you have a business already and want to make bigger
profits, or you are thinking about starting an online
or home business, this section is for you.
We cover all the basics needed to make your business
a success - and offer a free business assessment.
Covered in the basics for a successful business is
marketing - where we cover how to market your business
Marketing is the key to business success - and online
marketing is one of the cheapest and best ways to
reach millions of hot prospects.
In this business section we also cover branding, customer
service, sales techniques, strategic planning, online
and offline advertising. Also covered is how to cut
your costs by outsourcing - and buying and operating
an offshore business.
Finally, you will find useful personal and legal advice.
Sure To Use Industry Metrics in Your Business Plan
If you are a business plan writer planning how to
start a new business, you have to make some assumptions.
For those assumptions to have some credibility, you
should be aware of industry metrics. Unless the business
you are starting is truly the...
Business Copywriting Ideas
When you do any online research about home based businesses,
you will likely find thousands of results that tell
you that the most successful and easiest business
to start from your home is a copywriting business.
You can make a great living without...
How to Plan
When thinking of starting a new business the realisation
that the initial idea is leading in this direction
is sometimes a long slow process. What is more it
is human nature that you will feel the need to talk
it over with friends and family. My...
Make Money In Your Own Coffee Business
A 2001 survey by the National Coffee Association indicated
that over 100 million people drink coffee on a daily
basis and that nearly 60 million more occasionally
consume coffee. Based on average drinking habits,
the daily coffee drinker will...
Once a business idea is selected, it is highly recommended
that we sharpen the concept by a detailed planning
process. The result of this step is a comprehensive
business plan, with its major components being the
marketing "mix," the strategic...
Managing your home business and life
If you work from home, chances are you already know
that you’re really pulling “double duty”. You probably
work on your business while doing the laundry, corralling
the kids, or fixing dinner... and let’s not forget
all the phone calls from family...
Home Business Boom
There is a coming home-business boom. You may not
read much about it, since home business activity takes
place quietly, but it's coming nonetheless. All of
the elements are there to support this quiet boom.
Layoffs are increasing. Home-equity...
5 Tips for Maximum Business Success
1. Be aware of what your competition is doing but
don’t “compete” with them. To do so results in a game
of “leapfrog” – this year your product’s a little
better, next year, theirs is a little better, etc.
This is a tough way to do business. ...
Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your Business Cards?
One of your easiest and still one of the best tools
to promote your business is the good old business
card. Are you taking full advantage of them, or are
they simply sitting there on your desk collecting
dust? If you are just carrying a few of them...
a Blind Cleaning Business
Equipment There are two ways to start the business.
The first is to buy a blind cleaning machine. This
may cost you anywhere from between $7,000 to $15,000,
depending upon the model and brand you buy. The other
is to rent a machine. This is much...
Are you looking for an opportunity that will allow
you to earn a living from home? Reseller business
opportunities are a great way to start. With no background
in sales, you can still earn a substantial living
in the reselling industry. The...
The Golden Rule of Small Business Marketing
The Golden Rule of Small Business Marketing Solving
the Marketing vs Operations Riddle As a current small
business owner and corporate marketing manager, I
have seen marketing from both sides of the fence.
The big corporations tend to rely on...
Best Small Business Idea -- It's All About You
Getting More Focused -- It’s All About You Jeanna
Pool from Catalyst Creative writes a great ezine on
marketing each month. In January she shared 5 Great
Marketing Tips for 2006. Number 1 was “Stop Focusing
on You”. She declares 2006 the year of...
Barely a day goes by without our hearing of another
business closing. Perhaps the restaurant that you
ate at just last week has now closed its doors or
the gift shop that you loved has gone forever. Such
instances are common to all of us. In...
How To Balance A Job, A Life and A Home Business!
For most of us Internet entrepreneurs the reality
of starting our own home business on a full time basis
is not a reality. With financial and/or family commitments
a priority it is hard work to get a home business
off the ground and nurture it into...
Massage Business Cards with Muscle, Part 1
When you were starting your massage business, getting
your massage therapy business card printed was probably
the first thing you did. After all, a business card
really defines you as a business person. If you've
got a card then you must have a ...
The next level of business-ebay business
Over the last few years the number of people using
eBay has grown rapidly. While many eBay users are
just buying and selling for some extra cash or as
a hobby, there are many people out there taking it
to a new level and running their own full-time...
How to Choose the Best Small Business VoIP Solution
Copyright 2005 Gobala Krishnan Telecommunication cost
is always an obstacle for small business owners, especially
if you need to call domestic or international long
distance. The long distance cost factor alone, depending
on the type of business...
How to Write a Business Plan that Guides Your Success!
Your excited. You have a great idea for a profitable
online business. Maybe it is an original idea that
has not been marketed online before. Maybe you have
come up with a new spin on the ordinary. Whatever
it is that has influenced you to start your...
