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  Category: Articles » Articles by Author » Author: Matt Bacak
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1.What Do Your Links Tell the Search Engines? How to tell them what counts
There is a lot of confusing information on the web - "secret techniques", tag writing, and of course the complicated algorithms the search engine optimization specialists swear by. Just like content building, list building, and website development take a long time, so does complete ...
[Added: 14 May 2006   Hits: 530   Words: 543]

2.We're All Experts in Something: Web Income Sources for Infopreneurs
Let's face it - we all have a vault of experience and information in the back of our heads, shaped by our experiences. We're all an expert in something. Maybe your expertise is family-related. Maybe it's something health-related, such as struggling with a serious illness or obesity. Maybe you've ...
[Added: 14 May 2006   Hits: 452   Words: 698]

3.eBay Selling Secrets: eBay is much More Than a Marketplace
You don't need to be a marketing genius to sell on eBay, but you should enter the marketplace with some knowledge and understanding of what helps drive sales. Even if you have never sold anything online, eBay can create a powerful opportunity for ...
[Added: 12 May 2006   Hits: 519   Words: 584]

4.Billion Dollar eBay Products They're more common than you think
Ebay does a massive amount of business on a global level every day. Last year, in fact, eBay sold 38 billion dollars worth of goods and services. 14% of all transactions that take place online are done via eBay's ...
[Added: 12 May 2006   Hits: 488   Words: 498]

5.Beginning eBay User's Challenge How to start selling your stuff tonight
Unless you've been living in a hole for the past ten years, you've heard some wild eBay success stories. There was the woman who sold a grilled cheese sandwich that had a burn stained in the shape of the Virgin Mary. ...
[Added: 12 May 2006   Hits: 539   Words: 640]

6.Continuing Education
The most successful Internet businesspeople know the value of continuing education. For many, the term "continuing education" brings to mind college classrooms and long bookstore lines. However, the wisest Internet entrepreneurs see education in their everyday lives. They ...
[Added: 12 May 2006   Hits: 469   Words: 412]

7.Developing the Millionaire Mindset
What does it take to become a millionaire? Without a doubt you need a saleable idea, a creative spirit and a dedication to your goal. Plenty of people have all of these attributes, but what sets the millionaires of our society apart from those ...
[Added: 11 May 2006   Hits: 423   Words: 712]

8.The Advantages of Multimedia Marketing on the Internet
Many marketing campaigns for products hook a potential customer in with a catchy advertisement. The hook may come in the form of a slogan or picture. While snappy text and pictorial design might make a ...
[Added: 19 Jan 2006   Hits: 440   Words: 524]

9.An Account To Call Your Own
Reap the benefits of establishing your own independent merchant account Most Internet marketers know all too well the trouble that can be caused by misunderstanding the business terms of their merchant account provider. Everything from exorbitant fees to frozen finances await the ...
[Added: 13 Jan 2006   Hits: 439   Words: 529]

10.Writing Your Business Plan
Writing a business plan can be quite a difficult task for individuals new to the world of entrepreneurship. However taxing this task may prove, it is essential for the development and success of the business. When beginning your foray into developing your own company, be sure to ...
[Added: 06 Dec 2005   Hits: 413   Words: 507]

11.Using Your Business Plan
Once you have completed developing and writing your business plan, do not file it away! This important document should be kept in an auspicious place where you can see it daily. Many business owners choose to highlight certain sections of their business plans by creating images or ...
[Added: 19 Nov 2005   Hits: 409   Words: 375]

12.Increase Your Returns With Opt-in Email Advertising
The amount of marketing that takes place online is increasing exponentially, leaving marketers scrambling for ways to get noticed. Email marketing has become a sophisticated field, consumers are getting more savvy, and regulations are starting to govern what you can and cannot do. ...
[Added: 19 Nov 2005   Hits: 512   Words: 645]

13.Young Entrepreneurs
Adolescence brings with it many challenges - for both parents and kids. Young people, still new to the world, are embarking on a journey to discover their passions, joys, and authentic self-images. More often than not, however, their journey more closely resembles an elongated stampede of enraged ...
[Added: 19 Nov 2005   Hits: 447   Words: 670]

14.Understanding Employee Taxes
Employee taxes can be one of the most difficult to understand areas of running a business and hiring employees. If you don't understand all of the complexities involving employee payroll tax, it can also get you into ...
[Added: 19 Nov 2005   Hits: 414   Words: 601]

15.Trade Shows
Trade shows show promise as a "golden" marketing opportunity. Many business owners are stepping outside of the traditional box and investing in portable signage. Talking one-on-one with potential buyers provides an immediate gratification that is empowering. The trade show ...
[Added: 17 Nov 2005   Hits: 382   Words: 603]

16.Small Business Lenders
Small Business Lenders are certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide guaranteed funding to small business owners. Due to the diversity of applicants and the different business types, the SBA partners with their lending partners to make ...
[Added: 17 Nov 2005   Hits: 413   Words: 370]

