Great Consulting Business Websites

Joseph asks…

How can i start a flower shop on the internet?

I read somewhere that there was a women who has an online flower shop but it is strictly online. She has nothing to do with the actual flowers, like people order the flowers from her website but they dont come from her they come from a supplier somewhere. I REALLY want to know how this is possible.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

People make alliances… Sometimes people are really good at making products, but they suck at ads. They rely on people like this “woman” who are good at advertising, business management, and web design. They get into a deal (either fix monthly payments, or percentage of the share).

It works great for people who are “too busy” making their products (like old people making pretty flowers), or if they really aren’t sure on how to handle a web site online.

This woman needs to create an account, associated with paypal, or credit cards, that would allow her to make transactions from customers, to her, to the owners.

For this kind of stuff, you should go and check with bank (several indeed), to see how exactly that transactions work.

The woman must pay fees for the upkeep of the website, for the account, and for each transaction performed. But if the actual business sales good amounts, then it pays off… It won’t pay off if the business is not well known, or advertised… So you gotta get to know where are you getting into.

For the actual website, there are places you can find online that offer you (for a monthly fee) a page in which people can find you (for that add the account you made with the bank you consulted) and then you got your business running and online.

Susan asks…

What careers/job opportunities are available with a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology?

It seems like a very fascinating multidisciplinary field and I am highly considering it for doctoral graduate school. Anybody have any knowledge or ideas relating to the careers, future of this profession, etc?? Any advice would be great, thanks!

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Many jobs available….working with large corporations that are in product development. I retired from IBM after working in their confidential labs, then into management, and consulting out of IBM to other corporations and government. The work is always changing, and many challenges….very good pay. You need to be strong in research, design and working with a multidisciplinary team. I/O psychologists also work with business re-engineerings/HR issues….both in demand as technology changes. Got to above website…lots of into. Good Luck….get your Ph.D. (psychologist)

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Business Consulting Group

Sandra asks…

what is business consulting group?

what is business consulting group all about?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

BCG is the company who design the matrix for analyse the company’s product whether it is in the status of cash cow, star, problem child or dog.
The criteria to specify this is market share and market growth.
If the market growth for the industry is high
– and the product has the high market share : star –> invest and reap the sales volume and profit
– but the product has low market share : problem child –> try to do marketing promotion
If the market growth for the industry is low
- but the product has the high market share : cash cow. –> harvest
- and the product has the low market share : dog –> divest

Joseph asks…

Do employers nowadays value type of work experience nowadays instead of just tenure?

I know a friend who interned with 3 different companies while in College and is now working for the Boston Consulting group. In his internships, he did entirely different work experiences.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Varied experience is certainly one of the elements that is highly valued by employers. As companies do more with less, the breadth and flexibility of skills and experience that an employee brings becomes increasingly important. Tenure alone is not enough. In your friend’s case, he was fortunate to have interned with 3 different companies as it provided him with exposure to 3 varied corporate cultures while learning about different businesses and having different experiences. This is great prep for consulting work.

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Austin Tx Airport

Chris asks…

Where do you go to pick up your rental car at the Austin, TX airport?

My wife and I are flying into the Austin, TX airport at the end of February. We have rented a car from National and are wondering where we have to go to pick up the car after you have checked it out at the counter. Thanks.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

The rental car places have their reception desks all together on the bottom level of the airport. Once you check in with them, they’ll direct you to the upper level of the parking garage where they all keep their vehicles; in that same area there is also a series of little booths where each company has an employee to give you keys and the inspection sheet.

Just look for the rental car desks on the bottom level, though, and they can give you directions to where you need to go in the garage.

Hope that helps!

Daniel asks…

Does anyone know about the Austin airport baggage claim?

I will be flying out of the Austin, TX airport and it is in the Code Orange status. I am not entirely sure what that means. And I have also not flown in 14 years, so Im sure the rules about what I can and cannot carry in my bag have changed. Can anyone possible provide me with a website and maybe a list of what I can and cant bring with me? Thanks!! =)

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Here’s a link to the TSA website with a list of what you can and can not take on the plane with you. You can also follow other links on the site to see what the new security procedures are and what to expect when you go to the airport. Http://

Have fun.

