Firewords: A Dangerous necessity in your life?

Written by graham and julie

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There is another way. The way used by many, many successful entrepreneurs. Andrew Carnegie, John Rockefeller and others all identifiedrepparttar power of thought as crucial and critical to their success. But instead of aiming with Firewords they used their thoughts to grow and develop. They sawrepparttar 147030 importance of controlling their thoughts in order to be successful. The importance of using their energy positively rather than negatively. Overcoming people who wanted to block and obstruct their path with positive rather than negative thoughts . They sawrepparttar 147031 importance of being confident and building confidence in those around them. The importance of using their way of being to inspire those around them. When you concentrate on your thoughts you can be and get whatever you want. If you concentrate your thoughts on achieving and treating people as you wish to be treated you get success. If you concentrate your thoughts onrepparttar 147032 negative thatís what you get. The secret to entrepreneurial success is in your thoughts. You always get what you want. All you have to do is concentrate on what you really want. Concentration develops determination and perseverance. Just make sure you are concentrating onrepparttar 147033 right things. Good Luck Graham and Julie

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The proper care and feeding of revenue partners

Written by Alex Lekas

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The successful partnership, of course, isrepparttar one in which both sides bring something of value, leading to next step: R, for Reciprocity. Is there any aspect of their business that competes with any aspect of yours? Is buying or borrowingrepparttar 146100 partnerís product/service more cost-efficient that building it yourself? Inrepparttar 146101 perfect world, both businesses are complimentary and you can each sell torepparttar 146102 otherís customers. Inrepparttar 146103 semi-perfect world, one of you has something thatrepparttar 146104 otherís customers need andrepparttar 146105 buyer gets a cut ofrepparttar 146106 revenue. Inrepparttar 146107 world to avoid, a potential partner is too closely aligned to your core business and will likely become a competitor. One partner offers merchant accounts that online stores use in order to process credit cards, a natural tie-in for AIT to offer its customers who use their web sites to make sales. This company wanted an exclusive agreement, and one that had a non-compete clause in it. It wasnít long before their repertoire expanded to include hosting, makingrepparttar 146108 non-compete a very dangerous part ofrepparttar 146109 agreement. Eggo,repparttar 146110 waffle-maker, recently went intorepparttar 146111 syrup market, which its own commercials depict as a no-brainer of a decision. Now, imagine that youíre Log Cabin or another syrup maker, and you had a co-marketing arrangement with Eggo. How valuable would that deal now be?

Be wary of any deal points in which ownership ofrepparttar 146112 customer, exclusivity, or length are issues, bringing up ďEĒ for Escape. Isrepparttar 146113 potential partner in a hurry to close a deal? Is there an upfront or setup cost? Any partnership agreement must have a clause that allows for reasonable termination in caserepparttar 146114 deal sours, or if cooperation becomes competition. Some years ago, one company dominated domain registration, and mindful of both its monopoly andrepparttar 146115 coming of de-regulation, this company offered providers like AIT long-term partner agreements. AIT also anticipated de-regulation, and modified its agreement to a month-to-month basis while creating its own accredited domain registration company. That company has since added web design and hosting, making them a direct competitor and confirmingrepparttar 146116 importance ofrepparttar 146117 escape clause.

Partnerships have become a fact of business as companies look for ways of developing new customers and giving existing clients more reasons to stay. Theyíre also a catalyst for serious self-analysis: being sure of who and what your company is, and equally important, who and what it is not. A little introspection is vital in determining how to responds to current trends and how to be pro-active in planning for what your customers will expect next. So after those initial dinners and late-night phone calls, make sure you follow through with details like due diligence, checking of references, and usingrepparttar 146118 Internet for research. Just asrepparttar 146119 right partnership can be rewarding,repparttar 146120 wrong one can be disastrous.

Alex Lekas is the VP / Corporate Communications for AIT (, a provider of hosting and Internet services to more than 190,000 business domains around the world.

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