Piano on the Right-Side of the Brain
Some of you may remember a book titled "Drawing on the Right-Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards. In this book, Betty Edwards tried to teach you how to see differently. She reasoned that once you could look at something with the eyes of an artist,...
Becoming A Home Inspector: What the Home Inspections Schools Won't Tell You
Chances are if you’re reading this you’ve thought about becoming a home inspector. You may have even seen the ads that say you can make hundreds of dollars a day as a home inspector. Home inspection schools put many of these ads out. They paint a...
Breathe New Life Into Your Half-Dead Website By Using Words That Sell
This article may come as a surprise to you.
Especially since it is written by a web designer. Let me explain......
Rescue Your Web Site from Boring Words and Poor Design.
The difference between a successful website design and a site...
Are You Guilty of Stinkin’ Linkin’ Thinkin’?
Do you know what kind of sites are suitable link partners for your site?
If you do give yourself a gold star since many seem not to. At least based on the questions I get.
You see most think small. Too small. And limit the potential...
How Search Engines Connect Sellers and Buyers
Maggie knows how to find what she wants. She lets her fingers do the walking – not in the Yellow Pages, but at Google.com. She wants to learn about bread baking, and you have just written Bread Baking Made Simple, and you sell some great...
How to use keywords to improve your ranking in search engines.
The importance of keywords
Keywords or key phrases you choose will determine how your site is positioned in the search engines. It is always better to have lots of pages each focusing on a small group of keywords. This will give them more...
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Photography Jobs: Do You Have a Future in Photography?
There is a wide world of photography. It touches each of us in our lives on a daily basis in some form or another. Photography is so much a part of our culture now that we hardly even notice all the places that it exists. When you watch...
Ten Ways Your Chamber of Commerce Can Help Your Crafts Business Grow
Joining your area's Chamber of Commerce can be a smart move for your jewelry or craft business. Because businesses that participate in this group promote each other and work together, your own business can grow and prosper quickly. Here are just a...
Real Estate Investors - Don't Close Your Eyes To Closing Costs.
When buying or selling real estate closing costs can come as
a shock. Here's an explanation of the various expenses:
Most lenders require a down payment of from zero to 20% for
a normal home purchase.
The Landlording Follies
You are the landlord of a small apartment building that you are offering for sale. You find a buyer and a sale is arranged.
The tenants learn of the sale and ask if they will be forced to move. How do you answer?
You explain that it...
The Importance of Background Verification
Today's society has created an environment that requires business owners to be armed with numerous tools. Many employers currently spend little time verifying the accuracy of employment applications and the cost of not doing normal due diligence...
Postcard Marketing – Low Cost Visibility
You need to be visible to attract customers, right? But how do you get that visibility when you’re short on cash? Here’s an idea that’s worked for many businesses. It’s postcard marketing, and it’s very affordable.
You can design your own...
Honesty is the Best Policy -- Especially When It Comes to Dealing with the Press
As a child growing up in Chicago, my friends and I would often yell at each other, "Cheaters never prosper!" if we thought someone was playing unfairly on our Catholic school playground. In the business world over the years, I've learned that...
Branding has been defined, explained and examined extensively. There are books, articles, publications, seminars, and groups all dedicated to exploring the meaning and use of brand today.
Interestingly, with all this wealth of information,...
One of the best ways to get your name out in your local community is to become a sponsor. A few hundred dollars gets your company name on little League caps; a little more, perhaps an ad at a roller rink. Donate money or materials to the local...