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  • SURVEY: Your opinion is IMPORTANT to us! 2011-12-06T17:58:00.000-06:00

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    For instance, if this person earns $ 100 a day, you will get extra $ 20 to your account. So this person is considered your partner. Give this link to your friends or familiar people at some forums and your earnings will increase.
    Your advantages:
    1) For each registered person by your link you get bonus – $ 15
    2) You get 20% of your partner’s earning for doing the surveys by him/her.
    3) Your get $ 14 for doing a survey

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  • R.est I.n P.aradise Heavy D (Dwight Arrington Myers) 2011-11-08T18:22:00.000-06:00


    Dwight Arrington Myers (May 24, 1967–November 8, 2011[), better known as Heavy D, was a Jamaican American actor, rapper, record producer, singer and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, a hip hop group which included G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), "Trouble" T. Roy(Troy Dixon), and Eddie F (born Edward Ferrell). The group maintained a sizable audience in the United States through most of the 1990s
    Myers was born on May 24, 1967 in Jamaica, the son of Eulahlee Lee, a nurse, and Clifford Vincent Myers, a machine technician.[5] His family moved to Mount Vernon, New York, when he was a young child.[6]
    Heavy D & the Boyz were the first group signed to Uptown Records; their debut, Living Large, was released in 1987. The album was a commercial success, though Big Tyme was a breakthrough that included four hits. Trouble T. Roy died at age 22 in a fall on July 15, 1990, in Indianapolis. Dixon's passing led to a tribute on the follow-up platinum album, Peaceful JourneyPete Rock & CL Smooth created a tribute to Trouble T. Roy called "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" which is regarded as a hip-hop classic.[4]
    Heavy D & the Boyz gained even more fame by singing the theme song for the television program In Living Color and also MADtv, and Heavy D performed the rap on Michael Jackson's hit single "Jam" as well as sister Janet Jackson's hit single "Alright". Heavy D then began focusing on his acting, appearing in the television shows before returning the music charts withNuttin' But Love. After appearing in the off-Broadway play Riff Raff at Circle Repertory Company, Heavy D returned to recording with the hit Waterbed Hev.[4] In 2005, the Will Smith movie Hitch played the song "Now That We Found Love" In 1997, Heavy D collaborated with B.B. King on his duets album Deuces Wild rapping in the song "Keep It Coming." He also has a small role in the 1999 Oscar-nominated movie The Cider House Rules.
    Heavy D was referred to in the song "Juicy" by the Notorious B.I.G. and in " Da Girls They Love Me" by underground rapper R.A. the Rugged Man. He also appears as the bouncer in the music video for "One More Chance" by Notorious B.I.G. Heavy D performed at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards in October 2011. It was his first live performance in 15 years. He died on November 8, 2011 in Los AngelesCalifornia, at the age of 44. Vibe reported that he died due to "respiratory issues".