Planning Is A Must With A Small Business Website
Is your business ready for the 21st century? Remaining
competitive today requires a small business to have
a website. Most business owners realize this but getting
started seems to be the problem. A business owner
wears several hats each day while...
I Buy an Existing Business?
One option in going into business is to buy a going
operation. The advantage over starting from scratch
is, of course, that there are more facts to work with
than a business which exists only on paper. To turn
this into an advantage, the...
Why Is A Work At Home Business Now Easy?
Why not work at home and make money online using today’s
internet technology? With a home business using proven
internet marketing techniques and opportunities it’s
easy. Really! Now, more than ever, we are seeing a
revolution of people...
Marketing Genius: The CD business card.
Marketing Genius: The CD business card. What is a
CD Business card? CD business card replication is
a relatively new concept. CD Business Cards are business
card shaped CD-ROM's that can play in any standard
computer CD drive....
3 Myths of the Internet Home Based Business Industry
Many things have been said about the home based business
industry offline but even more myths are perpetuated
online about internet home based business ventures.
This causes some people to regard all such internet
based opportunities as scams. This...
Business Marketing Tips
7 Small Business Marketing Tips Copyright 2005 Bob
Leduc http://BobLeduc.com Here are 7 low-cost but
highly effective marketing tips to help any small
business find customers and generate sales quickly.
1. Don't Advertise Like a Big...
You Really Need a Business Plan?
"I don't need a business plan." Neither did Alice
in Wonderland. "Would you tell me, please, which way
I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal
on where you want to get to," said the Cat. "I don't
much care where," said Alice. ...
Ten Tips for Translating Your Business Card
International business today necessitates people travel
all over the world for meetings, negotiations and
other business functions. Along the way one will meet
numerous people that all have the potential to give
recommendations, pass over work or...
The Truth! Your Thoughts Effect Your Business!
The TRUTH! Your Thoughts Effect Your Business! Anyone
who owns a business knows that there are many things
that can have an influence on whether or not you are
successful. Offline or Online, many of these things
are the same: 1. # of customers...
Is A Stay At Home Business Right For You?
Your dream is to have your own home business and to
tell the boss "Good-Bye". An excellent dream to have,
a little exciting and a little scary at the same time.
Before taking that big step, take a long hard realistic
look at yourself and determine...
Working A Home
Are you working a home business? Chances are you already
know that you’re really pulling “double duty”. You
probably work on your business while doing the laundry,
corralling the kids, or fixing dinner... and let’s
not forget all the phone calls...
Business Success Checklist
As a business coach, I spend a lot of time working
with people who want to improve different aspects
of their business. Many times these aspects are merely
symptoms of a more fundamental, underlying issue.
If you want your business to truly shine,...
Even Small Business Owners Have Assets To Protect
If you’re a small business owner, you have assets
to protect. Usually associated with high income individuals
and medical professionals, asset protection planning
is just as necessary for owners of start-ups and small
Business Process Outsourcing for Small Business
What is BPO? Business Process Outsourcing is hiring
external businesses to deliver a task that you otherwise
had to do inhouse and has been around for many years,
but has with the introduction of the Internet and
globalisation taken a new...
How to Finance Your Small Business Startup
You have a great idea for a business but don’t have
enough cash to get it off the ground? Funding is often
the main component that keeps an entrepreneur from
his or her dream. Have you been searching for government
grants in the hopes of finding...
Should My Home Business Have a Blog?
It's fair to say that blogging has taken the Internet
by storm over recent years. And it's no surprise that
today there are hundreds of thousands of new blogs
being launched every day. But as a home-based business
owner, should I have a blog? To...
6 Ways You Can Advertise Your New Business
Your advertising plan should be a vital part of your
marketing plan. You have an excellent service or a
useful product and you need to let people know what
you have to offer! People learn about your business
through advertising. Because successful...
Work At Home Business
The market of the real work at home business is one
of the largest markets on the internet in regards
to growth. Think about it each day a new website is
created and right now there are greater than thirty-four
million websites on the internet. Of...
Smart: Sharpen Your Business!
Have you ever cut down a tree? Did you use an axe
or a chainsaw? Was the blade dull or sharp? If the
blade was dull, you undoubtedly found the project
to be a lot of HARD WORK! In contrast, if the blade
was sharp, you accomplished your goal a...
How To Make Business Travel Easier on Your Family
Women in business who need to travel as part of their
work face the problem of staying connected with their
children when they are on the road. Most business
women try to fit in a phone call coupled with a long
distance bedtime kiss and a few...
