Manage Your Time

Time management is crucial to running a successful home based business, regardless of what that business may be. It is tremendously easy to get caught up in domestic responsibilities, hobbies, family and friends, or other things that you like to do since you are after all at home. However you need to be well disciplined…

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How Secure Is Your Source Of Income?

After many long years of hard work, you are finally at the top of your field. You like what you do and have been with your company for a very long time. You earn a great salary and enjoy many perks. You feel secure. But are you really? Take a minute and think about it….

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Professional Conduct

It is extremely important to your success as a business person that you conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times. This includes knowing how to deal with any crises or difficult situations that may arise. While being in business for yourself can be liberating, it also means that you are the person who…

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Go That Extra Mile!

Strive to be more than just the person who takes care of the day to day administrative needs of your client’s business. Show your clients that you are truly invested in their business. Become an integral member of their team. Let them know that you want to build a long term relationship. Offer sound advice…

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Welcome Package

A Welcome Package can be used to introduce your company, your services, and outline your policies and procedures to your new clients.  It is something that is completely optional, but is a great way to “get your foot in the door’ and expand on that great first impression you already made. Some of the items that could be…

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Project Management System

Either at start-up or as your business grows you may want to consider using project management software such as Sharepoint or Basecamp to help manage your client base and workload. These systems generally provide ways to electronically accept incoming projects, delegate tasks, document details, track progress, and keep a permanent record of completed jobs.  …

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Other Technologies

There are other programs and technologies that you may want to learn to allow you to enhance your services or offer some unique ones: Adobe Acrobat/PDF Creators – convert various document types to PDF. Adobe PhotoShop – used to create website headers, banners, E-Book covers, postcards, etc., as well as edit photos and graphics. PowerPoint…

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Internet Skills

Specialized internet skills are specific to the internet and help a business run or perform a function online. These would include such things as email management systems, shopping carts, and web design as examples. The following is a list of some of these skills. ConstantContact – web-based email marketing system for setting up and distributing…

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Finding your Clients

How and where you find your clients should go hand in hand with your marketing strategies and efforts. Keep in mind though that what works for one business, or even product or service, may not work for another. Don’t lock yourself in to just one method. Explore all the options available to you. Professional profile…

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