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Introduction

Hello entrepreneurs. I have been in business for about 3 months. I started my business to become rich and get out of my job. The current job position I hold is a computer network teacher in a medium-sized School District. I want out of this position because I know I can do much better. If you are starting or thinking about starting a home business then you know exactly how I feel. If you are a beginner in a home business, I would like you to know that things will be rough. But you can get through the rough times to reap the rewards.

Reason

As I stated earlier, I have been in business for about three months. I am still waiting for the profits to come in. Why am I still working in my business? I continue working on my business because of the reward. I want to be rich. I also enjoy being home with my children in the summer. After dealing with the my children this summer, I am going to enjoy working at home ALONE during the school year.

Business Type

As you should know, the only why to become rich is to be your own boss. The only way to become your own boss is to start your own business. The real question is what type of business should you start. You should start a franchise, consultant, home business, or investing. Home businesses are easier and less costly to start. Also, home businesses can be run very effectively on the Internet.

It is very important for you to select the correct business to be in. I have started several other businesses in the past. None of them were correct for me. Here, I did not put forth enough energy, effort, etc. to make them successful. Let me give you several examples:

My first business was a business to business selling. I was not a good salesperson nor did I want to be. So the business was destined to fail.

The second business was an Internet-based business. I did not put in the funds nor learn enough to market the business. So this business was destined to fail.

For this reason, I am stressing that you determine the best business for yourself. As I mentioned earlier, I have decided on a home based business. Why? I want the idea of ​​being able to stay home. A home business will give me the flexibility to be available for my family at any time of the day. If you would like more information on the home business I am running go to [http://www.tmjohnson.us].

Knowledge

As a new entrepreneur, you know there are many things you will have learn:

1.Product or service

2.Clients or customers

3.Distribution

4.Marketing

Out of these four items, you may find that marketing is harder to learn and the most expensive.

Purpose

This article has been written to encourage new entrepreneurs to continue working for their dreams. Your dreams are the rewards of your …

An actor is a product as much as anything that is marked on the Internet. If an Internet marketer does not move a certain product, or attract buyers he or she will change strategies. There is tons of advice on the Internet for sale or for free about marketing your product, but not a lot about marketing actors. If the public does not buy a product on the Internet no matter what you do to sell it, then it is a money-loser. If an actor can not generate dollars for the producer he is a money-loser.

If you take a stroll down the list of A Hollywood actors, you will find varying degrees of acting school ability, but soonless these actors are all on Hollywood's A list because they command top dollars and they command top dollars because there is a reasonable expectation that They will put bums in the seats, which is the only thing that matters in Show Business. Acting ability as judged by a drama teacher is far different than the acting ability as judged by the market place. Confusion for the actor happens when he or she buys the whole acting as an interpretative art form. While it absolutely is an interpretative art form, I would suggest that the audience is the true judge about what is good or what is not.

There is a lot of disdain from those in the acting profession for those actors who are making a lot of money and what that really means is that there is a lot of disdain for the audience that pays to see these players. In Canada, there is a whole industry dedicated to supporting non-commercial theater and film. This increases the superior complexity of players who would not draw flies on the open market. Real actors who make fans of the public, are looked down upon because they are popular, which is exactly what happened in Shakespeare's day, when the intellectuals looked down on him for his popular plays.

An actor as product is what humanity demands. It does not demand secret cults of acting that does not meet the demands of the marketplace. An actor should learn to find his lessons in the audience. In a live theater or a movie theater, there are seats reserved for the most important participant in the performance, the most important judge. These seats are reserved for those that will make or break your career; The audience. …

The healthcare field is the subject of a host of federal statutes, regulations, guidelines, interpretive information, and model guidance. There are a considerable number of statutes and regulations that have an impact on the delivery of healthcare services. A statute is legislative enactment that has been signed into law. A statute either directs someone to take action, grants authority to act in certain situations, or to refrain from doing so. Statutes are not self-enforcing. Someone must be authorized to do so to take action. A statute may authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to take action, and it is up to the department to implement the law. Regulations, or rules, are made by administrative personnel to whom legislatures have delegated such responsibilities. It is a tool for developing policies, procedures, and practice routines that track the expectations of regulatory agencies and departments. The statutory and regulatory requirements are subject to judicial interpretation.

