Have you ever felt taken advantage of and not appreciated by a business you have been a loyal customer of for many years? Have you ever sat watching the television and noticed one of those commercials offering new customers a huge discount over what you are now paying as a long term customer? Mobile phones and credit card companies are two that instantly spring to mind as being especially guilty
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In business we learn how to network with influencers, with movers and shakers and we learn how to network with those in the know, resource centers if you like. That’s all well and good, however one of the most important aspects of networking is the importance of networking with your peers. Who exactly are peers, well these are people at about the same level of education and experience as you
When it comes to starting your business as long as you have the skills your business needs, it matters little how much or how little formal education you have, however to succeed in business you need to understand that continual learning is part of the game. Without the willingness to keep learning, you’ll get overtaken by others who are willing and open to keep learning. Change is part of the
It’s not always easy to be creative in business, however with a little practice even creating such things as spreadsheets can be very creative when you give it a chance. Most of the time, the creative process is not really as spontaneous as some people might wish it to be, and you can’t just sit around and wait for creativity to suddenly strike, creativity takes a little work and planning.
Joining and Participating in the Chamber of Commerce Every city has a local chamber of commerce. The chamber of commerce is an associate which is in place to promote local business in the community. As a small business owner you are part of the local businesses that need to be represented by your local chamber. It doesn’t matter if you have a home business, a bricks and mortar business, or
Copywriting can be a profitable and rewarding career, and with the internet the way it is, it’s easier than ever to get started in the business. But before you spend time and money getting your business going, stop and consider whether you’re the right person for copywriting (and whether it’s the right career path for you). While anyone can be a copywriter, there are some key skills you need to
Getting traffic to a website is one of the most important parts of online marketing. Webmasters spend lots of time optimizing their sites for the search engines, submitting them to directories, and building incoming links. It’s a lot of work, but if done properly, the traffic will come. StumbleUpon is an Internet community that allows users to discover web pages. They download the StumbleUpon Toolbar, and click on the “Stumble”
In business, there is always going to be some element of risk. No matter what your do, no matter how stable, there’s always a chance that something will go wrong. It’s just that some business plans are more risky than others, but those are usually the ones with the most to gain. Making money and being successful is all about knowing how much risk to take. It’s plain and simple
Every successful Internet marketer has a tool chest. It’s not filled with hammers, wrenches and screwdrivers, though. It contains items that will help analyze the competition, build search engine rankings and traffic, and aid in establishing a brand. There are lots of great tools out there for Internet marketers. Some are free, while others come at a price. Each has its own unique benefits. Yet the results we get from