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Poor Or Good Economy, Advertising Can Help You Bring In Customers

Posted by 104Inc.com on February 27, 2009

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Poor Or Good Economy, Advertising Can Help You Bring In Customers

I understand that a slow cash flow is hard to cope with and the first inclination is to cut out the overhead. Unfortunately, they think of advertising as overhead. I considered it an extra salesperson that never slept, needed no health benefits, but always worked hard to bring in business. Advertising should be the last thing to go especially if you can cut cost and get more leads in the process. Now doesn’t that sound like a win-win? Read: Poor Or Good Economy, Advertising Can Help You Bring In Customers Read

By: 104inc.com | 25/02/2009 | Advertising

How To Advertising Online For Free!

Advertising online is big business nowadays. Since the medium is quite cheap to maintain, some other options have become open to earn while advertising online. By being observant online, one can find the ways to make money on online advertising. You can either be the host or the source, and here some ways one can utilize this business for personal revenue. Read: How To Advertising Online For Free! Read

By: 104inc.com | 20/02/2009 | Advertising

A Less Costly Way Of Going Green And Promoting Your Brand With 104Inc

All companies and businesses know the importance of spreading the word about what they sell and offer in order for people to know that their products or services exist in the market. And they know that target consumers will only try out a certain brand when they are aware of it or, as is most often the case, when they have heard of it repeatedly. This is the reason why businesses need all the advertising and promotion they can get…and afford. Read: A Less Costly Way Of Going Green And Promoting Your Brand With 104Inc Read

By: 104inc.com | 20/02/2009 | Advertising

Are The Yellow Pages Still Useful In This Internet Age?

I grew up before microwave ovens, fax machines, cell phones and personal computers. I finally got a Mac in 1984. Ten years later, a cell phone. I started working a sales consultant for the Yellow Pages in 1980 and figured that they would be around forever. But look at us now. We are hooked on Google searches and Blackberries as our PDA’s. What a difference a generation has made. So, do I or anyone else I know, still use the old printed directory? Read: Are The Yellow Pages Still Useful In This Internet Age? Read

By: 104inc.com | 20/02/2009 | Advertising

Why Don’T You Have A Sidewalk Or Window Sign For Your Small Business?

Advertising is so important for any business to survive. If you want people coming in your store then you have to advertise right? s a small business owner, I am sure you are always looking for an inexpensive yet very effective way to attract customers and make more money. Am I still right? Well I just have one question. Why don’t you have a sidewalk sign? Sidewalk signs have been proven to increase walk ins and sales but yet you still haven’t bought one. Again I ask why? Read: Why Don'T You Have A Sidewalk Or Window Sign For Your Small Business? Read

By: 104inc.com | 20/02/2009 | Advertising

How To Advertise Your Business On A Budget

With the unemployment rates going up, market ratings going down, and an overall gloomy outlook for the next few months, every business needs to cut costs. We all need to ride out this economic storm and wait for those clearer skies beyond. Hence, the norm usually these days is that you need to fit a small budget for a big objective. Advertising for example is one of the key investments that may suffer some budget cuts but still has some big shoes to fill. Read: How To Advertise Your Business On A Budget Read

By: 104inc.com | 20/02/2009 | Advertising

The Power Of Action Learning

I learned recently about The Freedom Class, a laptop seminar with Tim Brocklehurst. He claims that with just 2 days, he can set you up with your own Internet Business set to earn over $66,000 in eight months – and over $100,000 in a year. The theory is based around the phenomenon of exponential growth, and there are numerous examples of people who have experienced it using effective viral marketing on The Internet. Read: The Power Of Action Learning Read

By: 104inc.com | 20/02/2009 | Internet

How People Get Back Together After A Break Up

It might seem impossible right now to think that there is anyway for you to get back together with your ex. You maybe thinking that there is no way that your ex will take you back. The fact is that regardless of the reason you have been given by your ex, the true nature and reasons why they left can be right in front of you. Read: How People Get Back Together After A Break Up Read

By: 104inc.com | 20/02/2009 | Relationships

Internet Marketing Provides A Way For You To Earn Your Living Online!