  • HOME BA$E BU$INE$$ FACT$ 2011-11-03T14:36:00.000-05:00

    *      Home businesses succeed at a much higher rate than outside the home businesses. Some sources peg the home business success rate as high as 95% after one year in business. According to the same sources, 70% of home businesses are still in operation after 3 years, compared to 29% of outside the home small businesses.
    *      Entrepreneur magazine estimates that in North America, home-based business generates $427 BILLION in annual revenues ... more than the combine’s revenue of the pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries.
    *      The SBA reports that sole proprietors working from home generate over $102 BILLION in annual revenues and are much more profitable than outside the home businesses.
    *      Money magazine, in a 1996 survey, found that 20 percent of home-based businesses had a yearly gross income of $100,000 to $500,000.
    *      A November 2000 report from the SBA's Office of Advocacy indicates that nearly 20,000 entrepreneurs grossed more than $1 million operating from home in the year 2000.
    *      According to the Small Business Administration, today more than half (53%) of the small businesses in the U.S. are home-based, representing more than 10% of our economy. . .
    Fact #2: Working From Home Is A Growing Trend
    With corporate layoffs and downsizing at an all time high and job security at an all time low, today's workforce is considering all their options. Given that Social Security is no longer a sure retirement bet for the Baby Boomers and later generations, many savvy individuals are looking to the home business industry to take control of their own destiny and provide financial security and a better lifestyle for them and their families. This growing trend warrants closer inspection ...
    ·        According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor statistics, there were 4.1 million home-based businesses in 1999, double the number in 1990.  
    ·        By the end of 2003 that number had increased to over 9 million employing 18 million people at least part time. 1.4 million people operated two or more businesses out of their homes.  
    ·        2.3 million people have a second job in which they work from home.
    ·        The increasing number of 2-earner households and the need for second and third incomes has resulted in rapid growth of home based businesses.  At the same time, the availability and competency of the home-based workforce has increased, as a result of a decade of layoffs and corporate downsizing.
    ·        Home business is the fastest growing segment of the economy today.
    ·        According to IDS, a new home business starts roughly every 10 seconds ... a growth of more than 8,500 new businesses every day.
    ·        Because of worrying trends like corporate downsizing, experts predict the industry to grow by over 5 million home entrepreneurs a year.
    ·        The home business trend is gaining momentum because approximately 44 % of home-based businesses require less than $5,000 to get started.
    ·        According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 1992 women were running more than 10 million home-based businesses. By 2005, the National Center for Policy Analysis reported that women were running 17 million home-based businesses, or nearly 70% of all home businesses.
    ·        The average American spends 348 hours each year commuting, according to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration.
    The facts and figures paint an undisputable picture - the home business industry is no longer a poorly kept secret with questionable tactics and marketing methods. Thanks to the Internet and the changing landscape of corporate America, working from home is an accepted and often admired way of conducting business. If you have the desire and motivation to work for yourself and take control of your future, this may well be the industry for you. Now let's look at some of the major benefits of working from home ...

    Are You In The Know?
    Once you experience the joy of owning a home business, you may never go back to the 9:00 - 5:00 grind again. Many of the benefits of operating a home-based business are quite obvious (time freedom, control, raising children, residual income, etc.), but there are many little known benefits that much of the general public is completely unaware of. Once astute people learn the full extent of the advantages, most come to realize that YOU REALLY CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO have your own home business. 
    Do You Have A Plan B?
    Given the unstable state of the workforce today, many individuals and families are looking for an alternative to the traditional 40/40 Plan (work for somebody else for 40 years and retire on 40% of your salary) that so many people have historically relied on. Statistics tell us that for workers who rely on the 40/40 Plan, by the time they reach the age of 65 ...
    §  29% are dead (was it the stress?)
    §  3% are still working (can you imagine?)
    §  63% depend on family, Social Security, or welfare (dead broke)
    §  4% are well off (they have adequate capital and can meet their own needs)
    §  Only 1% are wealthy (living the lifestyle of their dreams)
    There Has To Be A Better Way.
    People from all walks of life are discovering the benefits of working from home. The unpredictable and unstable nature of the economy, combined with the broad lifestyle appeals of a home business, bodes well for the home-based entrepreneur. Many people now want to combine their careers with family, opting out of the rat race to spend more time with their families and take a more proactive part in raising their children. The technological innovations (computers, Internet, phone, fax, voice broadcasting, etc.) in the last decades have made working from home easier, less costly and more profitable. The following represents just a small sampling of the many benefits afforded to virtually all home business owners ...

    Time Freedom & Control - Perhaps the most exciting aspect of owning a home-based business is the opportunity to regain control over your own life. As a home-based business entrepreneur, you shape your life depending on your goals and environment. There are no bosses to answer to, no corporate culture to abide by, and no rigid work schedules nor time clocks. Instead, you have the freedom to work and earn as you choose, in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Take vacations when you want ... and you can often write-off a large portion of your vacation, if you plan and handle it correctly.

