Carnival of Entrepreneurs #38: November 9, 2007

Welcome to the November 9, 2007 edition of carnival of entrepreneurs.

Arin Vahanian presents How to Build True, Lasting Confidence posted at Super State.
artThailand presents artThailand: We Put The World Of Contemporary Art From Thailand Within Reach posted at artThailand.
edithyeung presents 12 Reasons Why People Want to Keep Your Business Card posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act..
Ivan Rios presents Sometimes It?s Better to Quit and Move On posted at artofleading.net.
Wanda Grindstaff presents Wealth and Freedom – Get Clear on What they Really Mean! posted at Creating Abundant Lifestyles.
Danogo presents The Ultimate Band Guide to Building a Myspace Music Community posted at Danogo.com – Discover. Inspiring . Media, saying, “Teaches people how to make money online in their spare time by selling songs and music on myspace.”
artThailand presents artThailand: a different take on the world of art posted at artThailand.
Thomas Humes presents Are You Habitually Losing Money? posted at Wealth Building World, saying, “Psychologists tell us that up to 90% of our behavior is habitual. If you have a habit of letting your receivables get overdue, which is one of the most common unsuccessful habits, you will always get a predictable result. Negative habits breed negative consequences.”
Eric D. Wills presents What’s a Dollar? posted at One Away.

Business Insights and Ideas

GP presents Inn the Zone posted at Innside Innkeeping – Montana Country Style, saying, “Good questions to ask yourself for starting up a biz.”
Christopher J. Brunner presents Advertising Quality in Your Product posted at GreatFX Business Cards, saying, “The number one rule for advertising quality in your product or service is to not use the word “quality,” but to convey it by other means.”
David presents Analyzing the Deal, What are Investors looking for? posted at Gaizer.com, saying, “When investors evaluate the opportunity you present, they will look at the following factors”
Tezza presents How To Build A Successful Business The Warren Buffett Way posted at 4 Eva Young, saying, “Men like Warren Buffett don’t just stumble onto the world’s rich list year after year and not know a thing or two about how to run a very successful business. Buffett is more than just one of the greatest investor’s of all time, just like McDonald’s is not just in the burger business, but also in the real estate business considering their immense portfolio of prime real estate around the world.”
Aaron Brandon presents Home Business?no, Freedom Business posted at Aaron Brandon.
Jimmy Atkinson presents 25 Ways to Earn More and Work Less posted at Ask the Advisor.
Liz presents Are your customers loyal or simply satisfied? posted at Nitro Marketing Blog.
John Crickett presents We Solemnly Promise To Let You Down | Business Opportunities And Ideas posted at Business Opportunities And Ideas.
Christopher J. Brunner presents Advertising Your Product on Stage posted at GreatFX Business Cards, saying, “Product placement is expanding its borders. No longer something just for the movies, many companies are landing product placements on the stage as well.”
The Career Counselor presents The Scoop on Life Hacking posted at ask the CareerCounselor.
Alvaro Fernandez presents 10 Highlights from the 2007 Aspen Health Forum posted at SharpBrains, saying, “Check out this overview of the Health and Science trends discussed in this recent policy event.”
David presents What are Venture Capitalists looking for? posted at Gaizer.com, saying, “Seed Financing: Here, venture capitalists fund entrepreneurs in the idea stage, when a company has not yet produced a product or service and is building its management team. You should expect to receive capital under $50,000.”
Taylor presents TNX.net – A New Text Link Ad Marketplace posted at Super Blogging, saying, “The best business idea around for any entrepreneur is to sign up for TNX.net, the newest text link ad marketplace around. Make money online or promote your own site!”
Carlo presents Becoming an Internet Marketer: The Right Reasons posted at Carlo Selorio’s Internet Entrepreneur’s Journey, saying, “It’s easy to get caught up in the constant inundation of the thousands of dollars others are making every day, week, or month by working at home on the Internet. It sounds good anyway, and maybe we’re sick to death of working for someone else, however there’s something about being an Internet marketer we hear little about.”
Warren Wong presents The Weakness Of Overconfidence posted at Personal Development for INTJs, saying, “Why overconfidence is a weakness and tips to overcome the dangers of overconfidence.”
wilson ng presents SME 1- Should you get an MBA? posted at Reflections of a BizDrivenLife, saying, “Many believe that you need good gut feel and street smarts to succeed as an entrepreneur. They may be right. But in today’s world where you need every advantage you can get, a proper business education may give you the tools and skills not only to bootstrap your business, but to scale it to greater heights.”
Christopher J. Brunner presents The 411 on Schmoozing posted at GreatFX Business Cards, saying, “Schmoozing isn’t exactly a word I like, as it seems to imply deceitfulness in some fashion, but you do need to brown-nose a bit in order to get things moving as you network with other businesses and clients.”
Gavin Ingham presents Stand up if you like cold calling! posted at Gavin Ingham.
Terry Dean presents 3 Characteristics of Winners posted at Integrity Business Blog by Terry Dean.
Alex Schoenfeldt presents posted at Advice Network Founders Blog, saying, “Our contests gives you a chance to win a MacBook, and it promotes your business too. Your article will be a good inbound link, and if you blog about this, let me know and I will link to you from my blog too.

