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    My name is Shannah Carol, and I am HBM's expert on Publicity, and in getting your business "Famous". PR is a critical part of home-based marketing. The dominance of social media in marketing makes PR more important than ever.  Follow my postings, and get your business "in the spotlight."  Please post a comment to my articles. Check back often for my posts on publicity and PR. Read the Publicity Editor's Blog

    Sherilyn Colleen is the Experts Editor for Home Business Magazine. She works hands-on with the many experts in the world of Home business, to bring you their advice in HBM's Experts section. Use this advice to improve your start-up and grow your business. Sherliyn has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Communications from Loyola University.  She works part-time as an actress in Los Angeles. Read The Expert Editor's Blog

    Matt Stewart co-founded National Services Group, which operates College Works Painting, SMJJ Investments and Empire Community Construction. Under the executive team’s leadership, NSG has grown from a small Southern California business into a national leader in two industries and has been recognized as an entrepreneurial leader by Ernst & Young, the Orange County Business Journal, Inc., Entrepreneur and hundreds of other periodicals. Stewart has received a several awards, including the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award from the Orange County Business Journal; was named “40 under 40;” and he has twice been a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award. Read Matt Stewart's Blog Margaret Lyons has had the pleasure of being the Customer Success Manager/Project Manager at InfoStreet, Inc., for the past five years. Previously, Margaret worked as a real estate consultant, a title company marketing representative, and spent years engaged in volunteer work. In 2013, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Northridge, with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and will use her education and her experience in her upcoming studies at the University of Washington, where she has been accepted to the Human Centered Design and Engineering program. Read Margaret Lyon's Blog.

    Alex Hinojosa is Vice President of Media Operations and Strategy at EMSI Public Relations, an award-winning national pay-for-performance PR firm with an extensive small business clientele. He has a background as a major market media personality and is the former Program Director of an ESPN Radio affiliate in Tampa Bay.  Alex continues to play and manage adult baseball at tournaments around the country. His teams are primarily composed of small business owners. Read Alex Hinojosa's Blog

    David L. Brown has been working with small businesses to develop strong online marketing presence since 1999. As Chairman, CEO and President of Web.com, a leader in small business online marketing solutions, David oversees the online presence of more than three million customers and is an advocate for small business owners’ importance to the U.S. economy. Read Daniel Brown's Blog

    Kinja Dixon is an internationally award-winning sales management expert and motivational speaker. In 2013, Dixon won both a Gold Stevie Award and American Resort Development Association Award (ARDA) for Top In-House Salesperson, making him one of the most accomplished salespeople alive today. In Universal Talk Laws: How to Increase Your Net Worth With Words, Dixon offers practical advice on the art of verbal communication. For more information, visit www.kinjadixon.com  Read Kinja Dixon Blog's Ben Stewart has an extensive background in web development and design for large-scale e-commerce companies. Before launching e-commerce marketing platform Social Rebate, Ben began his career as Director of Development for Out Of Pocket Films at Sony Pictures.  He then became Head of Creative Media and Web Development for DDC Internet, managing and overseeing the creation of numerous websites focused on cosmetic surgery and medical devices while also coordinating all video production and marketing campaigns. He is originally from Atlanta and studied Film and English at CSU Long Beach. Read Ben Stewart's Blog

    Andrew Sobel is the leading authority on client relationships and the skills and strategies required to earn enduring client loyalty. He is also the coauthor, with Jerold, of the bestselling Power Questions (Wiley) as well as seven other acclaimed books on building clients for life. He has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, and USA Today. His clients include senior executives at leading companies such as Citigroup, Ernst & Young, Cognizant, and Booz Allen Hamilton. Read Andrew Sobel's Blog

    Jerold Penas is the world’s leading consultant in philanthropy and the CEO of Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners, the largest consulting firm in the world for advising nonprofit organizations and foundations on fundraising. Jerry is the author of 14 bestselling books on fundraising and nonprofit management. He works directly with CEOs, boards, and development professionals around the world.  Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas are coauthors of Power Relationships: 26 Irrefutable Laws for Building Extraordinary Relationships and the accompanying workbook, Power Relationships Personal Planning Guide (available at www.andrewsobel.com). Read Jerold Penas's Blog.

    DJ Muller is president and founder of WebLink International, the creators of WebLink Connect™ the innovative, insightful and intuitive association management software with superior customer support. WebLink empowers hundreds of trade and professional associations and more than 500,000 small and medium businesses to help them acquire and retain more customers. Learn more at weblinkinternational.com.

