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Viral Marketing And Internet Business Ideas Blog #FrizeMedia

Connecting Viral Marketing And Internet business Ideas.My name is Charles Friedo Frize and the focus of this blog is to share marketing trends,information, business ideas,and to help you promote your interests, products and services virally.

Oct 04, 2023

Advertising Techniques - Social Media Marketing And Digital Marketing

Advertising Techniques: The media is a powerful thing -- on average, a person spends a huge amount of their life consuming it in one shape or form , and will exhaust a significant percentage of that time looking at, listening to or watching advertisements. If you intend to use the power of the media, though, you need to simply know what you're doing.

There are two kinds of advertising you can get in newspapers and magazines: classified and display. Classifieds are the small ads towards the back of the publication, while display ads can be almost any size, from a small corner of a page to a massive double-page spread. If there's a particular publication you're interested in advertising in, either go to its website (the rate card section) or call its advertising department to find out the rates it charges. Be prepared to be shocked...

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Oct 04, 2023

What Is Marketing - 10 Effective Ways To Sell Your Products Now

What is Marketing: To a lot of individuals, marketing equates to one of two things:- Selling: with all that entails such as the dreaded double-glazing or financial salesman.- Advertising: with all that entails such as the smooth young creative and smarmy account person.

Marketing of course also encompasses these functions – though, hopefully not as in the stereotypes that are in so many minds – but marketing is about a great deal more than just selling or advertising. Marketing is the wide range of activities involved in making sure that you're continuing to meet the needs of your customers and are getting value in return...

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Oct 04, 2023

Management - The Value of Hiring Good Employees

Management.Hiring good employees is particularly important. But having good customer care isn’t the only reason to hire excellent employees. Other traits of good employees are trustworthiness, good work ethic, and ability to learn. These traits are all extremely significant and an employee lacking one or more of these traits is simply not going to be beneficial to the business. In order for your business to run smoothly and successfully, finding employees with great attributes is crucial.

Customer care is so important in being able to keep your customers happy. While you alone know how important it is to your business to create good relationships with your customers, you must also convey this message to your employees. Good employees will care that you want to be kind and helpful to your customers. Employees that...

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Oct 04, 2023

Corporate Event Planning 101 - Checklist And The Basics Of Planning

The key to the success of any corporate event - such as a trade show, a retirement party, a sports outing, or any hospitality event, a sales meeting, or the annual holiday party - is Corporate Event Planning 101. Corporate events vary in size and purpose. Some corporations host corporate events that consist of thousands of invitees, while some organize events for all employees, and some for only select employees. Whatever the occasion, you require proper corporate event planning to make the event memorable and a roaring success.

With a variety of people attending these corporate events, their tastes and preferences are bound to be different. Workplaces have a diversity of people, and this makes corporate event planning stressful and difficult. It takes a lot of quality time for excellent corporate event planning, and still many may be disappointed with the results. The major part of Corporate Event Planning 101 is the appointment of a professional Corporate Event Planner. He/she can plan and produce a great corporate event for you and save you time and money. In fact, due to poor planning, many corporate events have failed to draw clients. Well, you can definitely avoid this...

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Oct 04, 2023

Niche Marketing - The Key Is Having The Right Product

Niche marketing: When you develop an experience with niche marketing, you quickly understand that there is one particularly important factor that plays the most valuable role in determining whether your business will be successful or not. This factor is the original concept of the business itself. It starts with the product that you have chosen, as well as your target market niche, and then your unique selling proposition (USP) – and last but not the least, the implementation of these elements. If your business idea – primarily, your product – is a good one, and you have applied your techniques properly for the development of your business, then you will be much more likely to be successful in your venture.

It’s all a matter of getting off on the right foot. Even though you are armed with this knowledge this doesn’t mean that the process will be straightforward. The point is, anyone can recognize that they need a good product in order to build a company to be successful, however, not everybody has an idea what a good product or business idea really looks like. Let’s examine closely what a business idea is, and how to recognize if it is a good one. Obviously, the word “product” is rather self explanatory – it’s either the goods or the services that you will be selling. Equally, the term target market niche is becoming more familiar in the business world, referring to the little corner of the marketplace where a particular business places its focus.

However, not as well known is the term “USP”, which stands for unique selling proposition. This last term, which is essentially your individual marketing strategy, is what is often lacking in businesses that fail. What you are attempting to sell is the product itself. It may consist either of something tangible, such as cell phones, paper, shampoo, or something electronic, such as downloadable software, an e-book or e-newsletter, or anything else that can be downloaded or sent over the internet. Even websites can be considered intangible products. Or, your product can be something you provide, such as a membership, a professional service, or anything else that you can do for a customer that you can charge money for. All of these are considered a product, even though they are extremely different...

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Oct 04, 2023

What is Halloween - Derives From The Celtic Pagan Feast Of Samhain

What is halloween? You surely are aware of Halloween. As a kid, you probably have grown scared of all those scary costumes. You also could have fun and unforgettable trick or treat memories. But you could not be familiar about the origin and the real nature of the occasion. Thus, you could start asking yourself, ‘What really is Halloween?’ To begin with, Halloween could be traced to its ancient roots in the Celtic pagan feast of Samhain as well as the Christian holiday called All Saints’ Day.

