My Plumber. . . What a Salesman!

It all started with a leaking shower faucet, one of those mixer types with no markings or available seal kits from my local home products store. In the 17 years since we had built our home, I had no occasion to call a plumber until now. I opened the Yellow Pages to find a qualified, local plumbing house. There were quite a variety listed but one caught my eye right away, not because of some fancy ad, but because of their phone number, which was displayed in a larger font next to their relatively small logo. It read 732-DRIP.

I did my due diligence and called three plumbing outfits, seeking pricing on my needed repair. It was once again, back to the folks with the unusual phone number. They were the ones that I would hire.

The plumber arrived early the next morning right on time. He was a bit younger than I had expected, but had everything he needed as he had already been advised by the home office as to the nature of my repair. He was neat, clean and friendly. His van had their now familiar logo and phone number painted on the sides. He also had them embroidered on his new looking coveralls.

He introduced himself with a smile and a handshake as I invited him in. Paul and I chit-chatted for just a minute, as I bragged about my plumbing prowess but relative inability to properly identify the needed parts. He chuckled and asked for the whereabouts of the problem shower faucet. I offered him a cup of coffee which he graciously accepted on his way up the stairs, being so very careful not to bang his toolbox or spill the coffee. I showed him the shower stall and let him go about his business.

Paul came downstairs about 20 minutes later with the faulty, 17 year-old parts in hand. He also handed me the empty parts container so that I would know what to order from him if we had need of additional parts for the two other faucets located in the other bathrooms. He explained exactly what he did and reminded me of their unconditional two-year warranty. I gladly signed his work order and handed him his payment. He shook my hand and handed me a refrigerator magnet as well as several business cards. He asked me to please keep him in mind for other repairs that might come up as well as if I would pass his business card to some of our neighbors. With that, he was on his way.

Nobody likes to pay for home repairs. A few people may tackle the job on their own, but most will call in an expert. Paul is indeed that expert. He is also quite the salesman for his company. He did everything right, including fixing my shower problem. I’ll never need to consult the phone book for a plumber again. He is an impressive young man and his company should be proud of him. In fact, they are!

You see, I called their office after he left to commend this young plumber on his professionalism and skills. I reported to the owner that Paul was on time and well prepared. He was neat and clean, dressed in a company uniform. I commented on his handshake, friendliness, careful nature and warm smile. I told this company owner of his employees’ commanding knowledge of the project at hand as well as his review of the job and reminder of their impressive warranty.  Paul made it easy for me to order additional parts without incurring the cost of another service call and asked for referrals before he left. He was all too aware that the other homes in our neighborhood were approximately the same age.

All in all, quite an impressive salesman… especially for a plumber!

Share Your Knowledge with Others for Cost-Effective Online Marketing

Every day, online surfers are seeking information on millions of subjects. Whether they need to know how to fix an appliance, promote their online business, play better golf, or how to write a book, there are plenty of questions to go around. If you own a business and are quite knowledgeable in a particular subject, you can benefit from cost-effective online marketing through knowledge creation and management.

Questions and Answers are Lucrative for Your Business

Imagine answering questions for very targeted Web surfers every single day and getting free exposure for your website in the process. Wouldn't this be the ultimate form of online marketing for your business? When you provide answers to those tough, not-so-common questions in your field of expertise, you're doing just that.

You'd be amazed at how educating potential customers can help increase your business. It's a secret that marketing gurus have known for years, but many online business owners fail to recognize its potential. When you provide answers to questions from a targeted readership, then your business suddenly hits the spotlight as the "expert" in its field. Potential customers will begin to trust you simply by reading your articles. They will feel as if they already know you when they arrive at your website, and they will be much easier to convert to real paying customers.

Free Advertising and Ads Revenue Sharing

There are two ways to use knowledge creation and management for your benefit online. One, you can add knowledge through articles and tips posted at your own website or in a newsletter. Two, you can publish your articles and tips at other websites to receive advertising benefits.

Some websites will allow you to advertise free through ads or a bio on your particular article pages. Others might allow you to share revenue from other businesses that advertise on your article pages. This is called ads revenue sharing. Both can offer long-term benefits, especially as the traffic to your article pages grows over time.

Multiple Opportunities

Online marketing through knowledge creation and management can be focused on one particular knowledge-based website or multiple websites. The choice is yours. With multiple websites, you might post the same article on many different websites (if allowed) or you might write different articles for only one website. Either way, you'll have multiple opportunities to advertise your business or to enjoy profits from ads revenue sharing.

Cost-effective online marketing through knowledge creation and management gives you the freedom to share what you know with your targeted audience without paying for advertising or taking unnecessary risks while implementing a marketing strategy.

Search online for specific questions you can answer and write articles based on these questions. Or, you can hire a writer to put your thoughts into words for you. Either way, you can provide answers that will draw targeted readers to your website for years to come. Once you establish yourself as an expert in your field, your online business will grow like never before!

Sales Therapy 101: Breaking Your Fear of Cold Calling

Almost every day, visitors to my Unlock The Game™ website click on my live instant-messenger chat button, which invites them to "Ask Ari a selling question."

The fear of cold calling is a painful, daily struggle for many entrepreneurs and salespeople who have been trained in traditional selling techniques.

Traditional sales trainers answer questions about cold calling this way:

"All you have to do is make more phone calls."

"All you have to do is think more positive thoughts."

"Just learn to accept rejection as a normal part of selling."

In other words, "It's your fault that you aren't succeeding in sales."

1. It's Not Your Fault

We can't help thinking there's something wrong with us if other people keep telling us that something shouldn't be a problem, but our own inner feelings tell us that we aren't comfortable doing it.

There's a sort of "old boys' club" sales-conditioning mentality prevalent in English-speaking countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, that says, "I had to suffer to succeed in sales success, so you need to, too!"

This thinking comes from traditional sales programs that continue to be the accepted approach to selling.

What you need to understand, though, is that you may fear cold calling because you have probably been exposed only to traditional selling approaches, which triggers rejection.

These approaches teach us to make cold calls this way: introduce yourself, explain what you do, suggest a benefit to the potential client...and then close your eyes and pray that they won't reply with "Sorry, not interested" or "Sorry, I'm busy."

If you're still using this traditional approach, you probably hear responses like these the moment you stop talking.

They're rejections, and what they do us make you feel rejected -- and that's reason enough to make you dislike, fear, and avoid cold calling.

How can cold calling be a positive experience if rejection is the most common response you get?

2. Are Your Self-Perceptions Passive or Aggressive?

Whenever I chat with people about the fear of cold calling, they almost< always tell me that they're afraid to make cold calls because they don't want to be perceived as "aggressive."

This is another part of the internal battle -- they beat themselves up for being too passive and lacking the confidence to make the next call, but they don't want to call for fear of being seen as aggressive.

Here's the good news: there is a middle ground between "aggressive" and passive."

It's a place where you can be who you are while still being extremely effective with cold calling, without ever experiencing rejection again.

Unlock The Game™ shows you how you can be incredibly effective in cold calling without triggering rejection from potential clients. Imagine the possibilities (and the income potential).

3. Learn to Let Your Language Match Your Thinking

If you can center yourself into a place where you can let go of feeling that you have to go on using traditional cold calling "scripts" and behaviors, you'll find yourself spontaneously using language that you would use in a natural conversation.

