Virginia October Sales Tax Holiday: Energy Star and WaterSense Qualified Products When? This tax holiday begins on the Friday before the second Monday of October each year. The 2011 holiday will take place Friday, October 7, 2011, through Monday, October 10, 2011. What’s Exempt? During this period, purchases of certain Energy Star and WaterSense qualified products […]
Last month I presented to a group of entrepreneurs at the Virginia Department of Business Assistance. My talk was on social media marketing. For those interested, the April 2011 VDBA Bulletin includes a brief video that discusses my presentation on social networking and marketing; it is now on YouTube here as well. The event was […]
I became self-employed by choice. But, before I quit my day job I spent a considerable amount of time talking to successful entrepreneurs. Why recreate the wheel I thought? I met with SCORE counselors, business owners, and successful entrepreneurs. And,
Business Marketing and Facebook Pages Earlier this month, Facebook significantly enhanced the “Pages” functionality for business marketing. If your business doesn’t yet have a Facebook business page, I highly recommend creating one. Social networking is by far one of the web’s top activities as predicted. And, according to comscore.com, Social networking continued to gain momentum […]
I enjoy great works of art. And, thanks to Google’s new Art Project I can visit museums around the world right from my office computer. This is definitely an excellent use of technology as well as somewhat amazing. Watch behind the scenes footage of the Street View and high resolution captures from the Art Project. […]
WordPress has evolved into an extremely powerful and flexible content management system (CMS) in addition to the world’s most used and respected blogging software. An enormous community supports and continues to build functionality as well as detect vulnerabilities. And, this week a critical core vulnerability was discovered in the WordPress core. CRITICAL WORDPRESS UPDATE ANNOUNCED […]
While scanning one of my social networks, I noticed that a business friend recently published a few articles on EzineArticles.com. It caught my eye because when I started blogging back in 2005 I used EzineArticles as an article marketing tool as well. For those un-familiar with EzineArticles, it is one of the early adapters of […]
Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday and a joyous New Year! After reviewing dozens of light show videos, here are a few that I’m sure you’ll enjoy. Happy Holidays! Frank Sinatra – I’ll be Home for Christmas And, to keep the family busy you can always download a video. VIDEO ON DEMAND BY AMAZON […]
Marketing online requires a keen knowledge of the trends. But, who has time to analyze all of the data? HubSpot does and they prepared a marketing data and research presentation to help you succeed with your business marketing programs. Here’s the presentation: 101 Marketing Charts and Graphs View more presentations from HubSpot Internet Marketing.
Ordering new smart phones this week was an adventure. And, a story worth telling. Why? To start with, customer experience and key factors I noticed that lead to online marketing success. I was one click away from “cancel order” and more than once seconds away from ordering elsewhere. But, the offer of two absolutely free […]
Do you live on the web and need super fast access to your favorite websites? Then the new Splashtop OS (operating system) might just be what you’re looking for. The beta release is now available for consumer download. And, here’s the press release with the details.
Marketing online is more “science” than “art” as many of us already know. And, if you use AdWords there is stiff competition from the pros. A deep understanding and hands-on-training of the advertising strategies will help you compete. For those interested, Google is hosting two AdWords seminars in Washington D.C., Dec. 6-7, 2010. Where? Hilton […]