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Everyday Life Lessons By Carlos Slim (2 of 2)

Carlos Slim everyday life lesson 2: Understand the future and your place in it. Office In America Co.: Bring possibilities to your business. We are your business service provider in corporate address, office space, co-working space, personal assistant, mail handling, conference room, meeting space, phone number, fax number and more. Are you looking for an office space to rent? Visit us to learn more at OfficeInAmerica.com...

How the SBA Helps Start and Grow Small Businesses

Join the SBA Houston District Office to learn more about the programs and resources available to help small businesses build and succeed.  This webinar will highlight free business counseling services, federal contracting programs, and access to capital. YOU WILL LEARN: ·  How small businesses benefit from SBA programs ·  Free business counseling through SCORE, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), & Women’s Business Center (WBC) ·  Avenues for growing your business through federal contracting programs PRESENTERS: ·  Valerie Maher, SBA Houston District Office, Lead Economic Development Specialist WHEN:  Wednesday June 28th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CDT) COST:   FREE but registration is required. This is an ONLINE Webinar Only! SBA offers a variety of...

Everyday Life Lessons By Carlos Slim (1 of 2)

Carlos Slim everyday life lesson 1: Think both positively and possibly. Office In America Co.: Bring possibilities to your business. We are your business service provider in corporate address, office space, co-working space, personal assistant, mail handling, conference room, meeting space, phone number, fax number and more. Are you looking for an office space to rent? Visit us to learn more at OfficeInAmerica.com...

The Power of a One-Page Plan of Action

One of the biggest challenges the staffs of our business coaching clients tell us is how dizzy they are when their founder/owner changes too many things too frequently. As one of our client’s staff members put it at a recent workshop I spoke at, “It feels like just when I start getting some momentum on a key initiative he [the owner] changes things on me.  I find this very frustrating and unproductive.” How about you?  Are you someone who chases after bright, shiny objects?  Or do you doggedly stay focused on one strategy and pursue it with single-minded determination? The reality is that you need both flexibility and...

Why Running Payroll is More Than Writing Checks

You’ve got a business, and you’ve got employees. All you have to do is write a check and pay them, right? (Insert the sound of almost any vehicle screeching to a stop here.) Well, not so fast. In order to be compliant, meaning that you’re following all the applicable rules and regulations, you’ll need: Accurate employee information First off, you need an Form W-4 from every employee and Form W-9 from every contractor in order to get the their relevant tax and identification information. You must verify that each employee is legally able to work in the United States by completing Form I-9. You should verify that...

Business Entrepreneur Networking

Business Entrepreneur Networking event was at full capacity. Twenty- five entrepreneurs RSVP'd on meetup.com to attend the event and network with other business owners.    Every other week, Office In America Co. and Agency 258: Marian LaSalle, and Russ Johns, hosts an event covering special topics entrepreneurs can learn more about. Our speaker this week was Attorney Nixon Daughtrey of the Daughtrey Law Firm. The topic was "What would happen to your business if you weren’t there for a week, a month, a year, or if you never returned?" Nixon will explain ways that small businesses can protect themselves from accidents, divorce, or the loss of key personnel. When the...

Everyday Life Lessons By Bill Gates (3 of 3)

Bill Gates everyday life lesson 3: Maintain good relationships with nerds. Office In America Co.: Bring possibilities to your business. We are your business service provider in corporate address, office space, co-working space, personal assistant, mail handling, conference room, meeting space, phone number, fax number and more. Are you looking for an office space to rent? Visit us to learn more at OfficeInAmerica.com...

School’s Out for Summer…But Not Your Small Business

Whether you’re more excited about firing up the grill, relaxing on the beach or being more active, the warm summer months can provide challenges for your small business — especially if you’re based at home. It doesn’t take much for a seasonal change to derail your focus. Maybe your kids are home from school, or a seasonal slump has left you feeling distracted. Sometimes a little extra sunshine is a distraction enough. But the arrival of the lazy, hazy days of summer doesn’t mean you can forget about your small business goals. Here’s how to stay focused when you’re working at home this summer. 1. Determine your distractions If...

Everyday Life Lessons By Bill Gates (2 of 3)

Bill Gates everyday life lesson 2: Life is not fair, get used to it. Office In America Co.: Bring possibilities to your business. We are your business service provider in corporate address, office space, co-working space, personal assistant, mail handling, conference room, meeting space, phone number, fax number and more. Are you looking for an office space to rent? Visit us to learn more at OfficeInAmerica.com...

Do You Sell Products Online? You Need to Know About Nexus

Until recently, a business was said to have a nexus in a state if it maintained a physical presence there. Where nexus existed, a business was required to remit taxes to the state. This understanding served until digital commerce wholly revolutionized the global economy. Today, a retailer can operate from their living room, selling goods without any physical presence outside their own home. Clearly, the old definition of nexus is obsolete. New definitions—offered up mostly by states looking to recoup lost sales tax revenues—rely on murky rationales of “economic nexus” and “factor presence.” Unfortunately, neither the Supreme Court nor Congress has offered to clarify the issue, leaving...

How to Conduct “Smart” Meetings

Despite the expansive evolution that the business world has gone through in the last few years, one thing is still the same: time is money, and wasted time is wasted money. It’s this mindset that’s driven the “smart” meeting revolution among organizations of all sizes. In the last few years, many studies have shown that meetings are minimally effective and actually cost the organization thousands of dollars annually—a collective 37 billion annually, according to Fuze.com. (This will hit home when you use the Meeting Costs Calculator from Harvard Business Review to get a rough estimate of your company’s meeting expenditure.) When your head stops spinning from the number...

Business Entrepreneur Networking

Join us here at Office In America and attend one of these great events Every other week, Office In America Co. hosts an event covering special topics entrepreneurs can learn more about.  This weeks speaker was Jeff Bain who is a professional EOS implementer from Team Traction. Jeff Bain and EOS can help owners, leaders, managers and their team to simplify, clarify and achieve their vision with his interactive style. His real world insight makes this a must see event for growth-oriented entrepreneurs to stay focused, clear on priorities and issues, healthier as a leadership team, and using tools that help them gain more traction. "Don’t let the company run you...

Everyday Life Lessons By Bill Gates (1 of 3)

Bill Gates everyday life lesson 1: Bite off more than you can chew. Office In America Co.: Bring possibilities to your business. We are your business service provider in corporate address, office space, co-working space, personal assistant, mail handling, conference room, meeting space, phone number, fax number and more. Are you looking for an office space to rent? Visit us to learn more at OfficeInAmerica.com...

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5 Ways Your Online Presence Can Boost Your In-Store Sales

As many as two-thirds of in-store visits are inspired by something the shopper originally saw online, the National Retail Federation reports. Since so many shopping trips begin online, your business’s online presence is a key factor in driving foot traffic to your brick-and-mortar store. Here are five steps you can take to ensure your online presence boosts your in-store sales. 1. Include essential information on your website. You'd be surprised how many business websites fail to include key information that shoppers look for when deciding, whether or not to visit your store. That includes your address, directions, hours of operation and phone number. Consumers expect your website to...

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16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time — STEP 11: Manage Your Money

Does the thought of starting your own company excite you, but you break out in a cold sweat at the prospect of giving up the steady paycheck from your current job? If yes, know that you’re not alone! Many entrepreneurs worry about the financial risks of launching a business. Fortunately, it’s possible to continue working for someone else while working on the business of your dreams. SCORE and The UPS Store have partnered to create an Ebook to share how you can do that. “16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time” offers detailed steps to guide you. In step 11, we cover how to...