Can You Avoid Scam? Yes, of Course.

Written by Irena Whitfield

Internet opens new horizons, brings us loads of opportunities and vast possibilities of all kinds. As everything, it has two sides: it can be a dangerous weapon for anyone not knowing how to handle it right, and a great, helpful and obedient servant for everyone knowing how to use it.

One ofrepparttar major problems is scam and waste of time because still too many people don't recognize it in time, before they lose either their money or credibility or even all business. It is crucial to tellrepparttar 117645 hype, scam and waste of time, and protect yourself, your business, your time and your money. To protect your name, your business, your brand, and inrepparttar 117646 first place your credibility isrepparttar 117647 same important as to protect your money and your time.

First, let's try to clarifyrepparttar 117648 mysterious words 'scam' and 'hype': it is an activity aiming at getting other people's money using unethical tools. Purposely I don't say 'illegal' but 'unethical' because many ofrepparttar 117649 tools are legal. However,repparttar 117650 result is scam or waste of time anyway. Andrepparttar 117651 result decides.

It is also necessary to realise that there are basically two kinds of 'scam': intentional and unintentional. I considerrepparttar 117652 latter even more dangerous. I will explain this in a minute.

Second, your credibility: All of us make mistakes. It's OK, butrepparttar 117653 way you treat your mistakes decides about your success or failure. Once you are in business, you must care about your name and your credibility. Sometimes it may happen that you lose some money. It's 'fine' if you yourself loserepparttar 117654 money, but you can survive and no one knows. You at least knowrepparttar 117655 way wasn'trepparttar 117656 right to take. You received your lesson, and will be more careful next time.

However, you must be extremely careful to lead people trusting you into such a loss. Even if you can survive financially, mentally, your business will not because your credibility is ruined. So, be very cautious before you recommend something to another person.

And in spite of this, we can see literally thousands of people claiming to be netpreneurs recommending scams and hype all overrepparttar 117657 Net. If we suppose that most of them don't do it intentionally, then there are only two reasons: carelessness or inability to recognize scam. And both are absolutely unacceptable within an entrepreneur.

So, how to tellrepparttar 117658 scam and not only onrepparttar 117659 Net. The immediate signs:

1) unrealistic promises, one-time opportunities 2) upfront payment to join an opportunity 3) unprofessional behaviour 4) lack of proper communication 5) misleading information 6) hype advertising 7) fraudulent conduct

Now, you say you can't imagine much.

So, let's have a look atrepparttar 117660 individual items:

ad 1) unrealistic promises, one-time opportunities - this says it all. If someone claims you can develop a steady income of thousands of dollars within a week without work, you must know it's a lie. If someone invites you to copy a one-time opportunity, he's either a liar or not a professional, business person able to recognize a one-time opportunity. Of course, you can sell scam, even be making some money on it though not for long, but definitely you can't successfully copy a one-time opportunity.

ad 2) upfront payment to join an opportunity - you should realize that once you join someone's opportunity, you help to build his business, you take uprepparttar 117661 obligation to work for him, you endorse his business, so never pay for this. The other point is that it is an opportunity for you to build yours as well, a chance for a successful business relationship -what qualityrepparttar 117662 co-operation will be is up to both of you, and beyondrepparttar 117663 scope of this short article.

ad 3) unprofessional behaviour - a couple of examples: a) you receive an ezine singing chorals about a hype and/or having your first name all aroundrepparttar 117664 issue, b) you come to a website and you can't make out a business theme,repparttar 117665 actual offer, their business line (please don't confuse withrepparttar 117666 technical side, norrepparttar 117667 products offered, we're talking aboutrepparttar 117668 people behind now), c) showing your cheques.

Business Partners & Marital Partners, Will the Marriage Survive? Part 1

Written by Chuck & Sue DeFiore

With today's economy, andrepparttar layoffs occurring as a result of these economic conditions, more and more people are opting to start their own business. Due torepparttar 117644 low start up costs,repparttar 117645 prevalence of home-based businesses is onrepparttar 117646 rise, many of these started by husband and wife teams.

Withrepparttar 117647 move fromrepparttar 117648 corporate world torepparttar 117649 home-based, couples are finding that a new set of problems are occurring. Inrepparttar 117650 corporate arena, two major areas of importance are profits and communication with employees. This is done through evaluations, reviews, meetings, or a company newsletter outlining company policies and news. All administrators realize that a happy and informed employee is more efficient and productive; in effect, increasing their profits.

Research on martial separation and divorce indicates two ofrepparttar 117651 main causes of separation and divorce are communication and money, very much like corporate concerns. Inrepparttar 117652 past, spouses worked in their respective jobs, and came home to discuss what was going on inrepparttar 117653 work place. In effect, they were sounding boards for one another. Withrepparttar 117654 move torepparttar 117655 home front, especially with starting up businesses together,repparttar 117656 sounding boards are gone.

In effect, placing couples in a start-up business can cause a myriad of problems, previously seen only inrepparttar 117657 corporate world, in addition torepparttar 117658 normal stumbling blocks of starting up a business. Too many couples working together are not practicing good communication skills. Lack of communication, can cause one spouse to feel that he or she is carrying allrepparttar 117659 business and monetary responsibility.

Keep Your Marriage Solid

If you and your spouse have decided to run a business together, be sure to discuss and outlinerepparttar 117660 following:

Delineate responsibility. Decide who is going to handle what business matters. In addition, be sure you both know how to accomplish these functions. Unfortunately, illness occurs - you need to be able to back up each other in all aspects ofrepparttar 117661 business. For example, if one of you does allrepparttar 117662 bank statements, be sure your spouse understands how this is accomplished, so if necessary, they can also handle this responsibility. If you have a set procedure you follow and a way you want it done, make up an outline, so it is accomplished inrepparttar 117663 manner you want.

Marketing, return calls, daily correspondence, invoicing, weekly and/or monthly expenses, supplies, calendaring, appointments, deposits, bank statements, implementation ofrepparttar 117664 business plan, attendance at meetings (e.g. Chamber mixers, National groups, User groups, etc.) all need to be taken care of. You will have to split these responsibilities between you. Again, be sure you know how each is implemented, so in an emergency, you can back each other up.

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