Natasha Williams: A Miami tap dancer dreams of an entrepreneurial future

If you’ve seen a tap dancer perform in or around Miami, chances are it was Natasha Williams — or maybe one of her students.

A resident of Little Havana, Natasha fell in love with tap when she started taking lessons at age seven. After attending a high school for the performing arts, she embarked on a career that included teaching private lessons and running a free program for kids through the Armour Dance Theatre, all the while appearing on symphony stages, nightclubs and business conferences whenever possible. She even did a TEDx Talk on the benefits of tap for character building.

“Tap was my whole life,” she says.

 

But Natsha always knew that the day would come when she wouldn’t want to keep up with the physical rigor of the tap lifestyle.

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Detroit Cookie Co.’s Lauren Roumayah on growth and innovation

In a situation that many entrepreneurs have likely found themselves in, Lauren Roumayah wasn’t feeling fulfilled in her current job.

Unmotivated and in a career that didn’t fuel her creativity, Lauren was down and out about where her career was headed. When her husband asked her to think of what job she’d pursue in a perfect world, Lauren just wanted to make cookies.

“What started with the idea of making cookies for our career, I started with one product and I focused on that product. I had a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I felt was just the No. 1 chocolate chip cookie recipe.”

Starting in a shared commercial kitchen space, Lauren began by making her perfected chocolate chip cookies and selling them online. She knew, though, that her ultimate goal was to open a brick-and-mortar bakery location for customers to visit and browse in person.

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New Reseller onboarding resources now available 

With all the potential the GoDaddy Reseller Program has to offer, it can be hard figuring out where to start with Reseller onboarding. After all, some of the most financially successful people today had to find a way to map things out.

We get it. How about a head start?

Check out two new resources available to GoDaddy Resellers: our Reseller Get Started articles and videos. They’re designed to help you more quickly establish key components of your reseller presence.

Reseller onboarding article series

As a GoDaddy Reseller, you’ll be equipped with a branded, professional-looking storefront and a team of expert Guides delivering technical support. Our article series gives you easy access to all the information for making that happen, walking you through:

  • Adding your company name
  • Setting up your payee account and payment info
  • Customizing your reseller storefront branding
  • Choosing your customer support options
  • Establishing your Home URL
  • Next
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If you think you have a reasonably good ability to judge which early stage businesses have the best chances to succeed then this is the business for you!

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There are still a significant number of small businesses in Coventry which think that a website is a luxury for the business and not an essential resource. Fortunately, there are some avenues that attempt to bridge this gap. For example, the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Commerce offer information to businesses attempting to navigate the administrative processes and hurdles associated with getting started. Businesses interested in supplying goods to the government should look getting on GSA Schedule, a supply-side purchasing program administered by the U.S. General Services Administration that makes products of lowest cost and highest value readily available to government purchasing agents. Also, though bidding requires advanced registration through the central contracting registry and … Read the rest

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How to scan for WordPress vulnerabilities with WPScan

This post first appeared May 7, 2021 on the Sucuri blog.

In this post, we look at how to use WPScan. The tool provides you a better understanding of your WordPress website and its vulnerabilities. Be sure to check out our post on installing WPScan to get started with the software.

Big threats come from unexpected places

Imagine for a second that you’re a survivor in a zombie apocalypse.

You’ve holed up in a grocery store, barricading windows and checking door locks. Things seem pretty quiet and secure. But just as you sit down to enjoy an oversized can of chocolate pudding, a thought crosses your mind.

A bunch of thoughts, really.

You remember all the times you’ve seen this exact scenario in zombie movies. You start thinking about all the unknown possibilities that could still expose you to the horde:

  • Faulty window fittings that’ll give with too much pressure
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4 things you should expect from your WooCommerce payments provider 

Let’s talk WooCommerce payments providers. The payment process is one of the most critical parts of the online shopping experience—your customer has browsed your store, made their selections, and is ready to checkout. It’s time to get paid!

Now all you need is a quick, smooth checkout process for customers, and a quick turnaround to get your money.

If you have a WooCommerce store, you have plenty of options to accept payments. So, how do you know which one is best?

Finding the best WooCommerce payments provider

Ultimately, you want the best experience for both you and your customers. When it comes to choosing a payments processor, be sure your provider meets four important criteria.

1. Painless set up without upfront fees and fast settlement

Upfront fees or complicated contracts just to get started are among the last things you want in a payment provider—so demand an easy set up … Read the rest

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Lee Drozak: WP Site Success

Lee Drozak operates WP Site Success, a WordPress-focused agency based in rural Pennsylvania. Catch up with Lee on Twitter and LinkedIn.

The who:

Given a business name is so central to a brand, we tend to put a lot of importance on it. How did you arrive at a name, and how do you feel about it now that you’ve been in business a while?

WP Site Success was born out of a need to let people know more about websites and WordPress. It’s about making your website key to your marketing and brand. That means the success to enjoy a website that works.

Lee Drozak Agency

Nailing the name that reflects the business’s mission was a key point moving forward because it encompasses and is the cornerstone of the messaging.

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Corporate Social Responsibility For A Restaurant

On the other hand the 4) consequenses of global warming will be outlined. Sales and marketing will be one of the most important aspects of your eyelash extensions business.

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Global Business Center, together for win. Yes, another raffle idea! A great way to advertise, pull in leads for customers and reps. Create some raffle tickets a nice raffle box and ask a local business(s) if you can hold a raffle for their customers. Some local businesses don’t want to go through all of the necessary steps to do their inbound marketing themselves. They would rather have you just do it all for them and deliver leads to their doorstep. If you go into this business I would suggest that you consider building your expertise for a particular industry, instead of a particular location, as the results for a particular industry are more likely to be repeatable. … Read the rest

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When are business taxes due and how can you prepare now?

This article was originally published on Aug. 18, 2017, and was updated on Jan. 10, 2019, Jan. 15, 2020 and May 10, 2021. 

As the expression goes, “nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Everyone knows you have to pay the IRS when you earn an income, but not just individually. Companies, whether giant corporations or sole proprietorships, have to pay taxes — and they have to do it on time. So, when are business taxes due?

When you start a business, one of the things you will have to deal with is deadlines.

 

Your clients will not accept getting what they paid for whenever you get around to finishing it. You set expectations for when your client will receive your goods or services, and you deliver on time. If you don’t, you risk getting a reputation that you are difficult to deal with, and will likely leave your … Read the rest

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Making the most of Miami’s micro-business economy

For the last five years, Dan Grech has been teaching entrepreneurs in Miami how to use the internet to grow their businesses. His clients are as eclectic as the city itself, ranging from long-established restaurants and hip new bakeries in need of a digital presence to boost online orders to first-timers like 14-year-old Zoe Terry, who created Zoe’s Dolls to give dolls of color to other Black girls like herself.

“Miami ranks as a leader in new business startups, but near the bottom in scale-ups,” says Grech, the founder and CEO of BizHack Academy. “We’ve always attracted dreamers and strivers, but we don’t have the technology ecosystem of other places, so a lot of people don’t have 21st-century  skills for building new businesses. If we can close that gap, Miami will unleash a hurricane of innovation.”

Chart of microbusiness density in Miami

Therein lies the opportunity for Miami — and the challenge. The Miami metro area, … Read the rest

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