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Start Your Own Freelance Business A Five Point Plan

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 Nazir Daud (June 23, 2008)  A freelance business is often the easiest to start. You don't have to worry about employees, setting up and paying for office space, and many of the other headaches facing entrepreneurs when they're getting started with a business venture. But, that doesn't mean starting a freelance business is a walk in the park - especially if you like to think big. Picking a Niche Before you start .. (Entrepreneurialism)

The Entrepreneur Mindset

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 Caleb Rogers (June 23, 2008)  Being an entrepreneur is different than being an employee. Not only is the work different, but one's outlook must be completely changed to successfully transition from employee to entrepreneur. However, keep in mind that there's no reason to worry. For some, this will be a difficult transition, but it can be done. For others, it will feel as natural as walking barefoot through soft .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Dont Commingle Your Business Finances

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 Loretta Gage (June 23, 2008)  One of the most common business mistakes many small business owners and entrepreneurs make, is commingling their business and personal finances. The result can often be catastrophic. And for the most part, small business owners aren't even aware of the implications. How so? Glad you asked. In a word, credit. In two words, bad credit. This phenomenon usually manifests itself when the .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Finding Success as an Entrepreneur

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 Joseph Ene (June 23, 2008)  An entrepreneur is an individual that engages in a business enterprise in order to maximise profits and to subsequently make himself rich in the process. What distinguishes the entrepreneur from a worker is the ability to initiate ideas and to be able to translate this idea into physical reality through action. Being entrepreneurial goes deeper than just having a job or career, it is a . (Entrepreneurialism)

5 Valuable Strategies to Help You Achieve a Successful Business Start Up

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 Jean L. Serio (June 23, 2008)  Instead of looking at starting your new business as a huge, long-term project, I suggest reducing it to small easy-to-accomplish projects. Projects, which once completed, will have you just about ready to open your business doors. While this may seem tiresome, or unnecessary, it's an essential part of a successful business start up. Yet many entrepreneurs overlook it. Causing .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Five Tips When Starting a Video Game Store

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 JJ Hendricks (June 23, 2008)  Many gamers dream of opening their own video game store someday. What would be better than working around video games and always having a huge selection of games you can play? If you are looking to open your own video game store here are five tips to keep in mind. 1. Location - The location for your video game store is very important. A space in a new strip mall in a nice neighborhood .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Sense of Mission Drives Businesses Who Want Change

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 Benjamin Warsinske (June 22, 2008)  Some companies have it and others don't. Some are built around it and others have it to appear to be built around it. It can become pretty clear which companies have truly built a company with a strong, solid sense of mission. What is a sense of mission? A sense of mission is something more than just a typical mission statement. It is cause that the company stands for. It may be .. (Entrepreneurialism)

5 Ways to Make Money While the Kids Are at School

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 Catherine O'Neill (June 22, 2008)  In today's day and age more and more people are supplementing their income with side jobs. That means they go to work 9-5 then they pick up extra hours in the evening or the weekend to try to make ends meet. Over the years I have spoken to many successful people to find out how they started their business. All of these people have one thing in common, they worked hard. The old adage, .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Create Your Own Virtual Group Today

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 Sheri McConnell (June 22, 2008)  Everything worthwhile in your life only comes into form through your creation. You cannot wait for the right time, the right job, the right husband, the right house, or even the right body to come to you. You have to create it. To achieve the life of your dreams, you need to spend time “visioning" what you think will make you happy. Then you get busy “acting, " moving .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Lifestyle Tips For Women Who Think and Create Big

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 Sheri McConnell (June 22, 2008)  Much of my success with membership-based businesses is also because of my ability to continuously grow in the area of “mindsets". Here are a number of tips to help you think and create in a big way. Tip One-Honor Your Urges One of the main reasons I left the corporate world and took the entrepreneurial plunge many years ago was so I could do more of what I enjoyed and less of .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Opportunities Abound in Business Personal Franchise Trend

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 Andrew Van Valer (June 22, 2008)  Over the last 5 years, more people have been looking for ways to have better balance in their lives; family, friends, money, travel, fun and spirituality. People are seeking life balance after years of imbalance, working 14 hour days and spending their time commuting to jobs they no longer enjoy. I know, I was! Here in Silicon Valley we have super commuters who will travel 1 - 2 hours .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Start Your First Business in an Incubator!

