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  • Robert Kiyosaki’s 10 Crucial Elements to Financial Freedom - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    become poor or middle class rather than become rich My budget is a plan to become rich Kiyosaki offers four tips on budgeting to become rich 1 A budget surplus is an expense One of rich dad s most important lessons was You have to make a surplus an expense What he meant is that most people view a surplus as an asset They place their extra cash in the bank or they spend it on liabilities Rather than view extra money as an asset rich dad viewed it as an expense in the form of charity investing and saving Most people want to give to charity invest in assets and save money but the problem is that they view it as something to do after they ve paid their expenses By making these things expenses in his budget rich dad ensured that he would make them a priority He called it paying himself first 2 Your expense column is a crystal ball If you want to predict a person s financial future you have to look no further than the expense column Here s an example of two different expense columns While that s a humorous example it s not far from the truth When you look at most people s expense columns they re littered with payments to other people and for liabilities In each case expenses don t go towards anything that will make money and only things that permanently take money out of your pocket Take a look at your expense column What does it say about you 3 Use assets to pay for liabilities Kiyosaki suggested that his rich dad increased his assets which increased his monthly cash flow Rich dad used this money to purchase his luxury items and liabilities If he wanted a nice car he d invest money until the asset produced the cash flow required to purchase that car Then he had a nice car and a great asset 4 Spend to get rich Being able to execute on the first three tips on budgeting means building a mindset that says when the going gets tough the tough get going Most people stop spending on charity investing and saving when times get tough The rich however figure out ways to make more money by spending more money on assets even when times are tough By pushing through those hard times you develop a mentality that will enable you to make more money no matter what the circumstances And that will make you richer than you ever imagined 4 Pay Yourself First One should set aside at least 10 of the monthly income for savings With the remaining money then you should pay your bills Get in the habit of paying yourself first and then work around all the other expenses 5 Never Have Any Debt Rich dad went on to say We re all in debt to someone else The problems occur when the debt gets out of balance Unfortunately the

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  • 10 Self-Made Billionaires Who Remain Grounded and Humble - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    of 1 3 billion this Stanford professor capitalized on his early investments in Google but that doesn t mean he is driving around in high class style he prefers his 2012 Honda Odyssey and favors comfort over luxury He told the Edmonton Journal in a 2006 interview These people who build houses with 13 bathrooms and so on there s something wrong with them Instead of hanging his hat in an obscene mansion he d rather have his name on the side of a building contributing to the education of others On November 18 2005 the University of Waterloo announced that Cheriton had donated 25 million to support graduate studies and research in its School of Computer Science In recognition of his contribution the school was renamed the David R Cheriton School of Computer Science Chuck Feeney This Irish American businessman and philanthropist made his fortune as a co founder with Robert Warren Miller of the Duty Free Shoppers Group Born in New Jersey during the Great Depression Feeney came from a modest background of blue collar Irish American parents When he sold DSF Group he set aside 26 million to give to 2 400 long term staff Having given away most of his wealth he is only worth about 2 million Feeney has said I had one idea that never changed in my mind that you should use your wealth to help people I try to live a normal life the way I grew up Amancio Ortega The founder of Zara is doing quite well with a net worth of 57 5 billion In early 2013 Forbes ranked him as the third richest person in the world The youngest of four children Ortega was born in Busdongo de Arbás León Spain His father was a railway worker and Ortega didn t shy away from helping out his family financially In his early teens Ortega found a job as a shop hand for a local shirt maker called Gala which still sits on the same corner in downtown A Coruña This experience would lead him down the road to riches founding Confecciones Goa which crafted quilted bathrobes in 1972 Ortega gets around in his Global Express BD 700 a private jet designed by Bombardier that carries a price tag of 45 million but considering his humble apartment in Spain and modest Audi A8 why not splurge when traveling Azim Premji The fourth wealthiest Indian Azim Premji is a business tycoon and philanthropist worth 17 2 billion The chairman of Wipro Limited founded Azim Premji Foundation in 2001 a non profit organization whose vision is to significantly contribute to achieving quality universal education that facilitates a just equitable humane and sustainable society In December 2010 he pledged to donate 2 billion for improving school education in India How does he have the ability to give so much He keeps a tight rein on employees at the Wipro headquarters by demanding that staff conserve essentials such as toilet paper and electricity Tim

