It takes time for start-ups to settle in and make an impact in the business world. The ones that excel are those making the right moves during the course of their business journeys. Many small businesses struggle to survive because they did a combination of wrong moves that hampered their growth stories.
In this article, I will highlight 10 things small businesses should avoid doing in order to gain long-term success.
1. Choosing a cheap location to set up your…Continue
Are you wondering why your salon website is not generating new business for you? If so, then read on!
You only have a couple of seconds to make an impression on visitors that land on your website. Therefore, you need to be at your A-game with your website design, but how exactly do you do this?…
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Developing an article is not at all an easy task. You will need lot of time and put more effort to deliver a quality article. Generally article writers will write articles on various topics. Once a keyword is given, they will go through lot of information about the keyword and get an idea. Then they will develop the article with informative things. Though it seems to be a simple task, it will be frustrating many times. An article writer does not have the knowledge on every topic which is…Continue
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Although most people think that surety only works for obligees it also brings plenty of benefits to contractors and various other service businesses. In this article we are going to analyze benefits of surety bonds and determine how small and medium enterprises can use them to reduce their business risks.…Continue
Added by Marcus Jensen on April 24, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments
Technological advancements and new business models have set up the global stage for enterprises to exploit. Building a local audience is still the first step towards getting the operations off the ground, but that also serves as a stepping stone to establishing the global presence. However, a great number of businesses that set out to achieve this feat fall short of the ambitious goals. Translating back and forth, getting to know the business culture, creating the…Continue
Added by Lilly Adams on April 22, 2016 at 5:39am — No Comments
Budgets are the methods businesses use in order to tell their money where it should go. This allows them to know how much they have to spend on certain areas. Most business owners understand that they have a budget, understand that they should follow the budget, and understand going over budget means losing money. However, most wonder why budgeting is so very important to the business. The best way to ensure you have a clear and precise layout is to utilize a…Continue
Added by Robin Kan on April 23, 2016 at 12:06pm — No Comments
Small businesses that participate in the modern world of trade can count on much more options than their commercial ancestors. Modern communication and online business trends enhance the entire production and distribution process. However, most small businesses still need safe and well-maintained warehouses to accommodate their goods before they are sold and delivered to their end users. Here are the main considerations for every business owner who is about to start looking for an…Continue
Added by Derek B. Lotts on April 19, 2016 at 7:09am — No Comments
Search engine optimisation: SEO. Three letters that are the bane of many SMEs. If it isn’t the dozens of spam emails you receive from SEO agencies across the globe each week, it’s the false promises and failed attempts of an SEO ‘professional’ to get you to the top of Google’s results pages. It’s little surprise that many small companies leave SEO on the backburner, given the hassle that it can cause - without delivering results.
Additionally, SEO efforts tend to bring…Continue
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‘Eight hours’ labour, eight hours’ recreation and eight hours’ rest’ - the slogan of an early 19th century movement to cut the typical working day to only eight hours.
For the better of the past century, eight hour shifts have become the norm in much the western world, with 9-5 the standard for office workers.
It’s only in recent years that we’ve begun to question this approach. Today’s teleworking technology has…Continue
Your business needs everything it can get to bring in as much revenue as possible out of it. One of the strategies that should be on your table is accepting Bitcoin as payment for your goods or services.
The decentralized digital currency and the Blockchain, the public ledger that drives it, have come a long way. It is no longer that time when a reputable business being associated with it raised eyebrows. As a matter of fact,…Continue
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The top 10 sales rep apps that your business might consider investing in. All major features summarized for your quick comparison.
Contalog tops the charts as the best sales rep software with its high-end features which include order management controls,…
Small businesses and entrepreneurs are always seeking ways to increase profits, grow their businesses and reduce costs. This has seen small businesses and entrepreneurs increasingly leverage technology to achieve these goals and many more. To increase profits and growth, technology is applied in areas like online marketing, ecommerce, websites and many other.
In an effort to reduce costs, entrepreneurs, business owners and managers are leveraging IT solutions such as enterprise…Continue
Running your own small business is no small task. From offering a quality product or service, staying on top of inventory, hiring the right people, and more, there are a plethora of factors that play into the success or failure of your company.
Arguably the most important aspect of a small business is the managing of your finances. This important detail typically can’t be handled by one single person, which is why we have gathered 10 of the best tools to help…Continue
Your Sales Funnel is what makes your business thrive. However, you could be making several small mistakes that are causing you to miss out on some major revenue.
For instance, customers want more value out of the information you have to offer about your product(s). Instead of sticking to the basic old school marketing tactics you already know, bring in newer techniques to draw that customer in and push them to buy your product.…Continue
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These days, it is very hard to have any kind serious conversation about marketing without, at some point, completely wandering off into the cyber realm. And truly, the extent in which internet has affected the entire business landscape, marketing included, is still hard to grasp, let alone assess. So, how does this, seemingly obsolete approach to reaching out to your customers holds up in a world ruled by social media, SEO, and Google ads? The answer is surprisingly well.
There was a time in recent history when there was expected that the joint forces of mobile technologies, online marketing and social networks will wipe out all the competing marketing platforms and channels and forever change the entire marketing conversation. Although these expectations were mostly met, traditional marketing assets proved to be very stubborn and found a way to blend into the brave new digital world. There is no better example of this than gift cards, which in spite of all…Continue
Added by Lilly Adams on March 21, 2016 at 7:45am — No Comments
In the modern, high-tech world, digital avenues are the cornerstone of marketing efforts. With the abundance of digital tools, all companies have the chance to make a name for themselves. Some manage to take the market by storm, but digital marketing is more than just a moment of buzz.
It is a constant process of building trust and reputation in a highly dynamic and competitive environment. Do not burn your bridges playing with fire, but use it…Continue
Added by Marcus Jensen on March 21, 2016 at 4:15am — No Comments
It is now well researched and documented that your employees value some rewards higher than others. Gone are the days when you can offer a financial reward or bonus to all your employees and expect them to remain motivated and loyal to your business. However, for people starting a business it can be difficult to know what incentives to offer their team whilst keeping an eye on cash…Continue
Added by Michelle Hughes on March 16, 2016 at 8:32am — No Comments
The idea of being proactive is a positive one in many different areas. In sales, an increasing number of businesses are changing the way they do business, including preparing sales proposals that are proactive to help them increase their wins in a shorter period of time. An increase in competition has made it even more difficult to gain clients using a traditional approach. But exactly what is the difference between reactive and proactive sales?
Added by Robin Kan on February 28, 2016 at 7:48am — No Comments
When you come to think about it, what most businesses tend to lean towards is self-sufficiency. Unfortunately, world of modern business doesn’t work this way and more often than not you will be forced to look for help in different places. Some tasks, are simply too insignificant for your specific industry or too expensive to keep an in-house team for, which is why you will have to turn either to managed services or to outsourcing. Still, the subtle difference between these…Continue
Added by Marcus Jensen on February 24, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments