Cutting Business Expenses to Save Money

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When I go outside to the mailbox I kind of squint when looking at who the letters are from. One bill I would always dread opening was the electric bill. We have outbuildings on our property for our business. They all have machinery in them powered by electricity. They use a lot of energy in a month, and every penny of it has to be figured into our costs. In order to stay competitive, we lowered expenses. I even went to http://energyproviderstexas.com to find an electricity supplier that could give us a lower per kilowatt hour rate for our business and residential electricity charges.

I walk by the electric meter on our big building every day I am going to the shop from our house. I can see the dial spinning rapidly on the meter when all the machines are running inside. Every spin means money. Lowering our per kilowatt hour rate can make a significant difference for our monthly electricity bill. The change in the rate may only be a few cents per kilowatt hour, but when you use a lot of them in a month, you can save a decent amount of money. (more…)

how To Become An Entrepreneur— Not A Salesman

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Are You An Entrepreneur Or A Salesman?

What I mean by this, everyday, I open my PC and see my screen filled with nonsensical garbage, to put it politely…These wannabies coming online are only thinking of themselves. A true lack of discipline or just not caring about the customer.

True Entrepreneurs provide the customers with satisfaction in meeting their need in a niche. But today it seems like everyone coming online have only one thing in mind—“Get Rich Quick” with no regard to the customers who are the bloodline of their business.

Here’s an example of a true Entrepreneur— Donald Trump see’s A prosperous venture and he begins his quest by promoting his idea to potential clients who will not only become a partner but will also fund this project. This Business is called leveraging and is very effective if utilized properly— In the end— everyone is happy and satisfied…The customer gets what they want and the business partners make HUGE earning from their funding strategies and Donald Trump becomes another billionaire.

An Entrepreneur sees a need that needs to be met and he meets it. There reward is a satisfied customer and a new friend. Business is established by your social ability to sell yourself not a niche. Sell yourself and your customers will take care of you forever.

Who would you rather do business with, someone who is always trying to stick a product in your face or someone who is giving you good content? I would venture to say the later.

Give your subscriber a free offer in the niche you are promoting and they will see you are trying to meet their need and sometimes they will let you know what they are in the market for. Once you gain their confidence and trust they will buy anything you promote because they trust you. That’s the difference between an Entrepreneur and a salesmen.

Remember, Marketing is a Business not a Casino…There’s no jackpots— just you!

Nintendo’s Draconian Stance Against System Modification

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Nintendo is one of the most creative and innovative video game companies in the world, but their stance against modifications of their products is nothing short of Draconian. In short, Nintendo says there is no legitimate purpose for game copying devices, emulators, and modification (mod) chips or other devices that enable homebrew applications. Sony and Microsoft have similar stances, but are a little more discreet in expressing their disdain for such devices, though no less aggressive in filing lawsuits against large-scale distributors of such devices.

Nintendo’s own legal information FAQ states, “Mod chips circumvent the security embedded into Nintendo’s products. To install the mod chips into a Nintendo hardware system, it is necessary to dismantle the product and, in some instances, remove components.” Nintendo automatically equates using mod chips with circumventing security of NINTENDO’S products. This is an interesting view considering most of us believe that once we buy a product it is now OUR product and not the manufacturer’s. Can you imagine a car manufacturer asserting similar claims? Ford could claim that changing out the computer chip in your car circumvents the security on FORD’S product. However, most of us believe that once you pay for a vehicle it is yours to alter in most any way you choose. Nintendo claims exceptions for video game consoles that few other companies would dare claim. Nintendo claims that even though you bought the product, it still belongs to Nintendo and that altering it, no matter the reason, somehow damages Nintendo. They want the very act of altering the device to be illegal even without proof of criminal use of the modified product.

Just because a game system modification enables illegal activity does not mean it will be used for the purpose. Using the car metaphor from earlier, just because I could modify my Ford vehicle to greatly exceed the speed limit does not mean I will blow through a school zone doing 88 mph. Just because I modify my Nintendo game system does not mean I will use it to illegally copy and/or distribute games.