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Global Strategic Business Consultancy

Mark asks…

Help me fulfil my wish – get me work that helps me travel all over, in India and abroad.?

I wish I had work (not necessarily a job) that took me to places all over India and abroad. Not just the commercial hubs like London, Singapore, New York etc. but also beyond.

I am ok to make decent money but should have enough opportunity to travel. Not really looking for a corporate “up in the air” job but something where I can interact with people outside boardrooms too.

Such a work could be in the form of a long-term project, a full-time employment, on-n-off but steady consultancy, etc. Could be with global companies, not-for-profit organisations, developmental agencies etc.

I have 15 years of experience in global conglomerates, financial services firms, technology companies, dotcoms, and research institutions.

I have worked in general management, strategic and techno-business roles.

I am good at conceptualising things strategic and creative, starting new things from scratch, working with small teams and have result-oriented inter personnel skills.

I have a keen interest in knowing about people, cultures, and environment.

Can anyone suggest me anything?? At least, where to start looking?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Establishing a research that ranges to international information, tourism director, international business administration, government agencies for international relations in business, company directors, university professors doing research.

Robert asks…

What can you tell me about INDEPENDET FINANCIAL CONSULTANCY in India?

Hallo, this is Giuditta.
I am working in the financial sector.
I need information about Indian financial system and Indian financial products delivery system with attention to the INDEPENDENT CONSULTANCY. Are there independent consultants? Who can I ask for?

But what is most important is: who can provide financial services independently in India and where to find them?

Note: for INDEPENDET, I mean without CONFLICT OF INTEREST (they work for the client and are paid by the client and he doesn’t take money for the product-sell).

Please, if you have information about it, contact me by e-mail or answer to my message, I need it for my job! Thank you…

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Here is the one
Bharath Balakrishnan, currently employed as Group Finance Manager (Business Planning & Corporate Finance) with Specvision Group of companies, USA based out of laison office in Bangalore, India. I’m also actively working towards my CPA (Certified Public Accountants) from the United States and would be moving to USA on a long-term project starting December 2006.

I have prior experience working in US Real Estate/Mortgage Banking / Asset Management / Third Party Loan Servicing at US and from INDIA for a Financial Corporation at West Palm Beach, Florida, USA and in ING (4th Largest Financial services provider in the world) as the Manager Finance (Planning, Budgeting, MIS).

My freelance portfolio includes:
• Equity Research / Stock advisory report for an internet firm in Europe
• Provide backend accounting and analytical support for customers
• Create business plans for companies
• Perform Financial Analysis, Financial Modeling & Financial Research for Consultant / Prof of Stern School of Business, NY Univ
• Provide Strategic Planning & Biz. Intelligence services to Chinese consulting firm
• Working with a EU consultant in finding prospective investors for software company sale
• Strategic Planning & Financial Management for a Nevada registered Software Company.
• Strategic Business Planning for UK Corporate (* Ex-Directors – Gartner Global)

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Headhunters Austin

Charles asks…

i want to become an accountant for a big firm in NYC/LA…but?

i’ll be transferring to a new university as a sophomore. i wanted to transfer to UT, but my GPA isn’t high enough. so i’ll be transferring to St. Edward’s University (Austin, TX). this school is not recognized nationally, so will it be close to impossible to become an accountant in NYC or LA, or any major big cities.
so will it be close to impossible to become an accountant in NYC or LA, or any major big cities, with the school i’m going to ?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Being an accountant at a big firm isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. As an associate they will work you to the bone. During tax and audit season you’ll have long hours, cramped environments, really heavy workloads, and you won’t even have a place to call home (you’re mostly out in clients’ offices).

