GlobalBX Entrepreneur Business Articles - August 2008

Search Engine Optimization and Where to Start

The first thing I would recommend is to do some research. Sign up for some SEO newsletters, join some news groups and browse web sites like these.SEO can be very in depth and continues for the length of owning your web site. Since this is a new web site here are some things to consider [...]

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The Effective Way to Use Free Traffic Tools

Many people spend hours that turn into days that turn into weeks and even months attempting to sell things using free Click Exchanges, Pay to Click sites, Safelists, Ads, and Auto-surf sites only to end up not selling one single item for all of their effort. These sites provide their services for free in order [...]

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The Most Important Decision of Your Life

On November 19, 2005, a day after having surgery, I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma cancer. I would compare receiving the news to going to the dentist and being numbed. However, this numbed my whole body. For 20 minutes I rushed through all kinds of thoughts and emotions – shock, anger, “why me?” questions, [...]

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The Top 10 Mergers And Acquisitions (M&A) Of 2007

Business appeared to be booming for the top companies in all sectors during 2007 if the list of mergers and acquisitions is to be believed. The number of companies bought and sold was certainly impressive, with 42 FORTUNE 1,000 corporations exchanging hands. This number of corporation buyouts had not been reached since the year 2000. [...]

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Should Your Business Seek Bankruptcy Protection?

Businesses, meaning corporations or partnerships, have two options in filing for bankruptcy:  Chapter 7 and Chapter 11.   (Individual self-employment businesses can also potentially file under Chapter 13)  Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Chapter 11 Chapter 11 is designed for businesses that seek to remain operating and wish to “reorganize” their debts.    Depending on how [...]

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You Can Make Things Happen

Thoreau once said, “Things don’t change, people do.” If things are to happen, you must make them happen. Good people and businesses always make things happen. Let’s look at the essential rules of making things happen.         Rule 1 – Always have a CEO attitude – You must start by taking responsibility for all things [...]

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You Are The CEO

Are you the CEO of your company? If you’re a sales person, and you answered no to this question, think again. To be successful you must have a CEO mentality. All successful sales people view themselves as a business within a business. Never forget that the company you work for writes and signs your check, [...]

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Ten Commandments Of Self Development For Business Excellence

1. Leave your comfort zone: Many people feel very comfortable and complacent in their comfort zone.  Comfort zone refers to those areas of work with which we are happiest or fastest at.  It is often observed that people bask in their previous glory and stop putting further efforts towards development. Thus, they breed a feeling [...]

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So You Want to Start Your Own Business?

If the time has come to strike out on your own you must, of course, begin with a plan for the operation of your new business. Preliminary considerations include where you will operate the business from (your home, rental space, purchasing or building, whether or not you will need to hire employees at the outset [...]

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5 Branding Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Strategy is the brains of branding. So to rev up your business and your own personal profile, try out these 5 strategies that professional marketers use to position their brands successfully: 1. Own an Attribute (Think: Volvo and Safety) Let’s say you’re in a crowded, competitive field (aren’t they all?), and you’re having trouble distinguishing [...]

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Maybe It’s Your Thoughts That Need A Diet

To change your life, you must get rid of old thoughts and be able to accept some new ones.  One of the greatest truths is that you create your life with your thoughts.  Your thoughts are what make things happen.  Thoughts and words have power. Each thought in your mind is the seed for everything [...]

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Words Are Cheap

Words are cheap. What matters is the true belief system behind your words and the actions you take because of those belief systems. Economies don’t improve, people improve. Waiting for something to happen is for losers. The most important economy is the one created between your ears. During down markets you have to get creative [...]

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Super Bowl Ads: Super Marketing or Super Waste

My wife is from Pittsburgh, so you know what I was watching Super Bowl Sunday. Being a lifelong Bengals fan, it was painful for me to watch the game. Although the game wasn’t played well by either team, it was fun to watch the advertisements. I watched the ads not from a football fan or [...]

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Phone Dynamics

The first step in advancing the productivity of your staff in using the phones is a better understanding in the importance that the telephone can play and how it affects your business. Often a lack of the right attitude is displayed in the treatment towards the receptionist position. The receptionist is usually hired without any [...]

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People Still Love to Negotiate

Many times people say they don’t like to negotiate; yet, they still shop around and never pay full MSRP. Most people act in their own best interest. And most people who say they don’t like negotiating, actually still want to. There are three things you should always listen to in this business: 1. What people [...]

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How LLC’s Can Convert To An S Corporation Saving Owners Big $

Atlanta CPA on How LLC’s Can Convert To An S Corporation Saving Owners Big Dollars LLC’s came in vogue approximately fifteen years ago when the state of Georgia enacted legislation allowing LLC’s (Limited Liability Company’s) to be established. Although the LLC does allow for some greater flexibility and ease of operation it often results in [...]

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Tax Effects of Entity Choice of Incorporating in Georgia

Among the different ways of incorporating your business – C corporations, S corporations, and Limited Liability Corporations – there are practical reasons for choosing a given method, such as the number of shareholders or liability considerations. For many small business who are considering incorporating in Georgia, the tax advantage of the S corporation should not [...]

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Choosing a Business Entity Type

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Incorporating as a Subchapter S Corporation, C Corporation, Limited Liability Corporation or Partnership When looking at what type of entity your business should be, we strive to balance the legal protection issues vs. the tax savings. Over the years, we have developed the mindset that there is no perfect election [...]

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Grow Your Business – Say No to the Wrong Sale

How can you get more and better business by turning from the idea of selling to not selling? When ethics are a major consideration in marketing, there will be times when you have to turn down work. One of the challenges, at least at first, is getting comfortable with the idea- especially challenging if you’re [...]

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Ten Ways a One-Page Business Plan Helps Expanding Companies

If your company is expanding or just starting, this planning article is for you. Know that you already have a plan. It’s in a place where it’s causing you more overwhelm and mistakes then it’s helping you. It’s time to take your plan from your head and put it in writing and I have the [...]

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