Make Your Business And Brand The Talk Of The Town After One Amazing Grand Opening Party

On April 10th, 2013, wrote:

Don’t take lightly the effects a successful grand opening party can have for your business. This is your first impression. This party will showcase your brand identity and forge brand ambassadors as walking advertisements. You must make a statement, be sure it’s memorable, and keep a positive vibe. Word-of-mouth is still the number one form of advertising in this social driven society. Throw a party that gets people talking. Obviously you’ll have to create a timeline, set an event date, and budget. Allow for some planning time — about two to three months, suggests entrepreneur.com. It doesn’t have to be uber expensive to pack a punch. But, if you have some money to spend on it, do so. Regardless, this isn’t any random pizza party. This is the beginning of your future. Venue Typically, a grand opening will take place at or around a business’s property, unless it is a brand launch party or there isn’t enough space available. If – Read the full article

4 Ways To Boost Your Business Using Google Plus

On April 8th, 2013, wrote:

One of the latest ways to promote your business is using the new Google service, Google Plus. Google Plus is a social media site designed by Google to take advantage of their ability to categorize and personalize all types of information. If you aren’t familiar with using this service yet, then as a fellow business owner to another, I suggest you get busy as using this new service effectively can boost your business reputation and provide you with an efficient method of seeing what your customers are saying about you. Here are four ways that you can use Google Plus to boost your business. Connect With Hangouts Hangouts are an exclusive feature of Google Plus that allows you to chat with up to 10 participants using the feature’s video chat options. Business owners can use Hangouts to communicate directly with clients, partners, or customers about a wide variety of topics, from new products to company changes to event announcements. The – Read the full article

5 Things You Can Learn From Howard Schultz, CEO Of Starbucks

On April 3rd, 2013, wrote:

Anyone starting a business should take a hard look at the success of Howard Schultz, Starbucks’ CEO. Rather than hiding behind his title or constructing lofty strategies, Mr. Schultz has struck a balance between assertive and approachable. This balance has helped this amazing leader develop a brand that is successful the world over. If you’re starting your own company, here are things that you should take from Schultz’ uber-successful model: Photo courtesy of: learningexecutive 1. Vision One of the reasons that Schultz is so successful is that he has incredible vision. Rather than creating a simple coffee shop, Schultz created a place where customer experience is foremost. Instead of concentrating solely on profit, Schultz envisioned a company that balances corporate achievement with a social conscience. Not only do part-time employees have access to comprehensive health insurance plans, but the company invests in the communities in which it does business. If you hope to grow your company, you, too, must be – Read the full article

Five Things To Avoid When Marketing For Your Business

On March 27th, 2013, wrote:

Business. In today’s age and time, businesses seem to be what makes the world go around. Most people view owning a business as the quickest way to get out of the rat race and propel themselves to prosperity. But before you go on your merry way and daydream about success, there is one important thing you need to remember. When you own a business, you still need to work for it and believe me, marketing a business is no easy stroll in the park. Today, we delve a little deeper into the mistakes and mishaps that business owners fall into when marketing for their establishments. Both experienced and inexperienced business owners are often guilty of the same thing. Lack of knowledge in marketing is one of the main reasons a business is put at risk. If you are concerned about your own marketing strategy, you can do something about it. The following are the five things that you must avoid – Read the full article

How Customer’s Overall Satisfaction Matters At Your Business

On March 26th, 2013, wrote:

Most business owners launch their company with the mindset of delivering a high quality product or service that generates a good turnover and satisfies the customer. What many businesses fail to realize is the importance of customer satisfaction. It’s more than just a warm fuzzy feeling; it’s about ensuring that your customers return to your business again and again. This gets business owners asking what seem like relatively simple questions: What is customer satisfaction? How can customer satisfaction be measured? How can customer satisfaction be used to improve my bottom line? In this article, we will explore each of these questions, helping you to understand what customer satisfaction is, how you can accurately measure it and how you can use customer feedback to make important decision and changes to your business. What is Customer Satisfaction? Customer satisfaction is not something that can be dictated to a customer or sold by a business. It is something that only the customer can – Read the full article

Working In Customer Service: What’s It All About!

On March 25th, 2013, wrote:

Whether you are someone who works in customer service every day and you wouldn’t change it for anything or you are someone who left customer service far behind them and never want to look back, you cannot deny that the customer service industry is one that has a lot to teach you. No matter how you feel about customer service, it is essentially a vital part of any business (online or the real world) and more so, a vital task that needs to be tendered wisely and carefully. Considered by many as a menial task but truly worth spending some money made off from a business’ revenue. Below are the ins and outs of what customer service is really all about. Listen Before You Speak If you are in customer service, your job is all about pleasing your clients and attempting to meet their needs. You cannot know what their needs are unless you are able to listen to them. – Read the full article

5 Ways To Make Your Small Business Seem Bigger

On March 14th, 2013, wrote:

When you began your home business, did you worry that customers would bypass you in favor of a larger company? Your fears were warranted. When it comes to spending money, clients and customers will often choose a larger, well-established company over a smaller, new, home-based business. Here are five ways that you can make even the smallest business appear like a large corporation: 1.Your Phone System Never utilize your personal number as your business number. Instead, pay for a personalized 800 number. Having an 800 number automatically makes people think that your business is bigger than it is. Alternatively, you can sign up for a virtual phone system online. With these services come professionally recorded greetings, call forwarding and a number that is dedicated to your business. 2.Web Presence Spend a few dollars a month and register your own domain. Look for a web hosting service that allows you to set up a website and provides free email addresses. No – 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