Posted by kentang123 at October 24, 2016

Category: Home Business

What is your talent? “A career is born in public – talent in privacy.”,Marilyn Monroe said.

You can even turn your hobbies to full-time businesses. Here you can find some useful hints:

01. AFRICAN VIOLETS. Specialize in the propagation and care of this popular indoor plant. Nurture, hybridize and sell when in
full bloom. Carry accessories, such as pots, shelves and lighting. Keep a small but permanent ad in your local newspaper.

02. ALTERATIONS. Replace buttons, let out cuffs, shorten sleeves, turn collars, repair tears for clothing stores, laundries and cleaner who don’t already offer this service. You can work for them or leave a price poster in their store.

03. ARROWHEADS. Collect, buy, sell and MAKE (with deer horn and clove) Indian arrowheads for hobbyists, displays and demonstrations. Sell instruction and/or information booklets
and do-it-yourself kits. Offer various types of flint.

04. AUTO PARTS REBUILDING. Work with garages and mechanics. Specialize in rebuilding one part (carburetors, master cylinders, electronic ignitions) for one or several makes.
Install kits, ream and/or re-fit and guarantee all of your work.

05. AUTO TOUCH-UP. Repair minor dents, cover rock chips, remove rust, polish, clean tires. Renew rubber and plastic, deodorize to help bring the best price or trade-in. Advertise under
Auto/Trucks For Sale, with a price.

06. AUTO PAWN SHOP. Hold cars as collateral for short-term loans. Hold the title (if clear) or, “buy” the car with a 30 days or so buy-back price agreement or limited power of attorney.
Check laws and obtain legal advice before proceeding!

07. AWNINGS, WINDOW. Design and install permanent and fold-up fabric and or metal awnings for storefronts, patios, house windows, trailers and mobile homes. Offer a selection of aterials, colors and prices. Advertise prices and benefits.

08. BABY DOLLS. Create dolls with fine wigs from client baby’s own baby hair as keepsake dolls. Try to get cloth from baby’s actual clothes to make similar looking outfits for the doll
(work from a picture if possible). Put in glass case.

09. BARBEQUE. Use a portable (such as trailer) meat smoker to take to fairs, parades and festivals. Have a supply of prepared
sandwiches ready, but always have a fire AND AROMA (throw in a little suet or sauce) going to attract more business.

10. BELT BUCKLES. Stock a selection of belt buckles for truckers, workers, etc. Have special designs and insignias made for local groups. Arrange to offer good prices on leather belts
as well (import some to sell at attractive prices).

11. BENCH RENTALS. Build bus-stop style benches and with city permission, place them free of cost to the city at various bus-stops. Pay a sign painter to apply advertisements for
clients who pay you by the month for the ads and space.

12. BIRD TRAINING TAPES. Make endless or auto-reverse tapes to teach bird to talk, whistle or sing. Sell or rent the necessary equipment to mount in or near cages. Charge extra to record the
bird owner’s own voice giving the instructions on tape.

13. BIRDHOUSE BUILDING. Build and decorate fine, scientifically designed birdhouses and feeders for birds native to your area as well as those that migrate to or through your area. Make up
little info folders for each model.

14. BIRTHDAY LISTS. Compile birthday (anniversary, etc.) of people in your area to rent as mailing lists to local merchants.
Or, contract to mail out cards each year on behalf of the merchants. Have a set minimum, as $25 for 50 mailings.

15. BREAD SPECIALTIES. Bake unusual or otherwise unavailable varieties of home made breads: oat bran, low calorie, ethnic, salt free. Keep a small ad in paper, take orders for loaves
fresh from your kitchen and/or deliver fresh to stores.

16. BRONZING. Bronze (or pearlize) baby shoes etc. Make mementos, awards and trophies. Design plaques and unique bases with emphasis on local needs such as Chamber of Commerce of company awards. Arrange for engraved plates on plaques.

17. BRUSH CLEARING. With you truck, tractor and shredder,contract to clear brush and small trees from lots and acreage.
Haul off excess debris or use a composter to recycle and sell organic refuse. Offer to drag or level the cleared area.

18. BUSINESS EQUIPMENT. Buy surplus equipment from bankruptcy sales and auctions. Store and clean-up, but do not repair (let buyer do that). Advertise bargain prices for qualified buyers
and sell at double or triple your investment.