An internet marketing seminar can be your ticket to learning everything you need to get started making money online. If you are like the thousands of people who have been laid off or “sacked” recently as they say in the U.K., you should look to learning a skill that no one can take away from you now. Read: Internet Marketing Provides A Way For You To Earn Your Living Online! Read

By: 104inc.com | 19/02/2009 | Advertising

Free Internet Marketing: 104 Online Marketing Strategies

Remember: You can’t put up a terrific web site on-line and “hope” that people will just arrive. You have to let your prospects know, IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY, that your web site is there. This HAS to be part of any Internet Marketing Strategy you develop. This is actually a basic marketing principle. Unless you have something as needed and wanted as the original and authentic Fountain of Youth, your customers are not going to look for you; you have to look for them. Read: Free Internet Marketing: 104 Online Marketing Strategies Read

By: 104inc.com | 19/02/2009 | Advertising

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Credit Repair is More Than a Right, It’s Your Responsibility

Posted by 104Inc.com on January 14, 2009

The majority of Americans have errors and other unverifiable information on their credit reports that could be dragging down their credit score. Odds are good that your credit score is lower than it should be. The unfortunate thing is that odds are you will be yet another one of the millions of Americans who will continue to suffer with an unfair credit score because you will do nothing to repair your credit.

Most Americans want to believe the credit reporting system works; that people earn their bad credit and there is nothing they can do about it but wait for seven years. But study after study shows the credit reporting system frequently does not work. This is why the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other consumer protection legislation give you the right to do something about it – the right to make sure your credit score is as good as it can be.

So why is it that, though everyone has the right to dispute the negative items in their credit reports, very few people do? It certainly can’t be because they don’t understand the importance of a high credit score. After all, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out the benefits of a good credit score when it can be the difference between paying $2,500/month and $2,000/month for the exact same house.

More likely, the reason people do not repair their credit is a mix of apathy and lack of understanding of the credit reporting system. Too many people assume the credit reporting system is some official government bureaucracy with an extensive system of checks and balances designed to ensure the safekeeping of their credit history. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

The credit bureaus at the center of the credit reporting system are not official organizations. Instead, they are massive, for-profit corporations that collect personal information from your creditors and make money by selling this information in the form of your credit reports.

So now you are asking yourself, how do they ensure this information is correct? If a creditor reports something that is wrong, how do the credit bureaus make sure it doesn’t end up on your credit reports?

The answer to both of these questions is: they don’t. Your creditors report information, the credit bureaus record it, and for most people, the story ends there.

Nobody at the credit bureaus or in the government is going to make sure your credit reports are accurate. The way the credit reporting system is set up, there is only one person who will ever bother to check up on your credit reports – and that person is you. You are the missing, and ultimately the most important, piece of the credit reporting puzzle.

Making sure your credit score is where it should be is your responsibility and repairing your credit reports is a task you will have to initiate because no one out there will do it for you.

It is your right and your responsibility to dispute the questionable negative items in your credit reports and the sooner you start, the better. You can work to repair your credit on your own or you can enlist the help of a credit repair law firm like Lexington Law.

Whether you attempt to repair your credit on your own or with the help of a credit repair expert, by taking an active role in the credit reporting system, you can ensure your credit score is as good as it can be and that you have the advantage over the millions of people out there with bad credit who haven’t taken action to do anything about it.

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Money in the Bank series to show business owners & employees how savings add up

Posted by 104Inc.com on December 3, 2008

Disciplined expense management by every business is more important than ever as global economic challenges are expected to continue through 2009. Your company can continue its strong market position by concentrating on savings opportunities throughout the organization. To help with this effort, I will write a communication series called, Money in the Bank, that will spotlight policies and best practices aimed at reducing expenses.

The goal of the series is to keep savings top of mind, while providing real examples of how employers and empolyees can make small changes that have significant impact on the business financial performance. Many of the most important savings opportunities will come from increasing employee awareness of business costs and compliance with guidelines provided here.

“There are no small aggregate expenses, If we work individually to eliminate unnecessary spending, our combined efforts will help us maintain our financial strength as the economy recovers.”    

Many normal business expenses represent costs that can be controlled or influenced, giving each employee the ability to impact profitability of the company with simple changes in behavior. In addition, many cost saving initiatives also result in environmental benefits that help your business address climate change by reducing energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts of our operations.

