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Business Communication

If you want people to do business with you, they have to be able to find you.

For people to find you, you have to make sure that you have guides leading them to your business.

Guides are often people, but they can sometimes be things as well, such as maps or websites or other useful tools that lead others to our door.

The prime guides for any business are the people who work for them, regardless of what role they play or where they fit on the organizational chart.

If your employees share your intent and are dedicated to the work that they do, they will be beacons of light guiding clients to your door. In an era of disengagement, the company that is able to light a passion in their workers is the company most people really want to do business with. We are all searching for someone who cares.

Equally important guides are your customers. When they are happy, they will each make it their unpaid mission to bring more and more business to you. They are happy, and they want their friends to be happy too, so they encourage them to call on the place that met their needs for a reasonable investment.

Within your business, your employees play many different roles but one must also be a guide.

That starts with the receptionist at the front door who makes people feel welcome, sees to their comfort, and allows them access to the person who can guide them to the next step.

They are then guided by a manager, perhaps, and if that person cannot complete the service they require, all the way to the owner.

At each stage, the guide must remain respectful and courteous to the person approaching the business.

Think about the companies you enjoy doing business with, the places to which you remain loyal and give referrals to your friends. What is it about them that makes you feel good?

You will find it is the car repair shop where the front desk person at the service bay is cheerful and helpful and remembers you. You will find it is the place where the guide delivering the service gives you a reasonable expectation of when the work will be completed and for what cost, and delivers according to the guidelines he or she has given you.

You will find it is the food shopping area where you feel welcome because there is ample parking, shopping carts at the door and no unnecessarily long waiting periods to get checked out.

Just as every person wanting to achieve something needs a guide, so does every business who wants to prosper need to ensure they offer guides.

How to Find the Best Office Cleaning Business

Once you have made the decision to start an office cleaning business the next step should be to do some preliminary research in order to absorb as much information as you can on the topic. One great way to do this is to read some of the many’ start an office cleaning business’ books and e-books that are available.

Reading books by authors who have first hand experience of setting up and running office cleaning businesses is a great way to get some insights into the business. They can help you to know which direction to proceed in and tell you how to minimize some of the mistakes that new cleaning business owners often make. Below we discuss some of the things that your should consider when you are shopping around for office cleaning business books, guides and startup kits.

Firstly, you should realize that you can buy both books and e-books on the subject of ‘starting an office cleaning business’. While it is nice to order real paperback and hardback books that you can hold in your hand, don’t forget that e-books also offer many advantages. When you buy a guide online you will be able to download the information immediately instead of having to wait for a physical shipment. Some guides that you can buy online are actually full startup kits with numerous other resources that you are able to download. These bonuses often include office cleaning business forms, sample agreements, business plan samples, and lists of suppliers.

You should also consider your rights to get a refund should you discover that the report, book or guide that you ordered did not match your expectations. While it is possible to get a refund on a physical book shipment it is not always easy and the costs involved with returning books can make it hardly worthwhile. It is usually only possible to get a refund if you haven’t read the books and are returning them as new. With digital products however, it is often possible to get a full refund. If you check some of the websites that are offering commercial cleaning business guides for sale you will find that this is often the case.

Another detail worth examining before buying an information product is the author. There are many successful office cleaning business operators who have written guides designed to help newcomers to the industry get started and run their businesses successfully. Some of the tips and tricks that they offer are invaluable and you can learn a lot from their guidance. However there are also some guides that have been written by authors who are in fact not necessarily cleaners themselves. Rather, they are just researchers and interviewers who have put together a generic book on the subject. So before you buy you should read the description of the book and its author carefully to find out if they really do have relevant experience in the industry.

Guided Meditation For Gratitude

Guided Meditation can help bring you what you desire.
Guided Meditation can help you work less and earn more.
Guided Meditation can help you enjoy your life and work more.

Doesn’t that sound great?

Well, there are a couple important questions that naturally come up.

Who does the Guiding?
Ultimately, it is YOU.

But sometimes, as we are starting out with this new practice, it is helpful to “borrow” another person’s ideas, or thoughts or energy to get us going.

