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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

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

 

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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ENTREPRENEUR

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.

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant
Author

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
Small Business Consultant
Author
Phone: 407-749-9395
Email: dannorris42@gmail.com
Orlando, Florida

What Should I Do To Maximize Small Business Profits for 2015

Maximizing Small Business profits
Actions to maximize 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!

Entrepreneur
Dan Norris

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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.

Dan Norris
407-749-9395

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Author

 

 

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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Entrepreneur

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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ENTREPRENEURS | 11/30/2012

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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Forbes

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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Dan Norris

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Can I help you?

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Today’s topic…

Can I help you?

You may be in an employment situation where you have seen your company make major layoffs across the country or locally in the last several months. You may be the manager, director,  key employee, or just an excellent employee  in your department or company…and you are concerned that your long-term employment is questionable.  You may be in an employment situation where the employer has decided to reduce your hours of work from  40 hours a week to 32 hours a week or less.  Or you just may be in a situation where you are not earning enough to pay for the lifestyle that you would like to live. You may be facing a good amount of debt, want to save money for education for your kids or for vacation, or maybe a home, and the income is just not there for you to do any of these things.

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How to be successful

If you face any of these circumstances, I understand how you may feel. I have been in similar situations and felt the same way. However many have found that there are very good ways and paths to get you back on the road to financial independence. I have faced the same situations and through much trial and error and guidance of others have learned how each of us can overcome these obstacles. There are (86) posts and (4) pages of background information on this blog now…discussing with you many different ways that are available to you. Have you read any of these? If not I suggest that you begin with the first four pages and get an appreciation of what I am sharing with you.

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How to be successful

What can I do to help you?  Can I offer any discussion or guidance that could be beneficial to you? In all likelihood you are looking for a good set of solutions however are not sure where to turn. You can find so many people out there marketing their particular business opportunity to you that it is very confusing to anyone that really wants a real solution. How do you know any one solution is any better than another? The difference in my approach with you is that I would like to help you find really viable solutions…as I have done. If you believe that you have excellent solutions and would like a second opinion from someone who has been around the block for over 50 years…and has outstanding experience in many different fields…I would be pleased to talk with you…at no charge…and no obligation to help you get on the road to where you want to go.

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Business Strategy

All that you need to do is to fill out the form below with your name and email address and we can talk over the weekend or soon about your situation, your goals, your concerns and your obstacles. Together we can discuss options for you that could be beneficial. I have been in the business of helping people for many, many years…and I derive great pleasure from doing so now. I sincerely would like to talk with you. Let’s talk!

 

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

 

Less Than 1% Know About This – And 100% Must Have Water To Live!

Turning Back The Hands of Time

Less Than 1% Know About This – And 100% Must Have Water To Live!

The questions are how much water are you drinking each day and what is in the water you are drinking. The Japanese began solving this in their hospitals with their doctors 42 years ago…in 1974 and now people are enjoying it in (172) countries!

Do you know about Kangen Water by ENAGIC USA? Less than 1% know!

Everyone needs to know about Kangen Water devices to produce all the pure water you need right at your kitchen sink for a fraction of what you are paying for bottled water…fresh and without the chemicals contained in bottled or tap water.

If you do nothing else today put aside (90) minutes and watch this FREE DOCUMENTARY …   Tapped Documentary- Effects of Bottled Water

Now learn why you should be enjoying …
Kangen Ionized, Alkalized, Restructured, Micro-clustered, Antioxidant Water

 

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Do you think that your body, face, hands skin may wrinkle when you don’t get enough water…dehydrate…and even worse…

Here’s How Many Days A Person Can Survive Without Water
Business Insider Answers: How many days can a human survive without water?We can’t live on air and sunshine alone. The human body needs food and water to survive.

A human can go for more than three weeks without food (Mahatma Gandhi survived 21 days of complete starvation), but water is a different story.

At least 60% of the adult body is made of it and every living cell in the body needs it to keep functioning. Water acts as a lubricant for our joints, regulates our body temperature through sweating and respiration, and helps to flush waste.

The maximum time an individual can go without water seems to be a week — an estimate that would certainly be shorter in difficult conditions, like broiling heat.

