Freitag, 21. Dezember 2007

Where are the tons of small business grants for women.

by: Jeff Schuman
When starting a small business it can be costly, and finding a
grant if you’re a women isn’t always the easiest thing to do.
Little do most people know, there are millions of dollars just
waiting to be claimed for grants from the government and other
little-known organizations. It can be very difficult to find
the right grant for you, and the place of where to get it, but
with a few clicks you too can easily get access to small
business grants for women.

It is not a secret that women are beginning to own more and more
businesses everyday. Not only this, but these businesses are
becoming just as successful if not more then men’s businesses
are. If you are looking for a grant, don’t be hesitant to look
because of what the business is going to be. There are
literally hundreds to thousands of grants out there for women
wanting to start craft businesses, consulting, brokerage, record
labels and more.

When looking for a grant, there is the option of spending
hundreds of dollars to pay somebody to get you a grant.
However, there are other ways that are completely free, but may
be more time consuming then you would hope. One site that is
worth checking out is The Ladies Club It is required
that you sign up and become a member, free of charge, but then
you will have access to grant information on how you can become
qualified for a grant and where you can find grants to begin
your business or increase your business.

There are all kinds of companies out there, and the type of
grant that you will receive varies for place to place. On, there are two different kinds of grants
offered. There is the New Business grant that is between $100
and $5,000, and there is the existing business grand that ranges
from $1,000-$5,000. You do have to apply at this site and be
accepted, but it is worth checking this site out below:

It may not seem like it, but our government does want you to
succeed, and that is why there is millions of dollars out there
for you. Most places have ridiculous requirements in order to
get a grant such as being over 65, being a minority, or even
having bad credit sometimes help the process.

There are sites out there that are specifically looking for
women only to give grants to. These sites are attempting to
help the women population succeed in entrepreneurialism and
begin the road to succession. The site listed just below here
has a list of about ten different sites that are specifically
looking for women to give grants to.

There is no reason to get frustrated after not having any luck
finding loans. The government wants you to succeed in opening
your small business, or help develop it that much more. There
are a few sites listed above that are very much worth checking
out to help you find small business grants for women. Don’t get
discouraged as this can be time consuming, but once you find the
financial help needed, you will be on your way to developing
your business.

About the author:
Small business grants and small business resources to help you start and run your own business. Small business training, information, articles, loans, and more.

Sonntag, 16. Dezember 2007

Are your Projects being completed ?

by: Ryan Leibowitz

Here are 5 common reasons why your projects are going over schedule, over budget, and generally under expectations of quality.

1. Overextending on your resources: Or simply doing more than what your resources whether it be in finances, human capital, strategic partnerships, time, etc.

2. Micromanaging: Instead of looking over the shoulders of your team mates, focus more on the overall strategy alignment and faciliate intra/extra departmental communications.

3. lack of strategic vision, feature-creep, too tactical (putting out fires, playing catch-up vs how to sustain long term competitive advantage)

4. Eating an elephant whole: no matter how well thought out the project is, the individual pieces may be perfectly executed on time and on budget but then it's impossible or extremely difficult to integrate the pieces. Instead it is probably a better idea to chunk out the projecs to produce measurable results such as described in the "rapid results initiative" where specific quantifiable milestones are set, and once reached can be either built upon or scrapped depending the the goal discovery process.

5. Poor communication between cross-functions: Bureaucracy is part of the game, get used to it, or better yet, learn to be a better communicator and have not just let the marketing or engineering head decide on the project requirements but set aside time to get insight from all constituents and stakeholders.

The untold story, beyond financial losses

Not only do failed projects cost time and money, sometimes amounting to several years, and millions of dollars. But it demoralizes all the stakeholders to the project, especially the frontline employees and managers that had direct reign and input into the project.

As has been quoted in the media and surveys, the majority of projects fail to meet expectations or even sustainable results. Therefore an improvement in the knowledge of the field of project management is perhaps the bare minimum in advancing one's career, or business success in this high paced environment.

About the author:
For more career propelling project management consulting tips and an up to date blog, please visit respectively.

Donnerstag, 13. Dezember 2007

I´m so lazy, the last few month

sorry i was to lazy the last past month.
I´ve just didnt had the time to research new stuff or post something interesting.
I found a few new services and programs to get a few bucks, so i will try them and post about the next days.

There were a few things happend in the past time, like Subvertprofit go down and On again, Technoratti disabled the WTFs function and some other for me related stuff.
I will try to obtain the past time, the next few weeks.

