Date: March, 2013

What Not To Do For Good Customer Service Results

On March 10th, 2013, wrote:

You can find tons of advice on what to do for good customer service. There are customer service gurus, training classes and online courses. There are some things that are much harder to find: What not to do for good customer service results. Here are the top 10 things not to do for good customer service results. Don’t raise your voice. Never raise your voice. Anytime there is a conflict with a customer, the moment you raise your voice, you lose. This is actually much harder to follow, just remember that you are there to accommodate the customer with whatever he or she has a problem with. You should always remain calm, keep your voice even and be polite. The more difficult it gets, the more calm cool and collected. Never use curse words. This is another of those points where you will automatically lose. Resorting to such measures not only imply that you have lost control of the situation – Read the full article

What Does It Take To Run A Business?

On March 10th, 2013, wrote:

  If you’ve ever thought about owning your own business, there are some things you need to think about before you get started. You Need an Idea In order to get your business going, you have to have a solid idea, whether it’s a product to sell, a service to render, or a website to manage. It needs to be something you can reasonably manage and that will make a decent profit margin. You also need to figure out if your idea will be able to survive out on the market. Will people want to buy it? Is there already something out there that’s better than yours? Are you going to be dealing with stiff market competition? Search around online and ask others in your field to find the answers to these questions to ensure that you aren’t setting yourself up for a losing battle before you move on, but if you find that you have a good, well-thought-out idea, – Read the full article

Eight Things You Need To Know About Hosting

On March 8th, 2013, wrote:

Web hosting is a type of internet service that allows individuals as well as commercial organizations to make their websites accessible over the World Wide Web. Web hosts function by operating a number of servers on the internet, they can then give out some space on their servers to potential customers where these people can put up their own websites. These may range from individual pages which are very light, to include business profiles and websites of commercial companies that may require vast databases. Personalized webpages are usually uploaded via the File Transfer Protocol which requires minimal processing and the web host’s fee is either free or highly inexpensive. Commercial sites however are a lot more expensive and require copious amount of backup to act as insurance in case the server crashes. There are many kinds of web hosting available in the market today: Free Web Hosting: this kind of web hosting offers limited services and is supported by advertisements. – Read the full article

Tips For Running A Successful Home Business Meeting

On March 8th, 2013, wrote:

Starting your own company can be a tireless, isolating endeavor. You’ve probably spent long hours in front of the computer, researching market trends, updating your website, or balancing your accounts. But eventually, every small business needs a team. There are many reasons you might need to meet with people in your home, whether they’re co-workers or employees, clients, or just a network of friends and colleagues whose support you’re hoping to gain for the future of your business. Even if you work out of your home office, you can still hold a work-related meeting. Don’t believe people who tell you that meeting in your home is unprofessional or signals you’re not successful enough for an office – that’s a thing of the past! Now, people want to leave the office and work at home, and the internet has made it a much more common occurrence. If you plan your meeting right, both workers and clients will love combining a professional – Read the full article

Your Good Restaurant Can Become A Great Business

On March 7th, 2013, wrote:

Folks who open their own restaurant usually fail within the first year of business. This may not sound very encouraging for those who are considering to open up their own restaurant, but there are a few things that you can do to ensure that your business becomes a success. It takes more than just savvy business skills in order to run a successful restaurant. You will need to make sure that you have exceptional skills in management as well as human resources. There are many serious challenges that restaurant owners can face. Owners need to know how to address these issues so that their restaurant can become great. Tips and Hints to Help Make Your Restaurant One of the Best Getting buried in the daily operations of your restaurant is a big no. You should be sure to distribute the time that you have evenly in all areas of running and operating your restaurant. You cannot spend all of your – Read the full article

Should I Sell My Brand?

On March 7th, 2013, wrote:

You own a small business and are thinking of selling it. Before making your decision, it’s important to understand all that it entails and to do extensive research to help you determine if selling is the right thing to do. First, you need to ask yourself why you are selling your small business. This answer will be the driving force in your decision. A few reasons to sell a small business include: No longer having an interest in or passion for your business; It’s grown too large for you to keep up; Your brand hasn’t grown much and you’re losing money on it; You can earn a cash profit and need the money; You no longer have the time to spend promoting your brand and running a business on a daily basis. There are myriad of other reasons, too, as to why you may want to sell your business. Make a detailed list and spend a few weeks mulling it over. – Read the full article

Process Of Finding A Quality Hosting ‘Provider’ At The Lowest Price

On March 6th, 2013, wrote:

One of the main prerequisites of setting up your first ever web page is finding a hosting provider for it. Your web host is responsible for keeping all your web pages online and active on the World Wide Web. With no web host, there are no websites. Requirements for your web hosting needs COST The first and foremost aspect that needs to be considered is the cost of the hosting provider compared to your budget. This is also the first step into finding a quality web hosting provider at lowest price. You can find providers which may give great discount coupons since hosting services may start from $10 to hundreds of dollars a month. EASY USAGE The second thing you need to give a moment of thought is how efficient would you like your hosting provider to be. And how much time do you have to spend thinking about Web Hosting? If you’ve sorted the answers to these questions, then – Read the full article

The Importance Of A Marketing Strategy; ‘Get Some Nuts!’

On March 5th, 2013, wrote:

As tragic as it seems, marketing slogans and taglines have worked their way into our lives, to the point where many of us find ourselves quoting these famous slogans; from Snickers utilizing our obsession with Mr T and telling us in no uncertain terms to (and I quote) ‘Get Some Nuts’ to Tesco telling us that ‘Every Little Helps’ and Coco Cola signifying the start of Christmas with their famous Coco Cola lorry. The connection that we as an audience have with these brands is unprecedented, and while small businesses may believe that this kind of exposure is out of their league – a marketing strategy is still very important, and could prove very fruitful. So why is a marketing strategy important? The answer is simple, it helps you to understand your business and your target audience, working and developing channels to pinpoint the best way to target and appeal directly to them. For many businesses the thought of planning – Read the full article