Saturday, March 31, 2012

Do You Have An Idea For A Niche?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to quit that 9 to 5 and work from home? Try, it may be easier than you think!

Everybody has something that they are good at or know a lot about, this is called your niche.

“Niche - a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it”.

So what could be your niche?

Maybe you are a good organizer. Working parents are finding it increasingly difficult to spend time at home; let alone organize a party for their child.  Become a children's party planner. Do some research in your area, the local children's indoor play areas, parks, leisure centers, anywhere that you can think of that would hold a party.  Offer your services, perhaps leave flyers at schools, nurseries or even playgroups.

Develop a Niche Product.  In 1980, Mandy Haberman's daughter was born with a condition that made feeding difficult. So, she set about designing a feeder for children with sucking problems (The Haberman Feeder)™. She then went on to invent the Anyway Up Cup™ for toddlers. Read more about her amazing journey at her website. <>

This is a classic example of sticking to what you know. This lady had a problem, which she understood fully. After researching the market for a product she found there wasn't one.  So, after having to use some improvisation to feed her daughter, she went ahead and invented a product herself.

The same is true of Internet Marketing, find a niche and stick to it. Develop products and ideas based on your knowledge.  It gives your work greater credibility because you can write with true authority on the subject.

Are you good at writing, reading or giving out advice. You could become a Writer, Editor or even a Consultant.  Some people have a goal for the number of articles that they want to send out and may not have the time or ability to check them for typing mistakes, spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. This is where you come in, you can write, edit or give advice on articles, writing books or even weblogs.  They could even send you their handwritten version and you could copy type it and send the finished version back to them.  Check out <> to see what services people are asking for to see if you can match them.

Become a Reseller. Buy in bulk and sell on auction sites such as ebay, qxl, Amazon. A search on will find a whole list of them. Just make sure that you have the storage space if you're shipping physical products.

Once you have decided on your niche you will need to do some:-

Research. Do a search on to see “what the competition is”.

Plan your time effectively. Don't spend too long deciding on what you want to do because somebody else will pip you to the post.

Pick a Budget and stick to it. Decide on how much do you want to spend in advertising or development of the product. You don't want to be out of pocket before your business gets off the ground!

To your success

Dawn Robertshaw


Friday, March 30, 2012

Do People Know Exactly What Event Management and Event Marketing Is

The answer is No….As nowadays any Tom, Dick or Harry has an event management company without knowing the A B C of event management. Event Management is principles and practices associated with planning, managing and staging special events. There are a lot of important components like stage and logistic management, marketing, promotion, event evaluation and event reporting which lead to a successful event.

Now event management and event marketing are two sides of the same coin. Event management can’t go without event marketing, so any company or individual doing event management should think about marketing these events first.

Any event management or marketing company or individual has to ensure success for which they are working. The event management company will work closely with the person for whom they are doing event management for as an extension of his team, providing the focus needed to manage each complex element of the event management process, leaving him free to concentrate on his core responsibilities.

We can categorize events as national events, social events and personal events.
Social events:  consists of award functions, fashion shows, musical shows etc.
Personal events: are marriage functions, birthday parties or any personal celebrations.
National events:  like Republic Day and Independence Day, they are considered to be very important events.

Conducting an event is not an overnight job. These events required proper planning and depth. An expert event manager or organizer has to start the work of organizing event few months earlier. Firstly an expert planner will think of sponsors to conduct the shows. To be very clear, national and personal events do not need marketing, but for social events like award functions, fashion shows etc. proper sponsors, advertisement and of course marketing are required.

Initial step to organize any event is to divide it into different parts.
1- In first part there will be a team of skilled marketing people, who could find good sponsors for the show. Advertisement is also a basic need for the success of an event.
2- Secondly, a group of people works on the venue where the show is to be conducted. The venue, day date and time are equally important factors, as such the place where event is to be conducted should be suitable for the public and even the day and time when the event is going to take place.
3- In the third part the important thing is practice of the show. The other expert group of people works upon the costumes, type of sub events like singing, dancing etc. of the participants. They conduct rehearsal again and again for the success of the show.
4- Fourth part is the selling of tickets in the public and of course the planning of proper security services. It is very necessary to be able control the whole crowd.

Lastly, when all these important functions get clicked together, a successful grand event is organized. In short, to make any event successful the most important thing is planning, and the other step is to follow up accordingly to the plans i.e. e hard work and keen efforts.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Do Not Overlook the Marketing Power of Craigs List

I was never so shocked when I discovered the marketing power of Craigs List. Under the LEGAL JOBS category of Columbus, Ohio I posted the following:

Seeking Bankruptcy Attorneys

Certified Paralegal and Bankruptcy Specialist is seeking to form alliances with one or more bankruptcy attorneys who enjoy working on the debtor side of bankruptcy law. I have 31 years experience in the legal field (1977) and have personally built several bankruptcy practices from the ground up for attorneys out of state.

Being in the Columbus, Ohio area, I would like to work side-by-side with one or more attorneys in building a highly profitable debtor bankruptcy practice. I have all the skills and marketing knowledge, I just need the attorney.

Contact Victoria Ring personally at 614-875-4496

More than $500 per hour

Less than 24 hours after posting this announcement (which did not cost me one penny), I received a call from an attorney on my cell phone.  I called and left him a message but he did not call me back.  About three days later I received another call from a Columbus, Ohio attorney but he also did not return my call either.  At the time I thought that Craigs List was not going to produce any results. But it did not matter because I had no money invested anyway.

However, one week later I received a call from an attorney who was so excited about talking to me that he asked if I could be at his office in an hour.  I explained that I would not have time to put on office attire and he said, "I don't care. Come in your bath robe. I need to speak with you immediately."  So I dropped everything I was doing and drove to his office. (I had on my blue jeans of course.)

When I got there I met a very kind and compassionate young attorney who had never worked in bankruptcy law before. I thought to myself, "This is going to take some time because I will have to train the attorney plus build him a practice."  But within a few minutes I found out this was not going to be the case at all. Instead, I had stumbled into a gold mine.

After being seated in the young attorney's office and after 2 or 3 minutes of "chit chat" in walked an attorney in my age group (50-60 range,) He had worked in debtor bankruptcy for 25 years and we both knew many of the same people.  The experienced attorney said he was tired of working in bankruptcy and wanted to set up the young attorney in his own practice.  He said he was receiving 10-15 referrals (new bankruptcy filings) every day because the world of bankruptcy is getting ready to boom. I agreed with him.

Inside Scoop for Virtual Assistants:  Due to the increasing amount of foreclosures as well as the increase in gas prices, millions of people are moving from their homes.  They are moving either due to a foreclosure or to be closer to work and cut down on their gasoline usage.  However, people normally move during the summer months (May, June, July and August) when their children are out of school.  So this summer (2008) should be a record year for bankruptcy filings due to the foreclosures and rising costs that force people into bankruptcy. Therefore, make sure you have the skills and knowledge to provide the much needed services of preparing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions.  I cannot stress enough how rare this skill is.  And the more you work in the bankruptcy field, the more you will realize this fact.

Needless to say, I got the job.  I now work virtually for a young attorney here in the Columbus, Ohio area.  I decided to do my own client intake interviews because I can get more detailed information about a case when I am sitting face to face with the clients.  I also have been promised 50-60 bankruptcy petitions per month - about $15,000 and the amount could quickly grow.  This will allow me to hire people and give jobs to people who truly need it.

Additionally, the attorneys were both so happy about finding someone with my skills that they asked me to work for them exclusively.  I said, "If you can keep me busy and at this level of income, I will not seek work from another attorney in the Columbus, Ohio area.  However, I will still travel and set up attorneys in their bankruptcy practice because I enjoy doing this."  They saw no problem with this arrangement.

Now tell me - who do you know who is out there looking for a job that can walk into an attorneys office and within 30 minutes receive: (1) A job paying a minimum salary of $180,000 per year; (2) An office of their own to conduct client interviews; (3) The ability to work from home; (4) The ability to name their own terms?  Not many people.  But YOU can do the same thing that I did.  It may take some practice and you may make a few mistakes in the process, but I assure you - the SKILLS you have preparing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 petitions is in high demand. I am living proof of it.

I urge you to go to, sign up for an account and start posting free ads to the legal categories in your city and state, surrounding areas, or even other city and states 3,000 miles from you.  It doesn't matter where you live or where the attorney's office is located. Your skills are in high demand and if you believe that with all your heart, you can and will succeed.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Do I Really Need A Business License And Tax ID?

I've gotten quite a few emails recently from ebusiness owners who seem to think that just because their business is conducted online or from the comfort of home that the rules and regulations that govern brick and mortar businesses do not apply to them.

The ebusiness questions I get most often do not involve building websites or conducting ecommerce.