Using natural words and phrases -- speaking exactly the way you would with someone

you know, can transform cold calling into a refreshing and productive experience.

And, as you let go of the old-school cold calling model, in which your product or service is your only way of generating a phone conversation with a prospect, you'll make the most crucial transition of all: you'll begin thinking of approaching potential prospects not from your perspective, but from theirs.

What do I mean by that?

Imagine what it would be like if you could hear your prospect's thoughts about the problems they are having -- and that your solution can solve.

Even more importantly, suppose you could also make note of the words and phrases they're using as they think about their problems, and that you could take that language and embed it in your cold calling approach.

"Yes, but how would I do that?" you might ask.

It's simple. Just ask your current clients what three core problems your product or service has solved for them.

When you change your thinking, you can't help changing the language that you use, which lets you connect in a whole new positive way with the other person you are calling.

If you can let go of your old-school belief system and open up to the possibility that there is a more natural, comfortable way to cold call -- one that doesn't trigger rejection -- you'll be surprised by how easily you'll break through and overcome your fear of cold calling.

Bruce, one of my Unlock The Game™ clients, did just this... and here's his story (click the PLAY button to listen).

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Panama Real Estate Bubble Bursting Update 07/05/07

Today La Prensa Newspaper reported that a project named Park 32 in Coste del Este has announced it is failing to complete. Reportedly the project was sold out which leads us to believe the builder engaged in pre-sale marketing to flipper speculators who bought in early on at a low price. This of course removes the incentive for the developer to push forward to completion since he could start another project on the same site at much higher prices. This is similar to what happened with Ice Tower becoming the smaller Iron Tower. We can not state that this is what the case is with Park 32 at this time.

Park 32 was supposed to be a very striking high rise of about 50 floors. The apartments were large as far as modern condos go with many being presented at 230 sq. meters. Coste del Este is built on a landfill of some sort between Panama City and Tocumen Airport. It is about five minutes from the city with no traffic. There are numerous other high-rise condos under construction or planned in Coste del Este.

Refunds - Our law firm is wondering how the refund process will take place. If the original owner sold the unit to another at a higher price taking a chunk of cash down and this fellow in turn sold it to another speculator again pocketing some cash how will the refunds play out in terms of the down payments the buyer payed to the previous buyers. The developer is only responsible to refund the amount he received, no more. Now if the buyer is in country one and the seller is in country two will he execute a refund or simply keep the money seeing the impracticality and expense of being sued in his own country for a Panama contract on real estate especially if he has no assets or identifiable assets in Panama? Our law firm is waiting for the phone calls to start coming in from people who did not get their money back from the previous buyers. We have no reason to believe the developers will not refund the money they have taken in. They of course will want to construct another project on the site or sell the site and will not want the legal complications and loss of reputation so refunds are expected from them.

Updates - Check back often to our website as we will be updating with real estate developments as they occur.

Best practices for eSales

Preparation

eSales profits from personalizing the viewer meaning the entrance or lobby of the meeting room with a PowerPoint conceptual model which illustrates the client’s activity sector. A large array is offered among the Resources under SERVICE. In fact, the same model could be use for the presentation to a prospect. Depending upon the number of participants, you could decide between a telephone conversation or an audioconference service. The invitation is transmitted by e-mail with integration with most CRM applications. In the case of coworkers, the invitation could be done via Skype, followed by an attendance indication.

Progress

Many Conferenceware functionnalities help to the success of eSale. First, a PowerPoint presentation and the screen sharing to hold a demonstration or display Word or Excel documents, for instance. Also, many presenters could intervene under the guidance of a conference master and each participant could be authorized to draw or write on a presentation. The presenter might transmit to the participants a screen saver with notes or any file or image, such as a proposal. Finally, the prospect’s opinion, but usually of his/hers circle of ‘influence’, could be requested through a mini questionnaire like one for the importance they give to your differentials in order to detect their buying criteria.

Follow up

Conferenceware provides a detailed report of the participants to a WEBconference and their answers to the different questions.  In another matter, the integral recording of a WEBconference, voice and images, can be imported to your local disc and saved in the client’s file of your CRM software like an attached file to a contact. Replayed, it could be considered as a tool to review opportunities by a sales director or as a pedagogical material to train representatives, mainly to share better practices.

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Danger, Danger: 5 Tips for Using a Public PC

There's a guy in New York who may have got into your personal business. If he did, he probably looted your online bank account.

Juju Jiang is serving time now after pleading guilty. But for a couple years, he bugged public computers with software that logged keystrokes. He used it to capture usernames and passwords. Some he used to steal money; others he sold on the web.

He got caught when he manipulated a victim's home computer while she was present. She watched incredulously as he methodically searched her computer. He was using GoToMyPC, which allows travellers to manipulate their computers from afar. The victim had used GoToMyPC previously from a public machine. Jiang stole her username and password.

Spying software can easily be placed on public computers, such as those in Internet caf&eacute;s, airports, libraries and other public places.

With spying software, a criminal can grab your passwords and usernames. Ultimately, you could lose your money or have your identity stolen. That should tell you enough to be wary of public PC terminals.

Software is Unobtrusive

Spies usually use software because it is invisible to the untutored eye. Hardware to do virtually the same thing also can be used, by placing it between the keyboard and computer. But using it is too obvious in a public place.

The software programs, however, can record a victim's every keystroke. The keystroke loggers can then e-mail the collected information on a set schedule. Or it can be downloaded. Other software programs take screen shots of places you go. These, too, send their collected information via e-mail.

The spying programs are inconspicuous. Unless you know how to look for them, you'll never see them.

But don't forget there are other threats besides spy programs. Here's how to stay safe:

Here are five things to consider when you sit down in front of a strange computer:

Check for Spy Programs

Download X-Cleaner Spyware Remover at spywareinfo.com. Put it on a floppy disk. If the public computer you use has a floppy drive, insert the disk and run X-Cleaner from the floppy to check the hard drive. You do not have to install X-Cleaner.

Erase Your Tracks

When you use an internet browser, it keeps records of where you went. When you finish surfing with Microsoft Internet Explorer, click Tools &gt; Internet Options. On the General tab, click Delete Files and Delete Cookies. Then click Clear History.

If you're using Netscape Navigator, it's a little more complicated. Follow these steps.

• Check the settings before going online. Click Edit and Preferences. Click the arrow next to Navigator and select History. On the right, find Browsing History. Change "Remember visited pages" to 0.

• Click on the arrow next to Privacy and Security. Select Disable Cookies and Disable Cookies in Mail and Newsgroups.

• When you finish surfing, click Edit and Preferences. Click the arrow next to Navigator. Click Clear History and Clear Location Bar. Go to Privacy and Security on the left side and click the arrow. Select Cookies. Click Manage Stored Cookies. On the Stored Cookies tab, click Remove All Cookies.

• Now go to Advanced, in the left-hand panel. Click the Arrow and click Cache. Click Clear Memory Cache and Clear Disk Cache. Protect Your Passwords

Browsers also track passwords. Before going on the web, if you're using Internet Explorer, click Tools &gt; Internet Options . On the Content  tab, click AutoComplete. Clear the four boxes.

When you finish surfing, again click Tools &gt; Internet Options . Go to the Content  tab and click AutoComplete . Click Clear Forms  and Clear  Passwords.

