Top 10 Tips to Align Your Authentic Business With Your Passion And Purpose

This week’s article is about how to align your authentic business with your passion and purpose. The truth is one of the biggest questions most enlightened entrepreneurs (Coaches, Authors, Speakers, Trainers, Leaders, and Experts) what I love to call, Enlightened C.A.S.T.L.E., have is whether or not their business fully expresses their true passion and unique purpose. For example, they often wonder: “Is this the work I was born to do?” Or “Is this REALLY what I’m here to be doing?” Or even “Is this business what I was meant to create?”

From my own experience, when you create a thriving business around your authenticity, passion and purpose, you not only do what you love and you love what you do, you also make a GREATER positive impact and income – all while transforming your life and the lives of those you touch. You also feel like your mind is ENLIGHTENED, your heart is EMPOWERED and your soul is INSPIRED to fulfill what you are DIVINELY destined to fulfill and then become who dream of being – the best version of your authentic self. (That’s exactly the way I feel now!)

So how do you do that and experience the same enlightening feelings? In this week’s article I want to share with you my top 10 tips to align your authentic business with your passion and purpose so you too can experience both spiritual fulfillment and financial success in your business.

Top 10 Tips to Align Your Authentic Business With Your Passion and Purpose

1. Apply the Law of G.A.D.I. (Go And Do It!) – without struggle, INSTEAD with integrity, grace and ease.

When you GO AND DO IT with integrity, grace and ease, you know you are authentically aligning your passion and purpose with your business because your creativity, focus and productivity flow. Magnificent material, what I call “divine downloads,” literally pours out of you. And your commitment to making quicker decisions, asking better questions and taking inspired, authentic action (what feels true, genuine to you!) doesn’t feel like a challenge any more.

2. Attract Your Authentic Audience – ideal clients who want to hire you to help them succeed in what you are thriving.

When you attract your authentic audience – your ideal clients – look at you as their role model, trusted authority, and you become a positive example for your community because you are someone special for them (like an inspired leader) and they want to hire you to teach them exactly the same steps you went through to thrive and certainly create your results too.

3. Make Money Doing What You Love – even though you are not always focused on it.

Now I’m a BIG believer in focusing on merging money and meaning, turning your passion into profits and prosper from your purpose because that’s how you turn your inner wisdom into your outer wealth and develop a healthy relationship with money. So, the more your head, heart, hands and hope (thoughts, emotions, behaviours and beliefs) are in holistic harmony with transforming your passion and purpose into prosperity and profitability, the less you feel frustrated, struggle or worry about money.

Basically, the doors of opportunities and windows of possibilities start opening up to more and more people wanting to collaborate, contribute and promote your work. That alone generates either more potential clients or more cash flow in your authentic business. The transformational truth here is the more you align your passion and purpose with your authentic business, the more money-magnet you become.

4. Let Your Mind Be Enlightened, Your Heart Be Empowered and Your Soul Be Inspired with BEST Practices, PROVEN Models and VALUABLE Resources. (What you feel is true, right and authentic to you!)

This is a BIG blessing, but it could be a curse too. In fact, I often drive myself and my husband (also my business partner!) crazy because I wake up every morning feeling enlightened, empowered and inspired to implement all these “Success Secrets, Spiritual Principles and Universal Laws” which make me feel so excited, passionate and purposeful.” That’s true (no kidding here).

When you know, feel and trust what you are doing is aligned with your passion-and-purpose-based business, you feel ALIVE, CENTERED and CONNECTED. Therefore, you continue to see more and more practical ways to grow and expand your BIG vision, BIG mission and BIG message. It’s like you become an idea factory that is constantly producing new insights to align, expand and succeed. To a certain degree, you can’t and you don’t want to turn it off.

5. Turn Your F.E.A.R. (False Evidence Appearing Real) Into FAITH – be comfortable with the “uncomfortable” feelings that arise as you move forward.

Turn your FEAR into FAITH, and make it more important for you to move through your obstacles, challenges and concerns quickly than it is to dwell on them, complain about them, or wish they were easier. You must simply deal with that specific situation AND trust the Universe, Source, the Divine, Energy, God, Mother Nature, whatever you may call your FAITH is (use your intuition, gut feeling here!) and know that you are being DIVINELY guided and that all those uncomfortable feelings (False Evidence Appearing Real) would slow you down or keep you stuck.

6. Hone In Your Skills, Talents and Natural abilities – and get better and better until you master your craft.

The transformational truth is that there is no overnight success. Nobody ever uncover their “God-given” gifts, passion and purpose overnight. So be sure to take your time to discover your authentic voice, true passion and unique purpose and continue making progress until you master your craft so your authentic business fully expresses who you TRULY are. For example, whenever you get a glimpse, hone it and then you keep going, keep practicing, and keep showing up. Over time, little by little, slowly but steady, you notice yourself becoming the best next version of your authentic you. It’s PROGRESS, not perfection that really counts as evidence to you and to others.

7. Become Healthier and More Vibrant – and know that your energy will help you be a better leader and more powerful creator.

Eat healthier, take long, deep breaths, sleep better, exercise more (at least move your body often) and most important, live life like you mean it. It all contributes to a more ENLIGHTENED way of being, doing and having. Everything counts. So don’t waste your time, effort or energy. On the opposite, make it a TOP priority to keep your mind, body, and energy levels at their highest state. Because the reason why you are here in this world (your BIG vision, BIG mission, BIG message) is too much important to do anything but show up at your best, fullest potential.

8. Feel GRATITUDE and Be PROUD of What You Create – You Deserve It.

You definitely align your authentic business with your passion and purpose when you feel grateful and are proud of the positive impact you are creating in the world. Because when you do so, you create A LOT of new, different, FRESH ideas. So know you do deserve it and be unafraid to experiment, test and try out new things. And whether it does work or not, feel grateful for the INSPIRATION and be PROUD of what you create.

9. Believe In The BIG Ripple Effect – transform yourself, transform others and trust that other people are positively impacted by the people you transformed with your work.

