Monday, July 13, 2009

Small and Home Business Blog Carnival - July 2009

Welcome to the July 13, 2009 edition of small and home business carnival.

business

Anya Portnik presents Finding new client information, video 3 of 3 posted at Gavin Ingham.

Billeater presents Incorporate as an LLC, S-Corp or C-Corp posted at Billeater.

Ben presents Start a Side Business in the Lazy Days of Summer posted at Money Smart Life.

Bobby Leong presents How To Find New Leads for Businesses posted at Internet Marketing Solutions.

Steve Patterson presents VistaPrint, As Easy as 1-2-3 posted at VistaPrint - 250 Free Business Cards, saying, "Nothing beats 250 free business cards from VistaPrint to network your way to more revenue and profits."

Fiona Lohrenz presents Guidelines For Preparing A Day Care Safety Statement posted at Child Care Only.

00FF00 presents Interview with Tom Lawton, inventor of the Firewinder posted at ooffoo, saying, "Ooffoo presents their interview with Tom Lawton, inventor of innovative wind-powered outdoor light, the Firewinder. Tom shares his tips on being an inventor, tells us what he's working on next (hint: eco fireworks???) and offers his perspective on nuclear energy, eating meat and humanity's chances of survival!"

Randy Cantrell presents Effort & Focus (And Their Enemies) posted at Bula! Life Is Good.

Catherine VanWetter presents To the Heart of the Matter - Inner Peace Tip: Overwhelmed and Overworked posted at To The Heart of the Matter, saying, "Isn’t it amazing that with all of the technological advances such as cell phones, faster running computers, the Internet, texting, I-phones, etc that all of this is actually causing us more stress rather than relieving it. So what’s a person to do?"

Peter cantelo presents How To Lose a Customer *Guaranteed* posted at vivavi.co.uk.

brian young presents How Retail Security Should Keep Your Business Safe posted at Retail Security Products.

GeekMBA360 presents It's a lie: the owner went to Hawaii posted at GeekMBA360.

Entrenova presents Business succes - Lessons to learn (1) posted at EntreNova.

Shawn M. Driscoll presents It's Time to Kick Mediocrity to the Curb posted at Shawn Driscoll.

Meaghan Montrose presents 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Home Business posted at Colleen Palat.

Kevin Blaikie presents Make money working from the comfort of your own home! posted at How To Make money working from the comfort of your own home!

Welly Mulia presents Ultimate Footer Ad Review (Case Study Inside…) posted at Internet Business Make Money Online With Welly Mulia.

Kevin Blank presents Should I Buy an Existing Business posted at Integrity First Associates, Inc Blog, saying, "Maybe you should buy an existing business instead of starting one"

Mariano DiFabio presents Does Your Business Really Need Social Media? 10 Questions to Ask posted at The Web and You, saying, "Are you considering social media for your business but aren't really sure where to begin? Here are 10 questions that every business should ask before taking the plunge and developing a plan."

Ben Randle presents A Buyers guide to Security Camera Systems posted at Home Security Guru, saying, "Protecting your home business is vital. The application of CCTV security has not changed very much over the past years, but on the other hand, the tools and equipment have changed significantly. Surveillance cameras have become smaller, cheaper and better, but the major breakthrough has been in the recording equipment."

freelance advice

Simon Stapleton presents How To Leave a Permanent Job to Become a Freelancer posted at Career & Personal Development for CIOs, Technical Professionals and Self-Professed Geeks, saying, "Leaving the safety and stability of a permanent job is a daunting task. Thousands (like You?) don’t chase their dream of being their own boss every day because they just don’t know how to make that leap of faith and hand in that resignation letter that’s gathering dust in their minds!"

Emilio Guarino presents Legitimate Ways to Make Quick Money on Craigslist: The No Overhead Moving Company posted at Big Fiddlin' Time, saying, "Part of a series I'm writing, devoted to money making ideas that payoff quickly, and are easy enough for most people to do."

Alisha Harmann presents The Healthy Living Guide for Web Workers: 50+ Resources posted at Nursing Online Degree.

Thursday Bram presents Do You Track Your Time? posted at thursdaybram.com.

Carole DeJarnatt presents Presentation is Important When Selling Free Range Eggs posted at Fowl Visions.

Angela Dion presents Economy Woes and Don'ts posted at Write Words.

joseanes presents Fixed Cost vs. Time and Materials posted at Money And Investing, saying, "Pricing a contract: T&M or Fixed Cost? An Independent Consultant perspective on why he prefers Fixed Cost."

Vicky Ayala presents What is more important: your services or your clients? posted at Internet Mogal.

David Franklin presents Three Ways to Make Money from Home posted at Make Money From Home, saying, "This article contains three useful tips that anyone can use to make money from home."

Shashi presents Work From Home - Uncovering the 5 Supreme Benefits of Working From Home posted at Fusion Rental.

Nevil presents High End Direct Sales posted at Successful Work From Home Business.

money & finances

Savings Toolbox presents How to Save Some Money On Your Commute posted at Savings Toolbox.

BrandonLaughridge presents Microloans in Senegal, Sudan, and now…San Francisco posted at Mortgage Loan Place Blog, saying, "Kiva, a marketplace for interest free small business loans, has recently expanded into the US. Is it fair for entrepreneurs in developing countries to have the new competition?"

apply4-credit presents The Benefits of a Business Credit Card Still Ring True posted at Apply4-Credit.

Jason Hulott presents Have you got public liability insurance for your business? posted at Small Business Cover.

The Smarter Wallet presents Microsoft Money Software Review: A Look At Money Essentials posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, "A software package to help you run your business!"

Outshined presents Money for Time, or Time for Money? posted at Personal Web Guide, saying, "Passive income unfortunately is something that few people ever achieve... but why?"

Gerard presents Never Pay for Online Advertising Again posted at Best Online Moneymaking Tips, saying, "Are you looking to fund your part-time business from home through Internet Marketing? Don't be like the other Wannabe Online Marketers that continue to pay for advertising. They are part of the 95% outright failures. Join the 5% success gurus with this once in a lifetime Guaranteed Opportunity to not only make lots of money, but also build your opt-in list in the process. Its a limited offer, so click on the link before it expires."

Jeff Rose presents 7 Things To Know About a Solo 401(k) posted at Jeff Rose, saying, "As a small business owner you have the option of opening a Solo 401k. Here's some information on that plan."

aruntheace presents Making money with youtube posted at Money Fellas.

online business

Debbie Foster presents Why and How to Become an Infopreneur posted at Internet Income - The Journey.

Ace presents Adding A Profitable Online Solution To Your Offline Business: Your Website posted at Internet Marketing Ace.

Christian Russell presents 3 Simple, Killer Steps to Improve Traffic and Monetize Your Blog or Website posted at Next Level Blogger.

Andre Gomez presents Using Social Network Websites to Grow your Business posted at QualityNetworkers, saying, "Marketing online is changing rapidly. A short time ago no one cared anything about the social network websites, at least not as far as business promotion is concerned. The world has changed....."

Debbie Ducker presents Correct Web Site Colors Can Increase Sales posted at Ducker Promotion Ezine.

barry walls presents Is Article Marketing The Optimal Way to Maximum Profits from Content for Newbies? posted at Strategic Outsourcers.

Barbra Sundquist presents How to Set Up an Aweber Autoresponder posted at HomeBusinessWiz.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Start an Online Business: Open an eBay Store, Build a Website or Blog posted at The Digerati Life.