If you're using Netscape, click Edit  and Preferences . Click the arrow next to Privacy and Security . Click Passwords . Clear the box next to Remember Passwords . When you finish browsing, click Passwords again, under Privacy and Security. Click Manage Stored Passwords. Select the Passwords Saved tab and click Remove All.

Netscape has a feature similar to AutoComplete. It saves data entered into forms. To disable that, under Privacy and Security, click Forms. Uncheck "Save form data from Web pages when completing forms." When you finish browsing, return to the Forms page. Click Manage Stored Form Data. Click Remove All Saved Data.

Cleaning out the browser will ensure that no one can track your surfing or grab your passwords with saved data. But a keystroke-logging program will still catch your passwords.

Probably the best password protection is a temporary password. Use it while you're on the road, then discard it.

Don't Rely on Encryption

There are a number of encryption packages on the market. They can be used to encrypt email. However, they encrypt the mail when the Send button is clicked. That's too late if a key-logging program is on the computer. It will make a record of the password and message as it is being written.

Use Some Common Sense

Public computers may be secure. But you really have no way of being sure. You can secure your home or business computer, but you can't be certain of what has been done with a public machine.

Approach these machines with care. Don't do any banking or stock trading on them if you can avoid it. Avoid credit-card transactions. Use a temporary password if you must check your email. And ask your system administrator how to "expire page views."

If you're just surfing, that should not be a problem. But avoid sensitive business if you can. There might be a Juju Jiang watching.

Name Squeeze Pages – What They Are And How They Can Automate Your Entire Online Business

"Name Squeeze Pages". If you haven't heard of them yet, now you have and you'll soon find out WHY most of the TOP Internet marketers use them and why you too must take advantage of them.

But, before I get into the meat and potatoes of the WHY's, I think it's important for you to understand what "Name Squeeze Pages" are so that you won't be lost when reading the rest of this article.

So, with that said, a "Name Squeeze Page" by definition is simply a *single* web page that has only one purpose, and that is... to capture the Names and Email Addresses of your visitors and/or potential customers.

That's it. You don't need to look any further into it then that.

Now that you know the *What*, now it's time for the *Why* you must take advantage of them.

Well... here it is straight up. You need to take advantage of "Name Squeeze Pages" because they are the 'tool' that will build your online business and targeted *Opt-In* list of subscribers that you can sell to over and over again without spending a single penny on advertising.

How's that of a WHY answer?

Well, that's just one reason. There's more.

What if I told you that by setting up a "Name Squeeze Page" you could run your whole online business on Auto-Pilot?

I'm not kidding and here's WHY.

The other and most critical part of your "Name Squeeze Page" that I haven't told you about yet is the *Opt-In* form(that's where you enter your Name and Email Address) and what it's main function is.

Your Opt-In form is just part of what is called a "Autoresponder".

And a "Autoresponder" is simply a service that will send out a sequence of pre-written emails by you at what ever schedule you choose, to who ever decides to Opt-In for what it is you are offering.(ex. Free Report,eBook,eCourse, etc.)

Why is your "Autoresponder" the most critical part of your "Name Squeeze Page" you ask?

The answers quite simple. Your "Autoresponder" is what will *Automate* your entire online business, no matter what your selling, taking away the need of you having to follow-up with every subscriber manually.

All your required to do is load it up with your pre-written sales offers and up-sells.

Just imagine the time you'll save by setting up a "Name Squeeze Page" for your Product or Service, or affiliate products if you don't have your own, because the facts are, once your visitor visits your website and decides not to purchase what it is you have to offer, they are gone forever. But, if you have a "Name Squeeze Page" set up with an enticing offer and they decide to Opt-In for it, now you've got them for life.

Pretty POWERFUL stuff!

I hope this made sense to you and turned the light bulb on upstairs because the facts are, if your not using a "Name Squeeze Page" to build a list for your online business, then your really not building a business.

Forex News Trading Alchemy from Forex Signals to Consistent Profits

Forex currency trading has been a hot subject lately. Imagine a business with no employees, no customers, and no inventory; with possibility of reaping great profits every single month, week, or day. It is only you, lap-top computer, and your favorite sofa… Attractive? Sure, but the secret ingredient of success is missing in the formula.

It is estimated that only 5% of retail forex traders have consistently profitable currency trading system. It is usually based on deep understanding of economy (fundamental analysis), awareness of the patterns of market reaction on specific economic events (technical analysis), and proprietary set of "tools and instruments". Clearly, you want to jump in to get your feet wet in forex trading, but what if your toolbox is almost empty. One way to start is to follow professional trader guidance. It does not break your wallet to subscribe to quality forex trading signals (for instance, I offer them free), then test their consistency on your training account and finally apply these alerts for live trades.

I call this "forex news trading alchemy", loosely referring to the clandestine process of transmuting substances of no or little value into pure gold. Economy news that people watch on TV just to have something to chat with their friends later apparently aren't of great value. The very same news disturb currency market, providing possibilities to make money on the market movements and therefore become remarkably tangible. Training and experience is required to interpret news into the trading terms and the final product of such interpretation is called Forex Trading Alert or Signal.

High-quality FX trading signals provide final price projection based on the deviation between prior number, actual number and possible revision combined with support and resistance levels. Timing of the indicator is of crucial importance here as well as the same deviation may have completely different impact on the market. It is advisable to eventually get familiar with these forex technical terms; however generally you can follow the simplified summary explaining optimal trading strategy for this particular news event including entry and exit points and stop loss limit.

Following news trading signals is a good way to reap some profits, but more importantly it is extremely beneficial for the general forex trading education. The trader is able to observe elements of fundamental and technical analysis comprised into the signal that pertain to the certain economic situation. Live trade execution teaches various trading strategies besides educators agree that practice is by far the best way to increase the comprehension level and retain the knowledge. After trade follow up with step-by-step scrutiny is simply invaluable.

Remember, your goal is to establish your very own perfect business by making it into the five percent of successful forex traders. If you read this article, that means you already have computer with internet access. The only thing between you and your dream is that illusive secret ingredient of proper currency trading education.

Try the alchemy of forex news trading to access that covert element.

Spy Equipment – Getting the Best Spy Gear

"To have the best surveillance available you have to start with the right high tech equipment. Private investigators use top of the line spy equipment for maximum results. It is a fact that great equipment can greatly improve your results and appears quite impressive on your part to clients. Reputation is everything when it comes to world of private investigators and spies.

As you would expect the top of the line spy equipment is pretty pricey, upwards of a few thousand dollars for professional quality. These professional systems usually include a portable DVR, to be able to remotely check on cameras, and multiple channel capabilities. For extra features you can spend more than $10,000 but for as little as $4,000 you can get the job done efficiently. You may not get a few of the special features but you will be able to pull of jobs, bringing in a reputation as well as an income.

A great feature that some equipment provides is a location tracker device that allows you to accurately follow a subject and retrace his location history. There are some less expensive models that will tell you where someone is, and you have to do all the tracking records by hand.

A common spy feature is a small hidden camera that appears to be an ordinary object, a portable bug that allows you to hear in digital quality, all connected to a wireless system. The better your equipment is the more efficient you are going to be. This customer satisfaction goes a long way when it comes to proving ability.