They are more what I call the "Do I Really Have To" line of questions, such as:

"Do I really have to get a business license?"

"Do I really have to get a tax ID number?"

"Do I really have to pay taxes on income from my website?"

Yes, yes, and yes.

Do I really have to get a business license? This is one requirement that many ebusiness entrepreneurs think they can skirt because they don't have a brick and mortar establishment.

Sorry Charlie. Operating an ebusiness out of your office or out of your home does not get you off the hook when it comes to licensing.

Depending on your location you may need a city and county license.

Luckily, such licenses are relatively easy to obtain and are not expensive. For local licensing requirements, contact your city or county government offices.

Home businesses are also subject to zoning laws that regulate how property can be used and may restrict various activities. You should check local zoning requirements and property covenants.

You can find this information at the court house or by calling your local license department.

Legalities aside, the best reason to get a business license is it allows you to set up a business bank account using what's called a DBA.

"DBA" stands for "doing business as."

A DBA is another name that you use in the operation of your business instead of your personal name. For example your name might be Joe Jones, but you might use "Jones Internet Services" as your business name. Having a business license will enable you to set up a business account and get checks printed with your business name, giving you that all important air of professionalism that many ebusinesses lack.

Do I really have to get a tax ID number? Online companies with a physical presence, or nexus, in a state are required to collect and report taxes on sales of taxable goods made to customers living within that same state.

For example, if your online business is based in California, you must collect and report sales tax derived from fellow Californians making purchases on your site.

For this reason you will be required to have a tax ID number if you're selling taxable goods (most services are not taxed).

Getting a tax ID number is usually a simple process of filling out a form and paying a nominal fee. You will file quarterly reports and remit any sales tax that is due.

One word of warning: many entrepreneurs have gotten themselves into deep trouble because they saw fit to spend the sales tax they had collected instead of sending it to Uncle Sam. This can mean death to your business and jail time for you. Many times this mistake is innocently made when a business owner comingles funds collected as sales tax with their normal business checking account.

Open a separate bank account and deposit sales tax monies into the account and do not touch it until the time comes to send the money in with the quarterly report.

Do I really have to pay taxes on income from my website? We've talked about this before and the answer is still the same: Just because your income is derived from an ebusiness does not mean that the income is not taxable.

It's not manna from Heaven. It's income so report it.

The point to remember is this: the "e" on the front of "e-business" does not stand for "exempt."

In the eyes of the law your ebusiness is susceptible to the same laws and regulations that govern the corner mom and pop, so make sure you conduct your business as such.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Do I Need a Virtual Assistant?

International virtual staffing agency, Team Double-ClickSM frequently replies to beleaguered prospective clients who ask, “Do I Need a Virtual Assistant?” Gayle and Jim Buske, founders, CEO and CFO, respectively, offer a remarkably straightforward means to answer this critical question. 

Team Double-Click’s recent unveiling of the company’s easy-to-navigate website offers a self-administered quiz entitled, “Fast Quiz: Do I need a virtual assistant?”  Within five minutes, future clients can determine whether internet-based professionals, who provide virtual administrative, marketing and sales support, can indeed contribute to an entrepreneur’s emerging or existing business plan. 

Answering a series of nine thought-provoking questions; one for example, “How often do you work additional hours in the evenings or on weekends just to stay on top of administrative tasks?” business owners select one multiple choice answer; each assigned an individual point value.  Upon completion of all nine questions the allotted points are tallied to determine if a virtual assistant can or cannot be a useful team member to assist in the growth of a future client’s particular business. If determined that a virtual assistant is needed, the quiz further clarifies a recommended number of hours an assistant can be contracted to relieve a business owner of any routine responsibilities, project work and/or on-going; albeit important, time-consuming tasks. 

Another challenging quiz question presented on the website is, “Do your phones go unanswered because you are often out of the office or busy on another line?” This particular question frequently leaves the small business owner wondering how much revenue is truly lost when potentially important telephone calls remain unanswered.

Additionally, Team Double-Click’s all-inclusive website offers a myriad of other customized virtual office assistant solutions for the entrepreneur.  Targeting small business owners, real estate brokers, investors, and agents, visitors to the site can view a task list that a contracted virtual assistant can accomplish in their specified industry.

In a 2006 interview with Kendra Todd, winner of NBC’s “The Apprentice Season 3”, hosted by Gayle Buske, Todd was asked to explain how she eventually determined that Team Double-ClickSM virtual assistants would add value to her rising real estate empire. Todd explained that as her business grew, a business partner eventually approached her and said, “Kendra, you can’t do it all, and you need a virtual assistant”.  Todd added, “I have a very large database with lots of people – a couple thousand people in my database.  It is important for any successful business owner to keep in touch with their clients, and email and ezines are a wonderful way to do that.”  Todd continued, “It’s hard to pick up a phone and call several thousand people and say, ‘Hello, how are you doing?’ but there are some wonderful virtual ways in which to have an intimate relationship with your customers, and so that was one of the reasons why I really needed to get a virtual assistant.” 

Todd has built her real estate team based on the premise that she, “…just want[s] the best people at what they do, regardless of where they are [virtually].” Business owners and entrepreneurs can now determine within a few minutes if a virtual assistant can be a viable addition to a client’s organization and, if so, through the use of Team Double-Click’s virtual staffing solutions website customized tools are available to effortlessly assemble a dynamic virtual team.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Do I Buy The Assets Or The Shares In The Company I Want To Buy (“The Target”)

When you are looking at a company or business purchase, for a buyer the answer will usually be that it will be simpler quicker and more cost effective to buy the assets of a business rather than the shares itself. For the seller it will usually be more tax effective to sell the shares in the business. The reasons for this view are outlined below. In our opinion, selling the business assets rather than the shares (i.e. a business sale) will usually result in quicker more cost-effective deals because the rules on financial assistance do not apply to asset sales (see below) and the buyer can be more selective about which assets (and liabilities) the buyer takes on.

Legal Effect

Where a buyer acquires shares in the Target, the accrued liabilities of the Target remain in those shares, hence extensive warranties and disclosures are sought by the buyer to ensure as far as possible the legal position of the buyer. With asset purchases, the liability of the Target remains in the hands of the seller and the buyer has greater scope to cherry pick which assets she or he wishes to acquire. In practice, a “clean break” from the business is never generally available for the seller, as the buyer will very often want some post completion warranties from the seller, regardless of which structure is used to acquire the business.


With company sales (share sales), the purchase monies go into the hands of the individual shareholders. Where an asset sale takes place the sale proceeds go into the hands of the Target. Clearly different tax considerations apply depending on which scenario is adopted.


Where a share sale takes place then all the assets owned by the company remain with the company, and transfer of ownership in the assets is not an issue. Where the deal is structured as an asset sale, the transfer of assets can be more complicated, particularly where third party consents are required (typically for transfers of leases) and where there are employees (due to the complex rules (Transfer of Undertaking Protection of Employment Regulations – “the TUPE rules”) where there is a sale of a going concern. Where delays arise, solutions can be put in place to ensure the ownership of the asset is ultimately transferred to the buyer. The extent to which this is a workable solution will depend on how fundamental the relevant asset is to the business and the extent to which buyer and seller are willing to work together to develop a workable solution.


If the buyer wishes to carry on the business in succession to the seller, then as a matter of practicality it makes little difference whether a share sale or asset sale takes place. In both cases, the buyer “inherits” the employees and their accrued rights (under the TUPE rules).

If an asset sale is taking place with no intention to carry on the business then this situation would need to be covered by warranties to protect both buyer and seller from potential employee claims.


Stamp duty

Duty payable on share transfers is currently 0.5%. Duty payable on the transfer of certain assets including freehold or leasehold property can currently go up to 4%.

Capital Gains Tax – Share Sale By Individual Shareholders

The issue to bear in mind here is that the seller receives the consideration directly for her or his shares.

For sellers the biggest tax benefit they have is likely to be the dramatic effect of taper relief. This can reduce capital gains tax liability to under 25% after two years ownership of a “qualifying asset”, the most important of these being certain shareholdings in unquoted companies, and assets owned by an individual and used in the individuals company (provided the shares in that company meet certain restricted ownership requirements).

Corporation Tax – Asset Sale By Company

There are two tax points where the company sells its assets. Firstly the company may suffer a capital gains tax charge when disposing of the relevant asset to the buyer. Secondly the remaining consideration held the company needs to get to the shareholders. If the net proceeds are distributed by winding up the company the shareholders are treated as disposing of their shares for capital gains tax purposes. If the proceeds are distributed as a dividend involves further tax liability both for the company and the individual receiving the dividend.

Financial Assistance

A company may not give direct or indirect financial assistance to a person acquiring the shares in that company. Typically this arises where a buyer wants to acquire the shares in a company and the buyer finances the acquisition by arranging for the company to charge its assets to a bank fund the share purchase. There is a mechanism for allowing a company to give this assistance but it can be costly and time consuming.

