Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
get others to join
This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
Curious as to what others in your profession think about a certain product or tool?
AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
Leave a review yourself for others to benefit from
Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
ARU Calendar provides class types and registration links
Watch short tutorials on updating your photo, inserting a hyperlink and much more
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
Brand, off the wall, specific subject matters…whatever it is you're looking for.
Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
And if by chance you don't find what you're looking for, start a new group today!
Get your content in front of more eyes
Search by location or type
Feel free to start your own group
Find some that are close to home and close to heart
Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
Business.gov, which was discussed in a prior blog article, has been revamped and re-released to better serve small businesses and make it easier to maintain governmental compliances. It's now re-opened for businesses and billing itself as "The Official Business Link To The U.S. Government", providing a one-stop source to compliance assistance resources from all Federal regulatory agencies.
According to busines.gov news releases, "One of the greatest challenges businesses face in dealing with the federal government is the large number of different agencies they must work with, each with its own set of regulations. Each agency organizes compliance information on its Web site differently, which could make finding this information more difficult. Business.gov is intended to address this problem, providing one Internet source for businesses seeking information on how to comply with government regulations. For the first time, businesses can go to one Web site to get this information.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in a partnership with 21 other federal agencies, manages Business.gov, the official business link to the U.S. government. This partnership, known as Business Gateway, is part of a Presidential e-government initiative of the U.S. federal government to utilize technology to improve how the federal government services citizens and businesses. The Small Business Paperwork Relief Act (SBPRA) of 2002 requires that agencies name a staff contact for compliance assistance. The Web site Business.gov, with its new focus on compliance assistance as of October 2006, provides easy, one-stop access to those contacts as well as compliance information and federal forms from across the U.S. government."
The web site is designed to provide the following benefits to businesses: · Helps businesses find compliance information and services by searching multiple government Web sites and by organizing the information into industry and topic categories. · Reduces businesses’ time and effort by consolidating compliance information onto one Web site and offering a consistent way to find them. · Minimizes business expenses in the form of time savings or cost avoidance.
Features of Business.gov · Over 20,000 compliance-related documents from 94 government Web sites. · Relevant and official government resources. · Quick and focused compliance search results. · A comprehensive catalog of federal government forms. · Directory of knowledgeable government contacts. · Links to key industry resources and “how to” information for starting, growing and managing a business.
Future Enhancements In the future, Business.gov plans to offer: · State and municipal government compliance information. · Ability for users to customize the site to meet their specific needs.
Saving Small Businesses Time and Money Business.gov is designed to help small businesses save time and money in complying with Federal (and eventually state and local) regulations. Reducing this burden on small businesses is an important government effort because small business is critical to the U.S. economy. Research sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration states that small businesses with less than 500 employees make up 99.7% of the 24.7 million businesses in the U.S., employ half of all private sector employees and pay 45% of total U.S. payrolls. Small business has generated 60-80% of net new jobs annually for the last decade. Additionally, small business makes up 97% of all identified exporters. (Source: SBA, Office of Advocacy) Source: Business.gov
Providing news, information and resources with a focus on supporting you while conducting business, living and vacationing in the South Jersey area but also covering topics that are broader or national in scope.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.