I’m an accountant at a hedge fund in NYC and I’ve worked with a bunch of people that used to be at public firms. They all left within a few years because they were sick of being treated like dirt. I had a friend who was working at a big 4 firm, passed her CPA exam with flying colors … And left it all to be a headhunter because it was far less stressful.

If you’re serious about your accounting career, don’t discount working at a private company.

Susan asks…

Need contacts of full service HEADHUNTERS/RECRUITERS in Dalls-Fortworth, Texas?

Need contacts of full service HEADHUNTERS/RECRUITERS in Dalls-Fortworth, Texas. Recruiters who are willing to work with a foreign finance professional to find an entry/mid level placement in Health Care industry of Dalls-FortWorth-Austin area in Texas.
I’m a Healthcare Finance Professional with 2 years of experience and an MBA in Finance. Working towards getting my CRCR and CHFP certification. Moving in to Dallas sometime this summer.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

While you can use your experience in a finance position such as cost accounting to help you transfer into a similar role at a large healthcare company, it’s simpler to make the jump early in your career, when you’re “at a level that doesn’t require the judgment needed in analysis and forecasting.

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Business Growth Consultants London

Sandy asks…

I’m Italian and I have a degree in economics. Where do you suggest to look for a job in UK?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

It very much depends on what you want to do with your knowledge of economics.

Economists work in government and public sector organisations (such as the Bank of England, the Government Economic Service and local authorities); in investment banks and other financial institutions, in manufacturing and utility companies and in consultancy firms. They research and analyse economic issues and data and provide advice for use in forming policy or strategy.

Accountants may work in firms, carrying out audits and providing clients with advice on all areas of business such as taxation, corporate finance and business planning; or within a commercial, manufacturing or public sector organisation where they manage their employer’s finances by monitoring, planning and analysing the organisation’s financial and business affairs.

Banking recruits graduates into a number of areas including corporate finance, trading, fund management, customer services, but also non-financial fields such as marketing and human resources.

Market researchers plan and manage the collection of data for social, business, financial and consumer research. They evaluate the data once obtained; prepare reports and present their findings to clients.

# lphametrics Provides worldwide consultancy services and software tools for the organisation and presentation of economic information

# Bank of England Recruit undergraduate and postgraduate economists to work on the collection, analysis and interpretation of a wide range of financial and economic data. Vacation work experience and sponsorship for undergraduates

# IMS Consulting The Pricing and Reimbursement Practice of IMS Consulting (formerly Cambridge Pharma) specialises in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

# Catalyst Health Economics Consultants Independent health outcomes consultancy which undertakes research projects on an international basis, particularly in relations to pharmaceuticals and diseases

# CEBR , London Independent economics and business research consultancy

# CRA International “We have a limited number of positions for applicants with a strong undergraduate degree in economics, but no further qualifications”

# Dun & Bradstreet Economic Analysis Group, High Wycombe , Assesses country risk in over 130 countries

# Foreign & Commonwealth Office Recruits economists for the Diplomatic Service, to supply the economic policy element of foreign policy issues

# Government Economic Service, London SW1P 3AG The UK ‘s largest employer of economists, providing economic advice to policy divisions of government departments and agencies in order to formulate and execute policy.

# HM Treasury , London SW1E 5EB Direct recruitment of graduates as Policy Analysts and Economic Assistants

# Institute for Fiscal Studies , WC1E 7AE Independent research institute specialising in the economic analysis of public policy, especially fiscal policy. Offers summer vacation work as well as graduate programmes

# London Economics Provides strategic advice to large multinationals, small high-growth businesses, government and non-governmental organisations. Recruit “from the best economics postgraduate schools” and also experienced economists from consultancy, academia or the public sector.

# National Institute of Economic and Social Research , London Conducts and publishes research which aims to increase knowledge of the social and economic conditions of contemporary society

# NERA Economic Consulting International firm of economists providing economic analysis and advice to corporations, governments, law firms, regulatory agencies, trade associations and international agencies.

# New Economics Foundation London , SE11 5NH ” An independent think-and-do tank that aims to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues”. Advertised in May 2005 for a researcher in International Finance/Development – 3-5 years experience

# The New Policy Institute London E1 7NJ Independent think tank. Runs an internship programme for students and recent graduates.