The rules on financial assistance do not apply to asset sales.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dispensing: Making Money, or Just Making a Mess?

Grease, silicone, RTV, potting compound, anti-splatter fluid, rust inhibitor, marking fluids, hot glue. All of these materials have at least one thing in common: they’re dispensed on a daily basis in numerous industries across the US, oftentimes with wildly varying degrees of success. Our company works with these fluids regularly, for a wide variety of clients. In the last six years, we’ve leaned a lot about dispensing systems and how to apply them to meet the needs of our customers. Here are a few key elements to consider when facing your next dispensing application.
<li>High Pressure or Low?</li>
<li>Time-Pressure vs. Positive Displacement</li>
<li>Closing the Loop with Flow Meters</li>
High Pressure or Low?

The viscosity (usually measured in centipoises) of our media will determine the pressure that it takes to move it. For example, dispensing dots of Cyanoacrylate, (Super Glue) might require no more then 5-10 PSI, while flange sealant (RTV) might require 2000 PSI or more. The exact pressure required doesn’t really matter, as components are available to cover most applications. The important thing is not to mix and match high and low pressure components. Sound obvious, right? Unfortunately, we see it every day.

Time-Pressure vs. Positive Displacement

The accuracy and consistency of your particular application will ultimately determine your equipment selection, and thereby the method of dispensing. In many applications where absolute consistency is not required, one of the simplest methods of dispensing is “time-pressure.” As the name implies, “time-pressure” involves opening a valve or orifice for a given duration to dispense a fluid at a given pressure. This theory holds that repeatedly opening the same valve, with the same fluid, at the same pressure, for the same length of time will yield similar volumes of dispensed fluids. Depending on the particular valve, method of actuation, and repeatability of the controller or PLC, this method can actually yield surprisingly repeatable results. Applications that involve large volumes of material such as running a bead, filling a container or void, or spraying glues or grease, respond very well to this method. Primary components are the valve, pressure pump or pot, and timer, oftentimes a PLC.

Applications that hinge on a critical amount of adhesive or other fluid demand a more controlled process. Applying dots of grease, specific volumes of glue, or exact amounts of an expensive compound are examples of where positive displacement (PD) dispensing equipment is applicable. PD involves filling a chamber with a media and then using air pressure or other force to move this media downstream to the part. This chamber and a set of check valves or shut-off plates isolate the main supply of fluid from the part and force the fluid to be delivered in specific packets, or displacements. Main body sizes combined with fine mechanical adjustments allow for tailoring the volumes of these displacements to match the needs of the particular application.

Closing the Loop—Flow Meters

If the process is absolutely critical, or if the customer dictates, it may be necessary to verify the actual amount of fluid dispensed through use of a flow meter. A flow meter is a device that translates fluid flow into an electrical output signal. This signal is typically either pulsed-output or analog. Some examples of flow meters: coriolis, positive displacement, turbine, ultrasonic, and doppler. Each is of a different design and is engineered for a particular application. Volume (cc’s vs. gallons), flow (continuous vs. intermittent) and viscosity (thick fluids vs. thin), will all influence the type of meter that is suitable for your particular job.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Discover Your Online Business Potential and Earn Direct Daily Payments

With any home business, it takes hard work and perseverance to accomplish your goals and to receive direct daily payments or a residual income. What are direct daily payments? These are payments sent directly to your bank account or online processor account such as PayPal, StormPay, or another service. Direct payments are sent to you instead of another company, even if you are selling products or services through a turnkey website that you received from a company.

If you feel you're ready to start getting daily money from an Internet home business, here are some tips to steer you in the right direction.

Decide on a Home Business

Make a list of Internet home business opportunities and decide which one will be right for you. Do you want to join with another company and sign on for a turnkey system to make money daily? Or, would you rather start from scratch offering your own products and services? With a turnkey business, you'll minimize your risks and start-up costs. So this might be the right avenue if you need to start receiving daily cash in a hurry. On the other hand, if you've always dreamed of owning your own company and selling your own products and services, you should pursue this type of business. Do what you feel you'll enjoy most for now and the future.

Create a Home Business Plan

Once you choose a business model, create a plan to work on your business. Decide the amount of hours and days it will take each week to start earning direct daily payments. Also, create an office or work area in your home that will suit all your needs. You might need only a desk, computer, and Internet connection, or you might need an area to keep inventory. This will depend on the type of business. Plan how you will operate the business, who will work with you (if anyone), and how you will promote it for long-term success.

In your plan, be sure to set realistic goals for your business. Create goals for daily money you would like to earn and how you will earn it. Also, set other short-term and long-term goals for the weeks, months, and years ahead.

Internet Home Business Promotion Tips

A plan is great, but now it's time to implement it. With a turn key Internet home business, your promotion efforts will be focused mainly on getting targeted visitors to your website. You website presentation and selling team should be able to do the rest. You can use search engine marketing including pay-per-click advertising as well as e-zine ads, link trades, website ads, and content article marketing to get targeted visitors. These all can work together for amazing results and eventually daily payments if you work on promotion consistently.

With other types of businesses, you can use these same methods, but you will likely have to do a lot of testing and tweaking on your website to get results. You can get paid daily, weekly, and monthly only after you create an effective Web presentation that converts your visitors to paying customers. Tweak your website's headlines, link arrangements, and sales pages until you start getting response.

With either business model, take these promotional steps on a daily basis. Little by little, your traffic will increase as you become established online. Also, start an e-zine, or email newsletter, if possible to get repeat customers. When new visitors arrive, they may sign up for your newsletter using a subscription form. Then you can send them an email (legally) and provide links to specials or new content on your website. Repeat visitors are more likely to make a purchase than brand new visitors.

Have Realistic Expectations

Whether starting your own business or using turnkey business model, have realistic expectations for the first few months. Ignore the hype and don't expect to receive enormous direct daily payments overnight. Figure you'll have a few months to learn, grow, and promote so you can build a solid business that will endure any hardships that may come along... and all businesses do have hardships or slow times eventually.

Keep working toward your goals and follow your plan steadfastly. You'll soon be able to make money daily working in an Internet home business you enjoy!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Discover the Secret to Avoiding the Roller Coaster Income Syndrome

Copyright 2006 UpLevel Strategies

If you’re like most small business owners, when you need business you run out and do lots of marketing; then you get so busy working you get have no time to seek out new clients. The money’s flowing and you get complacent. However, then you finish up your projects and clients and guess what! There’s no business again! And the income drops! You’re riding the roller coaster income syndrome and there’s only one way out: consistency. You need to create an ongoing marketing engine that runs whether you’re busy or whether you’re bored!

Preparing a marketing plan is your first step. You’ll need to conduct some market research to determine who your ideal client is, what their needs are, how you can meet their needs, where you can find them, how you will reach them, and the daily activities you need to do to keep your pipeline full. Some of these activities may include networking, speaking, seminars, teleclasses, and e-zines. All of these are active forms of marketing that take your time, unless you can delegate some of the activities or automate them. You can also count on a steady stream of income when you have in place various sources of passive income, such as from products sales, affiliates, or referrals fees.

Here are just a few general suggestions to consider when developing your marketing engine:

Never let a day pass without engaging in at least one marketing activity.   Set specific marketing goals every year; review and adjust quarterly.   Maintain a file of ideas for later use.  I have a board in my office I call my “parking lot” for ideas.   Always have business cards with you: in your car, in your purse or briefcase. I even carry a brochure or two for that special occasion.   No piece of information (invoices, thank you cards, emails, mail, etc) should ever go out without your company contact information on it. Every communication outside your company is an opportunity for you to promote yourself! Your ongoing marketing efforts include a wide range of activities aimed at securing new customers as well as making sure you continue to meet the needs of your existing customers—who in turn generate referrals. Marketing also includes analyzing the competition, positioning your new products or services (finding your market niche), pricing your products and services, and promoting them through continued advertising, public relations, and sales. Ongoing promotion keeps your service or product in the minds of your prospects and customer and helps stimulate demand.

In planning your marketing and promotional strategies, use this formula for the 3 Cs of Marketing Success:

Consistency (communicate regularly with your customers and prospects)
Clarity (deliver clear benefit driven messages to those customers)
Collaboration (work with marketing experts or a coach, a mastermind team, and form joint venture partnerships to expedite growth)

If you can master these three items, you will be heads and shoulder above a majority of your competition. Jay Conrad Levinson once told me, “It is unfortunate but true that bad marketing done consistently is better than good marketing done inconsistently.” Create consistency in your marketing program and not only will you stop riding the roller coaster income syndrome, you’ll be assured a much greater level of success.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Discover The Quickest Short Cut To Online Wealth

Private label rights products are the quickest possible short to online wealth today. Even an article like this can make a lot of money effortlessly, in quickest time, if you use the same viral signature technique to your own private label rights software products collection just like this.

