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Will 2009 Really Be Fine? - 12/23/08 11:03 PM
Let's face it we all have our minds on 2009. Some of us are wondering if we'll take more of a dive in the economy while others of us are thinking even if it does get worse, we'll do just fine. Well I am of the opinion that all will be fine in 2009. For over 30 years I have been involved in some sort of business on my own and have been having a blast. During the not so good times I learned what not to do and what to do when things got better. Today I believe we (7 comments)
We don't need another 2008, We need a great 2009 - 12/22/08 11:52 PM
Something tells me that 2009 will be a year of great opportunity. I say that because of my faith in God and my firm belief in good things coming to those who wait. Many of us have been waiting for a long time for the right opportunity to come along. In really should say many of us have being prepared to receive a great opportunity. Over the years I have seen my share of good opportunities. Some I have been able to take advantage of because I was prepared mentally and financially. But there were those opportunities I had to let (3 comments)
Marriage and Business - 12/20/08 10:02 PM
Many of us here are married and have a great passion for business. The question is how do we balance the two. We certainly love our spouse and we part of the reason some of us work so hard is to provide a better way of living for our spouse and family. Here are a few pointers to keep your spouse happy and make them your biggest fan. 1. Keep your word regarding the commitments you've made to your spouse regarding your personal lives. 2. Keep your word regarding the time you say you're going to commit to your business 3. (15 comments)
Monetization of the Ineternet with "Get The Bar" - 12/17/08 10:44 AM
We have all heard of the internet gurus who are supposedly making money on the internet. Is it true? Do you think they are really making all the money they say they are? On December 12, 2008, "Get The Bar" just launched to the public through as an exclusive opportunity to declare their bid to make Google, AOL, Yahoo, Facebook and Twitter turn their heads. This "Get The Bar" online toolbar really does have some potential. It does seem to be too good to be true though. Here's my review: 1. Neat toolbar but only compatible with Mozilla Firefox 2. Ads (5 comments)
It's Risky Being in Business Today - 12/17/08 08:31 AM
Is your Real Estate business at risk? How many of your clients are at risk?The right question to ask is, how much is your Real Estate business at risk? Before you risk a red cent, assess your own business with our free Real Estate business risk assessment tool.This Real Estate Business Risk Assessment tool will generate a Risk Assessment Report based on your response to our basic prompts and questions. These questions do not address every situation or risk. Is is likely that some risks will not be identified and that other risks will not be described in detail sufficient to (4 comments)
Monetizing the Internet - Free Browser Allows You To Do So - 12/13/08 03:23 PM
Monetizing the internet is what many of us have dreamed of. Finally a browser that is allowing the surfers participate in the profit. Their concept is sharing the profits with the surfers to insure they have more surfers than Google, Yahoo, Lycos or Ask combined. This amazing concept is so simple that it literally makes you wonder why it's taken so long.
Click here to access your free browser (really a fancy toolbar)FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) What is Web Your Way? Web Your Way is a FREE membership where you share in the advertising dollars you experience on any website, (2 comments)
The Greatest Real Estate Giveaway… - 12/12/08 12:15 AM
Free Real Estate Resources Check out this new online community I just joined for free, and get immediate access at no cost to thousands of pages, hundreds of hours of audio and video, and tons of real estate tools from 100+ of the top gurus in the world. When you register for free I think you, too, will be blown away at the mountains of free content on real estate investing they give...plus I'm now part of this awesome real estate social networking community with phenomenal tools to help me as an investor. It's a great place to (4 comments)
Look Around, Who Do You See? - 12/09/08 04:49 AM
In a sea of professionals in the same industry many of them know each other. The ones in the same niche especially know who each other are. It's time to look around and see who's still in the game. Look around, who do you see? Are the same people who started in this race with you still with you? Are yesterday's superstars still in the game? In business it is the ones who have applied what they learned in lean times and great times who stick around. There are tons of want to be professionals who can "talk a good game." (6 comments)
"Change, Yes We Can" - Sound Familiar? - 12/07/08 11:12 AM
It often intrigues me how campaigns local and national latch hold of a slogan and drill it into the minds of people over and over again. Even in our recent Presidential election both campaigns began to talk about change. Of course the guy who started off with change as his campaign platform won. Why do you think so? I'll tell you why I think so. Now it isn't my intention to give a Bible study here but the Bible does say that "Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God." I think the same is true of anything (9 comments)
Is It Time To Stop, Slow Down or Speed Up? - 12/06/08 05:05 PM
OK, so we're doing things a little bit different than we anticipated. Business has taken a turn in a great direction for some and for some a turn in a negative direction. We have to ask ourselves, "if it's my business who is responsible for the ultimate direction it goes?" Do we leave it up to circumstances or chance? What gets me about many who go into business in boom times is that they don't really know if it's the boom time that has their business thriving or smard (smart & hard combined). The business owners who understand there are ups (2 comments)
Being Better Doesn't Mean Being Cut Throat - 12/03/08 05:26 PM
Simply put, being better in this economy is making sure you are prepared to serve the client the first time correctly. There is no time to make mistakes. Contrary to some beliefs of people, just because some sales people get more business than others doesn't mean they are "cut throat." They are simply providing more solutions to problems their clients have. Being better means taking the time to dig out the details of true desires the client has. It takes a professional to ask the tough questions in a pleasant way. Beating around the bush with a "pansy Annie attitude" (4 comments)
But You Are Not My Client - 12/02/08 10:48 AM
It's always good to get that first call of the day when it's a client who is calling to say "yes. we are ready to do business." But what about that dreaded call when a client that's not even your client calls screaming and hollering "I'm through with you people. I've had enough and I want to cancel right now." By now you guessed it. This morning my first call from a gentleman who asked for my by name and began to describe his situation. He had mailed in a cancellation form and his membership hasn't been canceled. All the while (4 comments)
10 Reasons You Really Are A Rarity - 12/01/08 06:07 PM
You are a rarity because you have dared to explore the world that was in your mind. You are a rarity because you decided to take a chance on a person that you had faith in and that person turned out to be the real you. You are a rarity because you woke up the sleeping giant inside and decided to make your life the way you wanted it to be. You are a rarity because you keep getting up every time you get knocked down. You are a rarity because you keep learning from your mistakes. You are a rarity (25 comments)
Free Lead Program - Great Potential For Some & Not For Others - 12/01/08 02:35 AM
If you have been looking for a great give away for your business clients consider Orange Leads. I have quite a few friends who have been using this program for a long time. I don't know what took me so long to get in the game but this is a seriously good way to give away something of value to my business clients. The ones who work online especially enjoy having live leads to call on for free. It's definitely worth a look. (9 comments)
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