The other night while filming the first of a new video series on starting a small business, the conversation with my well-informed and experienced co-host turned to a topic that, frankly, most people do not deal with well as small business owners and entrepreneurs. In fact, even seasoned business owners do not handle it well. What is it? Stress and disorganization. Ever hear the expression, “I can multi-task”?
I meet so many people who think they know how to work a room when networking but by observing them I see that they really have no idea. A couple of things not to do:
Here we are at a time of year when some people are in post-Christmas doldrums not that the spending season is done and credit card statements are rolling in. It is a pause for reflection on how much money you were going to spend (if you had a budget) and realizing how much you did spend. It further extends to some of us looking at how much money we are spending in general.
Dave loved tweaking photos on his Android phone.
He’d heard rave reviews from his friends with iPhones about Prisma, a new iOS app for image editing. So when he heard Prisma would soon be released for Android, he logged in to the Google Play Store to see if it was there yet.
If you are listening to your customers complaints you are certainly going to continue to do well in business.
Evidently at least 47% of customers prefer to walk away and not complain to the business concerned. How many dollars, and for some businesses it could be billions, is lost because lack of customer retention?
Renovation projects can be expensive, and there are definitely ways to work with a budget, but there are certain costs that can't be avoided. One of these unavoidable costs is the charge for the ESA (Electrical Safety Authority) permit.
It’s the start of a New Year and resolutions are in the air! You’ve vowed to lose weight, dwell on the positive, and renovate the kitchen. You’re going to spend more time with your family, take up a new hobby, and find out what the big deal is about yoga.
Is cold calling dead? I don’t think so quite yet. Its vitals may be in critical condition and almost on life support. Yet, some people still use, and are taught, to cold call. Surprisingly some people still think it's one of the best ways to build a business. They are a little niave.
I have been in business over 16 years and if it's one thing I know for sure, its the fact that not everyone can be your target market. When I started my first business, Motivational Steps, all those years ago I instinctively knew this fact and I carefully planned my goals, and I researched what I wanted to be my ideal target market.