Music - 5.31.2013 Lionel Richie - Jim Croce - Anita Baker - Kenny Rogers - Neil Diamond - Neil Sedaka

Great music of all times for your listening pleasure!

Lionel Richie - Lady

Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle

Anita Baker - No One In The World

Kenny Rogers - She Believes In Me

Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline

Neal Sedaka - You Mean Everything To Me

I sincerely wish you a great weekend!

Dan Norris

If you want to succeed - can you afford not to be a Blogger?

The topic today deals with the question…if you want to succeed in your business or affiliation - can you afford not to be a Blogger - or equivalent?

Blogs
Blogging

And this question applies to essentially any vocation or profession…not just to internet marketers. You may be an MLM marketer, direct sales marketer, CPA, attorney, financial advisor, real estate agent, store front business owner, insurance agent, and more. And if your business is investing major amounts in tv, newspaper and radio advertising, then you also  are evaluating the new consumer environment. What is this evolving  environment? At the heart of this transition is the use of the internet where in 2012 there were an estimated 2.4 billion users around the world. Let’s analyze a bit.

In the past we have relied heavily on tv, newspaper, radio, and direct mail advertisement to get branding, product and service messages to the buying market. These methods are expensive, however with enough expenditures they do effectively take products and services to market. We have a major transition occurring in our communications channels, with the internet having a major impact on our buying decisions. To give you an idea of the effectiveness of different marketing channels here is a recent analysis of SMB Marketing Channel Effectiveness Ratings. For full legible details go to the larger chart with the link.

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SMB Marketing Channel Effectiveness

 

We can see that SEO, Online Display Ads and Social Media have displaced direct mail and print ads which includes the newspapers and magazines. At the top of the list is Person-to-Person contact as it should be. And with the internet now about 20 years old, where do you think we will be in electronic communication in 10, 20 and 50 years from now. Hard copy may be a thing of the past.

Today we have proceeded to be a society of electronic communicators, using many different devices, being very busy and with very little time to devote to a subject…we now decide online in seconds as to whether something is worth our time or interesting…and we may spend 10-15 minutes on any topic at the most.

Here is my question to you, if you intend to be in business either now or in the future, how important do you think it will be for you to establish your presence in the digital world? How will you communicate to others about you and your offerings? Certainly personal contact will continue to be the most important method of doing business.  Being involved in activities in your community and business societies are essential. I submit that it is equally important that you establish a strong presence in the electronic digital world.

As leaders in the industry of establishing an electronic marketing presence, I recommend strongly the concepts of Ann Sieg in Attraction Marketing and Ty Tribble in the art of Blogging.  Attraction Marketing and Blogging can be effective in many ways and I submit that these are two of the best trainers in the communications industry for you to learn from.

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Ann Sieg and Ty Tribble

 

 

Ann Sieg…

The 7 Great Lies Of Network Marketing:

http://dannorris.the7greatliesofnetworkmarketing.com

Ty Tribble

http://dannorris.bloggingforprospects.com/

In talking with people about their willingness to begin blogging, many have concerns that they don’t write well enough and don’t have enough time. I will write a post on this very soon.

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant
Author

 

Law of Attraction - Build It and They Will Come!

Today’s topic is about a “Marketing System” built on the principles of the “Law of Attraction”.

Law of Attraction
Attraction Marketing

There are two key examples of the “Law of Attraction” that I like to point to in order to give the reader a point of reference for my information.

The first example is the movie called Field of Dreams, a 1989 American fantasy-drama film, that received three Academy Award Nominations. The story is about building a baseball stadium in the middle of a farm field.  The second example is The Law of Attraction. A book and movie are available on the topic and you can watch the full length video on YouTube.

As an avid student and practitioner of many marketing approaches the concept of Attraction Marketing, Relationship Marketing, Article and Video Marketing are all  very appealing to me as compared to harassment Marketing, Interruption Marketing, Warm List Marketing, Direct Mail Marketing, Telephone Marketing, Shotgun Marketing, Ambush Marketing, Article Marketing,  Alliance Marketing, TV and Radio Marketing and on and on with many more types that are many times so boring and redundant. I find myself watching three or more programs on the TV just to avoid the commercial breaks on my primary program.

