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5 Reasons Why You Should NOT Get A Big Tax Refund
I will never forget the day one of my tax clients came to pick up his personal income tax return. "How's it look?" he asked. "Well," I said, "You're getting a refund."
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-31
 
Ten Questions For Small Business Expert Bernie Meineke
#1. What are three (3) trends you are seeing in small business start-ups?
  • Laid off workers seem to be starting their own businesses in larger numbers.
  • Many new business owners are better prepared, I think largely due to the internet and the proliferation of books on small business start-ups.
  • Start-up capital is out there, but it is harder to find now. Many people we see are starting businesses that don' t take as much capital.

Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-31
 
Corporate Identity: Is your Company Dressed for Success?
Designing an identity for your company is a lot like creating an image for a personality figure: you need to determine what you should look like in order to attract and appeal to your target customer at first glance. Take a moment to look at what you're wearing and imagine yourself walking into a party room filled with rock stars. Ask yourself this question: "Do I fit in?" Now, ask yourself what your chances are of selling anything to them. Are your chances good or bad?
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-31
 
You Have a Good Home Business Idea... What's Next?
So, you want to start your home-based business. You have an idea. But do you know where to start? That's important to start with the legal aspects of running a home-based business: business registration and taxes. The first thing you should consider is choosing an appropriate form of business. From a legal point of view, there are four types of businesses:
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-31
 
Using the XmlDataDocument Class
The DataSet class in ADO.NET provides the developer with a relational view of data.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-31
 
Increase Your Sales With A Powerful Offer
Did you ever buy something you didn't really want because the bonus you received was worth the price you paid? I did it this week.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-31
 
Cruise on in to Profits: Market Your Professional Practice This Unique, Luxurious Way
Whether you're a professional public speaker, therapist, financial analyst, business consultant, coach or entrepreneur, being a Lecturer on a cruise ship is a great way to market your practice--wouldn't you agree? You can do something you love to do, promote your practice to a whole new audience, and have a first-class vacation at the same time.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-31
 
Destructive Emotions and What We Can Do About Them
"Anger kills," says Redford Williams, director of Duke University Medical Center's Behavioral Medicine Research Center. He references studies of cancer and cardiac patients. He has also authored the book, "Anger Kills".
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-31
 
How To Make Your Business The Center Of Attention With Powerful Publicity Paid For By The Media
There is nothing like a good positive news story to put a business on the map. Done right; it will create more attention and have more credibility than thousands of dollars worth of paid-for advertising. But how do you achieve that?
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-31
 
Is Emotional Intelligence Just a Buzzword?
"I've been doing this for 15 years," Annette told me. "It just wasn't called this." I was explaining to a counselor in Australia about the field of emotional intelligence, and she was sure she'd discovered it first. Likely you'll feel the same way.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-30
 
Do You Have to Think Negatively In Order to Survive?
Not only do people actually say negative things to us, we tend to interpret things negatively, says Robert Cooper, Ph.D., author of "Executive Eq: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership & Organization."
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-30
 
Global Warming: Is this Emotional Intelligence?
Have you heard the term "GEIC" - global emotional intelligence quotient?
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-30
 
Success Story: Sarah Close - MardiGrasStore.com
Sarah Close moved from her native Great Britain to New Orleans when she was only 9 years old. Since then she has come to love the annual city-wide party the city is so well known for--Mardi Gras.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-28
 
Productizing: Home Business Success Made Easy
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Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-28
 
I Give Up!.......How to NOT Say Those Words!
Boy, I tell you....it seems the world is just going crazy these days! The economy is going haywire, the war is started, and things just seem to be out of control!
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-28
 
The Power of a Story to Market Your Product On the Internet...And How To Create One That Will Sell Your Product.
Have you ever been pulled into a good story and feel like you have to keep on reading to find out what's going to happen next?
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-28
 
Eleven Ideas To Develop A Business
You are tired of punching the clock everyday, tired of office politics, worried about downsizing and retirement, tired of overtime, tired of being tired, and you have decided that enough is enough. You have decided to take control of your time, your income, and your future, you have decided to spread your entrepreneurial wings and go into business for yourself!
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-27
 
Five Steps to Precision in Publicity
PR flacks use a scattergun approach, hoping to hit something. They fax out press releases to long lists of reporters and editors. They make countless, fruitless phone calls. They pester and cajole and plead.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-27
 
Hot-selling Privacy Products
If you are in the business of selling products relating to online privacy, now might be a good time to step up your Internet marketing promotions. In last month's issue of CNET Downloads Publishers Newsletter, it was stated ... "the online privacy category saw an astonishing 924 percent increase in download activity between August (2002) and February (2003)."
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-27
 
Get Clients to Choose You Again and Again
Did you know that 95% of small sized businesses fail because their owners don't pay enough attention to sales copy? Whether you are a professional speaker, coach, or entrepreneur, every business wants more clients. Even more, they want to entice clients to stay a while, and continue an ongoing relationship. Your Online sales copy matters.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-27
 