# NTC Economics , London and Oxfordshire Produces reports, online information services and other publications for businesses and financial institutions

# OECD , Paris Young Professionals Programme offers two years of paid work experience in preparation for permanent administrative or research positions at the end of the programme. Most participants have a PhD in an economics or development related subject.

# OHAL International consultancy specialising in using economics for marketing and media planning with blue-chip clients

# Oxford Economics One of the leading economic consultancies, providing analysis and advice on a wide range of macro and micro issues to international institutions, governments and blue-chip companies. Recruits junior economists with Masters degrees to assist in the production of global macro and sectoral forecasts; prepare briefing articles on topical economic issues; and assist senior economists on a variety of consultancy projects. Offices in Oxford , London , Belfast , Paris and Philadelphia .

# Overseas Development Institute Fellowship Scheme recruits young, high-calibre economists to work for two years in the public sectors of developing countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

# Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Centre for advanced research into the social science aspects of energy specialising in the economic and political aspects of the energy industries and markets and the economic development of energy exporting countries

# Petroleum Economics , London EC3N 3DS One of the longest-established practices in the energy forecasting and consultancy sector

# Robert Huggins Associates RResearch-based economics consultancy and think-tank, with head office in Pontypridd

# Shared Intelligence consultancy working with local authorities, private companies and other organisations to promote economic regeneration

# SQW Ltd, Cambridge Economic development consultants specialising in public policy, programme development and review. Clients include UK Government departments, the EU, multilateral agencies, regional development agencies, local authorities/economic partnerships, universities and businesses.

# The World Bank, Washington , DC The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a starting point for careers in the World Bank Group, designed for highly qualified and motivated young people skilled in areas relevant to Bank’s operations. About 40 vacancies per year: candidates must have at least a Master’s degree. Internships and scholarships also available

Susan asks…

Travisa travel agency in London?

+447 024 0146 86

Type: Electronic Visa Processing (EVP)

Dear Applicant,

Our Office has received your mail :

TRAVISA TRAVELS Management wishes to thank you for contacting us regarding the arrangement of your Traveling Documents to the U.K. We promise to Offer you the best.

You will be needing a UK NON-SETTLEMENT(WORKING)Visa and work permit to be able to work in the United Kingdom, we assure you of getting one under 12 working days once you comply with our instruction. To proceed, Do get back to us with the details below.

Here are the details needed from you:


Also Kindly answer the questions below and get back to us:



Also,the only Document we would be needing from you is Your Scanned International Passport,Scanned Passport Photograph.Other pertinent Document such as Bank Statement of Account,Invitation Letter,Reference Letter and Tax Clearance would be provided by your Employer here.

All Documents will be processed and arranged here in our Office after which it would be forwarded to the British High Commission in your country excluding your Flight Ticket. Also,some Copies of this Document(s) will also be sent to you.

We will begin in earnest once we receive all necessary Details.






About Us

Growth through networks
Dear colleagues, shareholders, customers and other readers,
2008—the tenth year of Travisa travels existence—will see us enter the second phase of our “Focus on Networks” strategy in excellent shape: strengthening the core of our portfolio and further growing profitable activities in our emerging platforms. Profitable growth will continue to be an important theme for Travisa travels in the years to come, which is why together with this annual report you will find a brochure called New Growth with the testimonies of some of our colleagues in two exciting growth markets: China and Brazil. They tell us what growth means to them, to their work, their careers and their personal lives.
Growing our networks means we can extend the spread of our services for existing and new customers. And, of course, a growing business means more chances for our employees to develop their careers and grow as well. Share buy-backs have allowed us to deliver extra growth in earnings per share and return on equity for our shareholders. Finally, last year saw the start of our Planet Me CO2 reduction programming, which will allow us to mitigate the impact of our growth on our planet in the short term, with a vision to becoming a carbon neutral company in the longer term.
Shareholder value growth
As a company we aim to grow shareholder value by using our financial resources to invest in our business.
Looking at our performance, we can conclude that 2007 was a good year, with favorable developments in most of our activities and overall a realization of our result expectations. Profit from continuing operations came in at €783 million after taking a €110 million provision for part of the restructuring in Mail Netherlands in the coming years. Corrected for the impact of these future costs the underlying profit from continuing operations grew by a healthy 4.5%. Profit attributable to the shareholders came in at a record level, aided by a book gain on the sale of our Freight Management business.
Our Express division produced good results in 2007. Operating revenue growth was especially strong outside Europe (43.0%), partly as a result of the inclusion of revenue figures from the

