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Maria asks…

Do I need a local permit to do programming consulting work at home?

Do I need a local permit to do programming consulting work at home? I don’t expect any visitors. I just want to use the home office to do programming work and want to deduct some tax. Thanks.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

You can check in the phone book’s gov’t page under licensing to determine if your locale will require a license. As for the home office deduction – this is one of the IRS’s biggest flags on returns. In order to use a home office, the ‘office’ must be used exclusively for business. You cannot place a home office on your tax return if you business is run out of your den, your living room or from your dining room table. It must be used exclusively for the conduct of your business, and strangely as it may seem, if you choose to do your personal banking or web surfing from that room, you immediately disprove the allowance. IE: you have a spare bedroom that you can convert into an office. Wonderful, then remove the bed, cause once you have a guest, it is just a space in a spare room. However, you can use that space as your home office on your tax returns. The secret is this: You need to measure the size of the ‘space’ or room you have dedicated to your home office and prorate that to the rest of the house. If the space or room is 5×5 and the rest of the houe is 10×10 then you need to figure the percentage of the house that is taken up by the space/room. Which in this case is (i think) to be about 25% (5×5 being 25, and 10×10 being 100). If I figured correctly, then you may ONLY deduct 25% of your homes utilities, (light, heat, water, sewer or septic, etc) rent or mortgage, insurance and what other expenses you may have for your house.

I would visit the IRS’s website and find out more by searching ‘home office deduction’ or ‘business use of the home’. Publication 587 is the one you want.
Hope this helps – good luck with your business.

Lizzie asks…

How can I start a home based business in cake decorating.?

I AM WANTING TO START A HOME BASED BUSINESS IN CAKE DECORATING. I AM A STAY AT HOME MOM WITH 3 KIDS AND LOVE BAKING CAKES,PIES AND PASTERY AND REALLY LOVE TO DECORATE THEM. I’ VE TOOK CLASSES AS WELL ON CAKE DECORATING AND NOW WANT TO GET MORE INTO IT A LOT MORE. I’VE BEEN DOING CAKES FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR ABOUT 7 YEARS OR SO. ALSO WHERE AND WHAT OTHER CLASSES CAN I TAKE TO HELP OUT AS WELL. ANY SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENTS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

The easiest way is word of mouth advertising, cause it’s free. Tell everyone you know to spread the word. Tell your childrens friends parents so they can call on you when their kids have birthdays.

A cheap way to get started is actually right here with Yahoo. They can start you a website for under 10 bucks a month, they do all the hosting and the website creator program they have for you is very easy to use, it does not require any experiance in website building to use. Then use a free program to submit your website to search engines.

Go to Kinkos or somewhere and make some cards. They can start you out with 500 or so, then drop them off everwhere you can. Also have them make you a magnetic sign (usually a page size graphic advertizement with just your name and business name on it with a big phone #) and stick this on your car.

As far as the legality goes, your just one person so you won’t need to worry about all the pesky tax and labor issues for yourself, but go to IRS.gov and get a TIN # they are free, and will help you later come next year tax time. I’d consult an accountant once you start making some money from this, to help keep you tax-complient, but don’t worry about that right away.

The key is to get new business, (people you have not helped with cake before) then ask them what they think about your finished product, if they are complementing you slide them a couple of business cards and tell them to pass them out if they know anyone with a wedding coming up or something.

Starting in March, you may want to buy advertising either online or somewhere, getting the word out that you make wedding cakes. Make sure to start early. Another good way is to create refrigarator magnets (although not really as cheap a business cards, they do work well) either with a home printer and magnet printer paper, or again at your neiborhood printers. Normally runs about 25-50 cents per magnet. Pass them out in March, so when those looking for cake decorators see them at a friends house or as that person if they know anyone, they will remember the magnet they have been staring at for a while on the frig.

Hope that helps

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Business Consulting Services

Donald asks…

whre do I find a mentor for my small business in pharmaceutical consulting services?

I have started a small business which provides consulting services to pharmaceutical companies and I want to be able to secure independent contracts with these companies and to employ other consultants. I would like to get in touch with a mentor who can help guide me on the right path.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

1. Start with your contacts in the pharmaceutical industry. Do you know of anyone enjoying a top position in the pharmaceutical business who is willing to guide you and open doors for you? The more clout your business mentor has, the better for you.