A very important element of healthcare management is to understand the key regulatory environment. One government statute that effects patient healthcare is the Anti-Kickback Statute. The Medicare and Medicaid Patient Protection Act of 1987 (the “Anti-Kickback Statute”), has been enacted to prevent healthcare providers from inappropriately profiting from referrals. The government regards any type of incentive for a referral as a potential violation of this law because the opportunity to reap financial benefits may tempt providers to make referrals that are not medically necessary, thereby driving up healthcare costs and potentially putting patient’s health at risk. The Anti-Kickback statute is a criminal statute. Originally enacted almost 30 years ago, the statute prohibits any knowing or willful solicitation or acceptance of any type of remuneration to induce referrals for health services that are reimbursable by the Federal government. For example, a provider may not routinely waive a patient’s co-payment or deductible. The government would view this as an inducement for the patient to choose the provider for reasons other than medical benefit. While these prohibitions originally were limited to services reimbursed by the Medicare or Medicaid programs, recent legislation expanded the statute’s reach to any Federal healthcare program. Because the Anti-Kickback statute is a criminal statute, violations of it are considered felonies, with criminal penalties of up to $25,000 in fines and five years in prison. Routinely waiving copayments and deductibles violates the statute and ordinarily results in a sanction. However, a safe harbor has been created wherein a provider granting such a waiver based on a patient’s financial need would not be sanctioned. The enactment of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) added another level of complexity to the Anti-Kickback statute and its accompanying safe harbors. HIPAA mandated that the OIG (Office of Inspector General) furnish advisory opinions to requesting providers that are either in an arrangement or contemplating an arrangement that may not fit squarely within the law. For a fee, the OIG would analyze the arrangement and determine whether it could violate the law and whether the OIG would impose sanctions …

One of the first things I learned when I opened my direct marketing business was that I am my own worst enemy. It is not the recession or my product line that sabotages my business, it is me; first my thinking and then my habits. In a society where the media makes its income mostly on bad news and a world that competes, many of us have no idea that we are constantly inputting negativity into our lives.

The Brain is an amazing organ. In my research to find out why so many people seem to sabotage the very success they are about to reach. I ran across the comparison that the brain is like a smart bomb. A smart bomb is given a target and then as wind and resistance take it off target, it self corrects to hit its target. The difference is, the subconscious takes for truth what it hears the most.

The conscious mind can set 1000 goals but if the daily thoughts are negative; the subconscious mind will self-correct. Just like that smart bomb, it will hit the real target believed. For example, the goal may be 100k income online a year. But if there is that little voice saying "I always fail" or "I do not deserve success" you will NEVER hit the goal. You will self sabotage your successes every time. So what do you do? You change how you think.

Affirmations are the way that one can reprogram the brain. Napoleon Hill wrote, "When you kindly feed your mind with good, wholesome thoughts and information, and keep your proper frame of mind, you are supplying the subconscious mind with nourishing material to feedback to you. give it. "

To use this skill, you pick the qualities you need to have in life. Start with the most important one you wish to have. Let us say that it is organization. "I am an organized person." Say this to yourself for one week as you look in any mirror. The more times you say it, the more that "smart bomb" is programmed to the new target – organization. Then second week, add the next skill or quality you wish to have. "I am a motivated and enthusiastic person." Keep adding one every week till you have all that you wrote down memorized. Remember, you MUST word them as if you have already acquainted them. Then just keep saying them daily. The brain will make this your reality. Think that this is to easy to be worth anything? Almost every motivational speaker out there teachers affirmations. People pay 100's of dollars to "get motivated" but they never apply it.