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  • 10 Ways to Make Your Biz Look Bigger Than You Actually Are - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    it makes a big impression 3 Have a top quality business card Sorry but printing your business cards on a box of OfficeMax perforated low grade card stock is cheap and looks cheap You don t want your potential customers or investors thinking you are cheap Enough said about that Also make sure your cards match your business Do you make a lot of appointments Maybe you want to order business cards potential clients can jot notes or times on so you ll need a finish to the card stock that s compatible with writing notes on Otherwise get something sophisticated like silk laminate business cards 4 Use different email addresses If you want your business to look like you have a staff of highly trained and knowledgeable associates create email addresses for those such departments email protected email protected email protected etc 5 Have an impressive website There is absolutely no excuse for not having a website in this day and age Even just having a website isn t enough It has to be impressive Yes we have all heard about bootstrapping and pinching pennies but this is the one area you don t want to appear frugal Initial investment Anywhere from FREE wordpress com where you can create your own website to somewhere in the ballpark of 25 000 for a web development team to get you the cream of the crop Invest a couple thousand and hire a reputable web developer and get yourself a darn good looking site that will impress potential clients and make a strong first impression If you don t have the cash to spare ask some friends who may have experience in creating websites or have created their own and can give you some tips You might even be able to work out a trade of some sort with friends colleagues or a referral It s worth shopping around and being creative before going at it alone or if the budget warrants sinking a load of cash into a web development firm 6 Get a proper workspace If you are trying to pull off the airs of being larger than life then saying Hey let s meet at the coffee shop isn t going to fly Executive suites offer office space conference rooms business services and even coffee for a fee Arranging meetings in a business environment shows that you have it together and your business is prospering Shop around some spaces cost as little as 200 a month depending on where you live 7 Expand internationally virtually Having an international office address suggests an operation possibly larger than what you have set up and that is smart especially if global expansion is part of your long term plans 8 Get a smartphone current laptop and or tablet Showing up to a meeting expecting to give a presentation on a 20 pound laptop without retina display gives the impression that you are not technically in the know or just too darn cheap

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  • Five Ways To Make Money With Bitcoin - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    safe Display a QR code with your Bitcoin address next to your cash register Once you have set up your Blockchain info account go to Receive Money Under the Actions drop down menu select QR code Print out the image with the QR code and place it next to your cash register Another option is Receive Money and then under the Actions drop down this time select Create Payment Request then Receive Money and then under the Actions drop down this time select Create Payment Request This is a sample of a QR Code Display the Bitcoin Accepted Here logo prominently 2 Making and selling money minting machines Bitcoin money minting machines are called ASIC mining machines The cost is pretty steep selling for thousands of dollars One of the most powerful on the market the Neptune from Stockholm Sweden based KnC miner retails for almost 10 000 These machines will theoretically pay for themselves once you ve mined a dozen or so Bitcoins In just two weeks KnC Miner reported that it sold 25 million worth of the machines Interested in buying a machine Here are the details you can house the machine yourself or order hosted machines that KnC keeps in a warehouse in an undisclosed location for security and its customers can remotely monitor them 3 Earn Bitcoins from interest payments Make your Bitcoins work for you Earn Bitcoins through interest payments by lending them out As a disclaimer only lend through sites and or people you trust Look for proper terms and conditions in place status of incorporation and contact details before lending out any of your Bitcoins If you don t pay special attention to this you could be left wondering what happened to your Bitcoins be dubious Here are the three most common ways to lend Bitcoin Lend directly to someone you know Peer to peer Bitcoin lending A Bitcoin banking like model 4 Earn free Bitcoins by completing tasks on websites Earn Bitcoins by watching videos and completing simple tasks With dozens of websites offering you ways to earn free Bitcoins it truly boils down to how much time you have available to put forth into earning The payout is not huge but it is worth considering Here s a screenshot from bitcoinget com Check out these sites bitvisitor com Bitvisitor helps start ups find new users by allowing companies to compensate users directly for trying out their website Companies can use Bitvisitor to drive influential early adopters to their website The added bonus for Bitcoin enabled websites is that every user of Bitvisitor is an active Bitcoin user with a valid wallet filled with Bitcoins to spend Bitvisitor represents a fundamental shift in the online advertising model that could only be made possible by the success of Bitcoin micropayments If you are looking to drive high quality traffic to your website or looking to earn free bitcoins while using a variety of high quality websites then check out Bitvisitor Coinworker com CoinWorker

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  • Five Ways to Automate Your Small Business - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    system allows you to attract retain and impress more customers while growing your business By automating you are able to manage your day to day business activities so that you can focus on selling and not on maintaining data You can track your sales activities and align your sales efforts with business strategies and objectives Over 50 000 customers trust Zoho Solutions for every size of company and any budget Zoho offers a15 day free trial of its pay plans which range from 12 per month to 25 per month 2 Customer Service Solutions Engage your customers with live support Zopim lets you have live conversations with visitors on your website Impress and convert them into loyal customers before they move on to the next site This solution allows you to create a schedule where your agents appear online automatically and are available in real time to answer any questions or discuss any topic Over 130 000 websites uses Zopim to chat with 290 million web visitors every month in 54 languages With three different plans there s one for the one man band the established teams and everything in between 3 Social Media Management Over eight million users and the world s top brands use HootSuite This robust social media management system takes the form of a dashboard and supports social network integrations for Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google Foursquare MySpace WordPress among others With HootSuite businesses and organizations can collaboratively execute campaigns across multiple social networks from one secure web based dashboard HootSuite Enterprise Your Social Relationship Platform The top five reasons to use HootSuite are 1 Everything s in one place The HootSuite dashboard puts all of your social media profiles in one place So whether you re promoting a sale launching a new product or addressing a customer issue you can do it from one single location 2 It s easy Using the HootSuite Dashboard is easy Just add your social media profiles Facebook Twitter Google apps Instagram YouTube and RSS feeds then watch it all come together with seamless ease 3 It s automated Who has the time to sit around and wait for the perfect moment to post to Facebook and Twitter With the scheduling function you can pre schedule your Tweets and posts for optimal times and let HootSuite send them out for you 4 It s measurable You ve conceptualized created and executed your social media marketing plan Now s the time to find out how well it s working With HootSuite s analytics you can measure your performance by keeping tabs on important metrics like keywords retweets likes and more 5 It s scalable Your social media marketing plan is in full swing Your followers and likes are hitting triple digits and the general view of your brand is great But it s time consuming and taking your focus away from your business HootSuite s ability to add team members as needed allows you to lighten your load and delegate tasks For

