Carnival of Business and Entrepreneurship #1

Monday, December 3, 2007 at 7:26am by Site Administrator

Greetings! Welcome to the first edition of the Carnival of Business and Entrepreneurship. Although this is the inaugural audition, we got a huge response to our submission call. We had received 80 posts for this one. Based on quality and relevance to the topic, we have selected 73 posts to be featured on this carnival. I request all carnival participants to promote this carnival on their blogs. This is necessary to make this carnival popular on the blogosphere. Without further ado, here are the posts in the order they were received.

David B. Bohl presents A Messy Desk is the Sign of a Messy Desk | Slow Down Fast Today! ~ David B. Bohl posted at Slow Down Fast Today!. David says, “I was amused recently to see that one of the major office supply stores now carries not only filing supplies but also, believe it or not, “piling” supplies. These consist mainly of plastic envelopes and folders where you can put everything regarding one project together and leave them on your desk.”

Andrew Erickson presents 7 Ways to Screw Up Your Sales This Holiday Season posted at WebSite Werx.

Carol Bentley presents Lets be frank about stamps posted at Carol Bentley.

Woody Maxim presents Get rid of outsourced data entry workers, use macros instead posted at Woody Maxim.

Stephen Dean presents Copywriting Technique: Blow It Up… posted at Stephen Dean’s Copywriting And Internet Advertising Blog – Copywriter.

Charles H. Green presents Tony Blair and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis–It’s the Basics posted at Trust Matters. We tend to forget that success is about hitting singles, not homers; about the basics, not about fancy tricks.

Ralph Jean-Paul presents Develop Mental Toughness posted at Potential 2 Success. MVPs, CEOs, extraordinary leaders, and successful people of all kinds have it and so should you. Develop, strengthen and master your ability to perform under pressure, bounce back from failure, and excel in life.”

Emmanuel presents Why are you in business? posted at Emmanuel Oluwatosin: Inspiring Excellence, Realising Ambitions.

James D. Brausch presents Some Competition From The Ranks posted at

Rebecca Suzanne Dean presents Gary Halbert Recommends posted at Rebecca Dean.

Charles Eglinton presents eBay Photos Simple Studio posted at – eBay Bidding Tips & Selling Tips.

Ian Richardson presents What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? posted at Make Everything EzyAs123.

Joshua C. Karlin presents Missed Marketing Opportunities – Israel?s El Al & Your Business posted at Marketing & Fundraising Ideas.

Jim Sansi presents When To Kaizen posted at The Kaizen Business.

Warren Wong presents How To Win Someone’s Heart posted at Personal Development. Do you want to win someone’s heart and gain their trust and loyalty? Here are some tips on how to go about doing it.

Sutocu presents 7 Steps to Profitable Website Planning posted at Your Website Profit. A website is really an online business and should be planned out from the beginning as any other business.

Kenton Newby presents The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Starting Their Online Business posted at

Kingsley Tagbo presents How To Find IT Jobs posted at HOW TO LEARN COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FAST OR GET A JOB EASILY.

Fred Black presents Milk the Cash Cow! posted at Fred Black: Internet Business Blog..

Mitch McDonald presents Free Reprint Articles: The Secret to Increased Site Revenue posted at FYI

Mark Riffey presents The Customer Vanishing Act: Where’d Your Customers Go, and Why? posted at Business is Personal.

Terry Dean presents 80/20 Rule In Time Management posted at Internet Business Coaching by Terry Dean. presents The 2 Simple Ways to Get Your Website into Google Search Results posted at – Discover. Inspiring . Media. For businesses on a budget the inexpensive way to promote your site is right in Google’s search results.

Campus-Business presents Tips For Running A Business In Your Dorm Room | posted at Campus Business.

Wanda Grindstaff presents Success Through Service, the Most Important Component! posted at Creating Abundant Lifestyles.

Hueina Su presents The 212 Degrees Attitude posted at Intensive Care for the Nurturer’s Soul.

Ron Ruiz presents Stay-At-Home Mom Creates Million Dollar Product posted at The Business Ideas-Making Money Blog.

Robert Phillips presents Get More Traffic Automatically posted at CYBERCA$HOLOGY.

Richard Lee presents Your Product Idea Incubator posted at Richard Lee.

