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Like they say, "Don't sweat the small stuff." But, at the same time, don't let it escape your attention either. There are times when the small stuff can have a BIG impact, especially on your home-based business.

When the Small Stuff Matters in Home-Based Business

When the Small Stuff Matters in Home-Based BusinessYou've probably heard before that in order to reap the rewards of business success, you must work "on" your business, not "in" it. This is most certainly true ... within reason.Eighty to ninety percent of your time should be spent working strategically as opposed to tactically. It's important that your time and energy be focused on the BIG picture, the future of your business and your industry.It's easy to get bogged down with the tactical or daily processes that make up your strategic plan and it's extremely important that you learn early on how to leverage your time, energy and money in a way that allows you to focus on activities that make money.No doubt about it, delegating, leveraging and automating are critical to your business success.Equally important however, is the need to develop a certain level of skill in all areas of your business, especially as a home-based business owner.You don't have to be a technical genius or CPA, however, having a reasonable level of understanding in all areas of business will come in real handy and may even save your behind when unexpected events occur.If, for example, you have an assistant who takes care of distributing your weekly newsletter and she decides to run off with her new beau, will you be able to get your next issue out before deadline?Do you know how to use your autoresponder, shopping cart, html editor, etc.? What if your biggest, time sensitive promo of the year is due out tomorrow and you can't find a replacement assistant? Can you pull it off?Even if you can, do you have the access codes to get the technology in motion?As a HBB owner, you more than likely don't have a large workforce to re-assign work to, especially if you're in your first year or two of business, so although, you need to focus the majority of your efforts on the big picture, don't neglect the "small" stuff.Sometimes the small stuff can have a HUGE impact.Don't worry about becoming an expert in the areas that are more administrative than managerial, but do make sure you have a basic understanding of every area of your business so you don't find yourself standing alone with the ball in your hands and no idea what to do with it.Take a little bit of time to work "in" your business as well.If you conduct business online, make sure you have an updated master list of all access codes, passwords, member ID's, contact numbers, etc.2006 Laurie Hayes - The HBB Source

Start Working at Home with Your Own Online Business

Start Working at Home with Your Own Online Business

Working online at home is the latest business craze. Even if you have already pinpointed what avenue of online business you want to pursue there are still many obstacles to get around before you can actually get off the ground. The following are some basic questions that can help you get your home "online business" up and running: 1. Do I need to be educated to run an online business? Often people are intimidated because of the internet, and feel that they need to be computer experts to run an online business. The fact is very little if any programming or computer knowledge is truly needed. If you can visit a website you can own a website. If however, you desire to learn more about computers and the internet to run your business there are various classes and training materials available both on and offline.2. What are the legal requirements to run an online business? You want to keep your business legitimate. Without the trust of your customers it is impossible to succeed in the business world. Avoid any shady situations. Find out if your state or providence requires a license or permit to establish an online business. 3. How much money will I need to start an online business? By now this question has ran through your mind when thinking of starting an online business. Stay positive and consider your resources. There are many different routes you can take. Your local bank should be able to explain to you the many different financing options available depending on your financial situation. Consider credit or check and cash, but be sure to estimate the interest you will incur. Remember, if you already have a job can always use your free time to get started part-time until you get the ball rolling.4. Speaking of free time, once you have your mind made up to start an online business it is a good time to take an inventory of how you can budget your time. The great part about work at homees is you set your own schedule. Many parents get into the "work at home" craze to spend more time with their family. Be realistic. To maintain a successful work at home you must be able to devote a good portion of your day to your business. If your children are in school you should have more time available during those hours. Make sure you use the time you have wisely and productively. If your children do not attend school you will have substantially less time. Keep in mind, to maintain successful work at home flexibility is key.

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Basic Steps for Home Business Success

