Investing in your business with My Annapolis Office

Small businesses are a vital part of the American economy.  They employ half the workforce and create 60 percent of new jobs in America.  Fortunately for anyone looking to pursue their dream of business ownership, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has programs and incentives that can help you obtain the capital to get it started.…

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3 Top Business Credit Cards

With owning a business, comes expenses. Real estate expenses, marketing expenses, technology expenses…they all add up and it’s crucial for accounting and tax purposes that you keep track of them. Having a business credit card can be a smart choice when it comes to tracking business expenses.  However, not all business credit cards are created…

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When to go out on your own?

Making the leap from having a boss to being your own boss is a gutsy one and once you factor in age, family, mortgage payments, rising education cost. etc. the leap can feel far too great and far too risky. The opportunity seems more doable and exciting when the only person it affects is you. …

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Refocus in 2015

It is that time of year again…..time to reflect on a years past successes and failures and then embrace the opportunity to do things even better in 2015.  A private business lives or dies on the conviction and focus of its owner, as well as an ability to adapt to change and a passion to…

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Logo or “no go”

Before your customers know anything about you, they’ve probably already seen your logo.  And what do people say about logos? They are worth a thousand words. A good logo can convey a lot of information in a catchy, unforgettable way. Every business — big or small — deserves a logo. It is a do or…

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My Annapolis Office Profiler

A study conducted by Clate Mask (CEO of Chandler, Ariz.-based Infusionsoft) and Audience Audit, identifies four distinct types of personalities among small business owners. Knowing which type you are can give powerful insight into what motivates and drives the decisions you make for your business on a daily basis. Passionate creators:  The people in this group started…

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Last Impressions Count

You’ve always heard how important it is to make a good first impression…shoulders back, a good smile, a firm handshake…but rarely do people talk about the importance of a strong last impression. It is the final thing that a potential client is going to remember about your conversation or meeting with them. Your last chance…

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5 Tips to Improve Your Website Performance

Starting a business is one thing, but keeping it relevant, relatable, and marketable is another. With so much time and attention given to the Internet, business owners should focus their attention to how their company is performing on the World Wide Web and a great place to start is your company website. Did you know a…

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