How To Select The Perfect Web Host

Although choosing a Web Hosting  Company for your organization may seem like a simple task,  it is vital to take some time off and look out for the best one available in the market. Here are some top features that you must look into while selecting a good web host:

•      Reliability - While selecting a web hosting company for your web site, you must look for its reliability. You should determine the experience level of the web host. Don’t forget to read public reviews about the web host that you are considering to hire. The best way to find a good web host company is by asking people who have used or currently use its services. Fortunately, there are news groups and forums dedicated to web hosts and their services that’ll help you out in this regard.

•      Customer Support Panel - Every website faces one problem or the other at different times. So, in such circumstances, when you need the assistance of professionals, you should find out whether the customer support panel will be available to help you or not. The hosting company that you are hiring should be able to quickly repair any problem in your website. This means that you must be able to reach someone from the hosting company 24x7.

•      CGI Access - For novices in the Internet industry, we must tell you that CGI is an access facility that gives the users an ability to run their own program on their website. Initially, this may not seem a big deal, but with time, as the company grows, you will want to gain as much control as possible. You must make sure that the web hosting company provides you CGI access that allows you to write, read and execute anything on the server.

•      POP Account - Safety comes first on the Internet. A larger number of Internet experts and hackers are on the look out to steal your hard earned money and your valuable company information. So, in order to provide safety to your web site, you must make sure that the web host will provide you with a POP account, which will give you a password protected access to the e-mails sent through your e-mail address on the web site.

•      Domain Name - The domain name of your web site acts solely as your identity on the Internet. So, you must make sure that the domain name provided to you by the web host should include the name of your business or the targeted keywords that you want in your domain name. It is advisable to approach a web host that allows the users to select their own domain name.

•      Storage Space and Bandwidth - The web hosting company that you are looking forward to should provide you with enough bandwidth and storage space, which is required for efficient working of your website. Storage space is simply the amount of files that can be stored on your account. Bandwidth is the transfer of data from the server to the user and vice versa.

Beware! There are lots of inferior web hosts in the market, but an experienced and reputed web host is the only one who will provide you with the ultimate web hosting solutions.

The other things that you must focus on while choosing a web hosting company include, a user-friendly site builder program, shopping carts, Blogs, forums and other scripts. In some cases, you may want .NET service, while in others, you may look for PHP. You may also require a particular CMS that is available only with some of the hosts.

One kind of web hosting is shared hosting, in which, various websites are positioned in a single server component linked to the Internet. Each website is given its own space, partition and section on the server, thus, separating it form the other websites. This method of hosting is extremely cost-effective, as many people get to share the total cost of maintaining the web server. Shared hosting can be done in two ways - Name based and IP based. In name based method, there are various host names on a single individual machine, while in the IP based method, each individual host has its own IP address and one of the main benefits of using this method is that it can employ its own SSL certificate.

If your website has started receiving a lot of traffic as well as SQL requests, then you can hog your shared server and can dissatisfy other customers. In such a scenario, you can opt to move towards a dedicated server or a Virtual Private Server (VPS). A VPS will provide you a root-level access to your server simply like that in a shared hosting account. In comparison to dedicated hosting, VPS is quite cost-effective, but dedicated ones have better configurations of the hardware. With a VPS plan, the users will still share the physical resources but will be able to enjoy a private server, but with a dedicated plan, you have the entire web server all by yourself.

For a detailed comparison of the top 5 hosting companies and more information about starting a web based business please follow the link below.

For proper dryness, industrial ovens are used

Industrial ovens are used for the removal of solvents from different products that are in process. Such ovens also reactivate glue and other fuse materials jointly and preheat, dissolve and coat other materials. Too much heat and mass is needed for such processes.

The requirement of type of heating material may vary from business to business and their processes. Industrial ovens are planned with a combination of types of heat transfers.

The two main patterns that chiefly exist for industrial ovens are batch and continuous ovens. A large number of ovens mainly came under the batch category in which the whole is divided into different batches. But continuous ovens are automatic system in that budge big amount of products through the oven.

Industrial ovens are often used in a broad variety of business firms like paper coating, fabrics, industrial and encrusted fabrics, technical textiles, weaving industries, carpeting industries and construction materials.

The industrial ovens can be divided into three categories: conduction, convection and infrared. In conduction, direct heat is supplied to only one part, which exhilarates the electrons and the heat from a hot plate is transferred to the underside of the product. Convection is similar to way in which gases or liquids are heated. Infrared ovens heat the material itself and such type of ovens use radiant heat.

It is better to select the suitable energy source always keep in mind that exact processes can be achieved through exact control of temperature.

Commercial real estate investment is reaping benefits for investors

‘Commercial real estate investment’ refers to the class of real estate that is primarily meant for investing money for profits later on. Examples of such properties include:

•      Restaurants (including franchises)

•      Retail

•      Office buildings

•      Self-storage (Mini-storage) / industrial

•      Strip malls

•      Hotels (also called "hospitality")

•      Multi-family / apartment buildings

Why invest in commercial property?

Unlike residential real estate, Commercial real estate investment is evaluated, bought, and sold based purely on numbers - on a set of factors that describe what kind of return on investment you can expect with the property. Most Commercial real estate investment is expected to make a return for you on an on-going (monthly) basis. With the retail boom and increasing return on investment in the commercial real estate market, the value of commercial real estate have grown by leaps and bounds, particularly, in the commercial areas, where the local retail shops and shopping complexes have been replaced by huge and swanky malls.

What to expect?

Remember though! Commercial real estate investment is a long term opportunity, do not expect to increase you net worth over night. No one is going to profit all the time. Real estate investors have to suffer through times of little to no cash flow - it is part of the game.

This may cause panic but if you can stick with it for the long term, cash flow will increase. Investing especially in real estate is not for the weak of mind or body. It can be frustrating, and stressful. But for successful investors the rewards are priceless.

Scorpion Performance – Review of High Performance Engine Parts

The world’s most trusted brand, ‘Scorpion Performance Inc.’, is a manufacturer of supreme quality high-performance engine parts.  The scorpion label has become the household name, not only in the USA, but other parts of the world.  This company takes pride in being 100% made-in USA, with everything manufactured in-house in the home country, as opposed to importing from other countries.  Their quality control is knife-edged with no compromises. Tolerance tests of the highest critical level ensure higher level of safety to buyers.

Scorpion Performance is considered an authority in manufacturing top quality racing engine parts. It has been proven internationally that Scorpion Performance remains in the technological forefront with the most advanced technology and achieved unbelievable milestones, like the Scorpion Robotics.

Their products are international standard and the rocker arms manufactured by Scorpion Performance are the best in the world.  Car partisans throughout the world are enthusiastic about using American manufactured automotive racing products.

Scorpion Performance products provide an economical solution for top quality, great performance products.   Their parts are available for American Motors, Oldsmobile, Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Ford.  The products are reasonably priced and come with a lifetime guarantee, which is not given by any others.

“Scorpion can’t be beat” is what the eight-year old Scorpion Performance proudly claims and the world over users agree. They are sure to make people think twice before buying low quality products from other countries just because they come cheap.  The Scorpion Robotics, with its robotic machinery ensures that it can compete with the formidable rates of the Asian countries, yet maintaining better and higher quality.

Scorpion Performance has catapulted itself as the top-most manufacturer in the Rocker arms category and related high precision parts. The company produces the rocker arms with private labels, and their main targets are firms that import their parts offshore from Asian countries.  The Scorpion Performance rocker arms have better horsepower, are lightweight, and quiet.

The American born Scorpion Performance is proud of its heritage and is providing the best quality products at competitive rates, faster turnaround, using only American aluminum and steel.  It may sound surprising, but this company replaces its machinery every three years, making sure they are at all times only using the latest innovations.

This dedication and commitment on the part of Scorpion Performance, to provide the best, is what elevated them to the top and what makes them stay at the top, leaving all competition, either domestic or international, far behind.

The Advantages to Using Local Printers

Short answer - there isn’t any.

Long answer - Many people who want to have t-shirts screen printed sit down at his or her desk and either use the phonebook or internet to look up a local printer.  The logic of course being that local is better.  It will be cheaper and I will get better customer service if I use a local printer as opposed to a national printer.  While these are not an inherently false statements, the truth is that the printer, not the geographic proximity, is what is going to make your experience and final product live up to the high standard that you deserve.

