Your Web Presence Is Important – Part 5

The web developer is almost finished with your site. You have the URL or name of your site but you need to attach that address to an invisible home out on the Internet.

How would you do that?

It’s simple; you contact a web hosting company that specializes in providing web servers to put your internet site on. Think of hosting servers as a plot of land that you build your house (web-site) on for people to see. You’ve already bought the address so now, you have to buy or rent the land that the address will represent.

Hosting servers actually allow the web developer to load the site up to a specific designated spot on the internet by using a File Transfer Protocol (FTP). The developer uses FTP software to load your web-site up to the address that you have selected. It acts as a piece of software that takes your developed site from a computer and puts it in cyberspace.

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Starting A Home Based Business

Home based businesses are forms of employment which are increasing in number annually. Individuals favor this type of employment as they are able to work out of their home and make a living by doing so. There are many beneficial factors which make engaging in serious home based business opportunity a wise decision. Some of these include being able to stay home with the kids, eliminate a work commute and be your own boss. There are various factors which equal a serious home based business opportunity and some of these will be discussed below.

A great home based business opportunity is one which allows individuals to make a good living from their self-employment. As opposed to part time jobs from home, one who engages in a serious venture will be able to pay the bills and have money left over to spend on other items as well. Some may even find a home based business that they can pass down from generation to generation.

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B2B Networks for SOHO’s

We’ve been examining ways for a SOHO business owner to develop a web-site, initializing the site and marketing the site through a search engine. We’ve come to the conclusion that the Internet is a big network and that you have a place on the net for your business. The internet is also great for exchanging data about your SOHO business, networking with other resources and gathering information about existing or new markets.

Business-to-Business (B2B) web communities are popping up all over the web and you, as a business owner should take advantage of this opportunity. What is a B2B web community? It’s a community that sells goods or services to other businesses on the Internet. If you can visual the industrial area of your town with several businesses selling to those businesses in that district, that’s what a B2B web community resembles.

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Doing Work From Home

Everyone living on a strict budget thinks about supplementary means of increasing earnings and subsequently loosening a bit the tie which controls harshly and closely their financial means. Overachievers get two jobs, or maybe even three, struggling between full-time and part-time contracts with supervisors who are not always as supportive and understanding as one may want them to be.

Then there are those who say that they can do better than spend almost all of their time at a workplace where they are not being paid the amount of money necessary to render their budget less severe. These ones either opt for working from home as a second job or simply elaborate a work from home business on a full-time basis.

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Making A Choice To Incorporate

Considering incorporation for your business. Business incorporation has its pros and cons but to make sure that the business incorporation goes smoothly, it is always smart to hire an attorney to assure yourself that the paperwork is filled out correctly and everything goes to plan.

The forms for business incorporation include articles of incorporation that conform to the state law. They must be filed with the correct state authorities, with the filing fees, initial franchise taxes and other initial fees.

There are many advantages to going through the business incorporation process. One of the primary advantages is the limited liability the corporate entity affords its shareholders. With the shareholders not being liable for the debts of the corporation, shareholders are free of obligation to the company. Another advantage to incorporating your business is the fact that ownership of the corporation is easily transferable. If you decide after a year or two that you don’t want to have full responsibility for the corporation any more, you can sell it or have someone take over very easily.

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Automating Your Marketing Systems

Every SOHO business can benefit from Automated Marketing Systems.

An Automated Marketing System works while the business owner is asleep! Isn’t that great? You can get your business in front of customers while you take a break from your days work!

The definition of automated marketing is the ability to use tools to market to clients on a real time basis using the internet or time based software. Time based software is software that is set by the business owner to do a certain task, such as, faxing correspondence to customers at a designated time, sending newsletters using a batch concept at a designated time and using voice/data tools for messaging.

When a SOHO business owner uses these tools, they are doing two things.

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Developing Your SOHO Business

Congratulations! You have decided to start your Small Home Office Business. It’s a big step to financial and personal freedom but, the first steps come with responsibility.

The hardest step for any entrepreneur that wants to work from home is to create an organized plan of action or action plan. This action plan include instructions on operating your SOHO on a daily basis, resources that are used and needed for structure of your company, personnel requirements (if needed) and various other concepts.

The action plan is part of your administrative setup and should consist of the following four areas:

Executive Plans of Action – The executive part of the action plan explains what you must do and achieve to register your business, set up business accounts and develop networks to support your business. Even though it is called the Executive Plan, it is really the plan of the owner and what the owner must do and consider getting the business off and running.

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Computer Knowledge 101 – Things You Must Know

Information technology has opened so many doors for people over the last fifteen years. SOHO business owners have a wealth of information right at their fingertips by using computers and user friendly software.

SOHO business owners must take advantage of this explosion in information. Never before in the history of mankind has data been readily available to the common person. Most business people in the past have struggled because they didn’t have the same tools that corporations had to do business or make solid business decisions. Now the playing field is equal.

Computers are easy to operate and you should have no fear as to really damaging a computer unless you drop it out of a window! Software technology has improved and programs are becoming more integrated than ever before, depending on one another to optimize your computer applications.

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Setting Up SOHO Operations – Part 2

Depending on what state that you are in, you must pay attention to certain laws in establishing a SOHO and those laws apply to zoning requirements of the city that you live in.

Some zoning laws a very flexible when it comes to the operation of SOHO’s . If it is an administrative based SOHO business, then usually, everything is okay. There is nothing being manufactured or openly sold, such as food or other items that require certifications from your local and county government.

Usually, the grey area in SOHO operations is in the area of manufacturing and customer visitation. If you are manufacturing a certain product with chemicals, then you may have to get special privileges depending on the zoning requirements of the neighborhood that you are living in.

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Using Forums and Blogs for Your SOHO Business

Forums are excellent tools to post topics, articles and correspondence concerning your SOHO Business. These tools are effective in relating different strategies, thoughts and plans and they are very easy to use . You can also market group activities to potential members, organizations and affiliate SOHO Businesss.

An e-Forum allows a person to post a topic of interest through a forum portal for responses from other people. Most internet forums are free and cover a wide variety of issues and topics. There’s no limitation in using forums and they serve as a great barometer for group, public or individual response.

In creating a business forum on the internet, you should develop a plan on what you want the forum to achieve and that will depend on your mission statement. If your emphasis is business development then most of your should have the theme of business development tools, articles, information exchange and research. You can have different forums under one forum page.

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