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Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Guest Post: Your taxes are done…what’s the next step for your business and career?

Another tax deadline has come and gone. That’s right. It’s time to breathe a great big sigh of relief. You’ve sent in your taxes and you’re ready to tackle whatever comes next. For those of you dreaming of starting your own business one day, now’s the perfect time to focus on turning those aspirations into reality. More entrepreneurs are coming into their own as business owners. And it’s a good thing. After all, small businesses are the backbone of our economy. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), small firms are responsible for generating 64% of net new jobs over the past 15 years. If you’re ready to get serious about your entrepreneurial dreams, there are a few things you’ve got to keep in mind in order to make your business official. And the sooner you address the legal matters, the better. As an entrepreneur myself, I understand that legal paperwork doesn’t always rank high on the priority list. But getting your legal ducks in a row will help...

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Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Internet Explorer 9 Issues Resolved

Just wanted to let all of our IE9 users out there know that our developers have resolved the underlying compatibility issues that prevented images from loading correctly in your Shoeboxed accounts. You should now be able to use IE9 with Shoeboxed without problem. If you do come across any potential bugs or issues while using IE9 or any other browser, please contact us at help@team.shoeboxed.com. Many thanks to all of our users who helped us troubleshoot! We appreciate your patience and your help in making Shoeboxed better for...

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Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

New Tools for Viewing, Editing and Sharing Your Business Cards

New Tools for Viewing, Editing and Sharing Your Business Cards

The Shoeboxed Development Team has done it again with new tools for viewing, editing and sharing your business cards! Yesterday they released a new and improved view/edit pane for business cards that makes it even easier to review business card images and change contact details. The functionality of the new business card viewer is based on the receipt viewer. To view and/or edit a business card, simply click on the contact’s name to open the viewer, and then make any necessary changes in the spaces provided. To save your changes, hit ‘Enter’ or click anywhere outside of the view/edit pane. The new viewer also includes a tool that allows you to easily share a business card by email. To do this, click ‘Email’ at the bottom of the viewer, enter the recipient’s email address, and then click ‘Send by Email.’ But that’s not all! You can now change a business card to another type of document by clicking ‘Not a Business Card’ at the bottom of the viewer. As...

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Posted by on Apr 18, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Cost of Clicking ‘Print’

On a trip to my local office supplies retailer yesterday I waited in the checkout line behind a lady who told me she was there on a paper and toner cartridge run. If you had asked me two days ago to name the price of a toner cartridge, I would have guessed no more than $30 (in my defense, the Shoeboxed office is about as close to being paperless as you can get), so you can imagine my surprise when I heard the grand total for her two items, a whopping $150. Just when I thought the lady was going to tell the salesclerk that he must have made a mistake, she smiled and handed over her credit card. Clicking ‘print’ is expensive. In 1975 an article in BusinessWeek announced: “By 1990, most record handling will be electronic.” Over thirty years later, we have the technology to make the paperless dream a reality, but today’s businesses are continuing to click print at an alarming rate, and at huge costs....

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Posted by on Apr 11, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Small Business Guide to Tax Extensions

With one week left to go until the April 18 tax deadline, businesses that haven’t yet finished their returns have two options: get serious or get tax extensions. If you’re still scrambling to prepare your return at this point, or you haven’t even started, an extension is probably your best bet. With an extension you can get up to six additional months to get your act together, and you don’t even need an excuse to get one! Here are some things to keep in mind if you are thinking about filing for an extension. The Catch: Remember that an extension only applies to the return itself, not to the payment of taxes. You are still responsible for paying any tax due by the April 18 deadline even if you are approved for an extension. The IRS can and will require you to pay interest and other fines if you do not pay in full on time. If you’re not sure how much you owe, pay more than what you...

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