Social Media Offers Marketing Tools

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? That depends.

Who is your target market? Are your customers using Facebook, Twitter, etc.? It’s easy to let a trend carry you away. For most of us, social media is just one piece of a good marketing effort. Traditional marketing venues also have value.

Changes in Small Business Tax Law for 2010 and Beyond

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (“the Act”), was signed into law December 17, 2010. The Act generally consists of extensions of expired or expiring tax provisions. One of the most important features is the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire December 31, 2010.

2011 Nebraska MarketPlace

Connect, promote, and network! At the 2011 Nebraska MarketPlace Conference, opportunities to expand your knowledge are numerous. MarketPlace is for more than entrepreneurs. It's also for small business owners, potential small business owners, farmers, ranchers, students, teachers, community and economic developers plus many more!

On February 22 & 23 at the Ramada Inn, Kearney, NE, you can choose from 69 sessions with over 80 speakers. The learning tracks include marketing, youth, technology, innovation, policy, agriculture, finance, policy and community development.

Protecting Business Assets with Insurance

Are you an entrepreneur eager to market your idea or product? One of the things you need to put on the top of your list is the type of insurance you need to protect your business, your product liability and the public.

Each business has its own unique insurance needs, so in getting started, it’s wise to consider an agent with commercial insurance expertise.

Projections Help Determine the Feasibility of Your Business

It’s always advisable to assess if a business is feasible, but in this economy, it’s essential to do research and make the best decisions for your business or potential business. When REAP staff work with business owners, it’s often the financial projections that are the most difficult to predict with any accuracy.


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