If you are considering becoming a professional spy you need to pay the price for the professional equipment just as you would in any other business. In some cases you have to spend the money in order to get the results you need. "

Grab Your Own Cool Little Website!

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. 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.

I decided I'd look through the all of the "get rich quick" programs I could find and see if there were any that were actually legitimate. I found that there were owners selling their programs for well over $100, but the information in them could be found almost anywhere online for free. Additionally, they all contained out-of-date information, had no e-mail support, no money back guarantees, and broken links in the downloads section.

In conclusion, almost all of the programs I found were completely useless. The owners knew it, but they couldn't care less about their customers since they didn't offer refund policies! Amazingly, while looking through all of the programs, I actually did find a few legitimate programs. They were run by ordinary people like you and me, and they had found some great methods of making money from their home by doing very little work.

I spent some time working with those programs, and my income is now ten times what it used to be. These programs provided a large amount of great information on how to make extra money on your computer doing very little work. Numerous customers had provided great feedback and reviews for their products. Many of them have started to make money just days after buying!

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Looking for a Catalog Printing Company?

Before you start your search for a reliable, reputable and dependable Catalog Printing Company, take a look and read this article below for some important information to help you become a smart consumer.

First of all we must define what a catalog is and catalog printing. Catalog is used by many companies as their primary marketing tool; this tool is just like a brochure which is folded in multiple pages. It contains the collection of list of materials such as your products and also includes the services of your company that can be utilized by your clients. Catalog Printing is the printing solution you will use in order you can produce a catalog prints.

Catalogs can be a great help to your business. It is one of the effective ways of advertising your company. By simply distributing your catalogs it can boost your sales. An attractive, well-designed catalog is very important. Your catalog should catch the attention of your prospect customer at a first glance.

However before developing the design of your catalog makes sure you know what your catalog is intended for, if it is an order form, a mini-news release, or a general statement of products or services. Create your catalog in a way that will convince your customer to take action.

A tip: It is also imperative that your catalog must be print in full color printing method because some research has proven that full color catalogs are more effective than catalogs printed in one or two colors. A vibrant colorful catalog can easily grab the attention of your prospect customer. Always keep this in mind when you design your own catalog.

When preparing for catalog printing, make sure to have some time to proofread your copy and always double-check the contents of your catalog for correct information. If possible have a second person who is very familiar with your business to double-check your copy as well. I bet you don’t want to print thousands of catalogs, only to discover you have misspelled your business name or included the wrong contact information.

Asking for a help from a reputable and dependable printing company is a very good decision you can make. How will you know if your printing company is the right one? First know is this printing company has the all the resources, it is also vital that you ask some samples of printing company’s past work. So that you can examine their work for flaws and you will know what to avoid.

Searching for a Catalog Printing Company to handle your business needs, it is also important that you stay local because the assurance in delivery time from using a local printing company is worth it alone. Through research, it is proven that in this industry, the overseas costs are not especially lower than domestic printing companies. So, why look further if you can find reputable printing company near you.

Confident at Cold Calling? A Reality Check on Postive Thinking

Before you make a cold call, do you "gear up" first? Do you get excited about your product or service, and try to anticipate making the sale?

Well, if you’re following the old traditional cold calling mindset, that’s probably what you’ve been trained to do. But what you don’t know is that enthusiasm and confidence usually backfire on you.

Why? Because you’re talking with someone who doesn’t know you. Think about how you’d feel if someone you don’t know approaches you with a lot of zest and enthusiasm.

You’ll probably take a step back. You’re a little suspicious and somewhat on the defensive in the face of all that enthusiasm.

It’s the same when you make cold calls. People don’t like the feeling of being pressured, and that’s usually what gets triggered when you approach someone with too much confidence. It’s called "positive thinking" in the old sales training strategies, but really, it’s overconfidence.

Here are two things for you to consider the next time you start to dial the phone:

1. Artificial sales enthusiasm is – artificial

When I’m coaching someone, many times I like to ask them to role-play with me. And often, just as soon as they move into their cold call presentation, everything changes.

Their natural voice tone shifts, and they sound like a totally different person from the one who called and talked so naturally with me about their sales issues.

You see, sometimes just the idea of making a cold call causes you to talk more loudly, and with a lot of "forward energy momentum."

But most cold calls break down the moment the other person feels all that enthusiasm.

Why? Because with high enthusiasm, prospects feel sort of boxed in. They feel the pressure of your expectations. They feel pushed by someone they don’t know, and who knows nothing about them.

So it’s much better to talk in a natural, conversational way, just as if you were talking with a friend. When you’re being a relaxed and natural, the difference is amazing.

2. Assumptions feel like presumptions

The old cold calling approach encourages you to be confident that the person you’re calling should seriously consider buying what you have to offer. It’s a taken-for-granted assumption that if they fit your profile, your product or service should be a "fit" for them.

But really, how much sense does it make to have assumptions about someone you've never spoken with, much less had a conversation with? How much can you possibly know about their problems, issues, needs, time frame, budget, decision making process, or other key information?

Can you imagine how it feels to the person on the other end of the phone when you presume to know what’s "best" for them? They don’t know you, and they don’t trust you.

So people naturally move into a defensive place.

So it’s best to move away from making any assumptions when you make your cold calls.

Approach your prospects from a modest, humble position. Avoid coming to the conversation already convinced in your own mind that they should be a fit. This way, you'll eliminate sales pressure, which triggers that defensive reaction.

Completely eliminating assumptions and high enthusiasm in your cold calling will help people relate to you as a real person instead of a negative-type "pushy" salesperson. And you’ll find that they’ll usually respond much more warmly and naturally.

Panama Investment Opportunities

Introduction - Clients of our law firm frequently ask us what are the good opportunities for investment in Panama. This web page is probably a long time coming and here it is. Investments are rated by the number of stars *****, five is the best and one is the worst.

Real Estate Flipping * - This is buying a not yet completed condo or townhouse and selling it before it is completed. This gives you a gain (well you hope anyway) and the ROI (return on investment) is great since you only put up to 30% down. Many people we know are trying to sell their flip positions without success. Several large prominent real estate projects have failed to move forward to completion thus the speculators just tied up their capital for no gain and wasted their time and money. The clichйs concerning panama real estate flipping would be as follows: If it was that good everyone would be doing it and If it is too good to be true it probably isn?t true.

Construction Raw Materials **** - Now you are talking about a good investment. There is still a tremendous amount of construction taking place in Panama and this is likely to continue for some years to come. All real estate construction materials are in short supply and prices are high. You can start with cement, go to marble, tile, etc and the preceding is all true. This is how one can make some serious money. Capital is required and one would import the raw materials required by the construction industry. We are a Panama Law Firm and we can assist clients strictly as your legal counsel, who wish to engage in such a business enterprise.

Construction Heavy Equipment **** - There is a shortage of all heavy construction equipment used in constructing high-rise residential buildings. It is all in short supply. You could import new or used equipment. You can rent it out by the day, week or month. You can also contract with developers over longer periods as well. The construction of the Panama Canal expansion has not even started yet and this should serve to increase the shortages.

Dump Trucks ***** - There is a serious shortage here. Some projects are severely backed up since they lack the trucks to haul away the dirt from the job site. These can be rented short or long term or supplied to developers on a long-term basis. You could supply, drivers, do the maintenance, have replacement trucks etc and make a fortune. You need not import new equipment; used equipment in serviceable condition would work fine. The developers are more interested in quick completion times than they are interested in extra truck expense costs.

