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10 Ways to Help You Plan Your Home Office For Productivity, and Comfort

Some home offices are set up in a dedicated area just for the business, but most people need to have a family room, bedroom, or guest room do double duty.Getting focused about what you need your home office to do for you will help you buy the most efficient equipment and have the most effective layout to help you get more things accomplished.1. What do you want this space to be able to accommodate? Are you planning on using this space to just get household bills paid in and maybe keep a few records, or are you starting up a small business and looking to run all of your office operations out of this space? Make a list of all of the things you will need to do from your office space.2. Develop a floor plan: Once you have made your list of all the things you will need to be able to do from your new home office space develop a floor plan and begin to draw where all of your equipment will go.3. Don’t estimate the space: Get out that measuring tape and measure where everything will go. Refer to your floor plan and using small pieces of masking tape mark out where you want everything to go. Then you can see if things fit in the actual room as well as they did on your floor plan.4. Don’t forget to plug in: Check your office layout; are the existing electrical plugs near the space where you are gong to put your desk? Are the phone jacks in a good location on the plan or are they berried behind those file cabinets. Review the floor plan, the actual layout of the room and where the windows, electrical outlets and phone jacks are and revise the plan accordingly. Now is a good time to have a few more outlets wired in or add that second phone line.5. Who will be using this office space? Are you sharing it with your kids? Are you sharing it with your partner? Answering these questions will help you decide what furniture to buy. Does it need to be sturdy and serviceable to hold up to the kids use or can it be a little more upscale for just the use of you or your partner.6. Get organized with the right home office furniture: A lot of the home office furniture today is designed to store your computer and other electronic equipment. Measure the computer hardware that you have to make sure it will fit into the unit you are considering. Be careful to make sure your CPU tower and printer will fit in the allocated spaces in the unit.7. Don’t forget miscellaneous storage space: Make sure you have a place to store printer paper, envelopes, light bulbs, and other bulky supplies.8. How much paper will you need to file: The idea of a paperless office is a good one but in reality it just doesn’t happen. You will need to decide how much filing cabinet space you will need. How much room will you need to store CD’s, books, software manuals, magazines etc. Will you need a bookcase as well as a filing cabinet or will a hutch on the top of the desk give you enough room.9. Don’t forget about flat workspaces: How much area will you need to work on for a desk space? Will one desk that holds the computer too be enough or do you need some kind of drafting table for works in progress to be kept laid out. What about a table that can be folded up when you don’t need it for a large project, having enough storage space will ensure that clutter doesn’t eat up your flat spaces.10. How to carve out space in a room that will need to do double duty: Look at each room in your house with a fresh eye. Make sure the room you choose is the best solution for your home office space needs. Measure the room you choose and draw a layout plan that incorporates the existing use plus gives you room for the new office portion. You may want to reorganize the existing layout for a more efficient use of space. Think about getting a self contained home office center. They are a wonderful compact way to hide your computer and other office equipment and they will blend in with your other room uses.

Five Minutes

Everyday.You’re hunched at the computer, flicking the keys with the greatestof ease – or, like me, poking each stroke with the speed ofa…umm…well, it DID rhyme!Everyday.You’re mesmerized for hours by the wonders of Internet business – you market, you negotiate, you design, you submit, you research,you chat…a lot…Everyday.Enthralled and empowered by your cyber-independence, you plan andscheme, plot and dream.While life in the REAL world goes on around you…”Hey Mom, can I have lunch now?? It’s three o’clock!!”"Huh? Whaa…yeah, five minutes, honey…lessee, click here…”Funny how the daily grind hasn’t ground to a halt…”Dad?? Couldya sign this? It just says that you know about mytryin’ to burn down the school and ya assume full financialresponsibility…No big deal, couple alarms…”"Darn HTML code…Hmm? Yeah…five minutes, umm…son??”Things just keep rolling on…”Ya GOTTA see this cool fort me and Billy Scuzbucket built,Grandma!!! And we got grenades, napalm, coupla ICBMs…WAAAY cool!!!”"Whazzat? D’ja want something, sweetie? I’ll be right there…justfive minutes…”Life is like that…”Are you Dilbert Greenbaumgarten? Sir, are you aware that yourchildren are conducting a warehouse sale of stolen merchandise inyour garage? You’ll have to come with us, sir.”"Yeah, yeah…garage sale, ahh…be with ya in five minutes…justleave the money in the coffee can on the folding table, K??”Everyday.Just five minutes…Whoa…super-important e-mail…ahh, look, be with ya in fiveminutes…seen the kids?? Honey?Hello?? Coulda sworn we had furniture before…This article is an excerpt from “The WAHumor Way: Reality Check,Please!”, now available at www.WAHumorWay.comThis article may only be reproduced in its entirety, including theresource box and subscription information electronically or inprint. A courtesy copy of your publication would be nice, too!

