More and more businesses these days are finding ways to give back to their community through philanthropy, through pro-bono work, through employee-volunteer incentives, or product/service donations to raise money, and increasingly finding that the more they reach out to help their communities, the more rewards they are reaping.
Fear of Public Speaking – A Common Phobia Public Speaking Anxiety, also known as, Glossophobia is much more common than you think. An estimated 75% of all people experience some degree of anxiety/nervousness when public speaking. Some common symptoms of this condition include:
What is Instagram? Launched in October 2010, Instagram is an online photo-sharing and social networking service (via a smartphone application) that enables its users to take pictures, apply digital filters to them, and share them on a variety of social networking services, such as Facebook or Twitter. The app is free in the Apple App Store and the Google Play store.
Successful Branding for your Business Before we begin the topic of branding, let’s define it:
A Website is Not Enough As has been repeated in my posts before, just having a website is not enough, not anymore. Have a simple website on the internet is no longer sufficient to reach your target audience and keep them engaged.
“Good design is good business” – Thomas J. Watson (former Chairman & CEO of IBM) Whether you own a restaurant, a boutique, a second-hand shop, a retail store, hotel, bed-and-breakfast, or any commercial space where customers visit … the way you showcase your product or service in and outside of your brick-and-mortar establishment can…
In the highly competitive field of hospitality (hotels, motels, restaurants, pubs and bars), it is imperative to have a strong internet presence. Creating an effective online marketing campaign isn’t always a simple task — especially for restaurant & hotel owners that are inundated with the tasks of running their business.
Selling your products or services online can greatly expand your business, and the benefits of selling through your an online storefront over (or in addition to) a traditional brick-and-mortar are pretty extensive.
Yes, it is possible to have fun, be inspired and still run a business. How? Sometimes we get so bogged down with the busy work of running our businesses that we forget the initial excitement and inspiration that drove to take that leap into business-ownership! Sometimes with all the stresses, the to-do lists and the monotony we simply…
What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. Users can browse other pinboards for images, ‘re-pin’ images to their own pinboards, or ‘like’ photos.
The Golden Rule – treat others as you want to be treated – can be applied to all aspects of your life, but can also be a huge asset if you apply the ethic in your business dealings.
Are you a new business or have an idea for a new business? Are you motivated to start marketing? … Excited about your idea? … Envisioning the profits rolling in? Congratulations! But here’s the bad news … unfortunately, the odds are not favorable for your enduring success.