Critical New Concerns Revealed For Americans Every Day!

 

Critical New Concerns For Americans
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150 Years Ago 11/19.2013

Critical New Concerns Revealed For Americans Every Day!

My most recent post was entitled “How Important Is Protecting Your Personal Identity?” That post applies to both private individuals as well as for employees and employers of small and large businesses. Employees are at risk for their time at work, their assets and restoring their personal identity, while employers are at risk for losing employee work time and availability in the event an employee is challenged with restoring their identity.

This week, the article below by Reuters describes four experts on the security of the official Obamacare website. As a citizen concerned about protecting our identity and our hard-earned assets…I sincerely recommend that you read yesterday’s post and the article below…

In a rapid “yes” or “no” question-and-answer session during a Republican-sponsored hearing by the House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee, Republican Representative Chris Collins of New York asked four experts about the security of the site:

“Do any of you think today that the site is secure?”

The answer from the experts, which included two academics and two private sector technical researchers, was a unanimous “no.” Read specific article below…

Whether you are individual, an employee or business owner , we are being advised by professional experts that there are high risks involved with the government website today. Responsible individuals, employees and business owners need accurate information on risks, problems and solutions so that they can make good decisions as to what actions to take now.

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Reuters

Some cyber security experts recommend shutting Obamacare site

BY JIM FINKLE AND ALINA SELYUKH    Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:29pm EST

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s HealthCare.gov site is riddled with security flaws that put user data of millions of people at risk and it should be shut down until fixed, several technology experts warned lawmakers on Tuesday.

The testimony at a congressional hearing could increase concerns among many Americans about Obama’s healthcare overhaul, popularly known as Obamacare. Opinion polls show the botched rollout of the online marketplace for health insurance policies has hurt the popularity of the effort.

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UNITED LIBERTY

House Dem questions legality of Obama’s “administrative fix”

Tue, 11/19/2013 – 2:00pm | posted by Jason Pye

The legality of President Barack Obama’s “administrative fix” has come into question by legal scholars who, correctly, note that the administration doesn’t have the authority to arbitrarily delay enforcement of politically inconvenient provisions of Obamacare.

The criticism isn’t coming from critics of the law, but also those who voted for it. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) told CBS News that the legality of the move was one of the reasons he voted for the Republican-proposed Keep Your Health Plan Act, despite a veto threat from the White House.

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Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

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How To Take Charge of Your Network Marketing Profitability

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Today’s post describes three powerful secrets on…

How To Take Charge of Your Network Marketing Profitability!

Are you concerned that your network marketing business is not creating the income that you expected yet? You thought you had been doing all the right things and you are working very hard however your signups and sales are not what you needed since you no longer have that salaried job or they cut you back to 29 hours per week. You hear about the people earning $1k to $4k people per week however you are not there yet? Have you heard that now some 11% of network marketers are making money as compared to the 3% just a couple of years back. What are the secrets?

Don’t be discouraged…I have good news for you…network marketing is a system based on sound principles…good strategies…working with a skilled team…and it takes awhile to get to profitability…and you can shave off years of effort with the right skills and team.  I know…I have been where you may be now…and I have learned the secrets…let me give you some of the ideas of how you can get to where you want to go…be sure to order the free “7 Great Lies of Network Marketing” on the right side of this page…and if you need more to convince you get the free  “Renegade Marketer’s Manifesto”. Give me a call or email at any time and we will talk and I will give the more of the secrets! 

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Seven Powerful & Effective Methods To Help People Get What They Want Most

July 1, 2013 By 7 Comments

Think about it. If you’re in the space of working with people in an all volunteer organization (like I do), you’ve got to have some very highly developed leadership skills.

This is a stark contrast then, for example, being an employer where you can hold certain things over people’s heads to get them to do what needs to be done. Like firing them.      Read more

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Daily Marketing Coach Success Story – Michelle PitotDMCDaily

June 28, 2013

Discover how one of my Daily Marketing Coach students scored a big coaching package
with no awkwardness, no selling, no waffling on her fees… her new coaching client
signed up and cut a check for half the total right on the spot.  Read more

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QUICK LESSON: What Makes This Blog Post So Great?

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We teach you how

 

 

 

April 5, 2013 By 3 Comments


Sometimes it’s helpful to look at other great marketers and copywriters, and analyze what they do. I dug up this post today because I think it provides a quick lesson about the workings of an effective blog post.

So before we really get started, follow this link and give it a quick read: http://thecopybot.com/2011/05/write-links/ by Demian Farnworth
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Be sure to request the “7 Great Lies of Network Marketing” by clicking on the link below now…

http://dannorris.the7greatliesofnetworkmarketing.com/

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How To Get Started!

Begin today!
Start Now!

 

 

 

The topic of the post is…

“How To Get Started”!

We are in an ideal situation for starting a business! Never has the internet been more opportunistic for the entrepreneur to get started on becoming financially independent!Never have we had the level of expertise and training to help people get started in becoming  entrepreneurs as we have right now! Never have we had the level of knowledge and know how to help you from individuals like myself who have been there, been successful, and are building new streams of income. Never have we had knowledge of marketing systems that are affordable and successful!

