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Freelance Writer

Status: Member since December 17, 2008
Location: United States of America
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Laura Bell is Freelance Writer. The Bell Business Report offers common sense business advice and how-to info for running your business. It takes the everyday headlines apart, dealing with business news, and shows you how to put that information to work for you.

Not a day goes by that there isn’t another headline about what’s happening with the credit crunch and the world’s financial crisis. Lately, it has been the Fed lowering the interest rate that’s a record-breaking low. Credit card companies are getting hit with new rules and we still don’t know what’s going to happen with the auto industry.
Many people use the Internet as a research tool, searching for information on their favorite topics. For some, that search turns serious as they look for information to help them comprehend a disease which has either struck them, a friend or a loved one.
Almost everyone with an e-mail address has received an Internet chain letter. And those netizens that read newsgroups are used to seeing them posted constantly.
Americans are renowned for our Yankee ingenuity. We seem to love to tinker, create and invent. When someone does invent something new, they quite rightly want to get it registered and promoted.
U.S. citizens who have sent off their checks hoping to arrange for the transfer of funds from a foreign lottery payoff are finding instead that their checking accounts have been plundered without their permission.
Buying and owning your home has always been the American dream. Since the 80s, it has been harder to make this come about. Mortgage craziness and nutty prices have put many middle class people out of the market.
The real estate industry is in flux and will be for quite some time. The latest are bailouts to various banking institutions. We are jumping back to the 80s. Some may not remember the savings and loan bailouts. It was a mess. The recession of the early 90s exploded shortly thereafter.
If you listen to those who are making big money from selling the get-rich-quick books, you will believe that starting a business on the Web is easy enough for a toddler.
This may seem to be a simple concept, but nothing is farther from the truth. When it comes to economic decisions, there are always two sides to the picture. Taking the cheaper option may end up costing more later on.
Many small business owners don't realize that they can run their shop with a several tiered pricing structure and still be successful. This by my definition means profit.