Weekly Small Business Roundup for December 2, 2011

Weekly Small Business Roundup

This week’s Small Business Roundup includes pricing, taxes, some handy Firefox and Chrome extensions, and interesting blogging stats.

Hide morning and night hours in Calendar – This could come in handy if you are a Google Calendar user.

The Black Friday and Cyber Monday Purchases You Can Write Off – You may be able to help your taxes with the goodies you picked up last Friday and Monday. Check out this article to see if your loot qualifies. While we’re on the subject of taxes, check out this article for three things you need to do before the end of the year: Small Business Strategies: Three things to do in December.

OneReceipt – This seems like a great idea but I have yet to try it. It’s a free online app that will store and organize your receipts and analyze your spending. If you’ve tried it, please post your feedback in the comments.

Chrome and Firefox Extensions That Protect You from Yourself – Some great ideas for productivity, in-browser spell check, and embarrassment prevention. Check these out if you use Firefox or Chrome.

Why We Are Afraid to Talk Pricing – Do you list your prices on your website? I know a lot of companies (particularly in my line of business) do not. I know, as a consumer, that is one of the first things to turn me off. I don’t want to have to contact someone to get a general idea of how much something will cost. I understand exact pricing can be hard (it is sometimes for my projects!) and that’s why I use “starts at…” for pricing most of my packages.

The Emergence and Explosion of Blogs, Blogging and Bloggers! – If you’re still wondering about this whole blogging thing, take a look at the stats in this article. They’re interesting. Don’t miss the three suggestions at the end.

Tech news is up next. Have a great weekend!

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