The Value of a Mentor in Your Success

As we consider how to be successful…the value of a mentor is incredible!

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The Rainmaking

WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM
by Steven Johnson
March 26, 2013

What about your ideas, do you know where they come from?
Do you promote those places in your life and in your job?

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Learn WordPress from People Who Make WordPress

by Shanker Bakshi on March 31, 2013

WordPress is currently working on a project to launch a website for WordPress Tutorials and more. Now there is good chance to learn WordPress right from its creators.
Whether you’re a first-time blogger or a seasoned developer, there’s always more to learn and do. We’re the people who make WordPress, and we’ll teach you.

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Dempsey Marketing

Without Social Media Your SEO Is Going Nowhere

march 6, 2013

Two years ago you could get your webpages ranked in the search engines if you followed a simple formula. You started with keyword research to find the right keywords, you then wrote content which the search engines loved, and finally you’d build some high-quality links to let Google and others know that people valued that content.march 6, 2013
Two years ago you could get your webpages ranked in the search engines if you followed a simple formula. You started with keyword research to find the right keywords, you then wrote content which the search engines loved, and finally you’d build some high-quality links to let Google and others know that people valued that content.

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Caffeine Keyboard

Social Media Tips from Expert, Mari Smith

by CARISSA DUNPHY on MARCH 21, 2013

I can’t say enough about the tips Mari Smith gave me in this interview. Invaluable information about Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media networks. Tons of resources in here – be sure to have a pen!

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Refreshing Your Content for Better Results

Laura Lee Sparks               March 19th, 2013

Your marketing materials are so important for reaching out to prospective clients. The time and effort that goes into creating the perfect web site or brochure can be intense, but the simple choice of words can play a pretty significant role in the number of folks who make it through the front door. We live in a time when content gets stagnant pretty quickly, though, so don’t forget to revisit your content and give it some tweaking from time to time.

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Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

9 Ways To Build A Professional Team Of Your Dreams!

Your Professional Team
Build Your Professional Team

Competitive people want their professional team to win…no matter what their team is playing. The same applies to your own personal team of professionals! This post is about nine ways to build a professional team of your dreams! Since you may be unsure about how build an expert team here are some recommendations from experience.

My last two posts have focused on the “decision-making process” and the “decision-making process – critical thinking skills”.  Much of where we are in our life is the results of the decisions that we make.  I believe that a “team of professionals” is vital to your achieving financial independence. This team should consist of several professionals that are proficient in a critical lifestyle affecting subject…and how to deal with it more effectively than you! No offense intended…however the reality is that each of us develops ourselves to deal effectively with a given career field. We cannot be everything to everybody…which is why I am sharing my opinions on “9 Ways to Build A Professional Team of Your Dreams!”

Tax Preparation and Advice – Selection of a person or business for this task depends upon the complexity of your taxable circumstances.  I prefer and recommend the services of a qualified, experienced CPA or firm with more than 10 years of experience and are well recommended.   I also recommend interviewing at least (3) candidates and discussing ways that they work and their fees for first year and ongoing years.

Financial Advisor – In this case I recommend the services of a comprehensive financial advisor or planner that analyzes and makes recommendations for all facets of your financial and risk management life needs. You may meet brokers, stock brokers or traders that are called financial advisors, however  typically they only buy, sell, or trade your assets.   My recommendation is to interview at least (3) (CFP) Certified Financial Planners with more than 10 years of experience, perform comprehensive financial planning, and are well recommended. Discuss fees for first year and ongoing years.

Law Firm – Here you will need to select a firm that has attorneys that are competent in many fields of law..and are affordable.   Simply hiring an attorney at the time of need may prove very costly and less effective.  You can read more about why attorneys are so very important by purchasing a copy of the book describing The Law and Legal Service Plans available on this page.

Business Consultation – My 50+ years of individual performer, managerial, and executive experiences across five business fields gives me valuable insight into the start-up and management of businesses successfully. Please read “Work With Dan” tab for info.

Dan Norris

 

 

Insurance Broker – a professional, well-trained and licensed insurance broker can be an excellent professional asset to your business. Your financial advisor will be trained in certain fields of personal insurance however an insurance broker focused on the insurance industry can offer excellent advice in most cases.

Attraction Marketing – This subject is also called Content Marketing and Attraction Marketing. I refer you to the leader in that field, Ann Sieg, for her insight and recommendations.

