How To Raise Operating Capital

Written by John Colanzi

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I'd get college students with money to burn coming by and snapping up two and three at a time.

Eventually I even listed a used car I had in my drive - way. The transmission was shot and I never thought anyone would want it.

I was wrong, some guys drove allrepparttar way to Phila. from New England and bought that car onrepparttar 117586 spot.

I not only made money getting rid of my junk, but I realized that anything can be sold online.

So if you think you can't afford to fund your new venture, think again.

Check out your closets, garage and basement.

Your junk could be someone elses treasure.

Take a look at anything you don't need and is in good condition.

Don't look at is as junk.

Look at it as piles of cash, just blowing inrepparttar 117587 wind.

I'll bet you have more money just laying around, than you ever realized.

Sorepparttar 117588 next time you think you don't haverepparttar 117589 money to put together a war chest, think again.

You haverepparttar 117590 money. You just need to be creative.

Wishing You Success, John Colanzi

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When Worlds Collide

Written by Elena Fawkner

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Another important tip for keeping your two worlds separate is to have separate business telephone, modem and fax lines. Do NOT allow your children to answer your business phone. You may think it's adorable but trust me, it isn't. It's annoying. Arrange for a voicemail service to take your business calls during your non-business hours. Similarly, when you're working, try to ensure your children are otherwise occupied when you make business calls. The last thing you need when trying to convince that prospective new client that you should win his account is a screaming five year old right next to you.

If you have very young children, hire a sitter forrepparttar times ofrepparttar 117585 day or week when you know you'll be conducting business onrepparttar 117586 telephone. If you have older children, deputize one or more of them to occupy younger siblings. You might want to pay your 'deputy' for this service as a way for him or her to earn some income or pocket money. The money you spend on sitting services will be more than offset byrepparttar 117587 new business you'll win as a result ofrepparttar 117588 professional image you will be able to project to prospective and existing clients and customers.

As important as it is to choose for your business something you love to do, don't allow your business to take you away from your family. After all, your family was likely one of repparttar 117589 primary reasons you decided to work from home inrepparttar 117590 first place.

It is one thing to be present physically. It is quite another to be present mentally and emotionally. The more rounded you are as a person,repparttar 117591 more you bring torepparttar 117592 table both personally and professionally. The enjoyable activities you engage in in your non-business hours can energize your business life. So, instead of thinking aboutrepparttar 117593 work you could be doing on Sunday when you're atrepparttar 117594 beach, think ofrepparttar 117595 fun you have on that day as an investment in your business forrepparttar 117596 coming week.

Give 100% of yourself to work duringrepparttar 117597 time allocated to work. Then shutrepparttar 117598 door on it. Your family deserves 100% too.


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