2. Now is the time to network aggressively. Is there an organization you can join where players in your field are present as well? Participate actively, contribute to committee work and just basically talk to others in the group and you might find someone to mentor you.

3. Check out SCORE http://www.score.org which is an organization of mostly retired business people and entrepreneurs. Their main work is to provide advice, and you might just be able to find someone knowledgeable of your industry

Jenny asks…

How do I declare business income recieved from an individual?

A person hired my business to provide consulting services and he is not issuing a 1099. The business is an LLC and I am using schedule C as part of my personal tax returns. I am not sure the correct location to identify that I have generated close to 10k in income from this individual?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

It’s doubtful the Canadian answer would help you very much. You’ll get more relevant responses if you post to the correct category.

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Austin Tx News

David asks…

Can you receive a scholarship for Paul Mitchell the School?

Is it possible? I’ve heard they don’t and they do. I’m planning on going to the one in Austin, TX

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

See the information here for the Paul Mitchell the School – Austin scholarship:
* http://austin.paulmitchell.edu/austin-tx/media-news/high-school-scholarships-now-available#.T_t-oFI4Gy0
And here:
* http://austin.paulmitchell.edu/austin-tx/blog/june-scholarship#.T_t-_lI4Gy0
The application deadlines: May 1, 2012 and June 1, 2012.

I don’t find any other scholarships and application deadlines for the school. However, I suggest you telephone the school and ask to speak with someone who advises students regarding financial aid. This is the school phone number:
Phone: (512) 251-1644

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Best wishes

Betty asks…

What is the job situation like in Austin,Tx?

I am planning on moving to Austin since the unemployment rate is one of the lowest. I am an experience server who is planning on landing a job in a restaurant. Could anyone tell me how difficult it is to find work in Austin?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Hey, I live in Austin, and while I haven’t really paid much attention to how many places are hiring and what not, I can tell you that the good news is that there are a TON of restaurants in Austin. So my bet is that there’s bound to be some places that are hiring. Many of them are really fun, unique places too and would be cool to work at. When I was looking for a job a few months ago, it seemed like I saw a lot of restaurant positions on craigslist.com. I wasn’t specifically looking for a job at a restaurant, so I didn’t pay much attention to the specific job or the quality, but I do remember seeing a lot. And I have heard the same thing…that the Austin job situation is still doing fairly well. Good luck, and you will absolutely love Austin!

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Strategic Business Consultancy

Nancy asks…

I would like to export products and services to Brazil, know any expert advice in Brazil?

I am a businessman and I have two companies, one in the production of other products and services in the area, would like to export products and services
to Brazil, I learned that Brazil will become one of the largest economies in the coming years, you know some advice specializing in Brazil that can help my company gain market Brazilian and Mercosur.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Http://www.nbrax.com
nbrax@live.com

The Nbrax Consulting is a Brazilian company specialized in developing consultancy for foreign companies exporting products
and services to Brazil.

Selected sales representatives (agents of Foreign Trade) for your company to sell to customers in Brazil.

Mission
Perform commercial representation for the growth of our client in Brazil and develop the work of
consulting for the process of internationalization of the company in the country, creating a planning
proper marketing, identifying all costs and expenses of the project, presented in a
efficient and complete all logistics options in the area of foreign trade.

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Being a reference for foreign companies in the process of business internationalization and
commercial representation in Brazil, identify and resolve specific issues that hinder the process of
marketing of products and services in international trade.

- Initial process for evaluation of the company in Brazil.

- Plan the company’s internationalization.

-Analysis of cultural differences.

-Analysis and development of the brand in Brazil.

Top-dissemination tools of products and services company.

-Identification of the major shows in Brazil’s sector of activity of the contracting company.

-Analysis and market selection.

-Forms of access to the Brazilian market.

-Analysis and selection of strategic partnerships for the company.

Study-price contracts and

-Consultancy for Mercosur countries – Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Ken asks…

I would like to export products and services to Brazil, know any expert advice in Brazil?

I am a businessman and I have two companies, one in the production of other products and services in the area, would like to export products and services
to Brazil, I learned that Brazil will become one of the largest economies in the coming years, you know some advice specializing in Brazil that can help my company gain market Brazilian and Mercosur.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Http://www.nbrax.com
nbrax@live.com

The Nbrax Consulting is a Brazilian company specialized in developing consultancy for foreign companies exporting products
and services to Brazil.

