It's a dog-eat-dog world. You must be prepared for anything when deciding to open your own practice or small business. And once you become a business owner, you need to know how to make your business grow. "What keeps business owners, practice owners and partners up at night is likely the challenge of managing and growing the business," says Steven Stralser, clinical professor at Thunderbird: The Garvin School of International Management and author of "MBA In A Day." In his book, Stralser addr........ Read More
You know it’s happened to you. Your phone rings and it’s the important business call you’ve been waiting for. As you look at your children wildly circling you, you ask yourself, “Do I take the call?” It leaves you wondering how other Mom Entrepreneurs handle at-home-business calls. Here are four quick tips: 1. Don’t apologize. On the days my son, Cole (age four) is with me, there ARE times he talks or is noisy when I’m on a business call. I used to say, “I’m sorry, my son........ Read More
There are three important things to consider when running an Internet home business. All will help to increase the fair market value of your company. A web site is a great source of advertising and distribution for a home Internet business. The name of the game is cash flow and one needs to know how to generate this in the virtual world. How will the World Wide Web help out your home business and gain you some cash flow? Expand markets and increasing sales. The Internet gives the business owner........ Read More
Saving money is a priority for any business, especially a small business. Small businesses often need every break and discount they can get, and traveling can be one of the most costly areas for small businesses. Unfortunately, many of the best travel advantages only go to big businesses. To help your business compete, here are a few tips to make your traveling expenses a little more palatable. * Search for cheap airfares. Internet search engines provide a great resource for cheap fares. Be ........ Read More
Are the calls starting to dwindle after being in business a while? Do your workers have too much time on their hands? Then it is time to pump some new blood into the work place. Use some imagination and make things start to happen again. Find here some tips to help you make that happen. Try them and see if they will help you with your business. You might introduce a new product or service that expands the possibility for sales. When you make the new product/service a side product/service t........ Read More
Creating good business requirements will go a long way towards ensuring the success of the project and eliminate design and development risks that result from poor business requirements documentation. Here are the Top 10 Tips for Writing Good Business Requirements: 1. Develop a clear understanding of the problems that the proposed software is being designed to solve. This will ensure that the subsequent business requirements document addresses those problems fully. 2. Identify all project stak........ Read More
Here's the scene: A couple dozen professionals at a big advertising agency quietly type away at computer screens near each other, in an open room devoid of office walls and partitions.
An occasional laugh punctuates the silence. But no one is talking. They are communicating with one another almost exclusively through instant messaging (IM).
"When I'm visiting this firm, I can't help but notice this [lack of people talking]. Seems odd to an outsider, but this is now pretty mu........ Read More
What Kind of Support/Training is Available? Does the opportunity you’re considering have enough support and training to help you through start-up? Depending on your personality and previous experience, you may only require general training, or you might require more personal assistance. If the home business opportunity is run through an already established company, make a thorough inquiry into the level of support they offer. If you can’t get help when you need it, your clients aren’t g........ Read More
As with any area of specialization, there are business travelers who always seem to know what they are doing and those who constantly seem to be in a state of crisis. The business traveler who has been at it a while figures out some insider information that not many travelers know. These little travel secrets make the world of difference when traveling. And you can bet they are not going to share this information with just anyone because this is the kind of information that can change the n........ Read More
Very often we hear people saying “I want to spend more time with my family”, or “I want to make extra income to improve my lifestyle”. The answer to these wishes is a home based business. Home based business offers you financial freedom, allows you to earn extra money to enjoy some of life’s little luxuries, and also provides the flexibility such that you are able to spend more quality time with your family. A home based business helps a dream comes true. There is a great abundan........ Read More
Not all businesses are able to see success and profits right away. This includes businesses such as law offices, medical offices, or even retail stores. If you are looking to improve or expand your business, but while on a budget, you may be unsure as to how you should proceed. The good news is that there are a number of moneysaving steps that you can take to effectively have your office managed, even while on a budget. One of the many ways that you can go about achieving perfect office m........ Read More
There are a lot of direct mail tips out there that can help increase your business. This is by no means an “end all” resource. My hope is that I’m able to give you some direct mail tips and ideas that you can use now as a starting point to develop your own strategy. Direct mail advertising can be pretty expensive, so it’s best you know the ins and outs of it before you start. My first of several direct marketing tips… It typically takes anywhere from three to five mail pieces bef........ Read More
Most people don't use all the features of their software. We tend to pinpoint the most helpful and stick with them.
Here are five features in Microsoft Word that could save you time and money.Create and Design Your Company's Letterhead, Templates and More
Every business needs an official letterhead. You don't have to buy it. If you know what you want you can create it in Word and save it as a template to use time after time.
A letterhead does........ Read More
When it comes to owning a home business, there are lots of things that you are probably thinking about. First of all, the idea of staying at home for work is something that a lot of people dream of. The idea of being at ease with what you are doing, and feeling free to do as you please is also something that a lot of people want to do, so you aren’t alone. However, there are some things that you should keep in mind. First of all, as you begin a home business one of the first things you shou........ Read More
Today, there are seemingly tens of thousands of home business opportunities on the Internet. While they all initially sound spectacular, upon closer inspection many Internet business opportunities promise the moon and the stars - and don't deliver. How, then, do you find a legitimate business opportunity that will truly allow you to succeed? Here are some tips to point you in the right direction. Expect to Work Legitimate business opportunities require work to succeed. If a home business o........ Read More
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