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14 Nov 2014 

Doing business in Africa can be profitable and risky at the same time. Small or big businessman, he/she will only become successful only if he'll learn/undergo coaching and mentoring. The bigger the business is, the bigger the loss. The loss and gain of one's business depends on their sizes. But with expert management, some things may turn around. Small business will earn a lot and big businesses will sink big time.

Small businesses in Africa is perceived as the most stable type of business. People believe that smaller ventures face lesser risks compared to huge businesses. In this time of recession, smaller ventures tend to be more flexible than any other businesses. But it doesn't mean that all small business will soar. Success is manageable only if you have selected the right type of business. In Africa, investors carefully choose what type of small business they should start. Selection of venture isn't an easy task, it is best if you'll have a reference of what businesses have withstand the business environment in Africa.

Small businesses in Africa related to manufacturing, health, agriculture, and wholesale and retailing industry. Businesses on these categories profit more because of they provide and to maintain the needs of Africans. The ever-increasing needs of the people is an occasion that businessmen should enjoy, especially now that the area is on the frontier of economical development. From time to time, their demands for basic commodities will grow.

Manufacturing is nice business to do because of Africa's abundant resources. Even if there's a presence of large manufacturing companies, there continues to be a room for small groups because they're the only one who can reach more Africans faster. They have a direct procurement on certain materials and machinery. Possible small businesses are weaving, lace making, retail bakeries, pottery, rug making, and many more. The labor force for manufacturing in Africa is relatively high, adding up to its potential in the African Market.

Small business owners are typically most focused on sales and marketing. They do not really have the time to work toward their computer systems. However, as a small business owner you know as well as your business cannot survive the competition without an IT infra in place. Thus, the safest solution is to outsource this entire job. IT support Melbourne for small businesses is highly customized and also highly profitable for you in the long run. Hence, whatever investment you make for small business IT support Melbourne should be considered to be in capital injection in your business.

What are the more common services available in the shape of small business IT support Melbourne? You will find out that there are several services that are available and these are adequate for you to run your business efficiently.

Health services, including education aids, can likewise be appealing because until now, it one of Africa's problem had to be addressed. People in the continent are in need of massive transformation on their health and education programs. If there will be an entry of investment on this area, bigger growths are possible. Entrepreneurs will be the one to provide aids and support to Africans.

Wholesaling and retailing industry plays a key role in the African market. Food products are usually imported and operate by wholesalers. It is a profitable business of the opportunity of involvement of foreign trades. Wholesalers are extremely important in the distributing systems in the market, they're suppliers for independent retailers and informal operators. Common businesses in this industry are stores, dealers of some products like, farm and building materials, liquor, home furnishing, electronic, and a whole bunch more.

Agricultural sector is the more positive investment the one can indulge in. Africa is obviously rich in natural resources. The continent is is one of the world largest landscaper. All that they need is more intelligent farming knowledge and innovations to give way for extension of the business. There is also a large number of Africans who've been doing farm business ever since.


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12 Nov 2014 

Remember the celebrated line from Ben Franklin about death and taxes? ' In this world nothing can be described as certain, except death and taxation. ' Since tax day has come and gone this year, here is the perfect time to face the other sure thing.

Estate planning is not exactly my idea of fun. However, it's absolutely necessary. Just like you are planning for retirement, you need to plan for the inevitable. Some of this stuff might require the consumption of a lawyer or financial planner for a one-time estate planning session. However, you could also find either of the many websites where you can buy some legal documents and/or consult with an attorney at a reduced rate.


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09 Nov 2014 

When you are talking to someone casually about a career in copywriting, someone might think you are talking about copyrighting. Be sure to correct that person, because copywriting is a different process from copyrighting a creative work of art. Although you do not have to let the word 'art' out of what a copywriter does.

A copywriter is precisely what the title says: A person who writes compelling copy for a corporation to sell a product. And the most successful possibility within that career is found in the direct-response field. Those letters you receive in the mail that convince you to purchase a credit card or other product are prepared by the best copywriters in the sector who use words to tap into your deepest emotions.

The good news is that direct-response copywriting is becoming the most potentially lucrative freelance writing field in the world. The University of Southern California's Online Journalism Review blog wrote about how much freelance copywriters are becoming in high demand for online companies back already in 2009.

So, what does that mean?

