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Tips to Save Money in your Home Based Business

Tips to Save Money in your Home Based Business | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
In Using Utilities and Services. It is more practical for an entrepreneur to use either bundle services or unlimited services. Internet service connection for instance has a promotional DSL bundles that already includes the telephone line. This service is also considered on unlimited use already. With these kinds of services, you will not have to think of your bills when connecting to a client, thus, you have a quality time and better service.


In Using and Purchasing Office Supplies. For office supplies, you can save more if you buy in bulk. You may look for generic brands that are cheaper; however, you should also not compromise on the quality when it is a protocol in your business. For example, if your business needs to be precise about the quality of colors for toners, you should opt for branded ones. Also look for ads of sale and grab the opportunity so you can save. Office supply depots can be a great place to buy cheaper supplies.


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Who Counts As an Entrepreneur? (Opinion) | Entrepreneur.com

Who Counts As an Entrepreneur? (Opinion) | Entrepreneur.com | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
Estimates of the number of entrepreneurs in the U.S. vary widely. If you want a more precise number, we'll need a definition of the word that everyone...


How many entrepreneurs are there in the U.S.? The statistics show that the number is somewhere between 50 and 84 million.


Before you think this is the beginning of a joke about economists, permit me to explain. The number of U.S. entrepreneurs depends a great deal how you define "entrepreneur."


At the broadest end of the spectrum, some people call anyone who would prefer to be in business for themselves an "entrepreneur." Extrapolating to the U.S. labor force from a recent Gallup survey of a representative sample of U.S. adults about their preference for self-employment, I estimate that more than 84 million Americans would prefer to work for themselves than for someone else...

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5 Ways to Sell Your Expertise Online

5 Ways to Sell Your Expertise Online | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
As a small business owner or entrepreneur, the lessons you learn are valuable.

 

November 23, 2010
As a small business owner or entrepreneur, the lessons you learn are valuable. Not only will those lessons help you succeed in your core business, but that expertise has value for your peers. Sharing your expertise and becoming a thought leader in your industry can help you to attract new customers and develop lucrative, long-term business relationships.

 

Beyond that, however, your expertise can also be utilized as a separate revenue stream in its own right. In 2008, the folks at software company 37signals announced that they had turned their expertise into revenue streams worth more than three quarters of a million dollars in just a couple of years. Here are five ways that you can follow in their footsteps and leverage your existing expertise too...

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The 5 Fundamental Rules Of Working From Home

The 5 Fundamental Rules Of Working From Home | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
Suppose you finally took the plunge: resigned your corporate job, decided to follow the passion of your life and (by lack of a new office space, of course), you started to work from home. Welcome to the club! Been there for a few years now and, guess what, it turned out that working from home is not as simple as I thought it would be.

It certainly has a tons of advantages, but those advantages won’t come in a sugary, care free, or all pinky and happy-go-lucky package. On the contrary. When you work from home, maintaining a constant productivity flow may be a real challenge. And there are many reasons for that.
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Warning: How Not To Monetize Twitter On Autopilot

Warning: How Not To Monetize Twitter On Autopilot | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

So you’re building a passive income?


What if I say that you were loosing your money all the way from the start?


And it won’t return, I’m sorry…


There are hundreds of “proven” recipes to build a passive income online and you’ve decided to try Twitter. Why not? Sounds easy and fun!


While there are tons of information on what to do to succeed, what about the things you should avoid if you want to see the green bucks?...

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3 Crucial Best Practices For Generating Leads From Social Media

3 Crucial Best Practices For Generating Leads From Social Media | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

New social media marketers are jumping into the field every day. This is reasonable – with hundreds of millions of people active on each network, from all backgrounds and different interests, it’s important to create interesting content and to get in front of them. Having worked with many people new to online marketing or social media, you can see many of them making the same mistakes over again, despite other people already having struggled with the same issue.

 

I’d like to share three crucial best practices that I’ve developed from working with dozens of businesses to develop their social media presence and generate leads. If you have your own ideas as well or things you’ve seen businesses stumble on when getting started, I’d love to hear them as well!

 

Tip One: Show Visitors Specific Offers...

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The "Sell Your Expertise" Edition

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The "Sell Your Expertise" Edition - Links to multiple spots online where you can sell your expertise.

 

One of the least expensive items to sell online is your expertise. You already have have it, there are likely folks who want it and, perhaps most importantly, you have a great way to deliver it via the Internet.


Or do you? Delivery of expertise online, especially if you want to get paid for it, is one of the trickier roadblocks that face infopreneurs, folks like you who want to package and sell knowledge and know-how...

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