A good guided meditation should bring you something: More Energy – Personal, Emotional and/or Spiritual Energy. Maybe more peace or ease. Whatever it is that you want, you should be able to find a guided meditation or you can create one for yourself.

Sometimes it is also helpful to read along as you are learning a new meditation. I like to provide .pdf files along with the .mp3s of audio meditations I create.

But if you are building something new in your life or business, Guided Meditation may be just what you need to create a solid, energetic foundation.

Here are some guidelines and benefits you might look for especially if you are in business or an entrepreneur looking to build your energy and build your business. Enjoy!

Good guided meditations can help you break through the Mental Blocks that stop most people before they even get started making BIG CHANGES in their lives and further help you:

* Discover what all ancient spiritual traditions knew about the Power of the Mind

* Learn how to harness the Power of Your Mind

* Move past the Built-In Resistance of the Mind

* Use what shows up in your world to reveal the content of your limiting beliefs

* Re-Train your Mind to Focus on what you enjoy and what you desire

You can also uncover the Emotional Patterns that SAP YOUR ENERGY and learn how to live from what LIGHTS YOU UP!:

* Discover the Keys to Happiness and Fulfillment

* Learn how to Create Your Day with the emotional quality that you want to enjoy

* Add the Power of your Emotions to the power of your mind & knowledge

* See how you mastered to “Expect and See” what is in your life, and shift your relationship to “Expectancy”

You can also ReConnect with your Spiritual Center – Learn to Balance Heart and Mind:

* How simple practices of Gratitude can open you up to receive more

* Develop Compassion for yourself by “seeing” your mind at work

* Create practices to connect your heart and mind

* Learn a powerful technique to Build and Focus your Faith

* See how to unplug and disconnect from old reactions and habits that no longer serve you

* Learn how a simple change in perspective can eliminate all the emotional poison you create in your life

Learn the 5 Simple Steps to Design and Create Your Own Prosperity:

* Learn how to boost and magnify Your Daily Energy – your greatest resource

* Connect your heart and your business – get clear about Your Business Impact you want to create for clients and the world

* Attract Ideal Clients through simple to follow practices – and then learn to attract Ideal Partners who bring you your Ideal Clients

* Build simple yet powerful Business Systems that provide consistent quality and results and let you work less

* Discover the 4 Step Method to bring any Transformation you want

Bar Business Guide

A bar is one of the most profitable businesses out there. This is true because people always look for places where they can unwind, relax, enjoy, and have some drinks after a hard day at work. It is no wonder that wherever you go, you would see a lot of bar businesses opening up.

One important step in decorating a bar is buying furniture for it. Bar furniture include bar stools, bar or counter, tables and chairs, sofa and decorative ornaments such as an oversized metal wall decor or metal sculptures.

Some would probably think that it is not any different from buying home furniture, but the truth is, this is a lot more complicated since it is not only yourself or your family that you have to consider but all the kinds of people that would go into your bar.

If you have just opened up your bar business, here are some practical tips on how to choose the right kind of furniture.

1. Measure, measure!

This is especially important when buying bar stools so that the seating area is sufficient and that the customer will be able to sit comfortably. Keep in mind that there should be a space of 10 to 13 inches between the stool seat and the bottom of the counter or bar table. As for spacing, measuring from the mid-point of the stool to the next one, there should be 30 inches in between to leave enough room for swiveling and moving around. You would have to adjust these measurements if you intend to buy stools with arms.

2. Consider the style of the bar

Next, you have to consider the style of the bar so that it would be easier for you to find pieces of furniture that will complement and match this because as you know bar furniture comes in a wide variety of styles, materials and designs. For example, for a bar with contemporary style, metal bar stools, a large black sofa and an oversized metal wall decor are just some of the things you may consider to buy.

3. Prioritize quality over price

Buying cheap furniture does not automatically mean you are saving money. This is because many cheaply priced items are also cheap in quality and you may end up spending even more for repairs or replacements. Because you are making a major investment, it would be smart to opt for high quality pieces that will give the best kind of service for your customers.

Online Business Success

Online Business Success: An Attainable Goal

Online business success is a really hot topic these days.  Everyone knows there’s a lot of money to be earned online and, with hundreds of millions of people logging on everyday, the online marketplace is bigger than ever.  With just a minuscule, extremely tiny part of that market you can be earning millions of dollars each year, and that is a very realistic goal.

