Home / Archives /

inthenews

inthenews / 444 posts found

Give the Best Elevator Pitch Ever With a 3,000-Year-Old Technique

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
You’re riding in an elevator with just one other passenger and the guy looks familiar somehow. He smiles and you smile and he says something like, “Hey did you drop this?” He hands you your driver’s license which you’d just shown to security and suddenly you realize this person is one of the biggest angel investors in the universe. The two of you strike up a conversation and he asks what you do, and you just happen to be seeking funding for your startup. You notice you’re already on the 14th floor and you do a quick calculation in your [...]

5 Things You Need to Ask Yourself Before Launching Your Business

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
When you're watching other people play Scrabble, it's easy to see ample opportunities to place tiles and score more points. But, when you're actually in the game yourself, it can be harder. This is exactly what happens to new entrepreneurs. Often, they have many business ideas but lack the capacity to understand the risks, experience and time associated with startup success. The big question is: What should new entrepreneurs know before launching their businesses? There is no complete answer to this question, because some things will affect some businesses and not others. But, here are five questions you definitely should ask yourself when [...]

6 Types Of Businesses You Can Start Tomorrow

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Are you tired of working your regular 9-to-5? Does the thought of spending another day at a job you hate make you cringe? If this is the case, you have probably thought about stepping out on your own. You might be ready to consider starting your own business. For some, the idea of building a company can be daunting — after all, people like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs make it look so easy, right? However, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. There are several different types of businesses you can start on your own. What You Should Know Beforehand [...]

Knowing These 3 Secrets will Boost Your Business Productivity

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Internal productivity has become quite the commodity in today’s business landscape. A recent study by the United States Department of Labor found that productivity rates are on a slow decline. This poses a huge challenge for long-term business growth. Most entrepreneurs have their own personal methodology of conducting the day-to-day. This can make it easy to overlook the notion of having well-defined internal processes during the startup stage. However, the early stages of business are a critical time when effective workflows need to be instituted. Strategies for Long-Term Business Productivity Every business will have its fair share of growing pains. [...]

10 PR Tools for Boosting Your Brand

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
PR — public relations — has long played a powerful role in brand-building. Brands of all industries and sizes recognize that corporate reputation and brand appeal within the public domain is an essential asset for any organization. Like marketing in general, PR is evolving, becoming increasingly digitalized and sophisticated. Today, a myriad of advanced PR tools exist for businesses to boost their brand both online and offline. PR Tools for Small Businesses Take a look at the following 10 PR tools designed to help promote your brand and extend its reach within your target market. Bloggabase Bloggabase helps improve marketer [...]

7 Ways to Effectively Scale and Grow Your Online Business

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
A common trait that you’ll find among many online business owners is that they’re never quite satisfied with the status quo, no matter what level of success they’ve achieved. Whether it’s called ambition or the entrepreneurial spirit, these business owners are constantly looking for ways to take their businesses to the next level. But doing so is dependent on whether or not their business model can scale. The good news is that scaling an online business is much easier than trying to grow a more traditional brick-and-mortar operation; you don’t need to scout additional storefronts or worry about finding more [...]

The True Value of a Business Plan for the Entrepreneur

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
You’ve probably heard stories about successful businesspeople who scribbled down a business plan on a napkin, proceeded to ignore it, and yet became so wealthy that their only problem now is deciding which Bentley they should take today. Sweet deal, if unrealistic for the rest of us. For us, the fact is, we need a business plan. It need not be a 30 page manifesto, but it does need to explain – to yourself and others – how you plan to get to where you want to go. It will discuss, among other things, Who will buy your products Whether [...]

5 Steps to Overcome Self-Doubt and Build a Successful Business

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
By Sreeram Sreenivasan Entrepreneurs can be prone to doubt. Is my business idea good? Will my marketing strategy be successful? Is my company on the right track? Am I hiring the right person? And unless they do something about it, self-doubt can quickly turn into a habit, stopping them from making any decisions and taking any actions, which can adversely affect their businesses. Trust me; I know. I wasted an entire year before I launched my first business, wondering if it was the right idea. Then I wasted another year building it, going back and forth with product development and [...]

