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A Home Based Buisness That I can actually do!

by Eva Wait


About the Author

I found a buisness that I can do from home that doesnt require a great deal of education. Not that Im uneducated,Im just not too internet savy. I can work part time and Im still able to stay at home with my family and that is the most important thing for me. I need a business that was simlple and didnt require me to sell anything. I wanted to travel and this buisness has confrences at 4 star resorts and I can bring my family. You cant beat that.

Selasa, 18 Desember 2007

6 Legitimate Work from Home Jobs

by J. W. Clucher

Are there any legitimate work from home jobs out there?

The answer is "yes."

For many people, being able to work at home and earn a descent amount of money would be a dream come true. Some want to work from home to earn extra cash and supplement their income. Others want to be able to quit their day jobs entirely, and work from home on a full time basis.

What stops many from pursuing this dream is that they don't know how many legitimate, work from home jobs are really out there, or how to find them.

Here are some work at home jobs you might be interested in.

Freelance Writing

This is a great, legitimate work from home job for anyone with good writing skills. For a fee, a freelance writer is hired by companies or individuals to write articles, books, ebooks, reports, email messages, and other written materials.


Anyone who has an eye for proper grammar and punctuation should consider proofreading as a work from home job. A proofreader is hired to look over "copy" (in books, brochures, menus, and so on) with a fine tooth comb, and search for grammatical mistakes and punctuation errors. A proofreader may also make changes to make the writing seem more professional and polished.

Data Entry

If you can type, you should consider data entry. This legitimate work from home job involves typing data (given to you by the person or company that hired you) into a database or spreadsheet. For example, you might be hired to enter a list of clients' names and addresses into a company's database.


As a telemarketer, you would be hired by a company to contact potential new customers by phone and offer them the company's goods or services, often at a discount.

Medical Transcription

This is a good, legitimate work from home job for those with any kind of medical experience, although it isn't necessary.

Doctors and other medical professionals sometimes dictate medical information (like a patient's medical history, or laboratory reports) into a tape recorder or other recording device. A medical transcriptionist is then hired to transcribe that information, quickly and accurately, into "written" form. Basically, you listen to the dictation, and type what you hear into your word processor.


Are you fluent in more than one language? Then their are work from home translating jobs available to you.

As a translator, you could be hired to translate an ebook from English into Spanish, or translate a series of articles from Chinese into English.

There are plenty of legitimate, work from home jobs available to people at all skill levels. And finding them will be easier than you think.

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Work At Home Business - Independence Can Be Yours

by Paul Proctor

Many Americans dream to work from home. Whether you are mom who stays at home or you are tired of the daily work at the office, you can be your own boss once you work from home. Yes, its not a fantasy, you can start working today for your professional and financial independence.

When you're considering a home business, one of the first things to decide is whether to have a physical business or an internet business. Internet businesses let you do virtual tasks; physical businesses involve more concrete tasks. For instance, you might make and sell gift baskets, run a home-improvement service of some kind, work as a professional shopper, or start a financial consulting business.

It is the internet based work at home business that is attracting more and more ambitious people everyday. You see advertisements on every television channel and many public web pages. Whether it is selling at an online auction house or virtual marketing, it is easy to see why entrepreneurs are eager to jump on this opportunity. If you are ready to begin this type of business, you should congratulate yourself. You are ready to make your dreams a reality. Now you need to know how to get started.

You must keep these things in mind when you start: You must choose a job that you like, and a job that you would be good at. If you do these things, then you will help you to succeed at your home job. If you are not very good at the job, then it will frustrate you. If you dislike your job, then you won' t want to do anything extra for it. So remember, pick a job that is likeable, and one that you are good at.

Plenty of people offer advice on how to start your own home-based business, but not all of these sources are trustworthy. How can you find someone you can trust for advice? A good way to start is to look for similar businesses online and read testimonials from successful owners. Once you find people who have succeeded, get to know them and look for someone trustworthy. As you get to know these people, get advice from them: how do they make decisions? What difficulties have they faced? What online businesses have they found to be legitimate?

You should also consider other business and legal ramifications. Creating a business plan will help you continue to focus on your original intentions as your business grows. Several e-books are available to help you write an effective business plan. If you are marketing online or creating email lists, be sure to look into the additional (or different) regulations apply to Internet businesses. Learn about privacy policies and SPAM regulations. If you are also selling online, be sure to follow national and international Federal Trace Commission regulations. If you are a freelance writer, study copyright laws.

After this research, you should feel confident that you can start a work at home business. Remember, it doesn't take a genius; it just takes someone with ambition, common sense, and diligence. Now you can make your dreams come true.

About the Author

Many people are looking for their idea of the perfect work at home situation. Before making the decision to work at home, you need to think about your likes, dislikes, skills, and family situation. The are many options to choose from when deciding you want to work from home.

Senin, 17 Desember 2007

Home Based Business: Tips That Work Always!

by Sean Milea

A home-based business brings many benefits. For one, you can plan and build the business on your own schedule. Other than web hosting expenses for websites, costs are low and accumulate slowly, and you have no need to hire employees when you are doing everything on your own. These practical steps will help you increase your home-based business:

Get to know your business from the ground up. You don't want to leave yourself vulnerable to the underhanded practices of others, so you need to become thoroughly acquainted with everything from marketing to production/procurement to selling and shipping. Protect yourself from rip-offs.

Learn to explore. Surely, there are still so many techniques that you haven't learned about. That is why it is advisable to study the works of your competitors. Analyze their marketing strategies and why they do or don't work. Take note of their website's layout and contents too, especially on the aspect of driving traffic towards their website.

Study the Internet. If you want your home-based business to truly prosper, then you need to set up a website. However, it may require you to even have a brush on Internet basics. This includes the area of search engine optimization and other Internet marketing strategies like article marketing, PPC marketing, and affiliate marketing. You can download several free and good ebooks about them or read published articles about these topics.

Reward yourself. You will certainly feel motivated if you have a reward on sight, perhaps in the form of vacation or gadget. This will compel you to finish your work ahead of schedule or strive harder with your marketing efforts.

Do the business seriously. What you reap is what you sow. If you take to heart what you're doing, then work will pay you handsomely. Otherwise, you will lose your business before you know it.

About the Author

You can get a free copy of our latest ebook by clicking here: The 7 Keys To Business Marketing Success. Sean Milea writes about Business Marketing at http://www.BizRave.com

Kamis, 13 Desember 2007

Running A Small Business And A Family- Here Is Some Helpful Hints To Make It Work For You

by Peter Cheongkh

Running A Small Business And A Family- Here Is Some Helpful Hints To Make It Work For You

When you decide that running a small business would be right for you have you also thought if it would be compatible with also having to raise a family at the same time. You probably decided if you have small children that it would be easiest to run your small business out of your home if possible. Well some of the ways to help make it easier is if you have an infant baby at home to raise try to keep him on a schedule that would work for the both of you. If you stay with that schedule every day you will then know the best times you will be able to work. Your baby will start a routine of when he will sleep and need to be nursed. When you start to see his schedule on sleeping you then can devote those hours to working at your small business. If you have school aged children you should plan them activities when they come home from school. They will probably have homework to do.

