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A guide to retirement plans for the self-employed
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Just because you're self-employed doesn't mean you shouldn't be building up a savings for when you retire. But many self-employed Americans aren't making it a priority to save for their retirement. According to TD Ameritrade, nearly 70 percent of America's 10 million self-employed workers aren't saving regularly for retirement and 28 percent aren't saving at all. However, there are several savings options available for those who are self-employed. Ready to start saving your way toward retirement? Here are some great account options to look into.
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Small business unfazed by paid sick time laws
The Tennessean
As more cities mandate paid sick days for workers, the reaction from many small businesses is a big "so what?"
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1 trend no small business can afford to ignore
Resource Nation
Trends come and go. Some stick but most fade faster than you can say VHS. That said, there is one trend of such magnitude that no small business can afford to ignore. The impact of mobile is transforming not only how companies market their products and services but it's also changing workplace culture as we know it.
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Who needs banks? PayPal and Lending Club want to make small-business loans
Money Business Life Network
Lending Club and PayPal are now betting that the high-tech approach can also bring borrowing costs down for Main Street businesses that don't qualify for bank loans. Lending Club, the peer-to-peer lender likely headed for an initial public offering later this year, launched a small-business lending program recently and PayPal said it would expand a program that has provided "tens of millions of dollars" in working capital to businesses that used PayPal in the last six months.
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Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of the Self-Employed Outfront Weekly, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of the NASE, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there’s no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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A guide to retirement plans for the self-employed
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Just because you're self-employed doesn't mean you shouldn't be building up a savings for when you retire. But many self-employed Americans aren't making it a priority to save for their retirement. According to TD Ameritrade, nearly 70 percent of America's 10 million self-employed workers aren't saving regularly for retirement and 28 percent aren't saving at all. However, there are several savings options available for those who are self-employed. Ready to start saving your way toward retirement? Here are some great account options to look into.

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5 simple ways to outsell your competition
By Marc Wayshak
Your competition is out there right now selling to your prospects and customers. That's the bad news. The good news? They are all doing the same few things to try to win prospects' business. Just saying that you're different doesn't make you so. It's time to start actually behaving differently from your competition. By following these five simple steps, you can completely outsell your competition.

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A dozen deductions for your small business
Nasdaq
Small-business tax rule No. 1: Don't mess with the IRS. But that doesn't mean you should cheat yourself. Take every legal deduction you can. Here are a dozen that even savvy small-business owners and entrepreneurs sometimes forget.

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4 proven tricks to get Facebook likes on your business posts
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Getting likes on your business's Facebook posts may seem like throwing spaghetti against the wall. You know some sticks and performs really well, while others just flop. As far as the why, it's a mystery. Thanks to a recent study, part of the mystery has been cracked. Trust us, using these scientifically supported tips and tricks will help you get more bang for the same amount of time spent. Learn the top four data-proven tricks to help your posts on your business's Facebook page get more likes, comments and impressions below.
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How Obamacare saved a small-business owner from financial ruin
The Huffington Post
After the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the larger debate, as the enrollment deadline of March 31 looms, is whether or not the reforms in President Barack Obama's health care law are indicative of whether or not the government can play a positive role in the health care sector. Pete Dutro, a small-business owner, single father and cancer survivor in New York City, says that while the Affordable Care Act is far from perfect, it's a good thing for him and his family.
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How to measure AdWord ROI and KPI's for your small business
Wishpond
Do your eyes glaze over when you hear the words "ROI," "KPI," "tracking metrics" and "Google AdWords?" measuring your returns — especially when you are paying to get them — should be your business' top priority. Without tracking your profits on Ad spends, you don't know if you're making money. Here are some simple formulas to calculate your ROI and show you how to measure KPI's for the top three advertising goals.
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Black small-business owners get left out of loans
Think Progress
Before the recession, black-owned small businesses received 8.2 percent of all loan money through the Small Business Administration. That figure is now down to 1.7 percent, according to an analysis by the Wall Street Journal. The total volume of loans they are currently getting is similarly low: 2.3 percent of the roughly 54,000 doled out through the agency, down from 11 percent in 2008.
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Grammar mistakes can ruin your content marketing
Business 2 Community
Informal writing with a casual tone is appropriate for many of our content marketing products such as blogging and social media. However, using this less formal writing style sometimes has us bending the grammar rules. But, no matter how lenient the rules have become, there are some grammar mistakes that are never appropriate and can make your content appear sloppy. That is not an image a professional with an expert reputation wants to project. And although it is not definitive with respect to Google, why take the chance that poor grammar and typos may affect how our content is ranked.
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