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Webmail Vs Desktop Email Clients

Ever since the invention of email was brought forth into the world, the age old question has persisted: webmail or desktop? The Internet caught fire in 1997, and at that time, Hotmail was the major player on the webmail scene. From a business perspective, having a Hotmail address wasn’t exactly a sign of being established. Most business people clung to their desktop account for dear life, thinking that a non-Hotmail address was instant credibility. But over the years there has been a significant change in that thought pattern. It is now possible to maintain a webmail account without using a generic name that calls reputation into question. In order to know if it is right for you, however, you must first weigh the pros and the cons of these two very popular forms of communication. Accessibility: Webmail bears the advantage of being accessible at any place and time no matter if you have your computer with you or not. For today’s business person this makes the email form preferable to desktop email because it allows them to take care of pressing matters more easily. Instead of lugging around a laptop, you can simply duck in to an Internet cafe, take care of what you need to, and then go on about your business. When confined to the desktop, matters must wait until you are able to make it back...

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Where Should You Invest Your Tax Refund?

Are you getting money back on your taxes this year? If so, are you taking a trip, going on a shopping spree, or hopefully putting something away for retirement or a rainy day? If you are taking the latter course where should you invest your tax refund? Investing excess cash such as a tax refund should be routine for every investor. This money will stay put until you are no longer working or when you really need it. Here is where you need to apply the principles of value investing. The skill of long term investing is more in the process than in picking today’s bright shiny stock tip. Intrinsic value is the valuation that successful long term investors use to pick profitable long term investments. We wrote about this concept as it applies to stocks. Benjamin Graham presented investors with a formula for calculating intrinsic stock value in 1962 and modified it in 1974. The 1974 version considers the following: Earnings per share, EPS, for the preceding twelve months A constant of 8.5 representing an expected price to earnings ratio, P/E ratio, for a company that is not growing An estimate of long term growth, five years = g A constant of 4.4 which was the average yield of high grade corporate bonds in the early 1960 decade The current yield of AAA corporate bonds = Y Where V...

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How to Generate Organic Leads

If you’ve been in business for more than one day, then you are probably no stranger to the daily website marking goon phone call promising you a first page on Google result for the low, low price of just $1,000, to $1,500 a month. Now before everyone in the SEO business starts trashing my blog, let me make it known there are plenty of great SEO companies out there and I have partnered on several projects with some of them. This is also an industry that is flooded with hundreds of thousands of so-called SEO companies that scam honest hard-working business owners out of thousands of dollars a month. Here are a couple of things to watch out for to make sure you don’t get taken. First of all make them show you proof of current customers that they have achieved similar goals to the ones they are promising you. This will be very easy for a dependable reputable company. Secondly remember the saying Rome was not constructed in a day, in this case you can’t expect to get your company to become a top-tier Google listing overnight. Just as it takes years to build your business reputation it also takes years to organically achieve first page search results. A business can achieve this first page search results by hiring a reputable firm but in most cases this can...

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Are You Missing These Hidden Streams of Income In Your Done-For-You Services?

If you do any kind of done-for-you services, perhaps you provide a newsletter for your clients, or write blog posts, or articles, any kind of marketing via social media, event planning, direct mail, or anything where you provide the service for your clients, you should look to see if there are ways you can utilize the media for yourself. For example, if you are providing a done-for-you service, like a newsletter, which has a wide audience, you need to think about ways you can carve out some real estate on that newsletter where you can have your information. Let's say, you're doing a done-for-you service of a newsletter, for a group of dentists, all over the country and they're handing their newsletters out and sending newsletters out to their clients, we're literally talking about thousands of people getting this information, all over the country. What kind of space can you carve out for yourself, maybe it's a space that's two inch by two inch square, or bigger, the size does not really matter. The point is that you can now promote something you're doing, a service, or another done-for-you service that you provide. Somewhere on there, you should have your own real estate, so people know that you're the one who's actually putting that newsletter together. Let's face it, a dentist has patients who might be business owners, who...

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How To Double Your Income in 2018

I am about to share with you an indisputable action plan that will dramatically increase your income if you have the courage to make it happen. But first, The question must be asked, “Why is it that some people make $5000.00 a day and other people only make $250.00 a day. (or less) Is it because they are more intelligent? Maybe it is because they are better looking? Perhaps it is because of the people they know? While they may have a small contribution to someone being successful, the truth is that you can be the most intelligent, good looking individual that knows lots of people, and yet still struggle through life. Consider this. Have you ever seen someone that you know is dumber than you become far more successful than you? (c’mon, you can admit it, no one is watching.) So, how have they increased their income? They simply know something you do not know, and they are doing what you are not doing. They may not have realised it, but they have understood this formula. And, most importantly, they got serious about changing their situation. Let me explain. If someone has a problem, they are willing to pay for a solution. Let me give you some example of what I mean. Imagine that a business owner wants to improve the results they want to achieve in their...

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