Archive | August, 2011

Are You Starting Your First Website?

Online Business

It is a fact that creating a website is the hardest part of owning an online business. Unless you are spending mega bucks for a webmaster you may want to use one of the free sources for website design. Investing in online marketing courses can help you with this step. Courses like “Viral Monopoly” can point you in the right direction. If you aren’t “Daddy Warbucks” or his child you need to start small or even free. The places that are mentioned in most online marketing courses are low or no cost. Some of these can even be upgraded to a paid website format once you get the ball rolling.

Starting your first website or an online business is challenging at best and there is so much room for errors that making a small investment in online marketing courses will save you a lot of time, money and headache.  Why risk wasting the hundreds of hours you are going to put into your business by using a website that may just fold in a month or two. Viral Monopoly e-course is an invaluable resource for finding the best site builders and host for your site.

Viral Monopoly  Review

Investing in this e-course by Justin Michie is the single most important thing you can do for your business. But before you do it, you should look for a neutral Viral Monopoly review, so you learn as much as you can about the course before you pay for it. Marketing is only the life’s blood of any internet business. The greatest advantage for you is that by taking online marketing courses you can study at your own pace. You can wait to implement new concepts when you feel you are proficient with them. Courses like the one offered by “Chris Mentor Me” never puts pressure on you to go faster than you are comfortable with. Your Internet marketing classes can be taken at anytime you like. So learn more about website builders in your spare time then go for it.

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Real Estate Marketing Tools Can Improve Your Business

Real estate marketing tools can improve your business regardless of the state of the economy. Just like any business real estate required you to have some awesome marketing tools ready to help your business run with ease.

One of the things that any real estate office needs is a website. There are many website design packages that could help your office market most effectively. Just having your own website can increase the number of people who find out about your service if that site is set up correctly.

Using one of the many website design packages will help your real estate business get your marketing message and other information into the hands of the public quickly. This can save your company time and money in the long run.

Having an online site for your business years ago was just an option. However, in today’s world a website is an expected part of doing business. Real estate is something people want to look at and feel around for many times even before talking to anyone. Having a site allows your clients and potential clients to have a look and get to know your real estate business before they have to speak with an agent. This has a direct benefit to the client. When you can show your client that you are only trying to help them get what they want, you will win the client for life.

Marketing tools like a great website tell the client that you are thee for them when they are ready. A site says to the client have a look around and when you are ready we can talk shop. Clients love this non-evasive way of doing business because it puts the ball in their court.

When it comes to real estate marketing tools there is nothing like having a great website.

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New Innovative Business Ideas

Innovation is the key of success in any business – coming up with new and different ideas to make products and services that can assist customers to be more efficient and creative. Many small as well as big companies all over the world are coming up with new innovative business ideas which are exciting and interesting.

Take a look at the below examples of innovation in products and services.

* A shopping mall in Prague – the capital of Czech Republic – exclusively meant for men.

* The Bike Crate: a bicycle basket created by a Danish company particularly designed for men.

* Surf Road Experience – week-long surfing tours offered by a Spanish company.

* Children’s drawings converted by goldsmith in to gold pendants for mothers.

* College textbooks offered online by the chapter which is less costly.

These are only a few creative ideas that have transformed into viable profitable businesses addressing customer needs.

Outsourcing help desk services is another innovative idea which many small and big companies have taken on hold. When an organization outsources help desk services, it gets relief from maintaining costly IT staff by offering the IT issues to dedicated and expert professionals. Besides IT services, other forms of outsourcing include building maintenance, transportation, communications and various other services which enables a business to concentrate more effectively on its core objectives and goals.

Innovation is a distinct process. A particular concept may be ideal for one business organization but it may not useful to other business organization. For example, the basic approach of providing services has proved fruitful for budget airlines but naked flight attendants used by Naked Airlines only lasted for one flight. According to one writer, new innovative business ideas are like comets in the sky. Innovators have to be active and alert to spot and recognize good ideas when they become evident.

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Ideal Types of Office Décor for a Charity Funded Organization to Invest In

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One of the most fiercely debated questions in charity funded organizations is the one as to whether they should invest in office décor. This is usually followed by a question as what the ideal type of office decorations for such charity-funded organizations would be (if, indeed, investing in office decorations turns out to be the right thing for them to do). Those are the questions we now venture to explore possible answers to. But we first of all need to understand why charity-funded organizations are unique in this context.

Why charity-funded organizations are unique:
There is one major reason as to why charity-funded organizations are unique in contexts like this. The reason is in the fact that these are organizations which operate without their own revenue sources. They depend on receiving money from well-disposed people, and then using that money to help people with various unique needs. Subsequently, they have to be very careful in their administrative expenditures and purchase of things like cars for staff and office décor items, like an office floor mat – lest they be perceived to be wasting donors’ funding, and possibly be sanctioned.

