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Writing Your Book in 2020

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At the beginning of a new year, many individuals set their sights on writing and publishing their books. But once the new year begins, life always seems to get in the way. According to U.S. News and World Report, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. As we …

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Sales Tax for Authors: Q&A with a Tax Expert

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One of the most frequent questions we get from authors is about charging sales tax on their books. Our standard response is something like, “You must consult a tax expert for definitive advice, but we know that if you have a physical presence in a state, you have established ‘nexus’ …

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Wake Forest University Boosts Privately Owned Businesses

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Following its win in the Charlotte Business Journal’s annual Family Business Awards, SPARK Publications was invited to join the Wake Forest University Center for Private Business. It’s mission is to “enable privately owned businesses to achieve dreams for their business, family, employees, community, and stakeholders by providing access to industry …

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4 Tips to Prepare for a Photoshoot

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One of the questions most often asked by our clients and people featured in our clients’ publications is, “How do I prepare for a photoshoot?” The subtext buried in that question is, “How do I look my best on camera?” But there’s more to it than choosing the right outfit …