Free business resources.
A few helpful resources; Books, Reports and downloadable media. Here to help you further your business…
E-books to download and keep.
The Handy "How To" Photography Guide
These are just some of the tricks you can do to take excellent shots, be it a simple point-and shoot kind of camera, mobile device or the more professional SLR type. Photography is really an enjoyable and fulfilling hobby, especially when a lot of people also appreciate your work. It is not that difficult to take shots that most people will like. Just explore, read different books, and take advice from pros and you’ll surely be one of them in just a matter of time.
Included in this book: "Shooting Products To Sell Online" - tips and tricks on cheap methods of presenting your products for online sales.
Mini E-book series.
This is my free ebooks series "Mini Ebooks", which I am slowly compiling for you to download and keep. They comprise of two to three pages with mostly one key topic per publication. I hope you find them useful and of interest. I have always liked free ebooks, mainly for the free factor of course!
Time Management - A few thoughts
To get a better grasp on your productivity and success both at work and at home it is essential to learn some time management techniques. Effective Time management will help you better prioritize your day, helping to focus on the things that need to be done and seeing where you are wasting the most time.
You’re The Salesperson in Your Life
Strange as it may seem, our life is made up of a series of “sales presentations”. Sales may not be your gig, but if you’re the boss you’re making presentations everyday. Be it a pitch to your Board, announcing a policy change to employees, selling an idea to your spouse, or just trying to win others over to your point of view – you need to punch up your people skills for winning pitches.
Ten Ways To Becoming A Socially Empowered Person
Have you come across a person who is so naturally friendly that when you put him inside a room of strangers, he'll be friends with almost everyone in no time? We call such a people-person, someone unbelievably nice and charismatic that he can charm anyone into doing anything.
These Success Secrets Are Still Valid
Author Michael Jeffreys personally interviewed 15 top motivational gurus for his then upcoming book. After talking to gurus from Brian Tracy to Dr. Wayne Dyer, he distilled 8 Secrets to Success they all agreed upon. These secrets are still good today and are as follows:
PR - A collection Of Insights
Public Relations or “PR” is one of the most important factors in how you are perceived by the public at large. It is the
relationship between your business and your customers, past customers, community and potential customers...
The 12 Commandments Of Goal Setting
Many professionals have a basic idea of what they want to achieve in their careers. They may want to close more sales, earn a higher income, or move into a different job. However, somehow they do not achieve the success they desire. Why? Why is it that intelligent, motivated, hard-working individuals are not achieving the success they deserve? It is because they haven’t set clear goals.
Ten Traits Of Successful People
My focus and fascination is with people who seem to do well in many areas of life, and do it over and over through a lifetime. In entertainment, I think of Paul Newman and Meryl Streep. In business, I think of Ben and Jerry (the ice cream moguls), and a local hardware store owner who is famous for the money he’s given to children’s charities. As a Naval Officer, husband, businessman, politician and now as a mediator and
philanthropist on the world stage, Jimmy Carter has had a remarkable life. We all know examples of people who go from one success to another.
Setting Goals - Why Is It So Important?
Having goals to work towards, whether life or business and writing them down, enables focus... focus on devising ways to achieve them. When someone makes a decision and then begins focusing on reaching a specific goal... and far better in a set timeframe, your powerful subconscious mind gets to work and starts working on ideas and developing important strategies in ways to enable the successful achievement of the goal.
Combining The Mind And Effective Goal Setting
Goals are of vital importance in our lives. Many of us spend our lives without any definite purpose, simply drifting from place to place. Setting goals help us to focus our lives and to advance confidently in a definite direction. Without them, I don’t think our lives can truly be complete.
Dispelling 8 Misconceptions of Organisation
Some people were born organised and then there are those of us who struggle with organising. It seems that it’s always at the end of the year when that little annoying bug begins nudging you to clear things up and start the new year organised.
Five Easy Steps to Staying Motivated
Motivating yourself to excel at your job or to be an example to your employees, should not be something you do only when the spirit moves you. It’s an ongoing process that should include every facet of your business life. This means your mental attitude, physical well-being and appearance, work atmosphere, your interaction with others (clients and employees alike), and your off-the-job environment.