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  • Matthew Toren - 5/28 - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    you ve heard it from a parent significant other team member or co worker We need to work on our relationship In any partnership it s vital that both parties maintain regular communication respect and an open mind But when you re in a relationship with an affiliate marketer keeping it healthy is even more crucial to mutual Continue reading Matthew Toren Blog Grow 13 Five Tips on Expanding Your Entrepreneurial Skillset Many people see themselves as entrepreneurs The reality is that many people can start a business and do well until problems arise The true test of any entrepreneur is the ability to overcome the obstacles that will inevitably appear to any business person If you see yourself as a true entrepreneur compare your traits with the Continue reading Matthew Toren Blog Grow 4 New Business or Franchise Answers to Your Key Questions You ve decided to head out on your own and become a business owner You ve secured the funds identified a market and know what you re looking to sell Should you join an established franchise or build your own company from the ground up Your decision will probably be based on factors that include available funding your Continue reading Matthew Toren Blog Grow 1 Checking Your Work Try Out Your Business Idea Before You Dive In You have your idea sketched out and finished all of your initial analyses You re getting excited about having a potential money making idea but now it s time to test that theory How many other people on the planet think that you have a good idea How many will pay for that idea The value proposition has Continue reading Matthew Toren Blog Grow 4 Unleashing Your Beast How to Think up the Ultimate Idea Entrepreneurs with the most

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  • Young Entrepreneurs Turn Ideas Into Reality At The Digital Open - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    who have an innovative project idea or just want to share ideas with their peers It s free with registration needed to create your Digital Open profile As part of the Digital Open community you can create a blog and post your thoughts or share interesting links You can also send notes to peers comment on notes of others or take part in the Q A forum Or you can challenge your knowledge of free and open technology by successfully completing quizzes and essays that unlock badges that you can embed on your blogs or websites With Digital Open you can also start working on your innovative project get input from your global peers and easily document how you brought your idea to reality If you want you can enter your project into the Digital Open contest The competition part of Digital Open features categories that seek entries each year between April 15 and August 15 from young entrepreneurs There are eight categories that cover just about every are like the arts programming communication and information the earth community science toys and games and entrepreneurial ventures All the submission details are on the Submit a Project page The purpose of Digital Open is to give young entrepreneurs a global online community where they can showcase how they would change or enhance the world through the use of free and open technology Young entrepreneurs can express their ideas share their expertise and enter their projects through text photo video or a combination of the three If you re a young entrepreneur Digital Open is definitely the place to be to get your ideas noticed and to share ideas and experiences with peers from around the world Who knows what greatness can come from your collaborations After all Digital Open is all

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  • Push My Button! - 6 Ways to Share - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    for WordPress and it has been totally revamped by Joost de Valk With this selection you can choose from 99 already specified social bookmarking sites change the location of the buttons so they do not necessarily appear at the end of your post and add any specific site you want as a button http wordpress org extend plugins sociable 3 Share This Share This is very much like Add This but not quite as versitile not installable on WordPress http www sharethis com 4 Add to Any Out of all of them this one is perhaps the easiest widget to set up and add It integrates fully with Google Analytics and you can share to bookmark managers social networks instant messengers browsers and E mail addresses http www addtoany com 5 Social Marker Social Marker does not really look all that nice but it can help you spread a link on 49 of the best social bookmarking sites in under 15 minutes http www socialmarker com 6 Sociofluid It speak for itself very cool looking and does everything you need it to http www sociofluid com And if you are just after a nice looking button for your blog check these sites out My Social Buttons My Social Buttons provides a range of different buttons and badges for social media Their most useful page is their collections page which provides overviews of 9 fully functional sets of buttons They also provide a personalised Twitter follow me button service http mysocialbuttons com Open Source Hunter This site is another nice compilation of free sets from various different designers There are 3 particular sets that stand out for me 1 Function Icon Set 128 Completely Free Icons which range from icons for the usual social media bookmarks to icons for various other

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