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

This is a long running scam — DO NOT respond or send any documents or money. There is no job waiting, there is no visa to pay for. Don’t fall for it. This scam is run out of Nigeria, not the UK. You can tell by the use of the +447 0 phone number

Thom Luijben has already been reported as a scammer on the Fraudwatchers site back in 2008 – scroll down to 16 December 2008

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Federal Government Jobs In Austin Texas

Carol asks…

Will pro-illegal alien supporters cry foul if Texas start enforcing their own immigration laws?

Texas lawmaker to introduce anti-immigration bill

AUSTIN, Texas – A Texas lawmaker says she plans to push for a law similar to Arizona’s get-tough immigration measure.

San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle report Wednesday that Republican Rep. Debbie Riddle of Tomball says she will introduce the measure in the January legislative session.

The new Arizona law would require local and state law enforcement to question people about their immigration status — and make it a crime for immigrants to lack registration documents.

Riddle says if the federal government did its job “Arizona wouldn’t have to take this action, and neither would Texas.”

Democrats say such legislation is misguided and predict it will hurt the GOP politically.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Being a Latina myself, I am glad to see that they will come down hard on those who make people who make those of us here legally look bad.
If any immigrants carry a green card then they have nothing to worry about. I do not believe that law enforcement willingly would profile anyone. There must be a valid reason to stop anyone suspected of criminal activity.


Betty asks…

Can you believe this is happening in 2010?

AUSTIN, Texas – A Texas lawmaker says she plans to push for a law similar to Arizona’s get-tough immigration measure.

San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle report Wednesday that Republican Rep. Debbie Riddle of Tomball says she will introduce the measure in the January legislative session.

The new Arizona law would require local and state law enforcement to question people about their immigration status — and make it a crime for immigrants to lack registration documents.

Riddle says if the federal government did its job “Arizona wouldn’t have to take this action, and neither would Texas.”

Democrats say such legislation is misguided and predict it will hurt the GOP politically.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Pacific Ilegal Inmigrants who contribute paying taxes don’t deserve these kind of laws, many people come to this country because they have no future in their birth place, some places around the world are so hostile for life, they rather brake the law in here, work hard, be humillated and look down many of them are good people, poor people who never had anything they see in here. It’s sad.

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Product Marketing Consultant Resume

James asks…

I constantly see ways companies can increase their income. How can I make an income from my ideas?

I especially have good ideas around marketing, new product design, ideas for television shows and movies and lots of other things. A lot of times I see my ideas come into being years after I’ve thought of them. I thought of the survivor type reality television shows about seven years before they started. Granted, I think they suck, but I thought of them. My whole life has been like this, its like I often know where the culture is going. How can I use this to support myself?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

I will assume you don’t have any formal business training.

Don’t let that stop you.

Today’s world is a complicated place, credentials are nice on a resume but what it really comes down to is how good you can back up what you believe. They say ideas are a dime a dozen. The trick is to be able to back up and implement the ideas.

One of the most obvious avenues open to you would be to start up or work for a consulting business. Consultants are people with rare insights, able to simplify a problem and then present an action plan to reach a desired goal.

Next stop would be to go the advertising agency way. Recently many ad agencies are looking for people from various walks of life so that they can provide their unique insight to their clients problems.

Now for TV you wouldn’t be thought the worse of if you were to submit a resume to a TV production company.