The 7 Lies of Internet Marketing
Ann SiegMarketing. Any type of business or professional, small or large, that depends upon finding customers to buy their products or services, can benefit from Attraction Marketing. The purposes are to establish a presence on the internet and to attract customers to that site  so that the buyer and seller communicate on what is offered and the buyer has the option of deciding if these solutions meet their needs. This methodology reaches millions of individuals on the internet and applies attraction techniques as compared to techniques that employ searching or advertising for buyers.  I recommend Ann Sieg and her organization as the leading trainer in the Attraction Marketing industry, as more than 350,000 people internationally have studied with her. I recommend that you read the following two free documents by Ann Sieg…

The 7 Great Lies Of Network Marketing

The Attraction Marketers Manifesto

Blogging – The process of developing content and creating copy is an essential part of

MLM BlogSecrets
Ty Tribble

Attraction Marketing. Ann Sieg has teamed with Ty Tribble, a #1 Blogger in the U.S. since 2003, to develop the art of blogging. Ty is considered a master of the art of blogging and I recommend him as the individual to train you in this important process.

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Blog Designer – Lorraine McNulty is an award-winning blog designer that I highly recommend. She has many years of experience in website building and blogging.  She may

Attraction Marketing
Build A Blog

be contacted at the following location…

http://www.buildablog.co/

Lorraine has a wealth of knowledge and is one of my several mentors.

 

 

 

Online Marketing Strategies – Edwin Cabrera is an outstanding consultant class educator

Martial Arts
Online Marketing Strategies

deeply involved in Attraction Marketing. Edwin continues to study with and participate in Ann Sieg’s tiered educational program and Edwin is in the Advanced Class of this program.

Edwin has been a main mentor to me in my beginning in Attraction Marketing and coming up to speed. A wealth of knowledge…and he can focus on the Educator Market when needed. You can contact Edwin at this link…

http://edwincabrera.com/

Attraction Marketing and Graphics Art – Deanna Evertt is an excellent professional in the Attraction Marketing field and recently

provided the cover design for my new book…

Book Cover Design
Attraction MarketingGraphics Artist Designer

The Law and Legal Service Plans.

You may contact Deanna Evertt at the following link…

http://www.everbettermarketing.com

I am very privileged to introduce this excellent team of professionals to you! I trust that you find this information very helpful!

If you would like more information please email me on dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.

 

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant
Author

Money Makers

The topic of today’s post is

Money Makers

Tips on how to put “money makers’ ideas to work for your small business.

Or Improve Your Current Business
Or Improve Your Current Business

Topics For The Day!

To do something, however small, to make others happier and better, is the highest ambition, the most elevating hope, which can inspire a human being.
John Lubbock Biologist, Politician (1834-1913)

The value of competent mentors as well as talented team players are immeasurably valuable to successful accomplishment! The higher the competency levels and effectiveness of both the mentors and the players, the greater the level of achievement! Dan Norris 2013

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
Napoleon Hill

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Bloomberg

The Mentor: CEOs Advice For Small Business Owners

Many entrepreneurs lack business experience. Watch as CEOs of leading corporations share their advice and insight to struggling small business owners.

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14 Steps to Generating Leads on Twitter

Yesterday in Social Media by Ted Prodromou
This list can help you land new business.
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Entrepreneur

4 Ways to Turn Happiness into a Competitive Advantage

BY LISA EVANS | April 12, 2013
While you may think success brings happiness, research shows it’s actually the other way around. Happy employees have shown to have higher levels of productivity, lower burnout and turnover and are more creative than unhappy employees.
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3 Ways to Create More Engaging Website Landing Pages

BY AJ KUMAR      April 10, 2013
How your pages can encourage customers to interact with your content and make purchases.
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Have a great week!
Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

 

Study in 2006 Shows 21% Rely Upon Lottery Tickets As Retirement Plan

 

Better Than Lottery Tickets
Retirement Plan

On 8/9/2013 I published a post with the title…

Does Your Financial Plan Rely Upon Buying Lottery Tickets?

I was very pleased and pleasantly surprised to receive a response from Jerry Kalish, President of National Benefit Services, Inc., a Chicago-based retirement plan consulting, actuarial, and administration firm that helps employers get their retirement plans from where they are now to where they need to be. The firm’s clients include U.S. employers and multi-national employers with U.S. operations.

Published in LinkedIn and on The Retirement Plan Blog by The National Benefits Services…as follows…

Gambling on retirement, part deux

By Jerry Kalish

Actually, a surprising large number of people believe that the most effective wealth building strategy is winning the lottery which I reported on in my 2006 blog post, http://tinyurl.com/GamlingOnRetirement .

A 2006 survey of about 1,000 Americans by Opinion Research Corporation conducted for the Consumer Federation of America and the Financial Planning Association found that one in five Americans (21%) survey thought playing the lottery was their most practical strategy for accumulating several hundred thousand dollars.