The best time to do that would be right after school. When they come home and want to play first thing you will have a hard time getting them to do their homework later. Then that will frustrate you and your child. You will probably end up in a argument with your child over it . You will then get stressed out because you see you have a deadline to meet for your small business and are so stressed you have fallen behind in your work. Lord knows raising a family alone is difficult enough so when you are trying to work from home it can be a disaster if you don't plan a schedule every day for yourself and your children. Now if you are the wife running the small business you know you actually have 2 or 3 jobs at the same time. You know that the clothes need to be done,the dishes need washed,the floors need swept and mopped, dinner needs to be cooked. The list goes on and on. Know you are not magic and can't take on the world by yourself. If your children are old enough give them some chores around the house to do. When your husband comes home from work try to get him to help with something small around the house. You know he wouldn't want to wash a dish or clean a bathroom but maybe get him to look over the kids homework.

Make sure that everything looks OK on your child's homework. If it's not you can get your husband to help your child with a subject he may not quite understand. This will also give them quality time together. When you try to keep things in prospective you will see that running a small business in your home is the right thing for you to do. You will know you have accomplished a lot at the end of each day and your children and your husband will be very proud of all the work you have done to help the family. The extra income from running your small business will be worth it at the end of the day if you remember to ask for help from your family. You have to have some relaxation time for yourself or you will be so exhausted you will regret trying to handle a small business out of your home. And you know you put a lot of hard work in preparing to do this so you need to make it work for you. Good luck and you know you are a winner. You can do it you can raise a family and run a small business. What an accomplishment.


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The Main Problem Facing Home Business Owners Today

by Aaron Aldama

What is the main problem facing home business owners today? No one has any clue how to market or sell their product. See the one great advantage of starting a home business, is also the one disadvantage. The one great advantage of starting a home business is you do not need much capital or experience to start. Now with those facts in mind, home businesses let everyday people start and run a business, which is great. But it also has it's drawbacks with some companies over promising and under delivering, what's more these companies offer no solutions for the average person to market their product. If you have a business background then you will understand the ups and downs of starting a home business. Some people are starting a business for the first time and this is where the problem lies. People starting a home business for the first time may have been promised the world just to join the company and then once they start their business they have no training to help them out. Or maybe they expect to strike it rich in one month and when they don't, they quit and leave with a bad taste in their mouth.

Now it is not entirely the companies fault. Some people just have a get rich quick mentality and are just lazy plain and simple. I think people have not come to fully recognize what a home business is. It is your business you are responsible for running it not the main company. Many companies expect you to already know how to fully market and run a business. All the companies are giving you is an opportunity to sell their products and they handle all of the major parts of running a business for you. Now the companies are not entirely off the hook. Why? Many companies are claiming things they should not be claiming, like we will build your down line for you. Work only 10 minutes a day, which is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. If you owned a casino in Vegas would you only keep it open for 10 minutes and then shut down for the day? I highly doubt it. You must use common sense when looking at different home businesses to start.

Now most people starting a home business have no experience running a business ever. So there are many factors they will have to face. For example not wanting to make sales calls over the phone, not knowing how to generate leads, overcoming the fear of rejection, not knowing how to market online, not knowing how to market period and the list goes on.Now you may or you may not have a big bank account to advertise with, either way it really doesn't matter. Why? What good is having the money to advertise with if you have no clue on how to properly spend it. See in the business realm there are more crooks and scam artists cleverly disguised as legit businessmen. If you have no experience in business you will not be able to tell who is who, and I've seen people taken to the cleaners by paying these crooks and scam artists. And if you think Pay Per Click gets any better you are horribly mistaken. If you do not know what you are doing with Pay Per Click you will first be ineffective in your efforts and then you can lose a lot of money learning the hard way.

So what is the solution to all of this? First you must humble yourself and be willing to learn. Next you must look for a company or mentor to help teach you the in's and out's of properly running a home business. You want a company or person who is going to give you straight out answers, no hype or gimmicks. Once you have that you are ready to start your home business.

Use Outsourcing Trends to Expand Your Business

by Ruth Klein

Do what you do best and outsource the rest. Today, even solo entrepreneurs and small businesses are embracing this bit of wisdom, as outsourcing becomes more viable, thanks to the wide reach and 24-hour availability of the Internet.

It's not just domestic outsourcing that's become a trend among small and solo businesses; even offshoring is now no longer the domain of international companies. According to the research company Evaluserve, small businesses offshoring their outsourcing needs has become so common, it's attracted it's own moniker—P2P, or "person-to-person" offshoring. Writing and translation services, tutoring and software development are among the ways P2P outsourcing is being used by small businesses and solo entrepreneurs, according to Evaluserve.

1. Don't let geography stop you.

The Internet allows worldwide reach. Even virtual interns are becoming commonplace at major universities with students who are well-versed in working online ready to get the experience they need, wherever the job is located. Online resources such as www.timeanddate.com allow you to juggle time zones with ease.

2. Acclimate your team to your culture.

Let your team members know your business culture - the way you want work done, and the atmosphere in which you want it done. For example, do you encourage outside-the-box thinking as part of your business culture? Do you reward a fast turnaround on projects? What are your acceptable-versus-unacceptable boundaries for language and behavior? Give your team members time to absorb and understand your business culture.

3. Think outside the box.

More companies are turning to outsourcing when it comes to public relations and technology functions. However, the goal is to personalize your outsourcing needs. What don't you want to spend the time on, or lack the expertise to accomplish? To find out more about the wide variety of skills and resources available from "virtual assistants," visit the Web site of www.AssistU.com, the premier training source for Virtual Assistants. Another resource that combines business and personal tasks is www.DoMyStuff.com. At this site, you can post your task, whether it is for home office technology repairs, software upgrades, or traditional home repairs and lawn services that are threatening to take away time better spent on your business. More than 40,000 "virtual" businesses will bid on your project, based on the zip code you type in at the Web site.

4. Do your homework.

Before you outsource, create a list of specific skills and valuable attributes, and then cast a wide net to allow you to go deep into your applicant pool to find the best person for you. Check references closely. Start small before contracting the services of an outsourced team member for a larger project. Gradually build up to big projects to allow you to make a quick change along the way if necessary.

5. Protect your intellectual assets.

Outsourcing work can open the door to allowing outsiders to see or use proprietary information. Guard your valuable resources by consulting with an outside attorney who specializes in intellectual assets to take adequate steps to ensure the security of your assets.

Home Business And Modern Technology

by Luis Soares

There are two types of millionaires:

a) The millionaire who is "married" to the job and has no time for anything else; no time for family, friends, a decent vacation, basically just lives for the job/business and the reason for this is that it takes a lot of work to build an empire and keep it from sinking, therefore it is imperative to oversee the business at all times.

b) The millionaire who takes advantage of the new technologies and has time for the family, friends and vacations, while still overseeing the business.

One often hears of relationships that end due to overworked partners, children who miss the company of one of the parents, friends who comment on how they don't see "so and so" because they're too busy. Makes one think whether the human being was really meant to give up so much, to have a comfortable life.