The truth is that with modern technology and telecommunications the advantages to printing locally really do not provide any serious net gains for you, your customer, or your business.  The internet has removed the need to ship logos or other designs to later be transferred to the t-shirts.  You can just as easily e-mail some down the street as across the country.  A printer in Manchester, NH and a printer in Seattle, WA can access the same information with the same speed and ease.  The next question that inevitably arises is whether the quality that one would get from e-mailing images is as good as from shooting directly from an image.  The answer is a resounding yes.  In fact, sometimes the image can have greater resolution and clarity because nothing is ever lost in the scanning process.  Often time local printers will ask for a digital copy of the image that they are going to be imprinting on the t-shirts.  The important point that you take away here is that the internet has eliminated the local advantage one would receive from a custom service standpoint.  The quality of the company and its workers is the defining aspect in the modern world.  Good companies will far out way being able to visit the plant.  Whether you can see the t-shirts being made or not is not what is going to make your experience with screen printing negative or positive.  The caliber of the screen printing firm will be the single largest factor in determining your satisfaction.

The second aspect for the local argument is price.  If nothing else shouldn’t save more on shipping?  The answer is that if you just look at shipping, it will probably be cheaper, but as a wise consumer, you are probably more interested in the bottom line.  You may pay a few dollars more for shipping, but over all your cost can often go down when using a screen printer who operates nationally. After all, if they couldn’t compete, then they wouldn’t a national company.  Whether a t-shirt company is taking advantage of economies of scale or they are just less expensive, it still makes sense to use a company that is overall cheaper, not one that is local and will save in one area, shipping, only to make up for it and then some with an overall more expensive, albeit identical, product.

The quintessential point is that the location doesn’t matter.  Go with the company with the best combination of customer services and price.  Propinquity may have mattered for your grandparents’ generation, but if you make that the priority, then you and your business may suffer.  Use the internet and find the best deal, if you find yourself unsatisfied the local guys will be more than willing to charge you more and offer what the exact same benefits.  It’s your call

WEBconference integrated with CRM

Because eMeeting participants figure normally among your contacts, the necessity to integrate WEBconference with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application is obvious. In the case of a prospecting WEBinar, the list of registered people is imported to constitute contact files automatically in corresponding CRM software.

Tele-efficiency offers WEBconference service in 8 languages, under the trademark Conferenceware, integrated with most of the CRM applications as well as with Skype and Outlook. Among CRM softwares with which Conferenceware integrates, we mention:Accpac (Sage), ACT! (Sage), Clarify (Amdoc), Commence, Goldmine (Front Range), Maximizer, Microsoft CRM (Dynamics), mySAP CRM, Onyx, Pivotal, Salesforce, SalesLogix (Sage), Selligent, Siebel (Oracle).

Conferenceware generates the data automatically for an invitation in the template of a new email; description, agenda, the hyperlink to get to the meeting, password if required and, voice broadcasting mode. Therefore, you only have to select people you want to invite amongst your contacts. Consequently, a copy of your invitation is saved with each contact file.

The report of a WEBconference indicates not only the participants, but also the answers they have provided to the questions submitted. Moreover, by recording a meeting, in which voice and image are synchronized, it can be replayed to check for fine tuning and be kept in the file as a potential attachment opportunity.

The cost of WEBconference services is usually based on per-minute and per-participant rates and, therefore, these services are very expensive among our competitors. Whereas, Conferenceware offers not only a free 30-day trial period but it is also followed by a fixed-rate quarterly or annual service contract that includes an unlimited number of meetings of up to 25 participants.

Auditing Business Performance

At one level this is a relatively simple tool, requiring the management to select a key area of business activity and to audit performance in that area, comparing to previous performance levels and, ideally, benchmarking against known best practice and performance levels. The information generated by these audits will then be used to identify unsatisfactory performance and enable measures to be introduced to bring about improvements.

The business areas that should be regularly audited, in any business, whether public, private, or not-for-profit, include: External Environment: well established tools and techniques are available and used to scan the external environment for information on issues, events, and trends that will impact on the strategies and performance capabilities of the organisation. The quality of this information, and the interpretations of it, is critical, as it is the foundation stone of the strategic planning activity that follows. An audit of processes, tools, and techniques, and the quality of output, is essential in ensuring that the strategic planning process is provided with high quality, relevant, valid information.

Competitors: although an element of the external environment analysis activity, this deserves a separate mention. Monitoring and-or benchmarking - variations of auditing - of competitor performance is essential. Competitors are, by default, in the same business, and gaining knowledge of competitor performance levels, in as many key areas as possible, will bring benefits to any organisation in any sector.

Strategic Planning: often an area of activity that is not evaluated, because it is carried out by the senior executive levels of management, but should be. In addition to the information gathering discussed above, the level of expertise in strategic planning of the managers, the rationale and justification for the chosen strategies, the processes used to communicate the strategies throughout the organisation, the level of support and resources provided for implementation, the performance of existing and previous strategies, are all areas that should be audited in order for optimum performance to be continuously achieved.

Leadership: separate from the Strategy audit, the quality of leadership should be audited regularly. A set of competencies for leadership, at all levels in the organisation, should be drawn up, and the leadership performance measured against these. Development activity should also be based on these competencies, and on eliminating or reducing weaknesses identified by the audit.

Culture: the existing culture that blend of beliefs, values, perceptions, behaviour, that makes up the culture of the organisation should be regularly audited and compared to the culture that is desired by, the objective of, the organisation’s leaders. Particularly at times when the organisation is planning or undergoing major change, information gathered from these audits will be invaluable.

Financial: where, although there is usually a framework of management and financial accounting processes, there is a need to rigorously and regularly audit the effectiveness of these, to ensure that the budgeting and accounting activity is as productive as possible.

Suppliers: one of the most critical areas of any organisation’s activity, the start of the supply chain, supplier performance, including the performance of those in the organisation who audit supplier performance, must be audited, rigorously and regularly. Now accepted, in parallel with research & design and strategic planning, as one of the foundation stones of quality assurance, any weakness in supplier performance can damage the organisation, sometimes irreparably. Auditing ensures that optimum performance levels are maintained.

Physical Resources: the quality of and use of physical resources, such as raw materials, operational equipment, technological equipment and systems, furniture, fittings, and buildings, all need regular auditing to ensure that the most appropriate resources are purchased, installed, maintained, and used effectively.

Human Resources: this entails auditing the quality of human resources employed by the organisation, the way in which they are deployed, how well they are trained and developed, as well as what opportunities and channels exist for progression. Every aspect of human resources activity should be audited at all levels, from operational up to and including executive level.

Equality: encompassing diversity, discrimination, and equality of opportunity which are all key areas that if not audited regularly to ensure high levels of performance not only abiding by legislative requirements but also contributing positively to the culture of the organisation will lead to conflict, dissatisfaction, lower morale, lower motivation, and ultimately lower levels of performance.

Internal Customers: often ignored, the level of satisfaction of internal customers the next department, individual, or team, that handles the next stage of production or service creation is critical. Overwhelming evidence shows that dissatisfaction of internal customers, leading to breakdowns in communication and cooperation,  is one of the major causes of poor overall performance.

Distribution: of the products and-or services provided by the organisation is an essential element in making the organisation successful. Auditing this process will ensure that logistics best practices are in place, and that distribution activity is contributing positively, in terms of financial costs and corporate identity, to marketing, sales, and customer service efforts.

External Customers: auditing the satisfaction levels of external customers is a critical activity that should be carried out on a frequent basis. Customers here include all those at separate points in the distribution chain, through to buyers and end users. Information drawn from these audits will ensure that the organisation is in tune with and can respond appropriately to the needs of its most important stakeholders its external customers.

Stakeholder Relationships: stakeholders are any individual, team, external organisation, that has a legitimate interest in the performance of the organisation. This could include, depending on the sector and specific organisation: employees, unions, parents, relatives, local or national media, local authorities, emergency services, shareholders, financial institutions, funding bodies, governors, national or international governments, strategic partners, and of course, a variety of external customers. Relationships with each of these, in their own way, are critical, and should be audited regularly to ensure that they are as healthy as possible.

Quality System: deliberately listed as the last area to be regularly audited, this is an audit that should be carried out in addition to all the individual audits listed above. Whether an organisation has an externally certificated quality assurance management system, or an internal only system, there should be quality criteria set for every critical activity, event, stage, and process, from the starting point to the final point of the supply chain from the earliest stages of design and supply activity to the point where the product or service is in the hands of the final, end-user customer. Quality criteria that describe required quality levels, performance levels, and outputs, are essential to the success of any organisation. The quality system, including the internal and external auditing processes, should be audited to make certain that it is performing as intended that is, assuring that the required quality standards are being met, and of course, continuously improving.

