Crowdfunding is one of the most famous forms of crowd sourcing and it is the latest technique of raising capital for a new venture or project. With the help of this method people can request money through websites meant for this purpose from a large group of people inclusive of the contact in their network and from strangers as well. With the help of this method, businessmen can develop their business and even individuals can get financial support for their special initiatives.
In today’s technologically advanced world, a majority of people are using the internet to conduct research on products and services that they are interested in. To make sure that customers are aware of the products or services a business offers, they must establish a sound online presence. Now that 2016 has begun, it is more important than ever for companies to create custom websites and heavily invest the time and effort into content marketing. The following is a list of things to keep in mind in regards to content marketing this year.
At Entrepreneur Media’s 5th annual Growth Conference in Dallas, entrepreneurs Limor Fried, Jason Lucash and Bryan Silverman were each awarded the publication’s top honors and were asked to share some insights with our readers. Here’s the advice they had for aspiring business owners:
For many business owners, the temptation is to use social networks to promote themselves and broadcast their messages. But if you stop thinking like a marketer and start thinking like a customer, you’ll understand that the secret to social media is in the “social” more than in the “media”. The secret is to simply be likeable. Here are 5 tips for small business owners (and business people at all levels, really) to be more likeable and ensure greater success using social media:
Starting your own business is a great achievement, but it can also be a solitary one. As the “Chief Everything Officer,” everything rests on your shoulders—sales, marketing, business admin, information technology, taxes, accounting and keeping pace with business laws and regulations. Whether you are a solopreneur or in a business partnership, there are some things you are going to need to outsource as soon as you can afford to. Here are four things you should consider outsourcing to an expert.
While we entrepreneurs feel that we have the ability to conquer just about anything, attempting too much change at once can often set us up for failure. Though we can learn from failure, let’s take a more reasonable approach and start with finding a bit more work/life balance from the get go. There are 3 easy tactics you can implement and you’ll immediately start realizing the benefits of being able to better balance your life and work.
When a company unveils a service or product, they want the public to be equally as excited as they are, but forcing excitement with words alone won’t do the trick. The product has to live up to the hype. Following are some of those excitable words that will elicit one guaranteed reaction from readers—an eye-roll. Leave these words out of your next press release:
A recent Gallup poll on the honesty and ethical conduct of business professionals found that insurance salespeople and car salespeople ranked at the bottom of the list. Bill Brooks of the Brooks Group estimates that more than 85 percent of customers have a negative view of all salespeople.But it doesn’t have to be that way: You can prove the masses wrong, and learn to develop the skills that will have people thinking differently about the selling process.
These days it seems like every business has a blog. However, just because everyone has a blog doesn’t mean everyone is doing it right. Whether you’re just launching a blog for your business, or you’ve been blogging for awhile, it’s easy to fall into some blogging bad habits. Here are some lessons learned along the way, including the mistakes.
Our local SCORE chapter here in Southwest Florida recognized that there was a lot of confusion between the commercial borrower and the banks. We formed a bank loan committee in our chapter and sent each committee member to a bank to have them show us their requirements for obtaining a commercial bank loan. The banks’ responses were overwhelmingly positive and that started close relationships that continue today. In this post, I’ll share with you what we have learned and tips you can use to secure a loan for your small business.