• January 15, 2018 /  Entrepreneurs
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    New ecommerce entrepreneurs can find them confused and confounded by the tax and accounting requirements of their venture. And thats a shame: If someones spotted a great new category and successfully built a web presence, heck, that someone shouldnt find themselves bogged down with the accounting minutia. The entrepreneur should focus on increasing traffic, expanding margins, and growing cash profits.

    With that in mind, I offer up the following tax and accounting tips:

    Tip #1: Dont Incorporate

    A true corporationwhether a C corporation or an S corporationsaddles your business with more complicated tax accounting and a bunch of state filing requirements. You dont want to deal with this redtapeor at least not until youre profitable.

    Instead, operate your business as a sole proprietorship. If youre concerned about legal liability protection, note that you can setup a one-owner limited liability company, or LLC. A one owner LLC is treated as a sole proprietorship for income tax purposes.

    Tip #2: Start Your Business Before Making Investments

    Expenditures you make before youre actually in business-in other words, before youve got a business license and before youre selling or trying to sell your stuffarent very deductible.

    Specifically, you can probably deduct the first $5,000 of these expenses. But any amounts in excess of the $5,000 must be amortized over the next fifteen years.

    What this means is that you want to start your business before you start spending money on advertising, training, web development, accountants and lawyers and so on.

    Tip #3: Automate Your Bookkeeping & Accounting

    By lawand some people dont know thisyoure required to maintain an accounting system that lets you clearly measure your income. As a practical matter, this means you need to use a product like Quicken or QuickBooks.

    But you ought to go one better than simply using desktop accounting software. Make sure that youre taking advantage of online banking and bill payment features which integrate your accounting system with your banking. As much as is possible, for example, you want to be able to move money from PayPal to your bank to QuickBooks simply by typing a few keys or clicking your mouse a few times.

    Tip #4: Hire a Payroll Service Before Hiring Employees

    Many successful ecommerce business owners can run their operations without employees. And if thats true for you, hey, congratulations. If and when you do need employees, however, dont try to handle the payroll yourself. Oursource the payroll to one of the large payroll service bureaus like ADP, Payroll, or QuickBooks.

    These services are expensive. Figure $1000 to $2000 per year. But the services let you avoid the bookkeeping nightmare called payroll and prevent you from getting into payroll tax trouble.

    Tip #5: Consider S Corporation Status After Youre Profitable

    Ive written and talked much about how S corporations save taxpayers money and how the right way to set up an S corporation is first create a limited liability company and then ask the IRS to treat the LLC as an S corporation for tax purposes.

  • January 1, 2018 /  Entrepreneurs
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    If someone were to tell you that you could create a global business, completely for free, with nothing more than the tools you already have, and the investment of your time, you’d question their sanity.

    Nevertheless, it’s true. If blogging appeals to you, you can create a viable Internet business within a few months: for free.

    Blogging is a new development in online businesses. Essentially, it’s instant publishing. Because entrepreneurial blogging is so new, you have a great opportunity to build your business before others copy what you’re doing, so get started now, and start building your own online empire.

    Let’s look at five business models for your new Internet blogging business. These five models can be combined if you wish there are no rules in blogging. You can change the business model of a blog at any time, to a model which generates more income.

    Each of these models has the potential to earn you a six-figure income. They are:

    Affiliate blog(s)

    Web publisher blog(s)

    Sales blog(s)

    Service blog(s)

    Blog network(s)

    Let’s look at these models one by one.

    Affiliate blog(s)

    Many businesses develop affiliate programs, because they can recruit a sales force of thousands of people, with little expense. The appeal of affiliate programs for affiliate marketers is that you don’t need a product or service you can start selling others’ products, on commission.

    If you intend creating an affiliate blog, select the products that you’ll be selling before you create the blog. This is because you want to be sure that there is a wide range of products that you can promote. There’s nothing worse than developing a blog, and finding out that the well is dry: you’ve picked a niche where products rarely change, and in which the products are so standardized that there’s nothing new to write or podcast about.

