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How to Use Guerrilla Marketing for Your Brand Promotion

Posted on April 30, 2017 by Daniel at 5:12 pm

Lately there is much talk about guerrilla marketing and with good reason. The consumers are being bombarded with marketing campaigns on every corner and it’s beginning to wear out. People have become more sophisticated in these matters and they’re able to tell when somebody is selling them something. This is where guerrilla part comes in. Innovative and viral marketing techniques can sometimes have much stronger effect on a buyer than those which cost a lot of money and require a whole team to put them together. (more…)

Financial Tricks To Grow Your Business Effectively

Posted on November 3, 2015 by Daniel at 4:28 pm

If you’re starting from the bottom up, then you know that building your business can be quite a trial. You can do it! There are several different areas you can consider revising in your business plan that will assure that you save time and money while simultaneously building your business’s reputation, customer base, and visibility. (more…)

Launching a Home Business? Don’t Forget These!

Posted on October 15, 2015 by Daniel at 3:23 am

If you fancy yourself as an entrepreneur, you need to look for ways to develop your career. And one of the best ones is to launch your own business. Now, you can do this from home rather than an office if finances are tight. However, there are particular things you’re going to need to account for if you do.

When you launch a business from home, there are some things you’ll need to take into account. This is a list of some of the important ones. Try to apply these to your own situation to help you build your business from the ground up.

Keep the Right Hours

When you work from home it’s very easy to get into the wrong mind-set. You need to be disciplined and regimented so you can stay professional. It’s very easy to put off doing work and to get distracted. But you need to try to be a little bit more disciplined with yourself. Make sure you set yourself a strict daily hours structure. Try to treat it like a regular nine to five job. If you don’t you’re going to struggle to keep up with the demands and with the work you need to do.

Cut Out Distractions

As mentioned before, it’s very easy to get distracted when you’re working from home. So you need to come up with ways to cut out the distractions as much as possible. Make sure you find somewhere you can work that is away from distractions. A study or office would be perfect. Don’t go in the front room because there will be distractions such as the television. Try to put your phone on silent, and resist going onto social media. It’s going to be difficult, but you have to be sure you aren’t going to get distracted.

Get High-Speed Wifi

In order to work efficiently at home it is vital to have a great internet connection to not only speed up your work but because there is nothing worse than wasting half an hour to try and get your interent working again because it has crashed for the 100th time in the day! Using services from companies like Satellite Internet Now (https://www.satelliteinternetnow.com/hughesnet-plans/) helps to get a fast working network to improve work proficiency and productivity, making it an essential asset to anybody launching a home business.

Get Other People to Help You

When you’re first starting out with your business, you’re going to need help. You want to reach a national audience, but you’re just one person, sat at home on their computer. And that’s why you need to make use of all the resources at your disposal. You should focus on trying to make money blogging, and make use of affiliate marketing. This will help the company to gain exposure, and you can work on building a client base across the country.

Finances Still Matter

Working from home might not be the best environment to keep abreast of business finances. But they still matter, so you need to make sure you take them into account. You’re still going to need to budget for the company, and you’ll still have to sort out tax and business rates. So a good idea might be to find a financial security advisor to help deal with this. Then you can still take care of your finances even though you’re working from home.

Launching your own business is never straightforward. And if you’re launching from home it’s easy to overlook important things. Because you’re at home you may well struggle to get into the work mind-set. This post will list things that you need to take into account when you’re starting a business from home.

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Great Infographic from GoToMeetings (Stop the boring meetings!)

Posted on August 27, 2015 by Daniel at 6:54 pm

So who doesn’t hate meetings?  Well everyone I know apart from my assistant – who looks forward to the opportunity to fall asleep with his eyes open for an hour.

For the rest of us, take a look at this infographic below.  The most important fact for me is right at the top.  36% of our meetings are a waste of time!?  I often feel like nobody actually wants to be there – and certainly at my company (Time Warner) it’s true.

So here are a few useful ways to banish the bordem of your meetings.  Take a look and let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

HT to GoToMeeting




4 Great Investments that Will Enhance Your Life

Posted on August 24, 2015 by Daniel at 4:21 pm

Are you looking for ways to invest your money? Want to find belongings that can earn you money in the long run while increasing your overall satisfaction? There are purchases you can make that can offer you a long-term investment while providing short-term enhanced life satisfaction. These are things that you can add to your everyday life that provide joy, while being a good investment for future sales. Included here are a few of those great investments that provide daily joy and long term interest.


Car Sales Rise amid Affordable Motoring

Posted on April 29, 2015 by Daniel at 6:55 am

In budgeting terms, the cost of car purchases must be viewed in two distinct ways. Not only should the purchase price and financing terms be carefully considered, but the ongoing monthly cost of motoring must also be factored-in, as a share of your total household income. According to data recently compiled by the Office of National Statistics, each motorist spends about 55 weekly, to stay on the road. The figure does not include insurance, which pushes the real cost of motoring toward 70 per week, on average.


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