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As I read the results of this study it causes me to think and ask…are people relying upon buying lottery tickets  for their financial plan because…

  •      They actually think this is a good option?
  •      They have never been informed about developing a plan for retirement?
  •      If they could see the value of having a retirement plan would they do it?
  •      Have they just given up on developing a retirement plan for many reasons?

In any case 21% or more than 42 million people are gambling by throwing good money at bad opportunity. If the odds are 15 million to 1 to be able to win the lottery…you would need to play the lottery a lot in order to have decent odds…this is just gambling…not a plan at all…  and it is true that if you use money to buy lottery tickets that money can’t go to your retirement savings plan.

Does this information raise any questions with any readers of this post? If so…I ask that you “Leave A Reply” below or give me a comment dannorris42@gmail.com.

Lottery Retirement Plan


Fiscally Fit

Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

Author

Successful Women!

Successful Women!

 

Topic of the day!

Live That Dream!

Steffie's Treasures
Steffie’s Treasures

About four years ago one of my fellow Christian Emmaus Brothers elected to move to another city to nearer to one of his best friends. My friend had received severe combat injuries while fighting for our country and in my opinion is a brave warrior for our country.  I had the privilege of briefly meeting his lady friend during that moving process, and at that time I introduced myself as a financial advisor working with individuals and small businesses.

This week I learned that this lady had been searching for my telephone number to contact me as she has developed a terrific dream of providing lovely quilts for nursing home patients, and her dream is to first build an internet business of quilt providers and contributors and eventually to have a storefront business for the same purpose. Her idea is really non-profit as she wants to benefit the nursing home patients with lovely quilts, benefit many talented lady quilt makers with a way to market their quilts, and to hopefully gain charitable revenues for associated christian organizations through tithes and contributions.

Her reason for seeking me out was to gain my advice on how to get started in her business. I was delighted to talk with her on the phone for over an hour where we talked over her legal needs to get her business started, her need to develop a business plan to give her business direction, and then to talk about a marketing approach using attraction marketing methods to promote her new business, which is now only about one month old.

For me this entire conversation totally confirmed my reasoning for developing this blog that you are reading now. I know that there are thousands of people that need direction in starting a new business or adjusting the direction of their current business or lifestyle in some ways that would be very helpful. This is exactly what I am working to do with this blog and posts…to provide information and tips to help individuals manage their lives, be more secure and manage their small businesses better so as to make them more prosperous.  I also know that it will take time for individuals to get to know me and trust me that I can help them in this process.  References are available on request.

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Entrepreneur

Your Business Plan Guide

A business plan is a written description of your business’s future, a document that tells what you plan to do and how you plan to do it.

If you can relate to this information above and you have similiar interests in starting a new business or correcting the direction of your current business, then I invite you to contact me.

I am here to help you achieve what you want….and I would very much appreciate your looking at and understanding what I am proposing to you…and to call me on 407-749-9395 or email me on dannorris42@gmail.com.

Thank you and I look forward to talking with you soon.

Have a great day!

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

Why Limit Your Income?

US Small Businessman Of Year Award
US Small Businessman Of Year Award   Congressman Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia and Dan

 

Why Limit Your Income?

 

Most Americans have been trained to think in terms of how much they can earn in a year, a month, a week or an hour! Think about it, when you begin placing yourself on the market for employment you must decide what you are worth to your employer in order to get them to employ you. And of course the job that you will do has a price tag as well which could be the deciding factor, at least for the wage range.  Typically when you interview for a JOB you are faced with the decision…how much money can  I have  left at the end of the month? Suppose you had no limitation to what you can earn and so therefore you work to create wealth for all your goals. Working for unlimited wealth is much more appealing to most of us than to a given wage by the hour, week, month or year.

If you look at corporations very top levels of management, executives compensation is defined in terms of wealth measured by hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars with incentive bonuses for exceeding certain goals.

Have you ever said to yourself? ..I also am very smart and given the opportunity I would be worth millions! Wouldn’t it be a novel idea if you interviewed with an employer and they give you this question…How much wealth would you like to create with us during 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, 20 years or more, and by the way you would you like to legally Will your residual income to your family members including your grandchildren? Wouldn’t this be fantastic? Well, that is what you can say as you interview yourself for your own business. Tell yourself that there is no limit on the amount of income you can earn or the amount of ongoing residual income that you can leave to your heirs.

The obvious answer for many who choose to do so is to create wealth by starting or continuing your own business. It is a fact that multiple income streams, that is, earning money from several sources or business lines, is the most lucrative and safe way to create wealth. All businesses are not always successful forever so having your earnings system designed for several options is very smart…typically called multiple income streams.

