Do you have an idea that excites you? Are you motivated to do the work it will take to bring your thoughts to fruition? Well, that’s a good first step. But it can’t be the ONLY reason you start a business.
The return of the “buy local” movement is encouraging consumers to invest in their community, much to the delight of small business owners. Whether they live or work in the area, it has been found that 70% of a given store’s customers are typically within three miles of your location. Here are some strategies to make the most of your marketing for local consumers.
The fear of being overwhelmed is one of the greatest challenges for entrepreneurs who are thinking about pursuing a side hustle. Secondary efforts are most successful when they add to your life, not when they burden it. For this reason, it is important to understand your own levels of persistence, motivation, and self-discipline.
Innovation and efficiency heavily influence business growth and success and the innovative nature of entrepreneurs plays a crucial role. Effective entrepreneurship results in the creation of profitable enterprises. Entrepreneurial attitudes have been found to stimulate economies as entrepreneurs create ways to connect resources and growth. Business incubators provide a nurturing environment that supports the evolution of the entrepreneur and his business endeavors.
We have this conversation with our clients all of the time. We understand where you are coming from. As someone who is ultra-conservative with their spending, I sympathize with my clients and relate with wanting to make sure you get the most bang for your buck. There are only so many dollars to go around. Where should you focus that spend?
Yes, in case you were wondering and hadn’t done a search – IoT stands for Internet of Things. The phrase was coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999 but it took a number of years for the concept to become reality. Technology had to evolve to the point that there were available: affordable, low-power chips that can communicate wirelessly, broadband Internet, and cellular and wireless networks.
There are, literally, thousands of productivity, communication, and organizational apps available to help small business owners streamline daily tasks. These mobile apps can help your business run more smoothly and allow you to operate with a 24/7 mentality. The right combination of apps and tools can help you make your business processes more efficient, saving you time and money.
Looking for something that offers your business a source of accountability and assists the growth process? Online reviews and ratings are major factors that influence online shoppers and shape the way they interact with businesses. Reviews posted on sites like Google allow customers to compare products and services based on other people’s experiences.