Real Business Developers Wanted In This Recession

Have you decided yet? Have you determined once and for all that you are going to do something BIG for your self and your family?

My mentor always says, “what you do for yourself makes you successful but what you do for others makes you significant!” Are you still working at the same job hoping things turn around for you someday? Still hoping business picks up again like it once was years ago? Still on the JOB boards and newspapers looking for that next new exciting company that will finally pay you want you are worth? Or maybe you’ll even settle for just a little more money than you’re making now.

When will enough be enough for you?

I want to introduce you to someone I met recently…

His name Is Robert Burrows. Robert lives in Michigan and found an ad my Partner Yolanda Williams-Davis had on the Michigan Talent Bank.

Robert is a social worker with the juvenile disciplinary system. In other words, he works in the non-profit sector and his income was also non-profit.

He was telling me during our interview he believes many many people in Michigan are starving for an opportunity to get more control over their income and therefore their lives.

I was shocked to hear that the unemployment in the state of Michigan is almost 25% higher than the national average!

What is it like in your area?

What does the housing market look like in your city?

Just last week I met Christian, a young guy from Arizona who was also a newly-wed that was also expecting his first child in about 6 months.

Both Christian and his wife home owners and were calling the bank that same day to notify the mortgage department that they both want to voluntarily give up their houses…

The he shared with me his house was already rented out but he could not charge enough to cover the entire mortgage. He could refinance because the appraised value had decreased by $60k within the last year.

Can you tell that people need to make some adjustments in their income and in their lives?

Where are you in your life?

More importantly, what are you doing to maintain much less advance you quality of life and those around you?

There are tons of people looking you and your leadership. Actively seeking and starting businesses that can help them become recession proof.

Approximately 79 million people will start their own business in the next few years. All will need to master the skills that you can learn now and position yourself to teach to others.

Right now you have a chance to put your self in position to be the one who helps them set up a marketing system that will bring them more customers and therefore more money and when that happens, you profit too.

You can first take back control over your own life by becoming a real business developer marketing everything from simple necessities, like a cell phone and Internet service, breakthrough technology like video phones, info products on how to swap car engines, baking or any field you are passionate about using proven marketing systems.

You can, in turn ,create the lifestyle of your dreams by helping people get more of what they want out of life.

Party Guides During Melbourne’s Spring Carnival

The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is one of the most anticipated events in Australia every year. This celebration and event brings together the very best of all Australia and International thoroughbreds for 50 days filled with world-class horse racing action and excitement. The whole event has a carnival like atmosphere that brings the city of Melbourne and nearby areas life during spring time.

This year’s major racing carnival includes a four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival, usually hosted in Flemington in early November. Flemington is known to be the home of the Melbourne Cup Day which highlights a 3-day Caulfield Cup carnival hosted in Caulfield in October and has always been an exciting event for horse racing fans.

With all the happenings going on, it would be fun to participate in the events and the happenings during this 50-day event. Another thing to look forward to during this time of the year in Australia is the party that comes with the carnival and celebrations. Instead of going to after-parties during this busy time of the year, why not have the party celebrated right at the comfort of your homes.

Here are ideas you could try for your own version of a Melbourne Spring Carnival Party.

Have your television set-up at a large area in your home or in your backyard

You can still enjoy the race and the fun outdoors without having to endure the heat, long lines and traffic in Melbourne by just watching the events on your television screen. If you plan to have guests in the house, setting up your television in your living area or your backyard would make you feel like being actually present at the game. Having friends around allows you to bet or simply enjoy watching the races featured in the events.

Set-up barbeque for your Melbourne Spring Carnival party

Barbeque and chips are easy to do and cheap food items you could consider for your Melbourne Spring Carnival party at home. You can also grill burgers, steaks and hamburgers too. You can ask friends to go potluck as well if you would want to have plenty of food for the party. Take note of who will bring the drinks as well.

Decorate Carnival Style

To being the spring carnival atmosphere right inside your homes, having carnival inspired decorations is a must. You can have it DIY or purchase a few cheap ribbons and bonbons to decorate your place. It would be fun to encourage your guests to arrive in costume. Since the festival is all about races and horses, you can ask them to come in their racing attire or dress-up like a cowboy. Best in costumes gets to eat the most burgers and barbeque in the party.

Country music

Tame down and simply enjoy fun conversation with friends after watching the exciting races in the TV or after enjoying the sumptuous foods with country music as your background. This would definitely offer a chance for your family and friends to enjoy the spring carnival at the comfort of your homes.

Business Development Ideas For Small IT Business

Information technology is not meant for small business. This is the biggest misperception hovering around the IT stream. Instead, information technology is one domain that has many opportunities for all. IT not only offers you a wide variety of jobs to opt from, but is also a small business destination. The workloads are tremendous, and you should try venturing into this steam only if you are willing to work continuous sleepless nights. Getting work is not difficult, but delivering within the restricted time frames and still maintaining the output quality is what takes the toll. Another important characteristic of this business is the multi requirement. You alone with a specific skill set might not be able to satisfy all requirements, but a perfect team with a coalition of different specializations is necessary to expand. So, before advertising or planning for mass business development, ensure that you have the right personnel associated with you. Recruitment agencies could be handy or you can refer to your own educational institute’s student list for such reference names and contacts.

To grow your small business, it is important to make the target segment aware of your presence. This can be best done by procuring a few speaking slots in important conferences and sessions related to your field. You can also advertise in a few selected journals and directories in your domain; however, be cautious of your budget. Do not overspend unless you’ve roped in a few fixed clients.

Develop a website and use other online strategies such as search engine optimization to boost your presence. This suits your stream; your target customers are well educated and can be easily reached through the World Wide Web.

Another important way to get your break is by getting associated with professional consultants or AMCs (annual maintenance contractors). These people are generally looked to for technical advice. They can certainly refer you to their clients for a small mark-up fee. Another network where you need an entry to be among the chosen IT service providers is the company’s purchasing department. Look for informal referrals in this group and couple it with your professional networking. Send them your brochures and provide as many dummy runs through the offerings as possible. If they are impressed, half of the job is done.

Business development in the IT domain is not very difficult, especially if you can offer the right portfolio. So, emphasize as much as possible on your product and follow the mentioned guidelines to create the desired impact. Choose the path that is subtler, as immediate steps in this direction could mean enormous spending that might not be viable at initial stages.