Whether it is right for a charity funded organization to invest in office décor:
Opinions vary on this, but many people are of the persuasion that well thought out office decorations can actually add value to charity-funded organizations. A charity funded organization with good office décor stands to benefit from:

Improved perceptions by external stakeholders: this would be the case, provided the office decorations bought are not perceived as extravagant. It emerges that if the external stakeholders (donors for instance) visit the organization’s premises, and they encounter bare offices with no décor whatsoever, they’d tend to get the impression that it is not a proper organization. There are things an office needs, if it is to look proper: and a certain level of décor is definitely one of them. Now improved perception is important for charity funded organizations because, for one, most people would be very hesitant to entrust their money to an organization which looks dubious from the appearance of its offices. But even where the people overcome that perception, they’d tend to perceive it as a ‘cheap’ organization, and therefore tend to give the smaller donations they henceforth believe it deserves, on account of its ‘cheapness.’

Success consciousness in the internal environment: this would tend to have an effect on the organization’s staff morale and general effectiveness in its central mission. It has been established (through well controlled research) that proper office décor can, for instance, improve performance by as much as 15 percent.

The ideal type of office décor for charity funded organizations:
The ideal type of office decoration for charity funded organizations would be that which looks decent, but inexpensive. The office décor items have to look decent, if they are to serve the intended purpose of inducing the necessary level of success consciousness in the organization, whilst also somewhat impressing external stakeholders who may come visiting. But it has to be inexpensive, if the organization is to avoid creating a wrong impression that it is squandering charitably received monies on unnecessary things, like costly office décor.

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Small Business Coaching ~ Finding the Best for You

From one successful business person to the next, I am here to let you know that small business coaching is essential for success in today’s world.  It does not matter what fashion it is in, small business coaching, mentorship, team coaching, communication coaching, relationship coaching, some type of training will be necessary for your success.  There are people that find success without coaching, but almost everyone that has had coaching will tell you that their level of success could not be achieved without coaching.

Think about it….did Michael Jordan have a coach? Yes.  Does Tiger Woods?  Yes.  The best of the best always have a coach working with them and it is this coach that helps them achieve the level of success that they have achieved.  Here are a list of some of the best business coaches that I have come across.  You will be happy you found them as well.

Michael Gerber

Michael is the author of the New York Times Bestselling book “The E-Myth”  He transformed decades of consulting into a book and then transformed those ideas into classes and training for business people all around the world.  His stuff is amazing and very simple.  You will love his work. E-Myth.com

Jeffery Combs

Jeffery is one of the most passionate people you will ever meet.  His story is a rags to riches story and a very powerful one at that.  For years Jeffery did everything the hard way, until he found out that it was just not necessary.  He now makes a mole hill out of any task in business or life and will help you to do the same.  GoldenMastermind.com

Dave Blanchard

If you are in business and have not heard about the book “The Greatest Salesman in the World” you need to get your hands on a copy.  One of the best business books of all time and one of the oldest.  This book is powerful and amazing.  It was written by Og Mandino.  Og passed away a few years back and left Dave Blanchard to run his business.  Og selected Dave because Dave is the perfect person to do the job.  Dave has one of the most inspirational stories you will ever hear.  His words, actions and beingness is just so powerful.  You will be blown away.  OgMandino.com

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Is Small Business Coaching for You?

You have come to the point in your life where you are opening up to the question “Do I need a business coach?”  Well, I can assure you, if you are having that question arise, then the answer is ‘Yes! You do deserve coaching.’  This question has been aroused in you for a couple of reasons, and this question is answered so easily for one reason.  Here we will help you understand why.

This question has popped up either because you are encountering some major challenges and looking for some assistance in overcoming them.  Or, this question has popped up because you believe in coaching to set new bars in your business and life.  Equally as important is the answer.  We begin our life with a coach….called parents.  They teach us to speak, walk, eat, behave, and so on.  Then we go to school and we have coaches or teachers to lead us to learn many different things.  On through high school and college we have teachers and coaches.  Somewhere, after our traditional education we let go of the idea to have a coach or teacher and we just go follow our career.  Some of us will find a mentor through our career to lead us but that usually does not last long.  Then we see people with ultra success and we ask ourselves “Why, don’t I have that level of success?”  The answer is because those people have some type of coach, mentor, or teacher.  The best of the best in any venture have coaches.  Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods, they all have coaches and for us to continue and hold our success in whatever we choose we need a coach.  It does not matter if it is small business coaching, relationship coaching, life coaching, or spiritual coaching they are essential to have and to follow.

The author invites you to learn more about small business coaching and entrepreneurial skills necessary for success.

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