Building Business Relationships to Build a Stronger Company

On July 5th, 2012, wrote:

The Best Business Relationships Are Personal. Today and every day, make your people your first order of business. Fledgling entrepreneurs frequently make an extremely dangerous, sometimes fatal mistake: they devote so much time to perfecting their products, services, and systems that they forget to cultivate strong relationships with the people who support them. Beginners often forget how devoted employees and loyal customers drive revenues and sustain growth far more than chrome-sparkly products and streamlined accounting systems ever could. Successful business owners dedicate the majority of their time to forging strong relationships, because they agree with what Home Depot founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank said: “When you take good care of the people, the numbers take care of themselves.” A friendly smile and a warm welcome for everyone.  • Care for customers. In the era of e-mail and social networks, you have no excuse for failing to stay in touch with your customers. Ask your IT guy or your online marketing agency – Read the full article

Mobile Marketing Trends in 2012

On June 28th, 2012, wrote:

I don’t believe we are going to see much of a difference in the marketing trends from 2011 to 2012, the economy is still slowly trying to get itself out of this recession we have dug ourselves into, so the economy and consumers are going to be looking for money savings deal in every venture they look to embark on. That is why, if you want to succeed this year in business you are going to have to provide your customers with money-saving offers that beat that of your competitor, and we believe we can help you to do just that. We are going to cover a couple of mobile marketing trends that you need to be aware of if you wish to succeed in this tough economic recession as a business. Mobile Marketing – Push & Pull Marketing Techniques This may be a term that many people have not heard, but it is something that almost every business owner – Read the full article

4 Tips to Successfully Promote Your Business on Facebook

On April 26th, 2012, wrote:

A lot of entrepreneurs depend on available Internet-based innovations to promote their business, attract clients, and, of course, earn more profit. Previously there were only TV, radio, newspapers, and magazines: traditional media which had limited coverage. Now, thanks to the Web, advertising and marketing now have the potential to reach people in other countries around the world. Social media in particular has made a mark, not only changing people’s method of communication, but also revolutionizing the ways people advertise (and socialize). Facebook, for example, has supported the marketing goals of many businesses and individuals, even going so far as to allow users to buy targeted Facebook fans. After all, almost everyone in the world has a Facebook account – and it is for this reason entrepreneurs are banking on the site as a social media marketing platform. The big idea here is not only the fact that it is free but also that your target audience can be easily reached. Every company has – Read the full article

6 Companies Using Social Media To Provide Better Customer Service

On April 24th, 2012, wrote:

Back in the era of small-townAmerica, most businesses were on or near the town square and in the course of their everyday life, customers would be in the area. If they had to deal with issues, they could easily connect with the shops and stores where they did business. Today, social media could be considered our virtual “town square”. Almost everyone passes by once or twice each day. Savvy businesses, both large and small, are staking out locations in the social media town square to provide their clients with more convenient customer service. Here are six companies that are getting the job done. Small Businesses Using Social Media LP Products is in the highly competitive business of selling printer ink and toner. They’ve worked hard to develop relationships with their customers through Facebook and they don’t just see it as a pipeline to pump their coupons out to consumers. I know a customer who wanted to get off their mailing list and found – Read the full article

Fitness Marketing: How to Establish an Online Presence Quickly and Effectively

On March 22nd, 2012, wrote:

In today’s world, the Internet is being increasingly used for all kinds of business ventures. However, there is one industry – the health and fitness industry (fitness clubs and fitness professionals) – that doesn’t often make use of the Internet due to the mistaken belief that this kind of business can only be conducted face to face. As a result, they end up missing out on the enormous benefits that online marketing offers. Quite a number of fitness clubs, fitness specialists, and personal trainers promote their businesses mainly through word-of-mouth advertising. Some of them shy away from the Internet because they imagine it will be very costly to venture into online marketing, SEO, or social media marketing. This is the wrong mindset. Here to convince you (hopefully) is a list of ways you can immediately enhance your online presence.   Blogging There are many free and easy-to-use tools available which can be used to create a business blog. For instance, – Read the full article

Top 10 Google Chrome Apps

On November 30th, 2011, wrote:

For those of you who are Google addicts like myself, you should find this piece choc-a-bloc full of Chrome apps for you to gorge yourself on. Whether it’s gaming you are looking for or an app to help your business run more smoothly, you should find something here to satisfy your taste buds. The Google Chrome Store makes me feel like a kid in a sweet shop at the best of times, and if you haven’t checked it out already you will find it hard not to after reading below. Bear in mind that you need to be using the Google Chrome browser (to enjoy these apps), so download it now and start browsing in the shop and on the Internet. Google Chrome apps for small business One of the best apps I have found on the Google Chrome Web store is the ZOHO Invoice app, which I now use religiously to process all my invoices and keep track of – Read the full article

5 Ways Your Company Can Generate Enough Referrals for a Lifetime

On September 28th, 2011, wrote:

Social media is buzzing, QR codes are all the hype, and e-mail marketing is trendy, but where does that leave good old-fashioned referrals? Unfortunately for many startup companies, taking the time to consider the importance of referrals is the last thing on the “to do” list. After all, if you do a good job and someone wants to refer you, they can—it is out of your hands, right? Wrong. Believe it or not, it is not enough to simply hope someone refers your business to others. Someone may work with your business and say it is the best experience they have ever had, yet this does not guarantee that they will refer your business to someone else. In many cases, your clients and customers will have to seek out someone they know looking for your particular services. This takes some work, so you have to give your customers and clients a reason to do this work. According to activerain.com, a – Read the full article

Guidelines for Developing Effective Websites

On September 16th, 2011, wrote:

To build an effective, profitable, and customer-driven site, you need to dedicate more time and effort to information gathering and planning. The following are some guidelines that will help you build a successful website. What are your specific goals? Do you want a brochure site? Do you intend to sell services and/or products? Are you focused on branding and company awareness? Information and content? Social network communities? You need to think through this aspect since it will form the foundation of your overall strategy. Find websites within your industry which you can emulate. It is okay to borrow ideas, as long as you personalize them. Measure of success Usually, businesses succeed when specific goals are imposed on them. By having a clear goal, be it generating online income or attracting a certain number of visitors to your site, you enhance your chances of success. Take time to list down your goals. Remember that this list could change as your site – Read the full article