In other words, trust the process, transform and thrive, all while helping others on the way. When you do so, you create a community (your transformational tribe) where people become your SUPER students, BEST buyers and RAVING fans (they “LIKE” you on Facebook, follow you on Twitter, Circle you on Google +, subscribe to your YouTube channel, refer your services to others, share your work, and more!). A BIG ripple effect happens each time people stop by to tell you what a difference you’ve made in their lives and in the lives of their loved ones or the people they touch. And above and beyond all that, you know that what you’re doing is not only aligned with your AUTHENTICITY, PASSION and PURPOSE, but also providing an incredibly valuable contribution to the world.

10. Last but definitely not least, Awaken To Your True Power – Let Your Inner Guidance – Higher Power (that SOUL CALLING that’s telling you to keep going not matter what) – Shine Through Your Authentic Business.

As I’ve mentioned before, aligning your authentic business with your passion and purpose, in other words, answering your deeper calling by creating a thriving business you love is not something that happens overnight. In fact, I’ve been working on it since I had my deepest wake-up call and started my own “soul searching” journey in 2008, because it isn’t really “a thing” but more like an ENLIGHTENED EXPERIENCE that happens where you can feel it mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually and energetically.

Your Authentic Business Success In Action

Start sharing your passion (whatever it is you LOVE to share), living your purpose (whatever it is you feel INSPIRED to be) and creating a thriving business doing your “labor of love” – the work you were born to do. Above all, listen to your authentic voice (your intuition, gut feeling!) and transform it into something special for you, for your life, for your ideal clients, for the world.

Your outer world may not yet reflect the magnificence of your inner vision, but that doesn’t mean it’s not right. It takes time to align your authentic business with your passion and purpose. So, keep on listening to your inner wisdom, inner guidance, inner compass above all else to tell you if you’re moving in the right direction. I’ll say it again: align your authentic business with your passion and purpose is more of an enlightened experience than an outcome. (It’s the JOYful JOURNEY, not the destination that really matters!)

I hope you enjoyed this week’s article and had several “AHA” moments and breakthroughs that will help you become more aware of all this ENLIGHTENED energy. May it empower you to keep moving in the right direction. And please share this article with your friends or other people you feel like can appreciate the value of it – let’s help more people share their PASSION, live their PURPOSE and create a THRIVING business doing what they LOVE!

7 Top Tips From the Bible Business Woman Rahab for Today’s Woman of God

Rahab was a Bible woman entrepreneur who lived in the city of Jericho. She was a Cannanite who also operated an inn where visitors to the city (probably mostly men) would stay. She worked with flax, a type of fiber that was used for ropes and cloth. This woman of the Bible would have been in a non-traditional business for women during those days. You can find Rahab mentioned in several areas of the Bible but her main story is found in Joshua 2:1-22 and Matthew 1:5. Rahab was a quick thinking business woman who kept her ears open and communicated with her customers. This is how she learned vital information that eventually allowed her to save the life of two Israelite spies, which resulted in saving her own life and the life of her family when her homeland was captured.

Rahab’s story is a powerful one of a Bible business woman who experienced the grace of God in a dangerous situation because of her faith and wise actions. Even though she had been a prostitute, she had faith in God. As a result, she became the mother of Boaz, the Kinsman Redeemer, and eventually the mother-in-law of Ruth. Rahab was the great, great, great grandmother of King David and ancestor of Jesus Christ. She has much to share with the modern woman of God in business. Here are seven tips from the Bible woman, Rahab for today’s Christian business woman.

1. Succeed in spite of your past. Rahab was a woman who was given a negative label of prostitute in the Bible, probably for her lifestyle or other reasons that are not described. Still, she had the courage to successfully operate a non-traditional business and to face a dangerous situation by faith in God. Many women have experienced difficult situations in life. Some have been labeled with a negative reputation or called names that may or may not be deserved. Often, it could mean pulling back from society to avoid being hurt or ridiculed. But God is bigger than a title or a regretful past. If you have a calling on your life, don’t let a shaky past keep you from a successful future.

2. Learn to communicate with others. Rahab kept her ears and eyes open while operating her business. When customers came in she watched them; when they spoke she listened as much as needed. That is how she saved her life and the life of her family members. Business women must know how to watch and listen while doing business. Pay attention to others so you understand their professional needs and can gain necessary information for your business.

3. Gain negotiation skills. Rahab knew how to negotiate with tough soldiers and with spies in a life and death situation. Having operated a non-traditional business in her city, she had gained skills in making deals with all types of people. Business might require engaging in tough talks with competitors or adversaries. Practice the skills of making right deals so you will be ready to use them when necessary.

5. Be flexible and ready to change. Rahab could have tried to ignore the information she learned about the upcoming attack on her city or refused to believe that the army of the true God would succeed. Instead she quickly decided to change her comfortable life to respond to what was going to happen. A business woman of God should be flexible. She should be willing to make changes in her life and business according to the leading of God even when it first seems difficult to do.

6. Remember your priorities when things change. Rahab could have saved herself and never looked back. But she had her priorities in order; she remembered her family and saved all of them too. Very difficult circumstances can create a lot of stress. It is possible to forget your priorities during these times if you are not clear on your values. What would you do in the event of a highly stressful situation? A smart business woman thinks through various ways she can avoid being caught off-guard by unexpected events that can happen in business.

7. Use resources you have. Rahab used plants she had on her rooftop do what she promised in protecting the Israelite spies from capture by soldiers. What do you have around your location that might seem useless or without multiple uses? Take a new look at raw materials to see possible creative uses for them or consider creative marketing strategies to get business moving. You might have access to more inventory, ideas and potential than you first imagined to conduct your business in new ways.

Rahab is a woman of the Bible who went from living a life of sin to become one of the matriarchs of the Christian faith. She used strong business skills in a time of trouble and offers lessons for the modern business woman on how to think quickly when a bad situation seems almost impossible to overcome.

TOP 10 Digital Marketers of 2018


Seth Godin is a bestselling author and entrepreneur. He is author of ten books that have been best sellers around the globe, and he is also a prominent speaker. Recently he was chosen as one of 21 Speakers.

