Starting Your Business Blog

If you are thinking about adding a business blog to your corporate website, there are several things to consider before you ever set fingers to the keyboard to write your first post.
Make sure a blog will meet your business goals.
Just because you can blog doesn’t mean you should. While many industries can benefit from publishing regular content to a blog or other site, there are some that may not actually see a good return on their investment in business blogging. Ask yourself the following questions to help you determine whether you are headed in the right direction in setting up a corporate blog:

What specific business goals will your blog meet?
Is there money in your marketing budget set aside for monthly hosting fees, site templates or coding, writers, and other blog-related marketing costs?
How many weekly hours can be allotted to the creation, upload, illustration, tagging, and …

10 Steps to Starting a Successful Business

1. Simplicity
Keep It Simple. Too many people want to complicate things, add more, and when they think they are making it better they are actually making it worse. It is MUCH HARDER to make something SIMPLE- whether a product, or a business, than it is to add more and complicate the crap out of it. Dumb it down, and then when you have made it it even simpler.
2. Clarity and Focus
You cannot be a jack-of-all-trades and be successful at all of them. It’s hard enough to be successful at one. Focus on one thing so that your mind stays clear. Things that shouldn’t and don’t matter to you will start to just “bounce off” of you when you have clarity and focus. Practice this daily and stay focused.
3. Market Need
Make sure that whatever it is that you have invented or started that there is a …

Are You Unemployed? 5 Tips For Starting a New Business

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their information about the unemployed for July 2010 and unfortunately the numbers did not improve. Both the numbers of unemployed persons, at 14.6 million, and the unemployment rate, at 9.5 percent, were unchanged in July.
This is alarming because it basically means that the status for the unemployed did not improve. Can a solution be created that would help improve the numbers? What can be done for the unemployed to improve their situation? One thing that can be done is to show them how to start a business whether it is online or offline.
A few more statistics were:
Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for adult men (9.7 percent), adult women (7.9 percent), teenagers (26.1 percent), whites (8.6 percent), blacks (15.6 percent), and Hispanics (12.1 percent) showed little or noA�change in July.
The jobless rate for Asians was 8.2 percent, not …