Five Business Tips For The Self Employed

On May 6th, 2013, wrote:

If you are self-employed, chances are good that you are working your dream job, but as any self-employed person can tell you, dream jobs still take a ton of work! While working for yourself allows you a great deal of freedom, it also introduces some extra pitfalls. Consider these five tips for running your business even when you are just getting started. Have a Backup Plan As with any business, the possibility of making it big is almost the same with the probability of not making it at all. Businesses who have made it through thick and thin have one thing in common… a backup plan for those times when the unexpected occurs. Let’s face it, going into business for yourself is a risky venture. There is no assurance that you are going to succeed, though it is always important to act as if you are going to. Make sure that you have some money to carry you, or a – 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

Using Email Marketing To Reach Out To Your Existing Customer Base

On December 31st, 2012, wrote:

Email marketing can be a very powerful tool, not only for building a list of prospects, but it can also be an effective way for reaching out to an existing customer base. Unfortunately, even seasoned email marketers often forget this fact and instead focus on just adding names to their list. Yet, for the smart marketer, developing your email list by honoring your current customer base can be the swiftest way to generate additional revenues and referrals. There are several reasons why you should use your email marketing efforts to drive traffic participating from your current customer base. First, these customers already know what you stand for and you have already established yourself as an expert in your field. Second, these same clients are interested in what you have to say, which is half the battle already won. Third, they have already purchased from you, meaning their likelihood of doing so again has increased. To help you revitalize your email – Read the full article

Tips For A Successful Trade Show

On December 8th, 2012, wrote:

If you are just opening your business or are just looking for better marketing strategies get the word out about your business, then you may want to think about taking your business to a trade show. A trade show will give you the opportunity to show your business off to potential customers in order to gain some publicity. However going to a trade show for the very first time can be rather scary. There will be many questions going through your head when you are considering about going to your very first trade show, this will include, ‘What do I need to take?’ and ‘How should I present my trade show stand?’ To get more of an idea on how to present your trade show stand, you should ensure that you know as much as possible about the trade show conference you are going to. Specifics of the Trade Show You should contact the event organizers to find out as – Read the full article