxes to my clients is to show them that tax…

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Making a list and Checking it Twice: End of Year Business Planning!

by Megan Sullivan The end of the year is a busy time for a whole host of reasons. Holidays, travel plans and family visits keep us all running ragged from November through January 1. But as a small business owner, there’s even more you have to handle at the end of the year. Right now is the time of year when your business really needs your attention, especially in regard to accounting, IT…

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Is Your Business Compliant for the End of the Year?

As the year draws to a close, it’s an important time to review your company’s business compliance and legal standing and make sure you’ve kept up with all your legal requirements. Forming a corporation or LLC is an excellent way to formalize your small business and protect your personal assets. But maintaining a corporation or LLC is more involved than a sole proprietorship. You have to know and follow the rules to keep your…