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Advertising: The Basics

January 27, 2011 |

Think you have a great product? Unfortunately, no one’s going to know about it unless you advertise.

Advertising, if done correctly, can do wonders for your product sales, and you know what that means: more revenue and more success for your business. But be warned: it is not a panacea.

Below you will find a list of what advertising can and can’t do for your business, along with the steps you can take to start using advertising to your business’s advantage.

What Advertising Can Do For Your Business

• Remind customers and inform prospective customers about the benefits of your product or service

• Establish and maintain distinct business identity

• Enhance your reputation Read More

Office Communication and How to Improve it

March 30, 2010 | 1

We all know how important it is to have good, effective and cooperative team of people in our company or in our working surrounding.


People we are working with could be our cause of problems at work or the reason we don’t like our job. On the other hand, our colleagues could be our office friends since no one can understand better our business challenges than the person who deals with the same problems. Even if you don’t feel like being too close with someone you share your office space with, you cannot avoid some kind of communication. Complete atmosphere in one company depends on the way that people communicate between themselves in their working environment. More importantly, the efficiency of one company depends on inter-human office communication. Read More

How to recognize and hire the people who are right for your business?

March 26, 2010 | 4

It is said that your company is as good as your employees are. Therefore, the key for successful business lies in responsible, professional and hard-working staff. Additional factor for the quality business is the level of cooperation within the company. Each enterprise is based on human interactions and good cooperation.

Hiring people who are right for your business

As a business owner you built this cooperation between you and your employees, but between themselves, too. Choosing right people for the job, defying their duties and  establishing rules in the office is the basis of effective business.

How to recognize and hire the people who are right for your business? Read More

3 Top Advantages of Home Based Businesses

March 17, 2010 |

Home based business has become a business trend for the 21st century. The latest government and industry reports show that the number of men and women working out of their homes is increasing. In fact, the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 4.12 million entrepreneurs are now working at home, most of which are in service industries. The technological innovations in the past decades have also made home based businesses easier and more feasible. Multiple advantages of home based businesses attract more and more entrepreneurs to work from their homes. Read More

Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency

February 10, 2010 | 4

If you purchase an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home or for your office space, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit. This is the Energy Star, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Energy Star is the program designed to help both businesses and individuals, which are interested in protecting environment, saving energy and ecology.

A strategic approach to energy management can produce twice the savings — for the bottom line and the environment. Therefore, EPA’s ENERGY STAR partnership offers a proven energy management strategy that helps in measuring current energy performance, setting goals, tracking savings, and rewarding improvements. Read More

4 Basic Green Business Opportunities

January 24, 2010 | 5

Every industry, every hobby, every action can have a green shade.  Going green means either improving the planet or improving its people or both. Any product, process or service that saves natural resources or re-uses these resources is considered green. Any effort to help people live healthier lives is green. And any business based on these ideas is green.

Considering the green business as a relatively new concept in business world, people are sometimes suspicious about green business opportunities. Are people really buying green? Do they really appreciate the efforts of ecologically conscious small companies? With the fact that some 50 million American consumers are classified as LOHAS (with lifestyles of health and sustainability), the answer is positive. The Natural Marketing Institute is very satisfied with this statistics which shows «customer’s profound sense of environmental and social responsibility». Read More

Grants For Green Businesses

January 13, 2010 | 3

If you are a person who has ideas or products that could help the world’s economy or

Green Commerce Bureau

environment, then there are sources of funding from investors, governments and nonprofits looking for your entrepreneurial solutions. Increased awareness of the need for green business practices has led to the availability of many types of green business grants, both in the private and public sector.

Realizing that there might be a good niche for an eco-friendly business which uses renewable resources, you may have a good basis to start a green small business. After you have looked around and make sure that your community can support your green business, it’s time to inform yourself about grants that the government and other organization have to offer to this kind of company. Read More

Start A Green Business And Feel Good About It

January 11, 2010 | 4

Organic cotton T-shirts, earth-friendly alternative fibers and textiles (such as yams made of bamboo and corn), even recycled crab shells can be used as a material…Together with more and more present organic food and organic fuels, it’s obvious that green movements are getting stronger and better accepted than ever.

Now is the time for entrepreneurs to look at starting a green businesses. Even in a down economy, consumers are looking for ways to save money and going green saves the money and saves the planet, at the same time.

If you are starting your own business these days, it’s good idea to follow green concept and create a small business which protects environment and health at the same time. Read More

Benefits And Challenges Of Photography As A Small Business

January 4, 2010 | 9

Тhere is nothing more fulfilling in this world than to do what you enjoy doing and to get paid for it. If the photography is your hobby, consider the possibility of starting a photography business and earning money by doing what you love. Starting a business in photography is a great way to get paid to do what you like, and skilled photographers are always needed.

Americans and American businesses need professional photographers for many reasons, including special occasions, photo journalism, landscapes, wildlife and nature photography, head shots and portfolios, portraits and more.

If you have already decided to take a chance in this kind of business there are certain challenges, but also choices you should face with. Read More

6 Tips For Preparing For Better Times Ahead Of Us

December 24, 2009 | 8

The economic downturn may not be over, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t a good moment to position your business for the upswing. There are several things that can help you prepare for the better times and keep your business alive until the crisis is over. These are very common and important parts of business that are often neglected during  the hard times. Read More

Telecommuting Saves Your Business And Your Health

December 19, 2009 | 6

With the growing menace of the swine flu many small businesses are facing the challenge of keeping the business continuity. Telecommuting is utilized as an important component of good planning and a valuable resource as the world is dealing with the H1N1 influenza pandemic. People are feeling very uncomfortable and exposed to the danger of catching the flu. Read More

Marketing Your Service Business by Following 5 Crucial Steps

December 18, 2009 | 1

A service business is a special kind of small business. One of the things that makes it quite different is that a product does not exist until the customer pays for it. It is «intangible» so marketing a service business is an entirely different ballgame from marketing a product. Here are some strategies for marketing a service small business. Read More

8 Basic Tips for Starting a Service Small Business

December 9, 2009 | 1

Service business is a very specific kind of business with many advantages.

Basically, almost anyone can run some kind of service company, since everyone is qualified in some area and each of us has some skills, education, or experience that other people need and are willing to pay for. There are two types of this kind of small business (each service business starts as a small business, often with just one person providing services, no matter how much it grows with time):

1) when customers pay you to do something they cannot or is required to be the work of the professional

2) when customers pay you to teach them a certain skill or knowledge Read More

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