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Studies have shown that successful entrepreneurs and home business owners possess the following characteristics. Do you? 1. Do you have Self-confidence? This is the magical power of having confidence in yourself and in your strengths and abilities. This isn't bravado or braggadocio but an unshakeable belief in yourself. 2. Are you Achievement Oriented? Results are gained by focused and sustained effort. You concentrate on achieving a specific goal, not just accomp...

What Makes A Successful Home Business Entrepreneur?

What Makes A Successful Home Business Entrepreneur?Studies have shown that successful entrepreneurs and home business owners possess the following characteristics. Do you? 1. Do you have Self-confidence? This is the magical power of having confidence in yourself and in your strengths and abilities. This isn't bravado or braggadocio but an unshakeable belief in yourself. 2. Are you Achievement Oriented? Results are gained by focused and sustained effort. You concentrate on achieving a specific goal, not just accomplishing a string of unrelated tasks. 3. Are you a Risk Taker? There is a chance of loss inherent in reaching for any goal, yet you have the confidence necessary to take calculated risks to achieve your goals. So which of these three main characteristics is the most important? Believe it or not, it is self-confidence. Without self-confidence, nothing else is possible. If you don't believe in your abilities, then the first challenge that arises may knock you off the path to achieving your goals. Here are a few things to keep in mind for maintaining a higher level of self-confidence. * Positive Thinking It all starts with a positive attitude! Believing that something good will happen is the first step. Negative thinking is just not allowed (so stop it right now). You must truly believe that there are no circumstances hard enough to deter you from reaching your goals. Try the exercise created by French psychotherapist Emile Coue - every morning repeat "Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better." You might be surprised that this simple exercise has been getting results since the early 1900s! Remember too, that positive thinking can be contagious. When positive thinking spreads, it can open doors to new ideas, customers, friends, etc. * Persistent Action All the positive thinking and believing in the world is useless if it is not applied towards a goal. You have to take action, no excuses allowed. This action must also be persistent. Trying once and then giving up is not going to be enough. Keep at it one step at a time. If you can't get by a certain step, then find a creative way to try again or go around it. Entrepreneurs are people who make decisions, they take action and control their own destinies. They are often motivated by a spirit of independence which leads them to believe that their success depends on raw effort and hard work, not luck. As Ronald Regan pointed out: Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. Look ahead and see yourself where you want to be, maintain a strong belief in yourself and your skills, stick with it, and never give up. If you can do that, you're already half way there! We'll leave you with a couple of quotes from Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965): "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." "For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else." Onwards!

The History of Hyundai

The History of Hyundai

If you live in North America, you likely are now very familiar with the Hyundai line of vehicles. Back in 1986, the first Hyundai was introduced to the market an Excel and the companys line up has changed dramatically since that time. Hyundai produces much more than cars; in fact, by the end of the last century Hyundai became one of the largest companies in the world. Lets take a look at this Korean based multinational corporation and the company behind Hyundai vehicles.It was back in 1946, just one year removed from Imperial Japans occupation of the Korean peninsula, that a new company was birthed in what is now known as South Korea. Hyundai Motor Industrial Company was founded by Chung Ju-yung, a child of northern Korean peasant farmers, and in 1947 Ju-yung launched a second company, Hyundai Civil Industries. Self educated, Ju-yung transformed the entire Korean economy with the tight control he exerted over his Hyundai companies.The first Hyundai business was tasked with building automobiles while the second Hyundai company concentrated on construction. Indeed, much of modern South Koreas infrastructure was built by Hyundai in the period after the cessation of the Korean War in 1953 and on through the 1970s. Dams, an expressway, a shipbuilding yard, and a nuclear power plant were all built by Hyundai Civil Industries, while Hyundai Motors produced cars made primarily from Japanese components. Hyundais influence stretched far beyond the Korean peninsula as the company won contracts to build an expressway in Thailand and a major port in Saudi Arabia. Clearly, Hyundai dominated the Korean market and quickly became a major player on the international scene.By the 1970s Hyundai began to build vessels as well as shipyards and by 1986 Hyundai produced its first vehicle made entirely from Korean components. From the 1980s forward Hyundai added additional specialties including the building of semiconductors and magnetic levitation trains.All hasnt been glossy for the company, however. Decades of labor problems culminating in new employee safety standards put in place from the 1990s on, tempered the Hyundai mystique. Indeed, up to that time the company was cited for having the worst safety standards of any corporation in the industrialized world. Cars were another source of problems for what became known as the Hyundai Group. Although now manufacturing their own vehicles, the quality of Hyundai vehicles for the first decade was considered by automobile experts to be sub-par. Today, Hyundai vehicles and Hyundai parts are, for the most part, slightly above average in quality compared to the industry as a whole.With "Chung Ju-yung" s death in 2001, Hyundai was divided up into three separate companies: Hyundai Heavy Industries, the Hyundai Motor Group, and Hyundai Engineering and Construction. Today, all three Hyundai companies continue to compete successfully in the global marketplace thanks to the vision of a peasant farmer.

