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Everyone will be hearing a lot from the newest addition to our staff: Digital Marketing Manager Hired Margaret Mallonée! This hire was a strategic move to enhance our staff for the new digital media platform we will be introducing in the weeks and months to come. Chicago,...

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The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Including Social Media Posts
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Business Opportunity Blog

Final Tax-Cut Plan for Small Businesses Still Uncertain

20 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Although the Republican-led House voted to extend new tax cuts to small businesses with less than 500 employees yesterday, many pundits are saying that the chances the measure as it is written will pass in the Senate are slim. Viewed as the GOP’s counter proposal to the Democrats’ so-called “Buffett...

Broadband Saves Start-ups More Than $16K

20 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
A new report by the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) illustrates how entrepreneurs can save well over $16K with high-speed broadband Internet. The analysis examines the top ten ways that broadband can create significant cost savings...

Really, Are We Still Debating the “Working” Mom Thing?

19 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
If you’re a mom (or even a dad) who is currently making the job of raising kids your full-time job and who is also wrestling with the idea of buying a business opportunity or franchise, the recent raging and politically charged debate about what constitutes a “working” mom may hit close to home. Personally,...

New Non-Profit Helps Vets Start Their Own Home-Based and Franchised Businesses

18 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
VetPower.org is a new non-profit charitable organization that gives America’s veterans the opportunity to start their own home-based or other small businesses, business opportunities or franchises. Founded by Kevin Humes and Frank Campanaro―two of America’s leading veterans advocates who are themselves...

FREE Small Business Disaster Preparedness Road Show Starts This Month

17 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Plans & Goals
The Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization of IT professionals who provide technology continuity and recovery assistance to communities and small businesses that are affected by disasters. In an effort to bolster the survivability odds of small...

Hope Is Not a Strategy! Plan to Succeed and You Will…

16 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Steve Ramsey is the co-founder and chief strategist for RelyLocal, a company that enables ambitious entrepreneurs to start a business that promotes stability and growth in their own communities by encouraging targeted consumer spending. Simply stated, RelyLocal is a nationwide community-based campaign...

Friday Franchise News Roundup

13 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
During the past week, a number of franchise companies made news with these headlines: McDonald’s Franchises in Russia for the First Time Just when we thought the golden arches couldn’t be more pervasive than they are already, along comes news that McDonald’s is growing overseas...

Understanding Trademarks and Service Marks

12 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
When you own a home-based or other small business, business opportunity or franchise, the words, names, phrases, symbols and logos you use to identify your company and all that it stands for are your brand. They are what defines you and sets you apart. They allow you to create a reputation for yourself...

Three Small Business Services Companies Making News

11 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
These three small business services companies are in the news this week and offer products and services that might be of interest to any home-based or other small business, business opportunity or franchise owner: LocalVox LocalVox is a marketing tool that helps small business...

Read All About It: Three New Categories Added!

11 Apr 12 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in In The News
Today's news is unique, so listen up!  We've added a few new categories to help you, our users, find the right opportunity, quickly and easily – always free!  Come check them out today: Cleaning Services...

Tax Deductions Small Business Owners Often Miss

Before you submit your final return for 2012 by April 17th and given that you are a home-based or other small business, business opportunity or franchise owner, are you sure you have made the most of your potential tax breaks this year? In his

The Search Is On for the Entrepreneur of 2012!

9 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
For the 5th year running, Entrepreneur magazine is searching for the most outstanding small business owners of the year. Nominations will be accepted until June 15, 2012. Winners will be chosen in a number of categories,...

President Signs Small-Business Growth Legislation

6 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
In what is being heralded as one of the few bipartisan accomplishments by an all too divided Congress, President Barack Obama signed legislation late yesterday that is designed to help small businesses and make it easier for startups to get the funding they need to get off the ground. Known as the JOBS...

New President’s Club Peer Advisory Group Could Help You Take Your Business to the Next Level

6 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Growth & Profit
The United States Center for Entrepreneurship (USCFE) announced this week that it is launching a “President’s Club Peer Advisory Groups” initiative designed to help small business owners handle the challenges they face and accept the opportunities that come their way. By fostering peer-group exchange...

Small Business Owners, Are You Prepared to Retire?

5 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Plans & Goals
It’s tax time again, time to take a cold hard look at what you make, what you owe and what you need to be doing to save for the future. The trouble is that retirement planning for far too many home-based and other small business, business opportunity or franchise owners in particular just isn’t a priority,...

Focused on B2B Lead Generation?

5 Apr 12 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Marketing & Sales
The Truth About Leads is a practical, easy-to-read book revealing little-known secrets that help you focus your B2B lead-generation efforts, align your sales and marketing organizations and drive revenue. Written by prospect development expert and PointClear...

Self-Employed and Looking for Health Insurance? You Need TheSelfEmployed.com

eHealthInsurance has announced it will partner with Steve Strauss, USA Today small business columnist, in its new effort for TheSelfEmployed.com,...

BusinessOpportunity.com Establishes New Worldwide Headquarters

3 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News

NEWS RELEASE... BusinessOpportunity.com today announced the opening of its new worldwide headquarters location at 720 N. Franklin Street in Chicago, Ill. The move is designed to ensure the company has ample room to not only accommodate its ever-increasing...

Should You Take the Home Office Deduction?

2 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Every year at this time there are thousands of new home-based business opportunity owners who sit down to file their final income taxes and wrestle with the idea of whether or not to take the home office deduction. If you’re one of them, then you need to know the general rules for 2012 (tax year 2011) when...

SMB CEO Confidence Skyrockets

29 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
According to the latest Vistage CEO Confidence Index report, small- and medium-sized (SMB) business CEOs are as confident as they’ve been in a long time that things are finally improving on the economic front, so much so that their plan to hire additional workers has reached a five-year high. Despite...
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I had the pleasure of setting down with Edwin Shoffner, CEO with Mattress by Appointment for BusinessOpportunity.com's very first Podcast that will be released on our new Digital Platform very soon.  Here is the transcript from that call for...
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