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Bulk SMS Tool Enterprise is fast Bulk SMS sender Tool

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Reach of Mobile telephony is vast and this is not due to its wide network but simply because it can be carried by the users wherever they go. This is the only advantage mobile phones have over landline phones. But this single difference creates an unsurpassable gulf between mobile and landline telephony. Land line phones makes a person unreachable as soon as he or she gets away from the phone but mobile is always in the pocket of the user ensuring round the clock reach ability. No wonder it has become single most important cog in business communication. Another benefit of Mobiles is SMS (Short Message Service). SMS is most probably fastest and easiest way to pass information. So, Bulk SMS tools have become very important for organizations interested in selling products through SMSs. We have come up with one such effective tool, Bulk SMS Tool Enterprise. This unique Bulk SMS software for PC and Laptop allows the user to connect unlimited mobiles to PC or Laptop through Bluetooth or USB to send Bulk SMSs to unlimited mobile numbers simultaneously. The tool boasts of highly advanced features. It automatically detects all connected mobile phones and user simply needs to select the phone from which Bulk SMSs need to be sent and send SMSs to intended recipients. The user has been provided with the option to import numbers from excel sheet. This is necessary to make a Bulk Text Messaging Software effective. User can send SMSs not only to list of numbers but also individual number. Manual selection of numbers is also allowed. Highly useful delayed delivery option has also been provided. Software provides value added features like Personalized message option also. The software provides a log file that contains all data related to Sent or failed messages. The data includes number, messages and date of sending. The tool is compatible with GSM mobiles. This SMS software Tool has different utility for different users. It can be used in offices as a Group SMS Sender tool to send a common SMS to share information about meetings, offs etc. For this user

Hiring a Bankruptcy Law Firm Things To Consider

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It may be tempting to use your friend’s go-to lawyer to handle your upcoming Chapter 11 filing. He knows what he’s doing, right? How much skill could it possibly take? Well, a bankruptcy law firm exists for a reason. And it isn’t to take advantage of people who don’t know the difference. The fact of the matter is that there are a lot of nuances that go into a proper filing, and a typical lawyer may not have a good grasp on those nuances. If you want to hire one who does, here are some things to consider.

When hiring a bankruptcy law firm to handle your case, you may be tempted to look at experience as one of your main factors. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this, but it is a bit too broad. As stated, a lawyer can be in practice for many years without having much experience with the type of case you’re going through. What you want is an attorney who has a lot of experience in your specific situation. Now, every individual is different, but your attorney should have been around the block a few times and have all the answers you’re looking for when it comes to your problems and concerns.

A good phrase to keep in mind when looking for a bankruptcy law firm is -jack of all trades, but master of none.- This is exactly what you don’t want. If you come across a firm that advertises that they handle everything from Chapter 7 filings to traffic tickets to personal injury, you may want to look elsewhere. You don’t want to go to the Wal-Mart of attorneys, looking for the best deal. Find a specialist. They will have more experience in your area and they won’t be distracted by a dozen other cases in unrelated fields of the law.

As important as it is to find a bankruptcy law firm that has a lot of experience and knowledge, it is also imperative that you find one that is current on the newest laws. Financial laws of all types change

Understanding The Ins And Outs Of A Coffee Franchise

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Owning a coffee franchise can be a very rewarding experience, but before you sign on the dotted line and start serving hot cups of ‘joe’, there’s certain things you need to know so you can make the right decision. If you go into buying a coffee franchise blindly, you could end up making a very costly mistake.

First things first, get a reality check. You should know going in what kind of money you have to put towards a coffee franchise, you should understand your strengths and weaknesses in running a business and be very honest with yourself about how much time you’re willing to spend in your business. If you do this, you’ll be way ahead of the curve. Don’t jump into any decision. Take your time, consult with franchise experts and do your due diligence.

The attractive thing about owning a coffee franchise is the cash flow and profit margin. People are drinking coffee today like it’s going out of style and they are happily paying upwards of $3 per cup. The real cost of the coffee is under $.25. The profit margins with coffee are HUGE! On the contrary, only making a few bucks per cup isn’t going to get you a mansion in Beverly Hills. A Coffee franchise is 100% a volume business. You have to crank out thousands of cups per month to see any real income. Some of the most successful coffee franchises have drive-thrus which can make up to 70% of the revenues.

The real secret of a coffee franchise is NOT the coffee, but the atmosphere. People can get coffee anywhere, but they come to these shops because of the social element. They come to hang out, conduct business, surf the web, relax, read a book, whatever. That’s why so many coffee franchises have the relaxing and mellow look and feel to them.

However, there are things about a coffee franchise that aren’t so fun from the very start. First, the high start-up costs can be huge. Not only will you have to pay a hefty franchise fee, but then you have