Coming Soon - You're Outsourced, Too!Written by John McKee
How do you feel about outsourcing jobs?
Whether for it or against it, most people I speak to have fairly strong feelings about its use. Some hope that regulations or changes to tax codes will stop businesses from using it. They hope to see fewer local jobs lost as a a result. Others see it as only way to compete in a global economy and save their enterprise. I believe it is going to become increasingly more prevalent. Further, it's going to take jobs from many people who have so far escaped its impact. Beyond traditional roles and job grade levels, outsourcing - and in particular off shoring - is about to impact North America's businesses and our economy as dramatically as anything in past. If you think that because of your education, management level or profession you are untouchable - you're naive. It's Future All Over Again ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In the late 1970s, I started traveling to Asia to meet with companies and local government agencies willing to set up factories in those countries. My goal was to have them make various products (shoes, accessories, glassware, clothing, microwave ovens) for sale in North America. I went there because I thought they could manufacture my goods for far less money than on this side of ocean. It worked very well. Throughout decade, Asian factories and economies grew as many other companies followed this approach. Later, in early 1990's I applied same financial logic to increase margins in other industries. I became involved with customer service work which was done over phone and realized good profit improvements and improved levels of customer satisfaction by outsourcing jobs to smaller communities across US and Canada where local wages were low, and unemployment high. As years passed, we started sending telephone delivered service work to many of same areas I'd used earlier to manufacture women's pumps and apparel. Outsourcing was now offshoring. As we all know, many top North American companies no longer have many employees involved in service departments. They've found that those roles can be done better/faster/cheaper by expert companies in Asia or elsewhere. Now it's becoming clear that many other jobs requiring no physical interaction can be done in Third World countries, where pay scales are about 1/10th of what people in North America would get for those jobs. Does Your Job Use Decision Tree Logic? Oh Oh.... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Some executives still haven't figured out that same technology which allows an Indian Customer Service Rep to serve a MasterCard customer in Michigan has been re-purposed and expanded to allow an accountant living in India to do taxes for an elderly taxpayer in Ontario. Some people know that this is going to impact many accountants in same manner it did to employees in manufacturing and service industries over recent years.
Why One Should Chose A Network Marketing Home Based BusinessWritten by jack foley
There are many advantages for having one's own business but I believe a network marketing home business has to be crème de la crème. Network marketing above any other online business will continue creating most online entrepreneurs. Firstly ask any of successful online entrepreneurs are they happier with amount of time they spend with their families and answer will be predominantly yes. That has to be biggest advantage.
Other business people will spend long hours at work away from their homes, away from their family, friends etc.Traffic, business meetings, travel, are going to be significant factors in any other business. These factors keep you occupied which in turn alienates you from things you enjoy in life. With a home based business, your time is your own. You make rules and all work is done online, no commuting, no "dressing for office" etc. You getting picture yet?
Another huge advantage is your taxes. Every democratic government is crying out for entrepreneurs like you to go and do their own thing. Unemployment is a huge factor on which governments are judged by year in year out. If you can make it on your own without working for a public or private body, your going to make a lot of politicians happy. Basically now you are off grid, able to "earn your own crust", not having to work for someone else that government also lured into country/state.
So you might ask, what is my government going to do for me in return? Well, by filing your taxes efficiently and by claiming for anything and everything that is related to your own home business, you should in effect pay at most half if not much lower that a regular person who is paying government taxes. This "unwritten rule" really irritates people who pay government taxes but in my opinion, it is correct. Any individual willing to take a chance deserves to succeed and deserves perks for doing so.