Starting A Print Cartridge Refill Business? Here Are Some Things To Consider

Business is about finding opportunity and taking full advantage of it. One of the greatest business opportunities in today’s market is the remanufacturing of printer cartridges. It is an industry that is emerging, environmentally friendly, and best of all profitable.

The biggest challenge the print cartridge remanufacturing industry faces is operators who are out for a quick buck. In order for the remanufacturing industry to gain full acceptance and trust, it needs entrepreneurs who are committed to operating ethically and producing a quality product. If you are someone who wants to build a business based on quality of product and service, you should consider the remanufacturing industry. Here are just a few things to think about before you dive in head first.

There are three kinds of support you will need Business, Technical, and personal.

Business–Accounting, Dealing with the government, employees, vendors, finance, incorporation, you name it; business has many facets. Do your homework before starting any venture. Make sure you have a business plan that outlines what you plan to do and how you plan to do it. Any business project can seem overwhelming. There are many fantastic resources that can help you through. Take advantage of the SBA and local chambers of commerce. These organizations want to see strong local businesses and can help you take full advantage of all help available.

Technical–Just as technology advances with software and computers, printing technology advances as well. Every year, there are new brands of printers and cartridges. If you start an ink and toner business you will need a way to keep up with the latest changes and remain profitable.

Personal–Like any other business, this will have peaks and valleys. When you hit the low points, it is helpful to have someone or something you can turn to keep your mind on the business and give you guidance on what to do next.

One thing you will need to do is learn how to sell. You can be the best ink and toner technician in the world, but that means nothing if you cannot sell your product. If you don’t care for sales, I recommend a partner who can is comfortable with sales or design your business with some type of sales supports system. Sales are the life blood of any business. Selling is a learnable skill. If you are one of the many that is uneasy with sales, there are many books and seminars that can help. Just remember that as long as you are being ethical, there is no wrong way to sell: There are only ways that are more effective than others. You will discover the most effective techniques with experience. Finding a good sales mentor will really speed this process.

This world needs entrepreneurs. It also needs print cartridge remanufacturers that operate quality, ethical businesses. It is true that there are no guarantees in business, but there is plenty of opportunity: The print cartridge refill industry is a great one of those.

Jason Jones reminds you that one thing that is essential for choosing the right printer for you or your business is knowing the page yield of its cartridge. This is knowledge you need to determine cost and performance. Visit http://www.inkandtonerinfo.com for a Free Ink and Toner Page Yield Guide. You’ll be glad you did! Jason is also happy to answer any questions you have about the ink and toner remanufacturing business in general.

Most Notable Things of the Decade

Many things happened over last decade, which had direct impacts and big influences on our lives. When saying about the most overrated things, people may think about President Obama, Tiger Woods or the War in Iraq. However, the results are different. Our most overrated things of the last decade include the new atheism, American Idol, singer Mariah Carey, Wall Street crash, Swine Flu Epidemic and so on. Let’s discover more notable things of last decade in the list below:

 

The New Atheism

Christopher Hitchens’ book “God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything”, Richard Dawkins’ book “The God Delusion” are attacks on religion when they argue why God doesn’t exist.

Atheists have released good reasons to criticize religion and promote science during the decade.

 

Left-wing Media Bias 

 

The term “Left-wing Media Bias” has became so famous in the decade when “liberals” have taken control of the media. It is a type of accusation that makes criticism without backing it up with facts.

 

SUVs 

 

A sport utility vehicle or SUV is considered as the motor vehicle of the last decade. The vehicle has become famous in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

 

The Swine Flu Epidemic 

 

The H1N1 or “swine flu” virus caused panic and fear throughout the world, killed over 18,000 people since it appeared in April 2009. More than 4.9 billion doses of vaccine were also required to stop the swine flu.

 

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps is a 25-year-old American swimmer who won a total of 59 medals in major international competition including fifty gold medals, seven silver medals, and two bronze medals.

 

American Idol

The American Idol among the greatest reality television competitions aims to discover the best solo singer talent.

 

American Idol is considered as the most impressive show in the television history. It is also regarded as the best spring-board for many artists to develop their singing career.

