The other day I received a call from a telemarketer selling a website “starter kit” for small businesses. If you are reading this right now, then you undoubtedly know that I have a website. Normally, I would quickly get the telemarketer off the line so I could get back to showing people how to make … [Read more…]
Buyers want both online and local information about where to buy Most small businesses are local in nature, serving people who live nearby. Their customers found them through traditional methods like the Yellow Pages or newspaper ads. So far, the Internet hasn’t figured prominently in their marketing efforts. That’s about to change, as Local Search … [Read more…]
Entrepreneurs are a special breed of high achievers. They create things, get things started: businesses, clubs, churches, associations, even nations. Their motivations vary. Not all want to be rich. Not all want to produce a Fortune 500 company. Some are motivated by pleasure or civic pride or the desire for fame. Mary Madden, president of … [Read more…]
You might have seen them while watching TV shows such as Extreme Makeover, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, or What Not to Wear. Or you might have heard that Martha Stewart needed them to give her advice on how to look sympathetic to a jury.
I have helped thousands of people start up their own home based businesses using the Internet. Over time, I have come to recognize two of the most important factors for identifying people that should NOT start a home based business.
RESOLVING THE “PROPRIETARY” DILEMMA… SHOULD YOU RENT YOUR OWN MAILING LIST TO OTHER BUSINESSES ?
It seems nowadays every marketing guru and their brother-in-law has a “deadly sins and how to fix them” book, ebook or at least an article! But apparently nobody is reading this stuff! How do I know? Because nine out of every ten businesses continue making the same marketing goof-ups. The most amazing part is – … [Read more…]
The advent of the Internet has made this world an almost borderless world. In the context of enterprise, the Internet is becoming more and more important to many companies and organizations around the globe. It has greatly expanded the market and enhanced the market reach of businesses, be they small businesses or multinational corporations, to … [Read more…]
Can we be too good to our customers? No way! Our customers are the backbone of our business! They’re right no matter what!
1. Sell your products at a wholesale price to retail web sites. You could sell them individually or in bulk.