Become a Concession Vendor

Become a Concession Vendor

People have been starting and running their own businesses for years. Some of the most successful people in business today are people who took a small idea and made it into something big. This was the chance they needed to make themselves into something big. There are many types of businesses out there from offering a service to make peoples lives easier to selling a product such as with the food service industry. Recently popular in food service is purchasing a concession trailer as a mobile food kitchen. There are several positive aspects of owning a mobile concession trailer as opposed to a stationary restaurant at a static location.One advantage to having a mobile kitchen is a word in its title mobile. Rather than staying in one location, someone with a mobile kitchen can attend events and sit in places for business in areas all over. This allows for high-paying events to be in reach for the business owner. The traditional stationary restaurant does not have the luxury of moving from on place to another based on potential profit. This is definitely one advantage to having a mobile kitchen over a stationary restaurant.Another reason being able to move a restaurant can be a great advantage over a stay-in-place restaurant is that, if business is bad in a certain area, a mobile kitchen can get up and move to a location that will provide more customers and therefore more cash flow. With a restaurant in a building in one location, if a restaurant is failing because of the location such as scarcely populated area, or food that does not go together with the area, the owner can not just get up and move his business. He must figure out another alternative to moving in order to save his business.One final reason that purchasing a concession trailer can be advantageous over a restaurant in a building is the fact that it is very affordable compared to the cost of a stationary restaurant. Hundreds of thousands of dollars may be required to successfully get a traditional restaurant off the ground. For as relatively little as $25,000 $30,000, you can purchase an almost new, spacious concession trailer equipped with a grill, deep fryers and other cooking equipment suitable for running a restaurant. This is a fraction of the cost a traditional restaurant would cost just to get it ready to run, much less order food and other miscellaneous supplies.There are several reasons that a mobile kitchen could be more beneficial to purchase than a regular restaurant. Some of them include that mobility is a very advantageous thing to be able to do with a restaurant, particularly if you are not having any luck in the location you are currently at. Another reason is that concession trailers cost much less to purchase, supply, insure, and maintain than any traditional restaurant you can find. Having a concession trailer does not have to be the end of the business line for you. Purchasing a concession food trailer can be just the stepping stone you need to move on to purchasing a traditional restaurant.

Partnering: Joining a Formal Partner Program

Partnering: Joining a Formal Partner Program

Formal partnering programs. They can be good, bad, and indifferent. They just arent that huge. In this day and age, most people arent choosing to join partner programs just based on the benefits that they looked for 10 years ago.Formal Partnering Programs BenefitsThese benefits include: high margins, dedicated partner representatives, unlimited toll free support, four percent MDFs, market development funds, 30-day end user money back guarantee, no quotas, no inventory stocking. If, however, you are moving towards the service model, formal partnering doesnt do as much for you.Which Formal Partnering Programs are Best?VAR BUSINESS, a trade magazine, does all kinds of studies and surveys on the best partner programs. It rates them constantly on vendor satisfaction on all different issues: technical support, sales support, margins, business opportunities, perceptions of small business clients. Theyre an incredible resource for looking into different partner programs. Naturally you can read about the big ones. You can read about the Microsoft Certified Partner Program, and IBM Business Partner, but youll also find out about some lesser known programs and whats going on in general. What you will find is that not a lot of consulting firms are putting a ton of stock and energy in advertising their vendor relationships anymore. The tide is definitely turning more towards advertising yourself, your company, your brand, the expertise and service you bring to the table as opposed to advertising the brands that you represent.Are Formal Partnering Programs a Fit for You?Before you decide whether you want to invest any time or money with any particular programs, I would first think through what services and solutions you want to provide for your customers. These partner programs involve both a financial and time commitment. Be certain that the partner program offers your clients what you want to offer before investing! Copyright MMI-MMVI, Small Business Computer Consulting .com. All Worldwide Rights Reserved. {Attention Publishers: Live hyperlink in author resource box required for copyright compliance}

Change To A Bigger Mailbox To Receive Truckloads Of Commission Checks From Clickbank Now!

