Tom Holthus

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Jun 23

Eleven Identity Theft Misconceptions

“What you don’t understand could put your identity at risk” – April 3, 2015 IDShield When it comes to protecting personally identifiable information (PII) and reducing risk of identity theft, the more accurate information you have, the better off you are. Here I share some common misunderstandings about identity theft and explain the reality of …

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Jun 22

Common Scam Characteristics

The bad guys are getting more creative each day. There is a wealth of information in the web about scams. I find that most people do not have the time to search for and read them. I will present a few of them and highlight their common characteristics. Sample scams from IRTC ( This is …

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Nov 26

Identity Theft Overview

Identity Theft Overview – Are you a Victim? Definition: “When someone else gains access to your personal information and uses it without permission”. Someone’s identity is stolen every 2 seconds in the US. It is not a matter of if you will be compromised; it is a matter of when. This blog is a brief …

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Mar 28

10 of My Favorite Success Quotes

Here are 10 of my favorite Success quotes: 1. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. ~Jim Rohn 2. Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit. ~Napoleon Hill 3. The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure. – Sven Goran Eriksson 4. …

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Sep 24

Tips for Small Business Owners to Improve their Self Confidence

Succeeding in business can be tough at times. We all need a little help in finding the confidence to keep rising to the many challenges that heading a small enterprise can throw at us. If you don’t already, begin exercising regularly. Even a 20-minute walk can do wonders for your confidence and overall well-being. If …

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Jul 11

How to Use Your Creativity to Grow your Business

Your business depends on your creativity and advertising skills. The more innovative you are with your marketing strategies, the less problem solving you’ll have later on since profits won’t be a problem area. You can use creativity in all aspects of your business. Here are a few of the areas where you can be creative: …

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Jun 17

How to Find People Interested in a Business Opportunity

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? You need to create a strong team that will make things happen for you. Use the following strategies and get ready to make some money. If you are looking for people to help build your business, you can start by contacting the people you …

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Jun 13

4 Keys to Create a Passive Residual Income

4 Keys to Create a Passive Residual Income By Thomas R Holthus As a full time worker, or even a full time entrepreneur, there’s a limit to how much income you can generate from individual efforts. Since time immemorial astute business men and women have engaged in wealth building by leveraging the efforts of their …

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Jun 04

Sales Tips to Warm Up a Cold Call

Do you own a home-based business? One of the quickest ways you can start getting results is to pick up the phone and make calls. The challenge is that many of the conversations you will have are cold calls. Cold calling is calling prospective customers on the phone and delivering a sales pitch. This method …

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May 28

Time Management Skills for Business Owners

Time Management Skills for Business Owners By Thomas R Holthus As an entrepreneur, you know all too well that in order to be productive you need to manage your time effectively, allowing a balance between work and your personal life. Every area of your life requires time and attention, so chances are you often wonder …

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