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Water and Brain Function

Did you know?

The average person in the U.S. drinks less than a quart (32 ounces) of water a day…

The body consists of 60% to 75% water,,,

Over 85% of your brain is water…

How to Improve Memory and Focus

Studies have shown that if you are only 1 percent dehydrated, you will likely have a 5 percent decrease in cognitive brain function.

If your brain drops 2 percent in body water, you may suffer from fuzzy short-term memory, experience problems with focusing, and have trouble with math computations.

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What do you drink to hydrate your body

                 Water…municipal tap water?

                                                   or

                              Bottled Water?

                                                   or

Ionized, Restructured, Micro-Clustered, Alkalized                       Antioxidant Kangen Water?

or

                                       Other?

(If you have not heard about Kangen Water then you are part of the 1%)  

Kangen Water
SD501 Kangen Water Machines –
Matching Your Appliances

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Walking Water: H20 and the Human Body

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Bottled Water Statistics: 23 Outrageous Facts

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15 YEAR COST COMPARISON FOR DRINKING WATER
KANGEN WATER   AND   BOTTLED WATER
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Drinking Water Cost Analysis/Cost Comparison – 15 years

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ORDER YOUR KANGEN WATER MACHINE NOW!…
Go to this link…
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DAN NORRIS                Orlando, Florida USA                                                             Independent International Distributor                                                                         Kangen Water Machines    #7299001                                                                         Kangen UKON tm               #1141848                                                                  Telephone: 407-749-9395                                              Email: dannorris42@gmail.com

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ANIMALS LOVE KANGEN WATER

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Your Pets Deserve The Best Water.  GIVE THEM A CHOICE AND SEE WHICH THEY CHOOSE

Are You Taking The Best Care Possible Of 60-75% Of Your Body?

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Change Your Life – One Sip At A Time!
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Are You Taking The Best Care Possible Of 60-75% Of Your Body?

I bet you aren’t…want to take my challenge? Call me if you already know all of this…less than 1% of the population knows about it!

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Question: Are You Focusing On Keeping 25%-40% Of Your Body Healthy With Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals While Ignoring The 60-75% Water?

Which Kangen Water Machine is Right For You?__________________________________________

Kangen Water by Enagic has two primary medical advisors….pick on these links to see some of their videos below…

  Enagic Medical Advsiors 

      Dr. Hiromi Shinya

        Dr. Horst Filtzer     

Watch these videos below…

Dr. Hiromi Shinya Shows Before And After Video(Kangen/Alkaline Water)

more info….

Chemotherapy, Cancer & Kangen Water by Dr. Horst Filtzer, M.D. a Harvard Medical School Graduate

more info….

Pat Boone Introduces Kangen Water! Eye-opening Demo with Bob Gridelli!

more info…

Dr Michael explains the difference between AlkaLINE and alkaLYZED water

more info…

Dr. Michael Explains the water – revised 2015

more info…

What Doctors Are Saying About Kangen Water

more info…

more info…

Celebrities Drinking Kangen Water

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According to the American Cancer Society 1 of every 2 men and 1 of every 3 women will get cancer during their lifetime! 

Most Censored Story: Does the American Cancer Society Work to Prevent Cancer?

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Watch the Kangen Water Demonstration

Click to see “Exposed: The Truth About Water

            Pat Boone Introduction

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This site is for your immediate purchase of your Kangen Water medical device…

From  ANYWHERE in the United States or Internationally READ  this about the world’s leading

Alkalyzed Restructured Antioxidant Kangen Water” 

 

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ORDER YOUR KANGEN WATER MACHINE NOW!…Go to this link…

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ORDER your choice of your Kangen unit online right now! International customers need to contact me by email at dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.  Contact me to learn how you can you earn your Kangen Water device FREE. More than 10,000 did last month!

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DAN NORRIS                                   Orlando, Florida USA                                                             Independent International Distributor                                                                         Kangen Water Machines    #7299001                                                                         Kangen UKON tm               #1141848                                                           Telephone: 407-749-9395                                                                               Email: dannorris42@gmail.com

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So Are You Looking To Realize The American Dream?