Seth was founder and CEO of Yoyodyne, the industry’s leading interactive direct marketing company, which Yahoo! acquired in late 1998. He was called “the Ultimate Entrepreneur for the Information Age” by Business Week.


Neil Patel is the co-founder of KISSmetrics, Crazy Egg, and Hello Bar.He created his first website at the age of 13 and paid a few marketing firms to help him out, but unfortunately they provided no results and took all of his money.

His writing mainly includes topics such as SEO, marketing, and branding. Additionally, you will be surprised to know that Neil Patel has built two multimillion online businesses when he was just 30 years old.


Guy Takeo Kawasaki is an American digital marketer specialist and author. Previously, he was an Apple employee who was responsible for marketing their Macintosh computer line in 1984. He brought the word evangelist into vogue in marketing the Macintosh and the concepts related to evangelism marketing and technology evangelism.

Larry Kim

Larry Kim is a well known PPC expert and the founder of WordStream. He is also a writer of four award-winning books and regular contributor to Search Engine Land and Forbes. As a founder of wordstream, he has start up an organization from nothing to a successful software company. He does a huge amount of content marketing and PR stuff. His content has produced a vast figure of press pickups in the recent years.

Joost De Valk

Mr. Joost De Valk is the Founder and CEO of and WordPress. He is also SEO, a Blogger and a successful web developer with more than 1.5 million monthly readers on his blog.

In 1994, he launched his first website. Later on, SEO turned to be his profession. For mean time, he started working in digital marketing and gathered information for companies like eBay. Later, he developed the plugin, Yoast SEO, which is considered as the simplest and the best WordPress plugin.

Douglas Kar

Douglas Karr is the CEO of DK New Media and founder of Marketing Technology Blog. Beside all, he is also a famous writer and digital marketers who helped businesses like Mindjet, GoDaddy and many more with his skill in online media, PRs, SEO, blogging and pay-per-click

As digital marketing continued to rise, he conveyed his ideas with experience in marketing technology to help others grow their business.

Qadir AK

With passion in digital marketing, Qadir Ak is best known to his innovative strategies while running th online branding company Ultimez Technology. He has been in IT industry since 10+ years. Mr.Qadir from India walks with trends in technology and applies it to every project his company undertakes. Beside India, he is now expanding his Digital marketing & online branding services across wider market of Dubai, UAE.

Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark is an well known digital marketer, speaker, and a regular writer to TIME,Harvard Business Review and the World Economic Forum blog. She is expert in branding and also writer of many famous books like Reinventing You and many more.

Jitendra Vaswani

Jitendra is a Digital Marketing SEO Consultant from India and the founder of

Digi Exe, a Digital Marketing Agency. He is an Blogger and author of WordPress Plugin-SchemaNinja. With 5 years of experience in digital marketing field, he has a strong knowledge of Internet Marketing terms like Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Blogging, Social Media Optimization (SMO), Mobile, Ecommerce and WordPress.

Top Sources for Financing Your Business

Are you a fresh entrepreneur? Are you looking for funding ideas for your business? Here are a few ideas which will help you to fund your business:

Angel Equity – If you want to get your company to make some real progress then find a person who is an executive in the respective industry to invest in your company. He should be ready to give you venture credibility compared to other companies and start-ups.

Smart Leases – Taking fixed assets on lease basis helps preserve cash for working capital i.e., to cover up inventory and so on. It is usually tough to get financial help for an unconfirmed business.

Bank Loans – Banks are similar to supermarket of liability financing. Banks usually provide short-term, mid-term and also long-term financing according to your requirement. They provide funding for all kind of needs such as equipment, working capital, and also real estate. With this you can of course generate sufficient funding to cover the interest payments and also give back the principal amount.

State and local economic development authority – The state or local economic-development organizations may enticingly charge low rate of interest while providing funds along with a bank.

Customers – Taking advance payments from clients and assuring to provide them service assuming the conditions are not too burdensome and can provide you the funding you require. At a comparatively low cost, you can keep growing your business. But also remember advances exhibit a certain level of commitment.

Vendors – You can take funding from your vendors or suppliers. In this way your financers do not control your business but you do. Make sure to subject yourself to a handful of authoritative supplies.

Family and friends – Friends and family can be the most indulgent investors if you are lucky enough. They will not ask you to pledge your house and some might even agree on low interest rates.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants – Clearing through all the paper-work process and SBIR grants is a great method to seizure your intellectual idea into great money.

Tax Increment financing – TIF grants are generally geared to the development of real estate in a few areas. These grants can be as high as 20% to 30% of the price of the project depending on the area.

Internal Revenue Service – IRS does not do funding. It helps you to reduce your expenses. It evaluates if you can use your profit to expand your business if you pay high amount of taxes.

Bootstrapping – Most of the billion dollar entrepreneurs do not rely on financers for funding so that they can control their business and not their investors.

Top 5 Online Money Making Ideas

In today’s tough times, most are hard-pressed in making ends meet even if they’re currently employed with regular source of income. For some, a job is no longer an option and would rather venture into other money making ideas that can potentially replace their job income.

This article outlines the top 5 online money making ideas a lot of creative people use to earn extra (or full time) income that makes end meet or to actually put food on the table.

The internet has not only changed how we communicate and research for information but offered a lot of income opportunities to ones who are willing to grab it.

  1. Freelancing – One of the most common ways to make money aside from having a traditional job is to offer your services as a freelancer. If you’re an artist, you can position yourself as an artist for hire. Building an online portfolio is extremely pivotal to being an artist for hire. An illustrator needs to be able to show potential clients what they can offer them if they take them on as a client. Independent authors and web publishers are constantly looking for people to design book covers, websites, and logos for them. This is a great income source for someone who enjoys doing graphic design. My friend, does this quite successfully and by having his own website that attract organic traffic, he sets himself up above the many other freelance graphic artists around.Another popular way of making money as a freelancer is to become a freelance writer or editor. Self-publishing books has exploded in recent years. There are a lot of independent authors looking for editors who would like to have their work edited for a more affordable price than the norm in the publishing world. You can editing jobs or be a ghost writer to help the author craft the whole book if you know what you’re doing.

