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5 Tax Mistakes That Are Costing You Money and How to Avoid Them

It’s that time of year. When preparing your tax return, even a little mistake can cause problems. You could end up with a larger tax bill than you should, your refund could be delayed, or ever worse, you could get audited.

Here’s a list of the most common mistakes that could be costing you money:

1. Your Math

The IRS cites one of the most common mistakes every year…


Added by Donna Reade on March 8, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Knowing Your Ideal Customer Isn’t Enough. What Are Your Customer Absolutes?

It is important to know your ideal customer. One small problem: It isn’t enough.

Success Coach, Rich…


Added by Bob Wilson on March 7, 2017 at 8:17pm — No Comments

It's Time to Let Your Business Suffer

Before Christmas I pre-sold Finding and Marketing to Your Niche and I had grande plans for how I'd treat my amazing pre-sale purchasers.…


Added by Curtis McHale on March 7, 2017 at 10:11am — No Comments

3 Sure Fire Ways to Better Engagement

Is there someone you care for but can’t seem to reach? They seem detached or don’t understand you. What’s missing is engagement.

Webster defines engage: “to mesh with.” Being with someone and failing to connect is as satisfying as hugging someone wrapped in vinyl. In helping folks engage, I’ve noticed three factors that make a difference.

  1. Ensure Safety

    A friend…

Added by Debbie W. Wilson on March 7, 2017 at 9:59am — 2 Comments

Why Great Company Culture Matters More Than Ever

You may think of company culture as something primarily affecting you as an employee. Yet the culture of a company (positive or negative) can actually affect it’s financial health.

Healthy, robust work environments create an atmosphere of enthusiasm, trust, and productivity among…


Added by Marcy Travis on March 7, 2017 at 6:50am — No Comments

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What Is "Good Art?"

So I saw this article the other day saying that the Grammy awards were becoming irrelevant. They made this assertion because Adele won the Grammy over Beyonce. The writer further asserted that racism was involved. I don't know if this is the case or not and I certainly don't know the hearts and minds of Grammy voters. Here's what I do know. I know Beyonce is very talented and I have seen her sing spectacularly well, but if you ask me which album I'm buying, it's Adele every time. This has…


Added by David Weiss on March 7, 2017 at 5:52am — 1 Comment

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Knowing When to Hang It Up...

Sometimes you just need to call it finished. A good friend contacted me last night with a humorous cry for help. At least I think it was humorous. He was finishing an absolutely brilliant painting. This is a piece that would have made Van Gogh proud (and I meant that!). He's a great artist and this piece was one of his best. He wasn't looking for advice. He's better than me and I don't think I could actually help him with art stuff, but this I could do. You see what he really wanted was just…


Added by David Weiss on March 6, 2017 at 11:15am — 1 Comment

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Need Some Encouragement?

When you feel overwhelmed, overworked and over-it, who do you turn to?

When you feel you have failed…again, who do you turn to?

When you think your dreams will never materialize, who do you turn to?

Is there an extreme encourager in your life?



Added by Lynne Watts on March 6, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Health: My Best Simple Tips For a Healthier Year

Last month I was interviewed by The Iron Jen McDonough and shared some really simple steps to make this your healthiest, best year ever. One of the basic principles of my coaching is to use what I call “baby steps” – small, gradual, incremental changes rather than large, sweeping ones.

Baby steps may not seem very effective but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Each small, consistently practiced change builds on the next and they create…


Added by Ann Musico on March 6, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Tell-Tale Signs

I have often been asked to attend important meetings to observe the person with whom my employer is meeting. My job is to watch for telltale signs of the true character of the person I’m observing. This usually falls into two categories. The first is hiring and the second…


Added by Mike Cournia on March 4, 2017 at 9:33am — 2 Comments

Entrepreneurship In The Early Stages

Take a look at this YouTube video (“I, Pencil” video), this classic tale of how the economy works, and notice how there are entrepreneurs serving at every single step along the way even though the steps in the process are innumerable!

Watching this video will get you in the generous mood to praise the division of labor and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives this whole process from its humble beginnings all the way to the end. But the video also makes it evident that the division…


Added by Bruce Koerber on March 3, 2017 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Z, z, z, z, zebra!


Z, z, z, z, zebra!

Happy Friday! 



Added by Ms Angela L Vann on March 3, 2017 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Fall 2017 RTW has been coming in!


Fall 2017 RTW has been coming in!

Happy Friday! 



Added by Ms Angela L Vann on March 3, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Why being naked with your clients is exactly what you want to do

Let me begin by issuing a warning before I dive into my latest book review. Don't just go to Amazon and search "Getting Naked". Oh sure, you're going to get the right book, but you'll also get a bunch of other stuff you didn't expect or want to see.

Outside of that, I give…


Added by Curtis McHale on March 3, 2017 at 9:55am — No Comments

3 Distractions to Watch Out for as an Entrepreneur

Do you get to the end of your day and wonder what happened to the time? 

Wonder no more... 

Focus on being productive. 

Work on what matters most. 

Manage your time by managing your schedule. 

Eliminate the distractions.

Find out tips and tools to help you do all of this by reading…


Added by Angela Chatham on March 2, 2017 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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4 Awesomely Encouraging Bible Verses for Your Finances

This post originally appeared on the Celebrating Financial Freedom blog.

We all need a little encouragement every once in a while- especially when it comes to finances.  Today I’ll give you…


Added by Dr. Jason Cabler on March 2, 2017 at 9:50am — No Comments

What Multiple Passes Of An 80/20 Filter Left Behind In My Consulting Business

In Part 1, I talked about how filtering my entire business and client’s businesses through 80/20, not just once, but with multiple passes, yielded a highly leveraged,…


Added by Scott N. Smith on March 1, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Why Business Owners Need a Bookkeeper AND a CPA

Fact or fiction: Accountants and Bookkeepers do the same thing

A lot of people think CPAs and bookkeepers perform the same job, but actually, there are quite a few differences between bookkeepers and accountants.

The easiest way to differentiate the two professions is to think about it like…


Added by Donna Reade on March 1, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Best Tools for Lazy but Successful Bloggers

You want all your posts to go viral. You want to make money from your blog. You really want to connect with the readers and understand what they need. Does that mean you have to spend at least 8 hours per day in research, writing, marketing, and responding…


Added by Tom Jager on March 1, 2017 at 1:35am — No Comments

How Do I Protect Myself From Manipulation?

A counseling professor told a woman in one of Larry’s lab groups, “Your tears don’t move me.” His words stunned the group, but the woman stopped crying. “Those were tears of frustration,” he explained. “They weren’t tears of brokenness.”

Photo by: Natalie Heathcoat

I’ve thought of that many times when someone’s tears haven’t moved me and wondered what was behind them. Crocodiles shed tears when…


Added by Debbie W. Wilson on February 28, 2017 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

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