Hot Business & Money How-Tos

How To: Patent an Idea (Creating and Selling Your Concepts)

Want to know how to patent an idea, but you just don't know how to go about doing it? It doesn't take a lot of money to get a provisional patent. The real thing you want to know is the process of taking an idea that you have all the way up to getting it patent. I will take you through each step from the beginning when you have that great idea all the way to getting your invention marketed.You Need an Idea (Obviously)Your idea doesn't have to be earth changing. It just needs to be something pe...

How To: Have a Successful Garage Sale

Junk, junk, junk or so you might think. Remember the saying, your junk can be someone else's treasure! This article is going to guide you through a successful garage sale. With the economy the way it is, more and more people are going to garage sales. They are fun to have and you can earn some extra money.

How To: Advertise Efficiently on Facebook

Marketers from Facebook who design ads for advertisers can ask them to switch over to higher end product in which Facebook would be designing or hosting themes based on their products. This product theme will have a separate scroll area where advertisers (after buying rights from Facebook) can scroll latest development happening in their company or the latest offers with which company is coming out. Through above setup Facebook gets fees for hosting personalized theme as well as providing a s...

HowTo: Get Paid To Be a Total Lazy Ass

Eric Abrahamson, a professor at Columbia University, writes in to Forbes on how to be the Michelangelo of work shirking. The article is intended to help managers better understand their team's lack of productivity, but it also provides 10 simple tactics for all the lazy asses out there. Introducing exhibit A, June, a total lazy ass who lasted almost a decade in her job before being laid off:

How To: Get paid to work out by becoming a personal trainer

For most of us, working out at the gym is a time we have to schedule outside of our other work and family commitments. But how about making exercise your job? No, we're not talking about becoming a pro athelete. Rather, if you become a personal trainer you can work out, help others work out, and get paid good money while doing it.

How To: Start a home-based business and be your own boss

Many people think that once they start a business of their own they'll be cruisin' through life. No set hours, no boss to insult you, and no getting up at 6 AM to commute to work. But being your own boss comes with a lot of responsibility. If you're ready to take the good with the bad, check out this video to learn how to begin a home-based business.

How To: Create professional looking business promotional video

In this video, we learn how to create professional looking business promotional video. To make your video more professional, you can first make your video shorter. The shorter the better, which will get your point across more quickly. Videos should be less than a minute and thirty seconds. If you're using a web cam, don't get too far away from it. If you're using a Flip camera, use a tripod and make sure the light source is coming from in front of you. Natural lighting is also nice. Make sure...

How To: Write a vision statement

In this video, we learn how to write a vision statement. A vision statement answers the question "where" and explains where the organization is headed. The characteristics include future casting. Which include where you will be, what you will create, and how you will move forward. It's clear and "visible" so you should be able to see yourself accomplishing the goal. The team should be able to see your vision too, go big! Be descriptive, by having a vision statement that is a single statement ...

How To: Recruit a great staff for your business

In this video, we learn how to recruit a great staff for your business. When hiring, you want to find someone that has great thinking ability and that you have really good chemistry with. You want to be able to get alone with the person and make sure they have experience. If they are the right person, work with them even if they don't have the experience in the field. Just make sure to keep a list of what your values are and what type of person you want to work for you. As soon as you do this...

How To: Write a values statement

In this tutorial, we learn how to write a values statement. First, you will need to think of five to seven values that are important. Make sure these are more than one word and are shared ideas by everyone. There shouldn't be more than seven values, so everyone can remember them. The point is that everyone has values, find something that everyone has in common and guides your behavior as an organization. It may be in your mission statement, but don't worry about it, think of separate statemen...

How To: Write a mission statement

In this video, we learn how to write a mission statement. The mission statement answers the question of what your organization's core purpose is. You will have a great mission statement if you keep it short, memorable, and inspiring. It should also be market focused, knowing who you are serving and what value you are providing. Keep in mind what you want to be remembered for and take that into account when you are writing your mission statement. It should say who you are and be something that...

How To: Develop a competitive advantage

In this video, we learn how to develop a competitive advantage. A competitive advantage answers the question "what are you best at." You just need to better than your competitors at what you do in delivering value to your customers. Think about why your customers buy products from you. If you have the competitive advantage clearly identified, it will get you the customers that you want and keep the customers that you have. Put the competitive advantage together by thinking about the company n...

How To: Avoid common strategic planning pitfalls

In this tutorial, we learn how to avoid common strategic planning pitfalls. First, you will need to look at all the common pitfalls. You want to have ownership for the planning process. Everyone that is involved needs to have the tools to get the goals accomplished. Lack of communication is a big problem, so have everyone on the same page with how to talk and communicate what's going on. Decision making should be scattered with different managers and they should be guiding the rest of the sta...

How To: Apply for California food stamps

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply for California food stamps. First, to go the website: California Food Stamps. After you are on this site, you will see a pop up where you can enter in your name and e-mail, as well as more information about food stamps in California. After you enter in your information, you will receive an e-mail with two links on it. One will be for the application and the other will be to find an office near you. Print out the application and fill it out entirely, fol...

How To: Conduct strategic planning retreats

In this video, we learn how to conduct strategic planning retreats. When planning these, you need to make sure you have your priorities planned for the next year. Make sure you choose the right time to go and there are no big changes happening during that time. Pick who is going to go by taking a survey around the company. After you get this figured out, you will need to figure out your agenda. Ask yourself to find out how you are going to get goals accomplished and where you want the company...

How To: Implement a business strategy

In this tutorial, we learn how to implement a business strategy. First, pick out someone that is going to be the strategy manager. After you pick this person, you need to make sure you and that person are communicating the plan. There can be e-mails, meetings, off-site plans, and much more. Don't forget to do this, you want everyone to be on the same page. Also, you need to make sure everyone is accountable for what they are supposed to be doing. You want to meet up with everyone regularly. A...

How To: Apply for Arizona food stamps

In this video, we learn how to apply for Arizona food stamps. First, you will need to go online and print out the application to receive food stamps from the state. You will also need to print out the information that you will need to bring with you as well as look for an office that is closest to your location. Fill out all of the sections of the application until it's complete. Make sure to use the correct colored pen and don't leave out any information. If you do leave something out, this ...