How to Survive an Operating System Crash

Written by Patty Gale

"We apologize forrepparttar inconvenience, but Windows could not be accessed or located."

It happens torepparttar 146110 best of us. A complete operating system failure. One day you might turn on your p.c. and that dreadful message is on your screen as plain as day. You don't know what you could have possibly done, as your computer was working fine just a little while ago.

Panic is usuallyrepparttar 146111 first thing to set in. Something like an operating system failure can literally put home business owners out of business indefinitely. The cost and time involved in trying to repair a p.c. andrepparttar 146112 months or even years of lost information is overwhelming and frightening to think about.

This doesn't have to happen to you if you are prepared.

When you think about it, our businesses are atrepparttar 146113 mercy of technology. The technology is only as good as long as it's working properly. What a wonderful world we would live in if technology were flawless.

The reality is that systems fail. Computers are machines and machines sometimes break down. It doesn't get any simpler that than. We have no other choice than to be prepared for when those times come, especially IF we want to make sure our home business suffers very little down time.

There are some very easy things you can do right now to make ensure your peace of mind for your business. You need to be back up and running as quickly as possible inrepparttar 146114 event of an operating system crash.

1. Document everything including usernames, passwords, merchant account numbers, important websites and especially software unlock codes. Anything that is not written down on paper is subject to be lost.

How to Start Home Based Travel Businesses

Written by Randy Wilson

Home based travel businesses are no longerrepparttar wave ofrepparttar 146083 future. Home travel businesses arerepparttar 146084 hot trend right now. So if youíre considering becoming a travel agent, this brief guide will provide you with information you need to know.

First, there are generally two types of home travel businesses:

  • Referral agencies
  • Booking and selling agencies

Home based travel businesses that fall intorepparttar 146085 referral agency category do just that: they refer people to a travel agency. They may have several agencies they refer people to, but most generally have one travel agency that they work with on a regular basis. In return forrepparttar 146086 referrals from a home based business travel agent,repparttar 146087 travel agency pays a referral fee or commission percentage on whatrepparttar 146088 travel agency receives fromrepparttar 146089 supplier. Part-time referral agents can earn up to $500 on each sale, and sometimes even more.

The home based travel businesses that fall intorepparttar 146090 booking and selling agencies category usually work with one travel agency. These booking and selling travel agencies actually dorepparttar 146091 booking and planning involved in making allrepparttar 146092 necessary arrangements for great trips.

These are people who enjoy attending to allrepparttar 146093 little details. They serve, more or less, as facilitators between their clients and a travel agency. Booking and selling home based travel business agents earn a lot higher percentage ofrepparttar 146094 overall commissionóbut they DO do a great deal more work. A full-timer at this, however, can earn $50,000 or more a year.

Some things you want to consider before you decide to open your own home based travel business are:

  • Do I need any special training or education?
  • Should I pursue this part-time or full-time?
  • Is my family supportive of my decision?
  • Do I have a room in my home where I can set up an office?
  • Should I get an extra phone line?
  • What sort of office equipment do I need?
  • What will I do about accounting?
  • How do I manage my tax needs?
  • Is this a job I will love?
  • How much money do I want to make?
  • Should I do any advertising?
  • Do I haverepparttar 146095 contacts I need to pursue this business opportunity?
  • If I donít, how do I makerepparttar 146096 contacts I need?
  • Am I willing to putrepparttar 146097 necessary effort into this business?
  • Does my state require me to have a business license?
Once youíve answered all or at least most of these questions, you will need to make a business plan, outliningrepparttar 146098 steps youíll have to take to achieve your goal of having your own home based travel business. And a plan just isnít any good unless you follow it.

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