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Bizify is one of the fastest growing free business directories in the UK for both small and large companies who wish to make themselves found online. The best thing about Bizify is how easy it is to use, and how fast you can search for, and find, exactly what you are looking for. Whether you’re a Carpenter in Kent or a Printing Company in Newcastle, Bizify has a space for you in our online business directory .
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How did Xebra Accounting come about? Xebra Accounting started when I left a larger accounting practice to develop cloud based accounting services, which I saw as a game changer as to how accountants work with their clients. The name was simply an idea that we came up for a modern firm, and when we saw the designers logo ideas, our xebra stood out from her other ideas. What is a typical day like at Xebra Accounting? We are a small team, but do operate as a team, so that we help and support each other. We.
What makes different?
There’s no one thing that separates us from most other business directories. however the overall service we are offer is far different to most. As well as being able to search for businesses as usual, you can also use Bizify as a Social Media Directory. providing unique benefits for both your customers and you as a business. Offering a free place to advertise and connect with businesses you require, Bizify also presents you with the opportunity to integrate your favourite images, videos and trusted customer reviews.
Bizify is an ideal place for you to list your business online. As a team of creatives, we specialise in helping you to get the best out of your advertising and online marketing. We are able to re-design your website or build you one from scratch. As well as this, we can help you to optimise your search results (via Google, Bing and Yahoo), with our industry leading SEO services.
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As a free online business directory. Bizify lets you advertise your company for free. The power is totally in your hands as we allow you to add your own information and various other attributes, such as opening times and reviews. This allows you to be easily found by those who require your services anywhere in the UK.
During the hardest recession known for generations, we have provided an all in one solution to advertising for free online. Because of our efforts, hundreds of companies are listing their business right here with Bizify. From plumbers and electricians through to multinational chains, we cater for all.
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Incredibly easy to use, Bizify is highly suited for businesses looking to advertise and customers performing a search. All you need to do is type in the kind of business you require and the location you are searching from. From there our advanced online directory will then do the rest, pulling up all the relevant businesses in that specific area and allow you to find exactly who or what you so desperately need.
Bizify work to give you the best service for your time and trouble by updating our records and listings daily. Doing this allows us to deliver the most effective results that have been optimised especially for you.
The benefits of Bizify couldn’t be clearer. With free business listings that offer a variety of features, including the ability to upload your own logo, integrate your Facebook page and add your company information, Bizify allows you to advertise your businesses services and skills to those who live and work locally.
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Here is a new update of a popular market valuation method using the most recent Standard Poor’s “as reported” earnings and earnings estimates and the index monthly average of daily closes for the past month. For the earnings, see the table below created from Standard Poor’s latest earnings spreadsheet.
The Valuation Thesis
A standard way to investigate market valuation is to study the historic Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio using reported earnings for the trailing twelve months (TTM). Proponents of this approach ignore forward estimates because they are often based on wishful thinking, erroneous assumptions, and analyst bias.
The “price” part of the P/E calculation is available in real time on TV and the Internet. The “earnings” part, however, is more difficult to find. The authoritative source is the Standard Poor’s website, where the latest numbers are posted on the earnings page .
The table here shows the TTM earnings based on “as reported” earnings and a combination of “as reported” earnings and Standard Poor’s estimates for “as reported” earnings for the next few quarters. The values for the months between are linear interpolations from the quarterly numbers.
The average P/E ratio since the 1870’s has been about 16.7. But the disconnect between price and TTM earnings during much of 2009 was so extreme that the P/E ratio was in triple digits as high as the 120s in the Spring of 2009. In 1999, a few months before the top of the Tech Bubble, the conventional P/E ratio hit 34. It peaked close to 47 two years after the market topped out.
As these examples illustrate, in times of critical importance, the conventional P/E ratio often lags the index to the point of being useless as a value indicator. “Why the lag?” you may wonder. “How can the P/E be at a record high after the price has fallen so far?” The explanation is simple. Earnings fell faster than price. In fact, the negative earnings of 2008 Q4 (-$23.25) is something that has never happened before in the history of the S P 500.
Let’s look at a chart to illustrate the unsuitability of the TTM P/E as a consistent indicator of market valuation.