How to Become a Home Business Notary For Less Than $200

One opportunity you should think about is forming a home business notary office, if you want to enter the great world of home based business. This is a field that’s becoming more and more popular with people who want to have their own home based business. This guide will help you decide it becoming a notary is right for you.There are many benefits to being a home business notary. Chief among them is the ability to choose the way you want to work. You can be mobile and go from client to client, or you can set up your notary service in your home and have your clients come to you. You can work part-time or full time. It’s all up to you!And there are various ways on how to become a notary and get your notary license. Most states have specific guidelines and licenses that they require before you can open your home business notary. You will have to check with your state notary association for full details on the requirements for a home business notary.Generally, though, to become a home business notary and receive a notary license, you have to take a brief course that usually only takes one day of your time, and then you take a notary exam. Local community colleges and universities in your area very likely offer the classes necessary to become a notary public. If there aren’t any colleges in your area that offer a notary public class, you can find schools online that do.Correspondence courses are also available. Make sure, though, that any class you take fulfills your particular state’s notary public requirements for obtaining a notary license. The courses usually cost about $120, but that’s a small investment that will bring you big returns in the future.It’s also a good idea to check out the opportunities for notary public services in your area. Some places to look are at banks, financial institutions of all types, attorneys, nursing homes, real estate offices, and insurance companies. These are just a few of the many types of businesses that have a need for reliable notary public services.Most of them would prefer to have a notary public on call rather than have one on staff in order to cut back on employee expenses and employee benefits. This is good news for you, because it means that there are more chances that a company will use your notary public services on an as needed basis, which allows you to have more clients. Many of them will even allow you to rent a desk and phone space in exchange for your notary public services.Charges for notary public services range anywhere from $25 to $200, depending on the service you provide. If you’re going to your clients, you can charge more because of the expense involved in travel. If the job is particularly involved or time-consuming, this also allows you to charge more. It’s a good idea to go for the high-volume clients like banks that need a lot of notary public services, rather than to focus on big jobs that take a lot of time. The more clients you have, generally, the better off you are.Before taking any action on becoming notary public certified, though, do your research. Find out what your state requires and where you can get the training you need. You also want to find out what the competition in your area’s doing, and know what you have to do to beat it. Maybe the notary publics in your area have their clients come to them. If that’s true, then you want to be a mobile notary public. And if your area’s saturated with notary services, you may want to consider a different home based business altogether.It’s also a good idea to plan for how you’re going to get the news out about your new home business notary. There are many ways you can advertise. Newspaper ads, flyers, and business cards are just a few of the many marketing tools available for you to make use of to spread the news about your notary public business. Before you do, just make sure you have the notary license you need to operate in your state. You wouldn’t want to be fined for impersonating a notary public, now would you?

