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Entrepreneurs aren’t always the best at observing holidays, weekends, mealtimes or sleep times. Sometimes our tunnel vision towards our business means we forget to focus on our holiday shopping until it’s too late, but we have a solution.
When you have procrastinated up to the point that even “overnight shipping” isn’t even an option (and who likes to pay a ransom for overnight shipping anyway?!?), then we still can buy “digital presents” that can be given and received instantly, anywhere in the world through an internet connection.
If you’re an entrepreneur who’s searching for a very very last minute gift for another entrepreneur, here are four suggestions.
1. “Confessions from an Entrepreneur, Vol. 1” by Ash Kumra. Here’s an enjoyable downloadable (Kindle) read that costs $4.99 – less than a double latte and a scone. Ash has compiled stories and shared wisdom from 35 seasoned entrepreneurs. Just released last week, it’s a great “virtual stocking stuffer” and at this price, it’s a better deal than one of those singing greeting cards.
2. “Small Town Rules: How Big Brands and Small Businesses Can Prosper in a Connected Economy” by Barry Moltz and Becky McCray. Still under $10 (actually $9 at the time of this recommendation), this relatively new book is a helpful tome for every small business owner looking for an edge in a challenging economy. Barry has authored many books on small business and entrepreneurship, and this is definitely one of his best.
3. “Marketing that Works: How Entrepreneurial Marketing Can Add Sustainable Value to Any Sized Company” by Howard Morgan and others. This book was written by some of the best minds in startup marketing who have held prominent positions in blockbuster startups, idealab!, Wharton and venture capital. It includes practical approaches (not just theoretical) to developing business ideas, pricing, market validation, distribution and channel strategies, product launches and more. At less than $20, it’s a bargain for what it can teach you.
4. ActSeed Entrepreneur Group Membership Special. This may be a gift you want to get for yourself instead of another entrepreneur. Through the end of 2012, mention this article and get a lifetime membership to ActSeed’s Entrepreneur Group resources, a feature article about your business published on ActSeed.com and a national press release that highlights your business – all for less than the cost of a standard 1-year membership to the ActSeed Entrepreneur Group. A national press release alone can cost $1,500 or more (accounting for a PR person to draft it and the wire fees to release it). At $375, all-in, you get visibility and a practical diagnostic for your business (the “ActSeed Profile”). Contact us at email@example.com and mention this promotion to get set up.
We hope you and your business benefit from these recommendations, and we wish you a prosperous 2013!
Sole proprietors who don’t qualify for group health insurance plans now have an efficient way to explore options for coverage anywhere in the USA.
Orlando, FL (July 12, 2012) – ActSeed has teamed up with GoHealth Insurance to help 15 million self-employed individuals in the US find affordable health insurance for themselves and their immediate families. Now, an individual can complete a simple web form, receive a preliminary quote instantly and start the process of acquiring insurance within all of the 50 US states.
“At ActSeed, we constantly hear from self-employed entrepreneurs who seek affordable health insurance, but don’t know where to turn,” said Bill Attinger, CEO of ActSeed. “Instead of wasting valuable hours trying to research options through Google, we want to direct our community members to GoHealth, where sole-proprietors can quickly find the best and most appropriate health insurance plan for themselves and for their immediate families. The sooner we can help a solopreneur secure affordable insurance, the sooner they can get back to serving their customers and growing their business, so everyone wins.”
According to the US Department of Labor in June 2012, approximately 1 out of every 9 people in the labor force is self employed. Furthermore, according to a 2011 survey by the National Association for the Self-Employed, more than 12% of these “solopreneurs” do not currently have health insurance.
Sole proprietorships and one-person companies depend heavily upon a single individual to maintain operations. A significant health issue can derail a one-person company and quickly bankrupt the proprietor with health care bills and loss of revenue.
“With our service, we make it easy to shop, compare and purchase health insurance for individuals, families and entrepreneurs alike,” said Mark Colwell, Manager of Consumer Marketing at GoHealth. “The CEO and President of GoHealth actually founded the company because it was so confusing to compare their coverage options as young entrepreneurs. They knew they could utilize technology to help make the tedious task of purchasing coverage much simpler. Now after more than 10 years in the industry, we’ve helped nearly 30 million people shop and purchase health insurance.”
About GoHealth Insurance
GoHealth and its customer-facing website GoHealthInsurance.com is a health insurance technology platform, working with over 100 health insurance carriers and more than 10,000 licensed agents across the United States. Since the company’s founding in 2001, the GoHealth platform has helped nearly 30 million Americans shop and purchase health coverage. GoHealth, based in Chicago, Illinois, was recently named in the top 100 best workplaces in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune and is one of Inc 500’s fastest growing companies in America.
ActSeed is a national online community for startups, early stage companies and small businesses, primarily focused in the US. Since 2009, ActSeed has been helping reduce the unacceptably high failure rate of early stage businesses by connecting thousands of entrepreneurs to tools and resources critical for growing their businesses. To learn more, please visit www.actseed.com.
If you would like more information about this topic or to arrange an interview with Bill Attinger, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most early stage businesses have two great challenges related to business risk:
- Navigating the myriad complexities of business insurance and group health insurance plans and
- Being able to afford a plan once you’ve figured out what you need
When we were young, most of us received a barrage of vaccines to inoculate us against deadly disease and boost our immunity to health risk. Securing business insurance at an early stage does the same thing for our companies. A little bit of insurance planning can mean the difference between your company’s survival and death.
After receiving inquiries from hundreds of entrepreneurs wondering how and where to start their HR and business insurance planning or where to find affordable group health insurance plans, we created a solution.
ActSeed has partnered with some premier companies in the field of HR outsourcing and small business insurance services. Now, all you need to do to get started is complete the form below, and we can get you connected to experts in HR and insurance who can answer your questions and help you put together an affordable plan of action. If you are having trouble with the form, just send us an email to: info (at) actseed (dot) com.
Protect your people. Protect your business. Protect yourself.