How to Audit-Proof Your Business
Police and auditors have one thing in common: they make even the most honest, law-abiding citizens nervous. After all, who hasn't felt their heart jump at the sound of a police siren close behind them even if they are obeying all traffic rules? Generally, the same feeling comes over people when the topic of an IRS audit arises.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-27
 
The Language of Business
The language associated with starting a business is unique. Using the correct business terms makes you look more professional and helps others understand exactly what you are trying to communicate to them. There are also important legal reasons to use specific language when describing your business.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-26
 
No Cost Traffic--The Inside Scoop on Start Page Rotators
Everyone wants website traffic. Traffic is the key to getting sales and profits. So, with the regularity of "Old Faithful," new ideas on getting traffic for little or no money sprout up every few months. A couple years ago someone came up with the idea of "Start Page Rotators."
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-26
 
3 Quick Ways To Multiply Your Sales!
1) Sell To Existing Customers Offer your customers back-end products. It is easier to sell to existing customers. If you do not have a back-end product, join an affiliate program. You could offer that product as a back-end offer. Just make sure it's the right product for your target audience.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-25
 
Emotional Intelligence: The Shot Felt 'Round the World?
I just hung up the phone with Li-Yan, who wants me to come to Malaysia and present a workshop with her on emotional intelligence for businesses. She quit her corporate job there, because she found the work environment stifling, unethical and demoralizing. Now she wants to help businesses in Malaysia change to a more emotionally intelligent culture.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-25
 
No Cost Traffic
Everyone wants website traffic. Traffic is the key to getting sales and profits.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-25
 
Sometimes It's The Little Things That Count!
Recently, I decided to switch my web hosting company. I had been with my last hosting company for almost two years but I was having continuing problems with their system. So I switched and I am up and running without too much problem.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-25
 
Failure is Not an Option
I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that online businesses -- just like brick and mortar businesses -- have a very high failure rate for startups. Ever wonder why that is? There are several business consultants, success gurus, and motivational experts who can tell you. The problem is: Most of us don't listen.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-25
 
Ways to Cope with the War
"It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-25
 
Business Financing - Where to get it and why you would want a SBA Loan and Seller Financing
Business financing can come in the form of conventional loans, SBA (Small Business Administration) loans, and seller financing. A combination of the three forms may be used, but SBA loans are by far the most popular. In fact, SBA loans are the primary source of capital injected into the small business community nationwide. Last year the SBA assisted small businesses with over $10 Billion Dollars of loan guaranties.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-24
 
A Solution-Focused Workforce
Imagine that your manager turned your department into a problem-free zone where instead of bringing your problems to the manager to solve, you were encouraged to devise your own solutions. Imagine if everyone focused on dealing with issues so thoroughly that things were anticipated and handled before they became problems.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-24
 
Take Dead Aim with Affiliate Programs
One of the key success secrets for those that are successful with affiliate programs is to focus. You must take dead aim. There are many thousands of affiliate programs you can join. Yet to succeed you must ignore 99% of them. You must select a subject area and stick to it.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-24
 
Business Success in Trying Times
Being successful in small business has always had its special challenges. But with the uneasy war economy and an economic recession in process, the challenges are getting tougher and tougher. Here are some simple tips for business success in these trying times.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-24
 
Four Secrets to Creating Irresistible News Stories
Every news story must have a FACE. If you forget to put a FACE on your story proposal, your chances of interesting a reporter are nil. All true PR Rainmakers practice this fundamental technique when they develop any story proposal they plan to market to the news media. By FACE, the PR Rainmaker means:
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-24
 
Low-Cost Marketing With Business Postcards
Modern, low-cost business postcards can drive a high volume of traffic to your web site, generate a flood of new sales leads, or promote any other business activity you want. They are easy to use, cost very little and produce results almost immediately.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-24
 
Desire, Fuel for success: How to Keep it Alive and Burning Strong!
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Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-24
 
What is Freedom?
This week we are at war. War is an unfortunate reality of life we too often face.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-24
 
SUCCESS Comes... When You Turn INDECISION And FEAR Into POWER and ACTION
"We have nothing to fear but fear itself." Franklin Roosevelt
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-24
 
Avoiding Tax Scams
"Pay less taxes" "We can teach you how to avoid paying Federal Taxes"
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-23
 
Amazing Secrets For Your Home Business
Psychology and Science are formidable and innovative forces taking the business world by storm. And you can benefit enormously from these forgotten secrets, once the preserve of a powerful elite. The psychology of negotiation
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-21
 
Niche Marketing Explained - An Interview With Rufina James
Q: What exactly do you mean when you talk about a 'niche' online? Rufina: You can think of niche marketing as the opposite of mass marketing. Mass marketing attempts to reach the masses. The target market is huge and unspecified -- basically the general population. But niche marketing offers a specialized or focused product or service to a very specific target market.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-20
 
