Sunday, August 23, 2009

Outright: Simple And FREE Bookkeeping Online

Outright: Simple And FREE Bookkeeping Online

Free online financial tools; simplify your bookkeeping by organizing your business records and tax documents, freeing you to grow your business.

Outright is a very simple-to-use web service that helps you track income and expenses, pay estimated taxes on time, and see how your business is doing. It's perfect for self employed people. Outright is designed for sole proprietors and single-member LLCs who file a Schedule C tax form.

Save Time!

Small business bookkeeping fast and painless. Enter income and expenses quickly by hand or import directly from FreshBooks or Shoeboxed.

Save Money!

Know exactly what you can deduct so you save as much as possible come tax time. We'll let you know when taxes are due so you avoid costly fines and late fees from the IRS.

Outright: Simple And FREE Bookkeeping Online

Streamlining the work involved with owning a business, helping entrepreneurs pay the right taxes, record financial transactions, and keep their businesses on track and growing.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Are You Blogging?

Are You Blogging?

Blogging is arguably the simplest (& cheapest) way to start generating traffic to your website. It is extremely powerful and very easy to do. Whether you have a blog already, or aren’t yet familiar with them, understand that they are a key factor in your online marketing.

Blogging is not only a great way to drive traffic to your site but is incredibly important in building your credibility and brand.

Some Benefits of Blogging:

Boost Traffic: Blogs and RSS feeds can make a positive change in your web traffic. By adding new content to your site on a regular basis, you ensure that the search engine’s spider crawls your site more often.

Back Links: Through blogging, you can find a number of business partners together because people having different interests and thoughts are closely knit with each other.

Lower Costs: Blogging is a low-cost alternative to having a web site. Small business owners that don’t have the time to learn web html or the money to hire a designer/developer, blogging offers an economical method to get your company's name out on the Internet.

Cheap Marketing: By Blogging you can raise your website profile and increase visits to your site.

So, are you blogging yet? If not, you should be!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Interesting data on the cost analysis of promotional products versus other advertising media.

Interesting data on the cost analysis of promotional products versus other advertising media.

ASI 2008 Survey – Issued November 11th 2008

Summary of Conclusions:

Instant recall: More than 8 out of 10 (84%) respondents remembered the advertisers of the promotional products they’re received.

Very impressionable: 42% of respondents had a MORE favorable impression of an advertiser after receiving the item. And nearly a quarter (24%) said they are MORE likely to do business with the advertiser on the items they receive.

It’s all business: Most respondents (62%) have done business with the advertiser on a promotional product after receiving the item.

Pens are in: Writing instruments are the most-recalled advertising specialty items (54% of respondents recall owning them), followed by shirts, caps and bags.

User-friendly: The majority (81%) of promotional products were kept because they were considered useful.

Staying power: More than three-quarters of respondents have had their items for more than 6 months.

Bag it!: Among wearables, bags were reported to be used most frequently with respondents indicating that they used their bags an average of 9 times per month. They also deliver the most impressions: Each bag averages 1,038 impressions per month.

Most impressive: The average CPI of an advertising specialty item is $0.004; as a result, marketers get a more favorable return on investment.

Interesting data on the cost analysis of promotional products versus other advertising media.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

SAY NO to Info@!

We’ve all been there. Having a busy day, working hard and multitasking a million things at once and getting more accomplished than an Internet cowboy on a pot of latté. Then it happens…you go to forward an email to someone and everything comes to a screeching halt. You’re trying to send an email to Jason but Microsoft outlook does not have the Jason that you’re looking for stored. If only Jason had used his name at the beginning of his email everything would be fine but now here you are searching for his email address. Screening through your sent mail from last week; pouring over your deleted emails in search of the last time you had heard from him.

Yes…. you are stuck in the inefficient zone.

The inefficient zone can be easily avoided in two simple ways. You can make habit of always adding new people to your address book as they come in to you. This way as long as you know that Jason’s name is indeed Jason, your program will automatically find him and show you that his email is Something that only C3p0 could possibly remember.

Secondly you can start spreading the word right now and encourage all of your business associates to use their name when selecting an email address for their company.

In addition, there is nothing that screams unprofessional as an email address that you got for free at one of the many email sites like Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, and so on. So how can you fix this? Simple, get an email address that is associated with a domain name that you own. This is an easy way to increase your online business credibility by at least 110%. Don’t forget to use your name in the e-mail address:, forget the info@ or any other gobblygook you can come up with! SAY NO to Info@!

Let’s keep America moving!