Money Makers

The topic of today’s post is

Money Makers

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

Or Improve Your Current Business
Or Improve Your Current Business

Topics For The Day!

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

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

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

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Bloomberg

The Mentor: CEOs Advice For Small Business Owners

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

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14 Steps to Generating Leads on Twitter

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

4 Ways to Turn Happiness into a Competitive Advantage

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

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

 

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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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?
Financial Independence

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

Blogging For My Readers!

“Blogging For My Readers”!

Entrepreneur
Dan Norris

 

I have some very personal messages for you and very much look forward to your sincere responses.

During the last few months I have written and published (162+) Posts on this Blog.  Believe me, this is no small effort.  I hope that you are enjoying reading this information. In any case I need to know how you are liking and enjoying these subjects so I plan to wait a few days before posting again so that you will have some time to give me your comments and feedback.

A good ship needs direction and efforts by  many in order to help everyone reach their own destinations.  I sincerely ask that you take a few minutes and give me some comments and feedback that can be very beneficial to all of us.

Thank You For Being A Reader of the “Road To Financial Independence” Blog!

I am very pleased that on average some 500 very intelligent and very nice individuals visit my Blog every day and browse an average of about 19 minutes each.  In addition there are more than 10,000 readers who have signed up to receive notifications and copies of each new post. This is a sincere compliment and I thank you so very much for doing so. The highlight of my morning is seeing how many of you visited and how long you stayed…and what you read! Blogging can be very rewarding…especially if you have a significant amount of traffic and the readers invest time in reading what you have written! Of course pure volume of visitors and length of reading time are not sufficient measures to determine if your readers are truly enjoying and benefitting from what you are writing. Very important to me is to know what you are thinking. There are other measures that I would very much like to know about…and I sincerely hope that you will respond with these below. In order for me to be most effective it is important that you give me your honest feedback in the Comments below. If you prefer to interact more privately please send an email to dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.

I hope that our communication relationship is just beginning as I truly want to bring interesting, worthwhile information and opportunities to you for a long time! My primary purpose in writing this Blog and Posts most every day are to share interesting, valuable information and experiences with you…to help you to be more informed, more successful, and to have a better opportunity of reaching your personal goals. My goals here are to improve the quality, content and value of this information every day…with your help!

Please Give Me Your Feedback On This Blog and Posts

The mission and subject of this blog is The Road To Financial Independence which has a Mission of providing… Dan Norris Solutions for Creating, Growing and Protecting Your Assets.

The topics that I have chosen to write on are those that I believe can be of most value to you and that you are least likely to hear about. I want to be that “different source” that brings you information that can improve your life, your knowledge, how you approach things, and in general to help you to be significantly more successful. Throughout my lifetime I have focused my energies on leading and helping others to grow and be more effective…and now is no different.

Let me have your opinions on what you like, don’t like or would like to hear more about ok?

Would you please provide me with your feedback via Comments, Email me on dannorris42@gmail.com or telephone me on 407-749-9395 as to what you like, don’t like and would like to read more about? Thank you!

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Sincerely,

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant
Author