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BusinessOpportunity.com interviewed the VP of GeoSearch SEO to find out what makes such a successful entrepreneur tick. Right away Jesse shared with us that he's been involved with GeoSearch...
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From The Resources That You Already Have: A Visual History of Google Algorithm Changes I was digging for this piece and found a few solid stories that illustrates perfectly how all the changes made could have affected your business and you didn’t even know it chances are so I will quote from...

Small- and medium-sized (SMB) business owners are usually pretty fearless, which is a great thing when it comes to becoming a successful entrepreneur. However, that very same “can do” attitude can very well get you into hot water if you try to tackle too much or get in too deep. A recent study by...

Small business owners each have different management styles, so choosing a CRM (customer relationship management) vendor, supplier or distributor with a product or service that best accommodates your own management...

Okay, business opportunity and other small business owners, you may have noticed that all of Google’s recent algorithm changes have changed up your website rankings a bit in the last year or so…and not for the better. As a result, it’s never been more important to structure your site in a very conscientious...

Are you a business opportunity or other small business owner who wants to know whether or not making the investment in a toll-free phone number is worth the effort and expense? Have you ever thought about how a toll-free number might help you to more effectively market your business opportunity or other...

A company is only as good as its employees. Keeping them motivated sounds easy but is harder to accomplish than most would think. According to Forbes.com, over 43 percent of workers cite a lack of recognition as a determining factor when it comes to how they perform while on the job. The question is...

If you’re an aspiring or existing small business entrepreneur, particularly one who is interested in business opportunities and other established small business models and their legal requirements and implications, chances are you have questions. And hiring an attorney to answer them can get quite expensive.

The world's leading open-source office software suite, Apache OpenOffice 4.0 is available to anyone completely FREE of charge and is particularly valuable for business opportunity, home-based and other small business owners who need to run their offices on a tight budget. Apache OpenOffice does everything...

Wave’s secure, cloud-based accounting tools are made especially for entrepreneurs, freelancers, consultants and small businesses with nine employees or less…and they’re 100% FREE! Plus, they stay that way no matter how much you use them. With more than 1.5 million users and growing, Wave is changing...





16 May 13 Posted by: Steph Nissen
in Running Your Own Business
Dropbox provides a service that lets you bring your photos, documents and videos in from anywhere and share them easily. In simple terms, it allows you to store your important files for FREE online, and then the system syncs each document to all of your access points. As a bonus, signing up for Dropbox...

4 Apr 13 Posted by: Steph Nissen
in Running Your Own Business
Business checking accounts usually come with a monthly fee, but thanks to NerdWallet.com's research we have a comprehensive list of banks that provide free business checking accounts. As a bonus, there’s also no minimum balance requirement! When considering which business checking account is right...

2 Apr 13 Posted by: Steph Nissen
in Running Your Own Business
Starting your own business can be a demanding and somewhat overwhelming task. Unfortunately, acquiring the knowledge of what forms need to be filed, which forms need to go where...

Mobile payment devices and enhanced technologies are making it easier than ever before for business opportunity and other small business...

27 Feb 13 Posted by: Steph Nissen
in Running Your Own Business
All too often a business opportunity or small business owner’s worst nightmare is in trying to understand and manage sales tax. What is sales tax? What are its associated challenges? How do I manage my sales taxes most effectively? What are the sales tax compliance laws? The list of questions regarding...

5 Feb 13 Posted by: Erica Bell
in Running Your Own Business
Running a lean, and efficient, operation is the goal of many business opportunity and other small business owners. What processes and efforts yield the greatest ROI? Where can our business eliminate costs? These are just a few of the questions small business owners ask themselves. Small businesses...


Are you a woman who is interested in owning your own business? Does the prospect of becoming an entrepreneur and buying into a proven business opportunity, franchise or other small business model appeal to you? If so, you’re in...

It just wouldn’t be the end of another year without all of us having to reevaluate the technology in our lives, would it? Now that Windows 8 has been released, many home-based business opportunity, franchise and other small business owners are asking themselves the same question: Should I make the switch?