Steve Oliphant presents What would you do? posted at Steve Oliphant’s Musings.

Miami Phillips presents How Often Do You Change? posted at Miami Phillips – Being Happy In Biz and in Life. A story of entrepreneurship, cruising in a sailboat, building a business and being true to your self…

Dominic Tay presents Unleash your True Potential: Lead your Ways to Success posted at Personal Development Blog for Winners. In business world, innovation and leadership are two important factors that lead an employee to a successful career. With the growing needs to attend the family needs and earn a living at the same time, work-at-home businesses are flourishing.

David Kam presents Psychological Effect of 99-Cent posted at

Erek Ostrowski presents The Positive Consumer Experience posted at Verve Coaching:: Life, Growth and Leadership, Boston MA.

James D. Brausch presents Get Out Of The J.O.B. Trap posted at

Ed Rivis presents 4 Steps to More Sales in 7 days or less. posted at Ed Rivis.

Thomas D. Brownsword presents Where I Am, Where I Am Going, And How I Will Get There posted at Business Action Steps.

Paul Heingarten presents Blog Update posted at PRH Solutions Blog. An update on how I’m using blogs to make money online.

James Alenteal presents How about THIS response booster: 26.7% Conversion Rate! posted at James Alenteal’s Conversion Rate Clinic. A website conversion (sales response) boosting tactic got an amazingly high amount of sales.

Artthailand presents Genesis of a gallery. Genesis of a life. posted at artThailand.

Edith presents The 5 Rules of Writing Effective Email posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act..

Jenn Givler presents Mindful Marketing: Marketing without selling your soul posted at Create a Thriving Business.

Ralph Jean-Paul presents 7 Reasons Why You Haven’t Reached Your Goals Yet posted at Potential 2 Success. Check this list of reasons why your goals have not been met then go out and accomplish those goals.

Cocoy S. Rambuyon presents Quick Tips In Finding A Perfect Home & Office Online Based Opportunity posted at COCOY S. RAMBUYON.

Alvaro Fernandez presents Cognitive Fitness, The Future of Work, and Concept Maps posted at Brain Fitness Blog. What the future may bring to enhance our productivity.

SJ Yee presents The FAQ Book on Public Speaking posted at Personal Development for the Book Smart. SJ says, “Public Speaking is an essential skills for any entrepreneur. Fortunately, my good friend Eric has written a book to help you improve your speeches and captivate any audience! This is my review of his book.”

Steve Bainbridge presents Why Starbucks Doesn’t Franchise posted at Professor Bainbridge’s Journal. This post – Why Starbucks Doesn’t Franchise – asks why Starbucks uses a company owned store model, while Subway uses franchises. What are the transaction cost differences that explain the difference in business models?

Andrew presents How to Become Great in any Field – Success Secrets Revealed posted at Personal Hack. Interestingly if you take a person who is very successful in one field, and put him into another one usually they’ll be able to achieve a very similar level of success in the new field.

Cocoy S. Rambuyon presents Can Blogging Really Generate More Visitors, Buyers?? posted at COCOY S. RAMBUYON.

Ivan Rios presents How to Win Negotiations By Seeking Differences posted at

John W. Furst presents Why Should You Write A White Paper? posted at E-Biz Booster Blog. Use white papers to promote your products and services and beat straight sales pitch by offering problem-solving, free information to your prospects. They will love you for it. Many businesses could increase their publicity and sales with this strategy.

Steven Lafler presents Adventures in Self Employment posted at Self Employment for Bohemians. Steve Lafler is a self employed bohemian who has successfully avoided holding a full time job for over twenty years.

Jim Sansi presents 15 Minute Link Exchange Strategy posted at The Kaizen Business.

GP presents Fueling the Fire of Passion posted at Innside Montana-Your Home at the Range. Making a life is as important as making a living. It’s not an either-or decision. values and purpose – not great products – defined successful businesses. The same holds true for taking the plunge to start a business , take up a new passion.

Kathleen Gage presents Is Blogging Necessary? posted at Street Smarts Marketing.

Lori Prokop presents Sales Training and Your Marriage—Humor Helps! posted at Alan Altmann Keyboard Culture Sales Training.

Alex M presents Effective online marketing: what works? posted at We talk on making money on the Internet. In this article, Alex offers the readers a few techniques that work fine for the promotion of websites.

