Staring your own business has been your life-long dream. And while unemployment is at an all-time high and many who are employed are facing layoffs, some would advise that it’s the perfect time to pursue your endeavor. So, you research your proposed idea and write a detailed business plan. Now the real challenge – finding financing.Details
One of the most fundamental ways to attract new business is by improving your business writing skills. The initial approach to a prospective new business client is often through a proposal, presentation or sales letter. Writing effective business documents and marketing collateral that gain the attention of your target audience requires skills in planning, researching, and organizing content.Details
Maria Amor Torres has taken the worlds of dance, beauty and fitness to new heights. The consummate professional entrepreneur and creative titan, who lives to inspire others by taking decisive action. Maria says, “I’m a doer, not a talker. What is paramount to me is executing my vision, living my dreams with passion, and to being the designer of my destiny.”Details
Many times in the past, when we learn the untimely passing away of somebody we know – family, relative, friend, neighbor, acquaintance, client, celebrity or perhaps people who gave us discomfort, we pause, feel our heart-beat and utter without hesitation – thank God, it is not me! Then you touch your forehead and try to remember the last contact you had with the deceased. If you personally know the grieving family, the more concern you are.Details
Who are more likely to achieve success – book smart people or street-smart people? This debate has recently been brought to prime time by Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice”. Each week, the book smart and street-smart teams face off in various challenges. Each week, a different team has won the battle. So when it comes down to having the best people in business, is one better than the other?Details
A well-respected businessman once said, “You can’t sell a secret.” In order to succeed in business someone must know that you exist. The art of promotion, one of the 4 P’s of the marketing mix, depends on how effective you are in developing communications that motivate prospects to become customers.Details
The American dream is not new to the world, millions of people from all over the world, have this dream. But how is this dream for professional immigrants, who dare to leave their country in search of a better life. Their dreams, though similar to other immigrants who come to USA for a better economical and political life, differs in other ways.Details
The current economic crisis has created an atmosphere of doubt and fear throughout the country. High unemployment, home foreclosures, financial bailouts and inflated prices are just a few of the external factors that cause people to feel helpless and distressed. To ease the burden of fear, redirect your focus from the external factors that are beyond your control and develop strategies to regain control of your finances and increase your income.Details
As if managing the day-to-day living expenses is not challenging enough, everywhere you turn financial institutions are reminding you to save now for something you’ll need or want later. That something is usually a college education, a home, a business, or a retirement. It can be any of a number of things you may desire to make life more pleasant for you and your family. Immediate needs often consume your thoughts making it difficult or next to impossible to focus on the future, particularly when there are so many unfulfilled needs in the present.Details
The decision to start a business poses several questions.
Do you start a new business?
Do you buy an existing business?
Or do you invest in a franchise?
While each option has its advantages and disadvantages, many are choosing to invest in a franchise, which allows individuals to establish a business based upon a proven system of success, drawing upon the franchiser’s experience and continuous support.