Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, CEO of Inspired Marketing, Inc., is a small business marketing coach who shows women entrepreneurs how to use solid marketing strategies to turn their life’s passion into a profitable, service-based business. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog, Entrepreneur-Resources.net.

Selecting a Reliable Web Host

In addition to finding a professional, affordable web site designer, securing a web host is another crucial step in the web site design process. A web host is a company that stores your web site's files. All the pages you see on the net are a collection of pages stored in an online folder. You pay a web host to store your files in its online folder. Having a reliable web host is crucial to your business. Everytime you send a potential or current client to your site, you need it to be up and running error-free. Since this is so important, we have listed a few guidelines in selecting a reliable web host.

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Small Business Spotlight: Spanish 4 Emergencies

This month, Entrepreneur Resources turns its small business spotlight on Mr. Brady Lewis of Spanish 4 Emergencies. During his years in law enforcement, Lewis recognized the language barrier between criminal justice personnel and the Spanish speakers they served. His company, Spanish 4 Emergencies, makes products that to ease communication between these two groups and makes working together more effective. Read on to learn more.

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Take Your Own Product Photos

When you are selling a product online, good photos are crucial. The pictures on your web site will probably be the only chance a customer gets to see your products up close prior to purchase. It’s important that they look good. The best option is to hire a professional photographer, …

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It’s Tax Time Again

Tax season is upon us. Since I’m sure we’re all busy gathering our documents and preparing our returns, I wanted to provide links to two articles that might help. The first, from TurboTax.com, gives the new business owner a list of tax issues to consider when getting ready to file. …

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We’re Back

Hello everyone! After an unexpected summer hiatus, the Entrepreneur Resources blog is back! Thanks to everyone who sent in small business articles and links to be posted. We will contact you soon about your entries. Thank you for your patience as we get our posting schedule back on track. We …

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tips

Then, I received another e-mail directly from a "seo specialist" who said he could improve my web site rankings if I just hired him for $xx per hour. He gave me his web site information to look at client testimonials. Most were measured in terms of competition, like if you type in "affordable web site design" and Google says, these are results 1 - 10 of 158,000,000. For that phrase, there are at least 158,000,000 sites that come up. That is the competition. The guy's site also had a list of phrases that his clients are coming up as #1 for in the search engines. From an outsider perspective, it looked very impressive. Then I did some digging...

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Affiliate Program Quick Tip

Tip: If you own an affiliate program, please be prompt in paying those who represent your company. Today’s tip was prompted by a recently received e-mail. This e-mail was a PayPal payment notification for an affiliate program payout. As phishing e-mails are common, I was skeptical. Rather than click on …

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Understanding Small Business Taxes

Tax season is upon us. For most of us it’s the time we gladly pull out our old receipts and calculate how well we did with our businesses last year. For others, it’s a season of dread. Below, we have compiled three key resources to help make your tax preparation …

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Keep your Computer Virus-Free

News about computer viruses has been popping everywhere, from your computer screen to the nightly news. As hackers become more sophisticated, computer users need to know how to protect themselves from the latest onslaght of viruses. Use these tips to keep your computer virus-free.

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