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What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Travel & Entertainment Deductions

January 18, 2018

For many entrepreneurs, travel and entertainment (T&E) tax deductions can be a minefield. Certain expenses for business travel are deductible as long as they meet two criteria: They must be “ordinary and necessary” in the course of doing business, and they must be documented.

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How to Create More Effective Email Sign-Offs

January 5, 2018,

If your email inbox looks like mine, you’re bombarded with generic email after generic email every day. I get it — it’s hard to make emails sent by the hundreds or thousands feel personalized. Nonetheless, nobody wants to feel like a number.

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How to Kill the Customer Service Game in 2018

December 14, 2017,

If you're a small business owner, the key to customer service is providing your customers with what they want, where they want it, when they want it, and how they want it. But small businesses don’t have to be Walmart or Amazon to reach the upper echelons of the omnichannel customer service realm.

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Five Business Writing Mistakes to Avoid

November 13, 2017,

In today’s competitive business environment, clear and concise writing is a must for financial success. If customers or clients don’t understand what you’ve written or aren’t clear what goods and services you are selling, how long do you expect to stay in business, let alone ever be profitable?

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