    Web publisher blog(s)

    In this model, your blog is the online equivalent of a magazine. Just as a magazine has features and advertising, so does your blog. In this business model, your content is vital, because you’re counting on your content to attract advertisers.

    If you choose to develop a Web publisher blog, you’ve got great models the thousands of magazines which are published each year. Check out a couple of your favorite magazines. Usually a monthly magazine will have a theme for each monthly issue, with two or more stories devoted to this theme. The magazine publishes its editorial calendar a year in advance, so that advertisers can line up their advertising for a specific issue.

    Sales blog(s)

    In the sales model, you devote a blog to a single product, or range of products. When offline companies start blogs, their blogs are sales blogs they’re using their blogs to sell their products. If you have products that you want to sell, a sales blog is an excellent business model. You could sell a product that you’ve created an ebook, a DVD, or art work or products that you buy from others, and resell.

  • December 26, 2017 /  Entrepreneurs
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    When we talk of management education, we are basically referring to shaping up the students, aimed towards developing their competency and capability either as a manager fit to join an organization and help it to grow or as entrepreneur, to establish and grow ones own business. This capability does not come from possessing a management diploma or degree, but also requires developing in the students the will and skill to contribute for self sustenance and nation building. Presently it is seen, that there is a wide gap existing between the type of management education imparted in MBA colleges and what is there in real life management in business organizations. In order to make management education more realistic and useful for the industry, certain key areas need to be identified. These could be:-

    (a)Benchmarking quality management education to create an enduring quality managers and entrepreneurs.
    (b)Bring in professionalism in management education.
    (c)Adequacy of qualified and competent faculty members, proper infrastructure, support facilities and regular updating of curriculum.

    Benchmarking Quality Management Education

    Benchmarking with the top management colleges inspires an institute to produce quality managers. Management education needs to include knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) that are needed today and that will be needed tomorrow by the industry. The mission of management education should be to become innovative and creative. The objectives of benchmarking should be to:-
    Make own students employable in industry.
    Moving the institute from academic mode to corporate mode. To achieve these objectives the agenda should be:- (a) To identify the industry expectations of the skill sets required of students. (b)To identify the areas of Total Quality Management (TQM) in management education. (c) To identify the changes required in teachers imparting management education.

    Professionalism in MBA/PGDM Education

    There are many reasons for the wide differences in the quality of management education in different institutes in India. The main reason is the absence of a body that can ensure that the standards set are practiced and retained by all management institutes, like AACSB in USA. We do have an apex body the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), that is responsible for setting the basic framework, guidelines and standards for quality of business education, there are however many problems when it comes implementation of these standard by MBA colleges and institutes and these problems undermine the effectiveness of these standards. In order install quality in management education in India, the AICTE and MBA colleges / universities in the country should focus on the following issues:-
    Quality of faculty.
    Infrastructure development.
    Accountability of management institutes.
    Values and ethics.
    Role of professional bodies (AIMA, ISTD, etc).

  • December 24, 2017 /  Entrepreneurs
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    The Shocking Truth is that you will only realize 70% of the value of a traditional health plan.

    The reality is that for the small businesses (especially the sole owner type), monthly health benefit plans are designed to yield around 30% in profit for the Providers when it comes to routine health care expenses. On average, for a small business, you will only get out 70% of the premiums you put in – the traditional monthly plans are designed that way. And, if you claim more in one year, your premiums or limitations will normally increase to maintain that 70/30 ratio.

    A Health Spending Account is a great alternative for entrepreneurs.

    In contrast, a Health Spending Account (HSA) is far more cost effective for these routine health care expenses, without the artificial percentage and coverage limitations imposed by the insurance carriers. For example, most monthly health plans cover 80% for routine cleaning, up to a fixed annual limit per person. HSA’s have no percentage limits imposed – 100% is covered.

    Monthly health plans typically cover only certain services. Few monthly plans cover things like glasses, massage therapy, orthotics, contacts, laser eye surgery, etc. A Health Spending Account allow entrepreneurs’ and their dependents to gain access to a full spectrum of health care services.

