July 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Why It Is So Easy To Make Your Customers Happy

It's so simple to provide good customer service and make customers not just happy, but thrilled.

The best advertisement for your company is a fan base of happy clients who sing your praises.

As a modern business owner, there is no reason you can't make this come true. There are so

many different cloud-based applications available for you to use to ramp up your customer

service…

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Added by Elke Schmitt on July 30, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Why Marketing and Branding can Make or Break any Business

Ever since I stumbled across this little skill called SEO, I witnessed the growth of the Internet from a side most still have no clue about. I was also able to expand my knowledge beyond just an SEO and step into the world of Internet Marketing. A whole different ball game that my SEO skills meshed with well. Upon arriving to the dance, I began to notice the change from traditional marketing channels used to inform the masses. A new age of marketing now placed businesses at the fingertips of…

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Added by Alexander Robinson III on July 23, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Does this Price Make Me Look Greedy?

Worry that clients will reject or leave them after hearing the price was the number one concern of service entrepreneurs in a recent study conducted by SpeakupPowerfully.com. There are a lot of scared business owners out there who’d rather not hear the answer when they say their price. You told me you worry about being seen as:

  • greedy
  • aggressive
  • not worthy
  • a fraud

That bugs me. A lot. Because you can’t run…

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Added by Dina Eisenberg on July 23, 2012 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Replacing Short-Term Debt with Long-Term Debt

Basic Economic Principle: Only a fool replaces short-term debt with long-term debt.



Wow, that's quite a harsh statement, but a statement that will stick in your mind when the financial pressure is so high and there just doesn't seem to be a way out.



Consolidating your debt into your mortgage loan just seems to make so much sense when you're under pressure to pay the bills, but is this a wise…

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Added by Morne Lubbe on July 11, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Return on Emotion, Return on Stress

This was originally posted at www.LessEverything.com/blog & written by Allan Branch, Co-owner of LessEverything

For me, the hardest part of business is the fear of a lost opportunity. My trigger to start new projects and create…

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Added by Crystal Shuller on July 9, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

5 Tips To Maximize Your Facebook Marketing Efforts

If you are working on building your Facebook audience and generating more engagement on your Facebook page, then these simple tips will help you to maximize your results.

1. Make Regular Posts – It may seem so obvious, but making daily posts to your Facebook account…

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Added by superiorbms on July 9, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Should You Do Your Own Bookkeeping?

How valuable is your time to you? Should you do your own bookkeeping or have a professional outside of your company handle this task? Whether you are a sole proprietor, small business owner or just starting your exciting journey of entrepreneurship, at some point, you will have to make this decision.

Managing your business finances can become a full time job in and of itself. With many businesses failing in the first five years due to mismanaged finances, this decision is worth…

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Added by CrunchSum on July 6, 2012 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

If I Had More Money, I'd...

If I had the money I'd ...travel more, give my kids a better lifestyle, enjoy life more.  How many times have you said something like that to yourself?  Plenty huh.  Me, too.

Entrepreneurs are a scrappy bunch, which is why I love you so much.  We are used to bootstrapping to make our businesses run.  You wish you made more money.  You try hard to make more.  Longer hours.  More marketing, even though you're not sure it's working.  You get used to just scraping by for so long…

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Added by Dina Eisenberg on July 5, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How to Manage Your Contacts for Outstanding Business Success



How do you keep track of your business contacts....excel, paper files, a word document, your email or smart phone’s contact list or perhaps a good old-fashioned rolodex? These all serve a purpose, but if you’re not using a dedicated CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system, you’re missing out on a world of benefits designed to create stronger business…

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Added by Carol M. Aldridge on July 3, 2012 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

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