    Jamey Power is the former Executive Vice President of International Operations at J.D. Power and Associates. He is also the son of founder Dave Power, the subject of POWER: How J.D. Power III Became the Auto Industry’s Adviser, Confessor, and Eyewitness to History (2013: Fenwick Publishing Group), in bookstores now. Jamey co-authored Satisfaction: How Every Great Company Listens to the Voice of the Customer (2006: Portfolio). For more information, visit www.davepowerbook.com.

    Daniel C. Steenerson imparts his success wisdom, principles and philosophies through his proprietary “Science of Visioneering” approach to help companies, entrepreneurs, executives and other professionals realize business greatness.  He may be reached online at www.DanSteenerson.com–an online community where business owners, executives and other career achievement-minded professionals go for no-nonsense, “tell-it-like-it-is” success advice.  Read Daniel Steenerson's Blog.

    Fred Dawkins is a serial entrepreneur with over 40 years’ experience and achievements in manufacturing, retail, land development, consulting and import/export. He holds a B Com in commerce and finance and a M.A. in economics from the University of Toronto. His business has allowed him to travel extensively, giving him insight into the emerging global economy and making him a passionate advocate of entrepreneurship in the 21st century. Everyday Entrepreneur [Dundurn Press] is the first book in Dawkins’ Entrepreneurial Edge series, and is currently available at all booksellers, including Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Barnes & Noble and Chapters Indigo. His novel, 2020 Hindsight, explores major contradictory trends in society in a compelling contemporary fiction narrative, and is forthcoming as an e-book on Amazon.comWebsite: http://fcdawkins.com/  Read Fred Dawkins's Blog

    Jennifer Hellman is the chief operating officer of Goff Public, a mid-sized firm that has provided public relations and public affairs services for more than 45 years. Jennifer has been helping large and small businesses communicate effectively with customers, elected officials, reporters, and others since tweeting was only done by the birds. In 2012 Jennifer was recognized by the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal as a “Woman to Watch.” The award honors women with outstanding professional achievements, leadership, and drive. Read Jennifer Hellman's Blog

    Sean C. Castrina is the author of 8 Unbreakable Rules for Business Start-Up Success (www.newbizcoach.org) and the soon-to-be-released 8 Unbreakable Rules for Small Business Dominance. He is also founder of newbizcoach.org. A successful business coach and a true entrepreneur, he has started over 15 successful companies over the last 18 years. His companies have ranged from retail, direct mail marketing, and advertising to real estate development and home services. Sean is a sought-after speaker and can speak with authority on what it takes to start, sustain, and grow a business. He offers a two-day seminar in Charlottesville four times per year that will take an aspiring entrepreneur from dreaming to leaving with a business ready to run. See www.newbizcoach.org for more information, View Sean C. Castrina's Blog.

    Meisa Bonelli, Wall Street tax professional and business match-maker, is the President of Millennial Ventures and Managing Partner of Millennial Tax. She specializes in advising home-based business professionals, start-ups and solopreneurs throughout the United States on tax issues that can help propel their business growth. She may be reached online at www.MillennialTax.com  Read Meisa Bonelli's Blog.

    Paul Taylor is the founder and owner of Capital Advisory Group & Tax Planners of Lake Norman and Capital Investment Advisors, Inc. Taylor, a fully licensed investment advisor, has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and is committed to providing personalized service to those he serves. Since 2007, he has been a member of the National Ethics Bureau, which acknowledges individuals who prove they are committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in their practices. Read Paul Taylor's Blog.

    Jeff Gorton is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner™ specializing in individual tax and retirement planning. He is also an Investment Advisor Representative under Alphastar Capital Management, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor, and has a life and health insurance license. Gorton works with individuals and their families to create and protect their financial legacies. He specializes in working with retirees in the areas of tax planning, benefits, retirement planning, estate planning and safe money techniques. He received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma. Gorton previously worked for 10 years as the Chief Financial Officer for a large retail organization, overseeing their accounting, benefits and 401(k) retirement plans. Read Jeff Gorton's Blog

    Corrine Sandler is the founder and CEO of Fresh Intelligence Research Corp, a global market research agency; international professional speaker and author of  “Wake Up or Die,” (www.wakeupordie.us) a new book that applies lessons from Sun Tzu’s ancient classic, “The Art of War,” to contemporary businesses.  With more than 20 years’ experience, she has established a reputation for unparalleled consumer understanding and insight development working with Fortune 500 companies. Read Corrine Sandler's Blog.

