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Starting a Business

Business Plan Help for a Wedding Business

Business Plan Help

Feasibility study basics

SBA Loans

Franchise or Startup

Funding a startup

Corporate Shares Issuing

Partnership, S-corp, C-corp

S-corporation explained

Getting experience

Qualities of entrepreneurs

Set a goal and pursue it

Outline on the start-up stages of a company

Starting a business - what to do first

Business plan basics

Business plan revenue projections

Business plan exit strategy

Business plan for an Internet company

Obtaining demographic information

About business incubators

Business Bonding

Starting a Work@Home Business

Preparing for work-at-home

Finding work-at-home work

Biz ideas for work-at-home mom

Making a home office a more fun or motivating environment

Bookkeeping biz name and what to charge

Office-in-the-Home Deduction

Starting a Desktop Publishing Biz

Equipment, software, design skills needed

Register name, tax number, accounting

Finding business

Equipment needed - mac or pc

Portfolio preparation

Ideas and Help for Specific Businesses

Baby business advice

Getting respect for child care professionals

Maid Service Business

Portable welding business

Starting a craft biz

Special order children's clothing biz

Convenience Store Advice

Starting a home baking biz

Starting a handyman business

Rental repair business

Starting a painting business

Starting a construction biz

Starting a retail shop

Starting a customer service company

Marketing a wordprocessing biz

Data entry, medical billing, clerical work

Starting a consulting service 1

Starting a consulting business 2

Starting a consulting business 3

Information broker business

Starting a wedding accessory and favors sales biz

Starting an online rental business

Starting an accounting biz

Becoming a Financial Analyst

Opening a college town restaurant

Opening a non-alcoholic nightclub

Opening a bar

Running a Business

Business Associations

Partnership problems

Paying Yourself

Reasons for being in business

Motivation

Getting focused in one direction

Fear of competition

Dealing with rejection

Handling burnout

Finding a support group

Leadership

Values-based business

Leveling out the ups and downs of business

Creating a new image for failing business

Business associations

Financing

Financing expansion

Hiring independent contractors, leasing equipment, receivables financing

Financing a new business

Finding investors

Looking for a venture capitalist

Trucking company financing

Accounting

Year-end tax advice

New year tax info

Personal credit card for biz purchases

Family loan tax answers

Home office accounting, financing, and legal questions

1099 for non-U.S.-based worker?

What can I write off on my taxes?

Human Resources

Outsourcing services

Motivating employees

Motivation strategies & how to be a friend/boss

Employee interview questions

Too much work

Keeping trainees

Learning people skills

Problem employee

Intercepting employee email

Service department mission statement

Phone tips

Limiting personal calls

Family obligations

Dealing with stealing

The Workplace

Work-at-home motivation

Organizing a work-at-home space

Organizing piles of paperwork

Beat the home-alone blues

Computer Tech Questions

Search Engine Optimization

Peer-to-Peer network

MS Word's mail merge

Getting Clients

Calling potential clients

Writing a proposal

Writing a target letter

Locating clients

Getting customer referrals

Getting customer referrals 2

Getting exposure to get clients

Scheduling Contracts

Contracting without a temporary employment agency

Marketing myself without an agent

How to schmooz

Customer Relations

Customer Retention

Listen to your customers

Control your temper

Meeting the customer's needs

Handling objections to product

Hard-to-please customers

Last-minute cancellations

Incompetent customers

Hurry up client

Motivating employees to excel in customer service

Books on customer service

Client estimates

Market Research

Dinner restaurant idea

Sales

Get your product noticed

Record Store Marketing

Internet Marketing

Caffeine Indexing, What is it?
by Roger Janik

Search vs. Social Media: Finding the Right Balance
by Roger Janik

Does Page Load Time Matter for SEO?
by Roger Janik

What Should Be the Limit of Links on a Page for SEO Purposes?
by Roger Janik

Tips to Help You Optimize Your Website for Mobile Users
by Roger Janik

Yahoo!'s New Way to Search - Search Direct

The New Google Algorithm Farmer - What SEO/SEM Professionals Need to Know

Indispensable SEO Tools

Google Strikes Back Against Black Hat SEO

Facebook Updates its Advertising Using Content from Users

Ad Preview Tool Announced from Google

Grow Your Local Business with Google Boost

To Rank Well in Google - Follow Google's Guidelines & Utilize Its Resources

Are You Optimizing for Bing?

Facebook to Roll Out A New Profile Page

RockMelt- The New Social Browser

Marketing an online art gallery

Advertising a web site

Web site for local business advertising

Website wholesale marketing

Newsgroup advertising without spamming

Information as advertising

Finding banner sponsors

Marketing

Retail Business Pricing

Marketing plan for DVD biz

Promoting yourself

Advertising

Create a press release

Low cost advertising

Writing magazine article for publicity

Information booklet as advertising

Newsletters

Starting a newsletter

Starting a newsletter 2

 

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