The Trouble With Virtual Assistants
3 years ago, an idea sparked the Internet business community, and spread like wildfire. The idea was based on the premise that individuals, small businesses and corporations alike could take advantage of advances in technology by sourcing out much of their administrative tasks to "Virtual Assistants" (VA's).
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-20
 
The PR Commitment to Small Business
We're birds of a feather, public relations and small business. Wonderfully compatible and a perfect fit. Usually makes it easy to commit resources to small business success.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-20
 
How Much Should I Spend on Advertising My Site?
At least once per week I get this question. It's not an easy one to answer. If you are just starting out, getting visitors to your site is a BIG priority. Sometimes a little cash can really grease the wheels.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-20
 
Quick Guide to E-newsletter Publishing
Newsletter or e-zine publishing is a leading communication and marketing tool for your web site and an important part of building a long-term successful online business.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-20
 
How Much to Spend on Advertising Part II
In part I we looked at three things you need to decide before you can calculate how much to spend on advertising. In part II we will look at how to take that information and put it to use.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-20
 
'Take Dead Aim' with Affiliate Programs
One of the key success secrets for those that are successful with affiliate programs is to focus. You must take dead aim.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-20
 
I Want To Start An Online Business...What Do I Do?
Well, congratulations! You have decided to start your business online. You have the skills, the knowledge, the enthusiasm and desire needed. There's just one problem.......Now what do you do?
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-20
 
Is Your Web Site Paying for Itself?
Once your web site has been up for at least a year, you may start wondering if it's worth supporting for the following year. The equation is rather simple: Is your web site adding more value to your business than it costs to operate? Read on to learn about some of the factors that will help you figure this out.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-19
 
How to Make Money Giving Away Clip Art
Everybody loves to find free clip art on the Web. Some people are clip art addicts. They must have every bit of clip art they can find, purchase, or swipe. Other people will search for days for the specific piece of clip art they need. There used to be a lot of good free clip art on the Web. Now most clip art sites require you to pay.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-19
 
Selling Niche Items on Ebay
A website is great to have for residual income, for presence, to have a place called home on the internet. I admit I love it. Instead of hunting for sites to host my pictures and software for free, I have a place and it is all mine. But nothing beats eBay for instant, in your face sales.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-19
 
HOW TO INFLUENCE LOCAL POLITICS
Very often you wish you could change the way things are without becoming a politician. One of the disadvantages of becoming a politician is that you become a target for the news media. Perfection is expected of politicians. However, as a private citizen, you are given much more leeway by the press. Here are a number of ways you, as a private citizen, can influence local politics.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-19
 
How Much to Pay for Advertising Part I
At least once per week I get this question. It's not an easy one to answer. If you are just starting out, getting visitors to your site is a BIG priority. Sometimes a little cash can really grease the wheels.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-19
 
Upload??...Download??......Help!!
How do I upload an ebook to my site? How do I download an ebook or program? I seem to be getting this question a lot lately as well as a specific request to write an article on this subject, so here is the info on how to download and/or upload.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-19
 
Are You an Entrepreneur Who's Not Afraid to Think Outside the Box and Make Some Money?
"It's called Companion Air," my client Sarita bubbled. She wants to take a trip and doesn't want to leave Rudy, her dog, at home. So there she is, with lots of money and time, staying home.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-19
 
Tax questions Answered: Dissolving a Corporation
Hi Wayne, Just read your very informative article from WebProNews. In the article you say that to dissolve an S corp is a can of worms, why? I launched my second ecommerce company in May of 02 in Massachusetts. I incorporated as an S corp. In October of 02 I moved to New York. I decided that since the company was not a huge success (yet) that there was really no reason for me to keep a corporation in Mass while living in NY.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-18
 
Tax Questions Answered: Reporting Affiliate Profits
Hi Wayne: I received about $6000 last year from affiliate programs, etc. I am planning on filing this as passive income, counting any PPC costs as expenses, etc. Do you see any problems?
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-18
 
Tax Questions Answered: Incorporating
Hi Wayne, I would like to incorporate my company. Some people are recommending to incorporate my company in Delaware. I would like to know how it works. If you charge for this advice or if you can help please let me know what is the cost for your help.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-18
 
Tax Questions Answered: eBusiness Deductions
Hi Wayne, I've had 3 CPAs all give me different answers, and a forth one flatly refuses to believe that any internet business is a "real" business; she's strictly 'Brick-n-mortar'. I sadly found this out 'after' she did my taxes, and cost me thousands in deductions.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-18
 