Starting today, Advice Network, will be running an ‘article writing contest’, and we’d like to offer you and your readers an invitation-only chance to enter. If you could post about the contest, I’d really appreciate it. Let me know and I will link back to your from my blog (www.advicenetowork.com/blog ) right away.

We are looking for professionals and enthusiasts to write advice articles for the average person in three main categories, real estate, weddings, and running a business.

The winner of the best advice article will receive a new MacBook laptop. And just for entering, they’ll receive a 4-month vendor listing on AdviceNetwork.com, absolutely free. There is no fee to enter the contest, and we don’t require anyone to purchase a vendor listing.

To enter the contest, click here

If you want to learn more about Advice Network, click here

Thanks again. We are excited to hear from you and your blog readers.

Regards,
Alex Schoenfeldt”

Gregg Henson presents 401k Rollover… posted at Gregg Henson.com.

Martin Russell presents 5 Tips For Your Christmas Card Marketing posted at Comments for Word of Mouth Marketing.

Barry Welford presents Sound Will Drive Mobile Web Growth posted at StayGoLinks, saying, “The Mobile Web is having a rocky start with many challenges including input and control via a small cell phone keyboard. Using the sound capabilities of the cell phone provides a better way to surf the Mobile Web.”

Terry Dean presents 18 Possibilities to Build Your Unique Selling Position posted at Integrity Business Blog by Terry Dean.

David presents Introduction to Business Lines of credit, how this loan can help you solve your Working Capital needs posted at Gaizer.com, saying, “With a line of credit, you can make use of monies up to a maximum amount set by the bank. You pay interest only on the amount that you use.”

James D. Brausch presents Business Systems Also Improve Sales And Customer Experience posted at jamesbrausch.com.

Christopher J. Brunner presents Finding An Employee That Matches Your Leadership Style posted at GreatFX Business Cards, saying, “When you’re looking to hire a new or your first employee, be sure that you take the time to first recognize what type of boss you are, then to understand what type of employee will provide the best performance for your company under your direction.”

David presents Business Health Insurance posted at Gaizer.com, saying, “Unemployment Insurance covers workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own.”

Jose DeJesus MD presents Banking Relationships Pay Long-Term Dividends posted at Physician Entrepreneur.

Jose DeJesus MD presents Can This Bill Collection Software Achieve Better Results than Your Collection Agency? posted at Physician Entrepreneur.

Merlyn Sanchez presents Smart Business Owners » Archives » Increase Your Credibility and Grow Your Business With Testimonials posted at Smart Business Owners.

Inspire Me!

Eric DeGroot presents Why NOT to be an Entrepreneur…by an Entrepreneur posted at Entrepreneurs Mean Business blogs, saying, “An entrepreneur tells you why not to be an entrepreneur.”

