There are many things in life that are unexpected- death, divorce and getting fired from work. People who have failed to prepare for these events often find themselves in deep financial trouble. In UK, there is a guaranteed solution to the problems created by these circumstances. With a quick house sale, you get to release the equity tied to your property, use it to pay for your debts and start all over again.
To make things even more advantageous for you, this quick house sale does not require you to move out of your home. Instead of doing this, the company that buys your home can arrange for you to rent it back – allowing you to go on with your life as normally as possible. Not only this, but you will also have the option later on to buy your home back.
It does not even matter whatever sell and rent back contract you will commit to since the important thing is you can enjoy a degree of financial freedom. For once, you will have no more debts to worry about and threats of repossession to deal with. Your family can continue to feel safe and secured.
A quick house sale relieves you of the burden of thinking where to get the money to pay your debts and offers you the chance to catch your breath before deciding on what to do next. There will not be much disruption on you or your family’s normal routine and you would not even have to consider filing for bankruptcy. The only thing you will have to worry about is finding a company that will buy your home for a reasonable price and agree to rent it back.
There are many companies that can provide you with a quick home sale. But you should be careful - there are companies or individuals who will offer their assistance to you and promise to stop repossession. Some home owners, out of desperation, will agree to sign over their property’s title and realize too late that they were scammed. Although it may sound unreal, this can actually happen. Make sure you check out the company’s credentials first and at the same time, you should educate yourself. For more information on quick house sales, you can trust Soda Estates.
You would like to increase your income by selling other peoples` products but you just don`t have the money to stock inventory.
On the other hand, perhaps you have lots of your own product and would like to increase your sales, but you don`t have a lot of money for advertising.
The solution to both problems may lie in drop shipping.
1. Sell Products You Don`t Own
You would like to sell a variety of products but you don`t have very much money. Don`t worry! Your customers will supply you with the necessary capital. You don`t have to stock inventory. You can drop ship orders.
For example, you receive a credit card order for a product retailing for one hundred dollars plus five dollars shipping. You now turn around and fax (or e-mail or phone) your order to your dropship supplier. You pay the fifty dollar wholesale product cost plus five dollars shipping using your own credit card.
Your dropship supplier now ships the order to your customer. With no investment in inventory, your gross profit equals fifty dollars.
2. Sell Products You Do Own
Would you like more sales of your own products? Consider drop shipping your products for other dealers.
As an example, you may have a product that sells for one hundred dollars plus shipping. Every time you sell that product yourself, you will have a sale of one hundred dollars. However, how many one hundred dollar sales can you make personally?
Now consider the situation where you offer your dealers a wholesale price of fifty dollars. You could have hundreds or thousands of persons selling for you.
It is true that each product sale now only brings you only fifty dollars in sales. However, these are sales that you wouldn`t otherwise have. What would it cost you to obtain these sales through traditional advertising channels? Would your advertising even bring you the desired results?
Keep in mind that with this drop shipping arrangement, you pay only for results. When a dealer retails your product for one hundred dollars, he is really receiving a fifty dollar profit for selling your product; you could view it as a sales commission. You receive only fifty dollars per product sale but sell way more than without drop shipping. You ship directly to the customer for your dealer.
So, whether you sell other peoples` products or your own, drop shipping can increase your sales, preserve capital, and maximize business profits.
How to Select a Good Name?
Your trademark is the most important asset your business will ever own. A good trademark will distinguish you from the competition and help you stand out in a crowd. A poor trademark will entangle you in legal disputes and blunt your marketing efforts. Selecting a good trademark is as simple as following the following guidelines.
1. Avoid Trademarks that cannot be Registered. There is no point investing in a trademark that you can’t register. Registering the mark protects it from competitors, ensures your ownership rights in the mark and makes it easier to enforce your rights against copy cats. As you will read below, certain types of words are inherently poor choices for inclusion in a trademark because they cannot be registered.
2. Avoid Purely Descriptive Words. Words which describe the nature or quality of the goods or services sold with the mark are not permitted to be registered. Hence, the mark “Cold Beer” for use with malt beverages cannot be registered because it describes the actual product being sold. If registered, it would prevent anyone from using the terms Cold and Beer to describe their malt beverage.