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 Andrew Van Valer (June 22, 2008)  Entrepreneurialism is alive and well and most likely happening in all around you right were you live, or if you are lucky it's happening on your own kitchen table! Proof of this, is the 79 Million Americans who plan to start their OWN businesses in the next 3 years according to Forbes Magazine. You might be surprised to find that some of the greatest minds in American business today are . (Entrepreneurialism)

The Profit in Daycare How to Start a Daycare Center

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 Ellen Tayana (June 22, 2008)  Starting a daycare center can bring lots of profit anyway, but if you spend some time doing some research and doing the right thing you will soon realize that you will be making more profit than expected and giving the proper care. You see, it is normal for a parent to be very protective of his child, therefore if something go wrong, he will not stand aside and let things happen, he .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Bill Gates Biography Part I

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 Joe A Christmas (June 22, 2008)  The greatly abridged Bill Gates Biography series. Here is the first installment of the Bill Gates Biography series. There has been enormous demand for more accurate Bill Gates biographies in the market that cover his rise to fortune. A great Bill Gates biography will show you the keys to greatness in any calling. Bill Gates was born and raised in the greater Seattle area in a .. (Entrepreneurialism)

The Entrepreneurial Mindset a Rare Combination of Skills and Talents

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 Benjamin Warsinske (June 22, 2008)  Entrepreneurship is a state of mind that few people have. It is one of integrity, character, passion, determination, and leadership. A special kind of person is needed to be able to envision a company and see it through to becoming a reality. It takes an even more determined person to take that company and have it make an impact in their field of work and on the world as well. While it . (Entrepreneurialism)

Break the Mold Focus on Acquiring Income Producing Assets to Offset Your Service Income

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 Benjamin Warsinske (June 22, 2008)  For many entrepreneurs in the service industry, they are so focused on the services that they provide that they do not look at the bigger picture. At some point, the entrepreneur may want to retire or sell the business to start another. If the primary asset is the staff of employees and the entrepreneur adding his or her personal touch, there isn't much of an incentive to buy. The .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Time to Open Your Business Eyes

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 Lazz Laszlo (June 21, 2008)  The U. S. has been and still is, the king of consumption. Over the years, many company executives, entrepreneurs, and inventors from the far (east) corners of the globe have spent sleepless nights trying to come up with a product, toy, or service which they could sell to the Western consumer. What do Westerners want or need that I can make? That was their mantra, now it's your turn. .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Peer Advisory Boards It Takes a Village

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 Maria Keiser (June 21, 2008)  The old African proverb states, “it takes a village to raise a child". No man, woman, or family is an island onto itself. We venture into a new role, undertake a new project or set out to do what no man has done before. Whatever direction we choose to take, we go there with limited knowledge and experience. “The Village" can take many forms, but the one commonality is we .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Entrepreneurialism Are You a Cool Kid? Or, Just Trying to Be One?

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 Maria Keiser (June 21, 2008)  A common frustration of small or micro business owners is that the larger firms won't do business with them. “Why won't they return my calls?" “If they just listen to me, they will know they need my product. " The truth is the larger companies are referring to and giving small/micro businesses a chance. They are returning calls and they are listening to them. So why aren't .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Entrepreneurship Networking Doesnt Work?

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 Maria Keiser (June 21, 2008)  Would you like to come to my networking event? You are cordially invited to attend my networking event. Come meet and network with 50 - 80 local business people. I bet you receive an invitation such as this or one with a similar message at least once a week (if not more). Networking groups are popping up everywhere. Breakfast groups, lunch groups, dinner meetings, after hour socials, .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Mastermind Groups Harness the Power of an Advisory Board

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 Michael Keiser (June 21, 2008)  No business is too small or too large for the owner to benefit from an advisory board. An advisory board is such a powerful management tool that no business owner should be without one. To be competitive and profitable, your business needs to be hitting on all cylinders. I have yet to meet a business owner that is an expert in all areas of his business and few with the resources to .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How to Get Your Spouse Onboard! An Entrepreneurs Best Friend and Worst Enemy!

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 Jason Moser (June 21, 2008)  You have always wanted to break free from that job and run the show on your own. You've found the best business opportunity in the world and know you will be able to be free from the boss in two to five years of hard, dedicated work. You learn the system, test the marketing approaches, and live, breath, eat, and sleep this grand opportunity. Meanwhile, you are still putting in forty .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Ever Asked How Much Money Can I Make on eBay? Read This

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 Andrew Maule (June 20, 2008)  The answer is simple. YES, you can make money on eBay, you probably already know this though. You have likely ran into someone making their living online or someone who is funding their spring time cruises and trips to the Bahamas with their eBay business they run on the side part time. If you're anything like I was when I met these kinds of people, you start asking questions. The .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Smart Women Answer Their Call

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 Joy Chudacoff (June 19, 2008)  No, I'm not talking about your cell phone or the phone in your home or office. All the women in my Success Circles know that I don't believe in picking up the phone every time it rings. I do believe in listening to my messages and returning calls and emails within a reasonable time period. I'm talking about answering your call-the call that is unique only to you. Do you have any idea .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Starting a Cleaning Service A Dirty, Yet Rewarding Endeavor