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Law of Attraction

To cite my preferences, tv commercials, cold calls, radio commercials, and calling on your warm market including your family and friends, are absolutely not my most enjoyable ways to invest time…at least for me.  And in our buying process most of us prefer to deal with a company and people that we know or that we can develop confidence in very rapidly. This approach is called “Relationship Marketing” and known to be the most effective marketing method currently in use. Now if this is the best possible marketing method how do we implement this concept to appeal to the millions of internet users that we do not know? Here is where the appeals of “Attraction Marketing” kick in. As human beings we have an insatiable desire for knowledge, and the internet provides us with an incredibly wonderful tool to share information. The concept of a marketer generating “content” that people are interested in reading… about goods and services that people want and need…and then providing goods and services of value to these readers is a basic description of “Attraction Marketing.”

If “Attraction Marketing” is of interest to you I suggest that you read the following free document authored by the leader and teacher of more than 350,000 people on this subject, Ann Sieg.  With her partner Ty Tribble, leading U.S. blogger, I am enjoying immensely learning about the art and science of prospective customers finding what they want.

Law of Attraction
Attraction Marketer’s Manifesto

Under the Attraction Marketing tab on my blog pages, you will find many posts on this subject. And I would welcome the opportunity to chat with you about them.

Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

Author

Music - 5.24.2013 Joe Cocker - Michael Bolton - John Denver - Collin Raye - Loggins & Messina - Crosby Still Nash & Young - Lani Hall

Great Music of all times for your listening pleasure!

Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful

Michael Bolton - How Am I Supposed To Live Without You

John Denver - Annie’s Song

Collin Raye - Love Me

Loggins & Messina

Crosby, Still, Nash & Young

Lani Hall - How Can I Tell You

Have a great weekend!

Dan Norris

Identity Theft - 6 Reasons To Have The Right Protection With Restoration

Today’s topic is about protecting your personal identity, your assets, your personal identification data and especially that of your partner and children!

Identity Theft - 6 Reasons To Have The Right Protection With Restoration

Identity Theft

Identity Theft in 2012 was for the 12th year the highest incidence of crime reported to the FTC and increasing in frequency.  Identity Theft occurs in more than five major areas, not just on bank instruments and credit cards. It also occurs on Social Security numbers and especially income tax filing, Medicare and medical records with your insurance ID numbers, with driver’s license numbers, with pure theft of someone’s name and identification, and on the internet by data theft. Banks do not monitor all of these numbers and data possibilities so they cannot protect you for everything as is mistakenly thought.

We’re told to monitor our credit, to protect ourselves from identity theft. But who knew to apply that same wisdom to our offspring? Last year the number of identity theft victims reached 12.6 million, up 1 million from the previous year, according to a Javelin Strategy and Research Identity Fraud Report released Feb. 20, 2013.

According to the AllClear ID 2012 Child Identity Theft Report, about one in every 40 households with young children is being affected.

ID Theft of Children
Identity Theft of Children

Let me share the top 6 reasons in my opinion that each of us that is truly interested in protecting our assets and data,  needs the best in identity theft protection and restoration:

1.   There is virtually no way to stop identity theft. You can only monitor the most relevent data and financial activities to take action as quickly as possible to minimize the adverse consequences.

2.   As a regular citizen you do not have the time nor access to all of the places in the world where your financial and identification data is being shared.

3. To monitor all of your necessary data requires an extensive system of international data monitoring using licensed investigators to access and monitor your transactional data anywhere in the world. You do  not have this capability and personally, I know of only one company in the world that does this.

5.   In the event that your identity is stolen, it is highly recommended to employ licensed investigators with limited powers of attorney to analyze, access, identify the guilty, and restore your identity to its original status. It usually takes 300-700 man hours to restore someone’s identity when it has been severely damaged.