Zig Ziglar wrote, "Are you willing to commit yourself to invest fifteen minutes every day for immediate results and long-term benefits?" Seriously, are you? The simplest thing you can do to reach your goals and most of us will not take the five, ten or fifteen minutes it would take to do so. This article, for …

This article will explain how you can make money by using premium rate number services. The article gives tips on how to promote your services fast and start generating revenues quickly. Premium Rate number services have been used by service operators to offer specialized services to consumers and generate revenues. In the United Kingdom there are many service providers who offer premium rate number services and charge per minute for the services used. The service operators can charge £1.50 per minute for the services used.

Now let us try to understand how we can earn money from Premium Rate Number services. You need to decide on the kind of service that you want to offer to your customers. It can be anything from horoscopes to horse racing tips and from joke lines to adult recorded stories. The other services that can be offered to customers include technical support for hardware and software, virtual chat lines and many more.

It is important that you verify the contents of your services before offering , otherwise there is a chance that ICSTIS may initiate an investigation against you, if they feel your content violates any of the regulations that governs premium rate services.

Now the next question that we may have is what is the earning potential from premium rate services. The earning potential is substantial. You can earn £120 per day if you offer quality services. If you have a recorded story line which pays you £0.85 per day with an average holding time of 6.5 minutes you can make £5.5 per call. On an average if the service gets 30 calls per day the earning potential stands at £165.75. Annually the earning potential stands at £60000. This is by no means a small amount considering the time and effort that needs to be given to the business.

You can also make money from Premium Rate SMS service. The earning potential is even more in SMS services because once customer asks for a service, messages can be sent at intervals until there is a stop message received from the customer. If the services are charged at £0.60 per message and 6 messages are sent out to one customer then the earning potential stands at £3.60 per day per customer.

If you have a subscriber base of 30 customers the revenue generated can be £108 per day. Annually the revenue works out to approximately £39000. This may look less in comparison with the Premium Rate Call service statistics mentioned above but the popularity of messaging services can generate more revenues than call services.

You need to advertise your services effectively to build a successful Premium Rate Number business and print media has been the proven medium. The advertisements are costly but do give more return on the investments made. Websites are also proving to be an effective medium to advertise services.

They are cost effective and if you advertise your services in a high traffic website, chances are that you can make your …

Annual quick lube survey, is it still viable?

I wish to comment on the Fast Lube Business and the annual survey done by Auto Laundry News, one of the few Industry Magazines for the car wash industry. In this 2001 survey, we see an increase on the number of locations out there. Yet the leader of the Industry is by far Jiffy Lube. We see variations on theme, but we can safely say that Jiffy Lube has adapted best to the American public and their desires when it comes to oil changes.

This survey showed the average customer would drive 5.7 miles to get an oil change. If 50% of the customers would drive 5.7 miles and 80% of the customers usually come from a three-mile radius to get a car wash, I see additional synergy. These car washes with oil lube centers are getting a further reach than the industry average. This is great news for those carwashes adding oil lube bays, but also it takes up space and if not marketed correctly it will not work. The survey was quick to show that oil change facilities do best in middle class areas, not high-end areas. They do poorly in low-income areas. This all makes sense. Free standing car washes were the most likely to have oil lube facilities on there properties. Interesting too is that minimum wage was not prevailing, normally the companies pay $8.00-10.00 per hour. Makes realistic sense and I believe good help starts in this country at $10.00 per hour in most metros and $8.00 hour in rural.

Only 23% of the fast lubes had a website. Only half had internet access in the locations. Average employees were 5 full time and 3 part timers. Luckily for the image of this industry 74% had specific uniforms. The average shop had 3 bays, not enough to do the volume if adequate blitz marketing and community based marketing were taking place. Average revenue was $32.00 per car. That is an awful lot of upselling since the average advertised price that I have noticed is around $19.99. Less than 30% were open on Sundays? Bad mistake since there is no time to change oil and wait in line for most Americans. Average monthly gross was $2,400.00 per month per bay?

This is shit, this is not even a viable business, these people are wasting their time. Think about it, you have cost of oil and filter too and labor? Forget that news. I question the viability of the entire oil change industry. The largest Jiffy Lube franchisee in the country with 180 units was de-listed from NASDAQ and so was another prominent auto care and lube company recently. I like the Kwik-Lube Company and feel they are doing it right, but also question the ROI of such an endeavor seeing these results and the cost to build the building and time to build it. One good thing that the oil lube bays have going for them is the …

There are many effective ways to earn money online. This is a great business to start since it can be very rewarding and often requires a modest investment. Depending on your effort and interest, you can earn as much as desired. Here are some suggestions to consider.

