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Small Office, Home Office (SOHO)

How to Set Up a SOHO Computer Network
Find out how you can set up your own computer network for convenience or to share information between users. The Network Dictionary web site explains how a typical SOHO Ethernet Local Area Network can be set up to accommodate up to 10 people. Setting up the network software and groupware is covered, along with how to connect the local network to the Internet.

Get Helpful Tips for Choosing an Auto Body Shop
Finding an auto body shop is not something that most drivers do regularly, and the tips included in this article will help a consumer make a good decision about where to have work done. It includes valuable suggestions for evaluating different options, including asking the insurance company for a list of body shops. Working from the list, a consumer can check them out to find one which can perform the work quickly and at a good price, using name brand parts. Looking for an auto body shop Los Angeles with great prices and personal service? See Westwood Auto Body on the west side at Westwood Blvd. north of Olympic.

How to Find Cheap Rental Cars Online by CRX (Car Rental Express)
Consumers who want to keep a close eye on the bottom line should consider cheap rental cars. Business travelers and others from around the country should make a point of checking out this informative article. Going online is an effective way to find the lowest possible rates for an auto rental. The site also includes a number of related articles on topics such as how to choose the right car rental coverage, the advantages of renting from an independent rental agency, how to handle an issue when renting a vehicle, and more. For excellent prices and car rental Marina del Rey, be sure to check out Marathon Car Rental, with three Los Angeles locations: Marina del Rey, Downey and Hermosa Beach. See Rent A Wreck in Los Angeles for great deals on monthly and long-term rentals in West LA, specializing in renting to under 25 and under 21 drivers.

Great Customer Service
It doesn't matter if you're running a one man/one woman enterprise or running a corporation with thousands of employees, one of the major keys to your success is customer relations. Customer relations can be as simple, according to this article, as remembering to call your customer by his or her name. The trick is to make the customer feel that he or she is your only concern. You should take care of problems quickly, be polite, actually listen to what your customer has to say, ask questions and follow up. The article reminds us that it is far easier and less expensive to keep a customer than it is to find a new one. Also on this page are links to several other articles of interest to the home businessperson, such as five marketing mistakes to avoid and a helpful article on the importance of knowing your local zoning restrictions.

Snail Mail Marketing with Bulk Mailing Software is an Effective Sales Strategy
Companies who try to save money by doing away with postal software and mass mailing programs are making a mistake. Direct mail is still an effective marketing strategy, and this informative article provides specific examples of why companies who cut back or eliminate their programs are behaving in a misguided manner. Find out why personalized mailing are preferable to sending out mailers in bulk to a purchased contact list. MailersMVP gives you a best-price guarantee on the industry-leading bulk mailing software programs; they have been in the direct mail marketing industry nearly 20 years and know the best programs for professional mailers.

10 Great Tips When Setting Up a Home Office for the First Time
If this is the first time for you to set up a home office, this article at About.com is a big help. The first tip involves making a list of your critical needs such as a laptop, a chair, and a small desk. The second tip is how to choose an effective space in your home, while the third one is how to be creative in your chosen space. The fourth tip is about having proper lighting, and the fifth tip is about having a dedicated telephone. The other tips focus on how to manage your time effectively.

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