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Since the license is unrestricted private label rights, you can sell or give them away, or do whatever internet marketing method to promote your site as you like. Break them into parts and create smaller products, or combine two or three products with these kinds of no restriction private label rights and create a new unique product of your own, and sell and keep 100% profit.

Or, break them into small parts and make some changes and use as articles, and submit them to article directories and earn valuable back links. Use these articles as your autoresponder series in that particular niche and drive targeted traffic back to your online business web site.

Break these private label rights products into small parts and submit them regularly to your blog and use these blogs to attract search engines to drive targeted traffic to your online business website. Use automated blog submission software to post these parts in regular intervals to trigger search engine spiders to often crawl your blog and hence your online business site to bring a lot of targeted traffic and sales!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Discover The Proven System To Profiting From Forex

Forex training is the key to successful Forex trading.  Forex training is one of the most important aspects of the Forex market.  With good Forex training comes good profitability in the Forex market. As such, Forex training is one that is very worth to invest in. The benefits it reaps is high.

Forex training courses will be very beneficial for you to obtain the necessary skills to get started in the Forex market.  Forex training more frequently or adding more sets may lead to slightly greater gains, but the small added benefit may not be worth the extra time and effort (not to mention the added risk of injury). Forex training is available via online courses, advanced trading workshops and one on one mentoring. Forex training is always an essential part in every step of daily life. Forex training and practice can mean the difference between success and failure and indeed between modest success and turbocharged success. Forex training for Forex offers traders the cognition to take advantage of Forex currency. 

The good thing about Forex training is, regardless of your choice training, it is accessible to anyone worldwide.  Well, online method of forex training is rapidly garnering popularity for the flexibilities it offers to user.  Forex training is important to become an experienced trader. One who is interested in Forex trading is strongly advised to go for Forex training first so as to ensure success. By taking some time to have proper training, you can be an expert in the Forex trading field.

Forex Trading is not rocket science and can be mastered by anyone who put in the effort to learn a proven system that will work. Even though there are so called guru out there, one has to be careful when choosing who you want to learn from to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Discover How I Manage To Earn 5 Figure Income using Pay Per Click

The future of Affiliate Marketing is here right now.  Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to start an online business and make money online.  Affiliate marketing is something that you will have to do if you plan to get traffic to your websites and affiliate links.  Affiliate marketing is a proven way to monetize online content, and emerging publishers know it's important to maximize relationships with merchants.

Affiliate marketing incentivises other websites to become advocates for your services, increasing your online exposure and improving the efficiency of your advertising spend.  By placing affiliate marketing advertising on websites all over the Internet, he has free advertising and doesn't need to do much selling on his own.  In the process, it increases your online exposure and makes your advertising expenditure more efficient. 

There are several forms of Affiliate marketing models.
Pay Per Click (PPC) PPC is most likely the most popular method of affiliate marketing for affiliates with small websites, and probably the easiest way for them to earn money.  Pay Per Sale (PPS) PPS affiliate marketing is the most popular among merchants and is also the most lucrative type for the affiliates.  Pay Per Lead (PPL) The pay-per-lead type of affiliate marketing is a variation of the PPS type and is often used by insurance and finance companies and other companies who depend on leads for their company to grow.
It's not rocket science to tell you that if you need to start Internet Marketing, Affiliate marketing is the way to go.

Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways that you can make money online.  Affiliate marketing is a really great fun industry to get into, and I wish I could handle the failure involved.  Affiliate marketing is the "job" of the future that's already here TODAY.

No matter how you go about it, affiliate marketing is a proven, effective way to increase your traffic.  If you own or want to start your own Internet Business, affiliate marketing is a must for your marketing strategy.  Indeed, affiliate marketing is one of the easiest and most effective home business opportunities online today.  In simple terms, affiliate marketing is a web-based marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate's marketing efforts.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Discounts on online Shopping

Shopping Discount is a great way to cash in on the special offers made by companies and stores offering a whole range of products and services. Discounts range from gift certificates, bargain sales, clearances to free shipping offers to even free product offers. Also available are last minute hotel booking deals and online reservations. People who make their ticket reservations online benefit from a discounted rate as compared to people who book their tickets the traditional way by standing in queues at ticket counters. This is a great way to benefit from discounted rates.

One can purchase almost all kinds of products, online or offline. Because of the rising competition in the consumerist market today, companies want to gain a higher market-share and they offer discounts on all sorts of products and services. Discounts, are however, usually seen on products like food items, grocery items, clothing, consumer durables like mobile phones, electrical appliances, digital cameras, MP3 players, DVD players, services like body massaging, gym memberships, club and resort memberships, face toning, weight loss, etc. Some companies offer discounts on bulk purchases.
While discounted shopping may be available in online stores, gift certificates are usually less available on the internet. Besides, these are not seen on the official homepage of the company often. It is usually an online dealer who offers a lot of discounts.

Benefits of Discount Shopping:

By far, one of the biggest benefits of discount shopping is, of course, the kind of savings you can make on your purchases. Discount Shopping offers you cheap, cut-off prices on even branded products and services that you would otherwise have to spend a great deal more on. It could be that otherwise expensive birthday gift, dream camera, high definition LCD TV, etc. With discount shopping, you get it at discounted prices, and there is no compromise on quality or after sales services.

Be sure to avoid scams, though. Get a clear picture of the actual price – compare the discounted rate, inclusive of the shipping price, taxes and duties, etc. against the market price. Read the fine-print very carefully. Another important thing to remember is to make sure that you read and understand the vendor’s return and money-back policies. Be sure to read these terms very carefully.

Towards the end, we’d just like to tell you that all it takes is a couple of minutes to search and you could soon be saving a lot of money, and even time, if purchasing online. Do your research and act wisely to obtain the benefits.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Discount Merchant Account Availability

Find out if discount merchant account services are available for your company by browsing Websites of potential lenders. By checking application guidelines, you will soon see whether you quality, and if so, how to apply and enhance your chances of being approved for this account. Getting a merchant account makes you eligible to accept credit card payments. Think of how greatly your sales volume could increase when you allow customers to pay with credit instead of insisting on cash or checks. They will love you for providing this option, and your sales volume could quickly skyrocket when happy customers come to visit with plastic in hand.

A discount merchant account lets you provide credit payment options at one low price. For example, after paying a possible application and setup fee of perhaps $100, you may be charged just $19.95 per month for the options of accepting credit card and debit payments as well as e-check processing and related services. You have to be careful when shopping for a merchant account, as there may be all kinds of hidden fees that are not listed on the home page. Instead, these may be buried in fine print or posted on a distant link from the home page. You need to find out in advance what the costs will be and how you will be expected to pay them. For example, ask about an online application fee, a membership fee, and a setup fee, among others, if you don’t see these posted. Some services will tell you that what you see is what you get. In other words, if you don’t see a certain fee in the price list, it doesn’t exist and cannot be added later. Even if you accept a merchant account under certain conditions the first year, during the second year your fees could change, so ask about the long view as well.

Applying for a discount merchant account must be undertaken with caution. Something that sounds too good to be true probably is just that. Look for a lender’s name you can trust along with a reputation built on values like integrity and respect. Avoid companies that you are unfamiliar with, as there are many fly-by-night entities looking to make a fast buck. Get the contract in writing, and make sure you read it all before signing up. Ask for clarification of any terms or conditions you do not understand. All too often, an unwary entrepreneur may end up in dire straits when a seemingly lucrative merchant account becomes a sinkhole.

Don’t rush out and buy all types of credit processing equipment when your merchant account is approved. First, make a business budget that includes a category for growth and marketing. Then look for the right kind of equipment that will best serve your customers’ needs. For example, you don’t have to buy every type of credit processing system available when a simple plug-in terminal will do. Keep your expenditures low while you get used to this new way of collecting payments. If all works out well, you can add more options later with your discount merchant account.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Direct Sales Is Changing -- Why You Should Get Involved

Direct Sales used to mean trying to talk your friends and relatives into joining the business. There were all kinds of tricks and strategies you were supposed to use to get prospects to come to your home for a meeting, spend time with you on the phone, or read your faxes and mailed sales letters.

Pretty soon a lot of the people you knew would start avoiding you. They weren't interested in the business and didn't like being pressured to join.

Not only that, but you had to purchase all the marketing materials from the Direct Sales company. The cost of brochures, mailers, slick sales letters, envelopes, stamps, and endless long distance phone calls really added up.

And remember the piles of product you had to store in your garage? How many people reading this still have an unused box of supplements that's been sitting in the basement for years?