Your Super-fast, Super-easy, No-cost Web Site
Got a Web site? Come on, 'fess up. No? OK, assuming you've got a spare five minutes, we're going to build your first super-easy, super-fast Web page. Look on this page as a combination calling card and portfolio. It's not going to make you rich. However, it will make communication with prospective clients and current clients super-quick, and get you listed on Google.com so that you gain credibility.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-18
 
Entrepreneurial Traits that Drive Sales
Frequently overlooked and hidden deep within our marketing tool box is the ultimate marketing vehicle for your business - you! Many small business owners are so busy figuring out how to increase sales and revenue they forget to grow themselves as business owners. If you aren't evolving yourself, aren't you being counterproductive to your business development? Marketing our businesses isn't just about what ads to buy or what networking event to go to next; it's about us as people, as entrepreneurs. The following marketing traits are often overlooked by entrepreneurs but are pivotal to your long-term success. What's more, they cost very little yet earn a savvy entrepreneur a lot.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-18
 
Are You Staying True to Your Strengths
I stopped by a preschool the other day, and met Sam. He caught my eye right away because he had presence. We call him "Mr. President," the teacher told me. "He's bossy."
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-18
 
How to Guarantee Online Success
If I could guarantee an online income from your business meeting all your criteria for time demands, size and lifestyle, how much would you pay for it? $10K? $50K?
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-18
 
Doing the Things You Thought You Couldn't Do!
All of us at one time or another had something which we thought at the time, was beyond us. It could have been something as simple as driving a car or speaking a foreign language. At the time we coudn't see ourselves doing that activity.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-18
 
Handle Your Distractions to Keep Focused
You've chosen to be more focused, you've discovered what you want to focus on, and you know what you need to do to maintain that focus.* So that's it, job done; you're totally focused. Well that may be true for the moment, but there are still distractions which may get in the way.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-18
 
But What If You Can't Create Your Own Product?
The real money IS in creating and marketing your own products. You don't have to be on-line long before that truth begins to sink in. It's no different than off-line really. The off-line manufacturers earn substantially more than their sales representatives. On-line, when you create your own product, you become a manufacturer. Your affiliates are commissioned sales representatives.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-17
 
How to Survive “No, Thanks.” In Business
When owning or operating a business, it’s inevitable that sometimes, people will not buy your product or service. This might occur early in the contact cycle, or it might occur later, after you’ve expended some amount of time, money, and effort. While this never feels good, here are 10 ways you can minimize its impact on you and your business.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-17
 
Blueprint To Ecourse Profits!
"What an ambitious article title" you say... But what little things you learn here will clearly be beneficial, IF you have not utilise this method of email marketing before.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-17
 
Business Dining For Less!
If you take your clients out for a business lunch or dinner, it doesn't have to cost you an "arm and a leg" to do it. You can save anywhere from 10%, 20%, 30% - even as much as 50% on the cost of your meals. And the best part is you can do it discreetly !
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-17
 
It's The LIST, Stupid!
You recall that famous slogan written on a blackboard in the Clinton war room during the 1992 campaign: "It's the economy, stupid!" It helped the Clinton campaign stay focused, and a catch phrase like that can work for you, too.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-17
 
5 Secrets To Saving Your Marketing Dollars
Secret #1 Cut Out The Excess Does size really count? Not in this case! Smaller can actually be more effective in the long run.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-17
 
How to Work with Your Website Designer
CLIENT CALLS TODAY My client, Marg, is upset with her webdesigner. She says, "Doesn't he understand it's my website? I don't want this to be a constant battle."
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-17
 
National Do Not Call Registry On The Horizon
Growing tired of those pesky telemarketing calls during the middle of dinner ? Don't want to buy the latest "gizmo" to zap or block their unsolicited calls ? Well , the federal government has finally heard our complaints loud and clear and help is on the way.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-16
 
How to Choose the Right Coach for YOU, Using Your Emotional Intelligence
More people are hiring a coach every day. Choosing a coach is an important decision. To choose wisely, use your emotional intelligence - all parts of your brain, emotional as well as cognitive.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-16
 
What Our CAT Taught Me About Marketing!
Toby is one of our two family pets (both cats). He is quite astute, and he has learned one of the most basic tenets of selling - stick with what works!
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-16
 
Make your Book Stand Out From the Crowd
Most authors say, "Everyone will want my book, and when I take it to Oprah, it will sell millions, and I'll make millions, too."
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-16
 
Five Tips To Pursuing a Successful Online Income
Everyday I receive hundreds of emails telling me how I can make $1,000's a month with out working, without referring anyone, without selling anything and without spending any money! Sounds great doesn't it - A universal dream!
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-15
 
Measuring Your Worth
It has been said that your worth can best be measured by the benefits others have gained from your success. How do others benefit from your gains?
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-15
 