Bottom line is if you go to work for someone else be prepared to start at the bottom and work your way up by showing the people you work for that you have the idea and the means to pull it off.

If you go the route of self employed, be prepared to stick to your guns and ready to show your clients results.

Like I said in the begining, Ideas are a dime a dozen. Sadly its not always the best answer that wins out. Its often the one that get “sold” better or are the “safest”. No one is going to go out on a limb on a hunch

The reason that I mentioned a formal business education is because it would teach you what clients are used to hearing and what matters to their bottom line. That can be solved with night school or correspondance courses.

One last final way to turn your ideas into profit. Actually come up with something completly new and manufacture/sell/trade etc.

Take control of your future and just do it.

Helen asks…

How do you draft a cover letter for a resume?

A place I am applying to is asking for a cover letter to be emailed along with my resume… Help?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Cover Letter Samples

Gregory L. Pittman
1000 Oak Dale Drive
Ranlo, North Carolina 28026
Home: (999) 333-3333

January 3, 2006

Human Resource Management
Employment Security Commission
Post Office Box 1234
Charleston, South Carolina 112211

Dear Human Resource Department:

Please accept my state application and resume for review concerning the position of Systems & Procedures Analyst II, UI Quality Control – Position Number 6048 with the North Carolina Employment Security Commission (ESC). My training and expertise in unemployment insurance (UI) claims, statistical research, technical writing, audits, and presentations match your requirements closely.

Supervision of ESC personnel in the Labor Market Information (LMI) Division. ESC Local Office experience as an Employment Consultant and Case Manager. Technical writing, audits, accounting, presentations, and research experience.

Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, and Project. Lotus Smart Suite and Notes. HTML and Website creation software.

Experienced in writing training manuals, procedures, status reports, and newsletters for the nuclear, software, and employment industries. Conducted presentations to local businesses concerning the Workforce Investment Act. Presented market reports to executive personnel. Conducted training in the nuclear, software, and computer sales industries.

BA in Business Administration. AAS in Electronic Engineering. Project Management training. Certification in Competitive Intelligence.

I am very excited about this opportunity and look forward to speaking with you further about your needs and my skills.


Gregory L. Pittman

Enc. Resume

Cover Letter Sample 2

Gregory L Pittman
284 Eighth Avenue
Houston, North Carolina 28012
September 15, 2006

Dear Human Resources Director,

In response to your ad for Mechanical Engineers on Career Builder, I submit my resume for your review and consideration. After reading your job description, I am confident that my skills and my passion for technology are a perfect match for this position.

I would bring to your company a broad range of skills, including:

Development of electro mechanical consumer electronics incorporating PCB electronic mechanical designs with an emphasis on aesthetics and low cost high volume manufacturing/production.

Development of complex mechanical systems incorporating transducers, electrical servo motors, fluidics, hydraulic/pneumatic systems, and electronic control systems.

Providing cross functional development teams with input on product design, thermal design, and design for manufacture and cost tradeoffs.

Specifying components and negotiations with vendors for procurement and/or assembly.

Demonstrated familiarity with machining and finishing practices.

Development and implementation of Reliability Validation Qualification programs per regulatory requirements.

These and other skills would make me an outstanding asset to your company. I would appreciate the opportunity of a personal interview, at your convenience, to further discuss your needs and my abilities.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Gregory L Pittman

Enc. Resume

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Austin Web Development Companies

Jenny asks…

Tell me everything that you know about Taylor Swift?

like who’s dating Taylor Swift now?
please Tell me EVERYTHING

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

First, I will tell you what I know and then I’ll give you every possible detail about Ms. Swift that I can find on the internet.