The only thing that is lacking is the decisions for individuals to move ahead now. The thing now is to get started…give me a call…contact me via e-mail…let’s get started now.

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Startup Advice From 7 Successful Entrepreneurs

Start today
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BY | May 28, 2013

Starting a business can be exhausting, exciting and exhilarating–all at the same time. This is precisely why it’s refreshing to hear words of encouragement from those who have done it before–and succeeded. We spoke with entrepreneurs we admire to cull the single best bit of startup advice they could muster–and the experiences that led to it. They’re simple mottoes, to be sure, but their impact can be tremendous.

“Don’t think, do.”

So said a stranger to Jeff Curran, founder and CEO of Curran Catalog, a high-end home furnishings company in Seattle, more than 20 years ago.

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The Weekend Entrepreneur

Start Now!
Getting Started
Get Started!
Go!

BY | March 1, 2006

So you want to start a business, but don’t think you have the time? Think again. All you need to get started on the path toward your dream business are inspiration and determination… and maybe a few extra hours a week. Meet three entrepreneurs who used their off hours to launch and grow successful businesses–and get some tips on the dos and don’ts of starting a weekend business of your own.

Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/83614#ixzz2ZRWnGMM5
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5 Tips for Startup Success

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Follow this advice to improve the odds of success when you start your home business.

BY | June 29, 2010

You have the perfect home business idea. You can’t believe no one has thought of it before. Or, if someone has, he or she doesn’t have your vision, skills or passion. You are convinced this new business is the key to your successful future.

Now what? The best way to improve your odds of success is to move slowly and carefully in starting a business. Do so, and you can join the 70 percent of businesses that succeed in their first two years, according to the SBA

Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207270#ixzz2ZRYlOPLn

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Breitbart

Obama’s Pants on Fire in White House Obamacare Speech

by Ken Klukowski 18 Jul 2013

On Thursday, President Barack Obama said of his health care law: “Despite all the evidence that the law is working the way it’s supposed to,” there are critics out there. He says they must be doing it for purely political reasons. That sound you hear is the fire alarm going off in the White House.

Obamacare is failing!
We Need The Truth!

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So you need more traffic to your site?

Mike Norris

So you need more traffic to your site?

My son Mike and I began some really committed internet marketing in 2008…and as a result we learned a lot…and we are now putting the pieces together that can make anyone successful on the internet. I invite you to explore the many posts on my blog to understand this. Traffic is a key element to success in internet marketing…and more traffic is always better …and there are many ways to achieve traffic. One of the most powerful methods to achieving traffic is called SEO…Search Engine Optimization…sounds complicated doesn’t it!…so let’s break it down into understandable pieces. Mike studied many methods of traffic generation and for the last two years has shared with me some powerful information about SEO.. .

Mike put together a simple, to the point, do it yourself SEO and Marketing Training Package. For a limited time Mike is offering this entire $97 SEO in-depth package for just $5

The reason he is doing this is that I shared with him that I am helping many people to become effective on the internet and I needed some good, solid information to offer my prospects at a very low cost…information that would help them tremendously. I am convinced that this is powerful information. .I hope this amazing SEO and Marketing Course will help you to be more successful in your internet marketing efforts.

Brownie Foster

Finally, a real step by step SEO and Marketing Course that anyone can use to boost web traffic and brand yourself on the internet, the right way.

Now we all understand we need visitors to our website if we are to succeed, we also need to understand that the focus needs to be on the right kind of visitors. This is much easier than you might think! Basically you need people that are specifically interested in what you have to offer to find your website. This means if someone goes online and conducts a search for your niche they need to find your site that fixes their problem. For example if someone is trying to purchase a certain brand of golf club and you sell that brand of golf club as an affiliate you want your website to come up so that targeted visitor will be more apt to conduct business with you and ultimately make you money. The same things goes for if you sell a computer repair e-book. If someone types in computer repair help into Google or another search engine and your site comes up you will be receiving a targeted visitor.

TrueTraffic© creates demand to your website, you can start seeing more profits fast!

So now that you know just how important website traffic is to your online business I am going to help you get the traffic you need to start seeing a profit online. I have assembled a one of a kind 10 part intensive online coaching program so you can finally uncover the most profitable methods for promoting your business online. This training is going to show you my entire arsenal for driving serious traffic to websites. These are the same strategies that I use myself and that I use for my SEO clients all the time. In the TrueTraffic© special10 part training you will discover…

    • How to compete and beat the biggest websites online with absolutely no advertising budget
    • My secret system and process for generating targeted traffic to your website within 24 hour
    • Proven SEO strategies that only the most seasoned SEO professionals are aware of
    • My list of special websites that you should be using to drive massive traffic, and how to leverage them for massive online traffic.
    • One viral marketing strategy very few marketers even use and how you can tap into this for massive traffic.
    • A strategy that most people associate with promoting an offline business, but if you actually take this method online the results are amazing for increasing your traffic
    • How to properly re purpose your content to create a massive influx of cash-in-hand website visitors nearly begging to become your next customer
    • The process for using a secret website to find and gain massive back links from up and coming powerful website
    • A simple 5 minute strategy for creating an effective online video that will pull website visitors to your site like a magnet. 
    • Learn By Actually Seeing and Doing!