So if you decide to get ahead in your own business, the question is how confident are you that you can be a good leader for your own company? You will be your own CEO…and that is a very important position for a company!

A person with ambition, drive, commitment, intelligence and vision can change their life with the right opportunity.  If you are interested in changing the direction of your life in terms of income, time and freedom then this video below is invaluable.

 

Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad Poor Dad – 10 Rules for Success – Audio Book
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If you would like to discuss business opportunities with me on a complimentary and confidential basis please email me on dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.

I look forward to talking with you soon.

Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

Author

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God Bless America!

God Bless America!
God Bless America!

 

God Bless America!
Land That We Love!

What a horrific week for Americans…Boston first and then West Texas. Our heartfelt sympathies and strong  prayers go out to all those who are suffering and grieving over the loss of family and friends from both of these tragic events.  And a tremendous amount of gratitude goes to all of the first responders including all of the police, fire fighters, EMS, FBI, hospital medical professionals and anyone who were so committed to bringing justice to bear and help others. The cheers, shouts of USA and flag waving by many young people in the streets of Boston were very encouraging and made me proud of our country!  May all those we lost rest in peace and in God’s Grace as we move forward from these tragedies.

It is obvious that our country is in tremendous transition and with great challenges, both domestically and internationally. Americans have always found a way to overcome incredible obstacles before and I have hope and I will pray that we can do so again. This time it is considerably more challenging as the American people do not seem united except in tragedy…or it seems to me to be that way. I have the impression that approximately half the population wants a very strong social agenda and continued excessive spending and the other half of the population wants to balance the budget as normal human beings do who cannot live on government handouts….handouts that really come from you and me as tax paying citizens.

Those people who balance their budget monthly are also considered financially sound and principled. One half of the American population is looking for intelligence, strength and non-political leadership to show us the way to save our country and all the people who are suffering …from tragedy as well as from the inept economic decisions and destructive overspending policies that have been practiced for the last several years. Especially including the congressional lawmaking by incompetent congressmen and senators who have a large responsibility for our current situation…and here I point directly to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Politicians have found ways to make themselves very wealthy and exempt from the policies that apply to citizens like you and me…which is extremely disturbing.

And in addition to having an international set of sword rattlers who are flexing their muscles with the threat of nuclear bombs and missiles, we have the jihad religious groups growing in population in every country and insisting upon death of anyone who does not believe in jihad principles. As we do not and never will believe in these extremist political/religious views…Islamic Jihadism is not just religious views…it also includes their way of law which means annihilation of millions of people…and the street bombings and IUD bombings continue as they did by two young jihadists this week…radical Islam is at work around the world to destroy humanity. And we need very much to have presidential leadership that will acknowledge this truth and take appropriate action. How do we stop the jihad clerics presiding over both the religious views and the political views of a massive population.  I do not believe we can deal legally with these issues as civil matters..these are terrorist matters and our presidential and attorney general leadership needs to call it what it really is…may God Bless America!

During my lifetime I have heard many times that…that about 25% of our population are “crazy”…including psychiatrists…LOL…however it seems that we have a larger percentage of citizens that do not practice rational thinking which includes making good decisions. When you add those on alcohol and drug dependence we may have more than 25% who are incapable of being responsible for themselves in this society…wow…do we have an uphill challenge to get in control of all these things or not? This is why we see such awful legislation coming out of our Washington leadership…there are so many partisan groups pandering to satisfy (and so many lobbyists with so much money influence)  that we cannot reach rational conclusions…for example..the current major oil pipeline decision which could clearly place this country in a positive economic position were it not for political and sociological pressures.

And finally, regardless of the above, I have endless hope for any individual that wants to help themselves, and I encourage anyone that has reached a decision that they want to do better in their financial lifestyle  to give me a call. We will have a friendly chat if nothing else.

May God Bless All! And May God Bless America!

Dan Norris
U.S. Citizen

 

Marketing and Sales

Marketing and Sales  

Who needs the internet?

Today’s topic!

Do you need the internet? Do you need it for marketing and sales? Or maybe you just like it for entertainment?

Why does the internet seem to have a much greater appeal to many people than television? Could it be that you can get very concise, useful, correct and interesting information from the internet?

Could it be that television is designed to entertain some with what I call mediaphobia…non-mind challenging blah that the low information sector seems to consume in great volume. I remember what pablum was for children and that is a majority of the diet that the mainstream media  feeds today to a dumbed down audience. This is true for many of their entertainment programs as well as for much of their biased news reporting. It is a professional disservice to the American people to choose not to provide accurate reporting on issues critical to each of us and this country. Not sure about you however I am really open to good, honest, all-American reporting as we once had. Now back to the internet.