Yazan Manasrah presents Uncluttering your mind posted at The Blasted Crossing. Want to find out how to gain the focus and mental energy to accomplish the daily tasks you must do?

Surfer Sam presents Small Business Startup. Strategy and Planning for Small Business. ! Surfer Sam posted at Surfer Sam and Friends. Strategy and planning for your first business. Brainstorming the product or service. Analyzing the market, finances, business operations and risk.

Ivan Rios presents How to Win Negotiations By Seeking Differences posted at

Doug Boggs presents Your Cup Runneth Over posted at Boggs Development Group, LLC. Once you introduce yourself to the storyteller inside your head, you can start working at last on the life and relationships your true self has long hoped to have. With effort, your cup may indeed begin to run over.

Lorraine Cohen presents Letting Yourself Have Outrageous Success and Personal Happiness posted at Powerfull Living. How often do you say no to the people and things that would increase your business success and personal happiness? Learn key tips to change your nos to YES!

Andy presents Homeless Guy on Roller Skates Inspires a New Name Brand posted at Money Walks. Homeless guy on roller skates makes it big, starts a new clothing line.

The Money Moose presents The Future of Cars and the Entrepreneurs that Create Them posted at MoneyMoose.

Sglover presents Secrets of an Entrepreneur’s Mind posted at Business & A Cup of Tea. Principles shared by entrepreneurs.

Career Counselor presents Six Time Management Tips for the Self-Employed During the Holidays posted at ask the CareerCounselor. Home workers and small business owners typically encounter a tricky balancing act during the holidays. You work from home, at least in part, in order to spend more time with your family, but during the holiday season self-employed folks just can’t drop everything to make way for family events and school plays.

David Kam presents Beautiful Maiden Business Strategy posted at

Justin Consuegra presents Drop Shipping, A Detailed View posted at Drop Ship Digest. Many new entrepreneurs start with drop shipping. Here is a look at the process.

James Alenteal presents What Really Works, Part 5 ? Why Pretty Sites Don?t Sell. posted at James Alenteal’s Conversion Rate Clinic.

Steve Lafler presents Should I Grant Credit to my Clients? posted at Self Employment for Bohemians. Granting credit to your clients can lead you to the top of the pile or to ruin — proceed with caution but realize this is a great way to expand your business.

Jenny presents November Earnings Report posted at the so called me.

[email protected] presents How To Improve Your Skills And Get A Lucrative Job posted at THE FASTEST WAY TO LEARN TECHNICAL SKILLS OR GET A JOB.

That concludes this edition. Next edition of this carnival will be hosted here on December 08, 2007. Submit your blog articles using our Blog Carnival Submission Form. Please consider linking back to this carnival at your earliest convenience.

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  1. Hi:

    Can you please change the email address posted on the last link “How To Improve Your Skills And Get A Lucrative Job” to my name “Kingsley Tagbo”, to prevent my email address from getting spammed.

    Thanks for including my article.

    Kingsley Tagbo, IT Career Coach

    Comment by Kingsley Tagbo — December 3, 2007 @ 7:43 am

  2. You have many quality articles here, as well as many quality authors. It’s going to take me a day just to get through them all!

    James Alenteal

    Comment by James Alenteal — December 3, 2007 @ 7:58 am

  3. Great kickoff Amy

    Gave you a stumble too!


    Comment by Lorraine Cohen — December 3, 2007 @ 1:39 pm

  4. Wow, 80 submissions for the very first edition! This looks like the beginning of a great carnival. Thank you for including my post!


    Comment by Hueina Su - Intensive Care for the Nurturer's Soul — December 3, 2007 @ 2:18 pm

  5. Thanks for including my Entry. =)

    Comment by Personal Development for the Book Smart — December 3, 2007 @ 3:11 pm

  6. Excellent information. I shared the link to your carnival with the clients of my small business incubator.

    peace, Villager

    Comment by Villager — December 3, 2007 @ 4:11 pm

  7. Great debut!

    Good luck and thanks for including John’s article about “White Papers”.

    For the next edition you might want to think about introducing categories. It makes it easier to comprehend. — Mary S.

    Comment by Mary Stanton — December 3, 2007 @ 11:52 pm

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