19. CEMENT BLOCKS. Mold small orders of standard or custom blocks (building, stepping stones, curbs) in all shapes and colors. Make molds when necessary of plywood and tin. Take orders, sell form your “yard” and through nurseries.

20. TRUCK LETTERING. Use pre-cut, self-stick vinyl letters to produce long lasting, professional truck signs (no art talent
required). Use chalk snap lines to mark lines and center, peel and press in place. Stock and offer a variety of letters.

21. CEMENT MARKERS. Make “engraved” cement or liquid marble markers and signs. Mold “backwards” letters into various colors and textures of plastic-like cement for carved in effect. Polish
molded marker into a professional looking stone.

22. CHAIR CANING. Use cane, plastic or other interesting materials to weave seats and backs onto casual and picturesque chairs for clients. Buy old chairs with promise at bargain prices to re-glue, refinish, re-cane and sell at a profit.

23. CHINA AND GLASS DEALER. Collect and deal in antique and interesting china and glass items. Buy at auctions, antique stores, private and public sales and through your advertisements. Deduct travel expenses for buying trips and
visits.

24. CITY LOT CLEAN-UP. Work with the city to learn of lots that must be cleaned up. Contract to do the required work on lots they designate (city adds bill to owner’s taxes). Contact
absentee (or local) owners to avoid future city actions.

25. CLIENT LISTINGS. On your computer, input and maintain customer (or business) information: customer info, purchases, credit records, employee information, etc. Provide periodic and
custom sorts (including mailing lists) to clients.

26. COLLECTION AGENT. Represent one or more commercial agencies (don’t tell one about another, though). Solicit delinquent
accounts for collection from local businesses for a percentage of monies the agencies collect.

27. COIN SEARCHING. Buy rolls of coins from banks (whatever denomination you can afford). Search through them for coins worth over face value. Keep all of these and replace with
“regular’ coins and trade back in. Best in small towns!

28. COLLECTIONS. Accumulate collectibles (glass, matchbook, baseball cards, comic books). Make up (from common specimens) starter collections to sell to beginners. Sell valuable pieces
individually to collectors (some you got started).

29. CONCESSION BOOTH. Operate a booth or stand at a recreation area, flea market, shopping mall or parking lot. Sell your own products and/or consignment items. Carry some attractively
priced items just to attract more customers.

30. CURB PAINTING. With a stencil and fast-dry black spray paint house numbers on all curbs in a city block then go back and request a $2-$5 “donation” from occupants. Pass out circulars the day before announcing your service.

Posted by kentang123 at October 24, 2016

Category: Home Business

There are various ways, tools, techniques, strategies, platforms and systems to support you to Make Money From Home. Which you can do as either as a part time or even a full time online job income.

These 8 strategies help builds up, boosts, elevate, up lift your own personal life style and the life styles that other people can also live.

With these 8 strategies gather some tools, ideas, resources, techniques used by one lady who made her own $1310 within only 18 days to support a higher level online income for your own personal life style.

Here are the strategies and tips to support you making money from home.

Strategy 1 – You can set up free classified adverts online on a daily or weekly basis. These can help you to share your message and ideas with the right target audience.

Here are a small number of classified ad options you can use:

Adlandpro
Classifiedads
Citynews.com
Theadnet.com
backpage.com

Strategy 2 – Use great article providers where you can share your information, but not in a spam like way. Some good article platforms to use are:

Articlebiz.com
Article Base
Ezine Articles
where you can share useful and valuable content.

Strategy 3 – You can create a blog so you can also share valuable content and blog posts with your target audience.

There are 3 options you can use for blog creation:

Blogger – Google
Word Press
Theblogbuilders

There are many more blog options that you can use to communicate with your ideal audience.

Strategy 4 – You can also use social media websites / groups to share your information. Here are some platforms you can use:

Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
Instagram
You Tube

Plus there are many more social media platform options to share your messages.

Strategy 5 – You can email existing contacts or use email safe lists to also connect with your right audience.

Here are many you can use, and some examples here are.

Europeansafelist
Adjockeys Safelist
Almighty-Safe list
Viralmailerhaven
Safe List King

There are extra email list options you can use to connect with the right people to get positive results.

