Better Not Be a Non Profit Business

Non Profit organizations are often criticized for not being run “like a business”. What that means is pretty murky but seems to imply that the Non Profit is wasteful and could do better by following general business practices. This assertion has always amused me. Especially now as we see so many For Profit businesses closing or being bought by others for a small percentage of their worth a few weeks ago. It seems as if being run “like a business” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!

Non Profit organizations are often run by people who aren’t business majors. They are former teachers, social workers, ministers, etc. Their primary interest in the Non Profit organization is that of providing services. Often the organization was started by volunteers who have a strong interest in a specific social concern such as homelessness, eradication of a disease (breast cancer, heart disease), services to people who have experienced a disaster (Katrina, 9.11.01). Their expertise lies in the direction of providing these services. The lack of business management training among the staff may lead certain observers to criticize the way business is done. In fact a few problems may arise if the staff does not pay sufficient attention to the legal and accounting standards associated with Non Profit management. However, many times these skills can be found in the person of volunteers such as attorneys and accountants. By using volunteer expertise, the Non Profit saves their meager income for the provision of the service which is the core of the mission of the organization.

The advantages which a Non Profit organization has include that it has fewer expenses of doing business. Many Non Profits have free or low cost housing provided by a benefactor. Supplies are often available at lower cost than For Profit business and may be donated. Some staff may be volunteers including fund raisers, officers of the Board of Directors, a speakers bureau who make presentations on behalf of the Non-Profit, and the professional volunteers mentioned above. It is important to hire staff who have expertise in the service which constitutes the core mission of the Non Profit. This means that the quality of the service provided will be top notch. Many Non Profits have a group of dedicated volunteers who have helped the organization for many years. Without these volunteers the organizations would not survive.

It is uninformed to imply that the many Non Profit organizations which are run very competently by a small, dedicated staff and loving volunteers could improve if they adopted the business standards which are rampant today. Perhaps business should consider imitating Non Profits. Being dedicated to a service which is provided could transform many businesses.

When businesses saw their role in the community as very important – important enough to consider the effect of closing the business on the town where it was located, for example – they received more respect and may have been more stable. The employees and town folk are more likely to support such businesses. This same spirit could transform our communities and businesses where profits are the only motive leading to the demise of both.

Imagine the country economy today if the standards of Non-Profits were combined with those of For Profit businesses to the betterment of all!

How to Start a Profitable Business From Home Online

There are no free rides to creating a profitable business online. It takes hard work, self motivation, dedication and a strong will that doesn’t give up easily. The truth is that it is possible to get rich quickly with a legitimate company of your own online, and thousands have already done it. You just have to know what to do and have the right education at hand. The only way that you can then fail is by giving up. It’s up to you, and your mindset must be right. Once you get to action with your online business and see how it is going to work for you, you will have endless energy to keep moving and getting your new online business up and running.

When investing in an online business, and there are millions on offer on the internet, one has to be smart and look past the hype of the website. Most business online is MLM based, and require a lot of work to get any results. These types of online businesses are cheap and easy to get into, but require super human effort to get anyone to notice you with all the others around. So when starting a profitable business from home, make sure that you choose one that is unique.

A profitable online business must have great products on offer. Ask yourself; are they recession proof and do they sell easily? Are all the products of a high standard, and generally sought after by all walks of life?

The company that you are investing in to help you achieve your dreams must have websites set up for you and step by step training for you to follow to ensure your success. If you start from scratch, setting up your own company can cost you $100 000.00 or more, so if thinking of making a profit, it is always best to invest in an existing and already successful company.

A good online company will do all the selling for you with their fully automated auto responders and website, as well as proven ad copy for your customers to view. The only thing that you should have to concentrate on is driving traffic to your profitable website.

Millions of people are on the internet each day, and more and more of them are looking to generate profits online, or start their own profitable home based business. This is going to be the wave of the future, and people are beginning to see that. The potential customer base on the internet makes it so much easier to have a profitable home business nowadays.

Building an internet business is far easier than starting a brick and mortar company from scratch and the possibilities are endless, even for the technically challenged. With any legitimate profitable online business program, it should be set up for you so that you can even make a profit while you are sleeping at night. Generating business for you should be an ongoing process, even while you are not at work.

The difference between successful people and professional dreamers is one thing….ACTION. The choice is yours.

Two Tips to Create and Start a Profitable Business Online

The Internet has become a great place to make money. Many people are establishing an online business that will help them to supplement their household income or have it become their main source of income. Freelance writers often fall into this category; after all, they write their own work and turn it into a publication, hoping that it gets published.

Writing can be fun but it’s not always gratifying monetarily. It doesn’t provide a person with the stable income that many people seek and desire. Freelance writers who work from home but haven’t considered taking the business online are changing their minds. Those who decide to start a profitable business online with the freelancing business and do well hardly ever look back.

Do you feel like doing the very same thing? If so, then read below for some helpful tips that can help you start a profitable business.

Tip 1 – Choose What Profession You Wish To Do

This tip may seem obvious but it must be said; you must know what you would like to do for an online business. There are several things that can be done; some of the more popular methods include:

– Blogging
– Freelance Writing
– Internet Marketing

Keep in mind that everybody’s path is going to differ. Whatever path you take to start a profitable business will be different from a friend’s online business path. Consider what your business is currently. If you’re selling your items at a bazaar, consider turning to the Internet and create a website to begin your online business venture.

Before you make just any kind of website, give it some major thought. Do something you believe would be fun and enjoyable and go from there. Consider your hobbies; think you can make it a worthwhile business? Perhaps you like to write or blog… why not those to start a profitable business?

Create and Write Out Your Business Plan

A very important step to putting together an Internet business is creating and writing out your business plan (actually, any business needs to have a plan). Many people tend to procrastinate in this area and can actually hinder how well they do initially. Don’t make this mistake.

This plan can be simple in design or complex… the choice it yours. However, it must clearly state your goals and have a step-by-step plan as to how you’ll achieve those goals. For instance, what are you hoping to come out of your business? How will you go about promoting it? These are just two of the many questions you should have answered with your plan. If you need help in creating your plan, consider doing an Internet search. There are many websites available for this very thing.

Four Steps To Promote The Business

Remember, it’s not enough to start a profitable business; you must get the word out that you are there. Promoting the business is essential and it must be ongoing. How do you go about doing this? Here are four steps to get this done.

– First, create a website for your business and explain about what it is you do. If you are selling a product (or products), design yourself an eBay store or create a catalog.
– Second, write up a press release that will announce the date your website goes online.
– Third, submit your blogs or website to directories.
– Fourth, start getting backlinks. This means you’ll need to do link exchange, article marketing, hub pages and much more just to get the word out.

Remember that how you start a profitable business is going to be different than everyone else’s. Just remind yourself time and again not to give up. Put the above steps to work for you and make your online business grow.