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Hop To Your Own ‘Better’ – In Business

6 Jul , 2016  

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Fish in the bowl. Swimming, swimming automatically around… competing for food, hanging out in the places they like and just keep work, work, work, working. Right, right?

Hey, actually we are humans with a lot of tools at our disposal and we get the privilege of setting up our environment, and the responsibility of effecting it.

When you are tired of circling the bowl, start here. Start a business, using your talents WITH a great ‘why’. Listen to This ted talk by Simon Sinek about successful businesses, click here. 

“Know Thyself” – Socrates

Knowing Your Strengths and Communicate Them Clearly – Market That – Keep Track of Your Network – Keep Your Eye On The Ball – It’s A Slow Burn – Cover Your Bases

  1. List Capabilities

    1. Resume Style
      1. How To Structure A Resume? Don’t. Let a website do it for you. There are easy options. Like Google doc templates, or this thing:  Click here for an easy option. These days a social media presense is just as important as the hardcopy resume. 
      2. Journal Style
        1. Daydream about how your skills relate and imagine need ways to put them together.

 

  • Create A Visual Identity – Online presence 

  1. Images
    1. Canva.com
      1. Create better images than Clip art with lots of high quality free images (or upload your own) and a Paint Program like editing techniques. Grab the image and share it on your website, social media.
    2. Smugmug.com
      1. This is a photography portfolio, or perhaps a good place to store photos in the cloud, that you could url to potential clients or…”new friends”.
  2. Website Builder
    1. Wix.com
      1. best all around flexible site
      2. cannot change templates – choose wisely
    2. Squarespace.com
      1. best for design
      2. If you want a creative looking website, use this
      3. A little more expensive to pay for the extras
    3. Weebly.com
      1. Drag and drop
      2. Very basic desgin
      3. no time bomb on sites
      4. compatible with google analytics
      5. not for ecommerce needs
    4. Jimdo.com
      1. Update for $ to have a personal domain name
      2. Hundreds of templates AND customization options (especially if you know code)
      3. With SEO
      4. Very non-English friendly
      5. No drag and drop
    5. WordPress.com
      1. This site is a wordpress
      2. it’s the most popular
      3. tech support is easy to get
      4. SEO
    6. Shopify
      1. If you want to focus on eCommerce
      2. low credit card processing fee
  • Marketing – Tell People About It

    1. Keep “Networking Notes”, A “Leads” Chart, A Diary, A Spreadsheet, A google doc, an excel sheet
      1. Why? Knowing Who To Thank
        1. Remembering names
          1. How to win friends and influence people
        2. Remembering the substance
          1. What did you talk about?
      2. Why? Knowing Where To Head Next To Keep Your Business Steady.
  • Have Your Money Game On Pointbusiness

    1. How will you meet your budget?
      1. High Retainer, Less Clients?
      2. Lower Retainer, More Clients?
    2. What is your ideal budget?
      1. Read this article about the keys to Principle Approach to Budgeting. 
    3. Have a well-thought out pricing strategy for your good or service
  • Keep Your Eye On The Ball – Do Not Expect Quick Success When Starting Your Own Business

    1. Keep your day job, if needed for your bills. Do not count on income you have not earned yet!
    2. Put the habits in place and keep going
    3. Patience in networking is important, too. This article from Forbes had some good rules of thumb for us all, as humans not just networking.
      1. Don’t complain
      2. Don’t Interrupt
      3. Don’t Drink too much
      4. Don’t hard sell yourself
      5. Don’t talk about me-me-me.
    4. Process this well: You will do work you aren’t paid for
    5. Be patient
      1. Think long and hard about how you can rely on savings
      2. Budget and relax
      3. Hurry and busy are
  • Cover Your Bases

    1. Paperwork
      1. File for an LLC
        1. Read this great article for step by step instructions brought to you by Income Tax Planning 
      2. Use Contracts
        1. Insurance Thinking
        2. Prevent Legal Problems
  • If you don’t have your ‘why’ in order maybe you need some higher education to learn about a world in business you otherwise wouldn’t. Click here to pursue higher education WITH financial help. 