Effective auditing will bring a number of benefits to the organisation. The first group of benefits are those where obvious weaknesses or problems are identified, including: identifying where immediate improvements could be made; identifying emerging trends that may signify corrective, defensive, or offensive action is needed. The second group of benefits are more subtle, and include: identifying the actual situation, rather than what is perceived to be the case by management or specialists; increasing the pool of knowledge that individuals and teams can learn from; ensuring that the operational activity is, as intended, supporting the strategic objectives: establishing a culture that expects performance to be regularly audited and evaluated: establishes a culture that is driven by continuous improvement activity.

Unless an organisation continuously audits and evaluates its performance in all key areas, it cannot know for certain where poor performance is occurring, and it cannot take corrective action because it is not aware of the problem, or it does not have sufficient information on which to base appropriate action. Rigorous, regular auditing will provide a flow of valuable information that the organisation’s management can use to decide on operational changes that will improve performance in critical areas. Applied across the whole organisation, this will provide the strategic objectives with a stronger foundation of support, and  ultimately more chance of success.

Wholesale Distribution: Make Money With The Best Business in the World!

The business of wholesale distributing is one of the oldest and most profitable businesses in history.  One of the reasons is because you don’t need to be there all the time to make money; you have lots of other businesses selling the items for you.  These businesses are your customers. People that buy from you to resell the products and make money themselves.  They can be wholesalers themselves or they can be retailers.  Either way, it’s a way to multiply your sales.

Did you ever wanted to start a business?  Chances are that any business will have something to do to with the “wholesale business”.  Most businesses have to buy goods at wholesale or have to buy supplies at wholesale prices.  If you have a restaurant you don’t go to the market to buy food at retail prices, you have a wholesale distributor called “foodservice distributor” deliver your products.  If you have any time of retail store or business you need wholesale suppliers.  Even if you provide a service like a doctor or a hair stylist chances are you are buying supplies at wholesale prices.  Wholesalers are everywhere and they are involved with almost every business in the world.

------The best thing about this business is that you can make sales when you are not there.  Once you get a few stores as customers you will see how they will sell your products over and over again while you are at home, on vacation, with friends and family.  You deliver them, they sell them!------

Multiplying your sales is probably one of the most important factors in wholesale distribution.  It’s what makes this business interesting.  It’s not just you working and making money on an hourly basis, you have many people working many hours to make money and in turn make you money.  When you are a good distributor with a good product and good service, people will come to you.  They will find you and they will keep buying from you.  Why?  Because that’s their business, that’s how they make their money.  You would do the same thing.  If you have a supplier with fast selling products you’ll keep buying from the supplier because you keep moving the merchandise.  This is why even very small one man operations can make money in this business.  Even if they sell what everyone else is selling. Even if they are more expensive.  Why, because they are there.  They have good service and if you are a retailer you know that you need products to sell products.  If your shelves are empty because your supplier is not there, you are loosing money.  It does not matter if your supplier has the best price, if he does not have good service you won’t have a long relationship with them.

In the next few chapters you will learn the different types of distribution business out there, the types of products and services you can sell, and how much you can make with each one.

When you are reading the types of wholesale businesses try and see yourself doing each of these tasks or running each of those businesses.  If you like a particular business, highlight it and do some research on it.  There are many things you can do in wholesale and distribution depending on your personality, your cash situation and your goals.

Why Dahle Paper Shredders Are World Class

Businesses of all sizes are very concerned about identity theft and business espionage. Security is at the top of the list and shredding is now the law. When quality and precision shredders are a priority Dahle shredders come to mind.

When considering the top quality shredders Dahle is a world class quality shredder. Dahle makes shredders for the desktop, home offices, and larger offices as well. Dahle also makes, industrial, work group, and high security shredders which have the approval of the Dept of Defense. Since Dahle makes a full range of shredders they probably make a shredder that would fit your needs. Let's take a closer look at Dahle shredders and see why they are so popular.

Dahle has a worldwide reputation for it's innovations in developing shredders with cutting cylinders with hardened steel.

They use the highest quality materials in their products, and a rigorous testing program insures the only the best products leave their factory in Germany.

The series of small office shredders are tough and efficient. The design shred capacity is up to 400 sheets a day. This series of shredders are designed with a wooden cabinet and a swing open door. Behind the door is a box removeable box that is lined with a disposable bag. A visual alert indicator tells you when to change the bag.

The series of office shredders are designed to service a busy office with multiple users. The design shred capacity is up to 2,000 sheets a day. As an example this series of shredders are perfect for medical offices responsible for destroying confidential health records. Features such as automatic shutoff, auto reverse, bag full, and automatic on and off make these machines convenient and easy to use.

Moving up to the next class of shredders Dahl offers high capacity shredders that are designed to service a large volume of sensitve confidential documents. The design shred capacity is up to 28,000 sheets a day. These shredders have a 16" throat and can shred up to 60 sheets at a time. Since the power and capcity increases from the smallest to larger models you have your option to choose the perfect model to fit your needs. As an example these units would work well in a large office mail room where quantity and speed shredding would be a requirment.

Since protection from identity theft and business espionage is a high priority for businesses and governments more rigid requirements are in place for security shredding. Dahle has the high securtiy class of shredders that meet that need. These shredders meet the requirements set by the Department of Defense for top secret documents.

The departmental shredders that Dahle makes are designed for high capacity, where multiple offices are sharing the shredding tasks. These machines are designed for shredding up to 60,000 sheets a day.

Dahle paper shredders are world class in quality and security. Their series of shredders from home to industial use are engineered to get the job done thoroughly.

Business Grants

Anyone planning about going into business for himself, or wishing to enlarge an existing business should head for the world's largest "one-stop-money-hub" where FREE MONEY is being held for you to begin or expand a business by the Federal Government.

It is absolutely amazing that people living right in the United States of America wouldn't know that every year the world's biggest source of free business aids in delivering.

While there are still no direct small business grants that can be borrowed from the federal government, many state development agencies offer direct small business grants and other types of financial assistance designed to encourage and help businessmen in starting or expanding a small business

Attempting to get funds through a orthodox financial institution can be very lengthy and requires loads of paperwork, only to find out that you've been refused. These Government Agencies don't have to work under the same abovesaid requirements that banks do. You work on how much funds you require, as long as it's a legible amount and complies with Government Agencies basis, the fund is yours to keep and you don't have to repay it.

There are some Government grants that are available for EXPANSION OF  businesses (but not to establish a new business). When a government agency makes funds available for a grant, it places an announcement in the Federal Register which is issued every weekday. For the major part, these grants are very specialized. Moreover, many Government grants are not available through the year. That is, you can't apply for most of them at any time you wish -- in practical, you can apply for them only when they are announced by a Government agency.

GRANT is not exactly a loan, This money is interest free and non taxable . None of these plans need a collateral ,co-signers , credit check, security deposits , you can apply even if you have a bad credit or bankruptcy , it doesn't matter, you as a U.S. citizen and tax payer are entitled to these funds.

Majority of people never want to try for FREE government GRANTS since they feel it is not meant for them, or simply don't know who to contact or feel there's too much red-tapism but the fact is that this money is meant for you.

Over $29 trillion dollars in low-interest loans and free grants;

over one-third billion dollars in obtaining of contracts; and

Around $32 billion dollars in research grants FREE consulting.

With a market that remains unpredictable, and a requirement for even greater economic growth on all aspects, the federal government is more interested than it ever has been earlier to give you the money you need to establish your own business and become your own boss!

The fact is, however, that people from all aspects of life do receive GRANTS MONEY free and other help from the government, and you are entitled to it.

Using Age Verification Software in Your Business

There are many reasons you might need to know the age of people who are frequenting your business. Maybe you run a nightclub and only want people over the age of 21 to be admitted. Or you could own a shop that sells cigarettes, or a restaurant that serves alcohol.

Whatever the reason you need to verify a person's age, you know that it is important to do so. As a conscientious business owner you don't want to sell to minors, and the fines and penalties can be heavy if you are caught.

But checking the identification of every patron and doing the math to make sure they are the right age can be time consuming. That's where electronic age verification software comes in.

Age verification software is built into a device that looks like a credit card scanner. The device reads the barcode or magnetic strip that is built into the patron's driver's license or state identification card.

When you swipe their identification card, you will be told immediately if this person is the proper age to buy tobacco or alcohol or for whatever other reason you might need to know their age.

This eliminates the need for someone to physically examine the identification card and makes it quick and easy for you to grant access to people who are of age.

Electronic age verification equipment can often be obtained from the same company that provides your credit card transaction equipment. It is no more difficult to use one of these devices than it is to swipe a credit card, so you can start using age verification in your business with minimal staff training.

