Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Have a nice day to everyone!

Watch for business tips that will be posted here. These tips will provide those who are starting their own enterprise and those who are still planning to open one. So keep on visiting this site.
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Protect your computer!

Just recently, I have to reformat my hard disk because a certain virus JS/Psyme (if i'm not mistaken) attacked my computer system. The virus cannot be healed by AVG Anti Virus. Hence, I decided to reformat my hard disk.

The virus came from a text link in one of my friends in the yahoo messenger. The link was about mylove.html. Out of curiosity, I clicked the link. The virus immediately attacked my system.

So my dear readers, please never open any link especially if you are not sure what the link is all about. Even if you know where the link comes from, make an extra effort to verify the link. There are a lot of people out there who can't just be satisfied if they cannot make some havoc in the internet.

So please be very careful!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Want to start a desktop publishing business?

Desktop publishing also known as DTP utilizes the computer and desktop publishing software to create professional documents or publication such as newsletter, tabloids, magazines, yearbook, brochures, promotional materials, flyers, and other publications. A personal computer together with softwares like Adobe Pagemaker, Adobe Indesign, Quarkxpress are used to make the above documents.

The publication created can either be for large scale printing or small scale printing. Example of large scale printing is a community newspaper or school publication. This publication needs to be printed on a commercial printer. Small scale printing for example is few copies of brochures, flyers or newsletters which can only be printed using laser printers or digital printers.

How to start a desktop publishing business?

Starting DTP business is not easy. You need to consider a lot of things. Here are some useful tips:

1. Check whether you have the necessary skills.
A DTP business needs to have a good skills on DTP softwares. Your business depends on these skills.

2. Assess your attitudes.
Your attitude will determine your altitude. How far your business will go depends on how handle/manage or business. Can you handle pressure from your clients? Are you an open minded person? Can you openly accept criticism from your clients?

3. Tell your friends about your DTP business
Telling your circle of friends about your DTP business will help a lot. They can be your first customers.

4. Creat a business plan
This serves as your guide on how to go about your DTP business. Research on how to make a business plan.

5. Check wether you have the resources
You need to buy a personal computer and DTP softwares to start your business.

6. Continue to learn
Never stop learning about your business. Update yourself on the latest trends on DTP business. By doing this, you can always align yourself on the latest trend.

Hope these tips will help you.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Welcome back!

I am welcoming myself because I have been out for a couple of days. I was having trouble posting. So here I am again.

For computer fundamental classes, here is what you are going to do:

Research on the importance of computer literacy with respect to your chosen course of study. For instance, if your course is BSHospitality Management, then you are going to research about computer literacy skills necessary for hospitality professionals.

Transfer all your researched data to a word processor and email it later to an e-mail add given to you.

Good luck.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

I found this article very interesting. I think this will help us credit card users. So I’m posting it here to also give you some tips on proper handling of credit cards.

A message for credit card users
Ryan Smith

Message from Debt Samaritan

It’s the packaging that makes credit cards so attractive and people cannot resist the fervor to get one. At the same time, it is the credit card that puts consumers in deep debt. Most Americans do the mistake of buying daily commodities with credit card and activate the endless loop of debt by themselves. Experts say that credit cards should be used for convenience when emergencies arise. But people cannot control the desire to show credit cards at the cash counters; somehow using plastic money has become a status symbol.

The clash between cash transaction and credit transaction also plays a vital role here. Cash transaction often gives an impression that money is going out rapidly as consumers have to pay for the product instantly. While credit transaction seems to increase personal savings, as the total amount of money in your wallet remains unchanged. But a thoughtful study reveals that credit dealing demands more money in the form of interest, financial charges that one could save otherwise.

Top of that credit card companies use different methods to promote their products and magnet more people. Obviously Low Introductory Rate is one of those. Consumers think the low rate would continue forever, but that does not happen. The truth is usually written in the fine print and people hardly bother to read it.

Another critical topic that consumers often miss is the well-known Default Clause that makes consumer helpless in front of the policies of credit card companies. They change their terms and conditions whenever they think, sometimes without any prior notice and consumers are compelled to pursue it. Some consumers and experts have also started raising their voice against credit card companies for scheduling payment date on holidays. According to few it is nothing but a bad tactic to push consumers in debts.

Debt consolidation could be a good option to avoid or remove delinquencies on your credit card account. A smart borrower would like to consolidate credit card debt before it is tagged as charged off or handled over to a collection agency. Like every system, debt consolidation also has some merits and demerits. Low interest rate, single monthly payment for all the accounts, no more collection calls are few of the merits of debt consolidation. As per the demerit is concerned, some people think that being under debt management program hurts credit score, though most credit scoring models do not consider debt consolidation or credit counseling program at all while assigning points to consumers.

However, as debt consolidation closes the active accounts, it can have a temporary effect on your score. But once creditors are satisfied with the payment plan and receive timely installment for three or more consecutive months, chances are they won’t report the account as delinquent any more and your score is likely to go high.

