Ways to add e-mail to a Web Marketing Strategy
2011-12-07 15:11:15 PST
Highlight the email forward button or create a forward link in all of your emails. As long as your emails contain valuable content, many of your readers will be more than happy to forward it to others. Your recipients will forward the information because it makes him appear knowledgeable about the topic and lends credibility to future projects. This creates a viral effect as well, with just one information and content-rich email.
Create an email newsletter and list the content on your website or Blog. This creates an achieve for your site...
Web Promotion Solutions & Tools in Internet Marketing
2011-12-07 15:10:01 PST
Email marketing is the Internet version of direct mail. Instead of printing a letter or postcard to send to customers through regular postal mail, marketers use email applications to send their promotional messages. Email marketing can be as simple as sending basic text only messages full of content in the form of a newsletter, or they can contain complex artwork, graphics and links to websites. Not everyone who uses email receives it the same way, however, so if you include images in your email marketing messages, some of your recipients may...
Human Resource Planning Process In 5 Steps
2011-12-07 15:08:08 PST
Designing the Management System
A crosscutting issue in human resource planning is to ensure that a proper system is in place to handle the process. The overall aim of this system is to manage human resources in line with organizational goals. The system is in charge of human resource plans, policies, procedures and best practices. For example, the system should track emerging human resource management trends, such as outsourcing certain non-core functions, adopting flexible work practices and the increased use of information technology, and, if appropriate, implement...
How to Start a Local Advertising Campaign
2011-12-07 15:07:29 PST
Establish your online presence. Customers will check reviews for locations right next door. Often times, the first point of contact will be the Internet. As such, developing a website is highly recommended. If you are not quite ready for that, or if you already have a website, the next step is to make sure you are listed in online business directories. Set up accounts with the big ones like Yelp, Yahoo Local (YHOO), and Google Maps (GOOG). You should also list yourself on any local community websites.
Reach out to the local press. Send a press release to all your...
Attracting the Right Investors for Your Business
2011-12-06 13:44:56 PST
Whether you’re planning to expand, or starting a new venture, you’ll need an influx of operating revenue to turn your business idea into a reality. The success or failure of a company often hinges on acquiring the right amount of money, and the right kind of investment for the task at hand.
Convincing others to take a chance on your business can be a painstaking task that requires skill, planning, determination and patience. The following five tips will teach you where and how to find the right investors for your business:
Devise a business plan....
Basic skills of teaching new employees
2011-12-05 15:48:09 PST
Having an effective training orientation program is key to teaching a new employee. New employees are eager to learn the ropes. Besides vital company information such as benefits, orientation is a great place to teach your sales method. Spend considerable time informing your employees of your sales methodology. For instance, some companies use the ABC, or Always Be Closing, method of sales. Others use active listening approaches to offering and selling products. Give your employees ample information as to what your expectations are and what methods of...
Three Ways to Export into New Markets
2011-12-02 13:58:36 PST
By Jane Porter
Given the sluggish U.S. economy, small businesses may have little choice these days but to look abroad for growth and start exporting their products.
"In many ways it's the only way to grow," says Mona Pearl, founder of Beyond a Strategy Inc., a Chicago-based global strategic development firm and author of Grow Globally (Wiley 2011). "We have to start getting to know more about the world."
The good news: International opportunities are growing, with the U.S. Export-Import Bank having increased small business financing by more than 70% since 2008....
Are You Using Social Media to Your Advantage?
2011-12-01 14:39:31 PST
By Suzanne Zionts
Navigating through the ever-changing landscape of social media has been a key challenge for small business owners trying to brand themselves in this uncertain economy.
Earlier this month, small business owners got yet another social media tool from Google+ in the form of branded pages.
Kirsten Wright, the social marketing director for Social5150.com, a social media agency, took some time to speak with FOX Business after presenting at Blog World, a social media conference in Los Angeles, earlier this month. Wright detailed how small business owners...