Legendary economist and value investor Benjamin Graham noticed the same bizarre P/E behavior during the Roaring Twenties and subsequent market crash. Graham collaborated with David Dodd to devise a more accurate way to calculate the market’s value, which they discussed in their 1934 classic book, Security Analysis. They attributed the illogical P/E ratios to temporary and sometimes extreme fluctuations in the business cycle. Their solution was to divide the price by a multi-year average of earnings and suggested 5, 7 or 10-years. In recent years, Yale professor and Nobel laureate Robert Shiller, the author of Irrational Exuberance. has popularized the concept to a wider audience of investors and has selected the 10-year average of “real” (inflation-adjusted) earnings as the denominator. Shiller refers to this ratio as the Cyclically Adjusted Price Earnings Ratio, abbreviated as CAPE, or the more precise P/E10, which is our preferred abbreviation.
The Correlation between the S P Composite and its P/E10
As the chart below illustrates, the P/E10 closely tracks the real (inflation-adjusted) price of the S P Composite. In fact, the detrended correlation between the two since 1881, the year when the first decade of average earnings is available, is 0.9977. (Note: A perfect positive correlation would be 1 and the absence of correlation would be 0).
The historic P/E10 average is 16.7. After dropping to 13.3 in March 2009, the ratio rebounded to an interim high of 23.5 in February of 2011 and then hovered in the 20-to-21 range. It began rising again in late 2013 and hit a new interim high of 27.0 in February of 2015. It has now dropped below that high.
Of course, the historic P/E10 has never flat-lined on the average. On the contrary, over the long haul it swings dramatically between the over- and under-valued ranges. If we look at the major peaks and troughs in the P/E10, we see that the high during the Tech Bubble was the all-time high above 44 in December 1999. The 1929 high of 32.6 comes in at a distant second. The secular bottoms in 1921, 1932, 1942 and 1982 saw P/E10 ratios in the single digits.
The chart also includes a regression trendline through the P/E10 ratio for the edification of anyone who believes the price-earnings ratio has naturally tended higher over time as markets evolve. The latest ratio is 41% above trend, up from 39% above last month.
Where does the current valuation put us?
For a more precise view of how today’s P/E10 relates to the past, our chart includes horizontal bands to divide the monthly valuations into quintiles five groups, each with 20% of the total. Ratios in the top 20% suggest a highly overvalued market, the bottom 20% a highly undervalued market. What can we learn from this analysis? The Financial Crisis of 2008 triggered an accelerated decline toward value territory, with the ratio dropping to the upper second quintile (from the bottom) in March 2009. The price rebound since the 2009 low pushed the ratio back into the top quintile, hovered around that boundary and has now moved higher.
A cautionary observation is that when the P/E10 has fallen from the top to the second quintile, it has eventually declined to the lowest quintile and bottomed in single digits. Based on the latest 10-year earnings average, to reach a P/E10 in the high single digits would require an S P 500 price decline well below 1000. Of course, a happier alternative would be for corporate earnings to continue their strong and prolonged surge. If the 2009 trough was not a P/E10 bottom, when might we see it occur? These secular declines have ranged in length from over 19 years to as few as three.
We can also use a percentile analysis to put today’s market valuation in the historical context. As the chart below illustrates, latest P/E10 ratio is approximately at the 95th percentile of this series.
Deviation from the Mean
Here are a pair of charts illustrating the historic P/E 10 ratio from its mean (average) and geometric mean with callouts for peaks and troughs along with the latest values.
Relative to the mean, the market remains quite expensive, with the ratio approximately 62% above its arithmetic mean and 75% above its geometric mean.
The Prevailing Question.
Was March 2009 the beginning of a secular bull market? Perhaps, and certainly the new all-time highs repeatedly set over the past several months are conspicuous tick marks for the optimists. But the history of market valuations suggests a cautious perspective.
What Are the Impacts of Low Interest Rates and Inflation on Market Valuations?
For more on this topic, see our monthly update:
Wouldn’t Valuations Be Much Lower If We Exclude the Financial Crisis Earnings Crash?
This is an often asked question, the assumption being that the unprecedented negative earnings of the Financial Crisis skewed the P/E10 substantially higher than would otherwise have been the case. While that may seem a reasonable assumption, a simple experiment shows that the earnings plunge did not dramatically impact the ratio. Let’s assume that the December 2007 TTM earnings of 66.18 remained constant for the next 29 months, totally eliminate the collapse in earnings of the Great Recession. What impact does this have on the P/E 10? The mean (average) only drops from 16.6 to 16.5. The lower bound of the top quintile drops from 21.2 to 20.8.
