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Start Up Costs

An entrepreneur should not go broke starting a business. Make sure you buy only the essentials for your business. Look for deals and discounts wherever possible.  This is a list of expenses may apply to your home business

  1. Legal fees -Local business licenses and trademarks.  Do your research and find what licenses are required for your business type. Register your business name. You may also want to trademark your name. Check www.legalzoom.com for online legal services
  2. Website and Logo- If you are not a designer, hire a professional.  Your website and logo attract customers and represent your image. Check out www.diva-designz.net. The company offers a full range of web and graphic designs at reasonable prices.
  3. Advertising – Use social media in the beginning to keep costs down (Twitter, Facebook, Myspace…). Do an internet search for free online ads. Tell family and friends. Make flyers and business cards or use www.vistaprint.com. They sell a range of low-cost advertising and promotional products for business and personal use.
  4. Office supplies- Purchase the basics such as pens, computer paper, paper clips and even file folders to keep records organized.
  5. Accounting- It is imperative you keep accounting and tax information in order.  Accountants make sure your business starts out in a good financial position. Consult a professional before you launch. Check out www.yoursimplebookkeeper.com. The company provides affordable virtual bookkeeping and accounting services for small businesses.

Cash is the last key. Make sure you have money in savings for unexpected expenses. A successful business woman will have all of these in place.

Easy Home Based Business

Tired of waiting for the economy to get better? Why not take control of your future and learn how to make extra income online and become a La Bella Baskets Consultant? With the kids back in school, La Bella is perfect for stay at home moms

With La Bella Baskets, it’s easy to start, and market our gift baskets, flowers and cookie bouquets. After all who doesn’t like to receive a beautiful gift baskets, flowers or delicious cookie bouquets delivered to their front door!

The best part of La Bella Baskets is that anyone can start today.

* No need to create a website
* No delivering of gifts
* No products to buy
* No quotas
* No parties are required
* No stocking of inventory

How Does Our Program Work?
1. La Bella provides you with a beautiful website with over 400 gourmet and specialty gift baskets.
These gifts are loaded on your gifting store with your own shopping cart. No need to figure out all the details. Within minutes you can start taking orders.

2. Customers visit your gifting store.
They can shop for affordable beautiful gifts and receive all their gifting needs and place orders. No more running around trying to find out what to buy for birthdays, holidays and special occasions.

3. La Bella ships to your customer within 24-48 hours.
They work behind the scenes in the warehouse taking the shipping, assembly of gifts and other burdens off your shoulders. The company also makes sure all packages are professionally prepared.
You DO NOT have to stock any inventory
You DO NOT have to buy any products
You DO NOT have to deal with shipping
You DO NOT have to collect money

4. You generate a nice income!
That’s it! Pretty simple!

You Enjoy:

* Bi-monthly payout checks
* Flexible Hours (work at home anytime)
* Earn 20-35% Commission
* Leadership Positions, Bonuses & Referral Bonuses
* Free Prescript and Pet Card

You can start your own La Bella Baskets online today by signing up for our 7 day jump start program of only $1.97.

The 7 days jump start program gives you full access to our membership. You will receive your own online store, training and support. There are no contracts or quotas. It’s a simple business and you can work as much or little as you want.

After the 7 days, if you wish to continue with your gift basket and flower career at home, there is a small membership fee of just 19.95 a month and that’s it!

The low monthly fee of $19.95 covers:
* Live Training Calls & Archived Audios Available 24/7
* Professional customer service support 8 am to 7
pm EST, Mon – Fri
* Support Toll-free numbers for you, the owner, and your
customers
* Full website hosting and maintenance
* Professionally-designed marketing materials
* On-going marketing tips
Join my team today when you click on the link below :

http://www.mylabellabaskets.com/daphniem.html

Feel free to ask me any other questions you may have about owning your
own La Bella Basket business.

E-mail: labellabasketsnc@yahoo.com

Your own store is just a click away!

I have not made many recent updates to my blog. School is in session again and I loaded with homework daily. Education is an important part of becoming an entrepreneur. I understand formal education is not for everyone, but please make an attempt.