The American Dream
The American Dream

Maybe you just graduated from college and you have the “average $33,000 college tuition debt” or more. You have now begun searching for a corporate “JOB” in a career field in which you are qualified, or maybe any field that will help you pay your bills and/or move out from mom and dad. Or maybe you graduated a year or two ago or more and you wonder how you are going to get on the right career path.  Or maybe you have been a victim of the downsizing in this most unusual American economy and you are wondering how you can ever have an enjoyable, pleasure filled life for you and your family again.

So Are You Looking To Realize The American Dream?

 

Or maybe you are one of those incredibly wonderful veterans returning from your all voluntary service and you are ready to begin your way to achieve the American Dream! May God Bless All of You for Your Service and placing your country and all of the people who live in it before your own priorities. We are so proud of you!!!

As a veteran of the Korean War in the 1950’s I empathize with you and on this very special Memorial Day Weekend, honor you and all veterans who have sacrificed their lives or even more for this country. I watched the TV History Channel for five hours yesterday and relived WWII where I remember on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Did you know that 8 million Americans fought in this war and that 415,000 American Soldiers died defending America? May God Bless every one of them and their families. And this goes for all of you during the Iraq and Afghanistan military campaigns who have lost your loved ones, your arms or legs or eyes or ears, and have been maimed for life. May God Bless every one of you.

This post is dedicated to anyone and everyone that wants to realize “The American Dream”, no matter what your background or experiences, or how many arms and legs that you have now. With  many years of business experience I have succeeded in achieving the dream in my opinion and want to share with those interested as to how you might shorten your journey on that path. I am not filthy rich as are many who are extremely fortunate, and I have been up and down and up and down the ladder of success which seems to be typical in a capitalistic society. At this time I am very thankful for this country, the opportunity here, and the fact that I can share with others experiences that can be very beneficial.

To set the stage for your consideration of your career goals, I suggest that you compare the concept of being an Entrepreneur with that of Capitalism…do you want to decide your future or let someone else do so…including at least 5 days per week of effort 9-5 or thereabouts. Consider this statement on Capitalism…would you prefer to own your own business?

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So how can you “Realize The American Dream”?

I am offering to share valuable information with you, without charge, and my reward will be that of getting you on your path. You may already know it all and you need no advice from your parents, your counselors, your peers and your friends, which is a real mistake. Very frankly, I sincerely wish there had been an internet when I came along and that there were successful people who were sincerely interested in advising me. I would have achieved much more than I ever have. Do you think that Donald Trump provides a service with his development of entrepreneurs? Do you ever watch Shark Tank to see how very successful business people choose to work with and fund entrepreneurs?

So what could I possibly do to help you to be successful (and not charge you an arm and a leg)? Sound trite? It is not. One of these days you will appreciate every helping hand that you can find. Here’s how we can get started…

1.   Have you recorded on paper so that you can see it at all times…your goals and objectives for the next 1 and 3 and 5 years. If not, are you willing to develop these now, print them out and post them in front of your computer? If not…thanks for reading this so far however reading any further will probably be a waste of your time. I remember an age old saying “if you don’t know where you are going you will probably get there”.

2.   Have you decided if you want to work for a corporation or someone else all your life or at some point in time do you want to be financially independent on yourself only?  I ask that you write the answer to this question on your goals and objectives page and state what you want and when.

3.   Have you inventoried your skills and recorded them on paper?

4.   Have you inventoried your likes and preferences and recorded them on paper?

5. Have you inventoried your constraints so that you can narrow your searches to the real opportunities available?

If you will do these things, then contact me, together, based on your goals, we can discuss the next steps.  You can reach me at email dannorris42@gmail.com or 407-749-9395.

By the way, my advice for you will be focused on helping you achieve financial independence…not a “JOB” which I refer to as a “just over broke” opportunity…which can also be a lot of fun and very enjoyable. I did this for (30) years with two of the top (10) corporations in America as well as (7) start-up companies for another (26) years. I currently have five businesses that I manage from my computer with a two hour per day investment. I wake up excited every morning to see what has happened around the world…and to see if I really made some substantial money overnight! Realizing the American Dream is not an overnight phenomenom…it is a process which takes commitment, a reasonable amount of time, and belief in yourself that you can be successful. Would you like to do this? Could you commit one to two hours per day to the goal of achieving financial independence? To me that is a very minor commitment to being your own master of your fate forever!

