I'm Broke, How Can I Afford...

Written by Rob Taylor

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I'm Broke, How Can I Afford...

- by Rob Taylor

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I’m still amazed every time someone comes to me complaining that they don’t have any money to put into their business and that they’re broke. I mean what have you been doing with your money man?!?

Plain Truth: If you don’t have any money you won’t make it my friend… it’s that simple. You have to at least have some money. Say $200-$500. I don’t care whatrepparttar 116889 self-styled slick gurus tell you. If you’re flat out of cash your dead inrepparttar 116890 water before you can even start.

Now let me tell you another thing…. I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE BROKE! You’re a liar and a self deluded one at that if you think you are.

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So these are really essential to living are they?…. No they’re not, they’re self-indulgent habits! Nothing wrong with that if you can AFFORD them. But you tell me you’re broke! Wake up! Ding-dong!

I used to walkrepparttar 116893 streets with no-more than $3 bucks in my pocket to last merepparttar 116894 day. Yes I did that for months on end until something happened. I got mad, real mad. Not atrepparttar 116895 world but with myself.

You see I have always had a dream of being personally free, being self-reliant, totally in charge of my time and cash flow, beholden to no-one... not government, not masters, not gurus.

Now walking around with $3 bucks aient much fun. It hurts inrepparttar 116896 pit of your stomach. And when I only had $7 a day to feed my family (yup there were others my pathetic state was impacting) I can tell you, I felt at times of doing something pretty dumb to my body and mind… and occasionally did.

If you live inrepparttar 116897 Western world, you live inrepparttar 116898 richest part ofrepparttar 116899 planet withrepparttar 116900 most opportunitiesrepparttar 116901 world has ever seen at any point inrepparttar 116902 history ofrepparttar 116903 human race.

If you want to see poverty take a trip to India or any other developing country. I have, and what I saw made me realize my $3 a day “poverty-trap” was simply an ego-trip. Kids working from 5am to 10pm every day for crumbs of bread. Rags and bones. So please don’t tell me you’re broke and poor, you don’t knowrepparttar 116904 meaning ofrepparttar 116905 word.

Today's Entrepreneur - First Steps to Starting Your Business

Written by ReGina Crawford-Martin

Today’s Entrepreneur By ReGina Crawford-Martin President of G Styl Productions Incorporated, Cleveland, OH Independent Writer First Steps to Starting Your Own Business Beforerepparttar business cards, flyers, and postcards, there are several steps you need to take when starting your own business. First Step. Securing your chosen company name. There are two parts to this step; registering your company name with state in whichrepparttar 116883 company is located, and registering you company name as a domain name onrepparttar 116884 internet. The process for registering with any state is fairly simple, and is handled byrepparttar 116885 Secretary of State for that state. You will have to fill out a Name Registration form, and pay a filling fee which differs from state-to-state. You don’t have to decide if and how to incorporate at this point, you are just reserving your company name for future incorporation. Keep in mind that all businesses do not need to be incorporated. For instance if you never plan on expandingrepparttar 116886 business and hiring employees, you don’t need to incorporate. Registering a domain name onrepparttar 116887 internet is also a simple process. There are a number of websites that allow checking for name availability, as well as registering your name if it is available for purchase. The cost for this is relatively inexpensive, ranging from $8.00 per year to $15.00 per year. Why is this step so important? It prevents anyone else from doing business under that name, and it protects you against a law suit if you operate a business under a company name registered by someone else prior to your use ofrepparttar 116888 name. As forrepparttar 116889 internet, you don’t want to have to purchase your domain name from another person once your business takes off. Believe me, they will charge you a premium price if they sense how much you wantrepparttar 116890 name. Keep in mind that even though you have registered a domain name, you don’t have to create a website right away. The company you register with will automatically display a page whenrepparttar 116891 domain name is typed in, thus you don’t have to worry about web site design or hosting services. Second Step. Registerrepparttar 116892 Business withrepparttar 116893 government and Dun and Bradstreet. You can register withrepparttar 116894 IRS online at http://www.irs.gov by selecting Businesses, then Employer ID Numbers, Apply Online, and Apply Online Now. Your number is returned onrepparttar 116895 screen in under five minutes, and there is no fee. You can register with Dun and Bradstreet online at http://smallbusiness.dnb.com by selecting Manage Your Business Credit, then D-U-N-S Number. Your Duns Number will be e-mailed to you within a few days, and there is also no fee. After receiving your Duns Number, go back torepparttar 116896 Duns website and register forrepparttar 116897 eUpdate. This will allow you to update your company information as necessary. When your Dun’s number is received you can register your business with Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system. This is done online at http://www/ccr/gov, and Start New Registration. This system is accessed by all levels, Federal to all 50 states, of government for all government contracts regardless ofrepparttar 116898 amount ofrepparttar 116899 contract.

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