6   It is my opinion that if you must do the identity restoration yourself, requiring typically 300-700 man hours of effort, that you will need to take significant time off from your work to try to accomplish the complex tasks. If you are being reimbursed by an insurance policy to do the  work yourself there will be questions as to what is to be reimbursed and the money costs to do so will come out of your pocket first.   Unless you can enlist expert investigators, it is doubtful that you can access all your data to determine the issues.

Once identity theft occurs to an individual their lives can be essentially shut-down financially. It is very wise to consider an economical identity theft guard program with restoration to protect yourself.

The above information provides valuable background and rationale as to why you should protect yourself and family members with a good identity theft protection solution.

I encourage you evaluate alternatives on the market.

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As a small business consultant, I offer a free discussion to discuss your overall  legal, business consultation, Identity Theft, and/or marketing plan activity in your business.   All discussions held in strictest confidence. Contact me at 407-951-7132 or email me on dannorris42@gmail.com.

Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

Author

 

Warning: Identity Theft

ID Fraud Incraasing
Identity Fraud Increasing

Topic of the day: Suppose that you have just learned that someone is posing as you right now. Surprise! Surprise!

Not just at your bank with your credit card information, or with your bank accounts. The bank called you and told you that withdrawals have been made from your checking account, and unauthorized charges have been made to two of your credit cards.

You may or may not know that identity theft also occurs to your social security number, your driver’s license number,  your Medicare ID number or insurance policy numbers and your personal name…that is someone is actually impersonating you.  Now that you know this how are you going to find out if anything is going on with these three major sensitive areas for identity theft. And you are not a member of any kind of identity theft service that reports any of these issues. How will you find out or do you really care? You have the option of ignoring what is going on and just suffer the consequences whatever that may be…however, remember that your bank will only cover you up to a certain point!

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identity theft

Well, the bank also informed you that all of your bank accounts and credit card accounts are now inactive and frozen. Your monthly paycheck was being automatically deposited to your checking account and now your cash flow is shut down as you have no alternative banking account.

So you must find a way to get money from your employer to continue your cash flow, to clear up the identity theft issues reported by your bank, for you to investigate what other damage may have been done with your social security, drivers license, medical records and personal identity, and preferably to begin dealing with a creditable identity theft organization to check all of your identification information and determine if other ID theft issues are underway. Do you think that you may need to take some time from what you normally do in order to straighten this out? How much time? How much expense? Where will you begin? Do you have access to all of the private databases?

 

If you are interested in discussing alternatives to deal effectively with these issues, I invite you to contact me for a complimentary discussion. You may reach me on email at dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant
Author
 

Music - 5.17.2013 Debbie Boone - Bob Dylan - Peter, Paul and Mary - Simon & Garfunkel - James Taylor - Don McLean - Bread

Great Music of all times for your listening pleasure!

Debbie Boone - You Light Up My Life!

Bob Dylan - Blowing In The Wind

Peter, Paul and Mary - Five Hundred Miles

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Waters

James Taylor - You’ve Got A Friend

Don McLean - Vincent

Bread - If

Enjoy…thanks to Joel for his wonderful requests tonight!

Have a great weekend!

Dan Norris

Small Business Owner - Legal Counsel

Small Business Owner - Legal Counsel

 

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Legal Counsel

 

Today’s topic: The importance of legal counsel for a small business owner.

 

 

 

When starting a small business, when managing a small business, when hiring key employees, when facing any state or government regulation including health care issues, when leasing space, when developing benefits, when dealing with customers and employees on sensitive issues, when one of the company vehicles is involved in a traffic accident, when dealing with tax issues, and when doing virtually anything within a small business, competent legal advice is essential for the success of the small business owner.

Many small businesses must start on a “shoestring” of available finances and may undertake personally the role of an attorney in hopes of saving money. My advice to you is to seek the services of affordable, high quality attorneys so as to avoid the high risks of legal issues down the road. If you seek out the advice of a small business development center in all likelihood they will give you the same advice. There are affordable alternatives and you can avoid the average $200 to $350 per hour cost of most business attorneys.

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Professional Service Providers

Definition: Individuals who provide your company with specialized service, including but not restricted to lawyers, accountants and management consultants.

