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Tips for choosing your professional email address #apply #for #a #business #loan


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Tips for choosing your professional email address

Andréa Coutu wrote recently about 7 terrible secrets revealed by your email address (and how to fix them). Her advice is good, and I recommend reviewing each of her points before you decide on your “official” email address.

If you’re in business as an IT consultant, you have no excuse for not having your own domain name. If domain registration and hosting breaks your bank, then you shouldn’t be in this business. Even if your niche has nothing to do with the Internet (as unlikely as that’s becoming), nothing says “I’m not really serious” like an account on hotmail.com, yahoo.com, especially aol.com, and even gmail.com (unless you’re a Google employee). Not that you can’t also have one of those addresses (except aol.com, what were you thinking?! ), but don’t use it professionally.

When choosing your domain name, you should use the name of your business. If your business doesn’t have a name, get one. Even if it’s just “your name here Consulting,” you should present yourself as a commercial entity. If you feel that your business name is too long for a domain name, you should make sure your abbreviation seems natural and obvious. For example, my business name is “Camden Software Consulting,” and my domain name is “camdensoftware.com”. If I had chosen something like “camdenswcnsltng.com,” then my contacts would always have to look it up to remember how I abbreviated it. Also watch out for unintended words that arise from combining abbreviations. You wouldn’t want to abbreviate “Megara Associates, Inc.” as “megastinc.com” for example.

I’ve seen some independents who treat their domain name like an 800 number: they make it into an ad. Domains like “peoriacomputerwiz.com” may be cute, but unless it’s also the name of your business, your client will have one more thing to remember when they want to contact you. “Was it peoriacomputerguy.com, or peoriapcguy.com? Or wait, isn’t their office in Pekin?”

For the top-level domain (TLD), I think “.com” is preferable. It means “commercial” (you’re in business here, aren’t you?) and despite being US in origin, it has international applicability. It’s also what flies off people’s fingers automatically when they’re typing a domain. If you limit your business to one country or region, then a nation-specific commercial TLD could also be appropriate. The “.org” TLD says “I’m a non-profit!” even though you don’t have to use it for that. The “.net” TLD is a little better, but people tend to infer some sort of online community instead of a business. You should avoid “.biz” and “.info” — the spammers polluted that space years ago, and your emails will get filtered for that reason alone.

There’s nothing wrong with registering the same domain in several TLDs and redirecting them all to the same address, though. In fact, it’s a good way to keep other people from using your business name.

So, how does your email address compare with these criteria?


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How much does it Cost to Start a Professional Photography Business? #stock #investing


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How much does it Cost to Start a Professional Photography Business?

Photography has become one of the in trends right now. Every special event in a person s life needs a photographer to capture and make the moments truly unforgettable.

So, do you want to go pro? Here are the estimated costs when you are starting your photography business:

Get a pro photography gear.

Of course, the most important thing to consider in your financial plan would be the cost of the camera and the accompanying accessories.

As a professional, you need to have at least two professional cameras. Camera glitch can sometimes happen and you don t want to add to the stress of your client when your camera malfunctions on that very event.

Your budget and gear will depend on what field of photography business you would want.

Buy the camera body but not the kit. You can replace the kit with cheaper versions .

If you are a wedding photographer, consider buying 2 Nikon D750 cameras for $2,000.00 each (total cost =$4,000.00)

If you are a portrait photographer, consider buying 2 Nikon D7100 cameras for $1,200.00 each (total cost= $2,400.00)

These recommended lenses will work fine on both cameras and less expensive version than the kit that comes with the cameras above:

Nikon 35mm f/2.0= $350.00

Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens= $299.00

Nikon 85mm f/1.8 lens= $499.00

For wedding photographers, you may consider the Nikon Lens 70-200 f2/8: this will do the magic when the wedding is at night or in a dark enclosed church where there is a limited source of light or you cannot go that close to the couple. The cost is about $2,400.00.

Wedding photographers must have at least 2 flashes Nikon SB-700 (at $329 each) total= $658.00

Other essential accessories: memory cards, reflectors, light stands, flash triggers, camera bags ($500.00 to $ 1500)

Computer and software:

21 iMac Computer= $1299

2 external memory drives=$ 85 each total: $170.00

Lightroom and photo shop=$119 per year

This aspect is the one mostly neglected by newbies in photography business, making their business legal

Yearly accounting service: $300.00

Incorporating the business: $125.00

Photography contracts and attorney fee= $400-$2000

Because of the evolution of technology nowadays, people think that having a photography business is easy as taking a plunge.

Sure you may have an informal business at first but if you want to get paid like a pro, you must take your photography business to a professional level.

