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Jul 29, 2018

Are you stuck how to use and grow Instagram for your small business? Check out this episode as Kristin and Jeff interview Roota Mittal to get the secrets of Instagram for small biz owners. 

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  • Why is Instagram important for Small Business Owners?
  • What strategies should a business consider when using Instagram?
  • How do you choose good hashtags?
  • What's the best/fastest way to do that without paying for it (buying followers)
  • What was her mix of personal/business posts like?
  • Why is the 10k number of followers so important?
  • Does she have a larger following on other social media platforms that she leveraged to get to 10K on IG?
  • Now that she's there, how is planning to use what she can do on IG with this many followers?
  • How did she do that same activity before she got to this milestone?
  • Any idea why one IG account has stop-motion feature, but another (linked business accounts) does not have this super cool feature?
  • Any thoughts on IGTV?

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Get help from Roota http://rootamittal.com/services

hashtag research https://hashtagify.me/

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Jul 22, 2018

Whether you want to be a digital nomad, need a vacation, or need to travel for your business.  You get to have a time when small business owners will need to work when they are on the road. Join Kristin and Jeff as they talk about the basics of what you need to consider when traveling.

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  • Why do you want to be able to take your business on the road?
  • What kind of work will you need to do?
    • Will you be streaming?
    • Download before you leave
  • Cloud vs. local
    • G-Suite
    • Office 365
  • How to protect yourself? 
  • Watch out where you stay

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Jul 15, 2018

If you are learning to love the word sales, or you just want to learn how to improve your sales process, join Kristin and Jeff as we learn how to sell like a mother with Renee Hribar.

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If you are learning to love the word sales, or you just want to learn how to improve your sales process, join Kristin and Jeff as we learn how to sell like a mother with Renee Hribar.

  • How did you get started and why do you love it when so many people think selling is a four letter word?
  • You focus on helping women with sales, what are some of the differences in sales for women compared to men? 
  • What is the biggest mistake people make with sales in their small businesses? 
  • Is it possible to make sales less scary or maybe even fun for owners?
  • What is the most important thing people need to start selling more?
  • What is the thing people should avoid when looking to improve their sales?

 If you want to learn more about Renee or you want to improve your sales. You must go to www.reneehribar.com and improve your sales now!

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Jul 8, 2018

With all of the privacy concerns, it is no surprise that Chrome version 68 will start punishing sites with the "Not Secure" label.  Join Kristin and Jeff as they talk about SSL and how you can protect your site from being labeled "Not Secure" by the chrome browser.

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  • The SSL Chrome Shakeup
  • What happens when you talk to a WordPress site
  • What happens when you talk to a WordPress site
  • Getting a certificate
  • Why your website is not yet secure
  • 3 Things you need to do to get SSL setup

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More on How HTTPS works https://robertheaton.com/2014/03/27/how-does-https-actually-work/

More on How HTTP works https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertext_Transfer_Protocol

man-in-the-middle attacks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man-in-the-middle_attack

Certificate authority https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certificate_authority

Website Hosting Service https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_hosting_service

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Jul 1, 2018

On June 21, 2018, the supreme court sided with the state of South Dakota in their suit against Wayfair. On the surface, it appears to be a fair ruling. 

But for small online businesses, it is not that simple

There are over 12,000+ sales tax jurisdictions in the United States, and that should leave you concerned about your business. So join Kristin Ingram, CPA, MSAT and Jeffery Ingram as the discuss the potential impact of the ruling on your small business. 

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Sales Tax Nexus risk after the Wayfair Case https://www.salestaxinstitute.com/sales_tax_faqs/what_is_nexus

 

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