The Art of Questioning Yourself Well
Have you ever heard someone say, "I'll just have to accept my fate"? I'll bet you have. Did you find it an empowering thing to hear? Of course, there are several possible interpretations of the remark. It could mean that the person believes they have done everything in their power to bring about the outcome they desire. Then they are willing to accept their fate. On the other extreme, it could mean, "I have no control at all. I'll have to take what life hands out to me." It is the latter that saddens me. How about you?
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-15
 
Don't Wear Your Straw Hat Near a Hungry Moose
QUESTION: "So, How can a company who has a Vacation Rental Business that is starting up in Vail, Colorado, be at all benefitted by the Internet?"
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-15
 
You Are Your Very Best Guru!
Common to every martial arts discipline is maintaining your physical, mental and emotional center. That the only time(s) you are thrown is when you are misdirected away from your own center.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-15
 
Are You "Looking For Love" In All The Wrong Places?
Recently I was invited to give a seminar on "The Information Age and Making Money". It was a very interesting time with a lot of questions being asked about online marketing and getting started.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-15
 
Lay Your Firm Foundation!
For over 5 months to date I have been floundering along learning more about I-Marketing. I have subscribed to free eCourses, and eZines. I have collected many free eBooks and eReports. Many of these once had a price tag. I firmly believe once something is written, it is ancient history. Think about it...if you discovered a new method to make money on the Internet, would you immediately tell everybody about it...before you maximized your profit potential? Afterwards, you could make more profit by sharing your experiences. Finally, you would give it away to publicize yourself and find a market for your next "for sale" ePublication.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-15
 
The Ultimate Home Business Secret?
Any study of Game Theory shows you how to use co-operation to your advantage. In the small business world, using strategic alliances can pay big dividends. You are instantly able to leverage the goodwill of a competitor to your own advantage and, in the process, offer your customers a wider range of services that will boost your own profits.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-14
 
Is Your Insurance HEALTHY?
Five years ago, average health insurance premium was equivalent of a car payment, now it's more like a mortgage. More and more people are faced with a tough choice: indefinitely postpone their next visit to the doctor or start depleting retirement savings in order to pay medical bills. There should be a better way to keep our families healthy...
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-14
 
Everything Changes When Money Changes Hands
Last week I got a call from an old acquaintance I'll call Jasmine. She was getting frustrated with her high-paying but tedious job and wanted to become a life coach.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-14
 
Is Opportunity Knocking at Your Door Right Now?
Bill Gates is quoted as saying "there has never been a time like the present, with so many opportunities." Its almost like the California gold rush, only its so much bigger, because of the global reach of the internet and other global technologies. The possibilities are endless.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-14
 
OK People - Let's Get Real!
It's all about numbers - or so some ezine publishers would have you believe.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-14
 
Cashing In With An Online Store
One of the biggest mistakes many people make online is to assume that one type of site works for every type of product or service. The reality is just the opposite. Every site needs to be designed specifically to generate the highest number of sales per visitor.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-13
 
Solve Your Health Care Headaches With A PEO!
There are many complications to being a small business owner but none so pressing as the need for health, dental and life insurance. Many small business owners obtain coverage through the employment of their spouse. However, there are just as many small business owners who are not married, whose spouse is also self employed or not offered benefits through their employer.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-13
 
Science and Psychology: A Course in Small Business Miracles
Psychology and Science are formidable and innovative forces taking the business world by storm. And you can benefit enormously from these forgotten secrets, once the preserve of a powerful elite. Potential clients are crying out for the one thing so many businesses fail to provide: They want to be understood!
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-12
 
Shortcuts Will Kill Your Business
Think of your business as a living, breathing, organism. It requires you to give it a large portion of your time and effort in order for it to grow and flourish. You must spend time "feeding" it fresh content and searching for ways to improve it.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-12
 
Look Before You Leap: A Price Increase Backfires
I just got off the phone with a company that provides me a service for which I pay $600 each month. A couple of days ago I received a letter from them saying that due to economic factors, cost increases, blah, blah, blah they were going to raise my rate by a "modest amount".
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-12
 
10 Simple Steps to Home-Based Transcription Business Success
I'm often asked how someone can not only establish, but also succeed as a home-based transcriptionist. This is a difficult question to answer - even after more than 14 years in the business. There are so many different factors to consider, not the least of which includes YOUR experience, training, education, skills and "homebase" (area of the country you operate from) as well as your specialty. My first advice to you is to obtain the necessary skills from an educational program or on-the-job training. You cannot market your services and/or expect to earn a salary with inferior skills - or no skills at all.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-12
 
Beware of Today's Targeted Scams
There are zillions of scams floating all over - online websites, emails, regular snail-mail, and phone calls. You need to be wary of everything - and that's a tough call. As a funding agent, I got a call the other day, and this woman was asking of we can do a certain type of loan - I asked her to explain, and she said she needed a huge sum of money to build some sort of housing project - in NIGERIA.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-12
 