If that's your view of Direct Sales, you should take a fresh look. The industry is changing very rapidly and for the better. Gone are the days of having to lick stamps and spending your evenings on the phone or holding home meetings.

These days highly sophisticated online marketing systems pull in thousands of warm leads almost automatically. Search engine advertising is used to send very large numbers of targeted prospects to professionally designed web sites. These sites fire up the prospects and send the most promising and enthusiastic to a top-notch sales team. The team talks with each prospect, separating the genuine leaders from those who are merely looking. Then only the best new customers are sent to you ready to buy.

Sound easy? You bet it is. Your web site can be completely automated right along with your hands-off marketing system. I know people, including myself, who spend as little as 7 minutes a week attending to their Direct Sales business. All we do is check our stats to see how much money we're making, the rest -- from advertising, to selling, to product delivery -- is ALL done AUTOMATICALLY.

But I haven't mentioned the most exciting aspect of today's Direct Sales. Commissions are now MUCH higher than they were with $20 bottles of potions and lotions. Today, when I make a single sale, I receive $1,100 to $3,000 per order!

The key to these huge commissions is the superb automatic marketing and selling system. When you've got this kind of high powered selling capability, there is no point in wasting it on low-cost pills. Instead, Direct Sales is very easily selling expensive products and services that earn a much larger commission.

I learned a long time ago that the key to making big money in business is to find a way to increase your prices. The guy who makes a lot of $1,000 sales is going to be earning a much better income than the guy who is making the same number of $20 sales.

Today's high-powered marketing and high-value products make Direct Sales the best and easiest way to earn a very good part-time or full-time income from home. Do yourself a big favor and get involved!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Dining In Pattaya Thailand

In Pattaya you will be bombarded with smells and tastes from a wide variety of cuisines.  Determining where you will dine for the day may be the biggest decision of the day.

I will list approximate prices in Thai Baht and the exchange rate as I write this is about 33 Baht to 1 US dollar.

Breakfast is cheap in Pattaya.  You can get basic fare for about 50 to 80 baht which consists of bacon and eggs, toast, juice and coffee.  A better deal is the hotel buffet.  The Lek Hotel, Apex and Diana Inn on Second Road all have buffets for about 110 Baht.  Lots of food but nothing really spectacular.

I prefer to have a big breakfast but one that also tastes good.  My favorite is at the Sportsman on Soi 13.  They have a full English breakfast for about 240 Baht.  This is served on a platter and comes with bacon, sausage, eggs, toast, beans, bubble and squeak, and fried tomatoes.  It is all you can do to finish it.

I usually don’t eat lunch after having the big breakfast but for those who get hungry mid-day, there are many, many places to get something to eat.  Everything from fast food to street vendor dishes are all over the city.  You won't be able to walk ten feet without someone selling something to eat.

If I am hungry at lunchtime, I usually go to the Royal Garden Shopping Center upstairs to the food court.  There you buy a card similar to a credit card and put however much Baht on it as you want.  I usually add about 200 Baht and if I have money left over, I can get it refunded.

Then you just walk around to the many vendors and see what you like.  Most of the food is Thai and there is everything from soup, to rice dishes to noodles.  Beverages and dessert are also available.  Most of the meals are in the 30 – 40 Baht range.

For dinner, I usually stop at a street vendor and get some meat and rice.  There is a group of street vendors, or an outside food court on Soi Buakhao just north of Soi LK Metro.  The northernmost vendor is my favorite.  He has boiled chicken, fried pork, and cooked red pork.  All dishes come with rice and cost 25-30 Baht.  A bottle of water is an additional 10 Baht.

If you get hungry while out on the town in Pattaya, you will be able to get food no matter what time it is.  Stationary street vendors and vendors with motorized stalls are everywhere serving soup, bar-b-que, and rice and noodle dishes.  You can even get a sampling of Northern Thailand snacks – grasshoppers, silkworms, ants, and beetles.

Eating in Thailand is a way of life and you will find yourself eating 4 to 6 times per day.  The meals are small in size and huge in taste.  Some of the Thai dishes can be very spicy so be careful with the chili peppers.

And if you only eat pizza, burgers and fries, you can get those dishes all over the city too.

You can even find some of the best steaks and European cuisine in this former fishing village.  Seafood is also abundant and you can get lobster or crabs for a small fraction of what you pay at home

I can guarantee that you will not go hungry when you are in Pattaya.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Digital Printing’s Impact on the Modern Printing Industry

If you've ever used one of the old dot matrix printers with rows of holes to feed the ream of paper and dealt with the constant paper jams, then you have an idea of just how far technology has come in the printing industry.  Long gone are the days of slightly fuzzy text and faded grey images.  Today’s printing process has gone digital, and the benefit clearly shows.  From the strikingly clear images to the brilliance of the colors, digital printing displays everything on your company’s marketing material, stationery, business cards and more with as much detail as a photograph.  And the best part?  Digital printing has revolutionized the printing industry to make it possible for any company, whether it has 10 employees or 10,000, to show the same level of quality as much larger corporations with every piece of printed media, and it can be accomplished both quickly and inexpensively!

Still not clear on the difference between digital printing and making color copies at the local 24-hour shop?  The main difference is quality, which is best explained by how digital printing actually works.  Digital printing is actually a bit of a misnomer, as the process doesn’t apply as much to the printing itself as it does to the way the image is transferred to the printing device.  Think of it this way-- with a traditional copy machine (even with the highest quality color copier), when you place a piece of paper through the machine to be copied, the resulting page can only ever be as good as the original in your hand.  That means if you have a slight crease where you held it in your hand or a speck of dust on the copier, it will show up in the results.  With digital printing however, the image, whether it be text or a full color photograph, is taken directly from a computer file and output through the printing device.  The end result will be as good as the original every time because there is never a physical piece of paper being copied.

It seems like with technology this foolproof, everyone would be using it, but that is clearly not the case.  According to, a company specializing in digital printing, the printing industry has remained behind the times when it comes to digital printing.  Newer high-speed digital printing devices have been able to produce single and multi color images for over a decade, but less than 5% of printing companies have actually installed these devices.  There are approximately 30,700 printing companies in the United States alone according to the 2006 U.S. Industry & Market Outlook by Barnes Reports so it is difficult to understand how such a large industry can be so slow to embrace new technology. 

Perhaps the amount of time it is taking for the printing industry to catch up with the newest advances is rooted in its long history.  After all, this is a process which has been slowly evolving for centuries.  Woodblock printing was already in use in China by the 6th century, and methods were steadily updated over the years, with the biggest leap forward being made when Johann Gutenberg of Germany invented the printing press in the 1400s.  Of course, the advances did not stop there.  According to Wikipedia, several innovations occurred at the end of the eighteenth century including a new method of using engraving tools, lithography, and relief etchings.  By the early nineteenth century, new types of presses were being made which were far more durable than anything produced up until that time.  Arguably one of the greatest advances, at least for the every day consumer, was when Chester Carlson invented the process called Xerography, or photocopying, in 1937.  His invention is considered the “technological foundation of printing today” according to

Advances in digital printing make it the best option for individuals and businesses that are looking for high quality marketing materials at an affordable price, and companies like make the technology easy to use.  Incorporating the internet with digital printing seems like a natural step, and this company allows its clients to transmit files via FTP, electronically warehouse various documents, forms, catalogs, etc. with the option to edit the stored data securely online and print on demand the amount of each item needed.  With copies that match the original every time, low cost, and that level of convenience, how can you go wrong with digital printing?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Digital Voice Recorders Keep Your Life on Target

You are a busy business professional, who spends a lot of time in your car and you just can’t seem to record directions, take notes or do the important things that you never seem to have enough time to do. There are digital voices recorders that are push-button controlled, and can be adapted to your cruise control on your car which can solve this problem nicely. The multi-segment recording chip can handle appointments, telephone numbers and directions, and comes complete with a stable suction cup mount that holds it steady.

Turning your recorder into a digital voice recorder for the telephone can be done as easily and as simply as connecting a direct connect telephone record device to a recorder you already own. This device will adapt to either single or multiple line phones and is compatible with all modular type telephones.

Then there is a new sixty-four hour digital recorder that can record not only the telephone, but voices so that those all important notes to yourself need never be lost again. This particular device comes with an automatic telephone recording control that tapes all of your telephone conversations automatically for an amazing thirty-eight hours, and only turns on when there is actually a voice on the line.

If you are looking for a radical new gadget to secretly record your conversations, there are digital voice recorders that look like a pair of sun glasses, and are capable of recording up to eighteen hours of vocal conversations. This device is also great for playing back music for up to eight hours for your listening pleasure.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Different Kinds of Spray Booths

There are various types of spray booths for practically any project you have in mind. And, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, custom spray booth manufacturers can make one for you. Following is a description of the different types of spray booths and a little about their uses.