 

Box-office Records 

 

Studios have frequently released box-office records such as “the most profitable movie of all time” even during the Great Depression.

 

Mariah Carey


With over 200 million albums, singles and videos sold worldwide, American singer and actress Mariah Carey was recognized as the world’s best-selling recording artist of the 1990s.

 

The Wall Street Crash 

 

The decade of the 2000s saw a severe economic recession that began in the Wall Street, United States in December 2007. The recession has heightened degrees of unemployment and economic hardships

 

The Terrorist Threat 

 

Since the attacks of 9/11, many news of later terrorist attacks have been reported. The terrorist thread has become the worst threat facing the world and every government has been trying to control terrorist attracts.

 

 

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Is it Possible to Make Money Selling Things on the Internet With No Inventory?

Do you want to make money from home selling brand name & reputable products without paying a cent for inventory?

With millions of Make Money from Home Entrepreneurs online raking in thousands & tens of thousands of dollars weekly you may think that all the great make money online business opportunities are gone but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

In the early 2000s it was kind of tricky selling products without inventory if you didn’t have a website catering to only a handful of companies willing to allow you to “sell” their products to your website visitors without buying inventory.

These type of companies rely on you as a referral system to “send them traffic” to their websites, and you then will get paid a commission on the back end based on how many visitors you sent that converted into paying customers for these companies products & services.

So for instance, a pet store would allow you to “sell” their products by you promoting, marketing and sending customers to the pet store website so the pet store website can then handle the credit card processing & customer service. This form of “selling” products online without inventory is called “affiliate marketing”. Remember, Pets.com with the sock puppet in the early 2000s that’s one of the early affiliates out there. Unfortunately, my Hip Hop audience at that time didn’t want to buy any pet products so I didn’t sell 1 thing.

Fast forward 10 years and you now have unlimited make money from home opportunities with no need for inventory. Here are just a few ways to sell products without inventory on the internet.

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3 Things That Will Harm Your Relationship

Every relationship starts out with promise. There is excitement and happiness. The union is fresh and new. What could be better? But then time wears on and little problems start to creep up. Perhaps there are genuine issues, but more often than not the things that destroy a relationship can be prevented.

Many relationships start to fall apart as soon as the newness wears off. Maybe the partners thrive on the excitement factor and they don’t know what to do when that is gone. Other relationships function fairly well for the first years, but then problems seem to appear. But no matter when the discontent starts, they usually stem from the same sources. These problems that hurt marriages can be prevented, but you need to be aware of them.

You don’t talk anymore. Maybe you communicate about everyday things like what is for dinner or what movie to go see. But what about deeper communication? Do you know your partners hopes and dreams? Are you connected to them in such a way that you know when they are having a bad day or a good one? Communication whether it is through words or actions is vital for a healthy relationship. Everyone needs someone they can confide in, and if your spouse feels they can’t talk to you they may turn to someone else. Which can lead to our next relationship killer.
Infidelity. No matter how secure you are in your relationship, when your partner has been unfaithful it shakes the very foundation. Infidelity doesn’t always mean having a sexual relationship with someone other than you spouse. It can also mean having an intimate relationship of any kind with a member of the opposite sex. Deep meaningful conversations, spending a lot of time together, etc., are all things than can be considered unfaithfulness. You need to realize that this type of activity can lead to a sexual relationship. In addition, the confidences you are giving to the other person are things you should be sharing with your spouse. By keeping the lines of communication open in your marriage will help to prevent one spouse or the other from feeling like they need to confide in someone else. A happy and successful relationship should be built on a strong foundation of full fidelity and communication.
Lack of emotional attachment. This one fits right in with communication and fidelity. You need to feel an emotional attachment to your partner if you are going to have a successful relationship. If you have full communication and are completely faithful, this should be fairly easy. However, at times in a relationship you may feel that you are missing that attachment. Distractions from work, family, and other responsibilities can leave you feeling detached from your partner. You may begin to feel like you don’t really know your spouse anymore, they have become a stranger in your home. When you sense the attachment is lacking, it is time for action! Spend some quality time with each other without distractions like television or children. Find a sitter and go out to dinner or just for a nice drive. Talk with one another and reconnect. You should make time for each other a priority so you can stay connected.

