It’s a pretty well-established fact that running a business is pretty complicated. The sheer number of different elements that make up a successful business can actually be pretty overwhelming. In fact, one of the most frequent reasons that many potential business owners either never actually try or fall at the first hurdle is because of how overwhelming it can all seem. This is especially true if you’re the business owner and it feels as though the responsibility for managing everything falls directly on your shoulders. Well, fear not! There are actually a whole bunch of ways that you can simplify the process of running a business. It all comes down to that famous saying: work smarter, not harder.Read More
As a business owner, you’re going to be responsible for managing the different parts of your business – especially at the beginning when you’re just getting things up and going and perhaps don’t have the budget or resources to outsource or hire people to do the things that aren’t exactly within your zone of genius or that you really don’t enjoy doing.Read More
Whether you are a blogger, you own a small business, or you work as a part of a much larger organization, online marketing is probably a big part of your strategy to grow and build your business. Many businesses focus their online efforts on social media marketing and working with influencers, and all too many avoid email marketing completely. Those that do have an email subscription option set up, often spend time collecting emails and never actually using them.Read More
For a creative individual like yourself, few things beat the idea of starting a business from your crafting pursuits. You love making things, and the idea of making a living out of that is your ultimate dream. You’ve even tried it a few times and seen some minor success. But, despite your best efforts, you’ve always struggled to earn enough this way to quit the day job. You look at other successful creatives and can only wonder what on earth they do that you don’t.Read More
The digital landscape has changed the ways companies do their business. Opportunity is greater than ever before with all the developing trends and methods of making money online. Here we are going to take a look at some of the applications, services and ideas that are utilizing the internet and technology to see how they might help you grow your business and be successful.Read More
In many ways, it is one of those dream scenarios, that opportunity to work from home where we can do our own thing, in our own time. But, the effort that is necessary to create a big business, can this be done effectively from the home environment? We’ve all heard about entrepreneurs starting out from their garage or their bedroom, but is this the ideal setting to make a big business splash?Read More
When starting a new business, the first thing you’ll be looking to do is get clients, and normally the best way to get new clients in the door quickly is by using paid marketing strategies so you can reach a wider audience.
Though, what happens when you don’t actually have a budget for marketing, but desperately need clients? It’s a predicament a lot of entrepreneurs find themselves in, so you’re definitely not alone here, and we do have some useful tips and strategies for you below.
The thing that’s important to mention here is that when starting a business and getting it making profit quickly, you’ll either need to invest time or money – sometimes a good bit of both, but if you’re intending on bootstrapping due to lack of finances to get things moving, then you definitely need to be prepared to put in the extra hours.Read More
Knowing where to find quality software tools can be difficult, especially when you’re on a budget. With so much competition in the enterprise space, finding great tools is both perplexing and risky. While many services offer free trials, some can lock you into contracts that can be hard to escape.Read More
Today, being a female leader in business is becoming more and more the norm. Indeed, the playing field is rapidly being levelled out as people are valuing the skills, approaches and abilities of people irrespective of gender, race or sexual orientation.
This means, that in today’s world to be a female leader in business you simply need to develop your leadership and communication skills to enable you to be the best leader you can be.Read More
When you’re a woman that wants to do it all, it’s not something that you easily forget about. You don’t just think of the idea and then it leaves you. Usually, it will be there in your mind, at all times, reminding you that you need to act on it. If you have any kind of entrepreneurial ambition at all, it will not leave. It will keep on at you until you get started. But, the good news is, that you can make this work. You can get started on your own little venture from home, all while trying to continue on with your life as usual, largely uninterrupted, and it can work out for you. You can launch a product, build a brand, and raise the children. So let’s see how you’re going to do just that.Read More
When you first start out in the world of freelance, you may feel as if you’ve reached your career peak. Because it’s always amazing to leave the rat race and to be able to work for yourself. Even when it’s scary, even when it’s hard, you will always feel grateful for the freedom of being your own boss. However, sometimes, you will realize that’s not enough. Sure, you’re so happy to have had the opportunity to be a freelancer in your field, and that it’s worked out for you, but it can also be easy to want to take things to the next level. And sometimes, you will even find yourself being pushed towards the next level because things are going that well for you. So, how do you do it?Read More