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Advertising is the mainstay of any successful business. No matter what your product or your service may be, no one will use it if they don't know it's there. So what can you do if you are on a tight marketing budget? Read more to find about marketing your product on a budget. more...

- Promoting Your Business

The devastating aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita left many homeowners in affected states wondering if they still have to make mortgage payments. Do you owe money? Read more to find out what you can do. more...

- Personal Finance

What's an ideal marketing tool? Something flexible, inexpensive, that reinforces your brand image and finally, brings new customers and encourages sales. Sound like a dream? It should sound like a website. Probably the most effective marketing tool for today's business people, an effective and memorable web presence can be the smartest business decision you have yet to make. As a good business person, your first question is probably the ever popular "yeah, but how much will it cost?" Web expenses accrue in four main areas: setting up your site with content and photos, enabling customers to purchase from your site, and finally, choosing your web host and address. more...

- Promoting Your Business

As today's savvy businesspeople know, to have a strong business people have to know who you are and what you offer. You need good marketing. The first step is a marketing budget to help you figure out practical steps to achieve those goals. But, how much should you spend? more...

- Promoting Your Business

After more than four years of debate, President Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 into law on Monday, August 8. Unfortunately, Americans will have to wait five to ten years to reap most of the benefits. The legislation focuses on conservation by way of tax credits for citizens, as well as loan guarantees for power plants that use alternative sources of energy. While laying out a path to reduce dependence of foreign oil, the bill does little, if anything, to provide Americans immediate relief at the pump more...

- Personal Finance

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- Personal Finance

Historically, Social Security is one of the few programs to support the middle class and others without savings. But with the drop in the birth rate from 25 births per 1,000 to about 15 today, the money taken in from the payroll tax is shrinking. Without changes, a worker in his twenties today can expect less than one dollar for every dollar he 'contributes' to the plan. more...

- Personal Finance

Securities laws like Sarbanes-Oxley are complicated and confusing. But failing to follow the Act's new restrictions and procedures can be even worse. more...

- Corporate Law

For most small business owners, owning and running a business of their own is a dream fulfilled. With the help of some important tips and tricks, you can take control of your taxes. And, you may just end up putting more of your hard-earned dollars back into the business instead of Uncle Sam's pockets. more...

- Business Taxes

Worried about your credit card number when shopping online? Realize that the same consumer protections afforded to you offline apply to online purchases. more...

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