Inside Help in Collecting Past Due Accounts
A frequent problem in commercial collections, especially when up against a large corporation, is the inability to reach the top decision maker. The president of the company successfully insulates himself against such bothersome issues as past due invoices through a layer of Vice Presidents, department heads, secretaries and the like.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-12
 
Generating Publicity For Your Business: Knowing Your "Media Market" Is Critical
When starting a successful business venture or launching a new product, most entrepreneurs or business owners conduct some type of marketing research to determine the extent of their prospective customer base. And when getting the word out to that customer base, many entrepreneurs may turn to the media to help generate a buzz for them. However, as detailed as their marketing research might have been, very few business owners are as meticulous at determining their proper "media market" - that is, all those media outlets whose editorial profiles are a match to a product/business profile and would be appropriate for generating media exposure and publicity.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-12
 
Tax Filing 101: It's Never Too Early To Procrastinate
For all you procrastinators out there, here's a nuts 'n bolts guide on how to legally postpone the filing of your Year 2002 income tax returns. When it comes to putting things off, you can never plan too far ahead! In many cases the IRS allows you to file a 'no-questions-asked' extension form. Which particular form you file depends on what type of entity your business happens to be.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-12
 
Are You Building Your Business By Guessing Or Testing?
A distributor for a network marketing company called me this week for help in promoting her business. Julie places ads in ezines (email newsletters) to generate traffic to the free website provided by her company. She also sends postcards to several targeted mailing lists to generate inquiries and traffic to her website. I asked her what was producing the most profitable results. She answered, "I don't know."
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-12
 
Getting More Sales From Your Order Page
It's the gold medal of e-commerce. Getting that coveted sale is what every online business owner hopes and prays for daily. It's why we fight for good search engine positioning. It's why we battle with our copy, making it "just so." It's what pays the bills! But what if you could get even MORE sales from your order page? It's really not very hard to do.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-12
 
Tax Time & National Procrastination Week. Coincidence? You Be the Judge.
It's tax time again, and also National Procrastination Week. What a unique opportunity. I'm doing what I've always done. Putting it off . putting it off. Are you? I'm procrastinating, and thereby making the situation worse. I'm fairly organized - after all, I'm a licensed Accountability CoachT. (http://www.goodingaccountabilitysystem. com ) It's all organized, I just need to get it together and make the appointment with the accountant. As the world turns ...
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-12
 
Setting Your Rates And Raising Your Rates
What is a mailing list? It's a discussion group that converses by e-mail. Mailing lists cover a wide variety of topics, at all levels. Many lists have a moderator, who will check posts for suitability before the go out to the list members.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-12
 
So What Does Emotional Intelligence Look Like in ReaL Life?
1.. High IQ, Low EQ: A student. There's a story going around the Chicago area, where EQ is big, about a student at the U. of Chicago last year. At that venerable high-IQ institution, it's still a graduation requirement that each student pass a swimming test. A student showed up to take the test and, 3 hours later, after they'd dragged him out of Lake Michigan and the EMS had left, they asked him why he'd shown up to take the test when he didn't know how to swim.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-11
 
11 Ways to Celebrate National Women's History Month
It's National Women's History Month and this year's theme is "Women Pioneering the Future". Here are some ways to join the celebration:
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-11
 
UNLEASHING THE INNER INNOVATOR
One of the most effective ways of setting yourself apart professionally in these turbulent times is by unleashing your "inner innovator". Learning to do this will differentiate you by making you the person who knows how to add value to your organization. How can you increase your innovative capacity and that of your enterprise?
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-10
 
The Real Cause of SPAM - Open SMTP Relays
Email is transported across the Internet via Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). SMTP relays email from server to server in route to your mailbox. When email arrives at your ISP's server, it is stored there until you download it via Post Office Protocol (POP3).
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-10
 
Uncover and Eliminate The Hidden costs NOW!
If your business is like most others, you have taken significant action to make your operations leaner and more efficient. Decisions regarding "buy vs. make", "lease vs. own", and "eliminate vs. maintain" have been incorporated into the normal process of decision-making. The process of standard business reporting has been expanded to include "cost reductions" as a means to keep it a focus and a part of all decisions considered.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-10
 
Emotional Intelligence and the Gentle Art of Conversation
When the Israelites heard that God was going to take them to the promised land they were excited as I'm sure you would be too. The road to the promised land however turned out not to be, what they expected. They expected to be taken there speedily and in comfort, but instead the road took them through the desert and they endured all kinds of hardships.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-10
 
Spring! And How Does Your Garden (business) Grow?
The first step is to map out how large an area you want for your garden (business plan) and what types of seeds (new products) you want to plant (launch). You might try starting the plants indoors (test marketing) before exposing them to the perils of he natural elements (retail market).
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-10
 
The Three F's of Home Business
When considering starting a new home business venture it should rate well using the three F's of business.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-10
 