Small and medium-sized business owners (SMBOs) are increasingly getting on board with one of the newest technology trends, now more widely and officially referred to as BYOD (aka Bring Your Own Device). And why wouldn’t they? Allowing employees to use their own handheld and other mobile devices at work...

Business opportunity, franchise, distributorship, licensee opportunity, home-based and other small business owners, this day is for and about you. Why? It’s because today is National Entrepreneurs’ Day, and November is National Entrepreneurship Month.

Some of the most costly mistakes business opportunity, franchise and other small business owners make involve issues surrounding payroll and human resources. In an effort to help them sort things out free-of-charge, SCORE, America’s leading small business mentoring organization, has announced it will...

Just when we think there’s nothing new under the sun, along comes DipJar, the world’s first electronic tip jar. It’s perhaps an answered prayer for millions of small business owners and their employees who, thanks to an ever-increasingly cashless society, are working harder than ever before and for a...

Given that hurricane season is upon us, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has announced that for the ninth year in a row September is National Preparedness Month, a time for individuals, communities and business owners to take action in preparation to withstand natural or man-made disasters....

The third annual small business technology tour may be just what you need to jumpstart your home-based or other small business opportunity or franchise’s marketing efforts heading into 2013. This year’s tour kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco, with seven other cities on the agenda from now through November,...

While the subject of how great the impact of a college education in entrepreneurship may or may not be on one’s entrepreneurial success remains the subject of much debate, knowing which institutions of higher learning offer the best programs may be of interest to those who take a favorable view. According...

Launched in 2010 and now boasting close to $3 trillion in transactions, BoeFly.com, which stands for “business opportunity exchange,” connects small business owners with lenders from its two-thousand-plus strong stable of participating banks nationwide. But BoeFly.com is not a broker. It does not charge...

Yesterday, Part I of this two-part article on small business credit basics touched briefly on the differences between personal and business credit and how important they both are to any prospective or existing small business owner’s ability to borrow money. Today, we’d like to provide home-based and...

Okay, you’re thinking about starting your own home-based or other small business. And whether or not you start from the ground up or buy into an already existing business opportunity, licensee opportunity, distributorship or franchise, the issue of how good (or bad) your credit may be is bound to come...

Cybercrime: aka being robbed blind via online transactions when you don’t even know it’s happening until it’s too late. If you’re a small business, business or licensee opportunity or franchise owner, or even if you own a distributorship of some kind, chances are you haven’t given cybercrime more than...

If you’re a home-based or other small business, business opportunity or franchise owner with even just one or a few employees, a new report may offer some insight on just what they might be thinking about you. Findings from the new Wakefield Research Study commissioned by IT/cloud-based services giant...

Okay, you’ve done your homework, and you’ve decided that owning your own franchise is the way to go. You’ve even found the one you want to buy. The company likes you, you like it and them. The financing is all worked out, and you’re ready to sign on the dotted line. But before you do, have you thought...

Whether you are a work-at-home one-person shop or even the owner of a small business opportunity or franchise with only a few employees, it’s very likely that the task of collecting on past-due invoices will ultimately fall on one person…you. And while there are many perks to being your own boss, having...

Whether or not to buy a home-based or other small business opportunity or franchise is a big decision, especially given the current and seemingly unstable economic recovery, right? Not according to small business and entrepreneurship expert and USA Today guest columnist, Steve Strauss. In fact,...

Looks like all a working mom wants for Mother’s Day this year is a little flexibility!? And let’s just preface this whole discussion with an important disclaimer: All Moms are working moms! But for our purpose here, we’re talking about moms who have a job they do to earn money in addition to the incredible...

...and you will eligible to win more than $50,000 in cash and prizes! BlackEnterprise.com has joined forces with worldwide technology and business solutions leader, Dell, to host a FREE...

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) ongoing series of FREE computer security workshops for home-based and other small business, business opportunity and franchise owners starts today in Tulsa, Okla. Designed to help small businesses identify...

Before you submit your final return for 2012 by April 17th and given that you are a home-based or other small business, business opportunity or franchise owner, are you sure you have made the most of your potential tax breaks this year? In his

eHealthInsurance has announced it will partner with Steve Strauss, USA Today small business columnist, in its new effort for TheSelfEmployed.com,...