3. Avoid Surnames. Surnames cannot be registered as trademarks. Hence the mark “Wilson Power Boats” is a poor choice for a trademark because the word Wilson is a surname (and the rest of the mark is descriptive).
4. Avoid Confusing Trademarks. A trademark which is confusingly similar to a registered trademark cannot be registered. Hence, the mark “Sun-Screen” cannot be registered if the trademark “Sun Screen” has already been registered for a similar type of product. A search of the US Trademarks Database (www.upto.gov.) and/or the Canadian Trademarks Database (www.cipo.gc.ca) is a good idea.
5. Avoid Generic Words in a Trademark. The goal is to select a trademark which is as unique and distinctive as possible; therefore, avoid generic words. Examples of generic terms include “green, superior, Canadian, American, deluxe, gold, premium, economy,” and a plethora of others. These words are generic and if you incorporate them into your trademark, you ensure that you blend into the crowd, not stand out in front of it. Geographic words fall into this category.
6. Avoid TLA’s (Three Letter Acronyms) and Numbers. IBM, ATT, and CNN are distinctive trademarks because their respective owners poured tens of millions of dollars into making the marks famous. Even a poor trademark can be made famous if you through enough money at it. But acronyms are intrinsically difficult to remember, while words, especially colorful words, are easily remembered. Hence “ELS Software Solutions” is not as memorable as “Volcanic Silicon.” Likewise, avoid using numbers in a trademark as they tend to be less memorable. Furthermore, there are a limited number of unused acronyms available, so there is an excellent chance that your TLA will be confused with someone else’s.
7. Do use invented words. Invented words are words which do not exist in any language, apart from your trademark. Examples include Spandex, Exxon, Kodak, Viagra, and several other famous trademarks. Invented words are a good choice for use as trademarks because they are not descriptive and they tend to be quite distinctive. You can create an invented word by simply combining parts of other words. For example, Microsoft is a combination of “Micro computer” and “software.”
8. Try animal or plant names. Animal and plant names tend to be quite memorable and, if used appropriately, can convey a good image while still being distinctive. Apple Computers is a good example, but other examples include Tiger Direct, Ford Mustang, and countless others.
Finally, make sure that the first word in your trademark is as distinctive as possible. It is often necessary to add descriptive words to the trademark in order to convey what is being sold or marketed in association with the mark. If generic words must be included then it is doubly important to ensure that the first word of the mark is as distinctive and unique as possible.
Are you in a hurry to get your business online? Do you have a limited budget but want professional results right away? In the past, this was an impossible demand but today, with the advent of website builders, it is not only possible but realistic.
You can get a website up and running with no knowledge of HTML or any other web technology. If you know how to use a word processor, chances are, you can figure out how to use a website builder. Different website builders come with different capabilities but overall they are easy to use and quick to setup. Most site builders also walk you through the step by step process of getting your website live for the world to see.
But can you expect professional results with a site builder? Most of them come with professional grade templates for you to choose from. Some customization can be done to these templates. Things like color scheme, logo graphic and the like are often customizable so that you reduce the chance that someone else using the very same site builder software will have an identical looking website. Using the templates that come with most website builders is actually a good thing. It keeps most people who are new to web design from committing some common web design errors.
For most business sites, the bare minimum number of pages you'll want to have live is two. The main home page being your sales page stressing the benefits your prospective customers will get by doing business with you and a contact us page that will let your visitors know how to contact you. You could technically include your contact info on the home page and reduce your overall page count to one but it is seldom necessary to be so concise. Once you are up and running, you can always add more pages.
Keeping your website creation project under an hour will require you to get to the point right away. Remember the difference between feature and benefit. Feature being what your product or service will do for the customer and benefit being what they will get from what the product or service does. Make sure to make a list of benefits to doing business with your company as opposed to another one. Make it easy for them to do business with you.
With a website builder, getting a website up and running doesn't have to take you much time, money or grief and the results may impress you.