      The hands on training allows you to actually see me implementing my special traffic generation strategies right before your eyes! There will be no guessing at all as you will see exactly what I am doing right in front of you! This is truly a complete training of online traffic generation sources just for you. These are the tried and proven techniques that I have been using to quietly drive thousands of visitors to my own sites and my client’s websites. By teaching you to leverage these traffic sources with this innovative way of online marketing, I will be empowering your business to reach new heights with your online marketing, and the best part is that you can take what we teach you and use it over and over and over again! These methods are powerful in themselves, but when you combine them together, they synergistically work to help you dominate your niches and help bring your business message to exponentially more places online.

      Our Students and Clients Are Seeing Fast Results

      My clients and students that I either implement these methods for or teach these methods to are noticing fast results and they are blown away with how fast their online exposure increases which leads to more traffic, more leads, and more sales!

“Plain and Simple Your Online Business Must Have TrueTraffic©!”

In just minutes from now, you can be well on your way to uncovering the blueprints to putting your offer in front of more buying customers than ever before.

Without “TrueTraffic©” No Online Business Can Succeed.

This cutting-edge traffic generation training and coaching program allows you to…

      • Get a leg up on your competition, so your customers can’t help but find you in organic search engine listings in Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask!
      • Zero in on your target market . . . and magnetically attract ready-to-buy customers to your offers, and get new customers into your sales funnel.
      • Slash your advertising budgets as you see more targeted traffic online.
      • Drive your sales numbers through the roof. . . so you can finally enjoy all of the freedom you’ve desired for so long
      • From The Desk of: Brownie Foster, Internet Entrepreneur Dear Internet Business Owner, If you have ever wondered why you are not seeing much money after spending hours putting up a website and developing a product, or if you have ever wondered what the one key is to increasing your income online than this short letter has the answer for you. The answer to your question is simply TrueTraffic! Plain and simple without traffic a website will fail. It is not rocket science, it is just plain fact. You can have the best looking website and the best concept ever online, but with no visitors to the site the website cannot produce anything for you. You need actual people looking at your offer and your website for it to do anything foryou. If you want to increase your profits on an existing website one of the tried and true things you can do is to increase traffic. So it is safe to say that we all agree that a website needs traffic to succeed online and if you want to make more than you are currently making online than you need more traffic. You Not Only Need Traffic, You Need the RIGHT KIND of Traffic
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You Now Know What it Takes to Get Traffic. And you are in control of the decision to move forward.

                                               Isn’t it time you take action before your competition does?
                    These tactics you discover are powerful ways to generate an avalanche of online exposure.

So, What Does It All Cost?

Dominating your competition like never before. It’s time you took action and made a difference in your business today.

A lot less than you might think.

      This one-of-a-kind training has so many features to it that we could have easily charged $1,000 or more for this  same package. Most businesses spend that kind of money for a fraction of this kind of training. But you will be getting the powerful training mentioned above. That’s right! For only $97.00  you’re going to be on your way too!
You owe it to your business to take action today.

 

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You Can Achieve More for Yourself…

As you know, with many standard online marketing campaigns, you may get one top ranking in the search engines. But with these amazing methods, we’ve found that it is simple to achieve multiple page-one positions when you’re targeting the correct niche-focused keyword phrases that generate real results for your business. Not only do our clients and students see results, they see them fast!   I am going to be teaching you how to properly leverage the power of article marketing, online PR, web 2.0 marketing, social bookmarking, RSS feed submissions, podcast marketing, video marketing, directory link building and, of course, teach you the latest and most powerful SEO tactics.   All of these methods have proven to be the biggest traffic generators over the years for my clients. You will learn all of my best strategies in one place!

This Training  Drives Traffic and Traffic Drives Sales

These strategies all work wonderfully together because they help increase your main website’s search engine rankings by improving inbound link popularity, but also they increase your overall online exposure. After you see all that you get below, you will realize why it’s feasible that you can see your website mentioned in over 250 places or more online literally in a few days!   Now, how much would it cost to keep running the same classified advertisement or brick and mortar advertisement over and over? Many of your online “ads” or places that mention your website stay live for as long as the website they reside on are active! We show you how to leverage these places online so you can get consistent traffic and exposure.

So What’s Included In This Training?

I have included a list of everything you will get so you can start potentially seeing huge amounts of traffic to your website, and at the same time increase in your income!

Course 1 – 24 Hour Traffic Plan Revealed: I know you want to get traffic fast, so I will reveal right before your eyes in the first training each one of the steps I take to get a new website or any website traffic within 24 hours. Watch as I demonstrate this all for you so you can easily duplicate this step over and over.