Message by Debt Samaritan

All the credit card users bumped into debt problem or predicting the same in future: Take care of it before it’s too late. Manage the debts tactfully; take help of credit counseling services.
And to all the new card users: Keep the card for emergency, if you cannot control the desire to use plastic when you are out to shopping; use debit cards and avoid future debt problems.
Software
Source: Wikipedia

Computer software (or simply software) is the programs that enable a computer to perform a specific task, as opposed to the physical components of the system (hardware). This includes application software such as a word processor, which enables a user to perform a task, and system software such as an operating system, which enables other software to run properly, by interfacing with hardware and with other software.
The term "software" was first used in this sense by John W. Tukey in 1957. In computer science and software engineering, computer software is all computer programs. The concept of reading different sequences of instructions into the memory of a device to control computations was invented by Charles Babbage as part of his difference engine. The theory that is the basis for most modern software was first proposed by Alan Turing in his 1935 essay Computable numbers with an application to the Entscheidungs problem.

Types of Software

1. System Software or Operating System

A system software is a generic term referring to any computer software that is an essential part of the computer system. An operating system (OS) is a software program that manages the hardware and software resources of a computer. A key component of system software, the OS performs basic tasks, such as controlling and allocating memory, prioritizing the processing of instructions, controlling input and output devices, facilitating networking, and managing files.

2. Application Software
An application software is defined as a subclass of computer software that employs the capabilities of a computer directly to a task that the user wishes to perform. This should be contrasted with system software which is involved in integrating a computer's various capabilities, but typically does not directly apply them in the performance of tasks that benefit the user. The term application refers to both the application software and its implementation.

Classification of Application Software

Analytical Software - is software that is designed specifically for analysis and development of a particular environment or object.
Groupware as "computer-based systems that support groups of people engaged in a common task (or goal) and that provide an interface to a shared environment". It is also known as

Collaborative software. It is the basis for computer supported cooperative work.
Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) is any form of communication between two or more individuals who interact and/or influence each other via computer-supported media. CMC mainly focus on social effects of different computer-supported communication technologies. Many recent CMC methods involve internet-based social networking supported by social software.

Business software is generally any software program that helps a business increase productivity or measure their productivity. The term covers a large variation of uses within the business environment, and can be categorized by using a small, medium and large matrix.

A database is a collection of logically related data designed to meet the information needs of one or more users. It is a collection of records stored in a computer in a systematic way, so that a computer program can consult it to answer questions. For better retrieval and sorting, each record is usually organized as a set of data elements (facts). The items retrieved in answer to queries become information that can be used to make decisions. The computer program used to manage and query a database is known as a database management system (DBMS). The properties and design of database systems are included in the study of information science.

Multimedia is media that uses multiple forms of information content and information processing (e.g. text, audio, graphics, animation, video, interactivity) to inform or entertain the (user) audience. Multimedia also refers to the use of (but not limited to) electronic media to store and experience multimedia content. In fine art it is a synonym for traditional mixed media as well as technological new media (ArtLex, NWD).

3. Programming Languages
A programming language is an artificial language that can be used to control the behavior of a machine, particularly a computer. Programming languages, like human languages, have syntactic and semantic rules to define meaning.

Programming languages are used to facilitate communication about the task of organizing and manipulating information, and to express algorithms precisely. Some authors restrict the term "programming language" to those languages that can express all possible algorithms;[1] sometimes the term "computer language" is used for more limited artificial languages.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

On Family Matters
How To Give Gifts That Last
by: Chris Robertson

Buying gifts for friends or loved ones is not always easy. Even those closest to you are often hard to buy for when it comes to gifts. You may not know what they like and dislike, or what they need and don't need. If you're not careful, a joyful gift-giving experience can turn into a nightmare of panic! The good news is you can often find great, affordable gifts online that are sure to be adored for years to come. Use this checklist as a guide.

Get Organized

Keep an up-to-date list of birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and other special occasions where gifts are involved. You'll be surprised at how keeping a list of these dates will help you stay ahead of the game.

Shop Early

Buy gifts online a month or two before the occasion. You can take your time to find gifts that are unique and affordable. Whether shopping for jewelry, electronics or household items, you will need to allow time for searching and shipping. Searching online can mean sifting through hundreds of products to find that perfect gift. And, shipping could take several weeks. So, allow enough time for both.

Gifts that Make a Difference

You've decided to give an unusual gift this year - one that will really make an impression. But, you aren't sure what that gift should be. Be mindful of the person who will receive the gift. Do they have an old vehicle they're trying to fix up? Check out the automotive parts section of an online shopping mall. Even a car alarm or a radar detector might work, depending on the person!

Are you buying for someone who has a home office? Try a new office telephone. Buying for your wife? Try lingerie or other clothing garments that she'll adore. Younger kids always enjoy toys, while a teenage boy might like a sports product with his favorite team player. Leather goods always make great gifts as well.

More Gift Ideas

What hunter wouldn't like a new set of knives? Women and teen girls are easy to please with a new handbag that matches their favorite outfit. A movie fan will enjoy a new DVD player. Or, the pets section of a site might reveal some great gift ideas for a pet owner. The possibilities are endless.