Cement Mixer Trucks **** - Again another shortage, see above.

Expensive Horses *** - Panama has lot of them, many different breeds and at prices much below the North American market prices. This is simple for one in the business. Better yet set up a breeder facility in Panama taking advantage of low land cost and cheap labor and export the horses to the North American market at a tidy profit.

Customer Service Residential Businesses **** - Think of something all the foreigners moving into condos in Panama will want that is not already here and watch your cash register ring. The completed condos are about to occupy and more are completing monthly. This is an amazing market of high disposable income people, mostly without children in their home that are over 40. This one requires excellent marketing skills and is not for the me too businessperson. If you try competing against the locals in their business you will probably lose. You need to bring something new to the table and need to make sure it is not easily copied. Imagine the potential, all you need is the product that the people will want that no one else has in Panama. Of course our law firm can provide all the legal assistance you need.

Hard Money Lender*** - Want to loan money against houses, townhouses and condos this is the market. Imagine 30% to 40% down (60% to 70% LTV), 5 to 15 year mortgages at 3 points over bank rates which are currently in the mid sixes so you would be in the 9% + range. Strictly equity loans in first position giving you serious protection. Rates are currently not so exciting but servicing costs are low in Panama and you would run out of money before you ran out of mortgages.

Panama Web Hosting **** - There is a serious shortage of reliable web hosting companies, no shortage of bandwidth. Run in your lines to a secure facility. Have 24-hour camera surveillance of the site. Use swipe cards for all staff coming and going. Have 24-hour serious security. Promote it as such and you will have no shortage of customers.

Restaurants* - Forget this they come and go all the time. High failure rate, lots of competition.

Hotels *** - Shortage of real five star hotels. There are no real five stars using North American standards. What they call a five star here is at best a four star elsewhere. Good four-star hotels would also fare quite well since they are in short supply as well.

Alternative Health Care ***** - Big shortage, great demand. Come on down. Look into licensure first since that gets tricky.

Maids ***** - Panama currently has a serious shortage of maids. Think of a solution to this and clean up.

Please feel free to contact our law firm for any matter in which you require legal representation in Panama.

Business Opportunities For Start Up Business

Today's retailing market is hot but fills with challenge. To survive and prosper in the industry, new and better products at reasonable wholesale pricing are the main considerations which business owners keep in mind. Smart business buyers are concerning themselves not only with what moves products, but also with what moves people.

For exceptional results in your retail or wholesale business area need inspiration. The SUPPLY JEWELRY WHOLESALE Distributor delivers. The SUPPLY JEWELRY ONLINE WHOLESALE SHOP is one of today's reliable online shops of new and unique jewelry gift merchandise.

Supplyjewelry.com is not only the perfect wholesale supplier for well established retail or wholesale businesses, but also an excellent purchase resource for start-up business, home based ventures, web based auction site, ebay sellers, or mail order business, flea market places. Our low true wholesale prices enable you maximizing your limited capitals in the start-up stage and gaining more profits while your business grow.

The company carries all kinds of trendy merchandise including fashion accessories, candles holder, aroma incense burner, interior home decoration and costume jewelry for starting your business. Once your business grows and you can afford more expensive merchandise. We also sell hand-made gemstones sterling silver jewelry include charms pendants, earrings, chains, bracelets, rings and more. This is a perfect job opportunity to be your own boss!

You have got your individual strengths and passion to start your won business, now you need something to move your idea or business enterprise to the real world.

With Supply Jewelry Wholesale products, you can start your own jewelry business or gift retail venture with thousands of unique designs of jewelry and home garden decoration, giftware. Wholesale Jewelry Direct Distributor delivers some of the best-known jewelry and gifts in the world from trendy sterling silver jewelry, costume imitation jewelry to fashion accessories and finishing touches for the home.

Wholesale jewelry, gift items, home decor and garden supply accessories is our specialty. Their low minimum requirement gives you great flexibility. The vast product lines provide superb selection for your purchasing needs. Unique and ever changing monthly new arrivals assure you get the most trendy jewelry gift accessories available in the world market.

Start making money at home - fast, easy, new, even FREE home based business opportunities and small business ideas are available on the internet. Anyone can easily work from home!

For existing business owners, have you ever considering to expand your merchandise in your physical gift stores? Don't wait, get into jewelry and fashion markets which is in high demand in every corner in North American.

The online wholesale web site supplyjewelry.com allows you to shop wholesale for your business by using your creative sense in combining styles and fashions with our thousands of necklaces, bracelets, anklets, earrings, rings, toe rings, hair accessories, key chains and more!

Dealing with a Home Security System Break-in

Even if you’re not home when it happens, break-ins are a terrifying ordeal.  This invasion of your personal space can shatter your sense of safety for a long time.

Aside from the “standard” important tasks such as reporting stolen items to the police and your insurance company, here are some steps you can take towards feeling secure again:

Improve your home security by using the following:  Work especially on the visual and physical deterrents.  Make it clear (with big security signs, for example) that you are NOT going to be broken into again.  And if the break-in illustrated a particular security hole, plug it.  Beef up the security and make it clear that you’ve done so.

If you or a family member cannot stop worrying about another break-in, or starts showing other anxiety symptoms, visit a counselor.  As anyone who’s gone through one knows, break-ins can be very traumatic (particularly home invasions), and this can lead to a disorder called PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  This is a serious condition that is diagnosed by a counselor, and can be treated effectively with counseling.  Don’t be afraid or ashamed to seek help.

As for recovering stolen property, it’s best to leave this process to the police.  If you’ve marked your belongings with your driver’s license number and given police your serial numbers, you’ve greatly increased your chances of getting your stuff back.  Police have various ways of looking for stolen goods.

Most people don’t know their neighbors very well these days.  This is a shame for several good reasons, one of them being home security.  Your neighbors can be potent allies in your efforts to keep your home safe and secure.

Get to know your neighbors if you haven’t already.  Tell them about your interest in keeping your home secure, and ask them if they could keep an eye out for you.  Offer to do the same for them.

You should also call your local police and see if there’s an active neighborhood watch program in your area.  If not, start one.  This can be an effective way to help the whole neighborhood watch out for each other, and it can also build a sense of community (which has benefits that go far beyond home security).

Consumers Get in Touch With New Technology

No matter who you are or where you are, you are likely feeling the growth of touchscreen technology. Today, frequent fliers often enter flight information using self-serve kiosks and soar through airport check-in, skipping the otherwise long lines. Busy moms may use car touchscreen systems to find directions, control air temperature and more. And businesspeople who require communication access at all times invest in advanced communication devices to stay in touch.

Whether it's used by people stopping by the ATM to get some quick cash or casting a vote, touchscreen technology is taking off, converting everyday tasks into fast and convenient experiences.

The technology appeals to all ages and in a variety of industries. Retail outlet store merchandisers are using touchscreen as a new marketing strategy to engage consumers while delivering product information at the touch of a finger.

FAO Schwarz, for example, has installed 17-inch Planar touchscreens as part of a consumer design center for the Hot Wheels Custom Car Factory in its New York store. Using the Planar touchscreen kiosk, shoppers can customize their own Hot Wheels car with special colors, designs, wheels and rims.

