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3 Steps To Start Content Development

by Shelagh Cummins   If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” –George Bernard […]

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3 Ways Budding Entrepreneurs Can Beef Up Their Legal Protection

Running MyCorporation has been one of the most exciting and fulfilling experiences in my life. I love having my own business, being able to watch it grow and develop – it’s like having a third child, minus the screaming and diapers. My experiences with MyCorp are also why I always encourage anyone with a good idea to take the plunge and become an entrepreneur. Unfortunately it isn’t as easy as saying “All right then!” and filing some paperwork – business ownership brings about plenty of apprehension. My encouragement is typically retorted with a quick “Well, what if I get sued?” or a “But what if I never make it off the ground?” These are serious concerns, but there are ways to help beef up the legal protection around yourself, your family, and your assets.

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Three New-Business Tips to Save You Time and Money

So, you’ve decided to hang up your own shingle—go out on your own. Congratulations! Before you make that first sale or buy your office supplies, consider these three tips to get your finances in order before you start making money. I guarantee, once you get into the swing of your business, you will be so glad you took the time to do this before things got busy.

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Novices Versus Experts

The savviest business leaders know that even in tough times – especially in tough times – effective marketing can be the key to generating more business. And the savvy marketer knows how to stretch dollars, to negotiate added value, to identify budget-friendly solutions, implement them and maintain them.

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Claiming Your Confidence by @PhyllisNichols

You’ve spent the better part of your life becoming great at what you do. You’ve learned and honed and paid your dues. You know you make a difference. People who have hired you or shopped with you have a great experience. Lives are changed.

But still at times, you hesitate to admit what you know in your heart is true. You know it.

It’s time to own it.

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8 Home Page Strategies to Elevate Your Expert Status

8 Home Page Strategies to Elevate Your Expert Status by @MelodyeHunter Want potential clients to see you as the expert they’ve been looking for?

You could get on Oprah, publish a best-seller or polish your home page to position yourself as a top authority.

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3 Ways to Motivate Others to Share Your Content

  by Gina Bell  One thing I know for sure… being a best-kept secret or feeling invisible despite ALL of the things you do day-in-and-day-out to market yourself online can be frustrating to say the least. Understanding what motivates your right people to share and recommend your content will give your visibility a valuable boost! […]

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4 Reasons I Hate the Term “VA”

by Erica Cosminsky Ok, before you smack me, let me set this straight. I LOVE my VA. Couldn’t live without her. It’s the “term” and the psychological implications that I have issues with.   1. Like the term “secretary”, which has a lot of baggage and has become uncouth, the term assistant has latched on […]

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Selling on Etsy: The Right Business Decision for You?

Rising from humble beginnings in 2005, Etsy has become a huge international force. The site now has over 15,000,000 active members and brings in $500,000,000+ in annual sales. For many creative people, Etsy is a unique venue for turning passions into profit. But what does it take to succeed on Etsy? Is it as simple as “if you build it, they will come?”

In the three years since I began my Etsy business, I have learned many valuable lessons about what works and what doesn’t. Some are the result of painful trial and error. I’ve also gleaned insights from the larger Etsy community as I’ve studied everything I can about successful selling on Etsy.

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Is it Possible to Live a Happier and Healthier Lifestyle?

In order to live a happier and healthier lifestyle you must first evaluate your life. Are you constantly running? Are you always doing things for others? Finding it difficult to say ‘No’? Is it even possible to truly enjoy your day without falling flat on your face at night? Of course it is!!

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