Growing a profitable business from home is possible even in these uncertain economic times. Nothing could be tougher than leading change and transition in an old congregation. This article discusses some pertinent points for church leaders or pastors charged with leading transition or renewal in their local congregations. Candidate C’s income is below the threshold to receive Medicaid. Thus his healthcare is paid by the governent. Every big, successful company throughout history, when confronted with such a surprise, has refused to accept it. It’s a stupid fad and will be gone in three years,” said the CEO of Zeiss upon seeing the new Kodak Brownie in 1888, when the German company was as dominant in the world photographic market as IBM would be in the computer market a century later. Most mainframe makers responded in the same way. The list was long: Control Data, Univac, Burroughs, and NCR in the United States; Siemens, Nixdorf, Machines Bull, and ICL in Europe; Hitachi and Fujitsu in Japan. IBM, the overlord of mainframes with as much in sales as all the other computer makers put together and with record profits, could have reacted in the same way. In fact, it should have. Instead, IBM immediately accepted the PC as the new reality. Almost overnight, it brushed aside all its proven and time-tested policies, rules, and regulations and set up not one but two competing teams to design an even simpler PC. A couple of years later, IBM had become the world’s largest PC manufacturer and the industry standard setter. There are several states which have adopted laws requiring insurance companies to cover hearing aids, but my own state (New York) is not among them. The cost is a very real (and excruciating) concern for us. People without any medical concerns or disabilities have no idea how little insurance really covers. My son’s feeding tubes weren’t covered at first, and they were $350 each! C-Pap isn’t covered, or is only marginally covered. Hearing aids, of course, are not covered at all. When you have a child with more than one medical issue, a family can easily fall into financial ruin. I know families have lobbied NY state for years to amend the laws for insurance to demand coverage for hearing aids for children. Unfortunately, no one has been successful to date. If you want to advocate for hearing aid coverage, the first person to contact would be your state representatives in congress. Creativity can be taught and business leaders should put in the effort to teach creativity systematically to employees. Business leaders can use a six step approach to teach their employees to be creative and innovative. These six steps are a combination of Plsek’s Directed Creativity Cycle created in 1992 and Luecke and Katz Innovation model of 2003 (Cropley 2008:271). The first four steps involve creativity and the last two steps involve innovation.
Just about anyone can join the 1%. There are thousands of people who have done so by putting themselves through college, or starting their own business, with little or nothing to start with. It’s obvious that American healthcare is not perfect, but it is one of the best in the world and that is due to competitiveness brought on by the free market. It is tragic that America has decided to fix the system by taking a step backwards into such a self destructive system. As of 2013, individuals making $200,000 per year and families making $250,000 a year will be assessed an additional 0.9% on their normal Medicare payroll tax. People and families in this same income bracket will be hit with a 3.8% surtax on investment incomes. But, prior to that surtax, the capital gains tax and dividends for all individuals will be raised from 15% to 20% in 2013. 7. Candace, Queen of the Ethiopians, Acts 8:27. The Candaces were female rulers of in the African nation of Ethiopia (also known in ancient times as Kush). Unlike Queens of some other African Nations of that time, the Queens of Kush, who were independent rulers, known as Candaces, a distinctive title that existed for 500 years. One Candace received the information about spiritual matters from her treasurer who was baptized by the Apostle Philip during a long journey on state matters. She was receptive of new and better ideas to benefit those she represented. These powerful women had qualities and skills of being national political leaders, rulers, and warriors. They were decision-makers, negotiators and goal-oriented. The market for rubber carpets is indeed a large one; if you open a production factory for this type of business, you are sure going to break even within a short period of time. You need to learn an appropriate skill before starting this business. Let me illustrate: two job candidates sit in your office with exactly the same technical skill-set. Who do you choose? You choose the candidate with the better soft-skills (friendliness, confidence, optimism, etc.). It’s exactly the same way your customers choose to do business with a particular sales person, or why some companies offer better service, or why some companies have better management. Given that the product is equal, the choice comes down to which personality you would prefer to work with. Your choice is based on a soft-skill. Similar to other state laws requiring hearing aid coverage for children, insurance companies must provide hearing aid coverage for children under the age of 18: limits may be set to $1,400 per ear and new hearing aids may be purchased every 36 months.
This strategy offers distinct advantages to a small or medium sized company trying to conserve its cash and keep its payroll under control. A top Vice-President of Marketing could cost $200,000 in today’s economy on a full-time basis. Many companies don’t need nor can they afford such a person on their team, but could greatly benefit from fractional portion of that person’s time. So if your company needs this type of talent part time (say a day per week), it could spend $40,000 a year and still have access to strategic thinking and the skill sets of a top marketing executive without having to pay for it on a full time basis. Your first espresso cart could be a start of a much larger business. The key is to not actually spend your time selling the coffee and, instead, employing someone else to do the job. The disadvantage of this structure is that people tend to become compartmentalized and work rigidly on functional tasks. In order to make more efficient use of resources, project teams can be set up to operate across these functional boundaries. Rapid growth is another sure sign of crisis in an organization’s theory. Any organization that doubles or triples in size within a fairly short period of time has necessarily outgrown its theory. Even Silicon Valley has learned that beer bashes are no longer adequate for communication once a company has grown so big that people have to wear name tags. But such growth challenges much deeper assumptions, policies, and habits. To continue in health, let alone grow, the organization has to ask itself again the questions about its environment, mission, and core competencies. Spoken English coaching is popular home based business idea. If you are fluent in English you can start Spoken English coaching classes. English is globally recognized language. People are ready to spend money to develop a skill related to spoken English. The class can be started with minimum investment. However, you have to be perfect and professional in teaching English. Teachers can contribute greatly to the student’s social and emotional health during this critical time. Throughout the middle school years, it is important that teachers set firm boundaries in their classrooms. This structure helps children in the early middle school stage of development learn how to play within the rules. This means that they can better relate to their peers and they will accomplish the ability to properly associate with others. In the later stage of middle school development, setting appropriate boundaries will teach children where it is and is not appropriate to challenge authority. This sets the stage for the rest of their human development. Children who properly learn this skill can go on to create change in the world while children who fail to learn this skill may become anti-social.