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America Wants You…to Upgrade Your Hardware!

America Wants You…to Upgrade Your Hardware!

Time is running out to take advantage of Section 179 of the IRS Tax Code that enables small and medium-sized businesses to write-off the FULL PURCHASE PRICE of any hardware bought between 1/1/2012 and 12/31/2012. While you’re out and about holiday shopping looking for the latest and greatest Tickle Me Elmo Furby (really they’re back?), [...]

We Want to Share Your Story!

We Want to Share Your Story!

Starting your own business is a big risk with the potential for big rewards. Whether you are in the early phases and operating your business when you come home from your day job or you’re able to dedicate all of your time to your passion, we want to hear about it! We’re honored that you [...]

Dear Entrepreneur, Get Some Sleep

Dear Entrepreneur, Get Some Sleep

Success is not usually easily attainable. When it comes to becoming an expert, Malcolm Gladwell came up with the 10,000 hour rule that says  to master any skill it takes 10,000 hours of practice. That’s almost 14 uninterrupted months of your life to become an expert.

Run Your Business Like It’s Earth Day Every Day

Run Your Business Like It’s Earth Day Every Day

Since yesterday was Earth Day, we thought it would be a good idea to share a simple way we can help you run your business like it’s Earth Day every day (Earth cakes not included). We’ve already covered big suggestions like allowing employees to work from home by telecommuting which saves fuel and boost productivity, [...]

Three Reasons Not to Freak Out About Facebook Timeline

Three Reasons Not to Freak Out About Facebook Timeline

“The only thing that is constant is change” – Heraclitus We’re pretty sure the ancient Greek philosopher wasn’t directly talking about Facebook, but we can apply it anyway. Facebook’s most recent change is the “Timeline” design. You may have already switched over to the new layout for your personal profile, and if you haven’t, you [...]

Refer-A-Friend Winner Enjoys Free Hawaii Vacation

Refer-A-Friend Winner Enjoys Free Hawaii Vacation

Back in August, we announced the winner of our refer-a-friend promotion, Lauren Perreault of RE/MAX EXEC’s Fabulous South Bay Team. Lauren won a free 5-day trip to Hawaii for two including accommodations and airfare at the Hilton Waikoloa Village simply by referring others in need of a phone system to try FreedomVoice. She recently returned from the big island of [...]

Google Changes Privacy Policy – What It Means

Google Changes Privacy Policy – What It Means

Google recently changed its privacy policy from more than 60 policies for its many different products to one in an effort to unify users profiles under the Google umbrella. What does this mean for you as a user and as a business owner? As with anything involving privacy and the Internet, the reaction is split [...]

2012: End of Days or End of Mediocrity?

2012: End of Days or End of Mediocrity?

Welcome to the last year on earth, according to numerous theories. Although the end of the world has been predicted countless times before, why not live this year like it really is the last? I’m not talking about racking up major credit card debt while bar hopping your way through the Greek Islands or ignoring societal [...]

#NewNewTwitter and Your Small Business

#NewNewTwitter and Your Small Business

If you are on Twitter, you have probably seen the trending topic #NewNewTwitter the last few days. Twitter has started unveiling their second redesign of the website this year. We’ve talked about the tremendous importance of a Facebook Page and a Google+ Page for your business, but now Twitter is getting in the mix with a [...]

There’s a Right and a Wrong Way to Use QR Codes

There’s a Right and a Wrong Way to Use QR Codes

QR codes, short for Quick Response, were supposed to be the next big thing in mobile advertising. The pixelated square codes can be easily scanned by the more than 82.2 million smartphone users in the US, supposedly to earn some kind of instant benefit. It certainly sounds like a good idea, but many savvy marketers that have [...]

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