Where Can I Find the Latest Earnings Data for the S P 500?
Follow these steps to access the Standard Poor’s earnings spreadsheet:
- Go to the S P 500 page on the S P Dow Jones Indices website. Here is a: direct link to the page.
- Click the “ADDITIONAL INFO” button in the left column.
- Click the Index Earnings link to download the Excel file. Once you’ve downloaded the spreadsheet, scroll down to the “As Reported Earnings” data in column L.
Exactly What Is the S P Composite index?
For readers unfamiliar with the index, see this article for some background information.
Case Study: The World Business Forum (WBF)
Being held for the first time in Australia in May 2014, the World Business Forum offered business leaders the opportunity to hear influential minds and legendary CEOs discuss global issues and trends.
The Star Event Centre was selected to be the venue for the inaugural Australian conference, hosting the largest collection of senior executives for an event of its type. The impressive lineup of speakers included the former Director of Marketing of Facebook, Randi Zuckerberg, The Hon. John Howard and Professor Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School.
The Event Centre was at full capacity, set theatre style for the 1,750 attendees plus all four suites on level 5 were in action for VIPs and corporate sponsors. Breakout spaces in the foyer of the Event Centre and on Sky Terrace featured eight sponsor stands of varying sizes and food stations showcasing Australia’s freshest cuisine like QLD Spanner Crab meat and avocado brioche.
Speakers, VIPs and sponsors enjoyed a three course lunch in The Attic in the Event Centre, and at Bistro 80, whilst other guests ventured throughout the property to dine and hold meetings at signature restaurants including Balla. BLACK by ezard and Sokyo and in The Star’s own food court.
Volunteers from a hotel management school were recruited to direct guests internally and externally to the property assisting with traffic flow.
Aware that time is an executive’s most precious commodity, The Star meticulously planned the two-day event for all guests, from the speedy registration process onsite and clear signage, to the prompt catering at all tea breaks and flawless VIP management; a seamless and memorable experience was had by all.
In addition, custom menus were implemented across the property ensuring World Business Forum attendees’ lunch breaks were well timed and afternoon sessions could get underway on schedule.
Impressing all guests, Sydney put on an absolutely stunning couple of days of weather which allowed guests to utilise Sky Terrace for all morning and afternoon tea breaks, avoiding the need for well-established wet weather plans.
The 2014 conference offered accommodation across The Star’s two hotels to delegates. Responding to attendees’ desire to stay on site, for the 2015 conference, The Star has partnered with their client offering a discount code for accommodation at both The Darling and Astral Towers and Residences.
The 2014 World Business Forum was a major success, and has chosen to hold the 2015 conference at the same venue The Star for the second consecutive year, 27 – 28 May 2015.
The 2015 conference was another outstanding event that featured a stellar line up of speakers including Lynda Gratton, Professor at the London Business School, Steve Wozniak, the pioneer who co-founded Apple and Ben Bernanke, two-term Chairman of the Federal Reserve System.
The launch of the World Business Forum Sydney last year was a huge success with 2173 senior-level executives in attendance Australia s largest business management event.
The Star were instrumental in the planning and delivery of the Forum to ensure we exceeded expectations for both executives and sponsors. This was definitely achieved, as 100% of all executives surveyed mentioned that they would return again.
We look forward to working with the team at The Star again on the World Business Forum Sydney 2015 which will be held on 27th 28th May.
Malisa Mlinaric, Sales Director, Business Executive Education Global
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Why The SBIC Doesn – t Work For Venture Capital Anymore – Feld Thoughts
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Why The SBIC Doesn t Work For Venture Capital Anymore
There are so many things wrong in the article I felt compelled to write about it. This isn t a knock on the writer (Alicia Wallace) I like Alicia and think she does a good job. Rather, it s an example of the difference between signal and noise in any kind of reporting around the VC industry.
I’m an investor in over 40 VC funds around the world (mostly in the US) and three of them are SBIC funds. Each of the SBIC funds were raised in the 2000 2002 time period. On paper, only one is in positive return territory as a fund, but the SBIC leverage is a substantial negative factor for the LP investors in that particular fund. And, in the other two, I don’t expect to ever see any of my capital back because of the SBIC leverage. Furthermore, I don t believe any of the GPs in any SBIC-backed fund would ever take money from the SBIC again.
So I’m speaking from at least a little experience albeit indirectly with the SBIC, as I ve never been a GP in a fund that had SBIC leverage.
