Checklists

This checklist will help guide you through the process of building a website.

This checklist will help guide you through the process of building a website.

  • Determine the purpose of your website (e.g. blog, ecommerce site, online brochure)
  • Choose and register a domain name for your Web address.
  • Determine what is critical for your website today (can you start with simple site and add more bells & whistles later?)
  • Develop a list of your website requirements. For example:

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Verisign, a global leader in domain names and Internet security, enables the world to connect online with reliability and confidence, anytime, anywhere. Verisign ensures the security, stability and resiliency of key Internet infrastructure, including the .com and .net top-level domains, and its Security Services include intelligence-driven DDoS Protection, iDefense Security Intelligence and Managed DNS.
 

How do you select the right IT consultant for your needs, your business and your budget? Download this checklist for help.

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brother logoBrother International is a leading manufacturer of award-winning office technology products for small and mid-sized businesses. Its product line-up includes monochrome and color laser printers and all-in-ones, inkjet all-in-ones, scanners, P-touch label makers and QL label printers. Brother is committed  to providing products that are innovative, reliable and offer outstanding value to help small business owners increase their productivity. Its “At Your Side” philosophy is best exemplified by toll-free tech support for the life of Brother products. For more information about Brother visit www.brother.com.

Preparing personal income taxes can be stressful, but doing business tax returns can be even more confusing. This checklist will help Corporation or Partnership owners collect everything they need for a smooth tax season.

Here’s what you need to prepare a Corporation, S Corporation or Partnership tax return for the current year.

Required:

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Liberty Tax Service logoMore than 140 million people file taxes in the U.S. each year, and more than half use a professional tax preparer. These consumers are served each year at Liberty Tax locations across the country – and our numbers are growing. Opening a tax franchise doesn’t require tax expertise. Liberty’s proven system provides the tools and makes the tax business a great business opportunity. Since 1997, Liberty Tax has grown to more than 4,300 offices in the United States and Canada. Find out more about the Liberty Tax opportunity at LibertyTaxFranchise.com.

Employees are a critical element in conveying your business brand. It's your job to make sure they understand the value and importance of representing your small business.

Complete this checklist with each employee to ensure that he or she understands how to represent your business’s brand to prospects and customers.

Understand the Brand

  • What is your business’s brand positioning statement (the unique attributes that differentiate your brand from the competition)?
  • What is your business’s vision statement (your ultimate goal or vision for your business)?

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Vistaprint provides millions of  business owners with quality, affordable printed and digital marketing products to help them look professional and promote their businesses. Products include business cards, postcards, brochures, signage, apparel, and promotional products. Vistaprint enables customers to select a professionally designed template to personalize, upload their own finished design to be printed, or integrate their logo or image into a design that’s right for them.

Whether you’re moving your business out of your home or the office space you’ve been working in is too small for your growing company’s needs, the prospect of looking for commercial space can be overwhelming. You can’t be too careful when signing a lease for space. Choosing the wrong space could hurt your business if clients find it too difficult to access or you don’t get the amenities you require. 

This checklist will help you make the best decision on a commercial lease.

Before you talk to an agent, think about:

lease agreement

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Canon LogoCanon U.S.A. is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc., is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2014. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Learn more at usa.canon.com.

Are you harnessing the power of video marketing to grow your business? Here are 10 reasons why video matters—and a checklist of ideas for how to use it.

Download this checklist of how to use video in your small business marketing strategy.

Some tips include:man in front of video camera

  • Create testimonial videos with your best customers
  • Demonstrate how to use a product
  • Show off your team and company personality

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Animoto logoAnimoto makes it easy to create professional-quality videos on your computer and mobile device. At our core, we believe that video is the most powerful way to communicate what you care most deeply about and that making videos shouldn’t be limited to only those with technical know-how and expensive production equipment. That’s why our team is committed to building products that make it cost-effective, fun, and effortless for anyone to create exceptional videos.

Hurricanes generate a series of threats to lives and property. The most obvious is the threat posed to buildings, equipment, and people by the high winds which characterize such storms. However the majority of lives lost and property destruction is actually caused by storm surge & flooding.

This checklist will help you prepare for a hurricane’s effect on your organization, employees and community by highlighting activities you should undertake before, during, and following the event. When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center issues a watch or warning, use the time available to begin taking the following steps. 

Get your startup ready for business by reviewing these items you may need to set up your office.

Download this checklist to see if you have thought about all the items you need for your office.

Including: Computers, Internet Connection/Network, Software Applications, Office Print, Copy and Scan Solutions, Furniture, Phone System, Mobile Devices, Miscellaneous Office Supplies/Tools, Industry-Specific Equipment

 

 

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Canon logoCanon U.S.A. Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc., is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2014. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Learn more at usa.canon.com.

If you are debating about whether your new organization should be a for profit or a not for profit organization.  This check list will help you decide.

Follow this checklist to determine what steps you required to start your business

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