Farewell to “JOBS”… Are You Ready To Market Yourself?

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Farewell to “JOBS”…Are You Ready To Market Yourself?

Do you believe that our entire economic job market is changing?

And there is good reason to recognize the reality and consider your options of how you could market yourself. The article below gives an excellent assessment of the current employment opportunity situation in the U.S. with both a short and long-term view. For those ready to face today’s real situation and the facts that there are no signs of it changing at least for the next three years, I am sharing many solutions with you in these posts that could be vital to your well-being, both now and in the future.

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For this reason, I sincerely ask you to stop and say something in the “Leave A Reply” box at the bottom of the page. Even if you say any of the following…”I like the blog, I don’t like the blog, I just come here to kill time, I am too shy to say anything, my opinion does not count, why don’t you write about xxx, you have too many advertisements, it takes too long to read your posts, you have too many posts, you don’t have enough posts, this information is not important to me”… any constructive comment that you leave for me will be appreciated. I truly believe that very nice, interested people come here and read this blog and posts…and I am asking you to make the effort a 2-way street…if you like what you read great…and if not let me know please. I am not sure how else to ask you to give me your feedback…other than to say…call me on 407-951-7132 or email me on dannorris42@gmail.com.

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As traditional jobs fade, be ready to market yourself

By Dave Maney, an entrepreneur and former journalist

Given all the attention it’s getting in Washington, D.C., millions of Americans are no doubt wondering when our economy’s job-creation machine will crank up again. Brace yourself: It isn’t likely to happen — not in the way it worked before. In fact, the economic laws that undergird the system of jobs and employment as we have known them are wobbling from the torrents of information flowing through businesses from the Internet and related information processing technologies. We’re experiencing a Great Scouring Out, as we move through a painful streamlining and restructuring of our entire economy. Sounds awful, doesn’t it? But it’s not, at least in the long term. The demand for work isn’t going away, even though millions of jobs have. The economy, more efficient than ever, will catch the wind again, providing well- equipped Americans with bountiful opportunities to make a good living.

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Money Makers

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

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To do something, however small, to make others happier and better, is the highest ambition, the most elevating hope, which can inspire a human being.
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The value of competent mentors as well as talented team players are immeasurably valuable to successful accomplishment! The higher the competency levels and effectiveness of both the mentors and the players, the greater the level of achievement! Dan Norris 2013

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

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Bloomberg

The Mentor: CEOs Advice For Small Business Owners

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

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14 Steps to Generating Leads on Twitter

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

4 Ways to Turn Happiness into a Competitive Advantage

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

BY AJ KUMAR      April 10, 2013
How your pages can encourage customers to interact with your content and make purchases.
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Entrepreneurship Key For Women!

Entrepreneurship Key For Women!

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Entrepreneurship Is The New Women’s Movement

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

By Natalie MacNeil

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

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

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FORBES

A Wake-Up Call for Women Entrepreneurs

Elaine Pofeldt

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I cover serial entrepreneurs and their ecosystem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Define and Focus on Your Target Market

 Define and Focus on Your

Target Market 

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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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