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 E.S. Cromwell (June 19, 2008)  Getting dirty and using a bit of elbow grease is your thing, huh? And yet, being a successful, entrepreneurial type of businessperson is also something you proudly hold on to? Well, good news awaits you - despite such a clashing combination - and it comes in the form of mop and bucket, dust and grime, and not to mention, hand over fist profit. The cleaning service industry is great, .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Advantages of a Business Opportunity List

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 Chris J Burns (June 19, 2008)  What should I do with this great business opportunity before me? Can I make it as successful as other businesses in the market today? These are the usual questions that run through existing or aspiring business owners when they feel that they may have chanced upon a deal not to be missed. All, if not most of us know that owning a business is more than just “being my own boss". It . (Entrepreneurialism)

Earning Money Online Through Affiliate Marketing

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 Richard Corona (June 19, 2008)  Out of the thousands of money making opportunities on the internet the two most common ones are either affiliate marketing or by joining a business opportunity where you have to build a down line for monthly compensation plan. This method of building a downline is known as network marketing or multi level marketing. Which of these earning methods are superior? Both have their merits .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Business Valuations Factors Influencing the Value of a Business

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 Kelly Skarda (June 19, 2008)  When valuing privately owned businesses, business appraisers rely on a unique combination of art and science. While the financial statements may provide a good foundation, many other internal and external factors are subjectively valued. An accurate business appraisal is one that has carefully considered all facets of the business to arrive at a carefully constructed value. Earnings .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Is Starting a Business Right For You 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

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 Sue Newell (June 19, 2008)  Is starting a business right for you? Ask yourself these five questions before you invest your time and money on a business that does not meet your needs. Are you passionate about your idea? Running a business takes a lot of time and energy and it can be challenging. You need to generate enough pleasure and energy from the core aspects of your business to carry you through the tasks .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset

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 David Hale (June 19, 2008)  After having had many conversations with friends, clients, and my university students concerning the trials and tribulations of starting and running their entrepreneurial ventures, it was suggested to me to put my experience and advice to paper and write a business startup book from a coach's perspective. So, I wrote The High Performance Entrepreneur: 12 Essential Strategies to .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Business Startup Checklist

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 David Hale (June 19, 2008)  Before starting out in business, list your reasons for wanting to go into business. Ask yourself these questions: Do you want to be your own boss? You want financial independence? You want creative freedom? You want to fully use your skills and knowledge? What do I like to do with my time? What technical skills have I learned or developed? What do others say I am good at? How much time .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Alternative Funding Rarely Addressed on the Internet

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 Edward Birmingham III (June 19, 2008)  Why Would You Want a Fiscal Sponsor? Link: Although some foundations and other funding agencies give money to individuals, many funders state in their guidelines that they will only fund projects which are administered by non-profit corporations which are exempt from federal taxes under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). The reason for this requirement is that the Internal .. (Entrepreneurialism)

The High Performance Entrepreneur

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 David Hale (June 19, 2008)  Being a High Performance Entrepreneur is about living your dreams and seeing your hard work pay off. It is about a particular dream, The American Dream of Entrepreneurial Financial Freedom. It is also about knowing that you can get there from here-that is, knowing how to properly plan your entrepreneurial dream in order to develop a sustainable venture. It is about discovering who you .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Why Small Businesses Fail

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 David Hale (June 19, 2008)  Success in business is never automatic. It isn't strictly based on luck-although a little never hurts. It depends primarily on the owner's foresight and organization. Even then, of course, there are no guarantees. Starting a small business is always risky, and the chance of success is slim. According to the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), roughly 50 percent of small .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Why is Creativity and Innovation Important in Business?

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 David Hale (June 19, 2008)  Creativity is the ability to come up with new ideas and different ways to solve problems that provide opportunities. Characteristics of Creative People * Bright * Adaptable * High self-esteem * Challenge oriented * Idea oriented * Inquisitive * Curious Can you improve your creativity? Yes! How? Gather as much information as you can (read, talk with experts, etc. ) and brainstorm. Just .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Checklist For Starting a High Performance Business

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 David Hale (June 19, 2008)  Owning a business is the dream of many Americans . . . starting that business converts your dreams into reality. However, there is a gap between dreams and reality. Your dreams can only be achieved with careful planning. As an entrepreneur, you will need a plan to avoid pitfalls, to achieve your goals, and to build a profitable business. This checklist is designed to help you prepare a . (Entrepreneurialism)

A Self Analysis For the Business Startup Owner

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 David Hale (June 19, 2008)  Personal Characteristics Going into business requires certain personal characteristics. This portion of the checklist deals with you-the individual. These questions require serious thought. Try to be objective. Remember, it is your future at stake! Are you a leader? Do you like to make your own decisions? Do others turn to you for help in making decisions? Do you enjoy competition? Do .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Planning Your Business Startup