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Social Media Trends for Photo Business in 2016

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Business Casual VS Business Professional #business #telephone #systems


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Business Attire

What exactly is Business Attire? The term is used frequently, but can mean different things depending on the setting. Unless specified as business casual, one should assume business attire refers to business professional attire. There are a few generally accepted do s and don t s regarding attire in the workplace and other similar settings, which are explained below. The setting highly dictates what is and is not acceptable, and thus individual interpretation is expected.

Business Casual Business Professional

Business Casual

The key to business casual is exactly what the name implies; it s not quite business professional, but not casual either. You want to aim for attire that would be appropriate in a casual office setting. Typically, you should steer clear of denim, such as jeans, although the individual setting may allow for a dark-wash, clean cut jean to be worn. If you are unsure of the setting, air on the side of caution and go with a crisp pair of khakis, which will work in any setting described as business casual.

Some examples of what may be worn in typical business casual attire are as follows:

  • Skirt, khakis, or pants
  • Open-collar shirt, knit shirt or sweater (no spaghetti straps or décolleté)
  • Dress
  • Flats, heels, or nice sandals; no flip-flops, sneakers, or unprofessional heels
  • Seasonal sport coat or blazer with slacks or khakis
  • Dress shirt, casual button-down shirt, open-collar or polo shirt
  • Loafers or loafer-style shoes or closed-toe dress shoes

Business Professional

Business professional is a more clear-cut set of guidelines. Picture what comes to mind when you think of a corporate, business setting. Most people will be wearing suits, jackets, and the like. Neutral and darker colors are common, as well as simple choices when it comes to jewelry and shoes. Typically, this style of dress is what you will wear to a job interview. You can t go wrong with a matching suit or suit-style outfit and simple, dark colored shoes. If you want to express your personality, a nice pocket square or tie, and simple necklace can accentuate your ensemble without breaking the rules of professional attire.

Some examples of what may be worn in typical business professional settings are as follows:

  • Business-style dress
  • Dress with a jacket
  • Plain heels, typically closed-toe, or flats with closed-toe; either in simple styles and plainer colors
  • Suit; typically darker tones including black and dark gray; pants or skirt (knee length) acceptable
  • Button-up shirt
  • Tie; pocket square optional
  • Jewelery should be simple and not distracting
  • Professional dress shoes and dark dress socks

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Professional Small Business Website Design Packages from $99 Australian Web Design Company – Websites

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Using your logo and content we will create a glossy rich content website with the ability to create endless categories and products to sell online. With all of the features of the brochure package plus automatic invoicing, shipping calculation, wish lists, customisable products, multi product images, stock control, take payments with PayPal or Credit Card*. We complete all of the necessary setup and testing and will train you on loading products and maintaining the website so you can become an online merchant!

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Ongoing cost is $360 Per Annum
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In 2016, any website that is created must be responsive on any number of devices that it is viewed upon.
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If you have been delaying developing your own website for your business and think you don’t have the budget, time or web design skills STOP! Our small business website designs can be are fully developed with special attention to meeting your goals of achieving a functional, profitable site. Our sites are affordable websites – tailored to your specific business needs.

Everything you need to have a professional website built plus ongoing support and maintenance by our experienced and award winning team of website designers and developers. Many small business owners who have tried to design a website themselves or used “free websites builders’ have been frustrated and let down by the end result. What if you could manage your own website after it is all built? That is where we come in. We do the techy design parts and train you on keeping your website up to date. You can make changes to it anytime you need!

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40 Stunningly Professional Business Cards #business #invoices


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40 Stunningly Professional Business Cards

Business cards often showcase beautiful examples of design. They must give the best possible impression of the designer or company, and for that reason should be highly professional.

Often when one of our sponsors offers a particularly interesting product or service we like to do a shout-out for them. This week I d like to recognize Card Nerd. a website that showcases incredible business cards.

TouchPoint

Yaili

Adam Taylor

Christopher Bettig

Royal Society

Travis Valance

Grow Collective

One World Spokane

Mind Punch

Sliced Orange

Bubi Au Yeung

Fiverr

Studio on Fire

Architekturos Parkas

Antanas Juodsnukis

My Girl Thursday

Bryan Connor

Interestingly enough, I ve noticed that a lot of these cards come from the same place, Nex Cards (www.nexcards.com) from whom I was considering my next batch of cards. I was a bit concerned with their pricing but now I understand entirely why they re a little bit more expensive. As made clear by this post, they are clearly worth the extra cost. Thanks for this post.

Hi yes some of the cards are very nice but spoiled by being on just thin ordinary card. For a business card to be special it needs to be printed on a tactile (uncoated) card of at least 500gsm.


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Boston Business Journal: Quenching Millennials’ thirst for professional development #home #business #ideas #for #women


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Quenching Millennials’ thirst for professional development

Quenching Millennials’ thirst for professional development

An employer’s perspective, as shared by William K. Bacic. New England managing partner, Deloitte LLP

As discussed in my previous posts. it is no secret that Millennials are, to put it in simple terms, taking over. Not only do members of this generation comprise a majority of today’s workforce (surpassing Generation X in 2015 ), but studies show that by 2020, Millennials will comprise an even larger share (75 percent) of the labor market .

