ARTICLE — GENERATION XYZ — BE A RICH JERK — STARTING A BUSINESS — STOP LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK

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Be a Rich Jerk!

A few days ago, I heard about this fellow who had sold a web site and business on eBay for a fabulous sum of money. He calls himself the Rich Jerk.

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You want to meet the Rich Jerk!

Ha – don’t make me laugh. What do you think the chances are of ever getting to meet this 26-year old brat who has more money than you’ve had hot dinners?

Oh, you want to BE a Rich Jerk?

Well, that’s a completely different story! I’m going to tell you why.

A few days ago, I heard about this fellow who had sold a web site and business on eBay for a fabulous sum of money. More than that, he is still running extremely successful online businesses, which are adding to his considerable wealth, every minute of the day.

Now, if like me, you’ve built the web sites, made sure that the search engines find them – and then still only make a modest living online, there’s surely something to learn from this guy’s approach. Continue reading “ARTICLE — GENERATION XYZ — BE A RICH JERK — STARTING A BUSINESS — STOP LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK”

ARTICLE — 5 THINGS NOT TO DO WITH UPSET CUSTOMERS — STARTING A BUSINESS — GENERATION BABY BOOMERS

5 Things NOT to Do With Upset Customers

Learn exactly what not to do when dealing with upset customers.

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A couple of months ago I had a small kitchen fire in my home. All is well now, but for a few days my family and I camped out in a hotel room and once we returned home we had no oven (it was destroyed in the fire) so we were forced to eat every meal out for several days.

On the day of the fire two representatives from the insurance company told me to “Hold on to your meal receipts, send them to us and we’ll cover your meals plus sales tax.”

After the contractors restored my home and we settled back in, I was preparing to mail in my meal receipts for reimbursement and I gave my adjuster a quick call before dropping the envelope of receipts in the mail.

He explained that reimbursement was actually for 50% of meals and not 100%. While a partial adjustment made sense to me, I clearly recalled two company representatives promising to “cover meals plus sales tax.”

My adjuster became sarcastic and defensive in both his words and tone and said, “No one in this entire company would have told you we cover 100% of meals. Our policy is to cover 50% because you would have been eating even if the fire had not occurred.” Continue reading “ARTICLE — 5 THINGS NOT TO DO WITH UPSET CUSTOMERS — STARTING A BUSINESS — GENERATION BABY BOOMERS”

GENERATION MILLINNEALS — STARTING A BUSINESS — EARNING WHAT YOU WORTH — START EARNING AND GET PAID — SURELY YOU’RE WORTH MORE THAN $30.00 A HOUR

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Start earning and get paid

It’s the perfect job! Work from home and set your own hours

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Everybody would love to make lots of money quickly, working from home, and only doing a few hours of work per week. I’ve spent the past two years trying to find a great way of doing this.

Only over the course of the past few months have I found any “get rich quick” programs worth buying. I’ve been trying to make money online for a long time.GET PAID WHAT YOUR’RE WORTH — CLICK NOW

I had a few small websites, but they never made much more than a few hundred per month. It was easy money and didn’t require much work on my part, but I knew there were people out there doing better than I was and I knew I could do as well as them.

Now, I’ve seen a lot of “get rich quick” programs. Most of these people make claims about earning $2000/day with Google or something similarly insane.

Almost all of these people are complete liars. Even if they were making $2000/day with Google AdSense, it’d be because they had high- traffic websites with a lot of quality content.

I’d know, because in one whole month, I never even made half of what they promised I’d make daily with their programs. Maybe you’ve already been scammed by one of these fraudsters. Anyway, I finally got sick of what was being offered. Continue reading “GENERATION MILLINNEALS — STARTING A BUSINESS — EARNING WHAT YOU WORTH — START EARNING AND GET PAID — SURELY YOU’RE WORTH MORE THAN $30.00 A HOUR”

GENERATION XYZ — STARTING A BUSINESS –ASPECTS OF CREATING A MOBILE CONCESSION BUSINESS — STARTING A BUSINESS ON A SHOE STRING

Aspects of Creating a Mobile Concession Business

This article offers advice on how to make a mobile food service business as successful as possible. By considering the aspects of location, food type, and advertising, you can make sure your business booms to its best potential.

