2 Simple Concepts for Business Success

October 3, 2013

I was flying from Reno to Las Vegas a few months ago and had a great conversation with a man sitting next to me.  I don’t recall his name, only some key words of advice.  He was older – in his 60s probably – and had started many successful businesses.  I asked him for some tips.  His answer was so obvious, so simple, and so true.

Want or Need

He said that a successful business boils down to two concepts:

– Give people what they need to survive

What do people need?  The basics: food (his business), water, and shelter from the elements or predators.  Minor changes might include health care and related.  We really NEED nothing else to survive.  Not even love.

– Give people what they want

People want to be entertained, have contact with others, and a purpose in life.

Entertainment ranges from television to pornography, to sports and travel, music and art.  Why is a dumb little game like Candy Crush so addictive?  It is entertaining.  In fact, 30 percent of all data transferred across the Internet is porn.(1)  Why?  Entertainment.

Contact with others includes love, relationships, sex, the Internet, clubs, and similar.

Purpose is the hardest to define and very person-specific.  Some want money or work.  Others want to volunteer or teach or raise children.  People want a purpose in life.  A purpose to keep living.

Want to build and run a successful business?  Figure out how to satisfy either the want or the need. 

Starting a successful business really is that simple.

(1) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/03/internet-porn-stats_n_3187682.html


Fax From a Computer for Free

September 30, 2013

Searching the Internet for a free fax from a computer program, I ran across Hellofax by Google Chrome.

HelloFax allows 50 free faxes per month, enough for most home business or individual users.

Fax From a Computer for Free


Win – Win Scenarios can Make Money

September 24, 2013

Sometimes luck falls into life at the most curious times.  Look for and be ready to seize the opportunity when it occurs.

I enjoy writing and have been working (on and off) on a stage play for 12 years or so.  My writing partner lives out of state and our schedules don’t allow for much collaboration.

I got lucky when I found “C” on a WordPress post last week.  She is an excellent writer and is badly in need of money because of tough times.

I need a partner to help me finish and “C” is willing to trade her writing talents for pay.  Win-Win!

My point is simple: keep your eyes open and be willing to take a change when the time is right.  From the other side, be sure your talents can be found by someone that needs them.

Win – Win Scenarios can Make Money

Freelance Writing


5 Ways to Make Money on the Internet

September 23, 2013

The Internet is a total game-changer.  We communicate, research, learn, and work from home – all using the Internet.

Starting a home business is also possible – using the Internet.

Below are five more ways to make money with the world wide web.

5 Ways to Make Money on the Internet.


3 Key Steps for Setting Successful Business Goals

September 20, 2013

There are a number of goals you can make when starting a home business or small business, but only a few actually make a difference.  Follow these steps and revisit them every year, perhaps on your start-up anniversary.

Business Goals

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Top 10 Paying Work from Home Jobs

September 19, 2013

According to Forbes.com, this list has 10 high paying work from home jobs.  These are not data-entry positions, but include computer engineers, financial managers, and even radiologists.

Work from home and great pay?  Pretty good deal, I think.,.

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/lmj45gmmh/work-at-home-jobs-that-pay/

work from home 3


Health Care Insurance – Quick Start Guides from Web MD and Healthcare.gov

September 16, 2013

A major obstacle to starting a home business is health insurance.  If possible to find, the cost was very high.

The introduction of the Affordable Care Act removes this barrier from individual coverage and home business or small businesses.  The Health Insurance Marketplace starts on Oct 1, 2013.  Each state will have either its own Health Marketplace or use Healthcare.gov.

Individuals have a choice of four health plan levels: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum.  All plans have a monthly premium – bronze is the lowest level.  In general, when choosing your health plan, keep this in mind: the lower the premium, the higher the out-of-pocket costs when you need care; the higher the premium, the lower the out-of-pocket costs when you need care.

Health Care Insurance – Quick Start Guides from Web MD and Healthcare.gov.

Health Insurance

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