In general, it could be considered as a secular celebration. Some people have been expressing strong feelings for and against the perceived religious overtones. The modern Halloween celebration in the United States was brought by Irish immigrants who took with them the tradition when they migrated to North America during the height of the Great Famine of Ireland in the 1840s. Since then, Halloween has always been associated with orange and black, now known as the universal Halloween colors. These are associated with the popular symbols like jack-o’ lantern. Aside from the decors, the colors, and the symbols, Halloween has been made even more fun and interesting by the many activities that have created a unique modern tradition. The occasion is now known for fun tasks like trick or treating, ghost tours, bonfires, costume parties, pranks, watching of horror movies, and reading of ghost stories. Halloween has also become that time of the year when people sit back and hear stories and anecdotes about ghosts and paranormal encounters...

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Oct 04, 2023

Organizing - Staying Focused Manage Your Life For Success

Organizing the content of your life based on your needs is an excellent practice for managing your time, resources and money, and is an essential first step if you are to fully achieve your potential in life. The reasons for this are clear cut. An organized clear mind leads to clear and objective goals, which in turn leads to you being able to achieve what you set out to do. A critical first step then in organizing is to set up a system of resource planning and clerical needs that allows you to plan out your time effectively, and allocate where you are going to spend it. In short this means such steps as getting a day planner so that you can plan ahead.

Getting appropriate stationery systems and office space in place, and also getting yourself a filing cabinet, or at the very least some kind of filing system! It would certainly be true to say that staying organized then is not something that lots of people do naturally! At first it can even seem slightly stifling, especially if you are used to totally going with the flow of what each day brings. In truth this is ok.

It IS good to be spontaneous on occasions, but in general it is vital to plan out what you need to do in a particular time frame, because otherwise it is all too easy to simply become distracted! All of us know this to be true if we think about it from the viewpoint of our own lives...

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Oct 04, 2023

What is Criminology?

Criminology: When people look into criminology, they may initially be surprised by how expansive the field is. Anyone that is at all associated with the scientific study of crime, the relationship between the criminal and his or her environment, and society’s reaction to crime would have some sort of placement within the scene of Criminology. In some instances, criminologists are researchers that are trying to find the common links between deviant behavior and the environment, in order to try to pinpoint what it is that causes or perpetuates crime. There are currently a number of different theories that attempt to explain, through the process of science, what it is that causes a crime to take place...

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Oct 04, 2023

Copywriting - How To Get Your Customers To Take Action

Copywriting: If you want people to buy, you gotta ask for the sale. Truly, it is that simple. Yet I can't tell you how many ads, Web sites, brochures, sales letters, etc. are floating around out there that aren't asking. So, what is a call to action? It's telling people what action you want them to take.Typical calls to action include:

Hurry in today.Buy now.Call now.Visit now.Click here now.Nothing terribly sexy, I agree. However, if you want to see an increase in your customers, leads, income, etc., this is an essential component. But, you might be thinking, isn't it obvious? Why else would you be running...

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Oct 04, 2023

Spirituality - Attaining Buoyant Mind And Spirits

Spirituality: One can not absorb steadfastness and buoyant spirits unless he has attained peace of mind within himself blooming with love. The positive approach in life will boost self esteem and he has to leave the past dead. His success depends upon taking every challenge as a passion and never to curse his luck but look perkier. Spirituality helps such a person arrests every moment of life for best use and casts magic spell on others to pull them along with him.

The life of such a person will be like swirling fields with changing seasons and strutting water streams with giggling and crackling sound. His activities of life are stressed on ‘Karma’ (actions) as to be remembered and emulated by others as he is forward looking with fervent hope at every step which is the basis for our moment to moment life. And is elated at every success and he is never tired or disillusioned at failures.One who has Spirituality is open, receptive and flexible to the new ideas and odd situations. He is not incorrigible, impudent or rancor but always prepared to absorb the shocks and ups and downs of life and ever prepared to support and help others in their hour of need. A person with such sterling and lofty qualities does wonders in organizational matters and will buster the evil impulses of others and is capable of puffing off / blowing off all the worries of mundane life...

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Oct 04, 2023

Positive Affirmations - The Power Of Affirmations

Positive affirmations are spoken statements that are of a positive nature. In the popular sense of the term they are spoken commands made purposefully in order to change some aspect of our life.In order to fully understand how affirmations work and the science behind their use we must first look at the way our minds work! When we are born our brains are like empty computers waiting to be fed information.

As we grow our peers act as our programmers, they supply us with the knowledge which we channel through the conscious mind into the subconscious (our hard drive).The subconscious mind is the biggest hard drive ever developed - it stores everything we come in contact with and by no means is all of this information of a positive nature.All that we have heard, touched, smelt, tasted and seen are stored in the recesses of our minds. The subconscious mind holds on to this information until we need to recall it. For example when you were young your curiosity lead you to investigate your surroundings.

When you approached a substance that was dangerous,such as fire, your parents or guardians would most likely have rebuked or scolded you if you ventured too near the flame. Perhaps you may even recall an incident when you were physically burned. Your subconscious mind then began to relate scolding (or pain) with the intense heat of the fire and would therefore feed the feelings of the scolding incident back to you whenever you got too close to fire again, thus acting as an early warning system...

