Archive for August 2009
Are you considering becoming a business mentor within the home based business industry? Mentors and trainers are becoming more and more important for those that want to master how to make money with an online business. Taking on the responsibilities of a mentor is not something you should take lightly, or without proper planning.
If you have been in the home based business industry for only a year I would question if you were ready for the demanding task ahead of you. It is critical to have experience in building a business to success. It is suggested not to consider becoming mentor with only of two years of business experience. Having more then two years, not only gives you experience but also allows you to compile a wide variety of data and modules that is tested and proven to assist others.
Before becoming business mentors you need to be aware of what your roles will be. Having your roles outlined before you take on this new under taking will not only assist you in maintaining professionalism and accuracy with your clients, but will also allow your clients to have predictability. Thinking that mastering one technique will be enough to provide a solid foundation to teach others, is a sad and dangerous misconception. You need to have a wide variety of knowledge to handle any obstacles or challenges that may arise. You are not only taking on your business but you are managing others. This is not something you can take lightly, as people’s future will rely on our expertise.
While many are building careers, and lucrative incomes by becoming a qualified mentor, you can not enter into this solely for the money. Having a real desire to help and assist others to reach their goals with their home based business is mandatory. If you are doing this solely for income and not for the intent of truly helping others, you will hurt yourself in the long run. In the home-based business industry many business mentors get referrals and high recommendations. Earning those recommendations can keep you in business. Doing this for the wrong reasons can slowly have you losing clients, and your income.
You will be in high demand by the entrepreneurs you are training. It is suggested if you are just starting as an online business mentor not to take on a lot of students. It is important to have a training and support platform down, before you start mass training. Working with a small group before you start mentoring a larger group will help you to have an accurate system, and modules down that will help you and your students. Getting to know what their needs, requirements, to fully assist them in the business trends that you will be training.
A business mentors job is rewarding, yet can be stressful. Proper planning, and having a system to help organize your trainees will eliminate much of the stress. The fact is you are no longer just concerned about your business, but will also be taken on their business success as well. While it can be stressful assisting in someone else success can be equally rewarding as your own.
Some basic hazardous items such household chemicals may well be able to be just packed in a cardboard box, before sending out via a parcel carrier. However there are a reasonably wide number of items that will require the use of specialist hazardous materials packaging, which may vary wildly in requirements.
The main categories of hazardous items that require specialist packaging to transport are toxic waste or chemicals, biohazards, nuclear, explosive or flammable items. Whilst this list is not comprehensive, and will vary from country to country, it does give you a good idea as to what items your company may handle, that will require hazardous materials packaging to transport them in.
These can vary from the obvious things such as fire retardant packaging for use in packing parcels that may contain potentially inflammable materials, through to more extreme forms of packaging.
Certain medical supplies such as human organs will require very specialist packaging materials to ensure they are bulletproof against damage in transit, and that the organ inside remains healthy. This may involve the packaging requiring external devices to keep it at a set temperature inside, no matter what the temperature is outside.
Other medical items that will require special packaging are those that are required to transport medical waste. Even minor low-level nuclear items such as those for use in research laboratories fall under virtually the same hazardous packaging guidelines as those for high-level nuclear waste.
The watchword here is to think “Would I drive around with that in my car”, if the answer is “No” then you probably have an item that needs specialist hazardous packaging.
Due to a great climate and global positioning, Nigeria is one of most fortunate nations when it comes to agriculture. In this way, the Nigerians have plenty of agricultural resources to explore and even to export. By effectively managing the available agricultural resources, Nigeria is also able to improve its economic status by exporting.
Agricultural implications in Nigerian economic development
Whether we are thinking of the coastal mangrove, northern savannas, woodland savannas or rain forests – Nigeria has it all. Besides the petroleum industry, the agriculture industry is also an important resource for economic development and increase of GDP level. Having this in mind, during the last 20 years more than 40% of the GDP level was derived from the agricultural sector.
In the same time, agriculture is an important factor in Nigeria since it contributes to the rate of employment and creates new and reliable employment opportunities. Currently, more than 60% of labor force is concentrated in the agricultural sector. Similarly, farming is a very resourceful activity in Nigeria and only 33% of nation’s land is under cultivation. In this way, the agricultural sector will also be one of the main fields of activity in the future.
Furthermore, the government also favors the development of cooperative societies with the purpose of encouraging the industrial agriculture because in Nigeria due to a diverse climate, it is possible the production of almost all agricultural products in the semi-tropical climate.
Agricultural sectors in Nigeria
Before the 1960′s, agriculture was the main activity in Nigeria. However, once with the development of the oil exporting industry it became necessary the import of food. In order to maximize the agricultural outcomes, other agricultural areas were developed during the last decade.
In this way, the main agricultural sectors in Nigeria are the following:
- Food Crops
The crop production was the main agricultural activity in Nigeria for a long time and currently comprises of beans, rice, palm oil, yams, cocoa, groundnuts, melon and many other food crops that are favored due to the tropical and semi-tropical climate of this nation.
- Cash Crops
In this agricultural sector we may include the production of cotton, rubber, kolanut, gum Arabic, beniseed, palm kernels and many other such crops that can grow in this tropical climate.
In the case of forests, the following forest tees are available in Nigeria: abora, teak, ebony, ekki, black afara, camwood, mahogany, Nigerian walnut. This agricultural sector is an important and resourceful one in Nigeria and it contributes to economic development in the area.
Starting with the 1970′s, a total of 11 million cattle existed and since then on the Nigerian nation has successfully enlarged its livestock production out if which 90% was found in the northern states of the nation. Nowadays, almost all rural households raise their own poultry while chickens represent the predominant poultry in the area. Apart from chickens, in Nigeria there are other animals reared such as cattle, duck, pigs, turkey, sheep, goat, pigeon, donkey and guinea fowls.
This agricultural sector is an important one for Nigeria and ever since the 1970′s when the domestic production of fisheries has been reaching the level of 700.000 tones on a yearly basis. Currently, the fisheries produced within the borders of Nigeria include crabs, shrimps, spade, shark, grunters, cat fish, thread fin, shiny nose and many more.
To conclude, the Nigerian agriculture offers many opportunities to reach economic development on the long run and represents one of the main activities when it comes to export, as well as the petroleum industry. Nevertheless, Nigeria is applying the appropriate solutions in the case of agricultural resource and this gives this nation a competitive advantage as compared to other emerging markets.