Archives for September 2012

Blogging for Better Business

For the small business owner, there is not a more valuable tool than the internet. Despite the nature of your business or the scope of your small operation, it can benefit from the opportunities that the internet provides. Some of the most sought-after advantages of syncing your small business operations with the internet include an increase in visibility to your target customers and the availability of affordable and sometimes even free marketing tools. One such popular route that businesses of every size are taking is that of blogging. Internet blogging has become a common ‘go-to’ method for marketing products and services online which is why it’s unfortunate that so many small businesses are still apprehensive to take the leap and start a business blog. Some of the most frequently used reasons (AKA: excuses) are below:

  • Business owners don’t believe that they have the time or resources, so they completely write it off since it seems too time consuming and overwhelming.
  • The technical aspects that are presumed to be involved in blogging are a bit scary.
  • The process of creating, developing and maintaining a loyal and engaged following of readers on a business blog may seem challenging, especially when the blog is focused on one topic or industry.

Brian F PrinceThese excuses are all easily blown out of the water when you realize that most of the fears are unfounded. With the sophistication of tools and availability of comprehensive, user-friendly information to explain how to use these types of tools online, literally anyone can start and maintain a successful blog – regardless of how busy or inept they think they are. A good example of the success of a business blog for someone who is extremely busy is the Brian F. Prince Blog. Not only is the author of the blog exponentially busy, he has garnered the use of a free blogging portal to help promote his business successfully. So, tell us again, why haven’t YOU?

Creating and maintaining a blog could not be easier and if whatever reason, you are STILL on the fence, here a few reasons you should start blogging for better business today:

  • A business blog is an excellent way to establish yourself as an expert in your particular industry.
  • Through continuous development of original and dynamic content, you will be able to create and maintain a loyal community of customers.
  • Where sales are concerned, repeat business is of paramount importance. A blog is a great way to establish personal communication with your existing customers and thus encourage them to re-purchase with you now and in the future.
  • If potential customers are uncertain that they want to place trust in you, your blog will inspire confidence. As you continue to upload content, your wording won’t just market your product or service, it will market your integrity as well.
  • Having a blog builds respect and much needed support from other leaders in your industry. You will be able to socially network with fellow business people and keep abreast of developments in your industry, all in real-time.

Conversion Vans Make Road Trips Possible

Road trips increased in popularity during the latter half of the 20th century. With all the new roads and interstates built, Americans were able to travel more places with ease. At the same time, the increased prevalence of multiple vehicles in the home made it possible to travel at a moment’s notice.

While the 20th century has come and gone, the popularity of road trips remains the same. The difference, however, is that you can now travel in much more comfort than you used to. Gone are the days where you were crammed into a large sedan or small mini-van, traveling for hours and days with little comfort. Conversion vans make road trips much more comfortable. Due to new technologies, you can even make your conversion van feel a bit more like home with a variety of different add-ons you can choose from.

Features for Road Trips

Open Road TripNo matter what type of road trip you plan to embark on, nothing beats the comfort and style exuded by conversion vans. These might seem like ordinary vans at first glance, but these vehicles are actually transformed into luxury vans that comfortably support multiple travelers on the road. From extra cushioned seating to reclining chairs, you can ensure that everyone is comfortable while you travel across the country.

Some options include:

  • Extra-large seats
  • Reclining seats
  • Sliding sofas
  • Power lumbar seats in front
  • Sunroof

There is also a need for entertainment on road trips. This is especially the case if you have children or teenagers traveling with you. The great news is that you can add a variety of technological features into your conversion van. Some of the many options include:

  • HDTV
  • Built-in DVD player
  • Blu-ray player
  • Multiple speakers
  • IPod connections
  • Multiple USB ports

The exact options you choose are up to you, but the more features you have, the longer you and your family will likely be able to stay on the road. You want to make your road trips memorable as you travel across the country.

Purchasing a Conversion Van

Purchasing a conversion van has never been easier, thanks to the wide selection and quality service found at Dave Arbogast. Dave Arbogast vans are sold out of Ohio, and there are a variety of models to suit your specific road trip needs.

The best part is you don’t have to be a native Ohioan to partake in the selection process at Dave Arbogast Conversion Vans. The dealer helps customers across the nation select the perfect van, whether it is a new or used version. Before you go on your road trip, the van is delivered right to your driveway. All the conversion vans sold at the dealer meet quality safety standards, too.

Now that you know the ins and outs of conversion vans, it is time to plan your road trip. The good news is that a conversion vans also allows you to roam freely without having each day mapped out. See where the road takes you from the comfort of your very own conversion van.

Debt Cures That I Want You to Know About

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Kevin Trudeau’s new book “Debt Cures they don’t want you to know about.” Of course, in the comments, there were a fair share of people who truly believe that Kevin Trudeau is the snake oil salesman he appears to be. Yet, I still hypothesized that he is the best salesman of our time. For the simple reason that he can sell his products and sell them well.

While I am not the salesman that Kevin is, I’d like to share with you a product that I truly believe in. I first read the book while I was still running my money blog “A Penny Saved” and have been following it’s program since March(2007). In that time, I have gained a confidence in my money that I’ve never had before. I finally feel like I am in control.

I won’t try and sell the product as a cure all program. It’s not a fast track program either. But what it can do for you, if you follow it, is get you out of debt. Completely. You’ll have to work hard and live a lot less “good” than you do now, but the reward is the reduction of debt and the control over your money.

The product in question is Dave Ramsey’s “Total Money Makeover.” Yes, that is a affiliate link. Just because I’m trying to help you out, doesn’t mean I can’t make a little money from it if you decide to follow my advice. I whole-heartedly endorse that book. It’s made some great changes in my money handling and for once I control my money instead of the other way around.

Please take the time to take a look at the book. And consider buying it. I think you’ll be glad you did.