    Financial Rewards & Security - The financial benefits of working at home are also very attractive. The sky is the limit. Your earnings are a direct result of your performance; you can increase your income without waiting for your boss to give you a raise or promotion. Since your office is a 30 second commute from your bedroom, you save on commute time, gas, transportation expenses, and childcare costs. There is also little need to buy power suits and dress up every workday as you can work in your sweat suit or pajamas. Since you work from home, you have a very low overhead and the opportunity for higher profits. More important, a home business levels the playing field and provides opportunities for people who have too often been shut out of the job market - homemakers, students, retirees, and the disabled, to name just a few.

    Taking Care Of Family - This is especially important for parents of pre-school and school-age children. Teacher conferences, after school activities and the ability to be home when the children are out of school are strong motivators for many families. You can be the one to nurture and provide for them, instead of a babysitter or day care worker. Many choose to run a business from home to strengthen family relationships. A home business allows family members to be involved in the success of the business. Husbands and wives can help in various aspects of the business, while your children have the opportunity to see what you do for a living. Most important, parents can work and earn income, while at the same time taking care of their family. Working from home gives you the benefit of flexible hours and the freedom to adjust your schedule according to the needs of your family.

    Increased Opportunity ... No Glass Ceiling - With so many corporations and industries in a slump, starting your own home-based enterprise means you can create your own income-producing opportunities. Good job prospects can be scarce in some industries, and promotional opportunities within major companies are also shrinking. All too often, bosses undervalue and fail to appreciate the contribution of employees. When you work from home, YOU ARE THE BOSS! You establish your priorities and you call the shots.

    A Healthier Lifestyle ... A Healthier You - Working from home is a great way to remove stressful situations and issues from your life. Working in a familiar home environment will reduce work-related stress. At home, you set your own schedule and work at your pace. If you need an afternoon off for a school function, take the time off. If work gets too hectic, take a break ... without anybody looking over your shoulder. Working from home also eliminates the stress of commuting and office politics. Eliminate the stress of working with difficult people. And without the daily commute you have more time for YOU, your family, your hobbies, and your daily routine.

    Personal Development - The rewards of owning your own business stretch far beyond the financial, physical and emotional benefits. You, as a person, often grow well beyond what you thought your limits were. The education and training that you receive as part of your initial investment are priceless! In return for a low investment, you gain the knowledge and experience required to run almost any business. You also quickly discover your weaknesses, but with the right training and mentoring you can weakness to strength, which will in turn benefit all areas of your life.

    Minimal Risk ... High Potential Rewards - A work from home business offers the unique combination of low risk and unlimited earning potential. You can start and operate your business on a shoestring budget and still create a CEO level paycheck, all without leaving the comfort of your home. As the owner of your own business, you don’t have to worry about lay-offs or corporate downsizing.  Your job cannot be shipped offshore unless you decide to move to some exotic location (with your laptop, of course.)  And you will never hear the words “You’re hired" or "You’re fired” again.

    Social Benefits - Referral marketing offers social networking at its finest; an opportunity to grow a business and nurture new relationships. Many people enter network marketing to create additional streams of income and are pleasantly surprised to find a great group of new friends. Referral marketing offers the opportunity to meet many new people and interact with people outside your regular social circle. You surround yourself with new, supportive friends who are genuinely interested in your success and your team's growth. Everyone on your team supports and lifts each other, since the success of the group is dependent on the success of its individual members.

    Tax Advantages - Using your home as a place of business offers a number of tax advantages. You can deduct a portion of your home's operating and depreciation expenses as business expenses. If done correctly, you can deduct a percentage of your mortgage, property taxes, insurance, insurance, utilities, and household maintenance, repairs and improvements. You may also be entitled to deduct expenses from using a vehicle for your business, including gas, insurance, depreciation, and other transportation related expenses. Please review the Tax Benefits Section below and consult a tax professional for a careful evaluation of what you can legally write-off as a result of using your home as your office.

    Taking advantage of a home-based business opportunity can afford you many benefits. There are not only the monetary benefits, but lifestyle benefits as well. Whether lifestyle or monetary, these benefits can be far greater than the benefits you receive working for an employer. If you are already working in your own home business or just investigating the idea, be sure to evaluate your options and weigh the true value against the true costs. A legitimate home-based business can provide real independence and financial freedom ... if you make educated and informed decisions. Now for a more in depth analysis of the little known Tax Benefits available to home business entrepreneurs...  

