Written by Hamoon Arbabi

Creating a Business of Your Own The majority of people who have a home business started from scratch. Creating a successful business requires that you ask yourself "What will people pay for?" Market research will help you find out, and that can be as simple as asking prospective customers what they need and investigating whether you can compete on price, service, quality, variety and ease of use. With these considerations in mind, here are six possibilities for findingrepparttar ideal business for you. You can: Turn your favorite hobby or interest into a business Find a need you can fill that's related to your interest. Example: Someone nearing retirement and interested in helping other senior citizens remain active could create a counseling business, advising on how to enjoy retirement. Turn your existing job skills into a business. Accountants, communications specialists, graphic artists, salespeople, teachers -- people from all walks of life -- can take their skills and reinvent them. Examples: A secretary could start a secretarial service; a personnel director could set up telecommuting guidelines for companies.


Solve a problem People will pay to have someone do tasks they find unpleasant or need help with. Examples: Errand runners help thousands of people take care of their daily tasks; someone who's dealt with a disease and recovery could provide information and teach classes on coping.

Business Coaching Legacy: Reflections on What You Want to Leave Behind?

Written by Ruth Zanes

Updating my will has been on my mind for quite some time now. Life circumstances change, kids grow-up, financial situations changes. I procrastinated for a very long time about this will. Now that it is, I feel very satisfied and pleased. There is peace in that corner of my mind that nagged and nagged about it for so long. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to realize that people, myself included, avoid making out wills because they don't want to confront their own mortality or have to face up to making difficult decisions.

One ofrepparttar things I learned fromrepparttar 135061 process of making a will is that a will is an expression of love forrepparttar 135062 living. After all,repparttar 135063 loss of you will be difficult enough for your loved ones to bear. Why add to their angst with legal problems, emotional confrontations with family members and possible financial losses.

The living, that is, those left behind, will make of a will what they will. Make no mistake,repparttar 135064 will, is taken seriously by those left behind. Understand there will be no opportunity to explain what you really intended by leaving some treasured object to cousin Jo or why you named Sally your executor instead of your older son Bob. The child who is convinced that you loverepparttar 135065 others more than him will be looking for something inrepparttar 135066 will that proves him right and may very well find it in spite of how careful you are not to have anything inrepparttar 135067 will that might be misconstrued in that direction. So, it is a good idea to userepparttar 135068 simplest language and clearest grammatical structure as possible.

The Last Will and Testament is exactly that. You don't get a second chance. After I dealt with distribution ofrepparttar 135069 tangibles - financial assets, money and physical objects accumulated and treasured for so much of a lifetime you confrontrepparttar 135070 most important part of your legacy. .

Making a will is a poignant reminder thatrepparttar 135071 physical stuff, includingrepparttar 135072 money, doesn't really amount to very much when all is said and done. Perhapsrepparttar 135073 appropriate background music for will making isrepparttar 135074 song "Is That All There Is?" My answer to that musical conundrum is a resounding, "No." That isn't all there is. The tangible things we leave behind have little to do withrepparttar 135075 real legacy we leave. The real legacy isrepparttar 135076 one we fashion each day of our lives byrepparttar 135077 way we live and who we are being.

How do you want to be remembered? Are you living your life in a way that is consistent withrepparttar 135078 legacy you really want to leave. Do you even knowrepparttar 135079 nature ofrepparttar 135080 legacy you want to leave or are you like Alfred Nobel who was fortunate enough to read his obituary printed prematurely inrepparttar 135081 daily newspaper? Much to his chagrinrepparttar 135082 obituary describedrepparttar 135083 fame and fortune he accumulated from his invention of dynamite. Nobel decided then and there that dynamite and its awful potential for destruction was notrepparttar 135084 achievement for which he wanted to be remembered. And, so he establishedrepparttar 135085 prestigious Nobel Prizes. Today, whenrepparttar 135086 name Nobel comes uprepparttar 135087 first association is withrepparttar 135088 prizes. Relatively few know he isrepparttar 135089 inventor of dynamite.

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