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Local Marketing Strategies   Leave a comment

There are many ways businesses can market their products and services. Some of the ways we will talk about in this articles is listing your business locally. The best way for marketing your company is by engaging customers and partners.

One of the best and easiest way to get your business going is by working with your local Chamber of Commerce. You are going to want to network with as many other businesses as possible as it could lead to stronger and better partnerships. Most Local CC’s will charge a fee but if you put your business out there you will make up way more than what you pay for.

Flyers are one of my favorite ways of promoting and finding new customers. Sometimes just by going up to local businesses and asking if you can post a flyer will call attention to your business. If other businesses get to learn more about your company, they will have reason to recommend you to their customers. Sometimes offering a sample or freebie can boost this relationship with trust sense your new partner can tell their customers from experience about your business.

Joining a gym or fitness center. Joining a gym is probably one of the funnest ways of finding customers. Not only are you exercising but you can get to know others while you do this. I think people are more open and talkative when they are healthy. I always feel so good when I work out and that is usually the best time to approach me on a business idea or plan.

Posted May 14, 2012 by mcecnetwork in Marketing

Tax Credits   Leave a comment

Employee Deductions

-Employee salaries are deductible.

-Retirements plans for you and your employees are deductible.

-Business-Related Education expenses are deductible for seminars, classes, educational tapes or CDs, and convention fees.

Capital Expenses

-You can depreciate your property that you own over several years or

-You can depreciate your propert using section 179 to deduct it all.

-Even repairs are deductible

Auto Deductions

-If using your car for personal and business you will need to deduct using milage which is $0.50 per Mile.

-If you are using your care for just business you can depreciate the vehicle over a number of years plus the sales tax and improvements.

These are some other Auto Expenses you can deduct:

Depreciation 
Licenses
Lease  
payments
Registration  
fees
Gas Insurance Repairs
Oil Garage rent Tires
Tolls Parking fees  

Traveling deducations for Meals, Accomodation and Entertainment

-transportation such as by airplane, train or bus is deductible.

 -Getting around where you need to by taxi, commuter bus, and airport limousine is deductible.

-Baggage and shipping company material is deductible.

-Lodging by using a Hotel or Motel is deductible.

-Meals are deductible by 50%

-Dry Cleaning and Laundry are deductible.

-Telephone calls are deductible.

-Tips for any of these deductions are also deductible.

-Computer and other equipment rental services are deductible.

Home Office Deduction

If you run your business from home or apartment, you are able to use your home for a tax credit. According to the IRS “These expenses may include mortgage interest, insurance, utilities, repairs, and depreciation”. Other stuff such as repairs or adding a security system is also tax deductible.  

You can only take a deduction depending on how much of your home you use for business. For example, if you only use one room as your office, you would want to calculate how much in a percentage of space your office takes.

To determine the percentage of your office, you can use the following as an example:

  • Your office is 240 square feet (12 feet × 20 feet).
  • Your home is 1,200 square feet.
  • Your office is 20% (240 ÷ 1,200) of the total area of your home.
  • Your business percentage is 20%.

Once you know how much of a percentage you can deduct, you can start getting some numbers to report. So for example lets say that your home utilities costed you $5,000 for the year ending. You will be able to have a tax deduction of $1,000(20% of $5,000).

Search Engine Submissions   Leave a comment

Submit a website to Google.com
     To add a website to Google.com search engine, visit http://www.google.com/addurl/ and type in the website URL (Example: http://www.mywebsite.com). Click on Add URL and you are done! Getting your website crawled on to google.com will take up to six months. To check to see what Google has crawled, go to google.com. Type in Link: and the name of the URL. So if the website is called http://www.mywebsite.com type in url:www.mywebsite.com and click on Search.

Submit a website to multiple Search Engines
     One method for getting a website more visitors to it is by submitting the website to several Search Engines as one time. Addpro.com does a really good job at this. Just go to http://www.addpro.com/submit30.htm and type in your E-Mail, URL, and Reciprocal URL to submit a website to the top 18 Search Engines. It makes it much better to have a website that is Search Engine Optimize. You can read more on how to do that on addpro.com or on the Project Portfolio Program tutorial on Search Engine Optimization.

Posted June 24, 2009 by mcecnetwork in Business, Online Marketing