On the lower end of this scale, you can accept article writing gigs and help online publishers like niche website owners and bloggers continuously feed their sites with fresh quality content. The key here is quality content, to build ongoing relationships with your clients and build your reputation.

Freelance writing is a great money making idea because you can completely control how much work you take on. if you’re just getting started, websites like and are great places to land your initial gigs. Pricing your service competitively will help you attract clients and build your reputation on these freelance job boards but if you’re considering to go this route on a long term basis, I suggest that you build your own website to build your reputation, attract more clients, and turn this into a real business that can potentially replace your day job.

There are a lot of services that you can offer as an online freelancer. If you’re a developer or a programmer, you’ll definitely make more money online by offering software development services.

  1. Become An Online Retailer – Ever bought something off Amazon and eBay? Most of these sellers are people just like you and me operating their own bookstores, gadget shops or computer retail stores off their homes. There are two ways you can start selling stuff as an online retailer.One is by buying stocks and keeping inventories to ship yourself or to become a dropshipper where you partner with a dropshipping supplier that will ship your inventories to your buyers from their warehouses. Option two takes a lot of work but it can be tricky when it comes to pricing, delivery and item quality as you don’t really get to see (or touch) your products before they are shipped to your customers.

The best way to get started with this money making idea is to start selling junk you can find inside your home (ladies, I’m not referring to your husbands!). The average person has a lot of things in their home that they never use. Items like old jewelry, unwatched DVDs and unused craft items are perfect. You can also buy things that are on bargain bins and sell them online for regular prices or get stuff from your local thrift stores or library sales.

The key is on being able to check the current prices of the items you’re looking to resell before you buy them to make sure you’re actually going to make a profit. This is where your smart phone will come handy, all you have to do is download price scanning/comparison apps like FOB Scan.

  1. Sell Fiverr Gigs – Yes, Fiverr gigs! It may not seem like much but Fiverr gigs are no longer limited to $5 per pop. You can offer your initial service or product on the standard $5 pricing but you can offer upgrades from $20 to $50 per pop. Some of the gigs you can offer are voice overs, small graphic jobs, short videos, SEO pushes, and other small and fast jobs that you can do for a few minutes of your time.
  1. Open Up A YouTube Channel – As mentioned in my previous article, YouTube users watch over 4 billion hours of video a month so there are always people willing to watch your videos. A person who plans to make money off of YouTube needs to decide on a niche or what they want to talk about in their videos. Do they want to teach a tutorial or give a commentary? If someone owns all of their material legally, than they’re eligible for the partner program.

With original ideas and constant promotions, an internet entrepreneur can set up shop on YouTube in a matter of minutes. Although it might take a lot of work, the payment after a while can be pretty big but just like any other content marketing businesses, 10 YouTube videos won’t make you a happy camper. It’s always a numbers game, think of it as having your own TV show where you’re the host, producer and channel owner. You can read this article for more on how to make money with YouTube.

  1. Create And Sell Your Own Products – A lot of online marketers found that they can make money faster with creating their own products than creating blogs or niche websites. This of course if beyond the realities of most beginning online marketers but if you have some time to spare, product creation isn’t really that difficult as you may think. Creating an infoproduct (eBook or membership site) on a subject that you know and love will reward you hundred times over. Come to think of it, if you have a product of your own, a lot of other affiliate marketers are willing to sell your products on their websites and email lists for a commission helping you reach a very wide audience that’s impossible for you to reach on your own.

There are a whole lot more money making ideas people use to make money online but these by far are the top ideas that you can put to work for you right away, specially the top 3. Building and publishing your own blog or website is the best way to build a business system that will build an awesome source of passive income in the near future but the top 3 ideas listed above will help you make money right away.

Offering freelance services on established freelance job boards helps you piggy back on their traffic being that they’re the “go to” places for people who are looking to outsource stuff they don’t like to do themselves.

Retailing on Amazon or eBay can also attract sales faster than if you’re going to build your own online store as they already have the traffic of shoppers whose mindset is to scout for products they want to buy online. It’s free to list products on Amazon and you only get charged when you actually sell something while eBay will charge you a few dime when you list a product for sale.

Fiverr on the other hand is the world’s “go to” place for small jobs people want outsourced. It may not be as promising as the first two money making ideas listed herein but they do pay for each gig you deliver.

Small Home Biz – Top 10 Home Based Business Ideas and Opportunities For a Beginner

Kudos to the small home biz segment that brings into a significant number of the educated, senior and entrepreneur work force from the masses. This section comprises of the people who cannot resist the temptation of working in niche areas and utilizing their creative skills without the corporate intervention and hypes. The small home business sector provides them the essential opportunity they are searching for. No fancy skills like web designing, computer programming and scripting are required for these top 10 home based businesses. It is a small leap from a full-time office job to a full-time “working from home” which eventually gives way to flexible hours when there is a steady source of income.

My choice of “Top 10 home based businesses” that will give you an edge and expedite earnings to break even quickly with your investments are the ones that produce results and have ways to measure your incremental success in steps, however small. A birds eye view of the systems that will make you a self employed home biz owner –

  • Plug-In Profit Site (PIPS)
  • Niche Profit Classroom (NPC)
  • Ewen Chia’s Super Affiliate Inner Circle Club
  • Internet Marketing Centre (IMC)
  • Strong Future International (SFI)
  • Empowerism
  • Global Domain International (GDI)
  • The International Association of Home Business Entrepreneurs (IAHBE)
  • Warrior Pro
  • The Reverse Funnel System
  • Plug-In Profit Site commonly known as the PIPS program comes with a complete money making system that runs on auto-pilot. The package has everything – a professional website, reputed 5 affiliate programs, pre-written sales letter and automated emails by an autoresponder. It is all about earning a residual income from the internet. The advantage of the program is that it gives a kick-start to a newbie who is readily equipped with a useful internet product. A small disadvantage of the system is the initial cost of the membership programs and a 30 days training series that may end up in a total spending spree for an inexperienced marketer.

