Good Writing as an Essential Leadership Skill

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Our writing gives us away. It is an element of great importance in our image because it says everything about a person. Talk about your education, your values, your way of seeing life, etc. Everything we put together through words is indicative of our personality.

Today, with the influence of electronic media, the impact of our spelling and writing is imminent. From sending a text message, writing an email, writing a paper in college, writing on a person’s Facebook wall to chatting, it reflects everything about us.

These have become the most common and current means of communication used by millions of people. Unfortunately, with surprise, we realize that the writing of many is deficient. In schools and universities, jobs and exhibitions are saturated with spelling errors. We have lost this habit that is essential to maintain and encourage, not only to project a good image but to be able to understand each other.Continue reading

5 Things That Will Destroy Your Small Business in a Flash

Contributed article in our entrepreneurial series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

According to many entrepreneurs, running a successful business can be challenging and very exciting at the same time. When due diligence is observed, financial gains from the startup are almost guaranteed.

Unfortunately, some business owners end up choking the business unconsciously by doing some things that are unsuitable for the organization. In most cases, this is as a result of insufficient experience which is a conspicuous characteristic of new entrepreneurs. Making slight mistakes in management can be corrected if they are discovered early enough and you can recover in a short time.Continue reading

4 Ways To Keep In Touch With Your Customers

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

It is said that around 80 percent of your business will come from just 20 percent of your customers – that means it’s easier, and more cost effective to keep your current customers happy, contented, and loyal than it is to try and find more customers. Keeping in touch with your customers is a great way to ensure loyalty and good feelings, but how can a business do that successfully? Here are some ideas.

Newsletters

Having a newsletter that your customers can sign up to (or one that they are automatically signed up to) is a fantastic way to keep your company and your products and services in the mind of the people who will hopefully spend money with you. Keep them in touch with what is going on with your business, run competitions, give them discount codes for loyalty and so on. As long as you send out your newsletter regularly (perhaps once a month), then your company will easily stick in their mind.Continue reading

4 Top Tips for Improving Your Online Presence

Contributed article in our small business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Every business must develop a strong online presence to boost their brand awareness, encourage engagement, improve industry authority and increase sales. To maximize your success, we are providing four top tips for improving your online presence.

Website Optimization

Only 51% of small businesses currently have a website. This is despite 97% of consumers routinely searching for both products and services online. Any company hoping to boost their brand and sales must strive to create an aesthetically-pleasing, easy-to-use website that promotes their products, services, history and contact information.Continue reading

The Best Ways to Market Your Small Business on a Budget

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

When starting your own small business, marketing is exceptionally important. You can have the best products or service in the world but that isn’t enough to make your business a success. You need to make sure people know about it. Big businesses have a huge budget to employ a marketing team to do it all for them. You might not have the resources to do this in the beginning. Fortunately, there are many great marketing strategies you can implement yourself.

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Social Media

Social media is absolutely massive. As well as the main platforms, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, there are 100’s more you could use. Continue reading

Tips on Connecting with Your Target Customers

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Today’s business climate is more competitive than ever, thanks in no small part to the advanced marketing power made possible by the Internet. With a simple but effective website, even the smallest companies and service providers can reach out to their target customers more easily than ever. But of course, it’s not as simple as merely launching a website and watching the profits pour in.

Instead, small and medium sized businesses keen to enhance their marketing efforts must make a focused effort to forge connections with their target customers. Doing so allows them to create marketing messages that resonate with potential buyers while ensuring that they are not investing in ad space that wastes money by placing those ads in front of the wrong eyes.Continue reading

Four Ways to Strengthen Your Law Firm’s Online Public Image

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

A good reputation is everything to a law firm. Without a clean, trusting public image, your company could falter and fail, which is why carefully selected words and a spotless appearance can be the secret to success behind a fruitful firm. With the rise of companies using the internet to update and promote their image, stepping into the twenty-first century has never been so important to building a client base and a faultless public image. While this may seem daunting, there are simple, but effective, ways of promoting your firm’s successes. Here are a few of them.

1. Online Marketing

There are many benefits to having a strong internet presence, especially now, with more people turning to the Web when in need of advice – no matter how big or small the issue.Continue reading