Category Business

MLM And “Direct Sales” Truths

Recently I have been approached by an unusually high number of friends and acquaintances giving me “the pitch” on a new MLM scam… uh I mean Scheme (Freudian Slip). This is to be expected I supposed in our current economic state. Unemployment is at recent highs and even those who are gainfully employed are facing financial difficulties as a spouse may be unemployed or at the least haven’t seen an increase in income in many years.

I try to be a good steward of the resources I feel that God has given me. In my core value system, I feel the need to take great steps in research, and prayer prior to making a significant decision that will impact the finances of my family. I must admit, that I always have been HIGHLY skeptical of all pyramid schemes and MLM “opportunities”...

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Free Shopping Cart Checkout Systems

Free Shopping Cart

If you are trying to start an online business, chances are you have a least thought about selling products online.  With the power of the internet today it is easier than ever to procure and distribute goods regionally, nationally and even globally using basic eCommerce models.  Discount shipping providers like UPS and FedEx make it easier than ever to create a track global shipments and it can all be done from your home office.

But what about payments?  What if you want to accept electronic payments?  What if you would like to accept all major credit cards (Visa, Master Card and American Express)?  Not all small busniess owners are ready for the often heavy investments of credit card authorization terminals and the fees associated with these services...

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Securing Business Start-up Capital

So you have a great idea for a new business.  You thought it through and are sure it will be a success!  All you can think of is the incredible success and rewards that this new business venture will bring you.  Great!  So what now?

One of the most important and yet challenging aspects of starting any business is securing a line of funding.  Unless you are lucky enough to have enough cash on hand to fund your business venture you are probably already thinking about how you are going to pay for all of this?

Essentially there are two major options.  If your business proposition can muster up enough excitement and promise you might want to get some venture capital investors to partner with you.  This is especially popular with larger projects...

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