FitJerk presents Fit Jerk Talks SEO Techniques, Internet Marketing & Laws To Run A Business Online posted at FlawlessFitness, saying, "Why isn't your website getting any traffic? Why isn't your online business making money? And why does your Google ranking SUCK? The 4 secrets to online success revealed..."

nissim ziv presents Best EBay business ideas for home based business posted at eBay Business Guide.

Kim Roach presents Hidden Traffic Sources posted at BuzzBlogger.com.

Missy Diaz presents 7 Elements Of A Successful Website posted at G34 Media.

Robert Alan presents 7 Website Design Flaws to Avoid posted at Sell It on the Web, saying, "Here's a list of the top website design flaws to avoid for site owners and bloggers who earn a living online."

sales & marketing

Chris McClelland presents Marketing Minute with Jennifer: The Marketing Mix and Q posted at Lucrative Investing.

Everest John Alexander presents Free Video Marketing Series posted at Kaddeesh Blog.

Ken McArthur presents If You Want to Be Noticed, It Matters Who Hears YOu posted at Ken McArthur's Impact Factor.

Jaralyn Salangsang presents For Crafters: Tools To Help You Price Your Handmade Products posted at Creative Abubot.

Tushar Mathur presents Whats The Best Way To Get The Word Out About Your Small Business - Word Of Mouth Or Social Media? posted at Small Business Resource, saying, "If you have a small local (niche) market, cheap local advertising is somewhat effective for the purpose of exposure. However, I’ve found that word-of-mouth exposure pays off the best."

Managed Services presents Reduce Your Marketing Costs And Increase Results With Non-Traditional Techniques posted at Managed Services Blog.

Gloria Booth presents Personality Types: Blue posted at MLM Marketing UK, saying, "Find out how to multiply your chances of success by understanding the personality type of your prospect."

Peter OBrien presents 5 Ways Niche Review Templates Can Make You More Affiliate Income posted at Free Internet Marketing Tips, saying, "A great way to make more affiliate income is to increase your chances by promoting more than one affiliate product. With Niche Review Templates, you"

Ian Richardson presents Marketing Techniques Are More Important Than You Think posted at Make Everything EzyAs123, saying, "On the surface, most marketing campaigns appear alike. They mainly rely on the same advertising vehicles, involve the same types of agencies and tend to cost a fair amount of money no matter what.Why is it then that some campaigns turn companies into near overnight successes and others just fail to make the grade?"

Kevin Blaikie presents HOW TO - THE SECRETS OF INTERNET AND ONLINE MARKETING - WarriorForum - Internet Marketing Forums posted at jokijio.

greg Group presents How to Use Google Wonder Wheel for Keyword Search - Associated Content posted at Associated Content.

Rusty Shelton presents Free Quality Traffic posted at My Internet Marketing Journey.

Praveen presents I Wish I Was a Better Marketer... posted at My Simple Trading System, saying, "Importance of marketing - an example of how it trumps skill"

Jim Logan presents Would you bet on a duck to win a swimming contest? posted at B2B Rainmaker, saying, "There is a point where flexibility and volume of options can confuse a customer to the point of no decision. You can have so many options you appear to be a duck – you walk, swim, run, and fly — none of them world-class."

Singing Steve Bermann presents How to Be Successful With Google Adwords Pay Per Click Marketing posted at Click-Here-Now.To.

Susie Spring presents Best in Social Media - June 6, 2009 posted at Social Marketing by Michelle MacPhearson, saying, "Don’t miss out the updated posts on this blog about the Best in Social Media for June 6, 2009 issue"

Brian Terry presents How to make your subscribers love you posted at Big Selling Website Design.

Christine Range presents Marketing And Branding With Slogans posted at Christines Internet Marketing Spot, saying, "The primary goal when creating a slogan is to ensure it is one easily remembered and recalled. In essence, it speaks for the brand where pictures and images lack the ability to do so. Slogan selection done correctly leaves a prolonged effect on the minds of the customers and extends the marketing arm of your company’s products."

telecommute

Haydee Sampiano presents Using Desktop Share for Online Meetings posted at Toktumi VoIP News, saying, "In this new era of business the need for a good desktop sharing application is becoming increasingly important. With the growth of virtual offices and restricted business travel online meetings are becoming the norm, no longer a novelty. See just how easy it is to increase the productivity of your online meetings with a good desktop sharing application."

Robert Alan presents Can You Build A Solid Virtual Team? posted at Sell It on the Web, saying, "Building a virtual team for your home-based business."

writers

Cal Hardesty presents How Do I Start Blogging? posted at mlminertiapresents, saying, "Presently, we can definitely say that online communications are probably the most successful and effective ones worldwide; they save money, time, while also allowing transactions, commercial advertising and even business administration. Blogging is part of this general trend of putting everything on the web, regardless of whether we are talking about business, hobbies or personal stuff. There are some basic guidelines that lie at the foundation of any blogs; therefore, we could say that you need the ABC of blogging before actually starting to enjoy it. The most important thing for the creation of the blog is the purpose: why do you create it for?"

Oliver Kennett presents Tips on blogging posted at Star spray, saying, "I’m pretty new to this blogging malarky and as such cannot be considered any sort of guru. I am however the same as a majority of people trying to make it as a blogger, either for financial reward or the nice warm gooey feeling inside that makes life worth while."

Andy presents $200 Article Writing Contest posted at Health Fitness Article Directory, saying, "We decided to put together an article writing contest. Winner will get $200 (paid through paypal). Contest is open to anyone who is willing to write a health, fitness or nutrition related article."

Michael Hopkins presents How do I Get my Text into Ebook Format and Distribute/Sell it Online? posted at Ebook Times Blog.


That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of small and home business carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Small and Home Business Blog Carnival - June 2009

Welcome to the June 8, 2009 edition of small and home business carnival.

business

Tisha Tolar presents You Must Be Able to Say No posted at Empowering Mom.

The Smarter Wallet presents Find Business Success In A Bad Economy: Managing A Failing Business posted at The Smarter Wallet.

SpendOnLife.com presents Identity Thieves Now Targeting Companies posted at Spend On Life.

Simon Stapleton presents Freelancer Negotiation: Will You Factor? posted at Career & Personal Development for CIOs, Technical Professionals and Self-Professed Geeks, saying, "Setting prices for freelance gigs is not an easy task. I am sure you know what I mean. It’s a dichotomy – you want to earn as much profit as you can, whilst at the same time offering an attractive price that your customer believes offers them value. Somewhere in the middle is the right price… ain’t it?"

debt kid presents Looking Forward posted at DebtKid.

DebbieDragon presents How to Find Freelance Clients: Part One posted at Wisebread.com/debbie-dragon.

Praveen presents "The 15-Second Principle" - Great book for Self-Growth and Entrepreneurs posted at My Simple Trading System.

Anya Portnik presents Finding new client information, video 2 of 3 posted at Gavin Ingham.

Get800today presents Time Zones and Businesses Can Mix Well posted at Get800today.com.

Corbett Barr presents 6 Lame Excuses for Not Starting Your Own Business posted at Free Pursuits.

Catherine VanWetter presents To the Heart of the Matter - The Power of Words and Thoughts posted at To The Heart of the Matter, saying, "It is important to watch the words that you use and the thoughts that may be ruminating around in your head. It is believed that we have between 60,00 to 80,00 thoughts per day and most of them are repeats from yesterday. This article provides helpful tips to become aware of your words."