Mattress Cleaning Business: How To Manual
A Mattress Cleaning Business might be just for you
if you have tried everything to contain your allergies,
but feel like it is not enough. Instead of just purchasing
the equipment to rid your fabric furniture and mattresses
of allergens, you can...
The Attitude of Entitlement in the Family Business
It is difficult for most kids who are members of “The
Lucky Sperm” club not to have some feelings of entitlement.
After all, the main reason most entrepreneurs’ start
their own business is to provide for their families.
Once that is secure,...
How to choose what kind of online business to start
The beauty of having an Internet business is the many
different models of businesses you can choose from.
You could create any of the following ones: Membership
Sites Membership sites have always been hot and are
hot right now. A very good...
Joint Ventures - How They Can Benefit Your Business
Joint ventures are partnerships in which two or more
businesses join forces to work together in promoting
each other’s business. Both parties agree to endorse
each others service or products on their website,
in their newsletters or mailings. ...
Running Your Own Business: The Options
Very few people ever got rich by working for someone
else. Leaving aside pop musicians, sportsmen and similarly
gifted people, the only way to acquire wealth by work
is to build a business of your own. The type of business
you decide upon will ...
Rule In Business
Although it has been talked about again and again
in business circles, the 80/20 rule never ceases to
amaze me. You may be amazed too. If you're not up
to speed on the 80/20 Rule yet, read on. You may also
know it as the ‘Pareto Principle' after...
Grinding Out the Perfect Small Business Blend
There’s nothing romantic about much of what it takes
to build a successful small business. You just have
to grind it out - literally. Taking all the ingredients
and finding the perfect blend to match your taste
of what you want out of your small...
to Home Business Success
There we have the Internet. One doesn't have to go
to malls for the sake of shopping. You can buy almost
anything from the Internet, from food to clothing,
from house to real states, from gadgets to cars, et
cetera. But wait! How about...
Begin Your Home Based Business Today
Do you feel as if you live in the world of "I won't
think about this today, I'll worry about it tomorrow"
with your home based business? Are you afraid to begin?
You don't know what to do, therefore it is just easier
not to think about it? Just...
Your Own Internet Business
Join with the millions of internet business owners
and start your own internet business! If you have
ever wanted to own your own business and be your own
boss, then this is a perfect opportunity to live your
dream. Whatever your business plans,...
Finding a Home
There are so many Home Based Business out there on
the internet to try, it is so hard to tell which ones
work and which ones are just a waste of time and money.
You may have to try out a couple different ones until
you find the one that works best...
Tips to Supercharge Your Small Online Business
Copyright 2005 Monique Hawkins Are you planning to
start your own small business? Are you beginning an
online business or turning an offline brick and mortar
business into an online business as well? What do
you need to know to get started on the...
5 TIPS for Home-Based Business Entrepreneurs
Have you ever heard that only a small part (5%) of
'all' Home-Based Business entrepreneurs achieve success?
Do an online research on your favorite Search Engine
and you will understand what I mean. In this article
I'm going to show you the KEY to...
How To Choose The Proper Business Entity?
Choosing your business structure is just as important
- if not more important - than marketing. You should
consult with your accountant or your attorney in forming
your business. The process in setting up your company
is as follows; these are...
How To Start An Arcade Game Business
You probably have been to arcade game establishments
and saw how great an arcade game business can be.
It is always filled with people who are interested
to play. You will always hear the cash registers sound
“ding” as indication of another...
In Your Business
When you are in business for yourself, you wear many,
if not all of the hats. It’s a lot of work to be all
things to your business, and be its biggest fan. To
make your business run smoothly you must be sure you
are getting the support you need....
Entrepreneurship - Business Startups The Easy Way
Before I begin, ask yourself the following 3 questions:
1.) How do I define success? 2.) What are my goals
in life? 3.) How do I plan to achieve those goals?
If you can answer those 3 questions definitively;
meaning you didn't provide answers...
To Start A Lawn Care Business
Ok, you are driving around your hometown. It's the
middle of the day, and it's hot. You can't help but
notice all the trucks carrying trailers containing
professional lawn care equipment. Most advertise their
business name and phone number with a...
For the past several years a rapidly growing group
of consumers have been getting rid of their traditional
phone service in favor of internet telephony systems
commonly called VoIP or Voice Over Internet Protocol.
These new phone...
Start Your Own MLM Business?
Have you ever wanted to start your own MLM business?
Maybe you want to be like those people who have already
done so and are earning the amount of money you can
only dream about. There is a substantial amount of
money to be made every single month...
Beware of Opposition to your Business!
Any time you make changes in your life you are going
to be met with opposition from people who would prefer
you to stay exactly as you are. Sadly, these people
are often the ones that love you the most; your family,
friends, partners and even work...
If You Have a Business, Get A Business Card!
