Saturday, December 31, 2005

Work at home job leads

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Real estate professional Atlanta

Appointment Setting Business2Business Anywhere

Senior Internal Auditor Travel involved Dallas

Internal Auditor Greensboro, NC

Customer Service Representative Possibility to commute SunTrust Bank , Doral FL

ONLINE ADVERTISTING SALES San Francisco

Graphic Designer Boston

Telemarkter/appointment setter Boston

Friday, December 30, 2005

Work at home phone computer support

Here's the link:
http://www.rmscomputersystems.com/jobs.html

Job Responsibilities: Calling back our customers to help them with their tech support issues. Report to other staff members any perceived trends, positive or negative, in calls/e-mails being received and/or solutions being used. Make the best effort to fix the customer's issues and modifications to ensure the problem will not reoccur. Maintain a courteous and helpful professional Technical Support image
at all times. Assess and respond to situations where standard procedures have failed in isolating or fixing problems. Ability to deal with customer issues in a timely manner and show above and beyond customer service. Excellent problem solving skills a must

Required Skills :

* DOS, Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP or Apple MacOS
* Troubleshooting of Operating Systems and Internet connection issues
* Knowledge of computer hardware diagnostic and troubleshooting
* Software installations and upgrading
* Can install / troubleshoot all computer-related devices (video, sound, modem, printer, scanner, camera, etc.)
* Have the ability to research online and work through problems
* Explain computer-related sales and service options to clients
* Advanced communication and people skills

Qualifications

* HS Diploma/Equivalent required
* 2 years Prior work experience in diagnosing and repairing PCs or consumer electronics
*Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends. We operate 24 hours 7 days per week. Holidays Included.

Salary: Ranges depending on experience.

Hours: All shifts are open. Hours are flexible

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Be aware of work at home offers

This is the time of year people try to earn extra money to pay off holiday shopping bills. This is also the time of year scam artists offer easy money with work-at-home schemes. We're taking action to show you what to watch out for so you don't get taken by one of these bogus offers. "These offers always say little or no experience necessary, very few hours, earn lots of money from the comfort of your home. That's just not realistic.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Home business is thriving Sonoma Valley

Wineries, hotels and restaurants play a high-profile role in the local economy, but many Sonomans quietly make a living without even a storefront to announce their presence. Home-based operations make up 20 percent of businesses in the Valley and are becoming not only more common, but a more desirable option for people seeking independence and flexibility.

Some businesses start out of the owner's home and grow into an office or retail space. Other times, owners have no intention of leaving home.

"It's come to a new position of envy," said Patti Peters, who has run a business-training company out of her home for 15 years. "In the old days, people would comment that you probably couldn't get a job anywhere, now they're asking, 'How can I do that?'"


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Companies that regularly hire telecommuters

Here are companies that regularly independent contractors or employees to work from home.   This list is updated on a regular basis as we find out about new companies. 

Work at home admin jobs


Work at home as an internet researcher 

Work at home tutoring and teaching education 


Work at home phone jobs


Work at home real estate and mortgage jobs


Work at home medical transcription and coding jobs


Worl at home accounting and bookkeeping jobs



Work at home texting

Saturday, December 24, 2005

John Higgins's workday is filled with constant interruptions. That's because the packaging-company executive usually works from a home office, where his "co-workers" include his wife, Kelly, his four-year-old son, Jack, and his five-month-old black Labrador, Plato.

One recent morning, the pup got hold of a roll of toilet paper and minced it into many, many pieces. Mr. Higgins, who is his own workplace janitorial service, had to clean up the mess.

But that wasn't the last diversion during our 40-minute phone conversation. Mr. Higgins was interrupted a total of four times if you count the time he heard his son's voice coming closer and feared the boy would barge in, as he usually does, with his latest action figure. "Uh-oh, here we go," said Mr. Higgins in a hushed tone. "Here he comes." (False alarm: The boy went into the garage.)


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Commute alternative: Work home

Commute alternative: Work home

By Tammy Cilione
Poughkeepsie Journal



Transit strikes and other events preventing travel to and from New York City don't have to mean a day off from work anymore.

Chuck Wilsker, president and CEO of the Telework Coalition headquartered in Washington, said telecommuting is a viable solution when events such as transit strikes prevent workers from getting to their jobs.

But Wilsker said using the telecommuting method effectively requires people doing it more than just once in a while
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US Patent office lets examiners work at home

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced plans today to offer 500 patent examiners an opportunity to work from home next year most days of the week. USPTO officials said the agency must offer alternative work arrangements to attract and retain high-quality employees.