Free Radical Ray presents The Accidental Entrepreneur posted at The New Economy, saying, "What appears as the death throw of a failing economy is actually the natural evolution and transformation of a modern society. Large corporations are being forced to bow to this force, shedding off excess to allow the decentralization of the economy, and in the process, sparking to life a new, leaner and more efficient infrastructure – you."

Wren Caulfield presents Adventures in Cake, Installment One posted at True Adventures in Money Hacking, saying, "Starting a small business."

Aditi Walsh presents Turning Adversity into Opportunity posted at Web Marketing Rebel, saying, "So, what is adversity to the entrepreneur? Once understood, it can be used to inform our goals and visions. Misunderstood, it will feed our excuses and lingering doubts about what we want for our business and our life."

DM Smith presents Garage Sales: A Lucrative Business? posted at Dmsmithblogger's Blog, saying, "small business idea"

Gin G. presents Weekend Home Working posted at Sense Scribe, saying, "A weekend or two for a second income is a great idea. Read and share with your friends and family."

Shawn M. Driscoll presents 5 Reasons You Keep Getting Stuck posted at Shawn Driscoll.

Jim DeSantis presents 5 Tips to Choose the Best Home Business Opportunity For You posted at Work At Home Reviews by Jim DeSantis, saying, "Because of the Internet, there has never been a better time to launch a home business. Millions of people are choosing to work from home and make money on line. They are involved in more traditional network marketing, scheduling parties and selling products to their friends, neighbors, and family. But, millions more are using their home computers to make money on line. How can you know what the best home business opportunity is for you and whom can you trust? I hope you will trust us and follow these tips:"

Scott H presents 10 Economic and Business Pro Tips from World of Warcraft posted at College and Finance, saying, "The economic recession, investor panic, and the numerous bailouts might have been avoided if only CEO's and Wall Street traders weren’t n00bs, and had played World of Warcraft to learned these Pro Economic and Business lessons."

MBR presents Business Insurance Basics posted at MonitorBankRates.com, saying, "Whether you’re a business owner, a risk manager or an executive, have a large or small business or employ five people or 500, purchasing the right insurance coverage is essential to your business plan."

Jim Logan presents The most important revenue number you present in a business plan posted at B2B Rainmaker, saying, "The companies who best answered the questions above weren’t guaranteed to be successful, but the disproportionate number of companies who could answer the above questions in detail were."

money & finance

Jeff Rose presents Surviving an IRS Audit — Tips for Small Businesses posted at Jeff Rose.

Brian Reilly presents Zen and the Art of Creating Competition in Merger and Acquisition Deals posted at Merger and Acquisiton Advice, saying, "How to get the best price when selling your business"

jim presents What Is A Good Credit Score? posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents FNBO Direct: Best Online Savings Account, ETrade Bank Interest Rate At 3% APY posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "where should you put your liquid funds? Here are a few suggestions."

Cindy Morus, The Money Mender presents Separate Accounts for Business and Personal Expenses posted at Mend Your Money, saying, "Question: I want to start a business. Do I need a separate checking account? ~ Monica"

Donald presents How to Make More Money posted at Life Optimizer.

freesoftware presents List of Best Free Software for New Computer posted at I Love Free Software, saying, "It is very important to have legitimate software on your computer for Work at Home. This is the list of the best free software that you can install on your computer. We searched all over the web, and compiled this list of best free software. Each one of these is best in its class, and still totally free. You are going to love these!"

Mark Aucamp presents Can small businesses survive this recession? posted at Talk Money Blog, saying, "Contributing author Mark Aucamp has been providing Talk Money Blog with regular Money Saving Advice advice and comments. Mark has extensive experience in providing Debt Management, Best Mortgage Advice and solutions. He is recognised as an authority in the field of debt management and mortgage advice. Find out how to clear your credit card debts legally!"

Tushar Mathur presents Small Business Lending Improving posted at Small Business Resource, saying, "It’s finally happening. Efforts to get money to capital-strapped small businesses are beginning to work as banks have returned to making loans backed by the federal government, according to Karen Mills, the new Small Business Administration (SBA) head."

online business

Steve C presents Growing Pains That We Are Experiencing With Our Online Business posted at MyWifeQuitHerJob.com.

Ryan McArthur presents Online Home Business and Legitimate Money Making Opportunities posted at Ideal Income.

larry Johnson presents The Real Secret To Building A High-Profit Internet Business posted at Home Business Views, saying, "Building an Internet business is easy."

John P Franks presents How Does Affiliate Marketing Work to Make Money on The Internet posted at Reputable Affiliate Programs, saying, "If you are new to the idea of a home base business and you want to make money online, then Affiliate marketing is an excellent place to start."

nissim ziv presents Ways to make money on EBay - business ideas posted at eBay Business Guide.

Shaun Connell presents The 10-Step-Plan: How to Make Money Online posted at Make Money Online, saying, "The Internet is filled with thousands of blogs that teach tips for making money online — unfortunately, very few give you a detailed tutorial for how to build your own website that will contually earn an income indefinately. That’s what this page is for."

Ross B presents Internet Riches Book Reviews posted at MoneyStance - Money Making Opportunity Reviews, saying, "Scott Fox has created an inspiring guide to developing your own online business, exposing marketing secrets used by internet millionaires, disclosing e-business legal guidance, and also including exclusive interviews with dozens of entrepreneurs to examine why they have succeeded and how you can mirror their success."

Fernando Reyes presents Get Web Leads posted at Get Web Leads, saying, "Get Web Leads is a web 2.0 social site dedicated to providing sources of lead generation to online entrepreneurs and those in the home business industry."

Guido Nussbaum presents Tried And Tested Ways To Increase Website Traffic Using Free SEO Tools posted at Traffic Witch Blog.

Franck Silvestre presents How Do I Make My Own Website To Start An Online Business posted at Internet Marketing Mentor.

Brian Terry presents 4 Easy Website Design Using Free Web Design Software posted at Big Selling Website Design.

professions

Dana presents Battling it Out During Tough Times: MBAs vs. Entrepreneurs posted at Investoralist, saying, "Which group is better-equipped for the tough times, MBAs or entrepreneurs?"

Adrian Ma presents 5 reasons why freelance designers should brand themselves posted at The Corpus Callosum.

sales & marketing

Susan Tatum presents Retailers Use SEM & Email, and So Should You posted at Technology Marketing by Tatum Marketing.

charson le poisson presents Email Marketing Tips posted at Interact through writing at askcrazy.com, saying, "Email marketing can be planned in several ways. One of the major things to consider when sending out an email is to test the campaigns and see if that entire email strategy can pull you many visitors on your website. The question you ask yourself is that in case many people subscribe to your email list, and they all want to purchase a product you advertised in your email campaign, do you have the resources to turn yourself into a mega-marketer."

Ace presents Internet Marketing for Beginners: Google Adsense and Adwords posted at Internet Marketing Ace.

Jeremy Smith presents It’s Not Me, It’s You: Three Pillars of Social Media Marketing posted at Social Marketing by Michelle MacPhearson, saying, "Learn more about the Three Pillars of Social Media Marketing from this blog"

Steven Leung presents The Importance of Using the Right Metrics posted at Integrated Marketing Experts, saying, "As an entrepreneur with a small business, you don't have the same resources as the big players, so you need to do as much right the first time as possible. Here's a lesson learned from one of the world's largest companies about choosing metrics for measuring success and the cost of sticking with the wrong ones."

