Still carrying around some holiday debt from 2017? You’re not alone â€” this is an entirely common situation many entrepreneurs find themselves (and their credit cards) in at the start of the new year. We all know that the best method for paying off debt is to pay it off in full, but what if you can’t? What then? We rounded up financial pros and small business experts to share their tips for how to realistically strategize on paying off what you owe.
Many entrepreneurs just getting started will incorporate as sole proprietorships, due to its affordable nature and the ability the entity offers to exercise complete control over the business. It's not uncommon for an entrepreneur to start off incorporated as a sole proprietorship (or as any other entity) and then consider switching over to a formation that might be a better fit for their growing business. So is it possible to switch entities after initially incorporating?
At a little over 100-years-old, the Chattanooga-based MoonPie is a legacy brand in the grocery store snack aisle. Baby boomers and other older generations remember the company fondly for combining graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate-flavored coating together as the perfect treat. Millennials and Gen Z, on the other hand, know it for having one of the snarkiest Twitter handles this side of Wendy’s and Denny’s.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".