Welcome to the December 23, 2007 edition of carnival of entrepreneurs.
Business Insights and Ideas
Philippe De Ridder
presents Online Innovation Tools
posted at Open Innovators
, saying, “The article provides an in-depth overview of online innovation tools with respect to new business ideas, brainstorming, prototyping, funding, and business development.”
presents How to get a Business Loan
posted at Gaizer.com
, saying, “Loans are a time-tested way of raising capital for your business. We would love to tell you that it is as easy as going to the bank and asking for money, but as you probably know by now it is quite the opposite. Some banks.”
presents The Complete Guide to SOX: An Excerpt
posted at Professor Bainbridge’s Business Associations Blog
, saying, “We’ve posted an excerpt from my book, The Complete Guide to Sarbanes-Oxley. Here’s the abstract:Â Â
Turning 5 is a major milestone, whether one is talking about a child, a wedding anniversary, or a piece of legislation. As the Sarbanes-Oxley Act approaches age 5, it’s appropriate to look back at how the Act has affected American businesses and also to look forward to assess future trends. After all, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act had the biggest impact on American business of any federal securities legislation since the New Deal.
Understanding how Sarbanes-Oxley works and the demands it makes on corporations is especially critical for directors and managers of smaller public corporations.”
presents Communicating Competence
posted at GreatFX Business Cards
, saying, “Though your personality has a lot to do with it, people often judge by what they see first rather than what they hear. So it’s important that you portray competence in your business industry not only in your knowledge and performance, but also in how you convey yourself.”
presents Why Starbucks Doesn’t Franchise
posted at Professor Bainbridge’s Journal
, saying, “This post – Why Starbucks Doesn’t Franchise – asks why Starbucks uses a company owned store model, while Subway uses franchises. What are the transaction cost differences that explain the difference in business models?”
presents How to Make Money Off Interest Free Credit Card Offers
posted at Bentley Humphreys
, saying, “There are obviously a countless number of ways to invest money these days, however one is so fascinating we decided to test it out here at boozwatt.com. It’s called credit card arbitrage. It involves utilizing funds garnered from no interest credit card offers, and investing the money in various traditional avenues. Here’s how it works….”
presents Your 4 Steps on Accepting Failures towards Success
posted at Personal Development Blog for Winners
, saying, “Admitting your failures can be really difficult especially if you’re thinking that others may criticize you. Most people may think that accepting failures is a sign of weakness and to avoid failures, you must be too careful not to miscalculate your decisions. But is that really the issue? Very unlikely! The truth is that you actually need 4 strategic steps for you to be a successful person, an entrepreneur of your own life towards success. Now if you’re ready to brace the reality that everybody commits mistakes and that most people fail before they succeed, read on for you’ll discover the 4 secrets of personal development toward success.”
presents The Psychology of Pricing
posted at GreatFX Business Cards
, saying, “There is more to deciding what to charge for your product/service than simply picking a price that covers your overhead and makes a little profit. You have to take into consideration the thought process of your average customer and the psychology of pricing.”
presents SME #5 -Creating a Brand Premium
posted at Reflections of a BizDrivenLife
, saying, “There are generally three ways you can position your company ““ either provide products or services that are better, faster or cheaper. Normally, you cannot be all three ““ and you have to choose which is your competitive advantage.Â Â
At the end, ‘better’ is a more sustainable strategy than ‘cheaper’ and you should always strive to create a business based on a focus on ‘brand premium’ rather than ‘lowest price’.”
presents Dreaming of Success
posted at Potential 2 Success
, saying, “Can your daydreams really help you succeed? Many successful people have attributed their success to their ability to see their success before they are a success.”
presents Double Your Speed to Success By Finding a Mentor
posted at Journey To Financial Freedom
, saying, “This is an article that talks about my personal experience in finding and getting a mentor for my journey to financial freedom. If you want to double your speed of success, avoid the unnecessary mistakes and do the correct things to achieve the right results faster, then you must read this article as I will provide tips choosing and finding the right mentor for yourself.”
presents Who?s in Charge Here
posted at Innside Montana-Your Home at the Range
, saying, “Riding my horses has given me pause to reflect on this; they are great teachers for this. Reacting allows unpredictable situations and uncontrollable people to determine life’s course. We tend to look outside ourselves (aka another person or in this case the horse du jour) look for some external person or situation to blame for the unwanted reality we are experiencing.”
presents Great Inspiration Articles 19 Nov 2007
posted at The GreatManagement Blog
, saying, “This weeks great personal development blogs I found around the Internet cover the topics of the ‘unhabits’ of Great Managers (this one had me laughing out loud), What is Stopping You Having Success, How To Overcome Your Nerves, Being A Smart Worker, Learn More and 22 Motivational Videos.”
Vandelay Website Design
presents 13 Ways to Earn the Trust of Online Purchasers
posted at Vandelay Website Design, saying, “Earning trust is an important part of making money online.”Â Â
Niharika presents Better than Monster: 50 Free Places You Can Post A Job Online and Get Top Talent posted at Bootstrapper.
