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Why Extreme Makeover House Faces Foreclosure

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 Dr. Scott Brown, Ph.D. (July 31, 2008)  You might have seen this recent headline: API Mon Jul 28, 11:32 AM PDT “More than 1,800 people showed up to help ABC's “Extreme Makeover" team demolish a family's decrepit home and replace it with a sparkling, four-bedroom mini-mansion in 2005. Three years later, the reality TV show's most ambitious project at the time has become the latest victim of the foreclosure crisis. .. (Entrepreneurialism)

3 Universal Principles For Success

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 Lisa Almeida (July 31, 2008)  Bob and Miles, the Cory brothers, spent the last six days engaged in the painstaking process of turning piles of sand, gravel, and stone into the patio where I enjoyed my morning coffee. As I sipped and wrote this, I couldn't help thinking about all those do-it-yourself shows that make it look like anyone can get the same kind of results in 30 minutes. I'm all for taking on a challenge . (Entrepreneurialism)

Buy a Business! Learn Why Buying a Business is Better Than Starting a Business

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 Ethan Hoff (July 30, 2008)  Are you learning about Buying a Business? For most people, buying an existing business is a better option than starting one from scratch. Buying A Business is generally better than Starting a Business Buying an already operating business has an existing cash flow, established customer base, vendor relationships, trained employees, and an established business location. All of these .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Being a Entrepreneur

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 Bryan Young (July 30, 2008)  To be a successful entrepreneur you will need a good idea, money, a little luck, and hard work (lots of it). 90 % of the most successful people fail the most, meaning you must first lose something (your initial investment) before you gain anything (profits, equity, etc. ). Russell Simmons lost 10 million dollars the first five years of starting Phat Farm which is now a multi-million .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Starting a Law Firm Whats in a Name?

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 C Small (July 30, 2008)  When I started my law firm I was confronted with many choices. What kind of law will I practice? Where will I practice? Who do I want for clients? What kind of fees will I charge? It wasn't until I actually got into the planning stages of the law firm that I began to see these questions as more big picture, firm philosophy type of questions. These type of questions may never be fully .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Start a Vending Machine Business

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 James K Smith (July 29, 2008)  Did you over hear your managers talk about downsizing? Are you worried about getting redundant? Do you intend to be independent and earn money with freedom? If yes, than this article is perfectly designed for you. A Vending machine business can either be started as a fulltime or part time business. 65% of entrepreneurs start up a vending machine business as part time with their full .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How to Register Business in UK

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 Jitesh Arora (July 29, 2008)  You are think you want to start a business in the UK, but you are not quite sure where to start. Well let`s take a look at what you have to do so you have a better idea of what you need to do. You will need money for the filing fee, all necessary forms and an address in the area. First you need to have an address in the UK. The address can be in England, Scotland or Wales; this will be . (Entrepreneurialism)

Getting it ALL Done

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 Regina Minger (July 29, 2008)  I hope by now you have your marketing planned out and ready to get rolling. But wait, do you know how you get everything done without spending every night working on it? You also have your business to take care of, your clients, your low payoff activities, or your office. Do you have a plan to get everything done and still be on top of the business? Systemize processes Have you noticed .. (Entrepreneurialism)

You Choose the Route

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 Regina Minger (July 29, 2008)  Two weeks ago we hiked up Moose Mountain in Bragg Creek, Alberta. It's a beautiful hike, a good variety of walking in the shade, through meadows, up and down hill, a great view along the way and not too long. Close to the top there's a fairly steep part, not quite a scramble though but a steep hike. We were walking along, taking the steep, straight path up when I noticed there was a .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Thrive in All Times

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 Judy Ellison, Ph.D. (July 29, 2008)  If you listen to and believe the news at all, you will be tempted to pull a blanket over your head and hibernate at home behind closed doors during recession until the economic crisis is over. According to the media we can't afford to go anywhere, anyway, with the outrageous price of gas! Doom and gloom pervades our news media: Gas prices are soaring, groceries are costing more than .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Ideas on How to Start a Craft Business

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 Crissy Herron Gipson (July 29, 2008)  Many of us have craft supplies filling our closets and spilling into any available vacant location in our homes and garages. You may even have an inventory of completed projects taking up space; why not put those projects and supplies to good use by turning your craft into a business? Turning your hobby into a craft business offers you the opportunity to do what you love to do and make .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How Can I Increase My Sales With Credit Card Processing?