Write A Winning Business Plan – The Neatest Trick In The Book
“Writing a business plan” sounds really tough, and it can be. But there are a number of things the smart entrepreneur can do to make it easier. For instance, justwhatkindofstuffyouthinkgetsreadlikethis? Imagine pages full of that, with virtually no margins, no paragraph breaks, no breathing room. Lenders, investors and angel investors are confronted with piles of business plans like that every day…
Becoming A Leader
Contrary to what most people believe, leadership is not about power. It is not aboutharassing people or driving them using fear. It is about encouraging others towards the goal of the organisation...
Creative Problem Solving
First of all, in the light of creative problem solving, you must be open-minded to the fact that there may be more than one solution to the problem. And, you must be open to the fact that there may be solutions to problems you thought were unsolvable.
A Few Pearls Of Wisdom For Managers
How are your managerial skills? Does there seem to be a gap like the Grand Canyon between you and your employees? Let’s see how we can change that. If you gathered 100 experienced managers together and asked for their advice, it would probably sound like a massive roar until you…
Five Practical Notes On How To Be A Better Person
Web Design Imagineers brings you another in its mini ebook series. This one is a little longer than its predecessors and hopeully will assist you in your day to day life.
Getting Exactly What You Want Out Of Your Life
Did you know that you have the potential to do and be anything you want? People have different perceptions of the ideal life, and it ranges from obtaining financial freedom to as simple as owning a new pair of shoes…
Unleash Your Creative Thinking
People seem to have the misconception that only a select few are able to unleash a steady flow of creative genius. That is not true at all.
The fact is, creativity is very much like a muscle that needs to be exercised in order to consistently give out great results. If you don’t practice harnessing creative thinking, this skill will very much atrophy into inexistence. But keep working and this skill will soon come to you in a snap.
The Powers of a Positive Attitude
I am going to ask you to something very weird right now. First of all, I want you to listen to your thoughts. Now tell me, what thoughts fill your head? Would you label them as positive, or negative?
Now let’s say you are walking down the street with these thoughts. Do you think anyone who would meet you would be able to tell you what’s on your mind?
The answer to number one is up to you. But, the answer number two can be pretty generic. Although people will not be able to tell you exactly what you think, they will more or less have an idea of how you are feeling.
Develop Your Intuition
Have you had that experience when all of a sudden you just had this huge hunch that something is about to happen, and to your surprise, that intuition was eventually translated to reality?
When you feel strongly about something without logical basis to it, that’s called intuition. It comes in three impressions…
Your 7 Days Programme To Positive Thinking
“Enlightenment” Your 7 days programme to Positive thinking
I’m sure you have a bright idea hidden somewhere in the back of your mind that you just can’t wait to test out. Of course you’re not the only one with the bright idea. So what motivates you to churn those creative, or even inspiring juices to its utmost flavour?…
What Really Makes You Tick?
“What Really Makes You Tick?” 10 questions you should ask to yourself: a preparation to self-improvement.
Be all you can be, but it’s not always in the Army. I often see myself as somewhat contented with my life the way things are, but of course it’s hard to think of anything else when where are real issues to be discussed. Still I aspire for something deeper and more meaningful. So we’re all pelted with problems. Honestly it…
Ten Ways To Start Taking Control
“Who’s the Boss?” 10 ways to start taking control
At first glance, it would seem that positive thinking might have nothing to do with taking control. But many of us develop negative thinking patterns over time because we become frustrated by our challenges and frequent feelings of being overwhelmed. This negative outlook then makes it even harder for us to manage those challenges and move forward…
Enjoy Your Life: Change Your Point of View
“Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one sees the stars.”- Frederick Langbridge, A Cluster of Quiet Thoughts
If you’ve placed second in a writing contest, will you jump for joy and push for better results the next time or will you be discouraged and find an excuse not to join again? In life, you are always filled with choices. You may opt to have a pessimist’s view and live a self-defeated life or you may decide to take the optimist’s route and take a…
Be As Happy As You Want to Be
Almost everyone have heard the hit single ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ by Bobby McFerrin.