Selected sales representatives (agents of Foreign Trade) for your company to sell to customers in Brazil.

Mission
Perform commercial representation for the growth of our client in Brazil and develop the work of
consulting for the process of internationalization of the company in the country, creating a planning
proper marketing, identifying all costs and expenses of the project, presented in a
efficient and complete all logistics options in the area of ??foreign trade.
  
view
Being a reference for foreign companies in the process of business internationalization and
commercial representation in Brazil, identify and resolve specific issues that hinder the process of
marketing of products and services in international trade.

- Initial process for evaluation of the company in Brazil.
 
- Plan the company’s internationalization.
 
-Analysis of cultural differences.
 
-Analysis and development of the brand in Brazil.
 
Top-dissemination tools of products and services company.

-Identification of the major shows in Brazil’s sector of activity of the contracting company.
 
-Analysis and market selection.
 
-Forms of access to the Brazilian market.
 
-Analysis and selection of strategic partnerships for the company.
 
Study-price contracts and

-Consultancy for Mercosur countries – Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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Headhunters Austin

Betty asks…

Name old country songs with NAMES(IN THE TITLE ONLY)?

Example

Elvira by the Oak Ridge Boys
Kawliga by Hank Williams Sr
Poncho and Lefty by Willie Nelson

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Wayne Toups – Johnny Can’t Dance
Waylon Jennings – Billy
Waylon Jennings – Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
Vince Gill – Liza Jane
Vern Gosdin – Set ‘Em Up Joe
Ty Herndon – Heather’s Wall
Trent Willmon – Dixie Rose’s Deluxe’s Honky Tonk, Feed Store, Gun Shop, Used car, Beer , Bait, BBQ, Barber Shop, Laundromat
Travis Tritt – Modern Day Bonnie And Clyde
Tracy Byrd – Ten Rounds with José Cuervo
Tractors – Doreen
Tony Joe White – Polk Salad Annie
Tom T. Hall – The Year That Clayton Delaney Died
Tanya Tucker – Delta Dawn
T. Graham Brown – Darlene
Steve Wariner – Lynda
Steve Earle – Johnny Come Lately
Statler Brothers – Hello Mary Lou
Statler Brothers – Elizabeth
Slim Whitman – Rose Marie
SHENANDOAH – JANIE BAKER’S LOVE SLAVE
Shelley Fabares – Johnny Angel
Sawyer Brown – Betty’s Been Bad
Rod Bernard – Papa Thibodeaux
Rednex – Cotton Eyed Joe
Red Sovine – Teddy Bear
Ray Price – San Antonio Rose
Ray Price – Danny Boy
Rachel Proctor – Me And Emily
Pirates Of The Mississippi – Feed Jake
Patty Loveless – I Try To Think About Elvis
Pat Green – George’s Bar
Outlaws – Me And Paul
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Randy Lynn Rag
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Jesse James
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Some of Shelly’s Blues
Merle Haggard – Carolyn
Mel Tillis – Who’s Julie
Marty Robbins – Tonight Carmen
Marty Robbins – Ruby Ann
Marty Robbins – Maybelline
Mark McGuinn – Mrs Steven Ruby
Lari White – John Wayne Walking Away
Kentucky Headhunters – Dumas Walker
Kenny Rogers – Reuben James
Johnny Horton – Jim Bridger
Johnny Cash – The Ballad Of Ira Hayes
Johnny Cash – Rosanna’s Going Wild
John Conlee – Miss Emily’s Picture
Jimmy Fortune – Elizabeth
Jimmy Dean – Big Bad John
Jimmy Clanton – Go Jimmy Go
Jessie Colter – I’m not Lisa
Gene Watson – Paper Rosie
Gene Autry – Maria Elena
Gene Austin – Ramona
Dwight Yoakam – Claudette
Dolly Parton – Joshua
Dolly Parton – Jolene
DIXIE CHICKS – GOODBYE EARL
Diamond Rio – Norma Jean Riley
Conway Twitty – Linda on my Mind
Conway Twitty – Hey Little Lucy! (Don’tcha Put No Lipstick On)
Chely Wright – Jezebel
Chad Brock – Evangeline
Carl Smith – Hey Joe!
Burlap To Cashmere – Eileen’s Song
Billy Walker – Sundown Mary
B.W. Stevenson – My Maria

All are on my hard drive…plus about 8000 more country tunes.