Strategy 6 – You can use PR websites to also share your content and messages. Here some examples for free press releases:
PR.com
1888pressrelease.com
i-newswire.com
24-7pressrelease.com

Strategy 7 – You can set up your own landing page / squeeze page so that people can opt-in giving you their name and email details. You can then build up a relationship with them to share your products and services.

To create good landing pages you can use tools like:

Getresponse
Word Press
Wix
Landerapp

Key factors to note that can help you with conversions on your landing page to increase the numbers of people that sign ups and the positive commercial and income results you receive.

– The “Headline” is key since it attracts attention to your offers, solutions, training, products, services.
– The colors used can make some difference so you can test them out to see what colors work best
– Split A/B test 2 different landing pages to access what works best and get best conversions based on the traffic sent to your two landing pages.
– What is your USP “Unique Selling Proposition” for your visitor and your audience. This helps visitors to understand the benefits, values, solutions, positive outcomes, the pleasures from your products / services.
– A produced video can also help you with increasing the conversion rates on your landing page.
– Keep your page simple and easy for users to navigate so they are able to progress in the right direction to your opt-in / sign up form.
– Have a clear “Call To Action” so your audience can give you their email and name details.

Strategy 8 – Set up your “email auto responder system” so people that opt-in to your landing page receive email updates from you. This can be emails 2 / 3 time per week to build the trust and relationship.

Getresponse is 1 email system for the auto responder.

I hope you found all these 8 strategies lessons, systems, traffic sources, resources, ideas and tools valuable.

You should since there are people currently using these ideas who made $320 with their first 48 hours. Plus there are others who have built up a full time monthly income online using these strategies.

If you would like to access:
– 102 online traffic and lead sources
– Learn even more about how 1 lady used this system to earn $1310 with in just 18 days
– Gain more resources
– Plus get even more training and guidance

you are totally free to visit the eProfitsExtreme website link in the resource box below this auricle.

Posted by kentang123 at September 22, 2016

Category: Business

A “thought leadership” status is great for business and marketing. It positions you as an authority, and gives you an edge when it comes to scoring publicity opportunities, or charging a premium for your services.

Good news is, being a “thought leader” is not just the playing field for the “bigwigs.”

The world is a big place. There is enough for us to carve out a little piece of our pie, and claim our expert status without being the “household names” in our industry.

Let’s start with a bike ride…

Before kids came along, I used to ride my bike 63 miles from Manhattan to Nyack, NJ every Sunday to Runcible Spoon, a café with the highest proportion of spandex-wearing customers.

Then for 6 years, I pretty much hung up my bike.

When we moved to Marin County in the SF Bay Area about 10 weeks ago, I got back on the saddle.

I ride for “recreation”, and never trained seriously. Can you imagine my surprise when Strava showed that I was the FASTEST woman in 2015 to ride a pretty challenging 18-mile segment around Mt. Tamalpais?

This accidental “crown” led me to think how we can claim a thought-leader position in our businesses…

We don’t have to be #1 in the biggest category.

We don’t have to butt-head with the bigwigs.

We don’t have to be the fastest, biggest, and baddest in order to become a thought leader.

… and it turns out we may just be able to learn a thing or two from my bike ride:

1. Claim Your Space/Category

15 women registered on Strava have ridden that segment in 2015. It’s specific. it’s not a crowded field.

It’s much easier to “compete” in that category of 15, than in the “All Time” category of 1,205 riders who have attempted the course since the beginning of Strava days (I rank 351 among them,) or in one of those more “popular” beaten paths.

In Business:

It’s about focusing on the ONE thing you want to be known for, and work it.

But it’s not about making something up and calling yourself the mayor of your-own-backyard-ville.

Note that the segment has been mapped out, and there are people riding it.

I did not go to my back patio, draw a course of circles and crown myself. Nobody else has access to my backyard, nor care.

Your category needs to have relevance to the outside world (aka your community). It needs to be focused, and meaningful.

2. Go for the Long Haul

Many can hammer a 3-mile flat, but there are fewer who want to go steady for 18 miles (half of which is climbing some grueling 7% hills) at a consistent pace.

In Business:

Chart a course and set your eyes on a leadership position you can achieve through consistent work and sustained effort.