Waffle House and the Work At Home “Anti-Guru”

Let’s start with the second part of the article title – who, or what, is the “anti-guru?”Well, the WHO would be me, of course.The WHAT could be defined as any individual who does not claim to have all the answers on a particular subject. Hence, I’m the work at home anti-guru, since that is the focus of my website.And I do not have all the answers, believe me.Just a lot of them. And learning more all the time.Of course, if you’re working online, you’re always learning, because the minute you think you’ve got something down pat, it all changes.Take for example this idea of publishing a newsletter. When I first started out, it was the one thing you absolutely HAD to do in order to be successful. So I did it – and I think I did a pretty fine job, if I say so myself. (I just did).But we all know what a nightmare that has become.Yet and still, the “gurus” will tell you it has to be done. They educate you on the best ways to get your email delivered. They explain how they have overcome the you-know-what filters and how you need to adjust your own marketing to come into compliance with the situation as it is today. They introduce you to the latest technology that is designed to assist you in getting that oh-so-important newsletter out to your list.I think that, for the most part, it’s a monumental waste of time. At least in the current online climate. Perhaps it will change and once again we’ll be able to get our mail to our intended recipents. Until then, I’ll focus my energies elsewhere.But then again, I am the anti-guru, so what do I know?Which brings me to the first part of the title of this article.Waffle House.Gurus are always talking about how they spend their mornings sipping their lattes at the local coffee house while working on their laptops and how you can do the same when you become as successful as they are.Now I love a good cup of java as well as the next guy. And I’ve spent my fair share of time at the local Starbucks, a particular favorite of the gurus.Ever REALLY look around at those people there?B-o-r-i-n-g.Since I don’t own a laptop, the idyllic picture of sipping my Americano while working on my website isn’t going to be a reality for me. Nor is it for most people who work at home.So why not just go someplace where the people-watching is significantly more interesting?That’s right – when I get that restless feeling that tells me I need to get out of this office and into society, I head straight for my local Waffle House.For those of you who don’t have one near you, I have two words for you -I’m sorry.For those of you that do, I highly recommend it. The coffee is adequate, the service generally acceptable, and the fare is what can best be described as “comfort food.”Especially the hash browns – I like mine scattered, smothered, diced, and cooked really well. Like burned, almost.And while you’re there, take a look around. Now here’s where you’ll see much more of a cross-section of society, because just about everyone LOVES Waffle House. If you don’t, well – everyone’s entitled to their opinion, I suppose.That’s where this anti-guru hangs out.And I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