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 Brian J Ostrowiak (July 29, 2008)  In today's market more and more consumers are using credit/debit cards. This this industry has seen exponential growth in the past few years and card usage continues to grow. This has prompted businesses that may have not traditionally taken credit cards to start giving merchant services a second look. Typically we think of accepting credit cards as a practice used by only retail .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Stop Working For the Boss and Start Getting Motivated For Yourself Today

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 David Taylortown (July 29, 2008)  Had a gutful of working for someone else huh? Satisfaction The most satisfying thing about working for yourself is exactly that - working for yourself. Money goes directly into your pocket, no one else's. Isn't this enough motivation to get off your butt and do something about it? It should be - that's for sure. You can wander through life working your guts out for someone else, making . (Entrepreneurialism)

Stop Procrastinating and Start Your Business Now You Only Live Once So Hurry Up

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 David Taylortown (July 29, 2008)  You can make cash easily from home. All you need is a kick in the pants to get started. So here is the kick you are looking for. Take Action now. Stop procrastinating. You are wasting time. Take action right after you finish reading this article. Action is the difference between actually doing something and doing nothing. Every time you feel like you are going no where - or feeling .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Asking For What You Are Worth

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 Jude Smiley (July 28, 2008)  Asking for what you are worth does not mean that you have to become a pushy saleswoman. I know that many women in business today are frightened or repelled by the idea of sales. Some have even told me they think of SELL as the worst of the four letter words. But sales to me, isn't about obnoxiously ‘selling’ anyone anything. In over 15 years in business I have .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How to Become Rich With Your Ideas

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 Kwesi Ayettey (July 28, 2008)  Become rich? Yes, you read it right and it is easier to become rich than you think. Keep on reading. Some people think that to become rich, you have to be particularly lucky or highly educated. Luck and education may play a role in your endeavor to become rich. But you need one more important thing. That thing is your ability to offer to the world a service that it is willing to pay .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Desire The Reason For Starting a Business

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 Ken Anderson (July 28, 2008)  Why should desire play such a great part in starting a business? Why would I, a happily married man desire more and start a business? My dear wife is THE most conscientious home-maker and home educator of our children I personally know. She graduated from a university in southern California - magna cum laud. The pattern in our home has been that once we have worked out our budget .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Conducting 21st Century Business A Sharks Tale

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 Robert H. Oppenheimer (July 28, 2008)  Business: it's like a vast ocean filled with vicious Great Whites. Let me begin by saying I am not the shark. I am the bitten; the one who got chomped on the back side after 12 years with a great company. I suppose this happens when you go swimming with sharks. But the thing that threw me was the smiles. All the sharks were smiling. But why? We'll get to that in a moment. With the .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Ask the Right Questions to Qualify Your Business Niche

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 Carma Spence-Pothitt (July 28, 2008)  So you've decided on your business's niche. And you're ready to go out and create products and services just for your target market. Wait! Don't move so fast. Are you sure this target market will be profitable? To be sure, do your due diligence and find out the answers to these four questions: 1. Is the target market big enough to sustain profitability? If your target market is too .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Accidental Entrepreneurs Creative Ways to Deal With Indecision

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 Susan L Reid (July 27, 2008)  Indecision is frustrating, debilitating, and a waste of time. For the Accidental Entrepreneur starting up a business, indecision can make you doubt yourself, erode your confidence, and shut you down. It's one thing to consider options in order to make an informed decision. It's quite another to vacillate so much in your decision making process that paralysis sets in. If you'd like to .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Top 10 Stupid Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

