The age of the entrepreneur is upon us, but there are many things that separate entrepreneurs from want-repreneurs. Hear from a few Delaware Valley area business owners about the lessons they learned the hard way regarding the surprising and sneaky aspects of business ownership that sometimes catch entrepreneurs off guard, and the business revelations that are better to learn up front than in hindsight.
I’m always amazed with the reactions I get when I suggest to a new client that they include advertising on Craigslist as part of their marketing effort. “I don’t think that people on Craigslist are a good fit for my product” I’ve been told, or “It’s just really not the kind of clientele I’m looking for.” So rather than going through the tedious exercise of trying to convince them that immediate sales should not be their primary focus at the start, I figure it’s easier to open their eyes to one of the most important things they should be doing by pointing them to this article.
The fitness industry in recent times has witnessed the rise in demand where there are several who are getting health conscious and intend to stay and feel fit. People aren’t aware of the ways to exercise well all by themselves and therefore look out for trainers or probably gyms to help them gain the right fitness training.
Success in your career as a professional engineer goes well beyond completing your Engineer-in-Training, passing your PE, and earning your discipline registration. Putting in the months and years of work to become proficient, even expert, in your craft will take you a long way, but you will hit a professional wall. The best way to go over that wall is to get involved in a professional organization.
Whether it is fashion apparels or home improvement, every single business is now available on the virtual platform. However, this widespread digitization has completely revolutionized business marketing.
As a business mentor with over 10 years experience assisting people to start their own business I thought I would put pen to paper and make a list of some of the small business ideas I have seen over the years, some I am sure you will have seen before and others may be more interesting and unusual. If I tell you that I have spent two days a week for 4 years, with the Governments New Enterprise Allowance scheme mentoring the unemployed into self-employment and it has been a joy to behold, every week brings with it new faces, new ideas and plenty of enthusiasm to get started and become independent of the man.
Are you struggling with getting people to listen to your message? Ask yourself these crucial questions to make sure your message is read, understood and action is taken.
80% of entrepreneurs network the wrong way. Make sure you’re not one of them. The key to this article: Don’t expect to receive when you have yet to give.
So, you want to start a business and are wondering where to begin and what it will cost… most would advise that you start with putting together a business plan, and I don’t contest that… you should, but it’s essential that you’re aware that most business plans, including all the research and financials that they include, do not give you an overall picture of all the costs involved, financial and otherwise. This article gives an overview of some key considerations to bear in mind.
Advertising is expensive and, next to creating your product, probably the most critical and expensive investment for developing and growing a successful business. You May Have To Sacrifice Equity Some businesses see advertising as their way to growth but I know this is often a gross oversimplification. And the reason is, advertising done wrong can be the biggest waste of money which can often leave the company without working capital.