Email marketing provides a huge opportunity for business growth when done correctly, so I wanted to put together a list of tips that you can easily adapt to your strategy.
Some stress is good. It sharpens our wits and compels us to get things done. Too much stress, on the other hand, clouds our vision, dulls our creativity, interrupts concentration, and stifles our performance.
What prevents small business owners from operating as visionary entrepreneurs who hire the right people and implement processes so their company can run like a well-oiled machine?
In the early days a founder needs to do everything and be a jack of all trades. Often the difference between success and failure is whether you complete the task yourself. However, as a founder, when do you become the exact obstacle to success?
Growing isn't just about getting bigger, unless that's truly your goal. It can take a range of forms - from the types of clients you work with to how you build your teams to the way you execute a campaign. Regardless of how you define it, make growth a part of your mission or risk becoming extinct.
I've put together this handy-dandy list of a dozen proven, money-saving tips that have worked at Solamar and for our clients. I personally recommend that you.
None of us want to fail or experience the agony of defeat. Embracing failure as a natural part of business evolution keeps us one step ahead, lessens the aftermath, and provides a giant step forward to a strong comeback. What has been most effective in helping you make a strong comeback after a defeat?
Growth is on everyone's mind. Entrepreneurs are more optimistic about growth opportunities than they have been since 2008. (We hope you're one of them!) And, the number of business start-ups are on the rise!
Melanie Duncan is no stranger to these issues, but seems to have beautifully outgrown them, now running several online businesses worth millions in annual revenue while traveling the world.
What does every entrepreneur want to find under his or her Christmas tree more than anything else? Without exception, small business entrepreneurs want to open the gift of business growth that lasts through good times and bad.
The winners flew in from all over the world -- from Canon City, Colorado to Adelaide, Australia. They won the competition by selling the most in their category over an eight-month period. The competition resulted in 21,000 entrepreneurs who created new businesses that sold more than $120 million in products.
Business growth is a lot like a human being -- you need to keep growing for survival. In fact, ask 60 percent of businesses that were listed on the stock exchange since 1980 that are no longer in existence. You'll quickly learn the importance of growing your business beyond survival.
"Our thinking here is aligned with support for scale, rapid prototyping and agility."
Eight months ago, we challenged people to launch a brand new business and start selling. When they entered the competition, each participant chose a category best describing their shop. The store that sold the most in each category during a two-month period would take home the prize.
You've decided to get serious -- really serious -- about growing your business. Now what?
Many entrepreneurs feel that natural state of things is that we should be the ones pushing or pulling our business along. In fact, most business owners actually identify with one of the two, pushing or pulling.
If this is true for your business, you may wonder how you can possibly get ahead when hundreds of other businesses are offering the same exact services as you do, at similar (or lower) price points.
Social media is now an integral part of almost every consumer's online habits. Statistics abound about it's popularity and it's potential as a means of driving new visitors to your website, yet many businesses are still failing to turn their social media efforts into profits.