The world has molded mankind in such a way that one has to follow certain rules to make a living, from an early age man is "programmed" to survive in the modern world: education - work - own family - even more work - retirement - death. Sad but it exactly what happens, those more ambitious will start their own business which will, undoubtedly, mean even more work. Some fortunate enough will enjoy their retirement and travel, go on vacations or just enjoy one's leisure, but not many can do it for health or financial reasons.

Owning a business imperatively means investments which rules out most of the working class, with all the bills to pay, there usually is very little left over. Often the bank is the chosen source of capital and subsequently extra financial burden and with it more work to meet the budget.

Presently a new type of entrepreneur arises, one who uses modern technology to create a business with less investment due to a variety of factors, starting with the fact that one doesn't, in the majority of cases, need a building for the business, one can work from home or anywhere in the world and still oversee the organization, usually one can, if so desired, work less hours due to automated systems.

So why doesn't everyone have a home business?

Some people like to work for others; some like to commute getting, out of the house every morning appeals to them; not everyone has the ambition to own a home business; some are skeptical; some even haven't heard of it, the list is endless.

For those who are ready for a home business there is a vast list of opportunities available, perhaps the difficult part is to choose the one that suites each one of the future entrepreneurs so the selection process has to be pondered, bearing in mind that there are scams everywhere that promise the world and deliver nothing!

There is no reason why a home business entrepreneur can't have more than one business at the same time and that's one of the many reasons that home businesses backed by the right technology (available to anyone who owns a computer) is so appealing to those who want to build a successful career in the home business new era, welcome aboard and good luck!

Are You Open For Business? And How?

by Jon Caldwell

Everyone markets their brand, including Presidential candidates. Whereas in the past, candidates have relied heavily upon volunteers to create a grassroots movement through door-to-door and telephone marketing, the 2008 election has added internet technology and Marketing 2.0 to its repertoire.

Hillary Clinton, for example, has figured out how cleverly created YouTube videos have garnered attention from the younger generation, the ones with the most voting potential. Her Sopranos spoof was viewed over 250,000 times. She got outside of the box of the traditional, stiff campaign format, and braved something new. She's already won many supporters with her campaign, which includes a Web 2.0, user-friendly website, blog included.

Barack Obama, too, understands the value in reaching the technologically savvy demographic. His donation campaign was conducted in part via email. Rather than a contributor sending $20 and never hearing back, the campaign managers cleverly set up a system that allowed people donations to be matched by other donors. Each donor could contact one another and write why they supported Barack. Again, note the interactive character never seen before.

Do you have a large business or personal data base of customers, contacts, clients, and friends and family? Now your can turn your contacts or address book into cash.

Sitting down to write something for your business, whether a press release, newsletter, web page or plain old letter, can be pretty intimidating. You can zing off emails to friends without a second thought, but once it concerns your livelihood - money, in other words - it's easy to find other things to do that suddenly become much more important. Making another cup of tea and seeing if Wikipedia lists the ingredients of Birds Custard*, for instance.

And there's so much bad writing out there! So many websites going on and on and on and on and on about blue-skies solutions, outside the box thinking and stakeholder management. It's sometimes hard to stop yourself from screaming "Get to the point!" before ripping your monitor from its wires and throwing it, and yourself, out the window. And you'd hate to add to all that bad writing, wouldn't you?

Before you start your design for your catalogs, one of the most important decisions you have to make is the paper stock you're going to use. With any luck, you'll be able to select the best kind that would really make a big impact to your target clients.

On the other hand, if you're not sure what to use for your catalog printing, then this article can help you to find the most appropriate paper for your catalogs.

Regardless of the size, color, or even the finishing of your print materials, the kind of paper you're going to choose should depend on the kind of catalog printing piece you're making.

However, for the sake of understanding the different paper stocks that can be utilized for your catalogs, let's see and compare what other kind of paper can be used for other marketing collaterals.

To make sure that you're getting the most appropriate paper choice for your catalogs, discuss with your catalog printer your paper needs. Your printer can even suggest a few suppliers who not only can provide you the kind of paper that you need, but most importantly, the saving you'll have on your overall costs.

Sabtu, 01 Desember 2007

Blue Ocean Strategy . . . The future trend of Business strategy ?

by Zigfred Diaz

I was in Star Bucks Club Ultima this afternoon to talk with a friend regarding a new business that he is planning to start.

One of the things that he mentioned was this unique business strategy that's quite different from what we traditionally learn in business school. According to him, this strategy sorts of deviates from normal business concepts that we hear and read from the usual management gurus. This strategy is called "Blue Ocean Strategy"

I was intrigued by the idea so I did a little bit of research on the subject. Blue Ocean Strategy is a corporate strategy that aims to tap unclaimed markets making competition irrelevant. The strategy is embodied in the book entitled "Blue Ocean Strategy" by Professors W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne and Published by Harvard Business School Press. The authors claim that the Blue Ocean Strategy is a result of several years of study of strategic moves by over 30 industries in a span of 100 years.

In the book, "Blue Ocean" refers to an untapped market, a market wherein there is only little or no competition at all enabling anyone to claim the market for his own since it is not yet too crowded. In contrast, "Red Ocean" refers to a market where competition is very high. The market is considered as very crowded already since almost everybody is producing the same type of service and the same kind of goods.

The Blue Ocean strategy is simply to innovate something; something that makes people gives a higher value for a certain product or service. Since doing this would require additional cost, the cost that is incurred by the value added is reduced by eliminating product or service features that the market does not really care about.

In order that this can be understood well a "local" application must be cited. According to my friend a classic example of how the Blue Ocean Strategy was used here in the Philippines is the strategic moves of the Gokongwei group. As we all know, the Gokongwei group owns Mobile phone company, Sun Cellular and airline Cebu Pacific among other companies.

Since the market for mobile phones has already been saturated by both Smart and Globe, what Sun Cellular did is to create a "new market" by adding value to products already found in existing markets. As a result of this "added" value, (By making sun to sun calls free) a new untapped market was opened. It could be said that Sun Cellular is not competing directly with Globe and Smart but rather they have raised awareness among the people to buy into this "new market." As a result, most people now have two cellular phones or two sim cards in a dual sim phone. In this way Sun Cellular is not "out-performing" Smart and Globe but rather they have created a new market, making competition irrelevant.

In the airline industry, Cebu Pacific has managed to apply the Blue Ocean Strategy by adding "value" to what people really want, which is to "fly." People don't care about a newspaper, a hot meal or a fancily dressed flight stewardess. What people care about is that they can "fly." In order to do this airline fares must go down since this is what people care about. This in a sense allowed Cebu Pacific to tap into the "untapped" market. The existing market is referred to as "customers who can only afford to fly." The untapped market is "every can fly." This is embodied in Cebu Pacfic's advertisement "Now every JUAN can fly" (A play on the words "every juan" = "everyone", with "J" being pronounced as "H", Juan is the "universal" first name of Filipinos just like John is for the Americans) Cebu Pacific has managed to slash down fares by reducing cost on service features that most people do not really care about such as hot meals etc.

