Don't Discount Offline Business Opportunities

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

So many people automatically think of Internet businesses first now days. Why? Because they're relatively cheap and quick to set up. What many don't seem to realize though, is that are still some golden opportunities inrepparttar offline world too. One such business can be started for less than $50, and can start earning you cash fromrepparttar 116832 first day.

So, what is this business? Vending machines. Now before you shrug this off as being too expensive, let's look at a few facts.

1. Not all vending machines are big and expensive. The first image that comes to mind withrepparttar 116833 term "vending machine" is a large cola or snack machine. But that's notrepparttar 116834 only type there is.

As a matter of fact, smaller vending machines are more common... they're just not often thought of as a vending machine.

Think about your local grocery or discount store for a moment. Besidesrepparttar 116835 cola machines, can you think of other vending machines that might be in place? If you're a parent, you might have already guessed: bubble gum, candy, and trinket machines.

They're small yes, but they draw cash and a lot of customers. They usually sell themselves. Kids can't resist them, and even my grown adult husband has been known to put money into them for himself occasionally too.

2. Small vending machines open more opportunities for you. Due torepparttar 116836 size of these smaller machines, they can be placed in many more places than a cola or snack machine can. Just a small list of examples includes:

- Grocery stores - Discount stores - Department stores - Convenience stores - Specialty shops - Barber or Beauty shops - Indoor swap meets/flea markets - Doctor or dentist offices - Pharmacies And even government buildings such asrepparttar 116837 DMV, City Hall, orrepparttar 116838 local social services office.

3. Placing small vending machines like this is not difficult. In fact, it can be made much easier by simply offeringrepparttar 116839 storeowner or manager a percentage of money earned.

Open Source Office Software

Written by Ed Zivkovic

What is Really Free?

It's funny. We have been programmed into believing that because something is free, that there is some kind of catch, or that it is not as good as a paid version, or that it is riddled with spyware and scumware.

This may be true for a lot of stuff onrepparttar Internet, but I feel that it is notrepparttar 116831 case when it comes to this complete suite of office software from

The general belief about non free software is that it is better than free software. Well, prepare your paradigm to be crushed before you read this report, Free, Open Source Software is More Reliable:

Open Office isrepparttar 116832 real deal Free

Open Office is distributed with a GNU License: This means that it is completely Free software. Open Office isrepparttar 116833 choice not because people on a tight budget can get their hands on it, but because it is rich with powerfull features found in similar programs selling for hundreds of dollars.

If you readrepparttar 116834 GNU license, it might make you wander who came up with this office type of software:

Open Office contains:

A full featured Word Processor

A powerfull Spreadsheet program:

A Multimedia Creator for creating animated presentations:

An excellent drawing tool:

Database Tools:

A full strength help file with a handy help agent.

Open Office is not a small download but my opinion is that it is worth waiting for. The download page is located here:

I run Open Office on my laptop and on my PC and have no problems as a result of bugs or defective programming. Hell, some tiny programs that I have paid money for have caused me some big problems. Another large autoresponder program which I paid over 300 bucks for refused to work on my particular version of XP. After a period of support fromrepparttar 116835 developer, I asked for a refund. I had to stoprepparttar 116836 support process when they wanted to take remote control over my computer.

What is Free Software?

Free software is a pretty loose term onrepparttar 116837 Internet today. The term is used forrepparttar 116838 terms freeware, shareware and a host of other terms. But what does free software, freeware and shareware really mean. Is there a difference? I tell you this, there is a lot of these types of terms and there is a difference. See them all here:

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