While online business success is a popular topic among many people, most are unsure about how to start or what to do to get a business going and making money.  Today, we’re going to help you solve that problem and earn the income you’ve always wanted on the internet.

How You Will Get There!

The steps to success on the world wide web are much easier than you may think, here’s a few important ones to get you started…

1.) Have A Plan

Knowing what type of online business you want to go into and which methods can earn you the most money is key.  Once you find out which are best it’s time to develop a plan, a plan which will help you easily stay on track and watch your money keep flowing in.

2.) Learn From The Experts

One of the most important things you can do to be successful and possibly earn millions per year from the comfort of your home is learn from the experts.  Getting your hands on a great online business guide could be your holy grail and the key to your success.

3.) Earn Money On Autopilot

To become rich and fulfill your dreams, literally, you absolutely must make money while you’re sleeping, you must earn money while you’re not at your computer doing anything you want during your day! I want to teach you how to do just that my friends.

Guided Meditation For Gratitude

Guided Meditation can help bring you what you desire.
Guided Meditation can help you work less and earn more.
Guided Meditation can help you enjoy your life and work more.

Doesn’t that sound great?

Well, there are a couple important questions that naturally come up.

Who does the Guiding?
Ultimately, it is YOU.

But sometimes, as we are starting out with this new practice, it is helpful to “borrow” another person’s ideas, or thoughts or energy to get us going.

A good guided meditation should bring you something: More Energy – Personal, Emotional and/or Spiritual Energy. Maybe more peace or ease. Whatever it is that you want, you should be able to find a guided meditation or you can create one for yourself.

Sometimes it is also helpful to read along as you are learning a new meditation. I like to provide .pdf files along with the .mp3s of audio meditations I create.

But if you are building something new in your life or business, Guided Meditation may be just what you need to create a solid, energetic foundation.

Here are some guidelines and benefits you might look for especially if you are in business or an entrepreneur looking to build your energy and build your business. Enjoy!

Good guided meditations can help you break through the Mental Blocks that stop most people before they even get started making BIG CHANGES in their lives and further help you:

* Discover what all ancient spiritual traditions knew about the Power of the Mind

* Learn how to harness the Power of Your Mind

* Move past the Built-In Resistance of the Mind

* Use what shows up in your world to reveal the content of your limiting beliefs

* Re-Train your Mind to Focus on what you enjoy and what you desire

You can also uncover the Emotional Patterns that SAP YOUR ENERGY and learn how to live from what LIGHTS YOU UP!:

* Discover the Keys to Happiness and Fulfillment

* Learn how to Create Your Day with the emotional quality that you want to enjoy

* Add the Power of your Emotions to the power of your mind & knowledge

* See how you mastered to “Expect and See” what is in your life, and shift your relationship to “Expectancy”

You can also ReConnect with your Spiritual Center – Learn to Balance Heart and Mind:

* How simple practices of Gratitude can open you up to receive more

* Develop Compassion for yourself by “seeing” your mind at work

* Create practices to connect your heart and mind

* Learn a powerful technique to Build and Focus your Faith

* See how to unplug and disconnect from old reactions and habits that no longer serve you

* Learn how a simple change in perspective can eliminate all the emotional poison you create in your life

Learn the 5 Simple Steps to Design and Create Your Own Prosperity:

* Learn how to boost and magnify Your Daily Energy – your greatest resource

* Connect your heart and your business – get clear about Your Business Impact you want to create for clients and the world

* Attract Ideal Clients through simple to follow practices – and then learn to attract Ideal Partners who bring you your Ideal Clients

* Build simple yet powerful Business Systems that provide consistent quality and results and let you work less

* Discover the 4 Step Method to bring any Transformation you want

Maximize Profit in Your Christian Business Ethically

Many Christians tend to go to extremes when it comes to money matters. Some succumb to greed while others shun money like a plague.

One of the performance issues of Christian business is profit.

Sometimes Christians seem to believe that God will bless them miraculously, while they ignore proper management of the business. Making a fair profit, paying bills, and fair wages are musts for a Christian business. The Bible tells us that it is God who directs us to think and plan.

