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Costco Magazine “Recession Busters” Article

They edited my article down a bit and ran it in their January Costco Connections Magazine. Thought you might enjoy it without the edits… Buck the Recession Recession. What recession?! Or so goes the attitude of some business owners in this tough economy. Take heart – they’re among a substantial number of businesses that are [...]

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Contract Terms, Part Two: Parties

“The common law doctrine of privity of contract means that a contract cannot (as a general rule), confer rights or impose obligations arising under it on any person except the parties to it.” 2004 edition of Chitty on Contracts In my last post, I dealt with indemnification clauses.  This time, I want to deal with [...]

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Free PR Tools for Do-It-Yourself Publicity

If you are working with a tight budget like most entrepreneurs, you can do your own publicity. Here is a quick list of some of the free services available to help you build buzz and sales: 1. Learn simple steps to start your publicity efforts with StartupNation’s Guide to PR here. 2. Check out the free, [...]

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My Dog, One Life-Loving Animal

The word “Animal” seems to fall so short. Here’s an update about Max for those many of you who expressed concern, support and love when I last blogged about his heartbreaking cancer diagnosis. First of all, he’s alive and happy, constantly at my foot in the StartupNation World Domination Headquarters (in the spare bedroom). He [...]

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How to Email Old Contacts in the New Year

At a recent email marketing workshop, several audience members asked me about old lists of customers or contacts they’ve gathered but have never emailed. Should they email them? Do they need to get permission again? All of these questions focus on the gray area of getting started building your email marketing list. Have any of [...]

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Invention of the Week #6: Expandable Power Strip

This week’s featured invention is the ” Expandable Power Strip”, which was invented by Yekusiel Teitelbaum.  Mr. Teitelbaum has an issued US Utility patent on his invention.    Most households contain multiple charging devices for cell phones, handheld gaming systems, cameras, MP3 players, etc.  The large plugs are bulky and sometimes prevent adjacent plugs from being used at the same time.  Expandable Power Strip enables the [...]

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