After you’ve owned your own business for a while, you know how to run it. You’ve probably done everything from answering the phones to hiring a general manager, and you can justly claim to know your business inside and out, in general and in detail

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How to Hire an Attorney

BY CLIFF ENNICO

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Hiring a good lawyer is crucial to any successful business. Here’s everything you need to know about finding, interviewing and hiring the very best.

There are two professionals every business will need early on: an accountant and a lawyer. The reasons for hiring an accountant are pretty obvious-you need someone to help you set up your “chart of accounts,” review your numbers periodically, and prepare all of your necessary federal, state and local tax returns. The reason for hiring a business attorney may not, however, be so apparent. A good business attorney will provide vital assistance in almost every aspect of your business, from basic zoning compliance and copyright and trademark advice to formal business incorporation and lawsuits and liability. First, some general rules about dealing with lawyers:

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Based on my many years of personal business experience of hiring professional service providers I suggest that I can provide beneficial advice to you on these topics. I invite you to contact me at no charge for further information on these topics. You can reach me on my email address of dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on  407-749-9395.

 

Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

Author

Personal Success

Success
Income

Topic of the day:  How does a person reach a position at which they can describe themselves as having achieved personal success?

The answer to this question in my opinion is dependent on the answer that the same person gives to the question “define success”. What may be mediocre achievement for one may be reaching the height of ambition for another. Simply said, each individual defines their own world of satisfaction and accomplishment. There is no single occupation or career that is a “fit all” for everyone. We cannot and do not want to be all doctors, lawyers, accountants, politicians, nurses and on and on.

In terms of “personal success” this blog post is intended for those individuals who have an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to develop their own income generating business, regardless of type. In contrast, many other posts in this Blog reach out to other interests. Just take a look at the tabs at the top of each post. And my purpose for this post is to ask you to define success and what it means to you, select a path that you would enjoy following, and if you can gain some beneficial information to help you from this post, I welcome you. Today I will focus on opportunities for “personal success” in the context of starting your own business of any type. ____________________________________________________________________________ FACEBOOK

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Success

Fyahh Soundz

THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN PRESENT YOU SUCCESS IS YOURSELF!!! DIG DEEP WITHIN YOURSELF AND FIGURE OUT WHAT ARE YOUR “Y’S” IM HEADED TO THE TOP!!!! I WILL EITHER STAND ALONE OR I WILL B WITH THOSE WHO DUG DEEP!!! I AM ME!!! I AM FREE #WHOAREWE #YOUSHOULDBE #TEAMEMPIRE Read more: _______________________________________________________________________________

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Success Stories
Entrepreneur

5 Ways To Be Productive When The Pressure Is On

Vivian Giang | May 11, 2013 When you’re starting a business, there’s constant pressure. When everything is a priority, how do you remain calm and complete all your tasks on time?

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Make the Most of Your Blog Posts

MAY 14, 2013     Guest post by D’vorah Lansky, M.Ed. I’d like to thank Denise for graciously hosting me, as a guest blogger, in celebration of the launch of my newest book, 21 Ways to Launch a Successful Virtual Book Tour. In this blog post, I’d like to share with you one of “21 Ways” to launch a successful virtual book tour. This tip comes from “Way #16: Make the Most of Your Blog Posts!”

Read more: _______________________________________________________________________________ And from my friend and mentor Ann Sieg today I am posting part of an email…

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Ann Sieg and Ty Tribble

ANN SIEG

Who really needs a blog anyway?

May 15, 2013

This CAN be a decent way for some folks to get the ball rolling for little to no cost. However, where many people get stuck and end up searching out someone like me to help “shed some light” on their situation…Is when they hit the “Warm Market Wall”! This is when people begin to understand that having a blog; is not really a luxury, but rather a necessity - if they want to build a growing and thriving business these days!