A study from Brandeis University looked at the effectiveness of using electronic age verification hardware and found that customers were not uncomfortable with swiping their IDs. Staff who used the equipment said they were generally happy with it as well.

Getting into the habit of using the machines seemed to be the biggest problem, but once you get used to having the machine available you will be more likely to use it since it is a simple method of verifying age.

Adding electronic age verification is an easy way to ensure that you're not running afoul of the law by selling items to minors that they should not have access to. Getting one of these machines and using it faithfully should help you rest easy that you're not going to get in trouble for selling to minors. It's also a great way to get positive publicity in your community because you can prove you're checking people's identifications in the most high-tech way possible.

Buyer’s Guide: CCTV, Video Surveillance, and Security Cameras

In today's environment, businesses increasingly rely on video surveillance systems. But how do you choose the best CCTV system, camera, or DVR? Read on to learn the steps to take in choosing the right video surveillance system for your needs.

CCTV Objectives

The first step in designing a CCTV system is to determine the following:

* How many cameras are required?

* What are the key fields of view?

* What are your recording requirements?

* What are the lighting conditions at each camera location?

* Where do you need live video monitoring?

* How long do you need to keep the video files?

Security Camera

The types of security camera you choose depend upon whether they'll be used indoors or outdoors, during the day and/or night, and where they will be mounted.

Indoor Dome Camera: In nine out of ten instances, and indoor dome camera is used for general indoor applications. It's typically mounted on the ceiling, and can be configured for standard color, day/night, or infrared.

Box Camera: Box cameras are usually sold independent of lenses, which are mounted to provide flexibility for different fields of vision. Box cameras can be mounted alone or in an enclosure.

Outdoor Dome Camera: Common for locations that have entry and exit points with limited night lighting, outdoor dome cameras typically have hard shell vandal-proof casings and a variety of lens options.

Day/Night Camera: For low light conditions, the day/night camera is the best choice. During the day, the camera records in standard color, then switches to a low-lux black and white mode at night.

Infrared Camera: When there is no available light, an infrared camera is the way to go. Infrared LEDs are automatically illuminated and the camera records in black and white mode, offering camera views in complete darkness.

PTZ Camera: A pan-tilt-zoom camera gives the operator the ability to view and zoom in all directions. The CCTV operator can set the camera to automatically rotate to different fields of vision. Plus, a PTZ camera can include optional applications that dynamically track objects in defined areas.

Digital Video Recorder

DVRs are integral to the success of any CCTV project. With higher video resolution, data compression, and faster recording speeds, DVRs are better than every. Professional DVRs allow for network or remote monitoring of CCTV video. With video distribution across LANs, WANs, and the Internet, the DVR is also used for business systems monitoring.

Choosing the correct DVR means answering the following questions:

* How many cameras do you have?

* What recording speed do you require?

* How long do you need to keep the recordings?

* Where will the DVR system be located?

* Do you have remote monitoring requirements?

The most important aspect of a CCTV system layout is the location of the DVR. It is the lifeline of the CCTV system, so must be kept in a secure location, preferably in a lockbox.

Leading Brands

Nuvico and GeoVision are leading brands for cameras and DVRs. With a Nuvico camera, you have many choices, and both Nuvico and GeoVision offer superior DVRs. Complete CCTV systems are also available with four cameras, eight cameras, or 16 cameras, depending on your needs. These systems often feature a Pentium-based Dell computer, a GeoVision DVR, and Samsung CCTV cameras.

Whichever CCTV system you choose, remember to ask yourself important questions about location, lighting conditions, and the length of time you need to keep the video files. Once you have those answers, it will be much easier to find the right CCTV system to fit your needs.

How I Made $2,734.79 in 7 Days

Trying to make money on the internet is a lifelong quest by some.  For others, it just comes naturally, and those are the people we envy.  A lot of times, when we try, we don’t follow through with the plan set ahead for us by someone else.  That tends to be our own fault and a lot of us try to justify our failure by saying that it is just too complicated, or think that it will not actually lead to nowhere.

Once in a while, there are chances that get thrown into our faces and we take action.  Low and behold, we actually come out ahead and make some money.  However, making a few bucks here and there is not the key in building a successful business on the internet.  The key to becoming successful in the Internet Money Making aspect of our lives is to continue to make money, as a steady stream of income.

After purchasing manual after manual and e-book after e-book, my brain was a bunch of mush.  I would actually go to sleep reading over in my head how this system could work if…. And this one could work a better too, but….  And those were my final waking thoughts.  Until – after reading one article on Pay-Per-Click Programs that pay you, not that you have to pay for.  Obviously I am not talking about the Google Adwords program.

I threw some of my thoughts together, and did some research over the next few days and started to implement my idea.  The first day did not turn out so well, but the 2nd was much better.  The main thing is that I did not give up.  This was quick cash, which was paid every two weeks.  I have taught my system to hundreds and some of them turned out to actually work the system.  Most, however, just took it for what it was – a free report.  If you have the nerve to actually work a few hours each day to make a grand or two a week, then this report is for you.

People looking to break through the barrier of Internet Marketing are encouraged to grab this free report.  Internet Marketing is not a thing to take lightly.  If you are one of the many that are looking to Make Money on the Internet, and eventually build up your Internet Business to where you may not have to go to your regular day job, or maybe stop working your nighttime second job, then this free report will be the place for you to start.

The website that this report is stored on is not operating at full capacity yet, but will be shortly.  Once the whole site goes live, this report will not be free anymore and the price will go to $17.00.  There is still a little time, but I encourage you to get the report now and take advantage of its opportunity as soon as possible.  The sooner you implement the strategies, the sooner you will be able to start making spendable cash through the possibilities of the internet.  This program will have you making a good part-time income, which will allow you to spend the money you make within 2 weeks of starting.  There will be no waiting for a paycheck that seems to take too long to get to your home.  Imagine, having one bill coming up in 2 weeks time that you will be able to pay for by using this system alone.

If you are serious about taking on a real endeavor into the complicated world of Internet Marketing, go to to start your Internet Money Making opportunity!

How to Cold Call without a Script

Linear step-by-step sales scripts have done a lot to give selling a bad name. Not because they don’t "work", actually some people who use cold calling scripts actually do make some sales. The problem is even if you’re a good-hearted businessperson, scripts make it almost impossible for you to avoid sounding like a "salesperson." This is a serious problem because most people respond to a sales agenda with something like, "Uh oh, I’m about to be sold something. How fast can I get this person off the phone?" If we turn away from the artificial beginning of a sales script, and approach cold calling in a different way, then we’re likely to get different responses.

The first step to cold calling in this new, natural way is to let go of your script as a crutch.

The idea may sound scary at first because you’ve been programmed to think you have to have a script to make a successful cold call. Let me share a recent experience.

Last week I was sitting at my desk and the phone rang. I picked it up and said, "Hello, this is Ari." The caller said. "Hi, Ari, my name is Steve, how are you today?" I knew right away that he was using a structured sales script, and that triggered the negative "salesperson" stereotype in my mind. Nevertheless, I didn’t want to hurt his feelings so I let him continue with his pitch for a few minutes.

Then I gently said, "Hi, Steve." He was so startled that he completely stopped speaking.

He had no idea how to react to my simple, normal greeting. Why? It was because he was totally focused on his selling script and not on any real two-way conversation. This is the problem with using a cold calling sales script -- it doesn’t leave any room for a conversation to have a life of its own.

When people call me and ask how they can throw out their scripts and cold call the natural way, the first thing I do is ask them whether they’re willing to role-play with me using their script. As soon as they start reading their script, a couple of things happen. I hear their voices go up in volume so they sound enthusiastic. They also talk faster, and their voice takes on a canned, robotic quality. All these things trigger the negative "salesperson" stereotype.

After a few moments, I gently stop them and tell them they’re sounding like a totally different person from the one who called me and talked with me so naturally about their sales issues. You know what they always say? "Ari, you are so right. When I use a script, I feel as if I can’t be myself. I feel like a robot or an actor, and it’s very awkward and uncomfortable. Is there any way I can be myself again?"

Yes, there is a way to be yourself and still make successful cold calls. The way to be yourself yourself! It’s important to stop trying to be an actor or even a successful salesperson. You’ll become more personable and more interested in the conversation itself when you do this.

We begin by focusing on relationship rather than salesmanship. We call with the anticipation of meeting someone new, and looking forward to a pleasant conversation to find out whether we can be of service. This new mindset is subtle but powerfully felt by the other person.