The song has a very catchy way of conveying its message of being happy to everyone. Bobby Mcferiin’s simple message surely made a lot of people by telling them not to worry. Living a happy, resilient and optimistic life is wonderful, and…
Fifteen Powerful Ways of Supercharging Your Business
I decided it would be fun to interview 10 of the smartest marketing gurus I know, including 7 multi-millionaires, about the best ways to increase customers and cash flow for just about any business. What I got were a variety of fresh, innovative ideas and once you read them, you will know that they came from a group of people who have already made it big in a businesses of their own. The following are the “15 Best” ideas for super charging your business, no matter what kind of business you are in...
Why Have A Mobile App For Your Business?
I would like to discuss the use of mobile apps in promoting business and why you should really consider having a mobile app designed and built as part of your own mobile marketing strategy. You are probably thinking right now… what is Graham on about? Is it just another sales pitch? Well… to be honest… yes, in a way it is but I only say this because…
Why Would Anyone Do That In My Meeting?
It has been said that if you want to avoid doing any work… hold a meeting! This is ridiculous of course… but it does happen. So be careful! Imagine that you open a meeting by saying, “We need to talk about the budget.” And someone says, “I named my dog Budget because he’s too big.” Here are some possibilities...
We’ve all had friends in our circle who were known as “Mary & John”, and when “John” split “Mary” was alone. Mary was the “odd” number at the dinner party and we were all concerned about her. Well, today it seems that the union of Customer & Service have had a breakup. Service has split and Customer is on his/her own. Today, let me tell you a story that many of you will find…
Characteristics Of A Successful Entrepreneur
Studies have shown that successful entrepreneurs possess these characteristics:
1. Self-confidence: This is that magical power of having confidence in oneself and in one’s powers and abilities.
2. Achievement Oriented: Results are gained by focused and sustained effort. They concentrate on...
7 Step Plan To Get Going With Networking
When used wisely and appropriately, networking is one of your most cost-effective business building tools. But, don’t approach it as a method to sell. Networking is the process of creating relationships where you can help others achieve their goals, and they can help you achieve yours. Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, feel like you have the gift of gab or just don’t know how to make small talk, networking know-how is very important for your business success...
Advertising Using Power Words
Words cannot only influence the minds of people but can completely change their perception about a particular thing. Words have the persuasion power to entice and motivate. They are used by politicians, public relations people, and even by parents to pass on their message. These words are known as “power words” and they can do wonders when used in advertisement...
7 Key Tactics For The Small Business Owner
For most folks, owning your own business is a dream come true. The freedom of being your own boss and succeeding to the best of your ability are facts of life for the small business owner. There’s more stress than you probably imagined when you were creating your grand plans, but with a little strategy and planning you can overcome any tough spot you get in...
2 Ways To Eliminate Your Competition
All businesses face competition – those other businesses, products or services that threaten to lure away our prospects and customers. Learn two surefire ways to beat your competition every time so you get the customers and win! Eliminating your competition is the easiest way to increase your chances of business success. And I don’t mean literally eliminate them, in the sense of doing something “bad” to them.
8 STEPS TO INCREASING YOUR SALES
Maximising уоur tіmе іѕ important, ѕо thе faster уоu саn determine whether or not you have a potential customer thе better. Determine whо thе “Decision Maker” іѕ. Dо уоu hаvе a good rapport wіth him/her. Iѕ thеre a problem уоu саn solve оr dо thеу know there’s a problem? Yоu mау hаvе thе greatest hammer іn thе world, but іf аll thіѕ prospect uses іѕ screws – уоu can’t sell уоur product.
ADVERTISING: SELF PROMOTION
Self-promotion is similar to spreading the word by any other means but with an artistic approach. If the artistic part were taken out of the equation, advertising would seem somewhat clumsy rather than self-promotion. There are many steps involved in this process. The first step is to collect and create useful content relating to the topic, which is a not an easy job…
ARE YOU DERAILING YOUR BUSINESS WITH DETAILS?
Details can kill your web business. And I’m not talking about details killing your business from the standpoint of being careless about them. While it’s true that being careless can hurt your business, everybody knows that (even if they don’t always put it into practice). The way I’m talking is about details which can kill your business is if you focus on them too much. How on earth can focusing too much on details hurt your business?
WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION & HARASSMENT
Normally, unlawful discrimination occurs when a group of people, individuals are treated less favourably than any other person or group of people because of their ethnicity, race, colour, sex, marital status, age or disability, religion and sexual reference, whether your a member of a trade union and any other characteristic specified under anti-discrimination or human rights legislation.
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