Automatic Espresso Machine for the Business

Automatic espresso machines are a great addition for any business office, because you are giving your employees something they don’t have at home, or that they may be paying for on their way to work. That added benefit of a great cup of coffee, an espresso, a latte or any other type of coffee mixture is one that is going to help get your employees to work on time, in a manner that they will be ready for work, and ready to grab that cup of espresso and get busy on what you need them to be working on.

What are you giving your employees right now?
If you have a coffee maker in the break room right now, but you often times will see employees walking around the office with something else in their hand, it is time to get an automatic espresso machine and put your employees on track for the day. An automatic espresso machine is going to make many types of drinks, from the coffee, to the espresso, to the latte, and the cappuccino. Providing added benefits to your employees will make them enjoy their day that much more when coming to work. It is something they most likely don’t have at home, and would love to have when coming to work.

Many types of automatic espresso machines area going to be digital, so they can be set the night before, and they will start the brewing process before anyone actually comes to the office. Yes, this means that someone has to take care of cleaning and filling the machine, but most likely you are not going to have to talk anyone into doing this because it is an easy process and one that take just a few minutes a day. An automatic espresso machine is one that will give your employee that ‘thank you’ every morning as they grab a cup of caffeine and they head their way back to their office.

An automatic espresso machine is one that will be an investment for your business, and for your employees. As the employees are not stopping to purchase that drink every morning you are saving them money, and the will realize this! You could even start a coffee fund if needed, where the employees are paying just a small fraction of what they would if there were to stop and purchase that cup of espresso or latte in the morning. This could offset the price of the ingredients and the filters that you purchase for the office machine.

Think about how much one person spends on just one cup of coffee or latte or even a cappuccino every morning, if it is $1.00 or $.75 it will add up. Now if you were able to save the employees this much money, every day, and then over the course of a month, it is like giving them a raise! Get an automatic espresso machine and give a little back to those who are in your office working hard at your business dealings every day!

Budgeting and Contingency for Your Home Business

Small businesspeople have their perks. They can work at home, in pajamas if they want, and seldom have to take orders from anyone but themselves. But with the fun part of the job comes certain responsibilities, in the form of budgeting for your (hopefully) growing business, and assuring that there are contingency funds available should problems arise. And problems will arise. The first step, even if you consider yourself a math whiz (few of us do) is to invest in a copy of The Simply Budgets Program for Money Management. This incredibly easy to download, easy to use program shows you all the ways you may be losing money without even realizing it. By getting a handle on your unnecessary spending, you can curtail it, and even reverse the trend, towards savings. And since so many personal expenses are included, too, you can use it to delineate your personal and business expenses for tax purposes! The second step towards budgeting accountability is to get a handle on your accounting procedures. It may be easy to leave it for your accountant or, worse yet, fob it off on your significant other, but this may be leaving you open to all sorts of tax penalties or unpleasant surprises when you’re trying to pay your bills. It’s a tutorial that’s done completely online, at your own pace. Learn how to take care of your own books, save yourself money and aggravation, and maybe you can even start charging others for your newly learned expertise! If you’re truly going to become accountable for budgeting and contingency, it’s crucial to build the credit of your business. Whether you’re a sole proprietor or incorporated, you’re going to need credit in order to grow. Your identity is vulnerable, if you bank online, make purchases over the Internet, or even use your bankcard at your local gas pump. In this day and age, bad things can happen to good people. Predators can steal your identity and open accounts in your name, or (yikes!) that of your business. Protect your identity with Identity Guard. They give you three ways to protect your business credit, and can provide fraud protection as well. Your livelihood deserves the best protection you can offer. Lastly, a true budgeting and contingency master always leaves room to grow. Hopefully, your business will be a smashing success, and you’ll need to hire tons of people to help you rake in the dough. Robert Allen & Mark Victor Hansen are the authors of The One-Minute Millionaire, which teaches people how to cultivate a mindset of success before manifesting it. Their new book, Cracking the Millionaire Code: Your Key to Enlightened Wealth, gives step-by-step strategies to cracking the unique codes in our own lives, that can keep us poor and unhappy, or help us build enlightened wealth. They’re even offering a host of bonuses if the book is purchased through the link below. To your success, and the achievement of all your business dreams!

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Massage Therapy and the Entrepreneur

Some people enter massage school to help others through healing touch. Some attend massage school to work in a particular field such as sports medicine or in a spa environment. Others receive massage training to satisfy a different ambition. They want to:

¨ Own their own business

¨ Be their own boss

¨ Make a lot of money

The massage industry is not immune to capitalistic instincts. Nor should it be.

Many massage schools tout the income potential of a career as a massage therapist. Income projections for a good massage therapist range from $50-$75 per hour. That translates to about $65,000-$100,000 a year depending on the number of clients served each day. This also requires that you are working independently and managing your own client base.

As attractive as a six-figure salary for providing massage therapy may be, the reality is that the median income for a massage therapist is $35,000. Many massage therapists only work part-time and quite a few are working in spas or health clubs as an employee or sub-contractor. So apparently, the big money in massage therapy goes to those that own their own business and practice full time.

So can you make big bucks as a massage therapist?

It is definitely possible to make a quite decent living as a massage therapist. But don’t expect to strike it rich right out of massage school. You will have to build up a fairly substantial client base and that doesn’t happen overnight. Many new massage therapists go to work in a spa or health club to gain experience and build a reputation. Others perform massages for a very low fee or even for free just to get some buzz going about their capabilities. It can be a slow go once a therapist is out on their own and quite a few massage therapists call it quits as a full time enterprise early on.

As in any business it is usually the person that works the hardest and provides the best service that becomes successful. It takes patience and perseverance to build a business from scratch. It also takes some decent business skills. A self-employed massage therapist should be prepared to spend time managing financial records, keeping licenses current, filing taxes appropriately and treating their massage therapy practice like the business enterprise it is.

If starting at square one and taking the slow road to success is not appealing you may want to consider jump-starting your massage business by making an investment in a massage franchise. For a mere $39,000 you can become the proud owner of a Massage Envy franchise.

Massage Envy is a hot new franchise that currently boasts 101 units in operation with a total of 274 franchise units awarded. The company offers a recognized brand, training program and ongoing support for franchisees. Each Massage Envy clinic offers a variety of massage modalities and is open 7 days a week. As an owner you would employ multiple massage therapists. Heck, you don’t even have to be a massage therapist to own a massage business like this one.

There is no doubt that the demand for massage is growing rapidly and the need for massage therapists will grow right along with it. Those therapists with excellent massage skills, good business sense and a dedication to service can expect to make a comfortable living. Others can take satisfaction in helping others to deal with pain and stress while making some decent part-time income.