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101 Mobility North Georgia Comes Alive After 5

PR Web - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:03

101 Mobility North Georgia will have a booth at Roswell’s monthly street fair throughout the spring and summer.

(PRWeb April 16, 2014)

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Fresh Coat of Jackson Gives Room Painting to Woman Battling Breast...

PR Web - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:03

When Fresh Coat of Jackson owner Carlis Faler’s wife Tonya became a breast cancer survivor in 2013, the couple had an idea – they wanted to give a free room painting to someone who was facing the same...

(PRWeb April 16, 2014)

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Yes, Top Performing Businesses Pay More in Taxes

Small Business Trends - Mon, 2014-04-21 05:30

Do businesses pay their fair share of taxes? Should they pay more in taxes and are they paying considerably less than everyone else? Many consumers seem to believe they’re held more accountable for their income taxes than businesses, especially around tax time.

But a recent report from WalletHub shows the average business is paying their fair share and then some. In fact, one finding is that the average S&P 100 company pays a 14 percent higher tax rate than the top 3 percent of consumers. WalletHub used 2012 data and examined those companies’ profits, withholding practices and tax payments on the state, federal and international levels. Data was compiled to determine each business’ effective and deferred tax rates.

The report explains:

“With memories of corporate greed and Great Recession bailouts still fresh in the minds of taxpayers, the myriad ‘revelations’ about corporate accounting practices that have emerged from inspection of quarterly financials have fueled indignation as well as confusion among us little guys who feel as if we might be getting the short end of the stick.”

But it turns out nothing could be further from the truth.

On top of the very general statistics, the WalletHub report dug deeper. It found that only six of the S&P 100 are paying a negative overall tax rate, entitling them to a refund from the federal government. Those corporations are Abbott Laboratories, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, AIG, Bristol-Myers and Verizon.

Microsoft, conversely pays more in taxes compared to the average consumer than any other corporation on the S&P Top 100. In fact, according to data in the report, Microsoft paid nearly 103 percent more than its fair share. That’s if you consider what the average American consumer pays in federal taxes each year. Another corporation, General Dynamics, pays even more, percentage wise. The report from WalletHub found that General Dynamics pays more than 160 percent what the average consumer does in local, state and federal government taxes.

Many of the top 100 on the S&P list actually do pay less taxes than average internationally though. The WalletHub report found that tech companies like Apple, eBay and Google do manage to pay lower taxes overseas. The WalletHub report found that these corporations are paying about 80 percent lower taxes abroad than they do in the U.S.

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Beef 'O' Brady's Family Sports Pub to Re-Open in...

PR Web - Mon, 2014-04-21 03:43

A newly remodeled Beef’s will return to the Crestview community nearly one year after closing with revamped interiors and new menu items.

(PRWeb April 16, 2014)

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Dutch Bros. joins Fairfield coffee corridor

Topix - Mon, 2014-04-21 02:38

Texas Street through West Texas Street to Interstate 80 is already one of Fairfield's caffeine corridors and it's about to get even more caffeinated.

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Jackson: We'll get our own leads

AutoNews - Mon, 2014-04-21 01:01
CEO Mike Jackson put the big Internet shopping sites on notice last week: AutoNation is building Web products that will slash the number of leads the group's 229 stores get from AutoTrader,, TrueCar and others.
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Blue sky high, acquisition action is, too

AutoNews - Mon, 2014-04-21 01:01
Auto dealers are scrambling to buy new stores despite record high dealership values. They figure the earlier they can buy before the next downturn, the sooner they'll earn profits and pay down acquisition costs.
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Spring sales thaw spawns optimism for full year

AutoNews - Mon, 2014-04-21 01:01
Sales thawed out in March and early April after the frigid winter, and auto executives at the auto show in New York City were optimistic about the rest of the year. They see growing consumer confidence and strong demand for pickups and crossovers.
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Manufacturers brace for the used-car flood

AutoNews - Mon, 2014-04-21 01:01
A projected increase in the supply of used vehicles will be good news for U.S. dealers who have been battling a lingering effect of the recession.
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When Scion's too tiny, Toyota pilot program allows a larger loaner

AutoNews - Mon, 2014-04-21 01:01
Scion is rolling out a pilot program that will allow vehicle owners to use other Toyota models as short-term loaners.
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Kill the Mustang? We 'went ballistic'

AutoNews - Mon, 2014-04-21 01:01
I enjoyed the stories about the Ford Mustang in the April 14 issue.
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AutoNews - Mon, 2014-04-21 01:01
Dealers featured this week include Mohinder Singh of Carlsbad Volvo in Carlsbad, Calif.; Bruce, Todd and Amie Bennett of Bruce Bennett Nissan in Wilton, Conn., Tommy Smith, left, and Dustin Tyson of Riverside Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram in New Bern, N.C.
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Russian fallout

AutoNews - Mon, 2014-04-21 01:01
Fallout from Russia's annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine already is affecting the auto industry in Europe.
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Warren Henry hires help to hire the help

AutoNews - Mon, 2014-04-21 01:01
Warren Henry Auto Group hired an outside staffing agency to handle the 55 to 65 hourly employees who work in its detail shop and as porters.
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McDonald's and Burger King Want You to Come in and Stay Awhile

Topix - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:39

Get your customers in fast, get their orders in fast, get their food fast, and get them out fast.

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Review: Industry Bar

Topix - Sun, 2014-04-20 18:26

There are things to like here: A tremendous craft beer list, an intriguing menu and a burger that sounds promising: Two quarter-pound patties of ground brisket, tangy Cabot cheddar cheese, a seeded brioche roll and Neuske slab bacon.