Home Business Secret Formula For Success at Anything

It is with amazing clarity that I uncovered the following life-changing revelation. It caused me to put together this formula because it is so powerful that it allows me to accomplish anything I so desire. It will also work for anybody who is willing to put forth these principals on a daily basis.A person putting forth these principals can literally create a fortune for themselves. While the steps in this formula are fairly simple they came to me recently after having studied the many works of others such as Brian Tracy, Tony Robbins, etc. I have come to observe over the years that the guy who always got the girl, the promotion, the top position, etc. almost always had the following character trait. They had extreme confidence in themselves and what they were doing. They had an unshakeable power of belief. The Bible states in Mark 9:23 – Jesus Said Everything is possible to him who believes.Let me ask you the following question, Is not true belief just another term for Passion? When someone believes something strong enough they develop a true passion for making it happen. This is what separates just knowing something to be possible and having a real passion to make it a reality. For instance most sales people know that the more people they talk to the greater their number of sales will be. But until they develop the passion to actually start talking to more people their sales will stay the same.A golfer can actually believe that practice will make his game better but until they become passionate about improving their game it won’t improve.The leading trainers of top name athletes and business leaders all say the same thing.The best predictor of success is the degree of passion the person has.Knowing this, is it not possible to build our level of passion – thus guaranteeing our success? You bet it is. Thus like a muscle in the body if you constantly work that muscle it will continue to grow stronger. If you constantly practice a skill you will get better and better at that skill.This makes the solution very simple – we simply learn to develop passion for doing the skills necessary to bring us success.If we know what we must do to gain success, than it is as simple as developing a passion to perform those tasks that create our success. And the great thing is we will learn to love doing those tasks.The first step is to define the actions necessary to create the success we desire.So as an example let’s define the following:What actions bring us the most success in our business. Of course the key to success is exposing our business to as many people as possible. What activities if performed on a consistent basis will bring us great success.So we would do two things – we would define what actions bring us our most success and we would devise split tests to determine not only which of version of our methods work best but also to determine, which of our methods actually is producing our biggest resultsSo for example we might record on paper the following goal:Expose our business to as many people as possible through one of the above methods.Simply taking action is the first step in solving the problem of how to create anything you want in Life.After all just knowing how to do something and actually being able to do it are two horses of a different color so to speak.But this is an important first step and one that seems very simple and yet the majority of people live their whole lives and never discover this amazing revelation.Knowing this concept, the next step to solving this problem is How do we create this unshakeable self-confidence, the kind of unwavering belief that moves mountains and allows a person to get the girl (or boy if they happen to be a girl) and create for themselves the kind of life that others only dream about?A hate to ruin the story and give to you the last page of the book here, but the way to achieving unwaverable self-confidence and belief is simply creating a goal of something you have never done before and than accomplishing that goal.But first in order to accomplish our goals we must define them.Here in various areas of your life define goals you want to accomplish and than define them by writing them down.Then simply believe everyday you are going to meet your goals. Do something everyday to build your belief muscle. When you believe people have a great habit of saying yes to you.Practice your belief level everyday.Everyday embed in your subconscious mind that you believe you can do whatever you want to do. Think and act like you have already achieved your goal. This builds your level of belief. Every day tell yourself I know I can do this!Here is what I would advise if you are new to this habit of establishing goals and writing them on paper. – Start with 1-2 goals that you are really interested in. Goals that if achieved will help you to better accomplish other goals or a goal of something that you really want badly.Now this next part is what really helped me in accomplishing goals, by removing the roadblocks in front of me.Upon defining that goal or goals the next step is to do a brainstorming exercise in the following area. Write down 20 things on paper that you believe are items or thoughts, or beliefs that are currently holding you back from accomplishing your goal or goals.Next focus on what you consider the top 1-3 limitations that are holding you back from achieving your goals.Now here is what I find exciting. Normally a person will have a couple of major hang-ups (limitations) that are preventing them from accomplishing their major goals in life. So by eliminating these limitations you basically eliminate the vast percentage of road blocks that stand in the way of you meeting all your other goals.So what I suggest a person do is to set goals to remove these major limitations from their life. Making the obtainment of their other goals much easier.And of course take some defined action everyday to remove these limitations from your life.But the best part is simply the process of identifying the ”hangups and limitations” that are holding you back is half the battle.

The 7 Best-Kept Secrets to Ultimately Achieve Success In Your Life And Your Home Business

