By David Nilssen
This time of year we’re told to count our blessings and be thankful. Gratitude is wonderful, but giving thanks and giving back are even more important. Here are some suggestions for walking the walk.
Giving to Charity
You’ll always be able to find an excuse for not donating time or money to those less fortunate. From cynicism about administrative costs for large charities to a blame-the-victim mentality, it’s easy to turn a blind eye to the needy. But taking five minutes to make an online donation or a few hours to volunteer your time is good for your community, your business, and your self-worth. It just feels right. At Guidant, we hold food drives for local organizations, empower future entrepreneurs through Youth Ventures, and participate in races and walks for the American Cancer Society.
We have A LOT to be thankful here over at MyCorp – it has been an awesome year, and it has been an absolute blast helping small business owners turn their dreams into an actual business. While we could go on and on and on listing all the people and groups we want to say thank you to, that wouldn’t make a very interesting blog post. Instead, we’ve narrowed the list down to our top five. Continue reading
Black Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now Small Business Saturday.
There is no end to the ways you can spend your cash this week! But Small Business Saturday has a bit more of a mission than getting the cheapest flatscreen TV; it seeks to help out smaller businesses that sometimes get left out in the cold while big box stores draw in millions of early holiday spending. AmEx is supporting the event’s second year in existence by offering a cool $25 dollars to any AmEx card owner who decides to throw a little love to the mom and pop stores. So far the campaign has been a smashing success with a 28% increase in sales during the event’s first year in 2010 compared to the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 2009. Consumer Affairs has a great write up on the 2011 campaign, and if you’d like to get your own business involved you should definitely give it a read.
But what if you don’t have a small business? Well fret not loyal follower, for we are holding our own sale to help you get everything you need to start your own corporation or LLC.
We will be offering all of our incorporation packages on sale, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars. It all starts with our Just the Basics package which will get you your articles of organization for just $49 plus government fees and shipping/handling. From then on the bigger package you purchase, the more money you save! Be sure to take a look at our ‘Start a Business‘ section to see all the bundle deals that we offer.
The sale will take place all Saturday and, best of all, is entirely online. That means no traffic, no lines and very little likelihood of rioting.
Finally, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we would like to thank everyone for their continuing support of our own business venture. So good luck to all of you startes and have a very happy Thanksgiving!
It’s here! Well almost here anyway- we’re talking about Thanksgiving this Thursday! Most of us look forward to Thanksgiving due to the large amount of food associated with the holiday. However, there are multiple other reasons to put a gobble in your step come Thursday, such as family time, cooling temperatures, changing leaves and football! Here at MyCorp, we want to make sure that you and your family enjoy Thanksgiving to the fullest and we’ve rustled up a a few fun Thanksgiving facts just in time for the holiday. Continue reading