It doesn’t matter what sort of business you run, continual learning is something that you’ll need to do for the rest of your life, if you want to become and stay successful. Thankfully continuing your business education can be a fun and social experience especially if you involve yourself in collaborative learning opportunities. Finding Collaborative Learning Communities Social media Use social media to access a few local groups online, start by
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When starting a new business, it can often feel as if you’re all alone and the weight of the world is on your shoulders. This is especially true if your business is online, but it can feel like that if you’re starting any type of business. But, the truth is, you’re never really alone, you just have to seek out the relationships and go networking to build relations, rather than
Every single business of every possible size spends more money on acquiring new customers than on keeping existing customers. As a business owner you can reduce costs and substantially increase turnover by turning the customers you already have into repeat buyers, turning your product cycle into a never ending circle by expanding your customer lifecycle, in “to infinity and beyond”… (As Buzz Lightyear would say). Let’s look at how you
As a business owner you understand how important it is to attract new clients to your business, one of the most rewarding and effective ways to do this is via community involvement. Community involvement can happen both on and offline, you can do both for the most impact, but if there is some reason you can only participate online that is fine too, the secret as with most things is
Content Marketing Joint Ventures and Partnerships Content marketing takes on so many different shapes and forms, however when business consider content marketing for the first time they automatically think of the amount of content they can create themselves and base their marketing on this. Almost no one considers joint ventures and partnerships as a way to increase the amount and type of content produced, but they can be extremely effective.
It’s been said that “no man is an island” – this couldn’t be more true when it comes to working online. Particularly when you’re working from home; it’s very easy to get into a “lone worker” mentality. Avoid this by using our networking tips to help you expand your network. #1 – Build a support system. Find others in your field or work and build up a support system. These
The mastermind concept has been around for a long time. Many entrepreneurs will make references to being part of a mastermind group and credit the group in many instances for a big part of their success. The mastermind concept is simple: you gather with like-minded individuals to help motivate and build each other’s businesses. It’s a great tool for really developing a close network of confidants, business mentors and life-long
Networking online is a great thing. It helps you stay connected with your peers and can make working from home a little less lonely. However, there are some pitfalls to networking online. On the internet you don’t have face-to-face interaction with people. You also have a larger amount of people to deal with at any one time. Most of the people you’ll meet are anonymous and this anonymity can often