Posted by Robert Blodgett on September 29, 2008 in Business Management, Public Relations [ 0 Comments ]
What should you do if disaster strikes. Will you be ready when the media comes a lookin’?
Posted by Drew Stevens on September 29, 2008 in Business Management, Marketing [ 0 Comments ]
Many Non-profit organizations enact in an egregious manner. It perplexes me that non-profit organizations believe that there is a significant difference in performance, reporting and business methodology. This myth is not only untrue and must cease. Fact, Non-profit organizations require bureaucracy, goals and accountability. More importantly non-profits must always be marketing.
While reading a national periodical I read that a fairly prominent non-profit was preparing … Read More
Posted by gbravo on September 29, 2008 in Business News [ 4 Comments ]
The introduction of the internet brought an entirely new culture to our world in the mid 1990s. The time from 1995-2001 has been called the dot-com boom or the dot-com bubble, a time when countless companies got their big break on the internet, although their success may have been short-lived. The combination of rapid increasing stock prices and availability of venture capital funding allowed for … Read More
Posted by Dana Zurbuchen on September 29, 2008 in Business Management [ 1 Comment ]
As the seasons change and kids go back to school, entrepreneurs begin thinking about their business again. Wrapping up one year, leading into the next, business owners start thinking of budgets, new contracts and do many other things.
How do you plan your business? What do you focus your attention on? Here are three areas to examine:
- Finances – Who manages the financial part of
Posted by gbravo on September 24, 2008 in Business Management, Business Start Up Advice [ 2 Comments ]
In this troubled economy every dollar is precious. Your business needs to control costs wherever possible. Outsourcing certain aspects of your business to third parties, can be a powerful cost cutting move that also frees you up for more important tasks such as finding new clients and product development.
The following are seven things your business can outsource TODAY that will start saving you money … Read More
Posted by Jody Gabourie on September 23, 2008 in Marketing, Sales 2.0 [ 1 Comment ]
Saying thank you is a key part of your follow-up marketing strategies. Send a hand-written note, a short email or pick up the phone and express your thanks quickly and sincerely.
Everyone loves to be appreciated and it goes a long way in fostering a good relationship. Don’t forget you can always send a small token appreciation as well, such as a magazine, movie tickets, … Read More
Posted by gbravo on September 17, 2008 in Business Start Up Advice [ 1 Comment ]
To be an entrepreneur you have to be a smart, driven and dedicated individual. But if that is the case, why do so many businesses fail within one year of their start-up date? Chances are, the principals of those failed businesses made one of the common mistakes below.
Starting out without a proper business plan
Starting a new company without a business plan is like … Read More
Posted by admin on September 11, 2008 in Business Management, Business Start Up Advice, Legal Matters for Business, Patents and Trademarks [ 0 Comments ]
In the first blog installment of this series, we discussed strategic alliances, why small technology companies should seriously consider entering into a strategic alliance with other companies, and provided factors that a business owner of a small technology company should consider in determining which proprietary technology should be made available for licensing under the strategic alliance. Once you, as the business owner, have identified proprietary … Read More
Posted by Romana Mirza on September 10, 2008 in Business Management, Marketing [ 0 Comments ]
Welcome to the second in a three-part series on how to develop your brand.
In the first posting we talked about how important (and smart) it is to capture the investment of time and money you have put in your company by developing a brand that will build equity for you and your business. We learned about the importance of developing your brand from within … Read More
Posted by gbravo on September 8, 2008 in Business Start Up Advice, Incorporation, Internet Marketing, Marketing [ 8 Comments ]
Many people have great ideas or amazing skills, but are intimidated mightily by the idea of starting their own business. But starting a business is easier than you might think. In fact, with the right information and motivation, you can start a business in one month. Think that’s crazy? The steps below show you how to make it happen!
Step #1: Come up with a … Read More