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How to Set an Hourly Rate for Consulting Engagements

One of the most important things you can do as you setup your consulting firm is to properly set your rates. Many (if not most) IT consultants fail to properly set an hourly rate and can’t figure out why they aren’t making any money. We are going to look at three different methodologies for pricing [...]

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Turn To The Internet For Money – Become An Affiliate Marketer!

Learn how to start your own affiliate marketing business on the Internet.

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Start an Affiliate Marketing Website

You know exactly what we’re talking about – you’ve read all of those ads online that promise thousands of dollars in just a short amount of time by becoming an affiliate marketer. You’ve probably scoffed to yourself and thought, “Yeah right, like anyone can make that kind of easy money these days.” Well, it’s time [...]

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Sell Crafts Online

If you’ve got a knack for making crafts that sell out at flea markets and parties, then you’ve probably considered the advantages of starting your own business based on your special talents. Then again, how can you turn your craft-making pursuits into the kind of business that will have you raking in the green? After [...]

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How to Start an Interior Design and Decorating Business

Let’s face it – you’re ready to start your own interior decorating business. When it comes to home design and decorating, no one is more accomplished than you. You have the ability to turn a dreary reception room into a bright and vibrant living space, and your friends are always recruiting your advice during trips [...]

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Start a Coffee Shop

Many dream of opening their own coffee shop! Learn how to start a coffee shop.

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Using Employee Checklists in Your Coffee Shop

Get used to checklists. You are going to live by them! Checklists: ¨ Direct employees as to what needs to get done on a given day or in a given week. ¨ Remind you or your manager what needs to get done on a weekly and monthly basis. Before you get started, here are some [...]

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Managing Loss at a Coffee Shop

Loss is going to be one of the biggest expenses, but with careful planning it can be managed. Loss will occur through waste and through poor ordering practices. Here are two ways to manage loss. Keeping Track of Waste Waste can kill you with its spiraling costs. Waste occurs when: A drink or food item [...]

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Starting an Ad Agency

The behemoths of Madison Avenue are no longer able to monopolize the ad agency market. With ever increasing advertising options to reach consumers, and companies increasingly spreading out advertising costs, small ad agencies are able to carve out a niche in the ad market and grow at phenomenal rates. Over the last decade, we have [...]

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Start a Mobile Car Wash Business

Living in the south is great – the other day, in the middle of what is a white winter up north, a mobile car detailing service was in my parking lot washing and detailing cars. A mobile auto detailing service visits a workplace and washes, waxes, and cleans the interior of the car. Entrepreneur magazine [...]

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