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10 Ways To Promote Your Business With $5

10 Ways To Promote Your Business With $5
Do you want to give your business a boost but you don’t want to spend a lot of money? Try out It is a very usefull website to promote your business. Essentially, it’s a marketplace where you can can sell and buy gigs that are priced at $5. Gigs range from doing video testimonials to sending out Tweets to writing a romantic sonnet. In this article I will sum up 10 examples of how to promote your business for only $5 by showing you some gigs that where posted on So, here we go: Adnagam will post a tweet of your choice to 33,000 Twitter followers for $5 Adnagam has over 34,000 followers on Twitter spanning all categories and would like to post a link to your site or whatever you’d like her to say on her twitter once a day to my followers. Pro_facebook will get you 300 likes on your facebook page in 24h Do you need Facebook likes but don’t want to give out your username and Id? Linkedinpro will help you grow your network by over 2000 LinkedIn connections for $5

Best 101 Entrepreneurship Quotes Ever · 14 Clicks I’m a big fan of quotes. I could read them all day long. Some quotes can shift your entire mindset on something while others are just nice to bring up in conversations. I’ve spent the last two years (off and on) compiling 101 of my favorite entrepreneurship quotes around success, failure, leadership, wisdom, humor, money, practicality, motivation, and a smattering of entrepreneurial proverbs. Success Quotes Failure Quotes “Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.” Leadership Quotes “Leaders don’t force people to follow, they invite them on a journey.” Wisdom Quotes “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.” Humorous Quotes “I think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.” Money Quotes “Formal education will make you a living. Practical Quotes

Telkom’s ADSL Bitstream snub Telkom seems to have gone to ground when it comes to the launch of a commercial Bitstream service. This delay is hurting progress in the ADSL market, argue many ADSL providers On 30 November 2011 ICASA said in its “Presentation of the findings note on the ICASA framework for introducing Local Loop Unbundling” that it will “engage with industry to ensure that a true bit-stream product is introduced, by the 1st of November next year [2012]”. This deadline came and went without anything happening, as has become the norm with many deadlines in the telecoms space. When Telkom was asked about the missed deadline at the time, it said that “working teams from both ICASA and Telkom have been engaged in discussing an Access Line Deficit recovery scheme which is a precursor to Bitstream implementation”. Telkom said that ICASA is in charge of these processes, and they should be asked for comment. Telkom access line deficit 2010 Bistream will help ISPs Telkom LLU More ADSL Bitstream articles

Pricing Problems and The New York Times Digital Subscription - Peter Merholz by Peter Merholz | 10:20 AM March 28, 2011 When the The New York Times announced its digital subscription plan, which begins today, it was met with a fair bit of skepticism and confusion. If it fails to live up to expectations, it will probably be seen as yet another nail in journalism’s coffin. It’s not that The Times shouldn’t charge for its content — it has every right to earn money for its work. As in so many aspects of customer experience, it pays to look at what Apple does. Netflix won the video rental market in large part because of simplified pricing — you paid a certain amount per month, got a certain level of service, and that was it. If you look at the companies that offer the most confusing pricing plans (telcos, health insurance providers, most major airlines), they are also the companies that deliver the poorest customer experience. Just as Netflix totally disrupted an existing industry with their pricing scheme, so has Southwest Airlines.

Blame it on your phone Cellphone users may need to look at their phones, in addition to their mobile service providers, when pointing fingers for poor coverage. Local cellphone users have been up in arms with mobilenetworks lately, as connectivity gets progressively worse – but they do not realise their smartphones are also a contributing factor when it comes to a shaky connection. This is according to Strand Consult, a Danish ICT research firm that has outlined cellular handsets’ role in poor mobile coverage. Local industry professionals have corroborated the argument that cellphones themselves have a part to play in connectivity issues. Using the popular Samsung Galaxy S3 as a case in point, Strand says phone manufacturers market variants of their products under the same name, and that their supply chains are too extensive to cater to each and every country they serve. Endless activity But analysts say the high-volume smartphones of today are not without glitches that affect users’ network experience.