    William Olsen, CPA, Co-Founder and Director. William has been in the tax industry for 20 years and a licensed CPA since 1997. He started his career specializing in IRS problems resolution and has been an expert tax practitioner ever since. He graduated from the University of Utah with Honors in 1994 with a BA in Accounting and earned his MACC from Southern Utah University in 1995. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Utah. William designed the tax and accounting functionality of Deductr. Read William Olsen's Blog

    Larry Caretsky is CEO of Commence Corporation, a leading provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software designed for the middle market. Larry has more than thirty years of experience with top 100 software companies in the high tech area. Learn more about his company at www.commence.com/. Read Larry Caretsky's Blog.

    John Canfield is a corporate coach who offers practical tools for strategic planning, collaboration, and innovation. Canfield has more than thirty years of experience working and consulting for organizations around the world. In The Good Thinking Series, Canfield shows business leaders how to improve organizational performance by supporting more deliberate and effective thinking. The Good Thinking Series is available at www.amazon.com. For more information, visit www.johncanfield.comRead John Canfield's Blog

    Marsha Friedman is a 24-year veteran of the public relations industry. She is the CEO of EMSI Public Relations ( www.emsincorporated.com ), a national firm that provides PR strategy and publicity services to businesses, professional firms, entertainers and authors. Marsha is the author of Celebritize Yourself and can also be heard weekly on her Blog Talk Radio Show, The PR Insider. Follow her on Twitter: @marshafriedman. Read Marsha Friedman's Blog

    Lynda Chervil is the author of “Fool’s Return,” http://lyndachervil.com/, a new novel that incorporates valuable life lessons in a page-turning tale that touches on technology, the green movement, and other aspects of contemporary society. She graduated from New York University with a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications and has extensive experience in consumer and commercial banking and has held positions in new business development, sales management and executive leadership. Chervil seeks to push the limits of established understanding by exploring alternative forms of spiritual healing, and, through creative writing, to expand the narrative of cutting-edge energy technology to promote sustainability. Read Lynda Chervil's Blog

    Kevin Higgins is the CEO of Fusion Learning Inc., recognized by Selling Power as one of the top 20 sales training companies in North America, and as one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2014. He is the author of “Engage Me: Strategies From The Sales Effectiveness Source”,  available on Amazon.com. For more information, visit www.fusionlearninginc.com Read Kevin Higgins's Blog

    Kathleen Richardson-Mauro, CFP, CBEC, CM&AA, CBI, has owned and operated five small companies and has successfully assisted more than 150 business owners in achieving their transition goals. Read Kathleen Richardson-Mauro's Blog

    Jane Johnson, CPA, CBEC, CM&AA, owned her own business, which she exited successfully in 2007. She has been providing advisory services to business owners on how to plan and execute successful ownership transitions since that time. In 2010, Jane received the Excellence in Exit Planning Achievement Award from Pinnacle Equity Solutions.  Read Jan Johnson's Blog

    Gregg Schwartz, Director of Sales and Marketing, is a blogger and marketing expert. He has a keen interest in finding various means to get the solution for some of the biggest challenges faced by B2B businesses and how to boost lead generation in order to help businesses to grow. Read Gregg Schwartz's Blog.

    John Nemo is a Social Media Consultant who helps businesses, brands and individuals leverage LinkedIn to generate sales leads, add new clients and increase revenue. Learn more about John and how he generated $135,000 of revenue in just 90 days on LinkedIn at http://www.LinkedInRiches.com.  Read John Nemo's Blog

    Shane Russo is a writer with an appreciation for technology, especially when it comes to applying it to business. On his blog, SmartTollFreeNumber.com, you can learn a lot more on how technology plays a crucial role in the expansion of business and communications. Read Shane Russo's Blog

    Vinay Nadig is the author of Leadership IS for Everyone: 20 Leadership Secrets for Exceptional Outcomes and Fulfillment at Work. He has had a 20+ year career as a consultant, entrepreneur and a business unit head in the manufacturing, healthcare, retail, technology and airline sectors sectors, consulting with several large Fortune 500 organizations. For more information, please visit, www.vinay-nadig.com and www.leadershipdharma.com. Read Vinay Nadig's Blog

    Jason Womack invests his time, energy and focus serving as an agent of change. He is an advisor and consultant to companies and governments, the author of blogs, articles and books on productivity, business performance and teams managing through rapid change. With over 20 years of education and operational experience, Jason has been involved in the creation and transformation of leadership programs and "think-tank" type discussions directed to prioritization and focus in the workplace. Jason has spoken for companies in 12 different countries and has spent time lecturing for universities on 2 continents while developing and presenting corporate learning curriculum worldwide.  Read Jason Womack's Blog