Groupon has just announced that a free beta version of its Scheduler is available to small business merchants who want to make it easier than ever for their customers to make 24/7 appointments in conjunction with their online deals. “Effectively managing appointments and staffing schedules is critical...

The debate about whether or not home-based or other small business opportunity or franchise owners could benefit from using an iPad or another similar device to run their operations more smoothly and efficiently is quickly becoming a nonstarter. According to findings from

As a home-based or other small business opportunity or franchise owner, paying taxes is probably one of your least favorite and yet necessary tasks. The good news is that it’s never been easier to get the job done than it is today thanks to our computers. The proof that we all agree is in the numbers....

It’s here. The official start of the holiday shopping season is upon us. Black Friday, followed by Small Business Saturday and well into Cyber Monday will see millions of consumers clambering for the hottest deals, the newest gizmos and the most in-demand products this year. In fact, holiday sales are...

Home-based and other small business opportunity or franchise owners, there’s one fear you need to conquer if you have it and you haven’t already―technophobia, or the fear or dislike of advanced technology or advanced devices, especially computers. It may sound silly, but for many people, technophobia...

There’s a lot of talk right now about tablet computing given the fact that Amazon is about to release its new Kindle Fire at a fraction of the cost of other similar devices, such as the iPad.  Furthermore, the number of tablet purchases each year is growing at a much faster rate than that of laptops,...

If you want your home-based or other small business opportunity or franchise to have a strong presence on the internet, it’s a good idea that you own your own domain name and name your website accordingly.  Your domain name and website constitute your online brand, the address that everyone who is looking...

As a home-based or other small business opportunity or franchise owner, you’re incredibly busy.  So busy in fact that there’s a good chance you’re not minding your finances as well as you could or should.  Unfortunately, identity thieves are onto you, making your business especially vulnerable to their...

Today’s uncertain economic climate has many people interested in buying a home-based or other type of business opportunity, licensee opportunity, distributorship or franchise, all in the hopes of subsidizing their regular full-time income.  If you are one of them, that’s a very reasonable plan as well...

Email is the lifeblood of many home-based and other small business opportunity and franchise owners.  It enables you to create and manage ongoing customer and supplier relationships quickly and efficiently like never before.  But beware!  Before you jump on email to communicate with someone else,...

Selling a home-based or other type of business opportunity or franchise is every bit as challenging as selling any other kind of service or product―perhaps even more so.  No matter how sound your business plan or how well developed your marketing plan may be, at the end of the day you’re still in the...

One of the most important things you can do as a small business owner is to ask your customers for their input on how you’re doing, especially when times are tight and you’ve got to be that much better than your competition.  Let’s face it, this is a case of “What you don’t know can hurt you,” plain...

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...

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...

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...

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...

If you are a home-based or other small or even a medium-sized business owner, you may not have or want all the trappings of an actual office, one that would be suitable for client meetings or that requires you to pay rent or invest in upkeep.  At the same time, you may need or want to hold client or...

SCORE is America’s leading source of FREE and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs, offering both online and in-person counseling out of its more than 350 locally based offices nationwide.  The non-profit’s 13,000-strong...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

24 Nov 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Running Your Own Business
If you’re the entrepreneurial type, the American Dream is to have a business of your very own.  You may want to create or purchase a business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity or small franchise that can be run right out of your home.  Any one of these options is attractive for a number...

15 Nov 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Running Your Own Business
The main goal when starting a new business opportunity is to follow every lead and make the most of any potential client.  However, what happens when that client you tried so hard to acquire becomes too difficult to handle? It is hard to get past the notion that every client means money in the bank,...

According to a classic proverb, “the best things in life are free.”  When starting your new home-based or other small business, distributorship, licensee opportunity or franchise, the Internet can be your best friend.  One of the great things about the web is that there are a ton of small business management...

25 Oct 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Running Your Own Business
Just because a business is large in size doesn’t mean that it is immune to financial mistakes.  There are a number of things that small and large businesses alike tend to do that will end up costing a lot of money in the end.  The difference is that a small business opportunity is going to miss the money...