Course 2 – Extreme SEO Training: Learn how to do SEO like a seasoned professional with this in depth SEO training module.

Course 3 – Ultimate Article Marketing Training: You will discover some ultimate new strategies for leveraging the power of article marketing for more traffic sales and leads. This training is over 1 hour going over the article marketing process.

Course 4 – Press Release Marketing: Discover the ins and outs of using press releases to get massive traffic for your business, and learn how this method can send you traffic in less than 24 hours.

Course 5 – Social Bookmarking and Web 2.0 Properties: Discover how to leverage social bookmarking and Web 2.0 properties for a serious influx of traffic.

Course 6 – Video Marketing Methods: Learn why video marketing can seriously increase the amount of targeted traffic you get to your online business.

Course 7 – Online Software Marketing: This strategy will blow your mind and open your eyes to new, creative ways to generate traffic and increase your search engine rankings.

Course 8 – More Web 2.0 Properties: In this special course you will discover more Web 2.0 properties that you can leverage for more traffic and higher search engine rankings.

Course 9 – Fortune 500 Link Building Strategies: Learn how to do backlinking so you can compete in the search engine rankings with even top Fortune 500 companies with little to no advertising budget at all.

Course 10 – Profit From Your New Knowledge: During this powerful webinar series and coaching you are going to learn so much about traffic generation that you could literally take away everything you have learned and offer to do a service for local businesses. You can charge several hundred to a few thousand dollars for this work! We will show you how to turn our knowledge into your very own side business so you can capitalize on a hot trend!

PDF Work Books are Included

You will also be granted the PDF workbooks that include the main points for fast and easy reference as you go through the training.

Soon, you will be learning how to use all of these websites and more to massively increase your online exposure!

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Mike Norris
Phone: 407-655-8513

 

What Can Make Your 2013 A Terrific Success?

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Happy New Year!  I sincerely hope that you had a great Holiday Season…and I wish you every success in 2013! Thank you for visiting my sites last year…that was a good beginning for me with you during the last two months of the year and I really appreciated each of you that came by to read…and especially comment and to those that took important steps to improve their lives..

And improving our lives will be my main theme and goal for 2013. If you are like me, I am so pleased that 2012 is behind us…that was a tough year for me…and I know for many of you. I congratulate you on hanging in there and being here to ring in the New Year…with hope and optimism and energy to do our very best and achieve success. With our belief and God’s continuing blessings we will thrive and good things will continue to be bestowed upon us.working-from-home1

This Is Where I Want To Be At The End of 2013…or somewhere like it…how about you?

So let’s get started on how to have an exceptionally successful 2013! Keep in mind that these are my opinions biased by many years of very enjoyable, fun and professional experiences accompanied by wonderful human beings!.

The first question to ask you is what would you like to happen to you or for you during 2013 so that you consider the year to be very successful? Each of us have very different lives and very different goals so therefore we need to define what would make us feel that we had a successful year on 12/31/2013. To start your thinking process about defining these goals let me ask you these several questions on which I plan to offer important, solid recommendations to help you. The list will grow during the year however right now, can you say that any of these apply to you? Here are the questions…and for us to have a meaningful dialogue…you need to be very honest with yourself as you answer…

1. .How do you feel about where you will be in your career in five years from now..in 2018?

2.  Is your current income what you would like it to be?  What do you really want to earn?

3.  Are you spending as much time with your loved ones as you or they would like?

4.  If your employer decided to cease business tomorrow do you have alternative employment…we call it a Plan B?

5.  Are you really enjoying what you are doing in your current employment?

6.  Do you have any money left over at the end of the month?

7.  Do you have a financial plan for your life? A financial advisor?

8.  Are you putting aside money for vacations, your retirement and children’s education?

9.  Do you feel financially independent now?

10. Do you choose how you invest your time or does your employer? How long does it      take for you to ride to/from your work?

11. Do you believe that if you  continue to do what you are doing you will achieve the maximum of what you want in life? It could be that you are very satisfied with your life as it is and if that is the case another post would probably interest you more.

12.  Do you have any personal legal issues including mortgage, debt, divorce, child support, traffic violations or other legal issues ?

13.  Do you have any current identity theft issues? Do you consider that identity theft protection would be valuable to you?

14.  Are you ready to be productively employed today.. and are not sure how to find the right solution that you can trust and not waste your time and energy? Are you confused by all the claims which are very misleading?

15.  Are you ready for a much improved lifestyle…associating with a very high quality class of people with morals, ethics, professional, intelligent people, and committed to success of all of their peers…through cooperation and committed work efforts.

Now if I can show you ways to achieve any of these goals at a cost within your budget…and to offer business opportunities that can lead you to financial independence would you like to begin making decisions that will help you to achieve these goals?

If so, in a series of posts I will begin addressing each of these questions. I hope that you will join me and give me questions and inspiration to give you the right answers!

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Dan On Daytona Beach

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

Email: dannorris42@gmail.com

Phone: 407-749-9395

 

Do You Want To Sharpen Your Axe?