-Her name is Taylor Alison Swift
-Born on December 13, 1989
-She is 21 years young
-Lives in Nashville, TN in a condo
-Born and grew up in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
-Andrea Gardner is her Mom and Scott Kingsley Swift is her Dad
-She has one younger Brother, Austin
-Moved to Hendersonville, TN in 2003 at the age of 14.
-She has a cat named Indi and 2 Dobermans
-Favorite color is White
-Favorite food is cheescake
-Favorite Holiday is Christmas
-Favorite Hobby is Driving fast
-Favorite place is “Anyplace around a creek”
-Favorite season is Summer
-Favorite things to do is Write songs
-Favorite thing to write about is Love
-Favorite artists is Tim McGraw and Miranda Lambert
-Favorite song is Can’t Tell Me Nothing by Tim McGraw
-Favorite shows are Law & Order, SVU, CSI & Grey’s Anatomy
-She is a straight “A” Honor Roll Student
-At the age of 4,she won a national poetry contest with a three-page poem, “Monster In My Closet”
-At the age of 10, a computer repairman showed her how to play three chords on a guitar, sparking her interest in learning the instrument. Afterwards, Swift wrote her first song, “Lucky You”.
-At 12 years old, she devoted an entire summer to writing a 350-page novel, which remains unpublished.
-At 11, she took her first trip to Nashville and went to every record label and gave them her demo personally She got rejected by everyone.
-At 15, she rejected RCA Records because the company wanted to keep her on an artist development deal
-At 14, she became the youngest staff songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Tree publishing house
-She got signed to Big Machine Records.
-She released her debut single, “Tim McGraw”, in mid-2006, reaching No.6 on Billboard magazine’s Hot Country Songs chart
-Her self-titled debut album was later released on October 24, 2006
-The album sold 39,000 copies during its first week
-Her singles include, “Tim Mcgraw”, “Teardrops on My Guitar”, “Our Song”, “Pictures to Burn” and “Should’ve Said No” from Taylor’s 1st album.
-Only 2 #1′s came from that album.
-Her second studio album, Fearless, was released in the United States on November 11, 2008
-The album debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. Its sales of 592,304 were the highest debut of any country artist in 2008. This is also the largest opening U.S. Sales week in 2008 by a female artist in all genres of music
-Singles includes “White Horse”, “Love Story”, “You Belong to Me” and “Fifteen.
-16 songs from that album was on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Setting a record for it.
- Her new album is called Speak Now. It was released on October 25, 2010
-Taylor Swift sold approximately 4,470,000 albums in the US in 2010 (more than any other artist)
-Singles include “Mine”, “Back to December” and “Mean” and still more

Look I can go and on, but you can go on the web and find out alot more than what we all know. You don’t need to ask this go here and go to goole and type in Taylor Swift. You will find a lot of fan sites about her. Good Luck. Don’t wrap your head around Taylor’s life, you will get hurt. Haha. Just listen to her songs and admire her beauty and her very loving personality. Have fun!!

George asks…

list of software campanies in bangalore?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

List of Some Software Companies Bangalore

Accord Software & Systems Pvt. Ltd
Accura Softech Pvt. Ltd
Acionyx Technologies Pvt. Ltd
Acusis Software India Private Ltd
Aditi Technologies Private Ltd
Agni Software Private Limited
AI Soft Technologies Pvt. Ltd
Aithent Technologies Pvt. Ltd
XP Software Solutions
Akash Software Pvt. Ltd
Four Dimension Technologies
Systat Software Asia Pacific Ltd
Ampersand Software Applications Ltd
e-Genre Web Solutions (I) Pvt Ltd
Ariba Technologies India Pvt. Ltd
Antares Systems Limited
ANZ Information Technology Pvt. Ltd
Apar Technologies Limited
Arcot Software Pvt. Ltd
Edisoft Technologies & Solutions
AremisSoft India Pvt. Ltd
Dolphin Software Pvt Ltd
Surisoft .NET Technologies Pvt. Ltd
Aliment Software
ASM Technologies Limited
WDC Solutions Pvt Ltd
ATW Technologies Pvt. Ltd
Aurum Software (I) Pvt. Ltd
Avestha Gengraine Technologies Pvt. Ltd
Axes Technologies (I) Pvt. Ltd
Aztec Software and Technology
Manaskriti Software Solutions
M/s. Ostfold Software Pvt. Ltd
Baba9 Web Software Pvt. Ltd
Bangalore Softsell Limited
Bangalore Software Services Pvt. Ltd
SDS-Software Development Systems
Bilva Technology Services
SurfZone Technologies
Birlasoft Limited
BitPlus Information Technologies
Bitsoft Systems Pvt. Ltd
Bluechip Solutions Pvt. Ltd
BNA Technology Consulting Ltd
BPL Innovision Pvt. Ltd
C&C Software
Cambridge Information Technology
Capsoft India Pvt. Ltd.
Cranes Software
CCE Software Private Limited
Stellar Information Systems Ltd
Cranes Software International Limited
Softmate Software Solutions
VERITAS Software Bangalore
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Linda asks…