    You Can't Afford Not To!!!
    One of the best kept secrets about the home business industry is the myriad of tax advantages afforded home business entrepreneurs. Claiming significant tax deductions for an office in your home is one of the benefits enjoyed by many home-based business owners. What sort of deductions are we talking about?
    1. Typically you can deduct a certain percentage of your living expenses assuming you use part of your home to conduct business. This is certainly possible with a referral/network marketing business because you probably have an office and you entertain prospects and team members in your home.

    2. Suppose your mortgage is $1000 a month and you use 20% of your living space for your network marketing business. This means you can deduct 20% of your mortgage payments, or $2,400 a year.
    3. This 20% of deduction also applies to utilities related to your home. This includes 20% of your electric bill, 20% of your heating, 20% of your water and any other utility associated with the house. If your utilities bills add up to $4,000 a year, that’s an additional $800 a year in business deductions.

    4. If you drive you can write off a significant amount of mileage as long as you make sure you are conducting business when you drive as much as possible. Deducting 10,000 miles a year at the current deduction rate results in an over $4000 deduction just for transportation expenses.

    5. Chances are good that you have a house phone as well as a cell phone. If half of your phone calls are business related, half of these expenses are deductible. If your annual phone bill is $2000, you can legally deduct another $1000 on your tax return.

    6. Most people these days have high speed internet access as well. Whatever percentage of the internet you use for business also becomes a deduction. So if your internet bill is $500 a year and you use it for your network marketing business half the time you can take a $250 deduction.

    7. One of the best tax benefits that business owners get is the ability to deduct all travel related expenses for business trips. As a network marketing business owner you can do business anywhere that your company operates. If your family takes a vacation to Orlando and you conduct presentations and meet prospects regarding your business, you can deduct the cost of airfare, hotel, rental car, and meals.
    If you meet the IRS' requirements for claiming the Home Office deduction on your tax return, you may be able to deduct a percentage of: 
    *      Your real estate property taxes on your home
    *      Mortgage interest payments
    *      Your rent payments if you are not a home owner
    *      Utility bills, including electric, gas, water, sewer, garbage service, etc.
    *      Homeowners or renter's insurance
    *      Depreciation on your home (if you own)
    *      Painting, improvement, and repairs. 
    *      Your car/transportation expense.
    *      Furniture, including desks, chairs, tables, file cabinets, bookshelves, etc. as long as it is used for business purposes.

  • Top 15 Steve Jobs Quotes 2011-10-12T13:44:00.000-05:00

    Top 15 Steve Jobs Quotes:
    • 1. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. ~Steve Jobs
    • 2. Design is not what it looks like and feels like.  Design is how it works. ~Steve Jobs
    • 3. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. ~Steve Jobs
    • 4.A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them. ~Steve Jobs
    • 5. You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. ~Steve Jobs
    • 6. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. ~Steve Jobs
    • 7. One of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex. ~Steve Jobs
    • 8. Picasso had a saying: ‘Good artists copy, great artists steal.’ We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas… ~Steve Jobs
    • 9. There’s nothing that makes my day more than getting an e-mail from some random person in the universe who just bought an iPad over in the UK and tells me the story about how it’s the coolest product they’ve ever brought home in their lives. That’s what keeps me going. ~Steve Jobs
    • 10. No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. ~Steve Jobs
    • 11. I have looked at myself in the mirror every morning and asked myself, ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ and whenever the answer is ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. ~Steve Jobs
    • 12. My job is to make the whole executive team good enough to be successors, so that’s what I try to do. ~Steve Jobs
    • 13. Why join the navy if you can be a pirate? ~Steve Jobs
    • 14. Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles. ~Steve Jobs
    • 15. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. ~Steve Jobs
    People will remember not only the quotes that you say, but the quotes that you live.  How will you be remembered?

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