Three Major Sources Of Funding Startups

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Are you a new entrepreneur? Do you need ideas as to how to get funds for your new business? Here are a few basic ideas which almost all entrepreneurs use to grow their business. Bootstrapping The best way to build a company is without the help of any financer. And it is possible also. Bootstrapping basically means building a company with the blend some of personal savings and borrowed cash from family and friends. Some of the clever founders get back a huge amount of their money by starting their company in countries where the living cost is comparatively low [...]

6 Fundamental Business Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Walt Disney

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Everyone knows Walt Disney. Almost everyone has been to a Disney park somewhere, seen a Disney movie (live action or a cartoon) or knows some Disney character. Some people even go on Disney cruises. Disney the man. I think in some ways people know more about Disney, fewer people about Disney the man. Walt Disney, the man, has somewhat faded into the background for many people. It is understandable since he died fifty-one years ago, in 1966. Walt was a visionary, an entrepreneur and a creative genius. There are some invaluable lessons every entrepreneur can learn from what he was able [...]

How Can an Autoresponder Make My Business More Money?

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
The autoresponder is software that manages mailing lists. It is a tool you can use to keep a list of all your contacts and their emails so you can email them anytime, all at once, send them automated emails on a weekly basis, a monthly basis, when ever! All emails are automatically changed to include each recipient's own personal details before it is sent out. It will seem as if you were emailing that one person and that one person alone. It may start out saying "Hallo John" if the recipient's name was John for that matter. What Do I [...]

How to Collect Money From Slow-Paying Customers

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
For many small and midsized companies, collecting cash on a timely basis from customers is one of the greatest challenges they face. It is often a delicate balance between maintaining good customer relationships while letting the customer know that your business success and continuity is dependent upon getting paid in a timely fashion. Online businesses have an advantage over traditional businesses in that payment is almost always received via credit card, PayPal, or other electronic payment methods before delivery of the goods or services. Unless your business is one that can become a completely digital business, there are several steps [...]

The 3 Challenges of Starting a New Business

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Starting something new from the ground up is always a challenge. But when it comes to business, especially if you haven’t done it before, the amount of work it takes to get it started and keep things running can be overwhelming. It’s even more true if you’re wearing many hats like I did when I first began my software company. Here are some of the challenges I faced when I started my business: Time Management Time management has been one of my biggest struggles. When you don’t have a project manager to keep you on track or a team to delegate to, [...]

5 Ideas For Growing Your Business –

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
The growth phase of your business model will require the same determination and passion that you used to survive the start-up. October 2, 2017 by Costea Lestoc Leave a Comment Small business is the backbone of the global economy. The few firms that do survive the start-up phase have an opportunity to grow in a competitive marketplace, provided they have developed a solid growth strategy. Tailor your growth strategy to your business model, what works well for a tech company, may not apply to a retail business. Take a look at these five growth strategies and decide on one that [...]

10 Business Secrets You Can Steal from This Franchise’s Clever Ordering App

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
The way consumers make purchases and interact with businesses has changed drastically in recent years. And nothing has made more of an impact than the introduction of mobile technology. For that reason, businesses like Wawa have found success by creating apps that make doing business easier than ever for consumers. The East Coast chain of convenience stores and gas stations introduced its app to allow customers to order items right on their mobile devices, making it quicker to pick up and pay for purchases. Mobile App Design Best Practices Your business can learn some important lessons from looking at apps [...]

3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Overcome the Startup Drought

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Since the 1970s, Silicon Valley has been a place of innovation and promise where driven individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit could realize their visions, even if those visions emerged from their parents' basement or humble garage. Apple and Microsoft were amng the earliest of these companies with humble beginnings. And, since then, giants like Google and Amazon have followed in their wake, also rising to global prominence. Today, however, startups seem to be in a slump. Although 558,000 new companies formed in 2006, only 414,000 businesses launched in 2015, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data. Since Facebook [...]

What is A-B Testing And How Can It Help Your Small Business?

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
A-B testing is a great way to compare online marketing strategies or tools to see which one is working better. It’s a cost effective way of pitting everything from web pages to email campaigns against each other so you get the best ROI. Using this method, you’ll get the numbers and statistics to see what needs to be changed out, tweaked or left alone. Here’s How A-B Testing Works Let’s say you’re putting together a website for your small widget business. You’ve sourced a few different designers and got two excellent mock-ups. Your torn between the two but need to [...]

