Marian Lamon

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Daily Inspiration #1799

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

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Pictures of the Week 5.29.14

Pings in Missing Malaysia Jet Search Not Being Ruled Out

A U.S. Navy spokesman on Wednesday appeared to downplay an American expert's reported remarks that the acoustic pings at the heart of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet had not come from the doomed aircraft's black boxes.<p>Michael Dean, the Navy's deputy director of ocean engineering, …

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What Not to Expect and What to Expect From a Business Mentor

Businesses that receive mentoring are 20% more likely to grow than businesses that don’t, according to research from the UPS Store. Business mentors …

3 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs on the Rise

If you’re a young entrepreneur interested in getting a head start on your business ventures, there are some special considerations to keep in …

EXCEL Act Offering Capital to Small Businesses May Not Be Dead Yet

Remember the EXCEL Act? Not many people do.<p>The acronym stands for Expanding Access to Capital for Entrepreneurial Leaders. The bill was first …

Be The Best "Business Of One" You Can Be

“‘Entrepreneur’ just denotes that you recognize that you’re doing things across disciplines and that you’re blazing your own path.” ~ Pharrell …

How to DIY Professional Quality Writing for Your Small Business

I’m fortunate in that I’m both a small business owner and a writer. But I know a lot of you may not be writers. You might have dreaded your Comp …

46 Small Business Facebook Pages to Follow

Some people are claiming that Facebook is dead. But we still see businesses using Facebook daily, including members of our small business …

Remote Working; Office Not Required

Once in a while, in the great cosmos, the stars and celestial bodies – better known as opinions here on Earth – can line up between authors and book …

4 Things New Entrepreneurs Must Learn About Sales and Marketing

Entrepreneurs are a special breed – they are risk takers, innovators, and problem solvers. They are often enthusiastic, passionate and willing to …

How To Do Government Contracting Research Before Market Entry

There is nothing worse than attending an event where a speaker will whet your appetite for a new market, then leave you hanging. At many small …

Do You Have Creative Confidence?

Let’s not even get into the nature vs. nurture conversation around creativity. Why does it have to be one or the other? It can be both.<p>For the …

$10 Billion More Government Contracts for Small Businesses Proposed

U.S. Rep. Sam Graves wants to raise the federal government’s goal for the amount of government contracts that must be awarded to small …

Starting Your Startup: The Risks and How to Avoid Them

Starting your startup business is an exciting and empowering venture – and an extremely risky one. Only about 25% of startups successfully pay back …

30+ Ways for You To Use YouTube Effectively

YouTube is one of the hidden gems in online marketing. It is a terrific way for small business owners to compete with the big brands. But creating …

Are You Making These 7 Common Sole Proprietor Tax Mistakes?

It’s hard being a small business owner this time of year. The tax filing deadline is right around the corner, as April 15 is the date for …

12 Low Cost Ways to Improve Your Business

Startups are usually strapped for cash. But that shouldn’t stop you from building your dream as effectively as possible. So how can you do both and …

How Small Businesses Can Leverage Linkedin

LinkedIn isn’t just for large corporations with thousands of employees. Small businesses can leverage LinkedIn and also use LinkedIn’s features to …

11 Ways to Successfully Promote Your New Book

Writing a book is hard work. But after the ink has dried, your real work is just beginning. After all, you want people to appreciate and learn from …

10 Valuable Lessons Learned From The Top Business Books in 2013

When I think about all the business books I’ve read, I realize how much I’ve learned. David Meerman Scott opened my eyes to content marketing long …

20 Ideas for Cover Images on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn

Most popular social media platforms now offer the ability for users to upload cover images. These images are often larger than regular profile …

You Can Soon Apply For An SBA Backed Loan Online

Small businesses unable to obtain a loan through conventional means may try SBA backed financing. But even this option can take months. San …

12 Entrepreneurs That Sell Successfully on Amazon

Amazon is becoming an increasingly popular place for entrepreneurs to reach consumers. At first, it was mainly authors who found success selling …

10 Small Business Tax Apps to Assist with Your Taxes

Tax time is almost here. And as with almost anything else in your small business, there are apps designed to get you through it.<p>You can use some apps …

How the New Overtime Law Changes Will Affect Small Businesses

President Obama recently signed an executive order calling for new rules on overtime pay. Currently, salaried workers in executive, administrative …

Never Start With a Great Idea

That’s not that your product or service isn’t a great idea. But before you assume that concept in your head is solid gold, author and business writer …

20 Clever Words to Use to Get Your Posts Read

The key to getting any business content read is its headline. Take a lesson from print media, articles with boring titles never get read. Here are 20 …

Small Business Events, Contests and Awards For You - Small Business Trends

This list of small business events, contests and awards has been selected just for you. Check these out. And to see a full list or to submit your own …

Despite Challenges, Women Business Owners Are Feeling Upbeat

Women entrepreneurs faced a lot of challenges this year, but in spite of their concerns over the economy, health insurance and marketing matters, …