Basic Steps for Home Business Success

When you make the decision to earn income from the internet you will need to go through a set up process to be ready for your home business. Following are the basic steps in setting up for "home business" success. 1. Attitude The key to your "home business success" is your attitude. Treat your home business like a business. This is critical whether you are working part-time or full-time. One of my colleagues is a mother who works from home around her family. She has always put her family first whilst at the same time developing her home business. She says, "I work part-time, but I have a full-time attitude." Put another way, "If you have a hobby attitude you will have a hobby income, if you have a home business attitude you will have a home business income." You can be successful working part-time and you can be successful working full-time but it is highly unlikely that you will be successful working in your "spare time". 2. Working Environment A space that you can call your own, free from distractions for your scheduled time. A comfortable chair and organized desk. Stationery supplies as required. For example: - pens - highlighters - stapler - hole punch - sticky tape - note book(s) - a simple filing system - ring binders - manilla folders Consider the value of a broadband connection. Your time is valuable and a broadband connection can allow you to get more done in a given time frame. 3. Schedule Develop a schedule that works for you, your family (or "significant others") and your home business. When you allot a block of time for work then use that time for work. Equally important is to schedule time for your other commitments - family time, self education ( reading, listening and viewing), "health time" (exercise, cooking and eating), and leisure time. During these other times don't work. After all if one of the reasons to work from home is to spend more time with your family then you don't want your working at home time to consume your family time. You are working for yourself and your schedule (by your choice) is your "boss". When you have people calling you or dropping around unexpectedly or maybe out-of-town visitors may want to catch up with you then you need to make a choice. Are you committed to your own home business success? What will be your choice in these situations? Only you can decide what is important to you. In a family environment you may need to negotiate with your partner and children to have your [*_*] time agreed upon, during which you will not be interrupted. Put this schedule prominently somewhere so all family members are aware of your work schedule. 4. Describe Your Home Business Be able to describe your [*_*] concisely; a powerful one or two sentence description that someone can repeat in describing your [*_*] to others. A unique and memorable tag line can also be invaluable for promoting your [*_*]. 5. Know Your Product or Service Once you have selected your product or service to sell, it may or may not be something that you use yourself but you need to know your product intimately. If you are selling ebooks then know the content and its value. If you are selling software then use it know it "inside out". You will develop a reputation of providing quality information and because of your product knowledge you can become the preferred supplier. It is not practical to use certain products (for example a woman may choose to sell man's shoes or vice versa) in which case the seller won't be a product user, however the seller can still know the benefits and features of the product intimately. 6. Administration Use good record keeping practices. This may involve a consultation with a tax advisor who can let you know about the optimal way to set up your financial records and what records need to be kept. Your advisor will also recommend record keeping systems and you can find out what software may simplify this aspect of your [*_*]. Additionally your obtain advice on the best arrangement for your bank accounts. You will most likely be advised to have a separate bank account. You will also need to keep track of your various logins, usernames and passwords. A very handy little software tool for this is Treepad available as either the free Lite version (without password protection) or the commercial Plus or Biz versions. http://www.treepad.com There are other useful tools for this also from a simple paper notebook to free and commercial password keepers. One popular solution is Roboform that will remember your login details and can automatically fill out your login and other registration forms. http://www.roboform.com 7. Computer Protection Your computer is the lifeline to your [*_*] dealings and must be protected including the data that is stored. You need a virus scanner, personal firewall, anti-spyware and anti-adware and preferably an email scanner with the ability to delete suspect of spam email from the server before it is downloaded to your computer. Some suggestions are: AVG Anti-Virus: http://www.grisoft.com Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org Microsoft Anti-Spyware: www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx Adaware: http://www.lavasoft.com/ Mailwasher Email Scanner: http://www.mailwasher.net 8. A Domain Name You will most likely need a domain name for your [*_*] and one cost effective registrar is GoDaddy, http://www.godaddy.com. 9. Payment Processing You will need a way to process credit cards; that may be using services such as: - PayPal https://www.paypal.com - Storm Pay http://www.stormpay.com - 2 Checkout http://www.2checkout.com - Clickbank http://www.clickbank.com or others. This is the most economical way to get started. Once your [*_*] picks up you may need to look into your own merchant account for credit card transactions. Consideration may also be given to other forms of online currency such as eGold http://www.egold.com 10. Email accounts Once you have your own domain you can use an associated email account. This can further assist in the promotion of your [*_*] and promotes a more professional business image. As a final comment on continuing in your internet [*_*], conduct your [*_*] ethically, provide extraordinary service and be proud to put your name to the products or services that you are selling and you will be on track to developing a sustainable long term internet [*_*].