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Why A Legal Plan Is Important

6 Jul , 2016  

ShareFollow UsWhen it comes to legal problems, you don’t want to mess around. Getting hung up in an avoidable legal bind is something that can trash your future without even lifting a finger. Whether it’s an eviction, traffic ticket, or a lawsuit, a legal plan can cover you in case of emergency.   A Legal Plan Keeps Your Family Safe Your family is the people that you want to protect in case of legal attack, but they are also often…

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Breaking It Down: Bank Vs. Credit Union

1 Jul , 2016  

Technology, Speed and Convenience!  Bank Has It. Banks have a long history: 1472 Credit Unions have a shorter history: 1908 Banks are for profit. They do not hold your money for you. They invest it. Credit unions are not for profit. They are not non-profit. They invest the profits into it’s account owners in the […]

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Our Banking Practices Go All The Way Back To The Roman Empire What’s Uncle Sam’s is Uncle Sam’s,…

30 Jun , 2016  

Our Banking Practices Go All The Way Back To The Roman Empire

What's Uncle Sam's is Uncle Sam's, and if it's a bank, it's going to invest that dollar by giving it away as a loan, and it comes back with interest and it goes out as a loan, and it comes back with interest, and it goes out as a loan…on and on since #1401.

Actually the oldest continuously, since 1472, operating bank. is Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena in Italy. The original goal of the bank was to offer charitable loans to the poor, and it came back with interest and goes out as another loan to the poor, and it comes back…you got it?

Credit Unions on the other hand are a rather new thing! Only since #1908. Read this Article from #ITPN  to know the differences and advantages of each.

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Technology, Speed and Convenience! Bank Has It. Banks have a long history: 1472 Credit Unions have a shorter history: 1908 Banks are for profit. They do not hold your money for you. They invest it. Credit unions are not for profit. They are not non-profit. They invest the profits into it’s account owners in the …

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Why Credit Repair Can Change Your Life

30 Jun , 2016  

You might think bad credit only keeps you from getting a credit card or loan, but it goes further than that. Bad credit can leave you homeless, carless, and jobless. That’s because more and more businesses are using your credit…

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Why Identity Protection Is Important For You

29 Jun , 2016  

ShareFollow UsYou would never leave your car unlocked in a busy parking lot with your life’s savings in the back. So you should take another look at how you think about your identity. It’s understandable that you don’t think about it. It’s not as tangible as physical money or valuables, but it is just as, if […]

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Rent Reporting = Easiest Way To Build Credit

29 Jun , 2016  

A lot of people who don’t have much in the way of a credit history do have a history of paying rent on time. If that information showed up on their credit reports, it might help their scores. Rent Reporting can change…

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Minimum .33 Cents Per Day To Avoid Identity Theft Calamity

28 Jun , 2016  

ShareFollow UsThe U.S. News posted an article that did this odd thing. It argued against having an identity protective service. But pointed out how necessary protection is, “Identity theft has been the No. 1 consumer complaint for 14-straight years, according to the Federal Trade Commission, but it seems identity theft has grown to a contagion-level […]

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The 1 (Other) Way To Get Out of Debt: Don’t Pay It, Then “Pay As Agreed Upon”

27 Jun , 2016  

In a prior post, The 1 Way To Get Out Of Debt: Pay It Off  says the only way to pay off debt is to pay it off and that’s true…expect there’s a loop hole, a worm hole…debt forgiveness. This title is another way to say: settle your debt, but don’t call it that. And well, […]

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The Importance of Debt Validation

26 Jun , 2016  

Debt Validation is a process of someone challenging a debt collector (collection agency or attorney) to provide written proof of the debt. Why You Should Care About Debt Validation? Have you ever wondered why a collection agency is legally allowed to collect your debt on behalf of the original creditor? Think of it in these […]

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