A good business plan is absolutely necessary before you start your new business. It will aid you in getting needed finances, cooperating, vendors, loyal and knowledgeable employees, and even a mentor, should you desire and need one.
This video attempts to lift morale and a sense of hope to what people consider in some areas to be an industry on its death bed due to the Internet and social media.
As Craig Harrell of Rainmaker Marketing says, “A rubber-banded stack of business cards is not a sales strategy.” We have transferred the impulse to gather stacks of business cards from local networking events, to gathering stacks of “followers” on the internet.
You have worked hard for this, and finally you have been made manager of your department or business. This might not be as easy as you believed it would be. Now that you are the leader, you must teach, guide, direct, and set the example for the people who work under you.
There are Seven Stages in the Maturity of a business. Today we’ll focus on the first four, because they tell us what happened that screwed up our understanding of how to grow a business and why we can’t get off the treadmill.
While making a sale to a first time customer is a joyous thing, nothing brings in the profits better than up-selling. An up-sale is when you take a customer from a simple purchase to then add on various extras.
Very good talk on how the Internet may not be spoiling human intimacy but in fact help to grow it.
If you don’t have a clear Strategic Plan, or a Business Maturity Date for when you’re business will make money without you being around, you are a hostage of your business; no clear rules, no end in site.
Once you have figured out how to gather a bunch of prospects, you then need to catch them and make them want to buy what you are offering.
Don’t kid yourself. The market doesn’t determine our prices; our prices determine our market. It’s our fault, not theirs.
A business mentor should be an experienced and successful businessman who is willing to teach you everything they know in order to help you succeed at your own business.