Spray Booths for Vehicle Painting: This is typically what many think of when they think of a spray booth. This type of spray booth is a well-ventilated, enclosed building-like structure used for spray painting a variety of vehicles, from boats to cars to airplanes.

Painting any type of vehicle is an exacting, dangerous undertaking that should only be done by professionals. In fact, many do-it-yourself car enthusiasts often take their lovingly restored vehicles to experienced professionals for the paint job because they don’t have the equipment necessary to do a professional job – and safe – job.

If your hobby ever becomes a full-time business, it is critically important to have the right structure to do the job. Because large amounts of harmful chemicals are being emitted, spray booths are necessary to help maintain things like airflow, temperature, draft direction and more. Spray booths have to adhere to strict environmental and safety codes. It is a highly regulated industry designed to protect man and nature.

Powder Spray Booths: These are used when you want to apply a powder-based colorant to a surface. Unless you’re applying this type of colorant, most experts recommend regular spray booths for most jobs. In fact, they are ideal for everything from a regular car painting job to creating intricate airbrush designs.

Spray Booths for Wood Finishing: If you’re a carpenter or furniture builder/manufacturer, a wood finishing booth is an ideal investment in your business. Wood finishing booths come in a variety of designs.

For more of the hobbyist, there are so-called “bench top” versions that can sit atop a work table or bench to apply lacquer and other finishes. For the more commercial businessman, there are full-on versions that fit in a shed or workshop. In fact, some wood finishing booths act as sheds/workshops themselves. 

Spray Booths for Artistic Purposes: These are mostly used by hobbyists who use them to paint model trains, cars, airplanes, etc. They are small, lightweight and portable. And, they can be set up almost anywhere.

Now that you know the different types of spray booths, following is some further information to help you choose the right size.

Spray Booth Dimensions: What size spray booth do you need? You want to be sure to give length, height and width. And, do it for the largest size object you plant to use the booth for.

For example, if you want to add spray booths for automobile painting, remember to measure each booth according to the size of the largest vehicle. Size matters because the larger the spray booth dimensions are, the larger the motor and fan wheel need to be to generate the necessary airflow into the recovery system.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Difference Between Solicitors and Barristers

Every country has its own regulation with regards to legal profession.  The legal profession in England, New Zealand, Wales Australia and Canada is composed of two different groups which are the Solicitor and the Barrister.

The Solicitors are British lawyers who give legal advice and prepare legal documents and is considered Office Lawyers. Solicitors have served for two years under the management of a practicing Solicitor and meet other demands of the Law Society, which includes educational requirements, and must be admitted to practice. Several common law jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand excluding US call this type of Lawyers as Solicitors. They are involved in commercial work relating to business such as dealing with commercial transactions, corporate matters, land, share, other property dealings and also litigation.

The Barristers on the other hand are the Courtroom Lawyers who speak in the higher courts of law and who are reserved by Solicitors to advocate in a legal hearing or to render a legal opinion. Barristers are the lawyers who practice out of an office and are often referred to as Chambers. They provide opinions to Solicitors on difficult points of law and appear on court.  But Barristers must pass the bar final exams and be admitted to "plead at the bar", meaning they have been called to the bar and is allowed to appear in court to argue a client's case. It is required in England that the Barrister has to be taken on by a practicing Barrister for a one-year pupilage which is same as internship. It allows the new Barrister to observe and assist his master in the execution and learn from the experience. The Barristers are easily recognized by their robe and wig which is referred to as the working garb.

What is a Commercial Law Solicitor?

Commercial Law Solicitors are lawyers that engage and specializing in handling cases affecting different business legal issues. Questions involving Tax law, Business Law and Labor Law are some of the issues that may arise out of this daily business activity.

When a person is interested to establish a new business, a Commercial Solicitor will help in determining the validity as well as the procedures one must observe. They can execute the necessary contracts to effectively carry out the business. They can also check the company organization if it complies with the basic rules and regulations and give the list of the necessary license requirements in putting up the business.

On decisions involving business name the Commercial Law Solicitor can discuss the implication of using one’s name in the business. The benefits of having trade name or business name can also be explain by the Solicitor including the conformity requirements that must be observed.

Even in securing the business location, Commercial Solicitor could be the best person around. They can review and draft the contract involving lease agreement, sub-lease agreement or any other agreement a client may want to engage in leasing any business premises.

Information with regard to financial matters like obtaining a bank loan, a mortgage loan or transaction to another company can be explained by the Commercial Law Solicitors. They will help the client to understand the benefits and the legal issue that may arise out of these transactions.

With respect to taxes, Commercial Solicitors will give advice on how to keep taxes to a minimum level. An advice on the insurance requirement to protect the business including the employees may also be explained by the Commercial Solicitor.

Legal obligations in giving products and services are also important matter that Commercial Solicitor can counsel a businessman on the right procedure to observe in compliance with the existing rules and regulations.

On dispute arising from employee-employer relationship the solicitor can also check all the validity of the claims arising from illegal dismissal or any other claims involving work-related problems. Generally a Commercial Law Solicitor acts for business of all trades and sizes.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


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Bonsai is a personal experience offering a remarkable amount of personal satisfaction.  This art form has become an established pastime throughout the world as more and more people come to understand this fascinating hobby.  Before you give way to your creative urge and plant your first seedling, however, it might be interesting to explore some facts concerning bonsai and how it has evolved over time.  Did you know:
That the origin of Bonsai, while often attributed to the Japanese, is actually Chinese in derivation. Many experts agree that bonsai, know as Pensai in China, was practiced by scholars, monks and the noble classes of China as far back as 600 A.D. A few centuries later, bonsai, along with Zen Buddhism, and much of the best of Chinese culture was brought to Japan.
That the word "Bonsai", which is pronounced "Bone- Sigh", is made up of the two Japanese characters: "Bon" meaning tray and "sai" meaning plant, which when literally translated means: tray plant.
That an earthquake is responsible for shifting the "epicenter" of bonsai cultivation in Japan. In 1923 an 8.3 magnitude earthquake devastated the entire Kanto region of Japan. Destroying vast portions of the two largest cities: Tokyo and Yokohama; along with a majority of the commercial bonsai businesses. As a result, the bonsai business community, in an effort to save their livelihoods, collectively purchased a tract of land outside of Tokyo, where their businesses once again flourished. Hence, a new epicenter of bonsai cultivation in Japan was created (which exists and thrives to this day).
That in 1976 the people of Japan, in honor of the USA Bicentennial Celebration, presented to America 53 priceless bonsai trees and 6 remarkable viewing stones. These gifts were to become the foundation of our national collection. This magnificent group is housed at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, located within the U.S. National Arboretum, in Washington, D.C. It has since become the largest collection of its kind - housing bonsai from around the world!
That all plants have a Botanical name -- a name that is unique to them -- and this is often called the Botanical name, although some people prefer to use the term: Latin name or Scientific name, instead. Plant names are based on the Latin language, which was considered the universal language during the 18th century when a vast majority of the "naming" of newly discovered plants was taking place. Botanical names are descriptive. They describe many characteristics specific to that plant such as: the place of origin, color, growth habit, leaf size, bark texture, etc.
That displaying a bonsai is an art onto itself.  The traditional elements of bonsai display include: a bonsai tree, a display table or stand, an accent item, and a scroll. Each of these elements plays a vital role in the display by constructing, generating, and producing an emotional and intellectual panorama. The bonsai tree is and always should be the most important component of every display.
As you can imagine the foregoing is merely a fundamental insight into the world of bonsai founded on communion with nature.  I urge all with an interest in this popular hobby to go ahead and create their own work of art.  The principles of bonsai are simple and easy to apply and many invaluable teaching resources are available to assist.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Die Cutting

Die Cutting is a procedure by which a material is cut to an exact design or shape with the help of a die. It is a creative process similar to cookie cutting. It involves the cutting of shapes from plastic sheets using a shaped knife and pressing the edge into one or more layers of sheeting. After completing the cutting, a certain pressure is applied using mechanical or hydraulic presses. Die cutting is sometimes known as dinking or blanking.

For cutting a wide range of objects simply and quickly, the machines use steel rule dies. Use of scissors demands more patience and time. Die cutting makes the tedious job of cutting various shapes and letters faster and easier. The materials that can be die cut include sheet magnet, heat and shrink plastic, foil, self-adhesive rubber, fabric, paper wood, poly foam, faux fur, leather, sponge and thin metal.

Different types of die cutting are available. The most popular are the steel rule, rotary, laser and ultrasonic processes. Rotary die cutting is also known by the name gasket die cutting. It is usually utilized for foam, rubber and plastics. Steel rule dies are commonly used to cut folding cartons, corrugated boxes, gaskets, fabric, plastics and composites. For the thermoplastic materials that tend to fray easily, ultrasonic die cutting is ideal. Laser cutters are used to cut acrylic, copper, brass, aluminum and cured fiberglass.