It would be a pleasure to talk with you.

And by the way, before writing this blog post, I had the privilege of watching and listening to Steve Smith of ESPN and I find him to be highly inspirational and to make a lot of common sense…please listen to Steve…

Stephen A.’s Position Unchanged on Mark Cuban’s Comments

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Decision Making Process and Critical Thinking Skills

Critical Thinking Skills
Einstein – Critical Thinking

Which is more important? The Decision Making Process or Critical Thinking Skills? Yesterday my post focused on the Decision Making Process...the steps…the importance of the very first decision in the process deciding “do I have a need”? And if you get this first decision wrong then obviously you have made a bad decision on the entire subject. For example, if you are making a decision as to whether you may need professionals to help you with a specific area of need and you decide that you don’t have a need in that area, when in fact you obviously do have a need, then you have ignored the need, not understood the potential consequences of ignoring the need, or you decide that you will take the risk and the consequences which typically is an irresponsible conclusion.

Just Look Up The Answers
Just Look Up The Answers

I am sure that none of my readers want to consider themselves irresponsible.  Probably the most recurring conclusion is that…yes, I have the need but cannot afford to do anything about it. If this is the case then your income is not at the right levels and that is certainly an issue. You need to be talking with a competent person who can help you earn more money!

From Wikipedia on Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is an important component of most professions. It is a part of formal education and is increasingly significant as students progress through university to graduate education,

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The Critical Thinking Community

Mission: Critical thinking is essential if we are to get to the root of our problems and  develop reasonable solutions. After all, the quality of everything we do is determined by the quality of our thinking.

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Critical Thinking Skills
Decision Making Process

I see many very intelligent professionals make incorrect decisions on the first decision question in the decision process…“do I have a need?”  This specifically applies in the case of the decision on “do I need the services of a financial advisor, a CPA, a law firm, a business consultant or trainer, an insurance broker,  or a doctor”. Much of my life has been devoted to working with responsible people who realize that their lives can be much better if they elect to select and work with professionals in these fields. In building my practice as a financial advisor I found more than (300) people who agreed that it would be in their best interests to work with a professional financial advisor and respected company.

I consider that your decisions on these key issues really decide what level of financial independence you will ever achieve.RealLife I would encourage you as professionals and good business managers to rethink your decisions on key needs to accomplish financial independence and ask yourself…do I really need that professional or am I just kidding myself that I can do it myself? I assure you my friend if you have decided that you are going to do all of your professional jobs yourself, you will never have the opportunity to achieve financial independence. There is a thin line between mediocrity and brilliance…the same for excellent success and just getting by. Some describe it as an “edge”. What do you prefer for you and your family? Tomorrow’s post…a review of key professionals that I know can help you tremendously! Sometimes you may not know the right solutions for your needs.

 

Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

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Key Tips For Successful Small Business Owners

Small Smart Business
Smart Business
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Every very smart small business owner that I know is constantly looking for ideas to improve the success and profitability of their business. Here are more no-cost ideas that may leverage you to that next level that you have as your goal. My personal solutions for you focus on getting your message out more cost-effectively, getting prospects to find you, saving you money on legal services and consulting services, and protecting your identity from theft and those options can be found at the bottom of this post. I hope that you find some very useful tips in the three articles below…

Key Tips For Successful Small Business Owners

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Alltop.com    Entrepreneur

10 Questions to Ask When Creating a Social-Media Marketing Plan

BY     September 16, 2013

Ever heard the saying “Failing to plan is planning to fail?” That old but wise adage often rings true when it comes to social-media marketing. Creating a detailed, goal-oriented social-media strategy is just as important as having a rock solid business plan.

“If your social-media plan is to just wing it, your fans and potential customers are going to know,” says Amy Porterfield, social media strategist and co-author of Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies (Wiley, 2013). Worse, it could turn them off of your brand and on to your competitors.

