Tool for Creating a WordPress or Joomla Site on Your Computer

Cool "Stuff"
Thinking of developing a Wordpress blog or a Joomla website?  Microsoft offers a free web development tool, called WebMatrix, which includes EVERYTHING you need for website development - all installed locally on your computer so you can learn how to use Wordpress or Joomla before actually making your site live with a website hosting provider. I discovered WebMatrix a few weeks ago when I wanted to test some new Wordpress plugins for this blog and I also needed to take a look at Joomla 1.6 in preparation for upgrading our website later this year.  Previously I had used another tool and was having issues installing it on my Windows 7 laptop; I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have found WebMatrix - it's so much easier to use…
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Top 10 Tuesday QuickBooks Tips From Around the Web-4/12/2011

News You Can Use
Top 10 Tuesday QuickBooks Tips from around the web has to be one of my favorite things.  I'm always interested in new QuickBooks, business, social networking and productivity tips. Scott Gregory - QuickBooks Expert Alert:  QuickBooks Online - Turbulence in the Cloud Intuit Small Business Blog How to Secure Small Business Government Contracts Free Resources for Minority-Owned Businesses How Not to Trigger an IRS Audit Chris Pirillo 140 QuickBooks Tips - $7.00 IRS Interim guidance on employer-sponsored health coverage information reporting (voluntary in 2011 - mandatory in 2012) Inc. Magazine 9 Tips to Help Redesign Your Company Facebook page 7 Blogging Mistakes That Small Businesses Make Artisteer Create Wordpress themes & Joomla Templates all in minutes QuickBooks & Your Business Best Way Ever to Print Checks in QuickBooks Well that's…
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Building/maintianing a website

The "Sunburst" Website
Building and then maintaining a website can be (and sometimes is) a full time job! Back in January of 2001, when we first launched an "official" website, it was like 5 pages as we just had the certified payroll add-on {OH, THOSE were the days!}. Back then, I knew nothing about website design or the"dreaded HTML" that was required to create one.  Ben did our original website, and I'd very carefully open it up with NotePad and edit it, always looking for "something" in there that looked like REAL words and text.  Nine times out of 10, I'd do something to "break" the website and he'd have to fix it.  OOPS! After about 3 months of that, I decided it was time that I really learned how to do it…
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