Month: January 2020

  • 5 Vital Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs To Nail

    5 Vital Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs To Nail

    Being an entrepreneur can pretty much be summed up in two words – demanding and rewarding. More people than ever are choosing to start their own businesses, taking control of their lives and their profits and choosing to create a business model and a way of life which aligns with their personal values and offers them more control and freedom over their working day. It remains a goal for many people to run their own successful business – but we all know that some succeed and others don’t. What are the magic factors which determine success? Why do some people seem to take to entrepreneurialism so well and others not? What are the qualities they possess which enable them to do so well? Wanting to be a businessperson and having the drive, the skill set and the ability to do well at it are two separate matters. But there is some good news – all of the qualities that you need in order to make a go of it can be learned and developed. You may possess some of them naturally, others you may need to put a bit of learning and conscious effort into – but they can all be acquired, and once you have them you’ll be on the path to succes.

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  • Essential Prep Before Travelling To Another Country

    Essential Prep Before Travelling To Another Country

    Whether you are going on an extended trip or just heading to another country for some well-earned rest, the very fact that you’re going to another country can be a shock to the system for some people. Yes, there is that spirit of adventure in going to another country, but sometimes we feel like we need those little home comforts to keep us on an even keel. But when we are heading to another country there are so many things to keep track of but what are the essentials that we need to know about in the run-up to leaving the runway? (more…)

  • 3 Counterintuitive Things That Can Help Your Business

    3 Counterintuitive Things That Can Help Your Business

    Everyone can think of some of the more obvious professional success techniques that might help to boost the performance of a business. Things like setting KPIs, for example, or improving your website’s SEO.

    As you are a human being, however, your performance, creativity, and motivation in the office will have a lot to do with things that are happening outside the office. In other words, the success of your business, and of your professional life as a whole, can largely depend on things that don’t at first glance seem connected to “work” at all.

    Here is a handful of counterintuitive things that can help improve your business, while simultaneously having a positive effect on the other areas of your life, too. (more…)

  • Is a Political Career the Change That Your Life Needs

    Is a Political Career the Change That Your Life Needs?

    It’s actually fairly common to feel like you’re not making the most of your time at your current job. Whether it’s because you don’t really connect with the work you’re doing or because you’re not chasing a job that you’ve dreamed of doing since you were young, going through a midlife crisis isn’t exactly uncommon. One of the most fulfilling and meaningful types of career to dive into is a political one, and in this article, we’re going to talk about how it could be the change that your life needs. (more…)

  • Money Making Ideas To Try

    If this is the year you really want to go for it and earn more money, there are numerous things you can try. You won’t ever get rich swapping your time for money or in a soul destroying 9-5 job, so read on for some suggestions that could help you to boost your income. (more…)

  • Your Business Must Adapt to Digital Marketing

    Your Business Must Adapt to Digital Marketing

    Is your business keeping up with the advancements in the internet and digital marketing? Whether your business has been established for decades or you only launched it recently, it’s important to understand how to promote your product or service in the modern world. People are turning to the internet more and more when they’re looking for the right businesses, and you could be missing out if you’re not promoting your company online. (more…)

  • 21st Century Solutions To Look And Feel Amazing

    21st Century Solutions To Look And Feel Amazing

    In the modern world, you often find that there is a lot more pressure applied to you in many different areas of your life. If you are one of the people who are subject to these pressures, then you are possibly always looking for ways to escape the stress.

    In today’s post, we are going to take a look at some of the solutions that the 21st century has presented us with when it comes to looking and feeling amazing. It doesn’t matter who you are, or how old you are; there will be something here for you.  (more…)

  • How To Increase Your Online Business Sales

    Having an online business is a dream for so many people. Once you are set up, and you’ve got a few sales in the bag, many people start to wonder what they can do to increase those sales. It is okay to sit back and see what happens, but for your business to really be a success, you have to put some work in. Below are some things that you can do to increase your online sales:

    Ensure your website is easy to use

    To encourage people to buy from your website it has to be easy to navigate and not too cluttered. You don’t want too much information on the browsing pages as it can become overwhelming for customers. Make sure that it looks professional, so that people can trust it and that it doesn’t have any mistakes. It should also be as easy as possible for the customer to reach the checkout and ensure you only ask for necessary information from them. A website that is out of date and difficult to navigate will put people off using it, and they will go elsewhere to find what they need.

    Professional photographs

    If you want to make your business look more trustworthy and professional, get your stock photographed by professionals. If you sell clothes, an expert in fashion photography will be able to follow your brief and get the clothes looking exactly how you want them to look with the images fitting in with your brand. They will even be able to put the finishing touches to your images in post-production, which is difficult to do if you are not experienced.

    Make use of social media

    Most people use social media every day, so using social media for your business can lead to a big boost in your sales. It can help you to build a following and a relationship with your target audience that can increase their loyalty to your brand. You can do this through regular posts to your followers, showing them new products, or even posts about daily life in your business. There is also the chance to turn your posts into targeted ads for a small fee. This will help to expand your audience and bring you new customers.

    SEO

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can increase the amount of traffic to your website by making some changes to your website content so that it comes further up in the search engine results. This is something that you can do yourself, but you can get better results if you hire a specialist in SEO to optimize your website. The content on your website needs to be SEO friendly so that it is easy for the search engine to know what your content is about. Through the use of keywords and phrases, it will then be able to decide if your content is relevant enough for your website to appear further up on the results page. Increased traffic to your site means that you should get more customers, resulting in more online sales.

     

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    Home Businesses: How Much Should You be Doing?

    There are so many solopreneurs who are giving it their all to try and set up their business. Some people go to extreme lengths to make sure that their business stays afloat, or just so that they have enough money to actually establish a business. We’re talking taking out massive loans, remortgaging the house, and using every bit of inheritance that they’ve ever achieved. That’s why most businesses start-up in the spare room of a home. It’s where the ideas get flowing, and the home can be used as storage for all of the items that are needed to run the business.

    From products to flyers, the home becomes an organised dumping ground. However, as a super small startup working from a spare room in your home, how much should you be doing? How much time, money, and effort should you be putting into your business to make sure that it grows. Many people say they don’t feel like it’s a business at all because it’s not in rented office spaces. However, we’re going to explore how much effort you should be putting into your business, and where it could take it. (more…)

  • Renting Vs Buying: Which Should You Choose?

    Renting Vs Buying: Which Should You Choose?

    When you’re house hunting for the first time you might be wondering – should I rent or should I buy a property? Making this choice is a big decision. Affecting the amount of money that you have each month, how much you can save over time and your lifestyle, it’s something that needs to be thoroughly considered before you take the leap.

    The decision that you make will very much depend on your individual situation; some who have savings might opt to invest in a property because they have the initial down payment and want to put down roots in the area – whereas others might not have the money upfront and want the flexibility of renting.  (more…)

  • 6 Steps to Business Success

    6 Steps to Business Success

    Getting a business off the ground and turning a profit is difficult, and that first year of trading can be fraught with challenges. Getting started especially can throw up all kinds of issues that you had no idea about. Here are some mistakes to avoid that many small business owners can fall into.  (more…)