To attract and engage social-media fans and followers — and ideally convert them into customers — you’ll need to carefully map out a clear, effective social-media strategy. Here are some questions you should ask when building your company’s social-marketing plan:

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Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

5 tips to help you get out of your own way and commit to making your business a success
Entrepreneur Staff   December 30, 2009

You’ve heard it a million times by now: We’re in the midst of the worst recession any of us will ever live through and no one knows how long it will last, or how much harder it will hit.

I agree: It’s a lousy picture. But one of the biggest dangers of an economic downturn is the excuse it gives small-business leaders to lie down and do nothing.

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What Successful Businesses Have in Common

Ron Finklestein    February 23, 2006|

These 14 traits show up again and again when examining the reasons behind business success.

How does a small company become successful? Despite the bad news we so often hear about the number of small businesses closing or moving, the news really isn’t all that bad: Thousands of small businesses startup every year, and a good percentage of those companies have learned what it really takes to survive the early startup years and become successful enterprises.

After working with dozens of small companies, I discovered that the successful ones share some common traits. Here, then, are the 14 qualities I’ve witnessed in many of the thriving small businesses I’ve worked with:

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

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

 

 

If You Knew You Would Take Action!

 

12+ Toxins in Your Drinking Water

More than 24,500 chemicals found in bottled water

bottled water
If You Knew You Would Take Action
The “Miracle” of Alkalinity

Who doesn’t want to live a healthier life for a longer period of time? I believe that any conscious human being would want this! Could it be that there may be ways to do this that we just don’t know about? Most of us believe that there are many ways to do this. We just don’t know about them

Based on my contacts in society I believe that less than 1% of the U.S. Population knows about the research and information that you can read in this one post! In Japan where this was first introduced in hospitals by doctors in 1974, 6,500 Japanese medical doctors have certified Kangen Water machines are certified as medical devices. Today it is estimated that 1 of 6 Japanese homes now have Kangen Water. Kangen Water devices were first introduced in the U.S. in 2003 in Los Angeles and are only marketed by referrals from users. The company reimburses the purchasers rather than advertising and using wholesalers with many middle men sharing costs. This method assures that the fresh ionized water is available to the user to drink it within 60-72 hours as this is when the water contains the maximum effective properties. Kangen Water Machines by Enagic LTD and Enagic USA are considered the Gold Standard in the Ionized Water Industry.

So why should anyone even know about this information? Logic tells us that if we are aware of information that we are much more likely to take actions to live healthier, longer lives! For example, are you aware of this..,???

List of countries by life expectancy – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List by the World Health Organization (2015)

Japan ranks #1 in overall life expectancy while the United States ranks #34. In life expectancy at birth Japan ranks #2 and the United States #43. The figures reflect the quality of healthcare in the countries listed as well as other factors including ongoing wars, obesity, and HIV infections

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Do you consider that we are getting healthier or less healthy as a nation and as a world population? It is obvious according to all published reports that we are becoming less healthy.

For example…here is a recent study published in THE ATLANTIC by JULIE BECK on March 23, 2016

Less Than 3 Percent of Americans Live a ‘Healthy Lifestyle’

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The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 of 2 American men and recently changed their estimate that 1 of 3 American women will get cancer during their lifetimes…and now say that 1 of 2 American women are likely subject to cancer. Personally I have contracted malignant cancer a total of 6 times so far in my lifetime and to date all have been treated successfully with surgery without recurrence. I am very pleased that I have not been treated with chemotherapy and radiation. I now drink half my weight in ounces each day of Ionized Kangen Water pH 9.5 and take Enagic LTD’s UKON R Turmeric supplement containing Circumin.