Chris asks…

good I-pod songs??????

please give the artist and the song title plzz (put down what style of music it is if u really want to win)(NO guarantees)
thanks everyone(i prefer all music)

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

R&B

Sisqo – Incomplete
Jagged Edge – I’m on my way
Brian McKnight – One
Usher – Nice and Slow
Sisqo – All My Life
Dru Hill – 5 Steps
Johnta Austin – Turn It Up
Omarion – Ice Box
Jodeci – Lately
Aaliya – 4 Page Letter
Lauren Hill – That Thing

BRIT

The Smiths – Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
Morrissey – That’s how people grow up
Snow Patrol – Run
Coldplay – Yellow
Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
Muse – Knights of Cydonia
Muse – New Born (anything Muse)
Oasis – Wonderwall
Suede – The Wild Ones
The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
The Cure – Pictures of You
Oasis – Live Forever
The Stone Roses – I am the resurrection

EMO / POP PUNK

Dashboard Confessional – Stolen
The Used – Smother Me
Forever the Sickest Kids – She’s A Lady
My Chemical Romance – Helena
Taking Back Sunday – Cute with the E
Fall Out Boy – Sugar We’re going Down
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Your Guardian Angel
Panic! At The Disco – Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking her Clothes Off

PUNK

The Misfits – Die, Die My Darling
The Ramones – I wanna be sedated
Dead Kennedys – Holiday in Cambodia
Black Flag – Rise Above
Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen
Bad Religion – You
Rancid – Ruby So Ho
The Damned – New Rose
Elvis Costello – Radio Radio
The Buzzcocks – Orgasm Addict

INDUSTRIAL

Nine Inch Nails – Closer
Angelspit – Infect
Nine Inch Nails – Head like a Hole
Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar
Marilyn Manson – Personal Jesus
The Birthday Massacre – Looking Glass
Ministry – Psaml 69
Collide – Frozen
Grendel – Soilbleed
Front 242 – Headhunter

GRUNGE

Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
Soundgarden – Spoonman
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Pearl Jam – Go
Pearl Jam – Oceans
Alice in Chains – We Die Young
Alice in Chains – Would?
Temple of the Dog – Say Hello 2 Heaven
Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song
Pearl Jam – Jeremy
Nirvana – In Bloom
Mudhoney – Touch Me I’m Sick

NU METAL

Korn – Freak on a leash
Otep – Warhead
Otep – Buried Alive
P.O.D. – Youth of a Nation
Slipknot – Wait and Bleed
Slipknot – Duality
Sevendust – Black
Disturbed – Voices
System of a Down – Prison Song
Mudvayne – Dig
Staind – Please
Deftones – My own summer

HEAVY METAL

Arch Enemy – Burning Angel
Arch Enemy – Nemesis
Arch Enemy – Diva Satanica (anything Arch Enemy really)
Def Leppard – Photograph
Iron Maiden – Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Kamelot – Desert Reign / Nights of Arabia
Black Sabbath – Children Of The Sea
Judas Priest – Electric Eye
Black Sabbath – Evil Eye
Pantera – Cemetary Gates
AC/DC – Back in Black
Slayer – Angel of Death

RAP & HIP HOP

T.I. – What You Know
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz – Get Low
Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck
Afrika Bambataa – Planet Rock
Public Enemy – Fight The Power
Audio Two – Top Billin’
Nas – The World Is Yours
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – They Reminisce Over You
Eric B & Rakim – Lyrics of Fury
2Pac – Dear Mama
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 – The Message
The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
The Roots – Here I Come
Common Sense – I Used To Love H.E.R.

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Federal Jobs In Austin Texas

James asks…

What percent of taxes are taken out of a pay check in texas? austin?

i live in austin and if i got a job with earning minimum wage every hour ($7.25 per hour) and im a teen what percent of my check will be taxed off? for example

if i earn 1044 per month, how much money would be taxed off of it? what percent?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

If you are referring to your state tax withholding, then you do not have any taxes taken out for state. But, if you want to know about your federal taxes and how much to withhold, then it depends on a number of factors.
Are you single, married?
IF married, do you want to withhold at the married rate or single rate?
How many exemptions are you going to be withholding on your W4?
Are you planning on having any additional taxes withheld from your checks each pay period?

