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The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Including Social Media Posts
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Business Opportunity Blog

The Amazon Tax Debate: Where Do You Stand?

24 Jan 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
As a small business owner, you should know about the debate that is raging right now regarding whether or not a growing number of states have the right to demand that online retailers, such as Amazon.com, collect sales tax on products sold to customers in those states.  Perhaps surprisingly to some,...

President Resolves to Address Regulatory Balance

21 Jan 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
In a recent op-ed for The Wall Street Journal featured on WSJ.com on January 18, President Barack Obama announced he would sign an executive order stipulating that a reasonable balance between...

Small Business Credit Lines Now Available

Small businesses are really feeling the pinch today as the instability of the credit markets continues to take its toll.  Thankfully, companies like Novus Commercial Finance are making it a priority to get home-based and other small businesses, including start-ups, the lines of credit they desperately...

Viability and Transparency Are Key

19 Jan 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Jay Elliot is the president of ADMATS/ADMENUS, a company he founded after the housing bubble burst and his main source of advertising revenues began to falter.  His story is an inspiration to anyone who wants to start a business and make the most of an already existing skillset. Jay, tell us a...

Which Smartphone is the Smartest? Part 3: BlackBerry

18 Jan 11 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Featured Articles

The grandfather of all smartphones, the BlackBerry was the product that started the entire revolution.  While some think that using a BlackBerry is the only way to do business, others feel that the Droid and iPhone have surpassed the BlackBerry and are in a league of their own.

In the last...

Be Innovative: Give Them What They Need and Want

16 Jan 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Neil Mallard is a long-time business owner, and the Founder of Image One Systems, a Florida-based marketing and consulting firm.  ImageOne Mobile Billboards was launched in 2007 to offer a new and modern advertising solution for small businesses.  ImageOne was awarded a US patent in 2010 for its unique...

Recent Federal Trade Commission Changes and Proposals May Impact Certain Businesses

13 Jan 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
An independent agency of the U.S. government, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is tasked with protecting consumers through the elimination and prevention of what regulators perceive to be "anti-competitive" business activities.  Inherent to the agency's mission are the concepts of fairness and the...

Which Smartphone is the Smartest? Part 2: The Droid

10 Jan 11 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Featured Articles
In this day and age, a smartphone is a must, but the tough part is figuring out which one is the best choice for you as a home-based or any other type of business or business opportunity owner.  In the first part of this series, we examined what makes the iPhone a good fit for any small business entrepreneur....

Which Smartphone is the Smartest? Part 1: The iPhone

7 Jan 11 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Featured Articles
For small business owners, having a smartphone is a must.  You never know when you’re going to need to contact a client or solve a crisis on the go.  Having access to e-mails and other important business-related documents at a moment’s notice at all times is therefore critical.  While it's more likely when...

Notes from the Desk of a Lifelong Entrepreneur

7 Jan 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Jim Crofford is the President of Hidden Values, Inc., publishers of a whole host of highly targeted, four-color, digest-sized directories serving various areas of the country, including Kidstuff Magazine. Kidstuff provides ambitious entrepreneurs who are interested in publishing with the opportunity...

Medicine for the Soul Is Big Business

7 Jan 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Myrna Wolf is the owner and president of Compassionate Companions, Inc., a company dedicated to meeting the equally critical, yet non-medical needs of adults and seniors in communities nationwide.  Here she shares her unlikely journey from being a high-powered financial executive to owning her own company...

Events for Every Entrepreneur ― Winter/Spring 2011

27 Dec 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
These exciting and informative conferences, forums and meetings are designed to help you with all aspects of your home-based or other small or medium- sized business, distributorship, licensee opportunity or franchise.   Check out what’s going on in your region of the country this winter and throughout...

Time Management Tips For 2011

23 Dec 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Plans & Goals
So you think you’re organized?  Maybe that’s true of your dusty, messy desk that you cleaned up just the other day.  Windex, Pledge, a few file folders and a shredder can work wonders, it’s true.  However, have you given the same degree of thought to organizing your time? Getting added value out of...

Get More Voice Messages Returned and Increase Your Close Rate

20 Dec 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Marketing & Sales
Every so often I’ll hear how someone who is offering a home-based or other small business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity or franchise has issues with people not returning their calls.  As a result, their close rate is very low or even non-existent.  On the other hand I talk with many...

Forever Stamps Today, Cost Savings Tomorrow

We’ve all seen and experienced first-hand the price increases by the U.S. Postal Service in the last few years.  The main reasons cited for the rate changes are increased use of electronic bill pay, the invention of email and any number of advents in technology such that I’ve lost track of them all....

Make More Money with Tools I Bet You Didn’t Know Existed (Part 2)

In Part 1, we discussed how organizing your small business can be a difficult task and how Backpack Professional 4.6 can really be a big asset.  Although appropriate for any home-based or other small business, it’s especially helpful...

Make More Money with Tools I Bet You Didn’t Know Existed (Part I)

Getting your large or small business organized is often a difficult task at best.  Making sure your team is on the same page can be even more arduous.  Many business owners and project managers struggle with where they should start.  You may find yourselves asking questions like, “What tools should I...

Small Business Saturday Hailed As Huge Success

7 Dec 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in General Information
SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business) reports that more than one million people participated in the first annual Small Business Saturday, a national movement sponsored by American Express designed to drive shoppers to local merchants...

Make the Most of Holiday Downtime

7 Dec 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Whether you own a home-based or other small business, distributorship, licensee operation or franchise, chances are you run so hard all year long that you feel as if you can barely catch your breath.  For many of you, the slowdown in business that often occurs at this time of year can be somewhat of...

Nine Tips to Turning a Lead into a Sale

6 Dec 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Marketing & Sales
One of the most frustrating parts of your business opportunity is going to be the daunting task of taking a lead and transforming it into a coveted sale.  This process requires patience, perseverance, knowledge and much more.  Rather than throwing in the proverbial towel and giving up on your home-based...
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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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