Jeremy Reeves presents Lowering Sales Resistance In 5 Easy Steps posted at Picking The Brain Of A Freelance Copywriter, saying, "If you're trying to overcome and lower sales resistance quickly, these 5 tips will help you do it."

Ian Richardson presents New Technology, Turn Articles into Live Talking Videos in one click posted at Make Everything EzyAs123, saying, "Article marketing is being talked about a lot online, and many of us know how effective it can be in generating traffic. Now imagine being able to turn any article into a video as easy as 1 2 3!"

writers

Tash presents Sales emails posted at Word Constructions.

Gregory E. Rouse presents Finding Freelance Writing Jobs posted at Best-Home-Business-Opportunity Blog, saying, "With the Internet, freelance writing has never been easier. Publications can be read online, queries can be sent with email and new opportunities to be published are popping up daily."

Thursday Bram presents I Don’t Do Reprints — Much posted at thursdaybram.com.

EE presents 5 Things I’ve Learnt About Making Money on the Internet posted at Web Career Girl, saying, "A few important lessons learnt on my road to making money online through writing and blogging."

Joanne Collins presents Maximise the Life of Your Articles posted at Jo's Reviews And Ad Space.

James presents Work at Home Freelance Writing About Cars posted at Making Money Freelance Writing, saying, "If you have decided to try and make money freelance writing, you may find yourself in a rut after a few weeks trying to settle on primary area of focus. If you know anything about cars or trucks, both are great niches to focus your freelance writing efforts! Not only can you get focused on an area, but there are enough sub-niches in the overall car category that you can ultimately end-up starting one or many blogs on sub-niches as you become a more experienced writer to make more money online!"

Joshua Seth presents How To Write Your Book In A Month posted at Joshua Seth Blog, saying, "I don’t have to convince you that writing a book can really boost your business do I? A lot has been written about that already. You know that writing your own book will give you instant credibility in your field, opportunities for publicity in your business, and a way to presell your customers with educational content that will lead them back to you as the person they know, like, and trust to solve the problems you address. So why haven’t you done it yet?"

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of small and home business carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Small and Home Business Blog Carnival - May 2009

Welcome to the May 11, 2009 edition of small and home business carnival. Yet again, this is a blog carnival chock-o-block, full of great submissions. Enjoy reading and I hope you learn at least one new thing!

(Note - Please remember to only submit one post per blog per edition. Thanks for making this a great blog carnival.)

business


Home Based Business presents 21 Steps To Home Business Success posted at Online Home-Based Business Opportunity, saying, "Fifty million home-based businesses will be in operation by 1997, according to Link Resource's National Work-at Home Survey. All around the country, people who want more control over their lives are starting home businesses"

Aditi Walsh presents Are You Becoming The Entrepreneur You Want To Be? posted at Web Marketing Rebel, saying, "As Entrepreneurs, we need to believe, and not make-believe, that if we hold a vision, it will manifest, no matter what our circumstances are, what others say, or whether it's been done before or not. This powerful visioning process comes from Tulshi Sen, author of Ancient Secrets of Success for Today's World in this two-part audiocast."

Praveen presents Niche Business Focus: Astrologists Sara Freder and Larry Pesavento posted at My Simple Trading System.

vsocorp presents VSO: Prepare Yourself For The New Kind Of Thinking – Business Thinking posted at VSO Corp: Logica Uspeha, usluga razvitie internet portal., saying, "Business thinking is a foundation of building a successful model of business. So, here You see the main aspects of business thinking!"

Ralph Jean-Paul presents Building Self-Discipline posted at Potential 2 Success, saying, "The most disciplined business people are usually the most organized, efficient and successful. Learn to build self-discipline in your personal and professional life and see the difference it will make."

tina Barrett presents Can't We Just KISS?? posted at Online-Biz-Now, saying, "Great article on what you need to focus on with your home business so that you can make more money more quickly."

Gus Kamassah presents 7 Ways to Organize and Manage Your Home Office For Success posted at Networking CLUES!!.

J.Chu presents How To Solve The Obtacles And Start Your Own Business Now (Part One) posted at SUCCESS REVOLUTION.

Richard Adams presents How To Increase Your Mailing List Signups posted at Building A List.

Patricia Turner presents 100 Useful, Free, Open Courses and Lectures for Small Business Owners posted at Online MBA Guide : Top Online MBA Reviews.

Lindsay presents Your Home Business May Have Extra Home Security Requirements posted at Home Security Beat.

John Tedder presents I’m Starting a Flea Market posted at Tedder's Random Notes, saying, "I'm starting a flea market in my 4 acre back yard in May. I'm also opening a snack bar. The first floor used to be a tavern / restaurant."

Phil B. presents The Advantages and Disadvantages of eStatements posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, "With the advent of the Internet, many companies have stopped mailing regular statements to their customers. Instead, companies now prefer to send electronic statements or eStatements."

Shawn M. Driscoll presents What's Your Story? posted at Shawn Driscoll.

Brian Reilly presents 2009 Is A Horrible Time To Sell My Business-You Could Be Horribly Wrong posted at Merger and Acquisiton Advice, saying, "Selling your business in 2009"

Steven Lohrenz presents Culling the Herd posted at Steven Lohrenz.

Brian Terry presents Simplifying the complex to help you succeed… posted at Big Selling Website Design.

Melissa presents Safety Tips To Consider When Applying to Craiglist Jobs or Gigs posted at seoaware.com.

Paul Dickinson presents 5 Bloggers give their top 3 tips on Productivitity posted at Live Without Work, saying, "5 bloggers give their top 3 productivity tips"

Rosemary Peavler presents Remember to Keep Your Tax Records! posted at About.com Business Finance.

Peter Lee presents Top 7 Tips To Free Affiliate Programs Success posted at Work From Home Business Blog.

ChristianPF presents How to make money with a blog posted at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, "This is a really long article I wrote about how I replaced my day job with earnings from my blog..."

Steve Faber presents Success - It Really Can Be Who You Know posted at DebtBlog.

Get800today presents Drive Traffic to Your Company with a Toll Free Number posted at Toll Free Numbers Blog.

debt kid presents Staying Motivated When Everything is Going Well posted at DebtKid.

Tisha Tolar presents Set Goals and then Set Them Higher posted at Empowering Mom.

Matthew Paulson presents Tips for Making the Most of a Job Fair posted at American Consumer News.

Jacques Groenewald presents Millionare Mindset - How to think like a millionare posted at Monkeyprofit, saying, "A guide to understanding how you should think if you wish to become a millionare and prosper in life"

internet business


Ian Richardson presents Wordpress 2.7 Plugin Widget, Global Translator. posted at Make Everything EzyAs123, saying, "Recently I was noticing a lot of traffic from other countries, especially when I was using yet another excellent plugin which shows you what people are searching for and find your blog."

Mariano DiFabio presents A Little Birdie Told Me: The Twitter Primer posted at The Web and You, saying, "Heard about twitter, but unsure why you might want to use it? This primer speaks a little about my own experiences with the service in my first week of using it, and my attempt to "get" why it could be a big thing."

Richard Adams presents What Are The Benefits Of Setting Up An Ebay Store? posted at Open An Online Store.

Tbarr presents To Make Money Online You Need Traffic, And Lots Of It posted at Resources For Affiliates, saying, "Helpful hints on the best way to generate an ongoing stream of targeted traffic"

Peter OBrien presents Create A Wordpress Blog To Generate Profits posted at Free Internet Marketing Tips, saying, "Many people dream of blogging for profit, and this goal is not far beyond the reach of someone with average intelligence, a willingness to work hard, and a basic grasp of blogging technology. However, very few people manage to reap the profits they want from their blog. Most people who attempt to make money with their blogs do not succeed for two reasons."

