Does your business have a blog? If not you are really missing out. Blogs can do a lot for a business, from bringing in new customers to converting readers into actual sales. There are some distinct reasons you need to set up a blog, but even more so, there are ways you need to use it if you want it to work successfully. Why A Blog? Blogging is essentially a free marketing device. It is a marketing tool that can easily help you increase your traffic, if you are using it right. It helps you build brand recognition and integrity as well. If your blog is giving people the information they want and need it is going to make them love your company, or at least keep coming back. It’s Important To Share Useful Information One of the most important things you’ll need to do with your business blo
According to the SBA, about 52% of all small businesses are operating from home. If you also own a home based business and you want to retire, the good news is that there is a good market looking to buy home based businesses. However, it is important to note that selling a home based business requires more legwork than selling a brick and mortar business. You need to prepare your home based company for sale in order to make it more attractive to prospective buyers. Here are some tips to help you achieve a successful sale. Operate Your Business like a Real Business As an owner of your home based business, you may not have a boss or anyone holding you accountable. In some cases, the lack of accountability leads to sloppy business operations. Almost all small business owners, not just a h
Website developers will find that they are constantly being challenged by the changing face of the Internet, which is why when it comes to promoting their website they could probably use all the help they can get. Anyone with even a small amount of experience functioning on the Internet will agree, although there are some things that are relatively easy to accomplish with your website business, as they look into the huge market out there, the entire process can be somewhat daunting. Thankfully, there are solutions to these challenges and you don’t have to look far to find them. For those companies that have yet to hire an experienced marketing consultant you may be missing the boat entirely, if only for the fact that a consultant can provide you with measurable results, especially at a ti
No matter how old you are, selecting lucrative investment opportunities and making your savings work for you is an essential skill that is certain to leave you standing in good stead with your bank manager. You see; this can be a considered a bit of an art form, with some of the most successful people getting it right almost every single time. Still, don’t worry too much if your first try doesn’t reap the kind of rewards you’d hoped, this is very much a learning exercise, and as the old saying goes “failures are just stepping stones on the road to success”. As an investor myself, I understand how important it can be to sort the wheat from the chaff, and so I thought perhaps today I’d write a short article giving you some basic information about how is best to identify opportunities that
Surveying your employees is probably not something that you think about very much. For most people, the very mention of statistics is enough to make their eyes glaze over. Gathering data is boring to many people, but it is a vital necessity for a business to run as efficiently as it can. The efficiency of a business is measured by its productivity and its expenditures. If a business is producing 100% of its goals, its productivity can be rated at 100% in a vacuum. However, if the business is spending 150% of its payroll goals and 150% of its supply-side goals, it might be better characterised as not producing very much. That business would not be very productive, but how do you get that productivity up? Boosting Productivity To boost productivity, you need to make sure that you are tr...