Being involved with the International Marketing Group (IMG), I can now clearly see that they have employed the Blue Ocean Strategy in the way they do business. I do not know if they have being doing this consciously or unconsciously. Instead of selling insurance products directly, IMG teaches it's clients and brokers the concepts of financial planning and management. (albeit not in a very organized manner) Product is not given primary importance. The financial broker shows his client his need for financial planning. The financial broker who is well versed in financial planning concepts then introduces products that suits the client needs. The untapped market of financial planning needs by the people is claimed by IMG and the added cost for this value service is compensated by reducing cost with regards to training agents and marketing efforts since IMG works on a model that allows insurance and financial services company to "outsource" their marketing and training. Other insurance companies have already followed this path. The trend now is that insurance agents are now becoming financial planners.

My friend's proposed business has a similar concept but it is something more than financial planning. He wants to introduce a value added service to clients that will enable him to add value to existing service in order to capture "untapped markets" However I could not discuss the details of the plan yet, but I am sure that employing the Blue Ocean Strategy would enable him to succeed in the new business that he is thinking. Perhaps in the proper time I could help him promote his business by writing an article on it, probably when the final details of the plan have been ironed out. However you might want to check out his website at www.premierebusinessinc.com

In Traditional Business strategy we talk about "crushing the competition" whereas in Blue Ocean Strategy we talk about "Creating new markets with little or no competition." Instead of "Strategic Planning" Blue Ocean Strategist resort to "Strategic thinking." Instead of "cutting prices" to capture a market, Blue Ocean Strategy is to add "value" to products and services to claim an untapped market.

I could personally say the Blue Ocean Strategy is a unique strategy. Critiques may say that the Strategy has already existed a long time ago and that principles that are said to be unique to the strategy can be found in other traditional business strategies as well. For me, the critics may just be jealous that they were not the first ones to embody the "strategy" in compact form. The critic's contention are not valid at all since our way of discovering something or learning something is to build upon the knowledge that has been universally accepted by the majority. A new theory is always built upon something that has already been long time accepted as a scientific principle or even theory. (Just like the theory of relativity rest upon the foundations of the principles of thermodynamics, electricity, gravity etc.) Whatever the Critics have to say, the strategy certainly is here to stay and is sure to have an effect on the way future entrepreneurs, managers and leaders will think and do business in the years to come.

Jumat, 30 November 2007

Structure Your Business for Scalability

by Jeremiah Smith

Structuring a business for growth is an extremely important factor when building a business for profit and success. I’ve had years of experience and worked with numerous clients that never structured their business to be scaled up. Any business model can be restructured for scalability at any time, but the sooner the better. I am completely positive that structuring your business for growth is the most strategic, lucrative, and best thing you will ever do.

Entrepreneurs tend to get very excited about new business ideas they have, and they often jump the gun and put those ideas into motion without stepping back and taking the time necessary to map out their journey first. This is a common event in the lives of most entrepreneurs, and not planning out a good route to your goals is dangerous. By not taking the first few steps necessary to structure your business, you set your self up for defeat.

Imagine running into battle and not knowing:

Why you are fighting Who you are fighting How big your competition is When the battle is Where the battles is What you need to bring What you need to do How you are going to win, etc...

Answer the who, what, when, where, why questions about your business and you will know how you are going to structure it.

Who is your customer, and who are you? What will you offer? A service, a product, a combination of the twain? When will you do most of your work? (If you sell donuts, get up early) Where will you conduct most if not all of your business? Why do customers need your product/service?

The more detailed about each of these you can be, the close to determining your meme you will be. Your meme will ultimately tell people who have dealt with you in the past who you are without having to think much about it, eventually this becomes brand recognition. I will have more info about meme and brand recognition for you later.

After you answer these 5 questions in good detail, you will be ready to start structuring your business for growth. The art of a good business is to find a niche, fill it, then replicate the process as much as you can. This is why most businesses start out in one little town, then spread across town, into the next town, city, state, country, and then across the world.

Structuring a business is mentally intensive in the beginning and often requires help from others in order to get extra perspectives. Usually the best thing to do is set aside a series of several afternoons so you can sit down at a table with a computer and tons of paper and pens. Begin researching what experts in your industry are doing, and how they have structured their business. This will immediately eliminate some of the work for you. If you consider someone in your industry an expert and you would like to be right where they are, write down their contact info and hang on to it.

The best place to start structuring your business is a training program. You want to be able to teach someone else how to do exactly what you do so you can hire out. Once you develop a system of training you like, test on someone you know. If you need sales reps, find someone you know that is a sales rep or has had sales experience and ask them if you could simply train them with your system. If they volunteer, after the training give them a quiz to ensure they were trained properly. If they wish to sell for you, give them the first opportunity because later they could be your sales manager handling all the headaches for you but being compensated to do so.

Another important step to structuring your business for growth is to allow your employees to see all of the information about your business. Let them know your plans, thoughts, ideas, expenses, and profits. Along with this comes being fair. You can make twice or three times what anyone under you makes as long as you let them continually make more money or treat them very well and offer opportunities to grow. Let them know about new resources that you consider very valuable reads. If you do this, then your business has no option but to grow.

Understanding good human resources and treating your staff very well is the best thing you can do after your business is structured correctly. You will eventually notice that you have the best sales reps of anyone in your industry or locale. I will also offer more info on human resources and management in a short while.

Right after you develop what you feel is a functional business structure, let it run for a while without any immediate growth so that you can figure out all of the bumps and problems before you have huge contracts and expenses to deal with.

Structuring your business for scalability is the best thing you can do, even if you don’t want it to grow much. In the long run, the job will be much easier if you have strong systems that have been proven functional, and automate your work flow.

Are You Interested To Start Your Home Based Business?

by Alan Lim

There is a lot of way you can work from to start to make money online. One way is to setup your own internet home based business . However you need to choose the right niche market to be successful

Are you interested in starting a internet home based business to start to make money online? However, you are not sure if you can make money online with this work from home ideas that can be found everywhere in the internet. To make matters worse, you are even confused about what internet home based business opportunity you should pursue.

If this sounds like you, rest assured that to make money online is a possibility through the setup of your internet home based business. You don't need to study for years until you can reap rewards. There are sound business concepts that have been taught and proven to be true by some of the most highly successful marketers in the world. What is the top sound principle that will ensure your success to work from home to make money online? It is choosing the right niche market.

You might be wondering what is a niche. A niche is simply a group of people with similar interests and needs. They are very passionate about their topic of interest. Think of a small pond packed with starving fish and you have the bait specific to their needs; they will like what you have to offer the best. This, in essence, is a niche.

Why a niche market? Well, unless you are a huge corporation with bottomless pockets, niche marketing is the way to go. You see most of the large corporations blow off niche markets because they are not trying to make an additional $1000 to $15000 per month like many internet home based business entrepreneurs and other small business owners. They are seeking to make millions per month, which is good for you because you don't have to compete with those companies that have massive marketing budgets. Before you decide which niche market to target for your internet home based business, here are four important points to consider:

1. Is the market easily defined and reachable? Do you know where they hangout? What kind of trade journals or publications do they read? Do they have clubs or are members of particular organizations?