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 Sherese Duncan (July 27, 2008)  I've made my share of stupid mistakes and will probably continue to do so. The difference is that I take the time to analyze and accept the fact that instant gratification (money) produces business headaches later most of the time. Here's a summary of 10 stupid mistakes I've seen over the years: 1. Bartering for services/products that impact the bottom line. I've made this mistake more . (Entrepreneurialism)

Financial Success 5 Fatal Mistakes Every Woman Makes Trying to Break Through the Glass Ceiling

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 Kelly Fidel (July 27, 2008)  There are lots of ceilings, while it is slowly changing here are some interesting facts from the US Dept of Labor: women owned businesses grow twice the rate of US firms 1 in 11 of every adult woman owns a business Women entrepreneurs generate $2.3 trillion in revenues to the US economy More than 18 million workers are employed by a woman business owner Of the 46 million Network .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Should I Pay Someone to Write a Business Plan For Me?

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 Joshua Saunders (July 27, 2008)  You should never hire someone to write the complete business plan for you. You need to be involved 100% in the plan. After all, its your business and you're the one who needs to be passionate about it. There are dozens of free templates and information you could find online and in books. Use a template and write it out yourself. If you need help writing it, hire a consultant or find .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Finding Your Next Business Idea

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 Joshua Saunders (July 27, 2008)  The best way to think of an idea is to consider things that upset you or cause problems in your daily life. Don't think of products, think of problems. Come up with answers to the following: - What frustrates you? - What things slow you down or cause bottlenecks? - In your everyday life, what bothers you? - What product or service would make your life much easier? Answers may be things . (Entrepreneurialism)

Local Jobs Created by Local People

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 Sarah Howcroft (July 26, 2008)  Europe's small businesses represent our fastest growing business sector - Our traditional business represented by large financial institutions, large building companies, motor groups, food and general retailers are all experiencing some very difficult trading conditions. Some of these companies will not whether the social and economic storms. Those that are left will be very different . (Entrepreneurialism)

Happiness is a Positive Cash Flow

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 Sarah Howcroft (July 26, 2008)  We have just experienced the big is best business style of business management maybe its time now to see if small is beautiful. With the British and Irish economies under a great deal of strain we are starting to see the cracks. The building trade are shedding jobs, the IT industry is looking at their bottom line. The large retail chains profits are on a sharp downward curve. Large .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Start a Clothing Line

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 W Hodgson (July 26, 2008)  Creativity when combined with passion yield great results. T-shirt manufacturing is a big business and growing industry which combines both of these. Many t-shirt companies print and create custom t-shirts for their customers which enable them to start a business of their own without making much of an investment. What we need here is imaginative and original ideas and a futuristic and .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Lessons Learned As I Start My Fourth Year As a Virtual Assistant

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 Lisa R. Wells (July 26, 2008)  This month marks my third-year anniversary being in business as a virtual assistant. I can't begin to tell you how much I've learned about running a small business. There are many things I did right and OH-SO many things I did wrong. I'm the type of person who learns by looking at others’ mistakes. So I thought I would share with you three of my biggest lessons learned from the .. (Entrepreneurialism)

The Time May Be Right For Micro Business in Ireland and the UK

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 Sarah Howcroft (July 26, 2008)  The real classifications of our modern businesses types could be Micro, Small, Medium, Large, Jumbo. Ask any business person prior to the recent economic doom the question of what they actually wanted for their own business and they would answer to be a success. Ask them what they see as being a success. They would answer personal wealth, positive cash flow, a growing business and may .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Earn Money Working at Home and Doing Nothing

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 Josiah Anthony (July 26, 2008)  You have likely been told that you can not earn money by doing nothing. You probably are within the mind set that earning money means hard work and plenty of time. You may even be thinking that anyone who tells you that you can earn money doing nothing is scamming you. You are right in a way, but you also are quite wrong because you can earn money without doing anything and it is not a .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Your Guide To Riches

