The Midnight Warrior

Written by Jenean Matthews


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Honest, not willing to cheat or take advantage of others, truthful and trustworthy

Tenacious, persistent, holding on firmly to your belief in yourself and your vision

Watchful, always looking or waiting expectantly for success to appear, vigilant, observant

Able, capable and talented

Ready and prepared

Radical, effecting revolutionary change, thinking out ofrepparttar box

Independent, not willing to be controlled by others, distinct

Optimist, habitually believing in a favorable outcome, an idealist, a visionary

Rational, having a sound mind and able to reason and look past repparttar 117822 problem and seerepparttar 117823 solution

Do you see yourself possessing those characteristics? Develop each one torepparttar 117824 fullest. Your character will be apparent to your customers and they will want to do business with you. For aren't we all looking to do business with people with integrity?

The Midnight Warrior 2000 Jenean Matthews is a businesswoman who believes in encouraging and helping others to accomplish their dreams. She believes people can overcome obstacles, rise to any occasion, and accomplish their entire dream with enough faith. She can be found accomplishing her dream at http://www.1stshoppingavenue.com or subscribe torepparttar 117825 newsletter for chances to win free gifts salespaper-subscribe@topica.com



The Midnight Warrior 2000 Jenean Matthews is a businesswoman who believes in encouraging and helping others to accomplish their dreams. She believes people can overcome obstacles, rise to any occasion, and accomplish their entire dream with enough faith. She can be found accomplishing her dream at http://www.1stshoppingavenue.com or subscribe to the newsletter for chances to win free gifts salespaper-subscribe@topica.com


Top 10 Tips on Starting a Successful Home Business

Written by Angela Wu


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Develop a well-thought-out contingency plan to keep your business running with a minimum of lost time, effort, or profits.

=== 6. Learn From Your Mistakes, and Build On Your Successes.

Just as you will experience success in some ofrepparttar things you do, you will also make some mistakes. In both cases you'll have an opportunity to improve your business. Ask yourself what you did right (or wrong), why it worked (or didn't work), and what you could do differently.

Ask yourself questions. What kind of startup capital do you need? What are your estimated monthly expenses? Is your business makingrepparttar 117821 profits you expected? If so, what are you doing right and how can you improve upon it? If not, what can you do differently? What are your competitors doing and how can you convince customers to switch (or stay) with you?

These types of questions will help you to make smart, educated business decisions -- decisions that will help your business to grow and flourish.

=== 7. Be Customer-Focused.

It's much easier to sell to a happy customer, than to try convince a new prospect to buy from you. Be professional, courteous, and always deliver a quality product or service. Your customers will be thrilled and much more inclined to come back.

=== 8. Target Your Marketing.

This goes back torepparttar 117822 research you did before you started your business. Know who to target in your marketing efforts. You want to attract people who are interested in what you have to offer -- not just curious 'passers-by'.

You can see great examples of targeted marketing by looking in your mailbox. If you've ever ordered from a mail-order gardening club, you've probably received additional catalogs from them *and* from other gardening clubs who purchaserepparttar 117823 customer lists. They know that you have an interest in their products, sorepparttar 117824 chances of you ordering something are much higher than if they were to send a mailing out to a random bunch of addresses.

=== 9. Take Your Business Seriously.

There are lots of images floating around that show relaxed 'home business owners' reading a book, playing with their kids, lounging in a comfortable chair, etc. There's a tendency to think of a 'home business' as 'not real work', or not as serious as a 'real' (corporate) job.

To start and build a successful business, it needs to be treated like a business - not a hobby. Take it seriously and work hard to achieve your goals.

=== 10. Do Something You Love!

This is what it all boils down to. Find something that you're passionate about, and will enjoy doing. Business doesn't have to a daily grind; it can be a true pleasure!



Angela is the editor of Online Business Basics, an exclusive newsletter for eBusiness beginners. She offers a 'no hype, no bull' approach to building a profitable Internet business. Every issue is packed with helpful tips and useful tools, specially selected to fit a beginner's shoestring budget. Visit her online today at http://onlinebusinessbasics.com/article.html


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