Thanks to my visitors (constant about 10 up to 20 a day)

Mittwoch, 5. Dezember 2007

Rules for Selling to a Skeptic

by: Vicky Therese Davis, William R. Patterson, D. Marq

Let's face it: the greatest accomplishment for a member of the sales community is closing a deal with a skeptic. Many who are proficient at this art agree that it is far more gratifying to convince someone who initially felt your product was not necessary that it indeed is, than to complete what the industry terms an "easy sell." Lucky for us all, plenty of doubters buy products and services everyday. Let us examine eleven of the fundamental techniques used by those who succeed in persuading the worst of cynics.

1. Know your product/service
Know it inside and out, backwards and forwards. You should know its strengths, weaknesses, and any proprietary features. Also understand the factors that influence its supply and demand. All of these will strengthen your presentation and help the skeptic make a more informed purchasing decision. There should be nothing that anyone can tell you about what you solicit. You will definitely be asked questions, so be prepared to demonstrate all aspects of your product/service in response.

2. Know your prospect
Along with knowing your product comes knowing your prospect. Strive to know all you can about your target demographic and potential clients. Make sure you deal with the decision maker. You should know their purchasing habits, what motivation determines their choice, and how long a buying decision takes. You must understand how your product fits into their overall purchasing strategy. When you know the buying habits of your prospect, you can use it to develop a longer-term sales plan—that means repeat business. Put yourself in the most favorable position to get a "yes" by focusing on what most concerns your prospect.

3. Believe in your own words
You will never be effective selling something you do not believe in, particularly to someone who is already skeptical. Your lack of enthusiasm will be an obvious as you attempt to convince your potential buyer. When you emanate passion and confidence, you break down the wall of doubt the cynic has built. To not be a pillar of strength during your presentation is a sure-fire ticket to an abrupt "no." If you are lucky enough to sell a product you do not believe in, you still lose because you risk killing referral business and losing the trust of your customer.

4. Be transparent
Too often, we give strong pitches with lots of hype and little information. We will say, "If you want these benefits, buy my product." This is done with the hope that a prospect's curiosity about your bold claims will be enough to convince them to purchase. The idea that if you divulge too much information, you could dissuade your prospect is a far too common falsehood. Be prepared to give as much information as needed to convince the potential buyer to make a purchase. Transparency builds trust. Things people do not understand will always be greeted with "no." The more information available when making a purchasing decision, the more likely they are to say "yes." Another benefit of being transparent is the more resources you divulge free of charge, the more likely you are to generate interest in your product/service.

5. Gain trust by associating yourself with things they respect
By offering endorsements and testimonials, especially from well-known sources that your target market respects, you strike the chord of "trust." Many a skeptic has purchased based on the recommendations of individuals they respect. Secure associations along these lines and look to align yourself with trusted agencies through strategic partnerships. Major endorsements mean less resistance and lots of sales.

6. Offer a free trial, incentive, bargain, or guarantee
The structure of your offer can play a key role in building trust and enticing your prospect to buy. There are many variations of each, but incentives and guarantees are great ways to gain your potential buyer's confidence. Guarantees and free trails allow the skeptic to try the product/service before determining if your offer is a good fit. Incentives and discounts are also valuable tactics as they make the cynic feel they are getting a value. People always love the feeling of getting something for free and buying when it is a low/no-risk transaction. By guaranteeing the quality of your product/service, you disarm the skeptic and encourage them to buy. You also communicate an important message that you are confident in what you sell.

7. Compare and differentiate yourself from your competitors
Know the nature of your business. Is it commodity based, where the low price bidder wins? Is the strength of your brand a factor? Is there something unique about your offer? You must understand your competitors and their advantages and disadvantages. Once you have both the knowledge of your competitors and an understanding of the skeptic's needs, you can choose the most effective marketing angle. We offer such phrases as:

"The lowest cost"…you play to the desire for value
"The official"…you validate for authenticity
"The best"…you show superiority
"The only"…you offer exclusivity

If possible, demonstrate the differences that make your product/service unique or superior.

8. Sell the relationship, not the product
Contrary to popular belief, the best salespeople not only close deals, they foster relationships. Relationships are more valuable to both you and the prospect than a one-time transaction. For the salesperson, relationships bring repeat business and the ability to cross-market your offerings; increased referrals because you gain access to the prospect's network base, and the ability to charge a premium because of the higher perceived value of your relationship. For the skeptic, relationships help build trust. These bonds let them know they will not be abandoned after the transaction is finished. Ultimately, they are buying a relationship with you and your firm, not the product/service, so approach selling that way.