In 1993 the internet was not even available to the public. That was only 20 years ago. If the internet is just reaching an adult age can you fathom where it will be in another 20 years…not just the internet…but digital technology…the ways we talk with each other around the world…the ways we are connected with each other…I am so pleased to talk with people around the world that I have never met…how very interesting…language barriers yes…however we have such excellent language translators now…can you imagine that you will be able to talk with anyone in the world online with immediate translation of your and their language…this is just around the corner. And we have mammoth worldwide communication developments happening around the world…if you would like to know more you can let me know you are interested…and these are mammoth and huge…if you like to get in on the ground floor of happenings to affect initially 178 countries of the world you need to tap in here with me.

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Why the Internet Is Important in Business?

By Chris Blank, eHow Contributor

Click for more information 

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And what do we search for when you get on the internet?


What do you search for online?
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Search the internet!


How To Find Your Target Audience

Adrienne Smith

And here is Adriane to share with you how to find “your customers“…

So  “Who need the internet”? I bet we both agree that it is highly valuable to our marketing and sales effort as well as our social lifestyle.

I invite you to contact me via email on dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.  Perhaps I can help you move forward on your road to financial independence.

Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

 

Entrepreneurship Key For Women!

Entrepreneurship Key For Women!

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Entrepreneural Women
Entrepreneural Women

Entrepreneurship Is The New Women’s Movement

Women are leaving the workforce in droves in favor of being at home. Not to be a homemaker, but as job-making entrepreneurs.

By Natalie MacNeil

A quiet revolution is taking shape right now among women. Unlike the Quiet Revolution that began in the 1970s which saw women leave the home and enter the workforce in droves, women today are leaving the workforce in droves in favor of being at home. But unlike generations of women before, these women are opting to work in the home not as homemakers—but as job-making entrepreneurs.

Women have been starting businesses at a higher rate than men for the last 20 years and tend to create home-based micro (less than 5 employees) and small businesses. Women will create over half of the 9.72 million new small business jobs expected to be created by 2018 and more and more are doing this from home offices across the country. It’s a surprising statistic, especially considering that women-owned businesses only created 16 percent of total U.S. jobs that existed in 2010.

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FORBES

A Wake-Up Call for Women Entrepreneurs

Elaine Pofeldt

        Elaine Pofeldt                      3/29/2013                               Contributor

I cover serial entrepreneurs and their ecosystem

New research by the loan broker Biz2Credit reveals some bad news about women-owned businesses: They have higher operating expenses, slimmer margins and lower credit scores than male-owned firms the same age. And they have loan approval rates that are 15% to 20% lower.

Calculating Financial Figures Video(Photo credit: Dave Dugdale)

Biz2Credit studied 14,000 businesses that sought funding through its online platform. Women make up about 29% of applicants on Biz2Credit.

Some of the differences are significant. The women-owned firms had 15% lower annual revenue, and operating expenses that are 21% higher.

These findings may not reflect all women-owned firms–after all, businesses seeking credit may need it because they have cash-flow problems–but they should not be ignored.

What explains the results? Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit, says that in his experience, many women business owners start out borrowing for their businesses on personal credit cards, instead of establishing credit in the name of their businesses. Result: They fail to build a great credit score for the business.

That has long-term consequences. If they later apply for a loan, their lower credit scores put them in a weaker position. Those who get loans may qualify for less-attractive interest rates. ”Banks are gender-blind, to a large extent,” he says.

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Inspiring Video for Women Entrepreneurs

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Angela Jia Kim

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For discussion as to how to pursue your dreams on entrepreneurship I invite you to email me on dannorris42@gmail.com or call me n 407-749-9395.

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant
Author

 

Do You Want To Sharpen Your Axe?

Sharpening Your Saw
Abraham Lincoln                                  Image: BrainyQuote

As a smart, savvy business owner do you have all the tools that you need to be effective?

Could you improve your business effectiveness in any way or are you at the top of your game? Do you now have everything that you need to be effective so you don’t have to keep your eyes, ears and mind open to anything that could make you more cost-effective, reduce your risks and improve your profitability? Be honest with yourself now.

“Do you want to sharpen your axe” as Abraham Lincoln recommends?

In my experience owning and working with small businesses I have found that qualified attorneys for many different legal needs are vital to the success of a small business.

And just as important as the need for competent attorneys is the affordability of their services whenever you need their advice. Most small businesses cannot afford to pay $200-$300 per hour for attorneys services.

As a result many business owners will try to handle the issues themselves so as to avoid the costs. And what happens if they need representation in a suit filed against them? Can the business handle such costs?