You are encouraged to submit your own expense management tips and ideas by writing comments below these articles. Stay connected with Money in the Bank

The first Money in the Bank article, featuring expense management tips for all, will launch on tomorrow. Look for other articles to be published here weekly.

All articles will be archived for easy access on http://www.articlesbase.com/authors/104inc.com/55579.htm

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New plan to spur consumer lending

Posted by 104Inc.com on November 28, 2008

The Federal Reserve and Treasury department have announced new plans to inject up to $800 billion into the U.S. economy –
with the goal of reducing the costs and making it easier for consumers to get mortgage and other consumer loans.
The new program includes plans for the Fed to purchase up to $600 billion in mortgage-backed securities from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks. The other $200 billion will be made available to investors who back other consumer loans – including credit card, student and auto loans.
These investments are designed to take a large portion of consumer debt out of the market and, in turn, support continued and increased consumer lending opportunities to eligible borrowers.

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Funny Joke: How The Federal Bail Out Works

Posted by 104Inc.com on November 26, 2008

Young Chuck moved to Texas and bought a Donkey from a farmer for $100.   The farmer agreed to deliver the Donkey the next day.  

The next day he drove up and said, ‘Sorry son, but I have some bad News, the donkey died.’ 

Chuck replied, ‘Well, then just give me my money back.’ 

The farmer said, ‘Can’t do that.   I went and spent it already.’ 

Chuck said, ‘Ok, then, just bring me the dead donkey.’ 

The farmer asked, ‘What ya gonna do with him?

Chuck said, ‘I’m going to raffle him off.’  The farmer said you can’t raffle off a dead donkey!’ 

Chuck said, ‘Sure I can, watch me.  I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.’ 

 A month later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, ‘What happened with that dead donkey?’ 

 Chuck said, ‘I raffled him off.   I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a piece and made a profit of $ 898.’ 

 The farmer said, ‘Didn’t anyone complain?’ 

 Chuck said, ‘Just the guy who won.  So I gave him his two dollars back.’ 

 Chuck now works for Goldman Sachs

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Looking For A Safe “Bank” For Your Money?

Posted by 104Inc.com on November 25, 2008

Overall Messages

  • Bank of America is one of the world’s largest and strongest financial institutions, by many indicators.
  • We believe it has a strong balance sheet and liquidity, a diverse earnings stream, leading positions in key businesses and a world-leading brand.
  • Even in these challenging and uncertain times, they have continued to meet the needs of their customers and clients while taking steps that should significantly enhance earnings capabilities when economic and financial markets conditions improve, and they will.
  • Because of the sheer scale and diversity of their businesses, the company is better able to withstand market shocks than many of their peers.
  • The advantages of comprehensive financial solutions, geographic and earnings diversity, liquidity and capital strength position them to compete in the marketplace.

Proof Points

  • Strong balance sheet and liquidity.
    • More U.S. deposits than any other bank, with total deposits of nearly $874B as of September 30, 2008.
    • Bank of America and Bank of America, N.A. have high long-term bond ratings from the major credit rating agencies. Bank of America, N.A. (long term): Moody’s, Aaa; Standard & Poor’s, AA. BAC (long term senior): Moody’s, Aa2; Standard & Poor’s, AA-.
    • Tier One Capital Ratio exceeding 9% (assuming acquisition of Merrill and after TARP money).
    • Third quarter results. Net income of $1.18B, even after absorbing losses associated with market turbulence and several one-time charges as well as continued high credit costs. With year-to-date net profits of $5.8B, Bank of America has been one of the most profitable banking companies in the world while operating in a very difficult environment.
  • Leading positions: Largest retail bank in the U.S., serving 1 in 2 households. Largest commercial bank in the U.S., serving 1 in 3 companies with revenues of $2.5MM to $2B. Relationships with 99 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies and 83 percent of the Fortune Global 500.
  • Most admired financial services brand in the world by the Financial Times.
  • Open for business and planning for the future.
    • Even in this challenging environment, we are taking advantage of key growth opportunities, using our continued strength and stability.
    • We continue lending to those who need and can afford credit.
      • Business lending remains strong and we have continued making loans to states and municipalities in a time of extraordinary uncertainty.
      • In just the three months since the merger with Countrywide was finalized, we have helped more than 250,000 Americans purchase a home or save money on the home they already own.
    • The Countrywide and Merrill Lynch acquisitions will expand our ability to deliver critical financial services to millions of Americans – including mortgages and financial planning –and help stabilize the financial markets.
    • Our home retention programs will help up to 630,000 borrowers keep their homes, by modifying more than $100B in current home loans.