1. http://www.score.org-They provide great information for entrepreneurs.
2. Online education-Life is hectic with work and family, but many community colleges and 4 year universities now offer online courses.
3. Read! Educate yourself. Whatever business you want to start, read everything and anything you can find out the subject.
4. Search the internet Bookmark sites that provide information on your industry
5. Trade magazine-There is a trade magazine for every industry.
6. NETWORK!-Network with women in the same industry. Find a knowledgeable mentor.

As an entrepreneur, being aware of your industry is crucial. Educate yourself,then sell yourself.

25 Ways to Save Money in Your Home-Based Business – Entrepreneur.com.

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Your Business Plan

You have an idea. Now what? You need a business plan. Your business plan is your dream, idea, plan, product or service on paper. Not all business owners have them, but to be a success your vision should be in print. If you are looking for funding from a financial institution, a business plan is a must. The lender will need to know if concept is valuable and profitable. There is no standard content for a plan, however there are a few topics the plan should cover.

*Executive Summary–The basics. What is your vision?
*Company Summary–A detailed description of the company. Include a short history of your industry
*Business Description–What do you offer? What makes your idea stand out?
*Market Analysis-This is your market size, how the business will grow, your profits and more
*Strategy and Implementation-How will you make money with your product or service?
*Management Summary-Who are you? What is your background
*Financial Plan-Your budget and financial statements.

I know this seems like a lot, but the internet has an abundance of beneficial information. Sites such as http://www.score.org offer business plan templates for several business types in PDF, Word and Excel versions. Bookmark SCORE.org. SCORE offers free online and in-person advice to entrepreneurs.

A business plan takes time, but this is essential for your business even if you are not seeking financial help.

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
–Denis Watley

My Dream…My Brand

My information is meant to empower and motivate women to start a business from home. I will provide valuable information that can be used to start a business and generate success. I seek to inspire and stimulate an entrepreneurial spirit.

I am a single working mother from North Carolina. I have been a telecommuter in the insurance industry for nearly 10 years. After months of soul searching, I decided to return to school. My major is Business Administration. Learning more about the world of business sparked an interest in starting my venture.  I immediately began searching for legitimate work at home opportunities.  La Bella Baskets turned out to be the perfect fit for me. I am looking for additional opportunities. I firmly believe in multiple streams of income. I am working  on a business plan for an e-commerce site and several other undertakings. I will update any information I find beneficial. Leave comments. Ask questions.  Network with me.  Send me information on legitimate ways to build income.  Email me @ makemoneymama74@yahoo.com. Make $ Mama is me. Check regularly for updates. Make $ Mama tees and other items to come….

Don’t be afraid to close your eyes & dream. Then wake up & see where you are.     -Sean Combs

Persistence

Do not get discouraged if customers are not immediately attracted to your business.  If you believe in your dream keep pushing. Your attitude can be the difference in lack and abundance. Stay positive.  Network. You never know when you will come in contact with a potential sale or business partner. Advertise. People will never know about your business if you do not get your product or service out there. Do it all. Online, offline, word of mouth, business cards (never leave home without them)…In the end, persistence pays off.

Money grows on the tree of persistence

So You Want to Be Your Own Boss . . . – WomenEntrepreneur.com.

Part Time Job

On my journey to find legitimate work at home opportunities a great friend turned me on to La Bella Baskets. La Bella is the perfect job for stay at home moms. La Bella offers gift baskets, flower bouquets and assorted desserts. As a consultant, you are given the opportunity to own your own gift business.

The start up is only $1.97. The company support is unbelievable.  No products to deliver. There are no kits to buy. No worries about giving “flower” parties. The best part is -this is your business and you own it! You are the boss and the CEO of your company.  You work when you want to to work and you can build  a large gifting business that belongs to you and your family. There are no risks, if this career is not a match for you, just leave. There are no contracts.

The company also believes in the power of giving. Every month La Bella Baskets delivers single moms who are experiencing hardships and challenges in life a La Bella Basket. It is called the Baskets of Hope Program. I am  sure we all know a mom that could benefit from a special gift.

This is worth a try. Check out the website. Even if you are not interested in the job opportunity, the gifts are elegant and affordable.  They offer gifts for every holiday, occasion and age range.

http://www.mylabellabaskets.com/daphniem.html




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