Amazing Gift Prices

An advantage of an online mall is you get the benefit of hundreds or thousands of gift items while shopping at one location. And often, these gifts are priced at "flea market" prices! The items are often sold at wholesale prices, and the manufacturer may dropship the items as well.

With so many choices, buying gifts for any occasion can be fun and affordable. With the Internet, you have a world of gift ideas at your fingertips!

About The Author
Chris Robertson is a published author of Majon International. Majon International is one of the worlds MOST popular internet marketing and internet advertising companies on the web. Visit their main business resource web site at: http://www.majon.com

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Saturday, September 02, 2006

5 Great Ways To Make Money Online
By Andrew Jamaz

The reality is that there are so many ways to make money online that the hard part is choosing what avenue you would like to take first! There are several E-commerce opportunities available on the Internet that would allow you to work from home. As with any information you receive from the Internet, be sure to do your homework. Research all companies before you sign up or invest with them.

Affiliate income: Selling someone else?s proven product can be a great way to earn income without a high investment. Using your unique link, you refer customers to their product site and when they buy ? you receive a commission. Sometimes as much as 50%! If you have your own product you can also use affiliate programs to drive traffic to your website. Special tracking software is available to keep track of your affiliate programs.

Selling on Ebay: There are many ways to sell on Ebay. Many people clean out the attic and sell what they find. Others scour yard sales and flea markets for unique and/or valuable finds. Still others market their new products by holding auctions and opening a storefront directly on Ebay. For a small fee you can set up an action on Ebay. And don?t worry, you can set a reserve price to make sure you get at least as much as you want/need for the item.

Selling E-books: The number one product for sale on the Internet today is information. The term E-book is short for electronic book. They are books available, for a cost, for immediate download. Any information you have that would be beneficial to someone else can be packaged and sold as an e-book. No printing costs, no shipping costs, high markup. Most e-books are in .pdf format, and can be read with Adobe?s free software Acrobat Reader, which makes them all the more appealing to the layperson.

Taking Surveys: Believe it or not these companies not only ask for your opinion, but actually pay you for it. What a find! By filling in an online survey for these companies you are helping them with market research, and they can reward you by paying you or offering you gifts or special offers.

Earning per click from Adsense: Adsense is a program run by Google. Website owners can enroll in this program to put text, image, and video ads on their sites. These ads then pay you on either a per-click or per-thousand-ads-displayed basis. AdSense has become popular because the ads are less intrusive than most banners, and the content of the ads is targeted to the website. This service is free and involves a minimal time investment. It is also customizable so that its appearance will compliment your site scheme.

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Marketing your business

After setting up your business, the next thing to do is marketing your products or services to your target market. You need to understand your target customers, competitors and the business environment where your business is located. You can do this by researching your market. It is very important to learn what the prospective buyers want and how are they going to buy or patronize your business. It is through this you can tailor your marketing strategies.

How to do this? First, tell your friends about your business. It is just proper that your friends should be the first people to know that you have a business. Ask their help to help you spread to their respective friends about your business. This is definitely a very effective and costless advertising. Second, make a first impression. Pour out your best in providing excellent service and product to your customers. Happy clients will tell and will bring more clients to your business. Remember, the power of word of mouth advertising.

Third, be true to your clients. Never give a word or promise to your clients that you can not fulfill. Work with your client in black and white. Be honest and dont give false information about your product or service just to get their money.

There are various ways to market your business without spending a single penny! Use your creative imagination. Our creativity is limitless. It is just awaiting to be unleashed.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

3 Useful Tips for Starting a Business

Starting a business is quick and easy. But sustaining and flourishing it are another story.

In this post, I am going to share some relevant experiences on how I started my small business.

1. Make your hobby a business. Starting a business as a hobby is the simplest thing to do. If you love what you are doing, then you will be motivated to do more. While I was in college, I was greatly involved in the student publication. I was exposed to the different aspects of producing a school publication, yearbook, magazines and other publications. I was also given the opportunity to learn to use on my own the various desktop publishing and graphics softwares. From then on, desktop publishing and graphics designing became my hobby. Two years after graduation, I decided to start a prepress business. A business that caters to the pre production of different school publications. It was not so very difficult for me because I have already the technical background and expertise. That’s it. A hobby turned into a business!

2. Make a business plan. The purpose of the business plan is to guide you on where to go. To prevent from repeating mistakes that will harm you and your finances. There is always truth to the old saying, “those who fail to plan, plan to fail”. If one does not carefully plan, then you are like a boat sailing with no direction. The business plan will serve as your guidebook. It is where you put it on writing your goals and how are you going to achieve them, your business strategy- how are you going to compete with others and how are you going to differentiate your business with your competitors. One of the goals of my business is that, after 5 years of existence, it will become the leading pre press provider.

3. Start Small. As much as possible, use your personal savings to start your business. In this manner, you are limiting the liability of your business to yourself. I started the business with very minimal capital just enough to buy one unit computer system, pay the office rental for 3 months, and buy some office supplies. Start small and slowly but surely climb every step of the ladder towards your business goals.

That’s it. Hope you enjoy reading.