9. Focus on benefits offered and value delivered
Self-interest is the skeptic's primary concern, so focus on how your product/service solves their problem, fulfills their need, or satisfies their desire. If your prospect is solely bottom-line focused, your presentation should be centered on how your product or service will make or save them money. If your product satisfies a desire, focus on how it fills an emotional void. Emotional selling differs from bottom-line selling because it focuses on feelings rather than metrics. Remember to focus on the benefits that concern your potential buyer; anything else will make a skeptic lose interest and you lose the sale.

10. Isolate their objection
In life and business, two of the greatest challenges are making intelligent decisions and properly following through on them. One of your fundamental goals as a salesperson is to help people make informed decisions. To do so, ask two types of questions: those to better understand your potential buyer and his/her needs, and questions designed to lead your prospect to buy. A series of well-placed questions will allow you to isolate any objections. You should brainstorm every possible reason a skeptic will not buy from you and comprise an effective solution or rebuttal for each. Any other question should be crafted in a way that allows for only one reasonable answer, and that answer should compel your prospect to agree with you.

11. Don't seem desperate!
Your emotional state will be apparent to a skeptic. Never appear as though you "need" a sale. Everyone avoids a hard-pressed individual. Often we are conditioned to give to and buy from those who do not need our money. It is the same principle that makes us more likely give a rich man fifty-cents to make phone call because he has no change, than to a homeless man in need who makes the same request. Therefore, it is imperative that you operate from a mindset of abundance. Understand there is always a bigger sale out there, so you need not be pressed for this one. Your confidence will put the cynic at ease and make them more likely to buy from you.

Once internalized, these 11 points will mesh into an effective sales strategy. You will begin to think of them not as individual points to be mastered, but one comprehensive selling technique. They are designed to compliment each other and give you a thorough footing for selling to those who are naturally doubtful about you and your service. Master them and win!

About the author:
Vicky Therese Davis, William R. Patterson, and D. Marques Patton are co-authors of the acclaimed business and personal finance National Bestseller, THE BARON SON: VADE MECUM 7. Vicky Davis is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Indulgence Jewelry Corp. William Patterson is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Warcoffer Capital Group, LLC. D. Marques Patton is Co-founder and President of The Warcoffer Capital group, LLC. To receive their breakthrough book and over $3,631 in FREE success gifts, visit:

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some general tips for a small buisness

by: Dave Ryan
These are just some general tips to keep in mind as you design/operate your small business:

Take the time out to explore and understand whether or not you are compatible with running our own business. Some people are just plain happier and better off financially on the other end of the paycheck.

Get your personal finances in order. Before you jump into the entrepreneurship world, get your own money matters squared away.

Pick your niche. Many small business owners succeed in businesses that are hardly unique or innovative. Take stock of your skills, interests, and employment history to select the business that is best suited for you.

Benefit from your business plan. The exercise of creating a business plan is what pays the dividends. Answer the tough questions now before the meter starts running.

Do not think you need bankers and investors at the outset of your business. The vast majority of small businesses are bootstrapped.

Acquire the proper background. In the early months and years of your business, you will have to acquire many skills. Gain the background you need to oversee all facets of your business well, but determine what tasks you should outsource or hire employees.

Remember that nothing happens until a sale is made – How many good products go nowhere because they do not reach the shelves? Sales drive your business. You will need a good marketing plan to sell your product or service.

You have to see a customer to know one. N o matter how busy you are, spend at least 25% of your time with customers. You cannot make the proper business decision without understanding their viewpoint.

Solve your customers’ problems. The best way to satisfy your customers is not by selling them products but by giving solutions to their problems. There is a big difference.

Quality takes minutes to lose but years to regain. Quality is not a destination, it is a never ending journey. After you have strayed from quality’s path, your journey maybe sidetracked forever.

Put profitability first, rewards seconds. In small businesses, profitability must come first. Find out how to measure your cash flow and understand key financial ratios.

Hire supporters. If you intend to create a growing business, your number one duty is to assemble a great team of employees.

Do not do it alone. Find such help from small business peers, a mentor, even trade associations. They can help take some of the trial and error of beginning your business.
Vendors are partners too! Treat your vendors like customers and watch your partnership grow.

Make use of benefits. Understand how to provide insurance and other benefits for your employees and cut your tax bill at the same time.

Ignore regulatory issues at your peril. Federal, state, and local governments require licenses, registrations, and permits. Obey them or face losing your business.

Know the tax laws. Invest in understanding tax issues that affect your small business.