To help you solve this dilemma, let me show you how you can have most of your necessary legal services fulfilled by qualified, experienced attorneys in all fields of law…with a cost of $50-$100 per month on an ongoing basis. More than 35,000 small businesses now take advantage of these services.

If you would like to know more about how you can access these services across the United States and Canada, just send me an email to dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.

I look forward to hearing from you

 

Dan Norris

Be Successful
Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

Author

 

Are Prospects Looking For You? Attract Them With A Blog!

Let Prospects Find You!
Attraction Marketing
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We are most familiar with personal direct sales situations…where the prospect and the seller meet face to face and discuss needs, wants and solutions.  In a given day the number of transactions that can occur in this manner may range from as low as 0 to as many as 200…depending upon the availability of both prospects and sellers…and the demand for the products and services involved. Usually the seller has performed advertising in the form of newspaper, tv media, direct mail or other method in order to attract the prospect to the sales situation…or it could be that the seller is making cold calls for whatever the reason. The buyer is attracted to the seller because there is something about the offer that is appealing. It could be a special price or certain product…the seller has found a way to attract the buyer to consider the offer. Now do you suppose that buyers are constantly deciding that they are in the market for products and services…and go online to search out their options to purchase? The data says that most shoppers have checked out their options online before buying.  Suppose that you could expose your products and services to 10 times the number of prospects that you are doing today. Would that be a good thing for you and your business? Ok…

The topic today is…”Are Prospects Looking For You? Attract Them With A Blog!

Are you beginning to get the message about the value of blogging? For clarification, blogging is part of a marketing system that provides valuable, educational and entertaining information to viewers on the internet by using attraction marketing or content marketing messages. If viewers become interested in the content of your messages…they will tell you by offering their information and requesting more information from you. Viewers find you by the way that you identify your website and the messages that you send out from your site. And yes there is some technology involved, including copywriting…that is how to you write appealing messages, website design…how to make your site easy to read and appealing, search engine optimization….how to use keywords to gain readers…and more, and especially fine-tuning always to improve your message, your site and your system.

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Prospects

Recently I have focused on the subject of blogging, attraction marketing and content marketing as I am looking to connect with individuals that have interests in these topics.  I invite you to continue to join me to enjoy the blogs…and appreciate hearing from you in the comments. I especially invite you to request a free copy of “The Renegade Marketer’s Manifesto” below as well as a download of “The 7 Great Lies of Network Marketing on the right side of this page.

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Entrepreneur

Why Content Marketing Is King

BY Mikal E. Belicove | October 20th, 2011

When it comes to marketing strategies, content marketing has just been crowned king, far surpassing search engine marketing, public relations and even print, television and radio advertising as the preferred marketing tool for today’s business-to-business entrepreneur.

Late this summer, HiveFire, a Cambridge, Mass.-based internet marketing software solutions company, surveyed nearly 400 marketing professionals about the state of the business-to-business, or B2B, market, and discovered that marketers are retreating from traditional marketing tactics such as search marketing and have made content marketing the most-used tactic in their brand-enhancing tool box. Fact is, according to HiveFire’s B2B Marketing Trends Survey Report, twice as many B2B marketers now employ content marketing as they do print, TV and radio advertising, according to the survey.

Attraction Marketing
Content Marketing

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3 Ways to Make a Killer Impression Online (Infographic)
BY Kathleen Davis | July 10th, 2013

You can’t ignore your web presence if you want to get noticed by potential customers, but

Content Marketing
Attract Prospects

simply being active online isn’t enough.

According to research compiled by Reach Local, an online marketing firm, 97 percent of consumers conduct online research before making a local purchase, and 90 percent say online reviews influence their buying decisions.

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The Attraction Marketing Manifesto

Ann Sieg
Atttraction Marketer’s Manifesto

More than 350,000 people from around the world have read the The Attraction Marketing Manifesto by Ann Sieg. Ann is the leader in the Attraction Marketing industry with her marketing strategies, comprehensive training videos on virtually every related subject, an online website with more than 500 people participating,  3 levels of on-going training to take you to the level of performance that you choose, daily and weekly training calls by a highly competent staff, and questions and answers for your specific needs.

I have chosen to work with Ann and her industry leading Blogging Partner Ty Tribble…to develop my skills and my sites. If you think that this could help you then request one of these publications and understand what is involved. You will be very pleased that you did.

Ann Sieg
The 7 Great Lies of Internet Marketing
Dan Norris
Affiliate 8020 Marketing Inc.

 

Small Business Consultant

Blogging – Getting Started!

