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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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Obama address renews audacity to hope

Posted by 104Inc.com on February 25, 2009

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama gave America the audacity to hope again.

After describing the U.S. economy in nearly apocalyptic terms for weeks, pushing his $787 billion stimulus plan through Congress, the president used his address to Congress on Tuesday night to tap the deep well of American optimism — the never-say-die spirit that every president tries to capture in words. And great presidents embody.

“We will rebuild. We will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before,” Obama said, echoing Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.

“The answers to our problems don’t lie beyond our reach,” Obama said. “What is required now is for this country is to pull together, confront boldly the challenges we face, and take responsibility for our future once more.”

The themes of responsibility, accountability and, above all, national community rang throughout an address carefully balanced by the gravity of its times. Job losses. Home foreclosures. Credit crisis. Rising health care costs. Declining trust in government. Obama touched all those bases.

“The impact of this recession is real, and it is everywhere,” he said.

It seemed that the president might be sticking to the dour talking points of the stimulus debate, when he warned that failure to pass the legislation would lead to a catastrophe “as deep and dire as any since the Great Depression,” one that “we may be unable to reverse.”

Fearing (and hearing) the worst, Americans supported Obama’s package and lawmakers passed it. But his rhetoric carried a risk.

None other than former President Bill Clinton, husband of Obama’s former rival and now the secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, complained that the president’s words were too much of a downer. The president from Hope, Ark., told the author of “The Audacity of Hope” to get back on message.

“I just want the American people to know that he’s confident that we are going to get out of this and he feels good about the long run,” Clinton told ABC’s “Good Morning America” last Friday.

Obama didn’t need Clinton’s advice. While his advisers privately criticized Clinton for second-guessing their strategy, Obama said a president must be both a realist and a cheerleader. “I’m constantly trying to thread the needle between sounding alarmist but also letting the American people know the circumstances that we’re in,” Obama told ABC News on Feb. 10.

Indeed, advisers said at the time that Obama had already written much of his address, and they predicted that it would mark a rhetorical pivot — from selling fear to raising hopes.

And that he did.

“You should also know,” Obama told millions of viewers Tuesday night, “that the money you’ve deposited in banks across the country is safe; your insurance is secure; you can rely on the continued operation of our financial system.”

He sounded like Roosevelt who, after closing banks briefly in the first days of his presidency, stoked the embers of American optimism. “Confidence and courage are the essentials of success in carrying out our plan,” Roosevelt said. “Let us unite in banishing fear. We have provided the machinery to restore our financial system. It is up to you to support and make it work. It is your problem no less than it is mine. Together we cannot fail.”

Like Roosevelt, Obama asked Americans to unite against pessimism. “We are a nation that has seen promise amid peril, and claimed opportunity from ordeal,” Obama said. “Now we must be that nation again.”

Like Roosevelt, Obama said his government had already provided the machinery to create jobs, improve access to health care, free up credit and help struggling homeowners.

And, like Roosevelt, he challenged Americans to help fix the nation’s woes. Obama even challenged his fellow citizens to recognize their role in creating the problem. “People bought homes they knew they couldn’t afford,” Obama said, “from banks and lenders who pushed those bad loans anyway.”

He was blunt but bullish on America.

“None of this will come without cost, nor will it be easy,” he said after spelling out his agenda. “But this is America. We don’t do what’s easy. We do what is necessary to move this country forward.”

In short, he reminded people that America has always seen itself as a “shining city upon a hill,” as one of its earliest leaders, John Winthrop, put it — a metaphor that Ronald Reagan reintroduced effectively in the 1980s.

When he addressed Congress, Reagan liked to pepper the audience with average people who did extraordinary things and epitomized the American spirit. Obama borrowed that device, inviting Ty’Sheoma Bethea to join first lady Michelle Obama in the crowd.

Bethea is an eighth-grade student who wrote Congress for help in repairing her dilapidated school, telling lawmakers that she and her fellow students will rise above their conditions because, “We are not quitters.”

And that was Obama’s bottom-line message to a shaken nation. We are not quitters.

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YOU MUST MAKE YOUR OWN OPPORTUNITIES

Posted by 104Inc.com on February 20, 2009

Success doesn’t come to you.
You must go to it.
You don’t need more strength or more ability or greater opportunity.
What you need is to use what you have.
 
The golden opportunity you’re seeking is in yourself.
It’s not in your environment.
It’s not in luck or chance or the help of others.
It’s in you.
 