Using Digital Tools to Improve Communication in Your Business

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
The face of small business communication is constantly changing, thanks to evolving technology. This means that new tools of communication are always being introduced in the market, with the main aim of making it easier for employers to communicate with their employees and clients. Since good communication is the cornerstone of building effective interpersonal relationships, it is important for you to embrace more effective tools of communication. Here are some of the top communication tools you can use in your small business. Text messages SMS is no longer just for teenagers. You can use text messaging to get feedback among [...]

Young business owner shares tips | News

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Cassidy Brooke Bayes, 22, graduated from West Virginia University in May 2017 with a degree in Integrated Communication Studies. She returned to her hometown of Fayetteville and opened Raw and Juicy Bar above her family-owned Cathedral Cafe in June. The bar offers fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies and smoothie bowls. R-H: What were your biggest fears/concerns about starting your own business, and how did you overcome them? Bayes: For me, I think my biggest fear was not knowing enough about business. I didn’t take a single business class while I was in college. I ended up graduating with a degree in Integrated [...]

How to Sell Value Over Price: The Secret to Successful Value-Based Selling

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that you can charge more for your products or services when you deliver value; the bad news is that it’s going to take work. Selling value starts with the sales process I’ve got more bad news for you. Some people are under the illusion that selling value for certain products or services is different than selling value for other products; it’s not. Management’s job should be to define the sales process and define the sources of value for the salespeople. Unfortunately, most sales managers don’t define the [...]

Update Your Online Marketing Strategy with These 10 Tips

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
You know all of the basic ways to market a business online: create content, use social media, buy online ads. But your competitors know all of those methods too. So you need to step up your efforts if you want to stand out. Here are some new ways to update your online marketing from members of the online small business community. Make Your Content More Relevant in Search In order for your content marketing to be effective, people need to easily be able to find it. And search engines are a big part of that. To learn how to make [...]

How To Get Your Great Idea Rolling Into A Real Business

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
We all have at least one friend that spends a lot of time talking about their 'great idea' but, after stalling for a year or longer, is left with regret they didn't make a move sooner because a similar business started before they ever got around to it. Taking those first crucial steps isn't easy and many fall into the trap of thinking you need everything in place to get the ball rolling. But there are several Aussie start-ups that began with nothing more than an idea, as well as a founder that was willing to take the crucial first [...]

5 Fascinating Marketing Automation Tactics that Can Help Your Business Grow

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Automation is considered the next major frontier in marketing, but are you extending your business’s automation practices far enough? For too many companies, the concept of automation is restricted to triggered emails and little else. In reality, the field contains so many more possibilities that can increase productivity, build profits, and improve customer experience. If you’re going to make automation work for you, though, you’ll need to put in the front-end effort to set it up. Unfortunately, this seems to be where many companies get stuck. Marketing Automation Tips It’s time for your business to move past the initial difficulties [...]

4 Big Considerations Before Expanding Your Small Business

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Expanding your business can be a challenging time. When you’re opening a new store, taking on new clients or looking for ways to grow the number of products or services you offer, you’re going to feel like you’re under quite a bit of pressure. However, if approached appropriately, that pressure can push you to be even more successful. Consider This Before Expanding Your Small Business Getting through an expansion requires proper planning. Before you consider growing your business, there are a few crucial steps you need to take if you want to come out successful. If you jump headfirst without considering [...]

11 Moments That Inspired Entrepreneurs to Start Their Own Businesses

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Most entrepreneurs don’t begin their journey by falling in love with the problem—they begin by falling in love with the solution. That is to say, it’s not as common to find someone who sat down and thought, “What business should I start?” Rather, the majority of entrepreneurs recognize a problem that exists and build their business around a solution. Whether this is a problem they have personally experienced, or something their friends, family, or those in their current industry wish they had access to, these small moments of “man, I wish that existed,” often serve as the spark the inspires [...]