It’s the people! Whatever happens to a small business happens at the hands of the people who work for it. The evolution of the business is a result of their efforts.

Fast, good, cheap. Pick any two. Serious trouble awaits those who attempt to be all three in the market place. Stick with what you do best.

Develop a passion for learning. As your business grows, you need to change and grow along with it. One common denominator can be found in all successful business owners and that is a passion for learning.

About the author:
For more great business, marketing and mind power ideas to develope your business visit the Higher-Profits Blog at

Do you have a idea for a small business ?

You surely know that a small idea can lead to a great business success. The first movement is to think of an idea that would be suitable for the business market. After coming up with the idea, the next step is to put that idea into action. Of course, this is a very difficult step and having the idea is only the start of the journey. After that you will have to face many obstacles before being able to carry on with your business project. This is just the beginning of this process and there is a lot of questions you will have to answer before even start.

Some of the main aspects you have to concentrate on when you have business ideas are the abilities and gifts you can pour into the business. It is very important for you to be identified with your business project. Those ideas should be based on activities and actions you take pleasure in doing. For example, if we suppose that you dislike working in the open, landscaping business would not suit you. On the other hand, if you like working with children, setting up baby-sitting or tutoring business would be an excellent idea. In this case, without any doubt you business will be more successful because you will have put your mind, effort and also your heart on it.

Another vital step is to analyze the needs of a specific product or service in your region before setting up your business. Do people of your area need your product? Are there other business like the one you are planning to start? You should ask yourself whether or not you are the only one offering that service or product. If you are not, you will have to analyze the competence you will have to face. You have to think whether the service you are offering is one that customer would repeat, or if it is a one-time specialized service. Obviously, the former are more likely to succeed than the latter.

There are other aspects you have to take into account. These aspects are described below:

- One of them is that if the idea is unique, you will reign the market. But if there is much competition, it will be difficult to enter into the market.

- A second point would be if you can offer quality from the very beginning, otherwise, you won't succeed.

- Finally, you have to think about your capital to start your own business. There are many business ideas that require little investment and bring great profit. Some demand research, such as daycare service, and others need a large amount of money to begin the business. So take this recommendation into account before investing all your money in a small business idea.

About the author:
Business information at http://www.finerbusiness.comwith the all time expert, Sintilia Miecevole is now available. You'll have resources at your fingertips from franchises, finances, banking, brokers, the economy, accounting, degrees, grants, to businesses for sale. Be sure to visit http://www.finerbusiness.comfor the latest news on business.

Dienstag, 4. September 2007

need a cheap vacation rental ?

On you can rent a vacation rental directly from the owner. The thing is you don´t have to pay any travel agency or other middleman to switch you a rantal. That can save you a lot of money. If you have a vacation rental that you want to letting, you can advertise on goin2travel worlwide. I´ve looked a little bit around and compare the prices with prices from travelagency from three pages:
Big Bear vacation rentals
Palm Springs vacation homes
Destin vacation rentals
The result was, you can save money up to $800, if you rent directly from the owner of the vacation rental without any middleman or agency. - video & audio webconference software offers a very easy to Use and Affordable Web and Video Conferencing Software. One of the best thing is that the software 100% desktop, browser based and webinar is. So you don´t have to install complicated video conferencing software and run it on the HDD.
A audio or video conferencing is most cheaper than travel to confenrences.

Live Demos are available at

Dienstag, 21. August 2007

Tutorial: How to earn with file uploads / filesharing

Do you like share your files ?

If it´s so, you can earn some money to share them on (OneClickHoster like Rapidshare). With the Adsponsor "Layer-Ads" it is now possible to put your own Layer on the Downloadpage. If somebody want to download your file he must before click your layer.

O.K let us begin:

- You need a PayPal account, if you don´t have one you can get it on

- Now you need a account.
(Layer-Ads is a German ad-sponsor, if you don´t understand how to sign-up there look at the Pics or translate it with Google.)


Open the Email you get from , in this email they send you your la-ID and your password for the Homepage.

- Ok if you have your Layer-ads ID, you can go to to Upload your Files.
(Click the German flag at the top of the page and you will get a option to put your Layer-Ads ID in.)


- if you have put your layer-ads ID in, you can now select a file you want and upload it.
( I think everybody know how to do that. If not here is a picture:)

- If your have upload your file you will get the link to download it and you are ready to earn some cash. All you have to do is spread your downloadlink (to your file), for each download that somebody do you get paid.


for 1000 downloads you get up to 5€uro = $6,75
(maybe you think now " wow, how to get 1000 downloads " , but it´s easier you think, read the tips at the end of this post.)