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 Ethan Haggard (July 25, 2008)  The expression goes that money is what makes the world go round. Everyone at one point or other in his life dreams of having a large amount of cash in his pocket. We all secretly believe that money is what will eventually make us happy. After all if you were to have so much money that you no longer needed to worry, your life would be great right? We have all heard the expression that .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Work at Home While You Learn

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 Paul Andresen (July 25, 2008)  It amazes me how many well springs of information are out there in cyber space. The internet is truly the greatest invention of our time. Starting off some time ago in the pursuit of vast riches I came to the realization that if one were to surf the web in search of the greatest strategies out there for internet marketing one would be enveloped by an enormous cloud of information and .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Things to Consider When Considering Going Freelance

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 David Au Johnson (July 25, 2008)  For many people, freelancing seems like a dream career move. The ability to work for yourself at doing something you really love, without the pressures and politics that so often come with a regular ‘day job’ is an attractive prospect that appeals to people of all industry sectors. But it is important to be realistic about all aspects of becoming a freelancer, and to .. (Entrepreneurialism)

The Benefit of Being Unemployed

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 Karo Itoje (July 25, 2008)  Why always look at the bad side of situations? At times a situation you see as the end of the world might not be all that bad. Have you ever try to see the benefit in unemployment? And how you can make good use of such benefit to achieve a better life even better than what a well paying job offers you? It is only fair though, that after spending years in school to obtain a certificate .. (Entrepreneurialism)

The Opportunity to Live Your Dreams Be on the Front Side of the Next Major Wealth Trend!

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 Eddie Harvey (July 25, 2008)  Are you too busy making a living that you don't have time to make a life? In Business Timing is Everything, start your own business and earn the income you deserve. If you had the chance to position yourself in front of past wealth trends like the Internet and wireless, you'd be one of the wealthiest people in America. The good news is that you can participate in the next major wealth .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Pay to Click Sites and Offer Completion

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 Lit Smith (July 25, 2008)  Pay To Click sites pay anywhere from .002 dollars to 1 cent for each website a member clicks on. The idea behind pay to click sites is definitely not a new one, and some will claim that PTC sites are extinct. However, they are still around, but one will find that their pay outs have reduced with the decline of advertisers. If you are unfamiliar with what a pay to click website is I .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How to Start a Karaoke DJ Business

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 Christine Durham (July 24, 2008)  Would you like to karaoke every night, or at least several times per week? Do you enjoy being the one working the karaoke machine? Has your entrepreneurial spirit led you to look for a fun business? If you answered these questions with a resounding “YES!" then becoming a karaoke DJ may be just the thing you have been searching for! Getting started as a karaoke DJ may be easier .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Start a Tanning Salon Business

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 Betty P Davis (July 24, 2008)  Start a tanning salon and you will have a very successful business in the palm of your hands! That is the outlook that a person in this type of business search needs to have. Yet you do need to be realistic about it all as well. While there is no argument that you can make money with a tanning salon due to the demand for it, there are quite a few expenses involved as well. Too many of .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Steps to Entrepreneurial Success

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 George F Franks III (July 24, 2008)  There has rarely been a more challenging time to work for a large corporation. Layoffs, pay freezes and the elimination of retirement and other benefits are daily occurrences. More and more people are deciding to start their own businesses. Unfortunately most of them fail within two years. While there is no one secret to success as an entrepreneur, there are step that every entrepreneur . (Entrepreneurialism)

Start a Vending Business That Thrives

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 Robert Farnham (July 24, 2008)  If you have been asking yourself if you should start a vending business then you have some level of understanding about the business. That could lead you down a path of self destruction though so you need to be careful. You may assume you have all the answers and you are going to make a fortune with this type of business. Yet hindsight is 20/20 and you don't want to be having a case of .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Ticket Broker Tip 27