Jordan presents Being Creative Goes A Long Way Online posted at Jordan's Internet Marketing Guide.

farid presents Build One-Way Links With 10000 MyArticleNetwork Blogs posted at Easy Ways To Make Money From Blog And Get Profit, saying, "would you like to get fast and evective one-way backlinks? if your answer is yes than this is your best chance to make it happen. With this network you can build one-way backlinks quicker than you can imagine, submit your article to 10000 blogs relevant with your niche, and put 3 link inside the article to make triple backlink, and aslo you can rewrite the article to make sure the search engine index your article..."

LeadMastersUSA presents How A Website Evaluation Can Help Your Business Make More Money Online posted at LeadMastersUSA, saying, "The real secret to marketing on the Internet is not making proper use of technology, but rather how you communicate with people."

Debbie Foster presents Private Label Rights Products posted at Internet Income - The Journey.

Sam Fox presents What Is The Best Internet Business To Get Into In This Economy? posted at Affiliate Marketing 4 Cash.

Andrew Peel presents Creating a business plan for your online business posted at APeel Solutions Blog, saying, "You are excited in being involved in the new forms of income from the Internet? If so, you must first think straight because you can"

Marketing Ace presents The Things To Know About Web Hosting posted at Internet Marketing Ace.

Shaun Connell presents The 10-Step-Plan: How to Make Money Online posted at Make Money Online, saying, "The Internet is filled with thousands of blogs that teach tips for making money online — unfortunately, very few give you a detailed tutorial for how to build your own website that will contually earn an income indefinately. That’s what this page is for."

money & finance


MoneyNing presents Everbank Review posted at Money Ning, saying, "EverBank is one of the best banks and it offers a very high rate with its money market account and even checking account. You should check it out."

jim presents Best Business Credit Cards posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Natalia presents Money Management in Forex - Learn It Before You Trade Forex posted at SirForex.com, saying, "This article is about Money Management in Forex Trading. Money Management is one of the most important things that Forex traders should know."

American Entrepreneurship presents Tips to Reduce Business Credit Card Debt posted at American Entrepreneurship.

Leave Debt Behind presents Quick and Easy Ways Your Teen Can Make Money posted at Leave Debt Behind.

Wise Bread presents Can't Get A Bank Loan? 8 Other Ways To Finance Your Business posted at Wisebread.

nickel presents Best Business Credit Cards: What's Hot, What's Not posted at fivecentnickel.com.

cody butler presents 3 Steps To Financial Freedom posted at Dream Life Coaching Blog. Ask your questions., saying, "If you wish to be financially free then you must start your own business, here are three steps."

professions


Margaret Garcia presents 100 Resources for Laid Off Employees and Job Hunters posted at Construction Management Degrees.

Fiona Lohrenz presents A Late, Great Idea posted at Child Care Only.

sales & marketing


Jeremy Ulmer presents How To Cold Call Effectively: What To Say First posted at Sales Coaching | Business Coaching | Life Coaching, saying, "important skills for the biz owner...."

Terri Holley presents Relationship Marketing: What is Most Important posted at creative blog solutions.

Franck Silvestre presents Keep Your Marketing And Products Simple And Intuitive posted at Internet Marketing Mentor.

Susan Tatum presents How to Get More Leads at No Extra Cost posted at Technology Marketing by Tatum Marketing.

Jim DeSantis presents PPC Marketing: Instant Traffic, Instant Sales, Or Instant Bankruptcy? posted at On Line Tribune | Internet Marketing Blog, saying, "The world of Pay-Per-Click (PPC) is like having the keys to a bank vault stuffed with cash, yours for the taking anytime you like - If you know what you are doing. Finding out what to do so you don't go broke fast is the challenge. So, how do you break the bank?"

Jimmy Adames presents Email Marketing Tips - 7 Quality Tips For A Successful Email Marketing Campaign posted at Internet Business Building.

Sarah Johnson presents Your Unique Selling Proposition posted at Sarah Johnson Copywriting.

Larry Johnson presents Beginners Simple Guide To Get More Sales posted at Home Business Views, saying, "Do you find yourself frustrated with your promotion and marketing of affiliate programs? Are the sales that you had hoped for just not coming in? For years I experienced the same problem. Finally it dawned on me what I was doing wrong and how to correct it."

Bobby Leong presents How to Select Network Marketing Companies for Residual Income posted at Global Domains International Tips.

writers


Kathleen Gaga presents Is Twitter useful or a waste of time for authors? Judge for yourself posted at Street Smarts Marketing & Promotions, saying, "Is Twitter useful or a waste of time for authors?"

Mike Spencer presents Unique Article Wizard Strikes Again posted at Affiliate Marketing Tips, saying, "Getting your articles published on line just got a whole lot easier thanks to unique article wizard."

Thursday Bram presents Putting Social Media on the Table posted at thursdaybram.com.

Stephen Dean presents Conversion Rates Are Relative posted at Copywriting Dean.

James presents Work From Home - Writing Your First Freelance Article posted at Making Money Freelance Writing, saying, "The most intimidating thing for me getting started with working from home by freelance writing was writing my first article! I've covered some basics for writing your first article in your efforts to make money working at home."


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Monday, April 13, 2009

Small and Home Business Blog Carnival - April 2009

Welcome to the April 2009 edition of the Small and Home Business Carnival. This month's blog carnival is quite long, but there is something for everyone. From deciding on your business to starting a home or small business and then going on to grow and market it, there are tips and advice for all stages of home and small business owners.

business


Ben presents Getting Things Done Without Doing Any of the Work posted at Money Smart Life.

Sharyce Arciaga presents How to Find Your Small Business (Or Idea) posted at 1StopMenagerie, saying, "Learn How to make money with a hobby, talent or skill!"

AJ presents Virtual Office Advantages and Disadvantages posted at VirtualOfficeSpace.

Sarah Scrafford presents Top 100 Free eBooks for Business Students and Entrepreneurs posted at Online Best Colleges.com.

debt kid presents How Much is My Small Business Worth? posted at DebtKid.

Kurt Tasche presents ACN Business Opportunity posted at Kurt Tasche - Online Business Mentor|Home-Based Business Expert, saying, "Due to the success my team is having, I have decided to focus this post on the highly profitable ACN Business Opportunity. Future posts will include information on ACN and the ACN business opportunity, so you can make an educated decision of whether or not this business is for you."

Andrew Rondeau presents 99% Of All Managers Know The Basics Of Management But posted at GreatManagement Blog, saying, "I believe 99% of Managers know the basics of Management but only a small percentage actually ‘do it’. Here's why."

Sandi Mays presents Is there a way to calculate business days in Excel? posted at Business Tools Blog, saying, "Calculate business days in Excel?"

American Entrepreneurship presents Expert Q&A: Networking for Small Business posted at American Entrepreneurship.

Tushar Mathur presents Starting A Small Business Doesn't Have To Be Overwhelming posted at Small Business Resource, saying, "Being a small business owner is no easy task. Along with the opportunities come a bevy of challenges that come at an entrepreneur from all directions. Dozens of issues, like funding, accounting, legal, tax, marketing/PR, sales, IT and customer service are all issues for small business owners every day. In summary, if you want to have success in starting your own small business, you better have some knowledge in ALL of these areas."