When we’re being real people treating others as real people, the difference is amazing. Both people are both more at ease. We anticipate talking with someone who may possibly have an interest in what we have to offer. If they don’t, we’ve enjoyed our time with him or her.

When others feel this relaxed mindset from you, they’re much more likely to welcome you into their day. However, if you rigidly follow a cold calling script, then your call is immediately pegged as something initiated primarily for your own gain. That will undoubtedly put you back to square one.

Spur Gears – An Introduction

What is a gear?

A gear is a wheel with teeth around its circumference. The purpose of the projections is to mesh with similar teeth on another mechanical device. Their purpose is to transmit force in a direction tangential to their surface. Rotation of one of the gears necessarily causes the other gear to rotate. In this way, rotational motion can be transferred from one shaft to another.The wheels of a gear are different in size so that they can produce increased or decreased torque or speed, as required. Numerous nonferrous alloys, cast irons, powder-metallurgy and even plastics are used in the manufacture of gears. However steels are most commonly used because of their high strength and low cost.

Spur Gears

( gears) are the simplest and probably the most common type of gear. Their general form is a cylinder or a disk. The teeth project radially, and with these straight cut gears, the leading edges of the teeth are aligned parallel to the axis of rotation. These gears can only mesh correctly if they are fitted to parallel axis. A spur gear is used to transmit rotary motion between parallel shafts and the shafts rotate in opposite directions. Such arrangements are also called external spur gears.

Internal spur gear

A variant of an external spur gear is the internal spur gear. Their working is similar except that the gear teeth are on the inside diameter. The meshing arrangement in an internal spur gear enables a greater load carrying capacity within a confined space. Shaft axis remain parallel and enable a compact reduction with rotation in the same sense. The geometry of an ( spur gear) is ideal for epicyclic gear design. A convex profile makes good surface endurance possible.

Small spur gears

The same mechanism as that of a larger spur gear can be implemented in a comparatively small space.( spur gear) are produced by using fine pitch tooling to make very small gear teeth. They can be very light and compact and highly efficient. Small spur gears are generally associated with miniature precision applications such as aerospace or instrumentation. A stem pinion is a small spur gear that does not have a hole bored through the axis and is made intrical to a shaft or stem.

Precision spur gear

Spur gears for aerospace and other highly delicate and precise applications have to be produced to extremely close tolerances. This involves the use of multiple highly controlled fabrication steps and sophisticated manufacturing equipment like cutting apparatus, carbonizing vessels, quenching equipment, etc. Also, only skilled and well versed operators undertake the production of a precision spur gear. It is important that ( spur gears) are completely accurate and designed to the exact specifications needed.

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Make Up to $3,500 and More Weekly

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!

Their programs have excellent prices, and the authors have a group of paid staff who are dedicating to helping you or providing assistance if you need any. I must say I was amazed! If you do decide to purchase any of the programs listed below, I recommend you join quickly. Most of the owners tell me they are getting an overwhelming number of sales and plan on raising prices in the near future, so order while prices are still low!

To Your Online Success,


Manage Your Finances & Get Back in Control of Your Life

“If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting”

----- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

There is no shortcut to personal and financial. Getting rich entails long years of discipline, hard work, thrift, and wise use of resources.  Those who get rich quick usually do so because: they won a million dollars on lottery;  duped other people in a scam;  or inherited a fortune from a wealthy father or relative.

But if we go back to the root of the issue, it may be important to ask, “Why are some people poor?”

One of the main reasons why many people are poor or remain far from becoming rich is encapsulated in two words: financial mismanagement.  Financial mismanagement is about squandering one's resource on things or activities that do not bear fruit or result in additional income.  Mismanagement of finances is also one of the common causes of marital trouble and a source of enormous stress and anxiety in people.

So many people have fallen into the debt trap and now feel totally out of control of their life and finances.

So what can the average person do to better manage his or her finances? You do not have to be an economics graduate or a finance guru to get out of debt and stop the cycle of living from paycheck to paycheck.  To get back on track in terms of your money and investments, consider the following suggestions:

1. Eliminate Your Debts, Avoid Unnecessary Spending

If you are like most people, credit card interest payments actually consume a large portion of your monthly income.  The solution is simple: pay-off your existing debt and avoid making additional loans or unnecessary purchases.  Eliminate debt as fast as you can. Make a list of payables and prioritize either by starting on items that have the higher interest or those that can be easily paid off.  The choice of which debt to pay-off first depends on your paying capacity, or the amount that you take out from your monthly budget to settle the debt.  Another tip is to tell your bank to set automatic payments on your checking or savings account so you can avoid late payment charges and other penalties from the credit card company.  Avoid missing payments since the compound interest on your loan or credit will affect your financial position.

2. Have an Emergency Account

After paying off every single debt, the next step is to start on an aggressive savings plan.  There are actually several savings plans that you should start on.  One such plan is to have an Emergency Account. Always set aside at least 5% to 10% of your paycheck as savings.  If your budget permits it, save a separate amount to fund your emergency fund which you can use for unexpected expenses, sudden loss of a job, hospital bills, and other unplanned spending.  Having at least six month's worth of your salary as an emergency fund is a workable goal.  However, make sure that you use the emergency fund for emergency purposes only and not for trivial spending.

3. Check Out Your Company's Retirement Plan

Retirement plans help individuals set aside money that they can use after they retire.  A 401(k) is a retirement plan that was named after a section of the United States Internal Revenue Code.  The employer-sponsored plan works by setting aside a portion of an employee's salary which, in turn, is invested in mutual funds, stocks, and other investments in the money market.  Another option is to invest the money in company stock.  The advantage of the 401(k) is that the plan is tax-deferred.

4.  Pension for the Self-Employed

If you are self-employed or belong to an unincorporated business, you can study the potential benefits of the Keogh Plan which allows self-employed individuals set aside up to 15% of their income or they can participate in a mutual fund company and make automatic contributions or you can get a pension plan.

5.  Invest Your Money

While saving some of your hard-earned money is a good start, leaving it all in the bank may not give you the results you need.  Get educated about investments and other financial instruments you can use to make your money earn more than what you are currently getting from the bank.  The first step is to learn about passive and active income.  You must also learn how to analyze and choose investments that will earn more money in the long run.   Mutual funds, stocks, and other investment options are available for you to study and consider.

6.   Manage Your Money Online

If you have an Internet-capable computer at home or at work, you can actually manage your finances online.  You can check your balance and credit statements, transfer funds, pay your bills, and monitor the status of your savings through your bank's online system.

Indeed, there is no shortcut to wealth.  Living the good life entails planning, setting goals, discipline, a  great deal of sacrifice.  Getting rid of worry and anxiety attacks over financial difficulties is not an impossible task.  When you save and invest wisely, you will be able to prepare the tough times that are sure to come;  and you can have enough to enjoy life, which is the reason why we need to take control of our finances.

Are You Risking The Relationship for the Sale — And Then Losing the Sale Anyway?

Losing a sale can be disheartening, especially if you lose it for reasons you aren't even aware of.

Traditional selling approaches tell us that sales are usually lost because of some element -- price, features, benefits -- having to do with our product or service.

So, when we sell, we naturally focus on what we're selling because we feel we have to differentiate our product or service so prospects understand what we're offering that's unique.

But...what if focusing all your energy on WHAT you're selling is actually the main reason

WHY you're losing sales?

"Not possible!" you say. No?

Let's hear, in my client Ryan's own words, what happened to him.

His story will help you realize why you may be losing sales without really understanding why.

Ryan's story points to a very important lesson: if you don't have an approach that is a perfect balance of nonaggression and effective penetration of your prospect's core needs, you'll end up asking yourself time after time, "Why am I losing sales, and why has selling become so painful?"

You can risk the relationship and lose the sale, but with a different sales mindset, you don't risk anything at all -- because you can preserve the relationship, and make the sale.

3 Powerful Tips for Getting into the Right Business for You

Copyright 2006 Tony Mase

In two previous articles, "The #1 Best Business to Get Into if You Want to Get Rich" and "How You Can Find the Financial Success You're Seeking", I answered one of the single most frequently asked questions I'm asked.

Although it's asked in many different ways, the question really boils down to...

What's the best or the "right" business or profession to get into if I want to get rich?

Regardless of how it's asked, my answer is always the same...

A business or profession which you like!

If it uses your strongest abilities, skills, or talents, all the better. If it doesn't, no big deal, you can develop the necessary abilities, skills, or talents as you go along.

Here are three powerful tips for getting into the right business or profession for *you*:

Tip #1 - Take a close look at what you *don't* like to do.