The expanded telework program will begin in February 2006 with two-week training sessions for about 40 employees at a time. USPTO officials said they hope to have 500 patent examiners in the telework program by September 2006.


Patent examiners who telework will come to the headquarters office in Alexandria, Va., as infrequently as once a week to attend meetings or take care of business that cannot be conducted from home. For those days, examiners will reserve time to use shared offices.


USPTO has an aggressive hiring quota for fiscal 2006 to cope with an onslaught of new patent applications. The agency received more than 400,000 patent applications in fiscal 2005, a record number. Officials said they hope to hire 1,000 patent examiners in 2006, many of them with computer and electrical engineering degrees.


The salary range for USPTO patent examiners is $34,548 to $135,136.


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Friday, December 23, 2005

Virtual Assistant Business do and don't

Virtual Assistants (VAs) are highly skilled professionals who provide administrative support and specialized services to businesses, entrepreneurs, executives, and others who have more work to do than time to do it. Examples of services a VA can do include web design and maintenance, word processing, meeting and event planning, desktop publishing, internet research, e-mail coordination, business start-up consultations and so much more. This can be the perfect work-at-home opportunity for many with good computer and Internet skills. Following are several Do’s and Dont’s to keep in mind for starting and operating your Virtual Assisting business.

DO -- Decide on a targeted market and initially focus your marketing efforts in that area. By developing a “niche” in your field, your reputation spreads quickly and soon you become a recognized expert. Several specialties include: medical, legal or business transcription, resume consulting, transaction coordination -- real estate industry, desktop publishing, manuscript preparing, academic typing, e-mail support, internet research, etc.

DO -- Be creative about where you can find business. The Internet offers a large variety of potential for clients just waiting for you to contact them. Actively network and don’t limit your marketing to simply placing a few ads in newspapers or the Yellow Pages. You want to find where there might be a need—and go fill it!

DO -- Write a complete business plan and marketing plan. Too many leave out this vital step and waste valuable time unorganized and without a clear-cut goal and direction for their business. When starting a business you will have tons of ideas floating around. You need to materialize all these and put them into a workable plan of action.

DO -- Develop a website that looks sensational! Your website is often the first connection a potential client has with your services. It must immediately let them know that they are dealing with a professional. Your site must then have the POWER to draw them to you and contact you. Let them see that you value quality by the look and feel of it. Additional tips include letting them know what services you offer and why you are qualified to offer those services by mentioning your experience and education. Be sure to include points on why you stand out among the rest and are the BEST! For example, if you have been featured in articles, radio shows, etc., have them listed with the dates.

DO -- Learn everything you can about starting a business. Knowledge is power and the more you know, the greater your chances for success. Look to online services and message boards and chats to talk with other Virtual Assistants operating a business. Remember these are often run by pros who have been in business for years and are willing to share their experience. For example, I mentor and manage virtual assisting boards on several entreprenuer forums. With 20 year’s experience, I often know what works and what doesn’t in starting a business and staying successful, so my experience can prove beneficial.

DO -- Join associations that are targeted for our Industry. A few of the more popular ones are IAVOA.com and IVAA.com, but there are many others. By connecting with these associations and being active, you learn from them what works and what doesn’t and you are able to post your questions to associate members via list serves often getting answers to your questions within minutes.

DO -- Read, read, read. By frequently continuing to increase your skills and your knowledge of your profession, the end result is a more confident satisfied you. Every tip you get from a book can be a new tool in your business. I recommend highlighting areas from several books and adding them to your library. Keep in mind that you might not use that idea today, but it might apply to specialties you might add down the road.

DO -- Enjoy!! There’s no greater feeling than landing that first client or finishing your first big project. Plus, wait until you get the opportunity to tell someone you own and operate your own virtual assisting business. It sure beats I’m a secretary at .... Plus, when you enjoy your business it shows. Your clients will sense your positive attitude and want to be a part of your team.

DON'T -- Underprice your services. The average virtual assistant today makes $25 to $70 an hour, depending on their skills, services offered, location, and years of experience. Don’t make the mistake of assuming if you charge the lowest prices, you’ll get the most work. You won’t. Instead, you’ll end up working outrageous hours for peanuts! Clients will pay more for professional services. When a potential client discovers you’re charging a lower rate than standard, they often feel they will receive a quality of services that is also lower.

DON'T -- Overextend yourself. One of the common mistakes many virtual assistants make is to accept too much work and then not be able to accurately complete it. Learn to say no or have a back-up helper who can assist you with any overflow work. Remember one of the most important ingredients for success is keeping your clients satisfied. If you overextend yourself and make a lot of errors, it will jeopardize your business.