Leanie Belle presents 2 Proven Ways To Build Your List Fast posted at Internet Business Make Money Online With Welly Mulia.

Jimmy Adames presents Affiliate Marketing Tips - 5 Product Recommendation Mistakes Affiliate Marketers Make posted at Internet Business Building.

Winson John presents Detailed Guide On How To Make Money Online Through Blogging posted at Winson John, saying, "I have mentioned here, some of the most popular effective techniques which can be used to make money online through blogging."

John Crickett presents 11 Interesting Online Business Ideas And What You Can Learn From Them posted at Business Opportunities And Ideas, saying, "A look at eleven unique online business ideas and what you can learn from them."

alex presents Gen Y – the last generation of entrepreneurs? posted at Internet Entrepreneur Blog, saying, "The term ‘Generation Y’ refers not only to people born between 1977 and 2000, but to a cohort with its own independent mind set who believe that self-employment is more secure and rewarding than a full-time job."

Paul Gallion presents The Next Generation of Viral Marketing posted at Paul Gallion, saying, "Use these to market your business and earn at the same time"

Mike presents Great Depression Myths posted at Great Depression Version 2: Bear Market and Economic Depression, saying, "With all the comparisons between our current financial and the Great Depression, it is time to dispel some basic myths about the Great Depression"

Jimson Lee presents Don’t Lay-off Employees for SaaS - Go Open Source posted at CRM Help Desk Software.com, saying, "Don’t lay-off your employees in favour of SaaS. Keep them and go Open Source and support their training costs."

Gem-Publishing presents SQIP - Your Company, Web 2.0 and Beyond posted at Home Business Ideas, saying, "SQIP is launching soon .... BIG is an understatement !"

Liz presents What's the Best Online Business? posted at All About Web Business.

Jamie Munro presents Top 5 SEO Tips To Achieve Top 10 Rankings In Google posted at End Your If, saying, "Help your business succeed with top search engine rankings for your most competitive keywords."

Sigrid Landau presents Establishing A Brand Of Yourself posted at A1 How To, saying, "Branding yourself as an expert is all about getting other people to recognize something about you that you already know."

Meaghan Montrose presents 7 Tips for Avoiding Bad Business Opportunities posted at Colleen Palat.

John W. Furst presents Why .COM Is The Best Of All Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) posted at E-Biz Booster Blog, saying, "A good domain name will improve your rankings, get you more traffic, and convey the right message to your visitors."

Peter OBrien presents Adsense Templates - Top 6 Features to Look for in Adsesne Templates Packages posted at Professional Adsense Templates, saying, "To help you with all of this work, look for a good adsense templates package. A good package will have some of the work all ready done and make it easier for you to complete the other tasks. Here are the top 6 features for any adsense templates package:"

Jim DeSantis presents Get Paid to Work from Home posted at On Line Tribune | Work From Home Blog, saying, "Just what are work-from-home programs? They fall into three
basic categories: get paid to read e-mail, get paid to fill out
surveys and get paid to try products. Each type has its
own pros and cons."

Willb presents When its all just too much - Be Negative posted at William Bakhos's Blog.

Helen Trump presents Too Big For Audio Only: New Facebook Pages posted at Social Marketing by Michelle MacPhearson, saying, "Read, Listen and Watch this blog as you get to explore the New Facebook Pages and its positive result to your internet marketing business"

Barbara Brabec presents How Life Leads Us posted at Handmade for Profit - Cashing in on Your Creativity!, saying, "Have you ever noticed how life leads us in new directions when we least expect it? A step in any new direction will automatically set in motion a chain of events that could change and enrich your life."

Steve C presents Starting A Business Is Like Asking Out A Girl For The First Time posted at MyWifeQuitHerJob.com.

Steve Holder presents Guide to Non-Disclosure Agreements posted at Intellectual Property Advisor, saying, "There's more to non-disclosure agreements than you might think. Learn what you should know about NDAs to protect yourself and your business."

Gemma Went presents Smart marketing is what's needed now posted at Gemma Went, saying, "Yes, we’re in a recession. It’s a tough time and some hatchet wielding finance people may think that it makes sense to cut the marketing budget. But don’t be too hasty. Hugh Davidson, author of ‘Offensive Marketing’ says ‘Studies show that brands that maintain or increase marketing spend in a recession tend to do better than their rivals in the long run’. Indeed, when there is less business available does it really make sense to become quieter? No, you need to bang your drum harder and smarter. Lowering brand awareness makes it much harder to gain when your competitors have taken your place. So here are a few tips on cost effective, ’smart’ marketing activities that could help see you through."

Helene Zemel presents Finding a Great Home Based Business posted at Work at Home Mom and Dad, saying, "Now that you have made the decision to work from home, how do you go about selecting a suitable and profitable home business?"

Terri Holley presents A Blog v. A Website posted at creative blog solutions.

Rusty Shelton presents What is Article Marketing? posted at My Internet Marketing Journey, saying, "'Article Marketing' is a good subject, and one that you will need to become very familiar with in the months and years to come as you develop and grow your Internet business."

Richard Adams presents Advice Before You Open An Online Store posted at Open An Online Store.

Mariano DiFabio presents To Blog or Not To Blog posted at The Web and You, saying, "How can you use a blog to reach out to your customers? What are some basic things to consider when starting up a new blog? Blogging isn't for everyone, as most people in this carnival will know...but blogging can be an effective means of communication to both existing customers and prospects."

mike lesaux presents Is A Work At Home Business Opportunity The Right Thing For You To Do? posted at all-free-downloads.

Kevin D. Rolle presents Recession-Busting Info (Part 1 Of 29): Visions Of Grandeur posted at IM OFFERS Blog.

Jay Green presents Remote Computer Maintenance: RCM posted at Remote Computer Maintenance, saying, "Save Money"

Locke Dauch presents How to Blog posted at Your Blog Is Money, saying, "Blogging is an effective way to work from home and make a living. Unfortunately very few people are able to do it effectively in a way that generates them enough income to quit their day job. This article is dedicated to helping people make working from home via blogging a reality."

Emma Rhoades22 presents Small business marketing ideas - Benefits of Joint Ventures posted at Diva Promotions, saying, "Great post about joint ventures and strategic alliances within small business."

mattgarrett presents 6 Things You Need To Be Successful Online posted at Matt Garrett, saying, "The site has only just launched and there are already 500+ people getting the answers to the questions that were holding them back, from over 100 proven online marketing experts, you can join them today"

blogtactics presents Nothing Works posted at BlogTactics.com, saying, "Find something you like doing and stick at it, don’t jump on to the next “shiny new thing” when you don’t make your first $1k in the first week!"

imtesting presents Building Your List For Free with AdSwaps posted at IM & Affiliate Marketing Product Testing, saying, "It’s time for a quick update on how well using AdSwaps is working for me in building my newsletter or subscriber “list”, and I’ve got a couple of screen shots which I hope will make it clear just how good a method this is."