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Oct 04, 2023

Business Marketing Strategies - Effective Strategies For Success

Business marketing strategies: These business strategies applies to every one, if you are starting a new home based online business, or you have put in couple of months into the business, or have a huge experience of many years, you still have to follow these business plans for your success. Dress for success: Things to do every day or regularly. Turn computer on and take care of day-to-day business. Check to make sure your Internet access still works and all computer related equipment is operating fine. Perform any financial tasks that need taking care of. Learn a little each day in your niches and in the Internet marketing scene, as you may be aware, the market online and this business changes not every day but every hour.

Check your business email: Delete junk mail immediately. Log all site issues, stats, orders & other items as needed. Keep only the emails that need replies. Then quickly reply to each one or make a note to reply later when time allows. Misc – Don’t let this pile up! Make a ‘Misc.’ file, if necessary, and purge all your monthly emails into it as a backup...

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Oct 04, 2023

Social Media Marketing - Differentiate Or Die

Social media marketing is an innovative concept, and because of this, many businesses and enterprises are a little nervy by it, or choose not to consider it significant. It makes no difference whatsoever which industry you operate in or the size of your business, chances are social media can help you, and it need not be complex. Here is why You should consider social media marketing for your business if you already haven't

How can it help my business?Social media has a great number of uses from a marketing standpoint. It gives you the opportunity to promote your business to a much wider audience through networks, and platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Furthermore, it affords you the choice to engage with potential customers and build relationships without having to leave your desk...

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Oct 04, 2023

Alternative Energy - Home Efficiency

Alternative energy The trend toward homes that are powered by alternative energy sources, ranging from wind turbines and solar collection cells to hydrogen fuel cells and biomass gases, is one that needs to continue deep into the 21st century and beyond. We have great need of becoming more energy independent, and not having to rely on the supplying of fossil fuels from unstable nations who are often hostile to us and our interests. But even beyond this factor, we as individuals need to get “off the grid” and also stop having to be so reliant on government-lobbying giant oil corporations who, while they are not really involved in any covert conspiracy, nevertheless have a stranglehold on people when it comes to heating their homes (and if not through oil, then heat usually supplied by grid-driven electricity, another stranglehold).

A home’s carbon footprint consists of the sum of two parts, the primary footprint and the secondary footprint, expressed in units of metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent(CO2e). The primary carbon footprint is a measure of the CO2 emissions from the direct consumption of fossil fuels for energy consumption and transportation. The secondary carbon footprint is the measure of indirect CO2 emissions related to the manufacturing process of products used in the home and eventual decomposition of products...

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Oct 04, 2023

Event Planning - 7 Key Reasons Why Events Marketing Should Be Part Of Your Marketing Strategy

When it comes to any corporate or company marketing strategy, you would include plenty of social events to the list. When you add the social events into your marketing strategy, you are able to make contacts with many other associates and it will help your company or business flourish. One of the biggest reasons why you include events in your marketing strategy is the fact that you make so many contacts. When you make contacts you are able to find new channels and ways to expand your business, as well as, make your business grow by reaching new markets. You never know what you can gain from having new associates. Another reason to have events is to share with the public that which you give back to the community. This is a key point for businesses that are big in one area. They grow and find success in the community and should give back to the community. It gives the company more of a public edge.

Also, you should think about your competition. When you throw parties and such, you will find the opportunity to mix and mingle with the competition. You can get a feeling for their next move through what others have to say. You will find that everyone talks about everything at corporate events and you find out a lot about what people think of you and the business. When you throw a party or social event, you can also introduce a new product. You may find that a social event is the perfect time to show off your new investment or allow your guests to try out a new product...

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Oct 04, 2023

Marketing Research - Key Concepts And Social Media Marketing

Marketing research: Implementing a research is essential to understand the pattern of marketing. This is feasible by searching existing intelligence related to business marketing. It is a form of business research, business-to-business marketing research and business marketing research. Marketing research is done in many forms and all these forms are known as problem-identification research.

Research in advertising is done to determine the copy testing of advertisements. It is also used to know the efficiency of ads placed in any medium, the customer attention it gets, the message it delivers and how it motivates the customers to buy the product. Commercial eye tracking is done to understand the visual behavior of the customer. Ads, websites, etc., are analyzed for this...

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Oct 04, 2023

Small Biz Advice - The Number One Reason For Small Business Failure!

Small business advice: Virtually half of all small businesses fail within the first two years of operation. The number one reason for business failure is inadequate planning. The second reason is under-capitalization. So before you re-mortgage your family home, or go into debt financing your business, you need to know if your business is going to do more than survive -- you want to know if it's good enough to thrive!

Here are three things successful businesses that have stayed in business for five years or longer have in common:

1. The idea. A successful business start-up always starts with an idea. Something that makes your business stand out from all the rest. So how do you know if you've got a good idea? You've probably got a good idea if you can answer yes to any of the following questions:

Does your idea provide the solution to a significant problem for your target market? Does it satisfy a need or want? Does it create an opportunity? The most successful businesses either fix problems (either real or perceived), or they increase your customer's pleasure. They create a repeat need for a product or service among the target...