All of these questions will need to be answered to give you a good idea on what to withhold. I advise you to go and sit down with a tax professional to help answer these questions and it’s possible depending on your situation that they may have more questions to ask you.

Genevieve F. –HR Block — Tax Advisor I

Chris asks…

Best cities in Texas to raise a family ?

Sorry for the long question but with California falling apart we are strongly considering moving to Texas. Which major cities and it’s suburbs are the best to raise a family – assuming we will have job security. Coming from the Los Angeles area anyplace else looks like an improvement! High taxes (with more to kick in next year), high housing costs, marginal schools – unless you want to pay for private. We’re fed up ! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Ok, my friends just did that exact same thing, and they are miserable. They moved to Austin, and definately miss their friends and family. With Austin culture being the most like Ca, most diverse, most liberal, etc, Texas is about as different than Ca as you can get. Does it have to be texas?? If it does, i would chose a suburb of dallas or fort worth. It is booming, tons of things to do, dallas cowboys, race track, fort worth zoo, etc, and excting night life. It is very kinda yuppy/young professional feel. If you want to talk to me more, you are more than happy to email me. I lived in texas with my husband when we were first together and have been all over.

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Business Growth Consultants

Charles asks…

What is the best way to obtain business partners and customers?

I am a consultant for a nationally know cosmetics company. Its the “party plan” kind of business. I am looking for ways to grow my business with new, loyal customers and business partners. Any suggestions? P.S. Please don’t regard this as spam since I have not included the company name or any further contact information. Thanks!

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

I won’t repeat the excellent answer you’ve already been given above, but I’ve been a speaker at large meetings for consultants of several major party plan companies who offer cosmetics – so I totally understand the challenges you face.

The reason why IMHO many women keep looking for new, new, new ways to grow their business and get customers and partners is because they’re uncomfortable with what they’ve been told by their upline they need to do. Why are they uncomfortable? Because “getting out there” and approaching people feels totally foreign and uncomfortable to many women who were raised to wait for people to come to them. The result is that we wait for customers to call us the same way we waited for the cute boy in high school History class to call us for a date. So, if the thought of marketing and selling in your business practically drives you to chocolate – read on.

The truth is in your business there are many ways you can meet new customers in your day to day life – but none of them will work if you just feel too uncomfortable. Or you love meeting and talking with people about your products and your opportunity – but you hate asking them for anything – a sale, to have a party at their home, etc.

Marketing and selling is never about us – it’s about doing something that will appeal to our customers so that they will take the next step and buy from us. So if you keep looking for ways to market and sell that are comfortable to you – you are making it about you. It’s not. It’s about the customer. The minute we try to make it about us – it fails.

I’m the author of a popular myth-shattering book that’s all about the Mars-Venus reasons why women have so many challenges when it comes to marketing and selling now that we are starting businesses at double the rate of men. It all boils down to making different conscious choices and coming out of your comfort zone – because your business growth won’t happen any faster than your personal growth.

What does this mean? It means that every time you say, “Ooh, I couldn’t do THAT,” you are slowing down the potential growth of your business. My experience after mentoring over 1,200 women and men in marketing is that women keep looking for new ways to get customers – not because the way they were told didn’t work but because it made them uncomfortable. (I’m not suggesting anything out of integrity here – for many women just walking up and initiating a conversation is mortifying to them.)

When I get a new client for my marketing mentoring practise I ask my prospective clients about their business and what they want to achieve. I also answer all their questions about what the process of marketing mentoring is like, my fees, etc. Towards the end of the conversation I ask them five questions. They are always the same five questions. And those five questions result in a “yes” and a new client about 80 percent of the time. That’s an 80% closing rate – which anyone experienced in sales will tell you is amazingly good. Especially for an expensive service.

Because those five questions are so effective – I’ve never changed them. Do I like those questions? The first three I like – I love hearing people’s answers. I’ve grown a little bored with the questions – but it’s not about me. My client hasn’t heard those questions before – and that’s all that matters.

