Lunch with friends
I know I’ve written about this before, but it bears repeating…
The Internet is not a replacement for interpersonal relationships!
World English Dictionary online says this: Interpersonal (adj) between persons; involving personal relationships.
Today I had lunch with a couple of friends, and we just chatted away the hours. We probably could have continued to chat, but the… Read More
Added by Pam Horton on January 25, 2013 at 9:54am —
A will is a vital estate planning document, and allows you to distribute your assets and property according to your wishes. However, there are several items that should NOT be included in a will:
Property held in a living trust or joint tenancy – property deeded to a living trust cannot be willed to someone else, and a will cannot change the right of survivorship in joint tenancy, which passes to the joint tenant by law.
Accounts with designated beneficiaries – financial… Read More
Added by Claudia Bingham on October 15, 2012 at 6:54am —
This is from 22 January 2012 Sunday News & Observer feature:
Bridgette A. Lacy (author) writes monthly about resources for the unemployed.
Durham resident Tom Rossetti decided to repackage himself as he searched for a new job. The 59-year-old Rossetti shifted from highlighting experiences to showcasing the talents he gleaned from various positions including those as a human resources consultant, café owner and car salesman.
His strategy paid off. Earlier… Read More
Added by John M. O'Connor on January 23, 2012 at 12:33pm —
What is missing from every New Year’s resolution that fails?
I'll give you a hint...
It is not immersion. Many people are more than willing to immerse themselves in an endeavor and really embrace it. You have seen the person with the New year’s Resolution that starts going to the gym everyday and working out for hours on end. Immersion is important to… Read More
Added by James Murphy on January 2, 2012 at 10:30am —
Did you ever feel like a hot potatoe when trying to find the right person to speak with about something important? Read More
That was what I felt like today trying to get permission to post Darin's notes. Prisoners are not allowed internet access. I spoke with Gary yesterday. He has been trying to get permission from the proper authorities. I told him that I would be happy to speak with the proper authority if they wanted specific information about why I wanted to post the notes, and to…
Added by Diogenes Ruiz on August 30, 2011 at 9:01pm —
Don't go getting all cranky and emailing me about the value of leftovers! Read the post and the meaning behind the message ;)
How often do you go through life taking the leftovers?
Not just the food in the fridge, but in other area of your life as well [metaphorically]?
I have a friend who literally sustains herself on sandwich crusts and crumbs that her kids don't eat. She would also break a cold sweat over buying herself a $3 t-shirt. She… Read More
Added by Heather O'Sullivan (HeatherO) on August 29, 2011 at 8:27am —
Harvard Business Review has a fantastic quarterly magazine out right now about managing your image. It's a great read with real actionable content. Ways to deliver a killer 30 second pitch, social media, managing authenticity, and a ton more awesome articles that can really hit home with your small/micro business.
You'll find it in the business section of the magazine section of a bookstore such as Barnes & Noble or Borders.
I hope you find it as enlightening as I did,… Read More
Added by Remy Heskett on July 9, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Back in fall 2010, I had the honor of being interviewed for a soon to be released book on the subject of Professional Services
(Lawyers, Accountants, Consultants, etc) and how the industry is shifting and changing in the height of technology. I won't get into the details of my role in the book in this short blog but I wanted to start a conversation with those in this community… Read More
Added by Katrina M Harrell-Biz Strategist on June 18, 2011 at 4:46pm —
I had no idea there was such a thing as a "Read an E-Book Week", but given that we have days to celebrate everything under the sun, this doesn't sound like a bad idea after all.
In fact, I think it is the perfect opportunity for new authors to get the proverbial foot in the door and introduce their books. Many people are scared to buy books from authors they haven't read before, and who can blame them? After all, $10 to $20 are a lot of money to spend on a book you know nothing… Read More
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on March 8, 2011 at 9:06am —
Technology and the internet has done alot of good (and some bad I imagine) in image building for micro and small business. And it's certain that creating the best image for your business is important to compete. Now more than ever technology and the web 2.0 is beginning to level the playing field between big start-ups and micro, solo businesses. The NFIB published in the January/February Issue of MyBusiness Magazine
that many… Read More
Added by Katrina M Harrell-Biz Strategist on February 11, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Besides the obvious, what have been some BAD interview questions you've either been asked or have asked to a potential new hire? Check out my answer
on Inc.com's "AskInc"
The Washington Post
also provided a nice list of some not so obvious (well… Read More
Added by Katrina M Harrell-Biz Strategist on February 11, 2011 at 12:16pm —
If you are a self-employed individual or running a small business, check out 6 quick things you need to do BEFORE or by January 31, 2011 to stay in good graces with the IRS!
1. ISSUE 1099s
- If you hired an independent contractor in 2010 or worked with a non incorporated business, you must issue 1099 by January 31, 2011. You still have until February 28 to actually report to the IRS giving time for any corrections, however you should ensure your contractors and… Read More
Added by Katrina M Harrell-Biz Strategist on January 9, 2011 at 5:00pm —
It's the start of the new year which for many of us means new beginnings, resolutions and planning for tax season. Some of us are looking for a "do over" and want to start this year off on a better foot regarding our finances. I know BEEN THERE!
Well for many micro businesses whose personal life and business life blur starting over can be frustrating and intimidating. I have 3 quick tips to help you restart your Micro Business for 2011 with a simple mindset change:
1. Hire… Read More
Added by Katrina M Harrell-Biz Strategist on January 9, 2011 at 4:24pm —
Wake up Dorothy...We're not in Kansas anymore
There is no doubt that demand for housing has slowed in our areas. The National Association of Realtor’s 3rd… Read More
Added by Ken Smith, Goldens Realty on December 7, 2010 at 2:04pm —
Wish you could have your books prepared by a expert bookkeeper in time for the tax season...free?
Entered the October sweepstakes
and didn't win?
Our October Sweepstakes was a huge success and we are doing it again
(well the sweepstakes runs Oct-March 2011 so it was sort of… Read More
Added by Katrina M Harrell-Biz Strategist on November 4, 2010 at 3:03pm —
Never before has there been a period in the past where individuals are more conscious of growing older as well as the measures necessary to prevent it. This has been everywhere in the press and Forty somethings… Read More
Added by Donna Petrella on November 4, 2010 at 1:00pm —
You've gotta play to win!
THE 1ST MONTHLY Your Simple Bookkeeper dot com
FREE BOOKKEEPING FOR A YEAR CONTEST OFFICIALLY CLOSED OCTOBER 30TH 2010.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER 1ST!
We had a great turnout for our first contest and are posting the winners here! Thanks to all who submitted entries! If you haven't had the chance to enter this contest… Read More
Added by Katrina M Harrell-Biz Strategist on November 1, 2010 at 11:41am —
What is your online profile image saying about you?
Remember the old saying, "You never get a second chance to make to make a first impression." In today's internet savvy world, your online image creates many of the first impressions on…
Added by Jamie Starling on October 21, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Apex, NC 9-27-10
As I learn more and more about the Insurance Business, I have come to realize that although we all need insurance, it always comes at a cost. It is up to the independent agent like me to create value as well as protection.
Here at Woomer Insurance in Downtown Apex, we believe there are things you can do as consumers to find the right protection for your family and your budget.
1. Before you buy or lease your next car, SUV, or truck, call us at 919 290… Read More
Added by Jim Vogel on September 27, 2010 at 10:30am —
The IRS has (in my opinion) a decent job using social media to help boost it's public image and this post is one example. Click here
to find out what you should know when you get married.
Added by Katrina M Harrell-Biz Strategist on August 30, 2010 at 11:38am —