7 Tips for Promoting Environmental Action Through Social Media

7 Tips for Promoting Environmental Action through Social Media

Social media has changed the way we communicate and interact with one another. If you’re part of a movement and want to spread and share your message, social media gives you the platform to voice yourself while engaging millions of other people around the world. Whether it’s through Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube, there are plenty of platforms available to reach your target audience.

If you’re an activist, an entrepreneur, or a marketer, it’s time you take advantage of what social media has to offer and use it to advance your green agenda. Here are 7 tips on how to get started.

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4 Benefits of Promoting Within Instead of Hiring New Employees

When it comes to business growth, having the ability to create new assignments and expand on current roles within your company is vital to its overall success. When this happens, a business is forced to either recruit new talent or promote from within. This can be a tough choice, particularly when you have highly skilled and dedicated employees competing for rank in your organization versus the undiscovered talent that is out there in need of a chance on the job market.

Succession planning is the practice of educating, mentoring, and promoting current employees so that they can increase productivity and growth for a business. In many cases, this method can be far more efficient than hiring new staff. Continue reading

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

Free Tax Help from 1(800)Accountant!

That April 17th tax deadline is just four weeks away! Most small business owners know how important it is to get their taxes finished early, but we want to make sure the small businesses we’ve helped create aren’t simply just sending in the necessary forms and hoping for the best.

We want you to know how to maximize every single deduction, decrease any chance of an IRS audit, and keep as much of your hard earned money as possible. With that in mind, we’ve teamed up with 1800Accountant.com to give everyone reading our blog and using our services a free business tax consultation. There are no obligations to stick with 1800Accountant if you do not want to, and you won’t regret setting up a consultation with their team of licensed CPA and accountants to help make sure you’ve followed a sound tax strategy.

If you’re interested, simply click here or on their logo above to access the webpage where you can sign up for your appointment with 1800Accountant.com. As we said before, it’s completely free, there are no obligations and it is a great way to get some professional advice regarding your small business’s tax obligations. If you’d like, you can also call them at 1-800-822-6868; just be sure to mention MyCorp!

Don’t miss this opportunity for free tax help, and remember to sign up as soon as possible to make sure you get an appointment slot that will fit your schedule.

Incorporate for Free! Today (January 17th) Only!

To help ring in the New Year, and help everyone save a bit of money, we are offering one of our popular incorporation packages for free!

One of the best ways to help kickstart the economy is by starting a business, and we would love to help you get your business started right. Incorporating is one of the smartest business moves you can make as it simultaneously protects your personal assets and helps you save on taxes. Just for today, we are offering free articles of organization along with a free name search to help you on your way!

Now, to get the coupon code for our promotion you HAVE to like our Facebook page, which you can easily access by either clicking here or the image above. This promotion ends 11:59 PM PST, so be sure not to miss it!

Feel free to give us a call at 1 (877) 692-6772, a tweet @MyCorporation, or write us a message on our Facebook wall.

We look forward to helping you get started.

Free Day is Almost Here!

Be sure to use coupon code "MYFREE"

If you haven’t heard (and I’m not sure how you’ve gotten away with that!) we are going to be having our “Free Day” on September 20th. By using our coupon code “MYFREE” you can partake of our free incorporation or LLC services, a copy of Quickbooks and a free domain name. Our promotion will be running all day, starting on 12 AM on the 20th and ending at 11:59 PM PST the same day. So be sure to take advantage while you can. And if you have a family member or friend who is always going on about having the next big idea, be sure to send them some information about the promotion as well!

You can reach us at 1 (877) 692-6772 or tweet us @mycorporation with any questions or concerns. Finally, thank you everyone for all of your support, we look forward to talking with you and supporting all of your business endeavors!

The Five Worst Freebies and Promotions

Promotions can be a great boost to business and sales if done properly. However, nearly every company tries to hold some sort of promotion, and not all of them can be winners. One of the most controversial promotions to come up recently is from a RadioShack in Montana offering a free gun (the customer’s choice of a Hi Point 380 pistol or 20 gauge) to anyone who both buys a Dish Network contract and passes a background check. While it apparently has increased his subscribers, the blowback against Radio Shack, and Montana, has been quite noticeable. In the end, it is always up to the business owner as to whether they choose to assume the risk in the hopes of a great reward by the promotion’s end. But business owners can, and should, educate themselves, so here are our five worst promotional items and why we think marketing should think twice before incorporating them into any campaign.

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1. Restaurants and Promotional Food

Going to a restaurant to take advantage of a deal makes sense, and will increase a restaurant’s customer base, but two things suffer during these promotions; the restaurant’s reputation and the employee’s satisfaction. A lot of restaurants make the mistake of offering too many coupons far too often. What ends up happening is customers simply wait with the e-mail inbox open as they end up expecting some sort of deal and won’t even think about going to that restaurant without one. The second biggest problem with these promotions is the toll it takes on the employee. One anonymous Red Lobster employee posted quite the riveting explanation as to why Red Lobster servers, chefs and dishwashers all dread the Free Shrimp festival. According to them, all this promotion means is two months of soul crushing torture as they run shrimp back and forth all while enduring lower table turnover, and thus less tips. So when laying out a plan for your promotion, remember to ask yourself two questions; what will this do for repeat customers, and how will my employees handle it? A few days or a week of extra exertion on your employees is one thing, two months may be more than they want to handle. Continue reading