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3D Printing, Copywriting Are Among the Top Outsourced Jobs

Small Business Trends - Sun, 2014-04-20 18:00

If you’re a freelancer and looking to find out which skills are currently hot, it helps to look at freelance marketplace And the latest data on outsourced jobs from there reveals a huge rise in trending tech, with particular demand for 3D printing, and copywriting. The Freelance Fast 50 report analyzed over 270,000 job listings on for the first quarter of 2014.

3D Is Scorching Hot

Everything connected with 3D seems to be a hot specialty right now, thanks to the Facebook acquisition of Oculus Rift, a virtual reality head-mounted display, designed for 3D gaming (among other possible uses). 3D printing. 3D modeling. 3D rendering.  All things 3D saw a dramatic 48% increase in jobs.

3D printing is fast becoming the latest craze, as these printers are capable of making solid objects at the click of a button – and the downloading of the appropriate computer file. A simple Google search for 3D CAD files turns up countless possibilities, and as soon as the file is downloaded, you are all set to print.

We recently wrote about the first consumer 3D printer called Micro, which is raising funds on Kickstarter, with the total currently standing at $2.8 million.  When it eventually goes on sale (perhaps in time for the 2014 Christmas shopping period), it will cost a very affordable $299, making 3D printing even more of a viable small business proposition.

Android Is Hot, Apple Is Not

Or at least …not quite as hot.   The number of Android mobile development jobs has overtaken Apple jobs.  Why?  Partly because Android is hot in Asia, and mobile is growing there.

Mobile phone app development is strong, too. Game and app makers are obviously inspired by the phenomenal success of apps such as Flappy Bird and Candy Crush.

Content Makes a Comeback

Writing and content jobs have rebounded after declining a few years ago, in the wake of the carnage left by the Google Panda and Penguin algorithm updates.

Copywriters are being re-employed, as business owners start to regain their confidence and hire writers to write their blogs, and put original content on their websites and social media.  Writing related jobs are up nearly 18%.  Content is back, baby!

Companies Need Logos

Lots of other jobs show surprising growth, such as logo design (up 33%).  It just goes to show, the old tried and true skills can be almost as much in demand as the trendy ones.

Image: M3D

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TMI Hospitality Selects ReactorNet to Manage Purchasing

PR Web - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:23

Flexibility, Ease-of-Use, and Industry Experience Make EPRO a Unanimous Choice by Leading Hospitality Management Company

(PRWeb April 15, 2014)

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Multi-Unit Krystal Operator Selects Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint for...

PR Web - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:23

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint Signing on Experienced Franchisees with New Unit Development in Florida.

(PRWeb April 15, 2014)

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Dispop: One-Stop For Creating and Placing Banner Ads

Small Business Trends - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:00

If you advertise your business online, you have probably considered the idea of creating a banner ad to be placed on similar sites to your own. But how do you go about making that ad? How do you make sure that visitors aren’t bombarded with your banner 24/7? And what about tracking the ones that got away?

It’s enough to make your head spin. However, a company called Dispop provides a service it says looks after all this for you.

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Dispop is a direct targeting and retargeting platform, which allows businesses to launch and manage effective banner campaigns in the easiest possible way. The company claims it has 2,000 customers mainly based in the US. Signing up is free.

The banner building tool makes launching an advertising campaign seem very easy indeed. In an interview with Small Business Trends, Guy Falkovitch, COO and Founder of Dispop explains:

“Appearance is everything when it comes to driving clicks. We provide our advertisers with the expertise both on campaign optimization and banner design. You can have great targeting, optimization and tracking, but if you lack the know-how of how to design your banner you’re not going to attract customers.”

With an army of designers standing by to create your banner ad, Dispop also caters to small businesses that sometimes need help creating and managing their display campaigns too. This could be due to a lack of experience in running an online banner campaign. Or you may simply have no time to get involved in creating a campaign yourself and want to hand that project off to someone else to manage.

Whatever the reason, Dispop claims it has created a solution that frees you to manage other aspects of your business.

When creating a targeting campaign, the business owner has to decide some variables, before the ad goes live.

This includes how much in total you want to spend. But it also includes the CPC (cost per click – how much should be deducted from your budget when someone clicks your ad). You also pick targeting criteria such as geographic location, demographics, and the types of sites the ads will appear on.

The next stage of the process involves deciding which type of banner and what design they wish to have. If you need a banner designed, users can upload logos and images they want included, or the designers can provide designs of their own for you to choose from. If the user already has their own pre-made banners, they can upload them to be used right away.

First-time clients who are starting their first campaign with Dispop can enter the promotional code “SuperPromo88″ at checkout. This will give you a free set of banners to get you started.

Retargeting campaigns (where ads follow prospects who have looked at your ads without buying), involve the same set up. But this type of campaign involves entering a special tracking code in the header of your website to go after people who didn’t do anything on your site the first time. When they go to other sites on the Internet, your ads will follow them for up to 90 days.

Once your banners are ready to go, it’s time for Dispop to decide where to bid for their placement. This can include places such as AppNexus, OpenX, Right Media, AOL, Rubicon, Pubmatic, BrightRoll, Google, and Facebook Exchange. You can also ask for your ad to be sent to Facebook to appear in the right hand column of someone’s news feed.

Once the ad campaign goes live, the next stage of the process is analytics and seeing how well your banners fare. Dispop provides you with a graph showing daily stats and you can see at a glance how many people are clicking through to your site, and how many customers you are getting from it.

Dispop is a really easy way to ensure that your ads are looked after, and that you have high quality banners to begin with. The Internet abounds with badly designed banners which reflect badly on that company. Dispop offers an alternative that seems to do it better.

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