Other toy manufacturers are taking advantage of touch technology to provide entertaining and educational toys for children who are too young to have developed the motor skills required for a regular computer.

The restaurant industry also is seeing the benefits of touch-integrated point-of-sale systems to improve order-processing time. Easy-to-use touchscreen devices enable servers to enter food orders faster and more accurately, enhancing the overall dining experience.

Tableside units in restaurants provide customers with a variety of entertainment and information options, such as playing video games or surfing the Web.

Other industries embracing touchscreen technology include automotive (car rental information portals, GPS systems), industrial (ATMs, gas station service pumps) and health care (outpatient information kiosks).

Receptive consumers and falling prices have enabled touch technology to spread its reach across a wide range of markets. As a result, it is making strong inroads as a primary way for consumers to get more "in touch" with products, services and information.  - NU

Why do people LOVE the Reverse Funnel System?

It may be easier to ask how could people not love the reverse funnel system?  The reverse funnel system makes people a lot of money, it made me enormous amounts of money in a short period of time.  The reverse funnel system is constantly working, and it is working for you!  Therefore the reverse funnel system is your friend… people love their friends.

I love the reverse funnel system.  It made me almost thirty thousand dollars the first month I became a part of the system.  Never before in my life have I been as grateful for an internet marketing system as when I was introduced to the reverse funnel system.  It has done things for me that none of my closest friends would… it has given me thousands and thousands of dollars.

Therefore, I have concluded that anyone who loves money and wants financial freedom will love the Reverse Funnel System.

Any one who wants to control their destiny and become part of a successful team that cares about their teammates loves the reverse funnel system.

There are all types of niches too get involved in throughout the internet and I have been around the block quite a few times.  I have also had quite a few encounters that have which I will admit have blossomed into strong affections but nothing has treated me as well as the reverse funnel system.

People love the reverse funnel system because it works so well for them.  It gives them the financial freedom to carry out their dreams and works for them while they sleep so they have time to give birth to new dreams.

Put Your Skills To Use and Help Others!

All of us have valuable skills that we may not realize because they are so a part of who we are. You can help someone else by offering them your skills as a favor or as a way to make some extra money. You would be amazed at the types of information that people are willing to pay for these days. You can create an e-book and sell it online to those that are interested in a particular skill that you have.

My friend and I recently swapped skills and it really helped both of us. She is very creative and I have always loved the way her home is decorated. Mine is very basic as I don’t really know were to start with home dйcor. She came over and pointed out a few good ideas and took me shopping. We worked together for a couple of weeks to incorporate the ideas and I am very impressed with the new look.

Her one shortcoming though is organization. She has piles of papers and things on her counter in the kitchen. I am very organized so it makes me cringe! She is forever having to pay late charges for bills because she forgets to send them in, and she even let her nursing license expire because she forgot to fill out the renewal paperwork.

I helped her to sort through all of the paperwork and get it categorized. We then made labels for files and neatly put them all away. We also made a book with her monthly bills listed so she can find out what she owes and when it is do. Some simple baskets helped to reduce the amount of clutter in her cabinets and drawers so she can find things much easier now.

Think about the skills you have and share them with others. It can be fun and you will learn to appreciate your skills more than you did before. If you are an excellent cook you can offer to teach a newlywed that is struggling to make a nice dinner at home. You can volunteer at a school to help with crafts if you enjoy working with children and have creative ideas.

You may have been complimented on many occasions for how well your pets behave. You can teach other people how to do the same thing for their pets. Maybe your plants and your garden provide beautiful flowers and you can assist those in your neighborhood with accomplishing the same results.

Regardless of how you plan to share your skills you can be sure there are people out there that need help. You can volunteer your skills, swap them with someone for a skill you are lacking, or you can sell your skills in order to generate some extra income. Everyone has some skills where they are experts and that is what makes us so unique. Use those skills to your advantage and everyone will benefit from it.

Management Training Tip – Seven ways to manage to your boss

Does the idea of managing your boss seem like a paradoxical concept? If it does, then think again. It is said that "if you do not manage your boss, the boss cannot manage you". Research shows that the main reason behind many employees quitting is because of the unhealthy relation that they share with their bosses. It is also said that people do not quit jobs, rather they quit their bosses. Sometimes the responsibilities bogging the managers down may make them forget that the people working under them are humans too. So, if you need to work in tandem, you have to get your relation with your boss straight. Still wondering how? Read on.

The kind of roles that the bosses play today is completely different from the kinds that they played in the days of yore. Responsibilities as well as priorities have undergone a sea-change. If you feel that your boss is a monster who refuses to listen to you and is hell-bent on making your life as difficult as it comes, you are not alone. Everyday, thousands of employees seek the services of counselors both inside the office as well as outside it. The most frequent complaints are extremely high stress levels due to bad relationships with bosses. People spend considerable amount of time in their offices. In fact, the better half of the day is spent there. If you do not share a rapport with your seniors and colleagues, you are making life difficult for everyone. Is there a way out of the catch-22 situation? Can you be productive yet share a healthy bonding with your senior? The answer, fortunately, is yes! All we need to do is follow some easy steps and keep in mind that when one thing goes out of hand, another is waiting for your approval. It does not mean that you indulge in job-hopping. It just means that with a little effort, things could be made better and peace can prevail. Managing your boss well so that he can manage you better is what is needed.

The following 7 tips will help you to manage your boss better:

1.     Never gossip with anybody about your boss.

Although gossiping about how cruel your boss is to your co-workers might seem to be best way to vent your frustration, trust me, it is not. Gossip has a tendency to leak. It gives away a very negative impression. Your boss will surely lose faith in you forever in case he gets to hear about this. You may end up jeopardising your future prospects in the company if you get labeled as a motor-mouth.

2.     Talk to him straight.

Rather than grumbling how much pressure you have on your shoulders, it is best to talk to him straight. Tell him what kind of work you would prefer. It might seem like a futile idea to begin with but this is the stepping stone to a mature and understanding relationship with your boss. Learn to respect the fact that your boss will never come to know what you want until you make it a point to tell him directly. However, do not be disheartened if the strategy does not work out from the beginning. Be patient.

3. Remain committed to your boss.

No matter how irritating a piece of work might seem, if you follow through as you are supposed to, you will win your boss's vote for sure. Remaining nonchalant and shrugging work are surefire signs of getting into your boss's mental "non-working workers" chart. It is in the best interests of every body if people start co-operating and working towards the company's goals rather than harboring petty rivalries.

3.     Provide solutions and not problems.

Instead of constantly hounding your boss with umpteen problems, try providing solutions sometimes. This will help bolster faith in you. No one likes to be served with a platter of problems everyday. A work well done is definitely your credit so try and solve as much as you possibly can on your very own.

4.     Be attentive.

Remember that your boss has more experience and does actually know more than you do. Learn to listen to his advice and act out accordingly. Never start office with a notion that the boss's job is to make your life hell. He is just doing his job by being harsh on you. Meeting the company's goals is his responsibility and not doing so lends him a bad name. Respect him as well as his advice.

5.     Find out what your boss prefers.

While some may like written reports, some may favor to talk it out straight. Find out what he likes and value his preferences. Contrary to popular belief, constantly rubbing him the wrong way is not how you should go about it. Every work place has a culture that must be respected and adhered to. Presenting reports in a manner he prefers helps you in the long run.

