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5 Surefire Ways to Botch Your Media Interview

Has a writer or journalist ever asked you for an interview about your industry or your business?

Going Postal: Not a Bad Idea

When’s the last time you checked out your Postal Service’s web site? You might be surprized at the valuable business information you can find. It’s difficult to speak in specifics, given that readers of this article are international but each country’s postal service has different terminology, regulations and rules. However, a visit to Australia Post, Canada Post and the US Postal Service web sites revealed similarities.

Develop a Workshop and Promote Your Business
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Pssst! Want to make money while promoting your business? Deliver workshops or training events in your area of expertise, and you’ll accomplish both. You’ll also establish yourself as an expert in your field.

How Low Can You Go?

Do you know the minimum amount that you can charge for your product without losing money? As well as being a necessary component of any business plan, this information can save you from the economic disaster that occurs when you sell your products or services for too low a price.

Essentially, the Minimum Selling Price is calculated by adding your Variable Cost per Unit to your Overhead Burden per Unit, then adding your Profit Margin per Unit.

Determine your Total Productive Time per Year.

To Your Credit… When A Customer Requests Credit, Do You..

A. Turn to your previously developed credit policy for the answer,

or

B. Stammer and wonder what to do next?

For those of you who selected the latter, here’s some tips from an entrepreneur with over 35 years experience in credit and collections. Ian A. Love, owner of Alexian Accounts Receivable Services, offers the following tips.

The Creative Entrepreneur

Did you know you are creative? And did you know that your creativity can contribute to your business success?

We often refer to artists, authors, and musicians as creative. But creativity is not limited to these artistic types — in fact, all people have the ability to be creative to one extent or another. Creativity is the ability to do old things in a new way, or to see new solutions to problems or to figure out different ways that things can work together.

Accepting credit cards through a reseller service

Looking for a way to accept credit card transactions online but can’t meet your bank’s requirements for a Merchant Account? One of the many ecommerce services that proliferate on the Net may be the answer to your problems.

Resellers handle the transactions on your behalf, then issue you payment for sales according to a pre-arranged schedule. You do not need a secure line, since the actual transaction occurs on their site, not on yours. Reseller services are easier to arrange than is a merchant account through the bank, and although you will probably be asked to pay a lump sum at startup, it will be much less than a bank would require.

HOw to Accept Credit Cards on Your Site

The most difficult aspect of selling something from your web site is figuring out how to accept payment. Asking people to send checks is an option, and it will result in a few sales. Various services offer assorted payment methods. All of them will result in a few sales. But the single most important service you must offer is the ability to accept credit card payments. In the 18 months that I have been selling templates from my web site, easily 90% of my sales have come through credit card transaction, although I offer two alternative payment methods.

Lessons Learned After Five Years in Business

My Internet business is turning five! This is a significant anniversary for me. Statistics tell us that many small businesses go under within the first five years.

Frankly, I never thought I’d make it this far. I had too many strikes against me, or so I thought.

To make a long story short, I started my Internet business with no business background or experience, no cash, and hindered by poor eyesight that makes it difficult to stare at a monitor for extended periods.

Using Email in Your Business

A lot of time when we think about wired businesses, we think about Web sites and all the things you can do from a Web site. However, the real hero in online business may not be the Web at all, but might just be plain old email.