The last two questions I have to take a deep breath and pull up my courage a bit before I ask – because I’m asking for a yes. I know I have about an 80% probability of a “yes” but still a 20% possibility of a “no.” And nobody wants to hear a “no.” So does it make me a little uncomfortable? Sure. Would my business practise go down in the number of clients and hence revenues if I didn’t ask those last two questions? You bet.

So, increasing your confidence level, especially as a woman, is one of the very best ways to increase your number of customers because all the things you’ve been told to do will work, become effortless and you start saying, “Wow – this really works! It was just me who wasn’t working it.”

All the best,

Denise Michaels
Author, “Testosterone-Free Marketing”
Get the book at http://www.tfmbook.com
http://www.MentoringwithDenise.com

Laura asks…

How business supervisors can help us?

I’ve heard that business supervisors can help us in buying a business, is that true? So how can they help us?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

By Business Supervisor, I think you mean Business Consultant.
Yes, They play a major role in the new/existing business acquisitions, since they possess great ability to analyse the business & to predict its future growth.

They help you pick such potential business, these picks are purely based on their judgement, analysis, previous balance sheets & other financial facts/figures.

Hope this helps!

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Job Listings Austin Texas

David asks…

where can i find the best theater jobs in texas?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

It all depends on your definition of a “best theater job.”

If you’re looking for top-paying acting, support, administration, or backstage positions, you’ll probably want to be in one of the larger cities, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, etc.

If you want something that can fulfill your inner expression of the Art, that can be done almost anywhere, but a mid-size to larger city will offer you more options and the possibility of theatre-related work to help support yourself.

The links below have some listings.

Betty asks…

How long does it usually take to find an entry level job?

Hi. I’m a recent college graduate who has been out of work for months without even one interview for even the lowest-paying entry level jobs.

I was wondering what the average time it takes to find an entry level job in this economy? I’m in Austin, Texas, which is supposedly the best job market for new graduates in the country but there’s still nothing here so I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong.

How many entry level applicants (with bachelors degrees) are usually competing for the same entry-level job ad in this economy? Does anyone have tips for a new graduate to be noticed without being annoying? I’ve already exhausted my personal network so I’m not sure where to look any more.

Thanks!

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

What with the state of the economy, a degree does not matter much, especially for an entry level opening…………….there are too many millions of people unemployed, so instead of the “usual” 10 applicants for a position, it’s more like 100 or more. I can suggest – from personal experience – to look at your State, Counties, and local Cities websites for their employment listings; www.indeed.com is another good source…………….avoid craigslist as there is one genuine job listed for every 1000 that are false listings

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Business Strategy Consulting Firms

Lizzie asks…

How to start and promote a consulting firm for restaurant industry.?

I have been a successful restaurant owner for 26 years. I have seen many people start and fail in this business the entire time. I know exactly what they have done wrong and could have saved them tons of money. I believe a consulting firm for the independent operator would be a good business, but do not know how to get clients, or what to charge. Advice would be appreciated.

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Email me: audiv8q@yahoo.com
I am currently a business consultant for a large consulting firm, and have devekoped a billing strategy for just what you ask.
Michael.

Mary asks…

how to build a sustainability strategy for my company?

Hello
I am working for a strategic consulting firm with about 50 employees and offices in 3 countries. I am looking to develop and lead a strategy for a more sustainable business. where can I find the tools and data to get started?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Http://www.bscsustainabilityservices.com/

This company has a email link they may be able to help you

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Entry Level Business Consulting Jobs

Maria asks…

What kind of part time jobs can 14 year old students get?

I need a job, and don’t say well your number one priority should be school, it already is….

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

I know this is a lot to read and I apologize but it was voted “Best Answer” a few times so obviously the content is worthy of your time to read.

One of the most popular questions on this forum is how young people (12-17) can make money. If you want an easy or fast way to make millions of dollars, this reply is not for you. If your inquiry is genuine and you are looking for genuine ideas … read on. This may just be voted “Best Answer.”