As you read every word in this article, you will ultimately discover 7 powerful secrets that will effectively make you more productive, and help speed up the overall success of your home business.These secrets must be applied on a daily basis to ensure your long term success.Let’s get started:1. Discover Your Self Worth”Success is created with a positive routine” –Carlos GarciaFree yourself from the negativities in the world and focus on your inner peace. First and foremost you must start taking care of yourself, before you can effectively help inspire those around you.The trick is to *always* remain positive at all times, no matter how negative things seem to get.In order to properly jump start your day, simply sit alone in silent meditation at least twice a day for approximately 15 minutes in the morning, and 15 minutes in the evening. This process alone will help you accomplish the positive state of mind that you want to be in.Since you only have control over yourself and the actions you make, *avoid judging* events and situations as they occur throughout the day, because being judgmental can seriously lead you into a devastating pattern that will affect your attitude for success.Accept each and every situation as it occurs, and know that everything in your life happens for a reason, and everything is as it should be.Notice how judgmental people are *always* concerned with the opinions of others. They shift their focus, and energy towards everybody else and eventually lose focus of themselves. Their mind then becomes clouded and cluttered with negative energy that they really don’t need.Wouldn’t you rather enjoy life?2. Give And You Shall ReceiveYou may have heard me say “Help people get what they want and they will Help you get what you want”When ever you meet someone new, provide them with a gift or a compliment. This gift may be a free report, a free eBook, an article, or silently wish them the best of luck in their life. Give something to everyone you come into contact with, and this in turn will dramatically increase your chances of making new friendships, partnerships, which will lead you to create a tremendous amount of joy, riches and prosperity in your life and in the lives of others.Welcome and appreciate all the gifts that your home business will offer you. Be open to receiving from others, as it will potentially lead you in the direction you want to go.Learn to effectively keep wealth circulating in your life, by giving and receiving from the specialized group of people you work with. Always remind yourself of the spectacular things people have done for you, and exercise a positive routine to help encourage them to do the best they can with their lives.3. Self AwarenessIt is crucially important for you to become aware of the consequences of each choice you make, whether it is positive or negative. Realizing those choices will bring you closer to your conscious awareness, and prepare you for a better tomorrow.When ever you think about making a choice, here are 2 important questions to ask:”What are the consequences of this choice?” and”Will this choice bring fulfillment and happiness to me, and to those who are affected by this choice?”If the choice you’re making feels comfortable, than move forward with a positive attitude and “Just Do It”, like Nike says. However, if the choice feels uncomfortable, pause for a moment, and try to envision the consequences of your actions.This guidance alone will dramatically help you improve the choices you make for your home business, and in your personal life.4. Keep An Open MindLearn to effectively accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. Appreciate and understand that each moment is as it should be. When you struggle against any given moment, the situation will ultimately become too complicated for you to handle.Accept everything as it is, not as you wish it was.Why?When you accept things as they are, you become responsible for your situation and for any events you see as problems. Taking responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for your situation. Look at every problem, or obstacle you encounter, with an open mind and grasp this opportunity to make positive changes in your life.Accept ALL these negative events as opportunities in disguise, and transform them into a greater benefit for your future success. Be open minded with the opinion of others and remind yourself to *first* give others what they want, before you can achieve what you want.5. Know Your DesiresWrite a list of all your desires and take this list wherever you go. Make a mental note of this list before you go into bed and when you get up in the morning.Always keep a positive attitude by believing that everything contained in your list of desires will be accomplished. Especially when things don’t seem to go your way,Remind yourself to be aware of all your actions. Do not let any minor obstacles consume and affect the quality of your intentions. A positive attitude will keep you moving forward, leading you in the direction you want to go.6. Let Things GoWelcome any circumstances to come into your life with open arms, whether it is in your best interest *or not*. Do not try to justify the negative problems with solutions by imposing idea’s of how things should be, because you will only create bigger problems for yourself.Learn to let the little things go, so you can focus your full potential and energy on your home business, and the positives in your life.When you accept uncertainty, solutions will spontaneously emerge out of the problem, confusion, and chaos. Don’t allow yourself to fear the unknown. Instead, let things be for the moment, and you will soon find your path to security and happiness because uncertainty is your path to freedom.With this amazing knowledge of uncertainty, you will find the security that will let you take complete control of your life and your home business.You will soon discover all the opportunities, and excitement that can occur when you remain open to the possibilities of choices within yourself.7. Take Action With Your Purpose In LifePromise yourself that you will exercise these 7 tantalizing secrets that will ultimately improve the quality of your personal life, as well as directing you towards success in your home business. Start this journey by taking care of your heart, body, mind, and the spirit that lies deep within your soul.Let go of all the negative problems and focus your attention towards the positive events that transpire in every moment of your life. Challenge these negative occurrences and constantly fuel yourself to remain positive, no matter what is happening.I don’t have to convince you that just by making a list of all your unique talents, you will dramatically improve your self worth. Use your unique skills to guide you in the success of your home business and to service humanity because this in turn will create an infinity of possibilities in your life and in the lives of others.That’s exactly what will happen to you!Don’t take my word for it, justask yourself daily, “How can I serve?” and “How can I help?” The answers to these questions will allow you to help and serve your fellow human beings and your business will achieve extra-ordinary profits as a result.Copyright 2004 Ryan Terry