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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

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Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

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What Should I Do About My Career?

 

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Could I Enjoy More Income?

What Should I Do About My Career?

This is about seeking a career that you love!

Positive Motivational Quotes About Work

Johnny Carson Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.

Dale Carnegie Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all you heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

Bobby Unser Desire! That’s the one secret of every man’s career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.

Mark Twain Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Napoleon Hill When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.

Brian Tracy Only undertake what you can do in an excellent fashion. There are no prizes for average performance.

Jack Welch We know where most of the creativity, the innovation, the stuff that drives productivity lies – in the minds of those closest to the work.

Harland Sanders You got to like your work. You have got to like what you are doing, you have got to be doing something worthwhile so you can like it – because it is worthwhile, that it makes a difference, don’t you see?

Napoleon Hill Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.

Earl Nightingale The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!

Make a Choice
Your Choice To Be Happy

Ok now…you have just enjoyed the wisdom of some of the most respected leaders and motivators of our society! Are you  very happy in your employment today? ..The average “job” in the U.S. lasts 2.7 years…and as pointed out above by Earl Nightingale “Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!”

Now I think it is a very fair question to ask…what are you going to do with the rest of your life when your current “job” terminates or you decide to change “jobs”?. Do you have a career that “you own and that you can rely upon for employment and income security”? I encourage you to consider your current enjoyment level with your employment and to consider adjustments that would lead to more job and career satisfaction!

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I know of excellent solutions for you to consider both part-time and full time…not only to help you feel more secure, protected, capable of making better decisions and improving your life, however to also offer you income options with multiple streams of income for now and to two generations of your family.

If you are interested in discussing business opportunities that can get you on the path to financial independence, please email me at dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.

Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

Author

 

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Does Your Financial Plan Rely On Buying Lottery Tickets?

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Today’s post is on one of my favorite topics…

Does Your Financial Plan Rely On Buying Lottery Tickets?

Most everyone that I know nowadays is saying…I wish I had more money to manage…however where there is a will there is a way…and many are saying… I am making great progress every day towards my goal of financial independence…that time when I am in total control of my time and my lifestyle…and I have no financial concerns ever for the future other than properly managing my wealth.

Yesterday we saw the Minnesota gentleman Paul White who won the $86 Million (before taxes) as his third of the Powerball Jackpot…he kidded about a family gathering recently where he was identified as the one most likely to rely upon winning the lottery as being “his financial plan”. This gentleman and his family and friends (see video below) are one lucky group as the odds for winning a 6-ball Powerball Lottery are in the range of 1 in 15 million. If you like these odds to plan your future then go for it…and I wish you luck. I prefer to rely upon the philosophy of hard work, committed to goals, never give up approach to achieving lifelong dreams approach…how about you?

And that opens dialogue on my next post for a series of pragmatic, practical recommendation steps that can be very valuable in helping you to reach your goals. I am going to give these suggestions as steps on  “The Road To Financial Independence” that I have found to be really important. I am speaking as a layman, with a lot of personal and professional experience, to share with you financial experiences so that you can proceed to the next level of learning and professional assistance whenever your situation justifies that you do so.

At the outset I want to make it clear that I truly support and recommend professional “comprehensive financial planning” for anyone that wants to improve themselves financially. By professional “comprehensive financial planning” I mean with those financial advisors who are truly qualified and act in the best interests of their clients. At the same time I am very reluctant to recommend everyone who calls themselves a “financial advisor” or “investment advisor”. These terms are so misused and vague that to me it does not have real meaning. My recommendations do not include those who just want to work with your investment assets like stocks, bonds, or commodity investments like gold and silver. Financial decisions affect all aspects of our lives and for a professional to give advice on financial matters to an individual I firmly believe that any recommendations should be based on information that includes a full understanding of the individual’s goals and risks owning the assets. Investment advisors certainly have a place in the financial advisory community however I do not include these individuals as clients in my target readers.

If you are committed to achieving financial independence for you and those that you love, if you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to research the subject of “comprehensive financial planning” and to meet with three or more advisors to make a selection of whom you would most prefer to partner with to receive professional financial advice and guidance. Let them recommend your best actions and approaches on all of your key financial issues. I believe very strongly in the value of benefitting from professional services and “comprehensive financial planning” by an experienced qualified financial advisor. They can help you grow, manage and protect your assets much better with their professional knowledge.

So with this introduction to the first in a series of several financial recommendations…I know that not everyone will go out tomorrow and select a financial advisor for comprehensive financial planning however I want you to get started on the process… beginning with some of the most important initial steps. The first step I will feature in my next post is one of the key subjects of a comprehensive financial plan…that of a “Cash Reserve”.

In personal finance, cash reserves are primarily short-term, highly liquid investments that earn a low rate of return that individuals want to have quick access to…for purposes of  meeting short-term, emergency or opportunity funding needs. We will discuss how much is recommended, how to create your cash reserve, where it should be kept and why it is so very important to your financial well-being!


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Let’s Bring Back The American Dream!

