There is no question that small businesses play a huge economic role in the United States. These businesses employ thousands of workers, provide services to their local communities, and give back monetarily by helping the local economy. Successful small businesses matter; but nowadays, succeeding is a lot more difficult than it used to be.
When it comes to successful marketing, I’m a strong proponent of mapping out your business plan rather than just jumping head first into the shark pool with a product and hoping to make sales. While some people get swept up in gimmicky affiliate sites offering pennies per page you visit, it is actually far easier to make money online selling products you’re genuinely interested in, and more satisfying, too.
Here’s a very important post, given by Rob from TopMarketingSchools, talking about methods to make your email marketing more efficient. Here you go Rob!
Email marketing is one of the most cost effective ways you can market your business. The relatively low cost associated with email marketing provides some of the highest ROI figures in the marketing industry. When using email marketing to promote your business, it is important that you focus on achieving good deliverability rates. The deliverability rates… Continue reading
What would happen if all of your business data suddenly vanished? Or your building burned down? A flu epidemic kept three quarters of your key staff at home? A hurricane flooded the entire city, and beyond? Would you be able to keep your business operating?
In the movies, when the death rays begin firing and buildings begin to explode, the usual reaction from the (surviving) civilians is to scream and run around in circles. The reality is a little more… Continue reading
At its core, project management attempts to mitigate risk by ensuring the timely and cost-effective delivery of quality software that meets the customers’ needs and wants. Some pundits estimate that approximately 75 percent of all software development projects miss key deadlines and exceed their budgets. Project management is a rich and broad topic, so this article focuses on five common problems: unrealistic project schedules, rushed design, feature creep, “gold plating,” and substandard quality.
Project Mangers can and should divide risk… Continue reading
As the rules of the internet change (who knew there were any?), affiliate marketers need to be on the up-and-up with things that especially pertain to them. The latest in FTC guidelines has made it so that affiliate marketers must disclose whether or not they are being compensated, so that consumers can tell them apart from legitimate product reviewers. When taken into consideration how this will affect the current affiliate market, there’s actually no need for panic, unless your business… Continue reading
Today’s businesses rely heavily on their IT infrastructure, whether they are just running one server or several. Knowing that, it almost guaranteed that IT equipment, like most other technology, will malfunction from time to time. In addition, the risk of a disaster occurring is also probable. These types of challenges can be detrimental to businesses that have invested a lot of money into their IT infrastructure.
Disasters can be of two types; technological as well as natural disasters. Natural disasters… Continue reading
LinkedIn is a networking site for professionals to connect with the purpose of meeting new contacts to grow businesses and expand careers. In order to get the most out of using this versatile social tool, users should familiarize themselves with how the site works. The following list outlines seven things every LinkedIn member should do.
Build a Profile
The company profile feature is vital for introducing a business to the LinkedIn community. The profile should contain a description of the… Continue reading
Having a real address on your business website is becoming much more important for those who may wish to buy your goods or services. With a large number of scams on the internet, visitors want to ensure that the website they are visiting is legitimate and has a way of being contacted if telephone or e-mail communication is not getting through.
Sometimes, you may not be able to have your own address on your website, maybe as you work from… Continue reading
Running a business these days is all about saving time. You need to find ways to do it whenever you can. Every second you spend on something will eat into your profits and nobody likes that. Do you remember in the old days when everything used to be done by hand? Every envelope had to be licked before you could send an invoice out to a customer. Mail wasted a huge chuck of time. Having people phone each other when… Continue reading
Mobile technology is taking over the world – around 80% of the entire global population own a mobile phone of some description. Of these, around one fifth (1.1 billion) are smartphone users. Of these billion or so people, nine out of ten use their smartphones every day, and 84% of users browse the internet from their mobile device regularly.
Interestingly, PC usage has not dropped, implying that people are generally using the internet more and simply taking advantage of the… Continue reading
Take advantage of the $19 billion annual vending machine sales in United States by investing in the newest option on the market: fresh baked pizza. Gone are the days of calling the local pizza parlor and waiting 30 minutes for a freshly baked pizza to be delivered to your doorstep. The newest technology on the market today allows pizza aficionados to walk up to a vending machine, swipe a credit card, and have a scratch-made pizza in their hands in… Continue reading
New car buyers are increasingly asking themselves whether they actually want to part with their hard-earned cash to buy a depreciating asset – or whether they should lease a vehicle instead. This article will help you decide on which is the best course of action to take when making a final decision.
Buy or lease: Buying is paying for the entire cost of the vehicles, irrespective of what are your miles or since when you have it. In lease, you… Continue reading
Are you a potential small business owner at the cusp of starting your own business? Do you need some assistance developing a business plan that can help you organize your thoughts and forecast your business’ financial viability? Studies show that a good majority of new small businesses, despite how good the premise for these businesses might be, will rapidly fail unless the business owner first created a business plan. If you’re ready to sit down and undergo the process of… Continue reading
Mindjet has conceived and developed the Mindjet Connect and the MindManager with which you and your teammates can get the same clear terms, insight and results. Their products and services have been used by millions of individuals, small businesses and the Fortune 1000 companies. By providing them from the tools they need from drafting their business plans to those used in communicating with team members worldwide in real time, Mindjet has grown into a world-class business service firm. Their technological… Continue reading
If you have an idea for a small business, the next step towards reaching your goal—at least according to small business experts—is to create a winning business plan. This step, however, can be a very intimidating one for first time business owners. To help with this step, one of the products you can try is Ultimate Business Planner—a complete set of software tools to help you create a business plan from start to finish.
What Is Ultimate Business… Continue reading
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Quicken Legal Business Pro Review
If you’re planning to start your own business in the near future, you may be worried about all the legal paperwork that needs to be completed before you can get your business idea off the ground. If this sounds like you, your worries may be over. Although it’s true that starting a business requires plenty of legal documentation, there are programs out there… Continue reading