    Niche Profit Classroom is a membership program that I have found very helpful from my personal experience. NPC provides one-to-one support, premier web hosting for 15 domains and ready made high quality niche websites that are very easy to customize and deploy. The video tutorials are very educational and are made keeping the view of a novice who is new to the internet with no expertise in computer skills. Every month, you get instant access to two ready made businesses and a step by step approach to implement the blueprint. The membership fee is slightly on the higher side for newbies who have just come in but worth investing.

    Ewen Chia’s Super Affiliates Inner Circle Club is a monthly membership program in which the super affiliate shares the secrets, strategies and resources on how to make a fortune from affiliate marketing and various other online techniques. The membership provides 5 modules out of which three of them provide new content every month. One of the modules contains products that you have PLR (Private Label and Resale Rights) that alone is worth your investment in the program.

    Internet Marketing Centre has 12 modules and each module contains a number of lessons, resources along with bonus materials that are broken down into small steps so that you can follow the time-tested, proven business building techniques in order to make profits. There is an action plan for you to follow once you read the lesson. You should join only if you are serious and ready for investing a significant amount of the one time yearly fee. With the latest upgrade, it comes in different options of quarterly payment as well.

    SFI for more than ten years is successfully showing masses how to build a highly profitable internet business from the comfort of the homes. By promoting TripleClicks, an online store, the affiliates can earn commissions by simply referring the people to store. To grow in SFI, you need strong referral and sponsoring skills that can be easily built up with the online SFI training.

    Empowerism is a great web based home business that provides state-of the art website, powerful SEO tools to help drive free traffic to your site, comprehensive training with full access to resources and free “Excellence” magazine that is filled with latest online success tips and strategies. The only thing which may deter one’s online business is that one needs to be good in referring and building network.

    IAHBE is an organization that champions the home-business opportunities and provides access to an unparalleled, one-of-a-kind business building arsenal of your own. You will have at your disposal, dozens of exclusive reports, interviews with the internet’s most successful entrepreneurs, and much more!

    GDI Fight the recession with the most powerful home business, an easy program to build an income from home. GDI offers a great product – domain, web hosting and it is 100% free to sign up for. This eliminates a lot of objections that prospects have when they are looking at online business opportunities. There is absolutely no risk involved.

    WarriorPro comes with a subscription to Host4profit, membership to the world famous Warrior Forum and a complete Ad tracking system. It pays you for each person that signs up for a Host4Profit hosting account either through your PIPS site or individually and is a great way of earning residual income.

    The Reverse Funnel System is an extremely profitable business built in the PIPS website where you get 100% commissions. It is not a scam but requires a significant money amounting to $2K to $5K for the membership schemes that are quite expensive. Hence it isn’t for all and does not provide a launching pad for people who are not prepared to invest.

    Today there are thousands making it big with their home based business. Success is certain for tenacious people who are there for the long haul. Just take up some or all of the above and give your best shot.

    Top 10 Manufacturing Business Ideas in 2019

    The Manufacturing Industry in India accounts for about 18% of total GDP employing 12% of India’s population directly. Among the humongous manufacturing sector, SME and MSME accounts to 90% of the totally industry activity and with new policies like The National Manufacturing Policy, the industry is looking to contribute more than 25% to GDP and employing over a 100 million workers. Some of the most profitable sectors among them are:

    Agrochemicals – India is ranked as the fourth highest producer of Agrochemicals in the world. Agriculture being the largest employer and known as the primary sector of the economy of India,it has created an operational sector of never-ending need of agrochemicals making it one of the high profitable manufacturing industries. The firms vary from large scale to small scale manufacturing firms that can be and are set up in villages. It is projected to reach a market of US 269.7 billion by the year 2022.

    Automobile/Auto Components – India is predicted to be the third largest manufacturer of automobile in the world by 2025. In a survey in April 2018, just in one metropolitan city of the lot in India; Bangalore showed the results of 4,000 new registered vehicles added to road every single day. This obviously boosts the Auto Component industry which vary from large scale to small scale manufacturing, the exports of components in India stood at INR10.90 billion in 2016-2017. In the Indian export industry, Automobile ranks third with the valuation on US $14.5billion.

    Pharmaceutical Industry – India is the largest provider of generic drugs globally. The domestic pharmaceutical sector accounts for 3.1-3.6 % of the global pharmaceutical industry in value terms and 10 per cent in volume terms. In a 2017 report, there were 10,563 pharmaceutical manufacturing firms (inclusive of large- and small-scale pharmaceuticals) under the ‘Directory of Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Units in India’.

    Textile Industry-Starting from the colonization till date India is known for its cotton and use of cotton in textile. As per the Ministry of Textiles, the Indian textile industry contributed about 14% to industrial production, 4% to the country’s GDP and 13% to the country’s export earnings in 2017. India is appeared to be the largest producer of cotton and second largest exporter after China. The industry employs about 40 million workers directly and 60 million indirectly.

    Food and Beverage – The F&B industry stands fifth largest in manufacturing sectors. It was ranked 13th largest receiver of Foreign Direct Investment in 2017. By market size India stands fourth in the world for the overall F&B industry making a revenue of $200 billion. India is largest producer of pulses, milk and second biggest of rice, wheat, fruits and vegetables. The category constitutes about 40% of its Consumer Package Goods.

    Gems and Jewellery – The Gems and Jewellery sector play a noteworthy role in the Indian economy as it contributes to about 7% of the country’s GDP and ranks as India’s major exporter constitution 15% of total exports resulting in $42.6 billion.

    Packaging Industry– Ranked as the fifth largest sector of India’s economy with $32 million in 2015, it stands as a salient sector for most of the other segments of the industry. By the increased standard of living the stigma of packed good to have higher value is ingrained in the minds of the consumer and this has resulted in the growth of the packaging industry. This industry is backed by various other industries without relying on just one sector and so will forever bloom even with the changes from plastic to paper and cloth.

    Glass Manufacturing – The per capita consumption of glass in India is 1.8Kg. With applications in large no of areas such as architecture and construction, most of the buildings from malls to office buildings and apartments use glass as well as fiber glass as walls and doors as decor. India’s glass export stood at $639 million which has shown an immense growth from $225 million in 2012.