7. Remember that your boss is human.

A job at the top end of the spectrum is lonely and wrought with responsibilities. Forgive your boss for being cranky at times. He too, after all, is human.

How to Make Money with the Reverse Funnel System?

There’s not to much to this… the Reverse Funnel System makes you money, bottom line.  But it is a system, albeit a very profitable system, but a system to say the least.

That means the system needs you to drive traffic into the system.  Without a person manning it all the system will is just sit there.  But if you spend your time submitting articles, posting to blogs, spending time on myspace marketing, and everything out there that there is on the internet to drive traffic into your system then it becomes successful.

All the reverse funnel system is…is an automated sales process that closes people into your business for you automatically.  Ty Coughlin and the inner circle hired VERY expensive copy writers, and web conversion experts to design the system.  It is a brilliant system.

But you are the fuel that feeds the system.  Get out there, start working and start generating traffic and if takes two weeks, three weeks for the traffic to really start coming along, don’t get down on your self, think positively because if the traffic is there, the money is there.  The conversion rates with this system are mind blowing, because the system works.

You make money with the reverse funnel system by driving traffic to your copy of the system and the system does the rest.

I have had very good results in the reverse funnel system, but like I said before if your first two weeks produce nothing you don’t have to worry about it.  I didn’t sell a single paid survey let alone a full GRN membership.  But before the end of my first month I had almost 20,000 dollars in commissions and thus can only expect  this to expand in the future.

The system works when you work it.  If you’re out there marketing and driving traffic the system will be out there making you money.  And that’s the bottom line to making money with the Reverse Funnel System.

So, I’m a Control Freak

Yep, that’s right, I admit it – I’m a control freak.  I wonder if there’s a 12-step program for that.  I wanted to bring this issue up as a benefit to all of those poor people out there (virtual assistants especially) who work for people like me.  And for the benefit of all of my partners in making the misery – my fellow control freaks.

Being a control freak isn’t as bad as it sounds.  You just have to realize where your limits are and of course, it’s best if you can admit it so that you can begin to deal with it.  And if you’re working with or for a control freak, you just need to know how to deal with us.  Really, it is possible to overcome some of your control-freakishness and it is possible to work with us.

I’m going to wager that most control freaks are A-type personalities (or if you prefer to talk in terms of D.I.S.C. profiles - high Ds).  That’s not all bad.  It means we’re the ones who put ourselves out there on a daily basis, are driven, and make the world go ‘round.  We’re also very task oriented (e.g. get it done!).  We’re usually very successful and we don’t give up until we’ve got what we want and then some.

So how did I get over my freakish side?  Well, I didn’t and I don’t know if you ever really can – it’s part of who you are.  What I have done though is learn how to tame it so others can live with/around me.  So how do I handle my freakish side?  For one, I like lists.  I make lists like you wouldn’t believe.  Here a list, there a list, everywhere a list list.  In fact, I’d be happy make a list for you now.

Tips to overcoming a little of the control freak in you:

1)     It always makes me feel better, when giving instructions to someone, to write it all down.  Every last detail of how I want whatever it is done.  Then I feel that nothing is or will be missed.

2)     Make your instructions clear and to the point.  This should give you piece of mind that whomever you are delegating tasks to understands what you want done and how you want it done.

3)     Take it one step further and have your virtual assistant repeat back those instructions.  This is your assurance that s/he understands what you’re after and will help you trust him/her more.

4)     Learn to trust.  Okay, maybe not the first time you delegate a task to someone new.  But certainly, after that person has successfully completed the tasks you delegated, and completed them to your wishes, you really CAN begin to let go and trust that they’ll do it “correctly” each and every time.

5)     Write it down.  Write it ALL down!  I’ve found that writing everything down helps me feel more like I’m in control so that freakish side doesn’t need to bare itself to the world quite so much.  Take notes on your phone conversations, list out what you need to accomplish, write your instructions out, and so on.

6)     Learn to let go.  Really.  Other people CAN do things as well as you can and sometimes even better – even if they’re not an A-type, High-D, control freak!

7)     Find a complimentary assistant.  Find someone who is good at and enjoys the things you hate.

Working with a control freak:

1)     Realize that we can’t help it.

2)     Realize that we do our best to overcome.

3)     Ask us for a list of what we need to have done.

4)     Ask us HOW we’d like things done.

5)     Write it down for us.  If we give you a whole bunch of random stuff that needs to be done, write it down and email that list back to us.  This way we can look it over, change our minds, add, and subtract and send it back to you.

6)     Ask us questions about what we want and how we want it before we flit off on another subject.  Keep asking until you have enough information from us to understand what we want.

7)     Do what you say you are going to do.  Nothing makes us run away faster than not doing what you say you are going to do.

8)     We have to be able to trust you.  You need to be honest EVERY time – even if it means telling us what you think we don’t want to hear.

These tips should help you, the control freak, overcome that freakish side and for those of you working with us, maybe this will make it easier. We control freaks really aren’t as scary as it may seem.

Home Business Opportunities: Choosing the One that’s Right for You

Whether to make extra money or in lieu of a full-time job, a considerable number of people are looking for home business opportunities. There are many possible ways to make money on the Internet from your home computer. You don't need to invest in new office equipment, fancy offices or other expensive items to get started.

Set Your Own Schedule

One of the biggest advantages in work at home jobs is the ability to set your own schedule. You can schedule your work hours around other activities or needs that you have. With home business opportunities, you can work as little or much as you want. If you need a full-time income you can spend more time working than if you are working part time.

When you are looking for a home based business opportunity, you should think about what you would like to do. Your business will likely be more successful if it is something you enjoy. If you are thinking of quitting a job you don't like to work at home, don't jump into something that does not suit you. Think of things that interest you and look for a prospect in those areas.

Home Based Business Opportunities that Suit You

Find a home business opportunity that fits your lifestyle and personality.  You can make good money by selling products for others on your own time. Find a company that allows you to enter at an affordable level and then allows you to work your way up.

If you have a unique product to sell, use network marketing to promote it. You can set up your own website or have another company do it for you. Make your product available on the Internet and use online advertising to generate sales. Look for new places to promote your site and keep building your business.

If you do not think you would enjoy or be good at selling, find a job that offers your services in another way. There are many online sites to help you find a way to use your services. You can do telephone polls, complete surveys, assemble products, clerical work, and working on eBay.

Find a Business Opportunity Online

There are online sites that will help you get started in several kinds of home business opportunities. They can set up your website and get you started. There is no pressure to work long hours. You can devote as much time as you want to working.  The potential is there for you to make as much money as you want.

Most services and home business opportunities do not require prior experience. That is what makes it such a great opportunity to anyone who wishes to make money on the Internet. If you would like to be your own boss and build financial security, look for a home business opportunity that will help you reach your goal.

Accounting Classes

If you’re thinking about taking accounting classes in order to better manage your own business or non-profit organization you’re off to a rewarding experience! In fact, chances are that you’ll notice evidence of your expanded understanding of accounting and financial management in various ways almost as soon as you apply the new knowledge and methodology.

You don’t have to earn a four year degree in accountancy in order to expand your knowledge of accounting in meaningful and productive ways. If you want to make accountancy your profession, you would do well to invest your time and resources into a two or four year degree program.