The die cutting process is found in several areas of industry. A distinctive shape is an important aspect for active sales products; so die-cut labels are real marketing instruments. Teaching and library aids, educational and math manipulatives, greeting cards and invitations, personal keepsakes and scrapbooks are created by die cutting. This process also produces home decors, stationery and classroom projects. In addition, die cutting has immense potential in the fields of digital book embellishments, fashion design and accessories, as well as traditional crafts.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Developing A Document Shredding Strategy For Your Business

Creating a document shredding strategy is an important aspect of almost every business. Not only are there lots and regulations that require businesses to shred documents, but it is also part of running a trustworthy, excellent business.

Why do business is need to destroy documents?

Practically every business is creating and managing new paper documents every day and the list of documents that legally need to be shredded is constantly growing.

Bills, customer order information, contracts, employee applications, in-house memos, receipts, piles of mail, insurance documents, old tax records, payment records, account records and balance sheets, personnel files and bank records… Practically any document that has a first name last name address, and other information probably needs to be shredded.

What can happen if this information falls into the wrong hands?

Well, aside from forgery, credit card fraud, con schemes, corporate espionage, there is of course the potential for bad publicity, loss of customers, lawsuits and fines.

It is important that all businesses shred or destroy certain sensitive documents.  Law enforcement, legal industries, government agencies, banks, health care providers, insurance providers, financial brokers, and real estate are just a few industries where managing paperwork is crucial.  Not to mention hospitals, insurers, doctor’s offices, retirement homes, drugstores, legal papers.

So how can a business manage their documents safely and effectively?

A detailed security policy for every type of document your business uses is essential and employees need to know these policies!

For example: What are the shredding requirements for the various document types that your company frequently uses? What are employees allowed to photocopy? Who has access to files with private information?

Signs can be posted in the workplace and next to trash cans and recycling bins were sensitive documents may inadvertently be thrown out, un-shredded.

Also, whoever is overseeing the destruction of documents should closely consult with the company’s IT staff and any other department that works with electronic records and files to ensure safe handling.

Training employees about disposing of sensitive documents and developing a very specific policy about how long to hold and went to discard documents will go a long way.  Access to company read records should be controlled and restricted to a small number of individuals and there should be rules relating to records.

And finally, use a certified document destruction company that has a good track record.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Determining the correct size of Grease Traps

Restaurants and other food service businesses generate literally tons of cooking oil, grease and food wastes every day. If this waste is not managed properly, it can cause major environmental problems. Much of the waste is in solid form and can be safely put in packages and placed in the trash. Liquid waste containing oil and grease dumped directly into the sewer, however, can block the system and cause wastewater to flow back-up .To avoid this you have to install and properly maintain a grease trap.

Grease traps capture the oil and grease from the flow of wastewater by slowing down the flow of hot greasy water through the grease trap (actually a tank) and allowing it to cool. As it cools, the grease and oil separate out of the water and float to the top of the trap. The cooler water continues to flow down the drain pipe to the sewer while baffles prevent the accumulated grease and oil from flowing out of the grease trap. The size of the grease trap depends largely on how much waste your business produces and how often you perform trap maintenance. Grease traps may be located inside or outside of the building. Traps that are located inside the building tend to be smaller and require more frequent maintenance. Traps that are located outside the building tend to be larger and may be less disruptive to maintain. Outside grease traps will operate differently in winter versus summer and are more prone to clogging during cold weather. As a business owner/manager, you should know where the grease trap, drain lines, and clean-outs are located at your restaurant.

Proper cleaning and maintenance of the grease trap and drain line reduces the amount of solids and grease going into the public sewer system and minimizes the likelihood of back-ups or blockages. Some sanitation districts and/or municipalities require grease traps and periodic maintenance and inspections for specified businesses. This is because untrapped oil and grease in the wastewater decreases pipe capacity over time and eventually will cause the pipe to clog. Piping systems without grease traps need to be cleaned more often and some piping may have to be replaced sooner than otherwise expected. Excessive grease sent to the wastewater treatment plant can also overload their system and cause the facility to exceed its allowable discharge limits. Running extremely hot water down the drain only moves the problem down stream, and may only make it worse. Fixing a sewer line blockage can be expensive, both in terms of potentially lost customers and repair cost. If the pipe clog is within your building sewer line, you will be responsible for fixing the problem and paying all costs. If the clog is in the public sewer line, but can be traced to your restaurant, you will be liable for paying all or a portion of the repair costs. Accumulating the oil and grease close to the source in a properly maintained grease trap is the most cost-effective way.

There are several ways to maintain a grease trap and dispose of the wastes. Your decision will likely be based on cost, availability of services, and disposal/ recycling opportunities in your area. Most restaurants hire a professional pumping service to remove the waste from the grease trap and dispose of it properly. Some areas have service companies that specialize in grease trap wastes, while other areas may have pumping contractors that service grease traps, sand traps, and septic tanks. Pumping service contractors can usually be found in the yellow pages of the telephone book under the listings for “Grease Traps and Service”, “Septic Tanks”.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Desk Name Plates

A desk name plate furnishes a professional appearance to any place of work. It perks up the desk and workplace setting. Desk name plates are customized or personalized, so that the customer can choose his own design and description. Desk name plates vary from one customer to another not only in name, designation, logo and address, but also in design and texture. The text of a desk name plate could vary from one line to three lines. Lines may include only the customer’s name, or everything from the customer’s name, designation, and his company’s name and logo. In some cases desk name plates also contain different floral designs. A desk name plate is useful not only for offices, businesses, and stores, but also for houses of worship and wherever else it is considered necessary.

Marble, wood, metal and plastic are some of the various raw materials for desk name plates. Marble and wood can be engraved, whereas metal as well as synthetic name plates can be printed with different dyes, icons, or typefaces. It is up to the customer. Desk name plates can also be detachable from the holder. Holders are often sold separately. Holders of desk name plates could be made of wood, PVC, or anodized aluminum, in triangular or L shapes, or any number of other modes.

Desk name plates can be used in meetings, training sessions, conferences, dinners, and more. They can also display show names, titles, designations, and more. They can also designate seating arrangements at tables on special occasions or at parties.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Design Your Business Card Online

A business card is an ideal partner to getting your business recognized by potential clients. Business cards can be created online through a variety of templates for you to choose from. This makes the process a lot easier when you can choose a business card template and then customize it to your business. It is a fun and easy way to create your business cards online and can actually save you time and money because you do not have to consult a graphic designer. You are the designer. It is less stressful and it puts you in control of your business card needs.
Business card printing will allow you to first choose a template and then change the font size, color, layout, or even add additional text if you need to. Business cards can be customized through templates, but these online sites will also give you the option to add your company logo or a photo without having to use their designs. With this option, you still can change the font color or size, and add text to complete the desired look for your business card. A black and white style business card has the look of professionalism and is easily read and understood by all who see it, as all business cards should be. Color business cards created online will give your cards just the right amount of color that will catch a potential client’s eye. The color is not the only decision when it comes to designing your business card; you also have to look at whether you want a vertical or horizontal business card.

Business cards are presented to you to create in a number of ways. A magnetic card is ideal for your customers to keep on their refrigerators so they will not lose your number. Color raised ink will make your company logo or your name stand out on a white background. How about a metal business card that resists fading, scratching, or a plastic one?  Business card templates can be business professional or be the ones that have clip art to choose from to give your business card an artistic edge.

Business card printing online is fast and easy. It will give your business the card it deserves with a design that will give people a visual perspective of your business that may just set your business apart from other companies out there. With a color business card, consumers can keep your card around after using your company’s services and then hold pass it along to someone they know who needs a service that your company offers. Your business cards are like printed word of mouth that travels from one customer to the next.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Design Web Survey Free Money

You can earn money on the web through a variety of ways, primary among these are the models which are tried and tested by others. Before starting a get rich soon model of your own, get a feel of the market.

To do this, you might want to have a look at some of the other sites offering the required services similar to the ones provided by your site. These sites often require users to join in before they can actually see the benefits if the site.

Hence you might actually have to join in the site. These sites often demand some money from the people wanting to join in the site. They tell this as a part of the joining fees. The money gives you difference benefits like e-books on how to get rich soon, other e books on how to make money online and so on.

These websites also offer you the choice of a great deal of other programs of getting rich from where you can choose one. Hence, you would do well to join in one of these sites before starting a survey of your own. There are a number of advantages of this too.

For one, you will have a sure shot idea of how to lure people to your web site. Also, you will have an idea of what people look for in a website. All this information can then be used in the formation of your website and then you can loom forward to making it a huge success.

There are different types of sites providing different services to the people. There are sites which help you invest, there are sites which help you earn money online.