DON'T -- Get discouraged. It takes time to get a business going. Plan ahead and have money saved in reserve. Don’t buy items until you have found the best possible price and there is an absolute need. This advance planning takes the pressure off of having to make money NOW. If things are slow and the phone just isn’t ringing ... MAKE IT RING!! There’s plenty of work out there, you just need to aggressively pursue it.

Finally, the most important ingredient for success is your belief in yourself. If you believe that with your skills and experience, you can own your own business, then there’s nothing stopping you. DREAMS DO COME TRUE. SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO MAKE THEM HAPPEN.

Diana Ennen, author, publicist, book marketer and mentor. She has written numerous books on operating a home-based business including Virtual Assistant: the Series and is president of Virtual Word Publishing http://www.virtualwordpublishing.com and http://www.Publicity-VA.com.

Work at home jobs

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Java, XML, DHTML Framework Development Role San Fransisco

Clinical Coordinator RN California

Document tester San Fransisco or Dallas-Fort Worth

Loan officers California


Mortgage Consultants
Anywhere


3d graphic artist Chicago

Sales rep Chicago

Ebay expert technical writer

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Telecommute in Connecticut

Telecommute CT is a great resource if you are a business or a resident in CT.

If you would like to become a telecommuter, Telecommute CT! offers tips and guidelines to help you figure out whether you are a suitable candidate, and if so, how to make your case to your manager and how to benefit the most from your telecommuting experience.



Key points to help determine if you have what it takes to telecommute


Advice on how to get approval from your boss to telecommute


The benefits of telecommuting for the employer, employee and the community


Tips from experts on how to make the most of your telecommuting experience


Experiences of people who have taken advantage of telecommuting


The latest news for telecommuters

Friday, December 16, 2005

Without the structure of an office outside of our homes, it is easy to scatter anything work related all over the house. We still need to complete our work in a timely and efficient manner. After all, the less time we spend working, the more time we have with our family. An organized home office will make for a faster and more pleasant workday. Here are a few ideas to get you and your home office organized.

1) Do you have a home office? You don’t necessarily need an entire room, but you should have a well-defined space to contain all your office essentials and files.

A desk in your bedroom that will hold your files, paper, pens, calculator and of course computer will do fine, especially in the beginning.

If your “office” consists of the dining room table, some of the drawers in your kitchen, a file cabinet in the basement and the computer in the bedroom, you may want to think about organizing everything in one spot.

Are you spending a lot of time searching for a particular document, running from room to room to find it? Consider moving all your files and papers to one central location, preferably close to the computer if that’s where you are doing the bulk of your work.

2) Keep your personal files and papers separate from your business things.

You will eventually have enough paperwork to deal with without having your personal bills, magazines and the kids’ after-school schedule mixed in there. Create a separate spot for those somewhere outside of your home office space.

3) Create a file system that works for you. Remember, you may be working for someone else, but when it comes to your home office, you are your own boss.

Think about how you look for a particular file or piece of paper. What will be the easiest way for you to find it? Then create a file system that works for you. Don’t worry, if you don’t get it right the first time, you can always resort and try again. Sooner or later you will come up with a system that is “just right” for you.

4) Take a good look at your work area. Do you have piles of papers, files, mail, floppy discs and CDs lying around? Do you notice anything else piling up? Set aside a few hours and put everything away. Use your new file system and find “homes” for anything else.

5) Now that you have your office organized, set aside a few minutes at the end of your workday to keep it that way. Try to “leave work” for the day with a clean, empty desk. You will appreciate it the next morning. This will also prevent you from ever coming across a huge pile of papers again.

6) Add a personal touch to your office. Bring in some pictures of the kids; add some pretty plants, inspirational quotes, or anything else you can think of that will make your office a pleasant place to work in. In addition to getting and keeping you in a good mood whenever you step in your office, you are more likely to keep it clean and organized if it is a place you treasure. So splurge a little on some special office d├ęcor.

7) Let’s talk about the files on your computer. You can waist just as much time searching for an online document as for a piece of paper. If your computer is used for work as well as for personal use, create a work folder and use subfolders for particular employers, projects etc.

Again, come up with a file system that works for you and keep your work files separate from your personal files. This is particularly important if other family members access the computer as well. If that’s the case, and you are using Windows XP, I strongly recommend setting up a separate user account just for work and password protecting it. This will prevent other family members from accidentally changing or deleting your work files.

8) In addition to your regular files, you also want to keep your emails organized. Let’s be honest, we have all wasted time searching for a particular email that contained some vital information we needed fast. Setting up folders for different clients and projects has worked well for me, but again find a system that works for you and stick with it. Sort the email as soon as you read it. It only takes a second or two to drop it in the appropriate folder, but will save you a lot of time if you have to find it later.

