5 Ways to Cut Costs and Still Get Noticed

Many people dream of working for themselves, setting their own schedule and having the flexibility to work and live wherever they choose. If this sounds like you, a home-based internet business may be right up your alley. Be warned, though – a fair number of internet start-up businesses will fail within the first few months if you're not prepared. In fact, studies show that close to 90 percent fail within the first four months. Like anything, success takes work. And for a home-based bus...
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Internet More Attractive Business in Search for Funeral Needs

Whether you run a funeral home or are looking for funeral services after the loss of a loved one, the Internet is becoming more and more of a go-to place in this industry. Prior to the web, most funeral homes advertised in newspapers, on television and through other media outlets. Customers, meantime, turned to friends, family members or word-of-mouth in order to locate a funeral home that could handle their needs. In recent years, more and more Americans are surfing the web in order t...
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What Are Your Home Business Communication Needs?

If you run an internet-based business from home, then you probably have some pretty specific communication requirements. From lightning-fast WiFi to cellular and land line calling, communicating with the outside world is the key to any home business's success. Here are five ways you can identify and optimize your home business communication needs: 1. Is Your Internet Fast and Reliable? In terms of communication, internet is at the heart of any home business. It doesn't matter i...
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Running a Home Business with Retirement on the Mind

If you are nearing retirement age, then you're probably already thinking about ways you can financially support yourself during your later years. More and more seniors are starting up Internet-based home businesses in order to solve the lack in finances that many retirees experience after that steady paycheck stops coming. Here are just a few reasons why so many older Americans are starting home businesses leading up to and during retirement…. Convenience One of the biggest adv...
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Spread the Word About Your Business

When you're running a small business from home, you want customers to remember you, to seek you out, and to come back for repeat business. Promotional items with your name and website emblazoned on them can help you do just that, but do you know where to start? Keep Your Name Fresh In Their Minds As a small business, you don't have the marketing power of larger businesses, but you need to get your name known. Personalized promotional items can be an effective way to do just th...
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Is Your Business Plugged in to Better Revenue?

These days, a small business (including those run out of one’s home) that only takes cash is seen as old-fashioned and a bit inconvenient. If you're selling online without using shopping cart software, you run the risk of being seen the same way, and driving away customers who will go to the businesses that make it easy to browse and buy online. Using a shopping cart can increase your revenue and bring you more satisfied customers. Even for a small business or home business, if you'r...
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Why Cloud Computing and Promoting Your Brand Equal Success

Marketing trends and possibilities are constantly changing, and small businesses (including those run online via home) need to keep their marketing capabilities up-to-date in order to remain competitive. The advent of cloud computing has made it possible for businesses of all sizes to promote their brands and meet customer needs more effectively. If you are looking for a way to boost your marketing efforts, you should consider adopting cloud computing. Here is a look at how the c...
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Don’t Overlook Importance of Insurance with a Home Business

A survey conducted by University of Phoenix found that 63 percent of young adults want to or do own their own business. It's also estimated that by 2020, 40 percent of the American workforce will be freelancers, according to a study by Intuit. What this means for health insurance If you work for yourself or wish to in the future, you've probably wondered how you'll acquire health insurance for yourself and your family. Since more than half the population is covered through thei...
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Earn and Learn from the Comforts of Home

You've got your small business all set up and it's yours. You work from home and have made something successful. But for whatever reason, you are feeling the pull to get a college degree, maybe your first one or maybe an advanced degree or one in another field to increase your small business resume. How do you do that without sacrificing your business? You can, just think out of the traditional classroom and into the virtual one with online courses or even an online degree. Many trad...
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Netbooks for the Home Office

If you run a small business out of your home, then it probably goes without saying that Internet is a crucial part of your professional world. The number of consumers going online to shop rises every day, so it's no surprise netbooks are growing in popularity with business owners looking to stay connected to their consumer base. With digital sales in mind, here are just a few ways your small business can benefit from a netbook…. Low Cost As a small business owner, your top priori...
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