Kristin Piccirillo

5 Ways to Make Tax Season Easier Next Year

Tax Forms Today is Tax Day. If you have already filed your business and personal tax returns, congratulations! If you are one of the almost 12 million people who file an extension -- get back to work if you owe money, as you will still need to pay about 90% of your estimated tax total by midnight on April 15 to avoid a penalty.[1] How do you put yourself in a better...

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Eric Remer

Life is All About the Moments

enjoy-every-momentI was in Santa Monica last weekend enjoying spring break with my daughter. While we were hanging out at the pool, I overheard the conversation next to me. OK, I was eaves dropping, but we were actually in the hot tub, so it was tough not to listen in such close proximity. Anyway, the guy sitting next to me said to his companion, “Life is all about moments, and if you...

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Lisa Hephner

Two Free iPad Apps from Adobe for Creating Video Presentations, plus Android and Desktop Alternatives

multimedia_tabletThere was a time when visually stunning, interactive marketing materials with cinema-quality animation, studio-recorded music, and professional photography were exclusively available to large companies with seemingly bottomless budgets. Happily, that’s no longer the case. Today, awesome design software is available for free to anyone willing to take the 15 minutes or so required to download it and learn to use it. ...

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Lisa Hephner

Why Security is More Important to Small Businesses than It Is to Mega Companies

securityUnless you’ve been so engrossed in your small business that you have not paid attention to the news for the past year, you’ve heard about the large-scale data breaches at Target, Home Depot, Sony, and other mega companies. You would think that these big companies would do more to protect the security of their data, and their customers’ data. After all, they have the resources to do it,...

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