When you find something that taps into your conviction, something you can stand behind, then you can do it day-in-day-out until you break out (overnight success is overrated.)

“Leadership” position and fads (or bright shiny objects) don’t mix – if you want to make a quick buck and then jump ship that’s fine by me, to each his own. But you probably won’t be able to stick with that ONE thing long enough to be known for it.

3. Tap Into Your Strength

At 107lb with a 16lb bike, I have an advantage when it comes to climbing. Gravity doesn’t have a whole lot on me.

I do better in putting consistent effort to climb relentless grueling hills, than sprinting.

And guess what that segment is all about? CLIMBS!

In Business:

Know your strengths, and what makes you tick. Structure your business, marketing and promotional activities around them.

When you tap into your superpowers and use them to your advantage, you will be more efficient and effective. You will be doing things in a way that makes you stand out (without looking like you are trying too hard) – “flair” is charismatic.

4. Embrace Your “Base Training”

I wasn’t sitting on my bum bum eating Doritos during the past 6 years.

I practiced yoga, went to indoor cycling class, ran and hiked consistently. I created a “base” on which I could quickly build on.

My body didn’t scream “What the @#$*&%$($#/*” when I got back on the saddle.

In Business:

All of your past trainings, experiences and skills count. They contribute to who you are today, and when you pull all these together to support the expression of your conviction and message, you create something unique and valuable to those you serve.

That makes you stand out, and help you carve out a space, declare that ONE thing you want to be known for, and claim it with confidence.

5. Give a Shit, Do the Work, Show Up and Trust

After I decided on the route, I rode it like I meant it.

I didn’t stop before every bump to wonder if I should turn back because the climb looked steep. I didn’t stop at every intersection and wonder about an alternative course.

I trusted that I had the ability to ride up those hills by going right left right left on the pedal.

In Business:

When you chart a course and map out a plan, sometimes you have to trust that you have it in you to do what’s necessary.

You can’t stop at every challenge and wonder if you should change course. You can’t stop at every bright shiny object and wonder if you should overhaul your tactics. (Tip: having a clear message and strong conviction helps create a filter so you can select the right strategies and tactics with discernment.)

Otherwise, you will be running around in circles, take detours, and never get to your destination.

You just have to show up and trust – give a shit, do the work – because if you don’t show up fully, how can you expect your peeps to show up for you?

6. Don’t Stress It

The possibility of being the “fastest” among all the very strong riders in the area didn’t even entered my mind.

I went for my usual ride, and did what I intended to – move the body, spend time outside, and enjoy the ride.

In Business:

Enjoy the ride.

There are more important things than “a 6-figure income” or one-upping the other guy in that Facebook group. Obsessing about arbitrary numbers can stress you out.

If you dig my stuff, I am pretty sure you went into business for more than making a quick buck.

What’s your WHY? What is it that you want to gain from the PROCESS of building something that helps you express who you are?

When you anchor your WHY in the world, when you apply your value, conviction and personality to a specific set of people, you carve out a space you can claim (see #1.)

When you gauge your success through internal measures rather than some arbitrary yardstick defined by someone else, you can stick to your guns and be immune to the Bright Shiny Object Syndrome (see #2 and #4.)

When you find your place in this bigger picture and settle into the process of CREATING MEANING, you get the drive without the stress.

When you CREATE MEANING instead of regurgitate other people’s stuff, you unique point of view will naturally lead to a unique positioning that makes you a thought leader for your peeps.

Leadership is not artificially created by slapping those ABC NBC logos on your profile picture. It emerges when you have steadfast conviction and dig in.

When you give a crap about what you stand for, the passion and excitement put behind your communication will attract like-minded followers to you.

Ling is an Intuitive Brainiac. Through her unique blend of Business + Marketing coaching with a Mindset + Psychic Twist, she helps the multi-talented and multi-passionate maverick solo-entrepreneurs distill ALL their big ideas into ONE cohesive Message, nail the WORDS that sell and design a Plan to cut the busywork and do what matters, through her intuitive yet rigorous iterative process born out of her Harvard Design School training and 10 years of experience in the online industry.

Posted by kentang123 at September 22, 2016

Category: Business

I was on the phone with a client and she said, “I have a really stupid question to ask you.”