2. Is the market small enough that you will not have tons of competitors, but still large enough for you to make a good profit?

3. Does the market have the money to spend?

4. Does the group have an insane passion for their hobby or topic of interest? Do they eat, sleep, and breathe their hobby? Are they constantly seeking more information related to their subject?

Doing research related to these questions will help you pick the perfect niche market for your internet home based business.

As you think about starting a internet home based business and what market to target, follow the above suggestions and you will be way ahead of many other internet home based business opportunity seekers who want to start a work from home business to make money online.

Having say that, start taking actions. Visit my website to see how you can work from home to setup your own internet home based business to start to make money online.

Sabtu, 24 November 2007

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Keys to Profiting From Network Marking - Building Strong Teams

by Eric Melanson

Profiting from network marketing programs proves to be a difficult task for most internet marketers. Most network marketers would agree that two of the most challenging tasks when building a downline is retention and performance of their team. So, what can team members do to confront these challenges?

Choosing the Right Program

The first step in building an effective team actually starts before the marketing begins. Choosing the right program to promote. With the many number of network marketing programs on the internet, how do you choose the right one? Some of the key factors in finding a program that will, later on, help retain and motivate your downline include programs that have effective training as well as popular and promotable products that will actually sell. Avoid programs that charge monthly fees and offer nothing in return. Also, look for programs that have been in business for a long time, and already have large numbers of members. There is a reason these people have stuck with this program and their downlines continue to multiply.

Keys to Building Downlines that Grow

Duplication is essential in building a large team and making serious money on the internet. This can be a very difficult process since most of the people in your downline will be new to internet marketing or have failed in another program. So how can you effectively confront this challenge? Learn from the experts. Some of the most effective network marketers offer continuous training and support for their team. Knowing that there is a real person to help your team on their journey will keep your downline motivated and effective. Continuous communication is necessary to help guide and train your team.

Here are a few ideas that have proven to be effective:

# First and foremost send everyone on your team an email, ideally within 24 hours of them signing up, welcoming them to your team and offering your support. Members are likely to stay on your team if they know that you are there to help. Be sure, as well, to reply in a timely fashion to their questions when they do ask them. A responsive team leader is essential in network marketing.

# Set up a website to offer training to supplement the training the program that you are promoting offers. Most network marketing programs offer training that is very general and difficult for the beginning marketer to use to become effective. Offer specific resources for marketing tasks, as well as setting up a marketing schedule each day. If today's task is to build a linking campaign, offer how to find sites to link to, suggestions on how to write the copy for the link and a few big link directories to get them on their way. This is also a perfect time to suggest that if they don't have time to do it themselves there are other companies that will provide this service for them, and offer your affiliate links to those sites. Not only have you given them valuable marketing information, but have also made a few dollars on a commission if they decide to purchase your recommended products.

# Add your team members to your auto responder and send them training tips via email. Publish a weekly newsletter that not only trains your team members, but recognizes their achievements. Everyone loves to be recognized for doing a great job, and seeing others succeed will let those that are not as successful know that there are people that are making money from the program, and not to give up. Most people quit because that just don't believe that it is possible to make money from their current program.

# Setup a weekly or monthly conference call. For most of the same reasons as setting up your newsletter, but the interactivity of a phone call will allow members to ask questions and get them through some of their challenges. It will also give team members an opportunity to discuss what is working, what isn't working, and share their success stories. Again, motivating team members that may currently be struggling.

# Another way to motivate your downline is to offer incentives or contests. Referral contests are common on the internet, and there is a reason why. People love competition, and they love free things. Different things motivate different people, so the right incentive is crucial. Listen to your team and offer incentives that motivate.

While these are just a few examples of methods that have been effective, the best way to discover what works for your team is to listen. Listen to their challenges and help them overcome them. Offer this training to the rest of the team, so everyone can learn together from the teams challenges as well as their successes. The key to any effective team is to realize that they are team and together they can be successful.

5 Tips On Starting An Online Home Business

by Sandra Davidson
Many folks dream of having their own online home business, working the hours that are convenient to them, answering to no one and having all the free time they want in order to spend all that money they are going to earn. Starting a home online business can wind up being rewarding, but not as easy as many people may believe and there are five things you will need to consider before making the plunge.

Tip #1. You will have to establish a work time schedule. The myth of working whatever hours you choose is one of the biggest attractions to starting an online home business, but not scheduling a set number of hours in which to do the work is an invitation to fail. The time you schedule does not have to be the same as traditional business hours since your online business is open all day, every day. They can be any hours you choose, but there needs to be a set number of hours dedicated to the business every day.

The thought of working in your pajamas is another selling point to many home businesses, especially those based on the internet, but realistically offering a professional service requires a professional attitude and, realistically, how professional can you be in your pajamas. Maybe you can trade in the suit and tie for t-shirt and jeans, but being ready for an online home business should not be any different than getting ready for a traditional job.

Tip #2. Establish an area in the home in which you will work. Whether it is a spare bedroom transformed into an office or a section of the kitchen carved into a home office is irrelevant. What matters is that you, as well as the rest of the family understand that this is your place of employment. Interruptions and conflicts are not appreciated nor will they be tolerated.

Tip #3. Establish an online presence for your business. Many who work an online home business do not see the need for having their own website, especially if the business provides one for free. Understand that with marketing, having your own online presence can direct traffic directly to you and not one of possibly thousands of other websites offering the same type of service or product as you offer.

Tip #4. You will need to let others know about the services you offer and the easiest and possibly most cost-effective way to do this is through networking. When many working an online home business hear the term networking, a shiver goes up their spine. Forget for a moment about online network marketing and think about all the networking you are already involved with. If you belong to a social or professional organization, you are networking.

Tip #5. You are the best selling item in your inventory. Whether selling a service or a product the first things potential customers will see is you. Being able to sell yourself to others is a huge step in building a successful online home business.

Achieve Success By Making The Right Choice In A Home Business

by William F. Furlae
Would starting a home business without an advertising plan be a smart choice? There is only one answer to this question and that is no.

There are, and will always be the naysayers who live out there - the ones that try to make you believe that you won't be successful with any home business. They make unsubstantiated claims that a home business solution is a scam or that working from the comfort of your home is not real. However, the number of home based businesses grows daily and there are plenty of people who are earning money.

Some, if not most people have views on a home based business that are incorrect. The naysayers out there claim they are scams or multi-level schemes that will eventually fail. These people, most often have been involved with a business in the past and the outcome was not as they expected.

When you start your investigation about any home business your first thought should be about how it will affect your life in a positive way. Making money shouldn't be your only goal. If you are passionate about what you do, the money will come.

The less you get involved with the home business that you choose, the less success you will have. It is wise to partner with a business, or a group or at team that will be there to support you in your efforts starting form day 1.

Choose something that people will enjoy. An example might be a vacation club where you can either sell retail or membership packages to destinations around the world.