There will always be a new opportunity
where there is an open mind and a willing hand.
 
Open your own door to opportunity.

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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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Free Online Advertising: New Challenges Need New Answers

Posted by 104Inc.com on December 17, 2008

New challenges need new answers; If there’s one truth I’ve learned these past years serving growing companies and helping them explode their business, that’s GOT to be it. And in today’s “slow” economy, the old ways of recruiting new people into your business, the ways we found working in an “easy” economy… well, they just won’t cut it.
 
Like it or not:  You can’t stand still in business. You’re either growing or you’re shrinking. And like a yacht without a rudder, if you’re not putting things to work for you to get your direction clearly set, you’re at the mercy of wind and wave.  But it’s not bad news. In fact, because so many people in your business have just “given up”, this so-called “crunch” could be the best thing for you and your family.
 
Surprised? I bet you are.
 
And in a moment, I’ll share with you how you can prove this to yourself for just FREE… with 0% risk to you. But before I get into that, it seems hard to believe how much things have changed: Years ago when I started sharing with growing companies like yours the secrets to explosive business growth, the Internet was a FRACTION of its size today.  But now there are an estimated 1.133 BILLION people using the Internet regularly: Can you even IMAGINE a larger pool of potential prospects for your business, no matter WHAT it is?  And just as the Internet has grown, the opportunities have grown right along with it.
 
Fact: everyone today seems to be desperately looking for new ways to make those few extra bucks to make ends meet… so could there be a BETTER time for you to be there as their “lucky rabbit’s foot”, with your opportunity?  No.
 
Approach it in the right way, and this could be the best time of all!  And that’s why I created the NEW “Endless Free Online Business Link and Advertising” for you, new thinking, new solutions for a new economy.  These new services are nothing you have ever seen before.   It might seem like a dream right now but I promise and I actually GUARANTEE with my own money — I’ll share with you the “new secrets” to adding a minimum of five new people to your business, each and every week… for a lifetime to come!  And I want YOU to join me, at 104Inc.com for FREE; sounds too good to be true?  I guess it might. But it IS true: I want you to give 104inc a try for free and you can START TODAY.
 
No strings.  They are sharing the secrets that “Pay Per Click” companies like Google don’t want you to know.  I know how tough it seems right now, so I’m sharing my success and good fortune with you and bringing it within EVERYONE’S reach: Register for free and you’re set to go: 104Inc allows you to find what you desire through multiple websites while still being part of our innovative network. With unlimited doors for users to “walk” through to locate your business, everyone within 104Inc automatically promotes for one another.
 
I’m not joking.  See, I KNOW how powerful this is, so I don’t have to worry about it not giving you the results I promise…  and YOU don’t have to decide now, because you can just give it a try for just free.  And, you know, when all this blows over, when the dust settles and things “pick up” again, there will be two groups of people in your organization:
 
  1. Those who made things happen; 
 
  2. And those who just had things
     happen to them.
 
I ask you now: which group do you want to be in? Visit 104inc.com right now and register.  You have nothing to lose and only business to gain.

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OPPORTUNITY LIES IN THE MIDST OF DIFFICULTY

Posted by 104Inc.com on December 11, 2008

Every problem has hidden in it an opportunity
so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem.
The greatest success stories were created by people
who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.

You’ll find that every situation, properly perceived,
offers you an opportunity.
As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it.
No matter how tiny an opportunity may be, use it.
You’ll find new directions when you have an open mind
and a willing hand.

Successful people don’t achieve their distinction
by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them.
They developed an opportunity that was at hand.

You must make your own opportunities if you want to be successful.
Opportunities are all around you.

Find one and take action.

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Ill. Gov. arrested in Obama successor probe

Posted by 104Inc.com on December 9, 2008

CHICAGO – Federal authorities arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Tuesday on charges that he brazenly conspired to sell or trade the Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama to the highest bidder.

Blagojevich also was charged with illegally threatening to withhold state assistance to Tribune Co., the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in the sale of Wrigley Field, according to a federal criminal complaint. In return for state assistance, Blagojevich allegedly wanted members of the paper’s editorial board who had been critical of him fired.

A 76-page FBI affidavit said the 51-year-old Democratic governor was intercepted on court-authorized wiretaps over the last month conspiring to sell or trade the vacant Senate seat for personal benefits for himself and his wife, Patti.

