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Check-list for starting your own business
Owning a business is the dream of many Americans ... starting that business converts your dream into reality. But there is a gap between your dream and reality that can only be filled with careful planning. As a business owner, you will need a plan to avoid pitfalls, to achieve your goals and to build a profitable business…
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How to Grow Your Small Business - 10 Tips
Be courteous, but firm with customers. Most small businesses do not have the cash flow that allows the luxury of providing lines of credit to their customers. Track accounts receivables closely, and follow-up on past due accounts…
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Tax Tips For the Self Employed
How can you save tax when you are self-employed? There is probably less potential for tax planning to reduce your tax bill than if you run a limited company but that is not to say that it cannot be done. This article suggests four practical ways for the self-employed to start saving tax…
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Are You an Entrepreneur Like Christopher Columbus?
Christopher Columbus was an explorer and an adventurer, but today he would simply be called an entrepreneur. Let's step back in time and take a look at Columbus through the eyes of today's entrepreneurs and start-ups. Is the start-up funding climate really any different now?…
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How to Generate Ideas: 5 Ways
This article will teach you fun and effective techniques that will assist you in being able to unleash your creative potential…
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10 Startup Mistakes
Many startup ideas fail to ever be launched and many, many fail within the first year or two. In most cases, the failure has nothing to do with the business idea, but how the business side is handled. The business of entrepreneurship is business first, then operations (what your business actually does). The Top Ten startup mistakes that lead to ultimate failure are…
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How to Manage Your Online Reputation
A company's reputation is often critical to that company's success. The anonymity and vastness of the Internet makes managing a reputation much more difficult than it once was. Businesses must be proactive about protecting their brands and reputations…
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How to Create Professional PowerPoint Presentations
Presentations are an integral and important part of any business. Whether designed for training purposes, introducing new products, or discussing corporate hierarchy, PowerPoint presentations serve a valuable purpose in both the business world and in the educational fields. In order to maximize a presentation's impact, it needs to be polished and well executed. The following tips can aid you in taking your PowerPoint presentation to the next level…
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12 Tips for Effective E-mail Communications
Most people do not send effective email messages. I know. I spend a lot of time analyzing email messages for clients, and measuring and tracking their effectiveness. Whether you send large email newsletters or just use email to communicate with friends, colleagues and customers, following these strategies will make your email more effective. So, here's my list, compiled and crafted from years of experience and analysis of millions of messages…
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10 Time Management Tips
Managing your time and using it wisely is a journey, and not something that can be easily mastered overnight. Implementing a plan will help, but it is not going to be a sure cure. Time management requires a significant amount of self-discipline…
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How to start an online business in the USA - questions and answers
SCORE counselor and small business owner Victoria M. Parham will host the February-2008 Web chat on "Entrepreneurship: The Essentials for Starting an Online Virtual Business."…
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Small Business in the USA - Statistics
The Office of Advocacy defines a small business for research purposes as an independent business having fewer than 500 employees. Firms wishing to be designated small businesses for government programs such as contracting must meet size standards speci?ed by the U.S. Small Business Administra- tion (SBA) Office of Size Standards…
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6 Ways to Maximize Startup Success: Hire an Employee from Day One
Important reasons about hiring an employee for your healthcare practice from day one…
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Steps to Starting Your Own Business
Thinking of starting a business? My hat is off to you, and I hope that this blog can provide resources for you to get started. Since my retirement from industry six years ago, I have been a SCORE volunteer (Service Corps of Retired Executives). Over these years I have met many clients who dream of starting their own business…
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Wikipedia about freelancing
A freelancer, freelance worker, or freelance is a person who pursues a profession without a long-term commitment to any one employer. The term "freelance" was first coined by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) in his well-known historical romance Ivanhoe to describe a "medieval mercenary warrior" (or "free-lance"). The phrase later transitioned to a figurative noun around the 1860s and was then officially recognized as a verb in 1903 by various authorities in etymology such as the Oxford English Dictionary…
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How To Guru-Proof Yourself Against Big Product Launches
Even for those of us who have been dabbling in the Internet marketing arena for a decade or more, all these latest frenzied "Info-Product Launches" are downright scary. In recent months it is not only the product launches themselves that have become a little frightening, but also the rate at which these product launches keep bombarding all of us in the marketing world…
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Practical Self Employed Tax Tips
Being Self Employed in the UK carries with it responsibility to sort out your own tax affairs, the first tax tip is to maintain good records of the business income and expenses to minimise tax liability. With tax rates of up to 40%, tax is an essential area to achieve a degree of competence. DIY Accounting produces both Accounting Software templates and Payroll Software templates that ease the record keeping…
