June, 2011

Why is Free Email Marketing a Great Option for Someone Trying to Succeed at Working from Home?

The internet has come along and pumped life into businesses that wouldn’t be able to exist without it. In fact, several are using this global network to conduct business from the comfort of their very own home. The internet has many useful services, and one of its most effective is a handy tool called email marketing. While many companies happily pay for the services they need, there is also a growing number of free options on the market. In this article, we will explain why free email marketing makes a fine choice for the home-based worker.

Networking as Your Sole Marketing Vehicle

As people realize we like them and respect their opinions, they share information about themselves that can be helpful in analyzing whether they can use our products or services.

So says Canadian businessman Michael J. Hughes, who is known as "THE Networking Guru." Hughes runs a highly successful Ottawa, Ontario-based consulting business that works with Fortune 500 companies and international associations across North America.

Start a Business Today as an Online Entrepreneur in Four Easy Steps

Following these four simple to do, easy to understand steps will instantly help you start a business as an online entrepreneur. You just need around $20 or so for domain name registration and Web server hosting plus a few hours of your time today for conducting market research and pinpointing affiliate products and service offers to sell on your website.

Lessons from a Shopping Mall

On a cloudless summer day in suburban Chicago, a woman put her two children in the car and drove to the shopping mall. There she met one of her best girlfriends, who also came to the mall with her kids.

The group of two moms and four kids spent the whole day at the mall, having lunch in the cafeteria and then leisurely strolling, shopping and people watching. An afternoon movie in the attached theatre and malted milkshakes at the ice cream parlor finished off the mall excursion before the women drove back to their respective homes to prepare dinner.

How To Make The Most Of Your Small Business Online Marketing Activities

Internet stands out for its speed and effectiveness. As online marketers we have to synchronize with this speed and deliver effective marketing content in the least amount of time and gain maximum mileage. Of course, we should run on a long-term-plan track, but sometimes quickness is needed to achieve business growth spurts. Let's take a look at how this can be done effectively.


Having a detailed plan

The Future of Customer Service: 3 Trends that Will Change the Way You Serve Customers

You have no doubt noticed that technology is changing the 'face' of customer service.  Traditional ways we used to interact with customers, win their trust, and keep them coming back are becoming irrelevant.  Here are three of the most significant trends in customer service, and how you can position your business to capitalize rather than capsize in response.

Trend #1  Self Serve Slavery

Financial Mastery for the Career Teacher

The role of the career teacher is one of the most valuable in our society. We value our teachers so much that teaching consistently ranks in the top 10 most respected professions.

Yet the average salary of a career teacher is 17 times less than the average salary of a professional football player. Therefore, it’s critical that teachers create a family financial plan and make it work with what they have and what they’re earning today.

5 Tips To Accelerate Your Small Business Through Email Marketing

Email marketing is one of today’s fastest marketing mediums, and can be an inexpensive way to market your business if done correctly. The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) did an assessment on the email marketing industry and found out that its potential return on investment (ROI) can be almost around $60 USD per $1 USD spent.

What To Do When Your Website Sucks

Every business, large or small, local or virtual, needs a website. You already know you need a nice looking site with content that is free of typographical and grammatical errors.  What you may not know is that in order to create credibility and build relationships with potential and current customers you need the following:

Facts About Invoice Factoring

I hope the following questions and answers will provide you with an understanding of invoice factoring, what it is, how it works, and how your company can begin this funding process to enhance your working capital and cash flow.

1. What is Factoring?

Factoring is the purchase of valid Commercial Accounts Receivable [AR] for cash.