The coffeeshop fallacy Lots of people think they want to start a coffeeshop. They likely don’t. That’s like buying a minimum wage job for two hundred grand. What they want is to be a customer and sit in a cafe, drink coffee, be nice to people, and possibly curate an art gallery. We’re good at recognising when we receive pleasure from consuming a certain good or service. Max Levchin (paypal, slide) said something to the effect of: You you can’t be in love with a particular idea or business. It’s one of those quotes that has haunted me, in no small part because Max has been so successful in such a wide range of pursuits and because I both understand his reasoning and [somewhat] disagree with his conclusion. Here’s a working definition of the coffeeshop fallacy: The coffeeshop fallacy is a mismatch between the work one imagines to be involved in a pursuit and the actual day-to-day labour. It preys on actors, artists, founders, and more A stoic solution I think I can see where Max is coming from.

DStv prices from 2000 to 2013 MultiChoice announced this week that, following its annual review, the price of many of its DStv services will increase from 1 April 2013. From April DStv Premium subscribers will pay R625 per month for their subscription instead of the current R590 per month. DStv Compact subscribers will pay R275 per month instead of the usual R260 per month, while DStv Select users will have to fork out R175 per month as opposed to the usual R166. The access fee for PVR and/or Xtraview will also increase from R65 to R70 per month. DStv EasyView users will also face a higher fee – up from R20 to R29 per month. This raises the question of how DStv’s prices have changed over the last few years. DStv Premium Price More DStv articles DStv prices to increase MultiChoice to fight Internet piracy in SA DStv BoxOffice live, movies available to all New DStv services on the cards ROS: Internet, DStv, entertainment, security in a box

Business Plans - Find a Sample Business Plan at eNotes The business plan sketches out the services or products a company wants to sell, the targeted objectives, the marketing strategies and the business model followed, capital required and financial projections. The successful implementation of the business plan needs to take in consideration the customers and the market competition. The important elements of a business plan are company description and strategy, business environment, action plan and financial review. The company description must emphasize the special abilities (technologies, operations, services, finances) that the company has as an advantage over competitors. The company strategy must present the marketing plan of the company. The business environment presents the place of the company on the market, the customers needs, the competitors, the superiority of the company's products or services with respect to the available products.

Guess where your “broadband taxes” are going The National Treasury released the 2013 National Budget documents on 27 February 2013, revealing that funding for broadband in South Africa has been put on hold while a broadband strategy and rollout plan is being finalised. The Department of Communications has been criticized in the past for its lacklustre performance, especially when it comes to deliverables like rolling out digital TV, giving operators access to spectrum and increasing broadband penetration in South Africa. One of the biggest criticism levelled at the DoC is that it is better known for talking about things like boosting broadband than for actually implementing solutions to make a real difference. The National Treasury’s 2013 Communications budget document reveals that not much has changed. “…the funding for broadband is placed on hold to allow more work to be done on the broadband strategy and subsequent implementation plan,” the report stated. More Department of Communications articles More ‘Yada Yada’ from the DoC

Is Starting A Business Safer Than Your Job? [Infographic] What's Better - Getting a Job or Starting a Business? With a slow economy, many people have turned to entrepreneurship as a means to pay the bills. Which begs the question, what’s better today — getting a job or starting a business? We dug deep to find out the numbers and have compared the risk of starting a business to keeping a job. If you’ve ever thought about starting your own company, take a look at our graphic below to help decide if entrepreneurship is right for you. What do you think? Small Business Loans Made Simple Create a Free Lendio Account Overview “Laid off? “True entrepreneurs reduce risk to the point that action becomes quite logical.” Unemployment Rate: 9.1% 26% of North American workers are self-employedIn 2008 on average 2,356 people went into business for themselves every day.Their ventures accounted for 78% of U.S. businesses SELF-EMPLOYMENT There are only four paths toward business ownership: Among the fastest-growing industries are: Reemployment figures: To reduce risk:

