Want Thrilled Customers? Under Promise and Over Deliver

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ One of the easiest tips for keeping clients and customers happy is to under promise and over deliver. What I mean by that is very, very simple.  If you tell a client that a project is going to be done by a particular date, then ensure you make that date. Preferably you’ll even be a few days early. Make sure that you pad some extra time into the schedule in case something unforeseen happens. Do not take a page out of the play books of so many others, and promise what you THINK someone wants to

3 Simple Ways for Business Owners to Save Precious Time

~by Annabelle Smyth~ . Running a business ain’t easy. In today’s business environment there are more distractions than ever and there is so much information available, that it’s easy to get caught up in tasks that are a waste of time. Additionally, as small businesses continue to grow, more and more falls onto your plate, and it can be overwhelming. So, business owners, let’s make it simple. Here are three very simple ways to streamline your workload and free up more of your time to actually make great business decisions. Use a Managed Web-Hosting Service You already have a great

7 Ways Email Marketing Can Improve Your Business

~by Ashley Andrews~ . You’ve probably heard that email marketing can improve your business. However, while you may know the basics about email marketing, like how to use an opt-in box and use an auto-responder to send out a newsletter, you may not know how it can improve your business. For email marketing to be an effective way to improve your business, you first need to have three things in place:   1. At least one attractive offer on your website. This could be your own product or an affiliate product. 2. An opt-in page to capture visitors names and

Entrepreneur Interview – Nathalie Guerin

    Nathalie Guerin is a manifesting coach helping online business owners manifest tons of clients and cash in their business. Nathalie’s mission is to help as many entrepreneurs step into their power so that they can help other people. Nathalie is a powerful goddess, project manager, healer, coach, intuitive, psychic.   Entrepreneur Interview Q & A   1. What is your business/Business Name? What does your business do? Nathalie Guerin. My business helps female entrepreneurs manifest clients & cash. 2. Why did you get into this field? What opportunities did you see? After looking for my niche for more

How to Assess the Health of Any Business

~by Marlena Stoddard~ . Just because a business hasn’t yet closed its doors doesn’t mean it is in good financial condition. Some companies may be able to borrow money from friends, relatives or financial institutions to keep them going in the hopes that they will one day turn a profit. In some cases, the owners themselves contribute capital to keep their dream alive. How can you tell if a business is healthy or not? Take a Look at Its P&L Statement The profit and loss statement will give you a good idea of how much money the company brings in,

Old School, Offline Marketing for Your Small Business

~by Katie Kapro~ . It doesn’t matter if your small business has been around for 2 months or twenty years – there’s always more to learn. There are courses on website best practices, seminars on how to build an email list, and workshops on how exactly you’re supposed to handle those snarky comments on your company Facebook page. Every once in a while don’t you get that feeling that you just want to throw your smartphone on the cement and stomp on it until all the commenters, emailers and reviewers leak through the screen into oblivion? I know I do.

Starting a Family Business? 5 Ways to Ensure Success

~by Lizzie Weakley~ . Running a family business can be as challenging as starting a business with an associate or former coworker, if not more so. There are personal feelings to consider as well as bruised egos. Plus, they’re people you love. And if you don’t have a plan in place, dissension can easily detract from results. If you’re starting a family business and looking for ways to better ensure its success, consider these helpful tips. 1. Select a Leader Whether it’s you or your older brother, designate someone as leader of your management team. This should be the person

How to Ensure Your Production Facility Meets Safety Requirements

~by Kara Masterson~ . Safety regulators are getting more and more strict when it comes to the safety at plants and warehouses all over the world. One of the best ways to ensure you are not in violation is to stay ahead of the game. Here are some ways to make sure your production facility is meeting all of its safety requirements. Do Your Homework Research is huge when it comes to making sure you are in compliance with safety regulations. Make it a weekly task to go through news and other articles concerning safety at production facilities. Get yourself

Plan, Test, Plan, Test And So On And So Forth

One of the fun things I’m doing with this new business is planning, then testing out how things work, then planning some more.  It is a never ending cycle, which will never result in perfection, but hopefully will result in a viable, healthy home care business. We are quickly discovering, that very few things go quite to plan.  For instance, we are trying to set up payroll, but can’t use starter checks for that.  So we have to find another way to do it.  Worker’s comp is brutally expensive, so we have to find a way to pay a graduated

The Top 3 Things Your Business Needs

~by Jane Hinchey~ What will bring your business success? Three things.   From my experience, here are the top three things your business needs, right outta the gate, if you want your business headed on a path to success. 1. Skill set. It goes without saying really, but I’ve seen many entrepreneurs get this wrong. You need to be skilled in what you do. But I wanted to go a little bit deeper on what this actually means, and how you can get laser focused on your business offerings. Like many entrepreneurs, we want to be everything to everyone, we