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Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn

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Keep your hard-earned money in your home business!

Completely updated for 2010 returns

Tax deductions are essential to any business, but even more so when your office is also your home. Don't spend thousands on an accountant --turn to Home Business Tax Deductions and do it yourself!

Home Business Tax Deductions will help you write off:

  • your home office
  • start-up and operating expenses
  • vehicles and travel
  • entertainment and meals
  • health insurance and medical bills
  • inventory
  • equipment

    The 7th edition is completely updated with all the latest tax information, eligibility requirements and deductions for 2010 returns. Home Business Tax Deductions also covers how to avoid being classified as a hobby business, steer clear of home-business tax scams, stay out of trouble with the IRS and take special deductions if your business loses money.
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  • The Best And Most Inexpensive Business Advertising Ideas

    It is trendy right now to cut back and try to spend less money in business. You have to have some sort of advertising. There are less expensive ways to do it than what you may be accustomed to. No big ad firm or flashy TV campaign for right now. You can come up with ways that will surprise people . When you do something just a little different then people pay attention. Isn't that the whole point?

    You can get very creative with some promotional merchandise. You can design it to stand out and you can give it to people in a way that they will remember. Think about how people did things in the past. It was not unusual to have someone sing the companies praises out in front of the business. That worked when there was a lot of foot traffic and crowded cities. Now you could hire an actor/singer to walk through a crowded outdoor public area while someone follows behind handing out small promo items.

    The sign that you have in front of your business should tell people what to expect on the inside. If it is grubby and unreadable, you will not be attracting too much new business. Clearly readable and informative is a good start. If you have space in front of your store, make it more welcoming. A few large potted plants, that could be placed on rollers to move inside nightly if you fear thievery, look great. You could install a bench too.

    A more recent grass roots method of advertising is flyers or door hangers. You can easily find a bunch of high school kids that will hit the streets with you for cheap. Remember do not put anything inside of the mail box. That will get you in serious trouble. If you attach a rubber band to your homemade flyer, it can be stapled, you can then hang it. It will go on the front door, the mailbox flag or even the front gate.

    Thinking outside the box is what makes a good business owner and a successful business. Keep the budget under control with these great advertising ideas guaranteed to impact your business in grand way with a very small investment.

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    Online business is an industry that requires a huge amount of self-motivation

    The Online Business Crucial Success Factor
    In a marathon the physical factor for runners might be very comparable, but what could be the main differentiate between those who get to the finish line and those who don't? And what would be the main differentiating between those who finish first and those who finish last? What makes a person push himself/herself to the maximum limits to achieve his/her targets?

    Depending on the field, things like physical fitness and knowledge are pre-requisites of course, but endurance and patience are the common denominator that separates the winners from the quitters in any field.

    From normal observations we realize that the level of endurance and patience to achieve self set targets differ between one person to another. So what is it that creates this difference? It is motivation and more importantly self-motivation.

    The engine that drives us to overcome obstacles and enhance our endurance and patience is how well we can motivate ourselves. We need to differentiate between external motivational factors and self-motivation.

    Results and achievements motivate most of us, but if failure and slow or no improvements are happening, the only source of motivation available is within ourselves.

    Online business is an industry that requires a huge amount of self-motivation. Self-motivation is the sole driver for discipline, endurance and patience, which are the success factors that differentiate the winners from the quitters.

    This makes self-motivation the most crucial success factor in online business as external motivators take time to materialize.

    How can we fuel the self-motivation engine to keep it running? There are numerous ways:

    1- Set clear Targets: I know you have heard this a million times, but the reason we are mentioning it here is the following:

    a. Clear targets are easily measured and accordingly you will see by time the small improvements you are making. Thus energizing your self-motivation by this external factor.

    b. When setting clear targets, you can easily divide them into targets to meet within smaller time intervals. Accordingly, you see closer results.

    2- Keep remembering your initial driver: Keep reminding yourself why you got into online business in the first place. Keep implanting this driver into your head on daily basis.

    3- When you completely lose hope and realize that online business is not for you, try to find other options that would satisfy the driver that made you start your online business. If you could not find other options you will realize that online business is your only option.

    4- Do not talk about your online business with potentially skeptical people.

    5- Pick an active forum and hang around there every now and then, not only because it is good for the business, but to keep you motivated by helping others and getting help from others. You can find ideas that you never thought of before and are easily implemented which will give a huge boost to your motivation.

    6- Try to enjoy your online business and make money a secondary issue. By enjoying the work you will find the material factor accomplished without you noticing. If you keep stressing yourself out regarding the monetary achievements, each day in online business will seem like a whole year. This one is the most magical of all solutions.

    Do not make your online business like any other job. This is your kingdom and you can create any working environment you desire. Therefore, create an environment that will keep you motivated all the time.

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    How to become Self-Motivated

    Step 1: I believe that passion fuels motivation.

    To become self-motivated you must develop a 'Can do' attitude. If you are not inspired at work you need to think of something that you can apply, that will get you excited again -it might be a task or a goal. Something that will benefit you and will relight the passion within you. If your home life needs your attention, you might need to make some changes - maybe rearrange your house or start a new hobby with your partner. Passion can be like a flame inside us, sometimes it goes out and we need to re-light it with the goals we make.

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