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Oct 04, 2023

Meditation - Cultivate A Positive Mind-Set

Meditation: You have the ability to create your own mind-set. Whether your attitude is positive or negative, is up to you. The ability to change your environment, circle of friends, and attitude, is within your control. Just like a computer absorbs raw data, so does your mind. Within your mind a culture, within itself, has grown. Many people feel like they have no control of their own mind, because this culture has become negative. The negativity is a result of past experiences, being in a negative environment, or being under the influence of unconstructive ideas. Similar to a computer virus, you have to identify it quickly, to avoid letting it spread within your mind. You can also pass this virus of negative thinking to people around you.

As a result you are spreading negative energy around, like “weeds in a field.” Much like a farmer, you cultivate too. The energy in your mind is the crop, and it is up to you, whether it is weeds or wheat. If you have a farm and let a field take care of itself; you will be lucky to have any kind of a crop, from it. This is the same with the energy within your mind...

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Oct 04, 2023

Branding - The Significance And Value Of A Brand

Branding: Brand name of a product has specific value to a company. How do we value a brand and how does it affect the fair value of a common stock? There is no definite way of doing it since a brand is worth more to some than to others. Brand is valued in the balance sheet under 'Intangible Assets' or 'Goodwill'.. Each company values their brand differently but they all agree that brand name has certain value.

What is the best way to value a brand? Nobody knows for sure. One can only give his reasoning and then value the brand accordingly. Here, I will explore the possibility of valuing a brand based on asset value and based on the value of the common stock...

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Oct 04, 2023

Humanities - What Are The Humanities?

The humanities are the stories, the ideas, and the expressions with the aim of helping us make sense of our lives and our world. The humanities introduce us to individuals we have never met, places we have never been to, and ideas that may have never entered our minds. By presenting how others have lived and thought about life, the humanities help us decide what is crucial in our own lives and what we can do to make them better. By linking us with other people, they point the way to answers about what is right or wrong, or what is true to our heritage and our history.

The humanities help us attend to the challenges we face together in our families, our communities, and as a nation. The humanities should not be confused with "humanism," a specific philosophical belief, nor with "humanitarianism," the concern for charitable works and social reform. As fields of study, the humanities call attention to analysis and exchange of ideas rather than the creative articulation of the arts or the quantitative explanation of the sciences. Disciplines of the humanities such as philosophy, history, and literary studies offer models and methods for addressing dilemmas and acknowledging uncertainty and paradox...

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Oct 04, 2023

Effective Time Management - 10 Top Tips For The Overwhelmed

Effective time management: Have you ever thought to yourself that there aren’t enough hours in the day, or felt overwhelmed at the tasks facing you? If you have, this article can help you!

Ten Top Tips Of Effective Time Management

• Clarify your goals and strategy. Be very clear about your aims, objectives and ambitions, both short and long term.

Write them down. Once you know what you really want to achieve (and why) it’s easier to make decisions about what needs doing, and to plan accordingly.

• Focus on your top priorities. You’ll be more productive and profitable if you identify and focus on the areas most important to your business...

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Oct 04, 2023

Aloe Vera - A Wonder Herb For Skin

Aloe vera : Aloe is grown mainly in the dry regions of Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Due to its many therapeutic uses, it is now commercially cultivated in the United States, Japan, and countries in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. However, in many places you can grown your own Aloe Vera plant quite happy in a pot as a household plant. Despite its very cactus-like characteristics, Aloe belongs to the lily family, which also includes asparagus, onions, leeks and garlic. The Aloe plant contains over thirty enzymes, including lipase and oxidase. It could be argued that enzymes are the missing element in the modern diet since 40% of the adult population suffer digestive problems and digestion is enzyme-based.

Aloe Vera also contains significant levels of salicylic acid (the active ingredient in aspirin) which accounts for some of the herb's pain-killing potential. Some people swear by a burst of aloe spray on sunburn when a gel or cream is too...

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Oct 04, 2023

Spirituality - It Is Live - Don't Believe..Know!

Spirituality:The spiritual evolution of the this planet and its inhabitants is currently in a rapid state of change, a new era is being born, and we are no longer content to be believers, as sheep in a "flock". People are waking up to the knowledge that we can be masters of our own destiny, and are looking to the ancient cultures who have survived to show us the way forward. How can we break free from our definitions, when we are bound by systems, and rules and regulations, and "normal procedures" . What escape routes are there when all we know is all we have been taught. What is there outside the world we know, and how can we find it and finally be free.

Ancient knowledge and practices from Shamanism, Wicca, Vodou, Druidism and many others are being used and adapted to our modern lives to re-connect us to the worlds of spirit. We are re-discovering that everything in our universe has energy, consciousness, vibration and a power of its own, something the ancients have always known. By lovingly connecting ourselves to this universal energy, we can know that everything within it has its own spirit, and is connected to everything else. Deep personal transformations can occur as we align ourselves to the loving universal consciousness, giving us back the power to create our own personal spirituality, and to KNOW spirit to the very core of our being. “I don't believe, I know.” Carl Jung...

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Oct 04, 2023

Computer Virus - What Is Computer Virus ?

