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Brainstorm-Business Ideas/Resources

Posted by Mark Salinas on November 8, 2009

Jobs are scarce, the unemployment rate has hit a 26 year high at over 10%. Do you continue to wait it out plugging away at your current position, maybe you are unemployed?  Other options could include breaking into your own business either part time or full time.

BrainstormSome useful resources and business ideas to get the mind thinking:

Master List of  Home Business Ideas

Business Ideas on a Budget

200 Ways to Start Your Own Business

Did something catch your eye? Start the brainstorming! Keep moving forward!

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Posted by Mark Salinas on December 5, 2008

Looking for some small business ideas? How about a book to get started?

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201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business
by Jane Applegate

101 Small Business Ideas for Under $5000‎
by Corey Sandler

The Teenage Entrepreneur’s Guide: 50 Money-Making Business Ideas‎
by Sarah  L. Riehm

Developing New Business Ideas: A Step-by-step Guide to Creating New Business …‎
by Andrew Bragg

If anything these boks will get the wheels turning.

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Business Blog – What can it do for you?

Posted by Mark Salinas on October 10, 2008

As more and more people are geting involved in the blogging world the benefits are becoming more obvious.

What is a blog? “A blog is a web page made up of usually short, frequently updated posts that are arranged chronologically—like a what’s new page or a journal.”

Blogs fall into two general categories:

Personal Blogs: a combination of a personal diary, opinion posts and research links.

Business Blogs: a corporate tool for communicating with customers or employees to share knowledge and expertise.

Blogs are an excellent method to share a company’s expertise, build additional web traffic, and connect with potential customers..

What does Blogging Provide to Small Business?

# Blog software is easy to use. Simply write your thoughts, link to resources, and publish to your blog, all at the push of a few buttons. Blog software companies such as: Movable Type, Blogger.com and Typepad all offer easy blogging tools to get started.

# Blogging is a low-cost alternative to having a web presence. For small business owners without the time to learn web html or the money to hire a designer/developer, blogging offers an inexpensive method to get your company’s name out on the Internet.

# Updating the weblog is a much quicker process than contacting a web designer with changes or doing the coding and uploading yourself.

# Business blogs provide your small business with a chance to share your expertise and knowledge with a larger audience. A powerful benefit for consultants and knowledge workers.

Maybe bloging is in your future?

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Starting Your Own Business- are you ready?

Posted by Mark Salinas on October 3, 2008

I think most of us in the world today would prefer to run our own business for many reasons.

Potential Positives:

1-You are your own boss

2-You directly impact everything within the company

3-You decide how much you are paid.

4-You have control and make the decisions

5-You reap the benefits of success.

Potential Negatives:

EVERYTHING NEGATIVE THAT CAN HAPPEN IS ON YOUR SHOULDERS!

That being said…

Are you ready to start your own business?

If you feel you are ready, some steps in starting your own business.

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