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 Greg Cox (July 24, 2008)  We have come up with several tips to help ticket brokers make money buying and selling tickets. Many of these tips exist to help brokers make some extra money. Some of these tips are designed to keep you from making bad decisions that will cost ticket brokers money. This is a part of a series of articles that expand and explain some of these tips. A frequent question we receive from .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Big Payoff in Selling Tickets

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 Greg Cox (July 24, 2008)  In 2005 the Houston Astros went to the World Series and got swept by the Chicago White Sox. For Astros fans, this was a great and disappointing experience all at the same time. It was the Astros first trip to the World Series, which was a long time coming. Being swept was a hurtful though. Seeing the opponent celebrate on you home field is never a fun thing to see, especially when it is . (Entrepreneurialism)

Should You Sell a Shampoo With Sodium Laureth Sulfate?

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 Jon Kay (July 24, 2008)  You can't stop it. Sodium Laureth Sulfate has been blackballed by the hair care community. Behind the scenes of the hair care market you have ingredient manufacturers all competing to be the most sulfate free; the most organic; the most green; the most anything that is going to keep them ahead of the competition. Let me give a little insight into the hair care business via two .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Who Really Understands the Mysterious Mind of an Online Entrepreneur?

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 Cindy Floyd (July 24, 2008)  The Online Entrepreneur; you see them everywhere you go on the internet. You may even be one of them. They flood your inbox with advertisements for every product and service known to man. Their banners are flashing in your face everywhere you look. They post all those text ads you see that surround the web pages you're on. They are “those people" who make money on the internet, .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Intangible Activities Bring Tangible Results

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 Sherese Duncan (July 23, 2008)  Now that you know what transmogrification is and you've grasped the concept of a business mindset, now's the time to engage in intangible activities that bring about tangible results. You have to embrace the Intangibles of Business Development: Thinking, Reading, Writing, and Counting. Do I need to explain any further? OK, a little. . . you have to think for yourself, you have to read . (Entrepreneurialism)

Starting a Mastermind Group The First Step is Knowing Your Purpose

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 Susan Henderson (July 23, 2008)  What is your purpose for starting a mastermind group? What do you hope to get out of it? Do you have specific expectations? You need to have a clear idea of your purpose before you decide what type of mastermind group will work best for you and who you want to invite to join your group. A mastermind group should be focused on a result, such as to: achieve a goal; finish a project; .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Free Tips Money Management For Small Day Care Providers

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 Jo Ann Brown (July 23, 2008)  Today, kids ages 5 and under are attending some type of preschool.  Owning a day care is a lucrative business.  Small day care services are often offered from an individual's home.  Even though this service is not free, it often costs less than commercial day care services.  A lot of stay at home mothers provides this type of service for friends, neighbors, and other referrals. .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How to Generate an Extra Income

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 Karen Fairham (July 23, 2008)  Extra income can be said to that money that you earn aside from income from your regular or permanent employment. This sort of extra income comes in very handy when it comes to paying off certain outstanding debts or when you are trying to raise funds for a particular project or for that luxury holiday. It is common place to find everyone looking for that way to make some extra money on . (Entrepreneurialism)

The Entrepreneurs Dream Financial Plan Opportunity is in the Mind of the Beholder

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 Brad Fisher (July 23, 2008)  Have you ever proudly driven your brand new automobile off the sales lot only to discover that everyone else seems to be driving the same car? You may recall seeing this particular model a few times prior to your purchase, but now you see it everywhere! It isn't likely that a large number of people suddenly decided to buy the same vehicle on the same day that you did; rather, your mind .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Wanting to Open Your Own Bar, Restaurant, Or Nightclub?

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 Norm Labruzzo (July 23, 2008)  Opening a bar, restaurant, or nightclub can be an exciting thought. Just think, being self- employed would be great, wouldn't it? These types of industries are exciting to many people and for most people, they feel they anyone can do it. I mean, what's the big deal? Right? What most people don't realize is how much you need to know before tackling such an adventure. Don't be a know it .. (Entrepreneurialism)




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