The article starts off saying that “Matthew Varilek has traveled across the state, proselytizing the potential benefits of the Small Business Investment Company Program.” As a partner in one of the most visible VC firms in Colorado and an LP in many of the Colorado VC firms, I’ve never heard from Matthew or anyone from the SBIC. Matthew, if you really want to have a deep discussion about why the SBIC program isn’t effective for VC funds anymore, feel free to give me a shout. I’d be happy to meet with you.
Next, there is the wonderful PR quote about the SBIC that says “Since the program s inception, SBIC success stories include the funding of companies such as Apple, Costco and FedEx when they were burgeoning small businesses.” The SBIC was instrumental in the creation of the venture capital business. The Small Business Investment Act of 1958 helped catalyze many of the VC firms created in the early 1960s. When I first heard about VC firms in the late 1980s, and my first company (Feld Technologies) started writing portfolio management software for some Boston-based VC firms, many of them had funds with SBIC leverage, although even by the late 1980s this was changing and many of them had shifted away from the SBIC. If you want to see a fun quote on it, read A History of Silicon Valley which quotes:
“ …many venture capital pioneers think the SBIC program did little to advance the art and practice of venture investing. The booming IPO market proved the model of investing in new companies, as some SBICs cash out at attractive levels. SBICs did give a boost to early venture firms, and some like Franklin “Pitch” Johnson, profiled below, thought the new law made the US “see that there was a problem and that [venture investing] was a way to do something… it formed the seed of the idea and a cadre of people like us.” Bill Draper, the first West Coast venture capitalist, has been more blunt: “[Without it] I never would have gotten into venture capital. it made the difference between not being able to do it, not having the money.” Many believe SBICs filled a void from 1958 to the early 1970s, by which point the partnership-based venture firms took off. The US government, however, lost most of the $2 billion it put into SBIC firms.
So, while Apple, Costco, and FedEx benefited, the PR would be more credible if the SBIC was trumpeting iconic companies created after 1990 or even 2000, especially where the lead investors (rather than follow on investors) had SBIC capital.
Peter Adams, head of Rockies Venture Club, is quoted a few times. I like and respect Peter, so this isn t aimed at him, but rather at the clear lack of understanding of the capital dynamics around VC funds.
It looks really great on the surface, said Peter Adams, executive director of the Rockies Venture Club, a nonprofit aimed at connecting investors and entrepreneurs. Then when you dig into it, there were some problems. Adams, who has been involved in many of the meetings with the SBA and members of the investment community, said the greatest concerns voiced by investors and venture capitalists involved management team qualifications, investment track records and the addition of debt to the equation. No. 1 for us is they want a management team with multiple people that have track records in venture capital and have worked together as a team before, he said. I can see where they re going with it, but the VC industry in Colorado has been fairly decimated through the economic downturn.
Peter is right about the context, but has two fundamental things wrong here. First, the VC industry in Colorado wasn t decimated through the economic downtown. It was decimated because of lack of performance between 2001 and 2009, just like much of the rest of the VC industry around the US. There s nothing special about Colorado in this mix, and it has nothing to do with the economic downtown. This dynamic has been reported thousands of times so I don t need to go through it again, but we don t have to look back very far to hear the drum beat from the media, LPs, and everyone else about how VC is dead. And if you re curious, it wasn t too long ago that Silicon Valley was also dying .
The other problem here is the need of the SBIC to invest in a management team with multiple people that have track records in venture capital and have worked together as a team before. Any VC firm that fits this qualification is unlikely to have difficulty raising money in today s environment, and subsequently has no need for the SBIC leverage. And, more importantly, the only firms that will look for SBIC leverage are one s that don t have this, which is a classic adverse selection problem.
Then there s this:
The recession also then plays into requirements that the management team members have been involved in a meaningful number of successful exits during a four- to six-year period. From 2008 to 2013, that was not a good time for exits, Adams said.
Huh, what? At Foundry Group, our significant exits (at least 10x capital returned) since we raised our first fund in 2007 include AdMeld, Zynga, MakerBot, and Gnip. We ve had plenty of other exits, but these are the big ones. One of those companies, Gnip, is Boulder-based and another from our older funds (Rally Software) also generated a greater than 10x return for us. Techstars (which we helped start) have also had a steady stream of significant exits, including local Boulder companies like Filtrbox, GoodApril, and SocialThing. And then you ve got plenty of Boulder / Denver monsters on paper some in our portfolio (like SendGrid and Sympoz) and others like Zayo, Ping, Logrhythm, and Datalogix. Finally, if you look across the country, the exits have been awesome the past three years.