In order to earn money online you'd want to focus on a business which can be managed through the Internet and a computer. Ideally it would also be a business which has strong demand yet still has minimal competition.

One business to consider is helping other businesses improve their relationships with their customers, employees, and suppliers. Building strong relationships is a vital part of keeping a business strong yet many companies simply do not have enough time or expertise to do it properly.

This is where the opportunity for you lies. You can work with companies to establish effective relationship building activities by arranging to send out personalized cards and notes for them.

You would work with companies to obtain lists of customers, employees, and suppliers along with key information on them like hobbies and important events. You can then arrange to send out personalized cards, notes, or even gifts to mark these important events and show them how important their business or support is to the company.

This type of business is definitely something you can do online. You can contact prospective clients through Internet searches and online promotional activities. Identifying and promoting your capabilities to a broad potential audience can also be done through effective social media marketing activities.

It is helpful to create a buzz about your work and encourage others to pass the information along to their group of contacts. This greatly increases the reach and effectiveness of your promotional efforts.

In general practice, you would use the database you have created with the company to send out personalized cards and notes to key customers, etc. in order to build their support and trust.

Everyone likes to receive information which tells them how important they are and how much their contributions or support is recognized and appreciated. Not only does this help to improve customer relationships and build stronger sales but it also very much helps to improve employee motivation and effectiveness on the job.

You can perform much of the work required online especially as it relates to promotional and individual business activities. In many cases you can also receive payment for your services quickly and effectively through online mechanisms like PayPal.

All in all this type of business is an excellent way to earn money online and should there be seriously considered. …

If you believe that you are a good financial manager, then this little tidbit is for you. It requires little to no effort on your part – heck, your bookkeeper can take care of this for you and all you have to do is reap the benefits. Here it is: Use your credit card. That's it, simple, logical, easy to do and it's something you are probably good at already. Easy enough, is not it? Well, not really. Like I said in the beginning, if you are a 'good' financial manager, this can easily be done. What I am talking about is using your card for as many business expenses as you possibly can. The benefit is that your vendor gets paid right away and you have a backup receipt from the card company to show that you paid the bill.

The real reason for all of this is that you were smart enough to get a credit card that all your vendors accept and now you get the benefit of all those mileage points, hotel points, or other merchandise and services. The business pays the vendors with the credit card, and that same day, you pay the credit card company since you are such a great financial manager. If you can not do this, then do not do this. Does that make any sense at all? The reason I am harping on this issue is that I have met very few people who will actually go to the trouble to go online and pay their card carrier company within a day or two in order to keep control of their money.

Generally, I have seen that when a person uses a credit card, they go crazy insane with them quite easily. It takes a remarkable discipline to use the card and go online later that same day to 'refund' the credit card company for your purchases. If you can actually do this, then you will have a wonderful handle on how much money is in your account and available to use for a purchase. You are going to have to pay your vendor anyway, so why not just be a little bit smaller than the average guy or gal out there and plan ahead. Talk to the vendors, make sure they will accept your card. If they do not, find another vendor. You could accumulate many thousands of mileage points each and every month.

Over the years, I have traveled to many places using only mileage points. And, since I am among the vertically challenged (I am six and a half feet tall), I can only fly first class. This costs at least 60,000 points each time. I was lucky enough to have most of my sellers accept my credit card – lucky enough to coerce …. I mean convince them, that it was to their benefit as well (you either take the card or I go somewhere else). In the long run, we all benefited from my credit …

Growing up it has always been said that one can raise capital or finance business with either its personal savings, gifts or loans from family and friends and this idea continue to persist in modern business but probably in different forms or terminologies.

It is a known fact that, for businesses to expand, it’s prudent that business owners tap financial resources and a variety of financial resources can be utilized, generally broken into two categories, debt and equity.