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So you now are thinking about beginning your own blog to promote your business and are developing your blogging ideas! Great!

Blogging is a lot of fun if you like writing and creating valuable information for others. That really is what it should be about you know!

The absolute best blog sites to me are those that provide me with some useful and entertaining information that will apply somewhere in my lifestyle.

So, are you familiar with all of the blog sites available to you? How about the blog sites where you can blog free?

Do you know the most popular blog sites? Is it better to use a multi-site domain or what are the advantages of owning your own domain? pic1-Optimized

Will you be able to develop the blog site yourself or will you need assistance? How much? Please don’t underestimate this as I first did…my first three months I did on my own and learned in the fourth month that the team approach with the support of more than 1000 people with many experts is a lot more efficient and productive.

Do you intend to study copywriting to enhance your writing skills?I began in October 2012 with my first blog on Blogger.com, which is a very good free blogger site. My only concern was that I did not own the domain and that the owner of the site (Google) could make decisions which potentially could affect my investment of time and money. After studying with Ty Tribble, leading U.S. blogger, some say the #1 blogger going all the way back to 2003, and enjoying his training course MLM Blog Secrets, I opted to change my blog home to WordPress.org (WordPress.com is also a free site where you do not own your domain).   I am very pleased with that decision for many reasons. WordPress.org seems to be the most popular free site available, the only downside being  that it is built by contributors and if you need support, you need to have good, reliable access to someone who knows WordPress.org.380353_304468282896903_1155722452_ann&tywp

My purpose in writing this blog is to inform anyone considering blogging that there are many stages or phases which you graduate through to reach proficiency and productivity. It is not an overnight process however with access to an experienced team of people you can shave months off your learning and productivity curve.

I have always enjoyed writing so the study and art of blogging is highly interesting to me. Just to give you an idea of the several stages that I experienced, first was the study of attraction marketing and how to apply those techniques, copywriting, learning the value of content, how to design and format my blog to make it appealing so that others want to read it and come back again, the importance of geography and placement and design including color schemes of your blog, coming up with interesting ideas that should be appealing to your reading audience, determining who your target market really is, then finding ways to get my blog distributed, accessed and read by those that are interested. Let me just summarize today by saying that blogging is a lot of fun, it is very rewarding in many ways, it is a constant learning process, and I really wonder if you can ever reach perfection.

Now that you have somewhat of an overview of what my getting started with blogging experience has been, I want to share with the next most important step that you can take to decide if you want to get involved in blogging. It comes to me from Ann Sieg and Ty Tribble today in the form an email that includes the following message..

Ty Tribble
Ty Tribble

My friend Ty Tribble and I just put together a quick
presentation for you showing why blogging is essential
to a six figure social media game plan. 

Click here now:

http://dannorris.MLMBlogSecrets.com

And I very much look forward to you joining us in the near future.

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant
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Success Stories!

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Attraction Marketing

THE ATTRACTION MARKETER’S MANIFESTO

Attraction Marketing Manifesto
Attraction Marketing Manifesto

Success in your own business, internet marketing or any other business, comes from making intelligent business decisions in all areas. In the last two years I have found two incredibly good business opportunities that are second to none. The first is an internet marketing approach that applies to any business ranging from internet marketing to storefronts. The basic principle that makes this approach so successful is that it is based on your prospects and customers finding you as opposed to you finding them. Technology has given us communication tools and other marketing techniques that allow people to search for what they want on the internet by typing in a few keystrokes. The savvy business person now needs to find marketing mentors that can help them in learning about Attraction Marketing and how to go about it.

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Ann Sieg
Renegade Marketing

I am fortunate to have found Ann Sieg whom I consider the leader in Attraction Marketing strategies and training…and she has trained some 350,000 people around the world so that they can be profitable in their businesses. There is an offer below to provide you with a free copy of Ann’s highly interesting e-book…The Attraction Marketers Manifesto!

My secrets to success for those who choose to work with me also include mentoring and guiding them as to how to proceed in the study of necessary information and techniques. I have always been a do-it-yourselfer…rarely asking for any assistance…however after three months of determining my own direction…it was obvious that I needed to be a participating member of Ann’s Renegade Marketing Team…a closed group of more than 1000 professionals sharing information on how to best learn and implement Ann’s attraction marketing techniques.

As a result of my involvement with the Renegade Marketing Team I have been fortunate to receive the mentoring of a highly competent member of this team,  Edwin Cabrera, http://edwincabrera.com/Online Marketing Strategies – Online Marketing Consultant who has provided his knowledge and services to me for several weeks now..and this has been invaluable.  Also assisting me are several others who have many years of experience and expertise to help me become successful.

