Friday, December 2, 2016

11/30/2016: Bank of America's Small Business Owner Report

Vivian Porcelli, Bank of America Small Business Banking

Twice a year Bank of America surveys small business in different U.S. markets. Local small business owners are more optimistic than their counterparts in other parts of the country. We delve into the numbers and what's driving the optimistic outlook. Read the Report

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11/23/2016: Tax planning tips from Broward SCORE's expert

Susan Gingerich, Broward SCORE Expert and Liberty Tax Service

Tax seasons is a hassle. In fact, many business owners attempt to avoid it all together. But with a little planning and organization, paying your taxes doesn't have to be all that painful. Broward SCORE's tax expert Susan Gingerich tells us how to get the work done. Susan is giving a workshop on the topic for Broward SCORE in January.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

11/16/2016: Seasonal Employees & The Alice Greene startup story

Heather Hines, SBA South Florida District Office
The holiday shopping season signals a busy time of year for many businesses. Employment jumps in late November. SBA Spokesperson Heather Hines reviews the rules around seasonal employment and what businesses should know about hiring temporary employees. 
Sarah Greene, The Alice Greene Company
As a popular nanny, Sarah Greene fielded lots of requests from families to care for their children. Unable to help everyone, Sarah developed The Alice Greene Company to match families with qualified nannies. Just a few months in, Sarah has six full-time nannies helping families from West Palm to Miami. 

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

11/9/2016: Take charge of your own SEO

Nancy Leve, Broward SCORE Website & SEO Expert
Nancy Leve offers some quick and easy steps to help you take charge of your website SEO. There are web tools and YouTube videos that will help you along the way. Add some Google Analytics, and you'll be ahead of the competition.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

11/02/2016: 12-step, full-proof marketing plan and SEO trends and how-to tips (part one)

Susan Gingerich, Broward SCORE marketing expert
Business owner and entrepreneur Susan Gingerich has developed a 12-step marketing strategy that has helped her grow her business. Now she's sharing her tips and tools with Broward SCORE so you can plan ahead and get ahead. Susan talks to us about her strategy and her upcoming workshop - Thinking Outside the Box: 12-Steps to a Successful Marketing Strategy on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Nancy Leve, Broward SCORE Website & SEO Expert   

With Google constantly changing its algorithm, it's important for business owners to understand the latest to keep their websites current and visible by search engines. Nancy fills us in on what you need to know. This is the first part of a two-part conversation on search engine optimization (SEO).

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10/26/2016: How small business can take advantage of crowdfunding and the Koala-T Time startup story

Sherwood Neiss, Crowdfund Capital Advisors
The federal government made some significant changes to the crowdfunding that truly opens small business financing. Sherwood Neiss breaks down the changes and outlines how debt crowdfunding and equity crowdfunding gives business owners viable funding options.

Elianis Guevara, Koala-T Time
Koala-T Time is a Coral Springs-based startup that launched in September. Owner and founder Elianis Guevara tells us about her product that offers busy working parents a way to connect with their children in a meaningful way.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

10/12/2016: How to successfully use LinkedIn and social media influencers to build your brand.

Debbie Wemyss, LinkedIn Marketing Expert LinkedIn is more than a professional networking site. It's a business tool to find jobs and get clients. So how do you make it work for you or your company? Marketing expert Debbie Wemyss tells us how and gives us a sneak peak at her Broward SCORE workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Keiser University.
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Amanda Abella, Finance Expert, Author, Blogger, &
Social Media Influencer

Social media influencers, individuals with known social media followings, can be your brand ambassadors. You just need to know where to find the right one, how much to pay them and how to measure their success. Amanda Abella, a social media influencer, tells us the difference these social media savvy individuals can have on your bottomline.

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