Otherwise, Blagojevich considered appointing himself. The affidavit said that as late as Nov. 3, he told his deputy governor that if “they’re not going to offer me anything of value I might as well take it.”

“I’m going to keep this Senate option for me a real possibility, you know, and therefore I can drive a hard bargain,” Blagojevich allegedly said later that day, according to the affidavit, which also quoted him as saying in a remark punctuated by profanity that the seat was “a valuable thing — you just don’t give it away for nothing.”

The affidavit said Blagojevich also discussed getting a substantial salary for himself at a nonprofit foundation or an organization affiliated with labor unions.

It said Blagojevich also talked about getting his wife placed on corporate boards where she might get $150,000 a year in director’s fees.

He also allegedly discussed getting campaign funds for himself or possibly a post in the president’s cabinet or an ambassadorship once he left the governor’s office. He noted becoming a U.S. senator might remake his image for a possible presidential run in 2016, according to the affidavit. And he allegedly said a Senate seat would also provide him with corporate contacts if he needed a job and present an opportunity for his wife to work as a lobbyist.

“I want to make money,” the affidavit quotes him as saying in one conversation.

The affidavit said Blagojevich expressed frustration at being “stuck” as governor and that he would have access to greater resources if he were indicted while in the U.S. Senate than while sitting as governor.

U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald said in a statement that “the breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering.”

“They allege that Blagojevich put a for sale sign on the naming of a United States senator,” Fitzgerald said.”

Among those being considered for the post include U.S. Reps. Danny Davis and Jesse Jackson Jr.

Blagojevich also was charged with using his authority as governor in an attempt to squeeze out campaign contributions.

His chief of staff, John Harris, also was arrested.

Corruption in the Blagojevich administration has been the focus of a federal investigation involving an alleged $7 million scheme aimed at squeezing kickbacks out of companies seeking business from the state. Federal prosecutors have acknowledged they’re also investigating “serious allegations of endemic hiring fraud” under Blagojevich.

Political fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko who raised money for the campaigns of both Blagojevich and Obama is awaiting sentencing after being convicted of fraud and other charges. Blagojevich’s chief fundraiser, Christopher G. Kelly, is due to stand trial early next year on charges of obstructing the Internal Revenue Service.

According to Tuesday’s complaint, Blagojevich schemed with Rezko, millionaire-fundraiser turned federal witness Stuart Levine and others to get financial benefits for himself and his campaign committee.

Federal prosecutors said Blagojevich and the chairman of his campaign committee have been speeding up corrupt fundraising activities in the last month to get as much money as possible before the end of the year when a new law would curtail his ability to raise contributions from companies with state contracts worth more than $50,000.

According to the affidavit, agents learned Blagojevich was seeking $2.5 million in campaign contributions by the end of the year, with a large part allegedly to come from companies and individuals who have gotten state contracts or appointments.

Blagojevich took the chief executive’s office in 2003 as a reformer promising to clean up former Gov. George Ryan’s mess.

Ryan, a Republican, is serving a 6-year prison sentence after being convicted on racketeering and fraud charges. A decade-long investigation began with the sale of driver’s licenses for bribes and led to the conviction of dozens of people who worked for Ryan when he was secretary of state and governor.

FBI spokesman Frank Bochte said federal agents arrested the governor and Harris simultaneously at their homes at 6:15 a.m. and took them to the Chicago FBI headquarters.

Bochte said he did not know if either man was handcuffed or if the governor’s family was their North Side home at the time of his arrest. He did say Blagojevich and Harris both were given time to get dressed before being taken to the headquarters.

He also did not have any details about Blagojevich’s arrest, only that he was cooperative with federal agents.

“It was a very calm setting,” he said.

The governor was to appear later Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan to answer the charges. The time was not immediately set.

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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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SET GOALS AND ACT ON YOUR DREAMS

Posted by 104Inc.com on December 2, 2008

Make your life a mission-not an intermission.  Arnold H. Glasgow

Your present situation doesn’t determine where you can go,
it merely determines where you’re starting.

The purpose of a goal is to focus your attention on your future.
Real magic begins when you set that goal.

Your power to accomplish anything becomes a reality when you have a goal.
Your mind will stretch toward achievement when it has a clear objective.

A goal gives you a place to start and a final destination.

You’ll achieve the success you seek, if you focus the full power
of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.

Set goals, Act on those dreams and they are yours.

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