So, what IS the “Warm Market Wall”?    And what can YOU do about it? We just put up a new post on our blog that features a short video for you that explains exactly what’s going on, and what YOU should do to solve this big issue:

MLM Blog Secrets

To Keeping You Ahead Of The Crowd, Ann Sieg _______________________________________________________________________________ Do you find any of these articles motivational and informative to the extent that you feel more comfortable and less fearful of taking the leap into beginning your own business? I encourage you to take that first step with MLM Blog Secrets.  To discuss these topics and your specific considerations, you are invited to call me at 407-749-9395 or email me on dannorris42@gmail.com.

Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

Author

Blogging Is Good For Your Business!

Blogging Is Good For Your Business!

How would you like to have 100 new visitors visit your business each day? How about 300?  How about 500? Or 1000? Or 2000? Would you be pleased with the fact that anyone is interested in your business? I am! Amazed if they are not…but times are very different today. What would it cost you to attract any number of prospective customers into your business storefront or website using tv, radio, newspaper or magazine advertising, or other advertising methods such as PPC?

Any of these numbers of new traffic is very possible…and you can learn how to accomplish this by reading the information in this post…”free” by the way…my blog that you are reading now enjoys some 300 visitors each day…for which I am very pleased and thankful…and each day brings new information to me that allows me to attract more of you. I am very appreciative of each you that comes to read my blog…as well as your letting me know what you are most interested in reading about as well as to what you enjoy the most. I study each day with the very best in the industry to learn how to make my blog posts more meaningful to you…especially to share with you how you  could benefit.

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FORBES

Getting a Business Blog Ready for Prime Time

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Dena Kouremetis, Contributor 3/18/2013

So how do you start a blog? Most small businesses know they need original-content-laden blogs, but the daunting task of putting one together stops many individuals cold. Others can’t keep up, abandoning their efforts and making their blog pages look like foreclosed homes from 2008.

Here are some ways to ready your blog-writing future before ever hitting the “publish” tab on your WordPress.com, Blogger.com or proprietary web site blogging programs:

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And I would like to share some of my email from Ann Seig380353_304468282896903_1155722452_ann&tywp

today…very powerful…

The Email is titled

“2000 Reasons
to Open This Email”…

“My friend Ty Tribble is a master at this and he uses
a combination of social media and the major search
engines to funnel over 2,000 people every DAY to just
one of his blogs – and he doesn’t pay a dime for them.

There’s no question that getting your site ranked
high in the search engines is incredibly valuable.

But it’s not as hard as some people would have you
believe (and you don’t have to wait 6 months or more
for the search engines to “find” you, either).

We just got done putting together a presentation for
you where Ty explains his blogging “secret sauce” and
why so many people end up frustrated and confused

Ty Tribble
Ty Tribble

about the whole free traffic thing.

Hop on over here to check it out:

http://dannorris.MLMBlogSecrets.com

For the professional ready to develop professional copyrighting skills.

http://dannorris.RenegadeProBlog.com/wealthexperiment/

On this page are several opportunities for you  to benefit by requesting more information. I invite you to take advantage of these offers…most cost you nothing however are all valid and full of value…if you have read this page to this point you owe it to yourself to take advantage of one these offers that would benefit you the most.

Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

Author

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blogging - Getting Started!

Blog Free!

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Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ty Tribble
Ty Tribble

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

Click here now:

http://dannorris.MLMBlogSecrets.com

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

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant
Author
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Target Market

TARGET MARKET!

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

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ENTREPRENEUR

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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BUSINESS INSIDER

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 Be Successful
Business Strategy

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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e-business

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

Music - 05.10.2013.1 The Carpenters - Diana Kralls - Willie Nelson - Nat King Cole - Engelbert Humperdinck - Elvis Presley

Music

Rainy Days and Mondays - The Carpenters

We’ve Only Just Begun - The Carpenters

Can’t Smile Without You - The Carpenters

Crazy - Diana Kralls

Crazy - Willie Nelson

Unforgettable - Nat King Cole

After The Loving - Engelbert Humperdinck

Can’t help falling in love with you..Elvis Presley

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Music - 5.10.2013.2 Barry Manilow - Lou Rawls - Tom Jones - Frank Sinatra - Patsy Cline -

Music! Great music of all times for you on a Friday night…

I Write The Songs - Barry Manilow

Lady Love - Lou Rawls

She’s A Lady - Tom Jones

The Way You Look Tonight! - Frank Sinatra

Crazy - Patsy Cline

Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime - Dean Martin

Stop In The Name of Love - Diana Ross and The Supremes

Baby Love - Diana Ross and The Supremes

Have a great weekend!

