So, you want to start a business!

I see a lot of people with great ideas, but not the knowledge of what to do. Do I need a business license, do I need a trademark, how do I do taxes? Getting into business is a big adventure and without a map, you will likely spend you time and money in the wrong places. In Sacramento, if you want to start a small business, you need to know a few things to avoid trouble.
Monday, March 05, 2018
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Friday, October 06, 2017
TURN STRESS TO SUCCESS TURN STRESS INTO SUCCESS! 10 min or less read. What I want to do is create a short series of blogs designed to help entrepreneurs and young businesses grow. Some of the things I’m going to talk about you can do yourself, some with help, and a few working with other businesses.   As I am your “Web Guy”, this will focus on getting people to your website. Since most of the people we know have cell phones and can Google like a champ, it might be a good idea to understan...
Friday, October 06, 2017
You are going to hear everything that can be said about social media if you look for it. YES, it works; Do it, NO it’s not worth the time run away from it, SEO is better: pay an expert to get you to number one, Video blog is the only way…. it goes on and on. So how do you really know. Well, I am here with the practical look at small local business. I have found it’s not the medium but the individual. If you’re not very social IRL (in real life), as the kids say, then you’re probably not g...
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
The Weekend Update has agents and brokers from all over the Sacramento area, however Realtors utilize it more than any other industry. We asked a few Realtors what are some of the common mistakes that they had to overcome or see others continually making. #3 “Ree La Tor” Are you saying Realtor incorrectly? You’d be surprised how many Ree-La-Tors there are. Many are guilty of this obvious mistake including top-sellers, agents and brokers who just don’t say the word right. REALTOR. ...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Why do business owners throw common sense out the window? I think of all those axioms and phrases that spew from the common-sense database of the world. Never use your own money, play it safe, diversify for stability. For most small entrepreneurs, this is the opposite of what they are doing. They are using their own money, with little economic safety net, and they are focused on a skill or specific trade. Most have had some experience building someone else’s business. In effect, someone else...