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, your chances of making it in business for five years or more are roughly 50/50.  Okay, so the odds could be better, but they could be a whole lot worse too.  As is true with so many things in life, much of how you perceive your odds depends on your...

18 Oct 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Running Your Own Business
As a small business owner, your job is to be aware of everything out there ― events, news, products, etc. ― that pertains to your company. One of the best ways to stay up to date is to attend events and shows that are connected to the focus of your business. You don’t have to attend every show in...

There are a lot more than just five technology products that can help you run your home-based business, but the five below are not negotiable. If you’ve already started your business and you’re missing one of the below, you should seriously consider making a change right now.
  1. Smart...

24 Sep 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Running Your Own Business
According to the Small Business Association, over 50 percent of small businesses fail in the first five years. No one wants to be among that 50 percent when they pursue their small-business opportunity, but sometimes it happens. Below are 10 habits that can help you fall into the other 50 percent and...

14 Sep 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Running Your Own Business
Everyone makes mistakes in their business efforts, so there is nothing to be embarrassed about. Mistakes are only a bad thing if you don’t learn from them. Here are some common mistakes people make when starting a business and advice on how to avoid them: 1.      Starting before you’re ready....

When running a small business, one thing you will definitely need to push sales further and get to the level of success you desire is a winning business proposal. Not to be confused with a business plan – which is used to map out how to run your company and raise capital – a business proposal is used...

Nothing makes an employee happier than getting paid, but the actual payroll process can be a quite a nuisance for small business owners. Despite the headache, payroll has to get done or you won’t have any employees. If your business is small enough, you may be tempted to calculate payroll on your...

31 Aug 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Running Your Own Business
It’s time to set up shop for your new business, but you’re not sure where to focus your efforts when it comes to location. If you’ve created a new brand of parka that will protect the wearer from sub-zero temperatures, then Arizona is probably not going to be your best option. However, if your new business...

Today’s technology is here to assist all of us in a big way when it comes to sales and marketing, but relying on it too heavily can be a huge mistake!  Here’s why… Autoresponders…it’s a relatively new term for a relatively new concept.  In the old days, a lead would come in and you’d get busy working...

Everywhere you turn, people are snacking on cupcakes. What began as a cute novelty is now a bona fide trend that is popping up everywhere. Instead of going out for coffee or a drink, people head to their local cupcake shop to socialize with friends. Sometimes the next best thing can over saturate...

27 Jul 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Running Your Own Business
While Facebook and Twitter continue to stay strong, a number of other social media sites are popping up and grabbing the attention of consumers. Social media provides free marketing opportunities, but it can also suck much-needed time away from the tasks that are more important to your day-to-day...

In tough and uncertain economic times, many companies will often turn to leasing over buying to acquire the assets their growing company needs.  I’d like to take this opportunity to offer a few insights on the basics of equipment financing, and enlighten you about the potential pitfalls of leasing so...

Tax season is here! If you haven’t already filed your taxes you need to get a started so that you don’t incur any late fees or penalties. Many small business owners don’t use accounting, payroll or financial planning software packages. So, as the tax deadline approaches it can be a true nightmare...

I used to travel at least five days a week, and when I saw the movie ‘Up in the Air’ recently I had to reminisce.  The character played by George Clooney was much like me once upon a time.  Unfortunately, back in the day when technology hadn’t caught up yet, I too found myself in planes, on trains or...

If you run a company, whether a small franchise or a budding home-based business, you know that your data is a critical element to how your business will survive, thrive or...

Are you living the American Dream by owning your own business? Is your business doing well but you now need to grow? Maybe you aren’t seeing the returns on your business that you thought you would have when you first opened. Maybe you decided to open a home-based business after being laid off or fired?...

Have you ever bought a product or used a service and then had something go wrong? I bet you then tried to call their customer service or walk in to this company to interface with their customer service. This is where good customer service can save the day if done well. Also, it can be a defining moment...

The recession has deeply affected most every person in almost all parts of the globe. In these difficult economic times, what remains true across the board is that you need to make every minute count and maximize every dollar spent to generate the best results possible. In my opinion, this recession...

For many, it is no secret that the economy isn’t doing as well on the recovery side as planned. As a result, this affords you the chance to take a few small steps back to make some revised or new plans. Question: Assuming you wrote one when you purchased your business opportunity, home-based business...