Dan Norris

Cyber Attacks

Cyber Attacks

Affecting our finances and personal identity

What can you do to protect yourself more?

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PC MAG.COM

Bank Hack Results in Stunning $45 Million ATM Heist

By Chloe Albanesius             May 10, 2013

U.S. officials have indicted eight individuals for a massive cyber attack that allowed for a coordinated ATM heist that landed the criminals approximately $45 million in cash.

The scammers targeted banks that processed pre-paid debit cards, used a hack to erase the limit on those cards, and called on a network of criminals across the globe to withdraw millions from ATM’s in a matter of hours.

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DEFENSETECH

Cyber Attack: Online Bank Heist

by WARD CARROLL on FEBRUARY 19, 2008

If someone enters a bank and hands the teller a note, demanding money, it is on the evening news. If someone does the same thing in five banks, it hits the national news. If someone does it to 400 banks online NOT A WORD. This is not a hypothesis it is a fact.
The cyber weapon used in the 400 bank robberies is called SilentBanker. Security professionals are concerned over the discovery of a banking Trojan which steals user data that impact more than 400 banks worldwide. The information that SilentBanker collects gives it the ability to reroute money to another account owned by the attackers or who they represent. This is done without the user’s knowledge until he receives his bank statement.

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Cyber Thieves
Cyber Attack

Advanced Cyber Attack Tools Seen Available to Hackers

By Chris Strohm           May 08, 2013

…The advanced cyber tools that Symantec Inc. has found recently being used for attacks include large-scale data breaches that last year exposed about 93 million identities, “watering hole attacks” that target visitors to legitimate websites and the use of an estimated 3.4 million bot zombies around the world last year, according to the testimony of Cheri McGuire, Symantec’s vice president for global affairs and cyber-security policy.

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Protecting Your Identity As Cyber-Attacks Become More Frequent and Sophisticated

Ken Lin   Founder and CEO, CreditKarma.com    Posted: 11/12/2012

The South Carolina Revenue Department announced a major cyber-attack at the end of October possibly affecting 3.6 million taxpayers dating back to 1998. The state says an international hacker took unencrypted social security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers.

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This post is provided to share information on cyber attack risks to our finances, our personal identity and threaten our ability to achieve financial independence. I invite you to contact me to discuss how you can cost-effectively provide protections to reduce your risks. You may email me on dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant
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Law Offices

LAW OFFICES

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Topic of the day:

Have you ever needed to search for “Law Offices”?

By search I mean online, in the phone book, ads, brochures, television commercials, by talking with your friends or family,  or any other means? If you haven’t then I hope that you never have to do so. However the likelihood that you will need an “attorney at law” at some point in time is quite likely. If you did need to make that search are you considering the several qualifications that apply for your particular need? Is there a certain field in which the attorney must be qualified? Is the attorney experienced? How do they rank among their legal peers? What will be the cost? How will they charge me? Will there be a retainer? How much? Is there a limit to what they can charge me for their services? Do they have time to work with me now on my case?  These are just some of the considerations that you may have in case you were to need an attorney at any time.

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For more information on selecting professionals to help you in achieving financial independence, read my book “The Law and Legal Service Plans” shown on this page and available from Kindle and Amazon, or contact me on email at dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant
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How To Be Successful

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HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL!

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ASK ENTREPRENEUR

Question added to topic Starting a Business • February 28, 2013

What Are the Rewards of Entrepreneurship?

Question Answered by Ryan Himmel on February 28, 2013
It’s easy to see the value in entrepreneurship if you launch the next Instagram or Pinterest, but what if your business never gets to that point? Are there rewards to the entrepreneurial path even if your business stays pretty small?

