Moms That Make Money: 6 Stay at Home Businesses

As if you don't already have enough to do as a mom, now you want to make money, too? I don't blame you. I did it and you can too. As a stay-at-home mom, you can manage the house, be with the kids and balance a home business. Here's how to get started: Instrument Lessons Introduce children, teens and adults to the world of music by teaching them to play an instrument. As a piano, violin or trombone teacher, you can help others not only learn how to play their instrument but develop a passion...
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Pointers for Staying on Track When at a Business Meeting in an Exotic Location

One of the realities of being in business is sometimes having to travel. Sometimes the travel will be to conventions and other networking events. Other times it will be to iron out contracts or other business-specific details. This can be great! It gives you the opportunity to travel to a bunch of places you might not have thought to go on your own. Other times it can be problematic. Trying to concentrate in meetings when you’re in the world’s most perfect vacation destination (like Hawai...
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Ways to Design Your Home Office That Will Increase Productivity

Working from home is an ideal situation for many professionals, but the quality of both your work and your life depend on how you design your home office. There are many benefits to working in a home office. You will have more freedom in you schedule as well as your working environment, and you will no longer be forced to commute several miles to the office. However, the comforts of home and the sense of isolation brought on by a home office often lead to a decrease in productivity for many work...
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Recommended Education and Training for Starting an Internet Business

There's never been a better time to start an internet business. Although the final numbers are still trickling in, there's no reason to believe that sales on Cyber Monday didn't blow the previous year's out of the water once again. More and more people are doing their shopping online, just as most people now get their brand recommendations through social networking as opposed to traditional advertising. And as quality broadband connections continue to roll out across the world, it's easy for a m...
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How to Choose a Merchant Processor for Your Website

Business is being done on the Internet more and more these days. While it used to seem like purchasing things on the Internet and having them almost magically delivered to your front door was an exciting thing of the future, it's now something of a normal occurrence. In addition to shopping from their laptops or home computers, consumers now have the option of making purchases literally wherever they are, connecting to the Internet with tablets and smartphones and making purchases from mobile-op...
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Starting a Business: Understanding the Importance of Your Online Presence

Search engines are omnipresent, and more people are using them to do a quick check on everything from reviews on their new dentist to information on a prospective first date. The importance of reputation management is not to be underestimated, especially if you are starting a business. There are numerous parties who will be extremely interested in running a quick search engine check of your name to learn more about you—here’s the who and the why: Prospective employees. You are a new compan...
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5 Ways to Keep Your Small Business Afloat in These Stormy Waters

In these troubling times, it would be easy for a small business owner to give up on their dreams and go back to the workforce as a regular Joe. Although there are plenty of small businesses around the country that have closed up over the past few years, this is not something that needs to happen to every struggling small business. There are plenty of ways to fight against these trouble economic times, and any business can succeed with the right small business leadership. If you need some hel...
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Time to Bring Out The Big Guns: Fix Your Website

At some point, almost every website needs a checkup, because often what happens is what was a cutting edge design and development strategy at one point, will eventually become dated and ineffective. When you bring out all the stops and create a great site, you will take a major step to greatly improving the life of your business as a whole, so here are 5 ways you can make big changes. Use Video on Your Site It is estimated that by 2015, two thirds of internet traffic will go to video, this is ...
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5 Ways to Monitor Your Website’s Reputation Online

Communications on the internet have turned into rapid machine gun fire over the past several years, which is both good and bad for website owners. Word about your site can spread quicker than a wildfire, but all of the discussion going on may not be positive. If you want to monitor your website's reputation, consider these 5 easy ways to go about a difficult task. (more…)
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How to Get Work Done on Vacation (and Still Have Fun)

When you own your own business, it seems there’s never a good chance to get away. If you work from home, it can make it even more difficult. But you can do it! There are plenty of ways to take a vacation, squeeze in some work, and not have everything fall apart while you’re gone. You can still manage to get some work done AND have a fun vacation. Plan Ahead Think about a couple of projects to pay attention to while on vacation, and what you can let go until you get back. There are probably...
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