Small Business / 29 posts found

How to Make A Solid Business Plan In 5 Easy Steps

How to Make A Solid Business Plan In 5 Easy Steps

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Having a business plan is essential however, most marketers and entrepreneurs overlook the fact that having a marketing plan is just as important. A marketing plan focuses on tactics, numbers, statistical data, and emphasizes winning by keeping customers. A solid marketing plan lays out all the tools, strategies, and tactics you want to utilize to reach or even exceed your sales goals. Basically, it should show what you want to sell, how you'll sell it, who you're selling it to, who would want to buy it, and how you are going to reach out to people to get them to [...]
3 Ways You Can Build a Bigger Audience and More Readers

3 Ways You Can Build a Bigger Audience and More Readers

by Joe The Goat Farmer
People search the internet every minute of every day for information about certain topics, products, services or companies that they are interested in. Finding relevant material on the subject matter they are looking for online is something everybody wants and that's where you come in. If your brand or website could present content that has a lot of educational and helpful information, that builds your brand's reputation up to the point of you becoming the expert on the subject matter. Here are a few examples of content that your website could produce. Related: Dealing With Redundant, Out-Of-Date and Trivial (ROT) [...]
Want Your Online Business to Thrive Invest in a Great Website

Want Your Online Business to Thrive? Invest in your Website

by Joe The Goat Farmer
The willingness to spend a considerable amount of money to build your website with a beautiful layout that is functional and capable of generating a lot of online traffic is something a large number of start-up operations think quite a bit about. If you thought you would save money by making your own website or having someone you know make it for you, you might want to think twice about that. It's quite understandable that as a start-up your budget and resources are limited and you want the most bang for your buck. Additionally, you would be willing to put [...]
21 Success Tips for Young and Aspiring Entrepreneurs

21 Success Tips for Young and Aspiring Entrepreneurs

by Joe The Goat Farmer
In today's post, we share a nice article from Entrepreneur.com and it's all about how to become successful. This article is true in most of the way and we personally like #9. If you want to become successful today, then read this. Being successful often means learning from those who have already achieved their goals. Having a mentor is an amazing blessing to an entrepreneur, but not everyone can find one in person. If you haven’t yet found your personal business guru, here are 21 tips for young or aspiring entrepreneur to help get you started. 1. Challenge yourself. Richard Branson says his [...]
Business Startup Expenses You Need To Avoid

Business Startup Expenses You Need To Avoid

by Joe The Goat Farmer
As a business owner, you have to learn to invest your resources wisely. There are business startup expenses that are not entirely essential at least at the startup level. If the money you shelled out does not help your business grow, it would be better invested elsewhere. These are the business startup expenses you need to avoid Related: Small Business Expenses To Maximize Efficiency 1 - Expensive Equipment Spending your money on the latest and greatest stuff is always tempting but its usefulness to price ratio is something you cannot easily justify. Invest in the equipment that you really need while [...]
Small Business Expenses To Maximize Efficiency

Small Business Expenses To Maximize Efficiency

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Every start-up operation thinks about what to spend their money on. There are some small business expenses that are absolutely essential to get the most bang for your buck and at the same time avoid running into sticky situations. As an entrepreneur, you need to be able to differentiate necessary expenses from unnecessary ones when faced with business decisions that revolve around costs. These expenses are aimed at maximizing efficiency and minimizing potential issues: 1 - Market Research - You need to know for sure that your customers are ready to make the purchase. Read here why market research is [...]
Compose Better Emails To Get Better Results

Compose Better Emails To Get Better Results

by Joe The Goat Farmer
In the business world, email has become the primary means of communication. To some extent it even replaces real world interactions like face to face meetings in the conference room. Think about it, how many people have you sent emails to or communicate back and forth via email but have never actually seen or met? A surprisingly high number? Read on. This fact is true especially for marketing emails. Emails are sent and received from loyal long time customers, new customers as well as potential customers. Each email that you send out to them will make an impression on them [...]
How to Earn Customer Loyalty By Focusing on Customer Experience

Earn Customer Loyalty By Focusing on Customer Experience

by Joe The Goat Farmer
Every business has either a product or a service that they are marketing to their potential customers. Eventually a business gets a customer that purchases their product or enlists their service. The interesting bit is that most customers remember the experience before, during and after the transaction was made. Small details that add up to when they make the decision to purchase is integral to their customer experience not to mention their experience after the purchase. The need for businesses to turn their attentions to their customers to build and develop their customer experiences has grown and will continue to [...]
10 Reasons Why You Should Use Google Hangouts For Your Business

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Google Hangouts For Your Business

by Joe The Goat Farmer
Have you heard about Google+? Have you signed up already? If you haven't, you are missing out on a very powerful business tool. One of the best features Google+ has to offer is Google Hangouts. It enables you to host a video chat with one or more people that are part of your Circles. (A Circle is a group of people with similar interests or something in common. For example, you could set up a Google+ Circle for your favorite baking tutorials, another circle for technology related bloggers, another circle for current news events, and so on and so forth. [...]