    The final good news is that Revenue Canada (CRA) allows incorporated Canadian businesses to write-off 100% of the costs of a Health Spending Account, and all claim reimbursements to employees (and dependents) are completely tax-free.

    Is it any wonder that today the majority of small Canadian incorporated businesses are now looking at a Health Spending Account, as either their primary, or secondary form of health coverage.

    The bottom-line is that it is more economical to cover the routine costs, and the broader range of health care services through a Health Spending Account. In these situations, the monthly benefits plans are more restrictive, more costly and far less flexible.

  • December 23, 2017 /  Entrepreneurs
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    There are three business arrangements in Singapore that have been specifically created for foreign entrepreneurs and business entities planning to have a presence in the country: a subsidiary company, branch office, and representative office.

    These are the basic differences between these business entities for foreign entrepreneurs and investors:

    1. Subsidiary company

    This is probably the most ideal business entity for foreign companies planning to form a Singapore company or expand their presence in the country. This is because this formation provides countless of benefits especially when it comes to tax incentives and limited liability.

    As a separate legal entity from its parent company, a subsidiary company may have a different name and is allowed to conduct any business activities in the country as long as these are legal.

    A foreign company with a subsidiary company enjoys a limited liability, an arrangement in which it is not liable for any losses, liabilities, and debts of its Singapore auxiliary business.

    And because a subsidiary company is incorporated in Singapore, it also enjoys local tax benefits even if it is 100 percent owned by foreign businessmen and entities.

    However, this business setup is required to appoint at least one resident director who may be a Singaporean citizen or holder of EntrePass, Employment Pass, or Permanent Residence Status.
    Meawhile, a subsidiary company may have one to 50 shareholders who may be a foreign or local individual or another business entity. To know more abour subsiday company follow this link:

    2. Branch office

    A branch office, being an extension of its business headquarter, is only allowed to conduct activities performed by its parent company.

    Unlike a subsidiary company, a branch office is not provided with local tax benefits since it is treated as a legal extension of its parent company. And with this arrangement, the headquarter is directly liable for all the losses, debts, and liabilities of its Singapore branch office.

    Meanwhile, it is a legal requirement for a branch office to hire two Singaporean resident agents who will oversee its business operation.

    When it comes to government-imposed disclosure requirements, this business entity may not be appealing for some shareholders since they are also required to submit the audited accounts of their parent company. To know more about branch office, follow this link:

    3. Representative office

    Legally speaking, a representative office is not really a business entity as it is not allowed to engage in any revenue-generating activities.

    A representative office is generally ideal for foreign companies who are not yet sure of the business viability of their services or goods in Singapore and want to conduct an extensive market research before engaging in a full-blown operation. To know more about representative office, follow this link:

  • December 15, 2017 /  Entrepreneurs
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    Entrepreneurs are born, not made, but thirst for freedom is the spark that ignites.”
    — Wilson Harrell

    What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur in today’s business world? Well, there are many giants of business you could ask, but you would be hard pressed to find anyone better than Wilson Harrell. Read about a country boy who became a marketing guru and entrepreneur. He is quite simply a business legend.

    Born in Georgia, 1919, Wilson Harrell, world renowned entrepreneur and marketing guru was a man of strong conviction. In his great business journey, he lived a glamorous life all through. Not all know that Wilson was a fighter pilot in World War II and received Purple heart, Air medal with 4 oak leaves and also the President Citation.

    It all began with Wilson Harrell & Company started by Wilson himself after the war. The company distributed Kraft products to huge military PX market and in very less time the company sales reached $200 million. But Wilson had other ideas, he sold the distribution company. Then he bought Formula 409, a household cleaner product company for $30,000 and turned it around. He later sold the company for $7 million and bought 60 food brokerage companies whose total sale exceeded $500 million.