Equity financing, simply put is raising capital through the sale of shares in an enterprise i.e. the sale of an ownership interest to raise funds for business purposes with the purchasers of the shares being referred as shareholders. In addition to voting rights, shareholders benefit from share ownership in the form of dividends and (hopefully) eventually selling the shares at a profit.

Debt financing on the other hand occurs when a firm raises money for working capital or capital expenditures by selling bonds, bills or notes to individuals and/or institutional investors. In return for lending the money, the individuals or institutions become creditors and receive a promise the principal and interest on the debt will be repaid, later.

Most companies use a combination of debt and equity financing, but the Accountant shares a perspective which can be considered as distinct advantages of equity financing over debt financing. Principal among them are the fact that equity financing carries no repayment obligation and that it provides extra working capital that can be used to grow a company’s business.

Why opt for equity financing?

• Interest is considered a fixed cost which has the potential to raise a company’s break-even point and as such high interest during difficult financial periods can increase the risk of insolvency. Too highly leveraged (that have large amounts of debt as compared to equity) entities for instance often find it difficult to grow because of the high cost of servicing the debt.

• Equity financing does not place any additional financial burden on the company as there are no required monthly payments associated with it, hence a company is likely to have more capital available to invest in growing the business.

• Periodic cash flow is required for both principal and interest payments and this may be difficult for companies with inadequate working capital or liquidity challenges.

• Debt instruments are likely to come with clauses which contains restrictions on the company’s activities, preventing management from pursuing alternative financing options and non-core business opportunities

• A lender is entitled only to repayment of the agreed upon principal of the loan plus interest, and has to a large extent no direct claim on future profits of the business. If the company is successful, the owners reap a larger portion of the rewards than they would if they had sold debt in the company to investors in order to finance the growth.

• The larger a company’s debt-to-equity ratio, the riskier the company is considered by lenders and investors. Accordingly, a business …

It's too easy to neglect having a marketing strategy and movie distribution plan when producing on an indie film budget. Producers are focused on fleshing out a tight screenplay, firing cast and crew while keeping track of every dollar they spend. Studio budget movies hire goliath companies to develop a marketing strategy and movie distribution plan for their latest blockbuster.

Indie filmmakers have to get creative with their marketing strategy and movie distribution plan so their creative hard work does not just disappear after it's done. I've been learning a lot of good stuff by following what other filmmakers are doing to market a movie in order to make film distribution money.

One movie with a sexually driven theme created artwork and an attention grabbing marketing package that included condoms with the name of the film printed on them. I read they stand out at film festivals with this creative approach. There are also rare indie produced movies that are so damn entertaining they secure meaningful movie distribution without a strong marketing strategy to promote them.

But why take the gamble that your movie will be one of the rare ones? Thinking about a marketing strategy and movie distribution plan early as possible is what successful indie producers do. I do not read entertainment industry trades like The Hollywood Reporter or Variety because they do not have information based off the real life indie cinema scene.

I've been turning to blogs more and more that are ran by indie producers and filmmakers that share what marketing strategies and movie distribution plans have worked for them. I really like reading Indie Slate Magazine and MovieMaker Magazine because they spend time focusing on the business of indie filmmaking not just the creative part of the process.

Creating an online buzz for an indie feature is one of the most effective ways to market a movie without having to spend money you do not have. It only takes personal time to run a movie blog, Twitter account, Facebook page, Google +1 and other popular social networking outlets. Crowd funding for indie movies has really shown that people do respond to online marketing. The effort to keep a movie blog fresh and stay connected with people pays off in the end. Building interest for a movie online is the way to go.

Having an idea of ​​what the movie distribution plan is going to be will depend on what you want as a producer. Are you going to self-distribute or look to land a distribution deal with a company?

Movie self-distribution makes financial sense for smaller budget indie films. Self-distribution allows the creators to keep control of the rights to their movie. Less money has to be made from direct sales to make a real profit from a movie because there are not distribution fees and percentages taken out by a distributor. Many filmmakers have made money for their film investors and themselves from their work through self-distribution combined with an aggressive online marketing …