Month: February 2017

  • If you are serious about selling, read this

    If you are serious about selling, read this

    Do you long to be one of the best salespeople around? Perhaps you run a business, and want to drive more sales to it? Believe it or not, some of the essential qualities needed to be successful in sales are things that we can all do. The only trouble is, we seldom consider those characteristics. As a result, some of us that do have to sell for a living aren’t performing at our best.

    If you are serious about selling, it’s vital that you are in top form. So, what is it that you need to do? Today, I will discuss the best strategies for improving your sales techniques and how to fix any problem areas. Here is what you need to know: (more…)

  • How do apps benefit your business

    How do apps benefit your business?

    Apps are a massive thing in the modern business world. But, what are they and how do they benefit your business? We’ve split apps up into two different sections; mobile apps and web apps. But before you make a decision, make sure you check out interesting statistics about mobile app trends so you know which type of apps are most used and why. Take a look at each one to see what they are and how they improve your company:

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  • Product manufacturing tips to see your business soar

    Product manufacturing tips to see your business soar

    There is a huge amount to think about when you own a product manufacturing business. One day you’ll be focusing on employees and the next you will be worrying about machinery. It’s the perfect job for perfectionists. For those who enjoy completing projects set out for them by other companies. You may be making promotional materials one day and the next make a component for the inside of a newly developed machine. If this is what you want to get into, or indeed if you already own a business like it then perhaps these tips can give you an extra shot of productivity in your workplace.  (more…)

  • Time to take employee turnover seriously

    Time to take employee turnover seriously

    The high rate of turnover in your team is unacceptable. It is one of the signs of a company that most people know to look out for and avoid. Applicants will be less willing to accept jobs from you. You’ll end up paying a lot to replace the labor you keep losing. Worst of all, you’ll never really have the benefits of a cohesive, invested team. So, why are you seeing such a problem with retaining employees?  (more…)

  • Working Holiday Guide: Oceania, New Zealand, Australia: before you depart checklist & pack list

    Working Holiday Guide: Oceania, New Zealand, Australia: before you depart checklist & pack list

    Working Holiday Oceania, New Zealand, Australia checklist for aspiring ‘working holidayers’. Planning a working holiday abroad? Great news for digital nomads! From 1 January 2017, you can be up to 35 years old for an Australian working holiday visa! Super excited, as this gives more people the chance to experience my favorite part of the world (so far away from home, though… ). Time to do a checklist for aspiring working holidayers, just to make your life easier, and so I can use it as a reference for myself! (more…)

  • Types of bankruptcies and going through bankruptcy (personally or business wise)

    Types of bankruptcies and going through bankruptcy (personally or business wise)

    Becoming bankrupt is a fear that most people will never have become a reality. But, for the few people that have to live through this nightmare, there has to be some change. Once you’ve been in this situation, though, the only real way is up. And, if you play your cards right, you can have a second chance at a good life. You just need to take the next few years very seriously. And, put some work in. To help you out with this, this post will be going through some of the stages in time that you will need to consider.  (more…)

  • Why Vegas should be your next destination

    Why Vegas should be your next destination

    There are a huge number of destinations in the US which have many different attractions going for them, but there are very few places which can do anything to match Las Vegas. The fact is, of all the many cities and other locations in this huge country, there is nowhere that offers such a wide and diverse array of experiences as Las Vegas. If you have never been before, then you probably have a relatively fixed image of this city in your head – and, chances are, it is not entirely accurate. Although it is known for a few choice things, the fact is that Vegas has plenty to offer besides, and looking into some of these is bound to encourage you to consider it for your next destination. If your next trip is around the US, here’s why you might want to consider stopping over in Las Vegas at least once. (more…)

  • 3 Reasons why you need a marketing professional on your side

    3 Reasons why you need a marketing professional on your side

    When you have just started your own business, you will probably find that it takes a while to get to grips with all the different aspects of running a company. A business isn’t just based around the leader or owner who oversees every single part of it. As businesses grow, they become more like trees, with branches sprouting off everywhere, all with a different function. Attempting to be in control of all of these branches is a big no-no as a CEO – something many business owners soon learn after months of attempting to have their fingers in every pie possible. There is such thing as taking on too much responsibility and at some point, you will have to delegate. One aspect of your business where delegation could help you is when it comes to the marketing. Marketing and PR are both huge areas that you need to be very sharp on in order to run a successful company. Therefore, you need to dedicate a lot of time to your promotion. Here are some reasons why outsourcing your marketing could be the best thing you ever do for your business.  (more…)

  • Making customers understand your brand

    Making customers understand your brand

    Improving the brand image for a business always seems much quicker and simpler on paper than it does in reality. That’s because the physical aspect of improving design both online and offline or rebooting the content your company outputs is only a surface-level improvement. Improving your aesthetic beauty is the key the beginning of success, but it’s not the key to spreading this new and improved “you” to customers both potential and regular.

    If your company is struggling to make customers understand your wonder brand, or you’re simply wondering how you can form a “wonder brand” in the first place, then here are some great tips and tricks for building an image which your customers can not only understand but with which they can instantly relate. It’s about captivating people almost instantaneously, and there’s a formula to doing so. (more…)

  • Be the host with the most: how to put on an amazing event

    Be the host with the most: how to put on an amazing event

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    There are plenty of different ways to market your business. Whether it’s digital marketing, using social media and online content to draw in and engage with your customers, or if you prefer to use more traditional techniques like direct mail in order to reach an older demographic, each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Which method you choose is always going to be entirely dependent on the needs of your business as a whole. However, there are always going to be certain marketing techniques and methods which will apply across the board.

    Let’s face it, if your business doesn’t have a well-optimized website, it’s simply not marketing itself realistically for the twenty-first century. But there is one particular marketing technique that can do wonders for any business that far too many business owners tend to ignore entirely. Something that can have an immediate, noticeable impact on the presence of your business in the minds of customers and investors alike. That is a well-organized, high-quality event. There are plenty of reasons why you might want to run an event of some sort for your business but whatever they are you need to make sure that it is as memorable and successful as possible. In order to help you do that, here are a few important things that you absolutely need to do in order to put on a truly amazing event. 

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  • Going solo: how to survive in business on your own

    Going solo: how to survive in business on your own

    The world of business can be a scary place at the best of times, but as solopreneur or sole trader it can look particularly intimidating. It may be the first time that you’ve moved away from the safety of your traditional nine-to-five job, or even if not, you still have to face up to the fact that you will be competing against more established businesses with greater resources at their disposal.

    However, that doesn’t mean that surviving on your own is an impossible task. Nor does it mean that you must get by without any support or assistance. Although going solo will be difficult, it is certainly achievable, and what’s more, it may prove to be the most rewarding decision you ever make. (more…)