How To Turn Your Next Business Trip Into A Vacation!

If you travel a lot because of your business you know just how often you can begin to dread the thought of having to travel in that plane over and over again. Dealing with all the hassles at the airports, dealing with jet lag, dealing with being away from your family and friends so often. All of these things can simply make the though of a business trip one of sheer drudgery. But, you can change that. You can look at it in a totally different light if you set your mind to it. Since you are on a business trip a lot of the normal stress of planning for a trip is eliminated because generally it’s your company that’s going to take care of the airfare as well as where you will be staying. So this can give you plenty of time to decide what kind of pleasure that you can add to mix in with the dull drums of the routine of the business trip. Of course you are going to know where your company is sending you on your business trip so why not take some time out before you go to do some research about the place you will be visiting. Check out what kind of neat attractions they might have or find out what is considered some of the good night spots there might be close by where you are staying. You can also figure out what good restaurants you can go to while on your trip so that you aren’t just limited to what’s offered at the hotel. See if you can’t include...

How to turn your hairdressing business into a salon empire

Are you ready to take your small hairdressing business to the next level? Do you dream of owning a chain of salons that have a great reputation? Here are 10 steps to achieving your dream. 1/ Your first move may be to expand the range of services you currently offer. For instance, if so far you have focused exclusively on hairdressing, why not add beauty salon treatments like manicures or hair removal? 2/ One thing that could help your business is to go on a recruitment drive and make a concerted effort to bring in the best stylists and beauticians in the region. 3/ Is your hairdressing equipment up to scratch? What about the shampoos and conditioners you use? These days, customers want to have the best products and equipment used on their hair, so it could be time to make the investment. 4/ One option, if you can afford it, would be to open up a second salon. Every empire starts somewhere, so by doubling your business, you can start to carve out a brand and reputation. 5/ To coincide with this, you may want to consider investing in a new brand identity and logo. For the best results, use a professional marketing or graphic design agency. 6/ If you are intending to grow your company over the next few years, having a strong website in place will help. Again, using a professional web design company may be the most effective approach. 7/ Another way to make the most of the internet is to use social media to grow your business. Chances are many of your existing and...

Fear Is Your Friend; How To Turn Fear Into A Useful Business Tool

Fear is a basic emotion. So basic in fact, that many people dismiss it as a valid form of information. In my observations of some of the most successful people on this planet, it is clear to me that they have established what I like to call a healthy relationship with fear. At one time or another you may have heard of a business deal on the news or in the course of a conversation that involved a very clever, intuitive or gutsy business move made by someone that left you wondering how anyone could be so brave, daring or even stupid! Its not that these people have conquered fear, or learned how to ignore itquite the contrary; they listen to it, learn from it, and move forward with sober decisions even though the fear may still be present. Well, maybe this doesnt happen all the time.but mostly my goal here is to demonstrate how fear can be a useful business tool. First, lets establish that I am not talking about someone cowering, shivering in a corner in absolute terrornot THAT kind of fear. Im talking about more subtle fear that shows up as doubt, stubbornness, poor judgment, absent mindedness, procrastination, indecisiveness, self-doubt, lack of confidence, and the list goes on. These are the subtle ways that fearleft unchecked or misunderstoodmanifests its way into our lives and plays its part in our everyday actions. At this point you may be asking, How in the world can this be a useful tool? To understand this, we next need to talk about core fear versus mind-generated fear. My very first sentence...

Turn Your Woodworking Hobby Into a Home Business

Wood is the global preferred material for making furniture for the home. This means that wood workers are always in demand and can find a job literally anywhere in the world, if they have enough skill. Therefore, if you have an interest in wood working, you could easily turn your hobby into a flourishing business. If you are a novice at wood working then you will have to acquire the necessary skills at woodworking before you can begin a business. The easiest way to do this is by making things. That is evident, but I mean get hold of a compilation of woodworking plans and start making things from the simplest upwards. You could start with straightforward items like swing seats, bird tables and dog kennels. When you have mastered the skills necessary for these popular objects, you can already start selling them or taking orders to make them. Once you have got to this stage, you could progress to garden furniture like benches, recliners and tables. You should have no trouble selling hand-crafted, unique wooden furniture. Woodworking is one of the few occupations where you can earn money from day one. Cash in hand. I am not suggesting that you should not keep proper accounting records, but until you really get going, you will almost certainly be trading in ready money. Once you have mastered the skills of making garden furniture and have gained the experience of selling those objects and keeping accurate financial records, you could start making indoor furniture. You could begin with wine racks, breakfast bar stools and storage boxes. These objects are also readily...

Movie Theatres Have Turned to the Internet – Its Your Turn!

A recent AP article reported that “Filmgoers who have long turned to the local newspaper to find theaters and show times for movies may have to start looking elsewhere as theater chains rethink the value of paper and ink in a digital age.” The movie theaters are reducing their costs and doing What? They are sending movie enthusiasts to the Internet. The Internet is here to stay and only getting stronger. More and more business is being done on the net. Its time for you to learn the basics. With Google, Yahoo, MSN and other search engines so available today. Folks are searching for everything from Jobs to Jokes. Bats to Businesses. Cats to Cars, just to name a few searches. Billions of searches are going on, and potential clients are spending hours doing the searches. Just 14 years ago, the Internet was a dial up, service that only white collar workers used at home, and even fewer businesses used it. The Internet has grown from something that was a luxury to a necessity. You can find the Internet in the library or at Kmart, so that all may access it. With access so available, the Internet world is full of potential clients. The Internet has no boundaries, so you can build a business worldwide, faster than ever before. How do you get started? We all know that our 10 year olds know more about YouTube, Facebook, MySpace and Google than us. The convenient thing to recognize is that we can learn by doing or investing in training. Schools, colleges and the like offer courses, but we can find help...
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