Your Perfect Home Business May Be Right In Front of You!

Written by Angela Wu

Every week I receive email from would-be entrepreneurs, asking, 'What kind of home business should I start?'

This is a question that only *you* can answer. Although it seems like business opportunities are everywhere you look, there's no reason why you have to limit yourself to someone else's 'prepackaged' opportunity.

'Biz ops' usually cater to a very limited set of interests -- nutritional supplements or Internet marketing are common examples. Instead of trying to force yourself to 'fit' into one of these opportunities, why not consider starting and building a business of your own making?

Many successful entrepreneurs are running businesses based on their personal interests and experiences. You'll be surprised at how simple ideas can turn into profitable home businesses! For example, one lady in my neighborhood creates unique 3-dimensional bookmarks inrepparttar shape of various wildlife -- and she sells them to tourism stores inrepparttar 117493 nearby National Parks, among others.

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There are many examples of people who turn their passions into businesses. For additional ideas, tryrepparttar 117497 'Secret Underground Business Plans, Projects and Ideas', available at: .cgi?bizideas

What Do You Expect?

Written by Dave Balch

What do you expect when you do business with someone? You expect good service and good value, right? You expect to be treated fairly and honestly, and you expect to go away feeling good aboutrepparttar transaction.

Think about that for a second. Maybe that's NOT what you expect after all. Yes, that's what we all WANT, but it isn't necessarily what we expect. Why is that? Why is it that we don't necessarily expect to get what we want to get?

I maintain thatrepparttar 117492 businesses we deal with shape our expectations in many different ways. If it is an online business,repparttar 117493 website design gives us a clue as to what we can anticipate. If there are garish headlines, obnoxious colors, outrageous claims, etc. we getrepparttar 117494 feeling that we had better be careful.

If we are talking about a brick-and-mortar business (you remember those… they used to be called "stores") our expectations are formed by cleanliness, orderliness, lighting, and smell. The employees' attitude and grooming make a big impression as well.

I'm not saying that we should be forming expectations based on these somewhat superficial clues. In a perfect world, we would anticipate our transaction based solely onrepparttar 117495 value and quality ofrepparttar 117496 goods and/or services offered. But it's not a perfect world, so we go into most transactions with some sort of anticipation based on how we feel aboutrepparttar 117497 business due to these external clues.

I've said this before and I'll say it again: things tend to happenrepparttar 117498 way we expect them to happen, and I believe strongly that we will do things subconsciously to make sure of it. That means that if our expectations are low, we probably won't have a very good experience and won't be back.

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