9) Now that you have a good filing system (both physical and digital) in place, set aside a little time every few months (or weeks if appropriate) to purge your files. We can quickly accumulate a lot of documents both in our file cabinet and on our hard drive that we no longer need. At the very least, try to purge your files twice a year.

10) Now that your office is organized, you may also want to take a look at organizing your time. Again, come up with a system that works well for you.

I encourage you to start with a few of these ideas to get your office and yourself more organized. You will be surprised by how much time you will save not searching for files, papers or the stapler. Before long, you won’t know how you ever functioned without an organized home office.

Nell Taliercio is the owner and founder of http:http://www.TelecommutingMoms.com – which is a leading resource website with work at home jobs and everything a telecommuting mom would need. Come visit us today!

Work at home job leads

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Mortgage Protection Life Disability Insurance Sales with Leads Doesn't state location

Manager Claims Greensboro, NC

Inside sales Austin

Recruiter Tech industry Newport, CA

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Work at home job leads

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Registered Nurse Anywhere

Inside Sales PA

Chemicals/Sales Representative TX

Telephone Project Manager Salt Lake City, UT

Loan Officer Chicago

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Work at home job leads Dec 12th

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Loan officers San fransico, CA

Web developer San Fransico CA

Director of online sales San Fransisco, CA

ETS Part-Time Opportunity - Scoring TOEFL-Speaking and Writing Boston, MA

Data Entry Boston, MA Please watch out for this one Data Entry is always one area of high scammers

Customer Service work from home PT/FT with benefits Anywhere

Excel Data Entry Anyehere


Inside Sales New York

Using freelance sites to telecommute

How is your job hunting going? Have you had problems finding legitimate jobs? I don’t know if you’ve ever thought about using freelance websites to obtain work at home, but this should be something you look into. It might not be for you, but you never know until you try.

So what would the benefit be to using a freelance website to obtain per project work at home? The first and most obvious benefit is that you would be earning money to help pay your bills, but the less obvious benefit would be that you are gaining valuable work at home experience to put on your resume! There are many employers out there that would rather hire a telecommuter that has worked at home before and if you have no work at home experience on your resume, they may go with someone who does.

However, using a freelance website is a bit different. Many times the people posting the projects just want to use your services for a short time and for a specific project. They don’t necessarily care if you’ve worked at home before. Therefore, it could be easier to get a couple projects like this under your belt and then you can place that job on your resume! It will look good to other potential long term employers to see that you have experience working for someone at home.

You might also be able to get projects that you don’t have a lot of experience in, but want to do more of to build your resume up. If you want a full time job at home with a company, let’s say transcribing, but they all want you to have experience transcribing, it could possibly be easier to get projects off a freelance websites and that way you can build your experience for the jobs you really want.

So this sounds great, right? What is the downside? I would have to say that the downside if two-fold. One, there are going to be others bidding on the same project, more then likely, so you still have competition and many times the winning bid seems to go to the person who is willing to work the cheapest. Not always the case, but it does happen. So you might not necessarily make what you’d like to.

The only other downside I personally see is that if you want the security of a full time paycheck, this might not be the way to get it. You are usually working on a project basis and then when that project is over you’re done, but you need to remember all the positive reasons for trying this type of work…I choose to look on the bright side and I would rather have one project that paid me enough to cover a bill for the month then no projects and no money. Plus, you never know when you may end up with someone who wants to use you on a more part time to full time and/or exclusive basis. I have a client/friend who uses one of these freelance websites to post projects often, and she would be a great person to work for! I’m sure there are many more people like her posting projects that would be great people to work for.

There are many freelance websites out there. You can go to www.google.com and type in freelance websites or freelance job websites and I’m sure you will pull them up. The only two I’ve heard much about are www.elance.com and www.guru.com. Now as with anything, you need to make sure that the freelance website is legitimate and fully research how you will get paid and if there are any fees. Here is just some very basic information about elance and guru to help you get started:

eLance

Subscription fee’s (in order to bid on projects)

There are different packages ranging from free to $30.00 per month

Transaction Fee

There is a fee of 8.75% commission on the invoiced project if you win the bid and the fee is called a “finders fee”.

Payment

You can either be paid through eLances online billing and payment system or your regular client billing and payment process. A $10.00 fee applies for wire transfer withdrawals above one per month through their system.

http://www.telecommutinganswerlady.com - and for more telecommuting and home based business information head over to http://www.mommysplace.net

Monday, December 12, 2005

Working from home is good for the company

Trust has been the biggest barrier to supporting people teleworking but that may be set to change. By Wendy Taylor.