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FORBES

5 Incredible Entrepreneurs and What We Can Learn From Them

Ilya Posin Contributor

Entrepreneurship is growing at a breakneck pace. And with our technological revolution, businesses are scaling and impacting the world more than ever before. For the United States to remain competitive, innovation and entrepreneurship must remain center stage. After all, entrepreneurship has been the primary engine of job creation in our economy [...]

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NEXERA

The Top 25 Network Marketing Companies

by The Staff at Nexera™ LLC
Who are the Top 25 Network Marketing Companies? Well, it really depends on how you define “The Top 25…” As you might imagine, the truth can be a bit subjective. For example…
The best-selling car in the World is the Toyota Corolla. Apparently it’s a great car, and yet at the same time is probably not the car of your dreams. Which begs the question, “Does an MLM company deserve a higher ranking simply because more people are involved?”

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2013 Home-Based Franchise Rankings

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RANK FRANCHISE STARTUP COSTS

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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

 

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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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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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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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

 

Market Strategies

A Successful Small Business
How To Start A Small Business

MARKET STRATEGIES

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Technorati

Social Marketing Tactics Balance Customer Attraction, Retention

Allison Reilly    Published: April 14, 2013

Websites, blogs, and social media marketing strike the best balance between customer attraction and retention, according to an October 2012 survey from Constant Contact. In its survey of over 1,000 small businesses, the small business marketing firm also found that the tactics least effective at striking the balance were daily deals and online ads. This balance is critical as small businesses need to use their marketing dollars wisely, and if certain tactics can do both, then that’s better for the business.

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BY ROD NICHOLS                       January 24, 2007

 

…All these methods will help create exposure and attract prospects, but my favorite marketing method is “attraction marketing.” Any time you can establish yourself as an expert, you’ll attract people interested in the topic you know so much about. Be sure to include articles or e-books on your site that establish you as an authority….

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Leverage Visual Marketing to Grow Your Business

Dan SchawbelDan Schawbel, Contributor 

Anita Campbell I spoke with my old friend, Anita Campbell, who is the CEO and founder of Small Business Trends an online community touching over 250,000 small business owners each month. It is an award-winning site, named to the Forbes Best of the Web (twice in 2005 and 2008), and receiving [...]

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Entrepreneur

Prospecting for Network Marketing Diamonds

Learn how to recognize, interest and attract the people who will become your biggest sellers.

BY ROD NICHOLS | November 21, 2006

..Beyond your warm market, there’s a whole world full of diamonds. All you have to do is sift through the dirt to find them. Even better would be if they found you. That’s called attraction marketing. You set yourself up as an authority, and high-quality prospects come to you. One of the best training programs on attraction marketing is called Magnetic Sponsoring. It will teach you how to set yourself up to attract quality prospects…

 

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Attraction Marketing is the use of marketing techniques specifically designed to teach the customer what you are doing and how a service or product will benefit them well before they purchase it. Reverse Marketing is the same concept of Attraction Marketing. One of the most successful developers of Attraction Marketing techniques for the internet is Ann Sieg. Ann has worked more than 19 years to learn from experience and to now share her knowledge with thosethat are interested.

I highly recommend.Ann’s excellent strategy document on this very exciting technology that I believe will revolutionize the network marketing industry! I consider this strategy document to be the most useful approach to internet marketing that I have read since college days! If you are serious about marketing on the internet then in my opinion this is a must read document…along with Ty Tribble‘s Blog Secrets…Ann and Ty have teamed up to bring new, successful horizons to internet marketing…now you can get prospects to come to you because you are attracting them…with your information, knowledge, and sincere desire to help them.

The Renegade Network Marketer: 

Your market strategies can make a major difference in your business performance.

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I would be pleased to talk with you via email at dannorris42@gmail.com  or via phone at 407-749-9395.

 

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

 

How to be successful!

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How to be successful!

Today’s Topic

We have discussed in several posts what elements are necessary to accomplish in the process of “how to be successful” in your small business. Let’s put these all together today in an understandable set of goals, plans, directions and implementations that hopefully will result in our ultimate goal of financial independence…that time when we have sufficient wealth that all our needs are met and we can live and perform wherever we choose…our office can be anywhere…including a nice beach in the Caribbean or on a mountaintop in the Carolina’s. I will start this by saying that giving up on achieving your goals is  not allowed…you may have to make changes in the way that you get there…but giving up is not an option.

