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Free Lead Generation is a hot topic these days since many pay a pretty penny per portal to generate leads to increase ROI.

Free Lead Generation is part of any markets platform.  It is important to note that this November was 'nutty' for lack of a better word.  The purpose of this blog post...

Small Business Media and tapping into that vein can be a tricky and somewhat slippery slope unless you know some tricks of the trade.  Getting your message in front of the right audience is often the key to success.  So, where are the keys to the kingdom you ask and how can you get your hands on...

Entrepreneurs' Day 2016 on the 15th was outshined by politics, climate change discussions and so much more.  That is a real shame since small business is the backbone of this Country.

Entrepreneurs' Day - In my world it is Entrepreneurs' Day every day! I think, sleep and breath Entreprenuership...

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Business Opportunity Apps To Make Your Life Easier

Business Opportunity Apps to make your life easier was the best title I could think of today my friends.  This is especially true if you work with images or you are a graphic designer.

Business Opportunity Apps and Sites have been on my mind as late.  Recently, I've been focused on image optimization...

Business Franchise Opportunity Sales Tips: 7 Part Series

The Business Franchise Opportunity Sales Tips 7 Part Series was an idea launched by Keith Shaffer Director of Personal at TheLocalProject.net two weeks ago after a coaching session.  The credit goes to him for this...

Book-of-the-Month: Getting More Out Of Life

Getting More Out Of Life: Buying Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life was an easy choice. When you read that Google used it to train 30,000 employees, you gotta figure it’s got something going for it. I’m always on the lookout for helpful books and negotiation...

Money-Saving Tools for Your Business

12 Apr 16 Posted by: Todd Hatch
in Running Your Own Business

Money-Saving Tools that Entrepreneurs who are involved with business opportunities, franchises and work-at-home positions know how important it is to track money and manage money, which ultimately helps you save money.

The goal is to have more coming in than going out, but it can be difficult...

Business Opportunities vs. Franchises Which To Buy & Why

Here is an overview of the differences between business opportunities and franchise, and how you can determine which is the one for you.

Business Opportunities vs. Franchises the age old question - which is best for you? Do you dream of running your own business opportunity? If so, what does...

Self-Employed Must-Have Apps

Self-employed people think of time is money and that knowledge is power. Those are two clichés that couldn’t be truer for every self-employed entrepreneur. That’s why they were early adopters of the smartphone and tablet. Self-employed people also love their apps. These digital tools on smartphones...

Top 7 Reasons to Consider a CMS System

Top 7 Reasons to Consider a CMS System - The internet loves obscure abbreviations. You can skip over most of them, but not CMS. It means a Content Management System, which for most online marketers is a fancy way of saying WordPress.

What Is a CMS System Anyway & Why Is It Important...

Top 10 Autoresponders for Your Business Opportunity

You keep hearing that “The money is in the list” and you’ve faithfully collected email addresses from customers and prospects. Now what the heck do you do with them? This list is indeed gold. Corresponding with customers and visitors who sign up to get your emails lets you establish a relationship...

Top 7 Ways To Get Prospects to Answer Your Call

Phone tag is frustrating between friends. If you’re a salesperson leaving messages for a prospect, it can feel like you’re the only one playing the game. Successful sales people know that to get your voicemail listened...

Clients Who Are Abusive... What To Do

Clients who are just nasty can kill anyone's day! If you sell a product or service, you’ll have your share of persnickety, critical clients. It goes with the territory. But what happens when a demanding customer morphs into an abusive one? Expect It. Prepare yourself ahead of time...

Top Critical Steps to Developing a Cloud Strategy

26 Jun 15 Posted by: admin
in Running Your Own Business
The number of small businesses using cloud services will reach 80% by 2020, according to Inc. Magazine. It’s clear this method of handling IT functions has major benefits, even for the little guy. Benefits...

What is the Difference Between Responsive vs Adaptive Web Design?

13 Jun 15 Posted by: admin
in Running Your Own Business
Adaptive web design is the new buzzword in website development. Is it a phase, just a trend that will fizzle out, like so many buzzwords?Not likely. Adaptive web design offers many improvements and advantages over responsive web design. Those of you who are part of the business franchise industry will...

What Is Adaptive Web Design?

13 Jun 15 Posted by: admin
in Running Your Own Business
More than 50% of the people searching the web in the U.S. use a mobile device and the sale of smartphones and tablets keeps increasing, up 39% in 2014 alone. User experience on your site, called UX,...

6 Ways to Write an Effective, Interesting Meta-Tag

9 Jun 15 Posted by: admin
in Running Your Own Business
Meta tags help searchers decide if they want to click through to your site when it comes up on the search engine results page. They tend to get short shrift from website owners who don’t realize how important they are. There’s a good reason for the neglect. Google has consistently stated since 2007...

