The social networking arena seems to expand daily, and while it offers many opportunities, it can also be confusing and overwhelming. But the fact of the matter is business social networks are not going away any time soon. Including social business networking in your business's marketing plan can be a simple and effective way to build name and brand recognition, promote your … [Read more...] about Is Social Media Marketing Benefiting Your Small Business?
We have the discussion at least once a week. It starts like this: My husband (grumpy): "You've been in there over an hour. Come out and spend time with us!" Me: "I will. As soon as I finish my email." Him (angry now): "You spend too much time on things that aren't important. You should just concentrate on the stuff that will bring in more money." At this point … [Read more...] about How Responsive Are You to Emails?
Being a modest merchant, reliable shoppers symbolize the well being of your enterprise and keep you from going out of business. They help ensure that your retail store enjoy a healthy cash flow. They can even help to protect your retail shop from the takeover of the bulk retailers. The challenge is to find a strategy to bring customers back to your shop over and over. … [Read more...] about Why Good Customer Service Should be a Priority
If you're a member of the pajama set, dutifully plugging away at your job while wearing your raggedy bunny slippers, you're not alone. The number of home-based businesses is growing, partly due to advances in technology, and partly due to a slow-down in the economy. (If no one will hire you, you hire yourself.) The advantages of a home-based business are obvious: no commute … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Publicize Your Home-Based Business
QUESTION on How to Expand a Janitorial Cleaning Business Hello. We started a janitorial cleaning company. We currently have 8 contracts, but we want to get more clients. I think we are ready to grow our new janitorial business. Our clients are pleased with what we offer, and I think we now have a better understanding of the business. Please give us some ideas on how we can … [Read more...] about Expand a Janitorial Cleaning Business