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Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
9:10 pm

I've recently started working from home as a telephone voice actress, which is a nice way of saying that I'm a phone sex operator. I really enjoy it, and the pay is good.

I would never try to recruit anyone into it, as I realize it's not for everyone, but if you're interested- or even just curious- you can read about what I do in anything_goes35.

Anyway, I can't wait to get to know everyone here and find out about other at-home opportunites.


Current Mood: cheerful
Saturday, May 10th, 2008
8:51 pm
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Monday, April 14th, 2008
12:19 am
Community Healing Arts & the Circle of Life
I am working to open a family healing arts center in my community to provide a spectrum of care for infants to adults, including midwifery, craniosacral therapy, chiropractic, parent groups, childbirth ed, and workshops. My passion is craniosacral, doula care, teaching, and community organizing.

This will happen within the next year, and I am currently gathering resources, developing my business plan, and working with local community small business resources to create a solid plan and support system. I also have practitioners interested and a space lined up for 2009.

I am also a hoopdancer and teacher, and I am in a contest to win $10,000 for my hoopdance video: Gemini Hoops. http://www.clipstar.com/videopage.jsf?video=9_7002_159

Will you please vote for my video and help to fund the creation of my healing arts center? I am currently in 2nd place, and if I win this contest, it will go toward to creation of my family healing arts center and community healing project.

Thank you! I greatly appreciate your support! Your vote counts, please show your support!


Gratitude & Blessings, Kara
Friday, April 11th, 2008
1:22 pm
Book about bookkeeping
Hi everyone, I am writing a book about bookkeeping and operating your own business and am looking for people who think they know the field well!

I need experts and current practices to interview and put in the book in appropriate places. If you are interested or want to know more, please email me: jackie-son@comcast.net.  I'll be happy to answer any questions. I really need a lot of people.

All participants get a free copy of the book when it comes out, possibly in September. My final deadline is in May, but get back to me as soon as you can so I can put you in appropriate places!

I'd appreciate it!


Sunday, January 27th, 2008
12:14 am
Tax Preparation in Maryland?
I need a recommendation for an accountant, preferably in Montgomery County, MD, who has experience with small business accounting.  Specifically, I have a sole proprietorship, no full time employees other than myself, but I have 3 independent contractors.  So, if anyone could please help me out, I would greatly appreciate it, thanks!
Monday, January 14th, 2008
7:55 pm
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Now playing: Lily Allen - Smile
via FoxyTunes

Current Mood: chipper
Wednesday, December 19th, 2007
1:56 pm
Excerpt: Why Isn't Mom a Millionaire?
Women are launching businesses at twice the pace of their male counterparts, making female-owned businesses the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy. Yet only a paltry 3 percent of these businesses have annual sales of over a million dollars. Why?

I have permission from AMACOM, the publishing arm of the American Management Association, to distribute an excerpt from the new book, "The Girls' Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Business," by Susan Wilson Solovic, CEO of Small Business Television (SBTV.com). Disturbed by the relative weakness of women-owned businesses, Solovic set out to uncover the strategic secrets and distinctive qualities of women entrepreneurs who have taken their businesses to the million-dollar level.

In her new book, Solovic looks at the barriers to business growth for women and finds many of them self-imposed, including the inability to delegate, hiring family and friends, and a lack of faith in the enterprise. Solovic shares proven tactics and inspiring triumphs for every woman who wants to grow her business into a million-dollar performer.

The excerpt I'm distributing is called "Four Keys to the Millionaire's Club" and briefly covers the factors in business success Solovic focuses on in her book. The excerpt is available at the following URL or I can send a text version to you upon request:

Thursday, December 13th, 2007
9:00 pm
I'm in the early stages of planning to start a photography business. This is the research stage, where I gather word of mouth info.
My education involves a Writing and New Media Technologies diploma, where I first was introduced to the camera and photoshop. Since then, I've been creating all manner of art and I've excelled at my photoshopping skills enough that I think I might have a service to offer. This after looking around at a tremendous amount of crap that people actually pay for.
Until demand dictates that I limit my services, I thought about offering everything I can do, including:
Photo restoration
Family portraits
Personal portraits
Animal portraits.
Photoshop services that essentially equate to art, as I assume alot of people might want something different. This is, infact, where I thought I would drum up the most business.

I live around Edmonton Alberta, Canada, if that's of any consequence?

What I need are testimonials and advise from anyone that might have some. Is there anyone in the business that might shine a flashlight on this newcomers path?
How might I best advertise?
Should I stop dreaming until I get a business degree?
Should I limit my services?
Will I not be taken seriously without a diploma in photography on my wall?
What should I include in my portfolio?
Do you have advise on how I might individualize my business, or do you think trying to stand out is wrong?

ANY advise you have will be taken very seriously, provided it's intented that way.

Thanks in advance,
Monday, September 24th, 2007
11:28 pm
Take It To The Customer
Hi there, I'm kind of new to this community so i thought id share a few articles. Hopefully it helps some of the budding entrepreneurs out there. :)

Internet Marketing Articles

Take It To The Customer

In the past, purchasing ad space was the solution to every entrepreneur's marketing challenge. Then it was direct mail, followed by telemarketing. But with advertising and postage costs on the rise, these tactics have lost some of their appeal.

Today the competition is fierce for a customers' attention. In order to compete, you need to employ take-it-to-the-customer techniques. Some of these techniques can include attending trade shows, seminars, and sending them to your website.

You want to promote your business and in doing so you want to maximize referrals and conduct effective public relations campaigns.

The following are five sure-fire, inexpensive marketing methods...

Read full article: Take It To The Customer

Current Mood: cheerful
Sunday, April 22nd, 2007
2:46 am
any advice or website addresses i should look at? help! :o)
Friday, January 5th, 2007
11:57 am
How many people in this community have already launched their businesses, and how many people are preparing to do so?

For those of us who have launched, have you kept your 'day job', or is your new venture your total focus right now?
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
3:18 pm
correlation between our personal happiness and business success (crossposted)

Hi all

I am conducting a research project for university studying the correlation between ones personal growth (ie- their pursuit for happiness) and growth in their business. And how adverse situations in your life can affect such pursuits.

I am looking for a broad range of people to answer a quick questionnaire, everyone from university/college students, business managers and leaders, entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners and basically anyone interested in business.

The questions are under the cut, and I would be ever so grateful if you could take 5 or so minutes of your time to do the questionnaire so that we can gain some insight on the correlation between personal happiness and business aspirations. Really….it’s interesting stuff.

Once the research is done I’m happy to send it around to anyone who is interested in the findings.

Please e-mail your answers back to my e-mail address at juljuni@hotmail.com (obviously some of these questions are better left private and not for the entire LJ community to see)

Thanks heaps,

enter the questionnaireCollapse )
Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
9:26 pm
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Sunday, March 5th, 2006
3:44 pm
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Wednesday, July 6th, 2005
7:40 pm
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