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How to Be a Cable Subcontractor

Overview Cable companies hire subcontractors to install and maintain hardware at each customer’s home. This is not just a job but a business opportunity. If you have the education and training to install cable television, Internet and telephone services, you can profit from this need. A strong background in construction and business will put you […]

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How to Become a Video Choreographer

Overview Music videos are filled with dancers seemingly moving to the rhythm of the song playing in the background. These professional performers are actually timing the movements of the dance to match the script written by the video choreographer. A choreographer is someone who designs dances. A video choreographer is the elite in her field. […]

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Promoting Your Business With Social Media

Today, people running a business can’t afford to not run social media promotions concerning their business. Anyone who is worth anything is on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, or has a business blog. I personally have all the above with the exception of LinkedIn. I use all of these social media sites to promote both of my businesses. […]

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How to Create a Reglazing Company

Overview Tubs, sinks and other glazed fixtures provide smooth, solid surfaces that allow the homeowner to sterilize the surfaces in order to maintain the health and safety of family and friends. Over time, the glaze will become worn, giving those fixtures a dull appearance that is more difficult to clean. Unfortunately for the homeowner, replacing […]

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Why Your Business Should Be Modeled After Abraham Lincoln’s Life

When you start your business, your goal should be to go from nothing to something great that changes people’s lives while earning you a living.  This is much like Abraham Lincoln, who grew up in poverty and battled depression — but never stopped persevering and never accepted defeat.  Lincoln went on to become one of the […]

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What You Need to Know About the American Jobs Act

Obama unveiled his $447 Billion American Jobs Act (AJA) this past Thursday (9/8), asking congress 12 times to “Pass this Bill”. The AJA intends to address our 9.1% unemployment rate (Economists view 5.0% unemployment as healthy) and the weakness of our economic recovery from the Financial Crisis. Regardless of your economic persuasion there is a […]

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What Makes for a Great Investment?

What makes for a great investment? The answer seems simple. A great investment is one where the value of the investment rises while you own it. There’s one more factor that needs to be addressed with assessing investments: risk.  How much risk can an investor stomach while hoping to receive their expected return? With inflation […]

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From Unemployed Orchestrator To Startup Founder, Part IV

(UPDATE: Check out the CBS feature on ForOrchestra.com’s tribute to Amy Winehouse). This series chronicles the experiences of Walt Ribeiro after he was laid off and started his new company, For Orchestra, while on unemployment (Prior installments: Part I; Part II; Part III). It’s funny how things are so much clearer the further down the road you go. […]

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From Unemployed Orchestrator To Startup Founder, Part III

This series chronicles the experiences of Walt Ribeiro after he was laid off and started his new company, For Orchestra, while on unemployment (Prior installments: Part I; Part II). So I started working at the music awards company, which was great for me because my music lesson show slowly started to decline in sales and viewership.  As I […]

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From Unemployed Orchestrator To Startup Founder, Part II

This series chronicles the experiences of Walt Ribeiro after he was laid off and started his new company, For Orchestra, while on unemployment.  You can read Part I here. I started my online music lesson school after my CD failed miserably. At the time, I still had no income and was not receiving unemployment because I was self-employed […]

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