Small Business Tips

Email signatures for Graduate Students

Twitter has shown a lot of chatter recently about email signatures for graduate students.  Understandably, they want their signature to stand out, but they don’t have a job, so they can’t boast a title.  What options are there? If you are a graduate student, we recommend limiting your email signature to data that cannot be discriminatory to HR departments.  We recommend the following format: John Smith email@domain.com   +1 (xxx) xxx-xxxx Common questions: Quotes: We receive […]

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Small business ressources

Whether you are an employee, entrepreneur, or thinking about opening your own business, we have a few ressources that are sure to help. The Teachers By far the most important element of this post. We may add people to this list as time goes by. Tim Ferris: whose books all made the #1 spot on the NY Time’s best seller’s list; the 4 Hour Workweek, the 4 Hour Body, and the 4 Hour Chef. We […]

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Defining your business – Entrepreneur or Freelancer

You’re just about ready to start your company, and want to know how you define yourself. The first step would definitely be to create the legal structure (LLC, S Corp, or C Corp), but what do you tell people? Are you an entrepreneur, a freelancer, someone who works from home? The Freelancer Any time you are selling time, you are a freelancer. By this, we mean that you need to work to earn revenues. This […]

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Writing Emails people can’t ignore

We came across this article by Bryan Garner (@BryanAGarner ) and highly recommend it for everyone who’s writing emails. Whether you’re a veteran businessman or just getting started, this is for you: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/02/write_e-mails_that_people_wont.html

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Low Budget Website Alternatives

If you’re on this site, we’re assuming that you’re on a tight Internet budget. While we may incorporate website creation in the future, here are some great alternatives we’d like you to consider to get your content out there. LINKEDIN COMPANY PAGE You can easily create a LinkedIn company page with most of the details you need.  This is helpful if your business is B2B (Business to Business – you offer services or products to […]

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