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Networking Tips – Getting An 800 Number

Another way to network is by using an 800 number and establishing a network of experts to refer your clients/customers to.

Networking 101

As a new business owner you must wear many hats.

Need A Sales Boost Try These!

The telephone is still the best and most effective way to reach people. It can help generate more sales and build your business. Unfortunately most people don’t like the telephone and don’t use it effectively. In order to become more proficient using the telephone, you need to follow some basic guidelines and then practice, practice and then practice some more.

Effect of Benefits

Once upon at time, when we were employed, we received a benefits package from our employer. This usually included health, life and disability insurance. Many firms also had available pension programs, profit sharing, dental and vision coverage. In addition, one-half of your social security was paid by your employer.

Unsung Heroes! Small and Homebased Business Owners

The homebased and small business owner is the “Unsung Hero”. Why? The small business owner and today even the homebased business owner are the cornerstones of our society. The homebased business owner employs a number of independent contractors. Small businesses account for a large percentage of our economic work force.

Finding Your Niche

Have you found your niche?

If you really want to find out, you need to answer the following questions:

Taking Charge Of Your Files

One of the first steps is to box up last years file. However, before you do that be sure to go through your files and clean them out. The files that can take up a lot of space during the year, can be easily tossed. For example, your correspondence file, newsletter files, chron files. You can also combine your completed client files for the year, both seller and tenant buyers.

How To Raise Your Fees

There comes a time when it is inevitable that you must raise your fees in order to maintain both your profit margin and income level. You will find that the greatest resistance to this comes from your oldest clients.

Lease Purchasing Is The Perfect Home-Based Business

Some call it the 30 second commute. We call it wonderful. What are we all talking about? Working from home, of course.

Where Business Ideas Come From

I was reading the local paper and came across a picture of the cleanest garage I ever saw. In addition to a picture of the garage there was a picture of a gentlemen, in his late 60’s cleaning the cobwebs with an extension pole. I thought to myself I have never seen a garage so clean in my life. The accompanying article was discussing how this individual and another had painted and put cabinets in their garages, and how you could eat off this garage floor.

Reprint Rights and How To Use Them To Generate A Steady Income

I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to have a step by step guide for sellers and tenant buyers. However, many of you are missing out on other income streams that these step by step guides can generate. In fact, they can become a business in and of themselves.

What Can I Realistically Earn In A Lease Purchase Business?

If you’re looking at Lease Purchasing as a business, you’ll obviously want to earn much more than the $20,000 per year in our “How To Give Yourself A $20,000/Year Raise Without Asking Your Boss” article.

How To Better Handle Your Mail

Letters, magazines, bills, flyers, what to do with them all. There should be only two responses to every piece of mail or e-mail, do something with it, or toss it!

Organizational Techniques – Tickler and Chron File

One of the biggest problems we encounter in our consulting with businesses, and our students is time management and organizational techniques. This article will concentrate on some good organizational strategies. Two of the best organizational techniques I have found over the years are the Tickler File and the Chron File. This article will concentrate on how to use them everyday in your business.

How Do You Profit From O.P.P.?

The Strategies
First, is the co-operative strategy. It is the easiest for the beginner to start with. The co-operative is used when the seller may not want to give over total control of his/her property. The seller wants some say as to who goes into the property. When we assign the contract to a tenant/buyer, we receive the assignment fee. It typically takes us about two weeks to move a property, and we usually look for a $5,000 assignment fee.

Effect of Expenses

Most costs fall into three general categories: business and office expenses; salary and personal taxes; and, benefits and profit margin. In this issue, we will concentrate on the first category, business and office expenses.

Organizing Your Day

One of the hardest things for most individuals working from home is to stay focused. One of the best ways to stay focused is organization. In addition, being organized will help your time management skills. The two are very much intertwined.

The Many Ways To Profit From O.P.P.s Multiple Cash Streams

In a previous article we introduced you to the concept of O.P.P., or Other People’s Property.

Help For Your Time Management and Organizational Issues

Time management and organization of your office are very much tied together. An unorganized office will cost you a lot of time. Time getting started for the day, time finding phone numbers, letters or materials you need.

Getting Started

One of the first things we do with our Partnering For Your Success students is to have them plan out how many hours they can spend on lease purchasing.

Networking – It’s Important!

Networking opportunities are everywhere. Don’t let them pass you by.

How Do You Want To Spend The Rest Of Your Life

Those who have the desire to work for themselves, or in effect run their own business, go through numerous stages.

Business Partners & Marital Partners, Will the Marriage Survive?

With today’s economy, and the layoffs occurring as a result of these economic conditions, more and more people are opting to start their own business. Due to the low start up costs, the prevalence of home-based businesses is on the rise, many of these started by husband and wife teams.

Consulting Your Way To A Six Figure Income!

The following are some examples of the power of Lease Purchase Consulting with both Buyers and Sellers.