Running an online business can be a very lucrative business plan. The business requires little overhead and can be run from almost any location with Internet access. One of the hardest parts of starting an online business is deciding what type of business to run. Starting off you will probably not have access to manufacturing capabilities or a product of your own. For this reason it would be smart to consider becoming an affiliate or distributor for an existing successful company. Distribution rights normally involve a fee but becoming an affiliate is normally free. If you are short on capital More >
Most people in business today understand you must have their business well represented online. You will either be online or out of business. The problem exists understand where to start and what needs to be done. It is not good enough to have a nice looking website and hoping potential customers will find it. You must build traffic to the website; this can be accomplished in a multitude of ways. It should start with offline efforts such as print material displaying your website’s domain name.
Next you should think of using online avenues such as articles, press releases, ads, PPC and More >
Making sure the buying public knows who your business is can make the difference between success and failure. One way to let the world know about your busiiness is branding. Branding starts with a company’s logo. A business needs to have a logo which is easily identifiable and memorable. People buy from companies they like, trust and can identify. Once you have your company’s logo created then it is time to let the world see it. If you are hungry while traveling and you see the golden arches then you are more likely to stop at the McDonnell’s. Those golden More >
When you run a business you do not have time to do every job in the company. If this is what you are trying to do then the company will suffer for it. One part of business most people do not really understand is their business computer system. When there are computer issues it is hard to understand what the problem is and how to fix it unless you are a computer specialist. This is the reason it is better to have someone you can rely on to solve these type problems.
Sometimes it may be as simple as needing a More >
Today business is a bit tougher than it was just a few years ago. Having a brick and mortar business is just not enough; you must have an online presence as well. The old days of print ads and showing up in the phone book have given away to online ads and search engines. Potential customers are more likely to search for a business or what it has to sell long before visiting the business. Today’s buying public consists of individuals who have been raised not knowing anything but computers and the Internet. They are unaccustomed to the old days More >
If you run a franchise you know how important it is to stay ahead of your competition. If you are not paying attention your competition will past you right on by. Having a franchise marketing system can make the difference between being number one and just getting by. Most small businesses know about marketing techniques including website SEO, social media, etc. but most franchises do not understand techniques such as seo friendly cms.
With the recent changes in the way search engines rank websites it is very important to your business to understand the changes. If the ranking of your business’s website falls it can affect the number of potential customers who might be interested in doing business with you. Staying up on all of the changes search engines make on a regular basis can be a full time job. If you do not have a full time SEO specialist on your payroll you may want to find a company with SEO consulting services to help you out.
It is extremely important to back up your sensitive business information. Each computer needs its own backup plan and should be done on a regular basis depending on the amount of sensitive data you create each day. There are a multitude of ways to back up your data including external hard drives, dvd disks, tape drives, on the Cloud, RAID storage units, etc. If you are not familiar with the later you may want to take a look.
RAID, redundant array of independent disks, is a storage unit which combines multiple disks into one unit. Data is stored across the multiple disks More >
Recently I noticed a lot of my new clients which are not taking advantage of staying it contact with their existing customers. Most do not have a list of customers how have purchased before or potential customer how might buy given the opportunity. If a person has purchased from a company before they are more than likely to purchase again. The only way they are going to come back is if the company stays in contact with the customer. This constant but not annoying contact keeps your company in front of the potential purchaser.
Then when it does come time to More >
Do you experience pain when sitting at your desk? Maybe it is back pain from be slumped over your desk all day. It could be hand and joint pain if you use the computer a lot during the day. No matter which type pain it is, it could make it hard to do your job and stay focused. I may have found exactly what you need, it is a wellness drink called Nopalea which is pronounced “No-pah lay’uh”. It is made from the fruit of the Nopal cactus (Opuntia Ficus Indica) which has been used for centuries by native people More >