 

American Dream

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States, a set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility achieved through hard work. In the definition of the American Dream by James Truslow Adams in 1931, “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.[1]

The idea of the American Dream is rooted in the United States Declaration of Independence which proclaims that “all men are created equal” and that they are “endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights” including “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

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Do you remember that the United States was once the land of “The American Dream”? I do and it was really true! I listened to the economics numbers today and was amazed to hear where our country has plummeted from the leadership position of leading the world in virtually all measurements. Our situation is highly disturbing and one which I call upon all Americans to express their strong concerns and wishes to all of our elected political leaders.

If you didn’t hear the numbers today…I want to share them with you…

Number of Americans eligible for work however not working last week: 90 Million

Number of Americans that stopped looking for work last week: 663,000

Number of Americans filing for employment for first time last week: 388,000

Number of Americans filing for disability last week 82,000

Number of Americans total on disability last week 8 million

Number of Americans that dropped out of the work force last week 500,000

With the reduced number of jobs and people looking for work 7.6% unemployment rate.

Actual population of the United States June 2012 – 314 million
Actual unemployment rate when considering all people eligible for work 15.0%

Also Capital wealth of Americans now reduced 25%-40% during last few years

Now that we see the reality of the situation it is so important that we understand the circumstances of millions of Americans and find ways to reach out to them with jobs, opportunity, hope and encouragement. This is not intended to be a political position on anyone…it is intended to be a sober statement of realization of where our country is and what we as citizens have the responsibilities for doing. I believe that we must focus on the economic welfare of our citizens and our country and use our energies constructively to bring about change that is healthy for all Americans. I for one am very grateful that I have an opportunity to pursue financial independence for myself as well as to reach out to many others and offer to many a hand as well!

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How to Design a Marketing Strategy

Jay Conrad Levinson and Jeannie Levinson | February 12, 2013|

In their book “Guerrilla Marketing Field Guide”, the founder of guerrilla marketing, Jay Conrad Levinson, and his wife and business partner, Jeannie Levinson, offer a step-by-step guide to launching a marketing attack that’s primed for success. In this edited excerpt, the authors reveal the seven simple things you need to include to make your marketing strategy a success.

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Phone: 407-749-9395

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Procrastination, Rationalization and Critical Thinking In Decision Making

Procrastination
Critical Thinking In Decision Making

No matter what responsibility we have in life we are expected to make good decisions.   Our ability to make good, sound decisions is extremely important to the success of whatever activities in which we are involved.

Procrastination, Rationalization and Critical Thinking In Decision Making

To my surprise, with more than (200) posts that I have written for this Blog, the most popular topics read are those related to the subject of “Decision Making” and “Critical Thinking”.   I commend my readers for strong interests in these very important topics that truly affect our lives.

Just think of all of the important decisions that we have to make today and soon that will change the course of our lives, that of our family and businesses,  and this country! I can think of several decisions that are highly important in all time frames. Are we equipped and trained to make good decisions or are we just emotionally and ideologically linked to disastrous paths? The great influencers of my life always said…you are a product of your choices…and this turns out to be so true. If we allow people to manipulate our choices then we will probably suffer tremendously. So what else do we need to understand and how can we improve our critical thinking and decision-making process? Here are some more related options and influences that affect our lives…

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Procrastination

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time. According to Freud, the pleasure principle may be responsible for procrastination; one may prefer to avoid negative emotions, and to delay stressful tasks. The belief that one works best under pressure provides an additional incentive to postponement of tasks.[1] Some psychologists cite such behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision.[2] Other psychologists indicate that anxiety is just as likely to get people to start working early as late and the focus should be impulsiveness. That is, anxiety will cause people to delay only if they are impulsive.[3]

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Rationalization (making excuses)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In psychology and logicrationalization (also known as making excuses[1]) is a defense mechanism in which perceived controversial behaviors or feelings are logically justified and explained in a rational or logical manner in order to avoid any true explanation, and are made consciously tolerable – or even admirable and superior – by plausible means.[2] Rationalization encourages irrational or unacceptable behavior, motives, or feelings and often involves ad hoc hypothesizing. This process ranges from fully conscious (e.g. to present an external defense against ridicule from others) to mostly subconscious (e.g. to create a block against internal feelings of guilt).

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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Critical thinking is a way of deciding whether a claim is true or false. Critical thinking is a process that leads to skills that can be learned, mastered and used. Critical thinking is a tool by which one can come about reasoned conclusions based on a reasoned process. This process incorporates passion and creativity, but guides it with discipline, practicality and common sense. It can be traced in the West to ancient Greece with its Socratic method and in the East to ancient India with the Buddhist Kalama sutta and abhidharma literature. Critical thinking is an important component of many fields such as education, politics, business, science and the arts.

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Decision-making

Decision making can be regarded as the cognitive process resulting in the selection of a course of action among several alternative scenarios. Every decision-making process produces a final choice.[1] The output can be an action or an opinion of choice.

Overview

Human performance in decision terms has been the subject of active research from several perspectives.