- to see how much you earned just login in your account and click "statistiken".

A few tips to spread/share your files well:

- upload files with small sizes, so more people will download it.
- spread / make it public in forums and other boards.
- if you have any holiday videos cut it with a any software(WindowsMovieMaker), in for example 15.00min pieces and make them on travel forums and guestbooks public.
- Create a html or a txt file with your download links in and spread them on P2P-networks like Emule or Torrent-networks like Bittorrent.
- use very interesting names for your files.
- i don´t know why but many people download (privat) files with names like "privat birthday party" or anything like that.

- never upload illegaly files or files you don´t have the permission to share it !!!

Layer-Ads - Das Werbenetzwerk von morgen

Samstag, 11. August 2007

Get a free Backlink from Google

The only thing you have to do to get a free Backlink from google is to write a notice in Googles notebook.
Put a Link to your Homepage in a notice and ->PUBLISH<- it, so you will get a free Backlink from Google. (i think google just forget it to put a "nofollow" to that service.) Google Notebook

Samstag, 4. August 2007

Tutorial: one way to get a small income for everybody

with the service of you can get paid to Digg and StumbleUp Websites for subvert & profit.

here are the steps you have to do:

you need a account, if you don´t have one, you need to create one.

1.- create a new account, it´s simple.

2.- now sign up to StumbleUpon and download & install the toolbar. there is a version for InternetExplorer & Mozilla Firefox.

3.-the last Sign-Up you have to do to subvert & profit.
You need to Register with your PayPal email adress.
If you login the first time you will need your StubleUpon & Digg account names handy.
You have to verify your Digg and StumbleUpon account.

to verify the accountnames you just need to "Digg" and "StumbleUp" the two pages you will see.
visit that Sites and:

to Digg a Website you must just click on the "Digg it" button.

to StumbleUp a Website just click the "I like it!" button.

after you doing that subvert & profit will verify your account that can take a few (a lot of) hours.

Ok,, if subvert & profit have verified your account, they will send you emails with links to Websites (most daily). That Websites you have to "Digg" or "StumbleUP".
For each Website you will "Digg" or "StumbleUP" you earn $0.50

If they send you 2 emails a day you will earn $1.00 a day, just for clicking a button/Link. There is not to earn a lot but you can pay for example your servers cost with that income.
(a own Vserver just for Digg or StumbleUp a website a few times a day, is not bad)



Try the StumbleUpon Toolbar not just using for earning, it is a very gread thing to search Videos or other stuff. I just played a little bit around with the toolbar and i think there a some nice features in it.

Google Video Upload Program

With the new Google Video-Upload-Program it is now possible to Upload Videos of all sizes on the Google Server.
The Uploaded Videoclips will be automatic integrated to the Google VideoSearch.

Get Paid for blogging with

On you will get paid for blogging.

You can write about Products, Web sites, services and famous companies. At the marketplace you have a big choice to sponsored content you can write about. The advertisers are willing to pay you for your opinion on various topics. If you have a famous Blog, you can easily earn $500 per month or more with your current blog. A female Top earner get over $13.000!

just take a look. pay you, for blogging

The is a advertising service is setup for bloggers and online journal writers to earn revenue/income from their online blog/journal in an easy to use, simple and effective system. Blogsvertise doesn’t have a marketplace so you can’t browse advertiser offers to select what you would like to write about. The site admins will match advertiser offers to your blog profile and you can choose to accept and write about it or reject the offers you see. You will make money for each task assigned to you that you have completed and submitted back for approval. The current payout rate for new accounts is $4 - $25 per entry. Most will fall into the $5-15 range. So if you are assigned 10 writing tasks and complete them and are approved you will earn $50-150 dollars. The Payments are made with PayPal.

Generally, the assignments are sporadic and you’ll receive one or two every week, but they do however pay on time so that’s one of the benefits of working with Blogsvertise.

We have our template from

We use now the Grey Press Blogger Template made by Dan S. He was being inspired by the PressRow Wordpress Theme. If you need a nice looking blogger template, you can find more Blogger Templates on Dan´s blog

free keyword suggestion tool

Today i find on an other keyword suggestion tool like the . Try it out to find the right Keywords and see how many searches the Keyword have.

Find the right Keywords with

if you want to optimize a website for niche keywords it´s good to know how many times people searched for the keywords. have a nice tool, that shows you how many times your related Keywords was searched in Search Engines on last month. Here is the link.