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How to Get on “Oprah”

“Can you get me on Oprah?” That’s the first thing I hear from many new entrepreneurs. And it is possible. But before I give you a few tips for pursuing this popular television show, there is one thing you need to consider: “Oprah” caters to a specific audience. Is this the audience you want to [...]

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Shhh…Three Secrets for Amazing DIY Publicity

Do-it-yourself publicity isn’t for the faint of heart, but it isn’t impossible either.  Over the past couple of years I’ve been able to secure several high profile publicity “hits” on my own and I’ve learned quite a bit in the process.  One of the things that I have learned is that you don’t have to [...]

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What the heck is an S-Corp??

“Sufferin’ succotash! What is the deal with that thing called an S-Corp and how do I get me one?” Yes, in my last blog I told you about the many benefits of an LLC and why most small businesses would benefit from them. But now comes an interesting comparison. The LLC v. the S-Corp. What [...]

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Email marketing makes it easy being green

In the past few years, we have seen a dramatic shift in the way we talk about our environment. From heated debates in Congress about amending our energy policies, to the fervor generated by Al Gore’s award-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, to millions of businesses changing their company cultures, “greening” has entered into the discourse [...]

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Why You Need a PR Plan

Summer is finally here, and it’s a great time to review your PR Plan for the busy months ahead. What? You don’t have a plan-of-action for your upcoming publicity activities? I hear this from a lot of entrepreneurs. But it is really worth the time and effort. After all, how are you possibly going to [...]

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