Tushar presents SEO Checklist for Creating a New Website posted at TUSHARVICKKIE, saying, "The SEO Checklist lists all the important and necessary elements to be taken care of while developing the website. It's always better to optimize the website from the very beginning. Check it out, and get higher rankings."

mdsaves presents Have You Found A Legitimate Work At Home Affiliate Opportunity? posted at MDSaves, saying, "Earning an income operating at home has never been more achievable thanks to the internet and its developing effectiveness in the advertising/selling business. One thing you want to recognize though is that not all of the opportunities will be sound. There is an easy way to find out if it is true or not. Here are numerous things that you can do to ascertain if you have found a realistic work at home affiliate opportunity."

homebusinessreport presents Home Business - What Is A Good Niche, Anyhow? posted at HomeBusinessReport, saying, "Niche marketing is the most targeted marketing there is, and can also be the most profitable. Use the principles in this article to help assess any niche you are considering going into for your home based business."

out4 presents Defining Direction For Your Blog posted at Out4, saying, "Before starting a new blog it helps to define what your goals are for it as that will guide you in every aspect of its development. Somebody who wants to build a blog to promote an existing business will do things differently to somebody who is blogging for a political cause for example."

Shawn M. Driscoll presents Making Peace With Time posted at Shawn Driscoll.

Nicholas Powiull presents Conscious Flex: How to Live Your Passion (How I Became a Fulltime Blogger) posted at Conscious Flex, saying, "Many people have emailed me about my new opportunity in becoming a fulltime blogger. It seems everyone is wanting a logical way of how I became a fulltime blogger and how they can produce the same results."

J presents Training Wheels posted at Twenty Something Dollars, saying, "how do you start generating an income using the vehicle of your own business"

adz presents Article Marketing: An Easy Way To Increase Traffic On Website posted at ADz, saying, "Today almost everyone can start an online business and there is no need to spend much on it. Opening a website with a domain name is not a difficult task but the main thing is to have increased website traffic on to your website. For this you need to take care of few things and information related to increase online website traffic so that you earn considerable amount from your website."

internetbusinesses presents Avoid These Common Web Hosting Mistakes posted at Home Based Internet Business, saying, "A mistake that many people make when starting out is to choose a host solely based on price. This is obviously an important factor, especially in the beginning, but if you choose the cheapest host you may be limited in your scalability as the website grows in popularity and traffic."

Thursday Bram presents Managing Your Skype Contacts: 5 Tips posted at Home Office, saying, "Skype is an effective tool for small businesses — especially if you know how to manage your contacts."

stevinium presents Home Based Businesses - Low Overheads, Big Profits posted at Ebay Auction and Internet Marketing Explained.

ErinatPlinkPlink presents 5 Steps to Starting a Blog Business posted at PlinkPlink: Moms Talking About Money.

Eric Su presents Use Attraction Marketing to Gain FREE Leads! posted at Internet MLM Underground.

Ian Richardson presents Just what IS the best way to get traffic? posted at Make Everything EzyAs123, saying, "What is the easiest, most reliable, and cheapest way to get traffic to your website?Want the quick answer?"

iamuncovered presents Online Business Coaching posted at iamUncovered.com, saying, "It can be real difficult to make real progress online. We’re all constantly bombarded with new offers and ideas! So getting some intensive, step by step coaching can be the perfect way to cut out all the “noise” and get up and running."

anab presents Search engines and internet marketing posted at anab, saying, "The very idea of Internet online marketing advertising business sounds complex and impressive, but it is just a matter of appearance resulting from the combination of two crucial elements to Internet businesses: advertising and marketing. These two make in fact the pillars that make a business run online: when you fail with the marketing, the advertising won’t go too well either. Any Internet online marketing advertising business depends on the competence of advertising and marketing specialists."

Aditi Walsh presents Do You Want The Secret Behind All Secrets? posted at Web Marketing Rebel, saying, "Mere knowledge of the secrets cannot create success. Tulshi Sen, author of Ancient Secrets of Success for Today's World shows us in this video how to gain ability to think the thoughts you want to think."

Kathleen Gaga presents Top Internet Marketers Share How to Build a Six and Seven Figure Businesses posted at Street Smarts Marketing & Promotions, saying, "Recently I had the opportunity to share time with some of the most amazing people in the world of Internet Marketing. Although some I have known for quite some time, there is nothing to compare to meeting face to face. Throughout the three day event we shared insights that had many similarities. Here are just a few tips we shared…."

madstuff presents 10 Must Know Tips to Make FaceBook Marketing Easier posted at MadStuff, saying, "Facebook has been the best of the lot and that has been because it meets your personal and professional needs. Here are few tips for building a great brand and a great network of friends while at the same time promoting your products and services and having fun doing it. Use these tips wisely and with a little patience they will surely reward you."

Stefan Töpfer presents WinWeb and infoUK Announce Exclusive Strategic Partnership to Benefit Small Businesses posted at Winweb.

CA presents Secrets revealed: Rank high in SERPs using SEO posted at Atlantic Canada's Small Business Blog, saying, "Ranking high on search engine results page requires patience and bit of smart work"

Matt Thomas presents 10 Great Ways to Motivate Your Staff posted at Entre-Propel.

Kathleen Gaga presents To decide or not decide - This is the Law of Attraction posted at Daily Awareness, saying, "Lately I have been reading and hearing a great deal on the power of decision and the power of indecision. Some people would argue that indecision carries no power with it. Actually, indecision carries a lot of power. The power to immobilize. The power to diminish confidence. The power enhance the "what if" fear so many subscribe to. The power of letting our life pass before our very eyes."

Burak Bilgin presents The Big Picture posted at Distiller's Corner, saying, "Draw the big picture of your life and occupation and don’t get lost in details."

Tbarr presents The Biggest Dangers Of Starting An Online Business? posted at Online-Biz-Now, saying, "Helpful tips to help anyone who is thinking of starting a home business avoid all the 'dangers' associated with an online business. Very good information for newbies."

Wally Bock presents The Planning Fairy posted at Three Star Leadership Blog, saying, "With homage to Jeff Foxworthy, Wally Bock offers five ways to tell if you believe in the Planning Fairy."

The Smarter Wallet presents Blue Ocean Strategy: Start A New Business In An Uncontested Market posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Derek Pryde presents Could your Domain Name Be Bad for Business ? posted at Making money on the internet ADVICE.

Leslie, The Freebie Guy presents Articles you must read as a Freebie Forum Trader posted at The Freebie Guy.

Get800today presents Designate a Toll Free Number For Different Departments posted at Get800today.com.

Debbie Dragon presents Managed Services Success in any Economic Climate posted at MSP University Managed Services Blog.

Stephen Dean presents Optimize Your Blog For Maximum Profit, My Interview With Robert Plank posted at Copywriting Dean, saying, "Robert Plank interviews Stephen Dean on how to grow, advertise and make money with a blog."

Sean Kelly presents Home Business Opportunity, You Can Trade for a Living posted at Become a Day Trader, saying, "There are some important things to look at when looking at a home business opportunity."


money & finance


Debbie Dragon presents How to Improve Cash Flow When You Are Self Employed posted at Freelance Sprout.

Husni presents The Best Online Payment System posted at Online Payment System, saying, "Last night somebody introduced me to one of the best online payment system. Why do I say that it is one of the best?1. It is integrated with some of the best payment gateway like Paypal, 2CheckOut, GoogleCheckout.2. It is secured. You don't have to worry about people hacking your website and people stealing your digital product."

Brian McKay presents Schwab Bank Invest First Visa Credit Card posted at MonitorBankRates.com, saying, "Charles Schwab Bank is offering a cash back Visa credit card that gives you 2% cash back on purchases. There is no limit to the cash back you can earn."

Insurance Toolbox presents Inside Harvard Business School (CNBC Video Special) | Fine-Tuned Finances posted at Fine-Tuned Finances.