How To Find A Profitable Online Business

by Greg Culver
Many people are now looking to find an effective money making strategy online. You may ask, where do I start looking for the one opportunity to develop a serious home based business that is effective and legitimate? Most times, people are looking for their own business, not just working for somebody else online. There are a few things to consider, whether you are an experienced entrepreneur or a newbie who knows very little about this whole process of online marketing. There are skills that you need to know and there are many, many options available that you will need to sort through, so that you choose a business that you feel is right for you and offers the support and assistance to get you up and running very quickly. Remember that there will be start up costs, every serious and real business will have these.

The whole idea of an online business is to create a residual income that is going to pay you over and over 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. If you are able to duplicate this process and set up multiple streams then you have a winner. This is only possible to be automatically with a system. Systems work - people fail! What does this mean? Well, it means that the use of an effective system online to make money doesn't need the intervention of a human. Humans tend to distort things with emotion. Emotion means people will make any number of different decisions that will ultimately ruin the system. So, you must find a system that shows you how to set up your income making stream, put it in place and let it run on auto pilot. Let the system work for you and then all you need to do is drive the traffic to it and let it do it's job. You see, you need to work smart, not hard, so that you don't become a slave to your computer.

Money making ideas abound online, and can be quite fun. However, which one to choose? Look for experienced entrepreneurs who are very successful and can prove their success. There are quite a few online that you can trust. John Reese, Mark Joyner, Mike Filsiame and Ty Coughlin. Well, this article is going to make your job a lot easier, because I'm going to alert you to one of the most amazing and legitimate online businesses that is developing at a rate of knots and filling people's pockets with cash. The system is called The Reverse Funnel System and it is by far the most amazing automated money making business available to you today. Well, why is it so good? Why should you believe me? This is an easy one to answer, because it is entirely up to you to decide once you've clicked through and read all about the system.

Here are some characteristics of the Reverse Funnel System that make it an absolute no brainer that you can plug into right away and start earning cash:

1. very simple and easy to use 2. fully automated with an amazing backend support system 3. ethical business in a 7 trillion dollar a year industry 4. huge payout commissions that duplicate over and over 5. no cold calling or having to close sales 6. work with like minded people who are positive and strive for success 7. this system will give you a lifestyle like no other if you use it properly 8. industry professionals are there to assist you 9. unlimited training videos and support 10. unlimited earning potential

Remember, massive action means massive results, so you will need to remember that you will be required to work on your business, but if you're consistently working on a daily basis for a couple of hours then you will succeed.


by C.J. Hayden, MCC

Meeting new people in person is still one of the best ways to market your services. If you
do a good job at this, you will quickly end up with a desk drawer filled with business
cards. But then what do you do with them?

Timely and consistent follow-up is the key to successful marketing. Meeting someone
once is rarely enough to bring you business -- repeated contacts are what do the trick.
You always want to follow up with prospective customers, of course, but you should also
follow up with potential referral sources.

A good referral source is someone who interacts with your desired customers on a regular
basis. For example, as a business coach who works with many start-ups, I look for
referrals from accountants, attorneys, career counselors, and people who teach small
business classes.

There are three avenues you might choose to follow up with people you have met: by
phone, by mail, or in person. Let's look at the uses of each one.

With prospective customers, you can phone them to see how interested they are in what
you do and try to set up a meeting. The meeting might be in person or by phone,
depending on the nature of your business. You can mail them a marketing letter, or a
brochure with a personal note. You could also call or write to refer them to your web site
or invite them to your next presentation.

The most effective way to contact prospects is usually call-mail-call. Call first to develop
interest, and if you can't reach them to set up a meeting on the first try, send them
something by mail or e-mail. Then call again to see if they are ready to take the next step.

If someone is a potential referral source rather than a prospect, your best approach is to
establish a reciprocal relationship. You might call to begin getting acquainted, exchange
information about yourselves by mail, or arrange to meet in person to find out more about
each other's work.

It is completely appropriate to call another business person you have met and say, "I
think we might be serving the same type of customers; could we get to know each other
better so maybe we could exchange referrals?" Another easy and friendly way to follow
up with anyone you meet is to send a handwritten "nice to meet you" note with only your
card enclosed.

Be careful when making contact by fax or e-mail. Many people are offended by faxes or
e-mail messages that are essentially generic marketing letters. It's more advisable to use
these media as tools to communicate more personally with people you have already
opened a dialogue with. If you choose to fax or e-mail someone who isn’t expecting to
hear from you, be sure to personalize what you write for each prospect.

After your initial contact, think of ways to keep in touch on a regular basis. Call to see
how people are doing, or to tell them what's new with you. Send a note with a clipping or
cartoon, or e-mail a link to an interesting web site. Don't forward jokes or inspirational
stories, though, unless you know for sure the recipient will appreciate them.

To follow up in person, schedule lunch or coffee, or invite your contacts to an upcoming
event you plan to attend. Once you have a large follow-up list, consider a regular
newsletter, ezine, or postcard mailing.

To manage your follow-up activities, you need a contact management system. When your
list is short, you can use a notebook or 3 x 5 cards. You will quickly outgrow a manual
system, however. By the time you reach 200 contacts or so, you'll be ready to graduate to
a computerized system designed for contact management, such as Microsoft Outlook or

However you choose to keep track of your contacts, the important thing is to stay
organized. Always have one central place where you record who you meet, what contact
you have had so far, and when it will be time to follow up next.

If a business card you have collected doesn't belong to a prospective customer or referral
source, throw it away. There's no point in keeping the card of someone you don't plan to
follow up with.

C.J. Hayden is the author of Get Clients Now! Thousands of business owners
and salespeople have used her simple sales and marketing system to double or
triple their income. Get a free copy of "Five Secrets to Finding All the
Clients You'll Ever Need" at http://www.getclientsnow.com

Jumat, 23 November 2007

Online Home Based Business

by Michael Comeau

People in droves are looking to the Internet to either learn how to start their own Home Based Business or they have done the math and have realized how lucrative it is and want to start today.

One can see this by the words searched for on a daily basis such as online home based business, top home based business, income opportunity home based business, home Internet based business opportunity, work at home based business opportunity, home based mlm business opportunity, free home based business and home Internet based business opportunity. This just a few of the thousands of searches made daily.

The Internet is a perfect choice for achieving their business goals, because there is no better way to reach millions of people on a regular basis. Currently the Internet is not taxed in any way and lets hope it stays that way for a long time.

In addition the startup cost is minimal for an online web based company. Nowhere else could you get a business going that cost so little and reach so many people. The American Dream is being lived by many people in many countries because of this.

My suggestion is to either use a website like mine, but not necessarily mine, that has researched and eliminated the companies that will only waste both time and money or spend many hours doing the research yourself. I cannot tell you how important the research is.

While I and others offer many different types of home based business and work at home opportunities I am focusing today on a Online Web Site Business.

Once you have selected a home-based business that you wish to start you will need to look at the following areas:

1. Web Site development (If you are going to have an online website)

2. Companies and products that you will offer on your site.

3. Marketing your website (Getting people to visit to your site).

4. Monitoring and revising your site on a real time basis.

Today I am going to focus on real time changes that need to be made on your website.

Some of you may have the necessary skill set required to develop & maintain, market and modify an online web site I did not.