If you’re serious about educating yourself about financial accounting in order to manage an organization that you participate in you may also find that a two year degree program is worth your time and effort. There are, however, many community college and leisure learning classes that may fit your schedule and budget to a tee.

If you live near a community college, visit the campus or website and find out more about the types of accounting classes that are offered. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to ask questions about the curriculum or to seek advice about what types of accounting classes will meet your learning goals.

Particularly if you live in a larger city, there are many learning centers and organizations that offer classes on all kinds of things from sushi making to kayaking, CPR and accounting. Many times these types of classes are the most feasible type of education because sessions last from one day to a few weeks long so participants can fit them into their schedules. Additionally, accounting classes from these smaller learning organizations will cost less than college degree programs.

Take a look online and ask around about local accounting classes. If you’re looking for a quick solution, there are also some online courses if you enjoy self-paced learning. Take your time to research tuition for online schools, as many of them have rates that are much higher than others.

Business Opportunity Ideas for the Stay-at-Home Mom

As a stay-at-home mom, you might be seeking employment or business opportunities that enable you to earn a full-time or part-time income from home. Maybe you'd like to work flexible hours, stay home with your children, or avoid high gasoline and car maintenance costs. Whatever the reason, there are many opportunities online today that can help you achieve your goals and earn some extra cash.

Three Options for a Home-Based Business

There are three ways to approach a home business. You can offer products of your own such as clothing, crafts, hair supplies, books, or herbal supplements, build your own website, and stock your own inventory. Unfortunately, this takes much time to build and requires a start-up investment. If you want to offer your own product line, be prepared to wait a while for profits. But keep in mind that this option can be the most profitable for the future if you stick with it.

Another option is to offer a unique service such as accounting or bookkeeping, answering services, Web development or programming, business consulting, or writing. Offering a service has benefits over selling tangible products because you only charge for your "time and skills" but not to restock inventory.

A third option is to sell products or services for others and earn a commission on your sales. This works great if you have limited time to work on your business and need to spend most of your time promoting. This option can be just as profitable as having your own home business without the many headaches of business management.

Types of Business Opportunities when Selling for Others

Though time and space doesn't permit discussion of all business opportunities here, let's take a look at several possibilities. Beauty products are a popular choice for ladies. Most women love to try out new skin creams, lotions, soaps, makeup, and lip glosses. Because you can try out the beauty products yourself, you are more informed on how well they work and how to persuade others to buy them. Some companies offer tremendous compensation when you sell their beauty products for them. They'll even provide a website for you with all of their products and a shopping cart for your customers to make purchases.

Another type of product that's popular is clothing. Clothing is very general, so you'll want to focus in on one particular style or line of clothing. Find a "niche" market within the clothing industry that you can promote to certain types of people. Online, it's easier to promote to small niche markets instead of trying to promote to a general audience.

Tech support is another much-needed field that's often ignored by mainstream companies. There are business opportunities today that enable you to promote tech support services to the public and receive a healthy commission. The tech support services are all provided by the company online, but you reap the benefits. Your audience is broad because so many people own computers today... and need help with them!

Other business opportunity ideas include health supplements, educational training products and online education, kitchenware, furniture, household products, pet products, and home and garden products.

Whether you choose to start your own business or sell products for someone else, you can use the Internet to achieve your goals and still be a content stay-at-home mom!

Tax: Are you paying it TWICE ?

This article would prove beneficial for people or websites based countries other than UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and doing businesses with websites or companies in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. This is specific to businesses from US to other countries. For businesses originating from other countries see International Tax Laws for that country.

For further and more accurate information always consult the site www.irs.gov

Whichever country you are coming from, the term business is always related to tax. It is your financial obligation that MUST be taken into account and paid.

Online Business is no different. The way online business differs form other businesses is that it is the easiest way to cross international borders and bring into effect the international tax laws.

You may receive the payments by Checks, Bank Transfers, PayPal or whatever. All the income must be estimated and tax should be calculated and paid. If you are unsure consult your Tax Agent. He would be able to guide you better.

Online business is mostly generated from UNITED STATES OF AMERICA as all the good sites that provide good returns are based in UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. has opened its gates for people from all around the world (with exception of some countries) to conduct business from these online firms. According to the U.S. government’s rule all income or business generated from U.S. Businesses or income related to U.S. Businesses or Companies should pay tax in the US.  The companies in the US are advised to hold tax from you or not to make nay

Does that mean you pay the Income Tax TWICE? Once to the US Government and once again when you do your local taxes. The answer in “NO”.

The good news is that US has got international rules for dealing with Tax issues arising in these sorts of situations. To get around it you need to fill in the APPLICABLE W-8 series of forms like W-8BEN, W-8ECI, W-8EXP, and W-8IMY and give it the company whom you are doing business.

A further note Google AdSense is a bit different. It takes care to see your country of origin and advises you accordingly. You DO need to pay tax in UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. if you have people, services and equipment based in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Having only a hosting service is not considered as owing equipment in UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Take the Spotlight to Get the Best Retail Jobs

Although there is a high demand for employees throughout the retail industry, the best jobs go to those applicants who shine. Whether you are already doing retail work and want to take advantage of additional retail opportunities, searching for your first retail job, or transitioning from another field into a retail career, here are tips to ensure that you take center stage during your all-important interview.

Spruce Up Your Resume

Your resume speaks volumes when it comes to first impressions. Make sure that, whenever possible, you quantify your accomplishments. Saying that you "doubled the average number of units per sale" is more impressive than saying you "contributed to an increase in sales." If you have retail experience, be specific about the types of companies for which you have worked and they type of work you have done. Simply listing your employers and job titles doesn't communicate your full range of skills or specialties. If you have retail experience, be sure to emphasize that in your resume.

Know the Company and Its Products

Before you even apply for a job, you should gather information about the company and have knowledge of its products. You can gather this information on the Internet and by visiting a store location. Before your interview, conduct additional research. This will enable you to answer specific questions with authority and help put you at ease. If you are among the many who transition to jobs in retail from another industry, your knowledge of the company's products (even from the viewpoint of a consumer) can give you a competitive edge.

Highlight Your Flexibility and Commitment

If you can be flexible in the hours you work, be sure to mention it in your cover letter and during your interview. The nature of store jobs is such that employers have retail opportunities from early morning to late evening. For some types of retail work, retail opportunities exist literally 24 hours per day. Similarly, if you are able to work longer hours during the store's busy season, state that during your interview. Flexibility and commitment are especially powerful for those who are getting their first mall jobs or transitioning into retail.

New to Retail? Highlight Strong Skill Sets

Just because you're new to retail jobs, there's no reason to be intimidated. The skills you develop at other jobs, through volunteer work, or in school are some of the same skills you will need for retail. While you're working on your resume, and definitely before your interview, think about the ways in which you've developed customer service skills, communication skills, teambuilding skills, organizational skills, or other talents required for the position to which you're applying.

Find the Perfect Fit

Whether you're looking for part-time store jobs or a full-time retail career, it's important to find the right fit. Just because a job is available doesn't mean that it's the right job for you. There are online job sites that specialize in retail jobs, and that will provide you with a range of retail opportunities in your geographic area. These sites are a great place to find the job that is a perfect fit with your needs, interests, and skills.