Monthly Archives: December 2011

Tips to Help You Plan Your Business Taxes in 2012

From estate planning to health care, here’s how to prepare for next year’s tax time.



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How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee

As movie studios go after those who’ve illegally uploaded their content to the Internet, business owners should determine their recourse should an employee cross the line on your dime.



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Entrepreneurs: Is Your Idea Ready for Prime Time?

When you’ve got a business idea, it’s easy to get excited and start talking it up to possible investors. But if it’s too soon, that can mean missed opportunities.



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How Dwolla is Building Its Brand by Giving Away Cash

Dwolla’s rise as a payment alternative to credit cards isn’t thanks to merchants’ disdain for plastic alone. Here’s how the company’s founder used clever social-media strategies to build buzz.



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New Year’s Resolution Ideas that Work!

Set Goals NOT New Year’s Resolutions
Happy New Year Hat
2012 Is Approaching! In a few days we’ll have started a NEW YEAR. 2011 has come and gone in the blink of an eye. I have had so much going on this year, it’s unbelievable that I made it out alive. It’s been a roller coaster ride and I’m finally glad I can take the harness off and jump on another ride in 2012.
So First Class Fashionista readers, the one term we are all going to get rid of is: NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION!! No more saying: “New Year’s Resolution”. Does your resolution ever get resolved? Nine times out of 10 it doesn’t. So this year, we are going to set goals…! Goals that you are going to achieve.
When setting your goals; make sure they’re realistic, you’re ready and dedicated to reaching them. So here’s a really great idea to help you be successful in 2012.

Grab a piece of paper or open a new document on your computer
Put your ULTIMATE long-term goal at the top of the paper
Next make a list of short-term goals (short term goals are achieved within a month to two months)
Post the Goal list somewhere you can see it EVERYDAY!! My place of choice is right by the front door or right by the bedroom door.
Make sure you read it every single day.

Now you’ve set your goals for 2012. As you achieve them, cross them off the list and continue to work towards bigger and better goals. Also another good tips is to find someone that can help hold you accountable for achieving your goals; maybe a friend, spouse, son or daughter, etc. But, holding yourself accountable is really the key because it’s truly your responsibility to achieve your goals—You set the goals so let’s accomplish them.

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sequins

It’s that time of year again, when celebrations have you bringing out your most glamorous ensembles! New years eve is a time to have fun with your look and to mix in fabrics and colors you wouldn’t normally wear on a daily basis. Whether your playing hostess or attending the bash here are some outfit ideas to keep you looking chic while ringing in the new year!
New years celebrations are all about the glitz, so don’t hesitate to bling it on! Sequin Converse or loafers are a great idea for creating a playful modern look. An added bonus to choosing a flat is that they not only look great, but they won’t kill your feet when your dancing the night away.
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Athletic Shoes by Converse at ShopStyle

Try this look.

Day Dresses at ModCloth
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Or try pairing them with a dress or two piece skirt and top. If you’re thinking of wearing the glitz on somewhere besides your feet, try mixing a colored blazer with a sequin skirt and button down. The contrast between the textures and color will give you a stylish fashion forward look.


Blazers by J.Crew at ShopStyle

Sequin adorned blouses and tops are equally as stylish and one of the top trends for winter. This is a great way to go if you are planning on wearing a casual trouser or pant. Look for blouses with embellished necklines or collar, they’re easy to mix and match with and a great staple to have in your closet!
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Seven Ways Business Owners Can Beat the January Doldrums

For many businesses, January is a dead month. Here are some ideas for how to perk up your post-holiday bottom line.



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First Class Fashionista Explores “Cirque Du Solas” as Raleigh’s New Year’s Eve Destination

Solas Raleigh
“First Class Fashionista” recently experienced a VIP welcoming from Raleigh’s own Solas Raleigh, a 5 star restaurant with an exclusive rooftop lounge. The venue embodies all that is chic; from its contemporary-modern décor, to the perfect lighting for a relaxing evening. Solas offers three levels of first class experience; dinning, lounge and the exclusive roof top experience.
How’d we discover this nightlife gem?
During Thanksgiving break, one of our nightlife insiders from Denver, Colorado was presented with the opportunity to experience Solas Raleigh as a VIP. This was FCF’s very first visit to Raleigh, North Carolina. The insider visited Solas Raleigh to explore the venue as a New Year’s Eve destination hotspot, and enjoyed a delicious late night dinner. Soon after, she wrote:
“Hello Raleigh, meet Hollywood Nightlife! Solas Raleigh is the perfect place for the VIP and upscale dinning! Nowhere else in Raleigh offers a melt in your mouth Seared N.Y. Strip cooked to perfection and Hollywood Nightlife. Solas Raleigh is truly Raleigh Nightlife at its finest.”
First Class Fashionista was honored to be a guest at Solas Raleigh!
If you are looking to bring in the New Year with a first class experience in Raliegh, North Carolina, we believe “Cirque Du Solas” hosted at Solas Raleigh is your first class destination. As our nightlife insider would say, “Hello Raleigh, Meet Hollywood Nightlife!” Book your New Year’s Eve Dinner Reservations today (919)755.0755, and don’t miss the “Cirque Du Solas” New Year’s Eve Ball! For more information text 646-229-0276 or visit http://solasraleigh.com
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Kim Kardashian Boycott to Reach Half a Million Signatures

The Kardashian boycott continues to grow.
Months after Kim Kardashian and basketball player Kris Humphries ended their 72-day marriage; the boycott to all things Kardashian continues to gain support. The website Boycottkim.com targets any brand or companies affiliated with the reality star with a written pledge not to buy, watch or read anything with the Kardashians. The group believes that Kim K has made a “mockery” of the American public by “exploiting the media for personal and financial gain.”
“First Class Fashionista” recently shared our latest Sears shopping experience on the searsStyle fan page, and experienced the boycott first-hand. Scott Sorenson comments, “I just can’t imagine why anyone would want to buy their line of crap or their clothes.”
Kim Kardashian
The searsStyle Facebook has been taken over by the boycott. Visit searsStyle and click on “Everyone” to read pages and pages of aggressive, non-stop commenting.
The aim of the boycott is to spread the meaning behind their message and eventually end Kardashian branded merchandise. A total of 45 brands and companies are listed on the “do not shop list” some of them being large department stores chains. The heavily trafficked site asks viewers to “join us in pledging to boycott the brands and stores listed on this site.”
So far close to half a million signatures have been added to the petition to support the groups efforts. The site has expanded significantly since the original Facebook page started and has received quite a bit of media attention as they go towards their goal of one million signatures.
What are your thought’s on Kim’s rise to fame and the Kardashian boycott?
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Temporary Payroll Tax Extension Passes in Time for the Holidays

The two-month temporary extension of the payroll tax cut was finally signed into law, keeping an average of $40 per paycheck in the pocket of working Americans.



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