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LLC and LLP: What is the Difference?

A Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) and a Limited Liability Company (LLC) are both fairly new legal entities in the business world. They share similar aspects of a partnership and corporation. However, the differences between these two types of business are particular primarily to the state in which the company operates.
State Laws, Formation and Operation
Laws vary by state, but generally speaking LLCs can be formed by any business or persons, while LLPs are restricted to professionally licensed individuals. Both are created through articles of organization or formation, and are run based …

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Subject Lines that Guarantee Your Email Will Be Opened

Are you tired of your emails going unread? Take action and get them noticed. With these 10 subject lines, recipients are more likely to open an email and read your message.

Put the Details First

Journalists have long warned against burying the lead. They know that putting the main idea first increases the likelihood that your readers will keep reading. Consider the typical “you’re invited” email. Compare that to “Party – My House – Sat. at 8 p.m.” Which are you tempted to read?

Lead with a Question

Subject lines with questions …

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The Business of Personality

Starting a business can be an exciting and challenging task. While many have visions of what they would like to achieve, the getting there can be where things can go astray. Having the determination alone may not be enough if you lack a sound business plan. With you business plan, you also need to encompass quality personality traits in order to set yourself up for success.
So you have done your homework and thought out a business you would like to pursuit, have invested countless hours researching and are motivated to …

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Top-rated PrismMoney bill pay app simplifies mobile budgeting and bill pay

Did you know that 2/3 of U.S. households have less than $1,000 in the bank and live paycheck to paycheck while averaging 11 bills due per month? Or that, according to Bankrate.com, about 62% of Americans lack emergency savings, with the majority saying they don’t have money for things like a $1,000 emergency room visit or a $500 car repair. Yikes!
To the rescue comes PrismMoney, the free bill pay and budget app that gives consumers a single platform to track finances, manage money and/or pay all of their bills from their mobile device. Prism is available …

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The Other Side of Casinos

Everyone knows that going to the casino can be a mixture of emotions. One minute you are winning money and the next you are losing it. As long as you do not have a gambling problem, it is all in good fun. Set yourself a limit and get away for a night or the weekend to release some tension and hopefully walk away with a little bit of extra cash than you started with. However, this is not always the case and sometimes you come home empty handed or with …

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[22 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | ]
10 Ways to Cut Costs and Improve Your Small Business’ Bottom Line

There’s no way to get out of spending money if you want to successfully operate a business. But as a business owner, you’re always going to be focused on finding ways to make your profits outpace your expenses. One way to do that is by bringing in more customers.
But you can also increase your profit margin by slashing expenses to the bare minimum, allowing you to save more of what you bring in. While running your business on minimum expenditures might not sound very appealing, you’d be surprised what you …

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[22 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | ]
5 Common Keyword Mistakes — and How to Avoid Them

The cornerstone of any online advertising — and really, any online content — strategy is to choose the right keywords. When you don’t accurately choose the words that users will search for, or that will lead your ad to be shown on content pages, you might as well be throwing your advertising budget away.
There is no “magic formula” to choosing the right keywords, but there are some best practices for getting the most from them. And a big part of that is avoiding the most common mistakes that often leave …

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[13 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | ]
5 Ways to Market Your Small Business in 2015 — Even if You’re Short on Time

As a small-business owner, you’re already notorious for wearing multiple hats in order to reach your business goals. From functioning as the entire HR department to learning how to code HTML, putting in extra hours to perform tasks, and developing systems you’d rather outsource or hire an employee to do is par for the course when you’re working for yourself and times are still leaner than you’d like them to be.
Because of the hectic realities that most small-business owners face, marketing — one of the most important elements of maintaining …