Number 1 Choosing the right product to promoteThere are several factors to consider there. I shall list a few. For me, I never choose a product with commission below 50% and a sale which results in less then $19. I only promote products which I have mailed the vendor and he has replied. I visit the sales page and rate it upon 10 on persuasiveness and would not promote products with a rating below 6.5Number 2 Create a mini courseIt is a know fact that on average a person needs to see an advertisement for about 7 times before they decide to buy the product or not. So what do you do for those who visit the site only once? Simple you create a mini course! A 5 day or 7 day mini course which offers them some valuable information on the product you are offering. Of course, for every mail you send, you must include your affiliate link in it. There are many auto responders that can do the job for you. Do a search around Google for them.Number 3 Create a mini reviewIt would be best if you buy that product and review it yourself so you would know you are promoting and would give better reviews. Another way of doing this is to lift off a few of the most outstanding testimonials from the vendors site to use it on your own. Keep it short and keep it sweet, do not overkill and overdo the reviews. A review is a good way to soften the visitors and make them more likely to buy. It is also in this review page that you should incorporate your mini course.A tip, if you have made some sales already, you can email and ask them customers to give you a review in exchange for a bonus ebook or resource you give. This way, you would have testimonials that the vendor do not even have whilst your customers and happy with their extra bonuses. Truly a win-win situation!

Dare To Be Different!

Adding value to your site, service, or product is one of the most over looked and under rated strategies for improving your internet business.The internet and modern technology makes it possible for anyone to offer that little something extra that nobody else does, and usually at no additional cost.Why: First, lets look at why this is a good business practice.Its a good thing to do because you will make more money!What: Now lets look at what value adding is!Value adding is giving surprise high quality and useful gifts.Its giving something that your competitors arent offering.Its promising the world and delivering the universe.Its taking care of your clients and always providing something that your clients need and want, when and where they want it.How: Now lets look at the different ways we can do this.If you receive a free gift from someone when you dont expect it, do you remember that person? Answer; yes usually.How can we do this?Look at the example below for an idea!If you subscribe to a news letter or ezine, what do you expect?You expect to get what you subscribed for, right?Now imagine that you subscribed for a newsletter that distributes information about Poodle breading in France, and when you open the conformation email you find youve also received a free ebook containing 20 poodle grooming tips and Grandmas secret poodle pampering techniques. (a book that normally sells for $29)Wouldnt that make you more likely to open and read the next issue and the next etc?Thats one simple example, but where do you get the ebook from? You make it! If you are distributing a poodle breeding newsletter, you might know something about grooming, or know some people that could help you put together the necessary information. Then you can wrap that up in an ebook cover and then send it around to a variety of sites that will post it for you for free and you can sell on your own site, if you have one. (I can see that there are several more articles just on making e-books, posting them on other peoples sites, and setting up a shop front.)Back to the Poodles! So you can see that by offering this free gift you have achieved several things. 1. You have developed a product (at no cost to you) that you can sell and make a profit on. 2. You have used that product to increase the chances of your new subscriber opening your next email. 3. You have promoted you site/service to other internet marketers that you may wish to do a joint venture with at some time. (see my article on Joint ventures)Another way to add value for less effort is to offer a 110 percent guarantee instead of a 100 percent.Another is to make your 20 tips into 30 or more etc, get the idea? Its all just a matter of finding ways that you can give more.The more you give the more you will receive.I sincerely wish you good luck and happiness Bill Boyd

Summary

Studies have shown that successful entrepreneurs and home business owners possess the following characteristics. Do you? 1. Do you have Self-confidence? This is the magical power of having confidence in yourself and in your strengths and abilities. This isn't bravado or braggadocio but an unshakeable belief in yourself. 2. Are you Achievement Oriented? Results are gained by focused and sustained effort. You concentrate on achieving a specific goal, not just accomp...