17.Signage for Your Business
Outdoor signage compels the consumers to enter your place of business. Utilizing tasteful designs, color, lightening your signage will have a direct affect on human emotions. Human emotion is what compels most of us to react or engage. Applying visual graphics and ...
[Added: 17 Nov 2005   Hits: 389   Words: 461]

18.Should I Hire an Employee or a Contractor?
Are you confused about whether you should hire a contractor vs employee? If so, you're not alone. Knowing when it's time to hire a contractor instead of an employee is one of the most confusing aspects of employment for many businesses. Below we have provided ...
[Added: 17 Nov 2005   Hits: 373   Words: 511]

19.Self-Employment Tax
Who must may self-employment tax? If you are self-employed, you will be responsible for self-employment tax. For the purpose of determining self-employment tax, you are self-employed if you are a sole proprietor, an independent contractor, a member of a partnership, ...
[Added: 17 Nov 2005   Hits: 470   Words: 370]

20.Personal vs. Business
Many business owners agree that starting a small business will involve the personal finances of the owner, even though the business may be formally regarded as separate entities. This is probably due to the fact that ...
[Added: 17 Nov 2005   Hits: 411   Words: 480]

21.Payroll Taxes
If you have employees, you are responsible for payroll taxes. This is a term that lumps all the different forms of employment taxes into one category known as "payroll tax". In reality, payroll taxes encompass Federal and state income tax withholding, social security ...
[Added: 17 Nov 2005   Hits: 379   Words: 411]

22.Tips on Making your Way through the Murky Waters of Obtaining a Business License
While there are many duties and tasks to fill your hours and days when starting a business, one of the most important tasks that should be handled early on is to obtain a business license or business permit. Unfortunately, many people overlook this necessity and end up getting in ...
[Added: 17 Nov 2005   Hits: 377   Words: 567]

23.Marketing Plan
Creating a marketing plan for your business is crucial. Without one, it would be difficult for a business to generate revenue and successfully make a profit. It's essential you devise a plan that will clearly define the value of your products or services, with the end ...
[Added: 16 Nov 2005   Hits: 371   Words: 397]

24.Marketing Research
Market research is the collection and analysis of information regarding consumers (potential customers), competitors (same business type), and the effectiveness of marketing programs (i.e. direct mail marketing, newsletters, signage, etcetera). It's an act of action before leaping into a business, and ...
[Added: 16 Nov 2005   Hits: 366   Words: 436]

25.Local Taxes
Local taxes are an even further extension of the federal income tax withholding, just on the local level. Businesses that operate in a particular state will generally be able to access information their particular locality through their state's revenue ...
[Added: 16 Nov 2005   Hits: 396   Words: 329]

26.International Trade
If you operate a small business, you may feel that your income potential is quite limited. However, you can increase and diversify your income through international trade. 1. Importing Retail store owners can find additional products ...
[Added: 16 Nov 2005   Hits: 407   Words: 558]

27.Internet Explorer: Benefit Analysis versus Firefox
Most of MSIE's advantages are Firefox's disadvantages, and vice-versa. This article will discuss some advantages and disadvantages of MSIE in relation to Firefox. Advantages Integration with other Microsoft products Microsoft often offers its customers good integration among its ...
[Added: 16 Nov 2005   Hits: 495   Words: 786]

28.Firefox: Benefit Analysis versus Internet Explorer
Most of Firebird's advantages are MSIE's disadvantages, and vice-versa. This article will look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of Firefox in relation to MSIE. Advantages Security Security is often cited as the primary reason for users switching from MSIE to Firefox. Security is of utmost ...
[Added: 16 Nov 2005   Hits: 459   Words: 717]

29.Finding Employees
The process of finding the right employee is a daunting task for many employers who are unsure how to go about the task, or even where to begin. Fortunately, there are a number of services and methods available that can make an employee search much simpler. ...
[Added: 16 Nov 2005   Hits: 565   Words: 585]

30.Finding Capital
Starting a business requires funding in the form of start-up capital and initial operating costs. Although personal savings and loans may be adequate to start a small business along with a great idea, some businesses require a lot more capital that ...
[Added: 16 Nov 2005   Hits: 378   Words: 731]

31.Stop Looking For A Job And Start A Business
You are equally as frustrated with phoning the HR departments of Companies that you know could use someone with your skills, only to be told, "We are not hiring right now, could you call back in six ...
[Added: 16 Nov 2005   Hits: 408   Words: 572]

32.Financing Basics
The term financing is commonly used to explain the acquisition of loans from banks or other financial institutions. Financing is usually provided to business owners, either to be utilized as start-up capital or to support an on-going business. Some businesses ...
[Added: 16 Nov 2005   Hits: 370   Words: 701]

33.State Taxes
Small businesses owners are dependent upon each state for their liability when it comes to payroll taxes for their state of operation. Each state varies, and there are even some states that do not withhold state tax and require ...
[Added: 16 Nov 2005   Hits: 375   Words: 326]

