Tired of Job Hunting? Create Your Own Job Online
With the economic recovery moving at a snail’s pace, finding a job is tough. Whether you just graduated, or you’re over 50, finding a job is even harder. You send out dozens of resumes and the result? An email inbox full of “Thanks, but no thanks.” Maybe it’s time to take control of your professional life. Earn from your own efforts. Make the decisions and do it your way. Ready for a change? The answer is a web-based business. If you’re willing to put in the effort, learn the “how-to” of online marketing, design your own web site using simple templates, you can create a business that generates income, and a job that puts you in complete control of your financial future.3 Simple and Smart Social Media Tips for Working Moms
Social media is the new, damn near free, and dare I say, best marketing tool out there. But so many business owners seem to stray away from it. They feel that it doesn’t work, it’s a waste of time, and you can’t profit from social media.Should You Hire an SEO Pro?
Search engine optimization done the right way can help your website get much more traffic and increase your number of clients. If done the wrong way, it may actually make things worse by making your website less readable or earning you penalties on search engines. Find out if hiring a professional is right for your business.Why Small Business Should Lobby
Small business (SMB and SOHO) often misunderstands the potential power they have to make legislative course corrections. They act through a representative organization and lose full control of the message, they bear the burden of hiring expensive public relations advocates or they ignore the issues and do nothing. Small business can easily be overwhelmed by government regulation and often find they have no one to turn to. Yet our economy relies upon 70% of consumer spending often generated by 90% of businesses, which are classified as small or under 100 employees. Small business needs to take a strategic view of their potential political clout and implement tactics that can reduce their regulatory burden in Washington and in their state and local governments. Voting isn’t enough. Political engagement needs to be part of an ongoing daily strategy.The Importance of Follow-Up
One of my personal challenges as a small business owner is following up with new business after providing a proposal/quote. It’s easy for me to assume, when I haven’t heard back from a client, that: they don’t want to deal with me, they’ve got a better quote, my price is too high, I didn’t present the info well, etc.