    Rubber and Rubber Products– India is the World’s largest producer and third largest consumer of natural rubber which produces more than 35000 kinds of rubber products. It is used for domestic as well as for international trade whose export was recorded as $5 Billion per annum.

    Metal Sector – Raising its demand in automobile, capital goods and infrastructure, Indian metal players remain profitable in their sector. India is ranked as the third largest steel producer with production of 101.4 million tonnes of crude steel. GOI has allowed 100% investment in the sector along with exploration in the metal and mining sector which would boost the sector.

    Top Challenges Faced by Family Business and Its Team Leaders

    Like every business organization family business has a unique set of challenges and problems.

    The Keyword is CHALLENGE

    Family Business mixes pride and passion with pain and glory and a very hardworking pathway to success. Sometimes a family finds peace and prosperity without apparent effort, while others seem to lurch from one crisis to the next.

    We can define Family Business success as achieving, A Happy Family within a Strong Business. Success is more of a challenge at a family owned business because we strive to produce both desirable outcomes, within set time frames. We have twice the responsibility that is the happy family and the strong business.

    Obviously Family Businesses go through various stages of growth and development and it becomes more challenging for the second generation or the subsequent generation that enters the business.

    A famous saying about family owned business in Mexico is “Father, founder of the company, son rich, and grandson poor”. The founder works and builds a business, the son takes it over and is poorly prepared to manage and make it grow but enjoys the wealth, and the grandson inherits a dead business and an empty bank account.

    Family Business is Hardworking Pathway to Success

    Below we have listed some of the paramount challenges faced by family owned business which determines the success, growth, and continuation of a FAMILY BUSINESS.

    1. EMOTIONS – Family problems will affect the business. Divorce, separations, health or financial problems also create difficult political situations for the family members.

    2. INFORMALITY – Absence of clear policies and business norms for family members.

    3. RESTRICTED VISION – Lack of outside opinions and diversity on how to operate the business.

    4. CARELESS DOCUMENTATION – No documented plan or long term planning.

    5. FAMILY MEMBERS COMPENSATION – Dividends, salaries, benefits and compensation for non-participating family members are not clearly defined and justified.

    6. CONFUSED ROLES – Roles and responsibilities must be clearly defined.

    7. PRESSURE TO HIRE FAMILY MEMBER – Hiring family members who are not qualified or lack the skills and abilities for the organization. Incompetency should not be tolerated.

    8. GREATER COMPENSATION TO NON FAMILY MEMBERS – It is a common myth that family members will receive more compensation in a family business and develop a attitude of incompetency towards management.

    9. PLANNING FOR SUCCESSION – Great conflicts and division are the result of no proper plan for handing the power to the next generation.

    10. ESTATE PLANNING AND RETIREMENT – Long term planning to cover the necessities and realities of older members when they leave the company.

    11. PROBLEMS IN COMMUNICATION – Difference in level of seniority and emotions like envy, fear, anger invoke zero communication in members.

    12. DISABILITY TO CONTROL – Difficulty in controlling the operations of the organization, other family members and lack of supervision in day to day activities leads to more problems.-

    But as we all know that Families and Businesses come from different worlds. Like oil and water… they cannot be mixed. But, families have always built businesses together… and they always will.

    One of the challenges in family business is working together in teams. It is a fact that team work offers huge rewards but some frustrations are likely. Working within teams needs improvement in the power of creativity. The team leader needs to encourage this creative power, harness it, and channelize the creative fuel.

    Andrew Carnegie- “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”

    It is vitally important that the team leader unleash the power of team members with a collaborative leadership style to fuel the creative fire within the team.

    Below are our top ten tips for channelizing the creative fire of Family Business Teams.

    1. BE CLEAR ABOUT THE EXPECTATIONS – Only after the team members know what is expected of them can they deliver the perfect output. So understanding the difference between expected and derived results is necessary for both the team leader as well as the team members.

    2. Faith in the Team Members – Being optimistic and challenging helps when you have total faith in the members of your team. As the leader, you need to expect the best from your team, keeping your expectations high and realistic. This is a challenging balancing act, but people need to be inspired to perform at their best. Instilled faith helps the group to perform better and come up with creative innovative ideas and solutions. Like Mike Litman says Improve at 1% each day and thus raise the bar for top performance one step at a time.

    3. Encouragement accompanied with respect goes a long way in generating new thoughts. Fresh perspectives and courage too make up for new ideas easily. the leader needs to master the art of creative mindset.

    4. Avoid making judgment while generating new ideas. If you are open to new solutions then the process of idea generation is not suppressed and sometimes best ideas are generated.

    5. Brainstorming sessions are a great way to get numerous ideas. While brainstorming avoid judgment, look for quality, make notes to capture the idea and moreover combine two good ideas.

    6. Communication is the keyword again, which helps to build strong relationships. Communication with open channels helps to trust the team members and know each other better.

    7. Employees need to be given responsibility to bring out the best in them, give them the power to decide on a solution to a problem and watch the creativity grow by leaps and bounds.

    8. Praise works like reward for the individuals and team alike. Acknowledgment in the form of encouragement is another word for praising the team members. Making sure that the team is cared for and recognized for its hard work is a reward in it self.

    9. Be daring and build a brave team. Accept that mistakes are made at times and it is challenge to build on failures and see them as opportunities to learn and succeed further.

    10. Unity in Diversity is the final mantra – build a strong team with diverse people, diverse backgrounds and combine the experience, culture, creativity and align them for the success of our family Business.-

    Adding humor as a fuel to creativity is the last but not least step to see the team working happily together and productivity of business soaring to great levels.

    The Top Ten Ways To Grow Your Business

    Following startup, many small businesses are so concentrated on daily business operations that they do not, or cannot, take the time to actively focus on business growth. While others are focused on growth but do not have a strategic plan to achieve it. The Top Ten Ways to Grow Your Business is provided to help your small business enterprise attain growth beyond startup on a continuous basis, and is based on my experience working with small businesses from startups to expansion.