34.Federal Income Tax
Federal income tax is withheld from the pay of almost all employees. Employee pay is inclusive of salaries and wages, bonuses, commissions, and vacation allowances. It is the responsibility of the employer to provide the employee with a W-4 at the onset of their employment. The ...
[Added: 16 Nov 2005   Hits: 374   Words: 483]

35.Estimating Costs
How much financing do you need for your company? What is the repayment period that you intend to work with? These questions need to be answered in order to determine the amount of financing to be obtained. In order to do this, you will ...
[Added: 16 Nov 2005   Hits: 375   Words: 618]

36.Employee Benefits
Does employee benefit administration have you more confused than ever? If so, it's no wonder. Even a simple employee benefit plan can create mounds of paperwork and management problems for businesses. To make matters worse, it has become increasingly difficult for businesses to compete in today's ...
[Added: 09 Nov 2005   Hits: 395   Words: 445]

37.eMarketing Basics
eMarketing, commonly known as an Internet marketing tool, refers to 'how' businesses market their services or products online. In this new age of technology, an Internet presence directly affects the success of a business. From an ecommerce site to an informational site, eMarketing begins at your homepage. Utilize a Website ...
[Added: 09 Nov 2005   Hits: 414   Words: 646]

38.Competitive Marketing Analysis
The keyword in this phrase gives us a hint - "competitive". The competitive marketing analysis is an in-depth study of your business's competition and the markets available to you in order to ensure your advertising and public relations ...
[Added: 07 Nov 2005   Hits: 439   Words: 415]

39.Business Laws: What you Need to Know
There are a myriad of things you must think about when opening any type of business whether it is a small business or a large corporation and one of those is how business law may affect you. Failure to pay attention to business and corporate law ...
[Added: 03 Nov 2005   Hits: 368   Words: 630]

40.How To Stay Focussed And Build Your Business
You have a detailed business plan, which showed the overall intent of your company. You presented the business plan to your bank before start-up and they submitted funding in the amount that you both deemed acceptable. The original business plan contained the basis ...
[Added: 03 Nov 2005   Hits: 380   Words: 608]

41.Business Plan Basics
If you are just starting a company and looking for funding, or looking for additional funding for growth, you will need to develop a traditional business plan. Creating a business plan is a business hurdle that entrepreneurs seem to dread. Do you do it yourself? Do you hire someone to ...
[Added: 03 Nov 2005   Hits: 394   Words: 1650]

42.Forms of Ownership
One of the first decisions that you will have to make as a business owner is how the company should be structured. This decision will have long-term implications, so consult with an accountant and attorney to help you select the form of ...
[Added: 01 Nov 2005   Hits: 369   Words: 1016]

43.Protecting Your Ideas
The intellectual property transfer market is now estimated to be worth over $100 billion. If you have a new idea, a patent or an invention, you may be able to license it or sell it for ...
[Added: 28 Oct 2005   Hits: 420   Words: 894]

44.Buying a Franchise
Buying a franchise is not for everyone. This guide will help you evaluate whether buying a franchise is right for you. It will help you understand your obligations as a franchise owner. Many people dream of owning and running their own business but are often let ...
[Added: 28 Oct 2005   Hits: 862   Words: 452]

45.Buying a Business
Start thinking about buying an established business if you want to avoid the immense risks involved in starting one. Not everyone wants to start a business from scratch, and buying a business with the infrastructure in place lets you focus on building it up, as ...
[Added: 28 Oct 2005   Hits: 377   Words: 1326]

46.Checklist for starting a business
Use this comprehensive checklist to plan each step of your new business and transform your dream of entrepreneurship into reality. These steps may not necessarily be completed in the order listed; however, you can use them as a guideline for ...
[Added: 19 Oct 2005   Hits: 402   Words: 743]

47.Applying for a Loan
The process of applying for a business loan is a stringent one as compared to the standard procedures in obtaining a home mortgage loan or a personal loan. This is probably due to the fact that business loans contain a greater risk element as compared to other loans. Therefore, lenders ...
[Added: 17 Oct 2005   Hits: 390   Words: 689]

48.How to recruit affiliates!
It might have been Vince Lombardi or some other famous coach who said, "There is no "I" in team!" (I was too lazy to look up the source of the quote) I think that this is as ...
[Added: 05 Oct 2005   Hits: 521   Words: 811]

49.How to start an online newsletter!
The first thing you need to do is decide on a topic that you are interested in and your potential customers would also like to know more about. Then all you need to do is ...
[Added: 05 Oct 2005   Hits: 292   Words: 879]

50.How to grow your website with search engine traffic!
A well-designed website is the best method I can think of to generate a steady flow of new ezine subscribers. And new subscribers who join your ezine's list through your website tend to be of higher quality than those who ...
[Added: 30 Sep 2005   Hits: 261   Words: 393]

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