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Fast Answers About 1099 Forms for Independent Workers

There are several variations of the 1099 form, so simply asking what is a 1099 form will not get you the answer you might be looking for.<p>As a U.S. …

22 Quotes to Kick-Start Real Change

Dealing with Rejection, Boosting Social Engagement and More - Small Business Trends

Another community news and information roundup lets you take the pulse of the small business community, both here and across the Web.<p>Want to help …

4 Essential Tools for Small Businesses (That Are Growing)

I’ve been in a tools and apps frame of mind lately. After all, if there’s something that can make my work as a business owner easier, I’m all for …

10 Online Tools for Creating Infographics and Charts

Consumers today are incredibly visual. Most would rather look at an image or chart than read an entire article or report. Luckily, there are now ways …

Are You Guilty of These 15 Social Media Mistakes in Business?

Every small business knows that they need to utilize social media as part of their marketing plan. But in the process, they are making a lot of …

Should You Raise Equity Through Crowd Funding? - Small Business Trends

Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued the rules that make equity crowd funding possible. Now that you can, you may be …

No Resume, No Cover Letter — Instagram Scored the Job

<b>Clark Walker didn't want to be a doctor</b>. He thought he did — at least, for a while. But by the time his fourth year as a pre-med student at Utah …

Tips on How to Launch an eBook: Get Started Here

It is amazing how thoroughly the landscape of publishing has changed in the last decade. Where eBooks were once a novelty that had not quite managed …

Should Google's Algorithm Changes Have Content Marketers Worried?

It seems like every time we content marketers look up from writing blog posts and ebooks, Google has changed the game, yet again. Below is a rundown …

Google Wants To Use Your Photo To Promote Stuff In Ads, Here's How To Stop It

What's changing? How your Google+ profile name and photo might appear in Google products, like reviews and ads.<p>Here's how it works:<p>Your Google+ connections may start to see your profile name and photo next to content like the reviews you share or the ads you've "liked" (or in Google terms, …

Community Managers: Your Top 4 Questions Answered

As a Community Manager for a social media company, my feed is often flooded by a sea of questions from our fans. I’ve learned so much in my time here …

What Are the Best Days and Times to Post on Instagram?

Fortune 500 companies post photos on Instagram most frequently on Thursdays, according to a recent report by TrackMaven.<p>However, in terms of …

Lessons Learned From The One That Got Away

It was Christmas break of my sophomore year of college, and I was in Kmart, of all places. My mom had dropped me at the local mall before heading off …

Relationships

13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks We Should Be Using

Because sometimes periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, dashes, hyphens, apostrophes, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks, brackets, …

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Pinterest Is Powering A Huge Amount Of Social Commerce, And Twitter Isn't Too Shabby Either

Pinterest's reach isn't huge compared to plenty of other social platforms, but its impact on e-commerce is outsized, accounting for 23% of global social-mediated e-commerce sales in the second quarter of 2013.<p>Pinterest's recent valuation at $3.8 billion suggests that a huge amount of potential is …

Nestle's Facebook Page: How a Company Can Really Screw Up Social Media

Like the Force, Facebook can be a powerful ally -- but beware the Dark Side. This is a tale of how a big company can land itself in a PR nightmare in …

Intellectual Property

Top 10 Sources of Inspiration for Creative Writing

Ayn Rand once said, “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” You should think of creative writing in …

10 Things New Writers Need to Know

There’s only so long you can coast on that first burst of writerly inspiration. Then, if you’re serious about writing, reality sets in — and the work …

How to Use the New Facebook Insights

Shares 4K<p>Do you rely on Facebook Insights to track the performance of your Facebook page?<p>Are you wondering how the new Insights can help you refine …

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Facebook promotion rules update: Could this devalue fans?

<b>Facebook announced the latest in its never-ending series of updates last night, with some significant changes to competition and promotion …

How to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog Posts From Social Networks

Shares 4K<p>Do you want people to click on your blog posts when others share them on Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+?<p>Is your blog optimized for the best …

How to Write Your Way to the Top of Your Industry - Copyblogger

Here’s the thing: I’m not a writer.<p>I feel more comfortable saying, “I am a person who writes.” Why? Because I have had no writing training outside of …

Writing

“WordPress for Crowdfunding,” Crowdhoster Makes Payments a Form of Communication

“Crowdfunding is too powerful to be for gadgets and celebrities raising money for passion projects,” said James Beshara, CEO of the social …

15 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Instagram

Instagram is hot. With 100 million monthly active users and over 40 million photos uploaded per day, the photo-sharing site claims to gain a new …

120 Marketing Tactics for Blogging Success - Jeffbullas's Blog

Blogging success can seem like a distant dream when you start out. You aren’t quite sure what to blog about. The choice of technology can be …