So what does the Bible, your Christian business guide, teach about profit?

Bible parables teach us Kingdom Business principles and a parable which we can apply to the issue of profit maximization is the Parable of Talents.

In Matthew 25:14-30 we learn that God is looking for faithfulness in the little things. A master who entrusted money to his servants expected a return on his investment. Two of the servants managed their money well and were rewarded. The third servant managed the money poorly and was therefore punished.

John Wesley said, “Money is an excellent gift of God if it is used excellently, answering the noblest needs of humanity.” To Wesley is attributed the maxim – “Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can.”

One of the most successful Christian businesses that we know of has it’s mission statement “To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with us.”

Through faithful stewardship, Truett Cathy transformed a tiny Atlanta diner into American’s second largest quick-service chicken restaurant with more than $2.9 billion in sales in 2008 and more than 1,400 locations today.

Here are the secrets of Truett Cathy’s success:

1) Climb with Care and Confidence

Truett Cathy never tried to overextend. He’s satisfied stepping from one plateau to the next, making sure they’re doing everything right before moving on. That way of thinking allowed them to grow steadily while responding to the needs of people around them.

2. Create a “Loyalty Effect”

The company believes that attracting great people helps create an unforgettable experience for their customers. Their people enjoy their work and that results to customer satisfaction.

3. Never Lose a Customer

For Truett Cathy the most effective way of promoting his business doesn’t cost him anything but a little kindness to his customers.

4. Put Principles and People Ahead of Profits

To cite just one example, the company provides college scholarship for their restaurant employees (more than $23 million awarded since 1973).

5. Closed on Sunday

Their decision to close on Sunday is their way of honoring God.

The company is the only major fast-food restaurant chain to be closed on Sundays, one of the busiest days of the week in the restaurant business. Despite that, Truett Cathy has led the company on an unparalleled record of 40 consecutive years of sales increases.

A Small Business Guide

Internet shopping carts can be user-friendly, enticing to the eye and abide by every standard for web accessibility and usability going. However, if its target audience is not seeing it, it may as well not exist. This article recommends guidelines you may follow when pursuing efforts to achieve higher rankings for your chosen keywords.

When ranking Internet shopping carts and web portals, the search engines take 3 factors into account: Onpage SEO factors, Accessibility SEO factors and most importantly Off-page SEO factors.

On-Page SEO factors

On-page SEO refers to what can be done on the page of a website to improve its performance in the SERPs for target keywords entered by a user.

By efficiently optimising a website for popular keywords related to the on-page content, a website has a better chance of ranking well for keywords relevant to the content of the site.

Before pursuing SEO strategies like those explained below, it is extremely important to get your keyword strategy right. When selecting the right key phrases to optimize each page on a website for it is necessary to start with what your targeted visitors would type in. While broad phrases such as ‘watches’ may bring more traffic to a shopping cart selling watches, than more specific keywords such as ‘Leather strap watches’ and ‘Rolex watches’, the traffic will not be as focused and will generally not convert.

More importantly, broad phrases are very competitive – They are extremely hard to rank effectively for. To get your keyword strategy right it is worth doing some research; there’s lots of information available across the web and there’s many tools available to help you with this task.

Once you have a selection of key terms you are happy with, I would recommend analysing the following components on your website with a view of optimising them for your target key terms, taking into account that they should each be relevant to the contents of that page:

1) Title Tags

2) META Tags

3) The anchor text of your internal link structure

4) Heading Tags ( to )

5) URLs

6) Content syndication

It is also very important to frequently add fresh content relevant to your industry to your website. By doing so, the more often your site content changes, the more frequently the search engine spiders will visit your shopping portal. In this case you may think about adding a web blog/ RSS feed to your website.

RSS feeds enable others to syndicate your content and can increase brand awareness. By adding closely themed news regularly to RSS feeds it means search engines are more likely to recognise the sites as being acutely themed.

Accessibility and SEO factors

The goal of accessibility in SEO is to make content accessible to search engines. This refers primarily to the technical ability of search engine spiders to move through your site.