  • From a psychological perspective, it is necessary to examine individual decisions in the context of a set of needs, preferences an individual has and values they seek.
  • From a cognitive perspective, the decision-making process must be regarded as a continuous process integrated in the interaction with the environment.
  • From a normative perspective, the analysis of individual decisions is concerned with the logic of decision-making and rationality and the invariant choice it leads to.[2]

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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

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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

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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

 

Target Market

TARGET MARKET!

Key success factors for maximizing income in a successful business marketing strategy!

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Target Market

Definition: A specific group of consumers at which a company aims its products and services

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Defining Your Market in 7 Steps

BY ENTREPRENEUR STAFF | February 13, 2013

You’ve come up with a great idea for a business but you’re not ready to roll yet. Before you go any further, the next step is figuring out who your market is.

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If Your Target Market Doesn’t Bite, Fish Somewhere Else

Elizabeth Grace Saunders, Young Entrepreneur Council | Aug. 22, 2011

The Challenge: As a woman business owner myself and a confidante to many others, I knew that many women business owners felt stressed out and overwhelmed. Given this knowledge, I initially targeted the marketing of Schedule Makeover(TM) time coaching and training toward female entrepreneurs. Many women wanted to know about the services — and even cried about how stressed out they felt — but they rarely were willing to invest in themselves.

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How to Reach Your Target Audience Through Tribal Marketing

Young Entrepreneur Council | Mar. 8, 2012

If you enter a room full of crying but healthy babies, chances are they all share at least one of the same needs: food, sleep, a diaper, or some undivided attention from a loving grown-up. As they grow into early childhood, they will hit the same developmental benchmarks at roughly the same time, and they’ll still want and need lot of the same basics (snacks, naps, potty, hugs), though they are beginning to assert their distinct personalities

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LinkedIn Rolls Out New Targeted Follower Tools For Marketers

Jim Edwards | Apr. 10, 2012

LinkedIn will launch two new functions for companies who have followers on LinkedIn, both of which will be of interest to marketers and advertisers: “Targeted Updates” and “Follower Statistics.”

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Want To Reach Your Target Audience? Try An SEO Marketing Campaign

Jason Hennessey, Everspark | Feb. 23, 2011

Gone are the days of desperately probing through the yellow pages in the middle of the night, searching for a plumber in close proximity, to resolve an unexpected blockage of inconvenient proportions, only to find that their printed number is no longer in service. Times have changed. The digital Goliath now reigns supreme and brings with it up-to-date, instant information in the form of Internet marketing.

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It is important to take advantage of all professional resources available to make your business successful and optimally profitable. That is why you are in business. Why would you avoid high quality advice and counsel if it were affordable?

I invite you for a no-charge discussion…email me at dannorris42@gmail.com or phone me on 407-749-9395.

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Need Funds For Your Small Business?

Need Funds For Your Small Business?
Money

I hope that you are there right now thinking about how you can get some money to start or grow your business! And your need could range from the entrepreneur who has never tried to start a business before to the owner in business for several years who is ready to take the next step in your growth plan.

This post will give conceptual ideas for all of those range of needs and give you places to search for more information or to come for more discussion on how best to go about your specific need…and that is to call or email me. There is no charge…it is time to give back for all those who helped me!

Need Funds For Your Small Business?

 

Let’s take this in steps…let’s say that you have your  business idea in mind and you know that you need to develop a business plan if you haven’t done so yet.  You know the product or service you want to offer, you have identified a need in the market, you consider that buyers will pay the price that you can offer, you have a marketing plan, and you now need some money to get started or to grow to the next level.

Need Funds For Your Small Business?
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Where do you start or go now? You start first by determining how much money you will need to get your business to the next level… think about your needs over a 3-year period in terms of 3-month or quarterly segments.  Put together a budget that will allow you to be successful within that 3-year period…many small businesses require more time than 3 years however looking at this time frame will give you a good estimate of the amount and timing of the money that you will require. So now you have a 3 year estimate planned out in 3 month periods or quarters. What is your total for the first year? The second year? The third year? How long will it take you to get customers to buy your products or services to meet those totals plus your profit targets?

For anyone starting a small business the odds are very much against success, it usually takes longer than you planned to be successful, and it takes more money than you expected. This is not to discourage you…it is only said to prepare you for reality.

Successful small business owners deal with a lot of adversity, are extremely determined to succeed, and usually make good decisions, especially when it comes to money matters. Decisions matter.

So depending upon the amount of money that you have estimated that you will need for your business over 3 years…here are the range of options that I consider that you have to give you some idea of where to begin and where to obtain funds…you can start with as little as $100 or obtain venture capital funding for millions of dollars…it all depends upon what your business venture will require…here are several of your options…

Do You Need Money To Start Your Business?
Finally it’s time to start your own business!

1.   Personal Savings

2.   Credit Card Loans

3.   Bank Loans – Secured or Unsecured

4.   Loans from relatives or friends

4..  Grants

5.   Group  or Crowd Funding

6.   SBA Loans

7.   Angel Funding

8    Venture Capital Funding

This should give you an idea of your options…how do you go about pursuing any of these to get started or to fund your business?

