Even with all the clever analytics tools and marketing tricks we have access to these days, there’s still a lot of room for one of the oldest forms of marketing known to man: word of mouth. Simply getting people talking about your brand, whether it’s while they’re chatting with friends or posting on social media, is a great way to raise awareness and hook more prospects. Here are a few effective ways to stimulate word of mouth marketing… Provide a Great Service The first thing to look at when you want to get people talking about your company is… well, the company! Take a step back and ask yourself a few questions about your business as it stands today. Do you provide above-average products? What about your customer service and support? Try to put yourself in your … [Read more...] about Get People Talking About Your Brand!
In traditional office workplaces in the past, keeping track of attendance was as simple as punch-in and punch-out systems. This has become much more difficult in today’s working world where employees work different schedules and managers can’t be in the office at all times. Managers often have trouble delegating tasks and monitoring employees whilst simultaneously working towards a company's growth. However, there are several methods, tools, and services available to assist managers in all industries, regardless of their line of work. Fingerprint Scanners, FOB Systems and Card Scanners If you have workers who split their time between their home offices and at work, consider a few options; fingerprint scanners, FOB key card systems, and card scanners are some of the most popular … [Read more...] about How Managers Can Monitor Their Team When Working Remotely
It’s a simple fact – no clicks, no conversions. Your call-to-action buttons are the path to getting those conversions. If you don’t get people to click on them, you won’t get orders or subscribers. So what do you do? What you really require is an understanding of what your visitors want, and how to entice them to really want to get it from you. Getting the desired results calls for putting some thought into how you design your CTAs and where you place them. In this article we are going to discuss 6 tricks to optimize your CTA buttons. Proper positioning is key It’s of no surprise that where you place your CTAs determines how many visitors get to click on them. People’s eyes move quickly across your pages when they’re looking for how to solve a problem, and research has shown that your … [Read more...] about 6 Tricks To Optimize Your CTA Buttons
This is a guest contribution from Tom Jager from Awriter. Social media is an incredible tool for enhancing your business. They have become marketing giants that provide direct access to more than 2 billion people. There are many other benefits of these platforms for business but they can be obtained only in case if their power is leveraged properly. In this article, we will review some of the best rules for using social media to advance your business to show you how to use them as efficiently as possible. Rule #1: Develop a Strategy There is no winning is social media business if you don’t have a sophisticated strategy that defines your actions in both short- and long-term. Will paid marketing content be used? Influencers? What social media platform will be focused on? How often to … [Read more...] about The Best Rules for Leveraging Social Media to Grow Your Business
This is a guest contribution by Nick Rojas Entrepreneurs are perpetual idea machines with the next innovative vision just around the corner. However, turning that vision into reality takes funding, and without the perfect pitch, investors simply lose interest. Knowing how to pitch right is a valuable skill for entrepreneurs to hone. It will allow you to move your idea from scratch paper to business plan, and from business plan to boardroom. Have you ever seen a bad pitch unfold on Shark Tank? It is like watching two trains barreling toward one another, ultimately resulting in business disaster. It is certainly easy to critique from the couch, but what about your next innovative entrepreneurial idea? Get tips from Shark Tank survivors with these guidelines on how to pitch right and … [Read more...] about How To Pitch Right: Tips from Shark Tank Survivors
Studying for a college degree is a lot of hard work – in between attending lectures, workshops, seminars and group meetings, you’ll need to conduct independent study and research, get to know members of the groups that you’ll be working in, complete written assignments, present posters, create plans and gain work experience, alongside all that extra study for finals, too. So, it’s no surprise that many students want to do as little paid work as they can afford in order to have plenty of free time to dedicate to succeeding academically. But, running a business at college could be a worthwhile venture for many students. Does It Help Your Future Career? If you’re studying a degree in business and entrepreneurship, for example, or have enrolled on a related program such as a project and … [Read more...] about Is Running a Business Whilst Studying a Good Idea?