Tips for Home-Based Businesses

Tips for Home-Based Businesses

  • Posted by Clare Ursillo
  • On March 9, 2011
In today’s economy, more and more people have started to look for opportunities to increase their income by starting a home-based business. For many, this is a part-time supplemental income to their full-time employment. To others, this is their full-time business and the main source of their family income. For those who are thinking of […]
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Surviving Disaster Not Easy for Small Businesses

  • Posted by Clare Ursillo
  • On March 7, 2011
Emergency management agencies at the state and local level proclaimed the start of the severe weather season in late February and early March, and Mother Nature validated the concern with nasty weather in early March. Some people took notice, including schools, a few in the news media and a scattering of the so-called general public. […]
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How to Use Twitter Effectively for Your Business

  • Posted by Clare Ursillo
  • On March 3, 2011
Unless you live in area without Internet access or you’re an AOL user (just kidding), I am sure you have heard about the social networking sites, especially Facebook. But don’t rule out Twitter in your use of social media to market your product or services. Twitter is big. Hundreds of millions of people around the […]
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Ability to Reach Your Customers by E-mail a Powerful Tool

  • Posted by Clare Ursillo
  • On February 28, 2011
I recently attended a webinar on the Science of E-mail Marketing by Dan Zarrella who is what you would call a “social media scientist.” It was an informative program that made me really rethink the power of e-mails. Some people believe e-mail is dying and the only way people relate online is through Facebook and […]
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New Strategies May Ignite Your Stale Business

  • Posted by Clare Ursillo
  • On February 25, 2011
A lot of small business owners I talk with are running out of ideas when it comes to growing their businesses and making them successful. They are frustrated with how their businesses are performing and need to make changes. If you find yourself in a similar situation, you may need to implement new strategies for […]
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Is Your Website a Valuable Tool in Your Business?

  • Posted by Clare Ursillo
  • On February 23, 2011
Small business owners struggle to identify the role that a website plays in their business.  Your website is a valuable tool that represents your products and services.   It should have a distinct purpose and should inspire a desired action in visitors.  No matter if your business sells a product or a service or provides useful […]
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Business Plan Key to Success

  • Posted by Clare Ursillo
  • On February 21, 2011
I remember hearing self-development expert Wayne Dyer talk about success. One of his key points that resonated with me was that with all dreams “you must believe it before you see it.” That especially holds true in business. An owner must believe in his company’s success before he can lead others down the road to […]
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Get Your Website Ready for Global Visitors

  • Posted by Clare Ursillo
  • On February 18, 2011
Many small business owners use websites to help them market their products and services and provide information about their businesses to potential customers. But few of them set up their website with the intention of selling worldwide, at least not right away. But if you have a website, potential customers throughout the world may be […]
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Big Ideas for Small Business: SBA Offers Online Resources

  • Posted by Clare Ursillo
  • On February 11, 2011
You are probably already aware that the Small Business Administration has loan programs for small businesses. But you may not be aware of the many resources the SBA provides to help small-business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs manage and grow successful businesses. A quick and easy way to learn more about these resources is to go […]
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Improving Customer Service Tips

  • Posted by Clare Ursillo
  • On February 9, 2011
Small businesses operators must find an edge when competing with corporations for the same customers. Even if your competition is not some Fortune 500 company located miles from your operation, one attribute you want to maintain is superior customer service. Happy customers are repeat customers and provide excellent word of mouth recommendations to the people […]
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