David B. Bohl presents Small Business Trends Column: Entrepreneurs, Does Retirement Fit Into Your Plans? posted at Slow Down Fast Today!, saying, “The values and beliefs of the Baby Boomer generation were handed down to us from our parents, many of whom survived the post-war era and Great Depression. The underlying message became loud and clear, and formed a blueprint for life: If I just work hard enough and long enough, my life will turn out just fine “” eventually ““ and it will all be worth it in the end.
Many of us do not fit or identify with the generation we are born into.”
Cocoy S. Rambuyon presents Can Blogging Really Generate More Visitors, Buyers” posted at COCOY S. RAMBUYON.
John W. Furst presents Why Should You Write A White Paper? posted at E-Biz Booster Blog, saying, “Use white papers to promote your products and services and beat straight sales pitch by offering problem-solving, free information to your prospects. They will love you for it. Many businesses could increase their publicity and sales with this strategy.”
Yazan Manasrah presents Uncluttering your mind posted at The Blasted Crossing, saying, “Want to find out how to gain the focus and mental energy to accomplish the daily tasks you must do?”
The Career Counselor presents Six Time Management Tips for the Self-Employed During the Holidays posted at ask the CareerCounselor, saying, “Home workers and small business owners typically encounter a tricky balancing act during the holidays. You work from home, at least in part, in order to spend more time with your family, but during the holiday season self-employed folks just can’t drop everything to make way for family events and school plays. And, particularly for one-income households, holiday shopping may actually demand an increase in earnings amid all the distractions. Obviously, organization and planning are critical to making sure you meet deadlines and still have a merry holiday spirit at home. Read below for tips and ideas to help small business owners make the most, personally and professionally, out of the holidays.”
Ralph Jean-Paul presents 7 Reasons Why You Haven’t Reached Your Goals Yet posted at Potential 2 Success, saying, “Check this list of reasons why your goals have not been met then go out and accomplish those goals.”
Kingsley Tagbo presents How To Improve Your Skills And Get A Lucrative Job posted at HOW TO LEARN COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FAST OR GET A JOB EASILY.
Liz Fuller presents Have More Energy for Your Business – Delegate at Home – More Than WE Know – Information, Inspiration and Support for Women Entrepreneurs posted at More Than WE Know, saying, “The key to sustainable success is successful delegation – freeing up time and energy to focus on the parts of your business that only you can do. As entrepreneurs we sometimes forget that delegation occurs at home as well as in our business. Here are several suggestions for freeing yourself from personal tasks to enable you to devote more attention to your business.”
Kristine McKinley presents Year end tax tips for home businesses posted at Tax Tips for eBay Sellers, saying, “year end tax planning tips for small and home based businesses”
Cocoy S. Rambuyon presents Getting Quick & Good Results From PPC or Pay Per Click Advertising-Part 1 posted at COCOY S. RAMBUYON.
Tricks and To-Dos
Philippe De Ridder presents 6 Steps to Effective Crowdsourcing posted at Open Innovators, saying, “Crowdsourcing is a disruptive new trend in today’s business. This article provides entrepreneurs with 6 essential steps to effective crowdsourcing.”
Ron Ruiz presents One Roll of Stamps=$45,000 In Sales posted at The Business Ideas-Making Money Blog.
Robert Phillips presents More Than 123% Increase in Opt-Ins posted at CYBERCA$HOLOGY.
Ralph Jean-Paul presents Meet 7 People in 7 Days posted at Potential 2 Success, saying, “Looking for new clients and business contacts? There are 6.7 trillion people in the world. How many of them do you know? Meet a new person for business or social advancement each day this week.”
Woody Maxim presents Get rid of outsourced data entry workers, use macros instead posted at Woody Maxim.
Charles Eglinton presents eBay Photos Simple Studio posted at AuctionIncome.com – eBay Bidding Tips & Selling Tips.
Mitch McDonald presents Free Reprint Articles: The Secret to Increased Site Revenue posted at FYI About.com.
Andrew presents How to Become Great in any Field – Success Secrets Revealed posted at Personal Hack, saying, “I’ve made it a habit to study great people, and have been doing it now for several years. While there is no mathematical equation that guarantees greatness, there are many commonalities that are shared by great people. These commonalities don’t just apply to a particular set of fields or expertise. Interestingly if you take a person who is very successful in one field, and put him into another one usually they’ll be able to achieve a very similar level of success in the new field. Of course it might take them a year or two or even more to catch up and learn the new field. Yet after they catch up on the basic fundamentals of that new field, they usually start progressing and succeeding in it at a very fast rate.”
Andy Birol presents If we know pornography when we see it and are best judged by what we do when no one else is watching, how can we practice and preach professional integrity and ethics? posted at Birol’s Blog, saying, “A post about business ethics and integrity with three quick how-to’s”
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