Cicadas and Brilliance In Marketing

I h milf porn ave found another nugget of marketing brilliance that I want to share with aspiring entrepreneurs around the world. In this example of marketing brilliance, you will see how innovation and careful planning can result in a brilliant idea and resulting profits.In the Indiana/Ohio border region there is a 17-year phenomenon that is about to happen this summer. Cicadas will be coming out from their 17-year burrows to eat and breed by the millions.During the short life-cycle of Cicadas in this region, people will be plagued by Cicadas landing on every surface, getting into every barbecue and backyard party in the area. Women will shriek, pulling Cicadas out of their hair in disgust and fear.Do you smell opportunity? Well, the folks at [http://cicadanator.com] sure did, and they are cashing in BIG time!My finance came home recently from a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio,(said to be the “epicenter” of Cicada activity in this region), with a unique “tool” she found at a gift shop.It’s called the “Cicadanator!” and is the focus of my example of innovative, creative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit. As silly as the subject may seem, people around these parts get sort of uptight about the approaching swarm and everyone is talking about it.What is the Cicadanator? This is the good part: It’s nothing more than a cheap badminton racket you can get at dollar shops around the country.Well, it’s not JUST a badminton racket. The packaging of the racket is the entire meat of the product itself. It’s a gag gift. The beauty is in the packaging. Over the head of the racket is a heavy card-stock cover which is colorful, and full of Cicadas depicted as a menace to society.On the front you will see funny sayings and a slogan “Make this historical emergence fun for the whole family.” On the back a nice map of the region to be affected by the emergence of million of Cicadas, and more funny information.The product is not even meant to be unwrapped, in my opinion. The gag only works when the cheap badminton racket is attached when you show it to friends and family.Also, this product, of course, is only good every 17 years, so this is a short-spurt marketing blitz taking advantage of a regional happening that everyone is talking about. Brilliant.What is required to actually BE the person thinking up great ideas like this one rather than being the person who always says “I wish I had thought of that?”You must begin to look at the world around you with a constant eye for opportunity. Watch what people are buying and what they are talking about in casual conversations and in the news. People are telling each other great product ideas all the time without even knowing it!Are you listening? Are you thinking? The entrepreneurial spirit is alive in the midwest this Cicada season. And on the internet it is no different.We see opportunity everyday here in the Tale Chaser Publishing office. If you are tuned in to the “opportunity channel” of the mind, you will begin to see opportunity all around you.Just don’t leave out simple products and gags. Products like the Cicadanator are always a “smash” hit!Copyright 2004 Jack Humphrey