Because anyone born after 1982 is considered a Millennial, we’ve already started to see some Millennials taking leadership positions. As Baby Boomers retire, older, more professionally experienced, Millennials are often assuming vacant leadership roles. While there may be some challenges as a new generation of leaders takes over, there are also great opportunities for business leaders (including increased talent retention).

As executives, we are able to cultivate the leadership development programs that Millennials crave. Not only does this give us, experienced professionals, a chance to share the knowledge we’ve accumulated over the years, but also allows us to help members of our millennial workforce gain the necessary confidence to lead our organizations in the future.

Research shows that Millennials want to spend more time improving their leadership abilities, through development programs. Specifically, in an ideal work week, Millennials would like to see the time devoted to leadership skills development increase by two-thirds.

Survey results show that right now, on average, employers dedicate 2.7 hours per week to professional development; Millennials would like to see this increase to 4.5 hours per week.

Investing this time in building leadership skills not only for Millennials but for all professionals may result in stronger future leaders for organizations, as well as help retain talent. Millennials who are satisfied with their development opportunities, including mentoring, are twice as likely to stay with a company than those Millennials who are unsatisfied.

At Deloitte, we pride ourselves on being a place where leaders, of all generations, can thrive. Perhaps the most tangible example of our commitment to leadership development is Deloitte University. our leadership and learning center in Westlake, Texas. Here, we offer leadership classes, training, and the opportunity for networking. The importance of face-to-face learning is showcased at Deloitte University.

In addition to the training offered at Deloitte University, we also provide opportunities for our professionals to take on-demand training programs through our online learning portal, or enroll in live, instructor-led programs held at our offices. Through these programs, our people take ownership of their careers—and it helps fill Deloitte’s leadership pipeline with a diverse mix of high-performing professionals.

As I’ve written in the past, another important part of leadership development programs, including those for Millennials, is mentorship. Millennials often benefit from hearing advice from those who are currently in leadership positions. However, instead of stopping at mentorship, why not take it one step further and incorporate “sponsorship” programs into your organization. These programs will not only benefit Millennials but will provide opportunities for all professionals. Sponsors’ chief role is to develop their team member into a leader. In fact, at Deloitte, career sponsors, and program participants come up with development plans that are tailored to that participant. This way, sponsors have a vested interest, and participants have support from someone who can vouch for them.

As Deloitte’s CEO, Cathy Engelbert explained to Bloomberg News. “I think the key for everyone is around getting a sponsor in your organization… Those sponsors to me have been so important… I never aspired to be the CEO but I did aspire to lead because someone early in my career gave me that great advice to build your capability.”

At Deloitte, and likely at your organization, people are our greatest assets. As business leaders, we should encourage a long tenure. I encourage you to help shape Millennials’ leadership skills, through expanding professional development, including growing, and developing mentorship, and sponsorship programs. For more information on how to support millennial professional development, check out The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2016 .

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Professional Business Cards Design #business #plan #pdf


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Professional Business Cards Design

Creative and Inspiring business cards design give great experience to corporate business. A professionally designed business cards can effectively promote your business. There’s a good chance that if the look and quality of your card is shoddy or unprofessional, it may be thrown into the trash. So for your corporate identity or business cards printing services choose best printing company.

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Professional Business Cards Design

Business cards is one of the most important and cost-effective marketing tools a business can have, especially for businesses just starting out. And yet, too often it’s a missed opportunity to make a great impression.

There are several hundred of business cards, especially antique cards, celebrity cards, corporate business cards, modern cards or cards made of unusual materials. But I just collected 25 Professional Business Cards Design to inspire you which is not easy to forgot.

1. Quick Response Business Card Design

2. Spritecs Corporate Identity

3. Pitted Cherries Corporate Business Card

4. Unit Minimal Business Card Design

5. CRAVE Branding

6. The Beer Experience

7. Dubai Mídia Digital

8. What if you hire Arek brand identity

9. Sweez Sweet Freezing

10. Daniel Brokstad Personal identity

11. Emme diseno Brand Identity

12. Stylish Eve Modern Style Business Card

13. Business cards design

14. BV Photographie

15. QC Productions Identity

16. Personal Branding Charles Miller

17. Carabao Filipino Food Truck

18. FREGIS Corporate identity design

19. CESKO | CZECHIA Identity

20. JIRI CHLEBUS Identity

21. KAP Dark Business Card Design

22. Blake Rigler Identity

23. Business card mock up

24. New business cards for photographer

25. Yellow Business Card

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How much does it Cost to Start a Professional Photography Business? #entrepreneurial #ideas


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How much does it Cost to Start a Professional Photography Business?