My important point is that it is rare that you can be successful by yourself…you need the right marketing strategy, the leading key mentors, and willing and competent individuals who will share their secrets to success on an ongoing basis. If you want to begin modern-day techniques of marketing your business, increasing your customer base and increasing profits. If you would like to build your internet marketing business with the latest marketing technologies…like “getting people to come to you rather than you sorting through them” to find warm prospects, I am really impressed with Ann Sieg’s excellent work for the last several years on Attraction Marketing! The Attraction Marketers Manifesto…Click here now to get your free copy!

http://dannorris.marketersmanifesto.com/

I highly recommend that you click on the link to order this e-book.  Ann’s programs are very comprehensive, professional and second to none. This is my first major secret to share with you.

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My second business opportunity that I am also now performing myself is an exceptionally potentially rewarding career in Forex Training for Foreign Currency Market Exchange Trading. My son Mike Norris met these two 23 year young entrepreneurs in his business recently and with my background as a former financial advisor I am truly pleased that he brought this opportunity home for us both to pursue! This is an incredible story for two young people who have been so fortunate at such an early age…and are now training hundreds of people around the world online. You can read about their business as follows…

http://infinite-prosperity.com/

Infinite-Prosperity

#1 Online Education Provider

World Class FOREX Education

Infinite-Prosperity Mission… according to Lewis Mocker and Amy Sangster…

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Lewis Mocker and Amy Sangster
Infinite-Prosperity

Our mission is to enable as many people as possible to quit their jobs and live a life of freedom and purpose. While there are many companies that provide wealth creation education, Infinite Prosperity is unique in that it offers a comprehensive program designed around a radically fresh perspective. No false claims, no unrealistic expectations, no sugar-coated lessons – just world-class forex education presented by two motivated young traders. Learn more on our About Us page.

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And finally, my third valuable set of information is that I am here to help you…to help you with going into business, to find the best mentors for you in different fields, and to show you business opportunities to help you achieve whatever financial goals that you may have now. I encourage you to take action now…and I will be very pleased to help you get started as well.  

Just contact me by email on dannorris42@gmail.com and by phone at 407-749-9395.

I sincerely look forward to hearing from you.

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

Entrepreneur

Be successful! Be an Entrepreneur!


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Today’s Topic!

As I listen to the heartbeat of America today I believe that the single greatest need in our country is for many millions of our citizens to have the opportunity to earn a good income. This includes many who are un-employed and are seeking employment, many who are under-employed and have taken employment positions which are much less than their qualifications and earning capabilities, many who have taken reductions in regular wages because employers will not pay the usual incomes due to worker competition, and many people who have had their working hours slashed from 40 hours to 32 hours or less because of new government laws and regulations that penalize employers for the number of employees that they have or the number of full-time employees.

And then there is a significant number of people in the U.S. who have learned that they can make more from government handouts…averaging $30-$45k per year…than they can earn at legitimate jobs. The current administration is aware that less than 50% of U.S. citizens pay taxes, and insists that the 50% who work for a living, pay taxes and have any assets should sacrifice to take care of those who do not work. This administration chooses to penalize those who have and give to those who do not have. Is this the right way to run America?  Our country and it’s people are in a very serious unemployment and underemployment situation and so many have stopped seeking jobs that real unemployment continues well over 10%, even though the Labor Department’s new methods of reporting have changed drastically which allows reporting to portray the economy as much improved from what it really is now.

Why am I writing about this today? It is because I am so concerned about the millions of people who currently are not taking advantage of the opportunity to live the real American dream of free enterprise. This opportunity is available for you to seize now! Our economy is being restrained in so many ways by our government and policy now that it is choking the life out of capitalism. My purposes in writing about this are the following. First I think that every citizen that feels adversely affected by this current economic environment should contact their congressional and senatorial representatives and ask them to make changes to improve our situation. Secondly, the patriotic way of the American people is to get strong and overcome any obstacles that we face…as we always have done.

And thirdly, I challenge any Americans who want better lifestyles to take action to improve their incomes and financial status in life by becoming entrepreneurs. Yes, this means starting your own business either part-time or full-time, depending upon your situation, and preparing yourself to be financially independent and free of control from the government, employers, or anyone else who is deciding your standard of living.

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I am a very strong believer that anyone who chooses can take control of their life and with some critical thinking and mentorship make their lives much better.

I would be honored to be a part of your discussion and decision to improve your financial situation. I am uniquely qualified to assist you and invite you to visit  the About Dan page.

I invite you to enter your name and email address on the form below and let’s talk soon! And have a great week!

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

Email: dannorris42@gmail.com

Phone: 407-749-9395