LinkedIn has become an important social media platform for small businesses. However, a common mistake in using LinkedIn is creating a profile that reads like a resume. Understand why a LinkedIn profile is not, and should not, be treated like a resume.
Archives for March 2011
For a startup entrepreneur, getting the word out about the business is critical. However, looking for ways to market the business can be challenging if you have limited resources or simply don’t want to spend too much money in marketing. Here are 50 ways you can market your business on a shoestring budget
The economy maybe showing signs of recovery, but the real question is… whether it’s showing signs of recovery for you and your business. To answer this question you need to stop thinking like a small business owner and start thinking that you are running a multi-million dollar enterprise. Think big.
If you have managed to land that all-important meeting with a CEO, don’t delay in your preparation. Invest the effort and time now so you can win the account. Learn how to sell to a CEO.
We’re pleased to announce that PowerHomeBiz.com, with the support of Uprinting,com, is giving away two sets of 250 pieces Die Cut Business Cards. Join now and win a set of business cards! The contest will run from March 22 – 30, 2011.
There’s no better way to improve the quality of information you receive from a potential customer than by asking short questions. We all can recall far too many times when we’ve sat across the table from a customer we’re trying to help – and we know we can help, if they would just provide us information about their needs and goals.
The federal government spends over 550 billion dollars every year buying goods and services from businesses of all sizes and types. To do business with the government, it is important to learn the decision making process and identify the decision makers.
Every venture needs an office or desk space and it doesn’t matter if you’re just starting a business or expanding an existing one either. While some of us can work quite happily at home, for others the need to go out to a ‘proper’ office or a desire to grow a business often means that we have to look on the open market for a place to set up shop.
Scarce resources are a fact of business life. In the wake of devastating budget cuts, furloughs, and/or layoffs, however, “normal” levels of scarcity have been exacerbated. The question for many organizations has become, “How do we move forward from here most effectively?”
What do you need to become a successful freelancer, solo entrepreneur or one-person business? Here are 10 things that you need to consider to successfully start a freelance business.