    All in all, Wilson started over 100 companies and turned around a few. He was voted America’s no.1 columnist for the year 1995 and 1996 by the American society of Business for his monthly contribution to the Success Magazine. Wilson was also the past publisher of INC. magazine.

    Along with being the Founder/Chairman of council of growing companies, nationwide organization, Wilson was also the leader and voice of entrepreneur’s movement in America. His book “For Entrepreneurs Only” was a bestseller and still one of the most admired in this genre.

    In his book, he discussed the hunters and farmers of cave man age. He reasoned from science and a variety of studies that genes are passed down and often entrepreneurs are the children of entrepreneurs. At some point thousands of years ago, entrepreneurs were the hunters of our world while the farmers tend to be employees.

    He enjoyed great success in life and died in 1997 at the age of 78 from lung cancer.

    “I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried
    I’ve had my fill, my share of losing
    And now the tears subside
    I find it all so amusing
    To think-I did it all that
    And may I say
    Not in a shy way
    Oh no, oh no not me, I did it my way”

    – Source-“For Entrepreneurs Only” from Wilson Harrell.

  • December 9, 2017 /  Entrepreneurs
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    Home based business, online business, MLM or if you are in direct sales, you have to be goal oriented to be successful. If you are new or experienced, without a goal the chances are you will be part of the 97% of entrepreneurs that will fail this year. Knowing how to set up your goals, how to break them down will play a major part of all entrepreneur success.

    If you are new, you goal may be to quit your job or make enough money so your spouse can stay home. If you are experienced, you goal might be to win a major competition within your organization. Either way, the 1st step is to establish your main goal. The reason is we will work from the top to the bottom to establish a plan of action to achieve your goals.

    For the sake of this article, we will use the new entrepreneur as an example. So lets you make $4,000 a month at your current job. To replace your income, you will need to make around $3,500 monthly with your online business. So write $3,500 at the top of a board or a blank piece of paper.

    Next we need to figure out how many sales you need to make to create a $3,500 income. So lets say the average sale with your business is $100 and your commission for each sale is $50. So to make $3,500, you need make 70 sales each month which would equal $7,000 in sales and $3,500 in income. Write on your board 70 sales below your main goal.

    After that we need to establish how many leads every month you will need to make 70 sales. You find out that your business model average is that you make a sale for every 10 leads (this is just an example) so you will need 700 leads to make $7,000 in sales. Write on your board 700 leads monthly below your monthly sales.

    The last step is to breakdown the number of monthly leads into a daily number of leads. So if you need 700 leads every month, than you need 23.3 leads per day. Write 23.3 leads on your board below your monthly leads.

    Work with the daily number, celebrate every time you achieve you daily goal with a small reward. If you meet your daily goal, you will meet your monthly goal and first thing you will know is that you will hand your letter of resignation to your boss with a big smile on your face. One last advice, keep your goals very visible to you at all time. Make sure you can see them every day and dont make too much fun of your boss when you quit.

    To your success,Ghyslain

  • December 5, 2017 /  Entrepreneurs
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    Are You An Entrepreneur Or A Salesman?

    What I mean by this, everyday, I open my PC and see my screen filled with nonsensical garbage, to put it politely…These wannabies coming online are only thinking of themselves. A true lack of discipline or just not caring about the customer.

    True Entrepreneurs provide the customers with satisfaction in meeting their need in a niche. But today it seems like everyone coming online have only one thing in mind—“Get Rich Quick” with no regard to the customers who are the bloodline of their business.

    Here’s an example of a true Entrepreneur— Donald Trump see’s A prosperous venture and he begins his quest by promoting his idea to potential clients who will not only become a partner but will also fund this project. This Business is called leveraging and is very effective if utilized properly— In the end— everyone is happy and satisfied…The customer gets what they want and the business partners make HUGE earning from their funding strategies and Donald Trump becomes another billionaire.

    An Entrepreneur sees a need that needs to be met and he meets it. There reward is a satisfied customer and a new friend. Business is established by your social ability to sell yourself not a niche. Sell yourself and your customers will take care of you forever.

