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What is SMS Marketing? – Everything you Need to Know

What is SMS Marketing? – Everything you Need to Know

SMS marketing is the best and most effective tool to promote your business. It’s a great way to advertise your business by sharing new offers and new ideas with your audience, and perfect for connecting and building strong relationships with your customers.

Reasons to Switch to SMS Marketing for your Business:

People are forgetful. No matter what market you are in, it’s always important to maintain a consistent line of communication with your audience to prevent being forgotten.

The best way to make your audience feel your presence is to allow them to stay connected with your business. SMS marketing is undoubtedly the best way to do this. In case you’re not sure how it can help your business, here’s a list of benefits of SMS Marketing:

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Start Your Online Store Business In Arizona – How To

Start Your Online Store Business In Arizona – How To

It’s been a year now, since I started the online store business with my partners. We have gone through a lot of learn steps. I think it will be useful to put down the processes of starting an online retail business in Arizona. Who knows what will happen tomorrow. I may start a new business again.

These are the brief steps.

  1. Search availability of the new company name at Arizona corporation commission from the link below.
  2. Filing the required documents to register the company as s-corporation. If you prefer to start as LLC, you can do so by choose different corporation type and fee schedule.
  3. Download the filing forms from the link below
    • Covert Sheet
    • Articles of Incorporation for Domestic Corporations
    • Certificate of Disclosure for Business Corporations
    • $95 check write to Arizona Corporation Commission
  4. If the document is filed with Expedited process ($60 + $35), it will take about a week to get the Article of corporation document return ($5/each). Otherwise, it will take about 55 days.
  5. Once received the article of corporation, publish the article in 60 days. AZ capital time can complete the whole process for about $91, including mail the published copy to AZ corporation commission. Of course, there are many public newspaper can do it for you. Find the best one for your need.
  6. Once the process is completed, call IRS.gov to get a new EIN (employee Identify Number)
  7. Download and file the 2553 S-corporation election form to form the s-corporation
  8. Apply the Arizona retailer license online at AZTaxes.gov
  9. Apply a new business check account with bank
  10. Apply a new business credit card
  11. Find a good company to buy the startup package (including bylaw, minute book, etc)
  12. Register the desired domain name at Godaddy.com, which contains reasonable price.
  13. Find a good hosting company.
  14. Setup open source shopping cart from Zen-Cart.com. It’s FREE!
  15. Customize the logo and layout
  16. Input the products
  17. Setup Paypal business account and link to the shopping cart (Paypal IPN)
  18. Get a SSL certification either on your own or with your hosting company. Without SSL, Paypal won’t accept your credit card processing request.

The time to complete the entire corporation filing is about a month. Now. It’s up to your to run the business. Few notes to remember.

AZ requires to file the tax return monthly. Fedral requires to file tax return quarterly. Do well research on your product supplier. Many drop ship companies charges your extra amount if want to cancel your relationship with them. Also be aware of where the product was made and shipped. If the product is made in China, most likely you can find different shipper carrier the same product with different brand name. You can bargain the price.

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A Guide to Hiring an SEO Provider

A Guide to Hiring an SEO Provider

If your business has any online components (such as a website), then SEO is crucial to the ongoing success of your business. You may have the most expensive website in your industry, but without web traffic (visitors) to that website, it is essentially useless. It is not just traffic that you need, but targeted traffic. A good quality SEO service can provide relevant, consistent web traffic to your website(s). This guide will allow you, as a non-expert, to distinguish between good and bad SEO providers. There are many of both kinds, this guide should help you to find the good ones.

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Five Tips for Your Content Marketing

Five Tips for Your Content Marketing

Content has and always will be king. However, of late, there has been an increased interest and need for implementing content marketing as part of a successful marketing strategy. And if you too as a business person want your content marketing to be much better than your competitor, these five tips should help you out:

1. Include as much data as possible

People are now not only looking for content but also relevant data that convinces them that it’s worth investing or doing business with you. Of course, this works only if you know and use the right data in the right content to target the right audience for your business.

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The Basics on Becoming an Online Merchant

The Basics on Becoming an Online Merchant

Online selling is on the rise because of the changing shopping habits of today’s consumers, those under 30 years old who were either entering into their teens or have just graduated from college when the Internet bloomed in the mid-90’s.

This is the generation who spend most of their time reading and sending Twitpics, shout-outs, reposts or jejespeak on their FB, Flickr, tumblr, and Blogspot pages, in their desire to be visible and look cool on the Internet (now broadband and a powerful tool for business) that has become collaboration-friendly, thanks to Web 2.0 technologies.

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Five Tips for Building Your Content Workflow

Five Tips for Building Your Content Workflow

In a recent study, it was revealed that nearly seventy percent of companies are investing in content marketing. What’s more, thirty-nine percent of B2B content marketers are planning to produce more content as time goes. This study tends to show that content marketing is arguably the most cost-effective marketing strategy today. Despite its popularity, every content marketer out there will tell you that the whole process of content marketing is usually a hard task to accomplish. However, with the correct workflow marketing strategies at your disposal, you ’ll realize your goals effortlessly. Content creation is hard enough and unfortunately, a significant percentage of the work oftentimes doesn’t involve content creation. Instead, so much effort usually goes into ideating, researching, drafting, advertising and distributing your content.

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The History of Social Networks and Their Classification

The History of Social Networks and Their Classification

The combination of words “social network” was born in 1954 and it didn’t have anything common with the Internet.

The person who invented the term was James Barnes: “social network” is a social structure, which includes individuals or groups tied with the same type of activity, common interests, friendship or relationships. So it’s kind of a structure of familiar people, divided by different groups, where every person makes a group of classmates, colleagues or friends around him.

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Fundamentals Of Sheet Metal Fabrication Business Requirements

Fundamentals Of Sheet Metal Fabrication Business Requirements

The sheet metal fabrication industry is growing leaps and bounds these days. Wherever there is a construction happening, there would be a need for metal fabricators. Metal fabricators shops are generally small businesses that operate locally. Depending on the projects, the fabricators need to equip themselves with the latest tools and technologies. Experienced ones are not only experts in the fabrication, but they are experts in all kinds of metal fabrication works.

Prerequisites For Starting A Sheet Metal Fabrication Business

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Explore your Brand with Unique Signature Brand Style

Explore your Brand with Unique Signature Brand Style

The signature Brand Style is a unique design or identity of your brand which can be easily identified by its characteristics or product. It is an original and consistent design which basically presents your business everywhere like print, web communication, and digital platform. It is the best way to attract the attention of your target audience.

When you start your business, you have to decide your signature brand style. But remember, signature brand style depends upon product or services which you will serve. Your signature brand style must be appealing. Brand signature style has to cover all the angles of your brand. Vision, mission, and purpose of your brand should explain through your signature brand style.

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The 7Ps of Marketing Mix

The 7Ps of Marketing Mix

Marketing professionals and specialist use many tactics to attract and retain their customers. These activities comprise of different concepts, the most important one being the marketing mix. There are two concepts for marketing mix: 4P and 7P. It is essential to balance the 4Ps or the 7Ps of the marketing mix. The concept of 4Ps has been long used for the product industry while the latter has emerged as a successful proposition for the services industry.

The 7Ps of the marketing mix can be discussed as:

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