Christopher Herron presents Downcycle The Hype; Stay Focused. posted at Green-preneur Guide To Environmental Entrepreneurship, saying, “Not sure it will fit but I’m submitting regardless. Have fun!”

Harrison presents It is Very Important to learn the skill of selling Today posted at Journey To Financial Freedom, saying, “This is an article that about how important of selling skill is to keep you survive in today’s society. If you want to make more money and have a more successful life, then you can’t miss this article. But wait a minute, the selling skill that I’m talking about is different……”

FitBuff presents Negativity is Contagious, Are You Immune? posted at FitBuff.com’s Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog, saying, “A recent study shows that not only is negativity “contagious,” but its effects are stronger than positivity. This means you have to be even more aware of the people and thoughts around you.

Are you immune? Do you think for yourself, or let other people’s opinions influence your own?”

GreatManagement presents Tom Peters Recommends The Dream Manager posted at The GreatManagement Blog.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Why The Rich Get Richer: An Entirely Different Perspective posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Thank you!”

Christopher J. Brunner presents Brainstorming Motivation for Your Employees posted at GreatFX Business Cards, saying, “Have you ever been to a business meeting that, though the intention was to come up with great ideas for the progression of the business, turned out to be a total flop? Here are some tips on how to make those meetings more productive.”

Stefan Töpfer presents THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG » Blog Archive » Work-Life Balance 2.0 and Small Business posted at The Small Business Blog.

James D. Brausch presents Act Or Don´t Act… There Is No Try posted at jamesbrausch.com.

Dr. Joe Capista presents Total Success is Determined by Your Thoughts, Beliefs and Actions posted at Success Triangle, saying, “Many people say they want success, yet they are not willing to do what it takes to achieve their desired outcome. There is success and there is Total Success. Total Success is about having a balanced life, giving back and enjoying what you do. Few people will ever experience what is called Total Success. Total Success requires more then a successful business and a great income. It is about a state of mind, your beliefs and your actions.”

Warren Wong presents Focus On One Thing At A Time To Completion posted at Personal Development for INTJs, saying, “Learn to focus on one thing at a time to save time and get more done.”

Dr. Joe Capista presents A Mentor Can Change Your Life posted at Success Triangle, saying, “Building a successful business does not happen overnight. It can take years to reach the point where you achieve what you want. One of the main reasons people don’t achieve what they want is they are not specific enough. Another is that they make a half-hearted attempt at setting goals. They may think about what they want and call that goal setting. The fact is thinking about what you want is only part of the process. There is so much more.”

GreatManagement presents The Simple Top Management Skill and Technique you’ve got to Have! posted at The GreatManagement Blog.

Tiffany Colter presents Guaranteeing success posted at Writing Career Coach.

Online Success

Tomaz Mencinger presents How to Become an Expert in Internet Marketing posted at Financial Freedom Ideas.

Donald Mckenzie Jr presents Home Based Business Tips – Your Time Of Day posted at Full Time Income From Home, saying, “We’re not all morning persons. I happen to be a morning person. I’m up at the crack of dawn and have most of my day’s work done before 9 AM.”

Terry Dean presents Secret Ingredient in Your Business posted at Integrity Business Blog by Terry Dean.

Kathleen Gage presents Here’s why lots of people will NEVER make money on the Internet posted at Street Smarts Marketing, saying, “Lots of people want to “make money on the Internet.” What many fail to realize is making money on the Internet requires that you treat this like any other money-making opportunity. You must work at it, you must establish market reach and you must gain visibility. Also, you must develop a solid foundation.”

Financial Hack presents Forget Digg: Don’t Underestimate the Money Power of Traditional Media posted at Financial Hack.

Jim presents Common Cause Variation posted at The Kaizen Business.

Tips

Phil B. presents Is it Time to Purchase Bank Foreclosed Properties? « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, “With the increased number of mortgage defaults and decreased real estate values, it may be time to purchase an investment property soon. Exactly how soon is a debatable question, but many experts are guesstimating between the end of 2008 and first quarter of 2009.”

