Home Business Development – Having Your Own Website

In my first article, where I talked about having a auto responder system, I stated that building a business online is like a Jet climbing to it ideal cruising altitude. In a jet you plan the route, in business you develop a plan, a jet takes off, a business launches or opens, a jet climbs, and a business is developed.

I also stated the companies you can join as a home business should be tools within your business. They are the product tool. Then I talked about the importance of communicating effectively with your customers, and discussed auto responders as another needed tool.

In this article I am discussing the importance of having your own online business presence. The way this is done is by having your own website. This is not the free website you may get when joining a business opportunity program, but your own website with its own hosting service and domain name.

Your own site allows you the control to adjust your marketing pitch, develop contact lists, and market more than one item if you want.

Having your own site also makes your product or service more visible or unique to a customer. Let’s say you are working with a MLM or Network marketing business and they provide you a website to get others to sign up on. Everyone in the program has the same site, this is not unique, and you cannot customize it. But if you had your own site you can create a new way to tie the product or service to a customer’s needs. Another way you can work the site is to list benefit of the product or service without actually mentioning it, then ask them to provide contact information if they want more details. When they provide the information send them to the programs website to finish the sell. If they do not purchase the item you have the contact information so you can remarket the product or another product to them. Many times it will take several exposures to a product before the customer will act on the offer.

It is not recommended that you use a free service when hosting a business website. These services are good for personal websites but should be avoided for a business. The number one reason I have for not using these types of services is they usually require or place their own ads on your sites. You do not want to promote some one else’s products on your site unless you are getting some type of payment in return.

When choosing a hosting site look at the following :

Reliability
Customer support
Hosting space allowed
Bandwidth limits,
Options Available
Payment methods.

There are a number of good services out there. The service I have had the best performance with is from Godaddy. It has many options and plans you can work with and you can start out with the minimum and upgrade later as your needs change.

Choosing the correct hosting service for your website is probably just as important as your product or service. If your site hosting is not reliable your site will not been seen, and therefore you will not get the sales conversions.

Georgetown Heritage Business Developments In Penang

A new kind of energy fills Georgetown City of Penang Island these days. The elegant 19th century shop lots are buzzing with life and activities. New business trends related to heritage living style have sprung up everywhere around the city area.

There has been renewed business interest in the areas since the listing of Georgetown as a UNESCO world heritage site two and a half years ago. Both small time entrepreneurs and more established investors are putting cash in conservation projects. Old heritage houses and shop lots have been transformed into chic eateries, boutique hotels, and charming home stays.

A classic cafe example is ‘Kopi Cine’, which is located at Stewart Lane. This delightful cafe serves Penang style coffee as well as Italian cappuccino. ‘Amelie Cafe’ in Armenian Street is another heritage cafe investment, which serves local delights prepared from fresh market ingredients. The new generation of investors are not merely pumping funds into prime real estates, but have shown deep respect for heritage and culture.

The buffer zone area has also been livening up with the establishment of ‘Hotel Penaga’. This hotel is located in the surrounding areas of Hutton Lane, Transfer Road and Clarke Street, which is a pre-war terrace of fifteen shop units. It has been beautifully restored into a boutique hotel and maintains the character of the heritage zone, while meeting the highest modern expectations for visitors, who particularly wish to experience the heritage style of living accommodation.

Investing in the heritage city of Georgetown may seem like a good idea, but it is not a simple task. The dilapidated condition of many of Georgetown’s old shop houses call for restoration and renovation. Such costs are often double the cost of the initial purchase price of the dilapidated property. But luckily these factors have not discouraged investors, comprising local Penang citizens, Malaysians from other states, as well as foreigners, from investing in heritage estate developments.

Georgetown’s heritage listing has also proved to be a huge investment opportunity and a big boost to Penang’s economy. Penang is now globally recognized as a selected destination for tourist to visit. This has also upgraded the Penang’s status as a healthcare or medical care destination. More visitors from neighbouring countries are now coming to seek medical treatment in Penang. Medical tourism enabled many people to get the benefit of high quality medical treatment with more competitive cost in medical expenses, while going on a beautiful and tranquil vacation.

The cost of getting the treatment done elsewhere aboard has confirmed to be comparatively more expensive, whereas the same medical treatment cost in Penang can be much lower, by as much as 50% of the cost abroad. Patients can get the best possible treatment available in Penang. Penang medical professionals are highly efficient and well versed in English.

Penang may be small but is full of life, and have been voted as one of the top most livable place in the world.

Low Risk Business Opportunities

Good opportunities are few and far between not my quote but appropriate to anyone looking.

Many of us are searching for that one opportunity to improve our life or situation.

It may be for financial gain or chance to prove yourself to others and show off your talent or ability.

Ideas and inventions in, medicine engineering science and technology keep evolving and help improve our lives and environment of today and for the future.

Like an engine, which drives us forward, keeps economies flowing and business developing.

On a personal level, you may see a marketing opportunity a niche to develop that others have not.

Dragon’s Den the TV program shown in the UK encourages entrepreneurs to come forward to present their business idea’s to a group of millionaire business investors.

If the investors are presented with an opportunity, they consider worthwhile an offer may be made to invest.

The size of the investment depends on how they view the risk/reward ratio.

If the risk is high with the potential to make little return or even a loss then the investor will require a high proportion of the business.

In the opposite situation when the business opportunity is seen as low risk with potential high rewards then the negotiations can change in the business proposes advantage. The investors have seen a good business opportunity that through their knowledge and experience in the market can develop further.

One of the main reasons why budding entrepreneurs enter the Dragon’s Den is not only for the investment but also for the expertise that the Dragon’s provide.

With online business opportunities the same sets of rules apply, low risk high reward with the backup and support provided through knowledge and expertise in the business.

The opportunity, which you seek, has now presented itself, but can you see it? This all depends on your mindset; you will either grasp it with both hands or come up with various negative scenarios of why it will not work for you.

Sitting on the fence, you are not committing yourself either way. The ship will sail without you and all you can do is gaze in to the horizon.

The Dragon’s have the foresight, strength and determination and will grasp an opportunity and run with it, that is why they are successful. In order for you to replicate the same success then develop the same mindset.

Why Is Dedicated Server Crucial for Business Development?

Dedicated servers are something that most businesses need but they are rarely thought about. Even if a business has one most people that are involved won’t realize that they have one because it just isn’t something that is noticed. Dedicated servers will have many options and features that can help a business to grow and thrive.

For one these servers will allow you to have much more of a command over your server and will give you more bandwidth (this is very important to avoid crashes), and IP addresses. Not to mention that it will allow for more programming opportunities.

Bandwidth is very important when dealing with internet websites because the more bandwidth that you have the fast your page will load and if your page loads faster than you can expect people to come back. Nobody wants to have to wait on a page to load. This can also help in that your website is less likely to ever go down if you have high bandwidth. If you have more IP addresses then this can help a great deal as well. IP addresses are used to measure the activity on a site, and the more that you have the better and more accurately you can measure the activity to know how well your site is doing.

The option to have more programming options is a great one. By doing this then you can actually have more options to personalize you site. This can be adding different languages or make contact forms. It would be so much easier if you could create a form where someone could submit feedback and it would go straight to an e-mail account. The number of things that can be achieved by getting a dedicated server can make a list that goes on and on. Anyone that has their own web based business should really look into getting one.

If you still aren’t convinced then do some more research, take whatever your business is and do research on how a dedicated server can specifically help your business.