Different Marketing Tools
2011-11-18 14:16:43 PST
Newspapers carry information in a format that appeals to millions of people. Readers looking for a specific product or service may pore over the newspaper classifieds sections. Marketing campaigns can find success by placing advertising in popular sections such as sports or local news.
Hundreds of magazines publish monthly in the U.S., geared toward a target audience. Magazines have become more focused on a particular niche of readers, and a magazine can be very effective at helping you reach a targeted demographic....
Tips to Help Relaunch Your Career
2011-11-15 14:11:56 PST
By Charyn Pfeuffer
Are you looking to explore a new career path?
With the national unemployment rate at 9.1 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's August statistics, you might think it's impossible to find a job in this tough economy.
But there are positive steps you can take to help make yourself - and your resume - more attractive to employers.
From advancing your education to interview and resume advice, consider these six tips when preparing to relaunch your career...
Tip #1 - Know what you want in a career
Be clear about what you want in...
Ways to Manage Business & Personal Finance
2011-11-15 14:10:29 PST
It's no fun when you end up with a financial emergency. When you are put in that position, it is important that you manage your personal finance crisis a well as you can. Here are some tips that can help you with your financial crisis management: Business
1. Open a business account. Find a good bank by getting references from other businesses that are similar in size and structure to yours. If you have limited funds, get a checking account that has no, or minimal, fees. Use the business account only for business purposes.
2. Find someone experienced in...
How to Get Exposure for Your Small Business
2011-11-15 14:09:14 PST
In order to survive and grow, small business owners must overcome the hurdle of garnering business exposure. The days of simply hanging out a shingle with your business name is long gone. Now small business owners and entrepreneurs must make considerable efforts to promote and get more exposure.
List the physical location for your business in Google Places and Yahoo. Use Google Product listings to drive shoppers to your website. Get listed on sites like Yelp!, Citysearch, Goby and Local.com so people can find your business and review it. Look for websites and mobile...
How to Creat a Winning Marketing Strategy
2011-11-11 14:44:38 PST
Whether you realize it or not, marketing is already a part of your daily business life. You greet people. You speak to clients. You ask questions. You offer information. You try to persuade clients to accept your point of view and to utilize your products and services. How well you market your self, your products and services determines how successful you are in business.
Here are five simple tips to help you get started:
Tip #1: Decide what you want.
First, decide what you want your marketing program to accomplish. Do you want to acquire new customers or...
Tips for increasing sales effectiveness with networking
2011-11-11 14:41:08 PST
Networking is essentially the method of promoting your products or services through social and professional groups, or by establishing self-generated leads through existing customers, referred to in business as "asking for referrals". The benefits of networking far outweigh the initial fear of self promotion or asking for names and numbers, and is one of the least expensive ways to advertise.
Join trade seminars and conferences. Apart from learning more about your industry, you should make it a point to establish contacts within your business circles. By doing...
How to Raise Start-up Capital for Small Business
2011-11-11 14:38:44 PST
It’s time to zero in on a comprehensive list of alternative sources of small business start-up capital.
1. Personal Savings. If you dream of running your own business, then start setting aside personal savings. It's important to understand that any kind of business involves risks. Hence, aside from the start up capital, it's best to have personal funds that can support you and your family in case the business does not go as well as expected. 2. Sell Assets. Another way to save business funds is to do some selling. For example, if you have an old car or other valuable...
Build a Successful Online Business
2011-11-11 14:37:45 PST
I love the lifestyle that comes from running an online business. I get to work from home each day, set my own hours, choose my own projects, and enjoy abundant income. It’s hard for me to imagine how I’d feed myself without the Internet. When I think about income generation, I immediately think of the web.
1 Register the shortest and most memorable domain name possible. If you advertise your website on television or radio, getting responses will depend on a potential customer being able to remember the name of the website and type it...