AUSTRALIANS have eagerly embraced the key tools and technology - a mobile phone, a notebook computer and broadband connection - that make working away from the office, a realistic option for a host of professionals, managers, sales staff and technicians.

In 2002, more than 72 per cent of all Australian households and 90 per cent of households with an income of more than $75,000 had access to mobile phones, and notebook computers and broadband have been taken up with similar enthusiasm. Since pioneering the notebook computer 20 years ago, Toshiba Information Systems Division (ISD) has sold 1.25 million notebook computers in Australia and New Zealand and in the last year the number of broadband subscribers has more than doubled. Today there are more than 2.1 million broadband subscribers in Australia.



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Sunday, December 11, 2005

More federal workers telecommuting

Although recent studies have shown that the federal government needs to do more to promote telework, the government actually saw a significant increase in employees working from home in 2004, according to the results of an official survey.

The study, conducted annually by the Office of Personnel Management, found that teleworking by employees increased 37 percent last year, with 140,694 federal employees participating in telecommute programs.

This increase continues an overall trend in the government since OPM, with help from the General Services Administration, started tracking telework status in April 2001. At that time, 72,844 federal workers telecommuted, OPM found.
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Working at home profiles

Stephanie Perry-Torrey works what might be the ultimate in flex time -- when her infant daughter is napping, when her husband takes the kids to the park, in the middle of the night when she can't sleep.

"I set my own hours," she said. "That helps to make work a pleasant experience."

Perry-Torrey is one of 6,000-plus home-based agents for Palo Alto, Calif.-based LiveOps, which provides call-center services for businesses
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Home based call center agents

There are an estimated 100,000 home-based phone representatives in the United States. The Gartner Group predicts that by next year, 10 percent of all call centers will be using home-based agents in some capacity.

For years, Tim Whipple managed in-house call centers at Victoria's Secret. And despite the company's reputation for style and glamour, it was far from fun.
"I would have to take whoever walked in the door and make them a call center rep," he says. That inevitably meant costly training, substantial motivational challenges and high turnover.
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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Virtual Home work

BOWIE, Md. - From her home office in the suburbs, Susan Smith is part of a movement that may help stem the flow of American jobs to low-cost Asia.

Within a decade, about 3.3 million service-sector jobs will be offshored, or shipped to countries with low labor costs, according to a projection by Forrester Research, a consulting firm.

But Smith is part of a parallel movement called "home-shoring." Instead of moving offshore, call-center jobs like hers are going to home-based U.S. workers, and software-programming jobs are moving to low-cost U.S. metro areas such as Oklahoma City or rural Greenville, N.C., instead of to India.

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Work at home jobs week ending Dec 9th

Please Note- A Legit Company will not ask you for money. These are unresearched work at home job leads. Use common sense if it sounds too job to be true-it probably is. Please post in comments if you have any replies to the jobs applied

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Healthcare Coding Consultant Boston

Internal Auditor North Carolina



Part-time online teacher Anywhere in US

Freelance writers

Whydoworks announce website review program

According to the founders of WhyDoWork.com, the most important information regarding the legitimacy of a work at home program or product rests in its users. With so much uncertainty in the telecommuting and home based business industry, the launch of the product review system at WhyDoWork.com will help unlock the mystery and uncertainty surrounding many work at home opportunities with genuine reviews posted by members of the site's user community.

With the addition of the reviews system at the site, members will have the ability to upload their own products for review, post reviews regarding existing products, and get the information they need to make an informed decision before spending any money.

The new review system has been integrated with the sites current offerings, therefore existing members will not be required to sign up again or change any settings in their account, and new members will enjoy the same free sign up process.

With WhyDoWork.com growing at a rate of over 200 new members per week, the reviews section will give both new and existing members a chance to voice their opinions on a wide range of products and services including affiliate programs, eBooks, popular telecommuting employers, high yield investment programs (HYIP), and more.

Vital to the success and impact of the reviews system at WhyDoWork.com is the contributions of the member community. The active user community will enable the reviews section to grow into the Internet’s largest work at home product review database, where essential information is available free of charge, 24 hours a day.

About the Company:
WhyDoWork Inc. is a Toronto based company responsible for the publishing of www.WhyDoWork.com, a foremost online resource for stay-at-home parents, entrepreneurs, and those looking for quality work at home businesses, resources, advice and job postings. WhyDoWork.com is committed to providing its users with the best online resources available to work at home entrepreneurs totally free of charge.