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The ability to be one’s own boss and make lots of money doing it is all part of the American Dream. An up and coming segment of the small business world is food concession vending.

This is a form of food service that does not involve being stationary. Mobility is the key to the food concession industry. The ability to pick up and move whenever you have an event or want to switch locations is paramount in this business; which brings attention to the fact that there are several things needed to begin a concession business. STARTING A BUSINESS — CLICK NOW
One of the first important things is location. Another important aspect is choosing the type of food you will serve. One more vital thing to consider is advertisement.

One of the first things to consider when starting a food concession business is the location where you will set up your vending equipment.SPARETIME/PART-TIME RESIDUAL/PASSIVE INCOME BUSINESS — CLICK NOW

Continue reading “GENERATION XYZ — STARTING A BUSINESS –ASPECTS OF CREATING A MOBILE CONCESSION BUSINESS — STARTING A BUSINESS ON A SHOE STRING”

SELF-EMPLOYED — GENERATION MILLINEALS — GIVE YOUR BODY AND MIND A BREAK — VACATION/DOWNTIME/R&R

5 Good Reasons a Self-Employed Professional Should Take Vacation

So you think you’re not justified in taking time away from your business because you’re self-employed? Here are five great reasons why you should definitely take a vacation.

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So you think you’re not justified in taking time away from your business because you’re self-employed? Here are five great reasons why you should definitely take a vacation:

1. Physical down time

You work hard to grow and maintain your business. Trying to be superhuman will certainly take its toll if you allow it to. Give your body a break by taking in some R&R. STARTING A BUSINESS

2. Mental down time

Your days are filled with busy, sometimes even hectic, day-to-day activities related to your business.

If you don’t allow yourself to get away from it once in a while, your peace of mind and general well-being will most definitely suffer. Get out and play. Your mind will thank you! Continue reading “SELF-EMPLOYED — GENERATION MILLINEALS — GIVE YOUR BODY AND MIND A BREAK — VACATION/DOWNTIME/R&R”

THE GREATEST GENERATION — ARE YOU READY TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS? THE 4 KEY QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK —

Are You Ready To Start Your Own Business? The 4 Key Questions You Must Ask

How can you make sure that you are among the winners rather than the losers in this high stakes game? The answer is inside of you. You must ask yourself four key questions to determine whether your own small business will survive and thrive.

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Every year millions of people answer “Yes” to that question and every year that answer costs many of them money, time, confidence, and heartbreak.

The Small Business Administration estimates there are 580,900 new small businesses opening each year and that number does not include the small one-person entrepreneurships that pop up every day.

However even if you are your business’s sole employee then there is still something to be learned from the SBA’s numbers.

According to the SBA, two-thirds of new businesses survive at least two years and 44 percent survive at least four years.

Two of the key factors in the businesses survival and ability to thrive: the owner’s education level and the owner’s reason for starting the firm in the first place.

How can you make sure that you are among the winners rather than the losers in this high stakes game? The answer is inside of you. You must ask yourself four key questions to determine whether your own small business will survive and thrive.FREE ADDITONAL INFORMATION — CLICK NOW

1. Are You Ready

Have you mentally prepared yourself for the switch from employee (or student or whatever label fits you currently) to boss. You are going to be the one making decisions now about everything from office products to product line.

This total control is one of the driving forces behind many people who take the plunge into starting their ownbusiness but it is also one of the elements that drives new entreprenurs crazy.

When you start out there is an endless list of decisions that need to be made and new questions crop up every day.

Even more important you will need to remember that in a small business you will wear many hats. Even if you manage to start out with one or more employees you will each fulfill more than one role in your new business.

And if you are running a one-man or one-woman show then you serve in every capacity from file clerk to maintenance crew to salesman to CEO. Can you handle switching from task to task and role to role like that? Are you willing to make those switches?

Similarly, have you prepared your family and friends for this switch in attitude. Your life is going to change — probably pretty drastically — and that change can have a positive or negative impact on your family life and social interactions.

It will make things much easier if your friends and family are supportive going into the process.

2. Where Is Your Niche?

Have you identified your niche yet? One of the reasons many businesses fail is that they fail to focus on a target audience.