Although I don't generally recommend looking at anything from a negative perspective, there are times when it's helpful and this is one of them.

One of the easiest and fastest ways to narrow your search for the right business or profession for you to get into is to figure out what the wrong business or profession for you to get into would be.

For example...

If the very thought of selling something to someone makes you want to...


Let's just say...

Throw up...

Then I'd suggest you don't consider any business or profession that involves sales or at least direct sales.

I can tell you from personal experience...

If you get into a business or profession that you don't like, you'll be miserable in the process and ultimately you'll fail.


Why set yourself up for misery and failure ahead of time?

Tip #2 - Take a close look at what you *do* like to do.

It might be something you're doing now or have done in the past to earn money. It might be a hobby or special interest of yours. It could even be related to a class you took in school or a particular subject you're interested in...


Absolutely anything!

Remember this...

You can get rich in *any* business or profession.

There are folks right now, right this very moment, who are getting rich in *every* conceivable business and profession...

And so can you!

There's a way or ways you can get rich doing absolutely *anything* you like to do.

Here's a great example...

I know a gal who earns a *serious* full-time income doing exactly what she likes doing better than anything else...

Going to tag sales (also known as garage sales or yard sales depending on where you live) and buying "stuff".


There's a downside...

She really doesn't like selling her "stuff". She finds the selling process boring and tedious. She gets all her "jollies" from finding and buying her treasures.


How does she possibly make any money?


She's developed a rather elaborate network of dealers willing to buy her "stuff" in their specialty areas at wholesale prices from her, consignment shops willing to sell her "stuff" for a percentage of the sale, and she has someone who sells her "stuff" on eBay for her (who, interestingly enough, likes the selling process but doesn't like to go out to find and buy "stuff" to sell) for a percentage of the profits.

Although she makes less money per item doing it this way, she makes far more money in the long run because it allows her to massively do the one thing she likes to do better than anything else...

Going to tag sales and buying "stuff".


There's a way or ways you can get rich doing absolutely *anything* you like to do.

Tip #3 - Take a close look at your strengths and weaknesses.

The ideal business or profession for you to get into would be one that you like doing and one that makes use of your strongest abilities, skills, or talents.


Although you should consider them, your abilities, skills, or talents shouldn't be your first consideration when choosing a business or profession for you to get into.


Two reasons...


There may be all sorts of things you're good at that you don't really like doing all that much.


There isn't any ability, skill, or talent that you can't develop if you want to.

In his book "The Personal Power Course", Wallace D. Wattles, best known for his classic masterpiece "The Science of Getting Rich", wrote:

"Perhaps the most essential part of wealth-culture consists in finding the place where you will be happy in your work."

When you're "happy in your work" your work ceases to be work and it becomes fun.

Your "fun" combined with constructive thought and constructive action can make you rich!

Mens Underwear to Steam Up the Bed Room!

Presently, Mens Underwear has become one of the unique trends. Men’s Underwear is very popular today, considering they have only been used during the last century. It presents a more adventurous choice of design in today’s market, where personalization of items is a good marketing tool. Well! It is been sensibly affirmed by women that men spend much time and hang out especially while selecting apparels for them. As time is changing now men are also offering priority to their inner wear as men’s underwear.

In the early 20th century, ( Underwear)

market started to boom. Presently, men have got excellent option to choose from this new and upcoming Men’s Underwear. That was the past when you can only view women showing their lingerie on the fashion ramp. Now-a-days men’s underwear has acquired the hot seat on the modeling ramp. Several designers with different designs are coming up to the market in a regular basis. It’s the reason why men’s underwear section in the market is growing day by day.

On the other hand it has given men a wide range of selection on their innerwear. Now the availability of men’s underwear in different varieties has certainly given this market a new look and men can now purchase their innerwear as per their choice. is well aware of this increasing popularity. So, we have added some of the new designs and features to our Mens underwear section. Now you can get a wide range of selection especially at Mens underwear section. These Mens underwear are of high quality and highly durable material.

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Free Online Classifieds

Free classified ads are quickly becoming a popular method for businesses to advertise. After all, it is free advertising and who can turn that down? However, for businesses that have never used free classified advertising before, it can seem confusing. In reality, online classified advertising is very easy, quick, and of course, free. You just have to know how to take advantage of this service.

For new, small and growing companies, online classified advertising can be a very useful way to recruit new employees. Visitors to online classifieds can search through job listings in their area – narrowing their search by postcode. This way, you can advertise in the area or areas that you are located. Classified ads are also a great way to advertise internship opportunities for extra summer help or for recruiting new graduates. Job descriptions are often posted by category so your ad will be exposed to people that are looking for a position within a company like yours. The ads are usually posted much longer than a traditional classified ad, and best of all it’s a completely free service for your company.

No matter what your company offers, you can advertise on free classified ads. Whether you provide services or sell a product you can advertise it for free. For small businesses that are trying to make a presence in a community this is a great way to get started.

Because it won’t cost your company anything to advertise with these classified ads you can save your advertising budget for other things as well as advertise online. All it costs your business is a small amount of time to put together an ad and submit it to the online classified website. It usually only takes a few minutes to set up your account and it’s very easy to get started.

Another great benefit with online classified ads is promotion of events. If your company gets involved with an event, promotes a workshop or class, or anything that you want the public to get involved in, you can advertise it completely free online.

Most individuals and companies have to pay annual membership fees or pay for these kinds of advertising benefits. But free online classified ads are just that – completely free. You may as well take advantage of this great service especially if you are a small business with a tight advertising budget and not a lot of time to commit to advertising methods.


Take the first step and find an online classified website that you are comfortable with. Search through the site and make sure that visitors can narrow their search through postcode and that the site is easily navigable and organized – these are typically features that users look for. Once you are set up you can submit an ad for your company’s services, job openings, event, or anything else you can think of.

Top five reasons to use online classifieds

Everyone loves a freebie! There are several free online classifieds sites like Craigslist and OzFreeOnline and Adhysteria which offers services that are as good as you get on paid sites. It’s a great opportunity to use a site that offers grab-all-you-can opportunities with no price tag attached. It is very helpful for those who want to start their small business and even those who just want to sell their things. After all, if you're selling your used car, you want to make the most money out of it, and free online classifieds makes it possible by eliminating the need for middleman.

The second factor that makes online classifieds appealing is freedom. Free online classifieds patrons have control of their goods. They decide how they want to present their product as well every little detail that comes with it.

Posting you ads on the Internet, specifically on classifieds sites, will give your ad the much needed exposure to reach the people who needs to see it. A wider exposure can give you better, faster and more promising results for your ads.

The fourth reason is the experience of posting your free ads online. You can go through the wonder that the Internet have given us and remember the days when you use to pay the good old newspaper to advertise. Now, it’s amazing how few taps on the keyboard and clicks on the mouse make transactions faster. No more waiting because you need the results now!

Finally, online classifieds have more than ever connected people in this world. Aside from connecting buyers and sellers, these sites are also a great way to meet people.

IT Outsourcing

Software companies are required to produce lots of software products for their clients. These software products being used for giant organizations such as airlines, banks, financial institutions, big corporate houses and various government bodies, where lots of data being stored and updated every day. IT (Information Technology) software companies in US, Canada and Europe who are taking up these projects require massive investment in infrastructure as well as huge manpower to work on them.

This is competitive world and every industry wants to be very competitive in every business. So is IT software industry. To cut the labor costs, IT software companies are increasingly outsourcing their jobs to developing countries in Asia, Latin American, Africa and Middle East. Since “cost saving” is the prime objective of IT software firms, it is estimated nearly 50% of IT software jobs being outsourced to developing nations..

Most of the jobs outsourced are creating software in .Net, Java/J2EE, database solutions, smartcard solution and wireless/mobile application developments. BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) are also helping their foreign clients in voice and non-voice solutions, customer care, data management and so on. Outsourcing firms hire well educated English speaking young staff, who are energetic and willing to work in shifts. These outsourcing companies charge very economical hourly rates and most of them are working even less than $7/- per hour, which is much lower than standard hourly charges in U.S.

India has taken the lead in IT outsourcing jobs. Its Bangalore city is now said to be Mecca of IT industry. With favorable government policies and substantial investment in infrastructure are making India as the great attraction for IT software outsourcing jobs. By outsourcing their IT jobs to India, U.S., Canadian and European companies will not only save labor costs but this will also help them to be more competitive, concentrate more on core competent areas and enjoy tax benefits. Once the IT software jobs are outsourced, companies can concentrate on marketing, advertising, launching of new products, finding new customers and so on.

