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    Business Building Tips for a Home-Based Biz

    10 Places Offline and Online to Find Potential Customers

    By Terry Seymour

    Building a successful online business is no easy task. It takes hard work, time, and commitment. As we all know, the success of a business is dependent on its customers who keep the business alive. Finding these customers is not always easy. Discover ten places, online and offline, you can effectively utilize to find and bring in those potential customers.

    Boost Your Online Mailing List

     

    One of the most powerful ways to build a successful online business is by creating relationships with your visitors so they can begin to trust you and feel comfortable ordering from you. 

    Are you Committed or Just Interested?

     

    We all know that commitment is fundamental to effective execution and high performance, yet many of us fall short of our commitments on a regular basis.

    3 Keys for Adapting to Any Career Change

    Whether you work for yourself or are employed in an organization, one thing is for certain: at some point your career will change.

    Entrepreneurs Play by Different Rules in Uncertain Times

    For businesses, switching gears to deal with inclement economic conditions involves adopting new perspectives and practices:

    The Growth Gamble for a Home-Based Business

    Why Business Leaders Need a Vegas-Mindset to Successfully Grow

    Have you ever watched a professional blackjack player in Las Vegas? They usually have a specific process they use to up their chances of winning big. First, they pick the right table. Then, they test the waters. They make small bets to see where the game is going. As they watch the cards and learn more about the game and their opponents, they periodically increase their bets or they fold certain hands. It all happens fast, and they understand that they’ll lose a lot of hands in this "testing the waters" phase of play. But the information they gain during the process allows them to increase their bets and win big later on. Business growth is a lot like playing blackjack.

     

    The Cost-Cutter Guide to Growth

    Five Low-Budget Tips for Building Growth Muscles in a Weak Economy
    By Dan Adams

     

             Warren Buffett famously said, "Be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful." And you’d love nothing more than to be that kind of long-term thinker, willing to invest in the future when others are running for cover. Of course, Buffett has his $60-billion fortune to cushion the risks associated with his maverick tendencies. You, on the other hand, are saddled with a shortage of cash and a coterie of colleagues who believe the right response to the slow-to-fully-recover economy is to stay hunkered down, slash costs to the bone, and wait for the storm to pass. What’s a frustrated would-be business-grower to do?

    Keys to Growing Your Home-Based Business

    Drive a Steady Stream of Customers

    What’s the biggest issue you face in selling your products or services? Market positioning? What to say? Collateral? Bad Product/service? Too many potential customers (don’t we wish)? For most businesses — it’s not any of those, but simply a lack of interested prospects to engage in the proposal and acquisition process.

    Six Tips for Businesses Waiting for Economic Recovery

    Steer Home-Based Businesses Clear of the Pitfalls of Recession

    As recovery creeps up on the U.S. economy like molasses going uphill in the winter time, small businesses are starting to feel the pressure ease, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to go back to “business as usual.” 

    DOs AND DONTs of Dislodging a Competitor

    Sometimes You Can't Grow More Business, You Have to Take it Away!

    Most business owners would prefer to find clients who are entirely new to their industry and are not currently doing business in it. Unfortunately, this idealized situation is difficult to find. Business is often a zero sum game. For you to gain that new client, someone else may have to lose him or her. It’s all part of the difficult side of private enterprise.

     

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