6 Ways to Make Sure Your Tech Startup Will Succeed in 2018

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
When we established Ready4S back in 2012, the tech startup scene looked completely different than it does today. The 2008 financial crisis was still fresh on our minds and people were more careful when taking each business step. The series of recent spectacular successes and lucrative exits in the tech industry inspires many professionals to venture into the sector. But if you’re considering setting up a tech startup right now, you should know that it still presents a huge challenge. In fact, 75 percent of venture-backed startups fail.   So how do you make sure that your startup makes it [...]

Small Business Owners Optimistic—But Facing Risks

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
U.S. small and midsized business owners are feeling optimistic—and with good reason. Seventy-two percent of those polled in The Hiscox DNA of an Entrepreneur survey report their companies’ top-line revenues increased over the past year. That’s the highest percentage of any country in this annual global survey. But while small business owners in the United States believe their future is bright, they are also facing some challenges that could put their businesses at risk. Here’s a closer look at what the survey uncovered. Spreading themselves too thin? Small business owners in the survey aren’t letting the day-to-day challenges of entrepreneurship slow [...]

7 Things About Funding Sources that Small Business Owners Don’t Know — But Should

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Getting funding for your small business is essential but not always as straightforward as you might think. Here are 7 things about funding sources you might not know about but should. Small Business Funding Facts You Need to Keep a Positive Ending Balance Hanna Kassis works for Segway Financial. He says a small business should not only have money in a bank account before they apply for a loan, but a specific amount at month’s end. “Lenders want to see that you’ve got a positive ending balance,” he says. “Say you’re anticipating needing a merchant cash advance at the end [...]

Where to Start Your Small Business: Here Are 5 Factors to Consider

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
USA map with states When you’re thinking about starting a small business, you want to do everything you can to give it the greatest shot at not only surviving, but thriving. But there are a lot of contributing factors to the success or failure of your endeavor. As you consider how to best build a company that will make it in the long run, it’s sometimes best to look to those who have come before and analyze the choices they made when selecting a home base for their operations. Here are five elements to think about as you decide the [...]

Top 10 Challenges Small Business Owners Are Facing Today

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Want to know the biggest challenges facing small businesses? The National Federation of Independent Businesses may have at least a partial answer. The NFIB’s Index of Small Business Optimism has been an invaluable resource since 1975. They’ve done research on everything — from job openings to labor markets, from capital spending budgets and the cost of inflation; on a monthly basis. Here are the biggest challenges presented in a recent report. Biggest Challenges for Small Business Owners Whether you’re thinking of starting a small business, or in the first few years of operation, here are common problems we’ve all faced at [...]

3 Clever Ways to Make Money Online

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
You could spend your entire life working at a brick and mortar business and still not come out ahead. The real world leaves very little room to grow your career, especially with the struggling economy. Canada and the United States have reported that more workers are losing their full-time jobs today than ever before. Those jobs are replaced by part-time jobs that offer very little as far as benefits go. However, you do not have to take your money woes lying down, because the Internet is accessible to most everyone. Affiliate Marketing Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn [...]

10 Reasons to Provide Great Wireless Connection at Your Small Business

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Staying connected through a good wireless platform is important for the modern small business. Having  great in-building connectivity is invaluable for solid communications that translate into better sales and production numbers. A recent survey from Zinwave reports 74 percent of those polled had trouble with poor cellular converge in the workplace. WiFi Benefits for Business Here’s 10 productivity benefits for providing a great wireless connection at your small business. Fewer Dropped Calls  The calls you make to prospects can make or break an important deal. Dropped calls interrupt the business flow and can cost you money. A boosted in-building wireless [...]

10 Tips for Increasing Engagement with Customers, Employees and More

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Building a successful business requires engaging with a lot of different people — customers, social media followers, even your own employees. There’s no shortage of options for increasing engagement. And members of the online small business community have some thoughts to share. Read on for tips on building brand engagement and more. Build Up Brand Engagement Using Gamification Getting customers to interact with your brand isn’t always easy. But gamification offers some interesting possibilities for accomplishing that goal. In this Social Media HQ post, Chris Zilles shares some methods that other brands are using to build brand engagement through gamification. [...]

Google Pixel 2 Smartphone is Here, Can It Help Your Small Business?