You can get started on the process on your own before visiting the filing company. First, determine a primary and backup name for your entity. It is essential to have a backup name to help ensure availability. Next, prepare the California LLC Articles of Organization. This packet can be obtained online in PDF format through the California Secretary of State. Finally, simply contact Sacramento filing company to submit your documentation and complete the process. Due to the convenient location, forms are hand delivered to the Secretary of State each day, three times per day.

The entire process is quite simple and can be made on your own, but if you like, a filing company can prepare your documents for you as well.

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But how do you get started? I'm now in the process of taking an online course in the field. You have some compelling options in placing your foot in the door.

Try an online course. You can find dozens of reputable ones through a Google search. Courses advertised through Writers Digest are offered for as little as $200 and will teach you every secret to writing compelling copy. The course I'm taking is designed in manageable installments, plus offers writing practice exercises to help you assimilate the craft.

Some courses also provide a final test and a chance to craft a large direct-response brochure for a fictional company. In those cases, you can send it into a forum to be graded by copywriting experts who give suggestions on ways to improve.

Even before you get started in a copywriting course, it is a good idea to start a LinkedIn account so you can be prepared in advance for professional contacts. If you are already a writer, you should already be networking with your peers.

And it is easy to start your own website through Wordpress. Once you get your copywriting career going, this will be crucial in marketing your skills to clients. Freelance writers should place their earlier writing examples on the scene to show how compelling their copy already has been.

It's best to start very small despite many copywriting courses teaching you how to communicate with the big companies for a touted six-figure income. The best way to start is in contacting your local businesses to offer copywriting services on spec with a direct-response letter, a newsletter, or copy for a business's website. Your local prospects can range from restaurants to even churches.

The above route may not pay as much in the beginning. Regardless, having those local business examples placed on your website for reference can help jumpstart you into working with bigger companies online. They'll be more likely to take on your offer in crafting a direct-response letter if they see you have succeeded often at a local level.


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07 Nov 2014 

Do you know many successful business owners-- particularly those who become successful within a short space of time-- have a secret? Their secret is that is they resulted from a family with business experience. In many cases, business owners have produced next-generation business owners. The next generation learned by watching how their parents, aunts and uncles did it. They learned by working in their family's business. Subconsciously, they took the tricks of the trade without knowing it.

Those of us who didn't have the luxury of learning from our families learned by trial and error. We have little family support because our families cannot relate to our entrepreneurial traits. Even though my parents ran a tutoring business for many years when I was in elementary school, they both became school administrators later in their careers. The careers they built were mostly in school systems, not privately held businesses. When I first started my consulting business, my dad asked me to get a job. It's produced more than 16 years, and even today, he still tells me to have a job. He believes a job offers more security than owning your own business does. In today's world, there is really not much of a difference.

Dont try to over-extend your home business. Pick a focus that has a sizeable customer based, but dont try to cover everything in that focus. For example, if you run a tutoring business, dont try to offer grade school, college, business skills tutoring, and high school. Pick just one area that you value and focus on that.

Jennifer Bouani started working at her father's business at age 12. She took customers' orders and answered phones. Because she had no idea what customers wanted, she sometimes transferred calls to the wrong department. Bouani later became a consultant and worked in Fortune 1000 companies. But her childhood experience inspired her to make an effect on the future generation by teaching entrepreneurship. Today, she is Tyler & the Solve-a-matic Machine, the author of two children's books, and Tyler Passes the Golden Key. Five more books can be found in the works. She runs Bouje Publishing with her husband, Sean. Her books have inspired many kids to start a company and guided them through starting up and making profits.

Bouani believes that members of our generation were taught to be good employees. I believe MBA programs are designed for managing Fortune 500 or publicly traded companies. Many of the successful business owners I know of do not have MBAs (that includes Bouani). Bouani's goal is to promote innovation and ideas and prepare kids to succeed in life.

Bouani's mission is clear. However, she walks the walk; she has applied everything to her business that she discusses in her books. She uses focus groups to test her materials. And she markets her books not only to retailers, but likewise to major corporations and nonprofit organizations.

Know your customers' needs, wants and desires. You can ask them directly or set up focus groups to query them.

Create value for all stakeholders, including customers, shareholders, you, and vendors, the owner. We all need to remind ourselves that we are in business for profit.

I know many frustrated business owners do not want their kids to be in business because they know it takes a lot of time and lots of energy to get it right. But why not teach your kids about entrepreneurship? It could make a big difference in their life.


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