A computer virus is a malicious computer program that, when executed by an unsuspecting person, performs tasks that primarily include replicating itself and in some cases deploying a payload. Over a decade or so ago, viruses were pretty straightforward. They got into a system and infected a file or two. It was as basic as ordering coffee when coffee was easy to order. "One coffee please, black." Nowadays, the catalog of viruses you have to defend yourself against is frighteningly complex. In fact, it's become as complex as, well, ordering coffee. "Looks like you've been infected by a dropper that's put a Trojan on your system, which deployed a multi-partite that opened a backdoor and also infected the master boot record."

Sounds like an order at Starbucks, don't you think? These days a discussion about a virus can actually occur without using the word virus because sometimes viruses are worms or Trojan horses, which are virus-like nasties that act a little different than their infectious cousins. Why are they called computer viruses? Well, because they have similar characteristics to biological viruses that infect humans in at least one way. The computer variety jumps from computer to computer much like a cold virus jumps from your kids to you and from you to your spouse...

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Oct 04, 2023

Essentials Of Cooking - The Problem Of Food

Essentials of cooking: Without doubt, the greatest problem confronting the human race is that of food. In order to exist, every person must eat; but eating simply to keep life in the body is not enough. Aside from this, the body must be supplied with an ample amount of energy to carry on each day's work, as well as with the material needed for its growth, repair, and working power. To meet these requirements of the human body, there is nothing to take the place of food, not merely any kind, however, but the right kind. Indeed, so important is the right kind of food in the scheme of life that the child deprived of it neither grows nor increases in weight, and the adult who is unable to secure enough of it for adequate nourishment is deficient in nerve force and working power.

If a person is to get the best out of life, the food taken into the body must possess real sustaining power and supply the tissues with the necessary building material; and this truth points out that there are facts and principles that must be known in order that the proper selection of food may be made, that it may be so prepared as to increase its value, and that economy in its selection, preparation, use, and care may be exercised. Probably the most important of these principles is the cooking of food. While this refers especially to the preparation of food by subjecting edible materials to the action of heat, it involves much more. The cooking of food is a science as well as an art, and it depends for its success on known and established principles...

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Oct 04, 2023

Walking Fitness - Fun Way To Good Health

Walking fitness is the process of maintaining one’s health. The goal is to build muscles and at the same time protecting the joints. Some people walk to fitness to lose weight while others walk to uphold health. Whatever the purpose may be, walking to fitness is ideal for everyone. Still, when a person walks to fitness they must decide what works best for them.

Since, technology has developed one has Power-Belts, treadmills, ski walkers and more to choose from a variety of products. If you are in the mood to walk, yet feel you need support, go online and check out the products available to you. Technology has designed something for everyone. Today the world is turning at a fast pace, and due to technology, most of us sit behind a desk all day long keying in data...

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Oct 04, 2023

Investments - How To Invest Wisely And Make Your Money Grow

Wise investments of your spare funds can be a great way to grow rich. These days, savings accounts offer very low interest and it is a waste to allow your money to lie in them. Based on your appetite for risk and your financial needs, you have various other investment schemes and options to choose from. It is always safer to have a diversified portfolio, that is, to spread your money around in various types of schemes, so that the risks and returns get balanced out. The company you work for (US) would have a 401(k) plan which is always a safe bet.

In this scheme, part of your salary will be deducted every month and given to an independent financial source to manage the investment, so that you get a healthy return at the end of your tenure.That is the idea. For those of you with greater risk-taking ability, stock markets or mutual funds can be a good idea. In stock markets, you can buy shares of companies listed on the stock exchange. Usually, good companies offer dividends along with a fair return on your investment...

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Oct 04, 2023

Public Relations - Relationship Management Communicating With Your Key Publics

Public relations: A number of organizations actively engage in 'Issues Management.' Largely, this involves scanning the news, developing communications strategies around relevant issues and trends, and then communicating their messages back through the media. Effective communications, however, is more than just managing issues through the media. Companies and organizations must also be aware of their external publics – the people and groups outside of an organization's sphere that affect, or are affected by, what that organization does. This is known as 'Relationship Management.' It is the discipline of identifying key publics and establishing strategies for building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with those publics.

Identifying External Publics Like most organizations, there is a good chance you are already using media monitoring to track the issues that affect your organization. This is Communications 101. You may even be taking it one step further and conducting some kind of media analysis, including assigning tones like positive, negative or neutral to news stories. And if you're not, you should be. Without proper analysis and evaluation, your communications team is not doing its job properly. But where it really gets interesting is when you take your existing monitoring and analysis and add another dimension to it. One of the best examples of this is tracking and analyzing quotes. Tracking quotes helps you identify your key publics...

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Oct 04, 2023

Legal Terms A Quick Guide

Legal terms: Legal issues and problems are stressful, complex and inevitable. If you get wrapped up in legal issues, it sometimes helps to understand the lingo being bandied about.Contract: An agreement between two or more parties in which each party agrees to provide something in exchange for the other party doing the same. Typically, one party provides money while the other provides a service or product. Contracts can be oral or written, but oral contracts are difficult to enforce.

Copyright: The legal right attached to literary, musical, dramatic or artistic works. Copyright automatically attaches to the piece in favor of the creator of it. To sue for copyright infringement, the creator must file for an official copyright from the Library of Congress or the proper authorities where they reside.Intellectual Property: A product or idea that has tangible commercial value. Examples of intellectual property include copyrighted works such as books, patented items such as a product design and a trademarked item for a brand. The word “Amazon” is not considered intellectual property. When applied to the Internet, however, the word is intellectual property as it refers to a brand for an online bookstore...

