Free Trials And Why Your Services Business Needs Them

free trials

If your business offers any kind of service, then you have likely at least once floated the idea of offering free trials.   Of course, no business owner likes the notion of a “free” anything. You’re in this to make money, not to offer a freebie that people can use and then abandon – so … Continue reading

Social Media for Business: Getting It Right

Social Media for Business

Social media for business is now seen as an essential digital marketing tool across all industries. It can help you connect your brand with your audience, as well as find opportunities with other professionals and businesses. However, it’s very easy to get social media wrong when you try to use it for your business. Many … Continue reading

Networking Events That Weave A Web Of New Clients

networking events

Networking events can be scary functions you seek to avoid, or a great opportunity for increasing your business. But what about creating your own? Interactivity and personability are two of the key tools when it comes to building relationships in business. And the one perfect way to put these into practice is to create networking … Continue reading

A Word Of Advice For Event Managers: The Customer Is Always Right

the customer is always right

You’ve heard the expression “the customer is always right.” And while some might quibble with whether that statement is always true, it’s been a companion of those of us in marketing for a long time.   The bottom line is that you should give people products that they want, not what you think they need. … Continue reading

Customers Hate These Web Mistakes, You Should Too!

Customers Hate These Web Mistakes, You Should Too!

Welcome to the world of the web where customers expect the best and Google is determined to give them nothing less. What does that mean for you as a business owner? Essentially, if your company site isn’t top notch, then you are going to struggle to get the interest from customers and clients. First, you … Continue reading

Building Trust In Your Business

Building Trust In Your Business

Trust is one of your most valuable commodities as a business. If your customers, clients and even your employees trust you, then they will stick with you, and you will have a successful business as a result. Of course, building trust in your company is not always as easy as it sounds. Trust is a … Continue reading

A New Plan For Your Brand: Making A Good Second Impression

good second impression

Perhaps your business achieved success in the past but it’s started to falter recently. As the market continuously changes, companies come and go within each industry on a never-ending basis. That’s the way business works. However, it doesn’t have to be the way your business works. The reason that the majority of companies fail to … Continue reading

Smashing Work With Satisfied Staff

satisfied staff

Satisfied staff is what many businesses rely upon to get work DONE! Employees give a company the power to accomplish much more than it would with just you by yourself. But, employees will cost top dollar. And, it will take some work to make sure that you get the right ones.   Once you’ve gone … Continue reading

One Size Does Not Fit All When It Comes To Business

One Size Does Not Fit All When It Comes To Business

In business, there is most certainly not one overarching and all-encompassing way of doing things and there is no room for a ‘one size fits all’ approach at any point.   Business owners must always be open to the fact that each task they and their business undertake is going to differ from the last … Continue reading

Where Your On-line Business Budget Needs to Go

on-line business budget

Do you have an on-line business budget? Monies specifically set aside for your on-line business needs?   One of the most attractive reasons to start a business mainly online is because you will always hear of how cost-effective it is. You don’t have to spend on a big, fancy storefront. Sometimes you don’t even need … Continue reading

How To Make Your Staff Laugh

Make Your Staff Laugh

Have you ever thought about how to make your staff laugh? Or at least happy. The hardest part of being an employer is juggling the mammoth task of keeping your business operational whilst also ensuring the cogs that keep the system running (the people you employ) are running happily themselves.   Unfortunately, you don’t rely … Continue reading

Choosing A Digital Business That Isn’t Limited By Your Skills

digital marketing

Have you ever wanted your own digital business? Is your lack of skill holding you back? Need some help?   A lot of people leave school without any business-savvy skills. Of course, most people have qualifications but these struggle to be translated in to an actual job. So, people in this situation are limited to … Continue reading

Marketing Mysteries : Creating A Booklet

creating a booklet

These days, most people believe that marketing only works through online mediums. They feel that traditional methods simply don’t have a place in today’s modern world. But, they are wrong! Online marketing might be a hot topic among marketers nowadays. However, it complements existing offline methods.   Perhaps one of the best-known ways of marketing … Continue reading

SEOh My God! There’s So Much To Do

seoh-my-god

SEOh my God! SEO can be a troubling area for a small business. You need to make sure that your website is setup to be able to be picked up by as many search engines as possible. But, due to websites taking advantage of SEO in the past; it’s become incredibly complex. Nowadays, you have … Continue reading

Keep Your Enemies Close: Why Competition Is Good For Business

Keep Your Enemies Close

Keep your enemies close? Really? Well, you have to be better than average to make it in this industry. In fact, you have to be pretty exceptional. Why? Because there are so many rivals on the market that consumers have a lot of choice. If business standards aren’t up to scratch customers will simply choose … Continue reading

Make Yourself The Middle Man: Create A Marketplace

marketplace

Where do you sit in the marketplace? How well-known are you? The modern world of online business is so fraught with competition that it makes it hard for new businesses to get a foot in. A lot of companies try and, ultimately, fail.   Unfortunately, most prospective businesses can’t see a way around this and … Continue reading

Making A Product The Market Can’t Get Enough Of

Making A Product The Market Can't Get Enough Of

Making A Product The Market Can’t Get Enough Of : The product itself is the main component of its own success. However, creating a great product, understanding your target market and their needs, doesn’t guarantee getting a great result. You’re also going to have to make that product easier to buy. So, let’s look at … Continue reading

Create The Best Business Image Not Through Customers, But Through Employees

best business image

Create The Best Business Image Not Through Customers, But Through Employees The relationship between a business and their customers is perhaps the most obvious way to direct the best business image. But it’s not the only way. One of the best ways to show your business image is by caring more about the people in … Continue reading

Humanize Your Brand with These Three Tips

humanize your brand

Making your business relatable is a common conundrum many CEOs face in their professional careers. Unless you are working in a B2B industry, your potential customers and clients are simply going to be average Joe’s, who just want to know if you can get the job done for them. Any fancy business talk, analytical graphs … Continue reading

Where the Heck is Your Branding? Get It Recognized Now!

your branding

Marketing is essential for any business – as you must surely be aware if you’re on this blog! But a key aspect of memorable marketing is your branding. When you’re developing your brand, you need to think about at least three things. Your branding is about creating a personality and look for your business that … Continue reading