Starting a Business

In SCORE Program, Inmates Gain Business Skills

Date
Sat, 2014-02-22 11:38

SALISBURY — Starting a new life and finding employment after serving time in jail isn’t easy, but a group of volunteers from the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) are helping inmates transition out of incarceration understand that their options could include starting a new business, if they so desire.

According to Jim Higgins, the clinical director of the Essex County Community Correction Center, SCORE mentors have been helping the inmates know their options for a few years, and their efforts are very well received.

Are You Psychologically Immature For Business Expansion or Serial Entrepreneurship?

Date
Fri, 2014-02-21 09:29

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What Is VoIP?

Voiceover IP, or VoIP, is a technology that allows telephone calls to be made over local area networks or the Internet. VoIP systems convert analog voice signals into digital data packets and supports real-time, two-way transmission of conversations using the Internet Protocol (IP).

A small business considering transitioning to VoIP should carefully weigh its upside with its downside before committing.

Technology GlobeVoIP calls can be made on the Internet using a VoIP service provider and standard computer audio systems. Alternatively, some service providers support VoIP through ordinary telephones that use special adapters to connect to a home computer network.

About the Author

About The Author: This article is provided by FitSmallBusiness.com, on online publication which help small businesses grow their top and bottom lines. David Waring serves at the editor-in-chief of Fit Small Business.

An employment agreement is a legal contract between employer and employee that covers the the terms and conditions of employment. Though it does not have to be in writing, it often should be because there are so many different things that need to be considered and specified.

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An employment agreement is a legal contract between employer and employee that covers the the terms and conditions of employment. Though it does not have to be in writing, it often should be because there are so many different things that need to be considered and specified.

Typical Terms and Conditions

About the Author

This article is provided by FitSmallBusiness.com, an online publication which helps small businesses grow their top and bottom lines. David Waring serves as the publication’s editor-in-chief.

The most important issue to determine is what, how and how many you want. For example, I get clients who say, “I want to import apparel”, which is about as useful as I want to go out to dinner. The more information you have, the easier it is to develop relationships, find suppliers, and get reliable information.

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About the Author

Bert Shlensky HeadshotExpert in Internet Marketing and apparel. Very Knowledgeable in Executing Import and Export Business. Years of experience in integrating strategy and logistics. Over 30 years of executive experience as a results-driven executive leader in the textile, apparel and internet marketing fields. Strong track record of achieving growth and operating profitability in start-up, internet and turnaround businesses. Most recently I initiated several entrepreneurial startup businesses selling home furnishings on the Internet which achieved sales within 6-10 months of their funding and had a major internet component. These programs were all based on combining Chinese production, internet marketing, SEO, PPC, social media and innovative logistics to market high-quality home furnishings to consumers.

Despite the increased complexity and ever-changing nature of today’s pricing environment, there are still some basic rules and simple tips you can follow to build your market share, make money in the process, and establish long term success. 

Here are some considerations to review to maximize your pricing results.

Pricing products or services used to be a relatively straightforward process. You would:

  • Calculate your costs
  • Determine how much profit you wanted to make, and
  • Add appropriate brand value.

You would then tweak your pricing model a little bit with promotions, clearance sales, supply and demand considerations, seasonality, and product life cycles.

About the Author

Bert Shlensky HeadshotBert Shlensky is an expert in Internet Marketing and apparel. He's also very knowledgeable in trade (import and export business) and integrating strategy and logistics. He brings over 30 years of executive experience as a results-driven executive leader in the textile, apparel and internet marketing fields. Bert has a strong track record of achieving growth and operating profitability in start-up, internet and turnaround businesses. Most recently, he initiated several entrepreneurial startup businesses selling home furnishings on the Internet, which achieved sales within 6-10 months of their funding and had a major Internet component. These programs were all based on combining Chinese production, Internet marketing, SEO, PPC, social media and innovative logistics to market high-quality home furnishings to consumers.

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