There is excellent information available on the internet to give you a starting point.

And for anyone with questions about a given approach I have experience personally with most of these options and will be pleased to discuss any with you on a no-charge basis.

Just give me a call on 407-749-9395 or email me on dannorris42@gmail.com.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Dan Norris
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Phone: 407-749-9395
Email: dannorris42@gmail.com
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What Should I Do To Maximize Small Business Profits for 2015

Maximizing Small Business profits
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We now have some (60) days left in the year and many small business are thinking…

What Should I Do To Maximize Small Business Profits for 2015

By Dan Norris

We are in what is called the “selling season” and if you are involved in marketing consumer services or products these next two months are critical for maximizing your marketing programs to attract the greatest number of prospects and customers possible.

There are several important action steps that you can consider to achieve and exceed your goals for 2013…as well as to begin preparing for 2014. Consider these steps…

  • Step up your marketing programs to attract prospects and customers
  • Consider special pricing and promotions whenever possible
  • Meet with your staff to discuss their ideas of how to finish strong in 2013
  • Talk with your tax professional to discuss tax-saving actions for 2013
  • Talk with your legal professionals to discuss legal questions and get advice
  • Talk with your business consultant professionals to discuss issues and their advice
  • Talk with you insurance broker professionals to discuss issues and their advice
  • Review your staffing needs and performance…take actions where necessary
  • Attend your local B2B connection groups to interact with your peers
  • Attend your local social activities to renew acquaintances and maximize contacts
  • Begin your business planning for the year 2014

Each of these actions would produce better results if you are able to give them meaningful thought before tackling each one.

Let’s take the first item for example…your marketing programs. I would begin by defining the marketing programs that you now have and decide if you want to change or add to what you are doing. Would you like to attract prospects 24/7 as opposed to your having to find them? How can you go about doing this? What is your physical marketing program? What is your internet marketing program? Should you be involved in social media? How? What actions could you implement immediately with little cost that could increase your prospect traffic significantly?

By taking each of these potential action items individually and asking yourself the questions that are important…you will be able to take a critical look at how you can make improvements.

By asking for participation from your employees (if any), and by asking questions and seeking advice from all of your key professionals on taxes, legal matters, and business matters you are leveraging on the advice of experts in many fields. The small business owner can be much more successful by seeking the advice and counsel of affordable and competent professionals!

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How to Maximize Your Profits

by Jessica Kent, Demand Media

Business owners want their bottom line to be as profitable as possible. To maximize profits, the owner must be diligent in cutting frivolous costs and boost productivity among employees. This is an ongoing process that often faces many challenges. The key to success is to always remember that at the end of the day, the business’s profits will serve two purposes. The profits will be reinvested in the business to allow the business to grow. The profits will also be distributed to the business owner.

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Control Costs to Maximize Profits

The reduction of specific fixed and variable expenses can improve your profit picture. First a word of caution. Do not needlessly cut costs. Legitimate expenses provide the framework for your business and you don’t want to cut your operating budget too deeply. However, you must be ever vigilant when it comes to controlling expenses. Each year, expenses have a way of creeping skywards. It is up to you, to evaluate if those funds are being spent for their maximum effect.

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For  more information and discussion on these please email dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.

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Define and Focus on Your Target Market

 Define and Focus on Your

Target Market 

FOCUS
Focus!

Topic of the day!

When you hear the words…Focus! Focus on Your Target Market! Do you know who really is your target market? How do you determine that? I would be very interested to hear your comments from on the subject of “How To Determine Your Target Market”… 

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A Snapshot of Startups in Small-Town America

BY SARAH MAX | April 12, 2013

In recent months, Entrepreneur has been taking a virtual tour of cities around the country to see how the recession sparked or dampened entrepreneurial activity.

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7 Sales Secrets From My Best Sales Day Ever

CHRIS BROGAN        April 5, 2013

Yesterday was our biggest course sales day ever in the history of Human Business Works, but this isn’t a post where I boast (oh, I rhymed!). These are some thoughts that you can implement to seek the same success

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Business Insider

15 Things Overachievers Do

Penelope Trunk, Penelope Trunk’s Blog | Apr. 9, 2013, 11:43 AM

Superachievers do things differently than the rest of us. They don’t always have everything in common, but they have some underlying traits that they share. Below are a few characteristics that they are prone to have in common:

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The Key To Social Media Marketing? Focus, Focus, Focus

Capital One Guest, CapitalOneSpark
By Alice Brennan

When it comes to social media marketing, small to medium-sized businesses often make the mistake of dedicating boundless resources trying to be all things to all people.

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Are You An Internet Dynamo Or A Dinosaur?

Jim Blasingame, Contributor Mar 26, 2013

VideoSometime during the spring of 1995, you and I were given access to the Internet for the first time. Since then, related innovations have produced a new marketplace where businesses of all sizes turn prospects into customers in a virtual, parallel universe. Here is a short list of the significant innovations…

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