Many working individuals, especially those who involved
in their own businesses, make the mistake of purchasing
office supplies and paying for their business related
expenses (dinners and representation) on their personal
credit cards. For purposes...
Financial Issues in Business Startup
A primary inhibitor of business start-up is that few
people have the financial cushion to give up a job
for the uncertain income of a start-up venture. In
a recent survey, about 30% of new business founders
identified inadequate funding as their...
a Business Brain Surgeon
Copyright 2005 Empower Business Solutions Are you
working longer and taking home less than your staff?
Are you working all hours of the day and night and
still barely managing to keep your customers happy?
Are you unable to delegate or outsource...
: : How To Choose The Right Internet Business ?
How do I choose the best home business among the millions
of internet business opportunities ? There are litterally
millions of them on the internet. Where do i start
? And how do i know if this or this home business
is the right one for me ? ...
Truth About Online Business
Online Business is not a difficult thing to do, and
really anybody can do it, but if you don't know how,
then regardless of the nature of the business, it
will be hard for you to achieve your goals even if
you have the magical product or service. I...
What is a Home
First, let me clarify what kind of Home Business I’m
discussing. There are many different kinds including
just about anything that you could do from your home.
I’m specifically talking about the kind of home business
you do from your computer on the...
A Free Online Business Is Not Necessarily "Free"
Almost every hour of every day, the Internet turns
up with more advertisements to entice people who are
interested in starting up their own online business.
Why not start an online business, indeed? First off,
it is quite lucrative, once you know...
Small Business Marketing - Clarify Success
When you hear the word “success” does it bring on
visions of fame and fortune for your business? Have
you clarified and articulated what that success will
look like for your business and how you’ll know when
you’ve achieved it? What’s the...
Using a Business Mortgage to Grow your Business
So you want to be a Player? The real movers and shakers
of America are always looking to move up the ladder
of success. They also have a particular penchant for
desiring to display their success through their purchasing
power. You may have...
Harnessing the Power of Business Roundtables
As a business owner, how often do you have the opportunity
to talk one-on-one with other owners or executives
about ideas? Many small- and medium-sized company
owners and executives frequently feel they are working
in a vacuum because they rarely...
What is a Business
Although Blog was the most requested word of 2004
as per Merriam Webster Dictionary Online, there are
quite a few people, for whom the word Blog is still
unknown. Blog is an online journal of events, raves,
rants of the people. When blog first...
A Simple Business
Do you want to start a business on a small scale?
Pay as you go and not borrow any money? Basically
you want to test the idea out and see if it has potential.
Then why do you need a business plan? The most important
reason is this. If...
Business Tax Tips
Running a home based business reaps many wonderful
tax deductions that other businesses some times may
not claim. Unfortunately to many small business owners
end up paying the government taxes every year because
they are unaware or several small...
7 Ways To Get Financing For Your Home Business
Thinking about starting a home business? Do you already
own a home business but need cash? Perhaps you can
qualify for a small business loan. However, before
you attempt to borrow any money, you first have to
figure out how much money you need....
Shopping For Small Business Services
Should you be in the early stages of a business start-up
then there are elements to your personal business
banking service which you should be looking for –
and if you haven’t yet set up an account now is the
time to take a deep breath and go...
The Basics of Borrowing Money to Start A Business
Are you thinking about starting a business but have
no money to do it with? Well, you're not alone. This
article will tell you the basics of borrowing money.
A loan is money that is borrowed, and has to be paid
back along with interest. If...
How To Bring Originality To Your Business Ideas
If you are immersed in the world of internet marketing,
you have probably heard many times the advice: don’t
re-invent the wheel, follow someone successful. But
simply copying a business idea is sloppy and might
not get you the results you are...
Winning A Losing Battle In Online Business
The concept of home based business came as savior
to many entrepreneurs who could not achieve their
goals of creating and running their own business.
We all know that financial reasons were at the top
of the obstacles that were overcome by the home...
Women and Small
In the book Women and Small Business author gives
all the guidelines and tools need to start, operate
and succeed in a business of their own. In the mentioned
book she tried in the fist part to explain how has
changed the role of women in the...
Financing A Business Purchase - What Are Your Options?
Financing a business purchase, or getting cash for
a down payment can take many forms. Hopefully the
options listed below will give you some ideas where
you can find the money to buy a business! Credit Cards
- any buyers these days are...
Future business key element in sales
A challenge facing many businesses is how to maintain
a constant stream of customers in order to provide
a regular cash flow. One method is to choose a location
that ensures a steady flow of traffic past the door,
creating a constant awareness of...
The Joy of The Perfect Home Business Mail-Order
Much has been written about working from your own
home. Many people seem suspicious when they think
about ideas that they can "work" whilst at home --
I'm not sure why; housewives and househusbands have
been doing it for years! For some people,...
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