First we began with your burning desire to achieve, your willingness to learn and a commitment to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Then we put together a business plan including our strategy of what we want to achieve, by when, how we are going to get there, and what resources we need to accomplish the job. Then we take inventory of our own resources and determine our strengths and weaknesses and decide where we will need mentors and guidance.  Essential to success are good business products or services which will be desired by the marketplace at affordable prices. Then we need an effective marketing plan to take your products to market. Now the execution of your plan, using the resources that you have along with the mentoring and guidance that you receive will lead you to the beginning of success on your plan. The level of success may be frustrating and challenging at first, however, your consistency and never give up attitude, along with analyzing, studying and improving your overall approach every day, will lead you to the level of performance that is acceptable to you.  Just remember, this is being accomplished successfully every day, many times by people much less fortunate and intelligent than you.              You are the master of your fate! Isn’t this a wonderful opportunity that we have?

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wiseGEEK

What Is a Business Strategy?

A business strategy typically is a document that clearly articulates the direction a business will pursue and the steps it will take to achieve its goals. In a standard business plan, the business strategy results from goals established to support the stated mission of the business. A typical business strategy is developed in three steps: analysis, integration and implementation.

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Thinking Managers

Business strategies for thinking managers

How to Create and Implement a Killer Business Strategy

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Entrepreneur
A Young Entrepreneur’s Quick Path to Profitability
BY LOGAN KUGLER | April 15, 2013

Vermont’s Matt Benedetto has been selling things since he was 13, when his mother taught him to crochet and he started making winter beanie hats for skiers in the Northeast. But when he graduated from college last year, the young entrepreneur decided it was time to think bigger

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If you would like to build your internet marketing business with the latest marketing technologies…like “getting people to come to you rather than you sorting through them” to find warm prospects, I am really impressed with Ann Sieg’s excellent work for the last several years on Attraction

The Attraction Marketers Manifesto:

http://dannorris.marketersmanifesto.com/

 

The reasons that I recommend that you read Ann’s documents are that if you are serious about being successful in internet marketing, these techniques can make you significantly more effective. I recommend that you invest some good quality time studying the Attraction Marketer’s Manifesto.

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

 

Keys To Success

 

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Keys To Success

 

Keys To Success

Topic of the day…

If you are interested in getting your business started as rapidly as possible and at the lowest cost,  then you need mentors that can share keys to success with you.  You will need key top-level mentors and a team of mentors at varying levels of expertise if you are to be successful and reduce the startup time to a minimum.  The next article by the Small Business Administration of the Federal Government estimates start-up costs of a small business at around $30,000. Frankly I don’t know many people who would even consider starting a business if it were going to cost that much. Consider getting started with  few hundred dollars or more.

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How to Estimate the Cost of Starting a Business from Scratch

How much does it cost to start your own business?

Of course, the answer depends on your business model and your chosen industry. However, a useful estimate based on a 2009 study conducted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation  puts the average cost of starting a new business from scratch at just over $30,000.

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Key Success Factors
Key Success Factor

 
Discover Your Strengths and Supercharge Your Business

Have you ever been kept awake until 2 in the morning having an imaginary conversation with one of your blog readers who thinks you’re great and left a long comment telling you so? Or spent hours obsessively trying to figure out how to do better work, spurred by a fan letter from a customer about the terrific job you did?

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The Key To Success

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The Truth About Working From Home

At the most recent meeting of the She Owns It business group, the owners talked about the pros and cons of allowing workers to do their jobs from home.

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10 Questions to Ask Before Determining Your Target Market

The better you understand your customer, the faster your business will grow. But new ventures often struggle to define their target market and set their sights too broadly.

“We often overestimate the market size, and in many cases there may not be one at all,” says Robert Hisrich, director of the Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Ariz.

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Keys to success:

If you would like to discuss how you might start your business I will be pleased to talk with you. Email me on dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.

 

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant