It Can Happen To You

Written by Jane Langdon

The dot com business is alive and well for those wanting to pursue it. What if you don’t know how to use a computer? Can anyone have twenty successful businesses onrepparttar internet in four years? Six years ago Jane Langdon did not know how to turn on a computer. Today she has twenty successful internet businesses. You can too.

It all started because her favorite perfume was discontinued. Jane started to study chemistry and learnrepparttar 138025 internet so she could read everything written about perfumery. She bought a computer and taught herself how to use it. Finally she mixed a perfume. People began to ask her what she was wearing. So she started an internet business, House of Rose, with one rose perfume. Today she has more than 55 long lasting, non alcohol perfumes at

She then had a copy of a Chanel suit made by a seamstress for a trade show in New York City. So many people wanted to know where she got it, so she started her second business, Sew Beautiful By Natasha and Jane. They make custom couture suits, dresses, evening gowns, pageant and bridal attire at

The now famous poncho that Martha Stewart wore upon her release from Camp Cupcake can now be yours. Made for her as a going away gift from a fellow inmate, it has become known asrepparttar 138026 “Welcome Back” poncho. The woman who maderepparttar 138027 poncho, Xiomaro Hernandez, will get 10% ofrepparttar 138028 profits after her release from Alderson in 2008. The site is

Want to browse unique fashion items onrepparttar 138029 internet? . A Passion for Fashion has lovely charms, blouses, shoes, handbags and more for sale. Each monthrepparttar 138030 items change so you will always berepparttar 138031 informed ofrepparttar 138032 newest delights at

Soon some of her friends asked her to help them put up an internet site because they liked her businesses and wanted to start their own. After she helped them, she decided to offer her services to others and started Your Net Store

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Jane had met her husband ten years ago through a personnel dating service and always felt they could be improved on. Friends said she had good advice about how to approach this new way to meet people. She decided to start a very selective marriage service that included questions to 101 important elements for a good match. See Hopeful Romantic at

Tips To Survive A Layoff

Written by Nathan Newberger

This career article will quickly give you eight MUST know tips on effectively surviving a layoff.

****** FACT ****** Losing a job is one ofrepparttar most stressful life events. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. With this in mind, you will need a good action plan in order to recover as quickly as possible from a job loss.

The following eight tips will help make sure that recover from a layoff sooner than you think.

=========================================== Tips You Must Know To Survive A Layoff ===========================================

#1 - DON'T PANIC: You may have lost your job but you have not lost everything. You are a skilled individual and will work again. Do not ever lose sight of these two simple sentences. Do not let yourself fall into a spiral of negative thinking. Think back to allrepparttar 138001 other people that you know of that have lost jobs inrepparttar 138002 past and are now successfully employed.

#2 - REFLECT AND RECOVER: Step back and clear your head. Anger and fear are two ofrepparttar 138003 most common emotions experienced after a job-loss. Neither is conducive to clear thinking or good decision-making. Take some time to talk through your feelings of loss with friends and family members. If this does not help, considerrepparttar 138004 services of a professional counselor. Sort through your emotional baggage or else risk dragging it with you on your job-search. #3 - ORGANIZE YOUR FINANCES: Take a serious look at your spending habits. List out your monthly expenses into 2 groups- absolutely necessary and optional. If you have already been laid off you should limit your spending torepparttar 138005 first category. If you are still employed but fearing whatrepparttar 138006 future may hold, start cutting back inrepparttar 138007 second category. A general rule of thumb is to keeprepparttar 138008 enough cash to cover at least two months worth of expenses inrepparttar 138009 bank for emergencies. If you have not had a chance to do so as ofrepparttar 138010 time of termination, you still have options. Don’t forget that most companies offer a severance package to laid off employees. In addition you can also contact your local un-employment agency regarding unemployment benefits. #4 - INSURANCE: Just because you have lost your job does not mean that you and your family have immediately lost all insurance coverage that you had while you were employed. It just means that now you are responsible for paying for it all by yourself. Under COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) generally you can remain on your former employer’s plan for up to 18 months as long as you payrepparttar 138011 premiums. Remember that there are time limits for signing up for COBRA. You can get more COBRA information fromrepparttar 138012 human resources department of your former employer.

#5 - UPDATE YOUR RESUME: Take account of allrepparttar 138013 skills and responsibilities that you acquired on your last job. Make sure that you include these on your updated resume. And remember this is notrepparttar 138014 time to be modest; be proud of your accomplishments. If you are unsure on how to lay out or word your resume, then you can find many examples of successful resumes onrepparttar 138015 Internet or in your local bookstore. Definitely have a friend or family member review your resume. Remember that a good resume can often makerepparttar 138016 difference between being granted an interview or not. Takerepparttar 138017 time to make your resume shine. #6 - ACTIVATE YOUR NETWORK: Do not be ashamed that you have been laid off. Tell everyone that you think can help that you are looking for work. This does not mean that you should cry onrepparttar 138018 shoulder of anyone that will listen. What this does mean is that you should be prepared to tell friends, family and even acquaintances that you are looking for work, what types of skills you have andrepparttar 138019 types of jobs that you would be interested in.

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