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The Seven Keys to Motivation

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Motivation. It's a complicated subject that is studied by many and understood by few. Virtually every aspect of human life – from the mundane to the life-changing – is guided, swayed and altered by motivating factors. For instance, what to have for dinner may be motivated by a desire to lose or gain weight. Whether or not to attend a business seminar may be motivated by the speakers, location and cost. When and where to buy new clothing may be motivated by a long list of personal preferences as well as the changing seasons and weather conditions. Even reading this article is a motivated behavior. Do you like the style of writing? Are you curious about the subject matter? Do you have a desire to…

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5 Things to Sort Out Before Thinking About Raising Funding for Your Business

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During my time as an early-stage investor, I would get super-frustrated every time a team of enthusiastic and energy-ridden entrepreneurs would come through the doors of our offices ill-prepared for our meeting. The idea they have may be great, the team may rock but it was a blow to the stomach to hear their lacklustre and uncertain responses to a basic stream of questions that they really should have anticipated and prepared for in advance of the meeting. Putting in so much effort on the product or service, the team-build and the networking all gets compromised when poor planning is evident at a fundraising meeting. As such, I have outlined what I believe as being the 5 key areas entrepreneurs need to have a key…

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15 Different Ideas For Your Fitness Marketing Campaign

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If you have an existing fitness business center and hoping to increase your customer and sales, you will need to have an excellent marketing ideas to grow and create more attention for your business or programs. Today, more people are realizing the importance of health clubs, gyms and even fitness boot camp. So if your business is engaged in helping people get better or fit, consider yourself lucky as the fitness business have the potential to succeed if the right fitness marketing plan are in-place. Keep in mind that competition is your number one concern, thus you must put extra effort in making sure that your business stands out. The following are 15 ideas for a successful fitness marketing drive. 1. The quicker way to…

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Corporate Governance and Small Businesses

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Let's start with some review of what types of companies primarily drive the US economy. We know that there are about 16,000 publicly traded companies represented on the NASDAQ, NYSE and the AMEX. The key economic driver in the US is the 27 million small businesses. The Small Business Administration 2008 Presidential Report on The Small Business Economy clearly communicated "the economy generated 1.1 million net new jobs in 2007. In the first quarter of 2007, 74 percent of the net new jobs were in small firms with fewer than 500 employees and 22 percent were in firms with fewer than 20 employees. " Yet, the gross amount of attention in the media and the federal bureaucracy is around what is happening in the Markets.…

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Legal Way to Avoid Workers Compensation – Simple and Lucrative

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Workers compensation is a must if you have employees. There are a number of ways to avoid workers compensation. While not having any employees is one of them we'll touch on that latter. Workers compensation is one of the largest bills many employers will pay. With workers comp audits and lack of planning comp insurance can equal the payroll budget. Talking with a commercial construction contractor in Michigan I learned of a unique way to avoid paying workers compensation insurance altogether. While you, by law in Michigan, must have workers compensation if you have employees, there are many ways to get around employees. Temp agency are one way. I do not recommend temp agencies for finding workers. I'm sure there are good temp agencies, I…

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How to Promote A Christian T-Shirt Business – Effective and Low Cost Marketing Tips

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Quite a lot of people today are turning towards Christian businesses since these are highly targeted niches that receive much success. Starting a Christian t-shirt store online can be a great way to earn additional income. However, you do not really have to spend a lot for marketing your business. If you learn how to promote a Christian t-shirt business at low cost, it is quite possible for you to enjoy good revenues. The marketing tips that have been discussed here will provide you several helpful ideas to start with. How to Promote A Christian t-shirt Business • One of the best ways to promote this type of business is to get an article or an advertisement published in your local Christian newsletter or church…

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7 Ways To "Bootstrap" Your Marketing

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The problem with small businesses today is that a whole lot of entrepreneurs go into business with a GREAT idea … and then fail. Do not get me wrong – I'm not saying that your idea is not great! But what business owners and entrepreneurs do not recognise is that by going into business in the first place, they have to go into the marketing business as well. According to The Office of National Statistics, 1 in 10 businesses these days are closing down – and just zeroing in on the night life: there are 50% fewer establishments than there were 10 years ago! And why is that, in an economy that's on the rise? You could blame the high business rates, or the inability…

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7 Ways To "Bootstrap" Your Marketing

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The problem with small businesses today is that a whole lot of entrepreneurs go into business with a GREAT idea … and then fail. Do not get me wrong – I'm not saying that your idea is not great! But what business owners and entrepreneurs do not recognise is that by going into business in the first place, they have to go into the marketing business as well. According to The Office of National Statistics, 1 in 10 businesses these days are closing down – and just zeroing in on the night life: there are 50% fewer establishments than there were 10 years ago! And why is that, in an economy that's on the rise? You could blame the high business rates, or the inability…

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Choosing Names For a Handyman Business

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Starting any kind of business requires the owner and his partners to come up with a brand name. This may not come easy, though, as you are competing with numerous businesses in your specific category. In almost any business today, there's stiff competition the reason why it's vital to provide a name that people will easily remember. Ideally, coming up with a good business name requires some research and brain storming session from the owners if there's more than one of them. The internet is one of the best ways to do your research of possible names for your handyman business. As many of this type of business operate online these days, it's highly recommended to find out the most common and popular names in…

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How to Decorate a Boutique – What Beginners Do not Know

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Boutique owners share their must-haves, must-dos and can not-live-without decorating tricks. Why is it critical to put in some effort, time and expenses to decorate a boutique store? A boutique is defined as a "small fashionable supermarket." Most boutiques retail exclusive items, such as specialized gifts, jewelry, antiques and etc. For most of us as boutique owners, our stores feature nice clothing and fashionable accessories. As boutiques vary in their offerings, it is tough to identify explicit ideas as to decorations. However, there are selected decorating ideas that will toil in all boutiques, at any rate of theme. Lighting The degree of lighting in your store will vary depending on the mood you desire to create. For contemporary items, you will need ample of light.…

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