When reviewing and selecting companies that you wish to partner with, you will need to evaluate the following areas.

1. What Countries will the particular company offer product and services to?

2. How often do they update companies that they deal with? Many times the companies you deal with will serve as a middleman for many offers.

3. What type of refund process do they have in place for you visitors?

4. What types of guarantee, if any, will they offer you visitors?

These are just a few of the areas that need to be considered, but you can see that if you can get a company (middleman) that has offers Internationally it will serve you best and minimize you efforts on a weekly basis. Either way it does not take much time. There are not that many changes especially if you do like I did and not reinvent the wheel. I followed a success proven system, whereby all of this was pretty much figured out for me.

Please feel free to read more of this article by visiting my link in the resource box below. I always enjoy getting emails pertaining to my articles or my site. Your feedback is important to me.

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Support And Resistance and Forex Trading

by Kenneth Aikens

A powerful way to start your forex trading career is to start trading the forex market knowing the proper way to interpret technical indicators. Indeed, all successful currency traders who utilize technical analysis are able to consistently read their chosen indicators accurately. One indicator that is popular among forex traders is support and resistance. What is support and resistance? Let's find out.

Support and Resistance is the foundation of most of the top trading systems. Support and resistance levels represent pauses in the trend when investors reconsider all information. The idea of support and resistance is vital to understanding and interpreting the forex market. Support and resistance are basically price bands where the price will probably stop falling or rising respectively. Support and resistance are created because price has memory. Support and resistance are by far the most important forex trading technical indicator you will ever find, and the best forex trading option if you want to be on the right side of the market.

Support and resistance are like a floor and ceiling, with prices contained between them. Support like resistance is rarely a precise price; it is more often a relatively contained price range, frequently in the vicinity of past technical patterns. Support and resistance levels on bar and candlestick charts are a major component in the study of technical analysis. Support and resistance come in all varieties and strengths. The length of time that a support or resistance level exists helps to determine the strength or weakness of that level. When a level of support or resistance is penetrated, price tends to thrust forward sharply as the crowd notices the breakout and jumps in to buy or sell. When a level is penetrated but does not attract a crowd of buyers or sellers, it often falls back below the previous support or resistance.


Support is defined as a price level below which it is supposedly difficult for a currency pair or market to fall. Additionally it is a price level at which a currency pair or other security stops falling at least temporarily, hence the name. Support represents the level at which buying pressure is strong enough to absorb and overcome selling pressure. Support defines that level where buyers are strong enough to keep price from falling further. Support lines turn into resistance and resistance lines turn into support.


Resistance is the opposite of support and represents a price level or area over the market where selling pressure overcomes buying pressure and a price advance is turned back. Resistance defines that level where sellers are too strong to allow prices to raise further. By the time the price reaches the resistance level, it is believed that supply will overcome demand and prevent the price from rising above resistance.

So we have learned that: Understanding the concept and significance of support and resistance is important for profitable forex trading. One aspect of its unique quality is that support and resistance is defined as an area or a zone not a single price level. One of the basic precepts of support and resistance is that once a support level is violated it becomes a likely new resistance level and when a resistance level is penetrated it becomes a new support level.

And there you have it. support and resistance in a nutshell. Research support and resistance. Open up a demo currency trading account and practice forex trading using support and resistance. Once you master using this indicator in conjunction with others you will be on your way to being a successful forex trader.

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Small Business Loan Solutions

by Lee Kendrick

Statistics show that 94.7% of all small business owners feel their only financial resources are their local banks or personal credit cards... even though their local banks often require them to pledge their personal homes & land as collateral.

Here are some tips that can save your business, regardless of your personal credit history.

First of all, getting approved for a small business loan is definitely easier than getting personal loans... regardless of your personal credit scores. Additionally, getting the right types of corporate credit is absolutely critical: if you want to protect your personal assets, minimize the risk of a personal lawsuit affecting your business, and to your ability to weather the economic changes that happen overnight.

All business owners must be much more proactive about developing relationships with the right types of lending institutions. You usually want to start your application process with out-of-state, national lenders... not your local or regional banking institutions. National lenders typically won't require a personal guarantee or your social security number.

I've attached a basic roadmap you'll need to follow, if you need a small business startup loan, a business debt consolidation loan, a bad credit business loan, or a government business loan.

Ultimately, you need to find a competent professional that can help you navigate through the process of building a strong corporate credit rating.

Finding a competent business loan expert will give you a head start on your competition & also let you focus on running your day-to-day activities... instead of dealing with the hassles of establishing a strong business credit rating. An excellent business credit score can help your company's image, overnight.

You need to prepare yourself with these very basic questions, before you apply for any business credit.

1. How is your business structured? Is it a sole proprietorship, C-corporation, S-Corporation, Limited-Liability Corporation (LLC), Partnership, or Trust?

2. How long has your business been recognized by your State & Local government?

3. Has your company ever had derogatory information reported against it to either of the two (2) most popular business credit reporting agencies, Dun & Bradstreet or Experian?

4. Are your company permits, licenses and registrations current?

5. Does your business have a physical address, or are you trying to use a U.S. Post Office Box instead?

6. Is your business telephone number recognized by directory assistance?

7. Are your incoming telephone calls professionally answered in your business name?

8. Have you established a business checking account?

9. Have you registered & asked for an Employer Identification Number (also known as an EIN) from the IRS?

If your answer to the first question was a sole proprietorship, partnership or trust; I urge you to re-establish your company as a corporation or LLC. I'm not going to provide you with legal advice, but many CPAs and attorneys highly recommend LLCs (Limited Liability Corporations) as a way of protecting your personal assets & estate... in the event of any lawsuits being filed against your company.

As a sole proprietor, your personal assets are at direct risk of seizure or forfeiture when faced with most types of legal action. Additionally, if you are applying for business loans in a corporation's name... most lending institutions will not require you to provide any personal guarantee!

A corporation can still face difficulties applying for business credit, if it has been in business less than 2 years or had previous credit problems reported against it. Here are some ways to fix these problems.

- Purchasing a "shelf corporation" or "aged corporation" that's been in good standing with your State government (for longer than 2 years) can drastically improve your chances for small business loan approval.

- You can attempt to repair your business credit rating by writing dispute letters to Experian or Dun & Bradstreet, which isn't always possible.

- Some corporate credit experts will help you find, select & purchase an established "shelf" or "aged" corporation, some of which already have strong credit ratings established... saving you alot of hassles!

I cannot stress this enough... you MUST have a physical address (not a PO Box) if you want to establish a solid business credit rating. The same thing is said for telephone numbers & the way incoming phone calls are handled. Would you lend money to a company that does not appear to have a physical address or documented telephone number?

And, don't forget to always keep your small business permits, licenses & registrations current... and always keep copies of these documents in case a potential lender asks for this information.

Business checking accounts are a must. Again, this proves stability to your potential lenders. Here are a couple of tips for you, in case you've had any checking accounts closed by a financial institution. Pay off the outstanding balance (if any) that's being reported by the bank, or open a checking account at a bank or credit union that doesn't use the ChexSystems credit reporting system. Most credit unions don't use ChexSystems, and you can always find a list of banking institutions in your area that don't use ChexSystems... by simply doing a search on Google, Yahoo or MSN.