Our advertisers often ask me about how to start an email marketing campaign. They ask what works and what doesn’t work for online & offline home-based business opportunities. For some reason, many think that this is an insurmountable project that they can’t possibly tackle on their own. This is not...

When I started writing effective business letters I found them to be one of the most difficult tasks. First, keep in mind that business letters are very different from any other type of letters that you’re use to writing. Business letters need to be extremely effective at communicating various topics...

First, let me say Happy New Year and what a year it has been! 2009 was one of the most challenging years for any home-based business in recent memory. Many have learned from the past and plan to get well organized in 2010. Also, many will open a new venture that will thrive in any market climate....

Seeking new types of customers should be something you do each week as a basic exercise for your budding home-based business, distributorship, or small franchise. I dislike the cliché “think outside the box” however; it does seem to apply here. If you don’t consistently expand your prospects and/or...

One really easy thing you can do to make more money while being more efficient with your valuable time is getting organized as much as possible before you start any task. If you own a home-based business or an online internet business operated from your home, staying focused is key. However, did you...

If you want to get noticed by the media, you need a media kit. A media kit is a packet of information about your business, product or service that is created for use by the press. Its purpose is to provide media members with the necessary data to report on your business. In many cases, your media...

Seeking sound legal advice when buying a business opportunity is a critical step one should take before signing anything. Consultation with a legal expert who can answer your questions while guiding you is worth the time and money. In addition, legal experts can review and evaluate documents before you...

An Exclusivity Clause is part of a larger legal document and is often overlooked by many who are eager to get started in business. In addition, many don’t take this part of the document as seriously as it should be taken, and don't truly understand the meaning after signing the legal document. The...

If you haven’t assessed how your home-based business stacks up against your competition it's time you faced that challenge. It’s critical to first find your competition (you can probably do that pretty easily). A slightly more difficult, yet equally important task is knowing what to look for when you...

If you don’t know how to track your existing website traffic, you’re missing out on a critical marketing element that can aid you in many ways, not the least of which is sales. You can turn visitors into customers using a few easy tools. You just need to know what they are and how to apply them. The...

This comes up a lot when people who are thinking of expanding their home-based business start to think about a new hire, but don’t want to invest in doing a background check. The refrains are all too familiar…“They’re a close friend of the family.” “I’ve known this person for years.” “I don’t need...

A well-written press release is nothing without the distribution channels that “gets the word out”. In some cases, this can cost you a pretty penny if you don’t know where to source free methods. Often, for home-based business owners it is a matter of “how much and for what you get in return” that...

Advertising programs, and especially lead generation programs, take time to develop. In some cases, you need to be committed for a long period of time 
to determine how it develops before drawing conclusions in terms of its efficacy. For over two years now, I've discovered while working in the Business...

You’ve purchased your business opportunity, distributorship, or small franchise, and now you plan to operate it from your home. You’ve found your source of capital, you understand your business market sector, you understand your local zoning laws, you understand how to market your overall business and...

With every venture large and small there comes a time when you can’t do it all. It’s at this juncture, as you are  reaching a critical mass, that you can potentially make a tremendous costly mistake that can come back to haunt you for many a moon. Many home-based business owners start out on their...

Starting a home-based business is a lot easier than you might think. You can start with your own, or even buy an existing one. But the real challenge comes not in running the business, but in making it grow. The main perk I love about a home-based business is the flexibility it gives you. However,...

If you’re trying to be all things to all people you could be missing the boat and tossing money right out the window. Buying a Home Based business can be an easy proposition these days. For instance, BusinessOppotunity.com has dozens of Home Based businesses...

Starting a home based business requires passion, time, money, faith, and a lot of hard work. It is not an easy thing to do and success is not a given. However, there are certain practices that can help your home based business be successful. Whether you want to grow into a worldwide, multi-million...

If you're reading this, it's safe to say you have spent a great deal of time researching many different Home Based Business Opportunities trying to find the one that is the best fit for you. This can be a daunting task as there are 1000's upon 1000's of opportunities out there and it's very easy to be...





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