     

    Tara Hornor has a degree in English and writes about marketing, advertising, branding, graphic design, and desktop publishing. A former high school Englishteacher, Tara wanted to continue working in the field she loves after having her first child. As a Sr. Editor, Tara reviews and proofs all copy prior to release to our clients. She writes for PrintPlace.com, a company that offers color printing for business cards, customizable catalogs, posters, brochures, personal and marketing postcards, and more printed marketing media. In addition to her writing career, Tara also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. Read Tara Hornor's Blog

    I am Richard Henderson, Publisher of Home Business Magazine. I will appreciate your feedback on our blog postings. I have been publishing Home Business Magazine sine 1995. Like most full time home-based entrepreneurs, I worked HBM part-time the first couple of years while I worked in a corporate cubicle. When it became profitable enought I transitioned to full-time.

    Like the home-based business sector that HBM covers, I come to the home-based world with a wide and varied background. I have a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering, a civil engineering license, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration. I am also a Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserves in the branch of Surface Warfare.  My military service hasa taken me around most of the world, and I currently operate a unit that works with the Navy in Japan. Read Richard Henderson's Blog

     

     

     

     

     

    Sherilyn Colleen is the Experts Editor for Home Business Magazine (HBM). She works hands-on with the many experts in the world of home business, to bring you their advice in HBM's Experts section. Use this advice to improve your start-up and grow your business. (Bio & Blog Posts) Jason Womack is a productivity expert, coach, and author of Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More. Jason serves as an agent of change. He is a consultant to companies/governments and author of blogs and articles on business performance. View Blog Posts Tara Hornor has found her niche writing about marketing, advertising, branding, web and graphic design, and desktop publishing. She has a degree in English and was a former high school english teacher. She also writes for PrintPlace.com,  View her Blog Posts
    Richard Henderson is the Publisher of Home Business Magazine. He writes on a variety of topics, both core home-based business topics and commentary on the key issues of the day that impact home-based entrepreneurs (Bio & Blog Posts) Shannah Carol is HBM's expert on Publicity, and in getting your business "Famous". PR is a critical part of home-based marketing. The dominance of social media in marketing make PR more important than ever.  Follow Shannah's postings, and get your business "in the spotlight." Blog Posts Gregg Schwartz, Director of Sales and Marketing, is a blogger and marketing expert. He has a keen interest in finding various means to get the solution for some of the biggest challenges faced by B2B businesses and how to boost lead generation in order to help businesses to grow. (Bio & Blog Posts)
    Shayla Christine is an expert on Facebook, Twitter, and social media in general. Your ability to market and connect through social media connections is critical to home-based business success.  Shayla provides cutting edge advise to help you reach your online world (Full Bio). Blog Posts Jessica Sanders is a professional blogger and web content producer. She is the Marketing Copyeditor for ResourceNation.com. Writes on variety of topics including business software, small business insurance and startup funding. Tweet @ResourceNation for more great business information (Full Bio). Bog Posts

    John Nemo is a Social Media Consultant. He helps businesses, brands and individuals leverage LinkedIn to generate sales leads, add new clients and increase revenue. Learn more about John and how he generated $135,000 of revenue in just 90 days on LinkedIn at http://www.LinkedInRiches.com. Blog Posts

    Vinay Nadig is the author of Leadership IS for Everyone: 20 Leadership Secrets for Exceptional Outcomes and Fulfillment at Work. He has had a 20+ year career as a consultant, entrepreneur and a business unit head in the manufacturing, healthcare, retail, technology and airline sectors sectors, consulting with several large Fortune 500 organizations. For more information, please visit, www.vinay-nadig.com and www.leadershipdharma.com. Blog Posts

     

    Shane Russo is a writer with an appreciation for technology, especially when it comes to applying it to business. On his blog, SmartTollFreeNumber.com, you can learn a lot more on how technology plays a crucial role in the expansion of business and communications.

    Kathleen Richardson-Mauro, CFP, CBEC, CM&AA, CBI, has owned and operated five small companies and has successfully assisted more than 150 business owners in achieving their transition goals.

     

     

     

    Jane Johnson, CPA, CBEC, CM&AA, owned her own business, which she exited successfully in 2007. She has been providing advisory services to business owners on how to plan and execute successful ownership transitions since that time. In 2010, Jane received the Excellence in Exit Planning Achievement Award from Pinnacle Equity Solutions.

           

     

     

     

     

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