Celebrities like Twilight actor Jackson Rathbone (pictured with wife Sheila) peruse luxe gifts, sample indulgent foods, and learn about imperative charities.

Funding Post’s Phoenix Investor Roundtable to Connect Investors and Entrepreneurs who share their wisdom and their money.

Your Business’ Website Will Benefit From Developing A Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Plan

Although there is old information out there saying that real drop shippers don't charge fees, that is simply not accurate.

From Multi-Million Dollar A$K-Maker LAURA FREDRICKS

Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary

Rebecca Clay is a woman that cannot be stopped, even when faced with life’s most difficult challenges. Always looking towards her next venture, be it business owner, champion water skier, or black diamond snow skier, the South Carolina native shows no fear. So when faced with the ultimate test of breast cancer, Clay used the same fearlessness and strength to add “survivor” to her long list of attributes.

 

Profitable Benefits of Having a Robust B2B Sales Process

A sales process (or sales pipeline) is the journey sales teams take prospects on to encourage them to become a customer. However, sales teams need more than the typical sales pipeline. They need a robust B2B sales process. Here are the benefits:

The Three Biggest Business Plan Blunders

By Robert Lee Hamady

Right now, thousands of entrepreneurs are filling out online planning models to launch their startups. They will create impressive plans. They will then start up. And they will fail.

Will you be one of them? Here are the most common planning mistakes that can lead you to the startup boneyard.

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Corrine Sandler - Today's Featured HOME BUSINESS Expert

Learn from the Best Home-Based Business Experts!

Corrine Sandler is the founder and CEO of Fresh Intelligence Research Corp, a global market research agency; international professional speaker and author of  “Wake Up or Die,” (www.wakeupordie.us) a new book that applies lessons from Sun Tzu’s ancient classic, “The Art of War,” to contemporary businesses.  With more than 20 years’ experience, she has established a reputation for unparalleled consumer understanding and insight development working with Fortune 500 companies. Read Corrine Sandler's Blog.

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Give Network Marketing a Fair Shake

By Richard Henderson, Publisher of Home Business Magazine

Network Marketing is a Viable and Booming Business Sector 

Network Marketing - also known as Multi-Level Marketing (MLM).- has always been a major player in the home-based business industry. To understand network marketing, first look at what it simply is. Network marketing is simply a way to transact goods and products (and sometimes services) with the consumer market. At its soul is direct selling.

 

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Common Start-Up Struggles and Steps to Avoid the Traps

History tells us that start-up businesses struggle from both lack of strategic planning and organization and being more reactionary than proactive. The following is a three-tier approach that entrepreneurs should follow when first starting out:

Management

In survey after survey, meetings get knocked by everyone from employees to senior executives as being among the biggest waste of work hours. In one poll, by Office Team, 45 percent of senior executives said their firms would be more productive if they banned all meetings at least one day a week!

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Woman’s Affinity for Makeup Results in the Creation of a New Cosmetic Line

In 2004, Marci Star — a fresh out of college business major — moved to Los Angeles, California for a music career, but had an affinity for makeup. Broke, hungry, and touring with her band, she did makeup applications on the side for cash to survive. Marci began professional makeup applications on stars in the music industry. As the clients walked away with beautifully finished faces, they requested touch-up items to-go. Marci thought, "I could keep giving away these other brands, but what if I had my own to sell?"

Product Reviews

Money - we all need it every day and we never have enough. HOW you ASK for it makes the difference between having it and not having it. The first step is Know Exactly What you Want and with Numbers.

Health and Fitness

Sitting down with the intention of stilling one’s mind and body is no longer the sole province of hippies and Eastern medicine aficionados. Nike, 50 Cent and the Marine Corps all embrace the benefits of mindfulness meditation.

Marketing

Does your business have a website? If so, have you ever tried to find it via search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing? If you have tried and it does not appear at all, or appears well past page one of the search results, then your business’ website will benefit from developing a search engine optimization (SEO) plan.

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