There are also some sites which are called web design sites which help you create your own identity on the internet. These sites help you not only to create your site but also to get the work done and the money earning on your site.

These are called design web sites also. You can make money through the help of these sites. You can take the help of these sites for the purpose of setting up your own site or you can make a web design site yourself ad give your services to the people. Either way, you will benefit as you will be the one who will be on their earning side. Thus, you can make a decent amount of money on the web.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Call Centers : Say Hello To Big Business!

Call Centers : Say Hello To Big Business!

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The growth of the call center industry signals the beginning of a new age in business and communications.  Having trained customer service agents to answer the phone for you gives you the enhanced image and professionalism clients always look forward to. The demand for call centers increases as businesses diversify and their products and services become more complex.

call center solutions, call center outsourcing

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The elusive dream of a successful business depends on how well you attract the interest of potential clients.  In order to attract clients, you need to capture the imagination of aspiring and existing business owners everywhere.  Making such a big impression establishes professionalism and creates trust and confidence.  
The growth of the call center industry signals the beginning of a new age in business and communications.  During the past few decades, there has been a major transformation in the way people work, socialize, communicate, and engage in business. Call centers offer a variety of services to organizations and customers such as answering calls, handling orders, complaints, providing technical support to customers, direct response advertising, infomercials, etc.  The demand for call centers increases as businesses diversify and their products and services become more complex.
In today’s global economy, call centers optimize a client company's investment in human capital by providing market differentiation, brand identity and commitment, and ultimately, operational success.  Their business strategy is built on excellence in such areas as technology, database management, and the human capital. 
Clients who are always on the go will not sit up with a recorded message when they call.  Having trained customer service agents to answer the phone for you gives you the enhanced image and professionalism clients always look forward to.  No one knows that these agents are not inside your office.  These agents can talk to people all over the world anytime and and access vast amounts of information at the click of the mouse.   They take pride in providing the most advanced solutions and technologies in the industry.  You need to let the client believe that you can fit into the high-powered executive world just as well as anyone.
Call centers do more than just provide a 24/7 "live" call answering service and take phone messages for you. They help screen the calls to minimize your interruptions yet they can just as easily connect to you an important caller in seconds. The need to make an immediate human connection is a concern of every potential clients.  A client's first phone call inquiry is so important that is why it is necessary to make that good first impression as well.
The call center industry has paved the way for cost-efficient work force.  It has reduced overhead, employee paperwork, and extra expenses that are usually associated with hiring employees, acquiring furnitures, as well as office equipment and technology.  No more hassles of having enough phone lines and repair maintenance.  With customer service agents to answer the calls 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, you get a toll-free business phone number and only pay for actual calls answered.
Part of the service that call centers offer is to gather important contact information for your sales and marketing campaigns.  They take the time to get to know your business, find out who your clients are, and identify what customer service needs you can offer.
With the proliferation of call centers, the vision of flowing profits, industry respect, thrilled customers, and a successful business is as easy as saying “hello”.

The elusive dream of a successful business depends on how well you attract the interest of potential clients.  In order to attract clients, you need to capture the imagination of aspiring and existing business owners everywhere.  Making such a big impression establishes professionalism and creates trust and confidence.  
The growth of the call center industry signals the beginning of a new age in business and communications.  During the past few decades, there has been a major transformation in the way people work, socialize, communicate, and engage in business. Call centers offer a variety of services to organizations and customers such as answering calls, handling orders, complaints, providing technical support to customers, direct response advertising, infomercials, etc.  The demand for call centers increases as businesses diversify and their products and services become more complex.
In today’s global economy, call centers optimize a client company's investment in human capital by providing market differentiation, brand identity and commitment, and ultimately, operational success.  Their business strategy is built on excellence in such areas as technology, database management, and the human capital. 
Clients who are always on the go will not sit up with a recorded message when they call.  Having trained customer service agents to answer the phone for you gives you the enhanced image and professionalism clients always look forward to.  No one knows that these agents are not inside your office.  These agents can talk to people all over the world anytime and and access vast amounts of information at the click of the mouse.   They take pride in providing the most advanced solutions and technologies in the industry.  You need to let the client believe that you can fit into the high-powered executive world just as well as anyone.
Call centers do more than just provide a 24/7 "live" call answering service and take phone messages for you. They help screen the calls to minimize your interruptions yet they can just as easily connect to you an important caller in seconds. The need to make an immediate human connection is a concern of every potential clients.  A client's first phone call inquiry is so important that is why it is necessary to make that good first impression as well.
The call center industry has paved the way for cost-efficient work force.  It has reduced overhead, employee paperwork, and extra expenses that are usually associated with hiring employees, acquiring furnitures, as well as office equipment and technology.  No more hassles of having enough phone lines and repair maintenance.  With customer service agents to answer the calls 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, you get a toll-free business phone number and only pay for actual calls answered.
Part of the service that call centers offer is to gather important contact information for your sales and marketing campaigns.  They take the time to get to know your business, find out who your clients are, and identify what customer service needs you can offer.
With the proliferation of call centers, the vision of flowing profits, industry respect, thrilled customers, and a successful business is as easy as saying “hello”.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Can A Reward Be A Sin?

To be motivational, reward and recognition must be appropriate in the eye of the receiver. Tickets for the big game are fine if you enjoy sport. If you don't enjoy sport but you would like the value of the tickets to spend on something else instead, your reward just turned into another task; selling the tickets. Although they may be easy to sell on to someone else, the motivational edge has been diminished slightly.

The following is a bit like the health warning on a pack of cigarettes. This short compilation of religious issues highlights what could arise if you target an inappropriate reward on a person with certain strong beliefs. That's not to say this will be the case for everyone in that sub-group of humanity but nevertheless a little care and attention to detail can go a long way.

Most religions are becoming more flexible and tolerant in their outlook on what their followers may or may not do in their day-to-day lives; however there are still a few taboos that it would be worth reminding yourself about.


The favorite taboos always cited for those of the Jewish persuasion are food derived from the humble pig and any reference to the holocaust, Nazi Germany or World War 2. Apparently pork and bacon are not the issue they used to be however, it pays to ask. The use of the Nazi swastika emblem is actually illegal in some countries but the atrocities of the World War 2 live on in the minds of the Jewish people and should not be raised, even in fun.

References to non-Jewish festivals such as Christmas and Easter are also mildly insulting to some, but not all, Jews.


Pork meat can also be a problem for followers of Islam. It falls under a set of rules called Halal, laid down by the Islamic faith. Strictly speaking, any foodstuff that contains fats or byproducts of pig meat will be forbidden. In addition many of them will not drink alcohol, so that free bottle of wine will just sit on a shelf. Interestingly vanilla essence, which is extracted using alcohol is also considered Halal; so no vanilla ice-cream either.


Although many people consider themselves to be Christians, it is only the devout Christians who may be offended by inappropriate gestures. Issues like sex, nudity, homosexuality and profanity may be acceptable to the majority of adults but a practicing Christian will be not only embarrassed but perhaps insulted much more than the average person.


Hinduism has a tradition of not eating beef as they see it as the unnecessary killing of a useful beast. Many Hindus eat a predominantly vegetarian diet and will also avoid pork, veal, lamb, fish, chicken and dairy products.

Nudity and profanity are heavily censored in Hindu culture. They are less tolerant than the average western community.

In general, it seems, food can be a bit of a hot potato which makes an impromptu company barbeque a little complicated.

Friday, March 2, 2012

California Corporation Commissions

California Corporation Commission is a statutory authority whose job is to oversee the functioning of the department of corporations and also to frame policies for its proper functioning. The Commissioner, who is the chief executive officer, heads the commission. He is assisted by a team of officers who advise him on the day to day financial and other administrative operations. There is also a public relations officer who coordinates the activities of all the departments of the commission.

The main function of the commission is to inform and educate the general public on important financial and investment issues. In addition, the commission is also equipped with powers to enforce the law to protect innocent businessmen.  For this, it has an enforcement division, which investigates the irregularities and other acts of omission and commission and brings the defaulters to book through the process of litigation. 

There may be situations when in order to evade state taxes, people may not procure licenses to conduct their business. The commission investigates such cases and takes appropriate action against them. There may even be licensed corporations that violate the state law. The commission takes action, and in case of serious offences, files cases against them in the court of law. There may be other financial violations and fraudulent activities. The commission refers such cases to the District Attorney for prosecution.

The commission is invested with certain powers to stop violations of the law. Yet, it does not have the powers of the court of law. It can only report the cases to the court, but cannot act on behalf of the victims of fraud. However, the commission does cooperate with the lawyers of the victims by furnishing facts and figures. This goes a long way in helping them get back their money. It should, however, be clear that the investor has to find his legal resources to get the refunds. Also, the commission conducts its investigations in complete secrecy and the complaints of the aggrieved persons are not made public.