Small Business Versus Entrepreneurship

Equipped with some specialized computer software, start scheduling your career as a tax preparer this fiscal year-and get ready for some returns on your time and investment.

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With our best-selling course Start-a-Business 101. If you end up with an online presence you can showcase your work, services, products, portfolios, clients, and potential information and create opportunities to build an empire. To establish business internationally firms initially have to complete many formalities which obviously is a tedious task. But to start a business locally the process is always an easy task. It doesn’t require to process any difficult formalities. If you’re a health and fitness enthusiast, you might start a business as a personal trainer where you work with clients individually. Due to the similarities between accounting and law in terms of universal need, it’s no surprise the average net profit margin for legal services and law … Read the rest

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March 2021 Hub updates: changelog & releases

We built the Hub by GoDaddy Pro to streamline workflows and shave time off tasks that typically eat up a workday. But we aren’t done yet. You can keep track of our progress here, as we regularly publish our updates to this platform custom made for web designer and developers.

March 2021 Hub updates:

Code snippet tool — You can execute custom code right from the Hub, without signing in to a website. This time-saving feature eliminates the need for plugins to run commands like list files, check file readability, remove default widgets and more. It’s easy to save, edit and delete snippets to reuse them without re-entering code. To find the code snippet tool, go to the Sites section of the Hub, click into a single website, and then from the Misc menu, select Code Snippets.

Adding sites to projects — When you’re running a project, you … Read the rest

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Stack up, back up: Practice safe web dev on World Backup Day 

If there were a formal education for budding web designers and developers, it would need to include something like that cringey class we all had to endure as teenagers. You remember… diving into the facts of life?

In the web professional curriculum, World Backup Day would be a particularly important event.

See, without website backups, web designers and developers aren’t practicing safe web dev. Any Maker of the Web who’s created a project stack should be sure it includes backups — stack up, back up.

Imagine getting that frantic call in the middle of the night. Often, it’s a manageable situation: reliable backups at least ensure there’s a place to begin rebuilding. Although World Backup Day encourages people in general to back up their data, it’s a particularly important reminder when a client’s online presence hangs in the balance.

World Backup Day PSA
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GoForth — New GoDaddy series celebrates brave adventurers

“Sharing our passion is really important. I think that if you have the ability to make it a career, then why not?” ~Lizzy VanPatten, She Moves Mountains

Many Americans spend their days working at jobs that don’t fulfill them, but there are a select few brave enough to chase adventure​ and make a living doing what they love.

Their pioneering spirit drives these entrepreneurs to turn their​ lifestyles into businesses inspired by adventure. ​

​GoDaddy is proud to present “GoForth,” a digital series that unpacks how three entrepreneurs hustle, innovate, and find balance as they​ strive for success both in business and adventure.

It will inspire the entrepreneurial spirit in all of us to go after​ our own dreams instead of punching the clock.


The four episodes follow Jesse Thomas, professional triathlete and founder of Picky Bars; Lizzy VanPatten, rock climber and founder of She Moves Mountains; and Mattias … Read the rest

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What’s new in Websites + Marketing Ecommerce

As we continue to move through 2021, Websites + Marketing continues to grow and gain new features along the way. In this guide, we’re going to cover these updates and show you how they can help your business grow as well.

What’s new in Websites + Marketing Ecommerce

Here’s a list of the new features and options available for Websites + Marketing Ecommerce customers:

  • Share your products on social media.
  • Promote your paid services to social media.
  • Zoom and Calendar Sync options available under Online Appointments.
  • Sell on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Seamless integration with Facebook and Instagram Shops.
  • Showcase similar products in your store.
  • Personalize a message on packing slips and shipment emails.
  • Create coupons for free shipping.

Ready to explore? Let’s dive in.

Related: Tips to boost sales in 2021 with Websites + Marketing

Share your products on social media

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Last-minute income tax tips for small business owners

This post was originally published on March 27, 2015, and was updated on March 29, 2018 and March 29, 2021.

Spring has sprung. And with the COVID pandemic in its second year, I’d wager that spring is looking a little different for all of us this year. However, one thing is back to normal and that is the fact that income tax is due to the IRS on April 15, 2021.

What do I mean by back to normal? If you’ll recall, last year, due to the burgeoning pandemic, federal Income Tax Day and income tax filing day in most states was moved from April 15th to July 15th. This year, unless anything changes after this writing, the day your federal income tax return is due is back to its usual spot on April 15th.

Income Tax Calendar

As someone who has dealt with income tax as an employee and as a business … Read the rest

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Websites + Marketing: Schedule & publish posts directly to Instagram

When it comes to succeeding online, small business owners know it takes more than a website to grow. They need to be where their customers are – whether that be on social media or in their inboxes. But being everywhere takes time, especially when trying to manage and maintain multiple platforms in addition to running a business.

With over one billion users and counting, Instagram, in particular, is one the most impactful platforms for small business owners to connect with new and existing customers. No online marketing plan is complete without it.

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We’re excited to announce that Websites + Marketing now supports scheduling and publishing posts directly to Instagram – making it easier and faster for small business owners to be everywhere that matters online.

This new feature makes GoDaddy among the few all-in-one website and marketing platforms to support posting directly to Instagram. Entrepreneurs and small business owners can … Read the rest

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Why WordPress? 7 benefits of WordPress websites

This post was originally published on July 1, 2019, and was updated on March 26, 2021.

Why WordPress? I’ve been a professional blogger working on more than 100 clients’ blogs in the last 10 years, as well as posting to my own work and personal blogs, and I say this with all certainty and authority:

If you want a business website that does everything you want it to do and doesn’t require custom coding, WordPress is awesome.

WordPress is one of the easiest and most robust ways to share your business on the web.

There are simpler platforms, but most don’t offer the functionality that WordPress does. And there are a few platforms that are equally robust, but they’re difficult to use for beginners.

WordPress, a content management system (CMS), is the ideal tool for entrepreneurs and companies to showcase their products and services, help their search engine ranking, and … Read the rest

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What is domain authority and how can it enhance your search visibility?

This post was originally published on Aug. 14, 2019, and was updated on March 26, 2021.

Why should you care about domain authority?

By now, you realize just how important it is for your site to be visible in search engines.

Search engines like Google are the primary mode of discovery for billions of users, so if you can get your site at or near the top rankings for relevant keyword phrases, you can secure an ever-growing stream of new traffic to your website.

But many online business owners neglect a fundamental element of search engine optimization (SEO) strategy: domain authority.

Learning how to increase domain authority and using a good domain authority checker can dramatically improve your overall SEO results.

In this guide, you’ll learn the intricacies of how domain authority is calculated, why domain authority matters, and of course, the strategies you need to be successful in improving … Read the rest

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Terra Walker: Personalized WordPress experiences

Based in Denver, Terra Walker focuses on helping clients get the most from their experience with WordPress. Find her on Twitter.

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? 

It was given to me after my mom married my stepdad. It’s grown on me over the years.

With some brands, location is a key component. Is there anything about the place you live and work that’s shaped your own brand? 

I would say my ability to do everything I do from anywhere in the world has shaped me in ways that people who are location-dependent don’t get to experience. I have learned a lot from many different cultures, and I implement that into … Read the rest

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