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Six Key Things to Think About Before You Go Into Business with Your Spouse

8 Jun 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
Mixing business with pleasure, they say, is never a good idea.  But millions of home-based and other small business owners who run successful businesses with their spouses would disagree.  Despite these success stories, the truth of the matter is that it just doesn't make sense for everybody. So before...

The Secret to Success Might Just Lie in Failure

6 Jun 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Buying a business opportunity, distributorship or small franchise and going into business for yourself is a risky endeavor.  If you’re an entrepreneur at heart, then you’re certainly no stranger to the concept of risk, that's for sure.  But inherent in anything risky is the possibility, in fact the likelihood,...

Saying “No” Can Actually Be Good for You and Your Business

Companies are in business to serve their customers, of that there can be no doubt.  But serving your customers doesn’t always mean acquiescing to their demands or even doing business with them at all for that matter.  The fact is if you’re a home-based or other small business owner―and especially...

What You Should Know About Disclosure Statements

Buying a business opportunity, franchise, licensee opportunity or distributorship is a big decision, one you shouldn’t take lightly.  Thankfully there are some serious regulations in place at the federal level as well as within many states that are designed to protect you from making a bad decision or...

Making the Most of Your Company's About Us Page

30 May 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Marketing & Sales
As a home-based or other small business owner, and especially if you are someone who is selling a business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity or even a small franchise, sometimes the only thing that stands between you and near obscurity in this day and age is your website.  Websites are...

New News on Credit Ratings

27 May 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
If you're in the market for a business opportunity or other small business or franchise, your credit standing may very well be a critical part of your ability to get started and stay afloat, especially during the first year.  That’s why it’s so important for you to understand what your personal credit...

Is Your Home Office Making You Sick?

More of us work from home than ever before.  And although most of us spend a considerable amount of time and money keeping our homes looking nice and comfortable, that doesn’t always translate to our home offices.  In fact, it’s a good bet that relatively few of us give much thought to our home office...

Solving the Entrepreneur Equation

23 May 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
If you’re an entrepreneur who is marketing a home-based or other small business opportunity or franchise to others, making the investment of time and resources into any prospect is somewhat of a risk.  And let’s face it, your hard work doesn’t always pay off when someone you thought would be a good fit...

eTaxes Much Opposed, But May Be Inevitable

18 May 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Chances are that if you're a home-based or other small business or franchise owner, especially one who conducts most of your business online, you're all too familiar with "eTaxes" and the impact they currently have and will have on your livelihood in the coming year or so.  For those reading this who...

Microsoft-Skype Deal Boosts New Era of B2B Communication

17 May 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
If you are a home-based or other small business or franchise owner who is already using some type of free, internet-based form of telephony (aka VoIP or voice over IP) to get the job done, consider yourself not only smart, but light years ahead when it comes to business-to-business communications.  For...

National Small Business Week Salutes Small Businesses

16 May 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
National Small Business Week 2011 kicks off today with a week-long vigorous line-up of festivities in Washington, DC that includes guest speaker seminars, national award ceremonies and networking events for entrepreneurs, government officials and members of the press.  Hosted by the U.S. Small Business...

Build Your Wings on the Way Down

13 May 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Maria Caceres is a recruiter with State Farm Insurance and Financial Services Company.  She’s been with the company for ten years, spending seven years as a claims adjuster and the past three as an agent recruiter. Before taking the time to answer BusinessOpportunity.com’s Entrepreneur Exchange’s...

Ten Tips to Keep Your Family Business Running Smoothly

Many home-based and other small- or even medium-sized businesses are family-owned and operated.  And while there are certainly a whole host of perks to working closely with the ones you love the most, the dynamics in the family-owned operation can pose their own unique set of challenges.  Here are...

Guts…Make Sure You’ve Got ‘Em

10 May 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Douglas E. Nevill is the CEO of pajezy.com, inc., a website development and content management system created specifically for small business owners and available only through pajezy.com authorized licensees. An entrepreneur since 1977, Doug was sixteen years old when he began working as a freelance...

Beware Business Owner Burnout!

Home-based and other small business or franchise owners are some of the busiest people on the planet bar none.  While the flexibility to set your own hours and work at your own pace can be a real plus, that degree of freedom comes with a price tag―the buck stops with you on every level.  And when everything...

Recent Studies Hold Lessons for Small Business Social Media Marketing

6 May 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Marketing & Sales
If you’re a home-based or other small- or medium-sized business owner, you’ve likely begun to integrate or are at least thinking about integrating the use of social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter...

Setting Work-at-Home or Other Small Business Goals

5 May 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Plans & Goals
An unknown author once said that, “In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.”  And boy is it ever true, especially if you work from home each and every day where it’s far too easy to get distracted from the job at hand and do something other...

Business Failure Direct Result of “Under-Education”

3 May 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Douglas E. Nevill is the CEO of pajezy.com, inc., a website development and content management system created specifically for small-business owners and available only through pajezy.com authorized licensees. An entrepreneur since 1977, Doug was sixteen years old when he began working as a freelance...

Avoid Work-at-Home Scams with These Quick Tips

Work-at-home scams are becoming more commonplace than ever thanks to the downturn in the economy.  That’s not to say that there aren’t a whole host of legitimate and potentially very rewarding home-based or other small business opportunities and franchises out there for you to choose from.  There most...

Small Businesses in Growth Mode According to American Express

29 Apr 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Growth & Profit
According to the spring 2011 edition of the American Express OPEN® Small Business Monitor, a decade-old semi-annual survey of business owners, small-business growth is prevailing over survival for the first...
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I had the pleasure of setting down with Edwin Shoffner, CEO with Mattress by Appointment for BusinessOpportunity.com's very first Podcast that will be released on our new Digital Platform very soon.  Here is the transcript from that call for...
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