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US Tax Incentives for Software Purchases

Great news for American businesses, Section 179 of the IRS tax code is back again this year!We blogged and promoted this tax incentive last year for the benefit of our American based businesses, and we are talking about it again to give you the information you need.Section 179 has changed a bit since last year...but to your BENEFIT!  In 2012 the deduction limit was $139,000 and in 2013 it is $500,000! …

Improving you business bottom line is easier than you thought...

Two questions to ask yourself; Why do people return to my business? How can I get people to return more often? Your customers come back because they perceived some value; it could be price, it could be service or something else positive you have cultured in your business. One of the ways to get people to people to return to your business is invite them back! A recent poll indicated that 57% of consumers…

Our Specialty is your Business!

The word 'INTEGRATED' means to bring together as a whole - the implication is a functional whole, not just parts. Like the lawn mower pictured here, you could have all the separate parts gathered together in one large box. Yes everything is there, integrated into a box, but it doesn't work. A perfect analogy for a computer box! Often, when we talk to business owners, we hear they have an accounting…

Why join a Chamber of Commerce?

When you go into business it seems like there are suddenly more ways to spend money than to earn it. Sooner or later the local Chamber of Commerce (C of C's) comes to mind and you have to decide whether to join or not. C of C's come in a variety of sizes, depending on the local offerings and membership. In Canada C of C's are locally operated, often work together in geographical areas and are, themselves,…

10 years later

In 2002 Retailing Today identified "The 12 hot issues facing mass retailing" See http://bit.ly/p0R4Q1 how to get your girlfriend back The above link will take you to a more in-depth explanation of the dozen of issues but here they are in a few words or less plus, in parentheses, an off the cuff gut feel of 10 years later. The demand for new and trendy products (no change). Financial reform…

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