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
The Pixel 2 from Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is finally here, and if you are a small business that relies on images and videos, you are in luck. The one selling point Google and virtually every review of the Pixel 2 are touting is the fact the new phones have the highest DxOMark Score ever. Simply put, the new Pixel 2 will give you better image quality whether you are taking photographs or capturing video. The emphasis on the camera by Google is a smart one because it is a tremendous buying factor for many individuals and businesses. DxOMark test cameras on [...]

Top 5 Business Ideas To Invest In. : ThyBlackMan.com

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) Investing in businesses is trending, but the biggest question is which idea to invest in? When you have the money, but not a good business idea to put the cash into, every single business idea will sound great. But then you make an investment and your money goes away. Imagine if you had invested some money in Apple, Microsoft, Amazon or Google long back, you’d be richer just from a small investment. Clearly, not every business you see growing will stand in a better position tomorrow. There’s no guarantee that an amazing [...]

How To Know That You’ve Found A Successful Self-Employment Opportunity

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
There are millions of people all around the country that need to generate more money from day to day or month to month. There is a good chance that you fit conveniently into this category. While technology has probably eliminated some career positions, it has helped to create many more. This is why more and more consumers are making the switch over to self-employment. However, you should realize that not all self-employment ventures are going to be successful. How can you know for certain that you’ve found a successful self-employment ideal? You’ll find out below. Totally Unique Unfortunately, there are [...]

Lastminute.com’s Brent Hoberman: ‘The craziest ideas are often the best’ | Guardian Small Business Network

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
If you have a great business idea, one of the first things you should do is test it out on people. You’d be surprised how paranoid entrepreneurs can become about having an idea stolen. Many end up keeping it to themselves for longer than necessary or making everyone they tell sign non-disclosure agreements. But an idea alone is not very valuable – you need to be able to make people believe you have the right skills to make it succeed. Don’t be put off if you get a negative reaction – the craziest ideas are often the best. Airbnb was [...]

How to Avoid Bad Business Ideas by Overcoming Decision Fatigue

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
geralt / Pixabay You know that feeling you get after a really long day at work? It’s that feeling of dread when you think about answering one more phone call, or writing another email. We all get this feeling from time to time, but it can be particularly dangerous for entrepreneurs and startups who need to make conscientious decisions that positively affect their business. The decision to invest in a new product, or even change the color on packaging could make or break your company. So, how do you avoid making decisions when your mind is hazy, and when contemplating [...]

10 of the Best Small Business Marketing Studies Published This Year

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Small businesses are demanding; every business owner knows this. It takes a tremendous amount of energy and focus to get a business off the ground, and then it takes even more energy and focus to keep it running. While focus is great, working in the trenches can limit our vision after awhile. It’s good to step back now and then to look at the larger picture. Of course, you can—and should—connect with other business owners one-on-one, but it’s also good to step back even further and see how entire groups of small business owners are faring. That’s the benefit of small [...]

50 Small Business Ideas for Video Producers

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Video producers, there are now more options than ever when it comes to starting a small business that revolves around video. If you’ve got some basic video equipment and the skills to create great video content, here are 50 different video production business ideas for you to consider. Video Production Business Ideas Vlogger Vloggers are basically bloggers that use video as their main form of content. You can create video blogs about a wide range of topics, then earn money through ads, sponsored content, selling products or any number of other methods. YouTube Partner YouTube is one of the most [...]

Start Making Money From Home Based Business

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Numerous entrepreneurs question wherever it is even possible to make money with a home based business and if so, how. Since there are countless opportunities for entrepreneurs to choose from, it sees as if far more end up failing than succeeding. If you really want to make money with a business of your own online you need to start making an appearance amidst the crowds. Far too many people expect traffic to just come to their site. Everyone would succeed online if it was that easy. It takes effort on your part to get out and interact with people online. [...]

30 Online Tools for Home Improvement Contractors

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Home improvement contractors should take advantage of technology to make projects more efficient and profitable. Here are 30 online contractor software tools that help accomplish those goals. Online Contractor Software Balusterpro This app is great for the home improvement contractor who doesn’t have a lot of time for math. You can use it to lay out a variety of projects that require calculations—from shelving to fencing and even wainscoting. Enter dimensions and configurations, calculations come back. Available on Android and iOS. Fence Builder All you need to do is enter the fence area, browse materials, styles and pricing. Then take [...]