By far the best and fastest way to get to know someone is to talk with them, ideally face to face, so it makes sense that you need to get out from behind your desk, meet people and get to know them.

Yet, it’s easy to justify that you need to be at your desk. You need to clean up your inbox, work on your website, work on the new program you’re developing or even work with current clients.

Some of this time is absolutely necessary, but when is doing work at your desk hiding or playing small? When does “working at your desk” limit your business’ growth?

My client went on to ask, “I know the best way for me to grow my business is to get out from behind my desk, but the reality is that sometimes I am at my desk. What am I supposed to do when I’m here?”

It was a great question.

The answer is, when you are at your desk, spend the time finding ways to get away from your desk and engaging directly with people.

It doesn’t matter what type of business you are in, the only way your business can grow is if you ask people to buy your product or service. That means you have to get to know each other and doing that in person is a lot faster than trying to get to know someone online.

I recommend that at least some portion of your day be focused on “away from your desk activities”. That means you are actually away from your desk, meeting new people and networking, following up with people you’ve already met and getting to know them better. It might mean getting up on stages and doing a presentation (by the way, a stage can be as small as a small table at a coffee shop with you and two other people). When you are away from your desk the goal is either to meet new people or to get to know the people you know better.

But what about those days when you don’t have any appointments? Those days when there aren’t any networking events?

The “away from your desk activities” that you do at your desk all need to have the same goal in mind, to deepen the relationships you have.

Here are my favorite three “away from your desk activities” you can do from your desk.

    1. Call people you’ve met that you haven’t spoken with in a while. Let them know that you’ve been thinking of them and were wondering what they’ve been up to since you met or last spoke.
    1. Follow up on that stack of business cards you have on your desk from people you met at networking events. I recommend calling them up and being honest. Let them know that you have had their card on your desk and it was time call.
  1. Reach out to local networks or organizations. Ask them about upcoming meetings and even about possible speaking opportunities. And here’s a trick, let them know that if they ever have a speaker cancel that you would be happy to be a last minute substitute.

How much time do you spend away from your desk? What could change in your business if you increased the amount of time you spend away from your desk by just 10%?

Posted by kentang123 at September 22, 2016

Category: Business

What exactly is success?

Well, first of all it depends on who you ask. Success means something different to everyone. In school, success might mean getting an A on a difficult test. In your job, success might mean getting the proposal done before the deadline. In your own business, success might mean making a certain number of phone calls in a single day. Even the lottery takes the work of painstakingly picking exactly the right combination of numbers.

No matter how you look at it, success always takes a lot of work, and rarely ever comes easy. However, there are always ways to do better and surpass your personal success goals. Getting that A++ on the test, getting the proposal done even faster, making even more phone calls that day. It all can be done!

But how?

First, you have to look within yourself and force yourself to believe that you really CAN do it. You have an amazing potential within yourself to do nearly anything. And you just need to bring out your own personal potential to excellence and success. In your own field, you have the ability to do things. Everyone has the ability to do something. And most have the ability to do something very well.

Second, glance back, learn back, but never go back. You see, everyone has had some things in the past that were not successful ventures. But you can’t go back to them and think them over and let them stay in your thoughts and eat away at you. In other words, you can’t dwell on your past mistakes. That never gets you anywhere, and it never helps you achieve that personal success of yours. Just look back and learn from your mistakes. Sports teams do it all the time. They play back videos of their games and figure out what went wrong and why, and they adjust their next game because of what they learned from their past one. It’s that simple. Look at your past and adjust your present.

Third, instead of letting your mind dwell on your past mistakes, let it have a whole lot of fun! Dream! Think out your goals and dreams. Think big! It never hurts to dream big, but it always hurts when you don’t dream at all. And it often hurts if you don’t dream big enough. If your personal success goal is to make $50,000 this month, that might be great. If you really want to watch things happen, though, bump that up to $80,000 instead. Let your mind run wild a little bit, and dream all sorts of big things. I’m not saying to live in a dream world, but I am saying that you need to at least have a dream. A big dream!

Fourth, plan it all out. If you have your own business, you will probably be needing to write out a business plan. Actually, if you need to convince some people to invest into your business, you definitely will need to write out a business plan. You would have to write out your business goal, how you will get there, and where you are at right now. You will have to include in your business plan details about what the market situation is currently, what your competition is doing currently, and how you will promote and market your own company to achieve this personal business goal.