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5 Tips to Choose the Best Home Business Opportunity

With the rise of the Internet, there's never been a better time to launch a home business. Millions of people are choosing to work from home and make money on line, using only their computer and mouse. Millions more are involved in more traditional network marketing, scheduling parties and selling products to their friends, neighbors, and family. If you want to make money on line, how do you know what the best home business opportunity is for you? Read on for five tips to help you choose.

1. Know your options. There are tens of thousands of Internet-based home businesses, if not more. They range from multi level marketing opportunities to ecommerce to intellectual property sales. Your first step should be to find a website that has an overview of the best home business opportunities. This will save you countless hours scouring the Internet in order to find all of the choices available.

2. Know your strengths. Perhaps you're a great writer, and would enjoy - and profit - from taking public domain books and articles and crafting them into books and articles that you could sell on the Internet. Perhaps you're an experience network marketer and would do well selling products or online opportunities to others who want to break into the field of network marketing. When reviewing home business opportunities, narrow your field to those that play to your strengths.

3. Know your weaknesses. If you don't know the first thing about building websites, it doesn't make sense to choose a home business where you'll have to build a bunch of websites. Likewise, if you couldn't sell water to someone in the desert, don't go into direct sales. Even though you might find an incredible home business opportunity, if it doesn't dovetail with your talents, it's not for you. It's like any other job: there are jobs you're automatically qualified for, those that you can learn as you go, and others that are beyond your reach. Again, success lies in playing to your strengths.

4. Diversify your revenue streams. Despite what many opportunities claim, your best chances for success come when you bring in revenue from several sources. You may begin with one home business, but over the course of a few months, you should add several others. By doing this, if one revenue stream goes south in any given month, you'll always have backup sources of revenue.

5. Set goals and meet them. In order to be successful, you need to set goals. The goals you set should include revenue goals, marketing goals, and goals specific to the home businesses you're engaged in. Once you've set your goals, you need to make a plan to reach them. Then, you need to commit to doing whatever it takes to follow your plan.

Having a home business is incredibly rewarding. If you're a parent, you'll have more time to spend with your children. If you're retired, you'll have additional income. If you're a student, you can pay for your education. If you simply like the idea of giving up the hassles of a nine-to-five job, a home business will give you the freedom you desire. Just do your research, play to your strengths, diversify your revenue streams, and set and meet your goals, and you'll experience the satisfaction that being a successful home business owner can bring.

3 Cold Calling Mistakes that Trigger Rejection

Here are 3 common cold calling techniques that you should probably avoid:

Mistake #1: Center the conversation around yourself and what you have to offer

In the old approach, you introduce yourself, explain what you do, and suggest a benefit or feature of your product. And then you close your eyes and pray that the other person will be interested

Unfortunately, the moment you stop talking you usually hear, "Sorry, I’m busy," or "Sorry, I'm not interested."

You see, you’ve started your cold call by talking about your world and what you have to offer. But realistically, most people aren’t all that interested in you. When you talk about your company and your product, it’s just another advertisement to them. You haven’t engaged them, so they often just "turn the page."

Prospects are much more interested in themselves and what’s important to them. So if you start the conversation by focusing on their world, they’re more likely to interact with you.

So instead, talk about an issue or problem they may need solving. Focus on them rather than on what you have to offer. And see where it takes you.

Mistake #2: Be confident they should buy your product or service

In the old cold calling mindset, you’re taught to focus on the sale and be completely confident that what you’re offering is something the other person should buy.

The problem with this approach is that you haven’t asked them to determine this along with you. So think about it – in the old mindset, you’re really deciding for someone else what’s good for them. I know this isn’t intended, but that’s exactly what comes across to your prospects.

So rather than being full of confidence and enthusiasm, stop for a minute and think about the other individual. Relax into a real conversation instead of moving into a persuasive strategy or sales pitch. Put yourself in their shoes and invite them to explore along with you whether what you have to offer is a match for them.

Others really can distinguish the difference. You’re inviting them to see if you might be able to help them solve a problem. This makes for a much better connection right at the beginning, and you’ll get that immediate rejection reaction much less.

Mistake #3: When someone brings up an objection, try to overcome it

You know, one of the reasons cold calling is so difficult is that sometimes you may not be very familiar with the other person and their business. When you make that first call, you don’t know very much about their issues, problems, budget, and time constraints.

Chances are, not everyone is going to benefit by your product or service.

So realistically, your company or product isn’t going to be a match for everyone. And yet, when someone brings up an objection ("we don’t have the budget for that," etc.), the old cold calling mindset trains you to "overcome," "bypass," or "override."

But when you do that, you put the other person on the defensive. Something they’ve said is being dismissed. And here’s where rejection can happen very suddenly.

So it’s much better to listen to their concerns and continue to explore whether what you’re offering makes sense for them. There are some wonderful phrases you can use that validate their viewpoint without closing the conversation.

So now you’ve discovered the 3 major cold calling mistakes people often make. See if you can shift away from those old self-sabotaging mindsets. When you do, you’ll notice that people will engage you much more, and the immediate rejection you’ve grown so accustomed to will happen much less.

4 Classic Cold Calling Mistakes

Have you noticed that the old "tried and true" cold calling techniques which were once successful have completely lost their effectiveness over the years? They just don’t work anymore.

But many salespeople are still use them because that’s all they know. They’re working from that old, ineffective cold calling mindset. And they’re making the same mistakes over and over again.

I’d like to talk about 4 classic cold calling mistakes from the old traditional approach that will put you on the wrong path if you’re not careful.

1. Deliver a strong, enthusiastic sales pitch

People almost always feel "pushed" by sales enthusiasm, especially when it’s coming from someone they don’t know.

You see, a strong sales pitch includes the unspoken assumption that your product or service is a great fit for the other person. But think about it. You’ve never spoken with them before, much less had a full conversation. You can’t possibly know much about them at this point.

So to them, you’re just another salesperson who wants them to buy something. And so the walls go up.

It’s much better to modestly assume you know very little about your prospect. Invite them to share some of their concerns and difficulties with you. And allow them to guide the conversation, rather than your pre-ordained strategy or pitch.

2. Your goal is to always make the sale

When your target in cold calling is to always make the sale, prospects are aware of your agenda. And almost immediately, they’re on the defensive. After all, you’re primarily focused on yourself and the sale – not on them.

In the old traditional mindset, you forge ahead with the hope of getting a sale. You’re coaxing, persuading, and pushing things forward.

But most cold calls break down the moment the other person feels this sales pressure.

Why? Because they don’t know you, and they don’t trust you.

So the sales momentum you’re trying to create actually triggers a backlash of suspicion and resistance. They’re trying to protect themselves from a potential "intruder" with what appears to them as a self-serving agenda.

Instead, you can approach cold calling with a different goal. Your focus can be on discovering whether you’re able to solve a problem for the other person.

When you become a problem-solver, this feels vastly different to the person you’re talking to. You’re not triggering rejection. You’re calling with 100 percent of your thoughts and energy focused on their needs, rather than on making a sale.

3. Focus on the end of the conversation – that’s when sales are lost

If you believe that you lose sales because you’ve made a mistake at the end of the process, you’re looking in the wrong direction. Most mistakes are made at the beginning of a cold calling conversation.

You see, it’s at the beginning that you convey whether you’re honest and trustworthy. If you’ve started out your cold call with a high-pressured sales pitch, then you’ve probably lost the other person in just a few seconds.

When you follow a sales script, strategy, or presentation, then you’re not allowing a natural, trusting conversation to evolve. So the "problem" has been put into motion by your very first words. So the place to put all your focus is at the beginning of the cold call, not at the end.

4. Overcome and counter all objections

Most traditional sales programs spend a lot of time focusing on overcoming objections. But these tactics only put more sales pressure on your prospect, which triggers resistance. And you also fail to explore or understand the truth behind what’s being said.

When you hear, "We don't have the budget," or, "Call me in a few months," you can uncover the truth by replying, "That's not a problem."

And then using gentle, dignified language, you can invite them to reveal the truth about their situation.

So move away from the old sales mindset and try this new way of approaching your cold calling. You’ll find yourself being more natural, and others will respond to you in a much more positive way.

Why "Overcoming" Objections Can Lose the Sale

"Objections" or "Concerns"

The problem is, that's where you often lose them, because reacting to "objections" almost inevitably lets prospects pigeonhole you as "salesperson".

Think about it for a moment. When prospects raise an objection and you cleverly dismiss it, what often happens?

They come up with even more objections.