It truly concerns me that in the U.S. that our primary treatments for cancer have proven very destructive to the human body and are extremely expensive…these treatments being surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

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I recommend reading the book…

Special Messages
Killing Cancer – Not IPeople
Robert G. Wright-Author

Do we have any medical doctors who are studying and practicing in preventative medical and wellcare physicians on this very topic? Answer: There are a significant number of licensed health care practitioners who believe in and practice wellcare in many forms. One of those is Dr. Tim McKnight, MD, author of the book, “Confessions Of A Skeptical Physician”. You can also see a video by Dr. McKnight at

Change Your Water - Change Your Life
Contessions of a Skeptical Physician by
Dr. Tim McKnight
 Author of “The Skeptical Physician and Alkaline Water”

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Do we have ongoing research on the topic of water in our bodies? Answer: In 2003, Dr. Peter Agre and Dr. Roderick MacKinnon received the Nobel Prize in chemistry for the description of Water Channels. Dr. Gerald Pollock gave an interview to Dr. Joseph Mercola and you can view this at

            “Water: The Single Most Important Element for Your Health”

Is there any more research going on in the U.S. regarding “water” in our bodies? Answer: It appears to the writer that much more research should be underway than is evident after researching the subject of water using the leading search engines. A very interesting article found in my general searches and is as follows…

Water: The Science of Nature’s Most Important Nutrient by Len Kravitz PhD

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Research by Dr. Otto Wilhelm Warburg  beginning in 1921 and until 1969 has provided us with scientific findings that reveal causes of cancer as well as cures for cancer. Dr. Warburg devoted virtually his entire career to the causes and prevention of cancer and it seems puzzling to me as to why his conclusions and recommendations are not more well known and accepted…especially in the United States. I find the following presentation to be fascinating in it’s conclusions and analysis.

The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer – Part 1 

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I am now personally very pleased to have read and researched all of the above information. I am a firm believer that technology and developments all over the world are occurring and that I can benefit from knowing about those that affect me and lead me to the conclusions that I can be healthier and potentially live a longer life if I take advantage of what I have learned.

I consider myself very fortunate to be drinking alkalyzed, restructured, micro-clustered, antioxidant water produced by medical grade devices that are considered to be the most effective and highest quality in the world. I also appreciate the use of Kangen Water pH 2.5, 4.5-6.0, 7.0, 8.5, 9.0, 9.5 and 11.5 for their specific purposes. All of this information above is why I share with you the following call to action statement…

If You Knew You Would Take Action!

and here are my current research posts on this technology…

Health Category

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Celebrities Drinking Kangen Water

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Watch A Kangen Water Demonstration

Introduction by one of America’s favorite performers…PAT BOONE

Probably the most informative 30 minutes of your lifetime!

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ORDER YOUR KANGEN WATER MACHINE NOW!…Go to this link…

                                 “HEALTHY BY DAN NORRIS

Kangen Water
Ionized, Electrolized, Micro-clustered, Antioxidant Water Machines

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DAN NORRIS

Independent International Distributor    Orlando, Florida USA                                               Kangen Water Machines    #7299001                                                                         Kangen UKON tm               #1141848                                                           Telephone: 407-749-9395                                                                            Email: dannorris42@gmail.com

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Optional No Cost  Sharing Business- and get your Kangen Machine Paid for by others who want to enjoy Kangen Water
Build Your Own Kangen Water sharing business only if you choose…or if you want your Kangen Water machine paid for by others…

For those interested in using and also sharing their Kangen Water experiences with others…as well as having their device paid for by sharing it with others….there is a wave of demand growing around the world for Kangen Water…and the successes of sharing it with others to earn income. It is not necessary for any customer to share the water or to enter into any business activity. 1.8 billion people(1) still lack access to fresh water supply and 2.5 billion people need improved sanitation. Since 1940 the world’s water use has quadrupled whilst the world’s population has only doubled. Even more people lack the financial resources to purchase and pay for a Kangen Water device. Enagic’s patented, unique compensation plans make it possible for virtually everyone to purchase and share their machines with others.

You can join this team of satisfied users and learn many methods of successful sharing by contacting me or by purchasing your Kangen Water machine online and specifying Dan Norris, Independent Enagic Distributor #7299001 on your order form. I will assist you anywhere in the world to build your own profitable Kangen Water sharing business.

Many Kangen Water drinkers are so pleased with their results they want to share how they feel with others. And Enagic has a very generous, unique patented compensation plan that is helping people enjoy financial independence they had never imagined. I will help you with many methods of doing this…and if you are interested…check out this latest automated marketing method that I will give to you free and teach you how to use it…

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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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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