    Who would you rather do business with, someone who is always trying to stick a product in your face or someone who is giving you good content? I would venture to say the later.

    Give your subscriber a free offer in the niche you are promoting and they will see you are trying to meet their need and sometimes they will let you know what they are in the market for. Once you gain their confidence and trust they will buy anything you promote because they trust you. That’s the difference between an Entrepreneur and a salesmen.

    Remember, Marketing is a Business not a Casino…There’s no jackpots— just you!

  • December 1, 2017 /  Entrepreneurs
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    Highlight the gradual increase in the number of autonomous, corporations and the decline for third consecutive month of unemployment data

    Spain, June 12, 2013 – The Minister of Employment and the Economy of the regional executive, Carmen Home, said today that the Law on Entrepreneurs, both in its regional and national responds to the needs of entrepreneurs and help accelerate the development of our economy.

    In this regard, he said that there were many obstacles that previously prevented the employer was launched to start a business, but now, thanks to the measures taken, any entrepreneur can start your project with a simple communication prior or statement charge, making all the arrangements in the same website, you will not risk all their personal assets and pay VAT on invoices that have not been collected. In his view, these measures will contribute to that those entrepreneurs who had doubts, definitely are launched into the world of entrepreneurship.

    On trade, Casero said the Governments objective is Cospedal modernize the sector and increase competitiveness. As an example of this commitment, Casero recalled the launch of two lines worth 2.5 million euros to cover the cost of salaries for workers who are employed by small businesses during the twelve Sundays or holidays that can open their doors annually, or overtime pay if the worker is already part of the template.

    Within this line of support, Casero also highlighted the five actions under the Investment Plan and Employment Creation on the introduction of new technologies and the use of electronic commerce, the promotion of quality in trade, with the intended enhance the design of products that can be marketed, promoting priority trade areas, and the establishment of cooperatives between business formulas that make the sector.

    Good economic data During an interview in Castilla-La Mancha Television, Home has been worth that freelancers in our region continue to exist high, the pace of hiring good-more than one million contracts since the beginning of the legislature, and the index of corporations, superior in creating regarding business mortality, as well as more than 200 people a day in recent months have found a job.

    Finally, the Minister of Employment and the Economy has also stressed that macroeconomic data indicate that things are changing. Sales of industrial production in Castilla-La Mancha, the increase in sales of commercial vehicles or business confidence index indicate that the situation is corrected and we glimpse a better future, he concluded.

    Press Contact: Consejeria de Empleo y Economia Media Relations Consejeria de Empleo y Economia Address: Avda Ireland No 14 512-212-1139

  • November 27, 2017 /  Entrepreneurs
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    Did you know there is a whole list of resources specifically created for women who want to start their own business? This means there is available help for anyone wanting to open a bakery, clothing store, or even a veterinarian office. Resources can be things such as mentors, women’s business organizations, loans, and grants. These have all been created to help a woman entrepreneur become successful in a sometimes difficult business world.

    This means you need to have all of your business plans nailed down, especially before looking for financial help. The loan officer at the bank will want to know how money will be made, materials purchased, and how advertising will take place. They want you to succeed, but at the same time, they won’t loan money to just anyone – male or female.

    At the beginning, if you are struggling to get your business off the ground, look for a business mentor who can go over your notes. They can tweak parts and provide suggestions, especially since they have already been in your place. Another suggestion is to apply for loans and grants especially designed to help a woman entrepreneur succeed in the business world.

    There are several places where you can apply for loans and grants. One is the Small Business Association, as they often provide help to any business that has considerable potential. This means going through their list of funding opportunities and applying for the appropriate loans. There are also federal grants, specifically created to help a minority-owned company, which includes women. There are also women grants available.

    Other options available for a woman entrepreneur is funding through private sector grants and loans or women’s business organizations. Make sure to research which opportunities fit your need the most. Then start making your dreams come true.

    Want to know more about woman entrepreneur? Find insight, inspiration, and tips on how to make money doing what you love at this blog: womanzworld.com