How Retailers and Etailers Can Boost Profits When Consumer Spending is Down
"Retail Merchandise Spending is Forecast to be DOWN in Every Single Category for the Next 90 days".
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-10
 
Generating Publicity For Your Business: Knowing Your "Media Market" Is Crucial
When starting a successful business venture or launching a new product, most entrepreneurs or business owners conduct some type of marketing research to determine the extent of their prospective customer base. And when getting the word out to that customer base, many entrepreneurs may turn to the media to help generate a buzz for them. However, as detailed as their marketing research might have been, very few business owners are as meticulous at determining their proper "media market" - that is, all those media outlets whose editorial profiles are a match to a product/business profile and would be appropriate for generating media exposure and publicity.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-10
 
A New Pricing Structure for SEO Companies . . . Paid Performance (Part 1 of 3)
"Pricing structures" have always been the source of much discussion among professional SEO's. Knowing how much to charge for SEO services is difficult, and it depends on so many factors. So in the beginning, most SEO's tend to charge less for their services, then spend hour upon hour getting results for their clients.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-09
 
Last Resort Money For Home or Business
Looking to pull money out of your IRA? Maybe you need the money to grow your business, to buy a home, or to get you through a financial bind. Well, before touching your nest egg you should first learn about the ways to help protect your nest egg from hefty taxes or penalties.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-07
 
AUCTION TIP: Make the Most of Your eBay "About Me" Page
One of the most important, and least-utilized, features on eBay is the "About Me" page. With your About Me page, you can promote yourself as a seller, promote all of your auctions, and show off your eBay Feedback ratings. This provides credibility for your auction business, and also gives you an opportunity to express your unique personality.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-07
 
Proposal Writing Sin #3 - Not Knowing Thy Enemy
It's a fact of life that there's a very good chance that you are racing against every one (or a good portion of) your competitors, so it makes sense to know who is likely to be bidding for the contract.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-07
 
You Can Have...What You Really Want
Growing up on a Navajo Indian reservation, he was the only Caucasian boy in his high school senior class.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-07
 
Five Ideas for Unique (and Cheap) Marketing
Home-based businesses generally lack the large marketing budgets of bigger companies, but a smaller budget doesn't have to stop you from engaging in clever and effective campaigns.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-06
 
How to Dull the Sting of Increasing Tuition Costs
At a time when unemployment is high, personal income is flat, and college-level education is a requirement for most well-paying jobs, public colleges continue to become less affordable for students and families.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-06
 
I Survived the Landscape Industry Trade Show
This is the city. Any City, Anywhere. Once a year thousands of professionals from all fields of the Green Industry descend upon the Convention Center for the Anywhere Landscape Contractor Industry Trade show. In every state, every year, gardeners, landscape contractors, nurserymen, lawn care and grounds maintenance professionals will fill the Great Halls of Commerce.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-06
 
How to Run a Profitable Coaching Practice Using Your Emotional Intelligence
Pacific Management Consultants are a good example of branding. They consult with dentists on how to establish a practice that thrives. (Stay with me. We'll get to coaching.)
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-06
 
How to Reduce Your Business Taxes
It's tax time (again), and since you are an Internet professional, it's time for a crash course in Small Business Taxation.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-06
 
Pick a City - any City
Operating your own city guide on the Web can be interesting and very profitable. Almost every city already has at least one city guide. But there is always room for one more. For example, I live near Phoenix, Arizona. I could call my site "The Best Guide to Phoenix", "The Official Guide to Phoenix", or "The Complete Guide to Phoenix".
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-06
 
Save Troubleshooting Time! Driver & Operating System Disks
After dealing with this for 3 times in the last few weeks, it deserves a mention. I troubleshoot & repair computers, and it is difficult to get the job done in a timely way unless this point is addressed:
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-06
 
Expert Advice - An Interview With Willie Crawford
Willie Crawford is the owner of http://williecrawford.com, and has released several products (including tele seminar tapes, an internet marketing videotape series, and even a cookbook!)
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-05
 
Should Your Next PC be a Tablet PC?
The Tablet PCs are finally here. We've been hearing about them for years--small, light (some weigh less than 3 pounds) computers that you can write on as if they were a pad of paper or a personal digital assistant. These tiny powerhouses run a version of Windows XP, so you can use them like high-end notebook computers and run all your favorite applications. But you can also use them like virtually endless digital notebooks or sketchbooks, entering information with a special pen in environments where a desktop or notebook computer just won't cut it. You can even talk to them.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-05
 
Five Tips To Help Entrepreneurs Find Early Stage Capital
Profit Dynamics Inc., a research firm in Fountain Hills, Arizona, founded by Brian Hill and Dee Power, authors of the books, "Attracting Capital From Angels," and "Inside Secrets To Venture Capital," recently conducted a survey of 74 venture capital firms from all regions of the United States. They were asked their views about the outlook for the early stage capital market in the upcoming year. On the whole, the VCs responded with at least a moderate degree of optimism, the overall theme being--the worst may be over. They were then asked this question:
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-05
 