Business Interruption Insurance

When I sat down to write this blog post I didn't realize the varied types of companies that can actually obtain Business Interruption Insurance such as some Business Opportunities,

How to Make Content SEO-Friendly

"Content marketing has become an important piece of a modern digital marketing plan. Businesses are producing more content than ever - all to attract more potential buyers to their web properties. In this new digital landscape, writers and content marketers are key players in the search optimization...

Coolest Business Opportunity Tools

Tools, becoming more functional, to collaborate more efficiently, to get more done with less time and to have the coolest tools at your beck-and-call is becoming the norm. If you don't have what your competitor has the chances are you won't be competition for long.  The trick is to stay ahead of the...

Business Opportunity Website Confusion

For most in the opportunity sector as a whole all general business practices apply. In this case, following the K.I.S.S. Method is wise. For this of you who are not familiar with the method here is the true definition: "KISS is an acronym for "Keep it simple, stupid" as a design principle...

How To Create Timeless Rich Content – Live In Real Time

Here is another installment of The Special Sauce by Kevin James Culp.  Over and over, we hear the term 'Rich Content' or 'Be Content Rich' on your website and your blog if you have one. The blog is more important to have almost real-time relevant content that is updated, motivating and in context to...

Business Opportunities To Take Over

It is very true that many people of all backgrounds, races, religions you name it buy business opportunities and in essence never open the box. That is sad and the numbers are close to 70% of all people who buy an opportunity of $5,000 and under just don't make it for whatever reason.  Truth is, that...

Small Business Opportunities Owners Be Smart With Your Money

Normally, you hear about big corporations going ‘offshore’ to get a better tax rate, to find cheaper products or labor as a couple of examples. You don't normally hear of small, home-based business opportunity owners looking to outsource services offshore. I’m not recommending that in this article,...

SEO 101 Basics "Lingo"

Just like anything, anywhere, any company or to any person you speak, if you know the ‘lingo’ as they say you and in like Flynn. Knowing the right terms for which you speak is equally as important and can get you farther faster, allow for less mistakes and have much better communication with your SEO...

Do You Use SalesForce?

10 Dreamforce Announcements That Will Shape Sales in 2015 Modern business opportunity & franchise sales professionals face an interesting problem:  They spend most of their time NOT selling.  It is so true and I know that it sounds crazy, but the majority of a business opportunity...

25 Free Online Business Opportunity Tools

25 Free Online Business Opportunity Tools - According to an ever so classic proverb, “the best things in life are free.” When starting your new business the Internet can be your best friend.

25 Free Online Business Opportunity...

Business Opportunity Top New Years Resolutions

The very first resolution you should make is to look at your health.  Running a business takes a ton out of you. If you plan on running a ‘successful start-up’, you need to understand that balancing life and business can often be seriously difficult.

Opening or running a start-up is a time-consuming...

Post-Penguin Internet Marketing Tips–Welcome to the New World of SEO

The Special Sauce – Opportunity Feed vol. 1.8 - Business Opportunity SEO: This article assumes that you know what ‘Google Penguin 1.0 and Google Penguin 2.0 (released just this May 22nd)’ are and more importantly, how the Penguin algorithm affects your website and possibly even your...

Free Professional Video Hosting with Analytics and Video Marketing Tool!

Business Opportunity owners and Franchise Owners you need to try this.  Today my friends I serve up Wistia.  What is Wistia you ask? Oh let me share with you this powerfully impressive professional video hosting with analytics and video marketing...

The Ultimate SEO Guide: Get Your Website Found

I love digging into new elements of the Opportunity Industry and SEO was my latest project.  SEO was so much more difficult than I thought when I first looked.  After working on Search Engine Optimzation (SEO) for a few weeks now most of it seems like simple common sense.  Thing is though... you kind...

The Special Sauce – Opportunity Feed vol. 1.7

Are You Following The FTC Business Opportunity Rule? If you sell business opportunities, the FTC’s Business Opportunity Rule requires that you give potential buyers a one-page disclosure document. I have inserted a link for everyone to single-click to download the form.

CMO Briefing: Real-Time PR for the Holidays

It’s Time to Check Your Holiday...

Financial Accounting Expertise and Basics SMB Owners Can’t Live Without

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 office...

FREE White Paper Helps You Pick the Best CRM Software

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...

FREE Guide Helps You Make Your Business Opportunity or Other Small Business Google Loveable

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...

FREE Guide to Toll-Free Phone Numbers and the Incredible Business Opportunity They Provide

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...