3 Mission-Critical Metrics Every Small Business Needs to Pay Attention to

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
I assume you know how much you’re spending on advertising. It’s an easy metric to compute even if you’ve only been in business for a month. There are other very important metrics most business owners and managers will follow once they have some sales history, such as lifetime value, inventory turnover, and other traditional business measurements. Further, with an online presence being so important for most businesses today, a wide range of website and social media statistics have become increasingly important. However, there are metrics critical to the long-term success of companies that many business leaders overlook, or fail to [...]

Top 10 Data Security Tips for Small Business

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Every year for USA TODAY, I write an annual top trends in business column to start the year. For the past few years, there has been one issue that has made my Top 5 consistently, and it wasn’t mobile, social media, or technology. It was data security. Yes, the issue is that big and the stakes are that high. According to Security Magazine, “It is estimated that 60 percent of hacked SMBs go out of business only after six months.” There are two things to keep in mind as you noodlle on that last statistic: 1) not all security breaches [...]

7 Online Business Ideas That Could Make You Rich

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
If you're at all interested in starting your own online business, there's no time like the present. We live in a golden age of wealth. As much as the media tries to glorify the perils of our society, we actually live in a time that's ripe with opportunity and the potential for monumental business growth at a scale never before experienced. Thanks to the internet and smartphones, the amount of commerce being conducted online has experienced explosive growth. If you're at all scarcity-minded, it's important to understand how much abundance exists today. Considering that virtually every brick-and-mortar store has made [...]

3 Habits Every Small Business Owner Should Have

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
When you’re a small business owner you wear many hats. Maker, promoter, accountant and yes, the face of the brand. When it’s just you and maybe one other person representing your company, what you do matters. How you conduct yourself in public matters. A lot.  It’s easier than ever to find exposure for yourself and your brand, and it’s harder than ever to control your image. That’s why it’s essential to work good business practices and business habits into your business plan. Your name is your business when you’re a small business owner, so make sure that your name means something. Successful Small Business [...]

Are Your Decisions Putting Your Small Business at Risk?

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Small business owners are natural risk-takers, but sometimes they take too many risks. The results of the ninth annual Hiscox DNA of an Entrepreneur survey shows America’s small and midsized business owners may be indulging in some risky behavior. Here’s a closer look. U.S. small and midsized business owners are feeling optimistic—and with good reason. Seventy-two percent of those polled in report their companies’ top-line revenue increased over the past year. That’s the highest percentage of any country in this annual global survey. Spreading themselves too thin? Small business owners in the survey aren’t letting the day-to-day challenges of entrepreneurship slow them [...]

Take Advantage of LinkedIn for Sales, Read These 4 Tips

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
LinkedIn is undoubtedly the best social media channel for B2B sales. In fact, 64 percent of all corporate webpage visitors from social media sites were directed from LinkedIn. With half a billion users, this professional networking site can be an incredibly powerful sales channel for your business. Knowing how to navigate through LinkedIn and utilize its advanced settings can make the process of finding leads a much less daunting task. It’s important that you understand what defines the ideal client before you start your search. Know what industries or job titles are the best fit and connect with groups that [...]

12 Reasons Your Multi-Millionaire Boss Enjoys Working at a Small Startup

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
What would you do if you had a cushy job or recently retired as a millionaire? Most people would say that they would be sitting poolside enjoying a frosty beverage. I bet the last thing they would say would be that they’re taking the reigns of a small startup. After all, being a part of a start up involves a lot of hard work and perseverance. And since it’s not that large, you can’t even guarantee that money is going to be made. So, what’s the attraction? How do you work with someone that money isn't really that important to [...]

10 Tips for Starting a Bookkeeping Business

by Manuela
Comments are off for this post.
Small business needs to keep track of the finances to gauge their success, fix what isn’t working and know when it’s time to grow. This, in turn, opens the opportunity for yet another kind of small business startup. If you have the proper skill set you could start your own accounting or bookkeeping firm. Starting a Bookkeeping Business Here are 10 tips for starting a bookkeeping/accounting service of your own. Set Some Goals Gabrielle Fontaine, founder of The Freelance Bookkeeper  tells Small Business Trends the first step is to set out clear goals and take the time to lay them out so [...]