Telkom 40Mbps VDSL: minimum and maximum speeds Telkom will launch its 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL services on 4 March 2013, increasing the peak DSL speed in the country fourfold. Telkom’s new VDSL products also increase the peak upload speeds from the current 1Mbps (on a 10Mbps ADSL service) to 3Mbps (on a 40Mbps VDSL service). However, Telkom highlights that the new VDSL products are best effort services, which offers speeds of ‘up to’ 20Mbps and ‘up to’ 40Mbps. This raises the question what the minimum and maximum speeds are for Telkom’s new VDSL products. The following table provides an overview of the minimum and maximum upstream and downstream speeds for Telkom’s 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL offerings. More Telkom VDSL articles Telkom 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL prices unveiled MWEB 20Mbps and 40Mbps uncapped VDSL prices revealed Aggressive 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL data prices emerge Will your area get 40Mbps VDSL?

The 80/20 Rule | Results Junkies This is the first in a series of posts about the lessons I wish I’d learned earlier in life. This may come as a surprise but I’ve all but given up on achieving a real work/life balance. Rather, I’ve started to benefit tremendously by introducing a little imbalance into my day. I’m referring to the 80/20 rule of time management, which is rooted in something known as the Pareto Principle. What is it? I first came across the 80/20 rule when I picked up “The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Success by Achieving More with Less” (Richard Koch). Simply put, the 80/20 rule states that the relationship between input and output is rarely, if ever, balanced. According to Wikipedia: The Pareto principle (also known as the 80-20 rule, the law of the vital few and the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, 80% of the effects comes from 20% of the causes. Some Practical 80/20 Tips 1. Reason: 80% of the activities give only 20% of the value List and look at all your activities. 2. 3. 4.

Best and worst mobile network in SA: unexpected results The South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) announced its first set of results for mobile network providers today, revealing that MTN is the top rated mobile provider in the country. SAcsi is a national economic indicator of customer evaluations of the quality of products and services available to household consumers in South Africa. The SAcsi mobile research was conducted using a sample of 1,182 local mobile subscribers. Each company was measured through telephonic and web-survey methods at a statistically reliable sample of 270 respondents per company. According to the SAcsi report, South African mobile network customers are generally satisfied with the quality of products and levels of service they receive. “The results showed that the South African mobile networks industry achieved an overall satisfaction score of 77.3 out of 100. SAcsi customer satisfaction model Best and worst mobile operators Cell C finished last with a score of 4.1% below the industry average.

10 Ways To Come Up With A Million Dollar Business Idea Question from a reader: Brian, I am loving the book for its inspiration as I have been contemplating quiting my job. I have more than sufficient $ to take some time off, so last Friday I went ahead and put in my two weeks. It’s a scary feeling to do this especially without a side business already up and running, but I can afford it. Best, A.V. Great question, and one that is on many people’s minds. Look at what frustrates you. I’ve done all of these at some point, and still do many of them. What others did I forget to mention?

20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL prices compared Telkom Internet will launch 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL broadband products on 4 March 2013, which include aggressively priced capped and uncapped products. These high speed products will, for now, be launched in Benmore Gardens, Fourways and Waterkloof in Gauteng; Durban North in KwaZulu-Natal and Durbanville in the Western Cape. Customers wanting the new products will require a VDSL modem from Telkom Internet that is backward compatible with ADSL to ensure optimal performance, and allows for remote management from the ISP. This raises the question of how Telkom’s new VDSL prices compare with competitors Vox Telecom and MWEB. The following tables provide an overview of the capped and uncapped VDSL prices which have been released to date. Good news for consumers and businesses is that Vox Telecom is currently working on bundled 20Mbps and 40Mbps prices (that include VDSL access and data) which are likely to further reduce costs. Uncapped 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL price comparison.