Tag: ric albano


Death, Taxes, and Social Media

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Feb 2013

Death, Taxes, and Social Media

By Ric Albano News broke last week that, despite bring in over a billion dollars in profit last year, Facebook owes no taxes for the year 2012. Actually, the company will be getting a refund of close to a half billion dollars. This is due to a provision in the tax law that allows companies to discharge all previous losses, from their date of inception,...

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Stirring Up a Hornet’s Nest (Literally)

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Jan 2013

Stirring Up a Hornet’s Nest (Literally)

By Ric Albano There’s an amusing little story that I’d tell my kids when they were younger.  Although I did tend to exaggerate or embellish on some of the dramatic details, the core of the story is absolutely true and profoundly relevant to my small business services today. When I was younger, I worked a lot of construction jobs, mostly exterior work that required me...

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Why You Should Own Your Website

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Dec 2012

Why You Should Own Your Website

By Ric Albano  A professional website is the most crucial marketing tool that a small business owner has at his or her disposal. Establishing and retaining full ownership and control of your website is equally important in the rapidly shifting online world. There are scores of “out-of-the-box” options out there from large, well-known companies that offer an easy and (seemingly) low-cost gateway towards establishing their...

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Strella Social Media Celebrates the Holidays

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Dec 2012

Strella Social Media Celebrates the Holidays

This past Saturday, the #Strella team – and their families – gathered at Rachel’s house for the annual holiday party! We enjoyed food and drinks, a fun white elephant gift exchange, and some relaxed time together. Below are a few photos! To see more, check out our Team #Strella Pinterest board!


The Uphill Battle Facing Small Business

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Nov 2012

The Uphill Battle Facing Small Business

by Ric Albano Next Saturday, November 24th has been deemed Small Business Saturday, positioned between Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the post-Thanksgiving shopping spurt. On the surface, this is a very good thing. It brings widespread awareness to small business in general and should cause consumers to think of the little noticed shops they may routinely pass on their way to the big box...

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