5 Tricks To Turn Your Autoresponder Into A High-Profit Sales
1) Create An Irresistible Offer To Grab Your Prospects Email Addresses An auto responder won’t work unless you can get it into your prospects email boxes, right? So, you’ve really got to make an irresistible, no risk offer if you want to get your message in front of the majority of visitors. Offer a free ebook, report, test drive, course, or anything else that’s low cost for you, has a high level of interest for prospects, and can be delivered automatically. You might even write an accompanying sales letter to increase desire for your free offer.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-05
 
How One Home Extensions Company Sent Their Sales Soaring by 160%
One of the things that my partner Shane and I do is work with businesses helping them increase profits. Shane addresses areas like systems and sales and I overhaul their marketing.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-04
 
The "Strange Avalanche Iceman" Headline Technique!
Curiosity. Intrigue. Mystery. All strong components that grab readers of your headlines by the ear a quite literally drag them into the rest of your copy.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-04
 
Make Prospects Believe That What You Say Is The Truth!
I read an article recently where a direct mail company placed an ad offering a crisp $100 bill to anyone that would respond to their offer. But in the ad they said nothing more than "fill out the form below and return it for your FREE $100 bill."
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-04
 
Is FREE the Only Word You Respond To?
This article is going to start out sounding like an ad, but it quickly shifts to focus on the most important key to your success online and in business. You'll neeed the background at the beginning to understand the rest.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-04
 
3 Sizzling Ways To Increase Your Profits!
1) Sell The Extras Upsell to all your customers. You could sell add- on products, deluxe products, extra parts, related products, add-on services, etc. You could offer them add-on products before or after they reach your order page. Just make sure the upsell products are compatible with the main product you're selling.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-04
 
A Big Tax Loophole Just Got Bigger: How To Turn Taxable Income Into Non Taxable Income
Believe it or not, there are ways to convert taxable income into non-taxable income, without any fear of an IRS audit. Here's one of my favorites. It's been part of our tax code for over 30 years, yet many still don't take advantage of it.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-03
 
The Biggest 37 Cent Mistake You Could Ever Make
When it comes to filing your tax return, spending 37 cents could be the biggest mistake you ever make. Millions of taxpayers make the mistake of putting their income tax return in a regular letter-sized envelope, sticking on a 37 cent stamp, and placing the envelope in the mailbox.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-03
 
A Big Tax Loophole Just Got Bigger: How To Turn Taxable Income Into Non-Taxable Income
Believe it or not, there are ways to convert taxable income into non-taxable income, without any fear of an IRS audit.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-03
 
Writing an e-Book Needs Software - Free is Best!
If you've been keeping track of Internet trends then you'll be aware of the huge potential of promoting and selling e-Books. E-Books are becoming a common medium used on the Internet. An e-Book is simply a book, that can be read on a computer. Many books now aren't even published in hard copy.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-03
 
How to Write E-Mail Sales Messages That Get Results
Free. . . Sale. . . New . . . Hot. . . Act now! These words announce yet another e-mail sales message. We're inundated with e-mail pitches and wary of anything that sounds too good to be true. So, how do you write your e-mail sales messages so customers will open, and most importantly, act on them?
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-03
 
The Fallacy of Free Advertising
The temptation to turn towards free marketing resources can be an irresistable call, particularly to beginners on tight budgets. However, 'free' isn't a good bargain if it doesn't give you *results*! You still 'pay' for free advertising in terms of wasted time and effort.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-03
 
What Happened? Troubleshooting Poor Response from Ad Campaigns
Too many small business owners today run ad campaigns that get little to no results, and they have no idea why. When you have the knowledge to troubleshoot the poor responses, you also have the knowledge to make the needed changes so that - next time - your sales improve! Let's take a look at the breakdown of an ad campaign, and how to determine what went wrong.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-03
 
Making Your Own Luck
Do you feel lucky? Imagine being the guy (or gal) who always gets the "lucky break", who is always at the right place at the right time, who is "in the know." Imagine exploding your traffic, profits and possibilities.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-03
 
A Dream with a Time Limit
"A goal is nothing more than a dream with a time limit," says Joe L. Griffith. Great idea! Does having a deadline improve your work habits? Many folks get so much more done when they are clear about when it has to be completed. Why not do this with the things you want most in life?
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-02
 
Ready for the Balance Beam?
Success in your career usually means having the abilities of a gymnast--flexibility, strength, focus and skill, heightened by resilience, perseverance, determination and practice. The ability to accommodate change often requires all these things as well.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-02
 
Steal Hoards Of Traffic From Your Competitors!
Today my competition put around $200 in my pocket. And tomorrow, they're going to do it again.
Directory: > eBusiness > Small Business
Date: 2003-03-01
 
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