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Career Success - Building Your Personal Success Brand
Successful professionals know skills and talent are not enough. It's all about visibility, credibility, strategic positioning, and self-marketing. In other words, in today's competitive workplace, it's a "brand you" day…
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Financial Freedom? Here's The Only Real Question
The only way to take control of your life, raise your standard of living and move beyond merely surviving is to create your own unique product or service that you offer to increasing numbers of people in exchange for the things of value that you desire. This simple formula applies to countries as well as people…
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Have your own home business and keep up with your family commitments
When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them that I am a mother of a two year old child and have my own e-business. Living in an enviornment where the home business concept is very uncommon, I generally get these reactions; “that’s great”, “it’s nice to be your own boss and have time for the family at the same time” and “you must lead a great life”…
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Picking The Ideal Location For Your Home Office
Choosing the ideal location for your home office isn't always as easy as some people may think. As a matter of fact it can be one of the toughest decisions to make in the early stages of your business. Most homes are already quite limited in the amount of space they have. Trying, then, to fit a home office into this limited space can make matters more complicated than you may have ever considered…
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Money on Demand: New Revenue Streams for Online Content Publishers
Every day, new and exciting ways of making money are emerging on the internet. Many create opportunities for you and I that didn't exist even a few years ago. With a bit of creativity and entrepreneurial enthusiasm, you can create many additional revenue streams to maximise the profit from your content website…
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How To Write A Startup Business Plan
Why do you need to write a business plan? There are a number of reasons. Writing a plan dramatically increases your chances of success as an entrepreneur. Here are just a few reasons why you would want to write a business plan…
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Are Your Rates Right? Step-by-step Guide To Setting Your Prices
One of the most difficult things to establish when you’re setting up any kind of service business is how much to charge for your time. Get this right and you should have plenty of customers and a business that pays you well. Get this wrong and your new business may never get off the ground…
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10 Ways Outsourcing Can Help Grow Your Business
Outsourcing is when you hire outside professionals or services to take on part of your business workload. You may want to outsource part of your work because you don't have the room, you need an expert, you have periodic busy periods, or you need more production to get orders out on time, etc. The following are ten ways outsourcing can save your business time and money…
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Top 10 Secrets Of Outrageously Successful Business Owners
Are you struggling to make a profit? Are you challenged in reaching your next success level? Would just like to reach your desired business goals faster? Then “THE TOP 10 SECRETS OF OUTRAGEOUSLY SUCCESSFUL ENTERPRISES” is a *must* for you. These business secrets are the *BEST OF THE BEST.* These secrets were not gotten from a book or seminar…
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Avoiding Common Work At Home Scams
Scammers are getting more creative every day, coming up with new schemes to get your money (or sensitive information). Knowledge is power! By educating yourself on the common scams and keeping aware about new ones, you can stop the scammers in their tracks. Remember, if no one fell for their tactics, they would be out of business…
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Your Own Web Based Home Business
Tired of working the nine-to-five job? Tired of your boss? Tired of working to make someone else rich? Want to work at home so you can be with your family more? Do you like the Internet?…
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What Do Your Business Emails Reveal About You?
I am a huge fan of email. In fact, if you do business with me the bulk of our communication will not be through the telephone, but via email. Email is quick. Email is convenient. Email takes less time than long-winded telephone conversations…
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Organizational Tips For Internet Home Based Business Success
Starting from the Fundamentals and doing it right, often builds confidence and motivates us to reach our goal much sooner and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Similarly as an Internet Home Based Business Entrepreneur, there are certain Fundamental steps you should take and organize your daily work schedule to succeed…
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Home Business - How to Find One That Works
If you’ve done any inquiring about a viable home business, you’ve no doubt found your mailbox and email inbox overflowing with various offers. The numbers seem literally endless. A search for “home business” on Google alone will turn up about 2.44 billion (that’s “billion” with a “B”) hits…
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How to Stop Leaving Money on the Table and Get Paid Your Worth — Every Time!
In this Special Report you’ll learn how to negotiate more effectively so you can add hundreds of dollars — or even thousands — to your income this year.
Most freelancers hate to negotiate. Some are even so bad at the money end that they don’t invoice, leaving the paper trail up to the client…

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Home Based Business - Organize for Success
Running your own home based internet business is a piece of cake. Right? Well maybe, maybe not. It certainly can be. However, all too often the exact opposite is closer to the reality for many eager home based business owners…
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The Top 10 Ways To Grow Your Small Business
I started my company (EMJ) from the trunk of my car (and it was a small trunk so that’s a small business). I grew EMJ to $375,000,000 in sales prior to selling it to SYNNEX. I am now CEO of a $1 billion business…
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Have You Created an Impossible Business?
