Posts From Steve Cartwright

Getting Your Message Across Accurately

There are several obstacles you may encounter when you are an internet or home-based business owner. However, the most prominent one can also result in being the biggest problem. Communication between yourself and your employees, as well as your clients, must be direct, explicative and most of all understood. Getting any business message across is paramount to the success of not only the business, but the success of employees or

FriendFeed Is a Great Marketing Tool

The increased social interaction available on the Internet has contributed greatly to its appeal. More and more people are going online to connect with friends, family, and even people they’ve never met in person in ways that were never before possible. They can leave messages on one another’s MySpace pages, rate and discuss news stories on Digg, and browse one another’s favorite web pages on del.icio.us. The Web is brimming

What Is Franchising?

In the current economy, it can be daunting to start a new business. In fact, it may be impossible for you to start one since small business loans are so hard to come by. In franchises, you become a small business owner, but you are also a part of a larger group. This means you not only have an established product people trust, but you also have a group of

Great Add-Ons to Use with Flock

Flock is a feature-packed web browser based on Mozilla Firefox’s codebase. It offers easy access to social networking and media sites, quick blog posting, easy checking of webmail, and much more. It’s the browser that has everything, yet you can add even more to it by installing add-ons. Since Flock is powered by Firefox, many Firefox extensions will work with it. There are also some extensions that have been designed

Five Ways to Become a Better Blogger

Blogging is a simple process but a lot of work. While it is not hard to post to your blog, getting the traffic and the revenue from your blog that you desire is a tougher proposition. Maybe you’ve been blogging for a while and still aren’t seeing the traffic numbers you’d like. Here are five ways that you can enhance your blogging skills. 1. Keep up with the times. No

Five Top Women in Marketing

There was a time when the Fortune 500 consisted almost completely of companies owned by men. But those days are over. Women have become important figures in the marketing world, starting numerous highly successful companies. Here are five of the top women in marketing today, in no particular order. Martha Stewart Although her career has not been without controversy, there’s no denying that Martha Stewart is a shrewd businesswoman. Founder

Five Tips on Becoming a Better Web Content Writer

When most people search the Internet, they are in search of information. There is a lot of it out there. As a content writer, you want them to read your content. Here are five ways that you can enhance your web content writing skills. What makes you good at what you do? Part of it is natural talent. For a creative medium like writing, it is just plain work if

Finding an Online Community for Women in Business

As a businesswoman, it’s very important to have a good support network. You need fellow businesswomen to share experiences and tips with. You need women who are in fields related to yours to ask questions. The sense of community provided by a group of businesswomen can help see you through the tough times. But finding a group in your area isn’t always practical. Maybe there are networking groups that you

Initial Franchise Fees Explained

If you’re considering starting your own small business, a franchise is often an excellent option. They give you the freedom to fund your own business with the security of having trusted products and business practices. Getting started with franchising, however, can be a bit confusing. Here you’ll find an explanation of the initial fees needed to get started with your business. A royalty fee is just an upfront payment that

How to Respond To Negative Customer Feedback

If you are a business owner, you’re eventually going to get some negative feedback from your customers or other people you work with or for. While your initial reaction is probably to get mad or upset, negative feedback is actually a good thing. It means that your customers are giving you an opportunity to improve your business. The most important thing to remember when getting negative feedback is to not

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