Small business credit ratings are tracked using your business name, business address and employer identification number (EIN). You can apply for & receive an EIN at the IRS's website (irs.gov). You can also call the IRS, but be prepared for long waits.

Then you'll want to obtain a D-U-N-S number from Dun & Bradstreet, the largest business credit reporting agency. You can apply for this without any fees at Dun & Bradstreet's website (dnb.com), and you'll usually receive this number within thirty (30) days. Do not apply for this number until you've prepared your self thoroughly, because any information you give to them... goes into your credit file... permanently.

After you've obtained your D-U-N-S number, you're probably ready to start establishing some vendor credit. Vendor credit is where many business owners start establishing business credit ratings. Simply go to staples.com, officemax.com or officedepot.com to get started. Then, you'll also need to fax your business telephone bill & the credit application to them... on your business letterhead (which you can create using your favorite word processing software if you don't have expensive stationery). They usually don't require any personal guarantees (if you've followed the outline above), and you'll usually receive a starting credit line of $750.

This is critical & I repeat... critical! Always pay your invoices before the grace periods begin... especially on unsecured credit cards or vendor credit lines. Dun & Bradstreet will lower your credit score for every day a creditor reports your bill as unpaid while you're within your grace period. Whereas, personal credit scores are not lowered unless you are 30+ days past your due date.

Dun & Bradstreet reports what's known as a Paydex score (your corporate credit score), and a score of 80 is very good... with 100 being the highest score you can achieve. Your Paydex score is issued once you've established a known vendor/credit relationship with at least five (5) creditors.

There are shortcuts that will help you get much more than $750 alot faster. When using a business credit expert, most small business owners (even startups) can be approved for vendor credit lines of $25,000-$50,000 and open credit lines of $50,000, $250,000, $500,000 or more... in as little as 45-60 days... by using their knowledge of the application process & "shelf" corporations.

Now, it's your choice. Are you going to go against the grain & try to establish business credit on your own (which could prove costly to your business health, growth & survival)? Or, will you choose to utilize a corporate credit expert... allowing you to remain focused on your daily business needs?

Most business owners make the mistake of trying to do this on their own... usually trying to find grants, investor "angel" money, or falling back onto the "personal credit card sword". Don't be a casualty like the rest. Learn more about how you can use the tools that informed, educated millionaire businessmen have used for years.

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3 Ways to guarantee Success in your Coastal Vacation Business

by Allan Nielsen

There are a lot of people who want to start their own business from home. There are a lot of business opportunities that you can choose to do when you start your own home business. One of the best ones online is the Coastal Vacations Business. Everyone likes to travel and everyone wants to take at least one Coastal Vacation in their life time. So there is no shortage of customers. However, having a successful Coastal Vacations Business is harder than it looks. There are three ways that you can guarantee your success in this business opportunity.

One: Use the training and the help that the Coastal Vacations Business offers you. They have training and marketing set up to help you succeed. They also have a call center and other business tools that you can use and need to use for your business. By letting this business opportunity help you, you will be able to be the success that you want to be.

Two: Take advantage of the call center that is provided for you by Coastal Vacations Business. They have people who have been trained to sell. You need to learn how to market your business and find customers. You will have to learn how to sell so that you can be really successful but not as much as you would with another business opportunity. Their call center will be a big asset for your business. Three: One of the biggest things that you need to know in order to guarantee your success with the Coastal Vacations Business is that it will be hard work. You will not be able to be successful if you are not willing to work your business as a business. You have to find the customers so that the call center will be able to sell for you. No business opportunity will just do it all for you. So you have to work your business if you are going to be successful with it.

There are other ways that you can be a success with your Coastal Vacations business. These are the most three important ways. You have to be willing and able to be taught and to work hard to make your business a success. The Coastal Vacations business opportunity is one of the best ones online, so why not check it out for yourself? You have nothing to lose and maybe everything to gain.

Avoiding Marketing Mistakes Allows You To Earn More Money

by Paul LaDouceur

An on-fire marketing campaign is a wonderful thing. Your advertising not only connects with the people you want it to, but it also begins to create a rolling effect across the internet that cannot be stopped.

Sales come in at a nice pace. Profits mount as you quietly chuckle thinking how little you spent on marketing. Suddenly, moving your company forward doesn't seem hard at all. Unfortunately, marketing rarely works that easily, at least at first.

Here are the top 3 ways to avoid these common mistakes.

Mistake #1: Your marketing gets lost in the crowd. Each of us gets bombarded by thousands of advertising messages every day. From magazines, to radio ads, to a TV talking in the background, to the flier left on your front door, the daily ad barrage continues.

Mistake #2: Marketing, at times, targets an audience that is too large. Before you can address the specific nees of a consume, you have to focus on the groups of people your promotion is trying to reach.

Mistake #3: An person's or companies ad budget is not managed correctly from the beginning. Sometimes all their apples are put into one basket and the entire budget is spent at the beginning.

What we are trying to say in layman's terms is, "Be specific and repeat what works over and over again.

Any home business owner can do well by simply following these guidelines. Global Resorts Network for example has partnered with Team Central which is allowing people to get into a Travel Business and make money from home without the need to advertise.

How The Government Can Help You To Start Your Business

by Simon Soeters

When starting your business you can use all the help you can get, and the federal government can be a great source for assistance. You may wonder in what ways they can help you to get started. Here are three areas the government offers help in getting your new business off the ground. You need money to start your business and the government can help you get the cash you need in two ways. First option offered would be a loan. The government has hundreds of millions of dollars in government funding set up for small business and entrepreneurs. There are loans created specifically for low-income businesses, handicapped individuals, military veterans and more. The second option for funds would be one of the fifteen hundred grants that are available through fifty-two government agencies The grants are separated and grouped by state and business category. Such categories include but are not limited to agriculture, general business and real estate. You can also find grant money for research and development of your business. Many of these grants start at five thousand dollars and can end in the six figures. Best of all these do not have to be paid back. It's like receiving free money. Take this note: this is about US. Maybe in your coutry it is different. So you know that money can be found, but what about other assistance. The government has this covered also. They offer assistance for small business expansion, development and renovation. There are fifteen hundred government sources to provide the needed assistance for small businesses. A place to start looking for this information would be the SBA, or small business administration office. You can find this in your phone book, online or the help desk at your local library. Through the government you can receive counseling, training to improve skills to help manage and operate your business. There are some forms and guidelines that are to be completed. For some examples of these forms and more detailed information you can read source books on finding government as well as private foundations. These books can be found at your local library also. Money and assistance are no longer a concern. Lastly the government offers advisory services to you. These services will assist you in improving your management skills and labor management relations. This is very important knowledge when beginning business. There is so much the federal government can do to help you get your business up and running. It's just a matter of taking the time to find your local sources and get the process started. Be sure to take advantage of these offers. It's not everyday someone will hand you free money that will go to making yourself more money. So don't wait any longer, get the process started and you'll be well on your way to a flourishing, successful business.