What NOT to sell on the Internet

Rule #1: Don't sell something people can easily buy at the local supermarket!Or mall, or hardware store, or electronics shop, or sports store, etc. etc.Why would people go online to buy something they can easily get on their regular weekly shopping trip?Unless you can offer something truly unique -- such as a lower price or a hard-to-find product -- you'll find it tough to compete with the convenience and the lack of shipping costs those offline alternatives offer.Rule #2: Don't sell a "time-sensitive" product!If you try to sell something people need RIGHT AWAY, you're going to have a hard time convincing them to wait a few days for it to be shipped to them.For example, if you do proper keyword research you'll see that thousands of people do searches every month on the keyword, "cure sore throat fast."But here's the challenge: If someone wants to cure a sore throat fast, do you think they're going to wait for you to ship a herbal remedy? No! They're looking for immediate results. And once their cold has gone, their desire to buy any kind of cough remedy will vanish along with it.Rule #3: Don't enter a market with a massive amount of competition!If there's already a huge number of savvy marketers selling to your intended market, you should probably choose a different market.Take world-famous online "shopping mall" Amazon.com, for example. They're one of the hugest online vendors out there. If you decide to start your own catalog site selling a general selection of books, or music, or DVDs, how will you ever be able to compete with an industry giant like Amazon?Unless you figure out a way to offer a lower price (doubtful) or cater to a very specific niche Amazon hasn't yet tapped (difficult), you're going to have a hard time getting your business off the ground.Nothing is impossible... but the more competitive a market, the more time and money it will cost for you to become successful.If these rules seem ridiculously obvious, then I apologize for wasting your time. But I had to mention them. Every day, I see budding entrepreneurs break these rules and spend weeks... months... and even years working extremely hard for minuscule results.And it frustrates me, because I know it didn't have to be that way.If you want to learn how to find hot products that people are absolutely GUARANTEED to buy -- before you even start selling them! -- you can discover the formula that teaches you exactly how to do it in Step One of my best-selling course, "The Insider Secrets To Marketing Your Business On The Internet."If you're just getting started online, you cannot afford to choose the wrong product! That's why we dedicated a full 5 lessons in our course to showing you how to choose the right product. You can let us hold your hand and walk you step-by-step through this entire scientific process.Or you can base your business on guesswork and hope for the best... but I hope you'll take my advice instead. :-)To your online success,

Which UK Business Opportunity Should I Sign Up To?

UK Business Opportunities Business opportunities have always existed even in tough times like wars and draught. UK business opportunities have only grown newer and larger with changing times, so looking for business opportunities of the bygone times may be worthless barring the few of essential types. This drives home the point that one needs to look around with open eyes to identify a business opportunity of his or her choice. An opportunity need not be the one requiring huge investments and long gestation periods as also the one which comes with high risks despite promises of high returns. Let's try to explore a few 'low investment low risk' but having decent returns potential here.Low Investment UK Business OpportunitiesLow investment UK business opportunities may be broadly classified into two categories, one that requires no office setup and the other that requires it. However, how big the office should be is dependant on aspects like how much you can afford to invest and whether you need a full fledged office at all.The first thing that comes to mind, as far as low investment and low risk businesses are concerned, is franchise business. While many of these types require some investment, there are still quite a few of them that don't require it at all. However, since you are riding on the success and brand value of your franchise, so much so you can rest assured that your business is insulated from violent fluctuations of business fortunes.Some of the franchise businesses require franchisees to have previous business experiences where they have skillfully tided over difficult situations; you can expect such franchises also to look for certain degree of financial stability in you. On your part, base your selection of a franchise on your skills and expertise; for example, if you are comfortable with services it would not be justifiable on your part to select a product based "business opportunity" , no matter how strong the brand equity of the product or company may be. Think about it, this principle applies even more stringently to financial services franchise.The success or failure of a business opportunity rests equally upon how far the business owner is capable of steering his business, drawing from his experience and dedication. No matter what, without total dedication a franchise business will almost always drift towards failure.Top Rated UK Business OpportunityThe top rated present day UK business opportunity has to go to companies that offer generous payment schemes and incentives, and offer services that are essential to our day to day living, and one that sticks out from the crowd is the business opportunity of Telecom Plus The Utility Warehouse. This home based business opportunity offers everyone the chance to either make money or save money, and the most of the UK would like to do one of the two. It is a very low cost UK business opportunity besides being the one carrying the lowest risk factor in its respective areas.Choosing a Business OpportunityThis question is irrelevant for those who have a background in business or a certain degree of exposure to business. However, those getting into business for the first time ever in their lives need to exercise a great deal of caution even if the investment requirement were to be low or almost nil. I can easily cite two critical points to justify this:1. Your lack of experience may lure you to choose an inappropriate or a disastrous business opportunity.2. Evitable long gestation periods can frustrate you endlessly before finally forcing you to shut shop.Surely, business opportunities help you realize your dreams when utilized in most appropriate ways. UK being a vibrant economy with low inflation rates, it is rather easier leading businesses to success. Choose the one in which you are confident of plugging the gaps easily and can sustain for long times to come.

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Like they say, "Don't sweat the small stuff." But, at the same time, don't let it escape your attention either. There are times when the small stuff can have a BIG impact, especially on your home-based business.