Sunday, May 14, 2006

Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) Classes, ID Cards & Part 4 of Starting Your Home Travel Business

Podcast Number Sixty-one

In listener email I answer questions about getting organized and talk about a great book called "Getting Things Done" by David Allen. David has a website at http://www.davidco.com. I would highly recommend David's book. In answering the listener's question, I describe a great tickler file system that you can use to keep track of all of your quotes, follow-ups, information about upcoming expo's or courses and just about anything else that is associated with a calendar.

This podcast has Part 4 in the series about how to start your home based travel business. I discuss some of the preparations that you need to make before you find a host agency. Developing a business plan and deciding on what area of the travel business you would like to specialize in will aid you in choosing a host agency. A great resource to utilize as you start your home based travel business is the U.S. Governments, Small Business Administration (SBA).

In the co-hosted segment, Lorene discusses a recent Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) class that she attended. Learn more about CLIA and the CLIA identification card in this segment of the podcast. Barry also mentions a website where you can find out about meetings and events that are happening in your area. The website is MeetUp.

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Stop by my travel business site Special Destinations where you can just browse or create your own account and blog.

Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast. You can email me at barry@hometravelagent.net or email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com

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