Photography has become one of the in trends right now. Every special event in a person s life needs a photographer to capture and make the moments truly unforgettable.

So, do you want to go pro? Here are the estimated costs when you are starting your photography business:

Get a pro photography gear.

Of course, the most important thing to consider in your financial plan would be the cost of the camera and the accompanying accessories.

As a professional, you need to have at least two professional cameras. Camera glitch can sometimes happen and you don t want to add to the stress of your client when your camera malfunctions on that very event.

Your budget and gear will depend on what field of photography business you would want.

Buy the camera body but not the kit. You can replace the kit with cheaper versions .

If you are a wedding photographer, consider buying 2 Nikon D750 cameras for $2,000.00 each (total cost =$4,000.00)

If you are a portrait photographer, consider buying 2 Nikon D7100 cameras for $1,200.00 each (total cost= $2,400.00)

These recommended lenses will work fine on both cameras and less expensive version than the kit that comes with the cameras above:

Nikon 35mm f/2.0= $350.00

Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens= $299.00

Nikon 85mm f/1.8 lens= $499.00

For wedding photographers, you may consider the Nikon Lens 70-200 f2/8: this will do the magic when the wedding is at night or in a dark enclosed church where there is a limited source of light or you cannot go that close to the couple. The cost is about $2,400.00.

Wedding photographers must have at least 2 flashes Nikon SB-700 (at $329 each) total= $658.00

Other essential accessories: memory cards, reflectors, light stands, flash triggers, camera bags ($500.00 to $ 1500)

Computer and software:

21 iMac Computer= $1299

2 external memory drives=$ 85 each total: $170.00

Lightroom and photo shop=$119 per year

This aspect is the one mostly neglected by newbies in photography business, making their business legal

Yearly accounting service: $300.00

Incorporating the business: $125.00

Photography contracts and attorney fee= $400-$2000

Because of the evolution of technology nowadays, people think that having a photography business is easy as taking a plunge.

Sure you may have an informal business at first but if you want to get paid like a pro, you must take your photography business to a professional level.

Related Posts:

Significance of UX design you should know

Social Media Trends for Photo Business in 2016

6 Tips to Promote Your Photography Business

Shelter Dogs Find Homes Through Photo Booth Photos

Starting Your Own Photo Booth Rental Business Part 1

How to Manage a Small Photography Business

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How to Make a Professional Letterhead #business #loans #for #bad #credit


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How to Make a Professional Letterhead

A professional-looking letterhead can make all the difference in how your business is perceived. If you do a lot of work with clients, branded stationery will streamline your communication and help your business look all the more professional.

Your letterhead should be simple and uncluttered. Your business’s logo (or perhaps a modified version of your logo) will probably play a large role in the design.

The rest of the design should be simple–don’t muddle it with too much contact information. One piece of contact information (phone number or email address if it’s a letterhead; physical address if it’s an envelope) should be all you need.

If you’re looking for inspiration, check out these 83 creative letterhead and logo designs from YouTheDesigner.

Microsoft Word offers many letterhead designs you can customize. (Click to zoom.) HP’s Creative Studio website features several free “business kits ,” which include templates for matching business cards, letterheads, and mailing labels. If you can’t find anything there, Epson’s CreativeZone also has matching sets, as does StockLayouts –though the latter’s sets will cost you $39 per design.

You can also create your own letterhead template in Microsoft Word using your company’s logo. In Word 2010, go to Insert, then Header and Footer. Insert your logo into the header section and align it in the middle. Put additional text (contact info, slogan, and the like) in this section, and put additional info, such as your physical address or Web address, in the footer section.

Printing your own stationery is pretty straightforward, as no special paper or printer settings are needed. Printing on envelopes is a little trickier, however. Still, most modern printers can handle different-sized paper–including envelopes and notecards–with ease, thanks to straighter paper paths and manual-feed slots.

HP’s Creative Studio offers free Business Kits with letterheads. If you’re looking for a whole stationery package–letter-size paper, envelopes, and notecards–you may want to consider checking out your local print shop. Not only can they help you design your stationery (for a nominal fee, of course), they may be able to give a discount if you order sets in bulk. Local print shops are best for people who have a rough idea of what they want–being able to describe your vision to another human being (instead of an online service) will certainly come in handy.

You can also outsource letterhead printing–Vistaprint offers letterhead printing — $110 for 250 sheets, and envelope printing at $1 per envelope.

If you’re just looking for envelope printing, EconoEnvelope offers single-color, custom-design envelope printing starting at $38 for 500 envelopes, and the site also offers features such as windowed envelopes ($40 for 500) and envelopes with security tinting ($43 for 500).

Make Essential Business Print Materials

How to Make a Professional Letterhead


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