New Life For Your Old Tech (iPad)

Listen, the holiday shopping season just finished. Sure, you’ll be shopping again in a few months, but as of right now, you’ve given or received a bunch of new toys, some for work, some for play. If you have an old tablet, smartphone or MP3 player, here’s a few tips for breathing new life into your electronics.

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Entrepreneurs must first buy, bargain, finesse their way to the negotiating table

Fortune

Carla Walker-Miller never imagined herself as an entrepreneur. In fact, when she first encountered the word “entrepreneur” while she was growing up, she thought it meant good-looking men who didn’t have jobs. That’s what she saw in the magazines: men talking about their ideas and starting companies but never seeming to work.

Walker-Miller, 58, pursued what she describes as an expected path for her generation. She attended college, where she earned a degree in engineering, and then made her way into Corporate America. But as she hit the glass ceiling for her gender and race—and watched her girlfriends doing the same at their jobs—she struck out on her own.

Initially, Walker-Miller formed a firm that distributed medium and high-voltage electrical equipment, an easy transition from her time at Westinghouse Electric Corp. But when contracts dried up during the recession, she almost lost her business. She switched her focus to energy…

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Google Adsense: Learning About the Program and the Most Important Rule

Marketing And Branding With Social Media

How Does Google Adsense Program Work For Webmasters Wanting to Earn Income?

Advertisers pay Google when someone clicks on their ads which are placed on pages that contain text. For example, if you write content about lawn mowers, you will likely see ads from lawn mower manufacturers and/or retailers on that page. When someone clicks on those ads, the advertiser pays Google and Google pays you. Of course, the advertiser is hoping the person that clicked on the add will actually purchase the lawn mower or whatever they’re offering.

In fact, Google is very strict about the integrity of this process. You are forbidden to click on your own ads. If you do, your Adsense account will be terminated and you might never get it back. You are also prohibited from asking others to click on “your ads”. It makes sense. Why would advertisers want to pay just so your…

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So You Want to Make a Whole Bunch of T-Shirts

At SmartBizPractices.com (I’ve transferred this blog unto that new, self-hosted site) I shared an interesting blog post that covers many aspects of starting and running a  profitable online store. I selected to share this article because it highlights some considerations you should make before launching your own business venture. Click here to follow this article in full at the new site.
Launching a physical product with an on-demand service is a great opportunity, but before you market and solicit that first sale, make sure you have your policies (shipping, returns, etc.) drafted and clearly posted.

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