Business

Mobile Apps for Small Business Data Saving

Businesses live and die by their data these days. Data saving, and data sharing, are two of the most important tasks every small business owner needs. Access across multiple devices is also essential. Here are a few apps that can help. Google Drive Google Drive is a great solution because it is free. Access it through your free Gmail account. You can store up to 15MB with the free version,

Phrases and Statements That Help Show Empathy

There are a number of different phrases and statements that help demonstrate that you have empathy for your target audience. Empathy is important, because it offers the “human touch” in business dealings and marketing. You don’t have to act like a pushy used car salesman to seal the deal if you master these empathetic words and phrases and use them in face-to-face meetings and in your sales letters online. The

Mobile Apps for Small Business Networking

Business Networking has come of age, nowadays it isn’t just what you know in business, but who you know as well. Small business networking apps offer you the chance to network like never before and connect with like minded professionals for better business opportunities. Here are a few we think you should to try. LinkedIn LinkedIn is the number one site in the USA for business networking, so it’s no

Turn Your Competitors into JV Partners

One way to take collaboration to the next level is to find Joint Venture (JV) partners. You’ll find JV partners by meeting colleagues and competition. A JV partner is a joint venture partnership that can last for a few months to years, it all depends on the goals of the project and how successful it is for those involved. Start an Industry Organization If there isn’t an industry organization yet

Examples of Business-Focused Crowdfunding

If you’re not sure about finding business related crowdfunding opportunities, it can help to look at what others have done and are doing to raise money through crowdfunding. After all, if someone else can do it then there is no reason why you can’t do it too. Inventions This idea that is doing well on Kickstarter is a new type of light switch that has managed to raise over 300K

Equity Based versus Rewards-Based Crowdfunding

Today you can start an online business by bootstrapping it, but sometimes you end up needing funds due to fast growth, or to afford new equipment and funding. However, like most start-ups, you don’t have the best credit yet (or even any). So, you look for alternatives. Two alternatives that you can use are equity-based crowdfunding and rewards-based crowdfunding. Equity Based Crowdfunding Equity-based crowdfunding sites have raised billions of dollars

Four Different Types of Crowdfunding Options

Here are four different types of crowdfunding options that you might want to consider instead of traditional bank loans. You can use most of these loans for any type of project, creative, charity or otherwise. 1. Rewards Based This type of crowdfunding means that backers contribute to your fund and you give them a reward. Rewards can be as simple as a thank you note, and as big as you

Growth Priorities

Every business will have a growth process and priorities. The basic process is this: first you come into existence, then you reach the survival stage, finally moving on to the success stage of your business where you kind of stay at a status quo of success. At this point, owners feel as if they have it all figured out and can sort of skate on the processes set up. It

Train Your CSM Team Not to Put Things Off

Does your customer server management team hurry to fix problems when they occur or do they always seem to put things off. By putting things off this causes customers to be very dissatisfied and even make complaints. Instead, you need to train your customer service management team to never put things off unless they have a good reason to do so. Make Customers Your Priority Train your CSM team that

Understanding the Competition

To plan an effective advertising strategy, you need to understand your competition as well as how your products fill the gaps that your competition doesn’t. Knowing who your competitors are, what they offer, and how they relate to the audience is an essential element in any advertising strategy. The reason is that your competition has done most of the work already. All you must do is figure out what they’re

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