Acquiring or Selling a Business? A Checklist for Transferring Digital Assets

Most people buying or selling a business have a detailed account of assets such as land, buildings, inventory, and equipment. However, businesses also own digital properties: websites, domain names, social media accounts, directory listings, software, and more, and forgetting to include them in the acquisition can cost you money and loss of search engine visibility. …

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Tips for Holding Secure and Effective Public Zoom Meetings

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has emerged as the go-to solution for everything from yoga classes to official local government meetings. In my own sequestered life, in addition to using Zoom to meet with my book club and chat with friends, I’ve had a part in City Council meetings, a town hall by a Senate …

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Nonprofits: Why Hire Someone to Design your Website?

Front Page Community Garden Kitchen Website

As I said in my post about print projects, I have a passion for non-profit organizations. Each one is different and faces unique challenges. And, it’s extra motivating to use my skills to raise money for education, solve hunger, or help a city prosper. Many small non-profits don’t think they can afford to have a professional …

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Including these Seven Things on your Website will Increase Donations

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Did you know that there are 23,000 nonprofits in North Texas? That’s a lot of competition for support, donations, and volunteers. Most nonprofits already do a great job talking about their mission and programs. I advise nonprofits to make the case that they also are good stewards of donor money and time. Thanks to a …

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Local Gov & Nonprofits in Texas: Add the 2020 Census to your To-Do list!

I bet you really wanted another thing on your to-do list, right? Since the state of Texas is not spending money on or making plans for the 2020 census, it’s up to us to make sure our cities, towns and unincorporated areas are counted. Here is the bad news: Some Fear Undercount As Texas Decides …

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Bookkeeper Steals $1.3M through PayPal: How to Keep your Nonprofit Safe

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A Fort Worth woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison after admitting she stole $1.3 million from the Stockyards Rodeo over a three year period. D’Ann Elizabeth Wagner, who was a bookkeeper for the Fort Worth Stockyards Rodeo, used a PayPal account on the organization’s website that was linked to her personal information to …

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Scam Alert: Don’t fall for “Update your Google Listing” telemarketing calls!

Don't fall for fake Google Calls!

I first published this article in 2014. It’s been our most popular, and I have updated it with some new solutions. Some of my clients are getting calls several times a week: “Update your free Google Listing…” It’s frustrating for them because I have already updated and optimized their stuff. The caller will make it …

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