Setting up a business is a whirlwind journey. From drawing up your plans, to applying for funding, to opening your doors for the first time, the first few years of your business’ life are hectic and exciting. The first few years are the ones you are warned about, too; these are the years where you are expected to lose money and encounter many hurdles. Many businesses fail in this process, and it is indeed a great success to launch your own company successfully! After the first few years, you might feel as if you’ve won the war. However, getting through those precarious first few years of setting up and growing your business is just the beginning. Any long-time company owner will tell you that continuing to maintain your company’s relevance and financial progress is a marathon, not a … [Read more...] about 4 Steps For Creating A Long Term Business Plan
Marketing is expensive. There really is no way of getting around it. However, it is essential. There are very few effective ways of getting your business name out there without some form of marketing. Word of mouth is invaluable, but in most cases, it just is not enough. Even if it was, it would be a slow burner and take a long time to build up enough momentum and lots of customers talking about you and what you offer for it to be a viable solo method of marketing and advertising. However, for small businesses on a shoestring budget, this can pose a huge problem. How on earth do you get your new business off the ground if you cannot afford the costs of marketing? Well, it is a lot more challenging, that is for sure, but it is certainly far from impossible. Here, we look at some … [Read more...] about Small Business Marketing Tips That Won’t Break The Bank
With the current coronavirus crisis comes economic challenges. Many people globally are being furloughed or run the risk of their jobs not even existing in a few months’ time. This can cause untold worry. However, this situation can also prompt you to think about what is important to you. If you can no longer continue in your role, you need to begin preparing for what you could do with your career. Do you want to get a like for like role in a different company? There will be fierce competition for jobs as you will not be the only one losing out. Instead, why not think about that business idea that you have always had? Starting a business can be tough at the best of times, and may be even more challenging during a pandemic. However, if you do find yourself without a job, there’s nothing … [Read more...] about Turn Your Business Dream Into A Reality In 4 Simple Steps
Cold calling is a classic way to generate leads for your company. Usually, cold calling is defined as calling a prospect that doesn’t know who you are or the purpose of your call. Warm calling is making calls when there is some sort of existing relationship or knowledge of you. Cold calling can be a challenge for lead generation, so you need to build a relationship fast to turn calls into leads. When you get it right, cold calling is a useful tool for your business to turn potential customers into strong leads and to increase your sales. With these tips, you can turn cold calls into warm calls, and then into hot leads. Turn Cold Calls Into Warm Calls Name Dropping When a cold call is answered by either a gatekeeper, like a receptionist or a secretary, or a target prospect themselves, … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide To Cold-Calling
The world of advertising can seem like a fickle beast. Not only does it take time to plan, arrange and execute the best marketing strategy you can muster, but once it’s out in the wilderness, how the public will respond is hard to guess. Sure, you can make a campaign that ‘seems’ funny to your business managers, your focus groups and some of your most die-hard followers, but what about the people who may have this as a first impression of your business? If you think about this too much, nerves can set in. However, you can take a load off your mind by analyzing the metrics carefully after you begin your marketing campaign. This can help you not only learn what mistakes you have made, but also what successes you have achieved. Additionally, this allows you to make adjustments to your … [Read more...] about Is Your Advertising Effective? How Are You Supposed To Tell?
The early days of starting a business can be exciting to say the least but at the same time, it can also be daunting. When you are a beginner and you are trying to get your first venture off the ground, it pays to have an expert in your corner as they can advise you on the steps you need to take and most of all, when you need to take them. If you want to find out more about that, simply take a look below. Boost your Business Knowledge if you Can The first thing that you need to do is boost your knowledge as much as possible. Getting a good education doesn’t have to be expensive at all, in fact, there are so many free resources out there that you can use to start your company off on the right foot and when you take advantage of them you will soon find that you can boost your chances … [Read more...] about Get your Small Business off the Ground with These Top Tips