Business


14
Nov 05

Ghostwriting

A ghostwriter is a writer who writes under someone else’s name, with their consent.

Ghostwriters are often employed by celebrities to write autobiographies in situations in which the celebrities themselves may not be talented writers.

A ghostwriter can also be used to edit your book, or work directly with you – ghost writing your book from start to finish.

It is easy to hire a ghost writer – there are many agencies that hold details of ghostwriters and have vetted them for the quality of their work.

Alternatively, if you want to become a ghostwriter, these agencies can find you work.

You can find out more about high quality ghostwriters online.


14
Nov 05

Franchise

Franchising is a method of doing business wherein a franchisor licenses trademarks and methods of doing business to a franchisee in exchange for a recurring royalty fee.

A franchise agreement will usually specify the given territory the franchisee can use, as well as the extent to which the franchisee will be supported by the franchisor, such as through training and marketing campaigns.

For some consumers, having franchises offer a consistent product or service makes life easier. They know what to expect when entering a franchised establishment.

You can find out more about franchising on the internet, including the risks of franchises, and reputable franchise opportunities.


13
Nov 05

Shaklee

Shaklee

The Shaklee Corporation is a multi-level marketing corporation focused on the development and sale of environmentally-friendly, natural, high-quality nutrition and personal hygiene products.

Shaklee was founded in 1956 by Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee, Sr. and has since established operations or distributorships in Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico and the United States. The company claims a worldwide direct-sales force of over 700,000.

Through its independendent distributors, Shaklee offers a wide range of nutritional supplements, weight loss products, cosmetics, personal hygiene products, and domestic cleaning supplies, as well as air and water purification appliances.


8
Nov 05

Offshore Banking

Offshore Banking

An offshore bank provides financial and legal advantages. Offshore banking advantages are tax and privacy-related.

Nowadays offshore banking is made easy, as offshore bank accounts can be opened online. It is possible to open an offshore bank account in 30 minutes.

You can compare the services and costs of each offshore bank account online.


26
Oct 05

Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. It gives people the “skills for the job of living” necessary for independent and satisfying lives. Services typically include:

* Customized treatment programs to improve one’s ability to perform daily activities
* Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations
* Performance skills assessments and treatment
* Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
* Guidance to family members and caregivers

Every day, children and adults have or develop health conditions that significantly affect their ability to manage their daily lives. With the help of occupational therapy, many of these individuals can achieve or regain a higher level of independence. When skill and strength cannot be developed or improved, occupational therapy offers creative solutions and alternatives for carrying out daily activities.

Who Can Benefit From Occupational Therapy?

A wide variety of people can benefit from occupational therapy, including those with:

* work-related injuries including lower back problems or repetitive stress injuries
* limitations following a stroke or heart attack
* arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or other serious chronic conditions
* birth injuries, learning problems, or developmental disabilities
* mental health or problems including Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress
* problems with substance use or eating disorders
* bad habits like nail biting and hair pulling
* burns, spinal cord injuries, or amputations
* broken bones or other injuries from falls, sports injuries, or accidents
* vision or cognitive problems that threaten their ability to drive

How To Become An Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapy practitioners are skilled professionals whose education includes the study of human growth and development with specific emphasis on the social, emotional, and physiological effects of illness and injury.

Most Registered Occupational Therapists (OTR) practicing in the field today possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. However, in recent years, the entire profession has advanced its educational standards to post-professional levels. By 2007, all OTRs will enter the field with a Masters or Doctoral degree. The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) generally earns an associate degree.

Practitioners must complete supervised clinical internships in a variety of health care settings, and pass a national examination. Most U.S. states also regulate occupational therapy practice.


25
Oct 05

Blackberry Phone

Blackberry Phone

The BlackBerry is a handheld wireless device providing e-mail, telephone, text messaging and web browsing and other wireless data access.

Thanks to their gains in popularity, BlackBerry devices are also used in social scenarios for setting up dates or movie viewing times with friends and acquaintances. The ease of keying in and sending not only e-mails, but mobile “short messages” (SMS) as well, is particularly practical, e.g. to quickly answer a mail message to a sender with mobile phone (but no BlackBerry …)

The ability to read e-mail that is received in realtime, anywhere, has made the BlackBerry devices infamously addictive, earning them the nickname “CrackBerry”. Smaller blue-coloured models of the BlackBerry are colloquially nicknamed “BlueBerrys”. The devices were called RIMs by some early adopters after the abbreviated company name displayed prominently on early BlackBerry devices.

A common musculoskeletal disorder has arisen from repeated Blackberry use. Dubbed Blackberry Thumb, it causes pain and tenderness in the thumbs to a point where people have problems using them, thus minimizing dexterity.


24
Oct 05

Background Checks

A background check is a process in which the specifics of an individual’s past are revealed for the purposes of employment, obtaining access to classified information, or obtaining restricted items.

The amount of information included on a background check depends to a large degree on the sensitivity of the reason for which it is conducted. Here are a few examples of the type of information collected in a background check:

* Criminal and incarceration records.
* Litigation records.
* Driving and vehicle records.
* Education records.
* Employment records.
* Financial information
* Licensing records.
* Military records.
* Social Security Number

Nowadays it is possible to have a background check carried out on anyone. These checks can be done discretely on the internet.


23
Oct 05

USANA

USANA Health Sciences provides science-based health products, that are distributed internationally through network marketing.

Network marketing (also called Multi-Level-Marketing or MLM) is a business model which utilizes a combination of direct marketing and franchising. Typically, individuals become associated with a parent company in an independent contractor relationship. Sellers are compensated based on their sales of a product or service, as well as the sales of those they bring into the business.

USANA‘s products provide adequate cell-level nutrition, fiber, and antioxidant protection for our bodies. It’s founder, Dr. Wentz is applies focusses on creating new approaches to nutritional wellness, particularly in the area of antioxidants in countering the negative effect of “free radicals” in the human body. Free radicals are believed to be the cause of many degenerative diseases, and spawn from a variety of factors including pollution, high-fat diets, lack of exercise, and smoking.

USANA Health Sciences now operates in 13 countries including: USA, UK, Netherlands, The Carribbean, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong.


17
Oct 05

Yellow Page Advertising

Yellow Pages directories are usually published annually and distributed for free to all residences and businesses within a given coverage area.

Many businesses use the yellow pages to attract more customers in their local area, but find yellow pages ineffective as their listings are often buried under similar listings.

Here are some tips to make your yellow pages advertising stand out:

1. Put an eyecatching headline on your yellow page advert, highlighting a unique benefit your business has over its competitors, e.g. “pizzas delivered in 30 mins or you get it free.”

2. Offer a small discount if you quote a code from your advert – this will make your ad stand out more from the others, and customers will be more likely to call your number.

3. Consider an online yellow pages advert with a link to your website, and all the areas that you cover. Your listing is most likely to be at the top of the search engines and indexed by google.

4. Advertise in multiple categories of the yellow pages, as your customers may not find you in one category. You should be able to negotiate a discount for advertisements in multiple categories.

Yellow page advertising can be set up in minutes on the internet. This is one of the most effective ways of quickly attracting local customers for your business.