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July 25, 2019

The Importance of Using a Virtual Office When Setting Up a Business

2019-07-25T15:50:34-05:00

This guest post was originally published at Alliance Virtual Offices

When you start a business, you want it to have a professional image. That means a proper address and phone number in an area that is well-respected.

If that sounds pricey to you, you’re not alone.

Lots of new business owners think that in order to give their start up a corporate image, they need to break the bank by leasing fancy offices in the best part of town. But this doesn’t have to be the case.

With a virtual office, you can get the professional image your new business needs without having to lease or buy expensive office space. You can rest easy knowing that you don’t […]

The Importance of Using a Virtual Office When Setting Up a Business 2019-07-25T15:50:34-05:00

June 28, 2019

State Lawmakers To Increase School Funding And Lower Property Taxes

2019-06-28T14:39:14-05:00

The 86th Texas Legislature convened and concluded with shared priorities including public school funding and property tax reform.

Here’s a little breakdown of the two big bills:

Senate Bill 2 – Property Taxes
The Governor signed Senate Bill 2 (by Sen. Bettencourt – Houston) on June 12. The new law lowers the current 8 percent revenue cap to 3.5 percent, triggering an automatic election if the tax rate is exceeded. Taxing units would not be required to hold an election if they are going beyond the 3.5 percent cap in response to a natural disaster. The new law also prohibits taxing entities from adopting a future budget or taking any action that decreases the compensation of first responders. The […]

State Lawmakers To Increase School Funding And Lower Property Taxes 2019-06-28T14:39:14-05:00

How to overcome obstacles as a female entrepreneur

2019-06-13T13:01:54-05:00

Article by Bankrate

The number of women-owned businesses in the United States has seen huge growth. In fact, women are opening an average of 849 new businesses per day.

Women-owned businesses increased a dramatic 31 times over the past 46 years, according to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express.  Between 1972 and 2018, they’ve risen from 402,000 (4.6% of all firms) in 1972 to 12.3 million (40% of all firms) in 2018.

Despite the numbers and what looks like success on paper, women-owned businesses actively fail to represent a larger portion of the total employment […]

How to overcome obstacles as a female entrepreneur 2019-06-13T13:01:54-05:00

May 13, 2019

City of Leander on Modern Business

2019-05-13T13:49:31-05:00

Leander is growing rapidly – between the Metro Rail, new St. David’s hospital due to expand, ACC San Gabriel campus, and new businesses and communities opening every day, see why Leander is becoming a major Austin suburb.

City of Leander on Modern Business 2019-05-13T13:49:31-05:00

March 25, 2019

Resources for small businesses and startups

2019-03-20T13:26:32-05:00

U.S. News & World Report has several resources that are designed to help small business owners learn more about business loans and other financial options that are available. You can find them here:

Resources for small businesses and startups 2019-03-20T13:26:32-05:00

Transitioning from College to Career: A Guide for New Grads

2019-03-14T16:20:26-05:00

Article by Rebecca Moses

Graduating from college, while a great achievement and cause for celebration, can put many young adults in a difficult position. Expectations are high for landing the right entry-level position, while for many the threat of student debt and rent create a feeling of financial instability.

This guide is here to help you figure out what you need to know to get on your feet and keep moving, as your academic development turns into professional development.

Full Article: https://groomandstyle.com/college-to-career-guide-new-grads/

Transitioning from College to Career: A Guide for New Grads 2019-03-14T16:20:26-05:00

Fraudulent Activity Aimed Toward Local Businesses

2019-03-07T16:54:54-05:00

Leander ISD has received six reports in the past two months regarding businesses and a fraudulent advertising company selling unauthorized sponsorship banners for high school athletic facilities.

A business out of the Dallas-Fort Worth region, currently known as Sports Media Marketing, has targeted companies by masquerading itself as a partner with the district and its athletic booster clubs.

The only official source for sponsorship or advertising solicitations is the LISD School and Community Relations department or a legitimate and registered booster club.  Booster clubs are required to keep a copy of their approved registration on file, and businesses may ask to see a copy of this registration as proof of legitimacy, prior to sponsoring the booster clubs.

As part of […]

Fraudulent Activity Aimed Toward Local Businesses 2019-03-07T16:54:54-05:00

January 18, 2019

The Governor’s Small Business Handbook Is Now Updated – And Online!

2019-01-18T13:41:15-05:00

The Small Business Handbook provides in-depth information on starting a business in Texas including information on business formation, employee requirements, taxes and business financing. Also included, is information on programs and resources available to entrepreneurs and small business owners to help them start, grow and scale their business.

The Governor’s Small Business Handbook Is Now Updated – And Online! 2019-01-18T13:41:15-05:00

Motivating Employees to Give Back Is Easier Than You Think

2019-01-11T13:43:07-05:00

By James Moore

Not getting the response you expected from your employee giving campaign?

Don’t just assume your employees aren’t motivated to give. Over $4 billion is raised every year from workplace giving. Employees, for the most part, are ready and willing to give. And while there are probably a few employees who need some motivation, most will give on their own if you have the right strategy.

So what does that look like? Here are a couple of tips.

Make it Easy

Even the best intention to make a donation can get forgotten in the hustle and bustle of daily life. A successful employee giving campaign is one that can be done easily, without hassle.

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Motivating Employees to Give Back Is Easier Than You Think 2019-01-11T13:43:07-05:00