A quick-start guide to social media marketing

Have you ever wanted to follow what’s being said about a certain topic around the internet? Well, it’s not as hard as you think. Monitoring tools are the primary way to track buzz about a given topic online. For someone conducting an online social media marketing campaign this is especially true. To properly promote something,  Continue »

Free VAT Calculator for calculating net profit

If you are running a business in a country where you must charge your clients VAT, like Israel or the UK, you may often find yourself trying to figure out how much money is left once VAT is deducted from client payments. I’ve found a number of online VAT calculators, but they are either unreliable,  Continue »

Middle East Entrepreneur Training program discrimination: update

A little over a week ago, I discovered “The Middle East Entrepreneur Training (MEET),” a US State Dept.-backed program geared towards strengthening leadership and entrepreneurial skills among residents of the Middle East…except Israeli Jews! I quickly contacted as many people as I could about this blatant discrimination, including reporting this on a mailing list for  Continue »

Cool Tool: Use LogMeIn to Access Any PC Over the Internet

Like many people, I use more than one computer for my work. Some people use their computer in their home plus an office computer, and some like myself, have a desktop and a laptop. My laptop allows me to be mobile and work wherever I like and take my material to meetings with clients, but  Continue »

Cool Tool: Zoho Planner – Every to do has its place

One of the challenges of running your small business is the number of tasks for which you are responsible. Your tasks range from the exciting to the mundane, the very short-term to the very long-term, and are related to clients, service providers, and even your family. While we all want our businesses to grow, this  Continue »

Cool Tool: Weebly – Website Creation Made Easy

Part of the Web 2.0 movement is the increasing ease of creating a web presence. Thanks to Blogs, Wikis, and other similar platforms, pretty much anyone can post content on the web. Weebly is a free service that allows users to create a pretty decent looking site quickly and easily. The site can either be  Continue »