October, 2014

6 Businesses Perfect for the First Time Entrepreneur

Many of the most industrious individuals are not looking to make their way up the corporate ladder, but to pave their own way with a unique business idea. Whether it is to make a little extra money on the side or turn one’s passions into a source of income, these six options may be just what the entrepreneur needs to get their feet wet.

Starting An Online Business On A Shoe-String Budget

Choosing your own career path, working from the comfort of your own home and setting your own office-hours – it’s no wonder that more and more of us are picking entrepreneurship over employment.

In fact, 13% of Americans started running new businesses in 2012, which was the biggest spike in entrepreneurship rates in 13 years. This increase in innovation isn’t due to sagging employment levels as some of us may have expected – 75% of people setting up their own businesses are doing so because they believe they have identified an opportunity to exploit.

Customer Service Mistakes Avoided By the Best Companies

Many Professions and trades want to stand out in the crowd. In order to maintain a world class team, a company or group you need to avoid certain characteristics in order to ensure optimum performance. The task of your company’s customer service is no different.

World Class Teams

One great example of world class teams that avoid such characteristics is Socar Gas Georgia. While under the supervision of the excellent Anar Mammadov, growth has continued. However, they have not lost track of world class customer service qualities. It is worthwhile to investigate this company and other such corporations to fully see how they manage their respective customer service with an aim to replicate it for your own business success. You can read an interview with Anar Mammadov here.

Get with the Times with Work Scheduling

What is one thing you would like to change regarding your small business?

Chances are there are a number of things you would love to tweak or even change entirely from time to time. When it comes to your employee work schedules, do they run as smoothly as possible?

Six Great Marketing Techniques for Innovative Startups

The hardest challenge startups face is getting their name out there. While it isn't necessarily easy to build a quality product and business infrastructure, the old adage "if you build it, they will come" doesn't always hold true. That's why startups need innovative ways to market their business to generate customers or users.

Is Your Business on the Ecommerce Train?

For many small business owners, their website is the meat of their company. Without it, they’d be just another fish in a big pond of companies competing for a limited amount of dollars.

With that in mind, stop for a moment and re-evaluate just how effective your website truly is.

5 Unbreakable Rules of a Successful Business Lunch

The most important business deals are discussed over a great lunch; however, simple mistakes can lead to failure. If you follow five basic rules, your next business meeting will be a huge success.

Discuss Your Plans During Breakfast, Lunch, Or Dinner

5 Things That Will Turn Your Competition into Motivation

Life is a race. If we stop, we will fall behind. In fact, if we slow down, we will still fall behind the race. So there is only one way to win. Rush into the competition and keep up the pace with all your strengths and motivations.

Either it’s your real or virtual life, there always will be a competition. Although in this post, we will be talking about online competitions only. I’m sure, some of this post readers will be bloggers, some will be seo experts and some others will be tech geeks. Whoever you are and whatever you do, you will have no gain without beating up your competitors.

3 Simple Marketing Tools for Absolutely Any Budget

Many entrepreneurs think the best marketing tactics cost a fortune and require budgets of thousands per month.

The truth is that any small business owner with any budget can implement the following 3 marketing tactics with hardly any financial investment.

The best part? These tactics are not only cost-effective, they're the most effective ways to generate new business and keep current customers coming back.

Best Ways For A Small Food Business To Expand Overseas

Even small food businesses reach a stage where their ‘business idea’ seems to have a life of its own. It’s a challenging and scary place to be. The business has a chance of experiencing a saturated consumer base if it does not consider expanding its reach through actions like international expansion.