    Know Your Market Opportunity – When I work with small business executives and entrepreneurs, one of my first questions, if not the first, is-“Do you really know your market opportunity”, or more succinctly, “Do you know your strategic market opportunity?” And then, “How well do you know your strategic market opportunity?” These are your common how, where and what questions that a small business owner or entrepreneur must ask. For instance, how do you see your market?, where is your market”, and what is your market? Business growth is extricably linked with and to market opportunity, and how well you capture it. In my experience business growth is a function of envisioning your strategic market opportunity, planning how to acquire it, executing your plan, and then working your plan to attain it.

    Know Your Customer – Your customer is the primary focus of your business enterprise. Identifying who your customer actually is, followed by knowing your customer needs, is essential in meeting growth objectives. Staying connected with your customers via email, web site, face-to-face conversations, and special customer appreciation programs, such as offering a monthly customer discount, strengthens your customer base and lets you know who your customer is. Think of it this way; a customer-centric organization gains a competitive advantage over competition, which typically results in a bigger share of the market.

    Cultivate and Maximize Your Brand – Brand recognition has become critically vital to small business growth as much as knowing your market, customer development, product and service credibility, growth strategy, pricing, cash flow, and having the right executive team in place. Your brand is the ‘face’ of your small business enterprise and how well recognized it is well directly impact your business growth. Cultivating and maximizing brand recognition is crucial to your business success. The new marketing media approaches include social networking venues such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, YouTube, etc, which need to be exploited. Global companies have realized the enormous marketing opportunity these venues provide and have established social networking as a primary business function. The small business enterprise can likewise take advantage of this expanded, nearly free, marketing approach to reach customers and increase brand recognition. Cultivating and maximizing your brand distinguishes you from competition and allows your customers to link your business with your brand.

    Develop Your Growth Strategy – Developing a growth strategy is a best-management process which involves determining long-term growth objectives and developing a specific action plan for attaining these objectives. The process involves an assessment of your market environment from the perspective of having the relevant market experience after startup; performing a SWOT analysis; selecting a set of alternative growth strategies based on changing market conditions, and then implementing your strategy. Note that this is in reference to the ‘envision, plan, execute and attain’ model I mentioned previously. The strategic growth plan is developed from the viewpoint of your small business corporate entity, where the focus is on the accomplishment of your strategic business objectives based on four critical questions: Who are we? What do we do? Where do we want to go? How do we get there? The answers to these questions will give you the information necessary to create your strategic objectives for your growth strategy.

    Get The Right People On The Bus – This is one of my favorite discussion points, concerning leadership and relates to the strength, character and capability of your executive team. Here we use ‘bus’ to refer to the small business enterprise or organization and comes from Jim Collins’ book, ‘Good To Great”, where he quotes Ken Kesey’s reference to a bus as being the company, organization or firm. Collins found”…if we get the right people on the bus [in the company], the right people in the right seats [in the right executive roles], and the wrong people off the bus, then we’ll figure out how to take it somewhere great [to attain the founder’s vision]…” As a small business owner, it is incumbent upon you to ensure you have the right executive team in place that will take your vision of where you want your company to go, and achieve it. Business growth at all levels is largely achieved with the right people on the corporate ‘bus’, driving it to success.

    Listen To The Experts-Hire a Business Advisor, Coach – According to The National Federation of Independent Business [NFIB] Education Foundation, over the lifetime of any small business, 30 percent will lose money, 30 percent will break even, and just fewer than 40 percent will be profitable. The Small Business Administration [SBA] reports that 50 percent of all small business fail after their first year, 33 percent fail after two years, and nearly 60 percent fail after four years. A Business Coach and Advisor will work with you to help avoid becoming an SBA or NFIB statistic, help you to maintain focus on driving your business forward, work with you to develop and refine your objectives, help you to develop critical business growth strategies; and provide an honest assessment of where your business is in its life cycle.

    Follow Your SOLE – It has been my experience that the small business executive responsible for business growth almost always follows and prescribes to a framework that embodies the envision, plan, execute and plan strategy in achieving business growth. Often this resembles what I have developed for my clients as the SOLE Framework. The SOLE Framework provides the context for accomplishing business growth optimization where you: Solve a critical market problem or need; Optimize growth by meeting customer needs in solving a problem, Leverage your principle business core competency, and Establish a competitive baseline to achieve business growth.

    Be A Hedge Hog – The Hedge Hog Concept was developed by Isaiah Berlin in his “The Hedge Hog and the Fox” Study which divided management, leadership and professional positions into two clusters: hedge hogs and foxes, based on Greek mythology, where the fox knows many things, however the hedge hog knows one big thing. The fox is a sleek, cunning, fleetly, crafty and beautiful animal. On the other hand, the hedge hog is a dowdier creature, more like a cross between a porcupine and a small armadillo who when faced with danger rolls up into a very prickly ball and spends his days looking for food. However, Berlin points out that this otherwise simple creature is certainly not stupid, or simpletons; they have a piercing insight that allows them to see through complexity and discern underlying patterns of behavior. The hedge hog sees what is essential, critical, and important, and ignores everything else. To be a Hedge Hog, the small business executive must see only what is essential and focus on it, exploiting the essential in a positive, productive manner and concentrate on three key dimensions: what you can be the best in the world at; what you are most passionate about; and what drives your economic engine.

    Establish a Competitive Culture – A competitive culture concerns how your organization is structured for market competitiveness. In fact, corporate culture is a competitive advantage for a small business focused on growth by following a rather simplistic approach, based on organizational shared values, direction, mission and belief that the primary focus of a small business is to first meet customer needs, followed by employee empowerment to meet those needs, then community involvement, using common business sense approaches towards conservation, and then attention to investor interests. This hierarchical organization places the most important focus on meeting customer needs, followed by empowering employees to meet those needs creating a company structure that is positioned to be highly competitive.

    Optimize Business Growth – What is Business Growth Optimization? I think a good way to initially answer this question, is to draw an analogy to a perfectly timed automobile engine running on all cylinders, smoothly, fully optimizing its capability to produce maximum power. Similarly, the small business growth company that is fully optimizing its core business competencies is structured to maximize competitive advantages and has a strategic business growth framework; running smoothly on all cylinders if it were, is attaining Business Growth Optimization. In my experience, attaining Business Growth Optimization is a three-tier process involving the SOLE Framework, achieved through the establishment of the Hedge Hog Model and implementation of the Cultural Competitiveness Organization structure.