It keeps going. There s talk about the angel cliff (e.g. we need funds to invest between angels and VCs nope, been there remember gap capital not so effective) and the SBA rules and regulations (which I believe are toxic and inhibiting to a successful VC fund.)
One of the other problem is SBA and SBIC s behavior in governance of the fund. The paperwork is silly and the overhead is non-trivial. The control over distributions and negative incentives to hold or distribute capital often generates bad decisions when companies go public. And at least one close friend who is a partner in an SBIC fund has now found a new LP to buy out the SBIC so they could actually invest capital in their winners, rather than be limited by the SBIC s constraints on the amount of capital you can invest in any particular company.
The SBIC could be a powerful force for good in the venture capital industry. But it has to approach things very different and based on my experience with the SBA over the past decade, I don t see it happening unless there is real leadership somewhere in coordination with leaders in the VC industry. I m certainly willing to help, if only someone bothered to reach out to me.
UPDATE: It turns out my partner Seth Levine had met with Matthew a while ago. Seth said Your blog was right on and much of the type of thing I related to Matt and some senior guys he brought in. The gist of my conversation with them was pushing them to consider a different model that the current one basically led to lowest common denominator GPs and sub-optimal returns. Plus the SBIC leverage could be crushing. I don t think they have a ton of flexibility around this but they at least listened to the feedback. I m going to see a bunch of them in a few weeks I agreed to help judge a business plan competition they were hosting. Like you I m not a huge fan of the program as it has existed but I give the new guys some credit for both reaching out and trying to be proactive about thinking through this.
UPDATE 2: Matthew Varilek reached out to me and we are setting up a time to talk.
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How to Read Your Boss
0:13 Skip to 0 minutes and 13 seconds Welcome to the University of Nottingham. I’m Louise Mullany, a professional communications specialist from the Centre for Research and Applied Linguistics. This is How to Read Your Boss. Do you find conversations with some colleagues more difficult than others? Do you ever come out of meetings feeling that you’ve been misunderstood, or that you haven’t been given the time you wanted to express your ideas? Do you ever find it hard to explain yourself to your boss or with others at a more senior level than you? Do you find yourself ever wondering what your boss is actually asking you to do? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this course is definitely for you.
0:55 Skip to 0 minutes and 55 seconds Along with colleagues, I’ve spent the last 15 years investigating communication styles in a wide range of workplaces, from small to medium sized enterprises right through to large multinationals. How to Read Your Boss draws upon the findings of this research. The course will provide a basic introduction to a sample of linguistic toolkits to help you produce a quick and effective analysis of your own and others’ talk. You will also have a suite of different strategies to draw upon, which can enhance your persuasive presence and impact in the future. This course is unique, as it is based upon the analysis of authentic business conversations that have actually taken place.
1:37 Skip to 1 minute and 37 seconds How to Read Your Boss provides access to cutting edge academic knowledge and practical activities based on how people really talk at work. I hope that you will take the opportunity to join us, and discover how linguistics can help you read both yourself and your boss.
About the course
Think about the conversations you have had in your workplace over the past few months. Do you come out of business meetings wishing you had said something differently, or felt misunderstood? Do you have difficulty talking to people more senior than you? What about when talking with other colleagues? ‘How to read your boss’ introduces you to the world of business communication through linguistics.
The course presents a set of ‘linguistic toolkits’ which you can use to create a linguistic profile of yourself and others, including your boss. It is designed for you to assess the effectiveness of the communication styles you use and identify the type of communications culture where you work. It will offer alternative strategies for future business talk. It aims to encourage you to become more reflexive and self-conscious language users when communicating at work.
How to Read Your Boss is the second in a series of ‘How to read…’ courses which will be presented by applied linguists, discourse analysts and literary critics at The University of Nottingham.
How to Read Your Boss will be useful for anyone working within businesses/organisations in the public, private or third sector, including managers and those with leadership responsibility.
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Thinking Big in the New Work at Home Generation
The Best and Easiest Online Home Based Business Opportunity There Is
If you ve been thinking of a way to get out of the rat race and have been contemplating finding a way to fulfill your dreams at the same time start blogging. After all, it is one of the easiest business ideas online you can get going in a matter of minutes and with the least amount of money (startup costs: $0 to $100). All you do is offer really good information, create a community around your blog and attract a lot of visitors. Then, you pick one of dozens of ways to monetize your blog.