Where can I find information on small business grants for African Americans, Women, and Transgender?

We are a small Pop Culture and gaming shop out of the Orchards Mall in Benton Harbor MI looking to find out more information about small business loans and grants available to first year businesses. Our partnership includes an African American, 2 women (one of which is disabled), and a Transgender Woman. We are having troubles finding the financial support to get us where we are needing to be. We are curious about any resources that could help us get that most needed foothold.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

This is an combined answer to both of your questions.

The time to research and apply for grants is before you open, not when your back is to the wall. If you applied today, it would still be months before anything was approved. You’ve only been open 5 months and if you are in trouble already then you didn’t have enough in the bank to have opened for business. Retail stores with a very narrow market like yours take time to develop a steady customer base, and before you opened you should have had enough capital to carry you through a year or more with practically no sales. I’m surprised that you didn’t consult with SBA, SCORE or other agencies because they no doubt would have told you you weren’t capitalized enough to start. To be in a position so soon where $3500 is going to make or break you definitely shows a lack of capitalization. To raise that kind of money in a hurry probably means going to family and/or friends.

Call your congressman and ask how to find out about programs for small businesses. Your local university’s business school might also have a program that provides advice (not money) to fledgling businesses. Maybe they can offer a student to you an an internship to help with market research or marketing ideas.

The question is whether a quick boost in sales would be enough to carry you. If the mall itself is not doing great, then try to negotiate a smaller rent or other arrangement, which they might agree to rather than see an empty storefront. See if the manufacturers of the products you sell can help you with promotional assistance or other help. Check with the local radio stations that cater to your target customer base to see if they will do some kind of promotion at your store.

Before putting any more money into the business, you need to determine if it is feasible. If your current problem is a temporary blip or an indication that the business simply won’t work.

I wish you the best.

Mark asks…

What’s the best site for creating a free blog for my business?

I have a small marketing consulting business and would like to use a blog to share my knowledge and promote my services. What is the best free service for this type of activity?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

1. Set up your blog. You can have the option of using their URL (e.g. Http:// or use the blog software in your own domain name ( Some of these are free, while some has monthly/annual subscription

Here are some places that will allow you to create your own blog

Moveable Type

2. Create great content. Everything starts with content. Give a reason why visitors will frequent your site. Why will they want to read your blog? Why will they want to spend their time in your blog? Provide value, useful information and other benefits to the readers.

3. Get traffic to your blog. You can’t earn from your blog if the blog does not have traffic. Getting traffic is going to be your biggest challenge.

Here is a comprehensive list of places where you can list your blogs and syndicate its content – Resources for Marketing Your Blogs and RSS Feeds

Use carnivals, which are a technique for showcasing your blog. Carnivals occur once a week, and you need to submit your blog post to the carnival moderator. Here is a submission form: An example of a carnival in action is that of the Carnival of Entrepreneurship hosted by

4. Think of how to monetize your blog. One of the most common way of earning money from blogs is through advertising and donations. Here are some ways you can earn money from your blog:

Google Adsense
Chitika eMinimalls
Text link ads – you can sell for fixed price for a fixed period of time
Donation (yes, you can beg)
Affiliate programs such as Commission Junction and the Amazon Associates program

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