Thankfully, if you design your shopping carts with accessability issues in mind from the start; making your site accessible to web users whom are blind, deaf and viewing your site using text only browsers, you will find you are already practicing effective SEO.

Nursing Agency Business

Shortage of health care professionals especially nurses could damage our health care system. Analysis finds that more incentives are needed for nurses to be able to stay in their profession and not to venture into any job related or different career that offers better salary.

Lack of nursing staff at hospitals and nursing homes could place a major burden on the U.S. health care system if the current administration successfully extends medical insurance to millions of Americans who currently lack it. They focus their attention on how they can reform the health care system by allocating $1 trillion in the next ten years including medical insurance of 46 million uninsured Americans. They didn’t give much attention on how our health care professionals could handle these millions of Americans. They are being unequipped and unprepared. If this plan will pursue, we will have massive nursing shortage.

In reality, we are experiencing the country’s worst nursing shortages. This problem has occurred since 1990 and is worsening every year. Most hospitals turn into nursing recruiting firms to temporarily fix their nursing staff.

Nursing recruiting firm is one of the most growing businesses nowadays. Its market is widening and is continuing to progress. There are studies conducted proving that nursing agency business is recession proof and profitable. During tough economy where most companies and firms eliminated thousands of jobs, health care sectors on the other hand had created more jobs.

Anyone who wanted to explore more opportunities and earn a desirable income must start his own nursing agency. There is a nursing agency business guide that will help you obtain knowledge on this business. Nursing agency business guide is your day-to-day guide that covers the planning phase, starting, legal aspects, marketing strategies, billing and more. It can help you get started in less than a week with an assurance that you are following the right track.

Small Business Guide for Direct Postcard Mailing

How To Market With Postcards

Now that you’ve got an idea of the history of postcards and why they make sense to try to use today, it’s time to look at some concrete steps to design and implement your own successful postcard marketing program.

There’s basically 9 steps involved.

Step 1

Make up your mind that you want to do it. This is important because postcard marketing always works if it done correctly. But the devil is always in the details and if you don’t do something right (which includes that you might have to make some modifications to your plan along the way) then you might not win big at first.

Step 2

Make a plan and stick to it. Take the time to do some serious brainstorming and planning. Bring some other members into your team if you want to or have to. Don’t be afraid to ask advice. Write everything done for future reference so you’ll have all the facts for later ‘post-game’ review.

Step 3

Make sure you’ve got the budget, the tools and other assets to follow your plan. Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Generally speaking, postcard campaigns don’t cost nearly as much as most other forms of marketing. And it doesn’t require anything more technical than a computer, maybe a printer (if your printing your own cards) and perhaps a telephone….all things that you’ve got anyway, right?

Step 4

Produce your first postcard. With today’s powerful and easy to use computers and printers you shouldn’t have any trouble at all in creating your first prototype postcard. Show it around to your inner circle to get their opinion.

Step 5

Do a test of your piece. Depending on the size test you want to do, take a small part of it and do a test campaign. One good thing here is that if your postcard is effective you’ll even make money in your ‘market testing’ phase. You get paid to experiment…how cool is that!!?

Step 6

Do a full mailing. If the test was successful, do the full mailing of your postcard. If it’s a good card, this is where you start to make money.

Step 7

Track your results. Keep track of sales. Be sure and have all your staff alert to sales from your postcard campaign. If you set it up right, there’ll be some sort of signal ‘key’ in each of these new sales that’ll tell you it came from your postcard campaign. It might even be something as basic as having the customers bring the postcard in.

Step 8

Exploit your success. A lot of business owners miss it here, but you should always, as a regular part of your sales cycle, make an effort to get a referral and/or get an email address of any other type of information that will enable you to follow up and continue to market to these new customers. Don’t let them just come in, buy and leave…never to be seen or heard from again.

Step 9

Review, plan and do it again. By the time you’ve gotten this far you should have a lot to look back on and analyze. Review what worked and what didn’t, review what was easy and what wasn’t, review your goals and decide whether you should adjust them up or down. Most of this will come naturally but just remember that everything changes a little bit each time you do it so you’ll want to repeat what works, discard what doesn’t but always be alert for changes and adjustments that need to be made.