To Find the nearest Bank of America branch in your area please visit http://104Banks.com

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DO WHAT IS NECESSARY FOR THE ODDS ARE IN YOUR FAVOR

Posted by 104Inc.com on October 31, 2008

He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.   William James

Keeping a little ahead of conditions is one of the secrets of business.
The time to repair your roof is when the sun is shining.
Try to do things before they need to be done.

Let your advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
Position yourself ahead of time in the best place for you.

You’ll gain the advantage in any situation through one medium: time
When you think ahead of any approaching action
you’ll always have the advantage.
You’ll be the winner.

Do the next thing.

 

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YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHANCE

Posted by 104Inc.com on October 30, 2008

You can do anything you wish to do,
have anything you wish to have,
and be anything you wish to be.

You don’t know what you can really do until you try.
All you have to do is to act on your dreams.

You have the power within you to do things you never
dreamed possible.
You would amaze yourself if you did all the things you’re
capable of doing
.
This power becomes available to you as soon as you
change some of your beliefs.

Use your imagination and look at things as they can be.
You know what you are today
but not what you may be tomorrow.

Your success begins in your mind.

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Reverse Mortgage: Is it Right for You?

Posted by 104Inc.com on October 16, 2008

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Over the years, you worked hard to own your home. Now there’s a way to put your home to work for you. A Reverse Mortgage provides the security of knowing you have funds available for planned or unexpected expenses. This kind of loan can never cause you to lose your home. The funds you receive during your loan term, plus interest, do not become due until you sell or vacate your home.

A Reverse Mortgage can optimize cash flow and promote peace of mind. It can contribute to a more contented and secure retirement. Use the money to supplement your pension or social security income, for home repairs, buying a car, unexpected expenses, even put it toward a new home – whatever you choose.

Reverse Mortgages are specifically designed for, and exclusively available to, older homeowners who have substantial home equity. Applicants must agree to receive no-cost (face-to-face or telephone) mortgage counseling from a HUD-approved counseling agency to explain your options and confirm your eligibility.

A Reverse Mortgage gives you flexible access to your home equity. “Term” payments are non-taxable monthly payments for a specified period of time. “Tenure” payments are non-taxable monthly payments for as long as you occupy your home. I can show you payment examples to better illustrate possible payments amounts.

You do not need to repay the loan as long as you or one of the borrowers continue to live in the house. You will be responsible for maintaining the property and making necessary home repairs, as well as paying property taxes and homeowners insurance premiums. When you sell or leave your home, the funds you received during your loan term, plus any accrued interest, become due. Any home sale proceeds in excess of the amount you owe belong to you or to your estate.

If, at any time, the loan exceeds the value of the property, the repayment amount will be no more than the value of the property. Mortgage insurance will cover any balance due to the lender. No additional financial claims may be made.

After the loan is repaid, any home sale proceeds in excess of the amount you owe your mortgage lender belong to you or to your estate.

To learn more information please visit 104inc.com and search for local representatives in your area for more information regarding reverse mortgages.

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REALITY IS SOMETHING YOU CAN RISE ABOVE

Posted by 104Inc.com on October 16, 2008

You’re bigger than anything that can happen to you.
The obstacles you face are only mental barriers which can be overcome
by adopting a more positive approach.

Have the courage to confront what you can imagine.

You don’t have to be a puppet manipulated by outside powerful forces,
you can become the powerful force yourself.

Courage is resistance to fear and mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
This is where you’ll win the battle, in the playhouse of your mind.

Visualize what you want.
See it, feel it, believe in it.
Make your mental blueprint, and then begin to build.

See things as you would have them be instead of as they are.

There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.   Orison Swett Marden

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