Deciding whether or not to stage an exhibit at a trade show or other networking event as part of your marketing mix for 2014 is something you as a small- to medium-sized business (SMB) owner might be thinking about right now. If so, you’d be one of many.
Contrary to speculation in recent years that...
Not to be confused with the Better Business Bureau, which represents the interests of both consumers and businesses alike, the Chamber of Commerce solely represents the interests of business owners. Today there are thousands of these organizations all across the U.S., all of them focused in one way...
If you’re establishing a work-at-home business or a home office to run a computer-based business opportunity you will need a few basics to get you started and keep you pointed in the right direction to grow your budding business.
Here are the basics you will need to get started:
Throne: If you have ever sat at a desk for hours at a time you know how valuable a quality chair can be. A good chair can really help you with a proper posture and in turn, this will help you work better for longer durations.
Computer: You need to have a current computer and I like the MAC with duo core. They can do anything a PC can do and much more. If you plan to do any sort of graphics or design work a MAC is the way to go.
Software: You need to have up-to-date software that will be specific to the type of business you are running. Also, think about anti-virus or spy-ware software running on your new computer from the start.
Back Up System: If you create data you will need to back up your data. I like backing up on an external hard drive daily. Think about buying one with at least 500MB or higher as you will be surprised by the amount of files you create in one year. Also, I like to back up everything onto a flash drive at least once a month. I keep them in separate places just in case.
Outlook Express: Outlook express or similar programs are great and helps better organize your communities and contacts.
I have given you the basics of what technology you’ll need to get you started or even upgrade your work-from-home business opportunity. You can think about adding merchant services that allow you to accept credit cards once you get the basics set up.
While wearing whatever you want is certainly a perk that many owners of work-at-home business opportunities and other small businesses enjoy, it may not be such a good idea to make wearing your jammies a habit. That’s according to expert advice from Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, authors of...
If you’re looking for assurance that you can work from home and have some semblance of control over your day-to-day schedule as well as your financial future, owning your own home-based business opportunity,
Matt Hempel is the founder of Agilitech, LLC, a software and technology reseller that provides fully automated sales and marketing systems to business owners, prospective online and network marketers, coaches and traditional professionals. Chief among them is
HUGE DEMAND w/ UNTAPPED MARKET. No Up-Front Fees * No Franchise Fees * No Royalty Fees Only $99 Per Month * Click & Order Today!
Small business is the driving force behind our economy. But most small businesses are struggling to take advantage of their most valuable asset – existing customers. START A BUSINESS – or expand an existing one – and join an exclusive network of entrepreneurs who are using an innovative TURNKEY PUBLISHING SYSTEM to help local small businesses turn their customers into raving fans. Customized digital magazines give small businesses a powerful marketing tool. As a member of the Main Street Publisher’s Network, you can build a profitable business using your skills, experience and business connections showing local clients how they can turn their customers into raving fans.