It’s not quite as exciting if you are simply writing out your personal success goal when you’re not in your own business, though. But, you could write out a project plan of some kind that would help direct your focus and help plan how you would reach that exciting personal success goal of yours. Perhaps even including what happens after you reach that goal. The celebration! Some kind of reward for reaching that goal. Why not take a cruise to celebrate a major milestone success point in your personal life?

Finally, never ever EVER give up! Your success goal is usually right around the next corner. You know, the one after you give up? Sometimes it takes longer than expected to reach that goal of yours, sometimes it takes a surprisingly shorter time. Either way, don’t ever stop trying until you reach that success goal of your own.

Posted by kentang123 at September 22, 2016

Category: Uncategorized

I was out for a walk and saw a bunch of pigeons poking around for food in the grass.

All pigeons pretty much look the same to me but this time, one of them caught my eye. It was white.

By now I’m sure you’re wondering why I’m writing about pigeons. Well, as I continued walking three thoughts struck me that have everything to do with you and your business.

1. The pigeon had it easy. He (or maybe it was a she) didn’t have to anything special to be unique other than be born. You are unique too. Maybe like the pigeon it’s about your appearance, but probably not. What makes you unique is more likely hidden from general view and it’s up to you to bring it to the surface and highlight it so that it shows.

What makes you unique is how you decide to show up in the world. It’s in the way you think. It’s in what you say. Your uniqueness comes from what you’ve experienced and what lessons you’ve taken away from those experiences.

There is nobody like you in the world. There never has been and never will be again. Know it. Believe it. Use it.

2. As a continued to walk some pigeons flew overhead. I looked for the white pigeon. There are many other businesses out there that do the same thing, have the same qualifications or the same title as you. What can you do to stand out? The only way you’ll stand out is if you allow yourself to use exactly what nature gave you.

When you market your business (which you must) highlight the things that make you unique that make you different. The people that get hired, and the businesses that succeed are the ones that display their uniqueness.

While the differences between you and your competitors may not be as visually obvious as the difference between the white and gray pigeons, I promise you there are absolutely differences between you and others who provide the same service as you. The key is for you to identify these differences and show them off.

Remember, what makes you unique is your personality it’s in the things you’ve done, the people you’ve spoken with and the things you’ve seen. What makes you stand out from the crowd is the way you interpret the world around you and how you use it to help your clients.

For this pigeon marketing was easy. In your business it’s up to you to be bold otherwise you will go unnoticed. Don’t end up being one of many, like the gray pigeons were.

If you want your business to succeed you must be bold and market yourself so that you become visible and stand out from the crowd

3. There is a reason most pigeons are gray. Standing out is risky. Yet, it’s the only way to succeed. I am sure that there is some evolutionary reason that pigeons (at last the ones that live near me) are usually gray. Something about being gray keeps them safe. Being gray probably keeps them hidden from predators or keeps them from being noticed when they sneak up on their prey.

The white pigeon is visible.

The thing is, in business if you stay safe you stay small. Staying safe makes you invisible. If you stay safe your business nobody will notice you. Sure, the predators won’t find you. Your competitors won’t try to copy from you or vie for your clients but remember this. . . the people who really need you won’t find you either.

You must take the risk if you want your business to be successful.

What can you do to stand out? How can you highlight your uniqueness? What risks are you willing to take? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Posted by kentang123 at September 22, 2016

Category: Business

Starting a design firm can be one of the most exhilarating and depressing decisions anyone can foray into. Design firms nowadays are a dime a dozen, and most clients see themselves as experts and their firms as factories. But passion begets passion that is why more designers are forging unto the unknown and creating names for themselves by setting up their own shops no matter how small.

Here are some tips to start off that start-up in a really good way:

1. The starving artist life is so passé.

Although not all businesses begin with a wad of cash arriving at their doorsteps on a daily basis, there is a need for crunching numbers to ensure that the first few months or years can sustain one’s needs and wants and that of the business. Items such as salaries and rent and food should be provided for.

For budding entrepreneurs, having a mentor or financial guru helps a lot in avoiding money pitfalls early in the game. There is a need for a real plan to be able to help the business scale up to a point wherein it is able to help itself and provide for its needs on its own, minus the outside funding. Remember, more money coming in from investors means more ownership being diluted.