Robinson Go presents AdSense Psychology posted at The Robinson Go Blog, saying, “Common Sense Advice applied to AdSense. Apply it to entrepreneurship as well. Think!”

Matthew Paulson presents Online Loan Sharks Swindling Customers posted at Getting Green.

Sutocu presents The Basics to 2000% ROI posted at Your Website Profit.

Pushpa Sathish presents Linux for Business: 50 Apps to Get your Office on Open Source posted at Virtual Hosting.

Michael@TSM presents Fall TSM Travel Writing Contest: Win $125! posted at Traveling Stories Magazine.

Tristan Loo presents SMART Goal Setting 101: The Definitive Guide to Goal Achievement posted at The Synergy Institute, saying, “Life Coach Tristan Loo explains how to set and achieve SMART goals. At 4915 words, this is the most comprehensive article on goal setting on the internet. Learn and integrate these powerful goal setting techniques into your life to produce the good that you desire for yourself.”

Alex Marlin presents Getting Even More Free Traffic To Your Website posted at How To Build A Website Blog, saying, “Don’t get lost in the hype the old methods for generating free website traffic still works great.”

Steve Faber presents 4 Great, Free Business Resources To Help Grow, Start, or Save Your Business posted at DebtBlog.

Jack Yoest presents Management of New Media: 4 Lessons From The Washington Briefing posted at Yoest.com, saying, “Your Business Blogger is observing The Washington Briefing in Washington, DC, hosted by the Family Research Council.

All nine presidential candidates are speaking. Some 2,600 people from 48 states are cheering on their favorites.

As I sit here live blogging I count some 37 people with media credentials typing away on Bloggers Row.

Over 400 media credentials have been issued. The event is progressing, well, uneventfully. No visible glitches. Little is going wrong in the mechanics.

It is a success.

I ask Charmaine, the VP of Communications on the number of media hits. She doesn’t know. I press for a guess. No one on her staff knows either.

But she smiles and concedes that there has been a “complete international domination” of news. (I accompanied her to her live interview on the local BBC News bureau last night.)”

Heather Juma presents Show Me The Money! posted at Girls Who Network Diary.

GreatManagement presents Come On, Be An Effective Manager posted at The GreatManagement Blog.

GreatManagement presents Time is NOT an Excuse posted at The GreatManagement Blog.

John Crenshaw presents Are You Proactive or Reactive? posted at Dominate Your Life, saying, “You can learn a lot about how to be successful in life and business by studying what works for people in really intense situations. Am I ever going to be so bombarded with information that I’m incapable of processing it all?”

GreatManagement presents Great Inspiration Articles 29 Oct 2007 posted at The GreatManagement Blog.

Alan Evans presents Reliable Market Research – Ask the Right Questions posted at Small Biz Rocks.

Ralph Jean-Paul presents Start Meaningful Conversations posted at Potential 2 Success, saying, “Have more interesting and engaging conversations by learning the right way to begin them. The way you connect with people can improve your social and professional life. So if you want to improve your overall lifestyle, improve the way you connect with others.”

Scott Allen presents Better Bootstrapping – The Importance of Income Automation posted at About.com Entrepreneur’s Guide, saying, “I suppose some people’s dream business is to make their living completely from internet marketing, blogging, etc., but for those entrepreneurs who have a grand vision of making the world a better place, income automation can help fund your dream business and see you through the cash crunches that are almost inevitable. I call it better bootstrapping.”

Tricks and To-Dos

David Kam presents A Generous Leader, A Great Figure posted at MarketingDeviant.com.

Sanjay Kumar presents Getting paid faster posted at SimplifyThis, saying, “Strategies for getting paid faster.”

Gavin Ingham presents Dealing with voicemail, 10 tips for outwitting the electronic sales prevention machine posted at Gavin Ingham.

Gley Yahya presents How to Use Article Marketing the Right Way posted at Work At Home Start Up Guide, saying, “There are may free methods you can use to promote your website, blog or product. But article marketing is the most powerful way of all! It can benefit your business in many ways that no other marketing is able to accomplish.”

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