July, 2011

Google Introduces its New Social Network - The Google+ Project

Google Announces its new social network after years of development and months of rumor.  For many Google watchers, The Google+ Project is finally a reality.  I recently wrote about Google's- +1 button a few months ago - a button similar to Facebook's Like button where one can recommend a piece of content or web page to others in their group.  During the time that this button was released, it was quite evident that Google had something big in the works.  Wh

Find the Best Marketing Strategies for YOUR Business

Marketing your business is not a one-time event. Rather, it is an ongoing process that you execute repeatedly to present your solutions to those that are already looking for them. To do this easily and effectively, you need a plan to follow each day, each week and each month in order to create visibility and attract a steady stream of leads.

Identifying And Dealing With Dropship Scams

Although dropshipping is an easy and profitable online business, many people hesitate to venture into it due to the fear of dropship scams. In fact, it is difficult to identify such scams unless you have an idea of how they operate. So, here is a look at some of these con operations rampant in the dropshipping industry.

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Finance Options for Small Businesses in a Tight Credit Market

Today's lending environment poses many challenges especially to small business loans owner. Just a few short years ago, many small business owners were flush with cash and revenues seemed to be steadily increasing. As a result of good cash flows, many business owners neglected their banking relationships and selected to self finance capital acquisitions in lieu of debt.

How to Increase Focus When Working Online

It is important to learn how to increase focus when working online since there are many distractions to contend with that decrease your work productivity! In order to have a profitable business on the internet your work efficiency must remain at a high level since in most cases you are working alone! Therefore any way in which you can better focus your efforts will contribute to the increase in work productivity you want and need!

When SEO may not be worth the cost…

Everyone wants to be at the top. Similar to many new website owners that believed owning a website meant business would subsequently be automatic, the majority of executives and business owners purchasing SEO believe that being at the top means their business will flourish, have thousands of visitors and hundreds of new orders. They rely heavily on the inaccurate data provided by third party SEO tools, Google Adwords Keyword Research and Keyword Tracker.

Small Business: Capitalize on Customer Service to Compete

It’s the little things in business that can mean the difference between success and failure, especially at the small business level. A prime example is customer service. What were once simple courtesies — offering a credit card processing option for all purchases and following up with customers to make sure they’re satisfied with their purchase — are now basic consumer expectations.

How to Determine Who Will Be the Social Media Voice

One of the most important social media decisions that needs to be made is who will be the voice that represents the company and brand.

A big part of online promotion is creating content that can be shared.  This includes email newsletters, article submissions, press release distribution, and blog post writing.  Social media is a great place to share this high quality content once it has been created.  Social media is important for numerous reasons.  It helps to build a brand and improves SEO.  Businesses are realizing that it’s not just a fad and that it’s time to get involved, if they haven’t already.  One of the most important decisions that needs to be made is who will be the social media voice that represents the company and brand.

Online Affiliate Marketing - Building Your Foundation

An online affiliate marketing business offers great potential to just about anybody looking to have a successful business on the internet. It is important to recognize however that most successful businesses got that way by building a strong foundation that allows for stable and continual growth! It is therefore important that as your affiliate business begins to prosper that you take measures that will help promote its growth into the future.

What did you learn from the last sale you lost?

Your ability to be professional and appreciative in listening to what the customer shares with you will help ensure you have a good relationship going forward with that person.

My mom always used to tell me how we learn more in life from our failures than we do from our successes, yet for too many of us in sales this concept doesn't seem to sink in.