You do have to have a certain level of passion and dedication but in terms of starting a business that will fit your lifestyle, blogging is one of the most flexible online home business opportunities around.
So What Do You Blog About?
Blogging is a lot about finding a balance between offering your readers really good information and entertainment. It s a great place to put your personality out there especially if that s where you shine. But in my opinion, you don t really need personality. You might be a good writer, videographer, or have a great voice for podcasting. What I love about blogging is that you can find an avenue this fits you. You can grow it as big as you like or keep it small and manageable. Either way, you can earn full time income or extra money from home. It all depends on your vision and the amount of work you put in.
When people jump on Google, they are looking for information on some topic. Offering answers for these Google searches by way of tips and strategies on how to deal with something or how to do something better is the recipe for building a successful theme around your blog.
For example, check out 5 dollar dinners. This blogger offers great tips on how make great meals for your family on a budget. She was able to get 1000 visitors a day on her blog in her first month of starting it. That s impressive.
Are you good with crafts? Blog about DIY crafting projects. Here are some ideas of easy crafts you can make. Or, what about home improvement projects like this couple does on Young House Love. The couple who run that blog have taken a break recently because they grew too big.
And lets not forget to mention the blogger of all bloggers Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Blog. He s making it rain money on that blog just by offering great information and resources on how to make your blog work for you.
And yes, they were all ordinary blogs that average people like you and me launched one day and are now making six to 7 figure incomes off their blogs from home.
How Often Should You Get Blogging?
As much as you can. The more updated and fresh your content is on your blog, the more chances you have to rank high on search engines like Google and Bing and the more opportunity you will have for content to go viral and get shared on social media platforms. Plus, you don t want to short change your loyal readers. If you don t want the task of putting content out multiple times aw week, chunk your production time. I knock several blog posts out in one sitting and spread out the time that I publish them for the world to see. Then, I don t have to worry about having to write every week.
Can You Get Rich From Home?
Well, it all depends on what your definition of rich is. But make real money. Oh yes you can. You basically get what you put out. The more invested you are in thinking about your blog as a real business, the more strategic you are going to be about your plan. Just be prepared to have a little patience because it does to take to build readership and loyalty to your blog. As you evolve, you ll learn more about what your people like and you can find more creative ways to solve their problems putting you in a position where your readers will tell other people about you to the point where you ll become famous online for a specific topic. The more famous your blog becomes, the more money you ll make.
Blogging Online Home Business Plan: Start Up and Profit
You first think of a concept that may be helpful to a group of people. For example, I help beginners become more goal directed in actually starting an internet home business centered around blogging and affiliate marketing. Information that I put out moves a person from wanting to start an online home business to actually starting one on the side. Don t underestimate the time investment of this stage. For some people it may take 3 months, for others it can take a year. It all depends on how hot your concept is, how large the market is, how good your information is and how much you promote your blog.
Your blog is live online and you have trickles of traffic if you ve been promoting it. You start friending and following people on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Pinterest so that you can fine tune the best networks that work for who you are trying to attract. You get a few people leaving comments on your blog and you may even get a few subscribers. At this point, you still are not making any significant money but possibly a few bucks here and there.
A few of your pages and posts are actually showing up on the first page of Google and you are starting to gain some authority in your field. People are sharing your information more and you are developing trust and loyalty with your readers. At this stage, you ll start considering maybe revamping your website design because maybe you went cheap when you first started and you want something with better aesthetics and more functionality. You ll also starting to build your blog subscriber signups and have autoresponders like Aweber in place. You start making income that is a bit more meaty. Statistically, to make your first 1k for the month, you ll need around 35K to 50K visitors to your blog per month. This is a ball park figure and it is highly dependent on your blog s topic and how you are monetizing it. There are dozens of ways to make money with your blog so you ll just have to figure out what works best for you and your market.
You have a pretty consistent traffic flow to your blog. You ve developed a solid reputation and people are linking back to your site left and right. Since you ve developed authority, you are making a lot more money. You are may be making a full time income and you have of the option of leaving your 9 to 5 behind if you like. You even have to option of hiring many of your tasks out to assistants so that you don t have to work so much in your business and have more time to do other important and enjoyable things.