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 David Hale (June 19, 2008)  If you have read my other articles in the Business Startup Series, this checklist has helped you identify questions and problems you will face converting your idea into reality and determining if your idea is feasible. Through self-analysis, you have learned of your personal qualifications and deficiencies, and through market analysis, you have learned if there is a demand for your .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Donald Trump How to Get Rich and How He Got Rich 10 Reasons

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 Joe A Christmas (June 19, 2008)  The Donald, how did he do it? Why is it that he is so rich in such a competitive business as real estate? Well let us look at 10 reasons why he is: 1. He has an unrivaled work ethic. His regular work routine is 7 days per week and at least a solid 10 hours per day; oftentimes more. He claims to sleep only 4 hours/ night so that he may get a complete edge on his competition. 2. He has .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Its NOW OClock

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 Lisa R Kent (June 19, 2008)  It is NOW O'clock! Today, we have rising gas costs and hardships that have strickened us. Most of us are struggling just to make it to work. We are looking for a way to earn extra cash to keep up with it all. We need to begin trusting ourselves and facing our fears. We need to decide where we desire to be in the next five years or we can continue doing what we are doing today and just .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How Not To Start A Business

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 Donn Kirst (June 19, 2008)  You have thought about it for a long time. In fact, the vision of the business you want to start creeps into your dreams. You know that you can do it better than the competition. You can visualize your customers being impacted by your business and you see the money stack up in your bank account. You are over taken with a beautiful feeling as you can imagine the inner workings of your .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How Did Bill Gates Become So Rich?

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 Joe A Christmas (June 19, 2008)  People all across the world ask themselves the same question whenever they hear his name; how did Bill Gates become so rich? It's a valid question for any logical person to ask considering Mr. Gates has perenially been listed as one of the richest people in the world for the last 16 years. What magic does he possess that puts him in such an exclusive class of people? Lets look at the 10 . (Entrepreneurialism)

Invest in and Leverage Yourself

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 Joe A Christmas (June 19, 2008)  When you invest in yourself, you leverage your skills and in turn increase your results. When the majority of people set out to achieve wealth and business success, they go outside themselves, to real estate, stocks, bonds and new businesses, hoping to find solutions, the external tools. These are all necessary roads to take for one to achieve great financial success, but to make the .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Finances and the Business Startup, Part I

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 David Hale (June 19, 2008)  A large number of small businesses fail each year. There are a number of reasons for these failures, but one of the main reasons is insufficient funds. Too many entrepreneurs try to start and operate a business without sufficient capital (money). To avoid this pitfall, first review your situation by analyzing these three questions: How much money do you have? How much money will you .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Business Startup Coast Estimate, Part II

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 David Hale (June 19, 2008)  The startup cost estimate table will help you answer the second question of this business startup financial series: how much money will you need to start your business? The chart is for a generic retail business. Items will vary for service, construction, and manufacturing businesses. The answer to the third question (How much money will you need to stay in business?) must be divided .. (Entrepreneurialism)

The High Performance Entrepreneur Names His Business

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 David Hale (June 19, 2008)  There is more to naming your business than just coming up with something that sounds good and you happen to like. Thought must be given to state and local requirements and making sure you do not infringe upon the rights of someone else's business name. Legal Requirements and Implications Picking a name for your business requires much more than just creativity and a working knowledge of . (Entrepreneurialism)

Obtaining a DandB D U N S Number As an Business Startup

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 David Hale (June 19, 2008)  It is important to update your company information in various data sources. Perhaps the most important of these is Dun & Bradstreet. A D&B D-U-N-S Number is a unique nine-digit sequence recognized as the universal standard for identifying and keeping track of over seventy million businesses worldwide. If you have not done so, you should register for your D-U-N-S Number, and if you .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Is Your New Business Making Money?

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 Melissa Gerdes (June 19, 2008)  There are an amazing number of ideas out there about what makes a new business work. By “work" I'm going to use the shorthand “make money" because that's what a successful business does. If making money doesn't interest you, you don't start a business; you start a charity or a hobby group. I speak from experience. The first time I quit my job I started a hobby group. I .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How to Start Your Own Window Washing Business

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 Tanner Larsson (June 19, 2008)  Starting your own window washing business is relative easy. Your initial investment is low and the potential for profit is quite high. This is because there are few overhead costs involved. All home-based business owners should invest in a DBA and business checking account. Doing so will make it much easier to do your taxes, each year. It will also increase your chances of obtaining .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Coffee Shop Start Up Not Another One!

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 Tony Dicorpo (June 18, 2008)  First of all, let me start off by saying congratulations! You have decided on starting a coffee shop. Welcome to the wonderful world of specialty coffee! Before you start your own coffee shop, in order to gain ultimate success you will need to find an under served area (under served by this industry, I mean!) to open your shop in. This will be your best option. You don't have to be the . (Entrepreneurialism)




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