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In traditional business, it is not the high tech software, filling systems or any technology that determines the business success. You can still find business becoming very successful even though they adopt very basic tracking techniques. The success lies in offering value, quality and honesty in business dealings. I want to share with you a [...]

in Entrepreneurship or Small Business

There are a number of blogs that I follow because these authors write quality content that are beneficial. Some of them are: 1. Personal Finance for Christians (url: http://www.christianpf.com/) Bob (and his entire department) was laid off in 2008 when a larger firm bought over his company. Instead of looking for a full time job, [...]

in Blog-Inspiration, Blogging

The world today is moving towards passive income. Money making gurus are advocating earning passive income as the way to go- that you can make money while you sleep, play golf, go on vacation, etc. Passive income is a smart way to earn money and should be the way forward compared to active income. Or [...]

in Finance or Money, Income

Stay at home moms can also make some side income through various income streams from home. Between managing the household, taking care of the kids and putting everything in order, moms are generally left with limited time for anything else. Still, if there is a will, there is a way. To find time to better [...]

in Finance or Money, Income

Years ago, during the economic downturn, Timothy Tye found himself out of job- as the company had let go him and his entire department. This is very much felt now especially in the current economic downturn- one day you can be having a five or six figure pay and the next day, you’re told to [...]

in Blogging, Career-Retrenched

In today’s business world, in order to appear professional, always get a proper domain name for your site. Never list your site in a free register directory like hotfrog without any urls. Just set up a simple site to enable your customers to find and contact you. Today, we do not keep name cards or [...]

in Entrepreneurship or Small Business

This story was published in The Star paper on 9 June 09. After reading the article, I feel duly inspired but did not have time to write about this- now that I have time, I feel this articles warrants to be shared with others.   During the dotcom burst in 2001, many IT programmers and [...]

in CAREER, Career-Retrenched, Entrepreneurship or Small Business

One of my mom’s long time friend is currently renovating her home. I was just talking to her today and the conversation went to the topic about her contractor who is overseeing the renovation works. According to her, the contractor is fully, and in fact, overbooked even during the economy downtime. Now, with so many [...]

in Entrepreneurship or Small Business

Many companies does this: take some generic product and add some perceived value, then increase the price. If the perceived value can potentially convince customers that they need the product, then the company can charge a bomb for it. Some of the ways to add perceived value: attractive packaging persuasive writeup on the product getting [...]

in Creativity, Entrepreneurship or Small Business

When we are schooling, decisions are normally made for us. Our parents would decide what is the best stream (science and art) to go to. For some kids, they have been groomed from a very young age to be a doctor, engineer, accountant, etc. Some follow the path that their parents lay out for them. [...]

in CAREER, Career-Dream