June, 2012

Look Within For Answers

Today, there's word that another company is stalling its IPO because Facebook's was less-than optimal.  This could be a good business decision; however, brands and target markets vary; it could be a mistake as well.  Should brands look laterally or within to come to business conclusions?   It's a good question; and it's good practice to be aware of your surroundings; but, should your brand "follow" the decisions of others?

Your Small Business Blog Involves 3 Key Strategies

Developing a small business blog that will 'earn' you an income involves 3 completely separate strategies you must get right! Obviously at the core of any blogging site is the high quality content people want and need, but getting traffic and achieving sales success involve separate strategies themselves!

Let's examine the 3 strategies any blogger must master if ultimately they are to achieve any degree of sales success with their platform!

Don’t Kill the Salesman: Three Ways Consumer Trends are Influencing Sale

A number of publications have suggested that advancements in technology have made the traditional salesperson obsolete. It’s easy to see that the sales process has changed over the past ten years; however, crediting that change to technology alone is inaccurate. Customers, like salespeople, are a key part of the sales process. As a result, consumer trends play an important role in determining which sales techniques work and which don’t.

Preliminary Results for the Second Voting Round Revealed. The Companies At The Top Are Very Close. Only 5 Days Left

Voting for selecting the second monthly winner is in full swing. Though nothing is decided at this point. The voting closes on June 10th, so the results we are presenting below are not final. There is still time for the overall picture to change. Don't procrastinate to vote for the company you want to see at the finals!

Your PPC Marketing Campaigns Don’t Have to Suffer

As a small business owner, your pay-per-click (PPC) efforts don’t have to suffer; in fact, they can be one of the backbones of your company.

For some businesses, however, their PPC marketing campaigns have struggled to gain traction, leaving their marketing efforts at a level that is far from productive, especially when it comes to return on investment (ROI).

2 Main types of federal loans for small business in the state of California

If you are a small business owner and reside in the state of California, then you can opt for federal business loan. Mainly there are two federal business loans in the state of California - California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) and the Small Business Loan Guarantee Program (SBLGP). Though these two programs have slowed down in recent times due to budgetary cuts, but still these two programs play vital role in the state. Now here we discuss about these two programs.

So You Think You Have Social Media Covered? Here Are A Few Reasons You Might Want to Think Again!

I remember when the Internet first gained prominence and it became apparent that having a Web site was essential for any commercial enterprise.

Back then, Web designers were not plentiful and few people thought to hire a professional to create a Web site. They felt that ANY Web presence was better than none at all, and they found people they knew to help them who were “into the whole Internet thing.”

5 Common Characteristics of Entrepreneurs

There are certain characteristics of entrepreneurs that lead them to being successful at what they do! For starters and just to dispel the myth, successful entrepreneurs are 'born' they are NOT made! For people who assume otherwise this should be good news and will hopefully motivate them onto bigger and better things!

Here are 5 common characteristics typically found in people who have found success in their chosen field as small business owners!

Take a Bite Out of the Right Restaurant POS System

Running a restaurant can be one of the most demanding business propositions put forth to individuals.

Not only does the owner need to have a taste for what consumers want, he or she must also be good at promoting their wares, overseeing a staff of different personalities, and be willing to put in very demanding hours. Even with all that, the job is oftentimes far from done.

One of the Best Free Online Tools Available

There are many free online tools available for internet marketers but none is more useful than google website analytics! Marketing your business on the internet is all about testing and tweaking what works and what doesn't and nothing helps you do this more effectively than the google website analytics tool! What's that, you're not using this tool yet? Well here are 3 reasons why you should!