When asked: "What's the best advice you would give to someone starting in photography?" I replied...
Look into yourself. Figure out what 'you' want to shoot. It doesn't matter what the subject matter is, if it is what interests you then that is what you should shoot.
Don't worry about equipment. The best camera to use in any situation is "the one you have with you". Nikon/Canon - who cares? Find a camera that you are comfortable with. One that you can learn intimately and know…Read More
Added by Victor H. Schlosser on November 2, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Raising funds for schools, soccer teams or other nonprofit is always a challenge—especially when you need to find money quickly. Now, the hCard, a nationwide discount card available in a number of states, is launching in North Carolina with its 100% fundraising option for local…Read More
Added by Sandra Burnett on September 13, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
I recently attended and spoke at the annual SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) conference held in Chicago, IL. This was the largest annual conference ever with over 15,000 Human Resource (HR) professionals from all over the world. The conference highlighted keynote speakers such as Hillary Clinton, Daniel Pink, Fareed Zakaria, Dan Heath, Mark Kelly and Gabby Gifford.…Read More
I have seen and talked with many business people lately, both photographers and people in other industries, who are getting upset because customers aren't contacting them in a timely manner if even at all. I believe that these business people are misreading the current market(s) and don't understand the realities of today's online business marketing.
In the post crash market that we are dealing with now it is critical that as professionals we uncover sales opportunities rather than…Read More
Added by Victor H. Schlosser on June 2, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments
As creatives (photographers, artists, graphic designers) we are in the business of creating 'visual' products. Yet somehow, we are always approached by both individuals and businesses asking us to work for them for free. In today's economy - we need to learn how to say NO.
Family, friends and relatives will always ask us to do things for them for free. We just need to make it clear to them that this is our business. It is what we do for a living. There are costs involved in creating…Read More
In this rapidly evolving technology world, new strategies are constantly being presented to make security simpler and safer! From remote monitoring to total system integration, there are a multitude of possibilities to place your home and business under your complete command.
Locally owned and operated…Read More
I learned something new from Pat last week.
I’m sure that is something many Inside919ers can say.
What surprised me about it was my gut reaction when he asked if I knew about it. I wanted to lie, to pretend yes, I know that. Of course I do. I’m a copywriter, aren’t I? I wouldn’t want Pat Howlett, of all people, to think I don’t know what I am doing.
Admitting ignorance of something in your field feels illicit somehow. Instead, we all pretend to carry Mary Poppins carpet…Read More
If you are a small business owner, you may have already given some thought to long-term business succession planning. But what if something happens to you tomorrow? Is your business protected?
An illness or accident that causes you to be suddenly absent from your business can create havoc if there are no plans in place for this possibility.
There are a number of options that can help you ensure your business runs smoothly in the event you become…Read More
Added by Claudia Bingham on February 18, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments
The hCard has always known that the key aspect of any business is the power of giving back. Community-minded businesses now know more and more that local is the secret sauce of commerce and it can increase profitability and success.
It is simply strategy of staying and spending local. There are multitude ways to add value to your local area, city, or region. Across many…Read More
Added by Sandra Burnett on February 14, 2013 at 9:03am — No Comments
Added by MElissa Van EA, CSA on February 13, 2013 at 6:37am — No Comments
Your Tax Advising Solution for Seniors in the Triangle!
Melissa Van of AABS Inc., is your senior advisor and tax return specialist here in the Triangle. Located in Historic Apex, at AABS, All About Benefitting Seniors, says it all.…
Over the years, The hCard has developed a well-earned reputation for being involved in an array of community endeavors, always placing clients and businesses first. We realize that it is through continuous relationships that things get done. We have promoted and truly revolutionized the power of membership discounts, business advertising, local, regional and national discounting, and community partnering. We are the…Read More
Added by Sandra Burnett on February 6, 2013 at 8:25pm — No Comments
There are many benefits to outsourcing for a small business. Here are the top 5 outsourcing advantages in Raleigh and Durham, NC.
Saving money is always a major concern for small business owners and outsourcing can do just that.
• Less office space needed
• Decrease in full time employees
• Less capital needed to complete projects
Reducing risk is very important to the success of a small business. The very obvious advantage is…Read More
As an owner of a local small business, I am a huge advocate of shopping local. Since most of our work comes from our local community, I feel it is only right to return the favor. I know many people that look for deals and drive 20 minutes, just to save a few dollars. I think that is counterproductive on so many levels. Here are some advantages to doing business, locally.…Read More
Over the past year, your hCard Team has grown in both community and focus to better serve businesses and individuals with national and local discounts, business community partnering, and fundraising. We want to grow even more in support of community in 2013 with a continuous alignment of relationship building and sharing, both locally and nationally, across the country.
More and more, The hCard is growing in stature and in opportunity. Because the foundation of what we do is grounded…Read More
Added by Sandra Burnett on December 13, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
The Chamber of Commerce in every town and city is one of the foundations of business partnerships and is the conduit for critical visibility for local businesses. It makes sense that we help keep both our Chambers and our businesses strong and vibrant through this current economic environment. The Holiday Season has come at the right time to support sales increases and additional profitability. This momentum can carry well into the first quarter and deep into 2013.
Although we are…Read More
Added by Sandra Burnett on December 1, 2012 at 2:39pm — No Comments
November is the month for both sharing and remembering. The month started with the commonality of all of us voting for national and local leadership, and we just recently remembered all those who have served with Veteran’s Day. The month concludes with what possibly is for many the most favorite of holidays, Thanksgiving Day. From our…Read More
Added by Sandra Burnett on November 15, 2012 at 8:27pm — No Comments
I’ve been asked this question ever since the I started the first indieconf a few years ago. Recently I was asked about this from the perspective of someone who is hoping to get in to tech-conference speaking (and I hope most people in the tech field give it a shot at least once – you might like it!) So… I decided to post some thoughts here about the selection process.
Firstly, every conference is different. Some will have a full…Read More
Pay no tax on the first $50,000 of net business income starting with the 2012 tax year! That’s right; many North Carolina business owners will become eligible for an up to $50,000 North Carolina income tax write-off thanks to the recent passage of North Carolina House Bill 200 and North Carolina Senate Bill 267.
Qualifications to Write-off the North Carolina $50,000 Tax Deduction
The new North Carolina deduction for business owners allow a single business…Read More