Boosting Morale on a Budget: Keeping Employees Motivated

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...

FREE Trustworthy Legal Information and Case Evaluation at Nolo.com

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.

FREE Office Software for Your Business Opportunity or Other Small Business

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...

FREE Accounting Tools for Your Business Opportunity or Other Small Business…with NO Limits

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...

To Be Successful In Business, First Break All the Rules

If you think you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur and buying a business opportunity, franchise or other small business is something that interests you…and if you also happen to be male, taking a look back at who you were as a teenager may be a predictor of your success. That’s according to the...

5 Reasons You Should Use Dropbox for Your Small Business

16 May 13 Posted by: admin
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...

Business Checking Account Get One For Free!

Business Checking Account Get One For Free! I mean a business checking account usually comes with a monthly fee at the very least, 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...

Free Forms to Help You Manage Your Small Business

2 Apr 13 Posted by: admin
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 Payments For Small Business Owners Is Growing

Mobile payments devices and enhanced technologies are making it easier than ever before for business opportunity and other small business owners to get paid in a day or days as opposed...

FREE Sales Tax Survival Guide Saves Business Owners Time and Money

27 Feb 13 Posted by: admin
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...

Four Quick Tips for Running Your Small Business on a Budget

5 Feb 13 Posted by: admin
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...

2013's Top Websites for Women Business Opportunity, Franchise and Other Small Business Owners

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 good company. Once a man’s world, business ownership is rapidly becoming...

The Business Opportunity and Other Small Business Owners' Guide to Windows 8

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?

Is BYOD for SMBOs A Good or a Bad Idea?

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 and Other Small Business Entrepreneurs...Today Is Your Day!

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.

New Help for Small Business Owners with Payroll and HR Problems

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...

Cashless Is King Thanks to DipJar

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...

Prepare Your Small Business to Survive Any Emergency

Small Business - 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.

Nationwide Small Business Technology Tour Kicks Off This Week

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,...

The Top 10 Colleges for Prospective Entrepreneurs

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...

Online Marketplace Broadens Small Business Borrowing Options

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...

Small Business Credit Basics: Part II

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...

Small Business Credit Basics: Part I

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 a Real Threat to Many Small Business Owners

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...

How Do Your Employees Really Feel About You?

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...

Five Key Traits of Successful Franchisees

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...

Home-based and Other Small Business Tips on How to Get Paid

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...

USA Today Expert Columnist Says Now Is the Best Time Ever for Small Business

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,...

Small-Business Ownership Offers Moms the Flexibility They Crave

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...

Ongoing FREE SBA Computer Security Workshops Kick Off Today

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...

Tax Deductions Small Business Owners Often Miss

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

Self-Employed and Looking for Health Insurance? You Need TheSelfEmployed.com

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

New Groupon Scheduler Helps Small Businesses

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...

iPad Use among Small Business Owners More Than Triples

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

The Pros and Cons of E-Filing Your Taxes

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....

Is Your Small Business Holiday-Ready?

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...

The Phobia Small Business Owners Should Fear The Most

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...

Should You Buy A Laptop or Tablet…or Both?

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,...

Identity Theft: A Very Real Threat to Small Business Owners

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...

Buying a Business Opportunity as a Side Business

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...

When to Email and When to Pick Up the Phone

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,...

What Is CRM Software?

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...

While You Might Not Like What You Hear, You Need to Hear It

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Identifying and Eliminating Toxic Clients

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,...

Top Five Technologies to Increase Your Productivity

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...

10 Mistakes Small Businesses Make

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....

Seven Keys to Writing a Winning Business Proposal

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...

Six Payroll Solutions for Your Small Business

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...

Not All States Are Created Equal

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...

Autoresponders: What They Are, What They Aren’t and Why YOU Still Matter Most!

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...

The Social Media Storm Continues

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...

Equipment Financing 101: A Quick Guide to Smart Leasing

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...

Top Online E-File Tax Services

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 to...

How Safe Is Your Data? Review Of The Best Online Data Backup Service Providers

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...

What Is Your Customer Saying About Your Company?

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...

How To Write Effective Business Letters For Your Online Home-Based Business Opportunity

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...

Getting Organized Can Make Your More Money

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...

How To Better Understand an Exclusivity Clause

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...

To Hire A Home-Based 1099 Or Not To Hire A Home-Based 1099? What You Don’t Know Can Cost You Big!

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
 
   

SocialXpand Business Opportunity Interview w/ Brian Weiss was for me a new way to learn from a customer and whom I consider a friend in the industry.

I've had the opportunity to work for a while now with Brian Weiss who is the Director of Sales for the
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