ABCs of Small Business Industry – M is for Marketing

We are onto M in our series, and this week we are looking at the marketing and public relations industry. Marketing and PR is often seen as a hard industry to break into. There are a lot of rival firms – some big and some small – and new businesses often have trouble figuring out how to stand out. But with a good amount of experience, the right contacts, and enough work ethic, it is possible for a company to succeed in the growing marketing and PR industry. marketing industry

What do you need to start a business in the marketing industry?

Most experts say that the most important factor to a new firm’s success is marketing experience. You need friends and contacts to really succeed. And while it is totally possible to build a successful business with no experience in the marketing industry, it’s really, really hard. There are a lot of lessons you learn about marketing and PR by working within the industry, and a major part of that industry is who you know. Networking is much more effective than cold-calling.

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MyCorporation en Español!

MyCorporation is proud to announce that, after months of hard work and translations, we are officially launching the Spanish version of our site! 

MyCorporation en Español!

Starting your own small business can already be fairly confusing, and bilingual people are usually more comfortable with their native language. So we felt that our bilingual customers would appreciate a Spanish version of our site to make the incorporation or LLC formation process as smooth as possible.

Releasing a spanish version of our site is also something we’ve wanted to do for years as a way to better serve America’s bilingual entrepreneurs. Did you know that, in 2013, 19.5% of new entrepreneurs were of hispanic descent! And 57% of all Hispanic business owners are bilingual!

We’re extremely proud of our new site, and we hope our Spanish speaking customers find it as intuitive and helpful as the English version.

Have any questions about starting your own business? Ready to become an entrepreneur? Give us a call at 1 (877) 692-6772 - we’re happy to help and have several bilingual team members to help answer your questions! 

Become a Blogger on the MyCorp Blog!

Are you a small business owner, entrepreneur, or just brimming with advice about the start-up world that you want to share? We want you to come and blog with us!

What started as just a few guest inquiries last spring has become a tremendous success on our MyCorp blog – now we have guest writers from all over the country (as well as outside of the United States) contributing their thoughts and ideas about small business with us. In fact, our program has been such a success that MyCorp recently had the honor of being placed at #11 on a list of the top business blogs that accept guest posts! And while we are absolutely thrilled to be on that list, it’s also been a lot of work getting there as guest blogging is pretty time consuming on the email front.

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Until now, our guest-blogging system has essentially been an e-mail address and some generic guidelines. But we’re streamlining the process for 2014 to make it easier on contributors with a revamped system, and are proud to unveil our new article submission process!

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Are you Ready for Small Business Saturday?

Turkey, family, and an inordinate amount of shopping all define the end of November, but there is one more thing that should be tacked onto that list – Small Business Saturday. American Express has been putting on Small Business Saturday since 2010, and for three years they have helped promote local and internet-based small businesses by providing free marketing, free ads, and support for the entrepreneurs and small business owners that drives our economy.

Shop Small on November 24th

And, of course, we couldn’t let Small Business Saturday go by without offering our own support to all of our customers and friends who have made MyCorp the successful business it is today. All day on November 24th, anyone who purchases ANYTHING from our site, whether it be an incorporation package or a simple ‘Doing Business As’ name, gets free access to our MyCorp Vault document storage service, a $50 value. And we are offering free business consultations over the phone from 9 am to 1 pm PST. Just call us up at 1-877-692-6772, and we will help you help your business. Continue reading

Three Awesome Perks from Big Time CEO’s

What is the coolest thing your manager or CEO has ever given you? A free lunch? The chance to work at home? Free samples of whatever your company produces?

Whatever it is, it probably pales in comparison to some of the things big name CEO’s are handing out to their employees these days. Of course we could have found a lot more than three examples of CEO’s being generous – there are plenty of stories out there about bosses divvying up their holiday bonuses, or taking a pay cut to help out with things get tough. But these were the three that had our social media department buzzing, and we thought’d it would be pretty cool to look at the perks being given out in the corporate world. Continue reading

The MyCorp Mixer… in Case you Missed it!

First, we want to send out a HUGE ‘Thank You’ to everyone who made our mixer an outstanding success. Our video production was taken care of by the amazingly talented Envision Productions, and our entertainment was very kindly provided by the musical experts at City Connection Entertainment and Productions. Also, if the food in our slideshow makes your mouth water, check out Bella Donna Special Events – their amazing catering left everyone well fed and happy.

And, of course, there wouldn’t have even been a mixer if it wasn’t for all of you who came by to chat, eat, and drink with us. It was a blast talking with all of the local business owners and getting to know our local community of entrepreneurs. We were also elated to give away a free iPad to the winner of our Business Card Raffle – the very lucky David Brauer, husband of our very own Lisa Brauer! Continue reading

Don't Forget – Our Mixer is Today!

We just wanted to put up a quick post to remind EVERYONE reading that they are invited to our MyCorp Summer Mixer! We are holding our get-together tomorrow TODAY!!!, June 7th from 4:30-7 PM.

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Delicious appetizers will be served courtesy of the excellent folks at Bella Donna Special Events – LA HotList’s top caterer in 2011. And our evening’s entertainment will be courtesy of City Connection Entertainment Productions, one of the most comprehensive and talented entertainment firms in LA.

It will be a great time. Plus, if you bring your business card, you can even enter our raffle to win a free iPad! The party will take place right outside our office in Suite 102 on 23586 Calabasas Rd. This is a great chance to network with other local businesses and for you to make friends with other entrepreneurs in the community, so don’t let it pass you by!

We hope to see you all tomorrow TODAY at 4:30.