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Oct 04, 2023

Home Based Business Opportunities - The Get Rich Quick Mentality

Home Based Business Opportunities:Building any kind of business takes time, money, energy and focus. Clearly there are some businesses that take more or less of each ingredient. Internet businesses are no different than a traditional brick and mortar business, except for the fact that they can cost substantially less to get started. That's why they are so attractive to a lot of people. However, the internet is awash with get rich quick schemes and scams and although many are not schemes or scams, they just don't work.

With that said, there is a whole segment of internet entrepreneurs that want to make as much money as they can as fast as they can. The get rich quick mentality is rampant on the net, and it's getting worse everyday. There is a vicious cycle that just seems to perpetuate itself and I'm not sure which came first, the hucksters or the prospectors. In other words, the people selling get rich quick or the people searching for it...

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Oct 04, 2023

Essentials Of Cooking - Matters Involved In The Right Selection

MATTERS INVOLVED IN RIGHT SELECTION Each one of the phases of cookery has its importance, but if success is to be achieved in this art, careful attention must be given to the selection of what is to be cooked, so as to determine its value and suitability. To insure the best selection, therefore, one should decide whether the food material purchased will fit the needs of the people who are to eat it. Furthermore, whether the amount of labor involved in the preparation will be too great in proportion to the results obtained; whether the loss in preparation, that is, the proportion of refuse to edible matter, will be sufficient to affect the cost materially.

One also need to ascertain what the approximate loss in cooking will be; whether the food will serve to the best advantage after it is cooked, and finally, whether or not all who are to eat it will like it. The market price also is a factor that cannot be disregarded, for, as has been explained, it is important to keep within the limits of the amount that may be spent and at the same time provide the right kind of nourishment for each member of the family. In order to select food material that will meet the requirements, three important matters must be considered...

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Oct 03, 2023

Small Business Advice - Entrepreneurial Myths And The Truth Behind Them

Small business advice: If you are about to start off in business you will have no doubt heard these comments:“So many businesses fail. Why are you doing this?” “I hear that you need a large amount of money to get a business off the ground these days.” “Why are you throwing away the security of your job?” These, and more of the same, are typical of the barriers that so called friends and advisers, put in your way if you are thinking of starting a business.

These barriers are built on the back of myths about the pitfalls and challenges which surround running your own business.In this article, we’ll take a look at some of these myths and reveal them to be exactly that … just myths! Don’t get me wrong, being an entrepreneur can be tough and there are hurdles to cross, but let’s bring some common sense into the debate!

You Don’t Have a Personal LifeYes you will! It can be hard juggling the responsibilities of running your own business and spending time with the family, but at the end of the day, you are going to have far more flexibility with your personal life, than any employee will ever have. The real issue is, do you have the time management and planning skills to get things done, thereby allowing you time to spend with your family.You Have To Be Cunning and Ruthless To Be a Successful EntrepreneurOk, it may help you in the short term but this is not a sound, long term strategy. To be a successful entrepreneur you need to build relationships with both customers and suppliers who will stick by you during the rough times.Being ruthless over pricing may get you one or two good deals but you are unlikely to build a lasting and profitable relationship. Your aim should be to strike a balance between what you want and what your customer or supplier wants. You Won’t Have To Work As HardYour current job may be stressful and subject you to long hours. The idea of running your own business is appealing because you can slow down and take life at your own pace. To a degree this is true but there’s no getting away from the fact that it will be hard work...

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Oct 03, 2023

Marketing - Differences Between Marketing And Sales

Marketing and sales are one of the most important components of the survival of a business in the marketplace. While both are dependent on each other many people confuse marketing with sales and vice-versa which is a big mistake. Marketing involves designing a product according to the needs of the market and customers, promoting the product through advertising etc. and setting up a competitive price for the product. Marketing is a platform which drives sales. While on the other hand the sales process is what you do to successfully sell a product and fetch a contract.

Sales and marketing together is a part of selling and one cannot do without the other. They can also be called activities. The success of a business is critical to the success of these two important activities. Marketing is the backbone of a company’s future and launching pad for the sales...

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Oct 03, 2023

Brand Equity - How Are You Branding Your Business Services And Products?

Brand equity Your brand is the culmination of everything about you and your business. It is how people come to know you. It is your business name, logo design or other symbol that identifies your goods and services. It's what makes you different from everyone else in business. What are some of the components that come to make up your brand?

1. Who I am. Your brand is a representation of who you are, including your talents, gifts, needs, values, and integrity. Your talents and gifts are what allow you to develop the products and services you offer. Needs are what you need fulfilled to be your very best. As a business owner you may have a need to accomplish.

Values are behaviors or activities to which you are naturally drawn - perhaps creating or contributing to the welfare of others. Integrity is all about your thoughts and actions being highly aligned. What you think, what you speak, and what you do are consistent. Who are you? What are your most important values and needs? What talents are you sharing with others through your business?

2. How I act. How you act is also a fundamental component of your branding. It includes everything that the public experiences when they deal with you. Your personality, your strengths, and your weaknesses are all parts of how you show up, whether face-to-face, on the telephone, or even through email...

