What are some Challenges to running a Home-Based Business? Last week’s blog discussed the many benefits of running your business out of your home, but this post will focus on the potential obstacles and how you can overcome them.
FOR ENTREPRENEUR & BUSINESS OWNERS
Small Business Owners wear too many hats, while trying to maintain work/life balance and make the most of our time. Here’s how.
“52% of all small businesses are home-based.” – Survey of Business Owner, US Census
Non-profit organization and community event organizers need funds to promote their cause, and the every year, corporations spend millions of dollars on cause-related marketing and event sponsorships. Organizations that become good sponsorship partners realize that this is a business deal, not just a donation.
What is a Corporate Sponsorship? “To sponsor something is to support an event, activity, person, or organization financially or through the provision of products or services. A sponsor is the individual or group that provides the support, similar to a benefactor.” – Wikipedia
Business Owners: It’s Time to Review With two weeks left to the year and even less of actually work days, now would be a good time to look back and review what you’ve accomplished in 2013.
Whether planning a networking event, a workshop or seminar, a charity event or business open house, the planning challenges are the same. You need to rent a comfortable and professional venue, you should book an engaging and knowledgeable speaker, choose a menu of light refreshments or meal, and determine an available date and time where…
Why Powerful? Referrals are the most cost-effective and most valuable form of marketing. Why? Because referrals, coming from friends, family or colleagues, have a great deal of trust and credibility. They are a powerful tool because they come from a credible third-party that has experienced first-hand the benefits of your product or service and your…
This week a certain very frustrating sounding man called asking if I could help him. He said he started a website with one of the more popularly advertised FREE website builders and he couldn’t get the placement of his headers or subheadings right. He offered to pay whatever I wanted to help him sort out…
“Time is Money” – Benjamin Franklin “Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste your life, or master your time and master your life.” – Alan Lakein
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:
“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…