Mr. Banker presents Banking Online Safety Tips posted at Best Interest Rate Banks.

Thursday Bram presents TaxAct: You Can File Your Taxes Online posted at Working Your Way Around The World.

jim presents Best Student Credit Cards posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Praveen presents Value of A Small Passive Income Stream posted at My Simple Trading System.

retirehappy presents You Can’t Borrow From An IRA posted at My Retirement Blog.

nickel presents The Worst 401(k) Plans posted at fivecentnickel.com.

Credit Card Addict presents Outlawing Retroactive Interest Rate Changes posted at CreditAddict.

Thursday Bram presents Quick Tip: Get A Business Credit Card posted at thursdaybram.com.

Frank Vertin presents Just Buy Index Funds Directly posted at NO LOAD INDEX FUND, saying, "Buying an S&P 500 index fund through an investment counselor can substantially increase your initial purchasing costs and and drive up your annual management expense fees. Unfortunately, the vast majority of individual investors buy mutual funds and ETFs through brokers and investment advisers. Rarely do financial advisors recommend that you buy index funds with low fees. This is because low cost, no load mutual funds do not pay them as well as loaded, high fee mutual funds."

Silicon Valley Blogger presents YNAB (You Need A Budget) Personal Budget Software Is 10% Off posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "I review a great budgeting tool for both business and home budgeting needs."

Larry Russell presents Most Individual Investors Are Poor Personal Portfolio Managers | Personal Investment Management posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog, saying, "Investors more easily understand investment costs that are directly measurable, such as fees deducted on investment statements. However, many investors ignore or are unaware of the opportunity costs of their sub-optimal investment behaviors. Opportunity costs are usually much more difficult to measure directly, but these investment costs can be even higher than more visible investment fees."

online business tips


Jerry Navarro presents 12 Month Internet Millionaire posted at 7 Dollars Ebooks, saying, "Here's How You Can Make $1 Million Online With Your Ideas... EVEN WHEN 98.4% OF YOUR PROSPECTS TELL YOU TO GET LOST!!!..."

Andrew Rondeau presents Can You Make Money On The Internet? posted at We Build Your Blog, saying, "These 4 factors determine whether you will make money online (or not)"

Diego Cervantes presents The Work-at-Home Toolbox: 50 (Legit) Web Sites to Make Money Online posted at Bankling.

robert galway presents E-Bay the Good and the Bad posted at robertgalway.com, saying, "EBay is a prime example of how successful retailing on the internet can be. The concept, of course, is great. Ebay is a for-profit business and yours should be too!"

anab presents Begin An Online Business With Wordpress Blog Setup posted at anab, saying, "If you are ready to begin an online business and you need a Wordpress blog; then why not let us set up your blog. Visit our site and you can easily find all the information about the service that we provide."

EZ Web Traffic presents Twitter Traffic Magic posted at EZ Web Traffic Carnival, saying, "Discover How to "JUMPSTART" Your Blog Traffic in 4 Easy Steps With The Help of Twitter."

Bill Urell presents 5 Critical Pieces Of Blog Master Planning posted at Blog Success Review.

Debbie Ducker presents Profitable Blogging - Grab it why the competition is low. posted at Ducker Promotion Ezine, saying, "A fairly new idea with a lot of potential for entrepreneurs who have insight, drive, and a basic understanding of today"

riswa presents Get Free Product With Joint Venture And Make More Money posted at Easy Ways To Make Money From Blog And Get Profit.

Alicia Sheering presents Startup Business Online posted at Startup Business Online by Alicia Sheering.

Debbie Foster presents How To Blog For Profit posted at Internet Income - The Journey, saying, "Individuals that dream of blogging for profit can do so with a minimal understanding of blogging software and the willingness to put in the time and hard work necessary. Yet, only a small percentage of individuals actually get the profits they expected from their blog. So why is that?"

Steve Cowall presents What Type Of MLM Business Would You Like? posted at AllXClub.

chris meagher presents Working on the Internet posted at internetemploy.com, saying, "Employment on the Internet is not as easy as it seems."

Mike Robbins presents Quick Ways to Make Money! posted at launch reporer, saying, "There are a lot of quick ways to make money especially on the Internet.Some of them you spend more money to get started than you actually make overall."

Jinger Jarrett presents How to Make Money From Free Classifieds: No Website or List Required posted at Internet Marketing for Free.

professions



Tari Conley presents Why a Greeting Card Business posted at Starting a Home Based Greeting Card Business, saying, "Why a greeting card business?"

Dan O'Connor presents How to Become a Medical Transcriptionist with Online Classes posted at beingpad, saying, "Learn the basics of working at home as a Medical Transcriptionist"

Dana presents In Search of Sustainable Careers – 5 Reasons Why I Would Not Go Back to Business School posted at Investoralist, saying, "Do business school lead to sustainable careers? Some points to consider in face of global financial chaos."

00FF00 presents The World Needs Your Passion posted at ooffoo, saying, "A member of the ooffoo community wants to help you realise your passion. She offers a clarion call for anyone trying to feel fulfilled. Based on the philosophy that we are all needed and that the world needs your passion the trick then becomes how to find out what your passion is. And it's easier than you think."

JL Scott presents Balancing your personal and your business goals posted at Strategies for Making Money Online and Your Home Business | JL Scott Revolution.

sales & marketing


Bobby Leong presents How to Select Network Marketing Companies for Residual Income posted at Global Domains International Tips, saying, "How to Select a Good Network Marketing"

Martin Russell presents Viral Video… For Small Business? posted at Word of Mouth Marketing, saying, "I’ve been paying attention to online video for quite a while now. It’s been hot for the internet - but does it have any relevance for viral word of mouth in small business?"

My Web Traffic Robot presents First Great Web Traffic Tip posted at My Web Traffic Robot's Blog, saying, "One of the easiest ways to build up traffic to your website is by marketing with articles."

Sandra Rodrigues presents 42 Ways to Prosper in This Recession posted at Motherly Marketing, saying, "If you"

Anya Portnik presents Getting the Sales Superstar Mindset, sales training video 2 of 3 posted at Gavin Ingham.

writers

Thursday Bram presents Ebook Review: Press Releases Made Easy posted at Hyper Modern Writing.

Richard Adams presents Freelance Websites Directory posted at No More Compromise.

Richard Shelmerdine presents Blogging: Writers Block And Providing Value posted at Richard Shelmerdine - life views from a student of life.

EE presents Earning Blogging Money posted at Web Career Girl, saying, "My journey to making money through blogging."

Debbie Dragon presents Writing for Money WIthout Being Published posted at Empowering Mom.

Wren Caulfield presents Netbooks: Economical Computing Option or a Waste of Money? posted at True Adventures in Money Hacking.

Sarah Johnson presents My Copywriting Checklist. (Ok, it is not really mine.) - Sarah Johnson, Copywriter posted at Sarah Johnson copy.

Rebecca Dean presents What Is Copywriting? posted at Miss Copy.

Nick Daws presents Interview with Diana Nadin of The Writers Bureau posted at Nick Daws' Writing Blog, saying, "An in-depth interview with Diana Nadin, Director of Studies at The Writers Bureau, the UK's leading distance-learning college for freelance writers."

Britannica Blog presents Business Writing Quizzes: How Well Can You Do? posted at Britannica Blog, saying, "Somebody said “Sloppy writing reflects (and advertises) sloppy thinking.” I guess the corollary would be that “Careful, clear writing reflects (and advertises) clear thinking.”"

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