Posts From Steve Cartwright

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

How to Produce a Successful Ezine

A popular ezine is a great way to make money, sell new products, and increase your web traffic. The key is putting together a quality product. The first step in starting an ezine is to pick a topic. This sounds easy enough, but is a very important step. You need to find a topic that people want to read about so you get subscribers and advertisers, but you also don’t

Tips on How to Present and Organize Your Ezine Material

Starting an ezine can be a large undertaking. You work hard to find contributors and advertisers and you’re all ready to go and put your layout together. This is about the time you may realize that the hard part isn’t quite over. Developing the look can be just as difficult as deciding what goes in it. But don’t worry – if you follow a few tips, putting together a great

How to Attract and Keep Contributors to Your Ezine

If you have a successful business but are looking to increase your profit, an ezine is a great way to do that. Regular newsletters can be used to sell your own products as well as those of others, and can also be a great way to increase traffic to your sites. But the backbone of a good ezine is good content. Contributors are vital to creating a product that people

Ezine Advertising Know-How

In order to have a successful ezine, you need a great layout, original content, and of course advertisers. No matter what else you have, it’s pretty difficult to get there without any income. That’s why finding people and products to advertise in your ezine are so important. Before you get started looking for advertisers, you’ll need to figure out exactly how much space you have to advertise in and how

Expanding Your VA Business

As a virtual assistant it’s very easy to fall into the trap of working around the clock and doing everything all on your own. If you’re getting lots of clients and repeat work, that’s fantastic and speaks dividends about your services. How about now using that to your advantage? Expanding your VA business makes sense on all levels – you’ll have the ability to grow a client base, you’ll have

Five Tips to Creating E-products

While the dot-com boom has pretty well subsided, savvy businessmen and women are still making a pretty penny using the internet. The key to making money is to know what you’re doing and how to market yourself. One great way to make money is through e-products. Here are five tips on how to achieve it: 1. Go with what you know – There are certain products online that are going

The Effect of Your Emotions on Your Business

Business and emotions don’t really seem to mix very well. But as emotions are a daily part of our lives, short of becoming robotic, you may be faced with the two intermingling at some point in your career. Here are a few tips to help you stay on track and overcome emotions in your business life. Take a deep breath If you’re having a bad day or particular difficulties at


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