Many relationships fall apart because of problems that can be avoided by learning to communicate effectively, staying completely faithful, and keeping connected with your partner. Relationships take work, but by making it a priority yours doesn’t have to be a victim of relationship killers.

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10 Things to Consider Before Engaging in an ERP System Implementation

There are many reasons companies engage in software implementations, often times, it’s because they’ve either outgrown the existing system, or it’s become obsolete.  Other times, it’s because they’ve been forced to downsize and need a system that will help automate processes and make each employee more efficient. Or perhaps their company is part of a consolidation effort and a new enterprise‐wide system is required to consolidate data among all entities.

Whatever the reasons for engaging in a new software implementation, the process can be complex and fraught with unforeseen twists and turns if you are not prepared. What many companies don’t realize is that the more effort spent prior to engaging in a software implementation can make all the difference as to whether or not their implementation is successful. Here are 10 points to help guide your way before the implementation process even begins:

1.) Do as much up front work as you can. Get your needs and pain points on paper. Be specific. If possible, create a flow chart with what you would like your new processes to look like and details about how your business works. This allows your reseller to know your specific needs and make the software work for you.

2.) Consider environmental variables. Evaluate the functions and capabilities of staff members as well as the physical specifications of your company. All too often companies do not take the intangibles into consideration. For examples, a business that wants to increase business by adding inventory cannot if its warehouse is already overstocked.

3.) Once you’ve written down a comprehensive list of your needs at every level of your business, prepare a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) that states the exact functionality required by your company in the new software (then distribute this to various resellers).

4.) Find a reseller who is properly staffed to handle your needs. The company should be able to handle all aspects of the implementation or have partners available for outsourcing. Ask the reseller how many implementations they are currently running in order to avoid their capabilities being spread too thin. Be sure the reseller is equipped with a support staff that is accessible 24/7 as well.

5.) Get everything on paper. Ask your software reseller to document the specifics on how your issues will be resolved in the new system. For instance, some resellers provide Gantt Charts outlining implementation steps between the company and the reseller. Don’t forget to review the chart before signing it so both parties are on the same page.

6.) Allocate appropriate resources. When implementation begins the transition can be facilitated if a company assigns a project manager to make sure the staff is available for training. On average 20‐25% of your staff’s time is standard in order to move the implementation process along. Consider seasonal timing when you begin implementation. It’s wise to start the process during your slow season.

7.) Complete up‐front work before beginning the process. This will save you both time and money. Clean your database. Define detailed roles and processes within your organization. Examine how you fulfill orders, your invoicing process, check writing, and end‐of‐month allocation.

8.) Conduct a conference room pilot. Get all top executives to review a day in the life of the software. Enter transactions, run reports, etc. It’s best to fix mistakes in a test environment rather than waiting until you go live, or after the entire staff has been trained.

9.) Budget accordingly. Avoid sticker shock by understanding what you are purchasing and how it will fulfill your business needs. Be aware that the more components and functionality you add on, the longer and more costly the process will be. Prepare your staff for the new system. Expect a learning curve and be amenable to making adjustments.

10.) If possible, avoid custom programming. It is often more cost‐effective to slightly adjust your processes to meet the software as opposed to heavily modifying the software to meet a specific need that may not be that important to your business. In some cases this cannot be avoided. In this case, document your needs as specifically as you can, as much can be lost in translation.

In conclusion, preparation is essential. Most of these steps can be performed prior to engaging in any implementation, or signing a contract (although some resellers may charge you for some of these services). Regardless, spending a little time thinking about your implementation project can save you exponentially down the line in terms of wasted hours, energy, and dollars.

 

Ralph Ceccarelli is Vice President at Southeast Computer Solutions in Miami, specializing in implementing ERP, manufacturing, distribution, warehouse management solutions for businesses in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. He has been helping businesses stay in business for more than 20 years. For more information on improving your ERP systems and leveraging technology please call 305-556-4697 or visit http://www.southeastcomputers.com.