You re the bomb. You re blog is one of the top 5 in your industry and you are getting invited to speak at live events where you can get paid for sharing your knowledge on stage. Your advertisers are paying you more money because of the quality of your traffic. You may start getting endorsement proposals and/or TV appearances like Sparkplugging did on the Today Show .
At this time, you can sell pretty much anything to your readers. All you have to do is mention a product to your subscribers and they run to buy it because they trust in your word. Many blogs don t make it to this stage but you don t really need to in order to make a full time income from your blog. However, it s perfectly doable if those are your aspirations and you are willing to put in the time and effort to get it to that point. So, there you have it. Although this lifecycle of a blog can be pretty overwhelming to look at a glance, it s really simple once you get started. It all starts with a decision and a commitment. With time, the home business opportunity you jumped on will become a full fledging self-sustaining home-based business.
Go on. What are you waiting for? Get your blogging on.
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A business lawyer will advise you on many different aspects relating to business, such as regulation compliance, business incorporation, and legal liability. The sooner you retain a business attorney, the better. Your lawyer will make sure that you set up your business properly, create contracts for you, make sure you re hiring legal workers, file patents, buy and sell businesses, and more.
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If you want to start, manage, transfer, or exit a business, you may benefit from a business attorney’s services. Business attorneys have experience with many different industries and professional fields. If you are considering bankruptcy relief for your business, a business lawyer will also have the knowledge necessary to help you navigate your options for your business debt. Depending on your business and activities, you may need one or more type of business attorney.
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Where can you go for the best business advice?
Starting a business is an exhilarating experience but can also be quite treacherous, if you’re really sure where you’re going. Luckily there is a wealth of information out there to help you prepare. The only issue is, where to start?
Ever on the pilgrimage to make your business endeavors easier, we have collated a list of the best places to look for startup and small business advice. The best part is, most of them are completely free.
1. Startup advice
Gov.uk provides a range of business and financial support options, including advice on writing a business plan. help with finance and support, loans and Growth Voucher opportunities.
The government’s Growth Accelerator scheme is also well worth checking out. Eligible small businesses can access coaching and advice, as well as up to £2,000 of match funding per senior manager involved in the strategic direction of the business.
The government isn’t the only place you can find funding for your business more funding info here .
Startup Britain is characterised as a “national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs” and provides free events and advice for budding businesses. They also work with the government in order to create better initiatives and funding options for startups, which aims to give small businesses the opportunity to have their say.
99u is online portfolio company, Behance’s effort to “make ideas happen”. The site offers a selection of articles, videos and advice on innovation and creative thinking. If you’re feeling a little depleted and you need some business motivation, 99u is a great place to start.
2. HR advice for small business
ACAS provides information, advice, training and other services for employers and employees relating to employment and HR issues. As well as advice and training, ACAS also offers online modules to help you achieve the ‘model workplace’ and get to grips with employment law.
Early conciliation is a particularly useful section of the ACAS site if you find yourself in a workplace dispute. The free service offers the opportunity to resolve issues without having to go to an employment tribunal.
HR Zone has a decent mix of informative blog posts, white papers and employment law features. They also have a library and online resource centre, which offers a 14 day free trial for all new members. It is free to join and you will be alerted of all up-and-coming events near your area.
Human Resource Solutions support small businesses who may not have the capital or need to hire HR professionals. The website offers professionally written free resources, as well as downloadable HR policies and procedures templates.
3. Accounting advice
J4b provides funding and grant information to startups and small businesses. The site also offers advice and guidance on relevant awards and tax relief and is easier to navigate than HMRC.
HMRC is the almighty ruler of all British tax issues and has all of the financial information required to set up your business and manage your finances. It is not the easiest website to navigate so here are some of the most useful areas for you:
- Starting a business Help and support for new businesses, including what you need to register to get set up, limited company, VAT, PAYE for employers, record keeping ect.
- Corporation tax Information on how to register, calculate and manage your corporation tax.
- Import and export Tax laws on international trade, import control system and how to apply.
The new HMRC section on the gov.uk website is much more user friendly.
4. Business mentoring services
Horsesmouth describes itself as “the social network for informal mentoring” and offers the opportunity to sign up to have or be a mentor. They have a specific section on starting a business where you can search for mentors on a variety of subjects including, interviewing, managing people, business plan and investment.
Mentorsme is designed to help you find a business mentor as quickly and easily as possible. You can also find a range of useful resources on their website, including accounting a business advice, better financial control and how to complete a lending request.