Sunday, August 05, 2007

Food Service Business?

Hey folks!

My niece makes the best crepes. She wants to start a business selling her crepes and has asked me to help her. I don't have any experience with starting a food service business, though, so does anyone know where to begin?

We have tested our crepes in various locations so far and they were a big hit. Now we're just looking to make some money doing it.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Important Aspects When Buying Something.



Most Important Buying Aspect




1. What's the most important aspect when considering a purchase?
a. Inexpensive pricing.
b. Excellent quality.
c. Fantastic customer service.
d. Quick and easy product support.
e. Can buy online.
f. Locally-owned business.
g. Other.

2. What's the second most important aspect when considering a purchase.
a. Inexpensive pricing.
b. Excellent quality.
c. Fantastic customer service.
d. Quick and easy product support.
e. Can buy online.
f. Locally-owned business.
g. Other.

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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Virtual Assistant or Virtual Professional?

Well, I've been calling myself a Virtual Assistant, preferring to cater to administrative/secretarial tasks from my home office; however, I found out the other day that VA's encompass only administrative tasks. If you also do web design, desktop publishing, bookkeeping, or a variety of other tasks, that is not really considered being a Virtual Assistant. However, there is such a thing as calling yourself a Virtual Professional. I think I will stick with that term as it encompasses a wide variety of things. So before you label yourself, think clearly on what it is you want to offer. And if you get confused on what it is you do or what you want to call yourself, ask for help. If you're confused, your customer will become confused as well. That's not good for business.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Are You CEO Material?

I took this fun quiz entitled, Are You CEO Material?

My Result Was:

You are CEO material. You are one who stands up to challenges.

Do you want to take this quiz too? If so, click here.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Share Your Success Stories

Are you making a living working at home? Do you have the perfect dream job? How did you do it? Share your success stories with us here.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Resource: Biz Owners' IdeaCafe

Have you joined the Business Owners' IdeaCafe yet? If not, you don't know what you're missing. It's a great place for business owners to network, find resources, look up grants, get information on taxes, and have your business profiled. It's especially helpful for people wanting to start a business -- there's a section in their forum for getting help with finding the right business name and their site has devoted a part to getting your business up and running. And best of all, Business Owner's IdeaCafe is free to join, so what are you waiting for? Go to http://www.businessownersideacafe.com/ and sign up today!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Article Marketing Does Help!

Are you looking for a creative way to promote yourself? Then try some article writing. It really does help. It's been awhile since I attempted this, but 2007 is my year, so I'm going to get back into it. When I first tried posting articles online, I was pleasantly surprised to find my business pick up. People do love articles that help them, but remember to put a resource box at the end of those articles so they can find you online.

In the weeks ahead, I will keep you updated on my article promotion progress.