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Texas Business Legislative Updates

As a business, it is important to keep up with legislative acts that can affect how you operate. We will update this list as time progresses. #TXLege Bills Bot @TXLegeBills 18h HB 1195: Relating to the forgiveness of a loan made under the Paycheck Protection Program for franchise tax purposes.… #txlege   #TXLege Bills […]

Small Grant Workshop Follow-up

Earlier, we posted about opportunities for a single person or a small organization to improve their communities. We attended the webinar and received the recording of the presentation, application, and questions answered about the rules and how to apply. Below is the follow-up email and contact information to the stakeholders. We strongly believe in helping […]

Please Share: GO Neighborhoods Information and Updates – Small Grants Workshops, NFL Foundation Grassroots Program, Storm Debris Workshop, Housing Survey

Hello Community Members, Happy New Year! Houston LISC offers small grants to support community-led projects, activities, and campaigns. The goal of these grants is to seed community building and improve quality of life at the grass roots level. Grants are for $500-$5000. Ideal applications are for projects that develop civic engagement, community relationship building, and […]

Make Adobe Spark For You On A Desktop

So you like using Adobe Spark because of the convenience of its platform in creating visual content, but the really cool features of animation are only available on a mobile app. Well you desktoppers, here’s what you do: Go to Bluestacks and download the Android Emulator. (Desktop version of Android) Follow directions and install Go […]

BREAKING NEWS: EIDL & EIDL Advance Portal Reopened

We recently received this email from BakerRipley – Entrepreneur Connection and we thought that we would share this information.  We have successfully completed applications and if you need help, shoot me an email. Email:   Hello Entrepreneurs    The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance application portal is now open to all […]

Supporting minority owned businesses strengthens the whole community

Michelle Wulfson | The Item  Jun 8, 2020   Amid the sweeping Black Lives Matter movement, many Americans are left wondering, how can they stand in solidarity with and better serve the black community? Still on the cusp of the COVID-19 pandemic, many may have reserves about attending a crowded protest, but a simple way […]

Fundraising and Emails. Yes. They work!

Ever so lucky for you that most voters realize that campaigns cost money and that they know and expect for you to ask for it. Donations for the average voter is a purchase in their belief. It is your job to communicate with your supporters and give your supporters the easiest way to help. Majority […]

Communications: Do they understand the words that are coming out of your mouth?

When we speak, we take the listener on a journey. That’s what the best storytellers do. We always remember what a good storyteller says, or at least we remember the storyteller. A good storyteller drives our wonder and curiosity into a well-timed payoff. Some are natural, others take practice. It is human nature to believe […]

Social Media and Politics. First Thing’s First

I have found that campaigns tend to initially view social media or digital marketing as more of a bother than a tool. However, this tool is something wonderful and magical. Never in history could an individual create their own media, control their own image, create their own narrative, and gather people together around an idea. […]

Social Media Strategies, Simplified for Rookies

First off, It can be a lot. I just thought I’d share some information I presented a group of businesses that were starting out. If you’re in this boat, then read on. Hope it helps! Social media has become an ever increasing part a small business marketing strategy. This is because it mostly levels the […]

Silicon Valley: The most nerdy and interesting crash course in business.

I’ve seen the ads for the HBOnow app for months. I’m not a huge TV guy but boredom enticed me into the trial, and after seeing what the big deal was about Game of Thrones (overrated), I stumbled upon Silicon Valley. I was hooked! Storytelling and clever plot developments usually make me love a show, […]

How to put your life, career, or anything you care about in true context.

I generally don’t do long posts, but when I do, it’s something you should read…   Desiderata-Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952. Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and […]

Keeping it short Vol. 1: Brokepreneurial; The concept that works!

“Keeping it short is a series of observations from the many people that I run into covering subjects of marketing, business, life, and anything else remotely interesting. Or, at least my mom thinks are interesting. She loves everything I do, right mom?”   I was at a coffee shop listening to Miles Davis’ Four, responding to […]

Digital Marketing No-No:Eggs in One Basket!

So, you are an Instagram Superstar. You have worked so hard to create a brand, post daily content, and get a Kajillion followers. You have used that Instagram account to build traffic to your online store and sales are booming. Then you wake up on a beautiful Monday morning, birds chirping, sweet sunshine filling your […]

Houston Harvey Help for Business Guide (Hint: Apply, Apply, Apply!)

Hello Houston! I hope all is well. We’ve been through a lot this past couple of weeks. Some of you made it out without a scratch while others have to start over. It’s amazing to see us working together and filling in the gaps of need. I just wanted to take the time tell you […]