2. Never stop learning.

It’s predictable for one to rest on their laurels once the business is sustainable. However, this is a foolproof equation for disaster. Design is a never-ending process of discovery and learning. One must always update their skills to keep up. Gone are the days of blueprints, 3D rendering is the way to go. Without the proper continuous training, design companies will not be able to keep up with their competition.

For start-ups, prevent this by making learning a key part of the company’s culture. Provide opportunities for the employees to learn through personal projects. Companies such as Google have discovered new products via their employees and what they work on their spare time. This creates a company that is hinged on endless innovation and creativity, which only leads to one thing: bigger profits.

3. Create a brand through good reputation.

There is nothing more marketable and sellable than a good reputation. No matter what, word gets around. Start-ups should take advantage of their status by actually making a name for themselves not through marketing strategies but through excellent work and happy clients.

Providing competitive rates and up-to-date services such as 3D rendering can serve as a good start for establishing a cadre of new and loyal clients that can help the company grow further, beyond generations. It makes it more trusted and respected in the industry, thus creating a firm that’s all about providing good service as its unique selling proposition

Posted by kentang123 at September 22, 2016

Category: Business

One of the problems many companies face these days is lowering their expenditure, in order to increase profit margins. This is why so many companies let their policies lapse, leaving themselves open to a claim, which can cost them thousands in the long run.

It is easy to keep your motor trade insurance cost down if you know what to look for and things you can do to reduce your risk to your insurer. The less of a risk your company is, the lower your premium will be.

The first thing to consider is the type of business you run. Do you work on vehicles or do you offer a restoration service? If you do either, do you work on high performance vehicles? The higher the performance of the vehicles you have on your property, the higher your premium will be.

It’s essential when taking out any motor trade insurance, that you check to see if there are any vehicles eliminated from the list of vehicles safe to drive. Driving a customer’s high performance vehicle when you don’t have adequate cover to do so, can cause serious financial problems should you be involved in an accident.

Where is your building located? This is another very important consideration. In many cases being located in a city or town can increase the premium. This also depends on area, areas are listed according to crime rate and other statistics, things you have no control over. Where you can make a difference is to put security measures in place, such as alarm systems, strong roller doors and even bars on the windows, reducing the risk of a break in and reducing your risk to the insurer.

If you have been in the industry for some time and are currently shopping around to find a better price, then take advantage of the no claims bonus you have been building up over the years. Many insurers will take a no claims bonus into consideration, this is their way of knowing you are not a major risk and these bonuses will often have a significant impact on your annual premium.

One of the most risky parts of owning a business within the industry is driving customer’s vehicles. As you know you need to have valid cover in place to drive a vehicle on the road. When it comes to private cover, you are only covered to drive a specific vehicle, but when you’re driving numerous vehicles on a daily basis, you will need road risks cover.

The good news with this cover is you can add all your staff, the bad news is that the staffs driving records and age will impact how much your premium will increase. Keep your drivers to a minimum, ensure they are over twenty five and have a clean driving license to keep your motor trade insurance cost down.

Another great way to keep your motor trade insurance cost down is to discuss voluntary excess with your broker. Many companies will allow you to choose this option; it lowers your annual premium, but increases your excess should you ever need to claim. This is advantageous if you need to have adequate cover in place, but haven’t claimed for some time.

Finally, one of the many benefits of motor trade insurance and a way to add funds to pay for your premium is to add your private vehicles to the policy and place your spouse as one of the drivers on your road risks cover. This means you can cancel your private cover, using that money to pay towards your business cover.

About Us: Motor Trade Insurances / Evans and Lewis are a specialist insurance company with over twenty four years combined experience in the insurance industry and the motor trade. The directors of Evans and Lewis saw a need for high quality cover, value for money and a simple and easy process. The company work with the top insurers in the country to provide their customers with the best level of cover at competitive prices. Evans and Lewis offer tailor made packages to suit any business in any sector of the motor industry within the UK.

Posted by kentang123 at September 22, 2016

Category: Business

The Business industry is like a world with the motto “Survival of the Fittest.” This is a very realistic statement when the business world is being talked about. Many business aspirants have succeeded but a lot more have failed. Business is a very challenging pursuit, for an aspirant to be successful; he/she must possess exceptional skills and capabilities.

