Making Friends and Improving Business

Quite simply, business is about relationships.  Customers buy products and services that they feel connected to.  That is why you should put the same effort into building business relationships that you do in building friendships. Think about how you interact

Trashing Financial Models, Games For Sales and Other Small Business News

Startups, Throw Out Your Financial Models: The Argument For Lean Modeling In an interesting article on, J.J. Colao argues for a simplification of financial models for the next generation of startups.  Create a way of tracking growth and projections

Get Inspired! Knowing What Motivates You Improves Your Business:

We are all motivated by different things.  Some take inspiration from friends and family.  Others look to nature and the world around them.  We even have famous examples or popular stories that connect us to people who would otherwise be

Four Money Saving Tactics for Your Small Business to Try in 2013

Small businesses face a number of challenges from a variety of sources, because of their limited revenue small business success can be won or lost with a relatively small amount of money. In order to save money and help your

New Years’ Resolutions and Business

It has become very popular to make New Year’s Resolutions every year.  Whether or not we managed to keep our commitments and to reach the goals that we’ve set, most of us are still very open to make new resolutions

Game Changer: Getting Serious About Your Website

If a company is not willing to take the time to put a professional website together, customers will notice because today’s customers are able to visit thousands of similar businesses from the comfort of their homes. They are searching for

Christmas Business Party Do’s and Don’ts

Plenty of people love to show their employees how much they appreciate them with a business holiday party. When you love the idea of making sure that your employees have a great time at the business holiday party, there are

The Benefits of Furthering Your Education through Business Training Courses

Professional development in the business field is extremely important. Furthering the education of employees benefits the whole company. Any time an employee’s goals are considered along with the goals of a company, everyone wins. There are many training courses in

The Two Most Important Elements Of Business

Small business owners typically have to wear all sorts of hats in the company.  The typical small business owner may fill the role of CEO, COO, CFO, and CMO at the executive level, and it is common for the same

4 Tips for Improving Your Office Ergonomics

Office ergonomics – perhaps you have already heard about the word, perhaps not. That does not really matter. The truth is that a huge percentage of us is spending every single day in an office environment. There is no need

Pros and Cons of In-House and Outsourced Telemarketing

Telemarketing is one of the most effective ways to extend the horizons of your business. And getting the right ones to do the most effective job is the uphill task. Especially when you are caught up in dilemma of an

Preserving The Good Name Of Your Business

In business, one of the most important aspects of any business is the reputation of the business itself.  By upholding a good reputation, the business is telling its customers that they care about their image, as well as their customer’s

Dubai, A Perfect Place to Do Business

Location can play a huge part in the success of a business. Ask any business owner, anywhere. Being in the right place, and at the right time, too, can often mean opportunity presents itself when otherwise it perhaps wouldn’t. The

Business Budgeting for Start-Ups

A budget, like a business plan, is absolutely necessary for a start-up business venture. Without a budget, the owner will not know if he or she has included everything. There will be no picture what the business will look like

Branding for Startups

Many experts agree that branding should start as soon as the company is formed. As prospective customers, friends and business peers ask about the venture, the words used to describe your company begin the branding process immediately. For this reason,

Understanding the Universe of the Promotional Items Industry – from Buyer to Supplier

There are various elements making up the promotional items industry: manufacturers; distributors; and buyers. The manufacturer makes the items in question, providing a range of branding types and opportunities for the end-user. The distributor is the channel through which the

Why You Need A Franchise Lawyer

So you’re buying into a franchise. Needless to say, you’re about to make a big life decision. And for any big decision, especially one that you’re investing tens – perhaps even hundreds – of thousands of dollars into, you’re going

3 Clever Ways to Advertise Your Event

Planning a successful event takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and creativity. Arranging and running the event is only half the battle. If no one shows up for it, the event itself simply can’t be a success. Fortunately there

Options for Promoting Your Business with Promotional Clothing

Whether your business is a start-up, or you have been running for some time; finding effective and unique ways to promote your business on a budget is a challenge in itself. Every industry is competitive right now, which means that

Overview of Business Branding

Your company’s brand is going to play a significant part in evaluating what consumers think of your products. Simply put, a brand will develop an image in the minds of your target audience and clients. Therefore, you need to be

5 Common Mistakes that Prevent Your Small Business from Growing

The competition is stiff for small-business owners, and if you want your business to grow and succeed, there are certain things you should and shouldn’t do. Hard work, commitment and dedication are critical as you endeavor to turn your business

Creating the Right Impression for Retail Assistants

In the world of retail, first impressions count.  If your sales assistants are inattentive, dishevelled, or rude, then you could be losing customers. It’s hard to change the attitude of an employee; some people are simply good with customers, while

Competitions and Your SMS Marketing Campaign

SMS marketing is an effective way to reach out to your customers, but building a large opt-in SMS marketing list, and encouraging the people on that list to respond to your messages – rather than those of a rival, can