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HostGator

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HostGator.com is a provider of shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated web hosting. With over five million domains hosted by HostGator, they make up approximately 1% of the world’s Internet traffic. HostGator.com allows you to have unlimited subdomains under your account, with no restrictions on bandwidth or disk space. The down site to having so many …

LogoWorks

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LogoWorks is a service of HP. They spell out a very detailed process, which inspires confidence. Plus, they have customer feedback and ratings right alongside each package choice. They have designed over 45,000 logos; packages start at $299. HP also offers LogoMaker, a free logo creation service with an upgrade plan of $49. It is …

Logo Design Team

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Logo Design Team stands on its in-house design team, as opposed to a freelance team of people spread around the globe. They offer a $149 start price. Logo Design Team offers a “logo repair” service where they will update your existing logo, refreshing it to something modern and hip.

Logo Mojo

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Logo Mojo (a division of Deluxe) has a starter package at $195 which includes six concepts, two rounds of changes, and a three-day turnaround. They offer other artwork services, too, including Twitter backgrounds and Facebook profile images.

Sage One Invoicing

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Sage One Invoicing is a monthly subscription-based invoicing service that will run you $9 a month. Sage One Invoicing allows you to send out your invoices from Sage, and the customer can pay directly from the invoice into Sage’s credit card service or through Paypal. If the payment is late, Sage One will tell you …

WePay

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Online invoicing and payment app service WePay just released a new app for iOS devices that allows small businesses to send invoices and charge credit cards from mobile devices. Credit card processing and invoicing both come with a fee of 2.9% and $0.30 per transaction. The payment app accepts all major credit cards, and there …

FreshBooks

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FreshBooks signup is easy, fast, and free. No credit card required, which is always helps reduce signup friction. You can trial the software for 30 days for free, then decide on a paid plan or a forever-free plan. Of course, the free plan is limited, but it may work for your business. Paid plans start …

Guru

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Guru offers a wide variety of freelancing jobs and allows you to create up to five different profiles. Their commission is variable, but they handle tax reporting so you do not have to give out your Social Security number to every employer. Escrow ensures freelancers are paid, but can be confusing. The onsite messaging is …

oDesk

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Odesk is designed for freelancers who prefer hourly wages as opposed to flat fees. They are a little more expensive in their commissions, but they cover employer tax costs if the employer wants to hire you through their payroll service. You need to log in to the website while you work so it can record …

Freelancer.com

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Freelancer.com is one of the world’s largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace for small business. The site connects over 3,961,410 employers and freelancers globally from over 234 countries & regions. Through the website, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering and the …

Infusionsoft

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Infusionsoft combines everything your business needs — contact management, CRM, marketing automation and e-commerce — into a single online system. Along with their impressive array of features available, Infusionsoft allows you to be able to place a single contact into multiple list. This gives you the ability to track and target your customers more effectively …

MailChimp

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MailChimp is a Web-based email marketing service that comes with a great suite of tools. With over 95 million emails sent per day on average, MailChimp proves that email is still a viable way for small businesses to get the word out. One of the most important things to know is the service is completely …



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SBA’s November Web Chat Will Offer “How-To” Tips for Small Business Owners | Small Business News, Tips, Advice – Small Business Trends

SBA’s November Web Chat Will Offer “How-To” Tips for Small Business Owners

  • November 15, 2012

First of Two Web Chats is Monday, November 19, at 1 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The start of the holiday season also signals the end of another year.  Small businesses are gearing up for holiday sales and they’re looking for ways to minimize their tax burdens, both of which can be crucial to a business’ success in the New Year.

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Now is a good time to get tips and advice on how to maximize both, with help from the

U.S. Small Business Administration.  November’s web chats will feature experts who will give tips on how to boost holiday marketing strategies, and how to prepare now for tax filing season.

The November web chats and links are:

Nov 19, 1 p.m. EST: “Holiday Marketing Tips & Ideas” with Caron Beesley, SBA blogger, marketing communications consultant, and small business owner.  Learn how to maximize your holiday profit and how to help increase sales volume.  Participants can join the live web chat, and also post questions beforehand by visiting Web Chat Event: Nov 19.

Nov 28, 1 p.m. EST: “Getting Your Small Business Ready for the Tax Filing Season” with Edward S. Karl, vice president of taxation for the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA) and the AICPA tax staff.  Learn useful and practical tips for year-end tax savings strategies and tax provisions that may affect your business.  Participants can join the live web chat, and also post questions beforehand by visiting Web Chat Event: Nov 28.

The web chats can also be accessed at www.sba.gov under the What’s New tab.

To see past web chats and related media content, visit SBA’s Small Business Learning Center at http://www.sba.gov/sba-learning-center/search/chat.

 

CONTACT: Cecelia Taylor, +1-202-401-3059
Advisory Number: MA12-31| Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news

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