When a customer contacts you to arrange a meeting, it’s a good sign. They would never bother if they weren’t at least a little interested. The fact that they’re reaching out is a testament to your marketing efforts. It’s a sure sign that you’ve created a lead. Now, you...
In business, we often put a significant emphasis on the idea of the ‘competition.’ Most of the time, we have an ‘us and them’ mentality to other companies. We scorn their efforts and do whatever we can to undercut prices and take customers. All is fair in love and...
In many respects, you could say that everything you ever do in business is an attempt to grow it. Whether you are trying to improve products, rank up services, make your customers happier or have more customers in the first place, all of this is essentially a means of...
Starting a business is no easy task to do. You have so much that you need to think about and do to make it worth it. For many people, a business starts at home, it starts with just one person and an idea. But working hard soon sees you...
The perception of your business is often just as important as the business itself. There will be many people who get the wrong impression and clients that won’t use your services because they feel your business is too small or you don’t have the right amount of experience. The...
Some entrepreneurs walk before they can run, and others shy away from taking any sort of risk. Both extremes are risky. If you make ill-judged investments then you’ll waste your company’s money and its chances of growth, but if you make few investments then you’ll fall behind the competition...
There are many project management approaches that you can use to streamline projects within your business. Work breakdown structure is more than just one of those approaches. It is a way to see projects from a different point of view: the deliverables.Rather than breaking down tasks, work breakdown structure...
Running a business takes a lot of work, and if you’re not careful it can end up seeming like you have four full time jobs instead of having the freedom and flexibility that a business was supposed to bring you. The good news is that there are definitely things...
When you first set up a business, you need to make one major decision - whether you will be providing the consumer market with products or services. If you choose to put products out into the consumer market, you’re going to have to spend a whole lot of time...
Having an outdoor area for your business can have many benefits. Not only does it help make your business look more appealing, but it can also provide a great boost to your employees. A green area for your business can inspire creative thinking, while also helping to increase staff...