What does your image say about you and your brand?
The successful development of your company depends on your image and brand. What does your brand say about you? Does it evoke the feelings and images you want the consumer to have?
A company’s image is based on the feelings that consumers and other businesses have about you. How you advertise, use sales promotions and market your business are all part of your image. (more…)
Think of it as your global, 24/7 calling card.
The impact the internet is having on the global marketplace is astounding. These days we use the internet for everything from checking the weather, reading the latest news and banking to researching that new product we are interested in, making vacation reservations, and communicating with friends and family. (more…)
When you start your own business it is a big undertaking. One mistake that I made when I first started out was trying to offer too many services at the same time. I am a very enthusiastic person, with a can-do attitude. Yes I can do it, but not all at once while going in 20 different directions. (more…)
Make it simple and easy to use, but be sure it’s professional.
One common question I am always asked is: “Do I really need a website?” My answer is yes, you do need a website. Then I ask the questioner how he or she found me, and the answer is usually through our website. There you go.
Websites are a business basic and, as far as I’m concerned, an integral part of marketing and growing your business. It’s your calling card to the world.
Five of the most common factors that contribute to Entrepreneurial Success.
Have you every wondered what are some of the common factors that contribute to the success of Entrepreneurs? Many businesses’s that succeed have been found to follow a pattern of factors that have led to their success.
With practice, and these 4 tips, cold calls don’t have to be scary.
Two words send shivers down entrepreneurs’ spines and send them running for cover. “Cold calling.”
I have interviewed prospective employees who indicate the sky is the limit in regard to their ability and what they can bring to a position. But mention cold calling–and you’ll feel the breeze as they run out the door, never to be seen again. All right, I’m exaggerating a bit, but typically it’s the least favorite duty of many an entrepreneur–including me. At least, it used to be. (more…)
Don’t Believe Everything You See on the Web
Be wary about what you read. Just because a company has an awesome website doesn’t mean it’s legitimate.
I was writing a blog when I received a call from a friend telling me about this new opportunity she had found and how it was the answer she had been looking for.
” ‘Work from home; make $7,000 a month.’ I found it on this job site. It’s an official job site, so it has to be real. They wouldn’t post scams on the site.” She was so excited about this opportunity, I hated to tell her it wasn’t true. That wasn’t the first time I’d heard about these ads and the excitement they generate when people read them. (more…)
Below are some interesting statistics on Small Business that I found at the U.S. Small Business Administration.
- Small businesses make up more than 99.7% of all employers.
- Small businesses create more than 50 percent of the nonfarm private gross domestic product (GDP).
- The 22.9 million small businesses in the United States are located in virtually every neighborhood.
- Small businesses employ about 50 percent of all private sector workers.
- Home-based businesses account for 53 percent of all small businesses.
- Four years after start-up, half of all small businesses with employees remain open.
- The latest figures show that small businesses create 75 percent of the net new jobs in our Economy (more…)
TheSuccessfulGal.com Announces the Release of “The Entrepreneur’s Hand Book: Start Your Own Business for Under $200 and Get on the Web”
NEW YORK, N.Y. – According to a recent survey of the members of the National Association of Women Business Owners, female entrepreneurs believe that now is the time for their peers to embark on the path to entrepreneurial success. And Francine Schill, author of “The Entrepreneur’s Handbook,” strongly agrees. In her new book, she shares proven strategies on how to start a business for less than $200, groom a new business for long-term success and create a business image designed to help small businesses compete effectively in the global marketplace.
“There are so many women out there that have amazing ideas and want to start their own business, but their success is put on hold because they can’t find answers to their most pressing questions, or they fear they don’t have the capital needed to get started on the right foot,” said Francine Schill, founder of TheSuccessfulGal.com and author of “The Entrepreneur’s Hand Book.” “My new book cuts through the clutter and gives women simple, step-by-step guidance on how to get out there and succeed, even with minimal funds.” (more…)
Well here it is our first article on personal success. This is one of my favorite terms. What is personal success? Its definition is defined by the user.
I am hoping to inspire women, real women not the TV and media portrayal of women, but real everyday women trying to live our lives and be the best that we can be. I am hoping to help them to achieve their personal success. The reason I use the term personal success is that my definition of personal success and your definition of personal success are probably very different and unique as they should be, everyone’s is. (more…)