When you dismiss those, they may suddenly remember that they have another appointment, or that they have to make an important call. Or they may agree to your offer…and then a day or two later you get a message that they're not going to go forward after all.

That's probably the most demoralizing outcome of all, because you thought you "had" that sale, and they've reneged on you.

What's happening here?

It's about sales pressure. When you're so focused on making the sale that you counter a prospect's objections, you're pressuring them. It's that simple.

I'd like to share with you a different perspective on how to view objections.

Objections aren't roadblocks, red flags, or stop signs. They're an opportunity to learn more about your prospect's truth so you and they can decide whether the solution you're offering can solve their problem or issue.

In fact, we should probably stop using the term "objections" entirely and start talking about "concerns," because that's what objections really are. But for you to be able to look at objections this way, you have to let go of the traditional goal of selling, which is to make the sale.

When we adopt the mindset that objections are another way to learn about a prospect's truth, we stop panicking and falling into the trap of pressuring them that chases them away.

When we respond to objections in a way that invites them to share more about their situation with us, we sustain and enhance the relationship of mutual trust and openness we've shared so far.

When we don't fall into the traditional "I've got to rescue this sale" reaction, we free ourselves to continue the process of discovering whether we can help solve a problem.

Here's another advantage of reframing how you view objections -- they give you another opportunity to learn whether your prospect is a match for what you have to offer.

When you stop trying to overcome objections and just listen, you may hear that there really is a problem around whether your product or service is a fit for them.

In that case, you and they can talk further, or you may decide it would be best to wish them well and move on. This means that you can make better use of your time.

"This all sounds great," you're probably thinking. "But how do I actually do it?"

Common "Objections"

Here are some specifics about how you can respond to 3 common "objections" in ways that avoid introducing sales pressure and open the conversation to more exploration of your prospect's truth.

"Your price is too high."

Traditional sales approaches tell you to defend your pricing or to deny that it's too high. Consider this response instead:

"You are right, it can be perceived as high, especially if you haven't had a chance to experience the solution yet. The last thing I want to do is have you feel any pressure from me, that I'm trying to persuade you otherwise. Maybe it might help if we took a look at the core issues this should solve for you and then identify what the return will be. That might provide you with a broader perspective on the pricing, would you be open to that?"

By inviting the other person to tell you more, instead of challenging or denying how they view things, you're validating their viewpoint and reopening the conversation around the idea of why they feel the price is high.

By not trying to counter the "objection," you allow the dialogue to move back to a discussion that centers around whether you're a good match for each other.

"Why should I go with you?"

Traditional sales approaches to tell us to defend our company and our solution and to try to persuade prospects as to why we're better.

Instead, consider saying something along these line, in a relaxed, low-key way:

(Gentle pause.) "I'm not quite convinced you should yet, not until you're completely comfortable with the reasons why this solution might be best for you. The last thing I want to do is put pressure on you by trying to convince you to do something you may or may not want to do. Would it make sense for us to take a look at the actual issues you want to solve and then see if we are a fit?"

Here again, you're not creating sales pressure by defending your solution. You're simply communicating that you're focused solely on helping them to solve their problem.

"We don't have the budget for that."

Again, traditional sales approaches focus on overcoming this kind of objection by showing prospects why they should choose your solution.

Think about saying this instead, in a very calm, relaxed voice:

"That's not a problem. (Gentle pause.) Quite a few of our clients originally had not allocated a budget for this, mostly because they hadn't become aware of all their options.

Would you be open to a different perspective on how this could impact your business and provide you with a solid return?"

When prospects express a concern and you reply in a very calm, relaxed voice, "That's not a problem," you're validating whatever they said as having truth. "That's not a problem" immediately defuses any tension and allows you both to continue your dialogue.

You're not jumping frantically into defending your product or service -- you're simply suggesting that it might make sense to continue your conversation to see if there really is a justification for solving a problem they might have.

One More Advantage…

Here's one more benefit you're likely to experience if you start thinking about concerns rather than objections: less stress. Sherri put it well when she called me back the other day:

"Ari, I have to tell you how much more effortless and relaxed my sales conversations have been since I started thinking about 'concerns' instead of 'objections.' It's made a huge difference. I can almost see prospects breathe a sigh of relief when they raise a concern and I respond to them with a gentle 'That's not a problem,' and they realize I'm not trying to deny their concerns or steamroller them."

If you consider a different mindset that looks at "objections" as "concerns," you too may find that they can turn into gateways instead of roadblocks.

Creatiing Liquidity for Private Company Shares

Q: In your last column, you discussed Entrex and its creation of a private investment marketplace with public market standards and disciplines. As an investor in several private companies in my community, can I sell my shares and cash out my gains?

- Keith Harris, Chicago.

A: Just imagine if investors had a vehicle for buying and selling shares in private companies-a type of entrepreneurial exchange. Currently, alternative investors face two obstacles in realizing their earnings: time and exposure.

Time is a factor because most accredited investors buy restricted stock under Rule 144. The good news is that this stock may be freely traded after two years of ownership. But it's up to the company to remove this restriction. Assuming this is accomplished, it then becomes a question of exposure.

Think back to when you purchased the stock. You were probably exposed to the company through some type of relationship or publicity which provided the credibility you needed to decide to invest.

It's the same process when you're ready to sell - the company's credibility must be effectively communicated to alternative investors. On the plus side, trillions of dollars are earmarked by alternative investors. The problem? It's up to you to find them.

Investors should know that company leadership drives the process toward wider exposure. It requires providing information to the financial community and cultivating an atmosphere of transparency. Private company leaders need to make alternative investors understand who and what they're investing in - and why now is the time to buy.

The alternative market is ready and waiting to invest. When private companies follow established reporting standards, your shares will be seen, valued and increasingly liquid.

5 Crucial Home Business Tips to Realize Financial Freedom

Starting your home business is the easy part, but realizing your long-term goal of financial freedom takes much effort and dedication. There are many ways to operate a home business, but the tips below outline some solid principals you should follow to earn a steady income from home no matter what your home business.

1. Set Goals for Success

Setting goals will help you stay focused on what you want to accomplish within your home business. Start with long-term goals for where you would like to be financially five, ten, even fifteen years from now. Next, create short-term goals for daily, weekly, and monthly achievements. To attain financial freedom is a great long-term general goal, but it will take many small goals to reach this level. You'll need to set small goals to create a steady cash system. A home business will go nowhere without goals, so take this step before starting any other tasks.

2. Create a Pleasant, Professional Home Office

Evaluate your home business workspace. Do you work in a corner of your bedroom with a desk and computer? Is your office usually the kitchen table between meals? Do you try to work in the living area while the rest of your family enjoys conversation or entertainment? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you'll probably need to make some changes.

Create an office space that is for work only. Even if it's in the corner of another room, block its view with office sectional walls or some type of barrier wall to give a sense of privacy. An office should be just an "office" and nothing else. When you arrive at your office, you're ready for work. When you leave the office space, the workday is over.

3. Get Organized

Once you have a defined work area for your home business, fill it with supplies and tools to make work easier and more efficient. Choose a desk and chair for comfort as well as back, neck, and arm support. Desks with shelves and cabinets can make organizing your office a cinch, especially if you have limited office space. Also, keep a daily to-do list, calendar, and schedule book to prioritize tasks.

4. Stay on Schedule

When you work at home, it's easy to get off schedule because of interruptions or the temptation to take time off for leisure activities. Keep in mind that every moment wasted today usually means more work the next day. Eventually, you'll be working around the clock and never seem to accomplish anything. For home business success, keep a steadfast work routine daily and set a work schedule you can stick with every day. Develop a mentality that every job is actually a pay-by-the-hour job. Every hour spent working will help you make money and gain financial freedom.

5.  Separate Business from Personal Tasks

Once you set a schedule, stick to it. Don't allow personal tasks to get in the way of work. These can be anything from cleaning the house to visits from friends or relatives to watching television. Take breaks from your computer, but try to avoid getting involved in personal tasks during your breaks. Many women confess to washing dishes, ironing clothes, vacuuming, and other personal tasks while on break from their home business. Personal tasks can cause your mind to be off-focus, and it will be difficult to return to a regular work routine afterward.

Find other things to do during breaks that won't take your mind too far away from work. Take a 15-minute walk. Sit and read a self-help book related to your business. Or, take a quick snack break, with a healthy snack of course!

Once you take these steps, you're ready to enjoy a steady cash system at home that works. You can earn money doing what you love most, and your home business can soar to heights never imagined if you stick with these basic principals. Get ready for a bumpy road, but also look for the financial freedom that awaits you just over the horizon!