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+Sarah Burke has an interesting article that will make you think twice before you do something foolish with the purpose of getting views to your site or sales for your business.

This is a must read!
Do you ever see a marketing campaign and your first thought is “what the heck were they thinking?” Yes, we’ve all been there. Sometimes these things go viral, and sometimes they just go unnoticed bec
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Growth is the goal for many entrepreneurs but building a much bigger business is no easy feat. Top business mentors Robert Craven and Mike Southon tell Rachel Miller just what it takes to become the boss of a much bigger enterprise.David Cameron has pledged to help more small businesses to grow, creating a UK version of Germany’s “Mittelstand” of medium-sized firms.While business growth is undoubtedly a good thing, can any small business make the...
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15 US Companies That Paid Zero Income Tax Last Year (Despite $23 Billion In Profits)

Only small businesses pay taxes. Big companies often pay nothing at all.

Think that's an exaggeration? Look at a new report from Citizens for Tax Justice, a Washington, D.C. group. It finds that some of nation's most famous brands have paid remarkably little to the government over the last five years. In fact, many actually enjoyed a negative tax rate: They received a nice rebate check from the U.S. Treasury.

The 15 giants highlighted by CTJ were chosen to represent a wide range of industries among Fortune 500 companies. They include CBS, Mattel, Prudential, and the California utility PG&E. Together, they paid no federal income tax in 2014, despite profits totaling $23 billion.

While the companies saved on their taxes, they must have paid plenty to accountants and tax lawyers, because to pay no tax you need plenty of help. The perfectly legal loopholes the companies exploited include "accelerated depreciation," which involves taking the tax benefit of an asset that is declining in value up front rather than over time, and "active financing"—when companies claim that operations are part of foreign financing schemes, and therefore exempt from IRS scrutiny.
Due to completely messed up U.S. tax policies, some even got a rebate check.
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CEOs and MDs of growing businesses regularly report the underwhelming and disappointing experiences they have had at the hands of their so-called business advisers, consultants and gurus.
‘Directors’ of growing businesses are not the same as ‘owner-managers’. They have different profiles, different leadership styles, different needs, different experiences, different resources and very different ambitions. However, the banks and much of the business support industry often like to lump all independent businesses together.CEOs and MDs of growing businesses regularly report the underwhelming and disappointing experiences they have had...
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Ping +Greg Cooper : this is relevant to what we were discussing lately about LinkedIn publishing. (And a good point well made too)
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Why do they call it social media? It is anything but social. It is anti-social. What social media does can be really damaging to a business.

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How to get more and better customers to your business...! Based on the best-selling book seminars of the same name.

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