    Top 10 Startup Mistakes

    The following review will provide a number of examples that every entrepreneur should try to avoid when starting a venture. Some of the holes referenced below go in parallel with going out of business. With this in mind, we highly encourage you to carefully follow these guidelines. Remember, It is better to be safe than sorry. Each one of you should take your own decisions based on your due diligence, and other critical factors.

    1) Having one founder. Startups should have more than one founder. The reason for this is credibility. Having at least two founders helps to diversify the work. It’s also a good thing if the founders are from different backgrounds, so that each one of them has something different to add to the mix.

    Moreover, investments can be difficult to pitch with only one founder. With this in mind, potential investors might feel as though your ideas are not good enough. From a psychological stand point, when you are involved in a startup there are going to be more bad days than good days (yes we know, it is unfortunate). Having another founder that will support you through such days, and vise versa, is key. One of the best things about the early stages of a startup are the brainstorming sessions. It is impossible to describe with words the great satisfaction of coming together as a team with the perfect solution to a problem. Avoid individualism – that kind of spirit does not get you far. Team players are key, try to stay together as one and create an environment where everyone has each other’s back.

    2) Wrong Location. Location is key. If you are located in the middle of nowhere it will be very hard not only to attract talent, but also the investment that will help you to build and launch your company. If you have an amazing idea and plan on executing it the best way possible, try to move to a bigger city where there is more action happening. In the beginning it will be hard to get used to a new city and to all the new changes, but you can certainly believe that in the long run it will be worth the struggle.

    Some of the best cities to start a company are Silicon Valley, Boston, Seattle, Austin, Denver, and New York.

    3) Doing too many things at once. One of the biggest issues that startups have is trying to do too many things at once. This creates distractions and focuses less on the tasks that need to get done. Do not try to go big right away. Make something small and make it better than anyone else. Once you have built your initial idea, then is the time to start adding new features. The easier you make it for the public, the better; otherwise they will get overwhelmed and won’t understand what you are doing.

    Remember. There is nothing wrong with changing the idea that you initially started with in spite of what the market is demanding from your product. Some of the greatest projects did not turn out to be the way they were planned.

    4) Hiring C- employees. On average it can take around 2 to 3 months to hire a person depending on your location. We advise you to be on the look 24/7 and never stop interviewing people. Talent is hard to find, but not impossible.

    In the event you are a startup involved with the tech industry, make sure that you are hiring the best programmers. Before hiring them review projects that they have been working on, see case studies and ask for a first hand account from previous customers. This will help you in making an informed decision.

    Furthermore, we recommend that you stay away from recruiters at an early stage. They do not care about your company as much as you do and the only thing they are going after is their 25% commission based on the annual salary of the potential person that you are trying to hire. This is way too much money for a startup to throw out the window. It is a pain taking care of human resources, however, someone’s gotta do it. After all, this is your company!

    5) Launching too soon or too late. If a startup launches their project too soon, there could be a possibility that the product is not complete, and will not satisfy consumers. The main problem here is that if the project is not finished, it will completely turn off its users and as a consequence, people will not come back. On the other hand, you may have the problem of launching too late. This issue not only gives a bad image to the company, but since you have not been able to accomplish your milestones, it also creates a hole in the company’s pockets because keeping the lights on is not cheap.

    From our point of view, launch when you have something solid. Don’t plan to launch the absolute best while waiting until such process is complete, launch with what you need and keep moving forward.

    6) Raising more or less then the capital needed. Startups make this type of mistake all of the time. Make sure you have developed a detailed business plan that you are constantly updating and following carefully. This business plan should be the company’s guidelines when entering a round of financing. Keep track of your finances, and know when you are running out of money. Be sure to plan accordingly so that you can raise a little over the money that you need (in case of surprises) to carry your company until the next round of financing.

    7) Lack of budgets. When startups raise money they sometimes forget that money is very easy to burn. Even though you might feel like you have everything covered, that will most likely not be the case. There are always unexpected expenses that come along the way. With this in mind, we highly encourage you to keep all the expenses as low as possible. Try to negotiate every single invoice, and extend as much as you can for the sake of your company’s cash flow. Try to operate only with the necessary number of employees. Another example of spending money could be moving into an expensive office space before the company is making any revenue. There are plenty examples of startups that blow up their bank accounts by renting very nice offices.. The moral – avoid getting an office space. Have it all start from your house if possible and only move into an office space when it is the absolute last resort.

    8) Investors with lack of knowledge and expertise. Raising money is a tough battle. Dead money is the kind of investment that comes from a person who does not give an added value to the company. A good example of this would be startups who only bring in any of their friends or family members at an early stage. These kind of investors will not contribute the drive needed to have a successful startup. This can also turn off angel investors and venture capital firms that might want to jump in at a later round of financing. Another piece of advice is to not have a large number of investors at the Seed Round (first round of financing). Otherwise it will get too crazy with the legal paperwork on the next financing round, and as a consequence the attractiveness of the startup towards VC’s and Private Equities will be extremely reduced.

    9) Arguments between founders. There are many examples of founders fighting, which can potentially result in losing a team member. Try to avoid fights, establish guidelines so that it never gets to a situation that it is impossible to handle. Make sure your startup has a healthy working environment. Remember, startup life is very hard to begin with, do not add additional obstacles and always try to understand each other. As explained in our article “10 Must-Know Legal Tips For Startups”, having restricted stock will prevent founders from walking out of the company with all the stock. Starting a company is not a joke, and is a long road to follow full of obstacles and darkness. Make sure you have a trusting and special connection with that person that you decide to share this journey with.

    10) Lack of marketing. Your startup may have a unique product or platform, however, if no one knows about your product it’s the same as it not existing. Make sure that you get the word out and reach as many people as possible. Figure out what are the best marketing channels in order to reach the right audience. Keep in mind that print media or advertisements are less affective than online resources nowadays. In any case, as a startup your company should NOT spend too much money on advertisement.

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