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Oct 03, 2023

Public Relations - Promoting Relationships With the Public

Public Relations or "PR" is one of the most important factors in how you are perceived by the public at large. It is the relationship between your business and your customers, past customers, community and potential customers. There are two ways of obtaining PR. One way is through press releases, in which you share news about events or accomplishments within your company or organization. This form of PR gives you full control over how your company looks to the public.

Your public, is anyone who has an interest of one type or another in your business such as your employees, customers, suppliers, competition and the press. How you are perceived by the public has a huge impact on the future of your business. When issuing a press release make sure that the information provided is of interest to the readers or viewers of that particular publication...

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Oct 03, 2023

Sales - How Well Do Your Customers Know YOU?

Sales:Know your customer, know your customer, know your customer. Three very important rules of business. But let me ask you this: How well do your customers know YOU? Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, asked himself this significant question several decades ago. His answer: employee name tags.

So, he rolled out an initiative that required all of his employees to wear badges, the purpose of which was to “help the customers get to know the people they bought from.” But helping customers “get to know you” isn’t just about names, it’s about information. In other words, it’s about self- disclosure, which is the process of revealing your personal information to another. This process starts with a small piece of information, i.e., your name.

Then, as the relationship develops, it progresses into more intimate territory with the sharing of opinions, preferences and experiences. What’s more, because of its reciprocal nature, self-disclosure has incredible power. It creates comfort, establishes affinity, helps discover the CPI (Common Point of Interest) and builds trust between you and your customers. A very popular furniture store in London run by a family took this to a new level...

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Oct 03, 2023

Branding - Is It A Legitimate Social Media Marketing Strategy?

Branding: Internet marketing is all about hard results, not generic concepts of branding. Still, there are ways to go about branding your product or service on the net without spending a fortune.

Is Branding a Legitimate Internet Marketing Strategy Branding refers to the vague notion of creating an identity for a product, service or name with consumers. The classic example, of course, is Coca Cola. Being first on the scene, the company has been able to create such a strong name brand that most people use the word “coke” instead of soda when ordering.

This is true even when they prefer Pepsi. In the world of marketing, we all bow before the marketing team that accomplished this branding. The Internet, however, is a different beast. That same marketing team would be crushed if they went after a similar strategy on the net. The Internet is so large that branding is an expensive and difficult goal unless you are the first major presence in a niche...

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Oct 03, 2023

Offline Marketing - 16 Effective Tips And Advice

Offline Marketing and Advertising are still innovative methods of marketing your on-line business. Search engines are Not "the only form of marketing" these days as to how people will find your website.

There are an incredible amount of people who are visiting websites solely because they saw the URL in writing. Why else do you think there are so many television commercials these days that all seem to include the web address of the product being promoted? These simple but effective tips will do wonders for increasing your Offline Marketing and the amount of traffic to your website, which of course, is what we all want to....

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Oct 03, 2023

Marketing - Promoting Effectively To More Than One Audience

Marketing: What's a small business owner to do if they have more than one audience to market to? Perhaps they need to attract clients but they also need to recruit business partners or vendors. Do they need two marketing plans or can they use one plan that tries to address both aspects? This is a great question that applies to many different types of businesses who find they need to market to more than one group of people.

You only need one marketing plan. However, you will have two different target audiences within that plan and you’ll need to have a marketing strategy for EACH of these audiences. The reason you'll need separate strategies and marketing activities to go with those strategies is because you will be talking to two very different audiences...

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Oct 03, 2023

Small Business Advice - Get Online And Showcase Your Business To The World

Small business advice: The best advice for small business owners today will to establish an online presence. It matters not if your company consists of twenty people or just two, having a website is valuable to companies of all sizes. As ecommerce becomes a more significant part of sales, businesses that do not have a website will be losing out on both revenue and customers. Fortunately, it is not too challenging to design a website for your products and services. Unlike in the past, today, there are many valuable web builder tools that allow users of all skill levels to design their own site.

Many companies offering these products will often let customers test drive their web builder tools before actually committing to a purchase. This gives you the chance to become comfortable with the tools and see how they can help you in designing your site. You then have the option of signing up for a paid subscription of your choice...

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Oct 03, 2023

Cataracts - All You Need To Know

The term cataracts refers to a clouding of the eye's lens that is located behind the iris and pupil. This particular lens operates by focusing light on to the retina, much in the same way as a camera lens. The lens affected by cataracts is also involved in the eye's focus. This lens consists of protein and water. This protein is precisely arranged for optimum functioning.

However, during the natural aging process, these proteins can become clumped together and cause the eye to cloud. This cloud is what is known as a cataract and will most likely get larger as time progresses if left untreated. Your eye doctor will probably want to wait until the cataract interferes with your eyesight before opting to remove it. There are three different types of cataracts you should know...

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Oct 03, 2023

Web Content Writing - Effective Tips

Web content writing: Content writing has become a significant task for webmasters nowadays. Literally content writing means writing content for the web. If you’re into web business then it becomes necessary for you to have a website that has current, relevant, and interesting content. This in return attracts and retains visitors to your site. However, one should always keep in mind that content writing is not everyone’s cup of tea. Following are a few tips required to keep your website content relevant.

