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Social Media as a Marketing Tool

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, RSS Feeds, etc. Are you using these in your marketing plan? Social media is highly touted today as a way to do inexpensive marketing. But is it right for your business?

Welcome to the Desert

Driving down a two-lane highway in rural Nebraska last spring, I passed a Native American man riding an old bicycle toward the nearby Omaha Indian Reservation. We were at least 7 miles from the nearest town, and he had four grocery bags bulging with food slung over his handlebars as he worked to climb a hill. I’ll bet a week’s worth of groceries that he wasn’t biking for the exercise.

This is what a food desert looks like in rural America.

Tax Tips for 2010

The 2010 tax year is over but most of us have not started our 2010 returns. For small business owners as well as farmers, ranchers and other sole-proprietors, the Affordable Care Act and the Small Business Jobs Act, signed into law in 2010, contain significant tax incentives to help offset health care costs.


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