Taking Control of Your Workspace

Let’s face it: it’s HARD to always be “on” when you’re at work. No matter how much you try, even the best-laid plans and schedules break down; sometimes it seems like all the forces are against you. You can get discouraged, weary, frustrated and unfocused. You can blame your boss, your spouse, interruptions, computer crashes, too much work, too little time…the list goes on and on.When it comes right down to it, though, we each have to take responsibility for our work environments. It’s up to us to create pride and excellence in our workplaces. We need to take responsibility for our own productivity, morale, creativity, motivation and sense of humor that we bring to our work.You say “but stuff just happens that I have no control over.” That’s true. “Stuff” will happen, so it’s your job to come up with disaster prevention and back-up plans. Interruptions and snafus don’t need to become setbacks. Lists and schedules make the world go round. Be sure to prioritize, and take note of a few things that could be realistically postponed, if need be. Speaking of realism…be realistic in estimating how long it will take you to do the tasks at hand.Computer maintenance can make a big difference in minimizing downtime. Regular virus scans, firewalls, defragmentation, and file back-ups are crucial to maintaining computer health and well-being.There are a few well-known organizational tips worth repeating. My personal favorite is not touching mail more than once. I sit down with the mail at my desk, waste basket on one side, file cabinet at the other, and sticky notes in front of me. If it’s junk, toss. If you can deal with it right now, do it, then toss it or add a sticky note with the details and file it. You aren’t going to deal with it right away? Then sticky note and file it. Do NOT just add it to a pile on your desk. Can you tell piles of papers are my personal Waterloo?My other favorite is standing up when someone comes into my workplace. It doesn’t matter who it is or what’s the reason. The message to myself is: this is my workplace and I am here to work. If I’m not seated, chances are my guest won’t sit down either. It’s a bit more polite than just continuing to work without looking up…and if you do that, chances are the guest will still sit down.Here is where a back-up plan is important. Have it already in your head what you will say if you are interrupted. “I’m busy at the moment, can you come back in____ minutes…hours”… whatever works. “Would you like to make an appointment?” “I’m taking a break at_____, would you like to join me?” And so on.This even works when I’m working at my computer at home and the cat comes in. She loves to sit on my hands on the keyboard! or my lap, or right in front of the monitor. I stand up (no lap) and I even make an appointment with her (in my own mind of course!)… to play, feed her, watch tv for a few minutes so she can sit on my lap; sometimes we play Catch the Cursor for a couple minutes… something. She quickly leaves or curls up somewhere else if I’m not sitting down.You may be thinking that productivity and organization are a lot easier to take responsibility for than motivation, morale, creativity and humor. Is your boss refusing to give you a raise, no matter how well you do your work. Maybe the job has no room for creativity, and humor is OK in small doses, but not really appreciated. Is it your own work ethic nagging at you to work constantly? Maybe it’s your spouse nagging you with money worries, or feeling neglected.In order for you to be a healthy, fulfilled human being, you need these qualities in your life. Creatively bring your own suggestions and solutions to the table. You need your sense of humor to maintain a healthy perspective. Expressing yourself creatively is as important as the supporting yourself financially; so brainstorm with others, research, its up to you to find the innovative solutions. You need the breaks, so take them. And if your spouse misses you, take the vacation together.If no matter how hard you try, you can’t get a grip on your lifestyle, then its time for YOU to change it. Consider a new job, being your own boss, or a new affiliate program. Pride and excellence are up to YOU. It’s YOUR life.

Home Business Legalities And Tax Advantages

Even if you work out of your home, most cities and/or counties require you to have a business license and/or permit. Check with your local government municipalities to find out what the requirements are for where you live. Depending on where you live, you should be able to get this information from your local courthouse or townhall.Zoning may also be an issue. Municipal ordinances can be very restrictive about what types of businesses are allowed in a residential district. This also applies if you plan on placing a sign outside of your home. Again, check with your local government municipalities to find out what the requirements are for where you live.In addition, depending on how your home business is structured–as a sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation–there may be forms to file with the state. The legal structure affects taxes and the liability of the owner and the home business, so it’s important to follow the appropriate procedures. Contact your state’s Department of Revenue for filing fees and information.If you plan to operate your home business under a name other than your own, you will have to register a fictitious name with the county–usually referred to as a DBA filing (Doing Business As). The exceptions to this regulation are corporations and partnerships doing business under the umbrella of the corporate or partnership name.As a home business owner, you may be required to file estimated tax returns and pay estimated taxes quarterly. If you have employees, you also have to submit taxes withheld from employee paychecks. Here are some of the taxes you may be responsible for:Employment taxes — Federal income taxes, Social Security and Medicare, federal unemployment and state income taxes.Federal self-employment tax–Required by those who work for themselves to cover Social Security and Medicare contributions.Sales tax–Each state requires a sales tax number for any company involved in selling tangible items. Sales tax is collected, reported and paid to the state either monthly or quarterly.Unemployment insurance tax — You are required to pay federal and state unemployment taxes if you have more than one employee on the books for at least 20 weeks in a calendar year, or if they have paid more than $1,500 in gross wages in a calendar quarter.Again, check with your state’s Department of Revenue for more information.A home business qualifies for all of the same tax deductions regular businesses do. In the eyes of the IRS, the only difference between most home businesses and Fortune 500 Companies is their size, and the fact that home businesses can also deduct many household and living expenses.Owning a home business will entitle you to deduct thousands of dollars in every day expenses. After all, why pay more in taxes than you have to?Listed below are just some of the items you are allowed to deduct:
Your car and car expenses.

