Office Hacks That Have Made Entrepreneurs Successful

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Entrepreneurs live at the edge of life. They have a myriad of things to do and practically no time. It is very easy to get overwhelmed and miss on all deadlines or even mess the next big contract that would have changed your life. Even as things appear everywhere, it is possible to get organized and run your new business like a well oiled machine. Here are sure office hacks for entrepreneurs that will transform your startup. Define An Own Schedule Success is a lover of routine. Watch the progress…

Expert Tips On Negotiating With Investors For Entrepreneurs

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Investors are looking for viable businesses to fund. On the other hand, entrepreneurs are looking for investors to take their ideas to the next level. Each seeks to get the best value. It therefore remains an issue of who strikes the best deal. How do you negotiate the best deal for your startup or business? Know What You Need Investors are experienced and understand how businesses operate. While they are out to help you make the most of your idea, they are also out to make money. They are therefore…

7 Things Businesses Need to Keep Track Of

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Business owners are busy people, that’s a given. But do you know why they’re always so busy? Most of the time, actually running their business isn’t what keeps them scrambling at 100 mph. It’s all the “other” stuff they have to keep track of that makes many entrepreneurs wonder why they ever wanted to own a business in the first place. So, what makes up all that”other” stuff? Let’s take a look. 1. Operating within the law or regulatory guidance: Depending on the type of business, there can be some…

Direct Sales—Not Your Grandma’s Tupperware Parties

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Does it seem as though everyone is trying to sell you something? There was a time where friends were friends and business associates were just that, but times have changed and as I stroll through my Facebook feed it seems as though everyone I know is trying to sell me something—fabulous lipstick, nutritional shakes, sunscreen that promises not to give me cancer, leggings, the “finest” pewter jewelry—the options are endless and it seems as though everyone is involved. Buying, selling, and trading goods is a practice as old as time.…

Do You Really Know What Your Audience Wants?

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Great, you have built an audience and are posting away on social media, but do you really know what your audience wants from your content? Who are you talking to? Essentials for Understanding your Audience You have a brilliant idea or a business plan, and are ready to give a pitch to make your dreams a reality. Despite your best planning and, what you consider a flawless delivery, your investors are meandering on the brink of no. What happened? How is it that you just couldn’t get them to see…

Cautionary Tales of Social Media and Your Brand

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How many times have you checked your social media today? If you are an average American, chances are you have scrolled through around 338 friends on Facebook, read through roughly 350 people you follow on Twitter, and check social media around 46 times per day. We meet people in person and then live out relationships online, and sometimes struggle to understand when someone chooses not to engage in social relationships from the solitary comfort of their computer.  What was once a simple platform to stay in touch with friends from…

How to Choose a Social Media Username for Your Business

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Choosing the right name for your business can be challenging enough, but choosing the right username or “handle” for your business’s social media accounts can prove even more difficult. Here are my top 5 tips for choosing the best social media username for successfully growing your following. Make it relevant and consistent: If you’re looking to build a fan base of loyal followers, make sure your handle is appropriate and somehow related to your company’s products or services. It’s a good idea to try to make your business’s username the…

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Bank for Your Business

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When you first set out down your entrepreneurial path, there are a lot of things to think about and become overwhelmed by, especially when it comes to finances and keeping your fledgling enterprise’s books balanced. That’s why choosing the right bank is so important in maintaining not only your financial well-being but your sanity too. But with all the banks in the world today, both brick and mortar and online, trying to decide which bank is the best for you can also be somewhat daunting. Here are my top 5…

Find Out the Best Business AutoResponders

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Thanks to technology, business now takes place 24 hours a day on a global scale. Because of that, establishing systems that can automatically respond to current or potential client inquiries halfway around the world is essential to an enterprise’s survival in the marketplace. Known as autoresponders, these software and web-based services are readily available and are particularly useful for businesses that employ email marketing campaigns. Their primary function is to send emails automatically in response predetermined triggers or events. Whether it is welcoming a new subscriber to your blog, monthly…

How to Create a Posting Schedule for Facebook

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As an entrepreneur or business owner, you want to get your product, services, and brand in front of as many potential consumers as possible without investing too deeply in unnecessary advertising costs. You’ve done the right thing and set up profiles on all the top social media platforms, but how do you capitalize the biggest audience out there? By creating a posting schedule for Facebook! Arguably one of the most influential mediums in modern history, Facebook has garnered the attention 1.94 billion active monthly users worldwide (as of March 2017)…