Yes if you are a major discount chain then you can sell everything from peanuts to wallpaper but this type of business requires vast resources that just aren’t available to the small business.

But small businesses dominate the marketplace (creating more than 50 percent of the private gross domestic product last year) by finding a different approach — a niche.

Knowing your niche means you are better able to find, target, and maintain your customers as well as provide the best possible goods and services to that customer base.STARTING A BUSINESS

That focus is one of your best chances to not only survive but to thrive in a very competitive marketplace.

3. What Is Your Plan Of Action?

Another key factor in the survival and ultimate success of your business is how much planning you do before you open your electronic or physical doors. You need to decide if your business will be based on the internet or include more traditional models.

Are you going to work full-time or part-time at your new business? Are you going to hire help or go solo? Have you written (or at least outlined) your business plan? Dreaming, thinking and planning can save you much trouble and waste later when things are hectic and problems strike.

Planning can also help keep you focused and to balance your spending and time.

4. Who Are You Going To Call?

At some point, no matter how experienced a business person you are, you will need help. You will need support, advice, tools, or information — or all of the above. One of the beautiful, and most frightening, aspects of growth is that it can lead you to places you never imagined.

No matter how much planning and experience you bring to your new position as CEO the unexpected will arise. How will you cope with this? It is important to recognize that no business is an island.

It is not failure to seek help. Failure is when your business shuts down because you didn’t get the help you needed. Continue reading “THE GREATEST GENERATION — ARE YOU READY TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS? THE 4 KEY QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK —”

GENERATION MILLINNEALS — THE LARGEST GENERATION — STARTING BUSINESS AT A RATE OF OVER A MILLION A YEAR — READY TO JOIN THEN — BUSINESS OWNER

Are You Derailing Your Business with Details?

Focusing on details over goals is the cause of countless business failures. How do you make sure that you’re keeping your focus where it belongs? This article uses a lesson from childhood to remind us of where – and how – to focus to help our businesses succeed.

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Details can kill your web business. And I’m not talking about details killing your business from the standpoint of being careless about them.

While it’s true that being careless can hurt your business, everybody knows that (even if they don’t always put it into practice).

The way I’m talking about that details can kill your business is if you focus too much on them.

Say what?

How on earth can focusing too much on details hurt your business?

Ever tried to walk on a railroad track?

When I was a kid, my aunt and uncle had a house right next to a railroad track. My uncle once challenged me to walk on the track without falling off.

Hey, it’s not like walking a tightrope. That track was as wide as my feet. Should be no problem. So I started walking it, carefully watching my feet with each step to make sure I stayed on the track.

But I couldn’t get more than a couple of steps before I’d lose my balance and fall off.

My uncle taught me that the only way to walk that track successfully was to look at a point a ways down the track – not down at my feet. By setting a goal and focusing on it, I could walk on that track as easily as if I was walking right on the ground.

It was only when I focused on my feet that I tripped up.

It works that way with business, too. Our natural reaction is to put all our attention into “watching our feet” as we deal with this short-term detail and that. But when we do that, we “fall off the track” of where we wanted to go.

Now, I’m not saying that we should ignore the details of our business as we gaze wistfully toward our vision of the knock-out business we dream of building. You never get anywhere without taking step after step after step to reach your goal.

But you never get anywhere, either, if all you look at is the present step.

The point in the distance that you need to focus on is the need your audience has and the solution you have that will fill it. It requires you to understand your audience – who they are and what they need and what concerns stand in the way of them choosing your solution.

It’s way too easy for us to focus on details, namely, on the latest traffic building tips or tools, the latest bells and whistles we can add to our site. Details are usually driven by facts, and facts are something we feel we can learn and control.

Understanding the people who make up our pool of potential customers is a lot more scary. It requires us to step outside ourselves into the hearts and minds of other people.

Given the choice between dealing with predictable facts and details or dealing with unpredictable human nature, most of us will jump at dealing with facts any time.

But that just gets us stuck staring at our own feet as our feet inexplicably slip off the track. Continue reading “GENERATION MILLINNEALS — THE LARGEST GENERATION — STARTING BUSINESS AT A RATE OF OVER A MILLION A YEAR — READY TO JOIN THEN — BUSINESS OWNER”