To begin with, the first thing has to be the passion of writing. Content writer should be passionate about writing as there is nothing worse than reading a dull and mundane article. This means if you aren't interested in writing then please don’t. As it will show in your article. The next tip is that content writing should be done with clarity and brevity. While writing, just ask yourself this question, does your article make sense?...

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Oct 03, 2023

Success - Character And Integrity

Success:Without character, the puzzle of achieving success falls apart. It is most important of all pieces to life’s puzzle. Without character, you can make money. But it will be worthless to you and to those around you. Look out in the world today: drug dealers and con artists have money—but they lack character.

If you go to all the work of achieving success, you don’t want to mar it with a lack of character that will make people pity you as you age and become less than you were intended to be. Character equals integrity. Integrity is doing the right thing all the time, even when no one else is watching. You don’t have anything to fear when your integrity is in tact, because you have nothing to hide. You experience no guilt and no fear. And without those two traveling companions, it’s much easier to climb higher and farther, faster! What does this mean in a practical sense? It means that you will put the right philosophy (the golden rule) in to practice in all that you do...

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Oct 03, 2023

American History - Abraham Lincoln

American history:Abraham Lincoln had to handle a civil war. It was his leadership,commitment to values and strong moral fiber that made it possible for America to find its way. We would like to think all of our presidents of the United States were truly great men and to be sure, just handling the awesome responsibility of the presidency takes a special kind of character.

One of the unique and great things about the system of government in America is the concept of citizen leadership. This is the idea of an ordinary citizen rising up and becoming president for a while and then returning to private life. The handful of men who have held that office, a few have stood out for their great achievements and leadership in a time that changed the country for ever...

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Oct 03, 2023

Vitamin B12 - Vitamin B12 Benefits

As a part of the vitamin B complex, vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin. However, vitamin B12 is unique among all the water-soluble vitamins in that it is not excreted quickly in the urine. Rather, vitamin B12 is accumulated and stored in the liver, kidney,and other body tissues. As a consequence of this storage factor of vitamin B12,a deficiency in this vitamin may not be apparent, until after five or six years of diet with inadequate supply. Another reason for the uniqueness of vitamin B12 lies in the fact that only smaller amounts of this vitamin is required and the body already makes full use of it.

For instance,ten micrograms of B12 spread over a day seems to be able to provide adequate supply for the body to use. The vitamin b12 is just one of the essential B vitamins that are required to maintain a healthy body and mind. Cobalamin is the alternative name for vitamin B12 owing to the fact that it contains the metal,cobalt. The body needs vitamin b12 for a number of assorted processes as well as converting the fats, carbohydrates and proteins from all food that is consumed into energy. One of the most significant processes that the b12 vitamin is essential for is to create...

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Oct 03, 2023

How To Write An Article - Guide On Writing Effective Articles For Your Site Or Blog

How to write an article is a lifeline for anyone hoping to attract traffic to their site or blog.A website is simply as good as its content. If people choose not to read what is on your site, then they will not use your services, either because they don’t trust you or don’t have the patience to sort through the content to find out what your service is. It is crucial to have well-written, direct articles on your site to keep user interest and generate revenue.

The easiest way to have excellent articles is to hire a skilled writer to develop them, but that can get very expensive, especially if your are just starting out. For a lot of people, it is far more economical to write your own articles. But before you tackle this task, make sure that you’re up to it, because the quality of your articles can make or break your website or online business...

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Oct 03, 2023

Healthy Eating - Why You Need Protein

Healthy eating: When learning about healthy eating, one of the most important nutrients is protein. Of course, all nutrients are crucial for our bodies to be as healthy as possible, but without protein in our diets every single day, our bodies will not be as strong as they should be. Protein can be found in a number of food sources, so if you’re interested in eating a healthier diet, you should consider learning more about protein.

We need to eat foods rich in protein every day because, unlike some other nutrients, it cannot be stored in the body. That means that if you eat more protein than necessary, your body will simply cause it to pass through your system. Therefore, you really can’t eat too much protein!...

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Oct 03, 2023

Cooking As A Culinary Art

Culinary arts is the art of cooking. Cooking is a way to prepare food that will be eaten or served to other people. The culinary arts is comprised of many categories - some of which are tools, methods, combination of spices and ingredients that adds flavour to the food. It normally needs the right measurements, proper selection and accurate combination of ingredients involved to reach desired result.

The diversity of the Culinary arts around the world mirrors many considerations such as:

- Economic- Aesthetic- Nutritional- Religious- Cultural...

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Oct 03, 2023

Small Business Marketing - Does No Money Equal No Client

You are now a business owner, congratulations! You have everything you need right down to the business plan but one thing is missing. Customers. As you sit in the darkness of your living room at night, you wonder how you can afford to advertise and where. The next morning you go through the online Yellow Pages looking for a company that specializes in marketing or advertising, make the call and to your dismay the person that you speak to informs you of the prices for their services.

They tell you that it will cost from several hundred dollars to as much as 15% of your total business. You have a little bit of money left from the loan that you obtained to get the business up and running, so you agree and set an appointment to meet later in the week. What is wrong with this scenario? Nothing if you have a lot of money to spend. The problem is that most small business owners have limited budgets to work with and expensive advertising campaigns are simply out of the question. So what is the...

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