It's easy to think that any business can be successful if you work hard enough, but there are many situations where this just isn't so. Unless you do the math to prove or disprove your assumptions, you may be creating a business that can never succeed…
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What Makes A Successful Home Business Entrepreneur?
Studies have shown that successful entrepreneurs and home business owners possess the following characteristics. Do you?…
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Do you want it all for free?
I warn you now, I am in 'rant-mode' for this article! :-)
It all started earlier in the week when a colleague posted a message on my forum relating to a refund request that he had received. In a nutshell, his customer had purchased an eBook (a technical eBook - nothing to do with Internet marketing etc) for Ј9 (about $15) and then complained that he had already found much of the information contained within on my colleague's website and within his forum…
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Are YOU Right For A Home-Based Business?
The internet is loaded with all sorts of ways for you to work from home. You will consider many options, finding the right fit for your personality and goals. But first, you have to take a look at yourself. Do you have what it takes to run a successful business from home? How do you know if YOU are cut-out to be "The Boss"?…
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You Want To Know How? This Is How...
You know, starting an online home business is all about learning. It never ends, if you do it right. Things change, new and innovative ideas appear that replace old ones. You better get used to this now, if you want long-term success on the internet…
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How To Succeed At Your Home-Based Business... With The Basics!
It goes without saying that having good work habits is essential for success in any business venture, whether online or offline. Online marketing presents a worldwide selling opportunity, but with it comes a sea of businesses competing for the same customers that you are. Successful people do what others aren't willing to do to make it happen. Don't you think that using excellent work habits might give you an edge over the competition?…
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But I Don't Want To Change!
You have to be in the right frame-of-mind to work at home successfully. You must be able to "go with the flow" when the winds of business change. Keeping things fresh and different will help you stay ahead of your competition, and to prosper in the long run…
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Tips For Starting An Online Business
You can earn a steady income from the Internet running an online business, as long as you’re willing and able to put the time, effort, and money that is required.
You have seen all the hype in regards to easy riches, fast money don’t be fooled. Yet these get rich schemes are hard to ignore…
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Top 7 Finder's Fees Tips
Consider the lucrative opportunity open to you in earning finder's fees.
A finder is someone who finds something for a person or business. The amount paid for this service is called a finder's fee.
Here are seven tips to help you make your fortune in finder's fees
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Get Over Your Fear Of Losing Money To Succeed At Any Home Business
Many readers just like yourself want to be able to quit their jobs and work for themselves instead. Some have seriously thought about it, but have not taken that big step to actually get started.
Just imagine what you could accomplish in the next year if you started today…
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Getting To Know Your Target Customer
So you want to work out of your home, and kiss that job goodbye. You want to use your computer and the internet to make your living. Before you decide what product or service to sell on the web, there must be a customer to sell it to. Pretty straight forward. But that customer must want what you are selling, and be willing to pay for it. That is the key, finding that "perfect customer" to be the target of all of your marketing efforts…
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Why Are You Not Using Free Advice?
It amazes me how some people will ask for advice for their home-based business, and not take action and use the advice to solve their problem.
These people don't have a problem with asking a busy online professional to take time away from their customers to give them some free advice. But then they don't use the advice, like they don't think it is worth their time to try it…
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You Can Start Your Home-Based Business Now
Is your head spinning from all of the work at home information on the internet? After you read this article, you WILL be able to make sense of it all. Soon you will be on your way to running a home-based business of your very own.
To help you understand your options for an internet-based business, you need to realize one major thing…
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What's Your Business Model?
Your business model is your plan for how you will generate sufficient revenue to meet your expenses and earn a profit. Unfortunately, many independent professionals don't actually have a profit-making plan. The real solution may be to choose a new business model…
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How to become a successful freelance translator
After completing their translation training programmes at higher professional education or university level, many students can’t wait to set up as a freelance translator. However, gaining a foothold as a freelancer in a very competitive translation market may turn out to be a pretty complicated business. Translation agencies are not usually keen on contracting inexperienced translators, business clients are difficult to find without commercial tools, and the tax authorities won’t just accept anyone as a self-employed person…
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Using Google Alerts To Help Your Business
At times it seems that Google releases more new products and services than we can keep track of. From Google Calendar and Google Video, to Google Base, Google Finance, and Google Trends, it can be overwhelming just to remember what each one does. One of the oft overlooked hidden gems in Google's enormous offering is Google Alerts…
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