Friday, March 29, 2013

Back to the Table

Can you renegotiate your lease if a big competitor moves in down the street? Check out Smart Answers.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Win for Journalism

A federal court judge sides with the AP over a company that strips original content for its own profit without paying up.

Here's the crucial argument of the ruling:
Paraphrasing James Madison, the world is indebted to the press for triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression [...] Permitting Meltwater to take the fruit of AP’s labor for its own profit, without compensating AP, injures AP’s ability to perform this essential function of democracy.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Working From Home

If you work from home, you may qualify for a home-office tax deduction. But taking it can be tricky.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sending an Email Blast?

This site gives you pricing, ease of use and available options for the top eight email marketers in a handy one-stop chart.

Friday, March 15, 2013

You Just Have To Write

Fascinating interview on the writing life from an author who tried it all and wound up self-publishing. Long but worth it.

My freelance group will enjoy this particularly:
I spent a lot of years trying to turn myself into a brand because they told us self-branding is a way to success. And I kind of believed the hype. It’s just not true. To this day, I see writers publishing their first book or their second book and I can just see them going overboard with the marketing and getting all hyped up about it. You just have to write. If something good happens for you, post it on Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest or wherever you make your social-media home, but don’t overdo it. Enough with the marketing! Enough with the goddamn marketing already! I’m sick of it. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

No More Shoe Boxes

Is your tax appointment coming up? Follow these guidelines and it should go smoothly.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Top Ten

ComScore, an Internet analytics company, says Americans spend most of their online time on 10 popular websites. How many do you visit daily?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Top Blogs

How many of these popular blogs do you follow? Interesting demographic analysis.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Small Exporters

My column today: What the Ex-Im Bank is doing to boost exporting among small biz; only 1% sell overseas.