My first suggestion is for those of you who are over 15 (or whatever legal age in your state allows you to work for companies with a work permit). It’s how I earned money through high school. My school had an educational program called Distributive Education in which the students in the program were assigned to jobs working for pay for companies that hire teens. In some cases we worked at retail stores or fast food stores or offices. We were taught to stock shelves, operate cash registers, perform inventory, etc. Not only did we get paid for the work but we also received school credits and had a nice start on our entry-level resumes after high school. Might I suggest that you consult your guidance counselor’s office to see if they have job referrals that you might qualify for? If not, ask how you could start such a program for the school. There are a lot of teens out there with goals for college, cars, and just spending money. Let it be known that you are one of them.

If that type of thing doesn’t appeal to you or you are under that age for legal employment in your state, you are not out of luck. There are plenty of ways that you can make money. What ways? Continue reading…

Everyone knows that when a business hires you, they are only paying you a percentage of their profits. That’s common sense. Every business has income but also has expenses like the owner’s personal expenses and the costs of conducting business, which includes salaries, benefits paid to employees, advertising costs, rents, utilities, and more. If you are going to work, why work to make someone else rich when you can work for yourself and take 100% of the profits from your sale of products or performance of service? Most people (young or old) don’t go further with the ideas because of the fears and risk. Those who do go further are the Bill Gates and Donald Trumps of the world.

There are a lot of things to learn about your own business and it’s not advised to just print out business cards and start to get customers. There are a number of steps that you must follow, which I will present if I still have your attention.

Have you ever heard the expression, “self made millionaire?” Well, there’s no such thing. Everyone needs other people to build wealth. It starts with the government. The government will help you build wealth but there’s a few involved and that fee is in taxes and legal licensing of your business. Other people you need will be customers and yet other people you need include your parents. If you have your parent’s support of your endeavors your whole family can benefit from the profits from the business as well as some pretty sweet tax credits that will reduce their taxes (and yours) to provide even more income to the family. An accountant (another person who can help you) will be well worth his or her fees in helping you build your business from a financial standpoint. Don’t be afraid to pay for professional services and/or knowledge.

Now, to continue about the things that I feel you should learn about business before you start, the most important lesson is that whatever product or service you decide upon requires a serious look at the need for those products or services. It’s not a good idea to pick a product and then run around to find people who want or need your offerings. You should find the customers and then the products or service to fill or create those needs.

I have a list of a few library books that you should look at to help you determine what type(s) of business you would be well suited for. Ask your Librarian for other books about kids and money. You are not limited to any of the ideas and you can always put your own twist on the ideas you get. We are talking about YOUR business here.

Fast Cash for Kids … Bonnie & Noel Drew
Better than a Lemonade Stand … Daryl Bernstein
50 Money Making Ideas for Kids … Lauree & L Allen Burkett
Jobs for Kids … Carol Barkin & Elizabeth James
The Kids’ Business Book … Arlene Erlbach
Making Cents … Elizabeth Wilkinson

One of the ways to do this effectively is with a business plan. Besides checking out the books above, your local library also has books on how to write a business plan. It is not an overnight process but one of the more important things you can do to make sure your business starts and stays on track. Do something TODAY to start a business plan. You’ll put a few hours into writing it but it’ll show you if your ideas are really profitable. If you cannot put the time into writing a business plan, you most certainly cannot put the time in to conduct business.

Make sure you are legal before you charge your first dime and make sure you get your parents on board with your intentions. Who says that parents have to create family owned businesses? The books that I have recommended provide plenty of case studies on how young people can make more money working for themselves than they can working for others.

Don’t wait for your ship to come in … Swim out to meet it.

Daniel asks…

Why would anyone want to become a college professor?

or teacher for that matter? I mean, with your masters degree or phd you can get way better jobs with better salaries. But instead, if you become a professor, you need to work long hours, do research, and write up articles and papers. Why would anyone want to do that?

AustinBusinessConsulting answers:

Largely, personal satisfaction. One should take a career path that they at least like. Some happen to like teaching. Being able to teach at a highly academic level is one people dream of.

Other perks as well, for instance profs only work a 9 month schedule. That gives a lot of vacation time and/or time to do their own things on the side. Many business prof’s for example, run their own business or do professional consulting on the side. Tenured professors also get paid time off for sabaticals which is really unheard of in other professions. Overall pay is not horrible either. Considering a 9 month schedule, even your community college professor is making a FTE of over 70k. At a major state university, that amount easily hits 100k, and prestigious colleges go well beyond that. We’re talking entry level, mind you; seasoned faculty go for 2-3x that.

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