Your mileage.

Your home computer, printer and other office equipment.

Your home. If you’re not a homeowner, you are allowed to deduct the area where your home office is set-up.

If you’re mobile porn a homeowner, you may deduct a portion of your property taxes and utilities.

Your travel expenses.

Your restaurant meals, entertainent, dinner parties.

You may pay wages, tax free, to two of your children, if they are involved cartoon porn with the business.

You may deduct your families health insurance.

NOTE: To qualify for the above tax deductions, black porn you must be actively working your home business.In closing, since tax laws are continually changing, I highly recommend you consult with your accountant or tax advisor to learn more about applying the aforementioned deductions to your home business.

Stay at Home Jobs and Home Based Businesses – Dream Come True or Nightmare?

Stay at home jobs and home based businesses have never had as much appeal as they have today. Chucking the nine-to-five grind to stay at home is a dream that appeals to most of us. Really, you think, what’s not to like about not having to dress up, fight traffic, and endure bosses who lean over your shoulder every minute of the day?It’s easy to think a stay at home job or a home based business would be a dream come true, and for many people it is. Realistically, though, a stay at home job is just like any other job–you have to actually to work. And statistics show that people who have stay at home jobs and home based businesses generally work more hours per day than their counterparts who work in conventional businesses.One problem that many people who work at stay at home jobs or who have home based businesses run into is what’s often referred to as “feast or famine syndrome.” They find their workflow is either too low or too high; in other words, they either have a lot to do or nothing. This makes it hard for people to budget their time and their money, and is especially hard for people just beginning stay at home jobs or home based businesses. It takes time to develop a steady base of clients for stay at home businesses, and even then there will be many times where everyone wants your product and/or service at the same time. This can be very stressful when there’s only one person, you, to do everything. So if you’re planning on starting a stay at home job or home based business, it’s good to have a plan in place to help you deal with what can often be a roller coaster workload.The feast or famine syndrome of a stay at home job or business leads to another difficulty. When you’re feasting, you’re making money–when you not feasting, you aren’t. It’s hard. One week you’re raking in the money, and the next week you’re barely squeaking by. This is where a stay at home job or home based business can, again, be more stressful than a conventional job where you’re paid on schedule and know exactly how much you’ll be bringing in every month. To deal with this, first of all, you need to have some money in the bank before leaving your regular job for a stay at home job or to start a home based business–or to focus on that stay at home job or home based business that you’ve been working at part-time. Experts recommend that you have enough money saved to cover six months of expenses before leaving your job for any reason. This is especially important for people who want to stay at home and work or to start a home based business because it can greatly reduce the stress that comes with feast or famine syndrome and give you some much needed breathing room.Too, people who have a stay at home job or home based business often run into payment problems. You’ve done your work or provided your service and product, but you don’t get paid. Collection can be a nightmare when this happens. And what many people don’t know when they become stay at home workers or owners of home based businesses is that people who hire you may classify you as an independent contractor and pay you as far out as 90 days. To make sure you don’t run into payment issues, always get everything in writing. It’s hard to wait 90 days to get paid, but it’s even harder not to get paid at all and perhaps have to turn to a collection agency in order to get your money. Because many stay at home jobs and home based businesses are Internet-based, you need to take special precautions to know you’re dealing with reputable businesses with a good track record of payment. So do your homework and get all payment terms in writing before providing any stay at home work or home based business product or service. The headaches and stress this will save you is immeasurable–and ensures you’re more likely to believe that your stay at home job or home based business really is your dream come true.Charles Fuchshttp://www.charlesfuchs.com/http://charlesfuchs.blogspot.com/I grant permission to publish this article, electronically or in print, as long as the bylines are included, with a live link, and the article is not changed in any way.