These are the 10 Vital Steps for a successful business pursuit:

1.) Be Innovative. Invent and Improve. Try to think about your market and their interests. Or you might want to know what their problems are and try to make a business that will be of help or solve their problems. Your Idea will start your business. Make an idea that will seduce your customers.

2.) Define your Market. After creating an idea, determine your market. Know their needs and also their wants. If your target market are teenagers, then know what they need.

3.) Make a Plan. Plan out your budget and the materials that you need. Jot down everything you need with a corresponding budget so you won’t fall short of your budget.

4.) Develop a vision. Imagine your workplace. Would you need employees? What is the ambiance of your workplace? Imagine all these things. It must portray and set the feel of your product.

5.) Study your Business. Research. No one has ever been a successful businessman without research. Know your business.

6.) Hire Employees. When you hire employees, choose those who are also a good fit for your product. Train them physically and emotionally. Always impart in them the power of discipline.

7.) Market your Product. Business without marketing is dead. Marketing will bring life to your business. Create strategies.

8.) Be an Advocate. Do you wear or use your own product? This is one way of assuring your customers that your product is effective. This is also one more very effective way of promotion.

9.) Keep Learning. Never stop researching and studying your product and your market. Update and Improve. Change is a factor so there must also be change and improvement in your product. The change must also be congruent with the changes of your consumers.

10.) Keep your Budget checked. Poor financial management will surely bring failure to your business. Track your expenses and your profits.

Business is sometimes hard work and pleasurable at the same time that is why it is best to always make sure that your business is your passion. However, business should not only be based on your needs because it is not meant to cater to your needs. Business is meant to cater the needs of your consumers. So always make sure that their needs are being met.

Build rapport with your consumers and leave an impact on their lives. This is how your business will flourish and succeed.

Posted by kentang123 at September 22, 2016

Category: Business

When you go on a family holiday, one of the most important things to organise before you set off is a decent family holiday insurance policy. If something goes wrong on your travels, it can be the only thing standing between you and a financial crisis. In some cases, medical bills abroad can add up to thousands of pounds, even for minor injuries, so it really is not worth taking the risk.

However, when you buy your policy, there are a number of areas you should look at very carefully so that you know exactly what you are covered for. Here are five key things to keep an eye out for.

1. What Activities Are Covered?

Family holiday insurance policies may provide cover for various activities that are common on holidays, such as swimming and snorkelling. However, when it comes to more extreme sports like skydiving or bungee jumping, you may find that you are not covered. If you then take part in one of these activities and injure yourself, you may have your claim for medical costs refused.

It is therefore essential that you know exactly which activities you are covered for when you travel. Check through the list carefully as you may be surprised: often, activities that you thought would be included may not be.

2. What Are the Per-Item Limits?

If you have cover for lost or stolen personal possessions, you will usually have a maximum amount, which may be in the region of £1,000 or maybe more. However, you should also check whether there is a maximum per-item limit, because this will often be lower. This means if you take an expensive item like a laptop, should it get stolen you will only be able to claim for the maximum per-item limit. You need to know whether the cover provided is enough, and if it is not, you may want to leave your expensive items at home.

3. Is It Cheaper to Get a Multi-Trip Policy?

If you are planning to have more than one family break this year, you may want to find out whether it is cheaper to get a multi-trip policy. If you travel abroad two or three times a year, it could work out less expensive – so do your sums before you purchase anything.

4. Are Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Covered?

Family holiday insurance policies often have exclusions when it comes to pre-existing medical conditions, so check what these are before you buy your policy. It may be that you cannot get cover for your condition, or you may need to pay extra.

5. Do You Need All the Cover?

Sometimes insurers provide different packages with different levels of cover. You should check the level of cover you really need before buying one. For example, the least expensive will often provide just medical expenses, and the more expensive may cover other events like cancellation cover and missed-departure cover. You have to ask yourself what is most suitable for your situation and choose a policy accordingly.

Family holiday insurance is one of the first things you should purchase when you plan a trip. However, make sure you are aware of all the details of a policy before you buy it, focusing especially on these five areas to help you find the most suitable one for your needs.